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Audio Video Services for BUSINESS & CHAMBER EVENTS Lancaster / Palmdale

Let us help you plan your next corporate event, seminar, chamber event or fundraiser.

Audio Video Services

Beyond the capability of most other companies, we integrate DJ music, sound mixing, sound reinforcement and integrate to computer video programs. Your company meeting will have power and impact.

For business training, product introduction, staff motivation or employee appreciation we offer distinctive programs that satisfy your technical requirements while providing an entertainment component to keep things interesting.

Chamber of Commerce events and fundraisers are near to our heart. We will work within your budget to help achieve your financial results.


  • Big screen projection system with MTV style videos
  • Photo montages created and projected
  • Party favors and glow lights available


April 12, 2011 Posted by | audio video services, audio video services lancaster, chamber events palmdale, Lancaster DJ service lancaster, palmdale chamber events | , , , , | Leave a comment

Lancaster Jethawks Media Day 2011 Brian Golden interviews Ben Heath who is from Penn State. Brain Golden interviews Jonathan Meyer Brian Golden talks with Jay Austin of the Lancaster Jethawks on Media Day 2011.

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First Minor League Baseball Stadium in California to go Solar

Lancaster.jpg (429×288) “The entire Lancaster community has embraced the city’s mission to become the alternative energy capitol of the world, and as the first minor league team in California to go solar, we’re happy to do our part,” said Peter Carfagna, JetHawks owner. The stadium is one of six city sites slated to go solar as part of a 2.5 megawatt project, and is the first city project under the Solar Lancaster program to be underway. The city projects, including City Hall and the City’s performing arts center, are expected to save the city more than $7 million over the next 15 years. The City of Lancaster and SolarCity®, a national leader in solar financing, design, installation, monitoring and related services, today announced that Clear Channel Stadium, home to the Lancaster JetHawks, is the first minor league baseball stadium in California to go solar. The 340 kilowatt carport-mounted system is expected to offset close to 100 percent of the stadium’s energy use and save its owners up to $48,000 in the first year of operation. “The many projects comprising our Solar Lancaster program are creating a number of benefits to our community. Not only are we taking further steps toward our goal of becoming the alternative energy capitol of the world, but we are creating jobs in many of our region’s hardest hit industries,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Clear Channel Stadium is the first of many City of Lancaster projects that will contribute to a greener City, a greener California and a greener nation.”




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California Poppy Festival Information R. Rex Parris Talks Poppy Festival / Family / Technology At the City of Lancaster press conference The Mayor talks with ilivetodayav about the upcoming event.


Date: April 16th & 17th, 2011. Rain or shine!
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Place: Lancaster City Park – 43011 N. 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534
Presented by: City of Lancaster 

Tickets, Admission and Parking

Tickets are available onsite during the event, and may be purchased with cash only.
Two ATMs are available near the entrance/exit and two more near the TOT LOT.Adults (13-61): $8.00
Children (6-12): $5.00
Children (5 & under): FREE
Seniors (62+): $5.00
Wheelchair Rentals: $10 for 4 hours (located at the Information Booth)

Group Ticket Sales:
Groups of 20 or more may purchase non-refundable tickets in advance by calling (661) 723-6075.

Parking is free. Free trams circulate between the entrance/exit and the parking lots.

Pre-sale Ticket Discounts

Pre-sale Poppy Festival tickets will be available for a limited time in April (exact date TBA)! These special offer tickets cannot be mailed or held at “will call”. If four or more are purchased at one time, tickets will be discounted $1 each and cost $7 for adults and $4 for children and seniors. Pre-sale tickets are non-refundable and non-replaceable.

This limited time offer is available at the City of Lancaster Parks, Recreation & Arts Counter for purchase in person only. City Hall, 44933 Fern Ave, Lancaster, CA 93534. Hours of Operation: Mon-Thu, 8am-6pm and Fri, 8am-5pm. For more information please call (661) 723-6077.

