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City of Lancaster Weekly Road Closures through December 15, 2019
Lancaster, CA – In an effort to improve our neighborhoods and city streets, the City of Lancaster conducts a variety of road construction projects which will ultimately benefit our citizens. While these construction zones typically restrict traffic flow for an interim period, the results provide smoother roads and better infrastructure in various locations throughout Lancaster. Additionally, a number of community events take place year-round throughout the City, resulting in temporary traffic detours during event setup, activity, and breakdown. The City of Lancaster strives to provide as many opportunities as possible for community gathering and engagement.

The BLVD Market is an opportunity for the community to gather and enjoy an offering of fresh produce and unique items in an open market atmosphere. Beginning November 7, the Market’s fall and winter hours are 3 – 7 p.m., every Thursday on Lancaster Blvd., between Ehrlich Avenue and Fern Avenue. On Market days, this area will be closed to traffic and parking, prior to and following the Market hours, to allow for set up and tear down.

City of Palmdale Congratulates Lockheed Martin on New Facility Groundbreaking
PALMDALE – Officials and guests from the local, regional, and state levels were on hand on Wednesday, Dec. 4 to celebrate the start of construction on Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Advanced Development Programs’ (Skunk Works) new 208,000 sq. ft., state of the art manufacturing facility at Plant 42 in Palmdale.

The new Low Bay Advanced Manufacturing Facility, the first new first new building at the plant in almost 30 years, will allow Lockheed Martin to integrate the use of AI, robotics, and other advanced technologies that help reduce costs, while incorporating advanced safety features for the workforce.

Palmdale Mayor Steve Hofbauer presented Lockheed with a certificate of appreciation and shared his remarks with the guests in attendance.

Mystery Book Club to Discuss Frames on Wednesday, December 18th
PALMDALE – The Palmdale City Library’s Mystery Book Club “Murder, Mystery & Mayhem” will discuss the book Frames by Loren D. Estleman on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 7 pm in the Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway.

The first book in Estleman’s “Valentino Series,” which grew out of a series of short stories initially published in a mystery magazine, Frames follows UCLA film archivist Valentino as he tries to solve a murder in order to save a long-lost film.

The Murder, Mystery and Mayhem Mystery Book Discussion Group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Chimbole Cultural Center. The group is open to anyone who enjoys a good mystery.

Books and Barks Date Change for Holidays to Monday, December 16th
The highly popular "Books and Barks" program, in which kids are encouraged to read to friendly dogs, returns to the Palmdale City Library, located at 700 E. Palmdale Blvd., on Monday, Dec.16 from 3:30 to 5 p,m.

"Due to the holidays, Books and Barks will be held on a different day this month." said Library Associate Shay Hawken. "Be sure to mark your calendars so the kids won't miss out on reading practice and snuggles with the therapy dogs!"

This event is a partnership between The Palmdale City Library and The High Desert Obedience Club Pet Pals therapy dogs. "Books and Barks" is designed to encourage children to develop their reading skills. Kids of all ages can read stories to friendly, lovable dogs, without fear of being judged on their reading ability. This event is free, and no registration is required. No outside pets please.

The Palmdale City Library is open seven days a week. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm; Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm; and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm.

City of Lancaster Council Member Angela Underwood-Jacobs Resigns from Council Seat
Mayor Parris Acknowledges Underwood-Jacobs’ Heartfelt Service

Lancaster, CA – Lancaster City Council Member Angela Underwood-Jacobs officially resigned from her City Council seat on Tuesday, December 3. Her letter of resignation to Mayor R. Rex Parris noted her fulfillment while serving the community in this capacity over the past four years.

“My heart flows with overwhelming gratitude for the wonderful opportunity you’ve accorded me to serve the community that I love,” Underwood-Jacobs wrote.

During her service on the Lancaster City Council, Underwood-Jacobs has been an advocate for youth and women, especially mothers. She has addressed audiences regarding issues such as providing education and career opportunities for foster youth, as well as combatting the challenges that women in policy and political leadership face. An avid participant in the annual Mother’s Day Tea, she also celebrates the legacy of our most powerful women – our mothers. Underwood-Jacobs has been an active and visible contributor to the evolution of the City, as well, and plans to continue this charge outside of City office.

ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 9 THROUGH DECEMBER 15
GENERAL ROAD CONSTRUCTION:

1 - Pearblossom Highway from 33rd Street East to 45th Street East – New Traffic Pattern


Reconstruction work will begin on the north side of the roadway on Saturday, November 23. One lane of travel for each direction will be provided on the south side of the roadway. Please follow traffic control and expect delays

2 - 10TH Street West at Auto Center Drive

Intermittent lane closures for installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection. Completion and traffic signal turn on scheduled for the end of February.

3 – West Park Drive from 5th Street West to Corporate Drive

Intermittent lane closures for landscape median renovations.

4 - 10th Street West from Avenue M-14 to Avenue N-8

Intermittent right lane closure southbound on 10th Street West for water line installation.

2020 Business Outlook Conference Key Note Speakers
Antelope Valley Board of Trade 2020 Business Outlook Conference

February 28, 2020
7:00AM-12:00PM
Antelope Valley Fairgrounds

Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler has enjoyed over four decades of success in Hollywood and continues to be in demand as an actor, producer and director. Building on this year's theme of continuing to improve the quality of education in the Antelope Valley, Winkler has always been concerned about the quality of children's television programming. He has produced countless worthwhile projects for young audiences. Winkler is also a New York Times best-selling author. His first book, Niagara Falls, or Does it? Hank Zipzer the World's Greatest Under-Achiever, became a bestseller. To date, he and his co-author, Lin Oliver, have written 34 children's novels. Their latest is HERE'S HANK: Everybody is Somebody. The books were inspired by Winkler's struggle throughout his education due to his learning challenges.

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