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Palmdale,

city (1990 pop. 68,842), Los Angeles co., S Calif., in the irrigated Antelope Valley; a growing residential suburb of Los Angeles near Little Rock Creek where it forms Lake Palmdale Reservoir, inc. 1962. Established from two communities that were settled in the 1870s and 80s, Palmdale took its current name in 1899. Formerly a farm community, it prospered with the completion of the Los Angeles aquaduct in 1914. From the early 1950s to the early 1990s the city's economic base depended on the manufacture of air-navigation systems, aerospace vehicles, and the development of advanced aircraft design systems at a complex of government-owned plants run by private industry, but the economy is now highly diversified. There is an airfield for jet aircraft testing, and Edwards Air Force Base is nearby.
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They were tired of all the bureaucratic red tape that sullied every project the Palmdale citizenry wanted to accomplish, and Lancaster was inevitably given preference on county perks and contracts.
Delta and United airlines submitted proposals late Friday for new air service from Palmdale, most likely to one of their West Coast hubs.
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PALMDALE -- Danielle Schmitt is the new Palmdale Playhouse tap and jazz dance director for the Palmdale Youth and Community Dance Company.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford announced in a joint statement that the Department of Transportation agreed to provide the grant as part of $5 million program to develop regular air service at the Palmdale facility.
And the Antelope Valley Union High School District might be interested in using another Palmdale site near 40th Street East and Avenue S.
PALMDALE -- Palmdale is under attack from the British.