Month: June, 2019

Mario Minor Wants to Bring Success to MHS Football
Sports

Mario Minor Wants to Bring Success to MHS Football

Mario Minor is not a typical cornerback. The 6-foot-1 defensive back/wide receiver from Monrovia High School doesn’t like to boast about his speed or skills. He likes to let his play do the talking. “I feel like I’m a pretty humble person,” Minor said. “I just want to succeed but I don’t want to brag about…

Teen Scene Starts Friday Night at the Park
Arts & Entertainment

Teen Scene Starts Friday Night at the Park

The city has announced that Friday it will start a Teen Scene event every Friday night through the summer in conjunction with the Friday Night Festival. The teen event will be held in Library Park and will include live music, free food, arts and crafts and games. Each week, a different youth leadership group such…

Monrovia Crime Blotters: June 20 – June 26
Crime

Monrovia Crime Blotters: June 20 – June 26

June 20 At 5 p.m., a loss prevention officer from a business in the 500 block of West Huntington called police to report two subjects he recognized from a previous case of theft. Officers arrived and detained the subjects, along with a driver waiting outside. The driver was found to be in possession of a…

June 28 – July 4
calendar

June 28 – July 4

EDITOR’S PICK LA Food Fest at Santa Anita Park, June 29 from 2-7 p.m. (275 Colorado Place, Arcadia, CA 91007). The 10th Annual LA Food Fest is a community event that promises not to disappoint bringing 5,000 foodies and 100-plus restaurants, carts, stands, trucks, bars, beer, wine and craft cocktail makers together including some of…

The Soap Kitchen: Good for Your Body, Good for the Earth
Business Spotlight

The Soap Kitchen: Good for Your Body, Good for the Earth

By Emily Glory Peters Soap making is an age-old practice. Evidence of soap-like substances has been traced back to the ancient Romans, Egyptians, even the Babylonians, all whipping up mysterious emulsions of oils, salts and Mother Nature’s other odds and ends to get squeaky clean. That magic continues today, albeit with a considerable ingredient upgrade….

Pasadena’s Legendary Big Mama’s Rib Shack Closing
Business

Pasadena’s Legendary Big Mama’s Rib Shack Closing

Originally posted June 27 at 9 a.m. / Updated June 27 at 2:51 p.m. with correct phone number By Amanda Sulker-Hall Big Mama’s Rib Shack, also known as Big Mama’s, opened in 2002 but the origins of this family restaurant began further south east of California in Chattanooga, Tenn. where the founder, Dargin McWhorter, was…

Oak Crest Holds First Annual Symposium
Education

Oak Crest Holds First Annual Symposium

By Susan Motander Recently, the innovative individuals at Oak Crest Institute of Science, winner of the Monroe Award as the business citizen of the year, presented its first annual symposium to explain some of the projects which they are involved in; but that was not the entire program. The keynote speaker was Dr. Jerome Zach,…

Discrepancies in Monrovia’s Homeless Count
News

Discrepancies in Monrovia’s Homeless Count

City continues to work towards preventing and combating homelessness By Susan Motander Last week we reported on the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority’s (LAHSA) release of its official homeless count for cities throughout the county. By LAHSA’s count Monrovia had a homeless population of 62 but the actual count taken by volunteers in the city…

Five Arrested in Sting by ABC Investigators and Monrovia PD
Crime

Five Arrested in Sting by ABC Investigators and Monrovia PD

Investigators from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), the Monrovia Police Department and the Bell Gardens Police Department arrested five people in an undercover operation targeting sales of alcoholic beverages to minors. The operations were conducted on June 21, 2019, and June 22, 2019, in the general area of the 400 block of West…

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