Susan Motander

Monrovia Unified Offers Parent Courses in College Admissions Requirements
Education

Monrovia Unified Offers Parent Courses in College Admissions Requirements

By Susan Motander Monrovia Unified School District offers a nine-week program that teaches parents how to prepare their children for high education, how to understand university entrance requirements and how to navigate the complexities of financial aid and scholarships. The program is called PIQE (Pronounced Pee Kay) which stands for Parent Institute for Quality Education. Hilda…

Monrovia’s Wild Rose Elementary Receives a Grant From Disney
Education

Monrovia’s Wild Rose Elementary Receives a Grant From Disney

By Susan Motander Monrovia Unified School District’s School of Creative Arts, Wild Rose Elementary, has received the Disney Musicals in School grant. The grant will provide students and teachers with 17 weeks of training with theater professionals to prepare for a Disney KIDS musical this spring. Wild Rose is one of five schools in Los Angeles County…

Monrovia Chamber Announces Civic Award Recipients
Community

Monrovia Chamber Announces Civic Award Recipients

By Susan Motander The Monrovia Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Citizen of the Year and the Businessperson of Year as well as the award for service to the Chamber and the Military Service Award. All four are to be presented at the annual Chamber Installation Dinner on Jan. 18 at the Double Tree Hotel…

Monrovia Firefighters Ignite Their Annual Spark of Love
Community

Monrovia Firefighters Ignite Their Annual Spark of Love

By Susan Motander Last weekend during Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Monrovia firefighters began their annual Spark of Love Toy Drive. They collect new unwrapped toys and donate them to charity. In Monrovia, those toys remain in the community as they are donated to Foothill Unity Center which serves those in need locally. Toys can be…

Monrovia Chamber Announces Top City Award Recipients
Business

Monrovia Chamber Announces Top City Award Recipients

By Susan Motander The Monrovia Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of its top awards this year. In a break with tradition, the award recipients of the Iris and Monroe Awards this year are not individuals, but rather entities. Receiving the Iris Award, the equivalent of Citizen of the Year, is the non-profit literacy foundation Monrovia…

Community Meetings Set to Discuss Proposed Developments
Community

Community Meetings Set to Discuss Proposed Developments

By Susan Motander City Manager Oliver Chi has announced that the developers of two new housing projects have been scheduled for two informational project meetings regarding two properties near Station Square. The purpose of these meetings, according to Chi, is to get input from Monrovia residents during the planning stages and to answer any questions that individuals…

It’s the B-Ball Battle of the Badges
Community

It’s the B-Ball Battle of the Badges

By Susan Motander If the police officers are looking a little scruffy, it is because of their No-Shave November, another fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society.  Monrovia Police Officers are not shaving to raise money for the Society.  You can join them by buying a No-Shave Tee Shirt for $20 or just donate $20 to the Cancer…

Water and Sewer Rates Are Set to Go Up in January
News

Water and Sewer Rates Are Set to Go Up in January

By Susan Motander In October of this year, the City Council held a publically-noticed meeting in accordance with the requirements of Proposition 218 and voted to raise the sewer and water rates.  That rate increase will occur in January 2019. The residential rate will go up from $9.05 to $9.29 per month.  Multi-unit dwellings and trailer parks…

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