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Palmdale celebrates 60th birthday


The City of Palmdale this week celebrated its 60th Birthday with music, special treats, activities, photo opportunities, giveaways and a special birthday cake during festivities at Domenic Massari Park.

“We have so much to celebrate for Palmdale’s 60th Birthday,” said Mayor Steve Hofbauer.

It was a fun event featuring classic rock entertainment by Midnite Crisis. Plenty of food trucks were there providing a variety of SoCal cuisine. Some guests brought their own food and relaxed on blankets to enjoy the music and camaraderie.

The City of Palmdale was incorporated on August 24, 1962. At that time, the city was only two square miles, with a population of approximately 7,100. Today, Palmdale is home to more than 169,450 people.

Nestled in the picturesque and expansive Antelope Valley, Palmdale is the birthplace of stealth technology and home to some of the world’s largest aerospace companies like Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company; Northrop Grumman; The Boeing Company; and NASA.

Even with its continued growth, Palmdale maintains the small-town values of a family-oriented community while enjoying the conveniences of a thriving metropolitan area. The journey has had many successes along the way, according to city leaders, who promise residents of yesterday, today, and tomorrow that the future will remain bright.

Arte Moreno exploring possible sale of Angels

Following 20 seasons

By City News Service

Arte Moreno, who has owned the Los Angeles Angels for nearly two decades, announced this week he is exploring a possible sale of the franchise.

The team announced it has hired a financial advising firm to evaluate “strategic alternatives including a possible sale of the team.”

“It has been a great honor and privilege to own the Angels for 20 seasons,” Moreno said in a statement released by the team. “As an organization, we have worked to provide our fans an affordable and family-friendly ballpark experience while fielding competitive lineups which included some of the game’s all-time greatest players.

“Although this difficult decision was entirely our choice and deserved a great deal of thoughtful consideration, my family and I have ultimately come to the conclusion that now is the time. Throughout this process, we will continue to run the franchise in the best interest of our

fans, employees, players, and business partners.”

Moreno bought the team for about $180 million from the Walt Disney Co. in 2003.

The team has retained Galatioto Sports Partners as a financial adviser to explore alternatives.