Book Rack named Business Icon

R-to-L: Jackie Barnes, Carol Libby, Karen Kropp, Scott Hettrick

The Book Rack used book store in Downtown Arcadia at 204 S. First Avenue was honored as an Arcadia Business Icon Thursday, Oct. 17, 2014, by the Arcadia Historical Society and Arcadia Chamber of Commerce. Book Rack owner Ms. Karen Kropp was on hand to receive the tribute for the 30-year-old business along with longtime staffer Jackie Barnes, and Karen's daughter Andrea Ines. For the past ten years, Karen has run the store that was founded … [Read more...]

Hairspray on AHS theater schedule


Arcadia High School Season Pass VIP tickets are on sale at discounted rates through Nov. 13 for the 2014-15 Arcadia High School theatre department performances (Arcadia Stage) in the Arcadia Performing Arts Center. For its fall play November 20-22, 2014. Arcadia Stage is proud to present a magical, modern-day version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, based on Eva Le Gallienne's and Florida Friebus' co-adaptation for Broadway. In this … [Read more...]

Stunning Breeders’ Cup art


The Breeders’ Cup today announced that multi-award winning illustrator John Mattos has been named the official artist for the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The Mattos collection features two brilliant art deco images celebrating the 31st running of the event at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on October 31-November 1. The Breeders’ Cup is Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international event, consisting of 13 races and … [Read more...]

Anka back for 25th Crystal Ball Oct. 11

Singer Paul Anka in Arcadia

Paul Anka will return for Methodist Hospital's 25th anniversary edition of the annual Crystal Ball fundraiser at which Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and his wife Christine will be honored. “Legendary” is one of those words that is too often overused. However, sometimes no other word better describes someone. Returning for an unprecedented third time as Methodist Hospital’s Crystal Ball headliner, legendary … [Read more...]

Coffee with Cop Oct. 9


Join the Arcadia Police Department on Thursday, October 9 from 8 a.m. 10 a.m. for Coffee with a Cop. Join your neighbors and officers for coffee and conversations! No agenda or speeches, just and chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. For any questions please call 626.821.2648 or e-mail   … [Read more...]

More Taste than ever Sept. 22


There will be more to taste than ever at the 2014 edition of the Taste of Arcadia and Business Showcase at the Taste on Monday, Sept. 22, at the Arboretum. A record 45 food and beverage vendors offering tastes for no additional fee include high-profile first-timers such as Benihana and Hai Di Lao Hot Pot with its noodle dance performer. And of course all the myriad offerings of entrees, desserts, wine and beer to satisfy every palate. The … [Read more...]

40 cool cars at August Carcadia @Route 66


Every month is a fun and pleasant surprise of different vehicles showing up to Carcadia @Route 66. The Aug. 24 event was no different, with more than three dozen cars representing everything from a World War II-era jeep to the most modern sports cars. Carcadia @Route 66, created by Glenn Oyoung's Turn3 Creative and sponsored by the non-profit community events group Arcadia's Best Foundation, is held every fourth Sunday of the month from 7:30 … [Read more...]

Singpoli unveils firebird 2015 Rose float


After winning the Extraordinaire Trophy with their dazzling first-ever float in the Tournament of Roses parade last year, Singpoli today unveiled the design for its 2015 entry, a 55-foot long firebird with flapping wings and real fire. Singpoli CEO Kin Hui, a resident of Arcadia, introduced artwork and a scale model of the ambitious project Friday morning (Sept. 12) at Singpoli's recently-opened DusitD2 Constance hotel on Colorado Blvd in … [Read more...]