Month: August, 2018

Monrovia City Council Considers Marriott TownePlace Suites and AvalonBay
News

Monrovia City Council Considers Marriott TownePlace Suites and AvalonBay

By Staff On Sept. 4, the City Council will hold public hearings to consider entitlement applications for the Marriott TownePlace Suites hotel project (located at the southwest intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Huntington Drive) and the AvalonBay multi-family project (located at the northwest corner of Myrtle and Chestnut avenues). Tharaldson Investments is proposing the development…

Monrovia Crime Blotters: Aug. 25 – Aug. 30
Crime

Monrovia Crime Blotters: Aug. 25 – Aug. 30

Aug. 25 At 2:25 p.m., a fraud incident was reported that occurred in the 200 block of South Myrtle. The victim is a volunteer at a local church. She was approached by a female subject she recognized as someone who comes to their church food distributions. The female asked the victim to cash a check…

High Speed Broadband Launches at Monrovia Public Library
News

High Speed Broadband Launches at Monrovia Public Library

Thanks to a $24,000 grant from the state and over 18 months of hard work by Monrovia city staff, the Monrovia Public Library now has high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi internet connections. In fact, internet speeds at the Monrovia Library are now 10-times faster than what they were in the past. Before the switch, the Library had…

Mastering the Art of Gluten-Free Goodies
Business Spotlight

Mastering the Art of Gluten-Free Goodies

By Emily G. Peters Gluten-free. Dairy-free. Vegan. Any one of these dietary restrictions can make the prospect of getting your hands on a tasty baked good tough going. Combine them and you’re looking at saying goodbye to cupcakes forever—right? Not quite. Katie’s Bakery in Pasadena is a name you’re going to want to know, especially…

10 Things You Might Not Know About Diabetes
Opinion

10 Things You Might Not Know About Diabetes

By Dr. Tamika Henry, MB, MBA If you are struggling with diabetes, or know someone who is, you probably know all about finger pricking, insulin shots, and blood sugar levels. But did you know, about one third of all people with diabetes actually aren’t aware that they have it? It’s true. A good chunk of…

Aug. 31 – Sept. 6
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Aug. 31 – Sept. 6

EDITOR’S PICK Selena: The Tribute at The Rose – Pasadena, Sept. 1 at 9 p.m. (245 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101). Karla Perez is an amazing singer and performer who is widely recognized as the number one artist doing a loving and respectful tribute to the great Selena Quintanilla. Tickets are $24.50 plus applicable…

Career Corner: The Time to Find a New Job is Now
Columns

Career Corner: The Time to Find a New Job is Now

By Angela Copeland For years, the job market has been tight. I’ve spoken to many job seekers who are suffering through work each day. They aren’t sure what their alternatives are, and they’re not prepared to be unemployed for any length of time. If you can relate, there’s good news for you. All signs indicate…

Monrovia’s Studio Movie Grill Gets Ready for Construction
News

Monrovia’s Studio Movie Grill Gets Ready for Construction

By Staff Recently, Studio Movie Grill (SMG) representatives coordinated a meeting with the city to discuss their plans during the next several months. Of particular note, SMG shared with city staff that they are ready to being construction, and that food service at the theatre should be ready to begin in October 2018. In addition, SMG…

Monrovia Firefighters Battle More Than Fires
Community

Monrovia Firefighters Battle More Than Fires

By Terry Miller Monrovia Fire Engine OES-341 recently arrived back in town at 1 a.m. after a 19-day deployment fighting the Carr Fire. As you may be aware, the Carr Fire (located near Redding) started on July 23 and has burned 229,651 acres. The conflagration has destroyed 1,079 residences, 22 commercial structures, and 503 outbuildings. Also, of particular…

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