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...]

Work weekends Sturtevant Camp

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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...]

Katy Perry at Arboretum for Roar vid

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Katy Perry came to Arcadia last month to produce the music video for the song the 28-year-old debuted live in New York just a couple of weeks later at MTV's Video Music Awards. "Roar," which already has 59 million views on YouTube alone, was filmed at the L.A. County Arboretum over four days Aug. 5-8, complete with live elephants, tigers, monkeys, birds, tarantulas, and alligators in and around the prehistoric forest and waterfall, as well as … [Read more...]

Arboretum Garden Fest May 4-6

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Update May 4, 2012: The Los Angeles Country Arboretum and Botanic Garden will present "GROW! A Garden Festival this weekend, May 4-6. The festivities began Friday evening with big band music from the Big Band Theory, and tequila cocktails by Nobleza Tequila and wine flights offered by Phantom Rivers Winery, accompanied by appetizers from Claud & Company Catering and the Peacock Café. There will also be a Beer for Books booth, where all … [Read more...]

Arboretum opens Dec. 26

More than three weeks after closing due to tremendous wind storm damage to 700 trees on Dec. 1, including a loss of 235 trees, the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden re-opened a week ahead of schedule on Monday, Dec. 26. More than 150 workers from multiple public agencies worked with the entire Arboretum staff on the massive cleanup, as well as numerous volunteers. The Arboretum has received tremendous community support and … [Read more...]

Arboretum wind devastation

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Perhaps the area most devastated by the Dec. 1 wind storm and certainly the one that will take the longest to recover was the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Arboretum CEO Richard Schulhof and Superintendent Timothy Phillips said the Arboretum is closed indefinitely, probably at least three weeks. About half the trees and plants in the 127-acre garden were impacted, many permanently lost. Roads and walking trails must be … [Read more...]

Bonita Skate Park hours

Bonita Skate Park, located on Second Avenue and Huntington Drive in Arcadia, will revise hours of operation for the fall school year starting Tuesday, August 30, 2011. The new hours are: Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. For school holidays and winter and spring breaks, the hours will be 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.. Bonita Skate Park  is 10,700 square feet of fun for skateboarders and in-line skaters … [Read more...]

Pool closed till new one in 2012

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The bad news is the pool at Arcadia Park will not re-open this summer, or even next summer. The good news is that an entirely new pool and bathhouse will be built at the Los Angeles County Park, with a ribbon cutting expected in time for a grand opening in the summer of 2012. The Arcadia Park pool has been closed for nearly a month after an excess of chlorine made its way into the pool at Arcadia Park on July 19, causing the pool to be … [Read more...]