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Lancaster City Council to Cast Vote Tuesday On Proposed Materials Recovery and Conversion Facility Development Agreement

Lancaster City Council to Cast Vote Tuesday On Proposed Materials Recovery and Conversion Facility Development Agreement

The Lancaster City Council will vote next Tuesday regarding an agreement with Ecolution, an advanced solid waste separation and renewable energy developer, for the development of a Materials Recovery and Conversion Facility (MRF) in the City of Lancaster

“The City of Lancaster stands to be the first Net-Zero City in America,” says Mayor R. Rex Parris. More

Sugar Ray Leonard to Become 閃ain Event’ on the Antelope Valley’s Board of Trade 腺usiness Outlook Conference’ Card

Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard will replace NBA Basketball Star Earvin “Magic” Johnson as the keynote speaker for the Business Outlook Conference. The Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s 40th annual conference will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 24, at the Poppy Pavilion at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds. More

Enjoy One Night of Queen at Lancaster Performing Arts Center Friday, February 24

Come celebrate the music of the legendary rock band Queen as the Lancaster Performing Arts Center presents One Night of Queen on Friday, February 24. This live tribute concert, as performed by Gary Mullen & The Works, is recognized worldwide for perfectly capturing the spirit and style ofFreddie Mercury. One Night of Queen recreates the excitement and atmosphere of a live Queen concert. More

Visiting Artists at Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park

Visit the Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park on Saturday, February 11, 2012, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., to meet American Indian artists Raven Magpie Rivera and John Rivera. The Riveras will demonstrate jewelry making and other traditional arts. They will also answer questions about their regalia (traditional clothing) and culture. More


2/14/2012 5:00 PM 
City Council/Redevelopment Agency Meeting 

2/16/2012 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM 
BLVD Farmers’ Market 

2/21/2012 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
Neighborhood Watch Block Captain Meeting

Lancaster‘s Del Sur School to be Featured in Nationally Broadcast PBS Documentary
On Monday, February 13 at 10:30 p.m., local PBS stations across the country will air Not In Our Town: Class Actions. The half-hour documentary highlights the efforts of Del Sur counselor Lauri Massari, along with two other cities. Lancasterresidents may tune-in to their local PBS channel KOCE, which can be found on Time Warner Cable’s PBS channels 408 (HD) and 240 (Standard Definition). More

“Dancing with the AV Stars” 

HDMG Hosts 2nd Annual Basketball Follies

Local Happenings:
“Fight the Bite” Poster Contest for 5th & 6th Graders 

Casino Royale March 24 Presented by the Antelope Booster Club 

Sleep Disorders Seminar Feb. 21


February 16, 2012 Posted by | Lancaster BLVD event | Leave a comment

Palmdale City Hall to Close for Presidents’ Day Holiday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 



CONTACT:    John Mlynar

PHONE:                     661/267-5115      

DATE:            February 16, 2012


Palmdale City Hall to Close for Presidents’ Day Holiday


PALMDALE – City of Palmdale administrative and business offices, the Palmdale Playhouse box office and Palmdale City Library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20  in observance of Presidents’ Day. 

Administrative and business offices will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 am.  The Palmdale Playhouse box office will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 3 pm. The Palmdale City Library will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10 am.

In the event of an emergency, residents may call             661/267-5338      . Emergencies include sewer overflows, roadway/right of way hazards including downed tree limbs, downed signs and potholes, or broken sprinkler lines in City parks and landscaped areas.

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CONTACT:  John Mlynar

PHONE:       661/267-5115

DATE:          February 16, 2012








Intersection of 50th West & Avenue N-8 and intersection of 55th West & Avenue N.

Intermittent lane closures for traffic signal installation.


9th Street East Palmdale Blvd. to Avenue Q/ 8th Street East Palmdale Blvd. to Q-6/ 12th Street East Palmdale Blvd. to Q-4.

Intermittent lane closures and detours for Palmdale Water District water main line replacement project.


Avenue S/47th East to 57th East.

Lane closures and detours for street widening (City’s PN 557 Avenue S improvements.)


45th East & Avenue R.

Intermittent lane closures and detours for storm drain improvements (City’s PN 645 Avenue R at 45th East storm drain improvements.)


Elizabeth Lake Road from mile marker 5.11 to mile marker 6.55.

Intermittent lane closures and flagging operations for phase II interim grading and drainage improvements.




For more information, call the public works department at 661/267-5300.


