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Palmdale’s East Side Welcomes New Panera Bread



Palmdale’s East Side Welcomes New Panera Bread

PALMDALE – Palmdale’s east side welcome its latest addition to its growing list of  business with a grand opening and “bread breaking” ceremony for Panera Bread, located at 38029-C 47th Street East, in Palmdale, in the Palmdale Gateway Shopping Center.

Panera Bread District Manager Jacob Bustos and Store General Manager Raquel Hernandez welcomed a crowd of customers, local Palmdale Chamber and Antelope Valley Chamber members, City of Palmdale officials, representatives from Assemblyman Steve Knight’s office and Panera staff to the official opening.  As is a tradition with Panera Bread openings, Mayor Jim Ledford was invited to break a symbolic first loaf of bread to commemorate the event.

“As an east side resident, I can’t say enough how pleased I am to have Panera Bread so close to home,” Ledford said. “This is a continuation of what has been building momentum in East Palmdale.  We have a vibrant shopping corridor that our east side residents, as well as those who live in Littlerock, Pearblossom and surrounding areas, can easily access and enjoy.”

Other businesses located in the Palmdale Gateway center are Super Target, It’s a Grind, El Pollo Loco, Ross, Bath and Body, Home Depot, Bank of America, Burger King, Petsmart, Styles for Less, Staples, Game Stop, Gateway Dental Group, Red Persimmon Nails & Spa, Freeway Insurance, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Famous Footware.

Panera Bread’s business hours are:  Monday through Saturday from 6 am to 9 pm and Sunday from 7 am to 8 pm. With its identity rooted in handcrafted, fresh-baked, artisan bread, Panera Bread is committed to providing great tasting, quality food that people can trust. Highlighted by antibiotic free chicken, whole grain bread, select organic and all-natural ingredients and a menu with 0 grams artificial trans fat per serving, Panera’s bakery-cafe selection offers flavorful, wholesome offerings. The menu includes a wide variety of year-round favorites, complemented by new items introduced seasonally with the goal of creating new standards in everyday food choices. Guests will enjoy Panera’s warm and welcoming environment featuring comfortable gathering areas, relaxing decor, and free internet access provided through a managed WiFi network. At the close of each day, Panera Bread bakery-cafes donate bread and baked goods to community organizations in need.

For more information on Panera Bread, please visit To contact Panera Bread in East Palmdale, please call 661/285-1189.


Communications Department · 38300 Sierra Highway · Palmdale, CA  93550



February 1, 2011 Posted by | City of Palmdale, east palmdale panera bread, jim ledford east palmdale, jim ledford panera bread, panera bread palmdale | , , , , | Leave a comment

Art, Valentines, & Chocolate (maybe a little wine too)

Graphic Experience


Art, Valentines, & Chocolate (maybe a little wine too)


Time: February 11, 2011 from 4pm to 7pm
Location: Graphic Experience
Street: 624 W. Lancaster Blvd
City/Town: Lancaster
Website or Map: http://www.graphic-experience…
Phone: 661.945.1718
Event Type: valentine’scelebration
Organized By: Graphic Experience
Latest Activity: Jan 27

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CALLING ALL ARTISTS: Bring in a creation of something you LOVE to share with all of us, whether a painting,photo, or? Bring it in from the 7th to the 9th so we can set up a nice display to share just for the evening of the 11th.

CALLING EVERYONE: Come join us for evening of exciting new art, new artists, fun company and good conversation.One catch- we are charging admission ! A chocolatey treat, big or small, to share with us. It’s GOT to be chocolate !

(p.s. guess who the valentine couple is?)


If you are looking for a personal approach to framing, combined with top quality and professionalism, come see us, a custom framing shop AND art gallery in Downtown Lancaster. We have been serving the Antelope Valley ( and regions beyond !) since 1977. We pride ourselves on providing very personal attention to each customer and their treasures, whether it is a childhood drawing or a Picasso ! We try to make custom framing a pleasant and affordable experience with a beautiful result.

We have a GREAT selection of over 1500 custom frame mouldings, a large inventory of “ready-made” frames, hundreds of mat color / texture choices. We help you with designing a frame package that makes your art piece stand out !

Be sure to visit our art gallery page to see our wonderful gallery that features predominately LOCAL ARTISTS.





February 1, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley custom frames, antelope valley valentines day, av best framing, lancaster art gallery, palmdale custom framing | , , , , | Leave a comment

Lancaster BLVD Dining Menu – Giannini’s Bistro and Grille
858 W. Lancaster Boulevard
661 948-6380



  • Starters & Salads



    Fresh Bruschetta served with Garlic Bread 7

    Garlic Fries

    French Fries, with Fresh Basil and Garlic 5.59

    Beef Nachos

    Ground Beef, Cheese, Jalapenos, Salsa and Sour Cream


    Fried Zucchini or Onion Rings

    Fresh Hand Battered served with Ranch Dressing 7

    The ½ and ½ Combo 8

    Shrimp Cocktail

    Served with Zesty Cocktail Sauce 9

    New England Style Fresh Crab Cakes

    Served with our Signature Chipotle Lime Dipping Sauce  8


    Mozzarella Sticks

    6 Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara 7

    Chips and Salsa

    Fresh Chips and Salsa 4.29

    Sampler Combo

    Onion Rings, Zucchini, Potato Skins 9

    Loaded Skins

    Potato Skins loaded with Jack and Cheddar Cheese, Bacon

    Bits, Chives served with Ranch Dressing 7

    Calamari Strips

    Choice of Zesty Cocktail or Tarter Sauce  8

    Steak or Chicken Quesidilla

    Seasoned Angus Steak or Seasoned Breast of Chicken

    with Jack and American cheese    8.69


    Ala Carte Dinner Salad 4.59

    Sizzling Steak Salad

    Grilled Steak, Fresh Greens, Tomato, Onions, Cheese and Mushrooms 10.49

    Southwestern Chicken Salad

    Chipotle Chicken, Pinto & Red Beans, Corn, Mushrooms, Cheese, Onion, Tomato and Tortilla Strips 10.49

    Grilled Chicken Breast Salad

    Grilled Chicken, Fresh Greens, Tomato, Onions, Cheese and Mushrooms 9.49

    Cajun Style Style, Hot Wing Style, BBQ Style

    Shrimp Salad

    Grilled Shrimp, Cheese, Mushrooms, Onion and Tomato 11.59

    Taco Salad

    Ground Beef, Pinto & Red Beans, Corn, Cheese, Onion, Tomato and Tortilla Strips 9.29

    Caribbean Chicken

    Caribbean Chicken, Pineapple Salsa, Mushrooms, Cheese, Onion and Tomato 9.69

    Italian Salad

    Pepperoni, Canadian bacon, Olives, Pepperchinis, Mottz Cheese, Fresh Greens and Mushrooms 9.69

