Palmdale

Courson Park cleanup set for Saturday

In 2014, Palmdale residents donated over 40,000 hours of service in the various projects. (Contributed photo)

PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale will continue its “2015 Season of Service” program with a “Courson Clean & Green” cleanup this Saturday, March 28. The cleanup will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at SAVES, the Recreation & Culture building, and Courson Park, located at 38226 10th Street East in Palmdale. The event…

‘Tip a CHiP’ event set for April 9

[Photo courtesy CHP – Antelope Valley Facebook page]

PALMDALE – Local California Highway Patrol officers will assume the roles of servers, hosts and food runners next month for a good cause. The Special Olympics Tip-A-CHiP/Tip-A-Cop fundraiser event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at Claim Jumper at AV Mall, located at 1247 West Avenue P in Palmdale. All…

NASA’s SOFIA finds missing link between supernovae and planet formation

SOFIA data reveal warm dust (white) surviving inside a supernova remnant. The SNR Sgr A East cloud is traced in X-rays (blue). Radio emission (red) shows expanding shock waves colliding with surrounding interstellar clouds (green).
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NASA/CXO/Herschel/VLA/Lau et al)  SOFIA is based at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center facility in Palmdale.

PALMDALE – Using NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), an international scientific team discovered that supernovae are capable of producing a substantial amount of the material from which planets like Earth can form. These findings are published in the March 19 online issue of Science magazine. “Our observations reveal a particular cloud produced by…

Lackey announces committee assignments

Tom Lackey

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) on Tuesday announced that he has been appointed to the Assembly Select Committee on Aerospace, established to find ways to help grow California’s aerospace industry. “I’m honored to be appointed to the Select Committee on Aerospace, where I will work to ensure that this iconic California industry has the…

LEAPTech to demonstrate electric propulsion technologies

Within a few years NASA hopes to fly a piloted X-plane, replacing the wings and engines of a Tecnam P2006T with an improved version of the LEAPTech wing. (NASA photo)

EDWARDS AFB – The arrival of a unique experimental demonstrator at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center last month may herald a future in which many aircraft are powered by electric motors. The Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology (LEAPTech) project will test the premise that tighter propulsion-airframe integration, made possible with electric power, will deliver improved…

Roving DUI patrols in Palmdale to mark St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patricks Day drinking

PALMDALE – It may fall on a Tuesday, but that won’t keep thousands of revelers from celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year, and authorities are warning people to avoid drinking and driving. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will deploy roving DUI patrols within the city limits of Palmdale on March 17, in addition to…

Transparency Certificate of Excellence awarded to Palmdale Water District

Palmdale Water District

PALMDALE – The Palmdale Water District received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance. “This award is a testament to Palmdale Water District’s commitment to open government,” said Dennis LaMoreaux, General Manager. “The entire district staff is…

Register for spring session of Palmdale’s Partners Academy

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PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale is accepting applications for the spring 2015 session of the Palmdale Partners Academy, which will begin Tuesday, April 14, and continue on consecutive Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. through June 2. Residents may register online at www.cityofpalmdale.org/Residents/Volunteer, or by contacting Trish Jones at 661-267-5473 or tjones@cityofpalmdale.org. Registration…

Free Landlord Property Management Summit Tuesday

Rental workshop

PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s Neighborhood Services Department will host a free Landlord Property Management Summit for property managers and landlords. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at the Chimbole Cultural Center, located at 28350 Sierra Hwy in Palmdale. Sponsored by Jack O’Connor Construction, the topics…

Palmdale ranked as 12th most diversified economy

City of Palmdale

PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale was recently notified by WalletHub.com that its economy has been ranked by the personal finance outlet as the 12th most diversified in 2015. Scoring number 1 as the best and 175 as most average, the WalletHub study identified 350 of the largest U.S. economies with the highest mix of…

DUI checkpoint in Palmdale this Friday

DUI Checkpoint

PALMDALE – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Palmdale this Friday, March 13, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. Deputies will be looking for signs of alcohol and drug impairment. They also will check for proper licensing and will strive…

Wasteland Derby Dames home match slated for March 14

Wasteland Derby Dames 2

PALMDALE – Antelope Valley’s only all-women’s flat-track roller derby league is gearing up for its first home game since 2012. The Wasteland Derby Dames will take on the San Gabriel Valley Roller Derby Saturday, March 14, in what is being promoted as the “Dry Town Beat Down!” The event will take place at the Hammack…

Palmdale accepting vendor applications for TNOTS

The city offers three types of applications to choose from

PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s recreation and culture department has begun accepting applications for interested vendors to participate in the city’s Thursday Night on the Square (TNOTS) events for 2015. Now in its 15th year, TNOTS is an award-winning event that brings families and businesses together for eight summer evenings. Each event features live…