Broken China: City trip is off


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


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...]

Arcadia officials’ China field trip

Scott Hettrick

Updated Feb. 17, 2015: Arcadia city officials will spend nearly two weeks observing, absorbing, and learning about Chinese and Taiwanese culture and even authentic, original night markets first-hand when they travel to Taiwan, mainland China, and Hong Kong from March 18 - April 1. This isn't just elected City Council Members -- three of the five of them are going -- but also City Manager Dominic Lazzaretto, Fire Chief Kurt Norwood, Public Works … [Read more...]

Zoning update public input Feb. 26


The City of Arcadia would like your input on updates to the zoning codes for Residential Development Standards - please plan to attend the February 26 Community Meeting as noted below... … [Read more...]

City Clerk Glasco available for weddings

Gene Glasco

With new legislation giving City Clerks authority to perform marriages, Arcadia's elected City Clerk Gene Glasco says he is ready, willing, and happy to provide this service for couples at venues of choice ranging from the Queen Anne Cottage to the Queen Mary. Just call him at (626) 456.4366 to make arrangements to schedule your marital vows at home or anywhere else with a simple yet solemn ceremony. He says there will only be a nominal fee plus … [Read more...]

Free Library concert Feb. 4


A program of classical music by composers Ernest Chausson and Joseph Haydn called Spiritual Virtuosity is on tap for the next Classical Kaleidoscope Concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 4, 2015, in the Cay Mortenson Auditorium of the Arcadia Public Library 20 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia. This latest in the annual series of free concerts sponsored by the volunteer non-profit Arcadia Public Library Foundation, once again features a program by violinist … [Read more...]

City Council Jan. 20 public hearings


Agenda for City Council Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 20, begins with a study session at 6:30 p.m. about lettering and design on the Gold Line bridge over Huntington Drive at Second Avenue (due to lack of quorum, that session delayed from 6 p.m.), followed by the regular Council meeting at 7 p.m. that begins with five presentations of recognition, including three to high school students and groups. The business of the meeting is then dominated by three … [Read more...]