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Carcadia @Route 66 April 27

It's the 50th anniversary of the Mustang this month -- bring your classic or modern steed to the next Carcadia @Route 66, yet another event of the non-profit Arcadia's Best Foundation in partnership with turn3 Creative.   All participants who bring a copy of the flier below will get 15% off anything on the menu at Denny's, 7 E. Huntington Drive, during the event. Please take advantage of this generous offer to help us thank Denny's for allowing us to use their parking lot at the corner of Huntington Drive and … [More ... ]

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Police report April 6-12

Arcadia Police Department Weekly Activity Report April 6-12 Calls for Service / Formal Investigations April 6 to April 12:                        1,098 / 137 Total Year to Date for 2014: 14,855 / 1,834 For the period of Sunday, April 6  through Saturday, April 12, the Police Department responded to 1,098 calls for service of which 137 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. Sunday, April 6: 1. Around 2:48 a.m., an … [More ... ]

Scott Hettrick

Inspirational AHS senior students

There was a movie in the 1980s called "Soapdish," in which Sally Field played an ego-fragile actress who, when she re-affirmation of her stardom and popularity, would stop in a shopping mall and soak up all the adolation from random fans. Here in Arcadia, if you ever need a boost of inspiration, it can be found each year at the annual Public Schools Luncheon hosted by the Masons at the Arcadia Masonic Center, where an amazing group of Arcadia High School seniors are introduced who are National Merit Scholarship … [More ... ]

Carcadia5April27-2014

Carcadia @Route 66 April 27

It's the 50th anniversary of the Mustang this month -- bring your classic or modern steed to the next Carcadia @Route 66, yet another event of the non-profit Arcadia's Best Foundation in partnership with turn3 Creative.   All participants who bring a copy of the flier below will get 15% off anything on the menu at Denny's, 7 E. Huntington Drive, during the event. Please take advantage of this generous offer to help us thank Denny's for allowing us to use their parking lot at the corner of Huntington Drive and … [More ... ]

Arcadia news

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Circus Vargas in Arcadia April 17-20

The circus is back in town April 17-21. Circus Vargas, which has been coming each year to the parking lot of Santa Anita Park since November 2011, is here for Easter weekend this year. Meet and mingle with the cast of Magikaria! Arrive thirty minutes early for an exciting, interactive pre-show where … [More ... ]

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Police & Fire Dept.

Police report April 6-12

Arcadia Police Department Weekly Activity Report April 6-12 Calls for Service / Formal Investigations April 6 to April 12:                        1,098 / 137 Total Year to … [More...]

Fire Chief Trabbie retiring

After 30 years in the fire service, 27 in Arcadia, Fire Chief, Tony Trabbie, will retire on April 30, 2014. Chief Trabbie progressed through the ranks in Arcadia from … [More...]

Senior hit, killed by 19 year-old driver

A 78 year-old Arcadia man was struck and killed by a car driven by a 19 year-old Arcadia man Wednesday night, April 16. The man and another 76 year-old man were crossing south … [More...]

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Arcadia community blogs

Scott Hettrick

Inspirational AHS senior students

There was a movie in the 1980s called "Soapdish," in which Sally Field played an ego-fragile actress who, when she re-affirmation of her stardom and popularity, would stop in a shopping mall and soak … [More...]

Scott Hettrick

Power outages ripple impacts

The electricity went out again Wednesday early afternoon -- starting during the lunch hour -- in much of central Arcadia. It affected many residents as well as Westfield Santa Anita mall, the L.A. … [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 … [More...]

Chamber of Commerce

L-r: Steven Volpe, Bruze Lazenby, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Liam Swan

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

Swimmer

With the pool at Arcadia High School about to undergo a complete replacement of a terrific new facility which will have it under construction for the next year, the high-quality Arcadia Riptides … [More ... ]