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Earline Mountjoy
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Earline Mountjoy

I was lucky to get to know Earline Mountjoy. I say I was lucky in that she was not an easy person to get to know, not that she was unpleasant. Quite the opposite. Earline was a quiet person who was content to be a supporter of the things she loved rather than the star….

How to Hire (And Work With) a Designer
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How to Hire (And Work With) a Designer

If you’ve ever done your own design project, you know that it can easily become frustrating, leaving you collapsed in a heap of catalogs, fabric swatches and paint samples. Whether you are mired in fabric choices and furniture selection, don’t know any vendors, or can’t stick to your budget, a design project can be a…

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Arcadia Officials Issue Property Tax "Scam Alert"

According to the City of Arcadia’s website, various private companies are again sending mailings to local property owners offering services in pursuit of a reduction in their property taxes. According to the alert, these companies may charge hundreds of dollars to file for a reduction in value on behalf of the property owner, and some…

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Arcadia’s Rainy Day Savings Address Budget Deficit

In an update to the Council at Tuesday night’s meeting, staff was happy to report that instead of the $500,000 previously approved for use of the reserve fund, the city would need to use only $54,891 – 0.12% of the general fund budget of $45 million, said Hue Quach, director of the administrative services department.

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Arcadia Police Blotter

For the period of Sunday, October 11, through Saturday, October 17, the Police Department responded to 854 calls for service of which 145 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Car Fire Destroys Audi in Arcadia
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Car Fire Destroys Audi in Arcadia

A late afternoon car fire destroyed a late model Audi in a parking lot near Chase bank on First Avenue in Arcadia Friday. Arcadia Firefighters quickly extinguished the spectacular blaze. Photos by Terry Miller

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Racetrack to Slash Purses by 10 Percent

Sighting a significant downturn in wagering brought on by the struggling economy, Arcadia’s Santa Anita Racetrack announced this week that it would cut overnight purses by 10 percent for the upcoming Oak Tree meeting. With the reductions slated to take effect this Saturday, the track is wasting no time in implementing the new policy ahead…

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