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2020 Pasadena Showcase House Selected in Arcadia
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2020 Pasadena Showcase House Selected in Arcadia

The first time Arcadia has hosted since 2013 and third time ever By Galen Patterson The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) selected 1220 Rancho Road to be the showing site in 2020. The house was designed by Gerard Colcord, who designed and remodeled 400 residential estates in Southern California from 1924-1984. The selected…

Protests and Support at Santa Anita’s Gates
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Protests and Support at Santa Anita’s Gates

Exploring advocacy and activism at Santa Anita By Galen Patterson On opening day of racing at Santa Anita, protesters assembled at the main gates of the racetrack, armed with signs and garnering support for their respective causes. But what exactly are their causes? At a glance, one side spoke in favor of racing horses, while…

City Council Passes New Food Hall Plan for Downtown Arcadia
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City Council Passes New Food Hall Plan for Downtown Arcadia

Local business owner threatens lawsuit against the city. By Galen Patterson Council members voted 4-0 to pass a small food hall proposal at 33 W. Huntington Drive in Downtown Arcadia. The food hall will contain seven to eight different food vendors on the ground floor of a pre-existing building, while the upper floors will continue…

Protestors and Supporters Occupy Santa Anita Gates in Arcadia
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Protestors and Supporters Occupy Santa Anita Gates in Arcadia

By Galen Patterson On the morning of Sept. 28 the gates of Santa Anita were steeped in turmoil. Protesters attempted to raise support both for and against horse racing. One side wanted to stop horse racing at Santa Anita due to animal cruelty, while the other side wanted to defend Santa Anita based on the…

Arcadia’s Santa Anita Opens Racing for 2019 Autumn Meet
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Arcadia’s Santa Anita Opens Racing for 2019 Autumn Meet

Officials say Santa Anita is leading the country in how medication is used. By Galen Patterson On Sept. 27, Santa Anita opened racing for the 2019 Autumn Meet and showcased their new health standards for the horse racing industry. “We’ve changed the sport for the better and will continue to do so,” said Aidan Butler,…

Arcadia’s Animal Control Contract Renewal Increases by 578%
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Arcadia’s Animal Control Contract Renewal Increases by 578%

City weighs contract renewal cost against alternative solutions. By Galen Patterson The Pasadena Humane Society (PHS) is charging the City of Arcadia roughly $525,000 for a contract renewal in 2020. Previously, Arcadia paid around $90,000 for PHS’s services. The reason for the contract increase is to adjust the cost of services in Arcadia, PHS told…

Arcadia Opens First Veteran’s Clinic in 8 Years
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Arcadia Opens First Veteran’s Clinic in 8 Years

Veterans no longer have to drive to Downtown Los Angeles for basic healthcare By Galen Patterson The Interim San Gabriel Valley Community Based Outpatient Clinic held a grand opening in Arcadia on Friday. The outpatient clinic is a branch of the West Los Angeles VA hospital, which handles the medical care of all veterans in…

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