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Workers at Santa Anita Worried for Their Livelihoods
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Workers at Santa Anita Worried for Their Livelihoods

More than 500 Santa Anita backstretch workers and jockeys held a press conference Thursday morning to raise awareness about the people who take care of the horses. Workers are worried about their jobs and want people to know that their livelihoods depend on Santa Anita staying open and succeeding. One sign read, “Horses are our…

Summertime Living With and Respecting Wildlife
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Summertime Living With and Respecting Wildlife

By Terry Miller If you’ve noticed, it’s a bit warmer and summer is certainly here. Many of our wildlife friends are seeking water, food and perhaps a cool splash in your pool or pond. For the most part, they are not a threat to humans—unless provoked. Bear sightings near the foothills always increase in summer…

City of Arcadia’s Mayor Verlato Proclaims June 29 Windmill Day
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City of Arcadia’s Mayor Verlato Proclaims June 29 Windmill Day

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Mr. George Fasching, the famous windmill atop Denny’s restaurant is alive, well and turning counterclockwise 24 hours a day. The City of Arcadia Tuesday honored Denny’s and Fasching’s efforts by proclaiming June 29 Windmill Day via a special proclamation at the beginning of council. On Wednesday afternoon, June 29,…

Arcadia Weekly: June 9 – June 15
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Arcadia Weekly: June 9 – June 15

June 9 Shortly before 12 a.m., an officer responded to the area of 00 Wheeler Avenue regarding an activation of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker. Arcadia PD detectives had previously deployed bait items to combat the increase in thefts from construction sites. The stolen items were recovered from a parked vehicle near the intersection…

Arcadia PD Seeks Information in Dorano Jewelry Burglary
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Arcadia PD Seeks Information in Dorano Jewelry Burglary

On June 10, 2019, at approximately 8:48 a.m., Arcadia police officers responded to a commercial burglary investigation at Dorano Jewelry, located at 30 E. Huntington Drive. Initial investigation revealed that the unknown suspects accessed the business sometime overnight by cutting a hole through the roof. Once inside, the suspects cut a hole in the safe…

Metro Responds to Paid Parking Concerns at Arcadia Gold Line Station
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Metro Responds to Paid Parking Concerns at Arcadia Gold Line Station

By Terry Miller Last week, we reported on the unusual sight of a usually fully Metro parking lot. Read More: Metro’s Arcadia Paid Parking Lot Half Empty We reached out to Metro’s Dave Sotero for comment after numerous readers said they refuse to pay for the previously free parking and subsequently seek alternatives. Sotero told Beacon…

City of Arcadia to Proclaim June 29 ‘Windmill Day’
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City of Arcadia to Proclaim June 29 ‘Windmill Day’

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Mr. George Fasching, the famous windmill atop Denny’s restaurant is alive and well. The city of Arcadia is about to honor Fasching’s efforts by proclaiming June 29 Windmill Day during the next council meeting on June 18. On Wednesday afternoon, June 29, 2017, the idea of getting the iconic…

Santa Anita, CHRB Agree to Enhanced Safety Review of Horses
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Santa Anita, CHRB Agree to Enhanced Safety Review of Horses

In response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s direction, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) and The Stronach Group (TSG), owner of Santa Anita Park, will implement enhanced safety measures and reviews to further protect horses at Santa Anita. Led by CHRB Equine Medical Director Dr. Rick Arthur, DVM, and Chief Steward Darrel McHargue, a five-member team…

Wildfires: Year Round Threat to California
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Wildfires: Year Round Threat to California

By Terry Miller Just when is fire season in California? The experts will tell you that fire season’s now a year-round threat, at least in California. Firefighters put their lives on the line to save ours on a daily basis. When fires start, our first responder firefighters are always ready to fight Mother Nature’s wrath…

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