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City of Lancaster Goes Online with Business License Renewals

The City of Lancaster now offers business license renewal capabilities on its website.  As the City continues to expand its green initiatives while maximizing customer convenience options, one more avenue is provided to make doing business in Lancaster a breeze.


“This new feature enables existing business owners to renew their business licenses online,” stated Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Many people now pay their bills from the comfort of their home via the internet, reducing the time and energy they spend on a necessary task.  We’re glad to offer this convenient option to our citizens as well.”


Business owners will continue to receive their renewal notices in the mail.  However, the paper bills will provide information on how the process to renew a business license and pay the fees due can be completed by visiting the City’s website at  Once at the site, proceed to “I Want To… Renew a Business License” or “Finance Department… Renew a Business License” and click on the link provided.  Two pieces of information are required to complete the process online: 1) the business license account number and 2) the four-digit pin number (which is located on the paper renewal notice near the summary of charges at the top of the page).  If this information has been lost or misplaced, the City of Lancaster Finance Department can be contacted at (661) 723-6237 for further assistance.


The business license online renewal system accepts both full and partial payments.  Please note that although partial payments are allowed, business license certificates will not be issued until accounts are paid in full.  Certificates are printed and mailed every Friday for all (paid in full) payments received by the previous Thursday.  The online payment option is not available for renewing the following types of businesses: massage, group home, taxi or tow service.  These businesses are excluded because they require additional steps for renewal processing, such as fingerprinting and background checks.


For additional information regarding utilizing the online business license renewal feature or to learn how to obtain a business license, please call the City of Lancaster Finance Department at (661) 723-6237.


July 5, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley, ANTELOPE VALLEY BUSINESS, business, city of lancaster, City of Lancater | , , , | Leave a comment

Business Advisory Council Meeting Tomorrow

The Antelope Valley business community is invited to join the South Valley WorkSource Center (SVWSC) for their next Business Advisory Council (BAC) Meeting, scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 6 from 8:30 to 10 am at the Center, located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. 

The BAC provides information regarding services that may enhance local businesses while networking with other groups throughout the community. The July 6 meeting will focus on the City of Palmdale’s Economic Development Department services and resources.

Organizations are encouraged to RSVP at 661/265-7421.

BAC meetings are held the first Wednesday of the every month, with the exception of blackout dates.

The South Valley WorkSource Center (SVWSC) brings job seekers and employers together in one place and offers no cost, vital workforce development programs and services to the community. Job seekers receive career counseling, assistance securing interviews and employment opportunities, and access to workshops, skills training, computers and tools. Businesses receive specialized screening and recruitment services. The center functions to reduce unemployment and positively impact the community through the power of work.

The no-cost services offered at the SVWSC are provided through the Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the City of Palmdale. The WIA provides the framework for a national workforce preparation and employment system. Programs authorized by WIA are provided at the local level to individuals in need of those services, including job seekers, dislocated workers, youth, incumbent workers, veterans, new entrants to the workforce, persons with disabilities and employers.

The City of Palmdale has contracted with Goodwill Southern California (GSC) as the operating agency for the South Valley WorkSource Center. Last year, GSC served 92,353 individuals with disabilities and vocational disadvantages, including 5,581 businesses, and placed 7,490 in new jobs through programs and services offered at three campuses and 24 job service centers throughout Los Angeles (north of Rosecrans Ave.,) Riverside and San Bernardino counties. GSC supports its mission of “Transforming lives through the Power of Work” through operations at 65 retail stores and 44 attended donation centers.

To find a Goodwill location near you, please call 1 (888) 4-GOODWILL or visit

For more information, call 661/265-7421 or visit our Web site at

July 5, 2011 Posted by | ANTELOPE VALLEY BUSINESS, business, city of lancaster, City of Lancater, lancaster | , , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Community News from ilivetodayav! 6/14/2011

A day behind sending this out but hope everyone’s week is off to a good start. There a lot of great blogs, events, videos and new members here in the Antelope Valley that we’d like to Highlight!

Find more videos like this on ilivetodayav
Find more videos like this on ilivetodayav


Antelope  Valley BLOGS

Local Hardcore Christian Band is Hardcore About Their Music

Posted by Ali Rae Pursley on June 8, 2011 at 6:00pm

SEO Works!

Posted by Monica Whitmer on June 9, 2011 at 6:00am

Pinker’s Place Antique Shop on Lancaster BLVD – Baskets by Holly Modine

Posted by Pinker’s Place on June 9, 2011 at 9:00am

Legislature Seeks to Overrule State Supreme Court’s Decision Allowing Police to Violate Fourth Amendment

Posted by Political Observer on June 13, 2011 at 1:30pm

Smith Veterinary Hospital June Pet Of the Month !

