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Best of “The Boss” as The Rising Plays Springsteen at Palmdale Amphitheater

PALMDALE – Performing songs spanning the nearly five decades of Bruce Springsteen’s catalogue, from Greetings From Asbury Park through the 2009 release Working On A Dream, The Rising will bring all the same power, heart and soul as “The Boss” & The E Street Band with a house-rocking, earth-shaking, heart-stopping tribute at the Palmdale Amphitheater this Saturday, Aug. 6 at 8 pm as part of the City of Palmdale’s Starlight Concert Series.

Admission is $5 for age 13 and older; guests 12 and younger are admitted free, and parking is free.

The Rising will perform a string of red-hot hits like “Born in the U.S.A.,” “Glory Days” and “Hungry Heart.”

A brotherhood of friends, some with ties that date back nearly two decades, The Rising takes the stage more like a gang than a band, much like Springsteen & The E Street Band. They collectively roll up their sleeves and go to work, night after night. They were all cut from the worn denim of blue-collar towns, and paid musical dues playing dive bars and juke joints. What you hear is the musical truth. What you see is the embodiment of friendship, and what you feel is the “spiritual healing” that can only be supplied by a great rock ’n’ roll band.

“The Rising does not pretend,” said Palmdale’s Communications Manager John Mlynar. “Their passion and talent are real. There are no prerecorded tracks or pretend playing. There is no make-up or make believe voices. The band uses all of its collective power to hold true to the artistic vision, to both honor the artist and the fans.”

In addition to enjoying the best of Bruce Springsteen, Starlight Concert goers will also have an opportunity to win a solar powered backpack for recycling at the concert.

“Waste Management and the City of Palmdale are partnering for ‘Recycling Rocks,’ a promotion to get the word out about recycling,’” said Palmdale’s Sponsorship and Marketing Specialist Stella Knight. “We’ll be looking for people who are properly separating their trash and recyclables, and if we catch you, we’ll reward you with a solar backpack that can charge a laptop, cell phone, camera or MP3 player, courtesy of Waste Management.” The solar backpacks retail for $100.

In addition to Waste Management, the Antelope Valley Mall will be distributing American flags to the first 750 concertgoers through the gate. Guests can gather family and friends for a free photograph, courtesy of Antelope Valley Mall, at the main gate, and receive free giveaways from Valleywide Dental. 

The Starlight Concert Series closes with a performance by Garth Guy Live! on Saturday, Aug.13. Dean Simmons gives a dead-on “Garth” performance, nailing the walk, the talk, the laugh and Garth’s talent for truly entertaining his audiences while performing fan favorites like “Friends in Low Places,” “The Thunder Rolls” and “The Dance.” The first 200 children age 12 and under through the gates at the Garth Guy Live! concert will receive a free straw cowboy hat, courtesy of the Antelope Valley Mall.

Tickets for all Starlight concerts are on sale now at the parks and recreation office and Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center. The parks and recreation office, 38260 10th St. East, is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am to 6 pm, and accepts cash, check, Mastercard and Visa. The Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center, 3850 East Avenue S, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 3:30-8 pm, and Wednesday, 3:30-6:30 pm. The recreation center accepts check, Mastercard or Visa.

The Palmdale Amphitheater is located at 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard. All concerts begin at 8 pm, and gates open at 6 pm. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Carry-in food, beverages, coolers, alcohol and pets are not permitted. Food will be available for purchase.

The Starlight Concert Series is generously sponsored by premier sponsors American Medical Response, Antelope Valley Mall, High Desert Medical Group, Palmdale Regional Medical Center, PARS Fine Persian Cuisine, Robertson’s Palmdale Honda, Valleywide Dental – Dr. Robert Haze & Associates, Southern California Edison, and Waste Management; and contributing sponsors 93.5 The Quake, Anheuser-Busch Sales, AT&T The Real Yellow Pages, Classic Top 40 106.9, Double D Cupcakes, Greenhouse Café, Lancaster JetHawks, Residence Inn – Palmdale, Round Table Pizza and The Palmdale Hotel.

