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Fake News Rears its Ugly Head during Arcadia Election
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Fake News Rears its Ugly Head during Arcadia Election

how is negative campaigning affecting voters? By Galen Patterson Arcadia’s politicians have a history of clean campaigning. Politicians ran campaigns on their political stances and that used to be enough. “It’s been that way for as long as I can remember,” says Councilman Tom Beck. However, something changed in 2016. The struggle between former Mayor…

Arcadia Crime Blotters March 4 to March 10
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Arcadia Crime Blotters March 4 to March 10

March 4 Just after 12:00 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a bicyclist for failing to stop at the intersection of South Second Avenue and East Camino Real Avenue. A consensual search of his backpack revealed he was in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The 48-year-old male from Monrovia was issued a…

Arcadia Crime Blotters Feb. 25 to Mar. 3
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Arcadia Crime Blotters Feb. 25 to Mar. 3

Feb 25 Just before 8:30 a.m., an officer noticed a vehicle stopped at a green light on Santa Anita Avenue near the 210 Freeway. The officer discovered the driver had fallen asleep. Further investigation revealed the driver was in possession of fraudulent credit cards and a credit card skimming device. The 29-year-old male from Arcadia…

Local Newspapers Flourish in ‘Fake News’ Era
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Local Newspapers Flourish in ‘Fake News’ Era

Readers’ Choice 2018 Revisits the “Power of the Press” It’s been a tough couple of years for business, particularly the newspaper business. People appear to be reading less print and spending time, albeit brief, on digital devices and perusing social media threads. Beacon Media News’ papers, notably Arcadia Weekly, Monrovia Weekly, Pasadena Independent, and Sierra…

City of Arcadia Seeks Residents to Serve on Newly Formed Citizen’s Financial Advisory Committee
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City of Arcadia Seeks Residents to Serve on Newly Formed Citizen’s Financial Advisory Committee

Citizen’s financial advisory committee The City of Arcadia is seeking qualified candidates to serve on the newly formed Citizen’s Financial Advisory Committee. The City Council will appoint Committee members to serve in an advisory capacity to help review the City’s long-term financial forecast, and provide recommendations to the City Council for revenue enhancements and cost…

Arcadia City Council Recap: Arcadia’s New Local Holiday
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Arcadia City Council Recap: Arcadia’s New Local Holiday

By Galen Patterson City Council met on Mar. 6 in the council chambers for a regular meeting resulting in a new city-wide holiday. The meeting was blessed by Rabbi Shalom Steifel of the Chabad of Arcadia-Temple City, and the pledge of allegiance was led by local hero and 80-plus year Arcadian John “Doc” Wells. Awards…

Arcadia Association of Realtors Cancels Candidate Forum
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Arcadia Association of Realtors Cancels Candidate Forum

The March 7, 2018 Arcadia City Council Candidates Forum scheduled to be held at the Arcadia Public Library was been cancelled. This annual forum has historically been tailored towards an “at-large” election format. After the recent changes to the City’s election process (moving from an “at-large” election format to individual district elections), the co-hosts of this forum,…

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