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...]

Adams Pack Station concerts Sunday


Two more weeks of live summer concerts at Adams' Pack Station in the forest... Aug 17: 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.: Holly O & Vicissitunes 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.: Wild Mountain Mystics 3:30 - 5 p.m.: Tim Tedrow Aug. 24: 12 noon - 5 p.m.: Jonie Blinman & KP Darren Longman Sue Blue Bullfish Hang out on “The Deck”. Eat some fabulous BBQ. Wash it down with a cold drink. … [Read more...]

Night Out Against Crime Aug. 7


This Thursday, Aug. 7, the Arcadia Police Department will be hosting its annual National Night Out Against Crime in conjunction with the weekly free Concerts in the Park on the lawn of City Hall. Along with “kiddie prints” and safety tips, there will be activities for both young and old. … [Read more...]

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...]