For more information about the upcoming Starlight Concert Series, please call parks and recreation at 661/267-5611.

August 4, 2011 Posted by | City of Palmdale, palmdale, palmdale news, palmdale press | , , , | Leave a comment

Avoid “Carmageddon:” There’s Fun, Food, Entertainment and More in Palmdale!

With the impending traffic nightmare on the horizon for the Interstate 405 Sepulveda Pass Improvement Project scheduled for July 15 to 18, the City of Palmdale is encouraging its residents and Los Angeles area residents to take advantage of a weekend of fun, food and entertainment in Palmdale.

“Traffic is going to be tough around the I-405 and I-10 area,” said Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford. “Authorities are advising people to avoid the area until the project is complete.  We’re inviting everyone to take this opportunity to experience some of the summer fun and amenities we have to offer in Palmdale.”

Beginning on Thursday, July 14, the City of Palmdale has a full slate of activities and entertainment for people of all ages that will run the entire weekend.  Those activities include:


    Thursday, July 14

    Thursday Night on the Square — Poncitlán Square, 5:30 – 9 pm. An open-air market featuring specialty items and enticing food, free live music and activities for kids, this has been a community favorite for 11 years running. Each week features a different theme; July 14 is Sock It To Me, where kids can create a sock puppet, a baby sock chick and their own hacky sack. Music will be provided by Lorena Mackey & The Hi-Lites.

    Friday, July 15

    Jazz Night at Embassy Suites — Fourteen Restaurant & Bar, Embassy Suites Palmdale, 39375 5th St. West, Palmdale; 8 to 11 pm. Music by the Tony Capko Trio, featuring Herbie Kay on the sax. The Embassy Suites in Palmdale is an upscale, full-service, all-suites hotel. The Jazz Night environment is one of modern urban luxury with dim lights at night and romantic candlelight adorning tables. Relax in sophistication while sipping a delightfully handcrafted cocktail or enjoying a deliciously prepared meal from Fourteen Restaurant.  

    Sundown at DryTown — DryTown Water Park, 3850 E. Ave. S, Palmdale, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Enjoy a beautiful desert summer evening at this six-acre Old West mining town-themed aquatic park that features a 925-foot lazy river, a 35-foot waterslide tower with three waterslides and splashdown pool, and a 6,000 square foot children’s water playground, including a 50 gallon Vortex Splash bucket, three water rings and two water cannons. Tickets are $7 for ages 9 and up, $5 for ages 3 through 8.

    Saturday, July 16

    DryTown Water Park — 3850 E. Ave. S, Palmdale, 10 am – 6 pm. Day use tickets range from $6 to $16. Info available at or by calling 661/267-6161.

    Starlight Concert Series – “America-40th Anniversary Tour — 8 pm, Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd. Palmdale. 2010 marked the 40th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America.  Their best-known tunes – I Need You, Ventura Highway, A Horse With No Name, Don’t Cross The River, Tin Man, Lonely People, and Sister Golden Hair – were cornerstones of 1970s Top 40 and FM rock radio. Admission is $5 for age 13 and older; guests 12 and younger are admitted free, and parking is free. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Carry-in food, beverages, coolers, alcohol and pets are not permitted. Food will be available for purchase.

    Sunday, July 17

    Yard House Restaurant Grand Opening — Antelope Valley Mall, 1247 W. Ave. P, Palmdale. Enjoy Palmdale’s newest restaurant on its first day of operation! Upscale eatery with extensive selection of draft beers.  Info: 661/274.9271.  If Yard House is too crowded opening day, no worries: Restaurant Row at the Antelope Valley Mall also offers BJ’s Brewhouse and Restaurant, Famous Dave’s BBQ, Carino’s Italian, Chili’s, El Torito, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Fresco II Mediterranean, Claim Jumper, Denny’s, Chipotle, Carl’s Jr., Arby’s and Red Lobster.  Restaurants across Palmdale including Steer n’ Stein, Inka Peruvian, Goldfish Japanese, Mana Asian, Tokyo Steak and more will satisfy every palate. For a list of restaurants in Palmdale, visit


