Month: February, 2018

Monrovia Old Town Report (Issue 2/22/18)
Columns

Monrovia Old Town Report (Issue 2/22/18)

By Pam Fitzpatrick I’ll start off this week by correcting an error I made last week. Let’s just say I’m glad I wasn’t at Jake’s Roadhouse last Friday when Julie Soldo, the Queen of Taste of Old Town and long-time loyal Kiwanian, was shown my column confidently announcing that “Taste” would be sometime in August….

Public Safety Meeting to Be Held at Monrovia Community Center
Community

Public Safety Meeting to Be Held at Monrovia Community Center

Assembly Member Chris Holden will host a public safety meeting in Monrovia on Thursday, March 1st at the Monrovia Community Center starting at 5:30 pm. Registration for the event begins at 5:30 with the program beginning at 6 pm. In the aftermath of the enactment of Assembly Bill 109 and the passage of Propositions 47 and 57, questions have arisen…

Go Monrovia Will Be Fueled by Public / Private Partnerships
Community

Go Monrovia Will Be Fueled by Public / Private Partnerships

By Susan Motander The Monrovia City Council voted Tuesday evening to move forward with the two proposed public private partnerships that will drive (or in one case give wheels to) a new public transportation system. The city is entering into partnerships with both Lyft and LimeBikes to provide alternate sources of transportation within the city and the…

How have Assembly Bill 109 and Props 47 and 57 changed the Way Monrovia and California View the Justice System
News

How have Assembly Bill 109 and Props 47 and 57 changed the Way Monrovia and California View the Justice System

By Susan Motander Last summer Michele Hanisee, president of the Los Angles Association of Deputy District Attorneys presented a report to the Monrovia City Council that reviewed the impact of Assembly Bill 109, and Propositions 47 and 57. With the proposed ballot proposition going through the signature process it is important to review that report again. The…

Fred Bowden Passed Away Last Week
Obituaries

Fred Bowden Passed Away Last Week

Long time Monrovian Fred Bowden died last Saturday. Despite battling cancer, Fred was on vacation in Mexico when he died. Service has no yet been set for the developer who was a major influence in the redevelopment of Monrovia. As Mayor Tom Adams said in his tribute to Bowden as he closed the City Council…

Trump Cuts off Early Earthquake Warning System funds
News

Trump Cuts off Early Earthquake Warning System funds

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said the USGS’s ShakeAlert system would protect property and infrastructure. “Congress has remained steadfast in its bipartisan support for the system, and I will work to see that Congress resumes funding for the project just as we did last year when the budget zeroed it out,” Schiff said in a statement. This is the second consecutive…

Groundhog Day in Southern California
Lifestyle

Groundhog Day in Southern California

By Sandi Khine Just a few weeks ago, a rodent carried by men in top hats saw its shadow on the ground and marked the beginning of another six long weeks of wintry weather. The circumstance is far from unusual— near the close of winter every year, an extraordinary groundhog known as Punxsutawney Phil decides…

Honey Massages and Presidential Palaces in Rancho Mirage
Travel

Honey Massages and Presidential Palaces in Rancho Mirage

By Greg Aragon  Did you know there is an historic and lavish presidential retreat just outside of Palm Springs, in the small desert town of Rancho Mirage? If you didn’t know about this, then you are not alone. Until my last visit to the area, I had never heard of it either. But this all changed…

Monrovia Crime Blotters Feb. 8 – Feb. 14
Crime

Monrovia Crime Blotters Feb. 8 – Feb. 14

Feb. 8 At 4:19 p.m., a resident in the 1000 block of S. Mountain discovered his car was ransacked and a bottle of shampoo was taken. The victim left his car unlocked the day before, which allowed someone to enter the vehicle. The investigation is continuing. At 7:22 p.m., two suspects entered a store in…

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