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Blackbird Airpark in Palmdale Makes a Great Outing for all Family Members

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

Blackbird Aircraft Blackbird Airpark in Palmdale is always an exciting place to visit and learn the history of the Blackbird Aircraft.

Explore the History of the Blackbird Aircraft Without Leaving Palmdale

Palmdale has its place in honoring the history of Blackbird aircraft during the Cold War. Visitors will learn about the aircraft on display and find an opportunity to honor those who have served our country. 

The Airpark is an annex to the Air Force Flight Test Museum at Edwards Airforce Base, and it complements the Museum's programming. To visit both the Museum and the Airpark, keep in mind the following-

  • The entity's goal is to educate the public on the research and evolution of flight in our nation.
  • More than 80 historic aircraft are on display for visitors to explore
  • Tours are limited, and you must check the website for scheduling and reservations. Guests must be five or older.

At SERVPRO, we honor the path of all who have furthered aviation and recognize that aircraft and other keepsakes tell our community's story. This is why whenever homeowners in our service area need water removal services to preserve their memories, we are ready to help. Only a specialized team like ours knows how to apply specialized drying techniques to restore your photographs, documents, and valuable memories.

Call our team at SERVPRO of Palmdale North at (661) 526-3649 when you need the best in the industry. We strive to leave your property, "Like it never even happened."

Blackbird Airpark en Palmdale es un Paseo Interesante para Toda la Familia

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

42 / 5000 Translation results Una vista de un avión en el Blackbird Airpark. A nuestro equipo de SERVPRO le encanta visitar el Blackbird Airpark.

Explore la Historia Aeronautica de los Blackbird sin Salir de Palmdale

Palmdale tiene un lugar en la historia de los aviones Blackbird y su importancia durante la Guerra Fría. Los que visitan el Blackbird Airpark aprenden sobre las distintas aeronaves en exhibición y encuentran la oportunidad de honrar la memoria de los que han servido a nuestro país.

El Airpark es un anexo del Air Force Flight Test Museum at Edwards Airforce Base, y complementa la programación del Museo. Para visitar tanto el Museo como el Airpark y profundizar sus conocimientos de aviación, tenga en cuenta lo siguiente:

  • El objetivo de la atracción es educar al público sobre los avances y evolución del vuelo en nuestra nación.
  • Más de 80 aviones retirados están en exhibición para que los visitantes los exploren
  • La entrada es limitada y debe consultar el sitio web para programar y reservar su espacio. Los visitantes deben ser mayor de cinco años para entrar a las instalaciones.

En SERVPRO, valoramos el camino de todos los que han promovido la aviación y reconocemos que los aviones y otros recuerdos cuentan la historia de nuestra comunidad. Es por eso que cuando los propietarios de viviendas en nuestra área necesitan servicios de remoción de agua para preservar sus recuerdos, estamos listos para ayudar. Solo un equipo especializado como el nuestro sabe cómo aplicar técnicas de secado especializadas para restaurar sus fotografías, documentos y valiosos recuerdos.

Llame a nuestro equipo de SERVPRO of Palmdale North al (661) 526-3649 cuando necesite a los mejores en la industria. Ya verá cómo nos esforzamos por dejar su propiedad como si nada hubiera sucedido. 



When a Fire Breaks Out in Your Palmdale Production Facility, You Need Fast Damage Cleanup

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

"Palmdale California" Call our experts after you experience a fire disaster, we have the training your home needs after a fire occurs.

SERVPRO is Available 24 Hours a Day for Fire Damage Restoration – Call Us to Your Palmdale Business Whenever You Need Us

The city of Palmdale is located within the center of the northern portion of Los Angeles County in California within the Antelope Valley region. In terms of area, what separates Palmdale from Los Angeles, the city, is the San Gabriel Mountains. When looking at employment, there are several significant companies in the area, creating numerous jobs, including:

  • Boeing
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Walmart
  • CarMax
  • Palmdale Regional Medical Center
  • Northrop Grumman

Learning More About Palmdale, California – Beginnings, and History

Back in August of 1962, Palmdale was known as the first community to incorporate within the Antelope Valley. In November 2009, 47 years after incorporation, voters cast their say in making Palmdale a charter city. As of the time that the 2010 United States Census got taken, it had a population of 152,750 people. This number was up a notable amount from the 2000 Census, where the population was at 116,670. Overall, Palmdale ranks 33rd as the most populous city within California. 

