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City of Lancaster Furthers Partnership with International Company, US Topco Energy, Inc.





Press Conference

 WHAT:           City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris and representatives of U.S. TopCo will sign a Memorandum of Understanding and a Master Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), to further develop this public/private partnership, allowing for the development and construction of a number of solar energy facilities.


WHERE:        Michael D. Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse

42011 4th St. West
Lancaster, CA 93534

WHEN:         Wednesday, July 20, 2011


WHO:             L.A. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich

City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris
City of Lancaster Council Members
City of Lancaster Deputy Mayor, Kit Yee Szeto

Mr. Joshua Chang, Chairman, US Topco Energy, Inc.                                                
Mr. Chung-Chen Kung, Director General of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles                                                                                                         

Mr. Charles Lee, President, Topco Scientific Co., LTD.                                                                        
Mr. Simon Chang, Chairman, PowerCom Co., LTD.                                                                             
Mr. Jackson Torng, Chairman & CEO, Ligitek Photovoltaic Co., LTD.             
Lancaster Deputy City Manager Jason Caudle   


July 19, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley, antelope valley community, AV Best Attorney, CITY GOVERNMENT, 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!

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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

Lancaster BLVD Showcase – Weekly Events, Music, Art and Community

This Week on the BLVD


Tuesday April 12th

Goodmorning Antelope Valley

WhenTue, April 12, 8:30am – 10:30am
Where749 West lancaster BLVD, Lancaster, CA (map)
Description Weekly podcast / talk show highlighting events, businesses and community in the Antelope Valley. Come be a part of the live show! Hosted by Ben Andrews and Jim Greenleaf. 661.948.8442

Toddler Storytime

WhenTue, April 12, 11:30am – 12:00pm
Where601 W. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster CA 93534 (map)
DescriptionDrop in and join us for stories, songs, rhythms & movement for children ages 2-3 years old.


Pajama Storytime

WhenTue, April 12, 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Where601 W. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster CA 93534 (map)
DescriptionStorytime introduces children to stories, music, fingerplays and art activities.For children Up to 2nd grade. Pre-Registration is Required. Please register at the children’s information desk or call (661) 948-5029.
Wednesday April 13th

Preschool Storytime

Storytime includes stories, fingerplays, music and art activities. For children 3-5 years old. Registration is required.


Wed April 13th 11:30am – 12:15pm Pacific Time
601 W. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster CA 93534 (map)


Lancaster Library Writers’ Group

Do you write essays, poetry, short stories, whole novels, or even technical reports? If you do, come share your work and receive helpful suggestions from fellow writers. All skill levels welcome, just bring up to three double-spaced pages to the library’s Literacy Center.


Wed April 13th 12pm – 2pm Pacific Time
601 W. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster CA 93534 (map)


Checkmate Chess Club

WhenWed, April 13, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Where601 W. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster CA 93534 (map)
DescriptionJoin chess coach, Ms. Daa(pronounced ‘day’) for our weekly chess club!All ages and skill-levels are welcome to learn and play the wonderful game in a supportive atmosphere. Beginner and intermediate lessons offered weekly.In conjunction with the Checkmate Chess Club, The AV Chess House is sponsoring a Chess Essay Contest open to any K-8 student who resides in Antelope Va…Full Description available at:



Teen Book Club

WhenWed, April 13, 4pm – 5pm
Where601 W. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster CA 93534 (map)
DescriptionTeens, read a book and share it with this fun group!



Bring Your Own Vinyl Night! 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 Night!


Wed April 13th 7:30pm – 10:30pm Pacific Time
749 West Lancaster BLVD (map)
Thursday April 14th

‘Adventures in Dog Sledding’

WhenThu, April 14, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Where601 W. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster CA 93534 (map)
DescriptionDog sled racer, Robert Stradley presents the sport of dog sledding . Exhibits, media footage and a meeting with a member of Team Quest, his dog sledding team, will provide an exciting hour. This program is free. For ages: 4 years and up. Call 661-948-5029, Children’s department for further information.


Country Night

WhenThu, April 14, 7pm – Fri, April 15, 12am
WhereBeX Roshambo Lounge 706 W. Lancaster Blvd (map)

Cedar Center Open MIc Night

WhenThu, April 14, 7:30pm – Fri, April 15, 12:00am
Where44851 Cedar Ave Lancaster, CA (map)
Description Cedar Open Mic! Thursday nights at the Cedar Center, starting at 7:30pm (more like 8om most weeks, haha) and going until we feel like going home! Available to ALL AGES without censorship. We encourage poets, musicians, actors, dancers, spoken word artists… anyone who wants to take the stage to do so!


Friday April 15th
The Bandstand Coffee & Tea


Acoustic Show

WhenFri, April 15, 6pm – 8pm
Where706 West Lancaster Boulevard Lancaster, CA 93534-3119 (map)
DescriptionAll Acoustic Showcase of amazing local talent brought to you by the Cedar Center.
Socialnomics 101 on the BLVD

WhenSat, April 16, 10am – 12pm
WhereBLVD Today Cafe 749 West Lancaster BLVD (map)
Description Jim Greenleaf and Adam Chant host a Live broadcast over from the BLVD Today Cafe discussing social media and local news.


Streaming on the BLVD

WhenSat, April 16, 7pm – 9pm
WhereBLVD Today Cafe 749 West Lancaster BLVD (map)
Description Open Mic Night and Musical Showcase highlighting various musical entertainment, stand-up comedy and spoken word brought to you by Brittany Harris of the Cedar Center Performing Arts Center. You don’t want to miss this incredible event! EVERY Saturday Night, in person and online!




The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery’s “26thAntelope Valley Union High School District Student Art Exhibition” will be on view April 9–May 8, 2011 at Lancaster City Hall. Featuring 94 pieces of artwork from 80 students within the school district, the exhibitors were selected by 26 participating art instructors from Antelope Valley, Eastside, Highland, Lancaster, Littlerock, Palmdale, Pete Knight, and Quartz Hill High Schools. The exhibition includes a wide variety of media such as oil, ceramic, watercolor, photography, acrylic, sculpture, charcoal, pencil, scratchboard, color pencil, pastel and mixed media.





Chimera Body Art Grand Opening
April 30th


Connect with the BLVD’s SOCIAL MEDIA















April 11, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley community, lancaster ca community, local a.v. art, Music on the BLVD, palmdale community | , , , , | 1 Comment