Breeders’ 2014 shuttle schedule


The City of Arcadia is providing shuttles to and from the Breeders' Cup championship races at Santa Anita Park from local hotels on Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1. Buses will mostly run directly from each of seven local hotels to the track, with one bus stopping at each hotel along the way. Buses will begin taking visitors to the track at 8:30 a.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. Saturday until 12 noon., and then start trips back to hotels from the … [Read more...]

50% VIP price for AHS play


Once again Arcadia's Best readers may get a 50% discount on the purchase of VIP tickets to the upcoming Arcadia Stage high school student production of "Alice in Wonderland" Nov. 20-22 at the new Performing Arts Center. There are still a limited number of VIP tickets remaining but they are nearly sold out for the final performance at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. So hurry to get your $30 VIP tickets for only $15 courtesy of Arcadia's Best and enjoy … [Read more...]

AHS play Nov 20-22: Alice Wonderland


50% off VIP tickets! For details about this great offer courtesy of Arcadia's Best, click here. For its fall play November 20-22, 2014, Arcadia Stage is proud to present a magical, modern-day version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, based on Eva Le Gallienne's and Florida Friebus' co-adaptation for Broadway. In this classic story, Alice ventures through a strange and curious dreamland meeting eccentric characters who both perplex … [Read more...]

Book Rack named Business Icon

R-to-L: Jackie Barnes, Carol Libby, Karen Kropp, Scott Hettrick

The Book Rack used book store in Downtown Arcadia at 204 S. First Avenue was honored as an Arcadia Business Icon Thursday, Oct. 17, 2014, by the Arcadia Historical Society and Arcadia Chamber of Commerce. Book Rack owner Ms. Karen Kropp was on hand to receive the tribute for the 30-year-old business along with longtime staffer Jackie Barnes, and Karen's daughter Andrea Ines. For the past ten years, Karen has run the store that was founded … [Read more...]

AHS theater season pass: Alice Nov. 20-22


Arcadia High School Season Pass VIP tickets are on sale at discounted rates through Nov. 19 for the 2014-15 Arcadia High School theatre department performances (Arcadia Stage) in the Arcadia Performing Arts Center. For its fall play November 20-22, 2014. Arcadia Stage is proud to present a magical, modern-day version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, based on Eva Le Gallienne's and Florida Friebus' co-adaptation for Broadway. In this … [Read more...]

Stunning Breeders’ Cup art


The Breeders’ Cup today announced that multi-award winning illustrator John Mattos has been named the official artist for the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The Mattos collection features two brilliant art deco images celebrating the 31st running of the event at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on October 31-November 1. The Breeders’ Cup is Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international event, consisting of 13 races and … [Read more...]

Anka back for 25th Crystal Ball Oct. 11

Singer Paul Anka in Arcadia

Paul Anka will return for Methodist Hospital's 25th anniversary edition of the annual Crystal Ball fundraiser at which Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and his wife Christine will be honored. “Legendary” is one of those words that is too often overused. However, sometimes no other word better describes someone. Returning for an unprecedented third time as Methodist Hospital’s Crystal Ball headliner, legendary … [Read more...]