February 16, 2012 Posted by | City of Palmdale, ilivetoday, palmdale news | Leave a comment

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February 16, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

25% off LA Slam of AV Pro Basketball Game- $3 of proceeds go to Dazzler Cheer Fundraiser

25% off LA Slam of AV Pro Basketball Game- $3 of proceeds go to Dazzler Cheer Fundraiser

LA Slam of Antelope Valley

$9 for 1 Ticket to 2/19 Game vs Arizona Scorpions at 5pm ($12 Reg.)



Los Angeles Slam
of Antelope Valley
Games played at
AV Christian High School
3700 West Avenue L
Lancaster Ca 93536
Phone: 818-572-5332

Professional Basketball is in the Antelope Valley and Local Living has got you covered providing affordable, quality entertainment to the community. Join us for every dribble, pass, and slam for this exciting inaugural season in the AV. With your purchase of this great deal, you will also be supporting your very ownDazzler Cheer as they will be performing at the half time show.

Featuring notable names as Hip Hop Superstar the “Game”, and former NBA Players such as Tony Farmer, sharp shooters Mike Penberthy (LA Lakers), Lamond Murray (LA Clippers), “The Boss” Keith Closs, and Jeff Trepagnier (USC Trojan), your LA Slam of Antelope Valley is on pace to bring the Championship home to the AV.

The ABA has a rich history dating back to 1967 producing basketball legends such as. Julius (“Dr. J”) Erving, Connie Hawkins, George (“Ice”) Gerving, David Thompson, George McGinnis, Artist Gilmore, Moses Malone, and Rick Berry.

Come out for a night of family fun in the AV and meet and greet the players. Take pictures and get autographs from your favorite Los Angeles SLAM of Antelope Valley player.

About Dazzler Cheer:
Dazzler Cheer was designed to be an affordable, fun way to improve self-esteem, confidence, flexibility and more! We offer many classes for ages 3-18: basic, tumbling, stunt and choreography for our competition teams. From parades to competitions, baseball team nights to fundraisers, holiday parties to cheer camp.



– Good for one LA Slam Admission Ticket to Sunday 2/19 Game vs Arizona Scorpions
– Game scheduled for 5pm at Antelope Valley Christian School
– No Cash Value or Cash back
– Cannot combine with other offers or promotions
– Bring voucher to ticket booth to redeem
– Seating first come first serve basis








February 16, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Thomasville Custom Upholstery is at Aven’s. You want quality right?


I hear it more and more every day, “I’m looking for better quality this time. We’ve had the cheap stuff.”

I’m happy to report that Aven’s is committed to quality products. I stock the store with products that I would be happy to have in my home.

We like it that way. We want all happy customers! 

Part of the benefit of quality means that you have choices in fabrics, fringes, and other details to personalize how your home will look. Not just 2 choices of brown!

Thomasville has over 1000 fabrics for you to choose from. Contrast fabrics on throw pillows, fringes, and braids are no extra charge!

Best of all…Thomasville Custom Upholstery is Made in the USA!

Thomasville High Life Sofa…

What make this a better sofa?

  • Most important…Sit on it! Your buns will feel the difference.
  • Look at the cover! You don’t find cool covers like this on the cheap stuff!
  • Look at the cover application. The stripes match. Someone took some time with this piece.
  • Look at the lines. Crisp, clean welt cords. The cheap stuff is wavy and sloppy.

Thomasville MacKenzie Sofa…Beautiful

Huge…Comfy…Dolce Vita Sofa

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February 16, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The next generation bomber is here


The Air Force doesn’t even want you to know it’s building a new bomber, but service officials graciously included two paragraphs about the program in DoD’s budget overview on Monday. Here they are in their entirety:

The next generation bomber is a new acquisition program that began in FY 2012. By leveraging the “Family of Systems” synergistic capabilities, the new bomber will not need the same capabilities that were planned for the previous Next Generation Bomber. The new bomber will incorporate many subsystems (engines, radars, other avionics) and technologies that are already proven. The bomber will carry precision-guided conventional weapons and nuclear weapons. It will be optionally manned, providing operational flexibility when planning missions of long duration or in challenging anti-access environments.

By relying on proven technologies and by planning to evolve the aircraft over time as threats evolve, similar to the B-52 legacy fleet, the up-front acquisition costs will be reduced significantly from the B-2 experience. The average procurement unit cost is anticipated to be about $550 million in FY 2010 dollars for a fleet of 80–100 aircraft. The Air Force plans to utilize an executive-level, highly streamlined, stable oversight structure to manage the program, and keep requirements manageable, tradable and affordable. Funding in FY 2013 is $0.3 billion and totals $6.3 billion from FY 2013 – FY 2017.

