Date: November 29th, 2017

Monrovia High Names Annie Van Dyke as Teacher of the Year
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Monrovia High Names Annie Van Dyke as Teacher of the Year

Student political cartoons depicting the Trump administration, LGBT rights and the war in the Middle East, cover the classroom wall of 24-year Monrovia High School history teacher Annie Van Dyke. Van Dyke is known for inciting lively debates in her class and tackling provocative topics. Her ability to motivate her students to think beyond their…

Monrovia Old Town Report (11/30/17)
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Monrovia Old Town Report (11/30/17)

By Pam Fitzpatrick What a wonderful weekend just passed:  Black Friday, then Small Business Saturday with the arrival of Santa Claus in Old Town and the uplifting Spark of Love Toy Drive.  Who says Amazon has taken over the world?  Yes, online shopping was at an all-time high, but the malls didn’t suffer and neither…

ALDI to Open First Monrovia Location Dec. 7
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ALDI to Open First Monrovia Location Dec. 7

To celebrate the opening of the first Monrovia store, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:25 a.m. on Dec. 7. Following the ceremony, the first 100 customers will receive a Golden Ticket, each containing ALDI gift cards of various amounts. The Monrovia store is part of the aggressive $3.4 billion investment plan ALDI recently…

Julian Fisher Park Reopens Dec. 2
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Julian Fisher Park Reopens Dec. 2

The reopening of Julian Fisher Park will begin with a formal dedication ceremony this Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m.  The park is located at 915 S. California (the corner of Almond and California. City Manager Oliver Chi wrote in his City Manager’s Update this week that the renovation “has been a labor of love over the last…

Road Work Will Lead to Delays and Intermittent Closures
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Road Work Will Lead to Delays and Intermittent Closures

By Susan Motander Work on the roads and utilities will result in delays and some road closures in several areas in Monrovia.  According to this week’s City Managers Update, residents should expect to encounter this work in the following areas -The intersection of Hillcrest Blvd. and Mauna Loa Dr. This work began last Monday, Nov. 20.  The…