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Arcadia, California
Location of Arcadia within Los Angeles County, California.
Location of Arcadia within Los Angeles County, California.
Coordinates: 34°7′58″N 118°2′11″W / 34.13278, -118.03639
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
Government
 - Mayor Mickey Segal
Area
 - Total 11.1 sq mi (28.8 km²)
 - Land 11.0 sq mi (28.4 km²)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km²)
Elevation 482 ft (147 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 53,054
 - Density 4,831.9/sq mi (1,865.6/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 91006-91007
Area code(s) 626
FIPS code 06-02462
GNIS feature ID 1652664
Website: http://www.ci.arcadia.ca.us/home/index.asp

Arcadia is a U.S. city in Los Angeles County, California that is located about 13 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley, at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. It is the site of the Santa Anita Park racetrack and home to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 53,054. The estimate for 2005 is a population of 56,565. Image File history File links LA_County_Incorporated_Areas_Arcadia_highlighted. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is by far the most populous county in the United States. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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Geography

Arcadia is located at 34°7′58″N, 118°2′11″W (34.132688, -118.036491).[1]


Arcadia is located 13 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. The city is bordered by five communities: Pasadena, Sierra Madre, San Marino, Monrovia, and Temple City. Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Location of Sierra Madre in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1907-02-02 [2] Government  - Mayor Enid Joffe [1] Area  - City  3. ... Monrovia is a city located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Location of Temple City in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1960-05-25 [2] Government  - Mayor Judy S. Wong [1]  - City Manager Charles R. Martin Area  - City  4. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 28.8 km² (11.1 mi²). 28.4 km² (11.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (1.08%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

Arcadia has experienced a tremendous demographic shift in recent years. A city that was almost uniformly white 30 years ago is now 45% Asian American. The transformation is linked to a rapid increase in wealth in Asian countries such as Taiwan, China, Korea and Japan. This has led to the immigration of many Asians to countries like the United States. Arcadia offers excellent public schools, which are seen by many young upper-middle class Asian immigrant families as a ticket to a good college, and eventually desirable careers for their children in America. The large, established Asian immigrant community and the relatively high quality of life are also attractive. Since the early 1990s, a growing number of Taiwanese-oriented businesses - housed in a handful of strip malls and old storefronts - have been appearing along and around Baldwin Avenue, due south of Huntington Drive, with a 99 Ranch Market, Arcadia Supermarket, and the especially popular Taiwan-based Din Tai Fung dumpling restaurant (the only U.S. branch in existence). Asian-American population growth has also been attributed to the exodus of established wealthy Taiwanese immigrants away from poorer Monterey Park, California to affluent Arcadia and neighboring San Gabriel (northern portion), San Marino, South Pasadena, and Temple City. Now the Taiwanese immigrant population in Arcadia is being increasingly joined by immigrants from Mainland China. An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... 99 Ranch Market (also called Tawa Supermarket, its Chinese name) is one of the largest Asian American supermarket chains in the United States. ... Location of Monterey Park in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , State County Government  - Mayor David Lau  - City council Sharon Martinez (Vice Mayor) Benjamin Frank Venti Mitchell Ing Anthony Wong Area  - City 19. ... San Gabriel (the Spanish name of the Archangel Gabriel) could mean one of several places: San Gabriel, Ecuador San Gabriel, Durango, Mexico San Gabriel, Guanajuato, Mexico San Gabriel, Jalisco, Mexico San Gabriel, California, USA San Gabriel Chilac, Puebla, Mexico San Gabriel Mixtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico San Gabriel Valley, California, USA This... South Pasadena is the name of two places in the United States: South Pasadena in California South Pasadena in Florida This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Location of Temple City in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1960-05-25 [2] Government  - Mayor Judy S. Wong [1]  - City Manager Charles R. Martin Area  - City  4. ...


