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Temple City

Temple City is a city in Los Angeles CountyCalifornia. Temple City is part of a cluster of cities, along with ArcadiaRosemeadMonterey ParkSan Marino, and San Gabriel, in the west San Gabriel Valley with a rapidly growing Asian population. Temple City also has a Cuban and Puerto Rican community, among other Latino nationalities. The population was 35,558 at the 2010 census.

Demographics

The 2010 United States Census[25] reported that Temple City had a population of 35,558. The population density was 8,877.2 people per square mile (3,427.5/km²). The racial makeup of Temple City was 11,941 (33.6%) White, 283 (0.8%) African American, 150 (0.4%) Native American, 19,803 (55.7%) Asian, 31 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 2,316 (6.5%) from other races, and 1,034 (2.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6,853 persons (19.3%).

There were 12,117 housing units at an average density of 3,025.1 per square mile (1,168.0/km²), of which 7,453 (64.2%) were owner-occupied, and 4,153 (35.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.7%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.2%. 23,213 people (65.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 11,923 people (33.5%) lived in rental housing units.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10 km2).

Schools

Most of Temple City is served by the Temple City Unified School District (TCUSD), although a significant portion of the resident students attend schools in Arcadia Unified School District and some attend school within the El Monte City School District. The Temple City Unified School District consists of seven schools, including La Rosa, Cloverly, Emperor, and Longden Elementary Schools; Oak Avenue Intermediate SchoolTemple City High School; and the Doug Sears Learning Center.

Cleminson Elementary School is physically located within the city limits of Temple City but is actually part of the El Monte City School District. Additionally, Emperor Elementary School, while part of the Temple City Unified School District, is physically located within an unincorporated region of Los Angeles County and carries a San Gabriel postal address.

The Temple City Board of Education proclaims their district as “A District of Distinguished Schools” because every school in the Temple City district has been designated a “distinguished school” by the State of California, at some time. This honor indicates that Temple City Schools are in a higher percentile in categories such as academics, deportment and other scholastic activities. Temple City High School was ranked #209 in the America’s Best High Schools in Newsweek’s rankings in 2011.

Saint Luke’s Parish School, grades K–8, is located on the grounds of Saint Luke the Evangelist Church, at Broadway and Cloverly. Committed to providing aquality Catholic education, it was founded in 1947. Temporary structures, which were formerly army barracks donated from a parish in North Hollywood housed the new school. A permanent school was opened in 1956 and by 1958 sixteen classrooms were completed.

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San Marino

San Marino is a small, affluent city in Los Angeles CountyCaliforniaUnited States. Incorporated in 1913, the City founders designed the community to be uniquely residential, with expansive properties surrounded by beautiful gardens, wide streets, and well maintained parkways. The city is located in the San Rafael Hills. The population was 13,147 at the 2010 census.

In 2010, Forbes Magazine ranked the city’s 91108 ZIP code as the 63rd most expensive area to live in the United States. Most homes were built between 1920 and 1950. The median list price of a single family home is US$1,987,500, as of July 2010.

Demographics

2010

The 2010 United States Census reported that San Marino had a population of 13,147. The population density was 3,483.4 people per square mile (1,345.0/km²). The racial makeup of San Marino was 5,434 (41.3%) White, 55 (0.4%) African American, 5 (0.0%) Native American, 7,039 (53.5%) Asian, 2 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 198 (1.5%) from other races, and 414 (3.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 855 persons (6.5%).

There were 4,477 housing units at an average density of 1,186.2 per square mile (458.0/km²), of which 3,959 (91.4%) were owner-occupied, and 371 (8.6%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.5%. 11,834 people (90.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,232 people (9.4%) lived in rental housing units.

Zoning

The city is divided into seven zones, based on minimum lot size. The smallest lot size is about 4,500 square feet (420 m2), with many averaging over 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2). Because of this and other factors, most of the homes in San Marino, built between 1920 and 1950, do not resemble the houses in surrounding Southern California neighborhoods (with the exception, perhaps, of neighboring portions of Pasadena). San Marino has also fostered a sense of historic preservation among its homeowners. With minor exceptions, the city’s strict design review and zoning laws have thus far prevented the development of large homes found elsewhere in Los Angeles. No apartment buildings or townhouses exist in the city.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2), virtually all land.

