Baffert on Triple Crown, Pharoah

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Newly-crowned Triple Crown winning trainer Bob Baffert says history-making American American Pharoah will return to Santa Anita Park Thursday afternoon, June 18. This will be just hours before the influx of thousands of Arcadia High School students and their families for graduation ceermonies at 6:30 p.m. (Update June 18: See video of the triumphant return below) and then make a public appearance between races on Gold Cup at Santa Anita … [Read more...]

Gold Line passes track test; March 2016?

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Testing of the recently completed tracks of the Gold Line Foothill Extension light rail line from Pasadena to Azusa have been completed with success this week, with trains tested at speeds of up to 55 mph and adjustments made so that they clear all station platforms along the route, including Arcadia. (videos below... courtesy of Gold Line - photos at right courtesy of San Gabriel Valley Tribune) All stations and grade-level road crossing along … [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...]

Video of Fire fighter Herdman memorial

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The following video highlights of less than 2-minutes from the July 9, 2014 celebration of life for fallen Arcadia Fire Fighter/Paramedic Michael Phillip Herdman is set to the song that was sung during the service by Fire Administrative Specialist/Public Information Officer Beth E. Stogner. Fire Chief Kurt Norwood was one of several speakers at the service attended by hundreds of fire firefighters from the region, as well as police officers, … [Read more...]

AHS alum surprise wedding dance

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Update July 10: Unbelievable: now at 17 million-plus! Update June 28: An incredible 3 million-plus views of the combined two videos below after clips shown on every major entertainment TV show from The Today Show and Good Morning America to Access Hollywood, TMZ, and dozens of others, as well as pick-ups by People.com and even a shout-out by the Backstreet Boys. Not to be outdone by the lip-dub music video of 2,000 Arcadia High School … [Read more...]

Woman’s Club Centennial: SWAT

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The Arcadia Woman's Club celebrated its centennial May 7 at their monthly lunch meeting that featured nearly four dozen VIP guests that represented a Who's Who in Arcadia, starting with Mayor John Wuo and every City Council Member. Woman's Club President Cheryl Alberg welcomed guests to the iconic Woman's Club building which was elegantly decorated for the occasion. Mayor Wuo was just one of numerous former Mayors of Arcadia, including what is … [Read more...]

Ford TV commercials at Santa Anita

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If you ever drive past the big Santa Anita Park parking lot off Huntington Drive near Holly Avenue and see cars driving around a course of colored traffic cones, sometimes it's for a driving test and/or TV commercial like some of these recent Food commercials for the Fusion, Focus, and Escape... … [Read more...]

Air Supply packed at PAC

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The Arcadia Performing Arts Center proved Saturday night that the venue is fit for a significant pop rock concert when 1970s/80s Australia pop band Air Supply had a sold-out crowd of 1,200 standing on their feet multiple times and even rushing the stage for the encore finale of "All Out of Love." British-born singer-songwriter-guitarist Graham Russell and lead singer Russell Hitchcock created a very personal and interactive performance, … [Read more...]