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Arcadia Crime Blotters: June 23 – June 29
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Arcadia Crime Blotters: June 23 – June 29

June 23 Just after 1:51 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of West Las Flores Avenue regarding a fraud report. The victim discovered two fraudulent Home Depot transactions on her checking account statement with a suspect listed as “Jose L. Contreras”. The victim does not know how the suspect obtained…

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…

Pasadena Man Charged with Capital Murder of Arcadia Woman
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Pasadena Man Charged with Capital Murder of Arcadia Woman

A construction worker has been charged with capital murder in the killing of a 76-year-old Arcadia woman during the burglary of her home where he had previously worked, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Heber Enoc Diaz of Pasadena is charged with one count of murder with special circumstance allegations that the…

Arcadia Crime Blotters:  June 16 – June 22
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Arcadia Crime Blotters: June 16 – June 22

June 16 Shortly before 2:14 a.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Gardens Retirement Hotel, 720 W. Camino Real Ave., regarding a theft report. When the victim, a resident of the hotel, left his room for lunch, he returned and discovered a $100 bill had been stolen. The investigation is ongoing. June 17 At approximately 11:30…

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,…

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