Susan Motander

New School Year Begins for Monrovia Students
Education

New School Year Begins for Monrovia Students

By Susan Motander We have all seen the kids trudging back to school, some with happy, shining faces and others at a snail’s pace. But they are not the only ones returning to the classroom. Teachers are also getting back to the classroom. Last week Monrovia Unified School District held a welcome breakfast for its new employees. The…

MAP Block Party Will Unveil a Second Neighborhood Treasure
Community

MAP Block Party Will Unveil a Second Neighborhood Treasure

By Susan Motander A block party has been planned for Saturday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 500 Block of East Cypress. This Monrovia Area Partnership (MAP) party will be highlighted by the unveiling of a Neighborhood Treasure plaque in honor of Mrs. Kate Wright. In addition to the plaque, an art piece in…

Lyft in Monrovia is Almost Too Successful
News

Lyft in Monrovia is Almost Too Successful

  By Susan Motander After a three-month trial period, Lyft and LimeBike are a success. In fact Lyft is, perhaps, too successful. Monrovians are using the new, subsidized transportation system to such a level that the city was set to run out of designated transportation funds before the end of the year. To prevent the end of…

Monrovia Summer School Earns an A, One Starfish at a Time
Education

Monrovia Summer School Earns an A, One Starfish at a Time

By Susan Motander Monrovia does not have a traditional summer school for its elementary and middle school students. Instead it has two special programs, each designed to assist those students who need a bit of extra help. Elementary students who were reading well below grade level were invited to attend Camp Read-A-Lot, this year held at…

Don’t Forget National Night Out With Monrovia PD
Community

Don’t Forget National Night Out With Monrovia PD

By Susan Motander On Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monrovia police officers will serve as hosts for the city’s Annual National Night Out in Library Park. The officers will serve hot dogs and refreshments, and will be on hand to meet community members and discuss issues such as crime prevention, and drug awareness. The event…

Monrovia Renewal Update: South Section
News

Monrovia Renewal Update: South Section

By Susan Motander The City of Monrovia’s public works project Monrovia Renewal has started on its fourth section of the city, the south section. In April of this year the Sequel Contractors began the work that will continue throughout the rest of the year. The area involved includes the part of Monrovia that is south of the…

Monrovia to Introduce Free Lunch Program for Seniors
Community

Monrovia to Introduce Free Lunch Program for Seniors

By Susan Motander At its regular meeting, the Monrovia City Council voted to approve a Senior Nutrition Program for this year. Serenity Care Health (SCH) will be providing the meals for the program that should begin this September according to the city staff. SCH already provides the food for the Meals on Wheels Program from the…

Monrovia City Council Receives Important Reports at Study Session
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Monrovia City Council Receives Important Reports at Study Session

By Susan Motander City staff, including the City Manager Oliver Chi, presented the City Council with three reports on very diverse issues. The council also discussed the information they received on the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (COG) Homeless Response Plan, the proposed improvements to the Library and Library Park, and possible modifications to the…

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