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Monrovia Honors Former Slave Kate Wright
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Monrovia Honors Former Slave Kate Wright

Wright treated locals diagnosed with tuberculosis By Ralph Walker Dr. Pottenger’s Sanatorium was renowned for treating tuberculosis, but he was apparently not the only resident who cared for those stricken with the disease. Fondly known as “Aunt Kate,” Kate Wright (1861- 1937) was a remarkable woman who opened her heart and her home to indigent…

A Vision, a Ham, and that Smile in Beautiful Ohio
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A Vision, a Ham, and that Smile in Beautiful Ohio

By Charlotte Schamadan It wasn’t often that one could find Pam Fitzpatrick outside of her beloved Old Town Monrovia. As an owner of the Dollmakers’, then Kattywompus on Myrtle Avenue, she was devoted to Old Town’s success. But the fall months of 1990 found Pam and 29 of her fellow townsfolk traveling to Cleveland, Ohio to compete with 30 other…

MAP Block Party Will Unveil a Second Neighborhood Treasure
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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…

Monrovia PD Celebrates 35th Annual National Night Out
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Monrovia PD Celebrates 35th Annual National Night Out

By Terry Miller The triple digit temperature didn’t deter the community of Monrovia from showing its support for the men and women in blue, Tuesday evening. On hand were Chief of Police Alan Sanvictores, Superior Court Judge Bruce Marrs along with many of the rank and file officers, detectives as well as police explorers, and…

Monrovia PD Surprises 5-Year-Old
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Monrovia PD Surprises 5-Year-Old

The Monrovia Activist Policing Bureau received a phone call about a month ago from a Monrovia mother whose son Micah loves the Monrovia Police and all law enforcement officers. Micah had a police theme birthday planned for July 28 and his mother asked if a Monrovia PD officer could stop by the house during the party…

Voting Centers Coming to Monrovia in 2020
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Voting Centers Coming to Monrovia in 2020

During the past few months, Alice Atkins, Monorvia’s certified municipal city clerk, has been working to keep tabs on a significant change to the way that the City coordinates elections. Beginning in 2020, Los Angeles County will be implementing vote centers to replace traditional polling places. Rather than coordinate elections in such a way where everyone votes…

Don’t Forget National Night Out With Monrovia PD
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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…

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