Society brings Prince Erik to Arcadia

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The Arcadia Historical Society brought royalty back to Arcadia at it's quarterly member program Oct. 23, 2014. City Clerk Gene Glasco played Prince Erik of Denmark in a program written by Society VP Carol Libby and  performed in front of about 60 dinner guests at the one-time home of the Prince on Santa Anita Avenue just north of Live Oak Avenue. Among the guests were Mayor John Wuo, City Council Members Sho Tay and Tom Beck, and former Mayors … [Read more...]

Soprano sings for her child at Library

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Another wonderful evening of music at the Arcadia Public Library Sept. 17 with this month's free Kaleidoscope classic music concerts presented by the Arcadia Library Foundation featuring an eclectic mix of Aaron Copeland and French folk songs. The highlight of the program presented as always by violinst Paul Stein, a 30-year member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, was soprano Amanda Squitieri. Not only is she a beautiful and emotive singer who … [Read more...]

Three Dog Night, Four Tops Jan. 10

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The Arcadia Performing Arts Center has landed 1970s super group Three Dog Night and 1960s popular Motown band The Four Tops for its first two shows of the 2015 season on Jan. 10 and Feb. 21, respectively. The rest of the winter/spring season features three more exciting acts, Big Voodoo Daddy (March 27), The Muppet Movie Sing-Along (May 16), and Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza (June 6). Subscriptions and single tickets go on sale November 19, … [Read more...]

AHS Orchesis Dance Show Dec. 18

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Get your tickets now for an amazing dance show by Arcadia High School students from Orchesis, and Intermediate and Beginning Dance classes, as well as professional dance groups from all over Southern California at the spectacular Arcadia Performing Arts Center Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Tickets only $10 in advance and 50% is donated to Free Arts for Abused Children. Buy tickets here to AHS Orchesis Charity Dance Show. … [Read more...]

Transit plaza not waiting on train

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With the opening of service at the new Gold Line train station still at least two or three years away, the City of Arcadia and the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority opened the adjacent Arcadia Transit Plaza to the public Nov. 6. The triangular plaza on the northwest corner of First Avenue and Santa Clara Street, across from 24 Hour Fitness, fills the land space between the train station and the two-level 300-space parking … [Read more...]

Gold Line final rail laid

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The final rail of the 11.5 mile foothill extension of the Gold Line was installed in a dignitary-filled ceremony in Azusa Oct. 18. Unanimous praise was paid to the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority for completing the rail line ahead of schedule and under budget. This leaves a couple of additional steps before the line is operational. Additional completion ceremonies are expected in 2015 as train stations are completed and … [Read more...]

Tour Baldwin heiress home Nov. 23

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You'll find a bit of Arcadia history in Glendora this month. The Foothill Presbyterian Hospital Auxiliary cordially invites you to celebrate 39 years of “Homes for the Holidays” from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 23, 2014. This year the event also includes a classic car show in addition to three homes selected this year. Opportunity Baskets will be offered at each home, and handcrafted gifts and holiday items are available at the … [Read more...]

Walk of Champions dedicated Downtown

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Several hundred people turned out for the dedication of the Arcadia Historical Society's Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions in Downtown Arcadia on Saturday, Sept. 27. First Avenue was closed north of Huntington Drive for the ceremony that included officials from the City of Arcadia and Santa Anita Park race track as well as Hall of Fame jockeys and relatives of many of the owners, trainers, and others recognized with 67 bronze plaques dotting … [Read more...]