Month: September, 2018

Lyft 101 for Monrovia Seniors
Community

Lyft 101 for Monrovia Seniors

By Susan Motander Monrovia has had its Lyft subsidized ride program for several months, but not all the community is using the program as effectively as possible and some may even be intimidated to use the system. To alleviate the fears and teach more members of the community how to use the system to get around…

Arts & Entertainment

Culver City Arts District – Fall 2018

By Jeff Davis Everyone is back from summer vacation and the galleries are gearing up once again for fresh shows in the fall. The Culver Art District (galleries crowded along La Cienega and Washington boulevards) is currently full of exciting exhibits. Three standouts are highlighted below. At the north end of La Cienega, Honor Fraser…

A Secret Coffee Gem at Pasadena Central Library
Business Spotlight

A Secret Coffee Gem at Pasadena Central Library

By Emily G. Peters The sun is baking down on the small coffee kiosk hidden in the courtyard of Pasadena Central Library, but that doesn’t mean customers aren’t ordering the hot stuff. The proprietor of Espress Yourself Coffee Bar, Richard Hawthorne, extends an open tin of tea leaves like a bouquet, inviting the customer to…

Free Arts Show at Shiloh in Monrovia
Arts & Entertainment

Free Arts Show at Shiloh in Monrovia

Shiloh’s Gospel Café presents “Fall Arts Live 2018.” Immerse yourself in an afternoon full of local talent performances of gospel, jazz, R&B, hip-hop, and poetry on Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. Admission is free and there will be food available for purchase. Shiloh’s Gospel Café is located at 1023 S. Canyon Blvd. in Monrovia. For…

Street Vendors Can Now Operate in Monrovia
News

Street Vendors Can Now Operate in Monrovia

This past week, Monrovia city staff began assessing a necessary update to the city’s municipal code regarding vending in public spaces. Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 946 (dubbed the Safe Sidewalk Vending Act) into law, which forbids cities the ability to outlaw sidewalk vendors. While the new state regulation does provide cities with limited opportunities to…

K-rails May Soon Disappear From Monrovia
News

K-rails May Soon Disappear From Monrovia

Rails adjacent to Highland Place will remain for now By Susan Motander The Monrovia City Council will consider a plan to begin removing the K-rails that were put in place in the north end of town a few years ago to prevent mudslide and water damage after a fire in the foothills. The plan may be…

Crystal Clear Cruising
Opinion

Crystal Clear Cruising

By Jesse A. Cisneros Crystal Cruises, an American luxury cruise line, holds a sweet spot in my travel industry career as it is the first and only cruise company I’ve worked for and sailed on. I believe I was only 20 years old then and the world of travel was new to me. Still in…

Organization in Monrovia Raising Funds for Children With Cancer
Community

Organization in Monrovia Raising Funds for Children With Cancer

When 16-year-old James Speranta was diagnosed with childhood Leukemia this past March his mom, Nicola Speranta, realized the tremendous need for help for families going through a shocking and life altering cancer diagnosis. Thus the James Sparanta Organization was founded and the movement born. The organization is in its infancy and awaiting non-profit designation. James…

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