Lancaster Reads! Program
Book selection: ‘The Help’
In conjunction with the Los Angeles County Public Library, Lancaster recently announced the first in an ongoing series of quarterly book selections, as part of the new Lancaster Reads! Program.
“This program is designed to promote reading and literacy, as well as cultivate a sense of community through the shared experience of reading and conversing together,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris.
The book selected to be read this quarter is “The Help,” a novel by Kathryn Stockett.
Participants will have until the end of March to complete their reading.
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.
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.
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.