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Monrovia Chamber Announces Civic Award Recipients
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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…

Guns and Hoses Battle it Out in Monrovia
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Guns and Hoses Battle it Out in Monrovia

Who won the battle of the badges? Monrovia Police outscored Monrovia Fire and Rescue, but the real winner was the American Cancer Society who was the recipient of the proceeds from the non-grudging grudge match. Monrovia Police Chief Alan Sanvictores came prepared for a siege, but Fire chief Brad Dover was prepared for his firefighters to…

Monrovia Firefighters Ignite Their Annual Spark of Love
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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…

It is Time to Sign Up for the Monrovia Home Decorating Contest
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It is Time to Sign Up for the Monrovia Home Decorating Contest

Monrovia holds an annual Home Holiday Decorating Contest with several different categories. Applications to participate are due by Friday, Dec. 14. This will give participants’ “inner elves” plenty of time to prepare. The various awards include the following: Best Still Display – Decorations with no movement. Best Outdoor Display – Overall outdoor decorations. Most Effective Use of…

Community Meetings Set to Discuss Proposed Developments
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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…

Donate Blood and Receive an Amazon Gift Card
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Donate Blood and Receive an Amazon Gift Card

Come to give by Dec. 19 and receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card in thanks The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season. Blood and platelet donations often decline during the holidays. Regular donors are…

Local Author to hold a Book Reading at Vroman’s
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Local Author to hold a Book Reading at Vroman’s

By Susan Motander Jennifer Kwan, a data entry clerk for the Monrovia Unified School District has written her first book.  Appropriately for a school district employee it is a children’s book.  The book entitled “Do Your Part with a Big Heart,” is the story of how Oxy the Octopus must change schools and has to learn to fit…

CalRTA Changes Luncheon Time and Location to Monrovia
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CalRTA Changes Luncheon Time and Location to Monrovia

Brighter Side Singers bring holiday joy to retired SGV teachers The Brighter Side Singers of TCHS under Director Matt Byers will bring festive holiday music to members of the California Retired Teachers’ Association #71 (CalRTA); at their Friday, Dec. 14 luncheon meeting.  The meeting will take place at the Monrovia Community Center on 119 W….

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