    Cobb Salad

    Turkey, Ham, Bacon, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Hard Boiled Egg, Fresh Greens and Mushrooms 9.69

    Salmon Salad

    Fresh Grilled Salmon, Cheese, Mushrooms, Onion and Tomato 12.99


  • Healthy Choices

    Healthy Choices

    Caribbean Chicken Salad

    Caribbean Chicken, Pineapple Salsa, Mushrooms, Cheese, Onion and Tomato

    Grilled Chicken Salad

    Grilled Chicken, Fresh Greens, Tomato, Onions, Cheese and Mushroom

    Cajun Chicken Salad

    Cajun Grilled Chicken, Fresh Greens Tomato, Onions, Cheese and Mushroom

    Kelly Favorite Chicken

    Breast of Chicken lightly dusted with Lemon Pepper and a hint of Fresh Zest

    Caribbean Chicken

    Breast of Chicken  marinated in our Caribbean sauce and topped with our Fresh Made

    Pineapple Salsa

    Cod – Grilled Cod Filet in a light Teriyaki Sauce and Fresh Lemons

    Veggie Burger

    Made from Scratch

    Cold Veggie Sandwich

    Pepper Jack Cheese, Cream Cheese, Tomato, Onion, and Sprouts

    Hot Veggie Sandwich

    Provolone Cheese, American cheese, Zucchini, Spouts, Tomato, Onion and Dijon Mustard

    Chicken Sandwich

    Grilled Chicken Breast, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Mayo

    Or Try the Breast of Chicken dusted in Cajun Seasoning

    Turkey Sandwich

    Roasted Turkey, light mayo, lettuce, Tomato on a choice of Bread

    Choice of one:  Garden Salad, Soup, Steamed or Grilled Vegetables, French Fries, Cottage

    Cheese, Pasta Salad, Red Potato Salad

  • Burger Menu


    1/3 Pound Angus Patties

    House Specialties

    GBG Burger

    Thousand Island, Lettuce, Tomato, Provolone, Pepper Jack Cheese, Grilled Onions on Garlic Bread


    GBG Deluxe Burger

    Thousand Island, Lettuce, Tomato, Provolone, Pepper Jack Cheese, Grilled Onions, Bacon,

    Sautéed Mushrooms on Garlic Bread


    Veggie  Burger

    Veggie Patty, Mayo Lettuce, Onion and Pickle,   (Tomato on request)


    Substitute a Veggie Patty to any other Burger for additional .50

    Hamburger ……………………………………… 7.45

    Mayo, Pickles, Lettuce and Onions

    Cheeseburger…………………………………… 7.95

    Mayo, Pickles, Lettuce, American cheese, and Onions

    Chili Burger…………………………………….. 8.75

    Mayo, Pickles, Lettuce and Onions, and Chili

    Chili Cheese Burger …………………………. 9.15

    Mayo, Onions, Pickles, Lettuce, American cheese, and Chili

    Teriyaki Burger ……………………………….. 8.15

    Teriyaki Sauce, Pineapple Salsa, Lettuce, Onions,

    Pickle and Mayo

    Ortega Burger …………………………………  8.15

    Mayo, Lettuce, Pickle, Ortega Chili, and Onions

    Ortega Provolone Burger………………….. 8.55

    Mayo, Lettuce, Pickle, Ortega Chili, Provolone, and Onions

    The Cody Burger ……………………………… 9.95

    Mayo, Jalapeno, Bacon, American Cheese and Chili

    Boulevard Burger…………………………9.45

    Chipotle Mayo, Pepper Jack Cheese, Jalapeño, Patty cooked in

    Hot Wing Sauce and Cajun, Lettuce and Onion

    Southwestern Bacon Cheeseburger……..9.95

    Chipotle, Green Chili, Bacon, American Cheese, Lettuce,

    Pickle and Onion

    Chili Size………………………………………….9.95

    Open face, 2 Angus Patties, Chili, Shredded Cheese and Onions

    on request

    Patty Melt…………………………………………8.55

    Rye Bread, Grilled Onions and American cheese

    Bacon Burger……………………………………8.95

    Mayo, Lettuce, Pickle, 2 Strips of Bacon, and Onions

    Bacon Cheese Burger ………………………..9.35

    Mayo, Lettuce, Pickle, 2 Strips of Bacon, American Cheese, and


    Black and Bleu Burger……………………9.35

    Chipotle Mayo, Blue Cheese crumbles, House Seasoning, Pepper

    Jack Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, and 2 Onion Rings

    Cajun Mushroom Burger………………….9.95

    Cajun Mayo, Provolone, Sautéed Mushrooms, and  Lettuce

    Add Grilled Onion and Red Bell Pepper…50

    BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger……………….9.65

    BBQ Sauce, Bacon, American Cheese, Lettuce, Pickle and Onion

    BUILD YOUR OWN BURGER   starts  ………7.45

    Add a Second Beef Patty ………………………………………………  1.50

    Add a Veggie Patty ……………………………………………………..  2.00

    Add Bacon………………………………………………………………….  1.50

    Add slice of American, Provolone, or Pepper Jack. …………  0.50

    Add Chili ……………………………………………………………………  1.00

    Add Extra Chicken Breast…………………………………………….  1.50

    Add Onion Rings…………………………………………………………  0.50

    Choice of one: Side Salad, French Fries, Red Potato Salad, Cottage Cheese,

    Rice Pilaf or Daily Pasta Salad.

  • Sandwich Menu

    Hot Sandwiches

    All  sandwiches are served with choice of one,

    Side Salad, Rice Pilaf, French Fries, , Red Potato Salad,  Cottage Cheese or

    Daily Pasta Salad

    Steak Sandwich

    Tri Tip, Provolone, Lettuce, Tomato and Onions 9.25

    Add BBQ Sauce .00 Add Grilled Mushrooms .79

    Grilled Chicken Sandwich

    Chicken, Lettuce, Tomato, Mayo and Onion 8.15

    Cajun Style 8.35

    BBQ Style 8.35

    Buffalo Style 8.35


    Philly Cheese Steak with Fries

    Roast Beef, American Cheese, Peppers,

    Mushroom and Onions 9.75

    Southwestern Chicken Sandwich

    Southwestern Chicken, Chipotle Mayo, American Cheese, Lettuce,

    Ortega Chili, Tomato, Onion 8.25

    Grilled Cheese

    American Cheese on choice of Bread 5.25

    Turkey Provolone Melt

    Turkey Breast, Provolone on Grilled Sourdough 8.45

    Fish Sandwich

    Battered Fish, American cheese, Lettuce, Tomato and Tartar Sauce 8.45

    Ortega Provolone Chicken

    Chicken, Provolone, Mayo, Ortega Chili, Lettuce, Tomato and Onion


    Chicken Provolone Mushroom Sandwich

    Chicken, Lettuce, Tomato, Mayo, Onion, Mushrooms and Provolone


    Beef Dip

    Roast Beef, Provolone Cheese served with Au Jus 8.45

    California Pepper Chicken

    Grilled Chicken Breast with Garlic and Pepper Seasoning, Mayo,

    Pepper Jack Cheese, Lettuce and Tomato


    Hot Veggie Sandwich

    Provolone Cheese, American Cheese, Zucchini, Sprouts, Tomato, Onion and Dijon Mustard 7.25

