Giant screen movies at Christmas Market

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Highlights from Christmas movies on a giant screen will be one of the additions the final two weeks at the Downtown Arcadia Christmas Market from 5-9 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 on First Avenue in Downtown Arcadia. (No rain in the forecast for Saturday! -- Friday's storm to move out by late Friday.) The videos projected behind the return of the popular Lance and Gary Show band will feature inserted speech bubbles of amusing comments … [Read more...]

Video: Christmas Market debut a hit

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More than double the hundreds of attendees of last year enjoyed opening night of the second annual Downtown Arcadia Christmas Market Saturday, Dec. 6. Even more are expected this Saturday night, Dec. 13, when even more activities are planned. <Story continues below the following 2 1/2-minute video highlights in both YouTube and Flash video formats...> YouTube... Flash video... [flashvideo … [Read more...]

It’s a Carcadia Christmas

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Arcadia-based Model A Ford Club chapter The Santa Anita A’s will anchor the first night of a special “Carcadia Christmas” edition of the monthly Carcadia @Route 66  (Facebook: Carcadia66) Dec. 6 at the Downtown Arcadia Christmas Market. Santa Anita Park is sponsoring the three-week showcase that will also include stand-outs from the 300-member Cal-Rods Car Club of San Gabriel Valley on Dec. 13 along with the best of the eclectic entries in the … [Read more...]

ACA gala another success

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The Arcadia Chinese Association once again put on an enjoyable and entertaining annual fundraiser gala Nov. 1. President Francine Chiu and co-President Shelley Liu hosted the event wearing gorgeous gowns that would have been standouts on any red carpet. Among the dignitaries presenting certificates of appreciation were Congresswoman Judy Chu, Assembly Member Ed Chau (who lives in Arcadia), Mayor John Wuo, and Arcadia Chamber of Commerce … [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...]

Carcadia draws front page attention

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The eight-month-old Carcadia @Route 66 has already drawn the attention of the local media. The Pasadena Star-News reporter Chris Floch and photographer Art Lemus covered the July 27 event and ran a story sbout it in its pages with two photos on July 29 and followed that with a cover story on its sister Weekly Star Thursday, Aug. 7. Additional photos are at the Star-News web site link above, and photo coverage from all previous events are on … [Read more...]

ACA changes leaders

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Several dozen members of the Arcadia Chinese Association and local dignitaries were on hand Saturday, June 21, 2014, to celebrate the two-year reign of Joanna Ling as President and welcome incoming co-Presidents Francine Chiu and Shelley Liu. Befitting the theme of Innovation announced by Francine and of a more casual and inclusive approach to events and activities this year, the program was held in the backyard of Shelley's parents in … [Read more...]