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MOAH:CEDAR Celebrates Local Artists With 37th Annual All-Media Juried Art Exhibition
Lancaster, CA – The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) and MOAH:CEDAR are excited to announce the 37th Annual All-Media Juried Art Exhibition. MOAH:CEDAR invites artists of all ages and experience levels from around the Antelope Valley and the 5th Supervisorial District of Los Angeles County to submit their art to a panel of jurors for constructive review. MOAH and MOAH:CEDAR, in this annual exhibition, honor artists and local art by inviting individuals from the Antelope Valley community to showcase their creative skills. This year's exhibition will celebrate participating artists with a special opening reception Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m., with the award ceremony starting at 7 p.m. The submission period for this 37th Annual All-Media Juried Art Exhibition is currently open and will end on May 13 at 5 p.m.

As in previous years, the Lancaster Museum and Public Art Foundation (LMPAF) will consider each of the Best of Exhibition winners for acquisition into the Museum of Art and History’s permanent collection. Over $1,000 will be awarded to participants by LMPAF and various small businesses, community organizations, public officials, and other sponsors. This year's jurors include Gallery Director for the Brea Gallery, Heather Bowling, Arts Coordinator for the City of West Hollywood, Mike Che, and Art Professor and Director of the Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery at Cal State LA, Mika Cho. The jurors will select the artworks that will be exhibited by careful examination of all submitted entries, including those submitted by individuals age 17 and below. Artists interested in submitting work should note that the Museum will only accept entries online through CaFE. For more information, please visit tinyurl.com/MOAHJuriedShow.

Celebrate Earth Day at Domenic Massari and Marie Kerr Parks on April 22nd
PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale will host a “Happy Earth Day Celebration” for all ages on Friday, April 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. at both the Domenic Massari Community Building, 37716 55th St. East and Marie Kerr Park Community Building, 39700 30th St. West. Admission and parking are free.

There will be activities designed for ages 5 for 12 including creating art out of recyclable products, a nature scavenger hunt, planting flowers, and learning about recyclables.

Blue Ribbon Commission on Homelessness Final Report Calls for Immediate Action on ‘Unacceptable Status Quo’ of Homeless Delivery Systems
Voids in Existing Services Identified, Recommendations Highlighted

LOS ANGELES - After six months of extensive reviews and meetings with hundreds of key stakeholders, the Blue-Ribbon Commission on Homelessness (BRCH) has released a comprehensive 100 plus-page report delineating seven recommendations needed to improve the region’s current system that helps people experiencing homelessness.

In response to a motion introduced by Supervisors Kathryn Barger, Fifth District and Hilda L. Solis, First District and approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor last July, the BRCH, led by Executive Director Mary Wickham, Esq., reviewed the existing governance structures within the region that hold the decision-making authority to meaningfully address and solve the issue of homelessness. They also identified gaps in the County’s homeless services delivery system that need to be remedied.

“I am grateful for the significant work the County team, First District Commissioner Sarah Dusseault, and the entire Blue Ribbon Commission on Homelessness has put into the analysis of the County’s homeless delivery system," said Solis. "This is the most comprehensive review ever conducted of what works and doesn’t work in our response to homelessness. Through the countless interviews and presentations, the BRCH heard from many stakeholders who are not always prioritized in homeless system decision making. Importantly, I am glad that the BRCH elevated the voices of smaller municipalities throughout the region. It is critical that we work with the unincorporated communities and all 88 cities in the County to find solutions for homelessness, and I am confident that the findings in this report will bring us to a more unified response to the crisis."

Family Field Day Coming to Legacy Commons Park Thursday, April 7th
PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale will host a Family Field Day on Thursday, April 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Legacy Commons Park, located at 930 E. Ave. Q-9. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

The City’s parks and recreation staff will provide board games, an obstacle course, carrom boards, croquet, checkers, cornhole and bocci ball.

For more information, please call 661/267-5611.

Free E-Waste Disposal Event This Saturday
PALMDALE – A free e-waste disposal event will take place this Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Environmental Collection Center (AVECC), located 1200 West City Ranch Road in Palmdale.

Residents will be able to safely dispose of their household hazardous waste and electronic equipment at no cost. Items accepted at the event include household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, microwaves, computers, tablets, printers, televisions, VCR’s, telephones, fax machines, stereos, speakers, and electronic games.

In addition, this permanent facility also accepts non-controlled pharmaceuticals, needles or syringes, antifreeze, car batteries, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, used motor oil, pesticides.

AVECC is open on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Antelope Valley Medical Center Receives Verification for its Demonstrated Commitment to Quality Trauma Care
AVMC’s Trauma Center Receives Verification from The Verification Review Committee, an Ad Hoc Committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.

LANCASTER, CA – The trauma center at Antelope Valley Medical Center (AVMC) has been verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.

“We can announce with great pride that the ACS once again verified AVMC as a Level II Trauma Center,” said Dr. Pavel Petrik, Antelope Valley Medical Center, Trauma Medical Director. “As the only trauma program serving the three counties in northeast Los Angeles, we are committed to providing high quality trauma care to our patients in their critical time of need.”

Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1987, the COT's Consultation/Verification Program for Hospitals promotes the development of trauma centers in which participants provide not only the hospital resources necessary for trauma care, but also the entire spectrum of care to address the needs of all injured patients. This spectrum encompasses the prehospital phase through the rehabilitation process.

Entries Sought for City of Palmdale’s “Walk on Words” Poetry Contest
Theme is “Dogs in the Park;” Winning Entry to be Stamped in Concrete at Yellen Park

PALMDALE –The City of Palmdale will accept entries from April 1 through April 30 for its “Walk on Words” Poetry Contest.

The contest is free and open to all ages. This year’s theme is “Dogs in the Park.” Poems must be family friendly original compositions written by the submitting poet, no more than eight lines long, including title, with a maximum of 25 characters per line, including spaces. All poems must be submitted on the website, www.cityofpalmdale.org/WoW by Saturday, April 30. The winning poem will be stamped in concrete at Yellen Park.

Poems will be judged based on suitability, originality, creativity, and artistic quality. Complete rules and regulations are available at www.cityofpalmdale.org/WoW.

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