San Marino is highly restrictive of commercial operations in the city. It is one of the few cities that requires commercial vehicles to have permits to work within the city.

Landmarks

San Marino is the location of the renowned Huntington Library and gardens. In 1919 Henry Huntington provided limited access to the art collections, and to the rare books and historical documents, housed in the library and in his large NeoclassicalPalladian mansion, as well as to the surrounding botanical gardens, all collectively known as “The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens”, or “The Huntington”, to the public.[9] In the film, The Wedding Singer, the big wedding finale was filmed on the grassy mall at The Huntington Library & Gardens.

El Molino Viejo (“The Old Mill”), completed about 1816 as a grist mill for Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, is in San Marino. The original two-story structure measured 53 feet (16 m) by 26 feet (7.9 m). It is the oldest commercial building in Southern California.  The town is located on the former lands of the historic Rancho Huerta de Cuati.

The Edwin Hubble House: From 1925 to 1953, this two story stucco home was the residence of one of America’s greatest 20th-century astronomers, Edwin Hubble, who, among other accomplishments, discovered extragalactic nebulae and their recession from each other. It is a National Historic Landmark.

The Michael White Adobe House, is located on the high school campus and houses the San Marino Historical Society archives.

The University of Southern California owns a house in San Marino which is used as the residence of the President of the University. The residence and grounds are often used for University Presidential events.

In the middle of San Marino lies Lacy Park, a huge 30-acre (120,000 m2) expanse of lush grass and trees, rare for urban areas. Originally named Wilson Lake in 1875, the land was purchased by the city in 1925 and dedicated as a park. Families in San Marino have enjoyed the park for years, and it remains one of San Marino’s best kept secrets. A picnic area is often the site of musical concerts, civic events and pancake breakfasts. Within the park are two walking loops: an inner loop of approximately 3/4 mile in length, and an outer loop of approximately 1-mile (1.6 km) in length. Dogs are welcome with their owners, providing they are on a leash. The park includes six championship tennis courts and a pro shop, administered by the San Marino Tennis Foundation. At the west entrance of the park is the Rose Arbor, which is of special significance for the people of San Marino. It is sixty years old and has long been a source of beauty and tranquility to many residents. In recent years the care and upkeep of the Rose Arbor itself has been augmented by private donations from dedicated residents who have chosen to sponsor individual posts.[15] The park recently built a memorial to General George S. Patton (a native of San Marino) and also a large memorial to the Armed Forces along with a statue of a sad soldier. The memorial includes the names of all military personnel from San Marino.

Schools

 

San Marino High School was founded in 1955 after 50 years of utilizing South Pasadena High School in nearby South Pasadena. San Marino High School graduated its first class in 1956. The high school’s nickname, “The Titans,” comes from Mt. Titano, in the Republic of San Marino.

San Marino High School is situated on the former site of Carver Elementary School. In 1996, the high school reconstruction was begun and the school is now equipped with new laboratories, classrooms, and ethernet connections, supported mainly by bond issues and rigorous fund-raising by the San Marino Schools Endowment. The new buildings include a brand new cafeteria, orchestra and band room, dance studio, journalism lab, and renovated auditoriums, as well as a renovated baseball field and a brand new football field/track.

San Marino High School is part of the San Marino Unified School District. Its public funding is supplemented by private donations raised through the San Marino Schools Endowment Foundation. Each year, the Foundation raises funds necessary to balance the District’s budget. To date, the San Marino Schools Foundation has contributed $18,268,485 to our schools since their inception in March 1980.

As of the 2010 Academic Performance IndexAPI school reports, the San Marino Unified School District is the top performing school district in California.Its high school consistently ranks as one of the highest API scores among public high schools in California. Each of its public primary schools have been honored as a California Distinguished School and the United States National Blue Ribbon School.