The majority of students in Arcadia Schools are of Asian ancestry (in the 2005-2006 school year, Arcadia High's student body was between 63-65% Asian), as the city's white population has a higher median age (non-Hispanic whites make up 24-26% of the AHS student body).[1][2]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 53,054 people, 19,149 households, and 14,151 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,865.6/km² (4,830.0/mi²). There were 19,970 housing units at an average density of 702.2/km² (1,818.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 45.58% White, 1.13% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 45.41% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 4.16% from other races, and 3.39% from two or more races. 10.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanic Americans (Spanish: Hispano Americano) are Americans of Hispanic ethnicity who largely identify with the Hispanic cultural heritage. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 19,149 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.23. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $56,100, and the median income for a family is $66,657. Males have a median income of $50,594 versus $36,138 for females. The per capita income for the city is $28,400. 7.9% of the population and 6.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.8% are under the age of 18 and 6.1% are 65 or older.


Source Cited: http://www.ci.arcadia.ca.us/docs/census_information.pdf


History

Arcadia's beginnings go back over 3,000 years to the Tongva ("Gabrielino") Indian tribe, whose inhabitants lived all over Southern California. These people were also known as the Gabrielinos, a name taken from the Spanish San Gabriel Mission (in present-day San Gabriel, California), and under whose control these people were enslaved during the mission period in California. Arcadia's settlement of these Native Americans was known as Aleupkigna (or “Aluupkenga) (McCawley, William. The First Angelinos: The Gabrielino Indians of Los Angeles. Malki Museum/Ballena Press, 1996) on what became the Rancho Santa Anita, one of many land grants created during Mexican rule of California (1821-1848). The Gabrielinos were quickly wiped out through a combination of overwork and exposure to "Old World" diseases. Gabrieleno Native American women Tongva may also refer to the Tongva language. ... Mission San Gabriel Arcángel was founded on September 8, 1771 in present day Montebello by Father Junipero Serra. ... San Gabriel City Hall San Gabriel is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. ...


The rancho period

In 1839, a large area of land that included the present-day borders of Arcadia was sold to a Scottish immigrant, Hugo Reid. Reid documented the Native Americans in a series of letters written in 1852 (Reid, Hugo. The Indians of Los Angeles County: Hugo Reid's Letters of 1853. Southwest Museum, 1968) and served as a delegate to California's Constitutional Convention in 1849. Hugo Reid was a resident of Los Angeles, California in 1852 who wrote a series of newspaper letters that described the culture, language, and modern circumstances of the local Gabrielino Indians and criticized their treatment under the Franciscan mission system. ...

"Anoakia": Mansion of Anita Baldwin, daughter of "Lucky" Baldwin, 1915.
"Anoakia": Mansion of Anita Baldwin, daughter of "Lucky" Baldwin, 1915.

The land holding changed owners several times before being acquired by the real estate speculator and notorious womanizer Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin in 1875. Baldwin purchased 8,000 acres (32 km²) of Santa Anita for $200,000. Upon seeing the area, Baldwin gasped “By Gads! This is paradise!”. Upon buying the land, Lucky chose to make the area his home and immediately started erecting buildings and cultivating the land for farming, orchards and ranches. In 1885, the main line of the Santa Fe Railroad, in which Baldwin was a stockholder, was opened through the ranch, making subdivision of part of the land into a town site practical. In 1889, on a site just north of the corner of First Avenue and St. Joseph Street, adjacent to the Santa Fe tracks, Baldwin opened the 35 room Hotel Oakwood to be the centerpiece of his new town. Image File history File links BaldwinMansion-Arcadia-1915. ... Image File history File links BaldwinMansion-Arcadia-1915. ... Elias Jackson Lucky Baldwin (April 3, 1828 - March 1, 1909) was a prominent California businessman and investor of the second half of the 19th century. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Arizona railroads | California railroads | Colorado railroads | Illinois railroads | Iowa railroads | Kansas railroads | Louisiana railroads | Missouri railroads | Nebraska railroads | New Mexico railroads | Oklahoma railroads | Texas railroads ...


Incorporation

By the turn of the century, Arcadia had a population nearing 500, and a booming economy that was somewhat based on entertainment, sporting, hospitality and gambling opportunities, including an early version of the Santa Anita race track. Baldwin went on to oversee Arcadia's incorporation in 1903 and became the city's first mayor. His daughter, Anita Baldwin, built a stately mansion named Anoakia in 1914 on 19 acres of land. Anita converted the home into "The Anoakia School for Girls". The school later became coeducational but moved out of Arcadia in 1990 after the Anoakia building was declared a fire trap and earthquake danger. The old estate became overgrown with weeds, and after an extended local debate and efforts to preserve the historic home, the Anoakia mansion, the oldest remaining private property in the city, was finally bulldozed to clear space for 31 luxury homes in 2000. The old estate featured numerous one-of-a-kind architectural features and a structure whose facade was a replica of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Only the exterior wall and a guardhouse located at the south-east corner of the property remains to surround the "Anoakia Estates" housing development which occupies the land today. Murals and artifacts from the home are preserved in museums throughout California.

