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Men’s College Basketball Schedule – Tuesday, Feb 22 -Coach’s Sports Bar and Grille

February 22, 2011 Posted by | av best sports bar, av best wings, college basketball schedule, lancaster sports bar, palmdale sports bar | , , , , | Leave a comment

50% Off Fine Persian Cuisine Where? pars restaurant$15 for $30 Worth of Food and Drinks at Pars Restaurant

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Break out of the culinary rut and try something new! Pars Restaurant, located in West  Palmdale is offering a $30 gift certificate for only $15! That’s 50% more food, more deliciousness, and more yum for your money.

At Pars you can find traditional Persian cuisine as well as one of a kind flavors inspired by Mediterranean. Try one of their popular items like their savory ground beef kabob, creamy hummus. or aromatic stews. Let the exotic flavors of the middle East combine with the elegant atmosphere to create a memorable dining experience!

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40008 10th Street West Suite A,
Palmdale, CA 93551
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February 22, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley coupons, antelope valley deals, antelope valley entertainment, antelope valley Events, antelope valley Restaurants | , , , , | Leave a comment

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We have more than three decades of expertise serving the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Defense (DOD), and private industry.

ClancyJG International is an professional, engineering, and consulting services company.  We are recognized experts in air traffic control and airspace management, research and test ranges, and training and simulation.  We provide expertise capable of addressing complex programmatic issues including the management and coordination within and between organizations.  As such we have demonstrated our ability to provide staff with unique skills consisting of managers, engineers, analysts, subject matter experts, and operational staff.  While a relatively new corporate entity, we have more than three decades of expertise serving the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Defense (DOD), and private industry.    We are a participants in the Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development Program and are a Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).



February 22, 2011 Posted by | 8(a), aviation engineering, engineering services, professional services, SDB, SDVOSB | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Senate passes $34.5 billion FAA bill

Senate passes $34.5 billion FAA bill


The Senate on Monday passed a $34.5 billion measure, by a vote of 93-0, that would upgrade the nation’s aging air traffic control system, limit tarmac delays for passengers and increase taxes on several areas within the airline industry.

The bill, which funds the Federal Aviation Administration through September 2011, calls for the air traffic control system to switch from World War II-era radar technology to a satellite-based system by 2014 at the busiest airports, and nationwide by 2020. The new system known as NextGen would cost the FAA about $22 billion through 2025 while airlines would spend about $20 billion to upgrade their airplanes’ computer systems.

With the numbers of airline passengers growing, the new air traffic system is expected in the long term to increase safety, save airlines money, reduce delays and cut down on pollution because pilots will be able to fly more direct routes.

The bill, which will have to be ironed out in a House-Senate conference, raises an additional $276 million in revenue from the expansion of several taxes.

The measure sets the general aviation jet fuel tax rate at 36 cents a gallon, up from 22 cents. That is expected to raise about $113 million through 2014. Private business jet charters would see taxes increase from 4.4 cents a gallon to 36 cents, and they would pay as an a 14-cent surtax on fuel, which is expected to raise $107 million through 2014.

In addition, planes weighing 6,000 pounds, which were previously exempt from the taxes, would have to pay into the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, raising about $56 million over 10 years. Under the Senate bill only sightseeing planes are exempt.

During Monday’s debate Senate Commerce ranking member Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) said “we still have a long way to go on this legislation, I hope we can do it.”




February 22, 2011 Posted by | aviation engineering, Department of Defense (DOD), engineering services, Federal Aviation Administration, SDB, Small Business Administration 8(a) | , , , , , | Leave a comment

BLOCK BIKES 2011 BMX Sponsorship Program

The Block Bicycle Shop 661.729.2800

604 W. Ave L unit 101
Lancaster, CA 93534

We at Block Bikes have been riding our entire lives and know that is all the hard work that makes it rewarding.
For the 2011 season we are putting a package together to reward riders and show our appreciation for supporting us.

Block Bikes is looking for a few good riders to represent us from every riding area around the Valley.
Are you one of us??? Do you build trails? Influence local riders? Are the shredder of your area?

From now until March 1st we will be taking submissions. Ideally we would like to have video edits from your local area.
Upload your video to You Tube, Vimeo or whatever site you want to host it.
Then email the link to

Along with your video send us:
Your name – email address – phone number -headshot.
Send a bio of what you ride, why you ride, and what you want out of riding.
What you can do to promote Block Bikes and what you want from a sponsorship
If you want to go into more detail we would love to know:
What kind of bike and parts you ride
How long you have been riding
What trails-streets-parks you ride

The best overall submission will win a full sponsorship!
Complete bike and support to keep the bike rolling properly for the entire 2011 season.

Everyone who submits a video will receive a personalized Team Block card for 10% off all purchases for the 2011 season.

Selected riders will get a 20% off 2011 purchases, a personalized Team Block card, and free Block merchandise.

We also are in need of BMX artists to design shirts – website – video.
If you are interested send your resume and/or portfolio to:

Let us know where you ride – maybe we’ll come out and shoot photos and videos at your spot!!!


February 22, 2011 Posted by | av best bike repair, av bicylce shop, av bikes, lancaster bmx, palmdale bmx | , , , , | Leave a comment

On-location filming jumps 15% in 2010, but L.A. still not out of the woods


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On-location filming jumps 15% in 2010, but L.A. still not out of the woods

2010dataLos Angeles recorded significant gains in on-location filming activity in 2010, powered by economic recovery, a revival in television comedies and state tax credits that helped to lure new business.

