Palmdale

Palmdale Playhouse announces 2016 summer lineup

Palmdale Playhouse 2016 summer lineup

PALMDALE – The Palmdale Playhouse, located at 38334 10th St. East in Palmdale, has announced its 2016 summer lineup, featuring  by a full plate of music, dance, comedy and holiday fun. Musical performances by West Coast Classical West Coast Classical kicks things off with three musical performances. On Thursday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m., they…

Memorial Day ceremonies planned in Palmdale, Lancaster

Memorial Day ceremony preview 2016

PALMDALE – Ceremonies paying tribute to those who died in service are planned in both Palmdale and Lancaster to mark Memorial Day. The Antelope Valley Service Organization Association (AVSOA) will hold its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, May 30, at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, located at 2200 East Avenue S in Palmdale.…

Littlerock man killed in Leona Valley traffic crash

fatal crash

LEONA VALLEY –  A motorist was killed Friday afternoon when he lost control of his vehicle and was broadsided by pickup truck in the Leona Valley area, authorities said. The fatal collision occurred around 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, on Bouquet Canyon Road, south of Elizabeth Lake Road, according to a California Highway Patrol report.…

Local deputies honored for lifesaving actions

David A. Nisenoff of the Palmdale Sheriff's Station [right] was among the honorees. [contributed]

LOS ANGELES – Sheriff Jim McDonnell on Thursday honored 31 members of the Sheriff’s Department for their heroic actions.   Among those presented with Lifesaving medals were two deputies assigned to the Lancaster Station — Elijah J. Goffigan and Erik M. Riddle — and three deputies assigned to the Palmdale Station — Robert C. Hawkins,…

Metrolink to lower fares for shorter trips

Metrolink

LOS ANGELES – The Metrolink Board of Directors voted to decrease fares for trips 20 miles and under, the agency announced Wednesday. The lower fares will go into effect July 1, marking the second time in 2016 fares for short-distance trips have been decreased on Metrolink trains. Monthly passholders could save up to $84 a…

Palmdale City Library partnering with PATH

Palmdale City Library

PALMDALE – The Palmdale City Library has announced a new partnership with PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) to provide helpful resources and information. A PATH representative will be on site at the Library to provide free referrals and support every other Monday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., starting Monday, May 23. “This is an…

Artists sought for 2016 “The Generations” art exhibit

Artists will be notified if their submitted work(s) are accepted/approved for showing no later than Sept. 12.  [contributed]

PALMDALE – The Palmdale Playhouse and Legacy Commons for Active Seniors are calling for artists to participate in a special juried art exhibition titled “The Generations.” Artists may submit up to three pieces by photo or DVD/CD art of any subject matter (excluding nudity and adult-themed content) in any format, not larger than 18″x 24″,…

Palmdale offering aquatic program scholarships

Scholarships can be used for swim lessons, swim team, water polo and adaptive aquatics.

PALMDALE – Palmdale’s recreation and culture department in partnership with the LA84 Foundation is offering aquatic program scholarships to qualifying applicants. Individuals must be residents of the city of Palmdale and no older than 17 years of age. Partial scholarships of up to $25 will be awarded based on family size and income level. To qualify,…

Voter registration May 23 for June primary

Your Vote Counts

LOS ANGELES – People who wish to register to vote or switch party affiliations in time for the June 7 primary election have one more week to do so, Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan said. The deadline to register or make any changes is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 23. Residents can apply…

Palmdale supports National Water Safety Month

Educating yourself and your child about swimming safety and making sure your pool has proper fencing can reduce the possibility of injuries or drowning deaths.  [contributed]

PALMDALE – The month of May is designated as National Water Safety Month by the World Waterpark Association, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, the American Red Cross and the National Recreation & Park Association. With this in mind, the city of Palmdale is reminding residents to practice water safety as the warmer weather approaches…

Inaugural Palmdale Book Festival a hit

attendees took to the stage and acted out scenes from various Shakespeare plays at the Palmdale Book Festival & ARTown Fusion.

PALMDALE – Children enjoyed face painting, temporary tattoos, balloon art and story time, while some attendees took to the stage and acted out scenes from various Shakespeare plays at the Palmdale Book Festival & ARTown Fusion this past Saturday. The inaugural event took place at Legacy Commons and Legacy Park and was presented by the Palmdale…

Sample ballots en route for June 7 presidential primary

Sample ballots presidential primary

LOS ANGELES – Millions of Los Angeles County voters, including many Antelope Valley residents, will begin receiving their sample ballots for the June presidential primary over the next three weeks, the county clerk said Friday. The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk began sending out 4.7 million sample ballot booklets to registered voters and will continue the…

Palmdale School District ratifies contract with teachers

ratified

PALMDALE – The Palmdale Elementary Teachers’ Association (PETA) and the Palmdale School District have a three-year contract, District officials announced Thursday. The Contract includes a 4 percent salary increase and an additional 2 percent increase to extend the work year by two days in order to provide professional development for teachers, with a 5 percent off-schedule salary…

Palmdale officials tout crime drop

Palmdale crime down

PALMDALE – With a 17.79 percent decrease in the number of Part I crimes reported in the first quarter of 2016, Palmdale’s overall crime rate has dropped to 211 crimes per 10,000 population — down from 2015’s overall rate of 246 and a phenomenal drop from 1996’s crime rate of 467.71, city and public safety…

AVEK honors longest serving employee

Doug Paterson [contributed]

PALMDALE – Directors of the Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency recently adopted a resolution recognizing Douglas Paterson upon his retirement after 37 years of service to the State Water Contractor Agency. As the longest serving employee of the agency chartered in 1962, Paterson applied for a landscaper/maintenance job in 1979, stopping by the AVEK office…