Broken China: City trip is off


Arcadia city officials confirmed to Arcadia's Best today that the planned trip to China in three weeks has been called off and the $30,000 in donations will be returned. Official word will come during Tuesday's regularly-scheduled City Council meeting. The trip to Taiwan, mainland China, and Hong Kong that had been initiated several months ago by Mayor John Wuo as an opportunity for City Council Members, the City Manager, and several staff … [Read more...]

Mayor’s Breakfast March 13


The annual Mayor's Community Breakfast has been officially announced for March 13 at Community Center 365 Campus Drive, with RSVPs due by March 9 (checks payable to the City of Arcadia mailed to 240 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, Ca. 91007) -- see details on invitation below... … [Read more...]

Matt Denny’s golf classic May 11


Matt Denny’s Ale House's 12th Annual “Bob Mac” Classic Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, May 11, 2015, at Santa Anita Golf Course. The tournament supports The American Red Cross Arcadia Chapter and The Foothill Unity Center. Tee time is a 7 a.m., shotgun start. The price is $140.00 per player, including green fees, cart, range balls, and an after-golf lunch buffet with a few refreshments at Matt Denny’s Ale House. Sponsor … [Read more...]

Vanishing institutions


This year has started out with news of the loss of several significant pieces of Arcadia: the Arcadia Welfare & Thrift Store on First Avenue closed after more than 82 years of operation the The Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys headquarters on Second Avenue got pushed out of Arcadia to a new base in Monrovia to make room for more housing on Second Avenue the City bought and closed the 101-to-1 … [Read more...]

Work weekends Sturtevant Camp


We have put on the calendar two work party weekends for Sturtevant Camp and invite you to join in the fun. We can only accommodate 42 people sleeping in beds so space is limited. We will also be training volunteer hosts (see the bottom section of the email regarding hosting). Here are the details: Dates: February 27 to March 1 or March 13 to 15 Times: Arrive Friday late afternoon or early Saturday morning. Stay until Sunday … [Read more...]

$6.3 mil. library, cafe at high school


Arcadia Unified School District and high school officials unveiled a new $3.8 million library / media center and $2.5 million cafeteria Thursday afternoon (Feb. 19, 2015) that were funded by the $218 million facilities bond approved by Arcadia taxpayers in 2006. AHS alum Mayor Pro Tem Gary Kovacic made a presentation with City Council Member Sho Tay alongside and introduced AHS alum elected City Clerk Gene Glasco. School Board President Lori … [Read more...]

Santa Anita 75th Seabiscuit party


In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the mighty Seabiscuit’s win in the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap, Santa Anita Park has announced that it will host a post race screening of the 2003 blockbuster hit movie “Seabiscuit” following the races on Saturday, Feb. 28. The film, which was shot at the Santa Anita track and went on to be nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, starred Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, … [Read more...]

Santa Anita Park re-design wins award


Santa Anita Park, which has undergone extensive modernization and renovation projects over the past three years, has been awarded the prestigious “Best Hospitality Project” award for 2015 by the Los Angeles Business Journal—long considered metropolitan Los Angeles’s leading chronicler of business innovation, activity and investment. “When this award was announced Tuesday night, it seemed to send a jolt through the audience, which included the … [Read more...]