Hangers from the U.S. Army's Ross Field Balloon School, 1922.
Hangers from the U.S. Army's Ross Field Balloon School, 1922.

During World War I, Arcadia was home to the U.S. Army's Ross Field Balloon School in what is now Los Angeles County Park. Here observers were trained to watch enemy activity from hot air balloons. After World War I, Arcadia's population grew and local businesses included many chicken ranches and other agricultural activities. During the 1920s and 1930s, Arcadia began its transition to the fine residential city that it is today as small farms and chicken ranches gave way to homes and numerous civic improvements, including a City Library and a City Hall. Scenes of many of Arcadia's interesting historic sites can be viewed in a series of historic watercolors painted by local artists Edna Lenz and Justine Wishek on the website of the Arcadia Public Library. Image File history File linksMetadata ArcadiaBalloonhangers-1922. ... Image File history File linksMetadata ArcadiaBalloonhangers-1922. ...


Thoroughbred horse racing, which had flourished briefly under Lucky Baldwin until it was outlawed by the state of California in 1909, returned to Arcadia with the opening of the beautiful Santa Anita Park in December 1934 when racing was legalized again.

Japanese Americans arrive at the Internment Camp at the Santa Anita Park racetrack.

During World War II, Arcadia's Santa Anita Park racetrack became the site of the Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese, where Japanese Americans were interned under President Franklin Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066 (See: Japanese internment in the United States). At one point, the assembly center at the racetrack was the largest Japanese American assembly center in the United States. 400 temporary barracks were constructed in the racetrack parking lot to house the prisoners. Internees lived three families to a barrack (or horse-stable in some cases), took group showers, lacked private bathrooms, and lived under 24-hour armed surveillance. Conditions were extremely difficult with each resident being given an “Army manufacture bed, one blanket and one straw tick” (McAdam, Pat and Snider, Sandy. Arcadia: Where Ranch and City Meet, p. 147) The Assembly Center, which opened in April 1942, ran until the end of October 1943, when the internees were relocated inland to more permanent internment camps in Owens Valley, Utah, and Wyoming. In March 1943, Camp Santa Anita was established for 20,000 Army Ordnance troops. At the time, Arcadia's civic leaders were very vocal in their support of the internment policies of the Federal Government. (See: Japanese internment in the United States) Image File history File links Arrivals. ... Image File history File links Arrivals. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Santa Anita track is set against the dramatic backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains. ... Sign posted notifying people of Japanese descent to report to for relocation. ... Jerome Relocation Camp The Japanese American internment refers to the exclusion and subsequent removal of approximately 112,000 to 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans, officially described as persons of Japanese ancestry, 62% of whom were United States citizens, from the west coast of the United States during World War... Serving from 1999 to 2003, Army General Eric Shinseki of Hawaii became the first Asian American military chief of staff. ... Owens Valley is the arid ranching valley of the Owens River in southeastern California in the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... Jerome Relocation Camp The Japanese American internment refers to the exclusion and subsequent removal of approximately 112,000 to 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans, officially described as persons of Japanese ancestry, 62% of whom were United States citizens, from the west coast of the United States during World War...


Postwar period

The postwar boom saw Arcadia grow rapidly into a suburban residential community, with many of the chicken ranches being subdivided into home lots. Between 1940 and 1950, the population grew by more than two and a half times. The housing boom continued through the 1950s and 1960s and along with that growth came the necessary infrastructure of schools, commercial buildings, and expanded city services.


