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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIVING IN THE ANTELOPE VALLEY:.



Byline: - Daily News

ANTELOPE VALLEY This article is about the Los Angeles County region. For the census-designated place in Wyoming, see Antelope Valley-Crestview, Wyoming.

The Antelope Valley
 ALMANAC almanac, originally, a calendar with notations of astronomical and other data. Almanacs have been known in simple form almost since the invention of writing, for they served to record religious feasts, seasonal changes, and the like.  

POPULATION:

Antelope Valley: 405,000

Lancaster: 133,700

Palmdale: 136,700

California City: 11,500

ETHNIC BREAKDOWN:

White/Non-Hispanic: 50.2%

Hispanic/Latino: 30.4%

African-American: 12.9%

Other: 6.5%

WEATHER:

Avg. annual rainfall: 7.8 inches

Avg. high temperature: Summer 94, Winter 62

Avg. low temperature: Summer 63, Winter 36

LOCAL GOVERNMENT:

Type: Council/manager

City Hall location(s):

Palmdale, 38300 Sierra Highway Sierra Highway is a road in Southern California, United States. It runs from Tunnel Station near the north limit of the City of Los Angeles, where it intersects with San Fernando Road and Foothill Boulevard, as well as Interstate 5, and continues north to Mojave, mostly paralleling , Palmdale 93550. (661) 267-5100.

Lancaster, 44933 N. Fern Ave., Lancaster 93534. (661) 723-6000.

California City, 21000 Hacienda Blvd., California City 93505. (760) 373-8661.

City Web sites:

Palmdale: www.cityofpalmdale.org

Lancaster: www.cityoflancasterca.org.

OFFICIALS:

Lancaster: Mayor Frank Roberts Frank Roberts may refer to:
  • Frank Roberts (diplomat) (1907-1998), British diplomat
  • Frank Roberts (footballer) (born 1893), English footballer
  • Frank Crowther Roberts (1891-1982), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
See also
, Vice Mayor Henry Hearns, City Council members Ed Sileo, Andy Visokey and Jim Jeffra.

Palmdale: Mayor Jim Ledford, City Council members Mike Dispenza, Steven Hofbauer, Stephen Knight and Tom Lackey.

California City: Mayor Larry Adams, Vice Mayor Bill Dempsey, City Council members Mike Edmiston, Nicholas Lessenevitch and Kevin Schafer. City Clerk Helen Dennis.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Michael Dennis Antonovich (born 1939 in Los Angeles, California) is a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors representing the Fifth District, which covers northern Los Angeles County, the Antelope, Santa Clarita, Pasadena, and parts of the San Fernando and San , 1113 W. Ave. M-4, Suite A, Palmdale. (661) 726-3600.

Kern County Supervisor Don Maben, 1775 Highway 58, Mojave. (661) 824-7000.

COURTHOUSES:

Michael D. Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse, 42011 4th St. W., Lancaster.

Lancaster Juvenile Dependency Court, 1040 W. Ave. J, Lancaster.

Mojave Municipal Court, 1775 Highway 58, Mojave. (661) 824-7100.

ANIMAL SHELTERS:

5210 W. Ave. I, Lancaster. (661) 940-4191; spay/neuter clinic. (661) 940-4193.

5000 Lindbergh Ave., California City. (760) 373-1115.

TRANSIT:

Bus service: Antelope Valley Transportation Authority, (661) 726-2616; Randy Floyd, executive director.

Metrolink stations: Lancaster Station, 44812 Sierra Highway; Vincent/Acton Station, 730 W. Sierra Highway.

SENIOR/DISABLED SERVICES:

Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. (661) 267-5551.

Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. (661) 726-4400.

AIRPORTS:

Palmdale Regional Airport (no commercial service at present; uses Air Force Plant 42 runway), 39516 25th St. E., Palmdale. (661) 266-7602.

California City Municipal Airport California City Municipal Airport (FAA LID: L71) is located two miles (3 km) northwest of the central business district (CBD) of California City, in the Fremont Valley of Kern County, California, USA. , 22636 Airport Way, California City, (760) 373-4867.

Mojave Airport, 1434 Flight Line, Mojave, (661) 824-2433.

Gen. William J. Fox Airfield, 4555 W. Ave. G, Lancaster, (661) 940-1709.

Crystalaire Airport, 32810 165th St. E., Llano lla·no  
n. pl. lla·nos
A large, grassy, almost treeless plain, especially one in Latin America.



[Spanish, plain, from Latin pl
, (661) 944-1234.

UTILITIES:

Water: Major water districts include Palmdale Water District, 2029 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, (661) 947-4111; Los Angeles County Waterworks waterworks: see water supply.  District North County field office, 260 E. Ave. K-8, Lancaster, (661) 942-1157; Littlerock Creek Irrigation irrigation, in agriculture, artificial watering of the land. Although used chiefly in regions with annual rainfall of less than 20 in. (51 cm), it is also used in wetter areas to grow certain crops, e.g., rice.  District, 35141 87th St. E., Littlerock, (661) 944-2015; Quartz Hill Water District, 42141 50th St. W., Quartz Hill, (661) 943-3170; Palm Ranch Irrigation District, 42116 50th St. W., Quartz Hill, (661) 943-2469; Rosamond Community Service District, 3179 35th St. W., Rosamond, (661) 256-3411; Antelope Valley East Kern Water Agency, 6500 W. Ave. N, Palmdale, (661) 943-3201; North Edwards Water District, 13001 Claymine Road, North Edwards, (760) 769-4520; Mojave Public Utilities District, 15844 K St., Mojave, (661) 824-4161.

