Supporting non-profits gives her support

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Chances are you've met or at least seen Mari Claveran. Maybe it was at any of the many high-profile fundraising events produced by Methodist Hospital like Mardi Gras at Santa Anita Park. But chances are greater you would have seen her in the weeks and months leading up to these events -- most likely being solicited to be a sponsor by the slight, dark-haired woman with striking features and a thick and pleasing Spanish accent. Or maybe … [Read more...]

Students win Congress art contest

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Arcadia High School student Peggy Luk won First Place in Congresswoman Judy Chu’s 6th Annual Artistic Discovery, a Congressional Art Competition, and AHS student Briana Shen won Honorable Mention. The students were recognized for their achievements by Congresswoman Chu at the Huntington Library in San Marino on May 9, and were later congratulated by Mayor Gary Kovacic and the Arcadia City Council. Following is information about the work of … [Read more...]

Baffert on Triple Crown, Pharoah

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Newly-crowned Triple Crown winning trainer Bob Baffert says history-making American American Pharoah will return to Santa Anita Park Thursday afternoon, June 18. This will be just hours before the influx of thousands of Arcadia High School students and their families for graduation ceermonies at 6:30 p.m. (Update June 18: See video of the triumphant return below) and then make a public appearance between races on Gold Cup at Santa Anita … [Read more...]

AHS student Democrat of Year

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Arcadia High School senior Emily Zheng, who last week was named Valedictorian, has been named Democrat of the Year this week. Emily, a longtime blogger for ArcadiasBest.com, was selected as the woman honoree from the 49th Assembly District for the 2015 Los Angeles County Democratic Party Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Democrat of the Year Award. A man and woman winner from each of the 24 Assembly Districts will be honored at the annual … [Read more...]

Arcadia’s Best blogger is Valedictorian

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Arcadia High School senior Emily Zheng has been named one of two valedictorians. (Updated June 18, 2015: Video and photos of Emily's speech below.) Zheng has been a blogger on ArcadiasBest.com since eighth grade at Dana Middle School in 2011, and earlier this year was named a 2015 National YoungArts Foundation medal winner. She and Kevin Chou were deemed to have the highest academic achievements and will deliver the valedictory speeches during … [Read more...]

Arcadia attorneys ride for arthritis

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John Morris and Shinju Morris of Arcadia firm Morris & Morris, a Law Corporation, 150 N. Santa Anita Ave., are participating for the second year in the 15th annual Arthritis Foundation California Coast Classic 525-mile bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles from September 26 through October 3, 2015. In addition to raising awareness about arthritis, the funds raised by the cyclists will help the Arthritis Foundation, Pacific … [Read more...]

Imy Dulake Distinguished Citizen

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Imy Dulake has been named a 2015 Distinguished Citizen by the Lucky Baldwin District of the San Gabriel Valley Council Boy Scouts of America. She will be honored at a dinner event on Wednesday, May 27 at the Courtyard Marriott, 700 W. Huntington Drive, Monrovia, along with Monrovian Stephen R. Baker. Imy, the Executive Sales Director for Coldwell Banker Real Estate in Arcadia, has had a 30-year career in real estate, where she is the top … [Read more...]

Citizen Leahy leaves ’em laughing

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Jim Leahy said his wife and fellow Citizen of the Year Award recipient Terry Leahy took the honor she refers to as "COY" so seriously that when Jim was recently cut off in traffic and was about to confront the offender, Terry quickly reminded him about his obligation to live up to the award by yelling out "COY!" "COY!," which stopped him in his tracks. It also made for an anecdote that drew roars of laughter from the crowd of more than 220 people … [Read more...]