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Council Votes to Adjust Fees for City Services

Penman Calls Updates Necessary to Reflect Current Costs A city ordinance passed at the August 18 council meeting will raise fees for some city services in an effort to recover costs, the city reports. Some established fees and some new user fees had not been updated to reflect current costs, said City Manager Don Penman….

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New Commissioner Appointed to Parks and Recreation

Following the early resignation of Michael Cook, the city council moved to appoint resident Joe Shiuan to the Parks and Recreation Commission at the meeting held on September 16. While the staff was prepared to review the eight resumes they had on file from the former application period, Shiuan came to the meeting and stood…

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Arcadia Budget Worse than Expected

An updated projection and discussion of the 2009-2010 fiscal year budget presented to the Mayor and City Council at the meeting on September 15 showed that the city budget was worse off than expected, some council members say.

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Wrapping a Construction Loan

Even though it makes a ton of common sense, I was surprised to hear that the bank was going to work with this investor, who got stuck in the eye of the lending crisis. Here’s what she sent me: “I’m trying to find out how I can owner finance my property and still give my…

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Arcadia Police Blotter

Arcadia Sunday, August 23: Around 11:22 p.m. on August 22, officers were called to First Cabin Bar, 46 East Huntington, regarding a disturbance involving two intoxicated male subjects; a 24-year-old Caucasian and a 23-year-old Hispanic.  A taxi cab was summoned and the men left the area without incident.  Shortly before 1:00 a.m., units were dispatched…

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County Puts Swine Flu and “Regular” Flu on Watch

The H1N1 virus, the “swine flu” has resulted in the issuance of notices from state and county health officials declaring a watchful eye will be necessary against an outbreak of that virus but also warns that regular flu could be just as dangerous this coming season.  In spite of a radio report by NPR that…

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Defeating The Dorm Room Doldrums

Dorm room décor has changed a lot since I wandered the hallowed halls of matriculation. Back then, it was all we could do to cover up the cinderblock walls with Janes Addiction or Johnny Depp posters (he has staying power, no?). Generally speaking, decorating a dorm room is pretty simple, since much of the furniture…

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Defeating The Dorm Room Doldrums

Dorm room décor has changed a lot since I wandered the hallowed halls of matriculation. Back then, it was all we could do to cover up the cinderblock walls with Janes Addiction or Johnny Depp posters (he has staying power, no?). Generally speaking, decorating a dorm room is pretty simple, since much of the furniture…

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When Your Soul is on Fire

Perhaps our souls are burning along with the forest as we experience the shock, sadness, anger, fear and confusion of watching the mountains, once rich with life, turn desolate moonscape. In a stupor of smoke, we watch homes evaporate, and wonder if ours might be next.  With ravaged hearts, we mourn brave heros, and imagine…

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