Month: January, 2018

Monrovia Overcomes Slow Start to Beat South Pasadena
Sports

Monrovia Overcomes Slow Start to Beat South Pasadena

By Spencer Stueve After losing six games in a row, the Monrovia Wildcats broke the streak and beat Temple City last Wednesday 58-54.  Two days later, they were looking to build a winning streak when they took on the South Pasadena Tigers at home. Early on, things didn’t look great for the Wildcats.  South Pasadena…

3 Simple Ways To Alleviate Lower Back Pain
Health & Fitness

3 Simple Ways To Alleviate Lower Back Pain

By Yajen Tan Today, we’re sitting more than ever before and we’re starting to experience the results in the form of back pain. Whether it’s during your commute to work, at your desk all day, or your nightly Netflix binge, odds are, you’re sitting way more than your body can handle. Although sitting might be…

First African American President of Tournament of Roses
News

First African American President of Tournament of Roses

Gerald Freeny announces 2019 theme “The Melody of Life” The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Board of Directors has confirmed Gerald Freeny as President for the 2018-2019 Tournament of Roses year.  Freeny will provide leadership for the 130th Rose Parade® January 1, 2019. Freeny announced “The Melody of Life” as the Pasadena Tournament of Roses theme to encourage creativity in…

Jan. 26 – Feb. 1
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Jan. 26 – Feb. 1

Your Weekly Events JAN. 26 Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation’s first-ever Arcadia Lunar New Year Festival January 26th at 8p.m. (188 Campus Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007) presents Golden Dragon Acrobats direct from China. The world-famous cirque spectacular opens the evening with their amazing athleticism and the grace of a centuries-old art form. Ticket stubs are drawn…

Aquarela Gifts and Flowers
Business Spotlight

Aquarela Gifts and Flowers

By Emily G. Peters Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote that “the world laughs in flowers”—a sentiment well-captured by Aquarela Gifts and Flowers in Monrovia. The creative outlet of mother-daughter duo Alejandra (Ale) and Dorys Gonzalez, this flower shop puts a whimsical spin on everything from their designs to business name. “Aquarela is a translation of…

Arts & Entertainment

New Works: Audra Weaser and Sarah Williams

New works by Audra Weaser (“Sea Level”) and Sarah Williams (“Speed Trap Towns”) are currently on exhibit at George Billis Gallery in Culver City through February 17th, 2018. While Weaser and Williams works seem at the opposite end of the spectrum in terms of subject matter and technique, both do an excellent job of illustrating…

Former Mayor of Monrovia Mary Patricia ‘Pat’ Ostrye Passes
Obituaries

Former Mayor of Monrovia Mary Patricia ‘Pat’ Ostrye Passes

Pat Ostrye, former Monrovia Mayor and a longtime resident passed away on January 13th. A full tribute to her will appear in this publication on Thursday Mary Patricia “Pat” Ostrye died peacefully on January 13, 2017. Pat was born January 12, 1924 in Minneapolis the oldest of five children born to William and Cecelia O’Brien. After…

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