State Treasurer says pay bills


California State Treasurer John Chiang says the lesson learned from the economic recession is to pay bills on time and not allow debt to get too high. Chiang was the featured speaker at the City of Arcadia's annual Mayor's Breakfast Friday morning (March 13, 2015), where he was introduced by Mayor John Wuo. The charismatic Chiang, who said he always aspired to live in Arcadia but could only afford a home in the South Bay, kept the audience … [Read more...]

Arcadia Transit survey


As part of the Arcadia Transit Service Assessment and Restructuring Plan project, The City of Arcadia is conducting a transit needs assessment -- a survey to get input from the community regarding our transit service -- that will be used to define the future of Arcadia Transit. Please help us with this effort by letting us know your thoughts on current transit services and areas for improvement. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey by … [Read more...]

Broken China: City trip is off


Update March 3: The City Council voted unanimously March 3 to officially cancel the trip to China and not to accept any of the offered $30,000 in donations. 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 … [Read more...]

Mayor’s Breakfast March 13


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


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


Update Feb. 27: Due to threat of rain, this event has been postponed indefintely. 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 … [Read more...]

Ramsey tribute: Arcadia bands Feb. 21


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 Suggested donations are $60 or more and will go to … [Read more...]