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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…

Registration on for Palmdale’s Fall Bus Excursions

Giraffe Santa Barbara Zoo

PALMDALE – Registration is underway for the City of Palmdale’s fall bus excursions. The schedule includes various fun-filled locations and events throughout Southern California. “There is something for everyone in our fall excursion schedule,” said Palmdale’s Recreation Supervisor Paula Leszkiewicz. “These are fun and affordable outings that touch upon a diverse range of interests and activities.…

Local youth baseball league victimized by thieves, vandals

Palmdale Pony Youth Baseball vandalism 4

PALMDALE – With money already tight for the non-profit league, a recent spate of break-ins and acts of vandalism are causing additional hardship for Palmdale Pony Youth Baseball. According to Pony Youth Baseball President Russ Monette, the league’s four-field ballpark has experienced a surge of vandalism and theft in the last month and a half,…

Family Movie Night this Friday features West Coast Classical Orchestra, Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone

West Coast Classical (left) will take their talents outdoors and perform on the Palmdale Amphitheater stage this Friday, Aug. 15, prior to the movie – Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone.

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s popular “Family Movie Night” continues this Friday, Aug. 15 with a special concert performance by the West Coast Classical Orchestra before the feature film Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone. Tickets for Family Movie Nights are $2, with kids 12 and under admitted free. The gates will open at…

Palmdale begins “Keeping Kids Safe” campaign

Palmdale Keeping Kids Safe Campaign1

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s neighborhood services department is kicking off a new “Keeping Kids Safe” campaign at local schools in conjunction with the beginning of the new school year. “Our mission is to increase the safety and awareness in school zones,” said Senior Code Enforcement Officer Sara Shreves. “We are particularly emphasizing safe…

Smashing down barriers at Neighborhood House #5

(L to R): Willie Jenkins, General Contractor; Daniel Valdez, Property Owner; Pastor Jeryl Ross, Word of Life Outreach Ministries; Sara Shreves, City of Palmdale - Supervisor of Code and Parking Enforcement; Mayor James C. Ledford, Jr., City of Palmdale; Captain Don Ford, LASD; Jerry Lopez, Victory Outreach Ministries

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale held a “Door Breaking” Ceremony Wednesday to signal the beginning of rehab work on the City’s Neighborhood House #5 in Focus Neighborhood #4, located at 1012 East Ave. Q-5 in Palmdale. “This is another example of a robust program here in the City that builds partnerships and collaboration,” said…