Susan Motander

We are Still in a Drought – Conservation Still Required
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We are Still in a Drought – Conservation Still Required

By Susan Motander It should be obvious to everyone, that despite a few sprinkles here and there, and Governor Jerry Brown’s declaration last year, the Southland is still in the midst of a drought. We have not had even an average rainfall in years and the way below average rainfall in other years has left the…

Tarzan swings into Monrovia High, Literally
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Tarzan swings into Monrovia High, Literally

By Susan Motander Tarzan will swing into the Taylor Performing Arts Center at Monrovia High School starting tonight, Thursday, March 22 and continues his travel through the trees on Friday and Saturday nights as well. All the performances of this musical based on the Disney version of Edgar Rice Burrough’s famous novel of the man raised by gorillas will begin at 7 pm….

Monrovia Rolls Out Its New Mobility Plan
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Monrovia Rolls Out Its New Mobility Plan

By Susan Motander Last Saturday the city of Monrovia literally rolled out its new mobility plan with a community bike ride. The program involves a partnership with Lyft and LimeBike. The city will subsidize Lyft rides so that Monrovian can travel within the city for only 50¢. In addition, the city is supporting LimeBike coming…

Little Free Library Unveiled at Monrovia Police Station
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Little Free Library Unveiled at Monrovia Police Station

By Susan Motander Monrovia Chief of Police Alan Sanvictores unveiled a new Little Free Library in front of the police station last Thursday. It was doubling fitting that the introduction of the Library took place that day as earlier that morning members of the department as well as adult volunteers from throughout the community has read…

The value of literacy was the legacy of Col. Allensworth
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The value of literacy was the legacy of Col. Allensworth

By Susan Motander Allen Allensworth is being honored this Saturday with the unveiling of the first Neighborhood Treasure plaque at a Monrovia Area Partnership Block Party at the Second Baptist Church in Monrovia, a church he founded in 1904. Allensworth ultimately went on to fame as the founder of the central valley community that carries his name….

Wildfire Preparedness Class set for May 5th
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Wildfire Preparedness Class set for May 5th

By Susan Motander The time to prepare for a wildfire is before the fire starts burning.  That means the time to prepare is now according to the Monrovia Fire Department. As we have seen in the past few months preparedness makes all the difference is fighting wildfires. The preparedness class will be held on May 5th…

Monrovia Reads Unveils Mobile Literacy Van
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Monrovia Reads Unveils Mobile Literacy Van

By Susan Motander Monrovia Reads, the local literacy advocacy foundation, unveiled its new Literacy Van on Monday, fitting in front of the Public Library. In a cooperative effort between the Library and the Monrovia Unified School District, the brightly colored van will be used to augment the after school village program at the elementary schools. Van…

A Personal Perspective on Monrovia’s Heritage
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A Personal Perspective on Monrovia’s Heritage

By Susan Motander Getting a sneak peek at the newly refurbished Monrovia Santa Fe Depot was a treat this week. The cherry on the top of that dish was watching the installation of the memorial to former Monrovia Mayor, Bob Bartlett. Both made me proud to call this my hometown. I was conceived and raised…

Ballot Measure Proposed to Help Reduce Rising Crime Rate in Monrovia
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Ballot Measure Proposed to Help Reduce Rising Crime Rate in Monrovia

By Susan Motander A committee has been formed to back a proposed ballot measure to help curb the rising crime rate in California.  The California Public Safety Partnership Issue Committee is circulating a petition to place on the ballot a Proposition called the Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act. Since the enactment of Assembly Bill…

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