During the postwar boom, a modern commercial district developed along Baldwin Avenue south of Huntington Drive in west Arcadia. In 1951 this strip, called the West Arcadia Hub, was anchored by a new, locally owned department store called Hinshaw's. This was the first large department store to be built in Arcadia, and the largest in the western San Gabriel Valley outside the city of Pasadena. This development marked the beginning of Arcadia's gradual transformation into one of the leading shopping districts of the San Gabriel Valley. Hinshaws Department Stores was a two-location department store company in Southern California. ... San Gabriel Valley within Southern California The San Gabriel Valley is one of the principal valleys of southern California. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ...


In 1947, 111 acres that comprised the heart of the Baldwin Ranch were deeded to the State of California and the County of Los Angeles, to be developed into what is today the beautiful Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.


Until a Supreme Court ruling in 1965, every property sale contract within the borders of Arcadia had to include a provision that the new owner could only sell the property to a white Protestant, though many non-Protestant families did, in fact, own homes and live in Arcadia long before that ruling. The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS[1]) is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary. ...


In October 1975, the Santa Anita Fashion Park was opened to the public on the corner of Baldwin Avenue and Huntington Drive. The center court featured a gigantic blue head by Roy Lichtenstein, later removed. Now known as Westfield Santa Anita, the mall was expanded in 2004. Roy Lichtenstein (27 October 1923–29 September 1997) was a prominent American pop artist, whose work borrowed heavily from popular advertising and comic book styles, which he himself described as being as artificial as possible. // Roy Lichtenstein was born on 27 October 1923 into an upper-middle-class family in...


James Dobson, a previous Arcadia resident, founded the nonprofit Christian ministry Focus on the Family in the city in 1977. Its original office still stands on the south side of Foothill Blvd. Focus grew to larger quarters in the city, and in intervening years expanded to Monrovia for warehouse space before moving out of Arcadia completely in 1990.it is now based in Colorado Springs, Colorado; For other people with the surname Dobson, see Dobson (surname). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is... The graphic identity of Focus on the Family is intended to recall old time traditional values. ... Foothill Boulevard is a major road in the city and county of Los Angeles, as well as an arterial road in San Bernardino County, stretching well over 50 miles (80 kilometers) in length, with some notable breaks along the route. ... Monrovia is a city located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Colorado Springs is most populous Home Rule Municipality in the State of Colorado. ...


In the late 1990s, Native American activists threatened to sue Arcadia High School over its use of the "Apache" mascot. The high school's use of Native American symbols, including an "Apache Joe" mascot, the Pow Wow school newspaper, the "Apache News" television program, the "Smoke Signals" news bulletin boards, the school's auxiliary team's marching "Apache Princesses" and opposing football team fans' "Scalp the Apaches" signs were viewed by these Native American activists and many Arcadia community members as being offensive. The school consulted with Native American groups and made some concessions but didn't change the mascot. Some residents of Arcadia, who are former students at the school and have Native American ancestry, do not take offense to the school's use of these symbols, including the White Mountain Apaches of Arizona. Arcadia High School has established good relations with these Apaches with their yearly charity drive to aid them. This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... For other uses, see Apache (disambiguation). ...


Further reading: Pat McAdam and Sandy Snider: Arcadia: Where Ranch and City Meet. Published by "Friends of the Arcadia Public Library", 1981, ISBN 0-9606390-0-4. Online edition


"Visions of Arcadia: A Centennial Anthology", 2003, ISBN 0-931995-01-9, edited and published by Gary Kovacic is a collection of 130 essays and over 90 historic photographs about life in Arcadia that was unveiled on August 5, 2003, the city's 100th birthday. is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Economy

In 2006, the median income for a household in the city was $104,992. Males had a median income of $70,594 versus $46,138 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,400. About 2.7% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.[citation needed] The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Arcadia's economy is driven by wholesale trade, retail trade, manufacturing, health care and social assistance, arts, entertainment, and recreation. Revenue from the Santa Anita Racetrack has long supported capital improvements for the City of Arcadia, resulting in the City having very little bonded indebtedness. Lily Okuru, a Japanese-American woman held at Santa Anita Park, poses with the statue of Seabiscuit, 1942 Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California opened in 1934 and is the oldest and most prestigious horse racetrack in Southern California. ...


