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Bob Harbicht Political Facebook Photo Altered after Accusations of Campaign Law Violations
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Bob Harbicht Political Facebook Photo Altered after Accusations of Campaign Law Violations

By Terry Miller Our friends over at Sierra Madre Tattler re-posted a photo from Bob Harbicht’s Facebook page on Tuesday showing candidates Roger Chandler and Bob Harbicht flanked by some of Arcadia’s finest. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with members of the Arcadia Police Officers’ Association posing with two candidates, according to election law, they…

In a Confusing Election, Arcadia Firefighters Endorse Nobody
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In a Confusing Election, Arcadia Firefighters Endorse Nobody

By Terry Miller With the advent of divided districts, divisive views on property rights in Arcadia and confusion about how some 15,000 people are ineligible to vote in Arcadia next month, the Arcadia Firefighters’ Association has decided not to endorse any candidate this year. Brian Ursette, President of IAFF Local 3440 told potential endorsees: “We…

Why 15,982 Arcadians Cannot Vote in This Year’s Election
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Why 15,982 Arcadians Cannot Vote in This Year’s Election

By Galen Patterson Arcadia’s first district-based election is just around the corner, but only 12,370 Arcadians are eligible to vote. Previously, Arcadia handled local elections through a city-wide competition in which all Arcadians of legal voting age were welcomed to vote. However, under new law, only Arcadians living within one of the five districts may…

Are Bloggers; Social Media Sites Killing Us Softly With Their Song?
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Are Bloggers; Social Media Sites Killing Us Softly With Their Song?

Gossip and Innuendo Plague the Political Landscape in Arcadia “Most voters in Arcadia have no idea what is going on in this election. In fact, most voters don’t even know we have districts,” -Tom Beck By Terry Miller By all accounts, political races and battles are nasty, ugly and even downright jaw-dropping at times. Enter…

Trump Cuts off Early Earthquake Warning System funds
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Trump Cuts off Early Earthquake Warning System funds

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said the USGS’s ShakeAlert system would protect property and infrastructure. “Congress has remained steadfast in its bipartisan support for the system, and I will work to see that Congress resumes funding for the project just as we did last year when the budget zeroed it out,” Schiff said in a statement. This is the second consecutive…

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Feb. 11 – Feb. 17
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Arcadia Crime Blotters: Feb. 11 – Feb. 17

Feb. 11 Just after 7:00 p.m., an officer responded to Ralph’s, 211 East Foothill Boulevard, regarding the report of a theft. Witnesses saw a male suspect grab a case of beer and run out of the store without paying for it. The 25-year-old male suspect from Monrovia was located, arrested and transported to the Arcadia…

Arcadia City Council Recap: Weed Abatement and Recycling
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Arcadia City Council Recap: Weed Abatement and Recycling

By Galen Patterson On the evening of Feb. 20, Arcadia’s City Council gathered in the Council Chambers for a short meeting of local legislation. After the customary prayer and pledge of allegiance offered by guest speakers, council was presented with a gift from the Arcadia Chinese Association. The gift, although wrapped in a large box,…

Robber Steals Wallet and Cellphone at Gunpoint in Arcadia
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Robber Steals Wallet and Cellphone at Gunpoint in Arcadia

On February 10, 2018, at approximately 12:47 PM, Arcadia Police Officers responded to the 300 block of Diamond Avenue regarding a robbery that had occurred. Officers contacted one victim, who stated a lone suspect approached him, pointed a black semi-automatic firearm at him and demanded property. The victim handed over his wallet and cellular phone,…

Arcadia Cops Nab Las Vegas Foursome for Package Theft
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Arcadia Cops Nab Las Vegas Foursome for Package Theft

GPS baited package thwarts suspects The Arcadia Police Department continues to be proactive in efforts to combat package theft. APD has made numerous theft arrests since they began placing GPS equipped bait packages throughout the City. Some of these theft arrests have led to additional charges and investigations. Officers were alerted to a package having…

Historic could be Preservation Coming to Arcadia
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Historic could be Preservation Coming to Arcadia

By Galen Patterson The city of Arcadia is in the process of drafting ordinances on historic preservation within the city. Until now, historic preservation has not had any clear boundaries within Arcadia and no ordinance has been adopted yet. Aimed at safeguarding historic districts, structures and buildings, these ordinances are expected to provide defined procedures…

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