Galen Patterson


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Arcadia Grows Plans to Make Transit Stops More Accessible
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Arcadia Grows Plans to Make Transit Stops More Accessible

By Galen Patterson Arcadia’s City Council voted in favor of expanding plans to make public transit stops more disability friendly. In a unanimous vote at Tuesday evening’s City Council meeting, councilmembers decided to use available funds for larger scoped improvements. According to the staff report, in 2017 the City Council approved the use of $50,000…

Arcadia Volunteers Walk for Measure A
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Arcadia Volunteers Walk for Measure A

By Galen Patterson On the morning of April 27, volunteers gathered near the peacock fountain in Arcadia County Park to spread awareness for Measure A. Arcadia firefighters arrived to organize the event and equip volunteers with knowledge, flyers and t-shirts supporting the sales tax increase. Fireman Rick Oishi offers coffee to the volunteers and instructs…

Baldwin Estate on Lake Tahoe’s Uncertain Future
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Baldwin Estate on Lake Tahoe’s Uncertain Future

By Galen Patterson Part 3 in a series. When Lucky Baldwin purchased the land at the southern-most tip of Lake Tahoe, he saved 8,000 acres of forest from being cut down. The Nevada mineral rush had caused a frenzy of clear cutting in the area but the private acquisition of the Baldwin Estate ensured that…

How Measure A is Expected to Affect Arcadia
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How Measure A is Expected to Affect Arcadia

By Galen Patterson The three-quarter cent sales tax hike that may just be what Arcadia needs During a City Council meeting, the council voted to put a measure on this year’s ballot that would raise sales tax in Arcadia by three-quarters of a percent. Known as Measure A, the tax increase is expected to help…

The Clara Baldwin Stocker Home
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The Clara Baldwin Stocker Home

By Galen Patterson Part 2: The Clara Baldwin Stocker Home  When Clara Baldwin Stocker died, she had mandated that her wealth be split into three sections. Her two children each received one-third of the estate, while the remaining third went into a trust fund. The trust fund money was to be used to help women…

Who Was Clara Baldwin Stocker?
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Who Was Clara Baldwin Stocker?

By Galen Patterson Part 1: Meet Lucky Baldwin’s other daughter At the time of Arcadia founder Elias “Lucky” Baldwin’s death, he had left a considerable fortune to his daughters, Anita May Baldwin and Clara Baldwin (Stocker). Anita went on to foster young artist’s careers, write poetry, music and a cookbook. She built Anoakia, which was…

City Council Makes Changes to Historic Preservation Ordinance
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City Council Makes Changes to Historic Preservation Ordinance

By Galen Patterson The City Council meeting on March 3 saw the first reading of the newest historic preservation ordinance up for legislation. The council heard comments from various residents on the historic preservation ordinance, several of the speakers were the same speakers from the previous hearing on the ordinance on Feb. 19. The same…

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