There are four public schools in San Marino Unified School District:

Seven consecutive years, 2004, through 2010, the San Marino Unified School District ranked first among all 328 California unified school districts based on the California Academic Performance Index. San Marino High School is considered one of the best-performing public schools on Standardized Achievement Tests in Southern California. It was also named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2006. Some of San Marino’s schools’ funding comes from private donors and organizations.

In November 2007, San Marino High School was ranked 82nd on a list of the best high schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Notable residents

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Pasadena

Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles CountyCaliforniaUnited States. Although famous for hosting the annual Rose Bowl football game and Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena is also the home to many scientific and cultural institutions, including the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the Jet Propulsion LaboratoryPasadena City College (PCC), Fuller Theological SeminaryArt Center College of Design, the Pasadena Playhouse, the Norton Simon Museum of Art and the Pacific Asia Museum.

As of 2010 United States Census, the population of Pasadena was 137,122, making it the 180th-largest city in the United States. Pasadena is the ninth-largest city in Los Angeles County, and on June 19, 1886, became the fourth to be incorporated in Los Angeles County. It is one of the primary cultural centers of the San Gabriel Valley.

Demography

The 2010 United States Censusreported that Pasadena had a population of 137,122. The population density was 5,928.8 people per square mile (2,289.1/km²). The racial makeup of Pasadena was 76,550 (55.8%) White, 14,650 (10.7%) African American, 827 (0.6%) Native American, 19,595 (14.3%) Asian, 134 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 18,675 (13.6%) from other races, and 6,691 (4.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 46,174 persons (33.7%). Non-Hispanic Whites were 38.8% of the population in 2010, down from 70.4% in 1970.

The Census reported that 133,629 people (97.5% of the population) lived in households, 2,472 (1.8%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 1,021 (0.7%) were institutionalized.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.1 square miles (60 km²), over 99% of it land; 0.68% is water.

Ten miles (16 kilometers) northeast of downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena is bordered by 11 communities: Highland ParkEagle RockSouth PasadenaSan MarinoTemple City,San GabrielArcadiaSierra MadreLa Cañada Flintridge, and Altadena. The communities of Eagle Rock, Highland Park and Garvanza are incorporated within the city of Los Angeles and Altadena is an unincorporated part of Los Angeles County.

Tournament of Roses Parade

Pasadena is home to the Tournament of Roses Parade, held each year on January 1 (or on January 2, if the 1st falls on a Sunday). The first parade was held in 1890. The motivation for having the parade was, as member Professor Charles F. Holder said, “In New York, people are buried in snow. Here our flowers are blooming and our oranges are about to bear. Let’s hold a festival to tell the world about our paradise.”

The Rose Parade, as it is familiarly known, traditionally features elaborate floats. According to the organizers, “Every inch of every float must be covered with flowers, or other natural materials, such as leaves, seeds, or bark. On average a float requires about 100,000 flowers and greenery. Volunteer workers swarm over the floats in the days after Christmas, their hands and clothes covered with glue and petals.” The most perishable flowers are placed in small vials of water, which are placed onto the float individually. Over the almost 3 hours of the parade, floats, and participants travel over five miles (8 km) and pass by over one million viewers who traditionally camp out over New Year’s Eve to have the best view along the parade route.

Rose Bowl Game

The Rose Bowl, a National Historic Landmark, is host of the first, oldest, and most famous college football postseason bowl game, the Tournament of Roses Rose Bowl Game, every New Year’s Day. In 1895, the Tournament of Roses Association was formed to take charge of the parade. In 1902, the association declared that a football game would be added to the day’s events. The game, now known as the Rose Bowl, would become the first New year’s post-season college football game ever and has developed into a tradition in many college arenas. Soon outgrowing its original facility, a new stadium was constructed in the Arroyo Seco area. The new stadium hosted its first New Year’s Day football game in 1923 and was soon christened “The Rose Bowl.”

