Susan Motander

MAP Honors  Allen Allensworth
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MAP Honors Allen Allensworth

By Susan Motander On March 10th the Monrovia Area Partnership (MAP) will hold a block party at the Second Baptist Church from 11 am to 2 pm. The church is located at 925 South Shamrock Avenue. The purpose of these MAP Block Parties is to bring people together in a common area where they can learn more about…

Empty House Party for Pasadena Showcase
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Empty House Party for Pasadena Showcase

By Susan Motander Members, supporters and media gathered last month to preview the home that will be turned into the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts this year. In just three short months hundreds of workers and designers will transform this Mediterranean style home and its gardens into the next Pasadena Showcase House for the…

Lunar New Year celebration at Westfield Santa Anita
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Lunar New Year celebration at Westfield Santa Anita

By Susan Motander  Over the next two weekends, several events are planned at Westfield Santa Anita to celebrate the Lunar New Year. These events are all free and open to the general public. The New Year in Chinese astrology will be the year of the Dog. There will be live musical entertainment from 1 to 3…

Monrovia Firefighter Strike-Teams Return from Statewide Fires
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Monrovia Firefighter Strike-Teams Return from Statewide Fires

By Susan Motander Since Dec. 4th, Monrovia firefighters have been battling the various fires throughout the state.  Some have returned, but the Office of Emergency Services (OES) engine along with Battalion Chief Chris Fabrizio, Captain Scott Brannigan, Engineer Tino Buccola, Firefighter Paramedic Curtis Edgley and Firefighter Nicholas La Croix are still on the scene at the Thomas…

Road Work Will Lead to Delays and Intermittent Closures
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Road Work Will Lead to Delays and Intermittent Closures

By Susan Motander Work on the roads and utilities will result in delays and some road closures in several areas in Monrovia.  According to this week’s City Managers Update, residents should expect to encounter this work in the following areas -The intersection of Hillcrest Blvd. and Mauna Loa Dr. This work began last Monday, Nov. 20.  The…

Monrovia Moves Municipal Election Date
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Monrovia Moves Municipal Election Date

By Susan Motander In order to comply with state law, SB (Senate Bill) 415, the California Voter Participation Rights Act, the Monrovia City Council voted to move its elections. This Senate Bill mandates local elections be moved from stand-alone dates to a date to coincide with a statewide election to ensure a better turnout. The…

Monrovia City Council Tackles Two Major Financial Issues
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Monrovia City Council Tackles Two Major Financial Issues

By Susan Motander Two potential fiscal crises were averted by the Monrovia City Council by its actions on Tuesday evening.  They faced the question of how to cope with the rising the costs of meeting the financial burden of unfunded accrued liability associated with pensions, and of the increased cost of water. Despite the fact that Governor Jerry…

Long Time Monrovian Pat Myers Passes Away
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Long Time Monrovian Pat Myers Passes Away

By Susan Motander When I graduated from high school, the first person to congratulate me was Pat Myers, then President of the Board of Education in Monrovia. The first thing I did on the day I turned eighteen was visit Mrs. Myers.  She was a Registrar of Voters and she registered me to vote. Within a…

HomeGoods and TJMaxx Open in Monrovia
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HomeGoods and TJMaxx Open in Monrovia

Huntington Landing, as the development at Shamrock and Huntington Drive is now known, saw the opening of the first two of its new tenants on Sunday: HomeGoods and TJMaxx.  The site honors the heritage of the location at the former site of the Monrovia Airport. With eager shoppers lining up across the front of both stores, the…

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