National Prayer Day benefit May 1


Santa Anita Church invites you to join them on National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 1, at 7pm.  Offerings will benefit Foothill Unity Center. For Further information, call Santa Anita Church, (626) 446-8206. … [Read more...]

JFed final Arcadia performance


The Cultural Arts Program of the Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys presents its final theatrical performance at its current location in Arcadia Aprl 5-19 before relocating the center. The JFed Players community theater company present “In the Beginning,” the greatest story never told. The first five books of the Bible get a good-natured ribbing in this hysterical musical tribute to all of those ordinary, everyday … [Read more...]

Arcadia a hub for Mormon, Jewish centers

Scott Hettrick

Most people in Arcadia are familiar with high-profile long-established churches in town such as the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Parish and the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. But not as many are aware that Arcadia is also the base for major centers of operations of the Mormon and Jewish religions for the entire San Gabriel Valley. The California Arcadia Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 170 W. … [Read more...]

Lutheran Church of Solar Power

solar energy

Praise the Lord; Southern California Edison  has blessed the higher power recognized by Lutheran Church of the Cross -- solar. The new green energy solar system installed by the church at 66 W. Duarte Road passed the final inspection by Edison and was turned on Dec. 30, allowing the church to "save money and the planet" at the same time. Amen to that. -- By Scott Hettrick  … [Read more...]

Palin’s keynote in Arcadia: video


More than a thousand people -- but no protestors -- lined up to hear Bristol Palin deliver the opening keynote address of the two-day LoveFest 9 at 9:15 a.m. this morning. The crowds filled all the chairs inside the big tent at Our Savior Lutheran Church at 512 W. Duarte Road and spilled out to several more rows of chairs and standing room only on the lawn outside the tent from where Palin was barely visible on the stage from the bright sun … [Read more...]

Holy Angels vs Jockeys


Legendary Hall of Fame jockeys Eddie Delahoussaye , Don Pierce, Laffit Pincay Jr., Gary Stevens and Mike Smith will serve as honorary captains at the 44th annual Holy Angels/Santa Anita Jockeys Charity Basketball Game at La Salle High School in Pasadena, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24. Proceeds will benefit the Holy Angels athletic department and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). This year’s Santa Anita jockey squad figures to include: … [Read more...]

Bristol Palin in Arcadia LoveFest


Bristol Palin will participate in a LoveFest in Arcadia on Feb. 12-13. LoveFest 9 is the ninth annual event hosted by Our Savior Lutheran Church that brings together youth and adults to interact with experts about pressing issues facing teenagers. This year's program, themed "Empowered," features keynote speakers Bristol Palin, Chad Eastham and Karen Kropf, and Dove Award-winning Group 1 Crew performing on Saturday, Feb. 12. Topics of … [Read more...]

New Gang, Bling concert

The award-winningfamous "Bling" barbershop quartet will be back for another performance this year at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Lutheran Church of the Cross, 66 W. Duarte Road (next to Arcadia Masonic Center, two doors west of Arcadia Public Library). In addition to the group that has been declared by its peers to be one of the top barbershop quartets in the Southwestern United States. the program will include a performance by a … [Read more...]