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Reading With Rita's Spring Reading Program
3/30/2015

Annual Summer Reading Program Bookmark Contest
3/30/2015

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3/30/2015

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3/30/2015

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3/31/2015

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 STATE OF THE CITY PRESENTATION

On January 22, 2015, City Manager Dominic Lazzaretto gave a "State of the City" presentation to the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce at their annual Planning Conference.  From budget to capital improvements, development, crime statistics and general City services, Mr. Lazzaretto covered it all and fielded questions as well.  While you won't have the benefit of a verbal narrative, the presentation slides are available here so feel free to take a look, and if you have any questions give us a call at (626) 574-5401.  Bottom line, Arcadia is in great shape! 
 


WHETHER IT RAINS OR SHINES, CONTINUE TO CONSERVE WATER

Although the San Gabriel Valley has recently received a good amount of rain, it is important to remember that we need to remain diligent when it comes to conserving water.  California is in the fourth year of a severe drought and one or two storms are not enough to reverse the negative effects of the drought.  Even though a portion of water is captured during the first part of a large storm, only after consistent, steady rain do reservoirs and groundwater basins receive and maintain the needed water.

In the cooler months ahead, please cut back on your landscape watering and continue to practice water conservation.  The City’s Mandatory Water Waste Phase 1 Prohibitions will remain in effect until the State declares that the water shortage has ended.  If you have questions about water conservation, please contact the Public Works Services Department at 256-6554.



Check out some of the fun things to do, cool restaurants and great shopping Arcadia has to offer.

 

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Enjoy this excerpt from More Visions of Arcadia:

Conquering My Fears in the City of Arcadia by Sophia A. Duran

 

" At the ripe 'old age' of thirty, I decided to become a college student. That decision came with many fears and self-doubt. However, living in the City of Arcadia has really made it possible for me to discover how strong and capable I really was. I attribute much of my budding self-confidence to the city's beauty and generosity of the community. I am not trying to be sappy and overly melodramatic about the city I live in just because this essay was written to pay homage tot it. I can honestly say that I have had many profound experiences living in Arcadia.

 

As a child, I was extremely shy and had very low self-esteem. As an adult, I live with a debilitating anxiety disorder. It is hard for most people to tell that I have this disorder because I have become very good at covering it up. Some days I must challenge myself to do the simplest things like talking on the phone or meeting a friend for lunch at the mall. Other days are not quite as bad, but on those days I still have to gather up the nerve not to run and hide from the world.

 

One place that has made it easy for me to face my fears (and alleviate much of my anxiety) is the Arboretum. It is so peaceful with all its beauty and, of course, the peacocks! What kind of Arcadian would I be if I did not mention the peacocks? I love sitting by the pond and walking up to the waterfall just like everyone else who visits there. But the best thing about the Arboretum is that it is only a mile or so from my house. This is significant to me because I can choose to walk through my neighborhood or walk up busy Baldwin Avenue to get there..."

 

To purchase a copy of More Visions of Arcadia and to read the rest of Sophia's essay, click here

 


CITY COUNCIL AND CITY EMPLOYEE SALARIES

To view the State Controller’s “Government Compensation in California” website, click here. 


SHOPPING CARTS SHOULD BE LEFT AT THE STORE, NOT TAKEN HOME

As good neighbors, we all want to keep our community a safe and attractive place to live.  Taking and using a store shopping cart to get your packages home is against the law.  Leaving these carts on the sidewalk or in the street is not only unattractive, but it can also be dangerous and cause an accident.  If you need assistance getting your groceries home, please look into purchasing a two-wheel cart that can be used on an ongoing basis.  These carts are often available at a reasonable cost from local grocery and drug stores.

 

If you see an abandoned cart in Arcadia, please report it at http://www.cartretrieval.net/, or by calling 800-252-4613.  Thank you for your cooperation!


 

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OVER 1,100 ARCADIA RESIDENTS HAVE CONNECTED WITH THEIR NEIGHBORS ONLINE THROUGH NEXTDOOR.COM - NOW IT'S YOUR TURN!

 

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TAKE ACTION!

THE CITY OF ARCADIA ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PREPARED FOR A POTENTIAL DISASTER OR EMERGENCY SITUATION.  PLANNING AHEAD IS THE FIRST STEP TO A CALMER AND MORE ASSURED DISASTER RESPONSE.  HAVING A PLAN AND SUPPLIES IN PLACE IS CRITICAL TO YOUR WELL-BEING, AND POSSIBLY SURVIVAL, SHOULD A CATASTROPHIC EVENT TAKE PLACE IN OR NEAR ARCADIA.  VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HOW YOU CAN GET PREPARED:

Arcadians Caring Together Improves Our Neighborhoods - ACTION
www.calema.ca.gov
www.fema.gov/areyouready


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