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Citizen’s are Invited to Join in the City of Lancaster’s Mayor’s Walk at Lancaster City Park


Citizen’s are Invited to Join in the City of Lancaster’s 
Mayor’s Walk at Lancaster City Park

Lancaster, CA. September 16, 2011– The Mayor’s Walk will take place on Wednesday, September 21stfrom 8:00am to 9:00am at Lancaster City Park, located at 10th Street West and Avenue K-8. Participants should arrive in front of the Stanley Kleiner Activity Center at least five minutes prior to the walk to ensure they are on task with the group.

The Mayor’s Walk program provides ongoing public access to City officials and community leaders, offering an informal opportunity for residents to learn what is going on in their community, as well as discuss various issues which affect them.  Concurrently, this activity reinforces the City’s stance on building a healthy community by actively engaging City representatives with participants who are working to improve their physical fitness and overall health.

Residents of all ages are encouraged to participate.  The Mayor’s Walk occurs every first and third Wednesday of the month. For more information regarding this program, contact Lancaster Recreation Supervisor Angela Riley at (661) 723-6074.

September 19, 2011 Posted by | city of lancaster, Lancaster Mayor, lancaster news, lancaster press, Mayor R. Rex Parris | , , , , | Leave a comment


The City of Lancaster will host a press conference regarding the 2011 Bark at the Park event for dogs and their owners. This annual canine festival offersexciting activities for pets and the entire family, while providing essentialinformation regarding proper health and training for our frisky four-leggedfriends. Join us next Tuesday to learn more.

Lancaster City Park 43011 North 10th Street West North of the Tennis Courts Lancaster, CA 93534


Tuesday, September 20, 201110:30 a.m.

Mayor R. Rex ParrisBob Greene, Lancaster Director of Parks, Recreation and ArtsCarole Kelly, President of the Bark at the Park Committee

September 19, 2011 Posted by | bark in the park, city of lancaster, events for dogs, lancaster city park, lancaster fun | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Association’s newly-elected Board of Directors and officers were announced at the last meeting, along with a number of upcoming events

Dear BLVD Association members,

The Association’s newly-elected Board of Directors  and officers were announced at the last meeting, along with a number of upcoming events.  Please review the attached minutes for further information.  Below are this year’s board members:

  • ·         Jill Cooper, AV Bank – President
  • ·         Erica Allbee, All About Fitness – Vice President, Zone A
  • ·         Valerie Orcutt, Bella West – Vice President, Zone B
  • ·         Julie Sutton, Sutton Photography – Secretary
  • ·         Monica Grado, George’s Cleaners – Treasurer
  • ·         Sharon Giannini, Giannini’s Bistro and Grill
  • ·         Roger Hemme, Bohn’s Printing
  • ·         Myrle McLernon, MDM Architects
  • ·         Rena Patel, Graphic Experience
  • ·         April Rae, Daisy’s Costumes
  • ·         Andy Ward, Michelizzi, Schwabacher, Ward & Collins
  • ·         Myself (City representative)

Below are this week’s updates.  There are a number of road closures this week to allow for several special events.  Some businesses might consider adjusting store hours to accommodate customers who are attending these events, as some of them will take place outside typical hours.

  • ·         This Wednesday, 8/17, The BLVD Association judges will visit businesses participating in the AV Fair’s decorating contest.  The Association will award a prize for the best decorated, which the winning business will be able to proudly display until a new winner is crowned next year.
Weekly Farmer's Market on the BLVD

Time: August 18, 2011 from 3pm to 8pm
Location: Lancaster Blvd
Street: Lancaster Blvd
City/Town: Lancaster,CA
Website or Map:
Phone: 661-723-6165
Event Type: farmer’smarket
Organized By: Lancaster BLVD
As usual, our farmer’s market will take place Thursday from 3:00 to 8:00 pm.  Runaway Train will play on the Bandstand stage at 6:30.

“Peel the Love” Auto Art Challenge

Time: August 18, 2011 from 3pm to 8pm
Location: Lancaster Blvd
Street: bewteen Date and Cedar
City/Town: Lancaster,CA
Website or Map:
Phone: 661-723-6165
Event Type: artchallenge
Organized By: Lancaster BLVD

New this week: as a promotion for the Antelope Valley Fair, which begins this Friday, AV Federal Credit Union will host the “Peel the Love” Auto Art Challengeon The BLVD between Date and Cedar.  Four vehicles painted by artists will be on display, as well as a fifth for the public to paint.  The BLVD will be closed from Fig to Cedar beginning at 11:00 am for these events.

AV Fair Parade on the Blvd

Time: August 20, 2011 from 9am to 12pm
Location: Lancaster Blvd
Street: 10th street west and Lancaster Blvd
City/Town: Lancaster
Website or Map:…
Phone: 661.948.4518
Event Type: avfairparade
Organized By: AV Chamber of Commerce

The AV Fair Parade will take place this Saturday, August 20th at 9:00 am.  In conjunction with the parade, the High Desert Runners will host a race beginning at 7:30 am in front of All About Fitness at Sierra Highway and The BLVD.  Registration begins at 6:30 am.  The BLVD will be closed from 12th Street West to Yucca Avenue from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm for the parade and race.  10th Street West will also be closed from Jackman to Newgrove, and Sierra Highway will be closed from Jackman to Milling.  Historically, the parade is very well-attended and spectators begin gathering well before the parade to get good seats, so those of you with restaurants and retail shops might consider opening early to accommodate these potential customers.

