Susan Motander

Monrovia Planning Commissioner Being Sought
Community

Monrovia Planning Commissioner Being Sought

By Susan Motander There is a vacancy on the Monrovia Planning Commission; Commissioner Colter Winn is resigning from the commission in order to step up his work with Disney. In order to fill that vacancy, the city has posted a notice of the vacancy and requested that those interested in the position apply by Monday, Aug….

Derby Racing Returns to Monrovia’s Old Town
Arts & Entertainment

Derby Racing Returns to Monrovia’s Old Town

By Susan Motander Soapbox-style racing is returning to Old Town this September. The Monrovia Old Town Derby will take place on Sept. 7 in conjunction with the 29th Annual Street Rods Forever Car Show in Old Town. With Delaware Financial as its principal sponsor, and the Street Rods Car Club playing host, soapbox derby-style racers will once again whisk…

The Search for Monrovia’s New City Manager Has Begun
News

The Search for Monrovia’s New City Manager Has Begun

By Susan Motander With the news last week that the City of Huntington Beach had offered Monrovia’s City Manager, Oliver Chi, the job in their community, the search began for his replacement. The recruitment flier for the position is already on the city’s website under jobs. Applications for the position are due by 10 a.m. on Tuesday,…

City Manager Oliver Chi is Leaving Monrovia
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City Manager Oliver Chi is Leaving Monrovia

Originally posted Aug. 6 at 12:50 p.m. / Updated Aug. 7 at 12:49 p.m. By Susan Motander The rumors that had been swirling became a stark reality with a brief press release from the city last Friday. With these simple statements, Monrovia announced the departure of City Manager Oliver Chi: “The City of Huntington Beach posted…

Monrovia Hires Coordinator of Emergency Preparedness
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Monrovia Hires Coordinator of Emergency Preparedness

By Susan Motander Monrovia’s police and fire departments have always prided themselves on being proactive. The Police Department has its highly successful Neighborhood Watch program as well as its involvement in the Monrovia Area Partnership. These are under the watchful care of its award-winning Community Activated Program. Over at Monrovia Fire and Rescue there are several programs involving…

Drop That Match! No Fireworks in Monrovia or Duarte
Community

Drop That Match! No Fireworks in Monrovia or Duarte

By Susan Motander With Duarte’s decision (finally) to ban fireworks, no personal fireworks are allowed in the foothills. With the heavy rain last winter continuing into spring rain, there is now plenty of now dried vegetation in the foothills. That vegetation translates to fuel for a fire and fire officials statewide are already predicting a major fire…

Mary Poppins Floats Into Monrovia Next Weekend
Arts & Entertainment

Mary Poppins Floats Into Monrovia Next Weekend

By Susan Motander The stage version of the original Mary Poppins starts next Thursday at the Taylor Performing Art Center at Monrovia High School with performances all weekend. This is not a high school production but a professional performance for the community produced by the school district to benefit its arts programs. There are indeed several local…

Discrepancies in Monrovia’s Homeless Count
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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…

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