Foothill Gold Line Arcadia station

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We're still months away from any actual train service but the dedication this morning (Saturday, August 22, 2015) of the Arcadia Foothill Gold Line station means there is nothing left to do except get the train cars delivered and start the service that will extend the light rail option 11.5 miles from Pasadena to Azusa. . The closest we got to a start date - which in the past year has been said to be anywhere from March 2016 to January 2017 … [Read more...]

Kenny Loggins, Crystal Ball Oct. 10

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Kenny Loggins will headline this year's annual Crystal Ball fundraiser of the Methodist Hospital Foundation on October 10, 2015. The 26th Anniversary event entitled "An Evening with Kenny Loggins" at the Pasadena Convention Center will honor Dr. Richard and Ivy Sun for their commitment and dedication to Methodist Hospital and our community. With the leadership of event co-chairs Dick and Sue Hale, this promises to be a successful fundraiser and … [Read more...]

Drilling to save lake at Arboretum

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The first step towards potentially restoring Baldwin Lake to its one-time ecological and visual beauty and health took place recently with the drilling for sediment samples from the deepest parts of the popular Los Angeles County Arboretum attraction. Most of those parts are not near as deep now as they once were, which does not allow for a healthy eco-system in the man-made picture-esque body of water surrounding the front and side of the … [Read more...]

Video: Train leaving Arcadia station

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Well, the train has left the station, or at least it did several times late Friday evening from the new Arcadia station as you wil see in the video below. The Foothill Gold Line station will be dedicated in a ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. The two new train cars recently delivered from Japan via Lancaster and the multiple complex and heavy crossing gates on First Avenue were being tested last night, Aug. 7, 2015, between Arcadia and … [Read more...]

Gold Line station openings

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The historic dedications of all six train stations along the 11.5-mile Gold Line Foothill extension route begin August 15, with a dedication ceremony in Arcadia at 10 a.m. on Aug. 22. See schedule below for complete list... … [Read more...]

Cheers for Host Town Arcadia

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While the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles marked the beginning of competition for thousands of athletes from hundreds of countries, it marked the end of 16 months of preparations and three long days of activities for 17 volunteer members of the Host Town Arcadia Organizing Committee. <Story continues below the following 4 1/2-minute video highlights of the three-night stay of the World Games delegates … [Read more...]

Lanes closed, Santa Anita, Huntington

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Two major Arcadia thoroughfares will be reduced to a single lane Monday, July 20: Westbound Huntington Drive at Fifth Avenue will be reduced to a single lane from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for construction. Local businesses will be accessible. Santa Anita Avenue at the Gold Line bridge south of Colorado Avenue will have one lane closed in one or both directions during additional 1bridge work from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday all week July 20 - … [Read more...]

300 Arcadians for Special Olympians

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More than 300 Arcadia volunteers, organizations, business members of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Arcadia and Arcadia Unified School District are coming together this week to ensure a memorable first impression of the USA, California, and Arcadia for 100 Special Olympics World Games athletes, coaches and mentors from the Caribbean dual-island country of Trinidad & Tobago as well as the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan). As … [Read more...]