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...]

From mail truck to Ferrari at Carcadia

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The first monthly Carcadia @Route 66 in 2015 got off to a great start Sunday, Jan. 24, with more than 30 vehicles ranging from vintage delivery and mail trucks to a new Ferrari, a recent Shelby Cobra GT 350 and many classics and muscle cars from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Carcadia @Route 66, created by Arcadia resident Glenn Oyoung's Turn3 Creative and sponsored by the non-profit community events group Arcadia's Best Foundation, is held every … [Read more...]

Christmas Market, Holiday Tree set-up

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Less than 24-hours before the debut of the second annual Downtown Arcadia Christmas Market on Saturday Dec. 6, from 5-9 p.m., City and event crews were working well into Friday night setting up signage and lighting and decorating street lamps, lighting wreaths at the Arcadia Transit Plaza where a holiday tree was also decorated and lighted along with two other trees...   … [Read more...]

Christmas Market returns Dec. 6, 13 & 20

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Blowing snow, horse-drawn carriage rides, and Dickens Christmas carolers in Arcadia? The popular Downtown Christmas Market presented by the Arcadia Improvement Association in association with Arcadia’s Best Foundation returns for a second year on the first three Saturday evenings in December. First Avenue will be closed between Huntington Drive and Wheeler Street to allow you to stroll around the European-style Christmas Market from 5-9 p.m. … [Read more...]

Walk of Champions dedicated Downtown

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Several hundred people turned out for the dedication of the Arcadia Historical Society's Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions in Downtown Arcadia on Saturday, Sept. 27. First Avenue was closed north of Huntington Drive for the ceremony that included officials from the City of Arcadia and Santa Anita Park race track as well as Hall of Fame jockeys and relatives of many of the owners, trainers, and others recognized with 67 bronze plaques dotting … [Read more...]