    Cold Sandwiches

    Veggie Sandwich

    Pepper Jack Cheese, Cream Cheese, Tomato, Onion, Cucumber and Sprouts 7.25


    Turkey, Mayo, Lettuce, Tomato 7.15

    Turkey Bacon Combo

    Grilled Sourdough,, Turkey, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato,

    and Mayo  8.15

    Roast Beef

    Roast Beef, Mayo, Lettuce, Tomato 8.45

    Ultimate Style

    Roast Beef, Horseradish Mustard, Pepper Jack Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato

    and Onion  8.95


    Turkey, Ham, Bacon, Mayo, Lettuce, Tomato 9.45


    Ham, Mayo, Lettuce, Tomato   7.95


    Bacon, Mayo, Lettuce, Tomato 7.65

    Pesto Turkey

    Turkey, Pesto Mayo, Lettuce, Tomato 7.95

    Choice of Bread for all cold Sandwiches


  • Steak & Chicken

    Steaks and Chicken


    Add Sautéed Mushrooms or Onions for 2.49


    12 oz. Angus Marinated Tri-Tip

    (Nick’s Secret Recipe)


    14oz. Angus Cut Rib Eye

    Aged Prime Rib   20

    Pepper Steak

    Topped with Mushrooms, Onions and Peppers

    7 oz. Sirloin Steak –14

    Upgrade Steak to 12 oz– 16

    Steak & Choice of Chicken


    Caribbean, Loaded, Southwestern, Teriyaki or Sanchez

    7oz Sirloin–18

    Upgrade Steak to 12oz–20

    Steak & Shrimp

    7 oz. Sirloin and 4 Large Deep Fried Shrimp–18

    Upgrade Steak to 12oz –20

    Caribbean Chicken

    Chicken Breast marinated in our Caribbean sauce and

    topped with Pineapple Salsa


    Southwestern Chicken

    Perfectly Marinated in Chipotle Sauce Topped

    With Ortega Chili, Jack and Cheddar Cheese


    Teriyaki Breast of Chicken

    Chicken Breast Marinated in Teriyaki Sauce

    Topped with Sautéed Mushrooms



    12oz. Angus Tri Tip

    In our Jack Daniels Style Marinade


    14oz Angus Pepper Encrusted Rib Eye

    With a Tomato-Cilantro Relish     21

    BaconWrapped Filets of Tri Tip

    2-6 oz Steakhouse or Jack Daniels style– 16

    Boulevard Steak

    7 oz.  Angus Sirloin Steak ­­14

    Upgrade to a 12oz. Mighty Steak­­17

    Loaded Chicken

    Chicken Breast Marinated in Teriyaki Sauce Topped

    with Sautéed Onions and Mushrooms, Bacon, Jack

    and Cheddar Cheese


    Sanchez Chicken

    Chicken Breast Marinated in Our Famous BBQ Sauce,

    Topped with Jack and Cheddar and Diced Tomato


    Chicken Mushroom Provolone

    Chicken Breast Marinated in Teriyaki Sauce Topped

    with Sautéed Mushrooms and Provolone Cheese


    Bruschetta Chicken

    Chicken Breast marinated in light balsamic

    and topped with our Signature Bruschetta and

    Sprinkled with Fresh Parmesan


    Kelly’s Favorite

    Breast of Chicken lightly dusted with Lemon Pepper and a hint of Fresh Lemon Zest



    All entrees served with choice of any two:

    Garlic Mashed or Baked Potato, Fries Rice Pilaf, Cajun Style Grilled Vegetables or Unseasoned Steamed Veggies,

    Soup or Salad and Garlic Bread

    Add a third choice for 2.59

  • Seafood & Pasta

    Giannini Bistro and Grill



    Soup, Salad, Bread and Pasta

    At Giannini’s we make almost everything from scratch, and understand

    that in this economy going out to lunch or dinner is an event and not

    something we can afford to do on a regular basis.  That is why Nick and

    I think you will enjoy dining with us for our Sunday Special.  Start with

    one of our fresh made soups, move over to a crisp Fresh salad and

    Bread, then move on to a choice of Pasta.  It is all you can eat and you

    can change the soup or the Pasta to try it all.


    The only limitation is no split meals.


    Blue Lake Mussels and Diced Fresh Salmon with Mushroom

    Sautéed in a Light Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce

    Spaghetti and Meatballs

    Sausage and Peppers in a Marinara Sauce over Penne

    Fresh Alfredo Sauce served over Bow Tie Noodles

    Look forward to serving you

    Sharon Giannini

  • Fajita & Kids Menu


    Shrimp Fajitas

    Grilled Shrimp, Bell Peppers and Onions Served with Lettuce, Cheese, Salsa, Sour Cream


    Steak Fajitas

    Grilled Steak, Bell Peppers and Onions Served

    with Lettuce, Cheese, Salsa, Sour Cream

    Choice of Flour or Corn Tortilla


    Chicken Fajitas

    Grilled Chicken, Bell Peppers and Onions

    Served with Lettuce, Cheese, Salsa, Sour Cream

    Choice of Flour or Corn Tortillas


    Combo Fajitas

    Choice of Two: Grilled Steak, Shrimp or

    Chicken, Bell Peppers and Onions Served with

    Lettuce, Cheese, Salsa, Sour Cream

    Choice of Flour or Corn Tortillas


    Bocca Fajitas

    Bocca Seasoned Patty Crumbled, Bell Peppers

    and Onions Served with Lettuce, Cheese, Salsa,

    Sour Cream, Choice of Flour or Corn Tortillas


    Sweet Peach Tea,  Fresh Brewed Tea,, Lemonade, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Mr. Pibb


    Try adding French Vanilla Ice Cream and now you have a Root Beer or Cream Soda Floats






    Meet the Owners

    Nick and Sharon Giannini want to thank you for visiting us at Giannini Bistro and Grill.

    Nick is our head chef and is on site almost every day to ensure perfection.

    He and his long standing staff have created a menu to satisfy all culinary tastes.

    The goal of Giannini Bistro & Grill is to provide great quality food at reasonable prices.  Nick, Sharon and all of the staff believe

    that personal customer service is a vital part of a dining or catering experience. In this day and age couples and families need a

    restaurant that caters to the financial challenges without sacrificing quality or service.

    They have created a unique menu meeting everyone’s desires and needs.

    Nick and Sharon have been in the business for 20 years.   Starting with Brett Nelson of Steer N Stein Palmdale.

