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Arcadia Firefighters Reunite With Girl They Saved in 2008

Ten years later they give Ashley Barrancos a birthday party at Arcadia Fire Station 105 By Terry Miller Approximately a decade ago, Arcadia firefighters were dispatched to a call for an unresponsive two-year-old female experiencing what no child normally experiences at this age, cardiac arrest. The toddler was attending a birthday party when suddenly she…

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…

An Interview With 49th District Assemblymember Ed Chau
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An Interview With 49th District Assemblymember Ed Chau

By Galen Patterson Recently, Arcadia Weekly talked with Assemblyman Ed Chau about his time in office as the 49th District Assemblymember. Currently, Ed Chau is pitted against Arcadian Burton Brink in the 2018 election cycle. Arcadia Weekly (AW): Mr. Chau, you have a background in law, could you elaborate more on that? Ed Chau (EC): Sure, I…

Ostashay Scholarship Presented to Arcadia Police Explorer
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Ostashay Scholarship Presented to Arcadia Police Explorer

By Staff The Arcadia Friends of the Historical Society presented the Ostashay Scholarship to Yulissa Hernandez Tuesday night. Hernandez is the first young woman Police Explorer to be chosen for this honor. Edward Ostashay retired from the Arcadia Police Department in 2002. Eddie O, as he was fondly referred to by fellow officers, passed away…

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Gene Glasco Shines a Beacon on Arcadia Vietnam War Memorial

May 26 ceremony to mark new dusk-to-dawn lighting at Arcadia monument By Gene Glasco and Terry Miller Gene Glasco enlisted in the United States navy in 1967.  He was deployed to South Vietnam’s Mekong Delta in 1969. Gene is a native Californian. Once in Vietnam, Gene was first assigned to Naval Support Activity- Nha Be…

Pretty in Pasadena: Social Media Influence for Social Good
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Pretty in Pasadena: Social Media Influence for Social Good

By Emily G. Peters In the last few years, the term “social media influencer” has worked its way into our lexicon, describing those who use their online presence to influence others’ purchases, appearance or lifestyle. But what if that influence could shape a community for social good? It’s a question recently tackled by Michelle Simonsen…

Arcadia Traffic Collision Causes Fatality, Dec. 23
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Arcadia Traffic Collision Causes Fatality, Dec. 23

On Saturday, Dec. 23, at approximately 10:35 a.m., Arcadia Police Officers were sent to the area of Chantry Flats Road regarding a solo-vehicle traffic collision. On arrival, officers located an over-turned vehicle. Two of the occupants had minor injuries and were treated on-scene. A third occupant suffered injuries which proved fatal. The case is currently…

Matt Denny’s: A Community Hub With a Caring Owner
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Matt Denny’s: A Community Hub With a Caring Owner

By Monica Sanchez Matt Denny’s, a popular grub hub in Arcadia, has been in business since 1999 and the brains behind the operation is owner Matt McSweeny. Family man and craft beer enthusiast, McSweeny, found his passion for serving craft beer delights and food to match during his 10 years of experience in a Pasadena…

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