The Westfield Santa Anita mall (formerly the Santa Anita Fashion Park) is a major shopping center in the city. In 2005, the Westfield Santa Anita completed its first phase of expansion featuring a new food court, Sport Chalet, Borders Books and Music, Dave & Busters, numerous smaller retailers, various full-service eateries in an area known as Restaurant Square, and a 16-screen AMC Theatres. Westfield Santa Anita, formerly Santa Anita Fashion Park, is a shopping mall in Arcadia, California, owned by The Westfield Group. ... Sport Chalet is a retailer of sporting equipment, apparel, shoes, and accessories in the United States. ... Borders Books and Music ( NYSE: BGP) is an international bookseller based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ... Dave & Busters is a restaurant chain which mixes a dining experience with a gaming experience. ... AMC Promenade 16 multiplex in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles, California. ...


Currently, there is a proposal by Caruso Affiliated and Magna Entertainment to build a second large shopping mall adjacent to Westfield Santa Anita on the grounds of the Santa Anita Park racetrack. The controversial project, known as "The Shops at Santa Anita", has prompted heated debate among some residents in the community and enormous spending by corporate interests in favor and against the project. If the second mall is built, the combined size of the two malls will make Arcadia the largest retail shopping district in Los Angeles county. Caruso Affiliated is a real estate development company in California, U.S.A.. It is headed by Rick Caruso. ...


In 2006, CNN and Money Magazine compiled a list of United States cities with the most expensive home prices. Arcadia ranked#19 in the country with an average home price of $703,000. The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... Cover of Money magazine Money is a Time Warner financial magazine. ...


Government

Local

The city has a council-manager government with a five member city council (Peter Amundson, Roger Chandler, Bob Harbicht, Mickey Segal and John Wuo), including the mayor (Roger Chandler). The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ...


State and Federal

In the state legislature Arcadia is located in the 29th Senate District, represented by Republican Bob Margett, and in the 44th and 59th Assembly Districts, represented by Democrat Anthony J. Portantino and Republican Anthony Adams respectively. Federally, Arcadia is located in California's 26th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +4[3] and is represented by Republican David Dreier. Californias Capitol, where the State Legislature meets California State Assembly chamber California state Senate chamber The California Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ... California State Senate chamber The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. ... Robert Bob Margett is a California State Senator. ... The California State Assembly chamber California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... Anthony J. Portantino (born January 29, 1961 in Long Branch, New Jersey), has represented Californias 44th assembly district since December of 2006. ... Anthony Adams (born on June 18, 1980 in Detroit, Michigan) is a player in the National Football League. ... Map The California 26th Congressional District is currently represented by Republican David Dreier. ... The Cook Partisan Voting Index indicates how much more Democratic or Republican a district performs compared to the nation as a whole. ... David Timothy Dreier (born July 5, 1952), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since January 1981, representing Californias 26th congressional district (map). ...


Public education

For primary and secondary education the city is served by the Arcadia Unified School District. Reading scores for the AUSD are 76.6% higher than the state average and math scores are 67.9% higher than the state average. It is estimated that 88% of Arcadia students are at public schools (12% in private institutions). The Arcadia Unified School District is a school district located in Arcadia, California. ...


The city has one major and prestigious high school Arcadia High School, three middle schools First Avenue Middle School, Richard Henry Dana Middle School, and Foothills Middle School), and six elementary schools (Baldwin Stocker, Camino Grove, Highland Oaks, Holly Avenue Elementary School, Hugo Reid Elementary School and Longley Way). Arcadia High School is a part of the Arcadia Unified School District and is a four-year comprehensive secondary school located on a 40-acre site in Arcadia, California. ... First Avenue Middle School is a school located in Arcadia, California. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Holly Avenue Elementary School is a part of the Arcadia Unified School District and is a year-round six-year comprehensive elementary school for students in grades K through 5, located within the city of Arcadia, California. ...


The city operates its own public library.


