Circus returns to Arcadia May 28


The popular Circus Vargas returns to Arcadia Thursday, May 28, 2015, for a 12-day run through June 8 in the parking lot of Santa Anita Park inside the main entrance on Huntington Drive at Holly Avenue, just east of Westfield Santa Anita mall. Flier with showtimes and ticket information below the following 90-second video... … [Read more...]

Monrovia festival coming to Arcadia?


The company that originated and has produced Monrovia's popular Friday Night Family Fun Festival for nearly 23 years may be moving the street fair over to Downtown Arcadia starting as soon as July 3. While Monrovia will continue with a weekly event, a committee of city and downtown merchant officials, among others, opted to broaden the appeal of the festival to youth and hire a new event producer with no experience in weekly street markets … [Read more...]

AHS students carry water for Olympians


Arcadia High School football players got in a little extra weight training recently, unloading about 75 cases of water bottles for Special Olympics athletes and coaches who will be staying in the city prior to this summer’s World Games. Sowing Seeds for Life, a La Verne-based food bank that serves the needy in the East San Gabriel Valley, donated a pallet of its surplus water, which, because of storage space, was only available at this … [Read more...]

57 cool vehicles at Carcadia April 26


The 57 vehicles that turned out for the April 26, 2015, edition of the monthly Carcadia @Route 66 represented the second biggest showing since the event began 16 months ago. Among this month's eclectic array of vehicles were a 1969 Jaguar E-type; a Scion FR-S; a 1959 Edsel; Corvette Stingrays, 1930s-era Ford Roadsters, Mustang Shelbys and GT 500s, Chevy Bel-Airs, Porsches, BMWs, and many more. (Dozens more photos below...) Carcadia @Route … [Read more...]

Arcadia Transit Open House May 28


If you use Arcadia Transit bus service or would like to see it used differently, the City of Arcadia is encouraging you to attend an Open House from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Arcadia Library's Mortenson Auditorium to hear about plans for alterations to the service once the Gold Line train begins operations next year, and provide your input... … [Read more...]

Lawsuit halts City projects, not history


Repercussions from a lawsuit that could impact the growth of Downtown Arcadia and the preservation of historical buildings in the Highlands while improving preservation elsewhere, a decision to shut off the city's most prominent water fountain, a new ordinance dictating new rules about realtor For Sale signs, and discussion of the City's upcoming $100 million-plus budget were just a few of the topics covered during more than five hours of Arcadia … [Read more...]

Volunteer for Host Town Arcadia Special Olympics World Games


If you'd like to volunteer for the Host Town Arcadia days of this summer's Special Olympics World Games, click here to sign-up. There are many areas where your skills and interests may be utilized for the 100 athletes from Trinidad & Tobago and Kyrgyz July 21-24 as they visit various locations in Arcadia, including the Westfield Santa Anita mall, Wildness Park, restaurants, hotels, schools, etc. You may also help support by eating lunch … [Read more...]

Sturtevant Camp sold

Sturtevant Camp lodge building is filled with fascinating photos and memorabilia dating back more than a century.

The Friends of the San Gabriels is pleased to announce that they have completed the purchase of historic Sturtevant Camp and the US Forest Service permit is pending two administrative items. Here is a summary of the transaction and go-forward plans provided by the Friends: We successfully raised $75,000 which allowed for the purchase and requirement of two years of operating capital. Unfortunately, that does not include any contingency for … [Read more...]