Who knew software was so important and so expensive? Find out more in my new Arcadia Weekly article.
Chinese American Equalization Association Demands Electoral Changes
The City of Arcadia has another lawsuit threat to contend with. Find out what the Chinese American Equalization Association demands and why in my most recent Arcadia Weekly article.
Zoning Codes on Vacant Homes in the Works
There is a vacant home on the next street over from my house. I watched as week by week it degenerated. The windows got boarded up, the foxglove took over as the grass died out, the fence lost a board or two, just enough so when you walked by you caught glimpses of strange shapes... Continue Reading →
City Council Approves Changes to Zoning Code, General Plan
I never quite realized how comprehensive city zoning codes were until I learned about the updates Arcadia was making to theirs. Learn all about them in my new Arcadia Weekly article.
City Revamps Intersection, Returns Excess Property to Owners
The city vacating a street doesn't always mean what you think it does. In this case, it turns out Arcadia had revamped an intersection and returned the excess property to the home owners in the area. Why did they do it? Find out in my most recent Arcadia Weekly article.
Residents Object to Proposed Portly Project
I'll be the first to admit I had no idea what a floor area ratio was before I started covering the mansionization issue in Arcadia. Now I am becoming increasingly familiar with the average square footage of houses in the area and how new developments compare to them. Read all about the most recent embattled home... Continue Reading →
City Council Revokes Three Massage Therapy Licenses
There is a certain level of uncomfortable inevitability to watching business license appeals. I have yet to see the council actually grant an appeal, especially when the revocation was requested by the police and the defendants are being criminally charged as well. However, it is also quite interesting to see the story behind the revocation, as tangled... Continue Reading →
A New Fiscal Year, A New Budget
I really expanded my accounting and budgeting knowledge while writing about Arcadia's new city budget this week. See me show off my fancy new numerical skills in my Arcadia Weekly article.
City to Amend Sex Offender Registration
Arcadia is looking to change the part of its municipal code dealing with sex offender restrictions. In writing about this, I delved a little deeper than I would've liked into the laws and politics of sex offender registration for my most recent article for Arcadia Weekly.
Raising a Failing Preservation Grade
Historical preservation, while not often the highest priority in politics, is important for preserving and restoring the cultural landscape of an area. In this, Arcadia is failing. Find out why and what the city is doing to rectify this in my new Arcadia Weekly article.