Kids rock in Downtown Arcadia

Mayor Gary Kovacic (r) and Bobby Bluehouse

Congratulations to all the rock band students of Mike Danielson's classes at First Avenue Middle School, who put on a concert on the stage of the Arcadia Blues Club on Downtown Arcadia Friday afternoon and evening. And congratulations to John and Monique C., the randomly-chosen winners of the Ultimate Downtown Arcadia Giveaway contest featuring prizes valued at thousands of dollars for which the concert was created by event organizers … [Read more...]

Westfield VIPink May 2


Enjoy a day of beauty, entertainment and learning at Westfield Santa Anita from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, May 2. Pamper yourself and get gorgeous!   This signature event features amazing demos and special consultations from our beauty pros. Learn about organic skin care from LUSH, body assesments by Gold's Gym, expert make up tips from our beauty mavens from MAC and Macy's. The Bright Pink team will also be on hand with expert … [Read more...]

Royalty in Model A’s to Flapper party


With colorful bow ties and pinstripe suits, Arcadia Chamber of Commerce and City officials chauffered to the iconic Prince Erik Hall in vintage Model A automobiles Thursday, April 23, 2015, could have passed for Depression-era gangsters on their way to a bank heist if we had been carrying violin cases secretly packing tommy guns. But when the three cars rolled up at the 1924 iconic Prince Erik Hall, our trumpeted arrival by Arcadia High School … [Read more...]

Citizen Leahy leaves ’em laughing


Jim Leahy said his wife and fellow Citizen of the Year Award recipient Terry Leahy took the honor she refers to as "COY" so seriously that when Jim was recently cut off in traffic and was about to confront the offender, Terry quickly reminded him about his obligation to live up to the award by yelling out "COY!" "COY!," which stopped him in his tracks. It also made for an anecdote that drew roars of laughter from the crowd of more than 220 people … [Read more...]

Singpoli’s shining showcase


If you are not familiar with the wide-reaching expertise, services, companies, restaurants, hotels, and even horse-racing and TV businesses of Singpoli all over the world, the myriad ventures of the company formed and owned by Arcadia resident Kin Hui are showcased in the beautiful new SingpoliBrochure. As Hui says in his opening letter, Singpoli is a combination of three Chinese words that combine to define the company's mission of honestly … [Read more...]

History: Chamber was there


Chambers of Commerce have been around for more than 400 years and pre-date the Declaration of Independence and Revolutionary War in the United States. A presentation called "The Chamber was There" at the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce's annual Planning Conference Thursday (Jan. 22, 2015) noted that Chambers have been responsible for or played an integral role in thousands of major achievements including the Golden Gate Bridge, Hoover Dam, Pony … [Read more...]

Derby owner invests heavily in eatery


Updated Feb. 19, 2015 Dustin Nicolarsen, owner of The Derby, is so excited and confident about the future of his restaurant that he exercised the option to purchase the property last year, put $100,000 into a remodel of the patio in time for last year's Breeders' Cup, put $50,000 into a masonry twin-sided fireplace, and just spent $40,000 on a sprinkler system. "I didn't dump all this money into The Derby just to sell it," Nicolarsen told … [Read more...]

Leahys named Citizens of the Year


Jim and Terry Leahy have been named Citizens of the Year by the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce. The longtime Arcadia residents who have donated years of their lives to support and make tremendous improvements in Arcadia schools and local organizations will be recognized during the Chamber's annual Installation Dinner sponsored by Singpoli on March 26 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 924 W. Huntington Drive in Monrovia. Tickets ($65 for … [Read more...]