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Four Tops Perform in Arcadia Feb. 21, P. 13


Thursday, February 5, 2015 - February 11, 2015

Community News, Arts & Opinions Since 1996

Gas Prices Low, for Now


Local Legend Celebrates 90 Years, P. 14

BY TERRY MILLER Gasoline prices in Southern California are at their lowest levels in more than four years. The average price of selfserve regular in Los Angeles County fell to its lowest amount since May 17, 2009. It decreased by 1.2 cents to $2.516 per gallon. The cost at the pumps has dropped for 15 consecutive days, decreasing 16.8 cents, including three-tenths of a cent on Monday. It is 8.8 cents less than one week ago, 27.1 cents lower than one month ago and $1.118 below what it was one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. However, experts predict prices will rise along with California’s temperatures this summer. While long-range gasoline predictions are difficult to make because of unforeseeable events, website GasBuddy.com predicts prices will drift higher in spring when refiners switch

Arcadia Students Win Regional National Science Bowl, P. 14


La Salle Plays South Korean Team, P. 18

Lancers Defeat Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary H.S. in Boys Soccer, P. 18

ENTERTAINMENT Fran Syverson reviews “A Walk in the Woods” at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, P. 10

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The Art of John Lennon to Benefit Food Bank, P. 13


Battle Lines Drawn as Net Neutrality Vote Draws Near, P. 16


Statewide Early Childhood Educators Convene in La Cañada, P. 8

Check out Summer Camps and Program at the 24th Annual Summer Opportunties Fair, P. 11

leap into summer!

Gas prices remain relatively low compared to previous years – however, experts agree there will be an upward spike this summer - Photo by Terry Miller

Arcadia Council Approves Highlands Land Development Projects

Bicos Hospitality Inc. offers a unique experience at their Pasadena restaurants, P. 16


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he Arcadia City Council on Tuesday voted to approve two controversial land development projects in the Highlands neighborhood. Members voted 4-1 and 3-2 respectively for the construction of larger single-family homes at 29 E. Orange Grove Ave. and 1600 Highland Oaks Drive that will replace existing homes built in the mid-20th century. Mayor Pro Tem Gary Kovacic dissented twice, and

Council Member Tom Beck joined him in voting against the Highland Oaks Drive project. Though a tad less emotionally charged than the council’s last meeting on this issue Jan. 20, Tuesday’s public hearing was equally packed with residents who aired their views about the city’s priorities regarding residential land development.

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One of the Mur Sol home developments in the Highland Oaks area of Arcadia - Photo by Terry Miller

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Summer Opportunities Fair

Learn about over 100 local, national, and international summer camps, programs, and activities for boys and girls ages 5-18.

Admission is free and open to the community.

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Fun activities for kids!

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