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Arcadia Crime Blotter: Jan. 14 to Jan. 20
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Arcadia Crime Blotter: Jan. 14 to Jan. 20

January 14 At approximately 2:12 a.m., officers responded to a hit and run traffic collision that occurred in the parking lot of Drinker’s Hall of Fame, 151 East Huntington Drive. The suspect driver was seen backing into a parked vehicle and fleeing the scene. Sierra Madre Police Officers assisted in locating and detaining the suspect….

Arcadia’s Municipal Election Update
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Arcadia’s Municipal Election Update

Who’s running against whom? By Terry Miller There is a wee bit of confusion with Arcadia’s upcoming April municipal election, according to a couple of concerned readers about last week’s page one story said forthcoming vote. Essentially, this is a two person race in two separate districts: District 2: Tom Beck’s seat is being challenged…

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Arcadia Electoral Candidates’ Statements

Tom Beck’s Candidate Statement This election will be different from all previous Arcadia elections. In 2017 the Arcadia City Council voted 3-2 to go to ‘district elections’ instead of ‘at large elections’. I voted “NO” (as did Council woman Verlato) to this change. Only two districts, #2 & #5, will actually have a contested election…

Gold Line Contributes to Homelessness in Arcadia
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Gold Line Contributes to Homelessness in Arcadia

By Galen Patterson The city of Arcadia is seeing a drastic increase in homelessness compared to recent years. Certain areas of the city, specifically Downtown Arcadia and Arcadia Park have seen the most rapid increase in homeless activity, largely due to the Gold Line, light rail extension that opened in early 2016. Transients, according to…

Arcadia Crime Blotter: Jan. 7 to Jan. 13
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Arcadia Crime Blotter: Jan. 7 to Jan. 13

Jan. 7 At about 9:29 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Baldwin Avenue and Arboretum Way for expired registration. Upon contacting the driver, the officer discovered the 29-year-old male from Long Beach was driving without a license. He was cited and released in the field. The vehicle…

Decision 2018: Arcadia’s April Election Already Raising Some Eyebrows
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Decision 2018: Arcadia’s April Election Already Raising Some Eyebrows

This year’s elections are ‘district‘ as opposed to ‘at large’ By Terry Miller Elections are always fascinating and occasionally contentious, but when Arcadia Weekly learned that embattled and disgraced former council-member, John Wuo initially pulled papers to run for office again we thought this year’s would be a doozie.  Alas, he didn’t file, nor did…

Arcadia Officials Anticipate Limited Use and Sale of Pot
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Arcadia Officials Anticipate Limited Use and Sale of Pot

Mayor unsure where to draw the line By Galen Patterson Proposition 64 came into action on Jan. 1 of 2018, which created a whirlwind of legalized marijuana activity in California. The city of Arcadia has tried in recent years to put policies in place before recreational marijuana became legalized. “Arcadia has been very proactive when…

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Iconic Van DeKamp Windmill Falls Off Motor in Arcadia

No one hurt in the early morning incident Story and Photos by Terry Miller Almost a year and a half ago we told you about a man and his great plan to get Denny’s Iconic windmill running again. Well, we are sad to report that on Friday morning, Dec 29, the iconic landmark fell off…

Arcadia Police Blotter Dec. 17 – Dec. 23
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Arcadia Police Blotter Dec. 17 – Dec. 23

Dec. 17 Shortly before 7:34 p.m., officers responded to Home Liquor, 502 ½ East Live Oak Avenue, regarding a robbery report. The victim, a clerk at the store, said two men entered the business, and while asking for change, one suspect displayed a handgun and the victim gave the suspects approximately $500.00 in cash. They…

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