    Sharon & Nick left Steer N Stein  several years ago to start the Restaurant at Lake Elizabeth Golf Course and

    Sapphire Wedding Facility. After several successful years in the Lake Elizabeth area, the golf course transferred ownership,

    and the Giannini’s were on the lookout  for a new property.   The Giannini’s are now excited to be joining

    the City of Lancaster in the revitalization of Lancaster Blvd.

    Private Parties & Catering

    With the addition of a banquet room, “The Sapphire Room”, they are able to create a secluded meeting area for 50.  The Sapphire Room is

    available day or evening for private parties, they can custom design any menu for your particular event.  Christmas Parties, Bridal Showers,

    Engagement, Retirement, Birthday, Rehearsals, any special event we can assist in the catering to your specific needs.

    Giannini Bistro & Grill is also able to cater at your facility of choice.

    They have done off premise catering for years and loved making that special day perfect!


  • Vegetarian Menu



    Vegetarian Menu


    Bruschetta with Garlic Bread 6.79

    Garlic Fries

    French Fries, with Fresh Basil and Garlic 5.59

    Vegetarian Nachos

    Seasoned Bocca , Cheese, Jalapenos,

    Salsa and Sour Cream 7.79

    Fried Zucchini or Onion Rings

    Fresh Tempura Hand Battered 7

    Mozzarella Sticks 7

    Chips and Salsa 4.29


    Southwestern Bocca Taco Salad

    Garden Salad, Seasoned Ground Bocca Patty

    Pinto and Red Beans, Corn, Cheese, Onion,

    Tomato, and Tortilla Strips   10

    Mediterranean Salad

    Romaine Salad, Artichoke Hearts, Cucumbers,

    Red Onion, Garbanzo Beans, Tomato,

    Gorgonzola Crumbles 10

    Sampler Veggie Combo

    Onion, Zucchini, Potato Skins 8


    Veggie Skins

    Potato Skins loaded with Jack and Cheddar

    Chives served with Ranch Dressing 6


    Vegetarian Patty Grilled and Seasoned

    With Jack and American cheese    9


    Cold Veggie Sandwich

    Pepper Jack Cheese, Cream Cheese, Onion,

    Tomato, Cucumber and Sprouts  7.25

    Hot Vegetarian Sandwich

    Sprouts, Zucchini, Provolone, American cheese,

    , Tomato and Onion 7.25

    Veggie Pepper Philly

    Sautéed Mushrooms, Onions, Bell Peppers

    Seasoned Bocca Patty on a Baguette 10


    Upon Request Nick will make any pasta not so spicy or extra!

    Chipotle Cheddar Pasta  *spicy*

    Chipotle with Green Chilies, in a

    Creamy Cheddar Alfredo Sauce 12

    Cajun Alfredo Pasta   *spicy*

    Creamy Alfredo Sauce Cajun 13

    All Pasta Served with Choice of Soup or Salad and Garlic Bread

    Veggie Burgers

    GBG Burger gone Veggie

    Made From Scratch Veggie Patty, Thousand Island,

    Lettuce, Tomato, Provolone, Pepper Jack Grilled

    Onions on a Baguette 9

    Cajun Mushroom Veggie Burger

    Made From Made from Scratch Veggie Patty, Cajun Mayo,

    Mushrooms Provolone, Lettuce, Pickles and Onion 10

    Marinara Ravioli

    Cheese Ravioli in our Signature Marinara Sauce 13

    Ravioli in a Pesto Cream Sauce

    Cheese Ravioli in a Light Pesto Cream Sauce 14

    Vegetarian Pasta

    Mixed Color Peppers, Zucchini, Broccoli, Carrots in a

    Light Marinara Sauce 13

    Pasta Primavera

    Mixed Color Peppers, Zucchini, Broccoli Carrots, in a

    Light Fresh Made Alfredo Sauce 13

    Vegetarian Fajitas

    Grilled Veggie Burger, Peppers and Onions Served with Cheese,

    Lettuce, Salsa and Sour Cream Choice of Flour or Corn Tortilla


    All Burgers and Sandwiches  Served with Choice of one side: Side Salad, Soup, French Fries, Cottage Cheese


    Daily Pasta Salad, Red Potato Salad, Baked Potato, Rice Pilaf, Garlic Mashed Potato, Grilled or Steamed Veggies

  • Gluten Free Menu

    Gluten Free Menu

    Grilled Cod Filet

    Lemon Herb or Cajun Style


    Grilled Salmon Filet

    Lemon Herb or Cajun Style


    14oz Rib Eye


    Giannini Steakhouse Tri Tip

    12 oz Angus Marinated Tri-Tip

    (Nick’s Secret Recipe)


    Steaks  are only upon Request if you call ahead so we do not marinade

    Lemon Herb Dusted Filet of Chicken

    Or Try it Cajun Style


    Shrimp Salad

    Grilled Shrimp, Cheese, Mushrooms, Onion and Tomato


    Italian Salad

    Pepperoni, Canadian Bacon Olives, Pepperchininis, Mottz Cheese, Onion and Tomato


    Salmon Salad

    Fresh Grilled Salmon, Cheese, Mushrooms, Onion and Tomato


    FYI Our Mayo Contains


    SoyBean Oil, Water, Corn Syrup, Egg Yolk, Distilled Vinegar, Salt Spice, Calcium Disodium EDTA

    Do not have anything with Teriyaki Sauce!

  • Craft Beer


  • Giannini presents 13 Craft Beers on Tap

    GBG our Signature Pilsner

    Made with two-row malted barley, European Saaz hops, pure artesian spring water and a proprietary strain of yeast. This

    lager is a crisp golden beer that appeals to drinkers of all types.  Brewed in the American style, but with a fulliness missing

    from the mass-produced beers. A great balance of malts and hops gives this beer a gentle drinkability.

    Blonde Ale by Mission Brewery

    Our Blonde Ale is a crisp and refreshing golden ale.  Modeled after the kolshch-style ales from Cologne, Germany.  It has a

    clean lager-like character, and a smooth balanced bitterness.

    The kolsch yeast strain provides a subtle fruitiness, which compliments the Liberty and Hallertau hops used for flavor and


    Drifter by Widmer Bros

    American Pale Ale brewed with generous amounts of Summit hops, it has a unique citrus character,

    Smooth drink ability, and distinctive hop character.  The bittering hops are perceptible enough to give the beer a crisp, clean,

    quenching finish, yet soft enough to keep the beer by Michelob smooth and balanced.

    Shock Top

    Shock Top is an unfiltered Belgian-style wheat ale (also known as a “White” or “Wit” beer due to its appearance) that is

    naturally cloudy with a billowy white foam head, light golden hue and slight taste of orange peel and coriander.

