The High Deserts Social Network Blog…

Lancaster Bookkeeping & Accounting


Lancaster Bookkeeping & Accounting

Whether you are a start-up business, a growing business or a mature corporation, Accurate Bookkeeping & Tax has the expertise to help you.  Through prompt and timely service, along with an intimate knowledge of the rules and regulations, we can keep you ahead of government deadlines, maintain order in your internal financial systems, and reduce the headaches that come with owning a business.

We can handle it all, from your payroll needs to banking and check writing.  If you’re having issues preparing your financial statements, we can tackle them for you.  You name it…we can do it!

Why hire staff?  Let do your monthly bookkeeping at a fraction of the cost of a full-time employee.

Our talented team is experienced with all the major accounting software programs.  We perform vital accounting functions, such as accounts payable/receivable, payroll, general ledger accounting, bank reconciliations, financial statement preparation and financial analysis.

When you retain our services, we make it a priority to learn your goals and operations quickly so we can hit the ground running.  Based on experience, we can easily identify opportunities for more effective tax planning, improved internal controls, and other areas that will make your business more profitable.

February 17, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley income tax prep, av best bookkeeping, av best payroll, av best tax preparation, lancaster tax preparation | , , , , | Leave a comment

Belly Dancing Friday Nights at Antelope Valley’s Best Restaurant

Come & Join us Firday Night Belly Dancing from
7:30pm-9:30pm call us 661-273-5600

Call 661-273-5600 We Deliver Lunch from 11am-3pmCheck our website for $8.00 Lunch Menu


February 17, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley best restaurant, AV's Best Restaurant, palmdale best restaurant | , , , , | Leave a comment

Team 2339 robotics Antelope Valley High School Team 2339 robotics team video- Antelope Valley High School, Lancaster, Ca


February 17, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley architect, av best architect, av custom homes, lancaster architect, palmdale architect | , , , , | Leave a comment



I first noticed this talented guy in his band, the Roby Duron Band, playing at the Rock Inn. Then I saw him playing at the Lake Hughes Community Center during 49er Days. Then I happened to see him several times playing in Neil’s band, Bullfrog Blues. Then I had the pleasure of seeing him play acoustic at the Rock Inn with Nick Gordon. I think that was the order….not sure, now that I think about it.


It doesn’t matter, I was hooked ! When I hear he is performing somewhere, I do my best to be there ! He is a pleasure to know, his wife, Tanya, is beautiful, his children are charming. He plays clubs in Ventura, and many other places too. If you have an opportunity to hear this musician magician, by all means, take advantage of it!! You will be glad you did.


Roby Duron was awarded “Best Blues Guitar Player 2008” by Rock City News – Los Angeles. Roby Duron was also a top finalist in Guitar Center’s National Guitarmageddon contest in 2005. Here’s what others have to say: “Squint while watching… and you’ll swear he’s more famous than he actually is.” -Matthew Singer (on Roby Duron), VC Reporter .. “Duron worked the crowd like a pro, running the entire length of the stage as he played his high energy blues rock, pausing only to make guitar face grimaces when bending notes or smile at the girls in the front row.” -Chris Gill, Guitar World Magazine .. “Many show up to hear the guitar pyrotechnics of the Roby Duron Band, a totally tight trio… and it’s a wonder the Christmas lights don’t explode.” -Bill Locey, The Star -Ventura County


This Blog brought to you by Chris Calaba of



February 17, 2011 Posted by | AV musicians, blues guitar player, guitar players, local musicians, Roby Duron | , , , , | Leave a comment

40% off Target the AV’s Best Deals from Local Living

Enjoy a $10 Gift Card for only $6. Hurry supplies are limited!

the highlights


– Find great deals and outstanding values when you shop Target
– Your e-GiftCard has absolutely no fees and no expiration date
– Use your e-GiftCard towards almost any purchase on


the business


Our mission is to make Target the preferred shopping destination for our guests by delivering outstanding value, continuous innovation and an exceptional guest experience by consistently fulfilling our Expect More. Pay Less.® brand promise. To support our mission, we are guided by our commitments to great value, the community, diversity and the environment.

February 17, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley bargains, antelope valley coupons, antelope valley deals, antelope valley groupon, antelope valley target, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment


About six months ago I decided to buy an iPad.  My son, David, downloaded many apps that I found useful in my work as a writer and other projects I’d been working on.


I loved my new toy.  While I took rests from playing my chromatic harp—which were many, I’d open the iPad and see what was going in the FB world or what emails had come in.  It was great laying in my recliner practicing the harmonica and playing with the iPad, the best of both worlds.


But my idyllic world of indolence came tumbling down when I discovered to my dismay that the new iPad wouldn’t take a charge.  After seeing the 20% power hadn’t gone up to a 100%, I again charged it…and nothing!  I immediately scampered over to Best Buy where the Geek Squad neglected to test it and took my word the machine no longer worked.   The repairman referred me to another line where I had to return the iPad and get a new one.  Luckily, I had purchased a warranty for a year and it wouldn’t cost me a cent.  The sales girl wildly ran throughout the store trying to find my expensive model as the line behind me grew to great lengths.  To my relief she finally returned after about 20 minutes, as the looks from those waiting behind me were getting more vicious.  “Sorry,” the girl nonchalantly said, “we’re out of that model.  We won’t get an order in for three weeks.”  I knew she was wrong so I told her I would wait for it to come in.  Two days later I received an email telling me to pick it up at the store.


