Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Weekly Activity Highlights for October 19- 25, 2014

http://www.ci.arcadia.ca.us/docs/weekly_10.19.14.pdf

In Arcadia for Breeders' Cup 2014?


Are you in town for the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships?  For any public safety and traffic info, please follow @ArcadiaPD on Twitter, hashtag #BC14.  For emergency alerts, text 91007 to 888777, or subscribe to Arcadia Police Department messages on Nixle at www.Nixle.com.

Halloween Safety Tips

The Arcadia Police Department wants everyone to have a fun, but safe Halloween.  Here are some simple tips to make your Halloween fun and safe:
  • Plan your route ahead of time.
  • Trick or treat in familiar neighborhoods.
  • Carry a flashlight with new batteries after dark.
  • Always trick or treat in groups with an adult.
  • Stay on sidewalks, use crosswalks, and remember to walk, not run.
  • Walk with your head up and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Only visit well lit houses.
  • Don’t enter any houses unless you know the people.
  • Don’t approach unfamiliar pets and animals.
  • Don’t cut across yards and stay out of backyards.
  • Always watch for cars backing up or turning.
  • Don’t eat any candy until it has been inspected by an adult.
  • Avoid candy that is homemade, has puncture holes, has loose wrappers or is unwrapped.
  • Wear a costume that is visible to others, light colored, or reflective.  
  • If a mask is worn, make sure it has large enough eye holes to see out of.  Also, consider removing the mask before crossing or entering the street.

Halloween 2014 falls on a Friday so we also want to remind drivers that it is never safe to drink and drive, but especially on Halloween night.  There will be a lot of little ghosts and ghouls out looking for Trick-or-Treats.   We hope these tips will help everyone have a safe and fun night.

For additional safety tips check out these sites:
Center for Disease Control-Halloween Safet

  
 





Tuesday Tip-Halloween Traffic Safety



Halloween night will bring plenty of gatherings and activity to our neighborhoods. As you drive or make your way around town, please pay close attention for pedestrians and little goblins running across the street. Watch out for our kids as they trick or treat on Halloween night from house to house or while getting out of parked cars.

Arcadia, like many communities, has many homes that are decorated and offer "haunted houses" attracting crowds of kids and traffic. When visiting these locations, enjoy the experience but remember to obey traffic laws and parking regulations.
  • Don't double park or drop off passengers in the roadway.
  • Don't block driveways.
  • Don't park in crosswalks.
  • Don't park in front of fire hydrants.
Please be courteous and respectful of your neighbors. Drive carefully and be aware of all the children celebrating tonight!

Halloween Night, Friday, October 31st. - Longden Avenue will be closed to through traffic between El Monte - Holly Avenues from 4:00 - 10:30 pm.  The closure is to accommodate expected pedestrian and vehicle traffic converging on this area on Halloween night.  Please use Duarte Road or Las Tunas Drive as alternate east-west roadways.  Residents with identification living in the 200-400 blocks West Longden Avenue will be able to access the closure.

And always - Don't Drink & Drive!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Red Ribbon Week 2014



Red Ribbon Week runs October 23rd-31st, 2014. Red Ribbon Week began in remembrance of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena who was kidnapped and murdered in Mexico in 1985. Agent Camarena had been working undercover for the DEA and was key in developing information that led to the eradication of large scale narcotics manufacturing operations in Mexico. Mexican cartel leaders sought revenge for these operations, murdering alleged informants and ultimately Agent Camarena.

Following his death, in Agent Camarena's home town, Calexico, CA, the public outpouring of support turned in to an organized community response in which citizens dawned red ribbons. They became a voice for prevention in order to reduce the demand for illegal drugs and use of drugs in America. The following year the California State PTA adopted the Red Ribbon Campaign. Then, in 1988, Red Ribbon Week was recognized nationally with President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan serving as the Honorary Chairs.

Today, the Red Ribbon Celebration brings millions of people together to raise awareness regarding the need for alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention, early intervention, and treatment services. It is the largest, most visible prevention awareness campaign observed annually in the United States.


Road Closure-Friday October 31, 2014-Longden Ave




Halloween Night, Friday, October 31st. - Longden Avenue will be closed to through traffic between El Monte - Holly Avenues from 4:00 - 10:30 pm.  The closure is to accommodate expected pedestrian and vehicle traffic converging on this area on Halloween night.  Please use Duarte Road or Las Tunas Drive as alternate east-west roadways.  Residents with identification living in the 200-400 blocks West Longden Avenue will be able to access the closure.