Palmdale

Quartz Hill community unveils memorial honoring fallen Marine

Ian Stewart honored

QUARTZ HILL – A granite memorial was dedicated to Marine Cpl. Ian Stewart at Quartz Hill High School on Thursday, bringing together nearly 50 friends, family, and fellow alumni to honor this local Antelope Valley hero. Cpl. Stewart’s father, Dana, remarked how important the memorial is to helping not only the family, but the community…

Antonovich tours local charter school

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich interacts with students Aug. 20 at The Palmdale Aerospace Academy. (Contributed)

PALMDALE – The Palmdale Aerospace Academy last week welcomed a visit from Supervisor Michael Antonovich and CEO Sachi Hamai of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Assistant Headmaster Matthew Winheim  conducted the tour, which highlighted the school’s STEM-based academics and a curriculum based on preparing students for careers in the 21st century.  The Academy…

Increased West Nile virus activity ahead of Labor Day weekend

WNV AV Birds

LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District urges residents to take precautions while enjoying outdoor celebrations this Labor Day weekend. Two more mosquito samples as well as 22 sentinel chickens have tested positive for West Nile virus in the Antelope Valley. The chickens were from coops located in Palmdale, Quartz Hill and…

Palmdale offering free water wise landscaping CDs

Water Wise Landscaping in Palmdale

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale is offering free copies of a CD, titled “Beautiful High Desert Gardening: Water Wise Landscaping in Palmdale,” while supplies last. Residents may pick one up at Palmdale City Hall, 38300 Sierra Highway, Suite A, Palmdale. Business hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 6 pm. “Looking to install…

REMINDER: Free water wise gardening class this Saturday

xeriscape landscaping

PALMDALE – The Palmdale City Library will host a free class on xeriscape landscaping, the use of desert-friendly and water wise plants, at the Library this Saturday, Aug. 23 at 1 pm. Presented by Brad Hayes of Greenbee Landscape, the class will feature information for people wanting to transform their yards in smart and attractive…

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…

Palmdale continues to appeal voting rights court decision despite Supreme Court snub

Court

PALMDALE – Palmdale received another legal setback when the California Supreme Court refused to review its appeal over the California Voting Rights Act court decision against the city from Nov. 27. City officials responded with a statement Wednesday announcing that their attorneys are preparing final appeal briefs on the original trial decision for the currently…

Palmdale unveils new public art at Transportation Center

Cities all across the nation are recognizing the many benefits of public art and are aggressively exploring new ways to integrate it into new development, said Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford.

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale on Wednesday unveiled a new piece of public art at the entrance of the Palmdale Transportation Center, located at 39000 Clock Tower Plaza Drive. The work, titled “Back Home” by native Argentinian artist Sol Mesz, features two Joshua trees that stand 7.5 feet high and 5 feet high. Mesz…

AV YouthBuild gets $1.1M federal grant

The $1.1 million grant will help AV YouthBuild serve about 70 to 80 "at potential" young people, said AV YouthBuild Executive Director Rossie Johnson.

PALMDALE –Antelope Valley YouthBuild was awarded a $1.1 million federal grant to continue to provide young people with the tools, resources and opportunities they need to succeed at life, officials announced at a press conference Wednesday. The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Labor, and the money will fund two years of services and one…

“Finding Nemo” wraps up Family Movie Night series

Finding Nemo

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s “Family Movie Night” concludes this Friday, Aug. 22 at the Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd., with the showing of Finding Nemo. Tickets for Family Movie Nights are $2, with kids 12 and under admitted free. The gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will start at…

Palmdale Water District to host rate plan workshop Thursday

AV Water rates audit

PALMDALE – With the drought now entering its fourth year, California water agencies have been strained to provide residents with clean, healthy, low-cost water. Palmdale, like many other Southern California communities, relies on an older infrastructure to move water throughout the community. Repairs and replacements should be made to the aging systems before they begin to…

Sorenson videophone now available at the Palmdale City Library

Users of this service place and receive calls with a professional American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter through the Sorenson Video Relay Service (SVRS) videophone and a high-speed internet connection.

PALMDALE – The Palmdale City Library is proud to announce the installation of a free Sorenson videophone, a device that enables deaf and hard-of-hearing callers to conduct conversations through a video relay system using American Sign Language (ASL). “We are pleased to offer this valuable resource to help our deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons with a…

Hofbauer to represent Palmdale at poverty summit

Steve Hofbauer

PALMDALE – Palmdale Councilmember Steve Hofbauer will join regional leaders and many of Southern California’ s top names in education, business and government this Wednesday at the California Science Center to discuss tangible steps forward in the ongoing war on poverty. Titled “Fifty Years into the War on Poverty,” the summit is hosted by the…

Balloon release Friday for sexual assault victims

Balloon release preview

LAKE LOS ANGELES – A balloon release ceremony will be held this Friday in Lake Los Angeles to remind the community of local survivors of sexual assault. The event is being presented by the Ladies of Lake LA: No Christopher Hubbart in the Antelope Valley, according to organizer and rape survivor Cheryl Holbrook. “We feel it…

Last call to submit work for Palmdale Playhouse 20th Anniversary Art Showcase

Calling all artists

PALMDALE – It’s last call for interested artists to submit their work for the Palmdale Playhouse’s upcoming special juried art exhibition titled “ENCORE,” which will be held in conjunction with the theatre’s 20th year celebration beginning this September. The deadline to submit work is Wednesday, Aug. 27. Artists may download an application here or pick one…