Ramsey tribute: Arcadia bands Feb. 21

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An all-star line-up of Arcadia-bred rock performers will reunite for a benefit memorial concert at Santa Anita Park from 7 p.m. - 12 midnite Saturday, Feb. 21 to honor well-known musician and beloved Arcadia High School alum Joe Ramsey. Mr. Ramsey passed away Dec. 29, 2014, at the age of 58. A limited number of tickets are available online until 6 pm Friday at ArcadiaApaches-donations.com. Suggested donations are $60 or more and will go to … [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...]

Ramsey tribute: Arcadia bands Feb. 21

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An all-star line-up of Arcadia-bred rock performers will reunite for a benefit memorial concert at Santa Anita Park from 7 p.m. - 12 midnite Saturday, Feb. 21 to honor well-known musician and beloved Arcadia High School alum Joe Ramsey. Mr. Ramsey passed away Dec. 29, 2014, at the age of 58. A limited number of tickets are available online until 6 pm Friday at ArcadiaApaches-donations.com. Suggested donations are $60 or more and will go to … [Read more...]

Leahys named Citizens of the Year

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Jim and Terry Leahy have been named Citizens of the Year by the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce. The longtime Arcadia residents who have donated years of their lives to support and make tremendous improvements in Arcadia schools and local organizations will be recognized during the Chamber's annual Installation Dinner sponsored by Singpoli on March 26 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 924 W. Huntington Drive in Monrovia. Tickets ($65 for … [Read more...]

Zheng named medal winner

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Arcadia High School senior and Arcadia's Best blogger Emily Zheng has been named a 2015 National YoungArts Foundation medal winner for her skills in playing classical flute. She will participate in YoungArts Los Angeles, a week-long intensive program February 17-22 for about 100 YoungArts winners in the visual, literary, performing and design arts. They will work with masters in their field, the likes of which last year included renowned … [Read more...]

More than a snapshot of Terry Miller

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Longtime photojournalist Terry Miller of the Arcadia Weekly and parent company Beacon Media has chronicled most of the most notable moments in Arcadia and surrounding communities over parts of the last three decades. And now a few of his most striking photographs are on display in an impressive exhibit at the Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage through March 14 called, He’s Got Ink In His Blood: 30 Years of California Photojournalism. Miller … [Read more...]

Senior Citizen of Year noms

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The City of Arcadia's Senior Services is soliciting nominations for 2015 Senior City of the Year. Nomination forms are available at the Arcadia Community Center and the Recreation Department office at 375 Campus Drive or downloaded from the City's web site. Nominees should meet the following criteria: 55+ years of age Arcadia resident Actively involved in volunteer work Have made significant contributions to improve the … [Read more...]

Obituary: Pat Lachelt

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Pat Lachelt of Arcadia died Thursday, Jan. 8 after an accident Tuesday, Jan. 6. (A report about the accident can be found in the Arcadia Fire Department's weekly summary of emergency calls -- this one at a fitness center on First Avenue at 1:04 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 6.) The following obituary was published this week in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune / Pasadena Star-News by the Turner & Stevens Live Oak Mortuary. As noted below, … [Read more...]