Lawn Bowling for City of Hope


The Santa Anita Bowling Green Club is hosting its annual City of Hope Triples fundraiser event from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, June 6. Last year donations surpassed $3200 dollars! Last year's event drew 60 participants. The annual Southwest Open drew 384 competitors over eight days April 11-16 recently, while the March 7 Veterans and Novice tournament drew 96, followed with 40 participants in the March 18 Ladies Day. Stop by sometime to see … [Read more...]

Sturtevant Camp sold

Sturtevant Camp lodge building is filled with fascinating photos and memorabilia dating back more than a century.

The Friends of the San Gabriels is pleased to announce that they have completed the purchase of historic Sturtevant Camp and the US Forest Service permit is pending two administrative items. Here is a summary of the transaction and go-forward plans provided by the Friends: We successfully raised $75,000 which allowed for the purchase and requirement of two years of operating capital. Unfortunately, that does not include any contingency for … [Read more...]

Wild West Day May 2

Stagecoach ride Wild West

Celebrate the Old West at the Arboretum, 301 North Baldwin Ave., from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2. Children’s activities including Panning for Gold; a Telegraph Demo; Roping and Crafts; Calliopes; Cowfolk Gift Shop; Bobbinwinders; Jam Tasting; Victorian Wardrobes; Queen Anne Cottage Tours (FEE); Open House of the Coach Barn and Santa Anita Depot; BBQ; Root Beer Saloon; Beer Garden; Horses!! – US Marshall Posse and Stagecoach rides … [Read more...]

Trucks for kids April 25


Update: April 25, 2015: The second annual Truck Adventures For Kids benefiting Make A Wish Foundation Greater Los Angeles was held on April 25, 2015, from 9 a.m. -3 p.m., at Santa Anita Park Race Track. Truck Adventures is a unique fun-filled event meant to bring families and children together in the community in which they live. Children of all ages will be able to get up close and personal with over 50+ trucks and other vehicles that they … [Read more...]

Work weekends Sturtevant Camp


We have put on the calendar two work party weekends for Sturtevant Camp and invite you to join in the fun. We can only accommodate 42 people sleeping in beds so space is limited. We will also be training volunteer hosts (see the bottom section of the email regarding hosting). Here are the details: Dates: February 27 to March 1 or March 13 to 15 Times: Arrive Friday late afternoon or early Saturday morning. Stay until Sunday … [Read more...]

Lunar New Year celebration


Westfield Santa Anita's third annual Lunar New Year celebration of the Year of the Ram proved to be a successful event judging by the hundreds in attendance Sunday afternoon, Feb. 15. The activities, which began with a Chinese dragon dance and many other stage performances continues with Hello Kitty photo opportunities, a Hello Kitty food truck (The Japanese-based Hello Kitty company Sanrio opened a Hello Kitty theme park in China last month on … [Read more...]

Hike & Save Sturtevant Camp Jan. 25

Sturtevant Camp lodge building is filled with fascinating photos and memorabilia dating back more than a century.

UPDATED Jan. 21, 2015...A free group Hike Into History to historic Sturtevant Camp in the Angeles National Forest's Santa Anita Canyon about four miles above Chantry Flat has been scheduled for Sunday Jan. 25. Organized and led by Deb Burgess of Adams' Pack Station and the Friends of the San Gabriels, the hike will be co-led by Casey Schreiner, founder and editor-in-chief of the Modern Hiker blog. The hike will serve to raise public awareness … [Read more...]

Gold Line passes track test; March 2016?


Testing of the recently completed tracks of the Gold Line Foothill Extension light rail line from Pasadena to Azusa have been completed with success this week, with trains tested at speeds of up to 55 mph and adjustments made so that they clear all station platforms along the route, including Arcadia. (videos below... courtesy of Gold Line - photos at right courtesy of San Gabriel Valley Tribune) All stations and grade-level road crossing along … [Read more...]