Business

AVTA achieves clean audit report

AVTA's finance team. [contributed]

LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) has received a clean financial audit report for the 2015 fiscal year. The accounting firm of Windes, Inc., recently completed its annual audit of AVTA’s financial statements. The auditing firm issued an unmodified (“clean”) opinion, reporting that there were no findings or weaknesses detected for the fiscal…

Palmdale to residents: Curtail watering during cold snap

The Water Shortage Emergency Plan prohibits residents from watering their lawns more than three days a week.

PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale is asking businesses and residents to turn off their sprinklers during the current cold weather snap as overspray from lawn watering is turning to ice and creating unsafe conditions. “During this very cold weather we’re experiencing, we’re  seeing many areas where overspray is hitting sidewalks and streets and freezing…

Aldi hosting hiring event this Thursday

Aldi exterior

PALMDALE — Discount grocer Aldi is hosting a hiring event to staff its new Palmdale location. The hiring event will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 1309 W. Rancho Vista Boulevard in Palmdale. Positions available: Store Associate $13.00 per hour Earn up to…

“Hiring Fest” for multiple employers this Thursday

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PALMDALE – The South Valley WorkSource Center (SVWSC), located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale, will host a “hiring fest” for several different employers on Thursday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Among the positions being recruited are: Cooks Banquet  Servers Welders Aircraft/Automotive Technicians Production Painters Assembly Line Technicians Fabrication Technicians Truck Drivers…

Northrop Grumman delivers center fuselage for first Japanese F-35 aircraft

Northrop Grumman's F-35 Integrated Assembly Line in Palmdale was named "Assembly Plant of the Year" by Assembly Magazine  in 2013, the first and only time to date that this honor has been bestowed on an aerospace and defense contractor. [contributed]

PALMDALE – Northrop Grumman Corporation has delivered the center fuselage for Japan’s first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, an F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) aircraft designated AX-1, the company announced Tuesday. “This on-time delivery marks another important step in the F-35 team’s drive to support and help fulfill our allies’ 21st century national security requirements,”…

Northrop Grumman delivers center fuselage for first Israeli F-35 aircraft

PALMDALE – Northrop Grumman Corporation has delivered, on schedule, the center fuselage for the first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to be purchased by Israel, an F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant designated AS-1, company executives announced Wednesday. A core structure of the F-35 aircraft, the center fuselage was produced on Northrop Grumman’s F-35 Integrated Assembly…

Holiday “Poppy Sale” this Saturday

Poppy Reserve docents Gretchen Winfrey, Janet Winters, Margaret Rhyne, Lynn DuPratt, Susan Martin, and the burrowing owl behind the counter at the 2012 Poppy Sale. [California State Parks]

LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve is hosting a “Poppy Sale” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 21. The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve is located at 15101 Lancaster Road. [From Highway 14, take the Avenue I exit and then follow Avenue I west for 15 miles until it becomes…

Palmdale recognized as Los Angeles County’s “Most Business-Friendly” city

Representing Palmdale [L to R]: Nardy Lopez, Kari Blackburn, Councilmembers Roxana Martinez and Fred Thompson, and Mayor Jim Ledford. [contributed]

LOS ANGELES –At the 20th annual Eddy Awards Thursday night, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) recognized the city of Palmdale as the “Most Business-Friendly” city with a population greater than 65,000. The city of El Segundo was recognized as the Most Business-Friendly city with a population under 65,000. “This year’s Most Business…

‘Hiring Fest’ for multiple employers this Thursday

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PALMDALE – The South Valley WorkSource Center, located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale, will host a “hiring fest” for several different employers this Thursday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Among the positions being recruited are: Welders Aircraft/Automotive Technicians Production Painters Carpenters CNC Machine Operators Assembly Line Technician Fabrication Technician Entry Level…

Free property management/ landlord workshop Oct. 29

For rent

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s Neighborhood Services Department will host a free workshop for property managers and landlords Thursday, Oct. 29. The Property Management/ Landlord Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Chimbole Cultural Center, located at 38350 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. Light refreshments will be provided. Presented by…

Resource fair for ex-offenders makes transition help a community effort

Jonathan Slack, business owner of Free Phones 4 U, discusses free government lifeline cell phones with a customer at Antelope Valley Re-entry Coalition's one-stop community resource fair on Wednesday. (Photo by Jim Winburn)

LANCASTER – Paving the Way Foundation hosted a resource fair in Lancaster on Wednesday, featuring about 50 organizations and agencies to help ex-inmates overcome transitional challenges in their community. The Antelope Valley Re-entry Coalition Resource Fair 2015 provided formerly incarcerated individuals sources and referrals for employment counseling, living assistance and social service programs. AVRC Administrator…

Video: Campers lining up at Chick-fil-A in Palmdale

The campers will be fed and entertained for the next 24 hours as they pass the time away, according to Chick-fil-A. (contributed)

PALMDALE – As the sun rose Wednesday morning, nearly 50 campers were getting set up to begin their 24-hour campout prior to the opening of Palmdale’s first Chick-fil-A restaurant, located at 732 W. Rancho Vista Boulevard. The campers will be fed and entertained for the next 24 hours as they pass the time away, according…

Results from 2015 Graceful Giving fundraising program announced

AV Fair pic

LANCASTER – The A. V. Fairgrounds Association (AVFA) has announced the results of its 2015 Graceful Giving fundraising campaign. The Graceful Giving fundraising program involved the advanced sales of AV Fair admission tickets (normally priced at $10) for $7. One dollar of every $7 ‘pre-Fair ticket’ that was sold through local businesses like Albertson’s, Vallarta…

New Menchie’s store celebrating grand opening with freebies

The Menchie’s Antelope Valley Mall team. [contributed image]

PALMDALE– Menchie’s, “the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile,” will be celebrating the opening of its new Antelope Valley Mall location with weeklong festivities beginning Saturday, Oct. 10, according to the company. Menchie’s seven-day grand opening celebration, from Oct. 10-16, is packed with giveaways, including t-shirts and Menchie’s merchandise,…

Delta Scientific’s portable crash barriers used during Pope’s U.S. visit

MP5000 during Pope Francis' visit to the United States Sep. 22-27. (Image courtesy Delta Scientific Corporation.)

PALMDALE – Delta Scientific, a Palmdale-based manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, announced Thursday that 18 Delta Scientific 12- and 16-foot (3.7 – 4.9 meter) MP5000 mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers helped police and security personnel protect Pope Francis from vehicle bomb attack and errant drivers as he…