California Poppy Festival History

Lancaster boasts one of California’s most abundant crops of the vibrant poppies that are California’s state flower. For several years, the City of Lancaster co-sponsored the Wildflower Information Center with the Lancaster Woman’s Club to cater the interests of thousands of visitors who flocked to the Antelope Valley for a glimpse of these brilliant, beautiful flowers. Held at the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery, visitors could pick up free wildflower maps and learn about the best viewing locations before heading out to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.

It seemed only natural to create an even larger event to welcome and introduce visitors to the Lancaster area. The annual Festival plays host to the colorful poppies, which are an Antelope Valley springtime attraction.

The California Poppy Festival also began as part of the Earth Day celebration. Since the Golden California Poppy blooms each year around the time of Earth Day, it seemed appropriate for Lancaster to combine the two events into the California Poppy Festival. The first Earth Day was held in the spring of 1970 with an estimated 20 million people participating worldwide. Through the years, the annual Earth Day celebration has grown in popularity; in 1990 an estimated 200 million people in 141 countries participated in different celebrations. The California Poppy Festival carries on the Earth Day tradition of concern and caring for the environment.

Maximize Your Experience

With hundreds of exhibits and not-to-be-missed performances, you’ll want to make the most of your time at the Poppy Festival. We’ve compiled the expertise of seasoned festival-goers to let you know the tips for getting the most from your visit.

Dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes. With more than 55 acres of activities, you are definitely going to get your fair share of exercise as you explore the Festival. While we hope for sunny warm skies, spring weather can be unpredictable, and it is good to be prepared for brisk breezes and stormy skies.

Sunscreen and sunglasses. While the sun is responsible for our beautiful, blooming poppies it can be harmful to your skin and eyes, so cover up!

Eat, drink and relax. While you are probably eager to take in everything the festival has to offer, pace yourself. Family-fun is at the heart of the Poppy Festival, and that means taking time to sit down, enjoy performers and mouth-watering delicacies. Antelope Valley visitors often forget that we live in a desert environment, so be sure to drink a lot of water.

Things to Remember

So that the festival is safe and fun for everyone it is a must that you leave pets, alcoholic beverages, skateboards, bicycles, scooters, radios, roller-blades, frisbees, tables and coolers at home. For your safety, bags are subject to inspection by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Unauthorized sales, solicitations and distributions are prohibited. Springtime weather in the Antelope Valley is very unpredicable – please dress accordingly and bring plenty of sunscreen.

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2011 Relay For Life of Lancaster CA Imagine a world with more birthdays. The 17 annual Relay for Life at Quartz Hill, CA. Sharon Runner, Steve Knight, and David Veirra speak at the event. 661.948.8442 17th annual American Cancer Society “RELAY FOR LIFE” took place at Quartz Hill High School. This is an interview with Mary Binkowski and Jim Greenleaf with an overview of the event. Chili Cook Off headed up by Catherine Cadacio and Bobby Smith raised money for the Relay for Life event that was held at Quartz Hill.

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Survivors: Celebrating Life

Survivor LapSurvivors are the reason we Relay.

Our goal is to create a world where more people survive cancer so they can celebrate another birthday. This year more than 11 million people will be able to do that thanks to the support of millions of dedicated Relay participants.

Survivors are the guests of honor at Relay. Whether you are currently fighting your battle, or have been cancer-free for many years, you are a survivor. Being a part of the Survivors Lap allows survivors to celebrate what they’ve overcome, meet other survivors, and inspire and motivate their community to fight back.

We invite all cancer survivors in the community to attend Relay For Life. If you would like to participate in this year’s Survivors Lap or other activities, please sign up today.


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Survivor Stories
Caregiver Stories

Remember, too, that one of the ways the American Cancer Society is saving lives is by helping people get well. We’re in your corner around the clock to guide you through every step of your cancer experience. For more information about the American Cancer Society’s support for survivors and patients, please visit or call us anytime, day or night at 1-800-227-2345.


The American Cancer Society is the place to turn for help. No matter where you are in your cancer journey, we offer free programs and services to help you through every step of the way. Call us anytime, day or night at 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345) or visit

Whether it is getting you the information you need to make treatment decisions and better understand your disease, helping you deal with the day-to-day challenges of living with cancer, or connecting you with others for emotional support, we are here and we can help.