I had no trouble setting it up as I had had previous experience.  When my son came home this past weekend, he again downloaded the apps plus new ones.  He had also bought new cell phones for the both of us as I was going to replace my old dinosaur.  I had time left on the old one but it needed recharging, but wouldn’t charge.  David asked if that was the same outlet I had tried to recharge the old iPad.  I answered it was.  He then asked if there was a wall switch to that particular plug in the living room.   I had to think for a moment, and then remembered there might be one behind the TV in the large wall unit. A couple of days before the iPad went dead, a Direct TV installer had been working behind the TV.  Sure enough, I found a wall switch behind the TV and realized the installer had inadvertently switched it off.  We had never used a lamp with that switch.


My son and I looked at each other realizing there had been nothing wrong with the iPad I had returned to Best Buy.  Someone was going to be pretty happy with an almost new iPad for a low price.



February 17, 2011 Posted by | AV Best Children's Books | Leave a comment


A couple of weeks ago my business partner, Mario Grossi and I, attended the NAMM convention at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.  Mario, a professional drummer, and I, are in the business of renting and selling new and used band and stringed instruments to schoolchildren, who are entering the school instrumental programs.


Attending the conference was like being at an extravaganza opening of a new casino-hotel in Las Vegas.  It was incredible, with hundreds of companies displaying their wares.  Dozens of stars were at individual company exhibits, either performing or helping sell those brands.  There were musicians from every genre of music: jazz, rock, country, and some I wasn’t too sure what they were, especially from Asian countries.


We had planned on meeting our good friends, professional trombonist, John Ley, and his singer-wife, Beverly Jenson.  We visited many of the displays together until we met two of my former members of my big band, woodwind artist, John Burcher, and classical-jazz guitarist Bob Ormsby, also known as Bobby “O.”  A few years back, Bobby was in the first graduating class at Cal Arts in Valencia, CA.  I had helped him to get a full scholarship through my friend, singer Vickie Carr, who had recently been appointed a trustee at the conservatory.


The entire experience was wonderful and an eye-opener, but the most exciting thing was the fabulous pizza they served at lunch!


February 17, 2011 Posted by | AV Best Children's Books, Children's Author, Children’s Stories with Morals, Exciting Children’s Stories, Learning Children’s Stories | , , , , | Leave a comment

52% off Pampering Package From Local Living AV

Body and Mind Wellness at Shape of a Woman
4855 Columbia Way
Quartz Hill, CA

Today’s Local Living allows you to treat yourself or that special someone to the indulgence that Body and Mind Wellnes Spa has to offer with this Pampering Package. This spa and salon is a true hidden gem in the Antelope Valley offering an array of services focused on relaxation and overall wellness. The experienced staff will make you feel welcome and ensure that your spa day will be one of a kind.

Got questions? We’re here to help: email us for a quick response at or call us: 1.877.975.6225

February 17, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley bargains, antelope valley coupons, antelope valley deals, antelope valley groupon, antelope valley spa | , , , , | 1 Comment

Lancaster BLVD Outdoor Dining Southern California Living Come Visit Our Patio! Enjoy the best of what Southern California Living has to offer. Our wonderful NEW sidewalk patio features a full menu and the wonderful service you have come to expect from Giannini’s Bistro & Grill.858 W. Lancaster Boulevard ● Lancaster, CA 93534 ● Phone 661 948-6380 ● Fax 661-948-6385 Hours: Sun-Thurs 11-9 Friday and Sat 11-10

February 17, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley bistro, Antelope Valley fine dining, Lancaster bistro, Lancaster BLVD dining | , , , , | Leave a comment

A Surprise Wedding Proposal Story – Caught on Film!

Elegant Affairs, AV’s first choice in Wedding & Reception venues. 661.951.2261


A Surprise Wedding Proposal Story – Caught on Film!

Posted Friday, January 07, 2011 11:29 PM

Today’s blog entry is a little wedding fairytale! This is Lee and Matt, and he has the thumbs up from all the girls in the office today. The rest of this story is brought to you by their lovelyphotographer!

Her favorite number is 11. She loves ice skating. She’s always wanted to get married on Friday 11/11/11. He contacted and hired me before Christmas [so that we could do this shoot on 1/1/11]. We made plans via email; I checked his Facebook page to know what they look like, etc.

(This is the famous statue at the World famous Rockfeller Center skating rink)

The day of we sent text messages to each other. I positioned myself at the edge of the rink and he spotted me.  After they slowly went around 2-3 times (he’s not an ice skater), he stopped, hugged her, and got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.

She later said that she thought it was a joke because they were still waiting to get engaged. People on and around the rink applauded and cheered and they took 2 more laps around the rink.

Congratulations Lee and Matt!

> Just Engaged? Here’s 11 Hot Trends for 2011

Photos: WendyG Photography (




Elegant Affairs, AV’s first choice in Wedding & Reception venues. 661.951.2261


Reference Link: The Wedding Planning Institute

Elegant Affairs
42525 10th Street West
Lancaster, California 93534
Phone (661) 951-2261
Email Address:


February 17, 2011 Posted by | av private reception, av wedding garden, AV wedding planner, av wedding reception, av wedding venue | , , , , | Leave a comment