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The Night Jack Kerouac Spent in Arcadia

The Night Jack Kerouac Spent in Arcadia
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  In late September and early October 1947, author Jack Kerouac paid one of his few visits to Los Angeles—a destination he later referred to as “the loneliest and most brutal of American cities.” He was a penniless 25-year-old in the midst of a cross-country journey that later formed the basis of his most celebrated […]

Susan Egan at Arcadia Perf. Arts Ctr.

Susan Egan at Arcadia Perf. Arts Ctr.

She was nominated for a Tony for her portrayal of “Belle” in Beauty and the Beast. She was critically acclaimed as “Sally Bowles” in Cabaret and she is Broadway’s latest Thoroughly Modern Millie. “She” is Susan Egan who will be performing Saturday, March 1st at the new Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation. Egan will be singing […]

The Color of Fall

The Color of Fall

With autumn bringing in cool days and nights, trees at the Arboretum are taking on brilliant fall hues. So states The Arboretum website as they advocate locals to come get a taste of fall. Though in reality our temperatures have reached into the 80s and 90s, it is still November. Maybe if we play along […]

Ice Skating In Southern Cal

Ice Skating In Southern Cal

It’s November and for those of us who grew up in colder climates, we remember the twenty minutes it could take to bundle up in layers in an attempt to ward off the freezing temperatures outside. And still the icy winds and snow would find that gap between sleeve cuff and mitten or wool cap […]

Mystery History No. 19

Mystery History No. 19

Where are we and what’s happening? In the photo to the right, an unidentified man waves farewell just before dawn on March 23, 1942, after being processed at the Rose Bowl Stadium for residency at the Manzanar internment camp. The stadium, Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia and the Fairplex in Pomona were among the processing centers and […]

Bernadette Peters POPS

Bernadette Peters POPS

She played the role of “Girl” in the TV movie The Christmas Tree…in 1958. Really? How can that be true? That’s 54 years ago. But, yes, Bernadette Peters was 10 years old when she received her first acting credit, and now she’s a veteran of the small screen, regarded on the big screen, and lauded […]

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden

Founded in 1948, this 127-acre botanical park is a treat for travelers, local botany buffs and bird lovers—countless peacocks and pea hens roam the grounds, a “gift” from La Cañada, which donated some of the imported birds after they’d taken care of the town’s rattlesnake problem. Once part of Mission San Gabriel’s vast acreage, this […]

Arcadia

Arcadia

Home of…Homes The Facts What It Is: An eleven-square-mile city due east of Pasadena Population: 55,992 Ethnic Diversity: 46% Caucasian, 45% Asian, 11% Hispanic, 1% African-American Median Household Income: $56,100 Key Player During American statehood, Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin began developing the area as an agricultural paradise, building himself a Queen Anne mansion and a […]

Embassy Suites Arcadia

Embassy Suites Arcadia

This is your basic Embassy Suites: two-room suites with sofa beds, kitchenettes, two TVs and WiFi. Extras include an indoor pool and spa and a lively happy hour every evening, although some guests don’t appreciate the happy-hour noise that bounces throughout the seven-story atrium. Several good Arcadia restaurants are an easy walk away; Santa Anita […]

Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung

Devotees wait at the door for the 11 a.m. opening on Saturdays and Sundays, the only days this famed dumpling house makes the soup dumplings called xiao long bao, amazing broth-and-pork-filled creations that always sell out fast. But those are by no means the only good things to eat in this cheerful, always-crowded café. We […]

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