Celebrate America event will bring national history to The BLVD
Tribute to the nation’s history and heroes
The city of Lancaster will host the Third Annual Celebrate America on the BLVD, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. The event will pay tribute in grand style to the nation’s history, as well as our local service and military personnel.
“We can never say or do enough to show our appreciation and support for our troops and the many men and women who have served in some capacity to protect this nation and our freedoms,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “This event is one way we can bring the entire community together to say ‘thank you for all you do.’”
The BLVD (historic Lancaster Boulevard) in a burst of patriotic pride from Beech Avenue to Genoa Avenue, will be adorned with flags and banners. It will overflow with jubilant and nostalgic entertainment; and actively engage the community in national history-based educational activities.
The festivities will begin at 5 p.m., with entertainment on two stages: the BeX Stage and the LPAC Canteen Stage. Kicking off the event will be a special musical presentation by the Lancaster and Quartz Hill high school bands, as well as the presentation of colors and the national anthem at the BeX Stage. Directly following that will be a tribute to the hometown heroes displayed on the banners along The BLVD, as well as local veterans. The tribute will include an opportunity for all local service and military personnel present at the event to have their photograph taken together.
Featured entertainment throughout the event includes tributes to some American favorites: Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. Old fashioned rock and roll will be played on the BeX Stage by local bands Backstage Pass and Rock of Ages.
A children’s area will feature an obstacle course, rock climbing wall, photo booth and fire and sheriff’s displays. The hottest vintage car show in town will offer more than 75 classic vehicles.
LANCASTER, Calif. — A registered sex offender accused of using a cellphone camera to capture video up hundreds of women’s skirts in Lancaster and elsewhere in Los Angeles County was in custody and facing prosecution, authorities said.
Students to senior citizens are eligible to be volunteer docents at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.
Docent opportunities include staffing the visitor center and gift shop, walking the trails, leading tours, and other activities from March through May.
A docent is a volunteer that has attended training for their position. No previous experience or prior knowledge of the habitat or history is required.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Southland again will bake in dry heat today, creating what the National Weather Service (NWS) called an “elevated fire danger” falling short of red flag conditions.
“A strong upper-level high-pressure system in combination with weak onshore flow near the surface brought record-breaking triple-digit heat to portions of the valleys and foothills on Sunday,” noted an NWS advisory.
The city of Lancaster has invited all members of the public to attend a workshop on May 18, to discuss a zoning code update for the areas located to the east and to the south of the Metrolink Station. The changes to city zoning ordinances are aimed at expanding the Downtown Lancaster Transit Village District around the Metrolink Station near Lancaster Blvd., while creating a more business friendly climate in the area.
Lancaster’s Human Relations Tapestry Commission, in collaboration with the BLVD Association, celebrated Cinco de Mayo with special festivities at the BLVD Farmers’ Market Thursday. At that time, the Farmers’ Market also switched to its summer schedule, 4-9 p.m.
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is observed as a celebration of Latino heritage and pride. The Farmers’ Market featured live entertainment on the Bex Stage, including Latin music.