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Vice Mayor Ron Smith Launches iPhone App




Vice Mayor Ron Smith Launches iPhone AppSmartphone App Gives Citizens Better Connection With CityLancaster, CA. December 21, 2010 – Vice Mayor Ron Smith announced today the launch of an iPhone app that will give citizens a better connection with the City and their elected leaders. The app also allows the reporting of graffiti, code enforcement violations, dangerous dogs, and crime tips.

“The City of Lancaster is at the forefront of communications,” said Vice Mayor Ron Smith. “This Smartphone app gives citizens an easy way to stay in touch with the City and provide their input and ideas on City issues.”

Smith partnered with Geoffiti to create the mobile communication application. Geoffiti recently won the prestigious Crystal Eagle Award from the California Downtown Association for a mobile app they developed for the City of Long Beach.

“This is a perfect use of Smartphone technology,” said Ali Reza Kohani, CEO of Geoffiti. “We are excited to work with Ron on this project and make it easier for citizens to communicate with Vice Mayor Smith and the City of Lancaster.”

The new Smartphone app features easy-to-use public safety components. “This app is another tool citizens can use to partner with the Sheriff’s Department to make this community a safer place to live,” said Lt. Don Downton of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.

As an example, Vice Mayor Smith showed how a citizen could use the app to take a picture of  graffiti and send it directly in to the City.

The app is named “What do YOU Think?” asking citizens for input on all things concerning the City of Lancaster.  Users can receive information on upcoming agenda items, City events and news, as well as submit their opinions and ideas to the Vice Mayor and the City.

The Smartphone app is currently available on iTunes free of charge, and will soon be available for the Android. The free App can be downloaded here:

December 21, 2010 Posted by | don downtown, Geoffiti, iphone App, ron smith | , , , | Leave a comment

$12.00 Dinner Buffet @ Pars

Every Monday & Tuesday $12 Dinner Buffet all you can Eat from 5pm-8pm Pars Fine Persian Cuisine 661-273-5600

December 21, 2010 Posted by | live music, palmdale restaurant | , | Leave a comment

New Year’s Eve’s Murder Mystery Party & Wine Tasting @ Pars Restauran

New Year’s Eve’s

Murder Mystery Party & Wine Tasting

@ Pars Restaurant



$65.00 per person

Includes: 7 Course Dinner & Wine Tasting, menu prepared by

Pars Restaurant & Dusti Patterson,

Live Music by Lony Williams

please call 661.273.5600 make reservation limited seating

Wines from Leona Valley Winery



December 21, 2010 Posted by | live music, new years party, palmdale restaurant, persian food, wine tasting | , , , , | Leave a comment

The BLVD Piano

  • The City of Lancaster has a created a  public art/music program that is modeled after similar programs in various cities around the U.S., including Denver and New York. There is even one in Birmingham, UK.  Pianos are decorated by artists and then placed in public locations where anyone who wishes may play them.

The City has started with two pianos, gave one to the Graphic Experience and one to the Artist’s Lofts . We, at the Graphic Experience rounded up a total of thirteen artists who contributed their talents to this exciting project. On Dec. 15,2010, a press conference was held here, for the unveiling of the two great “art pianos”. It was well attended and created a lot of excitement, had quite a bit of press coverage.

As a result, we have had  piano players coming by to tickle the keys ! We have had some GREAT musicians entertaining us with great tunes. Just before I sat down to write this, another player just finished  playing a set that lasted for over an hour. He turned out to be a man whom I knew that I hadn’t seen in years ! He came in just to play.  Another young man came in several days in a row and stayed for hours each day.  At several points, since  the unveiling, we had three piano players, each waiting their turn. At some points, we’ve had two players playing together on the piano. That’s always awesome !  Another professional keyboard player brought his daughter in and they played together and separately. We have had “non-piano-playing” customers that are so happy just to see the wonderful artwork on the piano. This piano has already started to develop it’s own fan club, renew old acquaintances,  and create new friendships.

It has been a truly fascinating experience. Many thanks to the City of Lancaster for supporting the arts!

– Chris Calaba co-owner of Graphic Experience

December 21, 2010 Posted by | art piano, BLVD pianos, City of Lancater, Lancaster blvd, piano playing | , , , , | Leave a comment