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Arcadia is a U.S. city in Los Angeles County, California that is located about 13 miles (21 km) northeast of downtown Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley, at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. The Pacific Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-8) UTC−8 is a band of Timezones separated from the Universal Coordinated Time by 8 hours Daylight saving time ( DST UTC−7 can be observed in Mountain Standard Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time Zone Canada A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Telephone area code 626 covers most of the San Gabriel Valley and nearby areas in the northeastern portion of Los Angeles County California, including Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Los Angeles County is a county in California and is by far the most populous county in the United States. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The San Gabriel Valley is one of the principal valleys of southern California. The San Gabriel Mountains are located in northern Los Angeles County and western San Bernardino County California, USA. It is the site of the Santa Anita Park racetrack and home to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. History Santa Anita Park was opened on December 25 1934 and is the oldest racetrack in Southern California The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden 127 acres (51 As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 53,054. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. The estimate for 2005 is a population of 56,565.
Arcadia is located at (34. 132688, -118. 036491).
Arcadia is located 13 miles (21 km) northeast of downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The city is bordered by five communities: Pasadena, Sierra Madre, San Marino, Monrovia, and Temple City. Pasadena ( is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Sierra Madre is a town in Los Angeles County California. The population was about 10580 at the time of the 2000 census San Marino is an affluent city in Los Angeles County, California, USA. Monrovia is a city located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County, California, United Temple City is a city in Los Angeles County, California. The population was 33377 at the 2000 census
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 28. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 8 km² (11. 1 mi²). The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 28. 4 km² (11. 0 mi²) of it is land and 0. 3 km² (0. 1 mi²) of it (1. 08%) is water.
Arcadia has experienced a tremendous demographic shift in recent years. A city that was almost uniformly Caucasian 30 years ago is now 45% Asian American. Asian Americans are Americans of Asian ancestry. They include sub-ethnic groups such as Chinese Americans Filipino Americans Indian 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 popular Taiwan-based Din Tai Fung dumpling restaurant (the only U. 99 Ranch Market ( also called Tawa Supermarket, its Chinese name is both the largest Asian American Supermarket chain in the United States 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. Monterey Park is a city in Los Angeles County California, United States. San Gabriel (the Spanish translation of Saint Gabriel) is the Archangel Gabriel and could mean one of several places Ecuador San Marino is an affluent city in Los Angeles County, California, USA. South Pasadena is the name of two places in the United States: South Pasadena California South Pasadena Florida Temple City is a city in Los Angeles County, California. The population was 33377 at the 2000 census Now the Taiwanese immigrant population in Arcadia is being increasingly joined by immigrants from Mainland China.
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). 
As of the census of 2000, there were 53,054 people, 19,149 households, and 14,151 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 1,865. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 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. Asian Americans are Americans of Asian ancestry. They include sub-ethnic groups such as Chinese Americans Filipino Americans Indian 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. Hispanic and Latino Americans are Americans of Hispanic or Latino descent, which comprises ancestry or origins in Hispanic America
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. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 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.
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
Arcadia's beginnings go back over 3,000 years to the Tongva ("Gabrielino") Indian tribe, whose inhabitants lived all over Southern California. Tongva may also refer to the Tongva language. The Tongva are a Native American people who inhabited the area in and around Los Angeles 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. The Mission San Gabriel Arcángel is a fully functioning Roman Catholic mission and a historic landmark in San Gabriel California. San Gabriel is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. 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.
In 1839, a large area of land that included the present-day borders of Arcadia was sold to a Scottish immigrant, Hugo Reid. 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 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.