Education

The California Institute of Technology is in the southern-central area of Pasadena. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (managed for NASA by Caltech) is in Pasadena. Caltech’s 31 Nobel Laureates have brought 32 Nobel Prizes home to Pasadena. In 2005, Caltech dedicated an on-campus weather station honoring the late Nobel laureate geneticist and meteorologist Ed Lewis. The Ed Lewis Memorial Weather Station generates weather information for KNBC and thousands of other Web sites on school campuses in Pasadena and all over the nation. Fuller Theological Seminary, one of the largest multi denominational seminaries in the world, sits just east of downtown Pasadena. The Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts (formerly known as the California School of Culinary Arts) is located at East Green Street and South Madison Avenue. The school offers the Le Cordon Bleu accreditation and has two campuses in Pasadena. Pacific Oaks College is located next to Pasadena’s National Historic Landmark, the Gamble House. The Art Center College of Design is in the San Rafael Hills overlooking the Rose Bowl, and ranks as one of the top five art schools in the United States and one of the top 10 art schools worldwide; it is particularly known for its design programs.

Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music, founded in 1996, is a contemporary music school whose acclaimed faculty of experienced professionals are active in the film, television and recording industries. The school is located between Colorado and California Boulevards on South Fair Oaks Boulevard.

Pasadena City College is a highly rated community college founded in 1924 and located on Colorado Boulevard, slightly northeast of Caltech. Until about 1970, the Rose Parade Queen’s court was exclusively selected from its students. PCC alumni include Jackie Robinson and Jaime Escalante.

The Pasadena Unified School District encompasses 76 square miles (200 km²) and includes Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre. There are 17 K-5 elementary schools, five middle schools, and four high schools. There are also a number of private and parochial schools in the city.

Pasadena had a public library before it was incorporated as a city. The Pasadena Central Library was designed by architect Myron Hunt and dedicated in 1927. The library has an area of 110,000 square feet (10,000 m²) and was recently renovated without damaging any of its historic integrity. It has been the scene of scholars in movies too numerous to mention.

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Bradbury

Bradbury is a small, affluent city in the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles
County, California
United States. It is located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains
below Angeles National Forest. Bradbury is bordered by the city of Monrovia to the west, and
Duarte to the south and east. The population was 1,048 at the 2010 census, up from 855 at
the 2000 census. The city has three distinct areas—the Bradbury Estates, which is a gated community
consisting of 5-acre (20,000 m2) minimum estates; Woodlyn Lane, which is also a gated community with
minimum 2-acre (8,100 m2) lots; and the balance of the city, which is not gated, which has lots generally
ranging in size from 7,500 square feet (700 m2) to 1-acre (4,000 m2). A significant portion of the properties
in Bradbury Estates and Woodlyn Lane are zoned for horses, and several horse ranches still exist within
these communities today.
In September 2010, Forbes magazine placed Bradbury’s zip code of 91008 at #1 on its annual list of America’s
most expensive zip codes, with a median home price of $4,276,462.

Geography
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), over 99% of it land.

Demographics
2010
The 2010 United States Census[8] reported that Bradbury had a population of 1,048. The population density was 535.0 people per square mile (206.6/km²). The racial makeup of Bradbury was 652 (62.2%) White, 22 (2.1%) African American, 4 (0.4%) Native American, 276 (26.3%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 59 (5.6%) from other races, and 35 (3.3%) from two or more races.Hispanic or Latino of any race were
218 persons (20.8%).
There were 400 housing units at an average density of 204.2 per square mile (78.8/km²), of which 307 (86.7%)
were owner-occupied, and 47 (13.3%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.0%; the
rental vacancy rate was 7.8%. 934 people (89.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and
114 people (10.9%) lived in rental housing units.

Education
Bradbury and Duarte are both served by the Duarte Unified School District. However, many of Bradbury’s residents prefer to send their children to private schools in the area.

Notable residents

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Arcadia

Arcadia is an affluent community in Los Angeles County, California, United States, and located approximately 13 miles (21 km) northeast of downtown Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley and at
the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. It is the site of the Santa Anita Park racetrack and home to the
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. It is an upper-middle class community, which
had a population of 56,364 at the 2010 census, up from 53,248 at the 2000 census. The city is named after Arcadia, Greece. In 2010, Bloomberg Businessweek named Arcadia as one of the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids: 2010” for the second year in a row.