The very first European settlement inside the Palmdale limits was known as Palmenthal, which was established as a village back in April of 1886. At the time, area folklore tells tales of travelers knowing they were close to the ocean once they spotted palm trees. Because they never saw palm trees before that time, the travelers had been mistaking local Joshua Trees as palms. 

The village of Palmenthal was officially established in 1888 after the arrival of the first post office. When the 1890s came about, many farming families migrated to Palmenthal along with nearby Harold so that they could work on growing fruits and grains. Because many of these settlers at this time were not familiar with the unique needs of crops when farmed in a desert climate, many began to abandon the settlement. 

In 1899, there was just one family left within the original village. All of the other settlers decided to move closer to the railroad tracks for the Southern Pacific. The new community here took on the name Palmdale, which was located right where the civic center is in today’s time. The railroad here was in operation as Southern Pacific and known for its route between San Francisco and Los Angeles. This was also a popular stop for the Wells Fargo stagecoach, which traveled between New Orleans and San Francisco. 

Over time, Palmdale’s population started to increase. Unfortunately, the water became scarce. In 1913, the area received help with the Los Angeles Aqueduct system. This brought in water from Owens Valley. After this installation, plentiful crops of alfalfa, pears, and apples began to thrive. 

The first newspaper for the region was developed in 1915, and it took on the name Palmdale Post. Today, this paper is known as the Antelope Valley Press. In 1921, Mint Canyon/Lancaster Road was completed. This marked a significant link between Los Angeles and Palmdale, CA. Due to this road, local agriculture started to flourish, and it became a significant step toward the growth of the metropolis the region is known for today. This road today is named the Sierra Highway.

Enjoying Time and Activities in and Around the Palmdale Area

On the western side of the famous Mojave Desert and with such close proximity to Los Angeles, there is always plenty that you can see and do when you are in Palmdale. Some of the top attractions in the area include:

Joe Davies Heritage Airpark – Air Force Plant 42 is located on the northeastern edge of Palmdale, CA. Here, you will find a broad range of aircraft from the United States Air Force. This facility is open and free to the public and includes viewings of aircraft such as the Northrop X-4, the Lockheed F-104A, the F-22 Raptor, and the Convair B-58A Hustler. 

Mulligan Family Fun Center – Whether you have time to spend with the family or you want a place to bring kids for a birthday celebration, there is never a dull moment at this local attraction. Upon arrival here, guests can immerse themselves in various activities like laser tag, batting cages, video arcades, rock-climbing wall, a ropes course, and more.

The Palmdale Amphitheater – If you are looking for a night out to enjoy great music, this is a local venue known for having some of the top acts in the nation and beyond. This is an open-air venue where guests can enjoy high-quality sound and lights under the stars. During the summer, there are also regular family movie nights.

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve – This is a stunning place to experience between February in May each year when the poppies are in bloom. Visitors will find this natural reserve just 30 minutes northwest of the busy city, and there are miles of walking trails to take in the view.

Protect Your Investment – Contact SERVPRO when Your Palmdale Business Suffers Fire Damage! We Have Crews Available 24/7 to Restore Your Commercial Space to Pre-Loss Condition

It is normal to feel tremendous stress when your production facility gets ravaged by fire. However, SERVPRO is available to take the burden off of your shoulders so that your Palmdale business stays on track and your interior gets restored to preloss condition. There are many working parts to fire restoration, but our team is IICRC-certified and ready to get to work as soon as you call us for help. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Fire damage in Palmdale at your commercial property does not have to mean immense downtime. Once you call us, you can count on us to:

  • Arrive at your door within a few hours of your initial call for restoration services. 
  • A detailed assessment is performed to determine the scope of the project, including any lingering dangers.
  • We take a look at structural elements, damaged contents, air quality, electrical hazards, and more.
  • Our crew gets to work implementing the plan of action, including debris removal, soot, smoke cleanup, and drying any moisture left behind from the water or chemicals used to extinguish the flames.

When it comes to fire damage, never let your commercial property suffer from downtime and the potential for secondary damages. SERVPRO of Palmdale North offers 24/7 emergency services to make your business look “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (661) 526-3649, and we will have our Green Fleet loaded with equipment at your door and ready to work within hours.

