Hosts needed, Denmark band students


The Arcadia Music Club would like to ask your family to consider hosting students from Denmark the evenings of December 26 - December 30 as they prepare to march in the Rose Parade. This is an amazing opportunity to spend time with students from Europe. It is also a great opportunity to support the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade- a parade with which we have a long history. The Helsingor Pigegarde Marching Band consists of about 60 female … [Read more...]

Giant screen movies at Christmas Market


Highlights from Christmas movies on a giant screen will be one of the additions the final two weeks at the Downtown Arcadia Christmas Market from 5-9 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 on First Avenue in Downtown Arcadia. (No rain in the forecast for Saturday! -- Friday's storm to move out by late Friday.) The videos projected behind the return of the popular Lance and Gary Show band will feature inserted speech bubbles of amusing comments … [Read more...]

Video: Christmas Market debut a hit


More than double the hundreds of attendees of last year enjoyed opening night of the second annual Downtown Arcadia Christmas Market Saturday, Dec. 6. Even more are expected this Saturday night, Dec. 13, when even more activities are planned. <Story continues below the following 2 1/2-minute video highlights in both YouTube and Flash video formats...> YouTube... Flash video... [flashvideo … [Read more...]

Christmas Market, Holiday Tree set-up


Less than 24-hours before the debut of the second annual Downtown Arcadia Christmas Market on Saturday Dec. 6, from 5-9 p.m., City and event crews were working well into Friday night setting up signage and lighting and decorating street lamps, lighting wreaths at the Arcadia Transit Plaza where a holiday tree was also decorated and lighted along with two other trees...   … [Read more...]

Christmas Market gift: media coverage


Thanks to all the local media coverage of the second annual Downtown Arcadia Christmas Market Dec. 6, 13 & 20 in Arcadia Weekly, Pasadena Star-News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Mountain Views News, Pasadena Weekly (online and in print edition), the Pasadena Star-News' Weekly Star, Arcadia Patch, as well as the City Of Arcadia's web site and in monthly water bills, Metro Gold Line newsletter and web site, and Arcadia Police blog. Other online … [Read more...]

It’s a Carcadia Christmas


Arcadia-based Model A Ford Club chapter The Santa Anita A’s will anchor the first night of a special “Carcadia Christmas” edition of the monthly Carcadia @Route 66  (Facebook: Carcadia66) Dec. 6 at the Downtown Arcadia Christmas Market. Santa Anita Park is sponsoring the three-week showcase that will also include stand-outs from the 300-member Cal-Rods Car Club of San Gabriel Valley on Dec. 13 along with the best of the eclectic entries in the … [Read more...]

Accordion and sax hit high notes

Nick Ariondo (right)

Back by popular demand, classical composer and accordionist Nick Ariondo entertained more than 100 attendees at the most recent classical Kaleidoscope concert Wednesday, Nov. 19, presented by the Arcadia Public Library Foundation. The personable Ariondo offered amusing and informative anecdotes about many of the 12 numbers he played, ranging from concertos by such disprate composers as Vivaldi and  Artie Shaw to a Benny Goodman finale … [Read more...]

ACA gala another success


The Arcadia Chinese Association once again put on an enjoyable and entertaining annual fundraiser gala Nov. 1. President Francine Chiu and co-President Shelley Liu hosted the event wearing gorgeous gowns that would have been standouts on any red carpet. Among the dignitaries presenting certificates of appreciation were Congresswoman Judy Chu, Assembly Member Ed Chau (who lives in Arcadia), Mayor John Wuo, and Arcadia Chamber of Commerce … [Read more...]