John Stephens

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An Open Letter to Our Readers

When I first began my tenure as editor of these newspapers on the first day of 2008, we set forth a number of goals for our newspapers. Some of these are still works in progress, and some of these have been great successes. A shining example of the latter would have to be our efforts…

Arcadia Developer Hungry for Change
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Arcadia Developer Hungry for Change

On April 4th, Easter Sunday, local real estate developer Henry Nunez officially began a hunger strike which he intends to continue until all polls are closed in the Arcadia City Council election, to be held next Tuesday, April 13. By way of this drastic, highly publicized move, Nunez is hoping to convey his distaste with…

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Arcadia Candidates’ Debate Video Now Available

The full video of last Wednesday night’s candidates’ debate is now available for viewing online at www.arcadiaweekly.com. The video, which was produced by Arcadia Weekly and KGEM-TV of Monrovia, will also be airing on Arcadia’s government access channel twice a day from now until April 13th, election day. According to Linda Garcia of the City…

AHS Debate Team Big Winners at The Great Debate
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AHS Debate Team Big Winners at The Great Debate

A veritable Who’s Who of Arcadia turned out to the luxurious Santa Anita Inn Wednesday evening for the last face to face meeting of the 6 candidates vying for 3 seats on the city council ahead of the April 13th election. Sponsored by Arcadia Weekly and researched, planned and masterfully executed by the Arcadia High…

Candidates Square Off in Chamber Forum
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Candidates Square Off in Chamber Forum

Candidates converged on Arcadia’s historic Woman’s Club Tuesday evening for a city council candidates’ forum sponsored by the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, Association of Realtors and Arcadia Weekly. Masterfully moderated by Scott Hettrick, publisher of the popular blog “Arcadia’s Best,” the forum showcased a wide variety of issues and approaches by a diverse assortment of…

Candidate Endorsed by Eight Former Arcadia Mayors
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Candidate Endorsed by Eight Former Arcadia Mayors

25-year Arcadia resident and community leader Sho Tay recently declared his candidacy for election to the Arcadia City Council, pitting him against a field of seven other candidates vying for three potentially open seats. With an April 13 election date a little over two months away, Tay’s announcement for city council has already garnered an…

Suspect Detained After Monrovia Bank Standoff
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Suspect Detained After Monrovia Bank Standoff

A bank robbery this morning at the Citizens Bank branch in Monrovia at the corner of Huntington Drive and Myrtle Avenue that turned into a bomb threat, with bank employees an patrons having been evacuated, has ended with the suspect being apprehended by Glendora and West Covina SWAT units. According to police, the suspect wrote…

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