Seven early-release school days added

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Arcadia Unified School District is pleased to announce that seven Common Core Days have been added to the 2014-2015 school year. These days will be early release days for students, and allow teachers and staff additional time to come together for district-wide professional development to continue to create Arcadia Unified’s Common Core curriculum. All students will be released at 11:40 a.m. on Common Core Days. The start times will remain the … [Read more...]

Summer School Showcase July 29

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On Tuesday, July 29th, students at Arcadia Educational Foundation's Summer Middle School will once again "show off" at this year's Summer Showcase! Showcase 2014 will be held on July 29, 2014 at Dana Middle School, 1401 S First Avenue, in Arcadia from 9:45am through 1pm. Schedule of special events to follow: 9:45-10:15 Performances by the Dance classes 10:30-11:00 Performances by the Music classes 11:15 Space Balloon Launch Select … [Read more...]

Video of Fire fighter Herdman memorial

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The following video highlights of less than 2-minutes from the July 9, 2014 celebration of life for fallen Arcadia Fire Fighter/Paramedic Michael Phillip Herdman is set to the song that was sung during the service by Fire Administrative Specialist/Public Information Officer Beth E. Stogner. Fire Chief Kurt Norwood was one of several speakers at the service attended by hundreds of fire firefighters from the region, as well as police officers, … [Read more...]

School District office demolished

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Two months after the official opening of the Arcadia School District's new $13.5 million administration building -- the Arcadia Education Center, the old "District Office" was leveled last week. The destruction of the building next door to the Arcadia Performing Arts Center on Campus Road at the corner of El Monte Avenue will open up much-needed parking space. -- By Scott Hettrick … [Read more...]

Fire fighter memorial July 9

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A memorial service has been scheduled for fire fighter Michael Herdman, whose body was found June 27 after he became lost on a hike nearly two weeks earlier. The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center on the campus of the Arcadia High School. The following street closures will be in place on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 due to a memorial service at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center: … [Read more...]

Fire fighter fundraiser

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Fire Family Foundation has established a fund for Arcadia firefighter and paramedic Mike Herdman who, after missing for 14 days in the Los Padres National Forest, was found dead June 27. The fund will support the family he left behind, wife Bridget Herdman and their 6 ½ -year-old daughter Sienna. “Thank you for setting this up…I don’t know what Sienna and I would do without all of the…support,” says Bridget. “We all love Mike’s big smile and … [Read more...]

Museum Education Center opens

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Mayor John Wuo introduced former Mayor Floretta Lauber who introduced the new Museum Education Center to a large throng of onlookers on hand for the long-awaited dedication ceremony on Saturday afternoon, June 28, 2014. About half-a-million dollars in initial funding for the building situated in front of the Museum of Arcadia Heitage and behind the Arcadia Community/Senior Center was donated to the Arcadia Museum Foundation by the Hakka … [Read more...]

Santa Anita winner with Spring Meet

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All the challenges of extending the season from mid-April to late June were met, including overlapping non-racing events such as 10,000 attendees of the Arcadia High School gradutation ceremony on a race day earlier this month, and thousands of attendees of Saturday's opening night of the summer season of the California Philharmonic while race fans were still filing out of the track -- and Santa Anita Park’s first-ever 38-day Spring Meeting … [Read more...]