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Why Are Fewer Migratory Birds Visiting Arcadia’s Baldwin Lake?
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Why Are Fewer Migratory Birds Visiting Arcadia’s Baldwin Lake?

Arcadia’s Baldwin Lake could see great benefit from Proposition 3 and Measure W By Terry Miller According to birders at the Audubon Society, there used to be approximately 330 species of migratory birds landing each winter at Los Angeles County Arboretum’s Baldwin Lake. In recent years that number has dwindled so drastically that the lake,…

What’s Going On with Arcadia’s Lake Baldwin?
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What’s Going On with Arcadia’s Lake Baldwin?

Part 6: The uncertain future of the Tongva By Galen Patterson With no land to call their own, the Tongva/Gabrielino tribe is scattered around California. Previous plans to build a casino and unify the tribe with jobs, land, and income have failed. The Casino Project on the Gabrielino/Tongva website is all but empty. Local resident…

What’s Going on With Arcadia’s Lake Baldwin?
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What’s Going on With Arcadia’s Lake Baldwin?

Editor’s Note: In last week’s newspaper, reporter Galen Patterson inadvertently stated that Baldwin Lake contains blue-green algae. According to Arboretum’s CEO Richard Schulhof, trained county personnel had just finished testing Baldwin Lake last week and determined “Baldwin Lake has no blue-green algae at present, nor is there any evidence that has had blue-green algae at any…

What’s Going On with Arcadia’s Lake Baldwin?
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What’s Going On with Arcadia’s Lake Baldwin?

Part 4: What could have been a legitimate threat By Galen Patterson NOTE: This story has been changed from its original form. Arcadia citizen Stan Raddon has lived across from the Los Angeles County Arboretum for 46 years. “I have watched the degradation of Lake Baldwin,” says Raddon. Read Related: What’s Going on With Arcadia’s…

What’s Going on with Arcadia’s Lake Baldwin?
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What’s Going on with Arcadia’s Lake Baldwin?

Part 3: The best is yet to come By Galen Patterson The Los Angeles County Arboretum can be thought of as a collection of snapshots from ages past. Beside Lake Baldwin sits Queen Anne’s Cottage, a preserved structure from the Baldwin Era of southern California, which began in the late 1800s and continued after the…

What’s Going on with Arcadia’s Lake Baldwin?
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What’s Going on with Arcadia’s Lake Baldwin?

Part 2: The plan By Galen Patterson The Lake Baldwin project is one of several projects included in what is called an “enhanced watershed management plan,” according to management analyst in the Public Works department for the city of Sierra Madre, James Carlson. The larger plan involves a good portion of the northern San Gabriel…

What’s Going on with Arcadia’s Lake Baldwin?
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What’s Going on with Arcadia’s Lake Baldwin?

Part 1: The history By Galen Patterson The Los Angeles Arboretum is home to many locally historic treasures. Original buildings from centuries ago, resurrected Native American structures, and peacocks rumored to be descended from the original exotic pets of local land baron Elias “Lucky” Baldwin to name a few. However, one such treasure lies deep…