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Wilk honors Antelope Ambulance as July's Small Business of the Month
LANCASTER - Today, Senator Scott Wilk, representing the 21st Senate District, recognized Antelope Ambulance as the July Small Business of the Month. Founders Andy Wilson and Doug Cain accepted the award at an event attended by a number of local business owners and customers.

"I am so thankful to Antelope Ambulance for their constant work to keep our community safe and healthy," said Senator Wilk. "After their many years of dedicated service to the Antelope Valley, it's the least we can do to honor them today."

Antelope Ambulance was founded in 1998 by Andy Wilson and Doug Cain. Both have made a point to remain highly involved in the community: Cain is on the Board of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce as well as the Antelope Valley Hospital Foundation, and Wilson is a Director of the Antelope Valley Sheriff's Boosters and a past Director of the Los Angeles County Ambulance Association.

Calling All Poetry Lovers: Poetry Program Continues at the Palmdale City Library on August 3rd
PALMDALE – The Palmdale City Library will host the next meeting of the free Holistic Poetry Program led by local poet Lida Abramian on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 3 p.m. at the Library, located at 700 E. Palmdale Blvd.

“Join us as we try to inspire one another through the reading, writing, and discussion of poetry,” said Library Associate Amanda Arnold. “We encourage you to bring your favorite poems or your own works to share.”

The Holistic Poetry Program meets the first Saturday of every month at 3 p.m. New members are welcome to attend.

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.

Late runs help JetHawks pull away in series finale

LANCASTER, Calif. – The JetHawks scored six runs over their final three at-bats as they beat the Lake Elsinore Storm, 10-5, Thursday night at The Hangar. Lancaster swept the three-game series and now leads the Storm by two games in the standings.

Lancaster (20-15, 54-49) led, 4-3, through three innings. In the first inning, Casey Golden hit an RBI triple and Taylor Snyder added an RBI single. After Lake Elsinore (17-18, 52-51) tied the game with two runs in the second, the JetHawks scored twice more in the bottom of the inning.

Luke Morgan led off the frame with a solo home run, his first with Lancaster this year. Ryan Vilade added an RBI single off of Lake Elsinore’s Seth Blair (2-2) to put the JetHawks on top by two runs.

The Storm got a run back in the third inning, but that Ryan Rolison (4-6) held the visitors to three runs over six innings. He allowed ten hits, but won for a second consecutive start. He retired the final five batters he faced, three via strikeout.

City of Lancaster Weekly Road Closures through August 4, 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.

Lancaster moves past Lake Elsinore in standings with win

LANCASTER, Calif. – Garrett Schilling turned in his ninth quality start of the season as the JetHawks took down the Lake Elsinore Storm, 4-3, Wednesday night at The Hangar. With the victory, Lancaster is one game ahead of the Storm in the overall standings.

Schilling (8-5) pitched a scoreless first inning and the offense staked him to an early lead. Sean Bouchard took Aaron Leasher (8-6) deep in the bottom of the first, giving the JetHawks a 2-0 advantage.

Lake Elsinore (17-17, 52-50) tied the game with one run in the second inning and another in the fifth. Those were the only runs Schilling allowed in six innings, and one of the runs was unearned.

Lancaster (19-15, 53-49) went in front for good in the last of the fifth inning. With two on and one out, Taylor Snyder hit a ball off the outfield fence. Both runners scored, but Snyder was thrown out at the plate. He settled for a two-run triple, but his streak of four consecutive games with a home run came to an end.

Winners Announced in City’s #PalmdaleCelebrates2019 Contest
PALMDALE -- The City of Palmdale has announced the winners of its #PalmdaleCelebrates2019 Contest.

The City hosted a series of fun, diverse and patriotic events for residents to enjoy on and around the Fourth of July holiday and asked people to share their experiences on social media by posting photos or comments using the hashtag #PalmdaleCelebrates2019.

Liz Garcia, Elias Hightower, Mandy Dean, Isaias Ayala, and Koreen Pisarczyk were selected as winners for tagging their photos at one of the City’s events. Each won a family 4 pack of tickets to DryTown Water Park.

“We thank everyone for participating in our contest and coming out to enjoy all the events which celebrated our nation’s birth,” said Palmdale’s Director of Recreation and Culture Keri Smith.

Grand slam highlights six-run first inning for Lancaster

LANCASTER, Calif. – The power surge continued for Taylor Snyder on Tuesday as the JetHawks beat the Lake Elsinore Storm, 10-5, at The Hangar. Snyder hit a grand slam in the first inning, giving him a home run in four consecutive games.

Lancaster (18-15, 52-49) jumped in front thanks to a big first inning. Lake Elsinore (17-16, 52-49) scored in the top of the first inning, but the JetHawks plated six runs in their first at-bat. Ryan Vilade tied the game with an RBI single, but it was Taylor Snyder who came through with the big hit.

Snyder hit a grand slam against Lake Elsinore’s Reiss Knehr (3-3), putting the JetHawks in front for good. It was the third grand slam of the season for the JetHawks, and the first at home. Snyder has 12 home runs on the season, including one in each of the team’s last four games.

Matt Hearn capped off the rally with an RBI double, his second hit of the inning. Lancaster sent 11 men to the plate in the first inning, scoring six runs on six hits.

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