    Palmdale is home to several outstanding hotels that offer exceptional service and accommodations.  Embassy Suites Palmdale, featuring 150 suites, opened its doors at 39375 5th Street in April 2010. It contains some of the largest rooms of any hotel in Palmdale and is the tallest building in the Antelope Valley. The Hilton Garden Inn Palmdale is perfectly located at the Antelope Valley Regional Mall where it is convenient to all shopping, movies, and restaurants. The Palmdale Hotel and Holiday Inn recently underwent major upgrading and refurbishing, while the new Staybridge Suites and Hampton Inn & Suites provide comfortable suite options. For more information on lodging in Palmdale, please visit

    Nearby Attractions

    Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Palmdale Plant 42, 2001 E. Avenue P

    Visitors may view a collection of aircraft flown, tested, designed, produced or modified at United States Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale. The Airpark currently includes 17 retired military aircraft on static display plus a 1/8 scale model of the B-2 Spirit, an AGM-28 Hound Dog Missile and various components from other aircraft. A B-52 and C-46 are also on display. Info:

    Devil’s Punchbowl, 28000 Devils Punch Bowl Rd., Pearblossom

    A tilted sandstone county park within the Angeles National Forest on the northern slopes of the San Gabriel Mountains that features many fascinating and colorful rock formations. There are short trails within the park which showcase the geologic features along the Punchbowl and San Andreas Faults.  Info:

    Rancho Vista Golf Club, 3905 Club Rancho Drive, Palmdale

    Located in the heart of Palmdale, it provides guests with an exceptional golfing, dining and entertaining venue. The Ted Robinson designed 18-hole golf course offers a lush oasis perfectly complementing the surrounding desert landscape while the Clubhouse features a comfortable retreat for a quiet family dinner or celebrating special occasions.


    Antelope Valley Mall, 1233 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale.

    The High Desert’s largest and finest shopping destination features about 140 stores.  The anchors, Macy’s, Dillards, JC Penney, Sears and Forever 21 are complimented by Hollister Co., New York & Company, Lane Bryant, American Eagle Outfitters, Aéropostale, Build-a-Bear Workshop, Zumiez, Hot Topic, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Sephora, Old Navy and many more. Information:


    A 16 screen Cinemark theater with “stadium style seating” theater opened in the north “ring road” which surrounds the Antelope Valley Mall. It is called “Restaurant Row’ due to the many restaurants located there.


For more information, call 661/267-5115.

July 5, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley, antelope valley Events, palmdale, palmdale summer fun | , , , | Leave a comment

Aven’s 4th of July Thomasville Sale!…Wow it’s hot out…

Beds and Dining tables are just the beginning pieces to some really great roomsand the most expensive pieces!

Now save extra money on the pricey parts and get special pricing on everything else from Thomasville!


Clearance Items in every department.

Some at a fraction of their original Sale price.

Come see what has made Aven’s leader in style and value for the past 74 years. All Clearance items are limited to stock on hand! Special July 4th Hours!

We will be closing at 4 on the 4th!

Hope to see you this weekend!

Thanks for your business and support for the past 74 years!

July 2, 2011 Posted by | Lancaster Furniture | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Aven’s One Day Sale…Tomorrow!

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This One Day Sale is being advertised to out online customers, fans, and friends ONLY. Lancaster, Palmdale, Antelope Valley!
Save an additional 5% off the Sale Price this Saturday June 25th only!
Go to our website to print out your One Day Sale Coupon!

June 24, 2011 Posted by | Lancaster Furniture | , , , , | Leave a comment

Solar Powered Back Pack to Be Given Away at DryTown’s “Ready, Set, Go Green!”