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Let’s review: The new official line for mass consumption seems to be that the Air Force no longer wants a hypersonic Romulan Warbird complete with cloaking device and disruptor beams. Rather, it wants a good ‘ol pickup that borrows components from airplanes that already fly, and one that, like the eternal B-52, can eventually take missions its original designers might never have dreamed of. The airplane won’t cost anything close to a $2 billion B-2, and that means the Air Force can buy as many as 100 of them — the most of any one model bomber it will have flown in decades.

Since it’s no longer the Next-Generation Bomber, the Air Force needed a new name. So it reached deep into its poetic blue soul — the place that has given us aircraft with incredible names such as “Valkyrie;” “Stratofortress;” and “Thunderchief,” and decided to call the new bomber “LRS-B.” Here’s what the service said in its own budget synopsis Monday:

The Air Force is committed to modernizing bomber capacity and capabilities to support LRS [Long-Range Strike] military options. Development of the next steps to advance the family of systems critical to the LRS capability is ongoing. These steps include the platforms, ISR, electronic warfare, communications and weapons that make up this critical national capability. The future bomber, LRS-B, must be able to penetrate the increasingly dense anti-access/area denial environments developing around the world. To this end, the Air Force FY 2013 Budget Request includes funding to continue the development of an affordable, long range, penetrating aircraft that incorporates proven technologies. This follow-on bomber represents a key component to the Joint portfolio of conventional and nuclear deepstrike capabilities.

Not quite as down-to-earth and not quite as rosy in the service-level documents. Inside its wedge of the Building, the Air Force evidently still views its new bomber as only one system sibling in the system family of systems that will collectively put steel on tomorrow’s targets. This muddies the waters a little — it’s one thing to build a reliable ‘ol airplane that can haul a buncha bombs, but it’s another to assume that your new bomber must also have new off-board “ISR, electronic warfare, communications and weapons.”

The danger for the Air Force is that for however simple and cheap it makes the new airplanes, it could wind up like the surface Navy when GAO asked about the Air and Missile Defense Radar: Contemplating a less-capable platform that relies on as-yet undeveloped, “Enemy of the State”-level sensor and space network integration. Or, at worst, Long Range Strike could become the Air Force’s version of Future Combat Systems, involving so many new programs and requiring so much integration that it could collapse under its own weight. So not only does the service need to tackle the already difficult job of just building a new airplane, it needs to make sure it can actually field all the accessories, too.

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AF chief forced to defend cuts

The Air Force’s top man appeared worn out Thursday when he took the podium at a downtown Washington D.C. Hilton. Fighting a cold, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz asked for a throat lozenge from his assistant as he started his speech, hosted by a prominent D.C. think-tank, 30 minutes late.

Schwartz quickly apologized for his tardiness, explaining how his schedule got pushed back due to a blitz from two Congressional delegations wanting an explanation to the cuts the leadership laid out last week to Air Force’s force structure and the Air National Guard.

It’s one of many trips the Air Force four-star will surely make to Capitol Hill in this budget cycle, as the Guard has plenty of Congressional allies. Those champions will want an explanation to why four of the six combat coded tactical air squadrons cut were Guard and Guardsmen made up more than half of the 10,000 airmen chosen for the drawdown.

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Schwartz launched into his justification for targeting the Guard for the brunt of the cuts. He said the Guard has grown in recent years when the service’s active component has shrunk. The Guard and Reserve make up 35 percent of the Air Force compared to 25 percent in 1990. Guard and Reserve units also own a larger portion of aircraft growing from 23 percent to 28 percent since 1990.

Schwartz explained to the crowd, still nibbling on remnants of boxed lunches, how he had the support of the Guard and Reserve leadership. He pointed to a column printed in Air Force Times signed by himself, Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. Charles Stenner and Air Guard Director Lt. Gen. Harry “Bud” Wyatt, explaining how the three chose the cuts together.

Critiques haven’t fallen on deaf years in Schwartz’s Pentagon office. He’s heard the cries from concerned airmen worried about the death of the A-10. The service will retire 102 of the 348 A-10s in the service’s fleet as part of this round of cuts. Frustration rose into the chief’s voice when he explained how those retirements do not signal a reduction in the service’s commitment to close air support.

“The A-10 is a noble airplane, but one should not accept the hype that the Air Force is moving away from CAS,” he said. “Nothing could be further from the truth.”

Schwartz eagerly spoke about the next generation bomber, a program that looked to be in danger until President Obama released a defense strategy that emphasizes a long strike capacity if China or North Korea start to act up.  It was a welcome respite for the special operations pilot with 38 years of service to explain the case he made before about an aging bomber fleet in need of an upgrade.

