Fire Chief Trabbie retiring

Fire Chief Tony Trabbie

After 30 years in the fire service, 27 in Arcadia, Fire Chief, Tony Trabbie, will retire on April 30, 2014. Chief Trabbie progressed through the ranks in Arcadia from Firefighter to Fire Chief. His service throughout has been exemplary, always demonstrating outstanding leadership skills and the ability to effectively manage the technical and administrative functions of the Fire Department while maintaining a constant commitment to … [Read more...]

Beck, Chandler, Tay win election

Tom Beck and his wife thank supporters moments after election results were finalized.

Update Friday, April 11, 2014 (final official voting results): For the first time in years, Arcadia residents will have two first-time City Council Members starting new four-year terms on Tuesday, April 15 -- Tom Beck and Sho Tay. Joining them to make up the trio of candidates elected Tuesday night is longtime Council Member and former Mayor Roger Chandler who returns after a mandatory two-year hiatus. The two losing candidates were Burton … [Read more...]

Mayor’s Breakfast March 28

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The 40th annual Mayor’s Community Breakfast will take place on Friday, March 28 at 7:30 a.m. at the Community Center. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. J. Michael Ortiz, President of Cal Poly Pomona since 2003. He is a well-known expert in early childhood special education, having received his PhD from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In addition to his duties as University President, Dr. Ortiz is also involved in numerous … [Read more...]

Council Candidates together

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About 125 local resident voters had a chance to hear the five candidates for three City Council seats introduce themselves Thursday (March 6, 2014) courtesy of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce and the Arcadia Association of Realtors. AAR CEO Andrew Cooper and Chamber CEO Scott Hettrick were co-moderators and weaved in dozens of written questions submtted by members of the audience during the 90-minute forum at the Arcadia Public … [Read more...]

Arcadia unions praise new deals

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Leaders of the City's labor unions praised the City of Arcadia's recent groundbreaking negotiations spearheaded by Mayor Segal and first reported here at ArcadiasBest.com on Jan. 13: Beth Stogner, President of the Arcadia City Employees Association: “On behalf of the members of the (ACEA), I wish to thank Mayor Segal for his vision and the successful completion of a more positive, productive, and efficient labor negotiation process. The … [Read more...]