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Master Water Efficient Landscaping During Monrovia Workshop
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Master Water Efficient Landscaping During Monrovia Workshop

The City of Monrovia will be hosting a Mastering Water Efficient Landscapes workshop on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at the Monrovia Community Center. Offered by the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) and sponsored by the City of Monrovia, Metropolitan Water District, Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, and Three Valleys Municipal Water District, this landscape…

‘Hometown Pasadena’ Celebrates Latest Edition with Wait Wait Pasadena Quiz Show
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‘Hometown Pasadena’ Celebrates Latest Edition with Wait Wait Pasadena Quiz Show

By Emily G. Peters Pasadena locals and lovers alike gathered under cafe lights at Vroman’s Bookstore this past Tuesday for “Wait Wait Pasadena,” a NPR-inspired quiz show created in celebration of the latest edition of “Hometown Pasadena.” Regarded as the go-to Pasadena resource since its first edition dropped nearly 13 years ago, “Hometown Pasadena” is…

Monrovia Helps Homeless Resident Into Permanent Housing
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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…

Second Annual Monrovia Earthquake Workshop – Sept. 22
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Second Annual Monrovia Earthquake Workshop – Sept. 22

By Jim Wigton Last year’s earthquake workshop was so popular and well-attended that a second workshop has been scheduled. The Monrovia Fire Department and the Monrovia Historic Preservation Group (MOHPG) will once again partner to host the event on Saturday Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event will again be held in…

Monrovia Firefighters Battle More Than Fires
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Monrovia Firefighters Battle More Than Fires

By Terry Miller Monrovia Fire Engine OES-341 recently arrived back in town at 1 a.m. after a 19-day deployment fighting the Carr Fire. As you may be aware, the Carr Fire (located near Redding) started on July 23 and has burned 229,651 acres. The conflagration has destroyed 1,079 residences, 22 commercial structures, and 503 outbuildings. Also, of particular…

City of Monrovia Completes the Largest YES Internship
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City of Monrovia Completes the Largest YES Internship

This year’s enhanced Youth Employment Services (YES) program was restructured to provide a more thoughtful, enriching, and premier summer internship experience. Not only did the interns gain real-world experience, but they connected with the various community members to learn how important relationships are for a city to thrive. Each intern was paired with a working…

Cat and Dog Wellness Clinic Comes To Monrovia
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Cat and Dog Wellness Clinic Comes To Monrovia

Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA hosting public event at Foothill Unity Center Are Fluffy and Fido due for their annual vaccines? The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA will hold a mobile vaccine and microchip clinic for dogs and cats on Aug. 30 at the Foothill Unity Center in Monrovia, 790 W. Chestnut Ave., from 5:30…

Capital Improvement Plans for Monrovia Library Under Discussion
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Capital Improvement Plans for Monrovia Library Under Discussion

At a recent City Council Study Session, the group looked at several potentially significant capital improvement plans for the Monrovia Public Library and the park in which it sits. These plans were the cumulative result of the new Library Strategic Plan and the recent Homeless Response Plan. According to the city staff report, the driving force…

Monrovia Leadership Academy Starts Next Month
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Monrovia Leadership Academy Starts Next Month

By Staff The Monrovia Area Partnership (MAP) Leadership Academy as well as the Youth Leadership Academy will begin next month. The Youth Academy will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 3 p.m. The Adult Academy will start the next day, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. The goal of the seven week Academy is “to train residents to recognize and…

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