In his third year as the Air Force chief he was quick to back up and caution that the Air Force can’t slip into the same mistakes it made with the B-2 program and end up with only 21 planes costing $2 billion a piece.

“That’s not in the cards,” Schwartz told the crowd.

On his way out, the Air Force chief made time for the press answering more questions as his aides looked on grimly constantly checking their watches explaining how the general was already late to his next meeting. Heading to the door Schwartz had to make one last defense. This time he had to stand behind a controversial F-22 Accident Investigation Board report the Pentagon’s inspector general announced it would probe for mistakes.

With that, one of Schwartz’s aides boxed out a reporter and the general boarded his black SUV. Next week is sure to bring a stiffer test as Congress gets its chance to dig its teeth into the proposed cuts made by the military on a public stage.

The Air Force chief might need a whole bag of throat lozenges.


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WHAT:    Fifteenth Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference


WHO:      U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) and Federal

                 Aviation Administration (FAA) officials, as well as top academic,

                 industry and government leaders in space transportation.


WHEN:     Wednesday, February 15, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, 
                  February 16, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


WHERE:    Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 
                   801 Mt. Vernon Place, N.W.


WASHINGTON – On Thursday, February 16 at 9:00 a.m., U.S. Deputy Transportation Secretary John Porcari and FAA Acting Administrator Michael Huerta will deliver remarks to at the FAA’s 15th Annual Commercial Space Transportation Conference. This year’s meeting, “Commercial: The New Future of Space,” will include discussions of issues such as space transportation safety, space tourism, launch site development, minority space entrepreneurship, space weather issues, future space technologies; and developments relating to travel to the International Space Station.


Other speakers throughout the two day event will include Gov. Robert McDonnell, Sen. Bill Nelson, Rep. Chaka Fattah, Rep. Steven Palazzo, USAF Gen. William L. Shelton, commander of the Air Force Space Command, and Dr. Andrew Chaiken, space writer and author of Man on the Moon, the basis of the HBO series “From the Earth to the Moon.”


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February 16, 2012 Posted by | SDVOSB | Leave a comment

Success Secrets Powerful Thinking

Success Secrets Powerful Thinking

Remember, how powerful our little muscle we call the tongue can be to ignite the fires of internal origins and as a result experience negative external circumstances. Now if this is true about negative circumstances, it can also be true about positive circumstances as well. As a result, without fighting the past or any mental attitude or programmed consciousness that has been instilled over a period of years, direct your consideration toward igniting a new fire. Think positively of a more successful lifestyle and you willemotionally feel, and mentally see, more success and happiness everywhere and in everything that you do. Think of life as a game of success and happiness to be played with joy.

success and happiness are a state of mind and it is the God-intended freedom to decide which direction to go. Your Mind is unlimited. Your ability to create is unlimited. As a result, Success and happiness are limitless. You can create as much success and happiness as you desire. Infinite Wisdom has placed no limitation on your thoughts, positive or negative. Our thoughts are like Infinite Wisdom says to us, “You have in you the greatest creative instrument of all, thought. You have as much thought as you wish to use. You can use it as you see fit to succeed in whatever direction you wish. Now, it is up to you to decide which way to go!”

Make your mind up today, to consequently think, and act, and respond to life so that you will bring success and happiness into your experience in an ever-increasing approach. Positively, and without pressure declare, and in that declaration feel, that more success and happiness are yours in abundance. Just look around you, look at the rich and famous, the people who have changed the world as we know it. It’s all available in abundance. Know that love, success and happiness are creating your external experiences and are prompting your every thought into action and results. The fact that you are successful and happy will not diminish the success or happiness of anyone else. Be certain that you can be more successful and happy twenty-four hours a day. Any thought that being more successful or happy will result in being unhappy, is false.

Once you prove to yourself that this is true, and embody it into your thinking and living. Through the teachings of Success Secret Vaults Life Scripting Program, you will pave the way for richer, fuller circumstances in life. This new attitude of more success and happiness is catching on. Your business associates or those in your immediate circle of influence will also react appropriately. Everyone you contact will feel this sense of safety, of composure, peace of mind, success and happiness that is now emanating from you.

You can use your secret power for more success and happiness in your life and the lives of others in an ever-in-creasing way, by programming your own consciousness of good. What better advice can be followed, for our programming our own consciousness of good, than these words from the Bible: Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. Let happiness and joy flow from you to me- from me to all.

With this in mind more success, happiness and joy will flow naturally from your inner being.

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February 15, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment