Olympic Badminton Hopeful Iris Wang, from Arcadia, Graduates from Virtual Public School

-Courtesy Photo Capistrano Connections Academy, graduated 89 seniors last week, including Arcadia-based Olympic badminton hopeful, Iris Wang. Wang, 18, has made her international mark in badminton as member of the United State Pan American Games Badminton Team, winning silver and bronze medals at international tournaments in places like Peru, Russia, Brazil, Guatemala and London. Often…


Arcadia Library Board Appoints Interim Director

The Arcadia Library Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Mary Beth Hayes as Interim Director of Library and Museum Services. Hayes has been employed by the City of Arcadia since 1989 and is currently Library Services Manager. Hayes was appointed after the sudden death last week of Jackie Faust-Moreno who was Library Director…


Arcadia 210 Crash Kills Pasadena Man

Erick Mauricio Carrillo, 28, of Pasadena died in an accident at approximately 1:20 a.m. on the 210 Freeway in Arcadia early Sunday morning. Carrillo was driving a Ford Mustang, swerved and hit the center divider and then was hit by another vehicle following behind the Mustang. Officials suspect that acholol was a contributing factor in…


Trader Joe’s Recall

Antonelli’s and Sons, a South San Francisco, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,534 pounds of a raw stuffed chicken product because of misbranding and undeclared ingredients, including known allergens. The product may contain the following undeclared ingredients: milk, soy and monosodium glutamate (MSG), which are not noted on the label. The product subject to recall…


Rep. Chu: Responsible Steward of Public Funds

Congresswoman amongst Most Frugal Members From California A recent study by the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation that was publicized by USA Today found that Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) was one of the most responsible Congressional leaders when it comes to spending taxpayer money. Rep. Chu ranked 6th out of the 53-member delegation from California, and 4th…


County Police Shootings Up by 70%

By Beacon Staff Report The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that 54 people were killed by law enforcement in 2011 in Los Angeles County. According to their investigation, two-thirds of the cases, the person was armed with a gun, knife or other weapons. The report also stated in 12 cases, the person was unarmed. Los…


Sierra Madre Crow Tests Positive for West Nile

A dead crow was discovered in Sierra Madre last week and has tested positive for West Nile virus This incident is the very first indication of West Nile activity in the San Gabriel Valley thus far this year according to officials. Warmer temperatures provide ideal conditions for West Nile amplification and transmission and mosquitoes pick…


Police Blotters 6/7/12

Arcadia PD Sunday, May 27: At approximately 1:51 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a Toyota Camry for speeding in the area of Duarte Road and Baldwin Avenue. Upon contact with the driver, the officer smelt an odor of alcohol emitting from his breath and person. An investigation revealed the driver was under…


Secretary Bryson Had Seizure According to Washington Office

Secretary Bryson Had Seizure According to Washington Office Jennifer Friedman, Director of Public Affairs for the Secretary of Commerce sent the following email regarding the accidents in which Secretary Bryson was involved over the weekend in out area: “Secretary Bryson was involved in a traffic accident in Los Angeles over the weekend. He was diagnosed…

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