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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

New Laemmle Cinema Brings Hollywood Flair to The BLVD

Lancaster, CA. August 12, 2011 – Cameras flashed as VIPs arrived to the red carpet of Lancaster’s new Laemmle BLVD Cinemas. Last night’s Hollywood premiere-style gala marked the grand opening of the luxury movie dinner theatre in downtown Lancaster.

“This is huge,” noted Mayor R. Rex Parris. “The BLVD has truly come alive. Tonight, we also have a Farmers’ Market and summer concert taking place here on The BLVD. And this is a weeknight!”

Guests received the VIP treatment including photo opportunities and interviews on the red carpet, followed by a beautiful reception and ribbon-cutting. Guests then proceeded to one of the cinema’s three luxury theatres to view a private screening.  All proceeds from the grand opening benefited local non-profit Desert Haven Enterprises.

“This is the biggest day in the renaissance of The BLVD,” declared InSite Development partner, Scott Ehrlich. “It has been wonderful working with the City of Lancaster, and I’m thrilled to see yet another one of our collaborations come to fruition.”

The new luxury cinema, which opens to the public today, boasts three screens, each theatre seating between 46 and 58 patrons. The intimately sized auditoriums, complete with overstuffed, fully reclining chairs with leg rests and push-away tables, set the atmosphere for a one-of-a-kind experience.

The cinema complex also offers a full dinner menu, where patrons can order food to take into the theatre with them. In addition, a unique assortment of wine and beer is available.


“We are proud to be affiliated with the new BLVD Cinema in downtown Lancaster, ” noted Greg Laemmle, President of Laemmle Theatres.  “This is one of the most uniquely designed art-house theatres we’ve seen, with all digital projection, luxury reserved seating, and a more robust cinema café menu.”

The theatres boast state-of-the-art equipment including phenomenal sound systems and Christie projectors — the “Rolls-Royce of projectors.” The cinema will focus on showing first-run films, including independent, international and art house films.

Most would think the posh new cinema would be pricey. Incredibly, this is not the case. Tickets will be offered at $11 for primetime tickets and $8 for children, seniors, and non-primetime showings.

“We are thrilled to have this classy new addition to The BLVD,” said Vice Mayor Ron Smith. “It’s exactly the type of attraction we need. What’s even more impressive is the fact that this high-end arts theatre offers mid-range ticket prices.”

The cinema complex includes Forge, an Anthropologie-inspired store offering a wide array of unique products from apparel to kitchen and bath staples. A great place to find interesting gifts, Forge boasts unique items such as a gourmet selection of hot sauces and olive oils as well as books and magazines. And, like the cinema, Forge is priced to fit any lifestyle.

“The concept is to create the perfect evening out,” said developer Scott Erhlich. “Now you can take your date to dinner and a movie at the same location, and even enjoy a little bit of shopping while you’re there.”

“The addition of this cinema brings more entertainment choices to The BLVD,” said Mayor Parris. “Not only can you enjoy an evening at the cinema, but you can also take in a concert right next door at LPAC. The BLVD has truly been transformed into an amazing destination.”

August 13, 2011 Posted by | blvd grand opening, laemmle theaters, Mayor R. Rex Parris, rick gutierrez, scott erlich | , , , , | 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

Making A Difference

I received this message on Facebook earlier last week and wanted to share it with everyone:

“Mayor Parris,
I just wanted to thank you for ALL that you are doing for our community. My wife and I teach ESL (English as a Second Language) at AVC, but, partially due to the budget cuts at AVC, we have just recently begun teaching FreeESL! within the Community Homes on Kingtree… and beginning next week (because we are growing) on Desert Sage. As Palmdale residents ourselves, we were disappointed that we have found no opportunities like this in our city… yet.
Keep up the great work! You are making so many more differences than you will ever know!
Scott (and Priscilla) Jenison.”

I think its obvious the Scott and Priscilla are the ones that really deserve our thanks for going out and making a difference in the community. It’s great to see the people of the Antelope Valley coming up with creative solutions to the challenges facing our community. 


P.S. I’d love to hear your ideas and feedback –

May 16, 2011 Posted by | ANTELOPE VALLEY ESL, COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, Lancaster Mayor, Mayor R. Rex Parris, r rex parris | , , , , | Leave a comment

Aimee Pierson Named Mayor’s Athlete of the Month by R. Rex Parris Lancaster, CA. April 27, 2011–Desert Christian athlete and scholar Aimee Pierson has been chosen to receive the Mayor’sAthlete of the Month Award for April.

