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LPAC prepares for Jukebox Saturday Night

Gala and grand auction will provide funding for arts education

The Lancaster Performing Arts Center (LPAC) Foundation will host Jukebox Saturday Night, its fourth annual gala and grand auction Saturday, June 7, at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the gala, sponsored by Gene Wheeler Farms Inc., will go toward the foundation’s mission of providing art programming and education to the Antelope Valley.

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Gang member sentenced to 106 years in prison for Lancaster assault

A gang member was sentenced Wednesday to 106 years to life in prison for attacking his girlfriend and holding her and her brother at gunpoint in a Lancaster house nearly two years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

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‘Global Youth Service Day’ at Marie Kerr Park this Saturday

The City of Palmdale continues its “Season of Service” program this Saturday, April 19 with a “Global Youth Service Day” clean up at Marie Kerr Park, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd. as part of the city’s participation in the “National Day of Service” in recognition Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Annual California Poppy Festival set for April 26-27 in Lancaster

Two days of music, art, food and fun for all ages

On April 26-27, the 23rd Annual California Poppy Festival will deliver two days of music, art, food and fun with “incredible energy and beautiful weather” at Lancaster City Park, 43011 N. 10th Street West, Lancaster. The festival will feature performers, events and exhibits spanning 35 acres, while offering loads of entertainment and excitement for the more than 40,000 attendees anticipated this year. Residents are encouraged to come together with family, friends and visitors for this annual celebration of the community and the vibrant state flower.

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BeX Grill to offer fundraising chances via Easter Champagne Brunch

Churches, nonprofits encouraged to participate

BeX Grill, 706 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, is offering a unique opportunity for churches and other nonprofit organizations through its annual Easter Champagne Brunch. This year, nonprofits will have the opportunity to transform traditional Easter Brunch into a fundraiser for their organizations. When patrons bring in a flyer from a participating organization, BeX will donate ten percent of their checks to that respective organization.

City announces construction of solar generation project

May meet mandates for renewable power and greenhouse gas reduction

The city of Palmdale has announced the construction of a 976-kilowatt DC solar generation project that will help the city meet California mandates for renewable power generation and greenhouse gas reduction. Scheduled for completion this summer, the solar generation project is expected to eliminate 1.8 million pounds of carbon dioxide annually according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data for the region.

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‘Springfest’ tomorrow in Palmdale

The popular Children’s Spring Fest & Egg Hunt will be held tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Palmdale Amphitheater. It is free and open to kids ages two through 12.

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Leon T. Garr celebrates his 100th birthday

Dr. Leon T. Garr recently celebrated his 100th birthday and received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Bible Believers Christian College & Seminary for his strong commitment to community, scholarship, and service. Pictured from left are Dr. George Underwood, Dr. Vera Milton, Dr. Matthew Smith, Dr. Ray Ross Sr., Willie Dye, Dr. Steven Davis and Leon T. Garr seated

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Birotte nominated to federal bench

Andre Birotte Jr. has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

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April is Austism Awareness Month

At last week’s city council meeting, during a presentation by Councilmember Sandra Johnson, the city of Lancaster announced that it will observe Autism Awareness Month this April.

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