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Kinkisharyo offers glimpse into scaled operations for site expansion

The Palmdale site currently employs about 165 workers for this assembly process. (Jim E. Winburn)

PALMDALE – The city arranged a media tour of Kinkisharyo International’s assembly facility at the Palmdale Airport Tuesday, demonstrating how the rail car manufacturer is forging ahead with an infusion of jobs for the Antelope Valley. Members of the local media toured the facility just two weeks after the Japanese manufacturer’s first rail car delivery…

Local WorkSource Center to hold job recruitment

PALMDALE –The South Valley WorkSource Center will host a job recruitment next week for construction workers. The recruitment is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 8 and Tuesday, Dec. 9 at the Center, located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. Interested applicants must arrive by 9 a.m. sharp for consideration. The South Valley WorkSource Center brings job…

Palmdale mayor to speak at US high speed rail conference

Jim Ledford

PALMDALE – Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford will be a featured speaker at the US High Speed Rail Association’s (USHSR) West Coast Rail Conference, coming to Los Angeles December 2 through 4. Ledford will speak at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, on the topic of “California & Southwest High Speed Rail Project Update.” He will discuss…

Lancaster JetHawks being sold to respected baseball operators

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LANCASTER – Veteran baseball club owners Jake Kerr and Jeff Mooney have entered into a purchase agreement to acquire the Lancaster JetHawks of the California League. The transaction will become final pending approval from Minor League Baseball (MiLB), Major League Baseball and the California League. The Lancaster City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously in favor…

Palmdale to conduct workshop for Transit Oriented Project and Ave Q Feasibility Study

Rendering of a typical TOD project that represents the TOD vision. (Contributed)

PALMDALE — The City of Palmdale will host a community workshop for its Transit Oriented Development (TOD) project and Avenue Q Feasibility Study this Saturday, Nov. 15. The workshop begins at 10 a.m. in the Yucca Elementary School Cafeteria, located at 38440 2nd Street East in Palmdale. “We’re hosting this community workshop to present residents…

Plans for Kinkisharyo plant in Palmdale derailed by labor dispute

Kinkisharyo canceled

PALMDALE – Kinkisharyo International told the city it is forfeiting its decision to construct a 400,000-square-foot rail car manufacturing plant in Palmdale. Announced in June 2014, the proposed $60 million manufacturing and assembly facility, to be located at Avenue M near Sierra Highway, raised expectations toward creating hundreds of construction jobs, along with 150 to…

Acton Farmers Market needs your support

Contributed images show the various offerings at the Acton Farmers Market, which is open on Tuesdays, from 4 to 7 p.m., at 3563 Sierra Highway in Acton.

ACTON – The Acton Farmers Market is experiencing a revitalization but needs the support of the community if it is to thrive. The Farmers Market opens on Tuesdays, from 4 to 7 p.m., at 3563 Sierra Highway in Acton (the empty lot next to Crown Valley Pharmacy).  The Acton Farmers Market runs through October 14.…

20th annual Fall Job Fair set for Sept. 10

AVC Job fair

LANCASTER – Job seekers are encouraged to attend the Antelope Valley’s largest job fair, which takes place next week at Antelope Valley College’s Lancaster campus. The event is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10 in the Library Plaza, located at 3041 West Avenue K. There will be free parking on campus that day, officials…

Palmdale among finalists for “Most Business-Friendly City” award

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) today announced the finalists for its 2014 Most Business-Friendly City in Los Angeles County Award. The cities of Palmdale, Bellflower, Glendale, Lakewood, and Santa Clarita are finalists for the population 65,000 and over category; and the cities of Artesia, El Segundo, Glendora, Pico Rivera…

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 to expand the current light rail car assembly and testing operations at its existing site in Palmdale to include manufacturing tasks, which will create a total of 250 jobs.

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…