Date: November 16th, 2017

Monrovia Crime Blotters: Nov. 9 – 12
Crime

Monrovia Crime Blotters: Nov. 9 – 12

Nov. 9 At 6:33 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 1800 block of S. Peck Road. The victim parked his vehicle on the street in front of his residence in the evening. He returned to his vehicle in the morning and found it was missing. The vehicle is a white, Chevrolet Express van….

Letter to the Editor: Reader Loves Italy
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Reader Loves Italy

Dear Editor, Now that Italy will no longer allow the exploitation of animals for entertainment, I have another reason (besides its pasta and its music) to love that country: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mohandas Ghandi What a noble sentiment!…

Letter to the Editor
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Sadly, some vocal elements would like to delay, erase, demean or refashion the Citywide Historical Protection Ordinance to meet their narrow views. Will their attack succeed or will other residents step up and defend this proposed ordinance? A lively diversity among the 11 districts, 188 historic resources & 12 non-building resources deserves respect…

Rep. Chu Introduces Bill to Streamline Access to Student Aid
News

Rep. Chu Introduces Bill to Streamline Access to Student Aid

Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) introduced the Streamlining FAFSA Act of 2017. This bill would ensure that all students are eligible to benefit from the Automatic Zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC) when applying for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Rep. Chu released the following statement: “As a former educator,…

Superintendent Torlakson Issues Statement on School Shooting Involving Rancho Tehama Elementary School
News

Superintendent Torlakson Issues Statement on School Shooting Involving Rancho Tehama Elementary School

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson issued the following statement earlier this week regarding their tragic shooting incident in Northern California. “My thoughts and prayers go out to those killed and wounded in this terrible event. The California Department of Education stands ready to help Rancho Tehama Elementary School, the Corning Union Elementary School District and…

Former Upper San Gabriel Valley MWD Director Frank Forbes Passes Away
Obituaries

Former Upper San Gabriel Valley MWD Director Frank Forbes Passes Away

Frank F. Forbes, former Board member for the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) has passed away.  Director Forbes served on the Upper District Board for 16 years, from 1992 through Dec. 2008, representing the residents of Division 2 which include the cities of South Pasadena, San Gabriel, Rosemead, Arcadia and unincorporated…

Fall into The Ranch at Laguna Beach
Travel

Fall into The Ranch at Laguna Beach

By Greg Aragon The Ranch at Laguna Beach is the best of both vacation worlds. Set in a lush canyon, next to a flowing stream, the resort offers guests a classy, rustic atmosphere. And located a few hundred yards from the Pacific Ocean, it also boasts a California beach feel. In other words, The Ranch…

Monrovia Football Falls to Yorba Linda, Season Over
Sports

Monrovia Football Falls to Yorba Linda, Season Over

By Spencer Stueve Monrovia High School started their 2017 Varsity football season with five straight losses, and after the slow start, few, if any thought they would still be playing on the second Friday in November.  Coach Jerry Chou and the Wildcats would rally, however, and what could have been a lost season, turned into…

Nov. 17 – Nov. 23
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Nov. 17 – Nov. 23

Editor’s Pick: The Doo Dah Parade Is Sunday, Nov. 19 Come view the Doo Dah Parade Sunday Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. This year you can get your free general audience tickets or sign up to be a marcher in the parade all in one place on our Eventbrite page! Entries are accepted the day…

Old Town Report 11/16/17
Columns, Community

Old Town Report 11/16/17

I’m not sure where to start this week, so much is happening!  Let’s start with food, specifically donuts and spaghetti.  Stay with me here, this will get better. The Donut Society opened Tuesday morning, Nov. 14.  There must be a lot of starving folks in and around Monrovia, because the place was packed most of…

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