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Job recruitment for Palmdale retail store

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PALMDALE –The South Valley Work Source Center (SVWSC) will host a job recruitment next week for a local retail store in the Palmdale area. The job recruitment event starts at 10 a.m., Monday, July 28, at the Center, located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. The SVWSC team will be recruiting for Sales Associates and…

Kinkisharyo to build rail manufacturing site in Palmdale

Kinkisharyo landed a 10-year, $891 million contract with MTA in Los Angeles for over 200 rail cars for the Metro system. Palmdale will sell 60 acres of land located on the corner of Sierra Highway and Avenue M for $1.3 million to Kinkisharyo, and bring utilities and infrastructure to the property. The targeted completion date for the new, permanent manufacturing facility is May 2015. (Image courtesy Kinkisharyo)

PALMDALE – Kinkisharyo, a world leader in rail car production, has announced that it will construct a new, permanent manufacturing facility in Palmdale. In a letter sent to the Palmdale’s Director of Economic Development and Communications Dave Walter, Kinkisharyo General Manager, Program Management Donald S. Boss wrote, “We look forward to partnering with the City…

BYD unveils all-electric rapid transit bus

California Governor Jerry Brown stands with the Lancaster employees of BYD Motors on Monday at the unveiling ceremony of the first American-made, long-range, electric bus. (Photo courtesy BYD)

LANCASTER – California Governor Jerry Brown was among the dignitaries in attendance Monday as Build Your Dreams (BYD) unveiled its first American-made, all-electric rapid transit bus. “This is a small beginning – a few buses – but it holds the promise of something very big and very important,” Brown stated. The ceremony was held at BYD’s…

BLVD costume shop catches fire, donations sought

The fire damaged about 85% of the 9,000 costumes in the business. (TONY CHEVAL)

LANCASTER – Daisy’s Costumes, a fixture on Lancaster Boulevard for more than 30 years, needs your support. Community donations are needed to repair, clean, and replace thousands of costumes damaged by fire early Thursday morning. Donations may be made at any US Bank teller to “Daisy’s Costumes” or online at www.gofundme.com/daisyscostumes. Of the 9,000 costumes in…

Job recruitment in Palmdale for lead technicians

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PALMDALE – Altech Services, Inc., on behalf of Kinkisharyo International and their customer, LA Metro, is currently hiring Lead Technicians for the final assembly of rail cars in Palmdale. The South Valley WorkSource Center will host a job recruitment, starting 10 a.m. this Friday, April 18 at the Center, located at 38510 Sierra Highway in…

Public hearing for alcohol sales permit becomes spirited debate

This family market, located at 1060 E. Palmdale Blvd., was granted a conditional use permit to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption off premises.

PALMDALE – Considering public approval against protests, the City Council voted 4-1 at Wednesday’s meeting to approve a conditional use permit (CUP) for a family market seeking to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption off premises. Newly-appointed Councilman Fred Thompson was the lone dissenter in the vote, noting that the council should not support a fourth…

Palmdale celebrates groundbreaking for new shopping center

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PALMDALE – City of Palmdale officials, developers and representatives from several retailers gathered Thursday to celebrate the groundbreaking of Palmdale’s newest shopping center, which will be the new home for Chick-fil-A, Krispy Kreme, Yogurtland, The Habit, and international grocery chain Aldi. “We are thrilled to have these great new retailers coming to Palmdale,” stated Palmdale…

‘Corporate Challenge’ kicks off Saturday with 5k Run/Walk

Last year’s seven events are being eclipsed by the 15 events planned for this year’s Corporate Challenge. The February 22 run/walk is the only event which is open to the public.

LANCASTER –The second annual Lancaster Corporate Challenge kicks off this Saturday with opening ceremonies, a 5k run/walk, and a children’s 1k run/walk at American Heroes Park. “Building upon last year’s success, we encourage organizations throughout the Antelope Valley to boost their health and physical fitness while building long lasting community ties through this fun and…

Jazmin and Oswaldo win a “Wedding on the BLVD”

Oswaldo Gonzalez and Jazmin Petty.