Palmdale Performers Are Invited to Join the Annual Colibri Competition

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

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Make your Palmdale Home the Stage and Showcase your Child’s Artistic Prowess

In 2020 performers in Palmdale and around the world have had a difficult time showcasing their talents. Living room performances cannot be compared to performing in front of a live audience, and often lessons and practices have also suffered. But if the young people in your home are keen on progressing in their artistic career, the International Arts Competition for Young Performers Colibri offers an excellent compromise to performing on the world stage from the comfort of your living room. Those interested in participating should remember the following-

  • Children under 18 are invited to join on Sunday, December 27th 
  • Competitions focus on dancing, vocal and instrumental talent, and visual arts
  • Winners may receive cash prizes

SERVPRO of Palmdale North understands the challenges our families face every day, whether they miss performing for an audience or need flood damage restoration services after a storm. Just as the Colibri 2020 competition gives you a chance to resume normalcy in your home, so does our staff work to put emergencies behind you. Call us at (661) 526-3649 as soon as you need us. And let us leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Los Residentes de Palmdale Tienen opciones para Celebrar las Fiestas

12/10/2020 (Permalink)

Vista frontal de la pareja mayor en casa en Navidad transmitiendo en su tableta. Mire PBS SoCal1 en su T.V. o transmita en línea desde su tableta el 12/24 a las 3 pm para ver Celebración anual de vacaciones del condado de L.A.

La Celebración Anual del Condado de Los Ángeles Llega a su Hogar en Palmdale este Diciembre

Los artistas y vecinos de Palmdale tienen un lugar en la celebración anual del condado de Los Angeles. En su 61ª entrega, el evento tendrá un formato diferente en respuesta a la crisis de salud que estamos viviendo. Afortunadamente, la celebración no se ha cancelado, y el público con acceso a PBS SoCal puede sintonizar el evento para disfrutar de la música de la época directamente desde su casa. A continuación, le mostramos cómo acceder a esta representación de la diversidad y fortaleza de la vibrante comunidad de artistas de Los Ángeles:

  • Sintonice PBS SoCal1 en su T.V. o transmita en línea desde su teléfono o tableta
  • La primera emisión tendrá lugar el 24 de diciembre de 3:00 a 6:00 p.m., pero hay horarios adicionales disponibles para retransmisión
  • La American Youth Symphony, el Ballet Folklórico y Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar y nuestros propios cantantes de cámara de Palmdale High School  Sunday Night Singers están en la alineación para la noche.

En SERVPRO of Palmdale North, reconocemos que 2020 ha sido el año más inusual. Al igual que la celebración anual del condado de L.A., nuestro personal se ha adaptado para continuar brindando servicios de restauración de daños por incendios a nuestros clientes de la manera más segura. Cuando nos llame al (661) 526-3649, puede estar seguro de que nuestro enfoque sigue siendo dejar su hogar, como si nunca hubiera sucedido.

Palmdale Residents Have Options to Celebrate the Holidays

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

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The L.A. County Annual Holiday Celebration Arrives into your Palmdale Home this December

Palmdale performers and neighbors have a place in each year’s L.A. County Holiday Celebration. In its 61st iteration, the event will have a different format in response to health concerns. Luckily, however, it has not been canceled, and audiences with access to PBS SoCal can tune in at their leisure to enjoy holiday music right from their home. Here is how to access this diverse display of L.A.’s vibrant artist community-

  • Tune into PBS SoCal1 on your T.V. or stream online from your phone or tablet

  • The first showing will take place on December 24th from 3:00-6:00 p.m., but additional times are available for rebroadcast.
  • The American Youth Symphony, the Ballet Folklórico and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar and our very own Palmdale High School Chamber Singers and Sunday Night Singers are in the line-up for the night.

At SERVPRO of Palmdale North, we recognize that 2020 has been the most unusual year. Much like the L.A. County Annual Holiday Celebration, our staff has adapted to continue to provide fire damage restoration services to our clients in the safest way. When you call us at (661) 526-3649, you can be assured that our focus continues to be leaving your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Life in Palmdale Reminds us of California’s History and Invites us to Look into the Future.

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

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Let Antelope Valley and Palmdale Show you the Beauty of the West Coast.

Palmdale may lie in Los Angeles County, but equating it to life in Hollywood is a disservice to life in Antelope Valley. The separation from the Los Angeles Basin, marked by the San Gabriel mountains, is sometimes considered more than a geographic border. Regardless, California's beauty is appreciated at every corner, as is the confluence of the different cultures that have inhabited Antelope Valley over time.