Arcadia is known for beautiful neighborhoods, warm character and a “community of homes” atmosphere. The City places great emphasis on preserving “green space” and its commitment to the environment is evidenced by the large population of healthy trees you will find around town. Arcadia has been designated a Tree City USA for seventeen consecutive years.

Arcadians take pride in their well-established traditions and high standards. The Arcadia Unified School District is one of the most highly thought of in the State; high quality medical services are available locally; and an excellent assortment of recreation and leisure activities are offered for all ages.

Arcadia has a broad commercial base with businesses ranging from the very small to the very large. Westfield Santa Anita is a popular regional mall; downtown Arcadia has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years; south, west and north Arcadia all have thriving businesses; and many consider Santa Anita Race Track to be the finest facility of its type in the country.

With respect for its heritage, appreciation of the present, and excitement about the future, Arcadia remains true to its motto of “Community of Homes” by maintaining a good balance of quality economic development that mixes harmoniously with its primarily residential nature. Arcadians take great pride in their community and the qualities associated with the City are not taken for granted. It is not by accident that Arcadia is referred to as a jewel among southern California communities. While strolling through the grounds, it is very likely that you will have the unique experience of getting up close and personal with Arcadia’s official bird, the peacock.

Geography

Located northeast of downtown Los Angeles, Arcadia is bordered by six other communities: Pasadena, Sierra Madre, El Monte, San Marino, Monrovia, and Temple City.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.1 square miles (29 km²). 10.9 square miles (28 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km²) of it (1.87%) is water.

Demographics

The 2010 United States Census reported that Arcadia had a population of 56,364. The racial makeup of Arcadia was 18,191 (32.3%) White, 681 (1.2%) African American, 186 (0.3%) Native American, 33,353 (59.2%) Asian, 16 (0.0290909%)  Pacific Islander,  2,352 (4.2%) from  other races , and 1,585 (2.8%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6,799 persons (12.1%).

There were 20,686 housing units at an average density of 1,858.0 per square mile (717.4/km²), of which 12,371 (63.1%) were owner-occupied, and 7,221 (36.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.7%. 37,000 people (65.6% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 18,502 people (32.8%) lived in rental housing units.

The median income for a household in the city was $97,024, and the median income for a family in the city was $131,370. Males had a median income of $71,668 versus $59,372 for females. The per capita income for the city was $37,973. About 2.7% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education

For primary and secondary education the city is served by the Arcadia Unified School District. 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 and 12% in private and/or parochial institutions.

Arcadia Unified School Districthas one highly ranked and prestigious high school, Arcadia High School. It is among the few public high schools in California to receive a distinguished Great Schools Rating of 10 out of 10. There are three middle schools, and six elementary schools, two which are winners in the United States Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Schools program. Approximately five percent of California schools are awarded this honor each year following a rigorous selection process. Eligibility is based on federal and state criteria including the No Child Left Behind program, Academic Performance Index (API), and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). The requirements are many and strict, and are based on such areas as a strong curriculum, solid library media services, professional teachers, and counseling programs at all grade levels. In 2010,BusinessWeek ranked Arcadia as the best place to raise children in the state of California for the second year in a row by, citing the city’s excellent school system as one of the factors in addition to the city’s low crime rate.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

  • Baldwin Stocker Elementary 422 West Lemon Ave. Arcadia K–5 604 students
  • Camino Grove Elementary 700 Camino Grove Ave. Arcadia K–5 682
  • Highland Oaks Elementary 10 Virginia Dr. Arcadia K–5 628
  • Holly Avenue Elementary 360 West Duarte Rd. Arcadia K–5 623
  • Longley Way Elementary 2601 Longley Way Arcadia K–5 485
  • Reid (Hugo) Elementary 1000 Hugo Reid Dr. Arcadia K–5 620

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

  • Dana (Richard Henry) Middle 1401 South First Ave. Arcadia 6–8 782
  • First Avenue Middle 301 South First Ave. Arcadia 6–8 839
  • Foothills Middle 171 East Sycamore Ave. Arcadia 6–8 836

HIGH SCHOOLS

Academic Performance Index (A.P.I.) measures the academic performance and growth of schools on a variety of academic measures.Arcadia H.S. scored 890, making it the highest performing large high school in California.[21] In 2010, Arcadia High had 29 National Merit Award Finalists.