    Hop Ottin’ IPA by Anderson Valley Brewing

    Hop Ottin is Boontling for “hardworking hops” and they’re surely hard at work in this brew.  Hop Ottin starts with a strong

    floral aroma, which winds into a deep and complex body.  In an intriguing balance, honey-drenched malts coat rich hop

    undertones.  The hops prevail with a satisfyingly crisp finish.

    Haywire Hefewiezen by Pyramid Brewing

    This American-Style Hefeweizen (wheat beer) is an award-winning take on this Bavarian classic.

    This refreshingly unfiltered wheat ale delivers a distinctively smooth and refreshing flavor.

    Boulevard Red by Indian Wells

    A smooth red lager without the bite, using four types of specialty-malted barley and two types of hops with a proprietary strain

    of lager yeast.  Boulevard Red is lagered for several weeks, then finished to exacting standards.

    Fat Tire Amber Ale By New Belgium Brewing

    A Belgian-style ale with a terrific sense of balance, and toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting in equilibrium with hoppy


    Firestone Double Barrel Ale by  Firestone Brewing

    An English style pale ale with a mild blend of vanilla and toasted oak flavor touched with a hint of English noble hops.

    Newcastle Brown Ale by Scottish and Newcastle UK

    Lobotomy Bock by Indian Wells

    A classic German Dopple Bock, I n strict accordance to the German Reinheitsgebot Purity Law of Brewing, which is water,

    malt, hops and yeast only!  Using five types of specialty-malted barley including Munich, and other premium malts its finished

    with Sterling and Perle hops.

    Stock Porter by Telegraph Brewing

    A traditional porter that reveals spicy, vanilla, and chocolate aromas married to a fruity, refreshing acidity.

    “”Stock Porter” was the moniker 19


    century pub keepers gave to the more expensive Porter that had been aged in their beer

    cellars, as opposed to “Mild Porter”

    Pipeline Porter by Kona Brewing

    A season winter beer, it’s is a coffee porter brewed by Kona Brewing.  Smooth and dark with a distinctive roasty aroma and

    earthy complexity it’s fermented with freshly roasted 100% Kona coffee grown on Hawaii’s Big Island, lending a unique

    roasted aroma and flavor.  A delicate blend of it’s fermented with freshly roasted aroma and flavor. A delicate blend of hops

    rounds out this palate-pleasing brew

    February 1, 2011 Posted by | Antelope Valley fine dining, AV Banquet Room, Lancaster BLVD dining, Lancaster fine dining, Valentines Dinning in the AV | , , , , | Leave a comment

    Smashwords to Supply Ebooks to the Amazon Kindle Store

    Check out Felix Mayerhofer on Smashwords
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    Smashwords to Supply Ebooks to the Amazon Kindle Store

    Smashwords Authors and Publishers from around the World Gain Greater Distribution for their Ebooks

    LOS GATOS, Calif., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Smashwords, a global publisher and distributor of independently published ebooks, today announced it will supply ebooks to the Kindle Store. Kindle is Amazon’s wireless reading device that allows customers to downloads books, blogs, magazines and newspapers to a crisp, high-resolution electronic paper display that looks and reads like real paper.

    Smashwords‘ decision to distribute ebooks to the Kindle Store follows recent Smashwords agreements with Barnes & Noble, Sony and Shortcovers. The relationships further democratize access to distribution for the world’s independent authors and publishers.

    Smashwords makes it free and easy for any author or publisher, anywhere in the world, to publish and distribute an ebook,” said Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords. “By providing our ebooks to the Kindle store, Kindle customers can conveniently discover, sample and purchase thousands of ebooks from Smashwords authors and publishers.”

    Smashwords currently publishes and distributes over 4,800 original ebooks from 2,200 independent authors and approximately 80 small independent publishers. The service launched in May 2008 with a focus on self-published authors, and then in May 2009 expanded its offerings to support publishers as well. The new Smashwords distribution agreements enable free and immediate worldwide distribution for thousands of ebook authors and small publishers.

    A growing number of Smashwords authors are previously published professional authors with reverted rights who use Smashwords to bring their out-of-print books back to life as ebooks.

    Availability, Smashwords Author/Publisher Terms

    Smashwords will begin shipping ebooks to Amazon starting November 25. Smashwords expects the books to begin appearing in the Kindle store some time in December.

    Smashwords will pay authors and publishers 42.5 percent of the digital list price (set by the author) for book sales through Amazon. The rate is higher than what many ebook authors can receive on their own if they publish direct with Amazon.

    The royalty Smashwords pays authors and publishers for their Amazon ebook sales is eight times the royalty rate most commercially published print authors earn on mass market paperbacks, and nearly triple the standard royalty on hard cover books.

    Smashwords authors and publishers who already distribute ebooks to the Amazon Kindle Store can easily opt-out of the Smashwords-Amazon channel in advance of the November 25 ship date via their Smashwords Dashboard.

    Smashwords will ship ebooks to Amazon that have gained inclusion in the Smashwords Premium Catalog. The Premium Catalog comprises 2,500 Smashwords titles that meet certain mechanical requirements, as outlined on the Smashwords Distribution Information page at There is no cost to authors to publish and distribute through Smashwords.

    To distribute via Smashwords, authors and publishers simply format their finished manuscript per the requirements of the Smashwords Style Guide found at and then upload the book as a Microsoft Word document. To learn more about publishing at Smashwords, visit

    About Smashwords, Inc.

    Launched in 2008, Smashwords operates an ebook publishing and distribution platform serving authors, publishers, readers and retailers. Smashwords makes it free and easy for any author or publisher, anywhere in the world, to instantly publish and distribute a multi-format ebook. Smashwords puts authors and publishers in full control over the pricing, sampling and distribution of their works. Authors and publishers receive up to 85 percent of the net proceeds from sales of their works. Smashwords books are distributed via leading online retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Sony, and via leading mobile e-reading apps such as Stanza, Shortcovers, Ereader, Aldiko and Word-Player, spanning all major mobile platforms including Android and iPhone. Smashwords is based in Los Gatos, California, and can be reached on the web at Visit the official Smashwords blog at For frequent Smashwords updates, follow Smashwords’ founder, Mark Coker, on Twitter at