Solar Powered Back Pack to Be Given Away at DryTown’s “Ready, Set, Go Green!” PALMDALE – The second of three of the City of Palmdale’s “Ready, Set, Go Green!” recycling events will take place this Saturday, June 25 from 11 am to 4 pm at DryTown Water Park, 3850-B East Avenue S in Palmdale.

 “The purpose of ‘Ready, Set, Go Green!’ is to raise awareness of the importance of recycling,” said Palmdale’s Administrative Analyst Ben Lucha. “We’re inviting residents to stop by with their recyclable cans and bottles and in exchange, we’ll give them opportunity tickets for a chance at a great prize.” This week’s special giveaway item will be a solar powered backpack provided by Waste Management, valued at approximately $140. “The more CRV bottles and cans you bring, the more raffle tickets you can get,” said DryTown Recreation Coordinator Laura Rice.
Admission to DryTown Water Park is not included.



”At our first event, we raffled off a brand new Squire Stratocaster Guitar, retail value of $379, which was donated to the event by the Guitar Center in Palmdale,” Rice added. “Our goal is to make this event something that only brings awareness to the importance of recycling, but also makes it possible for one lucky winner to take home a very cool prize just for recycling.”


The final “Ready, Set, Go Green!” event will take place on Saturday, July 30. Waste Management will match all funds generated through residents’ donated recyclables and co-host a clothing drive for South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES) during all three dates. For more information call 661/267-5300.

June 24, 2011 Posted by | dry town, go green, solor power | , , , | Leave a comment

Ron Hornaday, Jr. Day Ceremony Airs on Palmdale Ch. 27 for 1st Anniversary


PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale will mark the one-year anniversary of Ron Hornaday, Jr. Day with special airing on Palmdale Channel 27 of the ceremony that was held on April 8, 2010 at the Palmdale Auto Mall to honor the NASCAR racing legend who calls Palmdale his hometown.

The ceremony will be re-broadcast on Channel 27 in its entirety Fridays and Saturdays at 2:30 pm and 9:30 pm and on Sundays at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm throughout the month of April.  The ceremony, as well as all of the City’s original programming and live Web casts, may also be viewed on the City’s Web site at <>.

The announcement was made by Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford at the April 6 Palmdale City Council meeting, where the City Council recognized the one year anniversary of Ron Hornaday, Jr. Day with a recap of events and a special “Hornaday Update” by Antelope Valley Press Sports Columnist Brian Golden.

In 2010, the Palmdale City Council proclaimed April 8 as Ron Hornaday, Jr. Day in Palmdale and designated the area around the Palmdale Auto Mall as Ron Hornaday, Jr. Way with a display of colorful street banners bearing his likeness and his famous number “16” car.

The special ceremony, which honored NASCAR racing champion and former Palmdale resident Ron Hornaday, Jr. for his excellence in his sport, attracted numerous fans throughout Southern California and beyond.

Hornaday, known as the “Pride of Palmdale,” is a four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) champion.  He has competed in all of NASCAR’s three elite divisions, but has found a home in the NCWTS and with Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI).

For more information, call 661/267-5115.


Communications Department · 38300 Sierra Highway · Palmdale, CA  93550

April 8, 2011 Posted by | ron hornaday | , , , , | 1 Comment

Lancaster Acupuncture And Chinese Herbal Medicine

44808 Elm Ave. Lancaster, Ca. 93534


Acupuncture And Chinese Herbal Medicine


What can Chinese Herbal Medicine help?

Chinese Herbal Medicine is a vast but mostly unused treasure house for health care in the United States. Chinese Herbal Medicine is used as the main form of treatment to treat many serious diseases in

China and other countries. Unfortunately very few people have the training to take advantage of this incredible health care. Michael has recieved extensive training in and specializes in Chinese Herbal Medicine. His main specialties include:

OB/GYN (Female Issues), and Pediatric

(Infant/Children’s issues).

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Specialties Include:

Female Bleeding & Pain

Female Fibroids/Cysts

Menopausal Syndrome


Morning Sickness

Infant Colic/Diarrhea/Cough

Heart Pain/ High Blood Press.

