Egg activities at Arboretum Saturday

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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

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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

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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 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

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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...]