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Mayflower School Student Receives Gift of Stand Up Wheelchair
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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 front of his classmates and friends at Mayflower Elementary School on Tuesday – thanks to the community and especially the Police officers of Monrovia through…

Monrovia’s Strawberry King
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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 south of me and she said, “But they didn’t let Asians move north of Walnut.” Racial covenants existed in Monrovia and many other communities through…

‘The Boy Who Never Belonged’
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‘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 and felt “that he never belonged.” “Orange Street – now Colorado Boulevard – used to be so wide but now with cars parked on both…

Meet Monrovia’s Classical Music Man on a Mission
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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 sing him to sleep, but to little avail. Before the journey, the doctor’s wife was hit by a serious mental illness in 1995, after his…

Congresswoman ‘Incredibly Concerned’ About Russian Interference in U.S. Election
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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 President Vladimir Putin was personally involved. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement: “I am incredibly concerned about this new information into Russia and…

“Side by Side By Sondheim” Featured This Weekend at Taylor Performing Arts Center
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“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 Monrovia Unified School District and the Producing Artistic Director of the Taylor Performing Arts Center, it “is a moving retrospective of some of Stephen Sondheim’s best…

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