Arcadia’s own ‘dynamic personality’ dies

A former Arcadia councilman died on Sunday, Kevin Felt reports.

ARCADIA – Four-time Arcadia Mayor Charles Gilb, who helped changed the face of the city by spearheading several key civic projects, has died, his family announced.

Gilb died Sunday at his Arcadia home from malignant melanoma. He was 83.

He had served on the City Council for 16 years, beginning in 1974.

“In Arcadia’s history there have been two dynamic personalities: one was Charles Gilb and the other was Lucky Baldwin,” said City Councilman Roger Chandler.