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AV Hospital Invites Residents to Community Town Halls Sept. 18
LANCASTER, CA - Antelope Valley Hospital is hosting its next two community town hall meetings Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1309 West Rancho Vista Blvd., in Palmdale. These are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Led by Antelope Valley Hospital Chief Executive Officer Edward Mirzabegian, the town halls will provide an overview of changes at and future plans for the hospital, including information about state rules and regulations regarding healthcare facilities, and an interactive question-and-answer session. The town halls are expected to last 90 minutes.

Variety Show: A Tribute to Don Cornelius & Soul Train
September 19, 1:30 pm.

Legacy Commons for Active Seniors
930 East Avenue Q-9
Palmdale, CA 93550

The annual Legacy Commons variety show is a combination of a lip sync and talent show presented by the patrons of Legacy Commons. Led by City volunteer Juanita McWiliams, the event began in 2015. It will feature seniors in performing, singing, dancing and reading poetry.

Legacy Commons provides adults age 55+ the opportunity to remain young-at-heart with a wide range of drop-in activities in a modern, contemporary center. Experience camaraderie, enhance your overall health, continue learning and foster self-reliance through our fitness and exercise classes, visual and performing arts programs, informational seminars and special interest groups. Adjacent Legacy Park features walking paths and picnic tables, bocce ball courts, horseshoe pits and a croquet lawn. Visitors are invited to pick up a detailed schedule of activities. No membership required.

Resource Parents Needed to Foster or Foster-Adopt Siblings
Palmdale, CA - Foster care and foster-adoption are meaningful ways for individuals and couples to fulfill their dream of parenting. There are approximately 64,000 children in foster care in California. Los Angeles County’s foster care population exceeds 21,000 children with 200 foster children waiting to be connected to a family who will adopt. Children’s Bureau offers a comprehensive foster care and adoption program that brings families together for a lifetime. The agency is in need of resource families for children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or to provide legal permanency by adoption.

Children’s Bureau Resource Parents protect and nurture children, meet children’s developmental needs, support children’s relationships with their birth families and do all of this as a member of a professional team. Children’s Bureau welcomes every resource parent regardless of, race, age, religion, disability, marital status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Qualifying families receive training, family assessment, approval and support. A current CB family advises potential resource parents “to come into it with an open mind and an open heart. Be prepared to care beyond anything you could have ever imagined.” Watch Children’s Bureau resource families share their experiences here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfGZvaVDihE

Pearblossom Highway Rebuild to Begin Sept. 16;
Traffic Will be Heavily Impacted; Delays & Detours Expected; Motorists Advised to Plan Accordingly

PALMDALE –The City of Palmdale and Los Angeles County will begin the first phase of construction work on Pearblossom Highway on Monday, Sept. 16.

The work will begin on Segment 2 of the project and will take place from approximately 33rd Street East to 45th Street East. Traffic will be moved to the north side of the roadway and will be limited to one lane in each direction of travel during this phase of construction, which is expected to be completed by spring of 2020. Turning movements at 33rd Street East, 41st Street East, and Rodeo Street will be restricted to right turns only. Additionally, there will be no access to and from Pearblossom Highway at Valley Springs Road, 42nd Street East, and 43rd Street East, but detours will be posted. All turning movements at 37th Street East and 40th Street East will be allowed at this point of construction.

Maternal-Fetal Specialist Joins Antelope Valley Hospital
Perinatologist cares for patients with high-risk pregnancies

LANCASTER, CA - Dr. Jahangir Ayromlooi has joined the Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) medical staff as the medical director of perinatology/maternal-fetal medicine to provide specialized care to women with high-risk pregnancies. He joins the hospital’s multidisciplinary team, which includes a cadre of obstetricians, neonatologists and specially trained nurses. He will be available full-time through the hospital’s OB Clinic.

Examples of high-risk pregnancies include complicated multiple births, such us triplets or quadruplets; mothers with pre-existing medical conditions, like heart or kidney disease, hypertension, diabetes or autoimmue diseases; or fetuses with chromosomal or congenital abnormalities.

For nearly 40 years, Dr. Ayromlooi has dedicated his life to serving pregnant women and their families. A pioneer in maternal-fetal medicine, he has authored more than 60 research papers and peer-review journal articles and is a sought-after speaker on all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth. He earned a medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and received post-graduate training in prenatal medicine from Nassau County Medical Center and State University of New York at Stony Brook. He completed ob/gyn training and chief residency at The New York Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College, is board certified in maternal-fetal medicine, and is a Fellow American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG). Dr. Ayromlooi has cared for patients in a variety of settings and locations, including serving as professor, chairman and chief perinatologist at NYC Catholic Medical Centers’ four hospital system.

City of Lancaster Weekly Road Closures through September 22, 2019
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. The Market’s spring and summer hours are 4 – 9 p.m., every Thursday on Lancaster Blvd., between Ehrlich Avenue and Fern Avenue. This area will be closed to traffic and parking from 1 – 11 p.m. on Market days.

Public Invited to Final Palmdale High-Speed Rail Station Area Plan Meeting
Palmdale - The City of Palmdale cordially invites the public to attend an open house meeting for the High-Speed Rail Station Area Plan project on Wednesday Oct. 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway in Palmdale.

This meeting will allow the public an additional opportunity to preview the Draft Station Area Plan (SAP) and Palmdale Transit Area Specific Plan (PTASP) documents before they are made final.

Since the last meeting in August, the City has reviewed and addressed public comments received and is ready to present these documents to the public before the public hearings take place and the project concludes.

"Please join the city of Palmdale in finalizing this transformational plan," said Transportation/Strategic Initiatives Manager Mike Behen. " We'd love to hear from you as your comments, suggestions, and thoughts are essential to the project's success."

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