Power: Southern California Edison Southern California Edison (or SCE Corp), the largest subsidiary of Edison International (NYSE: EIX), is the primary electricity supply company for much of Southern California. It provides 11 million people with electricity.  Co., (800) 655-4555.

Gas: Southern California Gas This article or section needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article.  Co./Sempra Energy, (800) 427-2200.

Telephone: Verizon (Lancaster and East Kern area), (800) 483-4400. SBC (1) (SBC Communications Inc., San Antonio, TX, www.sbc.com) A large, national telecommunications company that grew from a multitude of local and regional companies, including Southwestern Bell, Pacific Bell and Nevada Bell, into a single, unified brand by 2002.  (Palmdale area), (800) 310-2355.

Cable TV: Adelphia, (888) 683-1000. Charter Communications, (866) 499-8080.

Trash: Waste Management of Antelope Valley, (661) 947-7197.

LAW ENFORCEMENT/EMERGENCY:

Sheriff:

Lancaster sheriff's station, 501 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, (661) 948-8466.

Palmdale sheriff's station, 1020 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale, (661) 267-4300.

Kern County sheriff's station in Rosamond, 1379 Sierra Highway, (661) 256-2511.

Kern County sheriff's station in Mojave, 1771 Highway 58, (661) 824-7130.

Police: 21130 Hacienda Blvd., California City, (760) 373-8606.

Emergency: 911

Fire:

Los Angeles County Fire Department Not to be confused with Los Angeles Fire Department.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), serves unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County, as well as 58 cities and towns that choose to have the county provide fire and EMS services, including the City of La
, (323) 881-2411.

Kern County Fire Department, (661) 324-6551.

California City Fire Department, 20890 Hacienda Blvd., California City 93505, (760) 373-4841.

Ambulance:

American Medical Response American Medical Response, Inc. (AMR) is the largest private ambulance provider in the United States. AMR and EmCare are wholly owned subsidiaries of EMSC L.P., an emergency management company held by the investment firm Onex. AMR is based out of Greenwood Village, Colorado. , (661) 947-2173; Antelope Ambulance Service, (661) 951-1998.

LICENSES:

Animal licenses:

Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control, 5210 W. Ave. I, Lancaster, (661) 940-4191.

Business licenses:

Los Angeles County Business License Commission, 335-A E. Ave. K-6, Lancaster, (661) 723-4492.

Driver's licenses:

California Department of Motor Vehicles In the United States of America, Department of Motor Vehicles (or DMV) is a commonly used name of the government agency of a U.S. state which administers the registration of automobiles (e.g., by issuing license plates), and/or the licensing of drivers (e.g. , 1110 W. Ave. I, Lancaster; 2260-D E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale, (800) 777-0133.

LIBRARIES:

Lake Los Angeles, 16921 E. Ave. O, Suite A, Lake Los Angeles, (661) 264-0593;

Lancaster, 601 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, (661) 948-5029;

Littlerock, 35119 80th St. E., Littlerock, (661) 944-4138;

Mojave, 16916 1/2 Highway 14, (661) 824-2243

Quartz Hill, 42018 50th St. W., Quartz Hill, (661) 943-2454;

Palmdale main library, 700 E. Palmdale Blvd., (661) 267-5600; Palmdale youth library, 38510 Sierra Highway, Palmdale, (661) 267-5600;

Rosamond, 3611 Rosamond Blvd., Rosamond, (661) 256-3236.

HOSPITALS:

Lancaster Community Hospital This article or section needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. , 43830 10th St. W., Lancaster, (661) 948-4781.

Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster, (661) 949-5000.

POSTAL SERVICE:

Acton, 3632 Smith Ave., (800) 275-8777.

Littlerock, 7727 Pearblossom Highway, (800) 275-8777.

Llano, 17234 Pearblossom Highway, (661) 944-2418.

Palmdale, 38917 20th St. E. Suite G701, (800) 275-8777.

Pearblossom, 12302 Pearblossom Highway, (800) 275-8777.

Rosamond, 1950 W. Rosamond Blvd., (661) 256-6157.

Mojave, 2053 Belshaw St., (661) 824-3502.

California City, 21100 Hacienda Blvd., (760) 373-8113.

OTHER:

TV stations (local): Adelphia Channel 3, 41551 10th St. W., Palmdale, (661) 947-3130.

Social Security office: 44451 N. 20th St. W., Lancaster, (800) 772-1213.

Birth, death and marriage records: Registrar-Recorder County Clerk, 335-A E. Ave. K-6, Lancaster, (661) 723-4494.

Major shopping malls: Antelope Valley Mall The Antelope Valley Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Palmdale, California.

Opened in September, 1990, its buildings take up around 1 million square feet (90,000 m²). Its physical main building, parking lots, and ring road businesses encompass an area a bit less than 0.
, Valley Central, Lancaster Town Center, Lancaster Commerce Center, Amargosa Commons, Marketplace at Palmdale, Destination O-8, The Place at 47th Street.

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