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Orchesis Dance show April 30-May 3

Arcadia High School's Orchesis Dance Company presents its annual show April 30 - May 3 at the new Arcadia Performing Arts Center. (Video teaser below... ) "Breath Of Life" consists of many dance styles including jazz, hip hop, modern, contemporary, and hula. Come see breathtaking dancing, listen to a great variety of music, and experience the drama, storytelling, and daring displays of athleticism. Show times are 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, April 30- May 2, and at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 3. Tickets are $10 presale and … [More ... ]

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Under influence with Police

Arcadia Police Department Weekly Activity Report March 30 to April 5, 2014 Calls for Service / Formal Investigations 942 / 125 Total Year to Date for 2014 13,757 / 1,697 For the period of Sunday, March 30th, through Saturday, April 5th, the Police Department responded to 942 calls for service of which 125 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. Sunday, March 30: 1. At approximately 1:03 a.m., an officer working DUI … [More ... ]

Scott Hettrick

Council sea change; wave of civility

Former Mayor John Wuo was elected Mayor once again by his new fellow Council Members Tuesday night and announced a theme of “Working Together” for the coming year. And former Mayor Gary Kovacic was elected Mayor Pro Tem. Three newly-elected Council Members were sworn in by City Clerk Gene Glasco – Tom Beck, Sho Tay, and Roger Chandler (see updated story about election results here)– the most at one time in anyone’s memory, certainly for decades. And three longtime City Council Members, including the current and two … [More ... ]

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Hundreds celebrate ALA’s 60th

Assistance League of Arcadia, a 347 all-volunteer member-driven nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, welcomed over 230 guests and members to their Chapter House on March 20 to celebrate 60 years of service to the community. Guests were greeted at the door by President Keppie Sullivan, while chairmen of the event, Glenda Vanni and Donna Rey, circulated greeting attendees. The Chapter House was filled with balloons and festive displays of Assistance League’s various community projects, with members at each table … [More ... ]

Arcadia news

Tom Beck and his wife thank supporters moments after election results were finalized.

Beck, Chandler, Tay win election

Update Friday, April 11, 2014 (final official voting results): For the first time in years, Arcadia residents will have two first-time City Council Members starting new four-year terms on Tuesday, April 15 -- Tom Beck and Sho Tay. Joining them to make up the trio of candidates elected Tuesday night is longtime … [More ... ]

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Police & Fire Dept.

Under influence with Police

Arcadia Police Department Weekly Activity Report March 30 to April 5, 2014 Calls for Service / Formal Investigations 942 / 125 Total Year to Date for 2014 13,757 … [More...]

Police activity March 23-29

Arcadia Police Department Weekly Activity Report March 23 to March 29 Calls for Service / Formal Investigations 1,011 / 107 Total Year to Date for 2014 12,815 / 1,572 For … [More...]

Baldwin closed Saturday

Baldwin Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic between the 210 Freeway and Huntington Drive from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. this Saturday, April 5, in order to accommodate Santa … [More...]

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Arcadia community blogs

Scott Hettrick

Council sea change; wave of civility

Former Mayor John Wuo was elected Mayor once again by his new fellow Council Members Tuesday night and announced a theme of “Working Together” for the coming year. And former Mayor Gary Kovacic was … [More...]

Paul Van Fleet

Paul E. Van Fleet

Post-election update April 8, 2014: I would like to thank the 463 Arcadia residents that voted for me in the April 8, 2014 election. I am very humbled by the show of faith you have in me. Though … [More...]

Sho Tay

Sho Tay

Update #2 on April 1: I'm giving away free stamps this week! So far about 3,600 ballots have been cast, out of about 30,000 registered voters. That is only 12%. I believe the more voters, … [More...]

Chamber of Commerce

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Chamber awards offer surprises

California Philharmonic conductor Maestro Victor Vener made a surprise presentation to outgoing Arcadia Chamber of Commerce President Arlynn Robinson that included a gift on behalf of the Chamber of two VP seats at a table in the Conductor's Circle … [More ... ]

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Forest Lawn opens in Arcadia

A ribbon-cutting Friday, March 28, preceded the official grand opening of the elegant new offices of the first Forest Lawn branch in Arcadia at 11 E. Huntington Drive. A large contingent of media was on hand to enjoy tours of the beautiful facility … [More ... ]

History of Arcadia

Colin Farrel in a scene from Saving Mr. Banks shot at the Santa Anita Depot at the L.A. County Arboretum.

Santa Anita Depot in Disney movie

Disney seems to love using Arcadia for filming scenes in some of its biggest movies. The critically-acclaimed "Saving Mr. Banks" comes out on Blu-ray and DVD March 18 and local Arcada residents … [More ... ]

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Iconic sign returns on bridge

The iconic Arcadia signs that hung over Huntington Drive and Baldwin Avenue in Arcadia for decades in the first half of the 20th century will return on the face of the new bridge being built to carry … [More ... ]

Activities in Arcadia

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Big crowds in the grandstands and infields, exciting horse race finishes, betting from the new sports betting room, and a whiskey tasting contest in the dazzling new Chandelier Room kept 30,540 fans … [More ... ]