Palmdale

Tips for a mosquito-free Memorial Day weekend

West Nile virus is a potentially debilitating disease that’s transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito.

LANCASTER – Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have died while serving in the military service. It also marks the unofficial start of summer, and people typically get together for BBQs and fun outdoor activities. The Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District is encouraging residents to protect themselves with insect repellent…

DryTown Water Park set to open this Saturday

DryTown will be open Saturday, May 23, through Monday, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will also be open Wednesday, May 28, and daily beginning May 30 through Aug. 9. From Aug. 15 to Sept. 13 the park will be open weekends.

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s DryTown Water Park will celebrate its 10th year of operations when it opens for the 2015 season at 11 a.m. this Saturday, May 23. “It’s hard to believe that it’s been decade now that DryTown’s been open,” said DryTown Manager Eric Dombrowski. “They say time flies when you’re having…

Palmdale to host Memorial Day Ceremony

The event will include a Table of Honor Ceremony.

PALMDALE – The Antelope Valley Service Organization Association (AVSOA) will hold its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, located at 2200 East Avenue S in Palmdale. The event is free and open to the public. Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford will offer welcoming remarks and introduce the…

Avenue S/Elizabeth Lake connector road now open

The first cars travel on the new road. (City of Palmdale)

PALMDALE — The City of Palmdale held a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony Wednesday for the connecting road that links Avenue S to Elizabeth Lake Road. The $13 million project took about eight months to construct after years of negotiation. It involved improving approximately 3 miles of roadway, installing a regional drainage structure for…

Local students train to save lives

High school students from the Health Careers Academy, Emergency Medical Technician and Fire Technology programs acted as mentors to the Desert Willow students. (contributed)

PALMDALE – Students bobbed rhythmically as the falsetto voices of the Bee Gees’ Staying Alive rang through the gymnasium at Desert Willow Intermediate School. This was no school dance, though. These 7th and 8th grade students were learning hands-only CPR and becoming empowered as lifesavers. “The best thing for me has been seeing the change…

Volunteer opportunities available at City of Palmdale

Volunteer opportunities at City of Palmdale

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale has several opportunities available in various departments for residents looking to volunteer their time. “It’s a very exciting time to be a resident of Palmdale,” stated Community Programs Supervisor Trish Jones. “There are so many different things going on throughout the City that we have opportunities to engage at…

Application period open for Jeannette Rankin Award

Deborah Shelton received the award in 2011. (Photo courtesy LWVAV)

PALMDALE – The League of Women Voters of the Antelope Valley (LWVAV) is looking for an individual with a track record of “exceptional leadership and courageous community service” in the Antelope Valley communities. This individual will be recognized June 25 with the fourth annual “Jeannette Rankin Award.” The award’s namesake, Jeannette Rankin, was the first…

Grand Opening at Four Points Swap Meet to feature musical performance by Gabriel’s House students

Antelope Valley Swapmeet

PALMDALE – The grand opening ceremony to celebrate the Antelope Valley Swap Meet at Four Points now being open on Saturdays will feature a musical performance from students of Palmdale’s Neighborhood House #3, known as “Gabriel’s House,” a blood drive hosted by Girls Scout Troop #442, and an opportunity drawing fundraiser for “Gabriel’s House.” Festivities…

Target, singer-songwriter donate $10k to Cottonwood

Tiffany presents her favorite teacher with a bouquet of flowers. (contributed)

QUARTZ HILL – Former Cottonwood Elementary student Tiffany Alvord partnered with Target to donate $10,000 to the school in honor of kindergarten teacher Mrs. Elliott. Alvord, a 22-year-old Internet celebrity with more than 2.5 million subscribers on YouTube, surprised her former teacher recently with a $10,000 check, presented on behalf of Target. Alvord even treated…

Help bring home missing elderly couple [updated]

Missing elderly couple slider

PALMDALE – Sheriff’s detectives are asking for your help in locating an elderly couple last seen at their son’s residence on the 200 block of Taos Place in Palmdale. They were last seen around 11 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2015. Leonard Hagberg is around 5 feet 8 inches tall and 190 pounds with gray hair…

Palmdale road construction update (May 11-17)

Palmdale detours road construction

GENERAL ROAD CONSTRUCTION: FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 11 THROUGH MAY 17, 2015 Rancho Vista Blvd. from 10th West to Lowes Dr. Intermittent lane closures for street widening/improvements. – 10th East from Rancho Vista Blvd. (Avenue P) to Palmdale Blvd. Intermittent lane closures, road closures and flagging operations for Palmdale Water District main line replacement.…

Palmdale Playhouse announces summer schedule

Concert performances, community art and theatrical performances from local youth are all included in Palmdale Playhouse's summer schedule of entertainment. (contributed images)

PALMDALE – The Palmdale Playhouse has announced its summer schedule of entertainment, with activities ranging from concert performances and dance to movies and drama. “This summer the Playhouse is offering a full spectrum of the very best in community art, dance theatre and music, as well as some of the most well-loved movies of all…