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Marie Ricci Named Assistant City Manager of Palmdale
PALMDALE – Palmdale officials are pleased to announce that Marie Ricci has joined the City to serve as the new assistant city manager.

She is replacing J.J. Murphy who was named city manager after the retirement of James Purtee.

Ricci comes to Palmdale with over 13 years of public service in eight different municipalities and special districts. Most recently, she was the assistant chief financial officer for the City of Riverside where she had responsibility over purchasing, business tax, risk management and a $1.1 billion dollar operating and capital budget.

Prior to that role, Ricci held positions as an analyst and program manager, and successfully led the implementation of several organizational initiatives including the development and oversight of strategic plans and performance measures, environmental programs, management and monitoring of preventive maintenance programs and capital improvement projects, new software conversions and upgrades, labor relations management, and development impact studies.


1 - Corporate Court will be closed between Avenue Q and Staybridge Suites

Corporate Court will be closed January 22, from 7 am to 1 pm for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the SR 14 project completion.

2 – East Avenue M From 3rd Street East to 300 feet east of 5th Street East

Intermittent east bound number 2 lane closure for Los Angeles County water treatment plant work.

3 - Avenue S and Westland Drive

Intermittent lane closure and flagging operation for utility installation.

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

Reconstruction work began 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.

Free Fall Prevention Clinic at Palmdale Regional's Outpatient Clinic
Palmdale, CA. January 16, 2020: Palmdale Regional Medical Center (PRMC) will be hosting 2020’s first Fall Prevention Clinic on Thursday, January 23rd from 9 AM to Noon at the Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute, located in the medical office building directly next door to PRMC.

One in four people aged 65 and older fall each year and every 20 minutes an older adult dies from a fall. For those who have balance issues or who are prone to falling, call to reserve a spot for a free fall prevention clinic that will include:

Get Healthy in the New Year with Yoga at the Palmdale City Library
PALMDALE – The Palmdale City Library, located at 700 E. Palmdale Blvd., will host a free yoga session led by the local yoga studio “The Yoga Roots” on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m.

The program is open to anyone age 16 and over. Please bring your yoga mat and plan to arrive no later than 10 minutes after class begins.

“Yoga is great for both the body and the mind,” said Library Associate Amanda Arnold. “We are excited to continue working with The Yoga Roots in order to offer this program to our patrons!”

Free yoga at the Library is held on the fourth Thursday of each month.

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

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve Volunteer Training for the 2020 Wildflower Season
The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve’s two-day volunteer training for the 2020 spring wildflower season will be held on Saturdays February 1st and 8th. Learn about the wildflowers, wildlife, history and volunteer duties at the training, and then meet people from around the world that have come to see our beautiful wildflowers! Volunteer opportunities include staffing the visitor center and gift shop, walking the trails, and/or leading tours.

Volunteers may range in age from student to senior citizen, and no experience or prior knowledge is required. Volunteers must be interested in learning, and have a positive, friendly attitude. New volunteers must attend both training days and pass a background check. The active season is from March 1-May 10 (Mother’s Day), and a minimum average of 8 hours per month is required (scheduling is flexible). Call (661) 946-6900 or email Jean.Rhyne@parks.ca.gov for more information or to sign up for the training.

America’s Job Center of California to Host Recruitment Event for Remodeling Merchandising Positions
PALMDALE –America’s Job Center of California (AJCC), located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale, will host a recruitment event on Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 9 am to 2 pm in Palmdale for qualified entry to expert level merchandisers for a remodel of a Walmart store in Palmdale.

Merchandisers work with a crew in a team environment to complete a store remodel including building gondolas, assembling various store fixtures. They may also be stocking product on shelves per plan-o-gram description, tagging and putting together/installing signs and POP materials.

Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, be available to work on a flexible schedule, have reliable transportation, be able to pass drug test and background check, and be able to work overtime and weekends when necessary.

Applicants must registered with CalJobs, bring tailored resume to position, and dress for success.

Senator Scott Wilk announces Capital Fellows Program applications are available
Sacramento - Senator Scott Wilk, 21st Senate District, announces applications for the 2020-2021 California Senate Fellows Program are available. The deadline to apply is Monday, February 3, 2020.

"My office has been assigned a Fellow three years in a row. The program opens the door to so many opportunities that I can say first hand, upon its completion, these young people are well-prepared to flourish in any number of career paths," said Wilk.

The California Senate and the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento jointly operate the Senate Fellows program.

This prestigious program provides college graduates an opportunity to work full-time on the personal or committee staff of a Senator, as well as participate in academic seminars with legislators, staff, journalists, lobbyists, and government officials. Fellows are paid a stipend of $2,794 per month along with full health, vision and dental benefits. They also earn six units of graduate credit from the California State University, Sacramento Department of Political Science.

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