Susan Motander

LimeBikes Will Disappear From Monrovia
News

LimeBikes Will Disappear From Monrovia

By Susan Motander The bright green bicycles will soon be gone from Monrovia. Lime (the company formerly known as LimeBike) has decided to pull its bicycles from the city. Lime released a simple but vague statement: “Our mission is to provide communities with safe, sustainable, convenient transportation options, and we are constantly looking to improve the…

Old Phone Company Building in Monrovia May Get New Life
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Old Phone Company Building in Monrovia May Get New Life

By Susan Motander The brick building whose side faces the Monrovia Library may have a new use. Once the General Telephone, then Pacific Bell building, then Verizon, now Frontier Communications Building, the many named facility may be facing a totally new use: self-storage. According to City Manager Oliver Chi, the city has been working with Overton Moore…

Care Ambulance to Replace Schaefer in Monrovia
News

Care Ambulance to Replace Schaefer in Monrovia

By Susan Motander For a variety of reasons, during the past few months Fire Chief Brad Dover and City Manager Oliver Chi have been concerned with the operations at Schaefer Ambulance. Then last Friday, the city received word that the ambulance company is going out of business. Of note, the information about their pending closure did…

Monrovia’s ‘Bungalow Bob’ Was Magnificent
Obituaries

Monrovia’s ‘Bungalow Bob’ Was Magnificent

By Susan Motander Dr. Robert W. Winter, Occidental College’s Arthur G. Coons professor emeritus of the history of ideas, died on Feb. 9. He was 94. When I last spoke with Bob he was as full of life and energy as ever. I first met the man who would be my academic advisor, mentor and ultimately friend…

Foothill Unity Center Plans Tribute to Betty Sandford
Community

Foothill Unity Center Plans Tribute to Betty Sandford

By Susan Motander Foothill Unity Center (FUC) will host a reception in honor of Betty Sandford on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 3-5 p.m. at their facility in Monrovia at 790 W. Chestnut. This celebration of all the kindnesses of Betty is open to the public. Betty’s decision to sell her Monrovia home and move closer to…

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