It is known that Native Americans were the first people to live in what we now know as Palmdale, and its valley was mainly a route for travelers coming from modern-day Arizona and New Mexico to the coast. When Spanish soldiers explored the area and settled the land, large cattle ranches became the norm. It wasn’t until the late 1880s that larger ranches were divided and given to other Europeans hailing predominantly from France and Germany.

One can only imagine how European settlers felt about their farming attempts in Palmdale. Despite their best efforts, growing crops in a desert climate fraught with the threat of droughts made many people give up on farming and seek other endeavors. The Southern Pacific railroad offered the promise of other lands, and many settlers moved closer to the station. A post office also operated close to the tracks, and the new congregation adopted the name of Palmdale, and its point of origin is where the civic center stands today. Despite its name, the Southern Pacific traveled mostly in the western U.S. and played a pivotal role in history thanks to its connecting San Francisco with Los Angeles. The well-known Wells Fargo stagecoach also visited the Palmdale station on its way to New Orleans.

When we read or listen to the news today, we often hear of California’s struggle with lack of water. Not surprisingly, water scarcity was a real challenge as Palmdale was being established, but William Mulholland came to change people’s lives. This Irish-American man was a self-taught civil engineer capable of building the Los Angeles Aqueduct. This vital structure provided water supply to Los Angeles and, in consequence, allowed it to grow. Although his work created conflict about water rights between farmers in the Owens Valley (where the water supply originated) and the Los Angeles constituents, his legacy still lives on. Sadly, William Mulholland was also responsible for the St. Francis Dam's failure, which ruptured in 1928 and killed over 400 people. The St. Francis Dam was never rebuilt. Mulholland's infamy was unfortunate, as Palmdale owes its agricultural success to having adequate water and irrigation.

Palmdale’s expansion did not stop with the aqueduct. In 1921 the Mint Canyon/Lancaster Road was completed, effectively connecting Los Angeles and Palmdale. Today, the road is known as the Sierra Highway, and it is well known for its picturesque landscape. It originally ran from Los Angeles to Lake Tahoe and was also known as El Camino Sierra. 

Mountain passes, including Soledad Pass in the San Gabriel Mountains, allow travelers to enjoy the beauty of California’s natural resources.

As time progressed, Palmdale’s primary industry shifted from agriculture to aerospace, which has gained it the name of “Aerospace Capital of America.” History lovers may even know of the Battle of Palmdale, which took place in August of 1956. A runaway drone launched from Point Mugu Naval Air Station lost control, and Oxnard Air Force Base ordered interceptor aircraft to take off and neutralize it. Surprisingly, the drone out-maneuvered the interceptor aircraft and only came down when it ran out of fuel and crashed in the desert. Land and property were destroyed in the incident, many due to brushfires. Thankfully, no human life was lost.

Life in Palmdale

If you live or visit Palmdale, you need to be aware of its temperatures and geography to prepare. 

Here are some things to remember-

  • Palmdale lies close to the San Andreas Fault, so earthquakes of all magnitudes are not uncommon
  • Its winters are cold, hovering around freezing temperatures from November to late January
  • Summers are warm with temperatures generally in the 80s

Compared to other parts of the country, Palmdale has minimal rain to speak of, and its vegetation reflects that, including California poppies and juniper berries.

With the gentrification of South Los Angeles and well-known Compton areas, there has been a shift in population in Palmdale. Despite a reputation for unrest and social discord, Compton has surfaced as a desirable area to live in, effectively pricing out some residents. As a consequence, Palmdale has changed. Even though the city remained mostly white until the 1970s, most recently, the Hispanic and African American population has grown, along with other minority groups. Industry has also diversified from agriculture and aerospace, even though they continue to be among top employers for the area.

Water Damage in Palmdale

Unpredictability has been the keyword in 2020, and it seems like all of us are a bit extra cautious these days. In particular, homeowners should pay close attention to the state of their homes and take action if repairs need to be done. Storms are not out of the realm of possibility in Palmdale, and preparing for water mitigation activities can mark the difference when a water event occurs.

Our team at SERVPRO can be your right hand as far as water restoration is concerned. Our expert staff prepares to handle emergencies of all sizes, ranging from those coming from an overflowing bathtub to stormwater coming in through a roof leak. Not only do we focus on restoring damaged areas, but we also concentrate on avoiding cross-contamination in your home. By bringing in specialists and industrial equipment, we can tackle the most challenging jobs, including specialty drying solutions and move-outs as needed.

