I think the tendency to make changes when the calendar flips over is an unavoidable human trait. This seems to increase as we age, when we peel the wrapper off a new calendar and wonder where the last year went. While we don’t have any huge changes planned with your neighborhood newspaper, there’s always room for improvement. 

This issue is chock full of great articles. My favorite story this month involves our UPS driver, Jeremy Giles, who came up with an idea of relaying a “safety baton” through UPS centers around the world. This creative safety campaign contributed to the prevention of injuries and may have even saved some lives. UPS has more than 450,000 global employees delivering over five billion packages and documents per year, with 130,000 vehicles and 550 airplanes in over 220 countries. Clearly, safety is near the top of their list of concerns.

Around the world in 183 days starts on page 34.

As always, we encourage you to reach out to us with any story ideas, suggestions or feedback. Many of our best neighborhood stories are made possible by our readers. Reach our editorial team here: editor@arcadianews.com.

Our readers and advertisers are the foundation of this paper and we are very grateful for all of you. I wish you all the best with your own “improvements” in 2019. Thank you for reading the Arcadia News!

— Greg A. Bruns, Publisher


P.S. – The Arcadia News has an opening in our delivery department.

It’s a part-time job that requires four weekdays per month.

See the Help Wanted ad on page 58.