Free to residents with registration
The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center has announced a new workshop designed to show local residents how to successfully use social media when job searching. This free workshop will be held on Friday, Dec. 13, from 9-11 a.m. in Suite 250 at the College of the Canyons University Center, located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.
Long-time L.A. resident
Funeral services were held recently for Sharon A.M. Pilgram-Blackmon, a long-time Los Angeles resident. She was 54. Pilgram-Blackmon moved to Los Angeles from Arkansas in 1960 with her mother Bertha Lou M. McCoy. She attended Bret Hart Middle school and graduated from Washington High. During high school, she was a captain of the girl’s basketball all stars team, which gave her the opportunity to travel, a pastime she loved.
Funds will be used to install sidewalk and bicycle lanes
The city of Lancaster has been awarded two Cycle 6 Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) grants totaling more than $2.5 million. The funds will allow for street improvements along Avenue I, between Challenger Way and 35th Street East, making streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists travelling along the route. The project is expected to be completed by 2017.
Rate trails state and national numbers
Santa Clarita’s economy is holding strong heading into the busy holiday season. The latest unemployment numbers for Santa Clarita show a slight increase from 5.7 percent in September to 5.8 percent in October, according to California’s Employment Development Department.
Miss Littlerock makes a difference
Abbie Smith, Jr. Miss Littlerock, just celebrated her 14th birthday in a rather unique. As her special day approached, the teen kept thinking about her cousin TJ Costello who could not celebrate with her because he is an active duty Marine stationed in Okinawa.
Reinstallation to be completed by April
The city of Lancaster has announced the upcoming redesign and modernization of the F/A-18 Hornet display and supporting pedestal located in front of the Lancaster Municipal Stadium. The F/A-18 Hornet will be taken down from its mounting by mid-December and transported to NASA’s Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale where the restoration will be performed.
‘Did what he came to do’
Longtime Jazz pianist Nate Morgan died recently of heart failure at Gardena memorial hospital in Gardena, Calif. He was 60. Rene Fisher, spokesperson for the Morgan family, says funeral arrangements are pending.
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Holiday events include dance msuic and more
The Palmdale Playhouse will present a cornucopia of music, dance, orchestra and stage productions—along with a visit from Ol’ St. Nick himself, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 27 and running through Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Playhouse, located at 38344 10th St. East in Palmdale.
Effort creates jobs and revenue
The city of Lancaster is once again gearing up for the holiday season by encouraging residents to shop locally for all of their upcoming festivities. By shopping locally, residents help ensure that money circulates within the area, thus delivering more jobs and revenue to Lancaster.