California Poppy Festival™ Returns Bigger Than Ever in 2022!
The California Poppy Festival™ is back
and better than ever! We are so excited to announce that our annual
celebration of the state’s flower will welcome Lancaster residents
and beyond back on April 22, 23, and 24.
The California Poppy Festival™ is the City of Lancaster’s annual
celebration of California’s state flower. Now, for three full days,
this event will honor the beauty of the Poppy with live
entertainment, amusement park rides, displays, festival food, live
animal exhibits, and countless activities for all ages. This year,
the California Poppy Festival will call the
AV Fair and Events
Center its new home. Visit the AV Fair and
Events center URL above for more info:
BIG NEWS: Both of our sanctuaries will reopen to the public starting
Saturday, July 10, 2021! In the past year, we’ve continued to be a
space of Sanctuary for our residents. We’ve also found new ways to
invite you in via virtual visits, events, and online classes. We’ll
keep offering these resources to our global community, but honestly:
there’s nothing like experiencing Sanctuary in person.
If you’re near Los Angeles, California, or Watkins Glen, New York,
plan a visit—there are a lot of friends who are excited to see you.
Book your tour now:
The Antelope Valley Indian Museum is open to the public on Saturdays
and Sundays from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
15701 East Avenue M
(between East 150th & 170th streets)
Lancaster, California Antelope
Valley Indian Museum
KTLA reporter Mark Mester stands next to Vasquez Canyon Road,
which continued to buckle on Nov. 20, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)
Vasquez Canyon Road is popular with cyclists, and provides
additional access for drivers living in northern Santa Clarita areas
-- such as Saugus -- and connects Bouquet Canyon Road to the 14
Freeway and Sierra Highway. Traffic was expected to be impacted in
the area, including both Bouquet and the Sierra Highway.
The Sierra Highway is a portion of the
Historic U.S. Route 6 alignment.
Landslide Buckles Vasquez Canyon Road; 2-Mile Stretch Closed
Indefinitely | KTLA
While from these two pictures it may appear our little town has not
changed significantly, appearances can be deceiving. The above
street scenes depict a portion of the old "main drag", Sierra
Highway (part of old US Route 6). Rosamond today is growing
primarily east-west along Rosamond Boulevard, which is barely
visible as a street intersection in the background of the two
photos. The population of "greater Rosamond" in the 1950s was only a
few hundred souls; today it is around 18,000.
County of Los Angeles
The County of Los Angeles is a founding member of the California
U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association. As a member it includes all
divisions and departments within.
Below are only a few of many.
Thank you for your on-going support.
Feel free to contact us regarding special events that you would like
to have posted on our web site and facebook page.
In Santa Clarita the Historic U.S. 6 alignment is
known as the Sierra Highway.
It is the goal of our Association to acknowledge those
volunteer organizations that are serving their Route 6 community
in a positive way. L.A. Green Grounds in the South-Central Los
Angeles area is an excellent example of people helping people.
The historic alignment is currently known as Figueroa Street
which runs through the heart of South-Central Los Angeles. We
are definitely impressed with what your organization is doing.
We welcome the County of Los Angeles as an active member of the Route 6 Team.
Appears that Tootsie, the official mascot for the
California U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association, received a lot of
attention during her recent visit to Ridgecrest. Tootsie has
become a real celebrity. Our four-legged friend is definitely Route 6 to
the core. She plans someday to write children stories; “A Dog’s Life
Along the 6”, The Adventures of Tootsie and Friends.
invite all cities, small towns, rural communities, chambers and
businesses located along the Grand Old Highway to join us in the
economic development, cultural preservation and educational programs as
described in our Mission Statement.
Senior high school and
college students play a major role in our development and activities.
Most interns receive class credits for the time they spend with us.
Parents are also welcome.
The present goal of the
California Association is to identify the historic portion of U.S. 6
between Bishop and Long Beach. Currently U.S. 6 signs end in Bishop,
historically they ended in Long Beach.
We believe this project
will help all the communities located along the 3,652 miles of the Grand
Old Highway by preserving the coast-to-coast integrity of the original
Our programs are serious. Our
activities are intended to be fun and family oriented. Looking forward
to hearing from you.
The Volunteer must be at least 18 years of age with a sincere desire in
preserving our American Heritage. Interest in American History, government,
journalism, photography, business administration and audio-visual
productions would be a real plus.
Our programs are serious, and our activities are educational, fun and family
This is a Volunteer position however, all approved related expenses will be
reimbursed. This would include (when applicable) office supplies, lodging,
meals, and travel expenses.
For a College Student Intern this would definitely be a learning experience.
It would also give you the opportunity to do some serious networking.
NOTE: We've had College Student Interns in other Route 6 States who received
class credits for their time. Anyway, something to think about.
Should you have any questions or desire additional information contact:
The City of Lancaster has installed additional HISTORIC Route 6 signs along
the original U.S. 6 alignment currently known as the Sierra Highway.
Chris McCaslin and David Good with the Lancaster Department of Public
David Good installing one of the signs along the historic alignment.
Pictures provided by Nicholas Haecker, Engineer Tech.
NOTE: Signs provided by the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Assn.
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In The News County of Los Angeles, CA
This week, Los AngelesCounty received two Canadair Bombardier LC-415s, more
widely known as Super Scoopers, on lease from the government of Quebec.
These airplanes can fly up to 200 mph and can scoop 1,620 gallons of water
in only 12 seconds! Along with an Erickson Skycrane Helitanker we lease, the
Super Scoopers have been vital additions to our county's own firefighting
arsenal for nearly 25 years and we are thankful to have them again this
year. They will certainly help our brave firefighters protect life and
property as we approach what could be a very active fire season. And, don't
forget to have an emergency plan in place for your family and always heed
the warnings to evacuate during emergencies.
In order to protect the health and safety
of our community and in accordance with guidance from State and local health
officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Community Services & Parks (CSP)
has CANCELLED all in-person events, recreation programs, and classes until
further notice. However, CSP is committed to providing safe and educational
recreational activities, even in these trying times. Visit
to learn more about parks, activities and programs you can do from home!
Challenge yourself with our weekly games, explore our parks and trails, and