The land holding changed owners several times before being acquired by the real estate speculator and notorious womanizer Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin in 1875. Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin ( April 3, 1828 &ndash March 1, 1909) was a prominent California businessman and investor 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. The Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, often abbreviated as Santa Fe, was one of the larger railroads in the United States. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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). World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including History Santa Anita Park was opened on December 25 1934 and is the oldest racetrack in Southern California United States Executive Order 9066 was a presidential executive order issued during World War II by U Japanese American internment refers to the forcible relocation and Internment of approximately 110000 Japanese nationals and Japanese Americans to housing At one point, the assembly center at the racetrack was the largest Japanese American assembly center in the United States. are Americans of Japanese heritage Japanese Americans have historically been among the three largest Asian American communities but in recent decades have become the sixth largest group 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. Owens Valley is the arid valley of the Owens River in southeastern California in the United States. The State of Utah (ˈjuːtɔː or) is a western state of the United States. The State of Wyoming ( is a sparsely populated state in the western region of the United States. 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)
The postwar boom saw Arcadia grow rapidly into a suburban residential community, with many of the chicken ranches being subdivided into home lots. Japanese American internment refers to the forcible relocation and Internment of approximately 110000 Japanese nationals and Japanese Americans to housing 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. Hinshaw's Department Stores was a two-location department store company in Southern California. 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. The San Gabriel Valley is one of the principal valleys of southern California. Pasadena ( is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. This development marked the beginning of Arcadia's gradual transformation into one of the leading shopping districts of the San Gabriel Valley.
In 1947, 111 acres (0. 45 km²) 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 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. Roy Fox Lichtenstein (October 27 1923 &ndash September 29 1997 was a prominent American Pop artist his work heavily influenced by both popular advertising and Now known as Westfield Santa Anita, the mall was expanded in 2004.
James Dobson, a previous Arcadia resident, founded the nonprofit Christian ministry Focus on the Family in the city in 1977. WikipediaPersondata --> James Clayton "Jim" Dobson (born April 21, 1936 in Shreveport, Louisiana Christianity ( Greek Χριστιανισμός from the word Xριστός ( Christ)is a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings Its original office still stands on the south side of Foothill Blvd. Foothill Boulevard is a major road in the city and county of Los Angeles, as well as an Arterial road in the city and county of San Bernardino 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. Monrovia is a city located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County, California, United it is now based in Colorado Springs, Colorado;
In the late 1990s, Native American activists threatened to sue Arcadia High School over its use of the "Apache" mascot. The City of Colorado Springs is a Home Rule Municipality that is the County seat and most populous city of El Paso County, Colorado, Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States 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.
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. Events 642 - Battle of Maserfield - Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Bernicia. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar.
In 2006, the median income for a household in the city was $69. 241. Males had a median income of $70,594 versus $46,138 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,400. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 2. 7% of families and 2. 9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 8% of those under age 18 and 6. 1% of those age 65 or over.
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. History Santa Anita Park was opened on December 25 1934 and is the oldest racetrack in Southern California
The Westfield Santa Anita mall (formerly the Santa Anita Fashion Park) is a major shopping center in the city. Westfield Santa Anita, formerly Santa Anita Fashion Park, is a Shopping mall in Arcadia California, owned by The Westfield Group. 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. Sport Chalet is a retailer of sporting equipment, apparel shoes and accessories in the western United States. Borders Group ( is an international bookseller based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dave & Buster's (also called D and B's or D&B's is an American Restaurant and Entertainment business For other uses see AMC AMC Theatres, officially known as AMC Entertainment Inc
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. Caruso Affiliated is a real estate development company in Los Angeles, California, U 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.
In 2006, CNN and Money Magazine compiled a list of United States cities with the most expensive home prices. Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner Money is a Time Inc Personal finance magazine Its first issue was published in October 1972 Arcadia ranked#19 in the country with an average home price of $703,000.
