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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1999 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN
Lucky's lechery well may vex Those who only think of sex; You whose vigor isn't spent, Hear of Baldwin and repent. --Judge Donald William Hamblin * When the city of Arcadia's iconoclastic tycoon founder, Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin, swept into town more than a century ago, he bought half the San Gabriel Valley, established the area's horse racing tradition and married a succession of young wives. He left a deep imprint on his contemporaries, and on the city's history.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1999 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN
Lucky's lechery well may vex Those who only think of sex; You whose vigor isn't spent, Hear of Baldwin and repent. --Judge Donald William Hamblin * When the city of Arcadia's iconoclastic tycoon founder, Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin, swept into town more than a century ago, he bought half the San Gabriel Valley, established the area's horse racing tradition and married a succession of young wives. He left a deep imprint on his contemporaries, and on the city's history.
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November 5, 1989
When Arcadia was incorporated in 1903, one of the first orders of business for city officials was to issue a liquor license to Clara Baldwin Stocker, daughter of San Gabriel Valley land baron Elias Jackson (Lucky) Baldwin, for her saloon, Clara Villa.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2000
An appeals court has issued an order preventing demolition of the historic Anoakia mansion until litigation is resolved over whether the structure should be removed to make way for a gated community. The 2nd Appellate District issued the temporary stay late Monday at the request of an attorney for the Friends of Anoakia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2000
A citizens group has sued the city to stop the demolition of an Italian Renaissance-style historic mansion and estate to make way for a gated community. Three residents representing the group called Friends of Anoakia are challenging the City Council's approval last month of a plan to raze the 50-room Anoakia mansion and its 20-acre estate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1999
The City Council on Tuesday voted to demolish one of the last links to Arcadia's colorful founding family, a historic Italian Renaissance-style mansion, to clear the way for a gated community. Despite preservationists' concerns, the council, on a 3-2 vote, approved an Orange County developer's plan to replace the 50-room Anoakia mansion and its 20-acre estate with 31 luxury homes. The estate may be demolished by April.
HOME & GARDEN
August 3, 2006 | Janet Eastman
THE enduring popularity of paintings and sculpture depicting old California, from its pristine landscape to its silent-movie stars, will be tested Monday at a Los Angeles auction house. "People want to see California as we fondly remember it," says Scot Levitt, director of Bonhams & Butterfields' fine arts department. Valued from $3,000 to $600,000, the 281 pieces in the catalog are divided into two parts: California and other American works.
HOME & GARDEN
June 19, 2003 | David Colker
The waterfall -- fed by a series of languid, waterlily-filled ponds -- comes to a roaring end as it spills over a lush hillside with such force that it provides a cooling mist and drowns out the shrieks of wandering peacocks. An exotic, tropical locale? No, we're in the quiet suburb of Arcadia, home of the 127-acre Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden.
SPORTS
December 25, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Anita, one of the nation's premier race tracks, opened for business 65 years ago today. But it almost didn't happen that way. Not at Santa Anita, anyway. The syndicate that built the facility first wanted to put it in San Francisco, but the neighborhoods near the proposed site raised an uproar. Next, Culver City was designated. That didn't work out either.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2007 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Every city has a story to tell -- and in Los Angeles County, that means 88 of them. Los Angeles incorporated in 1850, becoming the first city in the county. The most recent was Calabasas, incorporated in 1991. Many cities were carved out of sprawling ranchos that dominated the area in the early 19th century. One was named for a dentist, another for a scoundrel. Some names won out simply because they were easier to spell and pronounce than the alternatives.
REAL ESTATE
August 5, 2007 | Svetlana Arutyunyan, Times Staff Writer
Picture an area where majestic peacocks with fluorescent tails freely roam the streets. For more than a century, residents of the Village in Arcadia have shared their lawns with peafowl, which add an unusual element to the traditional community about 15 miles northeast of L.A. Beginnings Arcadia traces its origins to its pioneer settler Hugo Reid, who in 1845 was granted Rancho Santa Anita by the Mexican government.
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