Susan Motander

Dementia Friendly Monrovia is Making Strides in Helping People Cope
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Dementia Friendly Monrovia is Making Strides in Helping People Cope

By Susan Motander A few months ago a new organization, Dementia Friendly Monrovia (DFM) was formed as an offshoot of the Monrovia Senior Providers Group.  In these few months much progress has been made in this forming this group.  They have formed an action team and been recognized by Dementia Friendly American, the national parent organization.  The organization…

Monrovia is a Community Committed to Reading
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Monrovia is a Community Committed to Reading

By Susan Motander For 20 years Monrovians have turned out to read aloud twice a year to elementary school students in town. Every classroom gets a reader. The second reading of the year is held in March each year in celebration of the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Suess (aka Theodore Seuss Geisel). Although Geisel’s real birthday…

Monrovia Police Explorers’ Big Win
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Monrovia Police Explorers’ Big Win

By Susan Motander If you opted to watch the State of the Union Address and the Democrat response, you missed the Monrovia City Council Meeting held on Tuesday and would therefore have missed the presentation by Monrovia Police Lieutenant Sarah Covarrubias. Her presentation outlined the success of our local Police Explorer Post at the 21st annual Chandler…

Bob Bartlett Honored Through Monrovia Memorial
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Bob Bartlett Honored Through Monrovia Memorial

By Susan Motander The memorial to Mayor Bob Bartlett at Station Square Gold Line Metro Station has been included in a juried exhibit of mosaic art. According to information supplied by the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA), the show actually celebrates work done internationally and this year features work from not just the United States,…

Moda Monrovia Holds Grand Opening Party
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Moda Monrovia Holds Grand Opening Party

By Susan Motander Moda, the first apartment complex at Station Square, has been renting for the last few months and last Thursday Legacy Partners, the developers, held a grand opening party to celebrate the first phase of the project opening. Ultimately the complex will include 241 units. The celebration on Thursday had the standard presentation of…

Initial Reports on Homeless in Monrovia
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Initial Reports on Homeless in Monrovia

By Susan Motander According to City Manager Oliver Chi in his weekly update this week, the count is in from the homeless census taken last week and the numbers in Monrovia appear to have held fairly constant.  At first glance the number of individuals seems to have jumped substantially from 9 in 2018 to 18 this…

State of Monrovia Holds One Major Surprise
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State of Monrovia Holds One Major Surprise

By Susan Motander Monday’s State of the City address by Mayor Tom Adams and other members of the City Council consisted largely of a recitation of the accomplishments of the city over the past year and the plans for the upcoming year. At the conclusion of the evening, the mayor changed gears and announced that…

Monrovia Student Honored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation
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Monrovia Student Honored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Plymouth Elementary kindergarten student Addison Iylah MacLellan, 5, has inspired her family, friends, and doctors with her remarkable resilience and bravery through more than 20 surgeries. She recently celebrated with a family trip to Disneyland sponsored by the benevolent Make-A-Wish Foundation. At birth, Addison was diagnosed with a number of illnesses including hydrocephalus, caudal regression…

Monrovia Hopes to ‘Prevent and Combat Homelessness’
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Monrovia Hopes to ‘Prevent and Combat Homelessness’

By Susan Motander Last year, the City of Monrovia undertook a four-month study of the issue of homelessness and its impact on the city’s park and Old Town area. In this study the city held several community meetings as well as those with a vested interest in the issue including: Foothill Unity Center, the county’s Homeless…

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