57 cool vehicles at Carcadia April 26

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The 57 vehicles that turned out for the April 26, 2015, edition of the monthly Carcadia @Route 66 represented the second biggest showing since the event began 16 months ago. Among this month's eclectic array of vehicles were a 1969 Jaguar E-type; a Scion FR-S; a 1959 Edsel; Corvette Stingrays, 1930s-era Ford Roadsters, Mustang Shelbys and GT 500s, Chevy Bel-Airs, Porsches, BMWs, and many more. (Dozens more photos below...) Carcadia @Route … [Read more...]

Circus Vargas back in town May 28

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The popular Circus Vargas returns to Arcadia Thursday, May 28, 2015, for a 12-day run through June 8 in the parking lot of Santa Anita Park inside the main entrance on Huntington Drive at Holly Avenue, just east of Westfield Santa Anita mall. Flier with showtimes and ticket information below the following 90-second video... … [Read more...]

Wild West Day May 2

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Celebrate the Old West at the Arboretum, 301 North Baldwin Ave., from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2. Children’s activities including Panning for Gold; a Telegraph Demo; Roping and Crafts; Calliopes; Cowfolk Gift Shop; Bobbinwinders; Jam Tasting; Victorian Wardrobes; Queen Anne Cottage Tours (FEE); Open House of the Coach Barn and Santa Anita Depot; BBQ; Root Beer Saloon; Beer Garden; Horses!! – US Marshall Posse and Stagecoach rides … [Read more...]

Bike Ride, Pancake Breakfast May 2

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The Arcadia Recreation & Community Services Department is sponsoring the Annual Community Bike Ride on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7:30 a.m., a leisurely ride through some of Arcadia’s most beautiful neighborhoods. This slow paced, seven-mile excursion is geared toward families and organized in an effort to create a positive tradition and promote healthy living. Meet in the Community Center parking lot (365 Campus Drive) at 7:30 a.m. for … [Read more...]

Santa Anita 75th Seabiscuit party

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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...]

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...]

Lunar New Year celebration

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Westfield Santa Anita's third annual Lunar New Year celebration of the Year of the Ram proved to be a successful event judging by the hundreds in attendance Sunday afternoon, Feb. 15. The activities, which began with a Chinese dragon dance and many other stage performances continues with Hello Kitty photo opportunities, a Hello Kitty food truck (The Japanese-based Hello Kitty company Sanrio opened a Hello Kitty theme park in China last month on … [Read more...]