Broken China: City trip is off

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Arcadia city officials confirmed to Arcadia's Best today that the planned trip to China in three weeks has been called off and the $30,000 in donations will be returned. Official word will come during Tuesday's regularly-scheduled City Council meeting. The trip to Taiwan, mainland China, and Hong Kong that had been initiated several months ago by Mayor John Wuo as an opportunity for City Council Members, the City Manager, and several staff … [Read more...]

Mayor’s Breakfast March 13

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The annual Mayor's Community Breakfast has been officially announced for March 13 at Community Center 365 Campus Drive, with RSVPs due by March 9 (checks payable to the City of Arcadia mailed to 240 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, Ca. 91007) -- see details on invitation below... … [Read more...]

AAUW guests talk gorillas

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If you have wanted to learn more about African mountain gorillas in their natural setting, then you are invited to follow the adventures of two experienced travelers to Africa when they speak at the Monday evening, March 9 meeting of the Arcadia Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Travel partners Kathy Symons, retired professor of Art History at Rio Hondo College, and Joanna Liang, past president of the Arcadia … [Read more...]

Santa Anita 75th Seabiscuit party

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In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the mighty Seabiscuit’s win in the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap, Santa Anita Park has announced that it will host a post race screening of the 2003 blockbuster hit movie “Seabiscuit” following the races on Saturday, Feb. 28. The film, which was shot at the Santa Anita track and went on to be nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, starred Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, … [Read more...]

Ramsey tribute: Arcadia bands Feb. 21

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An all-star line-up of Arcadia-bred rock performers will reunite for a benefit memorial concert at Santa Anita Park from 7 p.m. - 12 midnite Saturday, Feb. 21 to honor well-known musician and beloved Arcadia High School alum Joe Ramsey. Mr. Ramsey passed away Dec. 29, 2014, at the age of 58. A limited number of tickets are available online until 6 pm Friday at ArcadiaApaches-donations.com. Suggested donations are $60 or more and will go to … [Read more...]

Wong’s space draws record crowd

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It's likely there is other life in our universe but we'd be smart not to go looking for it since it may be much more sophisticated and may not be friendly. That was just one of the editorial comments offered by JPL engineer Dr. Edward Wong during a question-and-answer session following a fascinating talk on Feb. 8 presented by the Arcadia Museum Foundation. The talk covering myriad space-related topics incluidng details of Curiosity Rover on … [Read more...]

Ramsey tribute: Arcadia bands Feb. 21

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An all-star line-up of Arcadia-bred rock performers will reunite for a benefit memorial concert at Santa Anita Park from 7 p.m. - 12 midnite Saturday, Feb. 21 to honor well-known musician and beloved Arcadia High School alum Joe Ramsey. Mr. Ramsey passed away Dec. 29, 2014, at the age of 58. A limited number of tickets are available online until 6 pm Friday at ArcadiaApaches-donations.com. Suggested donations are $60 or more and will go to … [Read more...]