Go to Survivor StoryResources for Cancer Patients

Heroes of Hope

Elizabeth Martin, a Breast Cancer Survivor from San Diego, in our Border Sierra Region says:

“I called the 800 number on the day I was diagnosed and the American Cancer Society has been a part of my life ever since.”

When asked how she fights back against cancer, Elizabeth Martin replies, “With every fiber of my being!” When she received a breast cancer diagnosis nine years ago, Elizabeth called the American Cancer Society’s toll-free number immediately. She took advantage of a number of Society programs and events, including Reach to Recovery, Look Good…Feel Better, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and Relay For Life.

As soon as she had recovered from her surgery and chemotherapy, Elizabeth began to volunteer with the Society and play an active roll in events like Relay For Life, Daffodil Days, and Celebration on the Hill. “Once I had benefited from your many services, I had to give back!” she says. “I wanted to be there to provide support and help find a cure.”

Elizabeth counts Relay as an essential part of her life. Her very first Relay is also her most memorable. “I didn’t know what to expect,” she recalls. “The Survivors Lap made me feel special.”

“I Relay,” she says, “to get the word out that cancer is here and it’s affecting everyone’s lives. We need funding for research, especially for minorities. There are too many health disparities out there and we need to know why. I Relay so that recently diagnosed cancer survivors can feel special the way I did on my first Relay. I Relay because it brings the community together!”

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Resources for Cancer Patients

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Life is not easy for cancer patients and their loved ones; that’s why we are here. We can answer questions about insurance, rides to treatment, wigs, and much more. We are here to help with day-to-day issues and to ease the burden of patients and caregivers. Call us, anytime, day or night, at 1-800-ACS (227)-2345.

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No one need face cancer alone. We are here to provide support every step of the way, from the time you schedule a cancer test through recovery and beyond. We know what you are going through and we can put you in touch with others who can speak from experience.

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We can provide you with the most up-to-date information possible on any type of cancer, treatments and clinical trials. Search our Web site,,  for information on cancer and resources in your area, or call one of our experts at 1-800-ACS (227)-2345, day or night. They will give you their full attention and all the time you need. If they can’t answer all of your questions, they will find the answers and get back to you in a timely manner.

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History of Rancho Raviri Almond Gifts

Rancho Raviri Almonds Gifts was established in 1952, when more than two thousand acres of almond trees were grown for commercial production in Quartz Hill, California. The first orchards were planted over one hundred and five years ago in 1890. Today almond trees still inhabit this high desert area but most grace private gardens and parks.

The name “Rancho Raviri” came from the original owners, Gael “Don” Raven and Walter Biri, who decided to purchase an almond confectionery business in Quartz Hill. The partners combined the letters “R-A-V” from Don’s name, and “I-R-I” from Walt’s name, to make the word “Raviri”. They eventually sold the business, and subsequent owners continued the almond confection tradition in the Antelope Valley.

In the 1950’s Don Raven and Walter Biri produced eight different almond confections which sold all over the world. Today, in our store on 50th Street West, through mail, phone order and website orders, we make and sell more than 33 different kinds of flavored almonds including Lemon, Raspberry, Smoked, Mesquite, and Chili-Lemon.

Through the years our product line has expanded to include Chocolate Covered Fruit including Cherries, Blueberries, Apricots, Pears, Cranberries, and Strawberries. These habit forming sweets are pieces of dried fruit coated with milk chocolate, then glazed with a flavorful fruit coating. We offer Almond Barque in three flavors: butterscotch, white (vanillin), and dark chocolate. Our Almond Barque, made in our kitchen, is similar to a semi-soft candy bar, with freshly roasted chopped almonds. Other items in our collection include malt balls, toffees, Jelly Belly™ Jelly Beans, Almond Caramel Popcorn and a variety of reduced sugar candies. The quest to present the most flavorful, finest quality confections continues every single day.

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