Month: October, 2017

Community

Gary Sinise Named Grand Marshal of 2018 Rose Parade

By Staff Writer On a cloudy, misty morning at Tournament House Monday, actor Gary Sinise was named grand marshal of the 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade to the delight of hundreds in attendance for the announcement. Humanitarian and accomplished actor, Sinise, is perhaps most famously known for his portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor in the…

Rise and Shine: 5 Benefits of Waking Up Earlier
Health & Fitness

Rise and Shine: 5 Benefits of Waking Up Earlier

By Sarah Wang Across the world, people of all different ethnicities, beliefs, and cultures go about their daily lives. But for many, resisting the temptation of the snooze button can be the most difficult thing about starting the day. Clambering out of bed late and rushing to get ready may be an experience almost anyone…

Cat Of The Week- Bongo and Gypsy
Opinion

Cat Of The Week- Bongo and Gypsy

Too cute to spook! Lifeline for Pets is getting ready for “Meoween,” with Bongo and Gypsy, two bonded siblings who are quite delightful! Bongo is a  cute tuxedo male, age 2, playful and cuddly. Gypsy, his gorgeous black sister, age 3, is independent but friendly and snuggly. See their video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRVMdR-C_gs. They are bonded, make…

Compost and Mulch Giveaway in Monrovia
Community

Compost and Mulch Giveaway in Monrovia

Join Athens Services this Sunday, Oct. 29 for Monrovia’s popular Compost and Mulch Giveaway event.  The event will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the City’s Public Works Yard (600 S. Mountain Avenue, Monrovia). All Monrovia residents are eligible to participate in this “self-serve” event.  Please bring a copy of a proper ID or an…

Long Time Monrovian Pat Myers Passes Away
Obituaries

Long Time Monrovian Pat Myers Passes Away

By Susan Motander When I graduated from high school, the first person to congratulate me was Pat Myers, then President of the Board of Education in Monrovia. The first thing I did on the day I turned eighteen was visit Mrs. Myers.  She was a Registrar of Voters and she registered me to vote. Within a…

Local Hero Tosh Asano Remembered
Obituaries

Local Hero Tosh Asano Remembered

On October 6th, Tosh Asano died.  He was a hero in several ways.  His family had deep roots in Monrovia.  His grandparents owned a grocery store on Myrtle Avenue.  He was a lifelong Monrovian and was even born at the Monrovia Hospital. Tosh was a football star at Monrovia High School as a halfback.  He even played basketball against Jackie…

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