But even with the increased activity, feature production remained less than half what it was in 1996, underscoring the long-term challenges L.A. faces as it struggles to keep movies and TV shows from leaving Southern California, according to data from FilmL.A. Inc., the nonprofit group that handles film permits for the city and many unincorporated areas of the county.

FilmL.A. recorded 43,646 total production days in 2010, up 15% from 2009. A production day is defined as a single crew’s permission to film a project at a single location in a 24-hour period. Overall activity rose 26% in the fourth quarter over the same period in 2009.

Though the data do not track filming on major studio lots, it’s viewed as a barometer of overall economic activity in L.A.’s entertainment sector, which employs more than 200,000 people.

The upswing signaled a continued recovery from the pummeling the sector took in 2009, when production posted its steepest annual drop on record as studios cut back the number of films they released, advertisers shot far fewer commercials and filmmakers took their business to other states that offered more attractive tax credits and rebates.

Leading the growth was commercial shoots, which saw a 28% increase in production days last year, the category’s largest year-over-year increase since tracking began in 1993. The year’s total of 6,778 production days was the highest since commercial production reached its peak in 2005.

Though growth slowed in the fourth quarter, climbing only 2.5%, the year was marked by an increase in orders for spots by Chrysler, Verizon and AT&T and other advertisers amid signs of an improving economy.

On-location television shoots also mounted an impressive comeback, increasing 50% in the fourth quarter and 12% for the year for a total of 17,833 production days.

The gains were fueled by a continued growth in reality TV programming, which rose 47% with 7,341 production days, making it the single largest TV category; and sitcoms, which rose 78% for the year, including 227% in the fourth quarter.

TV comedies have been making a comeback, thanks to the popularity of such shows as ABC’s “Modern Family” and FX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” which are L.A.-based. New sitcoms shooting locally include MTV’s “The Hard Times of RJ Berger,” Showtime’s “Shameless” and NBC’s “The Paul Reiser Show.”

However, TV dramas fell 19% for the year, reflecting the cancelling of such shows as Fox’s “24” and NBC’s “Heroes.”

Feature films rose 8% for the year and 28% for the fourth quarter with the increases attributed to the state’s film tax credit program, which took effect in mid-2009. The program provides a 20% to 25% credit on qualified production expenses and can be used to offset state income or sale tax liabilities.

The state program attracted dozens of movies to L.A. last year, including the upcoming releases“Rampart,” “The Good Doctor,” produced by and starring Orlando Bloom, and Walt Disney’s “The Muppets,” with tax-incentive productions accounting for a quarter of all production days in the year.

Despite the improvement, the number of feature film production days in 2010 — 5,378 —  was still down 62% from its peak in 1996, reflecting L.A.’s  loss of market share, not only to foreign cities such as Vancouver and Toronto, but also to other U.S. locations, notably Detroit, New Orleans and New York.

In response to the migration, city officials and film promoters have been grappling with ways to keep filming at home, including recently launching a marketing campaign touting the industry’s economic benefits to the L.A. economy.

— Richard Verrier

Photo: Ed O’Neill, left, Rico Rodriguez and Sofia Vergara in the L.A.-based “Modern Family.” Credit: Adam Larkey / ABC





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 Universal Studios puts real money into virtual stage

Hard Times bring “Hard Times” to Reseda High

“Rampart” movie kicks into high gear

 “Law & Order” franchise finds new home on the streets of L.A.

“Hobbit” casts cloud over New Zealand’s filmmakers’ paradise

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L.A. takes a bite out of Big Apple





February 22, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley commercial production, antelope valley film production, antelope valley filming locations, north la county film production, north la county tv production | , , , , | Leave a comment

Presidents Day Sale at AVEN’S Fine Home Furnishings

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February 22, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley furniture, LA County furniture, Lancaster Furniture, Palmdale furniture, thomasville southern California | , , , , | Leave a comment

Lancaster Best Dance Studio Darla Coddington Instructor

Darla Coddington

Darla, who celebrates her birthday on February 17th, started dancing at the age of 6. Her first dance teacher was Vicki Senseman , who taught for the City of Lancaster.
At the age of 10,  Darla enrolled at Caravan School of Dance (which was to become A.V. Dance Studio ’81).   In High School, she and her good friend Tina Landon, were on the A.V. Dancer’s dance team from1979-1981. Both girls continued to dance together at Antelope Valley College from 1981- 1983.
Darla traded in her dancing to become an aerobics instructor. She returned to the studio in 1995 to enroll her young daughter, Brooke.  Darla began taking dance again herself and within a few years began teaching Jazz and Lyrical at A.V. Dance studio ’81.
Darla has been married to Rex Coddington since 1987.  They have 2 children, Brooke and Nolan.
Outside of the dance studio, Darla is a deputy Probation Officer with Los Angeles County, where s he has worked for twenty years.

About AV Dance Studio 81 –  It is our mission not only to give you an understanding of dance techinique, but also to give you gifts that will last a lifetime: good posture, grace, self-esteem, and body awareness. 661.942.4953 AV Dance Studio 81‘ Join the Dance Craze!


February 22, 2011 Posted by | av best dance studio, Av Dance, children’s dance, dance classes, Lancaster dance | , , , , | Leave a comment

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February 22, 2011 Posted by | av flowers, buying flowers online, lancaster flowers, Palmdale flowers, st patty's flowers | , , , , | Leave a comment