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    Felix Mayerhofer


    Felix Mayerhofer, born and raised in Port Chester, NY, in 1930, is the son of the late Simon & Maria Mayerhofer. Simon was a respected professional linguist & Maria a reputable choir director for Corpus Christi Church for 35 years. At age 19, Felix attended Juilliard School of Music on full scholarship. While practicing one day in his hotel room, he was interrupted by a knock on the door and was offered a job to go on the “road” with the Ina Ray Hutton-Randy Brooks Band. He also played with Bobby Byrnes & Sonny Dunham until the Korean War. His 552nd Air National Guard Band was stationed at March Air Force Base (CA) for 2 years. Upon his discharge, his sister, vocalist Scottee Marsh, and her lead trumpet husband, Carl Erca, got him a job with the Bernie Cummins Band. He also performed with the Ray McKinley Band until he joined the hit Decca Records recording band, Eddie Grady and the Commanders. He received his B.S. in Music Education from the SUNY, Potsdam. He then worked with the Allen Keller Trio in Florida, New York City, Las Vegas and Reno. While in Reno, Felix joined a jazz-pop group, Nancy Lee and the Bachelors. They were headliners in Lake Tahoe & Reno casinos before performing at the Dream Room on Bourbon St. in New Orleans for an extended stay. After that he played with a variety of bands. He toured and recorded with Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians for a year – until he met his future wife, Shirley Wagner (Wagonseller), a professional dancer at Harrah’s Club in Lake Tahoe. Felix and comedian-musician Bobby Day formed a comedy team, “The Unpredictable Day and May,” which toured for a brief time. Felix taught in the Palmdale School District for 27 years teaching concert and jazz bands at all levels until his retirement. While teaching he received an M.A. from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA. Since retirement, he has written 36 children’s stories.

    Where to find Felix Mayerhofer online:

    Where to buy in print:


    The Band Busters
    Ebook Price: $3.99 USD. 920 words. Fiction by Felix Mayerhofer and published byFideli Publishing on January 19, 2011
    (Age Level – 6-11) – Pride, destruction, and pathos threads through this calamitous story. This could be the wildest story in rhyme you’ve ever read, where all adversities are overcome and good wins over evil.
    The Ancient One
    Ebook Price: $3.99 USD. 1180 words. Fiction by Felix Mayerhofer and published by Fideli Publishing on January 18, 2011
    (Age Level – 7-10) – How can a tribe of cliff dwellers teach Songbird a rain dance when the tribe doesn’t exist? Wearing a sacred Katrina Mask given to him by the same mysterious Indians, Songbird demonstrates the spiritual dance to his own people shown to him by the “Ancient Ones.” The outcome brings great joy and relief to his tribe.
    The Kingdom of Lipville
    Ebook Price: $3.99 USD. 840 words. Fiction by Felix Mayerhofer and published byFideli Publishing on January 18, 2011
    (Age Level – 5-9) – Who is the greatest whistler in the Kingdom of Lipville? Needle Lips and Iron Lips vie for this honor in the annual “Whistling Festival,” with Lady Sweet Lips, daughter of King Lipper in charge of the event. Invading hoards of infectious “Germ People” suddenly interrupt the festivities by attempting to wiggle up the walls. Will Sir Knight Lips stop them?
    Ghost of the Fox
    Ebook Price: $3.99 USD. 4270 words. Fiction by Felix Mayerhofer and published by Fideli Publishing on December 28, 2010
    (Age Level – 8-11) – What an exciting way to be introduced to George Washington. This story is about the great victory attained by the brave men of the American Continental Army at the “Battle of Trenton.” The first part is historical nonfiction, continuing into the second half of the story in fiction-occurring more than 200 years later. This This is a must read for children of all ages.
    The Lamplighter
    Ebook Price: $3.99 USD. 1900 words. Fiction by Felix Mayerhofer and published by Fideli Publishing on December 1, 2010
    (Age Level – 5-14) – Shortly before the birth of Christ, an angel appeared before a handicapped shepherd boy named Luke, who was told to collect old and damaged oil lamps. This request presented problems with Luke’s friends, townspeople, and was also of concern to his parents. On Christmas Eve he followed a bright star directed towards a stable in Bethlehem, where the reason is revealed.
    Caws’s Second Christmas
    Ebook Price: $3.99 USD. 1410 words. Fiction by Felix Mayerhofer and published by Fideli Publishing on December 1, 2010
    (Age Level – 6-10) – CAW, the same unpredictable crow again gets in trouble with his mischievous ways. Miss Spelling, the teacher, is the victim, but to everyone’s surprise Santa comes to the rescue.
    Caw’s First Holiday
    Ebook Price: $3.99 USD. 1750 words. Fiction by Felix Mayerhofer and published by Fideli Publishing on December 1, 2010
    (Age Level – 6-10) – The thoughts of Caw the crow are slightly cynical and speaks the one word it was taught–Jeb! This humorous story that includes important family values, are reinforced when Caw saves Christmas for Jeb and his family with that “one word.”
    The Little Heroine
    Ebook Price: $3.99 USD. 1180 words. Fiction by Felix Mayerhofer and published by Fideli Publishing on September 27, 2010
    Age Level – 5-8) – Years of possible bondage at a secret silver mine for the men of a village in old Mexico is thwarted from an unlikely source. The outcome for the kidnappers is not what they’d expected, as the bravery and heroics of a little girl called Maria comes into play.
    Chiquita the Featherless Chick
    Ebook Price: $3.99 USD. 770 words. Fiction by Felix Mayerhofer and published byFideli Publishing on September 27, 2010
    (Age Level – 5-8) – This story about a baby chick adopted by a loving Mexican family, especially Mama Gomez, will make you both laugh and cry. The little ones will especially enjoy the story and go “peep-peep-peeping all around the house.
    King of the Ice Cap
    Ebook Price: $3.99 USD. 1760 words. Fiction by Felix Mayerhofer and published by Fideli Publishing on September 27, 2010
    (Age Level – 6-11) – Yaki, an Eskimo boy gives further proof why he deserves praise from his father. With his great discovery in this story, he makes an unselfish offer giving new life to his entire village. This gesture earns him the respect and honor of the tribal elders.
    The Eskimo Hunter
    Ebook Price: $3.99 USD. 1380 words. Fiction by Felix Mayerhofer and published by Fideli Publishing on September 27, 2010
    (Age Level – 6-11) – Eskimo boys grow fast in the rugged cold weather of Greenland, and that was the case with Yaki. His heroic deed while hunting on the ice cap near the North Pole brought praise and honor from his father.
    Nick & Knobby Go Hollywood
    Ebook Price: $3.99 USD. 2550 words. Fiction by Felix Mayerhofer and published by Fideli Publishing on July 22, 2010
    (Age Level – 7-10) — Because of Knobby’s supposed cowardice, Nick and Knobby fail their Hollywood screen test. But Knobby proves the Hollywood director wrong as he regains his credibility through his eventual heroics.
    Nick & Knobby in the Daring Escape
    Ebook Price: $3.99 USD. 2700 words. Fiction by Felix Mayerhofer and published by Fideli Publishing on July 22, 2010
    (Age Level – 7-10) –Nick and Knobby who have an act where they both play the bass drum, are kidnapped in the “Big City,” and escape just in time for their successful TV debut.
    Nick & Knobby Go Digital
    Ebook Price: $3.99 USD. 2850 words. Fiction by Felix Mayerhofer and published by Fideli Publishing on June 21, 2010
    Nick builds his own bass drums and organizes a digital bass drum band with Knobby as an integral member. The story includes a French baker whose ultimate survival depends upon the band. One of the main characters in this story is based on the author’s friend Mario Grossi, owner of MARIO’S MUSIC STORE in Lancaster, California.
    Nick Meets Knobby
    Ebook Price: $3.99 USD. 2500 words. Fiction by Felix Mayerhofer and published by Fideli Publishing on June 18, 2010
    In this first story of a series of eight called the “Adventures of Nick & Knobby,” Nick rescues a dog who used to be part of an animal act. Nick plays the bass drum in the school band, and Knobby, his new dog, has a tail with a knob at the end that looks like a drumstick, and he plays the bass drum, too. Knobby’s former owner causes serious problems after being released from jail.
YOUNG MUSICIAN — Final Days of the Big Band Era 1948-1962
    Ebook Price: $9.99 USD. 146870 words. Non-Fiction by Felix Mayerhofer and published by Fideli Publishing on April 14, 2010
    Felix Mayerhofer grew up fast when he went from Juilliard School of Music in New York City to the professional “dog eat dog” world of big bands. It was there he encountered drugs, drinking, and women while traveling on the road. After a couple of years in an air force band during the Korean War, it was back on the road with more jazz groups. A fast read, filled with humor and excitement.