SERVPRO of Palmdale North is an exceptional resource when life happens, and your home is in peril. Call us at (661) 526-3649 and let our staff bring its knowledge base to your home. With our help, you can go on with your life, “Like it never even happened.”

Antelope Center Residents Have Options Every Weekend

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

landscaped trees, flowers and fountain Our area hosts beautiful scenery. We enjoy taking advantage of the great outdoors. We look forward to seeing you when we are out and about.

Whether Looking for an Outdoor Activity or Staying Inside your Antelope Center Home, the Valley Offers Many Options 

The weather in Antelope Center lets us enjoy outdoor activities virtually year-round, which has been a privilege in 2020. We have entertainment options a short drive away from hiking in the national parks to enjoying a socially distanced beer tasting session. However, some of us crave the experience of going to the movies or watching a live show. Although health considerations may preclude us from gathering in a closed venue, the Lancaster Performing Arts Center brings us some options in November and December. In the upcoming months, you may be able to enjoy: 

  • Mrs. Doubtfire, starring Robin Williams, is showing in the Lancaster Municipal Stadium. The Friday night drive-in series is a great option to leave home while keeping with social-distancing guidelines. Other movies include Home Alone and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
  • On November 20-22, you can participate in Standemic, a virtual stand-up comedy competition available via zoom. 

Our staff of SERVPRO of Palmdale North is committed to keeping the community safe by following health recommendations and providing mold remediation services. We are available at (661) 526-3649 to help you with our expertise. In the meantime, you may see us enjoy these community offerings as 2020 comes to an end. Like you, we want our lives and our homes to feel, “Like it never even happened.”

Keeping Social Distance in Palmdale Without Going Crazy

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

close-up of small airplane Our SERVPRO team members enjoy the Joe Davis Heritage Airpark.

Joe Davis Heritage Airpark in Palmdale is a Great Option as the Weather Cools Down  

People in Palmdale and its surrounding areas can add one more offering to their stay-safe activities. 

Now that the weather is becoming cooler, a short visit to the Joe Davis Heritage Airpark may provide just the right amount of open-air activity suitable for the whole family. Even though the Airpark is closed during the week, customers can enjoy a weekend visit to view retired aircraft and understand their place in history. During your stay, you can expect to: 

  • Understand how the aerospace industry impacts our region
  • Learn about retired aircraft
  • Enjoy the outdoors while seeing something different
  • Choose to become more involved by donating to support the Airpark 

SERVPRO of Palmdale North is vested in our community's well-being, and we show it every time you call us at (661) 526-3649. From providing water removal services to restoring your home after a fire, we are your ally. Much like the airplanes you'll encounter at the Airpark, we want to keep you safe and make your residence, "Like it never even happened."

Como Mantener la Distancia Social en Palmdale Sin Volverse Loco

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

El logo del Joe Davis Heritage Airpark. Los miembros de nuestro equipo SERVPRO disfrutan del Joe Davis Heritage Airpark.

Joe Davis Heritage Airpark en Palmdale es una Gran Opción Durante el Otoño

Los residentes de Palmdale y sus alrededores pueden agregar una opción más a sus actividades seguras y distanciadas. Ahora que el clima se está enfriando un poco, una breve visita al Joe Davis Heritage Airpark puede brindar la cantidad justa de actividad al aire libre entretenida para toda la familia. Aunque el parque aéreo está cerrado durante la semana, los clientes pueden disfrutar de una visita de fin de semana para ver aviones retirados y comprender su lugar en la historia. Durante su visita, usted logrará:

  • Entender cómo la industria aeroespacial impacta nuestra región.
  • Obtenga información sobre aviones retirados
  • Disfruta del aire libre mientras ve algo fuera de lo común
  • Involucrarse más haciendo una donación para apoyar el Airpark

SERVPRO of Palmdale North se enfoca en el bienestar de nuestra comunidad y lo demostramos cada vez que nos llama al (661) 526-3649. Desde brindar servicios de remoción de agua hasta restaurar su hogar después de un incendio, somos su aliado en todo momento. Al igual que los aviones que encontrará en el Airpark, queremos mantenerlo a salvo y dejar su hogar como si nada hubiera pasado.