Galen Patterson


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Arcadia City Council Prepares for Winterfest
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Arcadia City Council Prepares for Winterfest

Seasonal celebration prepares to open on November 20. By Galen Patterson Arcadia City Council approved a temporary permit for the operation of Winterfest in Arcadia. The festival is approved for the days of Nov. 23, 2018 through Jan. 6, 2019, and will take place in Santa Anita Park. Santa Anita Park has teamed up with…

Arcadia Council Takes Steps to Increase Public Safety
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Arcadia Council Takes Steps to Increase Public Safety

By Galen Patterson The Oct. 16 City Council meeting opened in the usual manner with an invocation, this time provided by Reverend Terry Keenan of the Santa Anita Church, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by City Clerk Gene Glasco. The city attorney spoke to the public about the contents of the previous closed…

World War II Vets Still Meet in Arcadia
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World War II Vets Still Meet in Arcadia

By Galen Patterson The vets meet on the first Wednesday of every month at Coco’s in Arcadia. The group started three years ago, when Temple City was requesting World War II veterans for a parade.  After the parade, “we thought we should get together more often,” says Art Del Rey, one of the founding members….

Lunar Festival Brings Arcadia Together
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Lunar Festival Brings Arcadia Together

By Galen Patterson The City of Arcadia partnered with the Arcadia Chinese Association to celebrate the Chinese Lunar Festival on Sept. 29. The actual holiday is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month in China. The Chinese New Year being in February, the eigth lunar month in China is September. The Lunar Festival is an…

Greek Fest Invites Arcadians to Enjoy Greek Culture
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Greek Fest Invites Arcadians to Enjoy Greek Culture

By Galen Patterson Saint Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Church held its 57th annual Greek Fest from Sept. 21-23. Greek Fest is a celebration of Greek Culture, and is hosted in many areas with high concentrations of citizens with Greek Ancestry. Greek Fest differs from other cultural festivals in that the tradition is millennia old, and has…

Arboretum Yoga Instructor Offers Arcadians More than Exercise
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Arboretum Yoga Instructor Offers Arcadians More than Exercise

By Galen Patterson Twice a week, Arcadians gather in the arboretum, one of the few places in Los Angeles County where people can be engulfed in nature, to practice yoga. As the attendees are lead through the poses and breathing exercises, they are instructed by their yoga teacher, Brie Wakeland. Wakeland has been practicing yoga…

Rules and Guidelines of Flag Etiquette for Arcadians
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Rules and Guidelines of Flag Etiquette for Arcadians

One man’s quiet quest to ensure proper display. By Galen Patterson Flying the American flag involves more than just quietly displaying national patriotism, because the practice comes with an entirely separate series of rules known as flag etiquette, one such rule is lowering the flag to half-staff. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) organization is…

Arcadia Prepares to Remember 9/11
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Arcadia Prepares to Remember 9/11

By Galen Patterson Arcadia Police Department and Fire Department will be having a memorial service on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Fire Station 105. Fire Station 105 is located at 710 S. Santa Anita Ave., in Arcadia. The ceremony is open to the public, and both the fire department and the police department will meet at the flagpole…

Is the Growing String of Chinese Art Thefts OK?
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Is the Growing String of Chinese Art Thefts OK?

By Galen Patterson The heists appear to have begun in 2010, when a Swedish museum was broken into by professional burglars. The only items stolen throughout the entire museum were relics taken from China, over the course of the Swedish East India Company’s existence from the mid-1700s to the early 1800s. Soon after, a string…

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