Carcadia @Route 66 June 22


The next monthly Carcadia @Route 66 is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Sunday, June 22 in the parking lot behind Denny's on Huntington Drive (the original Route 66). Carcadia is a 90-minute monthly gathering to casually discuss and admire each other's rides (cool cars of any type) presented by the non-profit Arcadia's Best Foundation and Glenn Oyoung's turn3 Creative. Denny's not only allows the use of its parking lot but offers participants … [Read more...]

Junior Riptides open house April 25


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 swimming classes are being held at Blair High school in Pasadena, where they are introducing a new program called the Junior Riptides that is perfect for kids who want to work on the four required strokes for competition. Find out all about it at an open … [Read more...]

Egg activities at Arboretum Saturday


Kids of all ages will enjoy a variety of egg-themed activities at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19. Children will enjoy making creative, take-home crafts. There will be games with cool prizes! Egg baskets will be provided. Members Special: 9-10am early entry. Cost: Regular Arboretum admission fees apply; Members free $3.00 for children activities. … [Read more...]

Community Bike ride May 3


The Arcadia Recreation & Community Services Department is sponsoring the Annual Community Bike Ride on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:30 a.m, a leisurely ride through some of Arcadia’s most beautiful neighborhoods. This slow paced, seven mile excursion, is geared toward families and organized in an effort to create a positive tradition and promote healthy living. Meet in the Community Center parking lot at 7:30 a.m. for check-in. Bike ride … [Read more...]

Opening Day Sun, Fun, 30,000 at Santa Anita


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 entertained on opening day at Santa Anita Park this afternoon of Dec. 26, 2013. Attendees could also see where the new luxury suites are being built to open this spring. See photos below... -- By Scott Hettrick … [Read more...]

Horse racing season opens Dec. 26


Santa Anita’s traditional winter meeting opens on Dec. 26 with a free wall calendar for all General Admission entrants. Many additional promotions are on the schedule for the meeting that runs through April 20. And due to the closure of Hollywood Park, a separate, spring race meeting will get underway at The Great Race Place on April 25 and continue through June 29. This spring/early summer meeting will feature twilight post times on Fridays and … [Read more...]

95,000 at Santa Anita Breeders’ Cup

Gary Stevens running Mucho Macho Man to victory in Breeders' Cup Classic Nov. 2, 2013

Between two weeks of overcast skies, the weather turned clear and spectacular for national TV coverage and the nearly 95,000 people who went through the turnstiles at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia during the two-day Breeders' Cup event Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2, 2013. That was a 5% increase over last year's two-day crowd of 89,742, and the second biggest at Santa Anita in recent years after the combined 96,496 in 2009, the year Mike Smith rode … [Read more...]

Breeders’ Cup in primetime tonight

10:30 a.m. today, courtesy of Arcadia Police Department's Air Support TFO Mike Hale

Update 5:52 p.m.: Santa Anita jockey Gary Stevens wins the esteemed Breeders' Cup Classic by a nose in a photo finish at age 50 for the first time in his career. Saturday attendance was a very big 58,795. NBC will televise the biggest race of today's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park in primetime tonight (Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013) from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. PT on local KNBC TV 4. The two-day event in Arcadia was expected to draw a crowd of more than … [Read more...]