Hospital

Located at 300 W. Huntington Drive, Methodist Hospital sits on 22 acres (89,000 m2) of land. The 460-bed hospital opened in Arcadia in 1957, after moving from downtown Los Angeles. 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.

To keep up with the changing needs of the community, several upgrades have been made to the original facility. In 1998, the Berger Tower was completed, adding 169 beds. Methodist underwent a major renovation and expansion in 2006, and in the fall of 2011, a new five-story patient tower and new emergency department are scheduled for completion.

Popular culture

The famous U.S. 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 put off by “preppy” teens when he stops for food at a local drive-in restaurant with a young Mexican woman. The vignette demonstrates the culture clash between the “Beatnik” way of life and that of 1950s conservative 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. In Michael Cunningham’s novel The Hours, Laura Brown mentions that she heard of a man who died in nearby Arcadia.

The McDonald brothers, who later began the McDonald’s hamburger restaurant chain, opened their first restaurant, The Airdrome, near Monrovia Airport, on the Arcadia/Monrovia border in 1937.[25][26] The restaurant was located on historic route 66, now Huntington Drive, but later moved to San Bernardino, California in 1940.

In the comic strip Pearls Before Swine, Pastis`s mother lives in Arcadia.

The city is mentioned in the twenty-first episode of ABC’s FlashFoward, which is set in Los Angeles.

The X-Files episode Arcadia demonstrates the downfalls of fascist conformity in the upper-middle class planned communities in the town.

Filming locations

Los Angeles County Arboreum is located on Baldwin Ave.

Many films on location (including Tarzan and the Bing Crosby On the Road movies), television shows, most notably Fantasy Island were filmed in Arcadia. A popular visiting site is the house with the bell tower, where Tattoo rang the bell, is the Queen Anne Cottage, located in the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia.The plane, “arriving” with the guests, was filmed in the lagoon behind the Queen Anne Cottage.Occasionally, outdoor scenes and commercials are filmed at the Arboretum have been filmed on the grounds of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

The Santa Anita Park Racetrack. is another popular filming locations. The 2003 true story film Seabiscuit was filmed and takes place at the Santa Anita race track. A commercial for Claritin allergy medicine, a Lexus commercial, and three episodes of Grey’s Anatomy have used it as a location (“Walk on Water,” “Drowning on Dry Land,” and “Some Kind of Miracle”).

Scenes in the movie Deal of a Lifetime were filmed on location at Arcadia High School.

This city was one of the filming locations for the Columbia Pictures 1994 comedy film North.

The film Matilda was shot here in 1996.

In the film “War of the Worlds”, the aliens land in nearby Chantry Flat.

A scene from “Step Brothers” was shot at the nearby Derby restaurant.

Scenes from “Mission Impossible 3” were shot at Methodist Hospital.

In the movie Cloverfield the scene in which the survivors walk inside Bloomingdale’s was actually filmed inside a Robinsons-May store under reconstruction inside the Westfield Santa Anita in Arcadia. Eagle Eye was also filmed in this location.

Scenes from “Kicking and Screaming” were shot at Foothill Middle School and in Arcadia homes.

The film Deal of a Lifetime was completely filmed at Arcadia High School.[32]

Sights

The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is located in Arcadia across from the Santa Anita mall and racetrack. It is a popular attraction, especially for the flock of peafowl that inhabit the grounds and neighborhood near the arboretum. The peafowl are a remainder of the former Baldwin ranch. The peafowl were originally introduced to help Baldwin control the snakes and snails on his farm but they have since gone wild. They are considered an attraction to some residents and a nuisance to others due to their loud cries and the droppings they leave on residents’ properties. The Arcadia Festival of Bands is a popular local yearly event.

Notable residents

Some notable Arcadians:

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