Private education

Private schools located in Arcadia:

  • The Barnhart School
  • Arroyo Pacific Academy
  • Arcadia College Preparatory School
  • Arcadia Children's Educational Center
  • Holy Angels Elementary School
  • Serendipity Education Center
  • Arcadia Montessori School
  • Arcadia Christian School
  • Annunciation Elementary School
  • Wonder Years Montessori School
  • First Presbyterian School
  • Our Lady of the Angels Academy
  • Arcadia Children's Educational Center
  • Rio Hondo Preparatory School

Hospital

Located in the Arcadia Civic Center, Methodist Hospital, previously "Methodist Hospital of Southern California", sits on 22 acres of land. The hospital opened as Arcadia Methodist Hospital on May 27, 1957, having moved from downtown Los Angeles. It has 460 beds in the facility. Methodist was the state's first community hospital to have a psychiatric unit. Its nursery school was one of the first corporate daycare facilities in the U.S. It was an Official Hospital of the 1984 Olympic Games. is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Music sample: Olympic Fanfare and Theme ( file info) — composed by John Williams for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Problems listening to the file? See media help. ...


Several upgrades have been made to the original facility. For instance, in 1998, the Berger Tower was completed and it holds 169 additional beds. Methodist is undergoing a major renovation and expansion in 2006.


Arcadia in popular culture

The famous Route 66, immortalized in song and literature, passes through Arcadia, on Huntington Drive in Downtown Arcadia, before turning off onto Colorado Place and then Colorado Street. After intersecting the 210 freeway, Route 66 runs parallel to and south of the freeway, cutting across the middle section of Arcadia. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Alternate meanings of Route 66: New Jersey State Highway 66, Interstate 66, and a company named after the route US Highway 66 or Route 66 was and is the most famous road in the United States highway system and quite possibly the most famous and storied highway in the world. ...


The city is mentioned by Jack Kerouac in his novel On the Road: Sal, the protagonist, is run out of town by a group of hostile teens when he stops for food at a local drive-in restaurant with a young Mexican woman. The vignette demonstrates the intolerance and racism prevalent in many places during 1950s America. Jack Kerouac (pronounced ) (March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist, writer, poet, and artist. ... This article is about the novel On the Road. ...


In a motel located in Arcadia across the street from Santa Anita Racetrack, author Hunter S. Thompson wrote much of his novel, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in the 1970s. In Michael Cunningham's novel The Hours, Laura Brown mentions that she heard of a man who died in nearby Arcadia. Hunter Stockton Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author. ... The hard cover version of the book. ... The Hours is a novel written by Michael Cunningham. ...


Filming location

Many films (including Tarzan and the Bing Crosby On the Road movies), television shows (most notably Fantasy Island) and commercials have been filmed on the grounds of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. An episode of HBO's Entourage was recently shot on the grounds of the LA Arboretum and Botanic Gardens in Arcadia.


The Santa Anita Park Racetrack. is another popular filming locations. The 2003 true story filmSeabiscuit was filmed and takes place at the Santa Anita race track. A commercial for Claritin allergy medicine, a Lexus commercial, and an episode of Grey's Anatomy have used it as a location. The Santa Anita track is set against the dramatic backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains. ... Seabiscuit is a 2003 American drama film based on the best-selling book Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. ... Loratadine is a drug used to treat allergies. ... Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation. ... This article is about the television series. ...


The parking lot of the Santa Anita Fashion Park mall and the Santa Anita Park Racetrack was also the home of Wally World from National Lampoon's Vacation. The entrance to the park and the long shot of the parking lot were filmed there. The rest was shot at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. National Lampoons Vacation is a 1983 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly DAngelo, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, Randy Quaid and Imogene Coca. ... Six Flags Magic Mountain is an amusement park located just west of the Valencia neighborhood of Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles. ... A typical stretch of Valencia Boulevard. ...


Scenes in the movie Deal of a Lifetime were filmed on location at Arcadia High School. Deal of a Lifetime is a 1999 US Comedy/Romance film, staring Shiri Appleby, Michael A Goorjian, and Kevin Pollak. ... Arcadia High School is a part of the Arcadia Unified School District and is a four-year comprehensive secondary school located on a 40-acre site in Arcadia, California. ...


A scene in the 2005 movie, Kicking & Screaming, with Will Ferrell, was shot at the soccer field in Foothills Middle School, located in the Highlands of Northern Arcadia. Promotional poster for Kicking & Screaming Kicking & Screaming is a 2005 comedy film, directed by Jesse Dylan. ... John William Ferrell (born July 16, 1967)[1] is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated American comedian, actor and writer who first established himself as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, and has since gone on to a successful film career, starring in the comedies A Night at the... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


A scene in Mission Impossible III where Tom Cruise is seen running into a hospital is shot at the Arcadia Methodist Hospital (inside the hospital and in the parking lot).