“For her outstanding accomplishments in athletics, academics, and in the community, I would like to present Aimee Pierson with the Mayor’s
Aimee Pierson Named Mayor’s Athlete of the Month by R. Rex Parris

Athlete of the Month award,” said Parris.

As a scholar, Pierson has maintained a 4.15 GPA and is ranked third in her class. She has been on the Principal’s List and the California Scholastic Federation each semester. She is a member of the National Honor Society and has been awarded U.S. Achievement Academy Awards for Geometry, French, Algebra, Chemistry, World History, Trigonometry, and U.S. History. Aimee has earned the Association of Christian Schools International awards for academics and athletics, and their All-American scholar award.

As an athlete, Pierson is a four-year varsity goalie, who helped lead Desert Christian to four undefeated league championships and three CIF championships. She was named first team all-league and 2nd team all-CIF in 2011 as well as making the High Desert Senior All-Star team.

In her spare time, Pierson volunteers at Valley Bible soccer camps, the Desert Christian auction, and at her church. She plans to pursue a degree in Business/Sports Management at one of several schools which have offered her either academic or athletic scholarships.

“As an all-around athlete, scholar and volunteer, Aimee is an inspiration. We need more students like her,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris.

Recipients of the Athlete of the Month are selected based on community involvement, academic and athletic accomplishments.


April 30, 2011 Posted by | AIMEE PIERSON, Mayor R. Rex Parris, mayors athlete of the month, r rex parris, REX PARRIS | , , , | 1 Comment

Mayor R. Rex Parris to Join Top Scholars and Leaders at “Leading to Well-Being” Conference

Mayor R. Rex Parris to Join Top Scholars and Leaders
at “Leading to Well-Being” Conference

Lancaster Mayor to Participate in Conference to Study Community Health
and Happiness through the Latest Research and Applications of Leadership
and Positive Psychology

Lancaster, CA. 4/6/2011 – This week, Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris will attend one of the most progressive health and wellness conferences available in the nation, The Leading to Well-Being Conference hosted by George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, VA.  The conference is a collaborative effort sponsored by George Mason University’s Center for Consciousness and Transformation and the GMU MasonLEADS website. Notable authors, scholars and industry leaders will address innovations in leadership and well-being via keynote speeches, panel discussions, and interactive workshops.

“This conference will provide a unique opportunity to further expand our understanding and knowledge-base regarding the use of positive psychology in improving the overall well-being of a community,” stated Mayor Parris.  “I am very excited about what I hope to take away from this experience and bring back to our community.”

Mayor Parris was personally invited to Leading to Well-Being by the conference’s featured keynote speaker, Dr. Martin Seligman; a world-renowned positive psychology researcher, scholar, best-selling author, and Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Among his more than 20 books is Dr. Seligman’s newest acclaimed work, “Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being.” Published just this month, Flourish is already receiving five-star customer ratings on online retail sites.  Dr. Seligman’s bibliography, extensive life’s work, engagement schedule and multitude of resources can be found on Penn State’s Positive Psychology website (, as well as the university’s Authentic Happiness website (

Seligman is one of a number of experts and community leaders sharing their wealth of research and knowledge at the conference, which is designed to provide participants with the tools to go out and jumpstart well-being practices in their own organizations and communities.


“I am honored to be personally invited to this gathering of innovative and esteemed individuals who are as passionate as I am about advancing our world and our communities through new ways of thinking,” added Mayor Parris. “I didn’t think twice about attending this prestigious conference which specifically deals with how to better our cities.”

Mayor Parris is personally paying for his travel and attendance costs associated with this trip.  For more information regarding the Leading to Well-Being Conference, call (703) 993-6090 or visit

April 7, 2011 Posted by | Lancaster Mayor, LEADERS CONFERENCE, Mayor R. Rex Parris, POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, r rex parris | , , , , | 1 Comment

R. Rex Parris Talks Poppy Festival / Family / Technology

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



April 1, 2011 Posted by | lancaster poppies, R. REX PARRIS FAMILY, R. REX PARRIS LANCASTER POPPIES, R. REX PARRIS POPPY FESTIVAL | , , , | 1 Comment

I’m Social Networking – A special Message from R. Rex Parris














March 3, 2011 Posted by | Lancaster Mayor, Mayor R. Rex Parris, r rex parris, REX PARRIS, SOCIAL NETWORKING MAYOR | , , , , | 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

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