Colitis/ Irratable Bowel

Digestive Bloating/Pain etc…

Allergies & Sinus Problems

Urinary Problems

Anxiety & Panic Attacks


Treatments usually begin with a hot pack on the injured area to relax the muscles. After the hotpack, disposable, high quality needles about the size of a hair are inserted at very specific points with a virtually painless technique. They are left in place for about 20 to 30 minutes. Many patients fall asleep during this time because they are so relaxed. Some people feel energetic after a treatment but most people feel very calm and pleasantly tranquil.After the needles are removed the patient usually recieves a 5 to 10 minute complimentary massage with one of many special herbal linaments on the injured area. The whole treatment usually lasts about 45 minutes to an hour depending on the problem.

Most patients feel much better after their first or second treatment. Length of treatment usually depends on the length of illness. Acute problems require less treatment than chronic problems.

ACUPUNCTURE ? What can it Help ?

Acupuncture, being over 2500 years old was originally used in China to treat all disease. However there are some conditions it treats more effectively than others. Pain is the most common condition, but there are many other conditions it treats with great results.

Orthopedic injuries, migraines and arthritis are specialties that our clinic has excellant results with.

Acupuncture Specialties Include


Neck/Back Spinal Injuries

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome



Muscle/Ligament Sprain/Strains

Post Surgical Pain & Recovery




What does it feel like ?

The majority of patients do not feel anything except a light tap. Many times the patient does not know they have needles in them until the insertion of all the needles is completed. Some patients do feel a sensation like a mosquito bite, but it is not painful as most people imagine.

Michael McNeal L.Ac. QME

Licensed Acupuncturist Qualified Medical Evaluator Professor of Chinese Herbal Medicine

Lancaster Palmdale ‘Area


Michael McNeal L.Ac. QME

Licensed Acupuncturist

Qualified Medical Evaluator

Certified in:

Acupuncture Orthopedics

Qualified Medical Evaluator

Ca Workers Compensation System

Professor of Chinese Herbal


Kyung San University Garden Grove, Ca

Specializes in:

Acupuncture Orthopedics

Chinese Herbal Medicine

OB/GYN (Female Issues)

Pediatric (Infant/Childrens Issues)

Qther services available at our clinic:

Allergy Elimination: (NAET)

Nutrition/ Organ Analysis (ART)

Neuro Emotional Technique (NET)


By: Eileen Alexander R.N.




44808 Elm Ave. Lancaster, Ca. 93534

March 18, 2011 Posted by | acuupuncture, migraines, pain, relief | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Legacy Commons Seeks Input for New Classes

Legacy Commons Seeks Input for New Classes

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale is seeking input from Antelope Valley residents through a newly created survey to help determine the kinds of classes and workshops that may be offered at Legacy Commons for Active Seniors.

The survey is available on its Web site, <>. Printed copies may be obtained and filled out at Legacy Commons for Active Seniors, 930 East Avenue Q-9 in Palmdale. Legacy Commons is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to noon.

“We have been working with Antelope Valley College to see if we can perhaps bring to Legacy Commons some of the Corporate and Community Education workshops and classes that appeal to individuals 55 and up,” said Palmdale’s Recreation Supervisor Paula Leszkiewicz. “This survey will help us determine what the interest level is and which class or classes have the most appeal.”

Some of the classes under consideration include: The Basics of Selling on eBay,

Getting Started With Windows 7,  Creative Photo Slideshow, Connecting With Friends and Family Using Internet Social Media, Digital Photo Editing, So You Want To Get Published, Retirement Planning, The Living Trust, Credit Education, The 99-Cent Gourmet, Clutterology – Get Rid of Clutter and Get Organized, Back To Basics Traffic School, Mind & Stress Management Strategies, An Introduction to Voice Acting, Candle Making, Soap Making, Bridge and Other Card Games and Martial Arts.

For more information, call Jennifer Tallakson at 661/ 267-5904.


