For a town known for its conformity and conservatism, Arcadia, named after Arcadia, Greece, has attracted its share of oddballs. Hunter S. Thompson supposedly penned most of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in a motel across the street from Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia. Arcadia caught the attention of beatnik author Jack Kerouac. … Continue reading NEIGHBORHOODS: Arcadia Is Still Paradise

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La Verne is a sleepy town of about 31,000 people, featuring a growing private university (University of La Verne), lots of churches, a regional airport (Brackett), good schools and solid sports programs — in other words, an ideal place to raise a family away from the glitter and glare of L.A. living. Although the town’s local … Continue reading NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT: Oh Lord, What Should We Make of La Verne? … by Ryan Crane