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Lance and Gary and the Music of Monrovia

Lance and Gary and the Music of Monrovia

  By Roy Nakano Did you know that Monrovia is a center for much of the San Gabriel Valley’s musical community? There’s the Centre Stage theater group on Olive Avenue.…

Mayflower School Student Receives Gift of Stand Up Wheelchair

Mayflower School Student Receives Gift of Stand Up Wheelchair

Community pulls together to help Cerebral Palsy pupil Story and photos By Terry Miller A third-grader was amazed with a gift of a mobile standing wheelchair made by Rifton in…

Monrovia’s Strawberry King

Monrovia’s Strawberry King

By Susie Ling Mary Yoshie Uyeda Sakatani, 93 years old, asked me several times when I moved into our house on Colorado Blvd. Mary lives just a couple of blocks…

Immaculate Conception School – ‘Little School That Does More Than Try’

Immaculate Conception School – ‘Little School That Does More Than Try’

  By Susan Motander The parochial school at Immaculate Conception Church is celebrating National Catholic Schools Week. This is an especially celebratory week for the school as it is beginning…

The (partially scary) highlight reel of my Tanzania safari

The (partially scary) highlight reel of my Tanzania safari

By Jennifer Schlueter Scroll down for video A few days ago, I took off to a house sitting gig in Tanzania, but before starting it, I went on a 4-day…

‘The Boy Who Never Belonged’

‘The Boy Who Never Belonged’

  By Susie Ling 93-year old Yosh Kuromiya returned to Monrovia for a visit on one of those recent beautiful winter days. Yosh lived in Monrovia before World War II…

Meet Monrovia’s Classical Music Man on a Mission

Meet Monrovia’s Classical Music Man on a Mission

  By Malak Habbak On a cold, blustery December night, traveling on VIA Rail Canada, a sleep-deprived doctor mourning his wife’s tragic death played Bach Partitas on his violin to…

Congresswoman ‘Incredibly Concerned’ About Russian Interference in U.S. Election

Congresswoman ‘Incredibly Concerned’ About Russian Interference in U.S. Election

  After months of reporting that Russia has been behind email hacks intended to undermine the U.S. election process, two U.S. intelligence officials this week have said they believe Russian…

Monrovia Kid With a Big Heart Creates Homemade ‘Hannah’s Hound Houses’

Monrovia Kid With a Big Heart Creates Homemade ‘Hannah’s Hound Houses’

Story and Photos by Terry Miller What does an eight-year-old girl want for Christmas? For most kids, it’s usually some kind of toy, gadget or video game that they can immerse…

“Side by Side By Sondheim” Featured This Weekend at Taylor Performing Arts Center

“Side by Side By Sondheim” Featured This Weekend at Taylor Performing Arts Center

By Susan Motander The Taylor Performing Arts Center is presenting its eighth professional production for the Community, “Side by Side By Sondheim.” According to Patrick Garcia, Director of Performing Arts for…

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