Galen Patterson


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Arcadia City Council Upholds Plans For Eisenhower Park Renovations
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Arcadia City Council Upholds Plans For Eisenhower Park Renovations

By Galen Patterson Arcadia City Council held an open study session regarding the planned developments at Eisenhower Memorial Park in Arcadia. Residents were encouraged to speak about their thoughts on the Eisenhower Park project, due to the previous City Council meeting when several members of the public voiced concerns about the project and claimed they…

Arcadia Woman Survives Cancer and Returns to Work
Featured

Arcadia Woman Survives Cancer and Returns to Work

By Galen Patterson In September of 2015 Renee Soriano had just given birth to her third child via C- section when she began to notice strange health problems. Her body wasn’t operating the way it used to. She bruised easily, had irregular bleeding patterns and was continuously exhausted, which she may have overlooked due to…

Arcadia Students Start Non-Profit to Feed Homeless
Community

Arcadia Students Start Non-Profit to Feed Homeless

By Galen Patterson Incoming Arcadia High School senior Andre Yeung had experience feeding the homeless. He found himself making sandwiches for them and passing them out directly to the hungry while serving his community in the Boy Scouts of America. At the same time, his family home in Arcadia had an avocado tree, and Andre…

Arcadia May Adjust Plans to Renovate Eisenhower Memorial Park
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Arcadia May Adjust Plans to Renovate Eisenhower Memorial Park

By Galen Patterson At the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 6, City Council voted to hold an open study session on the current plan to renovate Eisenhower Park. This addition to the next meeting follows several concerned citizens who spoke at the Aug. 6 meeting about how they did not feel represented in the…

Healing California
Lifestyle

Healing California

Part 1 in a series devoted to making permanent water-conscious lifestyle changes. By Galen Patterson In 2017, a six-year drought in California was declared over by then-Governor Jerry Brown. That year was particularly rainy in Southern California, and the most extreme water saving measures were relaxed. Almost immediately, water usage began to increase to pre-drought…

Arcadia Bids Farewell to Board Members and Welcomes Newly Appointed
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Arcadia Bids Farewell to Board Members and Welcomes Newly Appointed

On the evening of July 16, Arcadia said farewell to several out-going commission members and the current director of the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation. Maki Hsieh, the director of the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation, was presented with a certificate of commendation for her work with the city. Hsieh is credited with bringing several big-name acts…

Arcadia City Council Plans to Settle Property Rights Dispute
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Arcadia City Council Plans to Settle Property Rights Dispute

By Galen Patterson On Oct. 17, 2017, City Council held a hearing on the plans for a circular driveway at 1231 San Carlos Road in Arcadia. The Santa Anita Oaks Homeowner’s Association appealed a decision from the City Planning Commission. The Planning Commission had approved the plans for a circular driveway on the property. The…

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