Lanes closed, Santa Anita, Huntington

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Two major Arcadia thoroughfares will be reduced to a single lane Monday, July 20: Westbound Huntington Drive at Fifth Avenue will be reduced to a single lane from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for construction. Local businesses will be accessible. Santa Anita Avenue at the Gold Line bridge south of Colorado Avenue will have one lane closed in one or both directions during additional 1bridge work from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday all week July 20 - … [Read more...]

300 Arcadians for Special Olympians

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More than 300 Arcadia volunteers, organizations, business members of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Arcadia and Arcadia Unified School District are coming together this week to ensure a memorable first impression of the USA, California, and Arcadia for 87 Special Olympics World Games athletes, coaches and mentors from the Caribbean dual-island country of Trinidad and Tobago as well as the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan). As … [Read more...]

20,000 enjoy 626 Night Market lasers

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While many Arcadia residents left town on July 4 to find a colorful celebration of Independence Day, about 20,000 people, mostly from other cites, swarmed to Arcadia to see three laser light shows at the second of three weekend evenings of the 626 Night Market at Santa Anita Park. The first half-hour show got started about a half-hour late at 9:30 p.m. Smoke machines were pumping out banks of fog from the statue of Seabiscuit to the stage … [Read more...]

3,000-plus at inaugural Street Fair

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A crowd estimated at 3,000 - 3,500 attended the inaugural Downtown Arcadia Street Fair and Patriotic Festival Friday, July 3. Mayor Gary Kovacic kicked off the Patriotic Festival staged at the new Arcadia Transit Center, where the new Gold Line station is to be dedicated on August 22 across the street from 24 Hour Fitness. Some of the hundreds of attendees commented on the newly-exposed canopy on the train platform featuring colored glass … [Read more...]

Arcadia Schools best in SGValley

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Yet another study has concluded that Arcadia Unified School District is the best in San Gabriel Valley and #2 in Los Angeles County and offers parents one of the best values in all of Southern California, ranking third of 153 school districts in ten counties. Consumer finance web site NerdWallet, a resource for information, insight and consumer-driven advice about personal finance, including credit cards, insurance, loans or expenses like … [Read more...]

July 4 laser shows at 626 Market

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Arcadia may have a ban on fireworks but the 626 Night Market will offer a dazzling alternative three times Saturday night -- a Laser Extravaganza ​and DJ Set at 9 p.m., 10:30 p.m., and 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4th. 626 Night Market begins its fourth season this Friday through Sunday, July 3-5, with the first of its tri-annual three-­day flagship events at Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive in Arcadia. The 626 Night Market season … [Read more...]

60-plus amazing Carcadia vehicles

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For the second month in a row more than 55 cool cars -- 60 this month -- turned out for the monthly Carcadia @Route 66 on May 24, 2015 from more than a dozen cities as far away as Burbank, Diamond Bar and Covina. Among the myriad vehicles were two vintage Panteras, several classic and brand new Corvettes, Barracudas, Mustangs, and Camaros, as well as a row of four-wheel drive trucks, a couple of 50 year-old Rancheros, and newer model BMWs, … [Read more...]

4-story Downtown bldg approved

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A proposed four-story mixed-use apartment/commercial building in Downtown Arcadia at the corner of First Avenue and Wheeler Street behind 24 Hour Fitness was unanimously approved tonight (Tuesday, June 24, 2015) by the City of Arcadia Planning Commission. According to a staff report, the applicant, Alicia Barclay on behalf of DPP Arcadia, LLC, requested approval of the development that consists of three stories of residential units (38 … [Read more...]