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Laguna Arts Pageant of the Masters: The Grand Tour
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Laguna Arts Pageant of the Masters: The Grand Tour

Come celebrate one of the most talked about highlights of the summer! Join the Arcadia Recreation and Community Services Department for an adult excursion to this fantastic annual event in Laguna Beach on Friday, August 25. The history of art is filled with stories of solitary artists abandoning society to pursue their creative expression. The…

Pageant of the Masters Embarks on ‘The Grand Tour’
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Pageant of the Masters Embarks on ‘The Grand Tour’

By Greg Aragon It is hard to overstate the beauty and magnificence of the Pageant of the Masters. The spectacle, held in an open-air theater in Laguna Beach, is one of my favorite annual Southern California events and something that any lover of art and culture should experience at least once. Now in its 85th…

Ultra-Luxurious Waldorf Astoria Hotel Opens in Beverly Hills
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Ultra-Luxurious Waldorf Astoria Hotel Opens in Beverly Hills

Photo and Story by Greg Aragon Los Angeles has lots of luxurious hotels, but according to developers of the new $200 million Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, the area never seen anything like their new property. “Bringing the renowned Waldorf Astoria brand to Beverly Hills has been a dream for many years,” says owner Beny Alagem,…

Tallest Building West of Mississippi Opens in Los Angeles
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Tallest Building West of Mississippi Opens in Los Angeles

Photo and Story by Greg Aragon One of the most anticipated projects in recent Los Angeles history is finally complete. Last week, the new $1.2 billion Wilshire Grand Center mixed-use development opened for business, and I can’t wait to explore the property and stay at the hotel portion. Located on the former site of the historic Wilshire Grand hotel, which closed…

Summer Along California’s Central Coast
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Summer Along California’s Central Coast

Photo and Story by Greg Aragon Summer is here and it’s time to escape the heat. One of my favorite places to do this is along California’s Central Coast, which is littered with lost beaches, craggy rock formations, forgotten coves, rolling hills and small towns such as Cayucos, where time has slowed and a 1960s beach…

Temps are Rising, Watch for Heat Related Illness
Health & Fitness

Temps are Rising, Watch for Heat Related Illness

Heat waves can be dangerous, and it seems the high temperatures have hit the area. A very high body temperature can damage the brain and other vital organs. Some health conditions can make it harder for the body to stay cool in hot weather. These include old age, obesity, fever, dehydration, heart disease, poor circulation,…

Taste the Town
Dining Delights

Taste the Town

Sample some of Arcadia’s best cuisine at Matt Denny’s Ale House Come taste the town of Arcadia! Every month, the City of Arcadia Recreation & Community Services Department, Senior Services Division along with a City Council Member, will explore restaurants in Arcadia that will include a pre-selected lunch menu suitable to taste the best Acadia…

10th Annual “Uncorked” Wine and Food Event at Race Track This Saturday; Features Arcadia Restaurants
Dining Delights

10th Annual “Uncorked” Wine and Food Event at Race Track This Saturday; Features Arcadia Restaurants

Santa Anita is holding its 10th annual “Uncorked” event at the track to support local charities especially CARMA, the non-profit organization that supports and rehabilitates retired thoroughbreds when their racing careers are over. The wine and food tasting event has been held annually since 2008 and regularly sells out although walk-ups are accommodated when additional tickets…

Vevey: A Pearl on the Swiss Riviera
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Vevey: A Pearl on the Swiss Riviera

Photo and Story by Greg Aragon As I plan a fall trip to Ticino, the Italian region of Switzerland, I would like to look back on my most recent trip to the Alpine country. It was last October and I still dream of that memorable boat trip across Lake Geneva, along the Swiss Riviera, past…

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