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    Felix Mayerhofer, born in 1930 and raised in Port Chester, NY, became deeply involved in his 3rd career as a children’s author after retiring as Coordinator of Music from the Palmdale School District in Palmdale, California. He received his B.A. from the State University of New York, Potsdam, and his M.A. from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. After working as a professional big band and jazz trombonist for 14 years, he became a school band teacher at the elementary, junior high, and high school level. Felix was also an elementary classroom teacher for a number of years. His… Read more

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    Wedding Budget: 30 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

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    Wedding Budget: 30 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

    We get it: Weddings are expensive. But you can cut costs without anyone missing, well, what’s missing.

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    1. Cut the guest list. This will slash your catering costs and save on invitations and even the number of centerpieces.

    2. Think off-peak season and save thousands!

    3. Hold your ceremony and reception in one spot — it will cut travel time for vendors you pay by the hour.

    4. Skip the Saturday wedding.

    5. Have bigger tables so you need fewer centerpieces and tablecloths.

    6. Shop the off-season for extra decor — get modern black vases on sale after Halloween and pretty pink ones after Valentine’s Day.




    7. Use more greenery than flowers.

    8. Swap out costly flowers — did you know peonies can be five times more expensive than roses?

    9. Stick to just one or two kinds of flowers.

    10. Buy flowers that are in season.

    11. Include non-florals, like lanterns.

    Food & Drink

    12. Serve entree duets.

    13. Skip the main course — apps and drinks are fine too.

    14. Offer beer, wine, and a signature cocktail instead of a full bar.

    15. Serve comfort foods like barbecue chicken, mac and cheese, and corn. It’s fun and often cheaper.

    16. Skip the champagne toast.




    17. Order a small one or two-tiered cake and then supplement cake with a larger sheet cake (hidden back in the kitchen).

    18. Keep the add-ons simple.

    19. Use fresh flowers, not sugar ones.

    20. Reuse ceremony flowers for the cake table.

    21. Skip exotic fillings like guava and mango.



    Stationery & Favors

    22. Get single-page invites to save on postage.

    23. Give out one favor per couple.

    24. Make your cake the favors.

    25. Have favors double as escort cards.

    26. Email your save-the-dates.

    27. Make your own menu cardsescort cards, and wedding favor packaging.



    Photo, Video & Music

    28. Have a photographer you love but can’t afford the prices? Ask them if they have an associate shooter who will do your wedding for less.

    29. Opt for a smaller band.

    30. Hire a band or DJ who can do both the ceremony and the reception.

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    Super Bowl XLV Super Bowl Media Day 2011 Super Bowl Commercials

    A collage of the helmets for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers.



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    ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 01:  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers speaks during Super Bowl XLV Media Day ahead of Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 1, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011 at Cowboys Stadium.  (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

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    Super Bowl XLV Media Day: 2 Great QBs, 2 Great 3-4s


    Derek Crouse

    (Contributor) on February 1, 2011

    The Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers will face off at the new Cowboy Stadium February 6th at 5:30ET in Superbowl XLV.

    Both teams have a national fanbase that stretches coast to coast. Steelers’ fans are known around the country as the best traveling fans in the NFL.

    From Aaron Rodgers to Ben Roethlisberger and two potent defenses, this game has everything a football fan wants from a Super Bowl.

    The Packers have been on a tear. They went on the road to face the Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, and Chicago Bears and won every game convincingly.

    While the Packers were a favorite early in the season, injuries came often this year and team had to adapt to new personnel.

    They had to win games late in the season just to get a shot at the playoffs. They’ve shown character overcoming the obstacles of the season whether it is losing players or the multiple concussions for Aaron Rodgers.

    The Steelers started the season with controversy. Ben Roethlisberger was suspended by league for being accused of another sexual assault.

    This wasn’t the first time Big Ben’s reckless behavior became a PR nightmare, so Roger Goodell decided a 4-game suspension was the punishment. The Steelers held their own without Big Ben going 3-1 with the only loss coming from the Baltimore Ravens.

    108694574_crop_340x234Will this be the first of many media days for Rodgers?
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    With the Cinncinati Bengals hitting rock bottom again, the Steelers capitalized and came away with the division and reached the Super Bowl beating the Ravens in a close battle and destroying the Jets early in the AFC Championship.

    Aaron Rodgers is quickly becoming on of the top quarterbacks in the league.

    In a tiny town where the quarterback is worshipped, he has taken all the pressure effortlessly. When Brett Favre isn’t mentioned during a NFC Championship game, it shows Rodgers is finally starting to get out of Favre’s shadow.

    He has the most talented receiving nucleus in the NFL. He is cerebral against the blitz, which will come into play with Dick LeBeau’s exotic 3-4 defense who loves to bring pressure from blitzes, zone coverages, and overloading the line.

    On and off the field, Ben Roethlisberger is reckless. While some would think of being reckless as a bad trait that isn’t the case when it comes to him.

    On 3rd downs when it looks like Ben is going to be taken down in the backfield, he moves out of the pocket and finds an open man when the play breaks down.

    He doesn’t put up the gaudy numbers that Aaron Rodgers does, but its effective in the Steelers offense.

    On multiple occasions, Ben made plays to win games where all hope was lost. Clutch play isn’t a statistic, but if it was he would be one of the league leaders.

    The Packer 3-4 defense, led by defensive coordinator Dom Capers, runs a version of the Steelers 3-4 that is coordinated by the respected Dick LeBeau.

    Both teams have linebackers that are fast and physical.

    In Green Bay, Defensive Player of the Year runner-up, Clay Matthews has improved by leaps and bound since he was drafted out of USC. He puts so much pressure on the edge and still can take on a left tackle if the coverage calls for it.

