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Jacobsen Middle School breaks ground for new sixth-grade center

Jacobsen Middle School hosted a groundbreaking ceremony as construction is slated to begin on its sixth-grade classroom building project. The architect for the project, Robert Trost, of Ordiz Melby Architects, explained what the modular building manufactured off-site and transported to the school will feature, including: • A 13,175-square-foot, 10-classroom structure of welded steel tube frames…

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Lancaster City Council Appoints Jason Caudle as Incoming City Manager

Tuesday, November 13, the Lancaster City Council unanimously voted to appoint current Deputy City Manager Jason Caudle as the new incoming City Manager, following the recent retirement announcement by longtime City Manager Mark V. Bozigian. “This marks an exciting transition here in Lancaster,” said City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Having Jason at the…

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Palmdale City Manager James Purtee Honored by ICMA for 30 Years of Service

Palmdale City Manager James Purtee recently received a 30-year service award from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the premier local government leadership and management organization. Purtee’s achievement was presented at ICMA’s 104th annual conference in Baltimore, MD on Sept. 26. He was recognized for his significant contributions and achievements in the advancement of local…

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Groundbreaking ceremony for Upper Armagosa Creek Recharge Project

  WHAT: Groundbreaking ceremony for Upper Armagosa Creek Recharge Project WHEN: Thursday, November 15, 10 am WHERE: Elizabeth Lake Road, Palmdale (east of 25th St. West) at the California Aqueduct WHO: Officials from the City of Palmdale, California Department of Water Resources, Palmdale Water District, Antelope Valley East Kern Water District and Los Angeles County…

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Lancaster City Manager, Mark V. Bozigian, Announces Retirement from City

During the October 9th City Council meeting, the official news regarding the retirement of Lancaster City Manager, Mark V. Bozigian, was announced to the public. As expected, the atmosphere was full of bitter-sweet emotions – as many made very clear the “true difference” the City of Lancaster has experienced under Bozigian’s leadership, which will be…

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BYD Completes $5 Million Warehouse Facility in Lancaster

Build Your Dreams “BYD” announced the completion a new 100,000-square-foot warehouse facility located in Lancaster, CA totaling  $5 million. The Lancaster manufacturing plant has grown from 106,000-square-feet with a workforce of a few dozen to a facility that now covers more than a half million square feet and employs more than 820 workers; since they…

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Energy Saving Beacon Spotlight Award Received By City of Palmdale

Energy saving Gold Level Beacon Spotlight Award received by City of Palmdale  for achieving a 12 percent energy savings. The award was given to the city from the Institute for Local Government at the League of California Cities Annual Conference and Expo in Long Beach on Thursday, Sept. 13. To view entire story, please visit…

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Sheriff to Brief Mojave Chamber on Tax Hike Vote

PRESS RELEASE – Mojave Chamber of Commerce CONTACT: Bill Deaver, 661.824.8417 – Sheriff to brief Mojave Chamber on tax hike vote MOJAVE —Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood will brief Mojave residents on his proposal to increase the county’s sales tax by one cent, at the chamber’s Sept. 27 noon meeting at the Mariah Country…

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CSULB Engineering B.S. Degree Completion Program Offered in the Antelope Valley now ABET Accedited

Group Photo, Left to Right: Josh Mann: AVBOT President; Kenneth W. Santarelli: Director, Antelope Valley Engineering Program; Dhushy Sathianathan: CSULB Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Planning; Jason Caudle: Lancaster Deputy City Manager; Marcea Ascencio: CSULB Student; Mike Wallace: Northup Grumman Corporation. For Immediate Release CSULB ENGINEERING B.S. DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM OFFERED IN THE ANTELOPE…

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BYD Contract Brings More Bus Building to Lancaster

Article By MARK MADLER Tuesday, September 8, 2015 | San Fernando Valley Business Journal The Antelope Valley came out a winner after BYD Motors Inc. was awarded a contract by the Washington State Department of Transportation to supply electric buses to transit authorities and agencies as well universities and other educational institutions. The buses, which would…

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