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Palmdale to Host Housing Rights Clinic

Palmdale to Host Housing Rights Clinic

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale and the Housing Rights Center will host a free walk-in housing rights clinic on Thursday, Jan. 20 from 1 to 4 pm in the City of Palmdale’s development services building, 38250 Sierra Highway. Housing rights clinics are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month in Palmdale.

The clinics provide an opportunity for residents to ask questions and receive answers about fair housing, rent increases, repairs and more.

The Housing Rights Center is a nonprofit agency that works to help provide equal housing access to all residents in the communities it serves. The Center assists homebuyers, tenants and housing professionals with free counseling services on fair housing law, public education seminars on housing discrimination and housing discrimination complaint investigation.

For more information, call the Housing Rights Center at 800/477-5977, visit the Housing Rights Center Web site at www.hrc-la.org or call the City of Palmdale’s housing division at 661/267-5126.

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Communications Department · 38300 Sierra Highway · Palmdale, CA  93550

www.cityofpalmdale.org

January 3, 2011 Posted by | City of Palmdale, fair housing, housing discrimination, Housing Rights center, housing rights clinic | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Wild Trees Selected as Palmdale City Library’s Featured Book of the Month for January

The Wild Trees Selected as Palmdale City Library’s

Featured Book of the Month for January

 

PALMDALE – The Palmdale City Library has selected The Wild Trees: a story of passion and daring by Richard Preston, as the Featured Book of the Month for January.

The Wild Trees is the fascinating story of the exploration of the California redwoods. The biggest redwoods have trunks up to thirty feet wide and can rise more than thirty-five stories above the ground, forming cathedral-like structures in the air.  Until recently, redwoods were thought to be virtually impossible to ascend, and the canopy at the tops of these majestic trees was undiscovered.

Preston, however, discovered that the canopy is filled with mosses, lichens, spotted salamanders, hanging gardens of ferns, and thickets of huckleberry bushes, all growing out of massive trunk systems.  Climbing trees that are 300 feet off the ground comes with its share of risk, which adds to the excitement of this compelling story.

Preston is the bestselling author of The Hot Zone, The Demon in the Freezer, and the novel The Cobra Event. He has been writing for The New Yorker since 1985. The Wild Trees: a story of passion and daring is available for check out from the Palmdale City Library in standard print and audio editions.

For further information on the Featured Book of the Month, contact the Palmdale City Library at 661/267-5600 or visit www.cityofpalmdale.org.

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Communications Department · 38300 Sierra Highway · Palmdale, CA  93550

www.cityofpalmdale.org

 

January 3, 2011 Posted by | Book of the Month, City of Palmdale, Palmdale City Library, Richard Preston, The Wild Trees | , , , , | Leave a comment