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Arcadia Wants YOU to Inforce Development Codes

Arcadia’s Development Services Department has an opening for a volunteer in the Code Services Division. Code Services Volunteers provide clerical support and assist the Development Services Staff in ensuring that Arcadia complies with city ordinances. The Code Services Division is responsible for enforcing the Arcadia City Municipal Code and ensuring that all Arcadia residents adhere…

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New State Budget Costs Local Cities

The state has finally come to an agreement and now has a balanced budget. But to what cost to the cities in San Gabriel Valley? California will be taking 2 billion from cities and counties through property tax revenues, plus $1.7 billion from local redevelopment agencies by suspending Prop 1A. Prop 1A was passed in…

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What Lenders Won't Tell you about Short Sales

The short sale business changes every day, every hour, every minute.  We may not have the problems here that many areas do, but no place is untouched from the market. The lenders, investors, collections agencies, government agencies and everyone involved in this mess are still trying to figure out what happened, let alone what is…

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Design Budgets And The Diet Of Spending

Sticking to your design budget can be as difficult as sticking to a diet. That gorgeous antique console you discovered and just can’t live without is the equivalent of a double fudge brownie staring back at you from the bakery case. And it could blow everything if you indulge. It gets tricky managing a design…

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Arcadia Police Blotter

For the period of Sunday, July 12 through Saturday, July 18, the Police Department responded to 980 calls for service of which 132 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

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Sierra Madre Divided Over Possible Police Outsourcing

The possibility of outsourcing public safety services in Sierra Madre, notably police services, has sparked many viewpoints on the matter and highlighted a divide between residents and police officers alike. On one side are residents who believe that their police officers do not appreciate their recent pay raises and generally have a negative attitude about…

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Not Without Controversy, AHS Acquires New Football Coach

Randy Backus, former Temple City High football coach, has joined Arcadia High’s athletic staff as the school’s new linebacker and running back coach. Backus attended the University of La Verne and California State University Los Angeles, earning a degree in communication and credentials in English and Physical Education, respectively. In addition to teaching English at…

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When Escrow is Falling Apart

This week I got a call from a woman and her husband out in Palm Springs.  Her 60 day escrow was turning into a 90 day escrow, and there were still no assurances that the deal was going to close. And she needed it to close.  They were running out of money to make the…

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