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Monrovia City Council and MUSD School Board Hold Joint Meeting
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Monrovia City Council and MUSD School Board Hold Joint Meeting

By Susan Motander As has become customary, the Monrovia City Council and the Monrovia Unified School District Board of Education meet on Monday to discuss matters of mutual interest. After reviewing the results of the Monrovia Day events and awarding trophies to the winning parade entries, the two groups then heard a report on the School Resource Officer…

Local Record Breaking Heatwave is Far From Over
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Local Record Breaking Heatwave is Far From Over

By Alex Cordero The first heatwave of 2018 started off on Friday, July 6 and several local cities had record breaking temperatures. Triple digit temperatures were reported in cities like Monrovia, Woodland Hills, and Burbank. The excessive heat also caused several fires throughout California leading Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency in…

Monrovia Crime Blotters: July 3 – July 11
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Monrovia Crime Blotters: July 3 – July 11

  July 3 At 7:17 a.m., a resident of an apartment complex in the 800 block of West Duarte Road reported a male subject sleeping in the common laundry room. Officers arrived and contacted the subject, who was found to be in possession of a pipe that had been used to smoke methamphetamine. He was…

Monrovians Say ‘No Way’ to One-Way Street Plans
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Monrovians Say ‘No Way’ to One-Way Street Plans

By Susan Motander The City of Monrovia hosted a block party near the corner of East Fig and South Ivy Avenues on Saturday morning to get input from the community regarding the proposed change of Ivy and Primrose to one-way streets. Those attending the meeting were extremely vocal in their opposition to the plan. The proposal calls for…

California State Superintendent Speaks Out on Family Separation Crisis
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California State Superintendent Speaks Out on Family Separation Crisis

Calif. State Public Instruction joins lawsuit against the Trump administration challenging its practice of refusing entry for asylum seekers State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released a statement Friday on the Trump administration’s policy of separating families seeking asylum from human rights abuses, violence, and crime. “I am saddened and angered by the treatment…

‘Twirly Head Bandit’ Robs Monrovia Bank
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‘Twirly Head Bandit’ Robs Monrovia Bank

Bank robber threatens victims to make “no sudden moves” By Staff The latest bank bandit is linked to robberies in west Los Angeles, Monrovia, and Culver City. The FBI dubbed the thief “Twirly Head Bandit” due to the circular shape on his head seen in surveillance photos. Authorities did not reveal how much money the…

Monrovia Crime Blotters: June 28— July 2
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Monrovia Crime Blotters: June 28— July 2

June 28 June 28 at 10:15 a.m., an employee at a business in the 3300 block of South Peck Road called police to report a vehicle they had purchased turned out to be a stolen. An officer responded and recovered the stolen vehicle. June 28 at 11:18 a.m., an incident of vandalism was reported at…

Monrovia Crime Blotters: June 21 – June 28
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Monrovia Crime Blotters: June 21 – June 28

June 21 At 9:08 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 400 block of East Duarte Road. The reporting party arrived at work and noticed a U-Haul was missing from the street. The street was checked where the vehicle had been parked and broken glass was found on the ground. The incident was captured…

Monrovia Crime Blotters: June 21 – June 28
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Monrovia Crime Blotters: June 21 – June 28

June 21 At 9:08 a.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 400 block of East Duarte Road. The reporting party arrived at work and noticed a U-Haul was missing from the street. The street was checked where the vehicle had been parked and broken glass was found on the ground. The incident was captured…

Development Update: Richman Residential Project Unanimously Approved by the Planning Commission
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Development Update: Richman Residential Project Unanimously Approved by the Planning Commission

Two additional significant development projects pending for review this summer By Staff The Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend that the City Council approve the proposed project submitted by Richman Residential for a 296-unit multi-family housing development located just south of the Gold Line stop at Station Square (located at the NE corner of Duarte…

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