Susan Motander

More Parking Coming Soon to Old Town Monrovia
News

More Parking Coming Soon to Old Town Monrovia

By Susan Motander City Manager Oliver Chi announced this week in his City Manager’s Update that additional parking is coming to the downtown, specifically within walking distance of Movie Studio Grill. The city has been in discussion with representatives of Monrovia Lime, LLC, the owner, to obtain the right to use the approximately 150 parking spaces…

Monrovia Rotary Club Honors Life-Long Kiwanian Fred Bowden
Community

Monrovia Rotary Club Honors Life-Long Kiwanian Fred Bowden

By Susan Motander The Monrovia Rotary Club in collaboration with the Monrovia Community Adult School (MCAS) and Bowden Development has created a new scholarship fund.  The Fred Bowden Family Vocational Scholarship is the newest Rotary scholarship fund to benefit adult learners in the Monrovia Community. It may seem rather strange for the Monrovia Rotary Club to…

Basin 141 Preparing to Open on Myrtle Avenue in Monrovia
Business

Basin 141 Preparing to Open on Myrtle Avenue in Monrovia

By Susan Motander A new brewpub is coming to Myrtle Avenue in Monrovia, Basin 141. With the opening of this location soon, Basin 141 officially becomes a “chain” as this is their second site. Their open location is on Honolulu Avenue in Montrose, but the new Monrovia location is set to open at the southeast corner of…

Two Monrovia National Merit Scholar Semifinalists
News

Two Monrovia National Merit Scholar Semifinalists

By Susan Motander Two Monrovia High School seniors scored so well on last year’s Pre-Scholastic Aptitude Tests (PSATs), that they have garnered special recognition. The National Merit Scholarship Program that bases its awards on PSAT scores has recognized David Bughman as a commended student. Alexandra Malena Fraire received a Latino Hispanic Award based on her heritage and…

Lyft 101 for Monrovia Seniors
Community

Lyft 101 for Monrovia Seniors

By Susan Motander Monrovia has had its Lyft subsidized ride program for several months, but not all the community is using the program as effectively as possible and some may even be intimidated to use the system. To alleviate the fears and teach more members of the community how to use the system to get around…

We are Still in a Drought – Conservation Still Required
Community

We are Still in a Drought – Conservation Still Required

By Susan Motander It should be obvious to everyone, that despite a few sprinkles here and there, and Governor Jerry Brown’s declaration last year, the Southland is still in the midst of a drought. We have not had even an average rainfall in years and the way below average rainfall in other years has left the…

Tarzan swings into Monrovia High, Literally
Arts & Entertainment

Tarzan swings into Monrovia High, Literally

By Susan Motander Tarzan will swing into the Taylor Performing Arts Center at Monrovia High School starting tonight, Thursday, March 22 and continues his travel through the trees on Friday and Saturday nights as well. All the performances of this musical based on the Disney version of Edgar Rice Burrough’s famous novel of the man raised by gorillas will begin at 7 pm….

Monrovia Rolls Out Its New Mobility Plan
Community

Monrovia Rolls Out Its New Mobility Plan

By Susan Motander Last Saturday the city of Monrovia literally rolled out its new mobility plan with a community bike ride. The program involves a partnership with Lyft and LimeBike. The city will subsidize Lyft rides so that Monrovian can travel within the city for only 50¢. In addition, the city is supporting LimeBike coming…

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