Galen Patterson

Arcadia Officials Ratify State of Emergency Declaration
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Arcadia Officials Ratify State of Emergency Declaration

By Galen Patterson In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Arcadia has declared a state of emergency. The declaration was made on March 16, following the first reported diagnosis of COVID-19 in Arcadia. On Tuesday, March 17, during the City Council meeting, the council chose to ratify the declaration. The effects of the state of…

On The Ground With First Responders and County ERTs
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On The Ground With First Responders and County ERTs

By Galen Patterson Eaton Canyon was silent on the warm, clear-mountain morning of Feb. 21, until vehicles, including emergency response vehicles from the Pasadena Fire Department (PFD), began swarming the ridge above the canyon on Pinecrest Drive in Altadena. Before long, dozens of first responders and EMT volunteers were in uniform, jumping into their gear…

School Board Candidates Agree Funding is Biggest Problem for AUSD
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School Board Candidates Agree Funding is Biggest Problem for AUSD

Candidates offer different ways of tackling the same issue. By Galen Patterson The Arcadia Unified School District (AUSD) debate happened on Wednesday evening. Five candidates are competing for three open seats and all candidates sat on a panel as they were asked the same questions and each given fair chances to respond. All candidates agreed…

Arcadia’s 2020 City Council Candidates
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Arcadia’s 2020 City Council Candidates

Meet the candidates for the 2020 City Council election By Galen Patterson 2020’s Arcadia City Council elections are just around the corner. Two seats in two districts are up for grabs, but the final candidates are in. Each district has two contenders. District 1 Incumbent: April Verlato Currently serving as mayor of Arcadia, Verlato is…

Arcadia Kicks Off 2020 City Council Election
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Arcadia Kicks Off 2020 City Council Election

Final candidates and what to watch out for in the 2020 city council election cycle By Galen Patterson Arcadia’s City Council elections are just months away and the final nominations are in. District 1 has two candidates, with Mayor April Verlato running for reelection and newcomer Yuli J. Sira. Mayor Verlato has completed her first…

2020 Rose Parade Highlights
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2020 Rose Parade Highlights

By Galen Patterson 2020’s Rose Parade greeted the U.S. at the dawn of a new decade on Jan. 1. The show began with the traditional stealth bomber flyover, where the military showcased it’s quiet technology even at low altitudes, which led immediately into a short performance by Ally Brooke. Accompanied by many dancers and drummers,…

Looking Back on 2019 in Arcadia
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Looking Back on 2019 in Arcadia

By Galen Patterson 2019 has been a turbulent year for Arcadia. Murders, robberies and scandals overshadowing a larger problem of horse fatalities that had an entire industry focused on the mid-sized city in the foothills. This year, Arcadia set trends and standards, vindicated prior troubles and set laws that will last for generations to come….

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