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Calling all Local Businesses

Small businesses are a major contributor to the strength of our local economy.  Literally, small businesses are the backbone of our local community and we appreciate your investment and hard work to make our community a great place to live and work. According to the 2010 Census, 99.7% of U.S. employer firms are small businesses.  Almost half of the nation's private sector workforce is employed by small business,  there is nothing small about these facts. That is why we recognize a...
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Vote No On Measure A

Support public safety in Arcadia, Vote no on Measure A.

Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats

Lockers teachers article
When you say the words “first responders” who comes to mind?  Police, Fireman, EMT? But what about teachers?  It is no longer adequate to place all of the responsibility for our children’s safety in the hands of our teachers during an attack and not take the time to properly train them to accomplish that task. Nor is it acceptable to simply tell them, "Lock your classroom door, turn out the lights, hide in a corner and pray that the attacker doesn’t pick your room."   Today, the n...
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Parklane Dental shows suppport for APOA!

Arcadia POA would like to give a big Thank You! to Parklane Dental for their unwaivering support of the association.

No-Knock Warrants At Risk

There’s nothing as dangerous in police work as the no-knock warrant, which allows law enforcement officers to enter a property without warning. But despite the fact that such operations have gotten a lot of cops—and others—killed, many say the practice is still law enforcement’s best chance at catching bad guys and secure evidence to be used at trial. Because of the controversies surrounding no-knock warrants, some lawmakers—including Georgia State Sen. Vincent Fort—are looking to scale back or ...
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Man Stabbed in Back in San Gabriel Valley

A man was stabbed in the back today in Pomona and was expected to survive his wounds. Paramedics were dispatched to the scene at East Holt Avenue at East End Avenue at 12:12 a.m., a county fire dispatcher said. The victim was airlifted to an area hospital, she said. The victim's wound was considered non-life threatening. The victim was also uncooperative, said Pomona police Lt. Ronald McDonald.  


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It Just Got a Lot Tougher to Get out of Red-Light Camera Tickets in California

State high court ruled that such evidence is "presumed authentic" unless a defendant can successfully challenge it. The  California Supreme Court  made it easier Thursday for prosecutors to use red-light camera evidence against drivers who fail to stop at traffic signals.  In a ruling issued in San Francisco, the court unanimously said that images and data automatically recorded by the cameras have a "presumption of authenticity" similar to the presumption for other types of photo...
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Man Suspected of Watching Children at Park and Committing a Lewd Act

A 21-year-old San Gabriel man has been arrested after he was seen committing lewd acts while sitting on a park bench and looking directly at children in a playground, authorities said today. Detectives from the Sheriff's Parks Bureau located Joshua Duran Tuesday while he was walking close to Michillinda Park in an unincorporated area bordering Arcadia. Duran had been observed in the park on Friday. Duran was also found with a large amount of marijuana in his possession when taken into custody. D...
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