AHS in Super Bowl commercial

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Arcadia may get yet another national and even global moment in the TV spotlight during the Super Bowl this Sunday. A production crew hired by the NFL filmed some scenes at the Arcadia High School football field and stadium Jan. 11 to potentially be included in one of those rah-rah National Football League commercials during the Super Bowl telecast. When a marching band was needed, the NFL knew where to go -- AHS was selected after a statewide … [Read more...]

City Clerk Glasco available for weddings

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With new legislation giving City Clerks authority to perform marriages, Arcadia's elected City Clerk Gene Glasco says he is ready, willing, and happy to provide this service for couples at venues of choice ranging from the Queen Anne Cottage to the Queen Mary. Just call him at (626) 456.4366 to make arrangements to schedule your marital vows at home or anywhere else with a simple yet solemn ceremony. He says there will only be a nominal fee plus … [Read more...]

From mail truck to Ferrari at Carcadia

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The first monthly Carcadia @Route 66 in 2015 got off to a great start Sunday, Jan. 24, with more than 30 vehicles ranging from vintage delivery and mail trucks to a new Ferrari, a recent Shelby Cobra GT 350 and many classics and muscle cars from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Carcadia @Route 66, created by Arcadia resident Glenn Oyoung's Turn3 Creative and sponsored by the non-profit community events group Arcadia's Best Foundation, is held every … [Read more...]

City buys, closes 100-to-1 bar

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The 100-to-1 cocktails bar, which closed earlier this month, will officially become the property of the City of Arcadia this week following a recent agreement between the City and the property owners. The City is paying roughly the appraised fair market value of $1.4 million and will eventually receive proceeds from the sale of the liquor license, according to City Manager Dominic Lazzaretto. Lazzaretto says the City will retain the iconic … [Read more...]

High School pool, parking underway

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Drivers passing Arcadia High School on Duarte Road and El Monte Avenue may have noticed more construction going on lately. Great news for students and parents: the portable classroom and office units taking up so many of the parking spaces in the lots off El Monte have been removed, with the parking lots scheduled to undergo a substantial grading, electrical, and flatwork and re-opened for in time student use next fall, according to school … [Read more...]

Ed Wong talk on space Feb. 8

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Dr. Edward Wong will present the first lecture about Curiosity Rover on Mars and other space exploration missions in the Spring Lecture Hall of the new Arcadia Museum Education Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8. Refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Museum. Tickets for the program presented by the Arcadia Museum Foundation are $10 for adults and $5 for students with ID, and may be purchased at the Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage … [Read more...]

Chinese history of L.A./SGV

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Gene Moy of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California will be the featured speaker and Arcadia High School senior Emily Zheng will provide flute music at the Arcadia Historical Society's General Meeting and Program at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29. Light refreshments will be provided. The program -- "Chinese History of Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley," in celebration of the Chinese New Year (Year of the Sheep) -- will be held once … [Read more...]

4,000 enjoy Snow Fest

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It appeared that more people were frolicking and enjoying the snow for free right here in Arcadia on Saturday, Dec. 6, than were in the local mountains spending money to wait in long ski lift lines. An estimated 4,000 kids and parents crowded into the parking lot and lawn of the Community/Senior Center from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. to make and throw snowballs, ride sleds, make crafts, ride a train, or even have breakfast with Santa, all thanks to the … [Read more...]