Explosion at City of Arcadia facility


An explosion and fire at the City of Arcadia Public Works department on Goldring Road early this morning (Tuesday, Aug. 19), caused $450,000 in damage to a street sweeper and the structure. The media release from the City of Arcadia... On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at 5:28 a.m., Arcadia firefighters, with units from Los Angeles County and Monrovia Fire Departments, responded to a reported vehicle fire at the City of Arcadia Public Works … [Read more...]

Santa Anita’s future development plans

Keith Brackpool

Santa Anita Park is contemplating adding 800 horse stable barns in the north parking lot area, building two "high-class" restaurants on the opposite corner of the property near the Huntington Drive entrance to the Westfield Santa Anita mall, and potentially developing a major retail/entertainment component in the next couple of years to adjoin the track that could also include a hotel. None of these plans has been officially proposed or … [Read more...]

Walk of Champions: Save Date Sept. 27


Only six weeks left until the big official Arcadia Historical Society and City of Arcadia dedication celebration of the installation of more than 60 bronze plaques on the sidewalks of Downtown Arcadia honoring famous thoroughbred race horses, jockeys, owners, and trainers that had a notable connection to our own Santa Anita Park race track. Save the date of Saturday, Sept, 27, to be part of the Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions ceremonies, … [Read more...]

Parking lots traded for shops/apartments?


With the opening of the Gold Line light rail line, station, and transit plaza across the street from 24 Hour Fitness at First Avenue and Santa Clara Street less than two years away, two major mixed-use development proposals for Downtown Arcadia will be proposed in public at City meetings this month. The first has made its way through several iterations recommended by the City of Arcadia and will be presented to the Planning Commission at 7 … [Read more...]

New Colorectal Surgery Institute at hospital


A new Colorectal Surgery Institute at Methodist Hospital opened this month on the sixth floor of the medical building at 301 Huntington Drive (Suite 618). The medical specialists there strive to provide world-class treatment for diseases of the colon and rectum. Their comprehensive team approach to patient care includes coordination of care with medical and radiation oncologists as needed for colorectal cancer treatment. Providing advanced … [Read more...]

626 Night Market adds Sundays


For the final two weekends of the summer monthly 626 Night Markets at Santa Anita Park0, the popular evenings of food and entertainment has been approved by the Arcadia City Council to expand from Fridayand Saturday nights to add a third night on Sundays from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. beginning this Sunday, Aug. 17. The original and largest Asian themed night market in the U.S. (50,000 attended over the two nights in July) also adds Sunday to its final … [Read more...]

Downtown Mixed Use proposals Aug. 19


Prior to the regular 7 p.m. Arcadia City Council meeting Tuesday, August 19, a Study Session presentation will be provided at 6 p.m. in the Chamber Conference Room at 240 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. At the regular meeting, the Council will consider asking Metro to allow public use of the Gold Line parking garage in advance of the 2016 opening of the light rail line and station. STUDY SESSION (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC) a. Report, discussion, … [Read more...]

Kindergarten to principal; 4 principals hired

Lauren Leahy and Ben Acker

With the retirement of Arcadia School District Superintendent Dr. Joel Shawn, a series of personnel moves, including the promotion of First Avenue Middle School principal Jeff Wilson to Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for the District, created some openings that have resulted in four new school principals being announced. One of them, Lauren Leahy, returns to be principal of the Hugo Reid Elementary School she once attended as a … [Read more...]