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Arcadia Relay for Life Spreads Awareness of Cancer
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Arcadia Relay for Life Spreads Awareness of Cancer

On June 27, Arcadia held its 7th annual Relay for Life at the Santa Anita Racetrack. 531 Relay for Life participants took turns walking and running around the track for 24 hours—from 11 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday. At night, the teams slept in tents pitched around the racetrack. Volunteers provided free food, water,…

AHS Student Body President Earns Eagle Scout Rank
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AHS Student Body President Earns Eagle Scout Rank

Arcadia High School ASB President, Charles Peter Tsouvalas, 18, earns the rank of Eagle from Boy Scout Troop 174 of Temple City.  Tsouvalas completed four ten-day backpacking Sierra Treks including reaching the summit of Mt. Whitney in 2004.  Serving as the Senior Patrol leader for Troop 174 in 2008, the Troop’s four patrols received first…

New District Ranger for Angeles National Forest
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New District Ranger for Angeles National Forest

Bob Blount begins this month as one of three district rangers on the Angeles National Forest. In his new position, Blount will oversee operations on the Santa Clara-Mojave Rivers Ranger District, which stretches from Interstate 5 between Castaic and Pyramid Lake, east to Wrightwood, CA, on the north side of the San Gabriel Mountains. The…

Arcadia Municipal Workers Reduce City Budget Deficit
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Arcadia Municipal Workers Reduce City Budget Deficit

In response to the city’s concerning budget shortfall, Arcadia’s police officers, firefighters, and other municipal employees have conceded to reduce their annual salaries and forgo certain health benefits, a move that city officials hope will significantly reduce the deficit. Arcadia is not the first city to implement such a policy. In light of the state’s…

Arcadia Public Library to Host Adult Book Discussion
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Arcadia Public Library to Host Adult Book Discussion

Come join fellow readers and share your thoughts (or just listen in) about selected novels each month in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Arcadia Public Library 20 West Duarte Road, Arcadia, CA 91006 (southwest corner of Duarte Road and Santa Anita Avenue). This month’s book: Earth, Wind, Rain: A Novel by Caroline Paul. “Based on a…

Hospital Receives $4 Million Gift for ER
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Hospital Receives $4 Million Gift for ER

Last week, philanthropists Tom and Bea Hollfelder have made a $4 million gift to The Campaign for Methodist Hospital. To date, this is the largest outright gift made by individual donors in the hospital’s 106 year history. “In our opinion, Methodist Hospital is a very well-run organization that is looking toward the future and is…

Arcadia Chamber Holds Membership Drive
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Arcadia Chamber Holds Membership Drive

Last Wednesday and Thursday members and volunteers took to the phones in an effort to boost membership at the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce.  By all accounts, the event was a great success, with nearly 20 new businesses joining the chamber over the two day drive. After joining, new members were treated to presentations by the…

Meet Derek Ouyang Arcadia High School’s Valedictorian
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Meet Derek Ouyang Arcadia High School’s Valedictorian

Every year, students with outstanding academic records are nominated to represent the Arcadia High School graduating class as Salutatorians.  This year, Arcadia High had 32 seniors, each with a minimum grade point average of 3.95. According to AHS principal David Vannasdall, from this truly impressive group of 32, a selection committee made up of ten…

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Summertime Celebration at the Arcadia Historical Museum

What was life like in Arcadia in the early 1950s, before fast food restaurants? One of the popular things to do was to meet friends at the local soda fountain. Come to the Museum and enjoy a popular treat, ice cream sodas (first come, first serve; supplies limited) while enjoying other activities celebrating the beginning…

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