A scene in the 2003 movie Old School, also with Will Ferrell, was shot at the residence of the former mayor and City Counsel member in the Highlands of Northern Arcadia. It is the scene with Vince Vaughn's character and his son's birthday party.


A Capitol One commercial was filmed at the Arboretum. A father took his kids on a vacation to meet their ancestors who ended up roasting them.


An All State commercial about car theft is filmed on the roof of the parking structure at Westfield Santa Anita. You can see Robinson May in the background


Sights

The Los Angeles County Arboretum is located in Arcadia across from the Santa Anita mall and racetrack. It is a popular attraction especially for the flock of peacocks that inhabit the neighborhood near the arboretum.


Notable Arcadians

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Chang (born 1973) is a Taiwanese-born mixed-media artist and filmmaker. ... Mitch Cullin (born March 23, 1968 in Santa Fe, New Mexico) is an American writer of Scotch-Irish and Cherokee descent. ... Sven Davidson, born 1928 is a fomer Swedish tennis player. ... Jeff Dandurand (Born February 13, 1974), more commonly known as Jeff Duran, is a Los Angeles based radio personality and comedian. ... Mary Ford (aka Colleen Hatfield) (July 7, 1924, Pasadena, California, – September 30, 1977, Arcadia, California), vocalist and guitarist, was one-half of the famed husband-wife musical duo, Les Paul and Mary Ford. ... William Clay Matthews, Jr. ... Bruce Rankin Matthews is an American former NFL offensive lineman. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... Jet Li (in Mandarin: 李连杰 (simplified) or 李連傑 (traditional), Lǐ Liánjié) (born April 26, 1963) is a Chinese martial artist, actor, Wushu champion, and international film star. ... John Eric Longden, born February 14, 1907 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England - died February 14, 2003 in Banning, California, was a Hall of Fame jockey. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Rubiks Cube being solved. ... The World Cube Association is an association that holds Rubiks Cube competitions. ... Stephanie Lynn Stevie Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and a long solo career, which collectively have produced over twenty Top 350 hits. ... This article is about the band. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Steve Westly Steven Paul Westly (born August 27, 1957 in Arcadia, California) is an American businessman and politician, who is currently the State Controller of California and was one of the top two candidates in the Democratic primary for Governor of California in the 2006 election. ... Genie is the pseudonym given to protect the identity of a feral child who spent nearly all of the first 13 years of her life locked inside her room. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lucille Joan Camden-Kinkirk (b. ... This article is about the TV program. ... Lindsay Price attends the 10th ANNIVERSARY A/X ARMANI EXCHANGE Lindsay Price (born December 6, 1976 in Arcadia, California) is an American television actress, known for her work on soap operas such as All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, and Beverly Hills 90210. ... Beverly Hills, 90210 is a primetime television soap opera that aired from October 4, 1990, to May 17, 2000, on FOX in the United States and subsequently on various networks around the world. ... Rena Sofer (born December 2, 1968 in Arcadia, California) is an American actress. ... For other uses, see 24 (disambiguation). ... Heroes is an American science fiction serial drama television series created by Tim Kring. ... Debbie Turner (born September 5, 1956 in Arcadia, California) is a former child star who played the role of Marta von Trapp in the film The Sound of Music. ... Rodgers and Hammersteins The Sound of Music is a 1965 film directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews in the lead role. ... “Rush Hour” redirects here. ... Phuong Kenny Tran (born c. ... Mirai Aileen Nagasu (Japanese: ) (born April 16, 1993 in Montebello, California) is an American figure skater of Japanese descent. ...


Sister Cities

Arcadia has one sister city (Newcastle, Australia Flag of Australia), as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI). Consequently, on Colorado Boulevard is Newcastle Park. There is also an Arcadia Park in Newcastle. Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...


External links

  • Arcadia, California is at coordinates 34°07′58″N 118°02′11″W / 34.132688, -118.036491 (Arcadia, California)Coordinates: 34°07′58″N 118°02′11″W / 34.132688, -118.036491 (Arcadia, California)
  • Arcadia Snapshot, CNN & Money Magazine

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