All About Fitness, MGS Bikes and Psycho City will celebrate their grand openings

Time: August 20, 2011 from 4pm to 11pm
Location: Lancaster Blvd
Street: between Sierra Highway and Beech
City/Town: Lancaster,CA
Website or Map:
Phone: 661-723-6165
Event Type: grandopening
Organized By: All About Fitness, MGS Bikes and Psycho City

All About Fitness, MGS Bikes and Psycho City will celebrate their grand openings this Saturday, August 20th.  Join them for live music, raffle prizes and giveaways, food, and more beginning at 4:00 pm on The BLVD between Sierra Highway and Beech.  Please note that this section of The BLVD will be closed from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm for this event, as it will not be re-opened during the short time between the end of the parade and the beginning of setup for the 4:00 pm event.

Youth Skate Fundraiser

Time: August 20, 2011 from 12pm to 4pm
Location: Lancaster Blvd
Street: Cedar Avenue and Milling Street
City/Town: Lancaster,CA
Website or Map:
Phone: 661-723-6165
Event Type: youthskatefundraiser
Organized By: Paving the Way Foundation

Also this Saturday, there will be a Youth Skate Fundraiser sponsored by Paving the Way Foundation on Cedar Avenue from noon to 4:00 pm. Cedar Avenue will be closed from The BLVD to Milling following the Fair Parade until 4:00 pm.·

  • Laemmle BLVD Cinemas and Forge are now open next to LPAC!  Click here to read the press release about last Thursday’s grand opening gala event, and click here to visit the theater’s website.

  • Destination Lancaster, the new tourism and visitors’ bureau, is seeking coupons from local businesses to post on its website.  This is a free opportunity to promote your business.  As the site is geared toward visitors, we are particularly seeking discounts and deals from restaurant and retail-type businesses.  If you would like Destination Lancaster to consider including your business’s discount on the site, please reply to this e-mail with the complete discount details, along with a JPEG file of any graphics you’d like included.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns related to The BLVD.


Chenin Dow

Redevelopment Assistant

City of Lancaster

44933 N. Fern Avenue

Lancaster, CA 93534

(661) 723-6165

Fax: (661) 723-6210

August 18, 2011 Posted by | city of lancaster, Lancaster blvd, lancaster blvd events, lancaster blvd grand opening, lancaster news | , , , , | Leave a comment

The City of Lancaster Pronounced a HEAL City

Lancaster, CA. August 10, 2011 – During last night’s Lancaster City Council meeting, the Council received a plaque recognizing the City of Lancaster as a HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) City. 

“The health of our community is extremely important,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Studies show that nearly 30% of the students in Lancaster are overweight, and that overweight individuals are at a much greater risk for many health problems. Being fit and healthy helps us lead and enjoy a better quality of life.”

The HEAL campaign was launched by the League of California Cities to encourage cities to embrace policies that promote healthy lifestyles both among residents and City staff. In January 2011, the Lancaster City Council voted to support the initiative. In order to do so, the Council adopted a resolution outlining the City’s health and wellness efforts including; the Master Plan for Trails and Bikeways; the City employee wellness program; the LanCoaster BLVD Bicycle Experience; Wellness Homes; Neighborhood Impact Homes; and Community Gardens. The resolution also stated the City’s commitment to further implement policies to create healthier work, school, and neighborhood environments.

Last month, the City of Lancaster was designated as a HEAL City, making the City eligible to receive public relations and marketing resources, including the use of the HEAL Cities logo.

“With all of the health initiatives the City is already involved in, it just made sense to join with the League of California Cities to further our common goal of promoting the health of local citizens and California residents,” said Mayor Parris.

August 10, 2011 Posted by | AV Best Attorney, city of lancaster, Honest Politician, Lancaster Mayor, Mayor R. Rex Parris | , , , , | Leave a comment

City of Lancaster Furthers Partnership with Taiwan-based Company, US Topco Energy Inc.

July 21, 2011 Posted by | City of Lancater, clean desert, Mayor R. Rex Parris, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Destination Lancaster July

Enjoy Destination Lancaster and the Events of the Antelope valley!

DLNewsJuly.pdf Download this file

July 7, 2011 Posted by | city of lancaster, City of Lancater, Downtown Lancaster, ilivetoday, ilivetodayav, lancaster, lancaster events | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

City of Lancaster Opens First Phase of Downtown-Area American Heroes Park

City of Lancaster Opens First Phase of Downtown-Area American Heroes Park

Lancaster, CA. 3/22/2011 – Today, the City of Lancaster announced the opening of portions of American Heroes Park, a 12.5-acre recreation facility located within the revitalized downtown area.

Named in honor of those who have given their lives to protect American’s freedoms and liberties, American Heroes Park features numerous amenities for community enjoyment.  The site includes playgrounds; baseball and soccer fields; basketball and handball courts; two gazebos; nine trellis structures; an adobe monument; a restroom building; and three parking lots.  Memorial plaque walls on the premises can be inscribed at future dates, providing a place of reflection and gratitude for local fallen military, police and fire personnel.  Additional facilities will be available on the site after the park is fully completed.

“American Heroes Park is a splendid addition to our downtown area,” stated Lancaster Vice Mayor Ronald D. Smith..  “New and existing residents, business people working nearby, local students, as well as visitors from the community and beyond are now able to enjoy this wonderful community-gathering place.  This park is the perfect complement to The BLVD and the surrounding revitalized neighborhoods.”

American Heroes Park is open from 6:00am to 10:00pm daily.  Located just one block north of The BLVD, the park is centered in downtown Lancaster and bordered by Kettering Street, Fern Avenue, Jackman Street and Date Avenue.

March 25, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

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