Hundreds celebrate ALA’s 60th


Assistance League of Arcadia, a 347 all-volunteer member-driven nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, welcomed over 230 guests and members to their Chapter House on March 20 to celebrate 60 years of service to the community. Guests were greeted at the door by President Keppie Sullivan, while chairmen of the event, Glenda Vanni and Donna Rey, circulated greeting attendees. The Chapter House was filled with balloons and festive displays of … [Read more...]

Woman’s Club in fashion


The Woman's Club of Arcadia's celebration of its centennial this year included a fashion show presented by Carol Libby Wednesday at a member luncheon that was open to the public. But this was no ordinary fashion show -- it featured vintage dresses modeled by members of the club who were each introduced as historical figures from different decades of the 20th century. The dozens of attendees were treated to a march through Arcadia history as … [Read more...]

Matt Denny’s raises $67k for kids cancer


More than $67,500 was raised at the annual St. Baldrick's Day fundraiser event at Matt Denny's Ale House Restaurant on March 19. The event sponsored by Matt Denny's and Del Sol Salon & Spa features volunteers who collect support donations to get their heads shaved, with proceeds going to the St. Baldrick's organization that searches for a cure for childhood cancers. This year involved 143 participants and donors. See the video … [Read more...]

Hospital Mardi Gras records

Mardi Gras Committee: Front Row from left: Co-Chair Patty Soldo, Mardi Gras King Dr. James Y. Lin, Jan McEachern, Joanne and Bruce McCallum. Middle row: Barbara Lyle, Evelyn Greathouse, Co-Chair Sherry Wang and Sherri Taylor. Back row: Ada Wong, Clara Howard, Devin DeLozier, Deb Wilkie, Co-Chair Lindburgh McPherson, Cheryl Wolf, Debbie Harvey, Janet Hanson, Sho Tay, Gloria Rico.

With an all-time high of 875 in attendance, Methodist Hospital’s 19th annual Mardi Gras also raised a record-breaking $144,000 to benefit the hospital’s important cancer program. This year’s event was the most profitable ever, with 37 of the area’s top restaurants providing delicious fare at Sirona’s in beautiful Santa Anita Park on March 4. Restaurants included Benihana, Celestino's Ristorante & Bar, Hai Di Lao Hotpot, Green Street … [Read more...]

Antonovich at Rotary lunch March 21


Please join Arcadia Rotarians Friday, March 21 from noon to 1:30 pm as they welcome Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich as their guest speaker. Antonovich will be discussing the Gold Line and the state of county jails in light of recent cutbacks. For additional information or to RVSP, contact Sandra Caldero at or 626-447-0236 or Aaron Rose at or 626-821-9181. The Arcadia Rotary Clubmeets at the … [Read more...]