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December 6, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
CIF State Regional Championship Bowl Games Friday's schedule Division I Clovis North (12-1) vs. Long Beach Poly (11-3) at Veterans Stadium, 7:30 p.m. (TWC HD 700): After conquering La Puente Bishop Amat, Mission Viejo, Bellflower St. John Bosco and Santa Ana Mater Dei to win the Pac-5 Division, Poly continues its remarkable turnaround with this Division I regional bowl game. The performance from the offensive and defensive lines has been an important reason for Poly's success.
August 30, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila
This looks like fun in the sun as Los Angeles' Greek community celebrates its heritage for the 54th time - hey, that means the first such festival was held way back in the middle of the last century in 1958. That's pre-Beatles, pre- Rolling Stones and pre-“Summer of Love.” It's a three-day affair, from Friday, Sept. 14, to Sunday, Sept. 16, held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. And you certainly can't beat the price of admission, just $5 and kids under 12 get in free. What's to do?
August 9, 2012 | By Eric Sondheimer
Santa Anita, already set to host the Breeders' Cup on Nov. 2-3, also has been awarded thoroughbred racing's world championships for a second consecutive year in 2013. Next year the Breeders' Cup will take place at the Arcadia track Nov. 1-2. Santa Anita most recently hosted back-to-back Breeders' Cups in 2008 and 2009. George Haines, president and general manager of the track, said the Breeders' Cup brings with it a "$60-million economic" infusion for the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles County for businesses such as hotels and restaurants.
April 7, 2012 | By Steve Galluzzo
Not even a dropped baton at the start of the anchor leg could prevent the Studio City Westlake High girls' distance medley relay team from running the nation's fastest prep time this year Saturday night at the 45th annual Arcadia Invitational. The Wolverines, who clocked 11 minutes, 22:23 seconds to set the national outdoor record in the event by a whopping nine seconds at the New Balance Nationals last June, overcame a mishandled exchange between Elle Wilson and Cami Chapus to outclass a loaded field in 11:45.18, easily besting this season's previous best time of 12:00.64 set by The Woodlands, Texas.
April 5, 2012
FAMILY Get in the spirit of spring with an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. There will also be crafts, stories and fun for kids of all ages. L.A. County Arboretum, 310 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat. Adults, $8; children, $3. (626) 821-3222;
March 24, 2012 | By Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times
Horses died while racing at Santa Anita Park at more than double the rate of horses at the state's other three major thoroughbred tracks over the last fiscal year, according to state statistics. The fatality rate at Santa Anita, in Arcadia, rose significantly after a return to a dirt running surface in 2010 after three years of using a synthetic track, the data show. Track surfaces are one of several factors that experts say play a role in horses' deaths — a longtime bane of the racing industry.
March 22, 2012 | By Rosanna Xia, Los Angeles Times
Arcadia city election officials have spent the last week trying to minimize the confusion from a Chinese translation error on the all-mail ballot for the city's general municipal election in April. The ballot, mailed to residents this month, provided instructions in four languages. English, Vietnamese and Spanish speakers read that they should "vote for no more than two" of the five candidates for City Council. In Chinese, the instructions read: "Vote for no more than three.
February 3, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
One of the best racing days of the Santa Anita meeting is set for Saturday, when three Grade II stakes will be on the 10-race card. They include the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes, a race for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles and a tuneup for the Santa Anita Derby. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, looking to showcase a couple of his Kentucky Derby prospects, will send out Liaison, winner of the Grade I CashCall Futurity in December, and Sky Kingdom, a winner by 4 1/2 lengths in an allowance race at 1 1/16 miles Jan. 12. Liaison's primary competition could come from the improving Rousing Sermon, who has twice finished second to Liaison while rallying from way back.
December 31, 2011 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
He doesn't normally do house calls. But when Dr. Vincent Fortanasce was summoned by the Vatican to tend to the pope, he was quick to agree. Fortanasce is a neurological rehabilitation specialist and an author with a long history in Arcadia, where he practices. It is the memory of half an hour in August 2000 that looms largest in the 68-year-old physician's life, however. Fortanasce was in Rome that month, volunteering for three weeks of first aid duty with the Order of Malta, a laymen's group that offers international emergency medical service.
December 14, 2011 | By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times
An armed intruder who shot a man to death as his wife and three children huddled in a bedroom at their Arcadia-area home is being sought by authorities, who believe he may have waited outside the residence for the family to return home. The 35-year-old father was killed Monday night after handing cash to the gunman — money that was to be used to pay rent, detectives said. The name of the victim will not be released until his parents in Mexico can be notified, Los Angeles County coroner's officials said.
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