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). In the council-manager form of government an elected city council (typically between five and 11 people is responsible for making Policy, passing Ordinances voting Appropriations
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. The California State Legislature is the state legislature of the U The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. Robert G Margett (born May 8 1929) is a California State Senator. 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 California's 44th assembly district since December 2006 Anthony Adams (born on June 18, 1980 in Detroit Michigan) is a player in the National Football League. Federally, Arcadia is located in California's 26th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +4 and is represented by Republican David Dreier. The California 26th Congressional District spans the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley from La Cañada Flintridge to Rancho Cucamonga. The Cook Partisan Voting Index ( CPVI) sometimes referred to as simply the Partisan Voting Index ( PVI) is a measurement of how strongly an American David Timothy Dreier (born July 5, 1952) American politician has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives
For primary and secondary education the city is served by the Arcadia Unified School District. The Arcadia Unified School District is a School district located in Arcadia California. 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 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 Elementary). 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. Foothills Middle School is a part of the Arcadia Unified School District and is a three-year comprehensive Middle school for students in grades 6 through 8 located 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
The city operates its own public library.
Private schools located in Arcadia:
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. Events 927 - Simeon the Great, Tsar of Bulgaria, dies 1120 - Richard III of Capua is anointed Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) 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. The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event held in Los Angeles,
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.
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.
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. Jack Kerouac ( March 12 1922 &ndash October 21 1969) was an American Novelist, Writer, Poet, and On the Road is a novel by American writer Jack Kerouac, written in April 1951 and published by Viking Press in 1957. The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. The vignette demonstrates the intolerance and racism prevalent in many places during 1950s America.
In a motel located in Arcadia across the street north-east from Santa Anita Racetrack, author Hunter S. Thompson wrote much of his novel, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in the 1970s. Hunter Stockton Thompson ( July 18, 1937 &ndash February 20, 2005) was an American Journalist and Author, most In Michael Cunningham's novel The Hours, Laura Brown mentions that she heard of a man who died in nearby Arcadia. The Hours is a 1998 Novel written by Michael Cunningham. It won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the 1999 PEN/Faulkner
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. Cloverfield is a 2008 monster / Horror film directed by Matt Reeves, produced by J Bloomingdale's (or Bloomie's) is a chain of upscale American Department stores owned by Macy's Inc Robinsons-May was a chain of Department stores operating in Southern California, Arizona and Las Vegas Nevada, previously with headquarters Westfield Santa Anita, formerly Santa Anita Fashion Park, is a Shopping mall in Arcadia California, owned by The Westfield Group. 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. History Santa Anita Park was opened on December 25 1934 and is the oldest racetrack in Southern California is another popular filming locations. The 2003 true story film Seabiscuit was filmed and takes place at the Santa Anita race track. Seabiscuit is a 2003 American Drama film based on the best-selling book Seabiscuit An American Legend by Laura A commercial for Claritin allergy medicine, a Lexus commercial, and an episode of Grey's Anatomy have used it as a location. Loratadine is a drug used to treat allergies, and marketed for its non-sedating properties is the Luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation. Grey’s Anatomy is an American Primetime television medical drama.
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. National Lampoon's Vacation is a 1983 Comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, 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. Six Flags Magic Mountain is an Amusement park located in Valencia, California north of Los Angeles. Valencia is a Planned community located in Los Angeles County California in the northwestern corner of the Santa Clarita Valley, adjacent to
Scenes in the movie Deal of a Lifetime were filmed on location at Arcadia High School. Deal of a Lifetime is a 1999 US romantic comedy Film starring Shiri Appleby, Michael A 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. Kicking & Screaming is a 2005 Comedy film, directed by Jesse Dylan starring Will Ferrell. John William "Will" Ferrell (ˈfærəl born July 16, 1967) is an American Comedian, Actor, Voice actor, Foothills Middle School is a part of the Arcadia Unified School District and is a three-year comprehensive Middle school for students in grades 6 through 8 located
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
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. The Arcadia Band Review is a popular local yearly event.
Some notable Arcadians:
Arcadia has one sister city (Newcastle, Australia ), as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI). The Newcastle metropolitan area is the second most populated area in the state of New South Wales and includes most of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Consequently, on Colorado Boulevard is Newcastle Park. There is also an Arcadia Park in Newcastle.