Date: February 20th, 2019

Conditional Approval for rEWMP project in Monrovia Area
News

Conditional Approval for rEWMP project in Monrovia Area

By Susan Motander The reaction to that headline should have been a resounding “What?”. This is an important issue as it may affect your taxes and water rates. But first you will need a few explanations and definitions. An Enhanced Watershed Management Plan is an EWMP (pronounced E-Wimp – appropriately). A rEWMP is a revised EWMP (pronounce…

Monrovia Public Library Awarded $55K Literacy Grant
Community

Monrovia Public Library Awarded $55K Literacy Grant

For years Monrovia Public Library has offered programs assisting individuals with their literacy issues. The Library has just been awarded a $55,000 grant from the California Literacy Services Program. This money will be used to further implement the strategies and programs to help low-literate adults in the community. City Manager Oliver Chi announced the receipt of the…

Arts & Entertainment

Studio Visit: David Leitch

By Jeff Davis This month I visited the art studio of David Leitch. The artist focuses primarily on abstract wood sculpture and is also a well known furniture designer and manufacturer for restaurants, offices and creative spaces in Los Angeles. His sculptural work is currently on exhibit in the foyer gallery of the Hawthorne Arts…

Monrovia Renewal Heads North
News

Monrovia Renewal Heads North

Sully-Miller Contracting Company, Monrovia’s contractor, last week began mobilizing, performing inspection work for sewer repairs, and preliminary cleaning for sewer pipe improvements throughout various locations in the North Section of the city. The North Section includes all areas located north of and including Hillcrest Boulevard, Grand and Greystone avenues. The overall North Section improvements of…

City Spotlight on Santa Ynez
Travel

City Spotlight on Santa Ynez

Keys 2 the Coast recently discovered a fantastic hideaway that is the perfect place to stay in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. The tiny town of Santa Ynez, population 4,418, the is in the midst of wine country, 51 miles north of Santa Barbara and 65 miles south of San Luis Obispo. The…

Monrovia’s Baseball Field at Recreation Park Sees Improvements
News

Monrovia’s Baseball Field at Recreation Park Sees Improvements

The City of Monrovia has been working with the Monrovia Youth Baseball League (MYBL) on baseball field improvements at Recreation Park.  An overview of upgrades that have been instituted include: New light bulbs were installed in the scoreboard and the facility was repainted. City staff coordinated upgrades to the baseball infield lip by regarding the…

Monrovia Duarte Black Alumni Teach Black History at Bradoaks Elementary
Community

Monrovia Duarte Black Alumni Teach Black History at Bradoaks Elementary

By Terry Miller On Tuesday afternoon, KGEM host Ralph Walker spent several hours with students at Bradoaks Elementary School sharing his personal knowledge of the Civil Rights movement, as well as struggles and anguishes African-Americans endured at the hands of slave owners. Walker, well-equipped with personal memorabilia and historic artifacts, held Miss Littlefield’s third graders’…

MHS Robotics Teams Advance to Regionals
Education

MHS Robotics Teams Advance to Regionals

Teams scored well at Inter-League Competition By Susan Motander Four Monrovia High School (MHS) robotics teams will advance to the Inter-League Competition. The Kings and Queens, Suit Bots, Team Loki and Graveyard Shift will all advance to the Regional Meet that will also be held at MHS on March 9, lasting all day. The Kings and Queens…

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