Supporting non-profits gives her support

Mari Claveran

Chances are you've met or at least seen Mari Claveran. Maybe it was at any of the many high-profile fundraising events produced by Methodist Hospital like Mardi Gras at Santa Anita Park. But chances are greater you would have seen her in the weeks and months leading up to these events -- most likely being solicited to be a sponsor by the slight, dark-haired woman with striking features and a thick and pleasing Spanish accent. Or maybe … [Read more...]

Ahoy mateys, ALA officers inducted


The Assistance League of Arcadia's recent Meeting and Annual Luncheon at the Altadena Country Club featured the theme of the incoming President Barbara Parrott, “We Treasure Our Volunteers.” Outgoing President Kay Kinsler passed her title to Parrott as Diane Lucas, dressed as a jovial pirate, installed the crew of new officers for their 2015—2016 voyage. Assisted by her costumed parrots, Lucy Mao and Karyn Chien, Captain Diane presented … [Read more...]

Special Olympians Arcadia schedule


Former Mayor Bob Harbicht and the Host Town Arcadia committee of about 20 volunteers have set a schedule of activities for the nearly 100 Special Olympics World Games athletes and mentors from island countries of Trinidad-Tobago and the eastern Europe country of Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan). The delegations will spend three nights in Arcadia from July 21 - July 24 as they acclimate and train before two weeks of competition in Los … [Read more...]

Students win Congress art contest


Arcadia High School student Peggy Luk won First Place in Congresswoman Judy Chu’s 6th Annual Artistic Discovery, a Congressional Art Competition, and AHS student Briana Shen won Honorable Mention. The students were recognized for their achievements by Congresswoman Chu at the Huntington Library in San Marino on May 9, and were later congratulated by Mayor Gary Kovacic and the Arcadia City Council. Following is information about the work of … [Read more...]

Baffert on Triple Crown, Pharoah


Newly-crowned Triple Crown winning trainer Bob Baffert says history-making American American Pharoah will return to Santa Anita Park Thursday afternoon, June 18. This will be just hours before the influx of thousands of Arcadia High School students and their families for graduation ceermonies at 6:30 p.m. (Update June 18: See video of the triumphant return below) and then make a public appearance between races on Gold Cup at Santa Anita … [Read more...]

AHS student Democrat of Year

Emily with Assembly Member Ed Chau

Arcadia High School senior Emily Zheng, who last week was named Valedictorian, has been named Democrat of the Year this week. Emily, a longtime blogger for, was selected as the woman honoree from the 49th Assembly District for the 2015 Los Angeles County Democratic Party Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Democrat of the Year Award. A man and woman winner from each of the 24 Assembly Districts will be honored at the annual … [Read more...]

Girl Scouts need help for Special Olympics


A group of junior Girl Scouts -- Troop 5801 -- are doing their part to help support the Special Olympics World Games Host Town Arcadia program by putting together welcome packets for the 100 visitors from different countries staying in Arcadia in late July. But they need to raise $2,000 for their Bronze Award project. Watch the video below for details from the Scouts themselves... … [Read more...]

Concerts in Park 2015 schedule


Another summer, another series of amazing FREE concerts in the park! -- actually, the lawn of the Arcadia City Hall, 240 W. Huntington Drive every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. from July 9 - Aug. 20, thanks to the City of Arcadia Recreational Services Department. Bring your own chair or blankets to sit on the grass, and your own treats to enjoy - The Grilled Cheese Truck will also be available to offer food and drinks for purchase. July 9 - … [Read more...]