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Arcadia Hosts World’s Largest Succulent and Cactus Show
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Arcadia Hosts World’s Largest Succulent and Cactus Show

By Galen Patterson The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens hosted the world’s largest succulent and cactus show. The show consisted of more than 1,200 succulents and cacti that were displayed as part of the competition. On the morning of Aug. 11, hundreds of plant enthusiasts streamed into the Arboretum to witness the placements…

Assemblymember Ed Chau Disrupts State Office
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Assemblymember Ed Chau Disrupts State Office

By Galen Patterson Forty-ninth District Assemblyman Ed Chau was escorted by security out of the Secretary of State’s office on March 8, 2018. In an official letter sent by Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speaker of the California State Assembly Anthony Rendon, Assemblymember Chau entered the Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s Sacramento…

Q&A with Arcadian State Assembly Candidate Burton Brink
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Q&A with Arcadian State Assembly Candidate Burton Brink

  By Galen Patterson On a bright, Monday afternoon, Arcadia Weekly sat down in a dark, cool Matt Denny’s booth with 49th District of the State Assembly Candidate Burton Brink to talk about his campaign and upcoming election. Arcadia Weekly (AW): You have a background in law enforcement, when did you decide you wanted to…

Milwaukee Food Tour 2018
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Milwaukee Food Tour 2018

By Galen Patterson On a recent trip to “America’s Dairyland,” my sister Hanni expressed an extreme and undying interest in visiting her post-high-school home: Milwaukee. Having not spent much time in Milwaukee I agreed to go, as did her husband, twin sister and her spouse. To maximize nostalgic value and seize the absolute most out…

What’s Going on With Arcadia’s Lake Baldwin? Status Update
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What’s Going on With Arcadia’s Lake Baldwin? Status Update

Part 7: Status Update By Galen Patterson With a scattered tribe and no land to call their own, the Tongva are also fighting to be recognized by the U.S. government. As mentioned previously in the series, the Spanish Mission System in California incorporated native tribes into Christianity and thus removed many of the tribal names…

What’s Going On with Arcadia’s Lake Baldwin?
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What’s Going On with Arcadia’s Lake Baldwin?

Part 6: The uncertain future of the Tongva By Galen Patterson With no land to call their own, the Tongva/Gabrielino tribe is scattered around California. Previous plans to build a casino and unify the tribe with jobs, land, and income have failed. The Casino Project on the Gabrielino/Tongva website is all but empty. Local resident…

What’s Going on With Arcadia’s Lake Baldwin?
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What’s Going on With Arcadia’s Lake Baldwin?

Editor’s Note: In last week’s newspaper, reporter Galen Patterson inadvertently stated that Baldwin Lake contains blue-green algae. According to Arboretum’s CEO Richard Schulhof, trained county personnel had just finished testing Baldwin Lake last week and determined “Baldwin Lake has no blue-green algae at present, nor is there any evidence that has had blue-green algae at any…

What’s Going On with Arcadia’s Lake Baldwin?
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What’s Going On with Arcadia’s Lake Baldwin?

Part 4: What could have been a legitimate threat By Galen Patterson NOTE: This story has been changed from its original form. Arcadia citizen Stan Raddon has lived across from the Los Angeles County Arboretum for 46 years. “I have watched the degradation of Lake Baldwin,” says Raddon. Read Related: What’s Going on With Arcadia’s…

Arcadia Stake Celebrates America
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Arcadia Stake Celebrates America

By Galen Patterson The annual Celebrate America choral performance took place on June 23, in the Arcadia Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The welcoming ceremony began with Bishop Mike Miller of the Arcadia Stake graciously thanking his guests for their attendance, while the audience sat in silence. With the presentation…

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