Cheers for Host Town Arcadia


While the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles marked the beginning of competition for thousands of athletes from hundreds of countries, it marked the end of 16 months of preparations and three long days of activities for 17 volunteer members of the Host Town Arcadia Organizing Committee. <Story continues below the following 4 1/2-minute video highlights of the three-night stay of the World Games delegates … [Read more...]

Ahoy mateys, ALA officers inducted


The Assistance League of Arcadia's recent Meeting and Annual Luncheon at the Altadena Country Club featured the theme of the incoming President Barbara Parrott, “We Treasure Our Volunteers.” Outgoing President Kay Kinsler passed her title to Parrott as Diane Lucas, dressed as a jovial pirate, installed the crew of new officers for their 2015—2016 voyage. Assisted by her costumed parrots, Lucy Mao and Karyn Chien, Captain Diane presented … [Read more...]

AHS students carry water for Olympians


Arcadia High School football players got in a little extra weight training recently, unloading about 75 cases of water bottles for Special Olympics athletes and coaches who will be staying in the city prior to this summer’s World Games. Sowing Seeds for Life, a La Verne-based food bank that serves the needy in the East San Gabriel Valley, donated a pallet of its surplus water, which, because of storage space, was only available at this … [Read more...]

Historical Society skit May 28


The Arcadia Historical Society will present its third skit in recent months at the General member dinner meeting on May 28 featuring volunteer Society board members playing characters portraying a time in American hsitory as written by Society Vice President Carol Libby. The program at Prince Erik Hall at 2607 S. Santa Anita Avenue (behind Arcadia Congregational Church) will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28. with a short meeting agenda … [Read more...]

17th Annual Law Day May 9


The City of Arcadia and the Arcadia Chinese Association will present the 17th annual Ask-a-Lawyer "Law Day" Program at the Arcadia Public Library, 20 West Duarte Road, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, May 9 as part of the nationwide Law Day celebration. The program is free of charge. Volunteer attorneys are available to meet with the public and provide them with a free brief one-on-one consultation on general legal questions. They will … [Read more...]

ACCC: Water Wise Gardeners


Just in time for summer, Arcadia Community Coordinating Council (ACCC) members and guests will hear Lisa Blake, Armstrong Gardens - Monrovia, speak about gardening strategies for water conservation, as well as other gardening tips. The May 4 ACCC lunch meeting will take place at the Church of the Good Shepherd’s Jordan Hall, 400 W. Duarte Road (SW corner of Duarte Rd. and Holly Ave.), in Arcadia from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. With California state … [Read more...]