    James Harrison has been a target for the league looking to hand out fines (over $100,000) for hard hits. What many see is one of the best at the position playing with physicality and explosiveness.

    Both of these players have to be accounted for on every down; their versatility makes them dangerous.

    Super Bowl XLV is going to be played on a fast track. Like Drew Brees, Rodgers is very effective on turf. That could be seen against Atlanta. It might not matter if the Steelers put a big hit on Rodgers.

    With that hit from Julius Peppers in the NFC Championship, many think he might have suffered a slight concussion but the Jay Cutler injury became the story and the lack of medical staff looking at Rodgers went unnoticed.

    Multiple concussions are a catalyst to getting more in a short period of time. If Harrison wants to get a fine that is worth the money, putting a hard hit on Rodgers could take the Steelers to the Promised Land.

    Look for the Rodgers to beat the Steelers blitz, but if the Steelers can get the lead and use the run game, they will come out on top.





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    ClancyJG International – Engineering, Professional and Consulting Services


    Here is an example of our success.  ClancyJG International is the current provider of Air Traffic Control and Aviation Safety Subject Matter Experts to the HQ FAAAJV-13, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Group in Washington, DC since September 2009.  In this capacity we have demonstrated:
    • Our ability to compete and perform as a Government Prime Contractor
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    Our staff consists of Executive Managers, Program Managers, Project Managers,Engineers, Analysts, Subject Matter Experts, Technical Experts, Security Experts, and Operations Professionals. We actively recruit staff with many years of experience and a demonstrated set of skills. Many staff members have recently retired from the Federal Government, Military, and Private Sector and are searching for exciting opportunities to use their talents. We are prepared to provide immediate support and look for opportunities that challenge our team and seem Insurmountable by our customers.

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    BMW Four-Cylinder Engines Return To U.S.
    Many people remember the popular four-cylinder 320i of the late 1970s and early 1980s. It helped turn the once-obscure BMW into a household term in the U.S.

    BMW AG says it will bring a four-cylinder automobile engine to the U.S. market later this year. While BMW sells several four-cylinder motorcycles here, it hasn’t had a “four-banger” in its car lineup since 1999.

    The move marks a big change in BMW’s marketing approach in the States. For years the German car maker’s executives said offering fours would be a waste because American drivers want the power and torque available only from larger engines with six or more cylinders. Even the compact BMW 1 Series came with a choice of two sixes when it rolled out about three years ago. The same car typically sells with four cylinders in other global markets.

    Now, though, as fuel efficiency grows in importance to consumers many car companies are promoting their smaller engines where they used to largely ignore them. Ford says it will soon offer its new Explorer crossover with a four-cylinder engine while Chevrolet and Buick have also been pushing fours in certain models. Other rivals from Audi to Hyundai are touting their fours for performance as well as economy.

    The new 2-liter BMW engine uses turbocharging and a high-pressure direct-injection fuel system to boost power to 240 horsepower, which is more than the company’s base 3-liter six puts out. BMW says it will reveal exactly when the engine will arrive and on which model or models at a later date.

    For people who fell in love with BMWs during the 1960s and 1970s, chances are the object of their affection was a 1600, 2002 or 320i model with a screaming 1.6, 1.8 or 2-liter four-cylinder engine. I learned to drive on my mother’s 1979 320i and later owned a 1972 2002, so the BMW fours are dearest to my heart. Sure, it is hard to find fault with the smooth, locomotive pull of the Bimmer straight six, but it always seemed like overkill in smaller cars like the 3 Series and 1 Series.

    The slideshow includes some favorite fours from BMW’s past.


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    Shelley Flynn, DVM


    Dr. Shelley Flynn is a graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. She is originally from Southwest Washington and has recently moved to the Antelope Valley.


    She joined our staff in May 2008. Dr. Flynn enjoys spending time outdoors, participating in many activities including horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing, and scuba diving. She shares her home with her husband, 3 dogs (Ruby, Stella, and Gillie), and one cat (Simon).

    Erin Sanders, DVM


    Dr. Erin Sanders graduated from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.  She is originally from the Bay Area in northern California, and moved to Lancaster after graduating veterinary school to live with her husband.


    She joined out staff in 2010.  Dr. Sanders enjoys traveling (her goal is to attend all major league baseball parks), photography, camping, and fishing.  When she is not busy with her work and outside activities, she tends to her “herd” of rescued cats ranging from 16-2 years old.




    Dawn, Practice Manager


    Dawn Lane is the Practice Manager and has been a part of the Smith Veterinary Hospital Team since 1999.


    Although Smith Veterinary Hospital was not the first veterinary hospital she has worked with it is truly one she has put her heart and soul into.  The other joy comes from her loving husband of 23 years and her 4 awesome children.

    Dawn spends her spare time volunteering with the Jr. High School Marching Band where her youngest son attends. Dawn also devotes time with her local church in the youth department as a teacher.

    Kelly, Veterinary Technician

    & Back Office Supervisor


    Kelly has always been involved with animal in some way.  Kelly joined the Smith Team in 2000 and has been here ever since.  Kelly has many duties at Smith’s including being highly trained in dental procedures, and animal nutrition.  She has a variety of animals, including 3 teenagers, and a husband. Kelly is active in the local 4-H community and enjoys many outdoor activities when time permits.


    Paisley, Kelly and Lexie



    Exam Room Veterinary Assistant


    Kathy joined your team in February of 2009 after spending 12 years in the emergency veterinary field.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, one grandchild 3 dogs and a cat.



    Kathy with “Lucy”, “Timmy Joe”

    & “Annabel Lee”


    Karen, Receptionist


    Karen joined our team in the summer of 2008. She is married and has 4 children. She raises and shows Beagles.


    At home she has a collection of animal from birds to snakes inside and from geese to pigs outside. She loves all creatures with the exception of spiders!



    Cheryl, Veterinary Assistant


    Cheryl joined our team in August of 2009 with 5 years experience in veterinary medicine. She enjoys going to the park with her dogs.  Cheryl is a Lakers Fan and loves to play paint ball in her spare time.


    Bugsy, Dillinger, Cheryl and Roxie

    Tyler, Kennel Assistant


    Tyler was born and raised in the Antelope Valley. He is a recent graduate from Little Rock High School.


    Tyler joined our team full time in 2010. Tyler is interested in attending welding school next year. He currently lives with friends in Palmdale.


    Tyler and Toast


    Cassie with Kane


    Schmidty, Hospital Mascot


    Schmidty joined our family in the fall of 2010.


    He enjoys helping educate owners about wellness in their pets of shapes and sizes.

    He enjoys belly rubs, high fives, and hugs.


    Schmidty can be seen waving to people outside of our hospital. He’ll being making trips to local schools and city events to promote the human-animal bond.

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