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Resident and Police Chief Address Recent Arcadia School Lockdowns
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Resident and Police Chief Address Recent Arcadia School Lockdowns

By Terry Miller During City Council’s public comment period on Tuesday, resident David Fong described, in detail, a recent incident in which Highland Oaks School was put on lockdown while Arcadia Police searched for suspects in a residential robbery. Fong’s wife, a teacher at Highland Oaks, said the children were safe but Fong insisted that…

Arcadia’s Proposed Budget Has Structural Deficit of Nearly $3.1 Million
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Arcadia’s Proposed Budget Has Structural Deficit of Nearly $3.1 Million

City Manager says Arcadia is at a fiscal ‘crossroads’ By Staff On Tuesday, May 15 Arcadia City Manager Dominic Lazzaretto presented the City’s FY 18-19 budget, launching a robust public discussion regarding vital City services. “As always, the City is committed to continuing its work towards maintaining public safety and the quality of services Arcadia…

Arcadia City Council Looks Forward to Unity
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Arcadia City Council Looks Forward to Unity

By Terry Miller While the recent contentious election and disturbing council meeting were fresh on the minds of many Arcadia residents and councilmembers, it appears that the issues that have divided the community may soon be ancient history. During a very relaxed and sparsely attended meeting Tuesday, a few members of the public spoke on…

Peter Amundson Elected Mayor, Sho Tay New Mayor Pro Tem
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Peter Amundson Elected Mayor, Sho Tay New Mayor Pro Tem

  Tom Beck thanked for his year of service. Photos and Video by Terry Miller By Daniel Garay Tuesday night marked the end of former Mayor Tom Beck’s one-year term. In the midst of ceremony and speeches, the City Council elected a new mayor. Outgoing Mayor Tom Beck nominated experienced Arcadian Peter Amundson to take…

Arcadia, Verizon Match Deadlines for Legal Action for May
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Arcadia, Verizon Match Deadlines for Legal Action for May

  By Daniel Garay To clear the air of speculation and suspense for concerned residents and the public, the City of Arcadia released new information on their interactions with Verizon over the cellular tower that has captured the opposition of many. At the City Council meeting on March 21, City Attorney Stephen Deitsch, although not…

Protesters Blast Arcadia City Council Decision on Coyote Trapping
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Protesters Blast Arcadia City Council Decision on Coyote Trapping

  Direction became action in unannounced motion and $20,000 appropriation Story by Daniel Garay Photos by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News A protest against the city council’s unanimous decision to trap coyotes once more took place on Feb. 15 in front of Arcadia City Hall. The protest, led by People for the Ethical Treatment…

Arcadia Denies Verizon Proposal for Cell Tower in Residential Zone
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Arcadia Denies Verizon Proposal for Cell Tower in Residential Zone

  By Malak Habbak Arcadia City Council denied Verizon Wireless’ proposed wireless tower facility in a residential area Tuesday, Feb. 7, after the carrier failed to persuade the council that the facility had an immediate need and was the best alternative. The decision was a relief to concerned residents spearheaded by Arcadians Against Residential Towers…

Homeless Initiative Takes a Back Seat to Home Improvement Grants
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Homeless Initiative Takes a Back Seat to Home Improvement Grants

    Mayor Beck: ‘Our priorities are out of whack.’ By Malak Habbak Arcadia City Council approved Community Development Block Grant program funds for the 2017 – 2018 fiscal year for home improvements and repairs to low and moderate-income residents. Initially, Mayor Tom Beck questioned the resolution’s allocation of funds detailed in the staff report,…