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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…

Feinstein to Santa Anita Owners: ‘Suspend Racing Immediately’
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Feinstein to Santa Anita Owners: ‘Suspend Racing Immediately’

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) Tuesday, June 10, released the following statement on more deaths at the Santa Anita Race Track: “Santa Anita should have suspended racing in March after 23 horses died over a three-month stretch to open the season. Now that six more horses have died in just 23 days – 29 total deaths…

Arcadia Crime Blotters: June 2 – June 8
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Arcadia Crime Blotters: June 2 – June 8

June 2 Shortly before 11:54 a.m., an officer responded to a parking structure for H Mart, 1101 W. Huntington Drive, regarding a vehicle burglary report. The victim discovered her vehicle was unlocked by unknown means and the suspect fled with her designer wallet and cash. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. At…

Metro’s Arcadia Paid Parking Lot Half Empty
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Metro’s Arcadia Paid Parking Lot Half Empty

By Terry Miller A well-known local attorney and former mayor, Jim Helms, Jr., looked out of his office window Friday and was shocked to see that the top parking level at the Gold Line parking structure was virtually empty. “Metro said that the Arcadia parking structure was over crowded, so they put a $3 parking…

Arcadia Residents Pass Measure A by Significant Majority
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Arcadia Residents Pass Measure A by Significant Majority

By Terry Miller Arcadia’s Measure A, a three-quarter cent sales tax increase, passed with an impressive 63.94 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s mail in vote. On March 5, 2019, the Arcadia City Council unanimously placed Measure A – a sales tax measure – on the June 4, 2019 Special Election ballot. Measure A will…

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