Featured

The Fall of the House of Baldwin
Featured

The Fall of the House of Baldwin

A classic Dixon mural of the American Southwest. – Courtesy photoBy Galen Patterson Part 3: What happened to the Jinks Room murals? The Jinks Room in Anoakia was a children’s play room and the artwork inside reflected that. As mentioned last week, the images ranged from the extraordinary to the bizarre, a stark contrast to…

The Fall of the House of Baldwin
Featured, News

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…

Christian Daly: Helping Others Be Heard
Featured

Christian Daly: Helping Others Be Heard

By Emily Glory Peters The years surrounding Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968 were momentous in the U.S. The civil rights movement sparked significant legislative shifts, impacting everything from employment discrimination to fair housing to immigration rights. The importance of these reforms is still evident today in Christian Daly, longtime San Gabriel Valley…

The Fall of the House of Baldwin
Featured

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
Featured

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….

Communal Motivation: ‘Faith is All I Have’
Featured

Communal Motivation: ‘Faith is All I Have’

Part I: Motivational stories of those residing in Monrovia, Arcadia, Pasadena and Sierra Madre By Hansol Hwang Motivation, is the high we try to reach every week, often times achieving it through various types of narcotics such as quotes of the day, meditation, repeatedly giving pep talks to yourself on the drive to work, coffee,…

Featured

Arcadia Firefighters Reunite With Girl They Saved in 2008

Ten years later they give Ashley Barrancos a birthday party at Arcadia Fire Station 105 By Terry Miller Approximately a decade ago, Arcadia firefighters were dispatched to a call for an unresponsive two-year-old female experiencing what no child normally experiences at this age, cardiac arrest. The toddler was attending a birthday party when suddenly she…

Arboretum Yoga Instructor Offers Arcadians More than Exercise
Featured

Arboretum Yoga Instructor Offers Arcadians More than Exercise

By Galen Patterson Twice a week, Arcadians gather in the arboretum, one of the few places in Los Angeles County where people can be engulfed in nature, to practice yoga. As the attendees are lead through the poses and breathing exercises, they are instructed by their yoga teacher, Brie Wakeland. Wakeland has been practicing yoga…

An Interview With 49th District Assemblymember Ed Chau
Featured

An Interview With 49th District Assemblymember Ed Chau

By Galen Patterson Recently, Arcadia Weekly talked with Assemblyman Ed Chau about his time in office as the 49th District Assemblymember. Currently, Ed Chau is pitted against Arcadian Burton Brink in the 2018 election cycle. Arcadia Weekly (AW): Mr. Chau, you have a background in law, could you elaborate more on that? Ed Chau (EC): Sure, I…

1 2 3 117