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Arcadia City Council Discusses Financial Future for the City
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Arcadia City Council Discusses Financial Future for the City

CORRECTION Editor’s Note: In today’s print edition of the Arcadia Weekly, a misleading and incorrect headline was attributed to a Galen Patterson story on the Citizens’ Financial Advisory Committee report from Tuesday’s council meeting. The headline implies that council approved a sales tax increase.  This is NOT correct. Only the voters in the City of…

The Fall of the House of Baldwin
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The Fall of the House of Baldwin

Part 2: Anoakia’s lifespan By Galen Patterson After receiving $10 million in assets from her father’s estate, Anita M. Baldwin was well off for an early 20th century woman. With her inherited fortune came land, and on that land, Anita built the finest home Arcadia had ever seen. It was named Anoakia. The home consisted…

The Fall of the House of Baldwin
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The Fall of the House of Baldwin

Part 1: An introduction to an iconic family By Galen Patterson Anita Baldwin was the daughter of Elias “Lucky” Baldwin and heiress of the Baldwin estate. Lucky had built and left behind a large estate worth millions at the time, and one that still echoes through the San Gabriel Valley. His empire started with a…

How Arcadia Gained a Rare Piece of History
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How Arcadia Gained a Rare Piece of History

By Galen Patterson Riyo Sato was a developing artist by the time she was detained in 1942. She was sent to Santa Anita Park, where she waited out a portion of the war in captivity before being transferred to Wyoming, to a different detention facility called “Heart Mountain.” Cameras were confiscated within the detention camps….

Museum Offers Unique Look into Arcadia’s Past
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Museum Offers Unique Look into Arcadia’s Past

By Galen Patterson On a sunny Saturday afternoon in late November, Dr. Dana Hicks, curator of the Gilb Museum, invited Arcadia Weekly on a behind-the-scenes tour of museum grounds. Visitors enter the building and are immediately met by a lotus-shaped fountain. The old metal sculpture stands near the wall, stripped of its former glory as…

Arcadia City Council Prepares for Winterfest
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Arcadia City Council Prepares for Winterfest

Seasonal celebration prepares to open on November 20. By Galen Patterson Arcadia City Council approved a temporary permit for the operation of Winterfest in Arcadia. The festival is approved for the days of Nov. 23, 2018 through Jan. 6, 2019, and will take place in Santa Anita Park. Santa Anita Park has teamed up with…

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