AV: Events Calendar
Luncheon. Antelope Valley Black Chamber of Commerce presents the Black Business Luncheon. Hilton Garden Inn, 1309 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale, 11a.m., $15 for members and $17 for non-members. (661) 948-4518.
Dance Concert. Latin dance concert with Alacranes, Group Mojado, Banda Santa Elena and La Maquinaria. Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, Poppy Pavilion 2551 West Ave. H, Lancaster, 7:30p.m. - 1a.m., $30. (661) 274-2180.
Celebration. Lancaster Regional Library celebrates Black history month. Reverend Dennis M. Brown will present “The Voice of King.” The event will include speeches of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and songs of the Civil Rights Era. Lancaster Regional Library, 601 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster 2p.m. FREE. (661) 948-5029
Workshops. Writers roundtable and screenwriting workshop presented by Palmdale Playhouse. Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. East, Palmdale, 10a.m., $20 for non members and $10 for members per workshop. (661) 267-5684.
Workshop. “Scams, Schemes, and Cons Workshop” presented by LA Sheriff’s Dept. at City Council Chamber located at 38300 Sierra Hwy, Suite B., 7p.m. - 8p.m. Contact Vicky Razo (661) 267-5542.
Entertainment. Antelope Valley College student development and financial aid departments present “I am not my hair” Antelope Valley College Campus, 3041 West Ave. K, Lancaster 11a.m. - 2p.m. FREE. (661) 722-6300 x 6354.
Networking Event. Antelope Valley Chamber of Commerce monthly mixer. Enjoy an evening among community members and local business owners. Rancho Village Retirement, 39630 Fairway Dr. Palmdale, 5:30p.m. - 7:30p.m. $10. (661)948-4518.
Auditions. 10a.m. to noon auditions for vocal master class at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA 93534 661-723-5950. One chaperone per child allowed.
Workshop. “Phishing and Pharming Workshop” – protecting your personal info on the computer presented by LA Sheriff’s Dept. at City Council Chamber at located at 38300 Sierra Hwy, Suite B. at 7p.m. - 8p.m. Contact Vicky Razo (661) 267-5542.
Festival. Antelope Valley College student development department Black history celebration and festival. Antelope Valley College Cafeteria, 3041 West Ave. K, Lancaster. 11a.m. - 1p.m. FREE. (661) 722-6300x 6354.
Book Club. Lancaster Regional Library book and movie club for children will be reviewing John Grogan’s “Marly: A dog like no other.” Join in on the book review and stay to watch the film. Lancaster Regional Library 601 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster 4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. FREE. (661)948-5029.
Mixer. Antelope Valley Chamber of Commerce presents Business 4 Breakfast. Mingle with business owners and learn techniques and skills to grow and further develop your business. Fresco 11, 1983 W. Ave. L, Lancaster 7a.m. - 8:30a.m. $10. (661) 948-4518.
February 26 & 27
Theatre. Shirnest Tolbert is a an actor/director with the Missoula Children’s Theatre staging “King Authur’s Quest” Feb. 26 at 11a.m. and 7p.m. and Feb. 27 at 3p.m. at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. (661) 723-5950. $5/youth, $12/orchestra, $15/balcony.
Film Festival. Antelope Valley College student development department present a film festival in honor of Black history month. Antelope Valley College student lounge, 3041 West Ave. K, Lancaster, 11a.m.-2p.m. FREE. (661) 722-6300 x 6354.
Concert. A Little bit of night music. An evening concert presented by Palmdale Youth and Community Orchestras. Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. East, Palmdale $10 for seniors, military, students and youth. $12 for adults. 7p.m. (661) 267-5687.
Martial Arts. Mixed Martial Arts event. Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Poppy Pavilion 2551 West Ave. H, Lancaster, 5:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. $15-65. (661) 618-4650.
Arts and Crafts. Winter Park Programs for all ages. Desert Sands, Domenic Massari, Marie Kerr Parks. FREE (661)267-5611.
tuesdays & thursdays
Free Tax Aide. Through April 15 seniors age 55 have their taxes done for free at Palmdale Senior Center located at 1002 East Ave. Q12 Palmdale, CA 93550. (661) 267-5551 No appointments necessary. Bring all tax related documents. First come, first serve. 9:30a.m. - 12p.m.
Health. Free Blood Pressure testing at Palmdale Senior Center between 10a.m. - 11a.m. located at 1002 East Ave. Q12
Palmdale, CA 93550. (661) 267-5551.
Meeting. Toastmaster Club 3647 meeting at Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Hwy in Palmdale. 7p.m. - 8p.m.
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. — In light of a 63-year-old woman being mauled to death by pit bulls in the high desert community of Littlerock, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today asked staffers today to evaluate a proposed change in the county’s definition of a dangerous dog.
Supervisor Michael Antonovich, who said “four killer pit bulls” attacked Pamela Devitt, called for the change.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — High surf pounded the coast and fierce winds howled across the Southland today, with gusts topping 70 mph whipping the Saugus area and 50 mph in Lancaster.
As the nation slowly emerges from the Great Recession, the economic numbers for the Antelope Valley show a much higher rate of sustained unemployment and devalued housing prices in both Lancaster and Palmdale.
The five-year economic downturn saw much of the area’s the job losses come from the construction industry and retail sales. At the beginning of the year, Lancaster had an unemployment rate of 14.4 percent while Palmdale fared better at 11.1 percent. In 2008 the two cities lost a little fewer than 1,000 jobs combined, according to a 2009 report.
A 2013 bipartisan poll from the Democratic Hart Research firm and the Republican Public Opinion Strategies firm shows that 77 percent of American voters feel immigration reform is good for the United States.
One study, conducted by the Center for the Study of Immigration at the University of Southern California, shows that if the estimated 8.5 million lawful permanent residents became U.S. citizens, their earnings alone over the next decade would generate somewhere between $21 to $45 billion.
After years of planning, followed by delays, lawsuits, recession and a slow economic recovery, the California High Speed Rail Project will at last begin construction this summer. The first major leg will stretch from Madera to Fresno in the Central Valley, and then extend 114 miles south to Bakersfield. A second portion will run from Palmdale, through Victorville and onto Las Vegas, Nev.