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Proposed Marriott Towneplace Suites Hotel Project Moving Forward

Proposed Marriott Towneplace Suites Hotel Project Moving Forward

    Monrovia staff met via conference call this past week with the Tharaldson Hospitality Group (THG) development team regarding the proposed Marriott Towneplace Suites Hotel for the…

Monrovia Renewal Construction Work in Southwest and Southeast Project Sections Well Underway

Monrovia Renewal Construction Work in Southwest and Southeast Project Sections Well Underway

    Project On-Time and On-Budget Over the past several weeks, the Monrovia Renewal project has been advancing and the city has made significant progress in constructing the…

Monrovia Fire Destroys Four Homes Early Monday Morning

Monrovia Fire Destroys Four Homes Early Monday Morning

An early Monday morning fire injured two firefighters and burned four homes and a garage in Monrovia. Monrovia Fire Chief Brad Dover estimated damages at $450,000 to the…

Education

Department of Education Receives Seal of Biliteracy Honor

Department of Education Receives Seal of Biliteracy Honor

    The California Department of Education (CDE) recently received an award in Washington, D.C.,…

Applications Available for 2017 Young Legislators Program

Applications Available for 2017 Young Legislators Program

  Assemblymember Chris Holden is accepting applications for the 2017 Young Legislators Program. This is…

California Department of Education Releases New Information to Help Students in Foster Care

California Department of Education Releases New Information to Help Students in Foster Care

    The California Department of Education (CDE) recently released new information about the nearly…

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Entertainment

Monthly Highlight: Why Latina Stars Rule Hollywood

Monthly Highlight: Why Latina Stars Rule Hollywood

    By Mary Mcnulty Bucking a Hollywood trend, many of the highest-paid stars are Latinas. They are well known across all entertainment venues and have fans that…

Calendar: Sept. 29 to Oct. 5

Calendar: Sept. 29 to Oct. 5

    EDITOR’S PICK: Oktoberfest at the Santa Anita Race Track (Oct. 1 @ 12 p.m., Santa Anita Race Track, 285 W. Huntington Drive). Break out the lederhosen…

Backbeat Books Bass Guitar History Book Sets the Bar for Excellence

Backbeat Books Bass Guitar History Book Sets the Bar for Excellence

    Third Revised Edition of ‘The Bass Book’ Is Worth Its Weight in Gold By Terry Miller I love it when USPS delivers a new book from…

Taste of Old Town Monrovia

Taste of Old Town Monrovia

    Fall is here, which means … it’s time for one of the premier culinary events in the San Gabriel Valley! The Taste of Old Town Monrovia…

Monrovia Library Events

Monrovia Library Events

  As always, the Monrovia Public Library continues to host a wide variety of events/programs, ranging from critical community resources, to family-friendly nights of fun and entertainment. Listed…

Calendar: Sept. 22 to 28

Calendar: Sept. 22 to 28

    EDITOR’S PICK: 18th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk (Sept. 25 @ 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Brookside Park, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd.). Join our community of animal…

Crime

Monrovia Police Blotters: Sept. 22 to 25

Monrovia Police Blotters: Sept. 22 to 25

    Sept. 22 At 8:02 a.m., an officer was dispatched on the report of a residential burglary in the 1500…

Monrovia Police Blotters: Sept. 15 to 19

Monrovia Police Blotters: Sept. 15 to 19

    Sept. 15 At 8:08 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 block of South Mountain regarding a subject acting…

Police Blotters: Sept. 8 to 11

Police Blotters: Sept. 8 to 11

    Sept. 8 At 8:27 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 1100 block of Briarcliff. The victim reported that…

Driver Fires Weapon at Motorist Monday; Car Crashes

Driver Fires Weapon at Motorist Monday; Car Crashes

  A driver fired gunshots at another driver in an unincorporated county area near Monrovia Monday afternoon. According to LASD, the…

Business

Treasurer John Chiang Sanctions Wells Fargo Bank for Defrauding California Customers

Treasurer John Chiang Sanctions Wells Fargo Bank for Defrauding California Customers

    Calls for Overhaul of Banking Industry Wells Fargo’s admission that thousands of its bank employees opened over 2 million fraudulent consumer accounts is a legal…

-Foothill Unity Center – Readers’ Choice

-Foothill Unity Center – Readers’ Choice

  In our recent Readers’ Choice annual tip of the hat to local businesses, we inadvertently placed Foothill Unity Center’s listing under the “Swap Meet” category on…

Health

The Health Perks of Our National Parks

The Health Perks of Our National Parks

  Most Americans agree that spending time outdoors can enhance their physical and mental health. A recent online survey, conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Humana…

Vector Control Starts Fogging to Control Tiger Mosquitoes

Vector Control Starts Fogging to Control Tiger Mosquitoes

  By Susan Motander Last week, the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District started fogging to control Asian tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus). The tiny, but…

Arts & Culture

Lights , Camera … Action: Sept. 10

Lights , Camera … Action: Sept. 10

  This Saturday the City of Monrovia is celebrating the city’s last ‘public art’ project in front of the Krikorian Theatre at 10 a.m. Saturday. Refreshments will…

Bronze Sculpture Captures Action in Old Town

Bronze Sculpture Captures Action in Old Town

      On Wednesday, Aug. 17, public works division staff assisted Daniel Stern with the installation of the bronze sculpture entitled, “Action!” This newest piece of public…

Sports

MHS Tennis Features Four Adopted Sisters

MHS Tennis Features Four Adopted Sisters

    By Christian Romo LiAnna Fritz exits her first doubles set of the season with a 6-1 loss. She bounces throughout the match, mixing in jokes,…

Monrovia Continues to Impress With Three-Set Win Over Maranatha

Monrovia Continues to Impress With Three-Set Win Over Maranatha

    By Christian Romo Monrovia senior Angie Castenada (#21) proved she could do just about anything on a volleyball court, including serving the ball backwards. Behind…

Dining

Innis & Gunn Makes Its Mark on the US With a Beer Brewed With Truth Serum

Innis & Gunn Makes Its Mark on the US With a Beer Brewed With Truth Serum

    Company Sends Samples to Leading Presidential Candidates By Terry Miller Sometimes – every once in a while – an email really garners extra attention from…

Traditional Korean Cuisine Sampling

  On Wednesday, June 22, at 12:30 p.m., the Monrovia Public Library invites you to join a delicious sampling of traditional Korean foods and to learn about…

Environment

Governor Brown Signs Nation’s Toughest Super Pollutant Restrictions Into Law

Governor Brown Signs Nation’s Toughest Super Pollutant Restrictions Into Law

  Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently signed SB 1383 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), which establishes the nation’s toughest restrictions on destructive “super pollutants,” including…

Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Support Communities Impacted by Climate Change

Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Support Communities Impacted by Climate Change

    Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently signed legislation that directs $900 million in cap-and-trade funds to greenhouse gas reducing programs that benefit disadvantaged communities, support…

Obituaries

Services Are Set for Retired Fire Captain John Rooks

Services Are Set for Retired Fire Captain John Rooks

    John Rooks, who served on the Monrovia Fire Department for 29 years, passed way unexpectedly on Aug. 11 at home in La Habra. He was…

Monrovia Resident Cameron Turner Remembered

Monrovia Resident Cameron Turner Remembered

By Susan Motander Journalist and commentator Cameron Turner died on March 12 and services were held for him last Friday at the First A.M.E. Church in Pasadena.…

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Monrovia Weekly – 9/26/16

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Monrovia Weekly – 9/19/16

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