Communications Department · 38300 Sierra Highway · Palmdale, CA  93550


February 23, 2011 Posted by | City of Palmdale, Legacy Commons, palmdale | , , | Leave a comment

Coed Volleyball League Registration On Through March 3

Coed Volleyball League Registration On Through March 3

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s parks and recreation department is accepting registration for its coed volleyball league now through March 3.

“Get together with your friends and get ready to bump, set and spike,” said Palmdale’s Senior Program Leader Pepe Melan. ”The fee is $250 per team plus $8 per game for the official. Teams will play one classification game prior to the start of league and a ten-game schedule. The league will run from March 22 through May 31,” said Melan.

Players must be at least 16 years old and there is a maximum of 10 players per team.

Games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 to 10 pm at the Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center and at the Marie Kerr Park Recreation Center. Registration is available online at or in person at the parks and recreation office, 38260 10th St. East in Palmdale Monday through Thursday between 7:30 am and 6 pm.

For more information, please contact the parks and recreation sports division at 661/267-5611.


Communications Department · 38300 Sierra Highway · Palmdale, CA  93550


February 23, 2011 Posted by | City of Palmdale, Coed Volleyball League, palmdale | , , | Leave a comment

School Credit Available for Palmdale Playhouse Summer Camp

School Credit Available for Palmdale Playhouse Summer Camp

PALMDALE –  Students enrolled in any Antelope Valley Union High School District (AVUHSD) school are eligible for elective credits for successful completion of the City of Palmdale’s Senior Summer Theatre Camp.

“Students who satisfactorily complete the comprehensive Senior Summer Theatre Camp course have the opportunity to earn 10 elective credits through their school,” said Playhouse Theatre Operations Assistant Linda Willis.

Spots are still available for all of the Palmdale Playhouse’s camps, including Junior and Senior Summer Theatre Camps, Symphonic Orchestra Camp and Dance Camp.

All four camps have limited enrollment.  Registration will continue during normal box office hours until the camps are filled.  Regular box office hours are Monday through Thursday, 3 pm to 7 pm, and two hours prior to all ticketed events.

Junior Theatre Camp introduces children ages 9 through 12 to theatre through hands-on experience in acting, scene painting and prop creation.  Camp dates are June 13 to June 24 from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  The cost for the program is $100 for Palmdale residents and $150 for non-residents.  A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due at registration.  Two performances will take place on June 25. Class size is limited to 20 students.

Senior Summer Theatre Camp is a comprehensive program for students ages 13 through 19 that includes instruction in nearly every aspect of live theatre. Camp dates are July 5 to July 22 from 8 am to 4 pm, and July 25 to July 28 from 8 am to 2 pm. The total cost for the program is $350 for Palmdale residents and $400 for non-residents.  A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due at registration.  Performance dates are July 29, 30 and 31.  Class size is limited to 30 students.

Symphonic Orchestra Camp is an intensive program that includes sectional and group work for intermediate to advanced musicians.    Camp dates are May 31 through June 10 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm.  The total cost for the program is $150 for Palmdale residents and $200 for non-residents.  A non-refundable deposit of $75 is due at registration.  This year’s camp will present a concert on June 11, featuring current pop musical selections.   Class size is limited to 25 students.

Dance Camp is an opportunity for beginning and advanced beginning dancers ages 7 to 12 to learn character dance and mime as well as classical ballet technique. Camp dates are June 20 to June 30 from 9 am to 1 pm. The total cost for the program is $100 for Palmdale residents and $150 for nonresidents. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due at registration. This year’s camp will hold one public performance on July 1 entitled “Coppelia“ featuring mechanical dolls.  Class size is limited to 15 students.

For more information please call the Palmdale Playhouse at 661/267-5684.



Communications Department · 38300 Sierra Highway · Palmdale, CA  93550


February 23, 2011 Posted by | City of Palmdale, palmdale, Palmdale Playhouse Summer Camp | , , | Leave a comment