Relay for Life Aug. 1-2

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Help the cause of fighting cancer, celebrating survivors, remembering and honoring loved ones lost, and praising those who support others sufferng from cancer. The annual American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life will be held at Santa Anita Park race track for 24-hours from 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 - 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2. Relay For Life fund-raising events feature teams camped out overnight that take turns walking or running around … [Read more...]

300 Arcadians for Special Olympians

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More than 300 Arcadia volunteers, organizations, business members of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Arcadia and Arcadia Unified School District are coming together this week to ensure a memorable first impression of the USA, California, and Arcadia for 87 Special Olympics World Games athletes, coaches and mentors from the Caribbean dual-island country of Trinidad and Tobago as well as the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan). As … [Read more...]

Emily Zheng featured flute solo

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Please enjoy the following video of an amazing 10-minute flute solo by Arcadia's Best blogger Emily Zheng at the Music Teachers' Association of California, which chose Emily as one of six students from every instrument in the state to join the Young Artist Guild! … [Read more...]

3,000-plus at inaugural Street Fair

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A crowd estimated at 3,000 - 3,500 attended the inaugural Downtown Arcadia Street Fair and Patriotic Festival Friday, July 3. Mayor Gary Kovacic kicked off the Patriotic Festival staged at the new Arcadia Transit Center, where the new Gold Line station is to be dedicated on August 22 across the street from 24 Hour Fitness. Some of the hundreds of attendees commented on the newly-exposed canopy on the train platform featuring colored glass … [Read more...]

Supporting non-profits gives her support

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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

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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

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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

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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...]