 Posted by Smith Veterinary 661.948.5065 on June 13, 2011 at 3:30pm


 Cleaning Up the Desert

 Posted by Graphic Experience 945.1718 on June 14, 2011 at 8:00am

Antelope Valley EVENTS 

Bring Your Own Vinyl Night June 15, 2011 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm – Blvd Today Cafe Come for a night of classic rock music, free wifi, and $1 gourmet coffee.Enjoy our records or bring your own LP’s and we’ll play some of your favorite tracks! Every Wednesday Nig
Organized by Lancaster BLVD | Type: bring your own vinyl night, college hangout, av music, lancaster music, palmdale music

Lancaster/Rosamond Chamber of Commerce Mixer June 16, 2011
from 5:30pm to 7:30pm – Graphic Experience
This is the monthly Chamber mixer, held in a different location each month. This month it’s HERE @ Graphic Experience! It’s always a great way to network, have some munchies and drink and win raffle
Organized by Graphic Experience 945.1718 | Type: lancaster/rosamond chamber, of, commerce, mixer

Wiki Night June June 16, 2011
from 6pm to 9pm – Arbor Lofts Gallery
Another round of presenters share their ideas at our June 16th Wiki Night.The event is a monthly opportunity for creative individuals to come together in an informal atmosphere to share their ideas,
Organized by Lancaster BLVD | Type: artist, and, community, mixer

BLVD Summer Concert Series June 16, 2011
from 6pm to 7pm – Bex Bandstand
“Meet Me at the Bandstand” One part dancing, two parts music, delicious food, and a whole lot of outdoor fun is the recipe that makes the Sierra Toyota Scion Concert Series the best way to welcome th
Organized by ilivetoday | Type: summer, concert, series

Socialnomics 101 on the BLVD June 18, 2011
from 10am to 12pm – Blvd Today Cafe Jim Greenleaf and Adam Chant host a Live broadcast over from the BLVD Today Cafe discussing social media and local news.
Organized by Lancaster BLVD | Type: talk show, live, community, businesses, art, entertainment, antelope valley

Backdrop Grand Opening on the BLVD June 18, 2011
from 1pm to 7:30pm – Backdrop
We will be having our grand opening on June 18th from 1pm – 7:30pm We will have our gourmet sales rep there doing tastings of the various foods, balsamic, dipping oils, sipping chocolate and chocola
Organized by Lancaster BLVD | Type: grand opening, new business, lancaster blvd

Summer Sizzle Concert Series June 18, 2011
from 4pm to 11pm – Palmdale Amphitheater
Summer Sizzle 2011 from Jeffrey Ogden on Vimeo.
Organized by Pars Restaurant | Type: concert series, summer concert

New Night Club – Medrano’s at Night June 18, 2011
at 7pm to June 19, 2011 at 1am – Medrano’s Mexican Restaurant – Lancaster
There’s a new night club in the AV. Medrano’s at Night! Lancaster’s newest hot spot for dancing to salsa, country, rock n roll, and oldies. Starts Friday, 6/18. Doors open at 7. $5 cover. Best Margar
Organized by Medrano’s Mexican Restaurant | Type: party



Dr. Andrea Mills

Palmdale, CA, United States

Cleone Skaug

Lancaster, CA, United States

Chameleon Karaoke

Lancaster, CA, United States

Chuy’s Vehicles

Lancaster, CA, United States

Morgan Chant

Los Angeles, CA, United States


Palmdale, CA, United States

James Diefenderfer

Palmdale, CA, United States

Erica J. Miller

Palmdale, CA, United States

Carol Harris

Rosamond, CA, United States

Kerry Mills

Lancaster, CA, United States

Sue Strom

Lancaster, CA, United States

Andrea Young

Lancaster, CA, United States

CONGRATULATIONS! Be sure to drop these two ladies a comment or send them a message to show your support.

Sponsor of the Week Dawn Lane from Smith Veterinary Hospital Recognized for her outstanding blogs about pet care.

Member of the Week Monica Whitmer Recognized for her blogs and her project to rescue abused horses.


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P.S. Father’s Day is Coming up This Weekend

Here are some great ways to put a smile on dad’s face!

Dinner For Dad at Giannini’s

 Father’s Day LA-Z-Boy Sale at Aven’s

Father Day with Antelope Valley Florist 

10 % Off Father’s Day Gifts at Graphic Experience

June 15, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley blogs, antelope valley Events, antelope valley videos | , , , , | Leave a comment

R Rex Parris The Antelope Valley Business Outlook Conference The Antelope Valley Business Outlook Conference is North Los Angeles County’s premier business event with presentations from renown economists, industry leaders and nationally-recognized speakers. R. Rex Parris speaks at The Antelope Valley Business Outlook Conference.


February 23, 2011 Posted by | ANTELOPE VALLEY BUSINESS, Mayor R. Rex Parris, OUTLOOK CONFERENCE, r rex parris, REX PARRIS | , , , , | Leave a comment