Date: September 6th, 2018

‘Native Gardens’ at Pasadena Playhouse Cultivates Discussion on Diverse Issues
Arts & Entertainment

‘Native Gardens’ at Pasadena Playhouse Cultivates Discussion on Diverse Issues

By May S. Ruiz ‘Native Gardens,’ a new comedy by Karen Zacarias, comes to the Pasadena Playhouse from September 5th to the 30th and shines a light on serious issues, including racial and social diversity, in humorous fashion. Directed by Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander, it features Christian Barillas, Bruce Davison, Frances Fisher, and Jessica Meraz, with…

Monrovia Helps Homeless Resident Into Permanent Housing
Community

Monrovia Helps Homeless Resident Into Permanent Housing

A homeless individual, who resides in Monrovia, was recently placed into permanent housing thanks to efforts of city staff. During the past year, representatives from Community Activist Policing Bureau and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) have been working with this individual to try and help transition him from a lifestyle of living on…

Murder Conviction Upheld in Monrovia Woman’s Death
Crime

Murder Conviction Upheld in Monrovia Woman’s Death

LaJoya McCoy was terrorized by her ex-boyfriend By Staff A state appeals court panel upheld a Pasadena man’s conviction for strangling the mother of his two children and leaving her body in her car in Monrovia. The three-justice panel from California’s Second District Court of Appeal found that the prosecution had presented “compelling evidence” of…

Sept. 7 – Sept. 13
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Sept. 7 – Sept. 13

EDITOR’S PICK LA Food Fest at Santa Anita Park, Sept. 8 from 2 – 7 p.m. (285 Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007). LA’s favorite tasting event is coming to Santa Anita Park infield with more world class, award winning top chefs and restaurants, out of town headliners, your favorite street eats, and more, all in…

Is the Growing String of Chinese Art Thefts OK?
Opinion

Is the Growing String of Chinese Art Thefts OK?

By Galen Patterson The heists appear to have begun in 2010, when a Swedish museum was broken into by professional burglars. The only items stolen throughout the entire museum were relics taken from China, over the course of the Swedish East India Company’s existence from the mid-1700s to the early 1800s. Soon after, a string…

Monrovia Council Responds to Residents’ Multiple Concerns
News

Monrovia Council Responds to Residents’ Multiple Concerns

City Council to review permit parking this month By Staff On June 30, 2018, the City coordinated a block party on Ivy Avenue to discuss the city’s proposed ACTV Monrovia bike lane project. At that meeting, in addition to feedback received about the city’s proposed bike lane project, staff also received requests about several other…

Monrovia Crime Blotters: Aug. 30 – Sept. 5
Crime

Monrovia Crime Blotters: Aug. 30 – Sept. 5

Aug. 30 At 1:10 p.m., a resident in the 500 block of East Olive started her vehicle, which immediately began to overheat. She discovered someone had poured sugar in her radiator and cut several zip-ties that were holding engine parts together. This investigation is continuing. At 7:57 p.m., an eighteen-wheel truck was backing in the…