Date: May 3rd, 2018

Monrovia Firefighters Pancake Breakfast May 12
Community

Monrovia Firefighters Pancake Breakfast May 12

By Susan Motander As always, Monrovia Firefighters will celebrate Fire Service Day with their annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 12th. Proceeds from the breakfast help the firefighters’ community projects including their annual Spark of Love toy drive at Christmas. Throughout the year the Firefighters’ Association takes on several such community service projects. The pancake…

Lyft informs Monrovia of their Carbon Neutral rides
Community

Lyft informs Monrovia of their Carbon Neutral rides

    Lyft recently notified the city that their rides are now carbon neutral.  The company is now voluntarily purchasing carbon offsets for every Lyft ride across the world.  This makes Lyft one of the largest purchasers of such offsets in the world. Lyft estimates that in the first year of purchases alone the company expects to…

Monrovia’s Plymouth Elementary School Wins $10,000
Education

Monrovia’s Plymouth Elementary School Wins $10,000

Plymouth Elementary School won a $10,000 grant to upgrade and enhance its library with resources geared toward technology and Mandarin, including a parent resource library, thanks to more than 10,000 votes placed over two weeks for the Scholar Dollar Grant Program. California Treasurer John Chiang announced April 10 the 20 winning schools from across California…

From the Desk of the CEO: The Power of Oneness
Columns, Community

From the Desk of the CEO: The Power of Oneness

By Jesse Dillon, Beacon Media News CEO An excellent way to decrease stress is to step out of oneself and focus on helping others.  The more we volunteer, the happier we feel.  Volunteering increases self-confidence when you are doing good for others and the community. Community Involvement is the process of engaging in conversation and collaboration with…

Modern Mingling: Tips on How To Be Less Clingy
Columns

Modern Mingling: Tips on How To Be Less Clingy

Is Your Neediness Ruining Your Relationships? By Hedda Muskat Have you recently started dating someone new and you actually kind of like that person and you think that person likes you, but they are now missing in action?  So you call them and they say they were just busy but make plans with you anyway. …

Career Corner: Continuous Interviewing
Columns

Career Corner: Continuous Interviewing

By Angela Copeland One of the hardest things about looking for a new job is this. Most people wait to start looking until they need a job. In other words, they’ve been fired, or they hate their work situation so much that they’re ready to quit. Does this sound familiar? The problem is, if you wait…