LANCASTER – Jazmin Petty and Oswaldo Gonzalez, both of Palmdale, won the second annual “Wedding on The BLVD” contest, The BLVD Association announced Thursday. The couple will receive a comprehensive wedding package for up to 50 guests on The BLVD in downtown Lancaster. “Jazmin and Oswaldo are such a beautiful couple,” said Erica Allbee, owner…

Local brewery wins top prize at Double IPA Fest

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HAYWARD – Kinetic Brewing Company’s limited release Double IPA, “Afterburner,” won the Gold Medal Saturday at the Bistro Double IPA festival in Hayward, Calif. Kinetic’s beer was in good company with 65 beers entered into competition for the top prize. This medal comes on the heels of two medals in the 2013 Great American Beer…

Rising Realty Partners acquires former B of A campus

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LANCASTER – The former Bank of America call center campus located in the Lancaster Business Park has been purchased by Rising Realty Partners. In a press release issued Thursday, Lancaster city officials announced the recent acquisition and what it means for the Antelope Valley economy. Read it below: With the dawning of the New Year,…

AV Solar Star projects now delivering energy to California ISO grid

When complete, the 579-megawatt Solar Star projects (formerly the Antelope Valley Solar Projects) are expected to have more than 1.7 million panels installed, covering 3,230 acres. The projects are situated on privately-owned, previously-disturbed land near Rosamond.

ROSAMOND - MidAmerican Solar and SunPower Corp. announced Thursday that the first portion of the 579-megawatt Solar Star development — two projects co-located in Kern and Los Angeles counties — was successfully synchronized and is now delivering energy to the California ISO grid. “This announcement is significant for the state of California,” said Mike Fehr, MidAmerican…

Enter to win a Wedding on The BLVD!

Juan and Laura Calderon, winners of the inaugural Wedding on The BLVD, pose following their ceremony.
(Photo Credit: Julie Sutton Photography)

LANCASTER – The BLVD Association and the Antelope Valley Fair have announced the second annual “Wedding on The BLVD” contest, in which couples compete to win a free wedding on The BLVD in downtown Lancaster. Engaged couples are encouraged to attend the 10th Annual Bridal Show at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds on Sunday, Jan. 12…

Moody’s Affirms Palmdale’s Grade A Bond Rating

PALMDALE – Moody’s Investors Services has affirmed the City of Palmdale’s Aa3 general obligation (GO) equivalent long-term issuer rating and the A3 rating on its certificates of participation (COPs, Series 2002 and 2012). “This proves once again that the responsible approach we’ve been taking in managing the City’s finances, especially during the tough economy of…

Lancaster recognized as ‘Most Business Friendly City’

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LANCASTER – The City of Lancaster was named “Most Business-Friendly City” at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation’s 18th annual Eddy Awards Thursday evening. Lancaster is the first city in the history of the program to have won the award twice, with its first win in 2007, city officials announced in a news release.…

Maribel’s Cafe and Bakery comes to The BLVD

The new downtown Lancaster location is owned by Maribel’s son, Nick Parada (right), shown with Lancaster City Councilmember Sandra Johnson.

LANCASTER — The city of Lancaster and the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce on Thursday welcomed Maribel’s Café and Bakery to The BLVD. “We’re thrilled to welcome yet another wonderful business to downtown Lancaster,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris in a city news release. “The Parada family’s bakery has been a staple in Lancaster for 20…

Dick’s Sporting Goods coming to AV Mall

Granger unveils a rendering of Dick's Sporting Good at AV Mall.

PALMDALE – Dick’s Sporting Goods will be moving into the Antelope Valley Mall next year, Palmdale City officials announced at a press conference Wednesday. “Having Dick’s Sporting Goods come to the mall, it solidifies Palmdale’s role as the premier shopping destination in the Antelope Valley, certainly in the entire high desert region,” said Palmdale Mayor…