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Derby Racing Was A Big Hit in Monrovia
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Derby Racing Was A Big Hit in Monrovia

By Susan Motander For many years in the 1990s and until 2002, soapbox derby style racing was a part of the Monrovia Days festivities under the watchful eye of then Police Chief Joe Santoro. It rolled back into Old Town on Saturday with initial running of the Old Town Derby. The race was run to benefit…

The Huntington Launches Yearlong Centennial Celebration
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The Huntington Launches Yearlong Centennial Celebration

By May S. Ruiz The Huntington in San Marino officially launched its yearlong centennial celebration on Thursday, September 5, 2019. During her welcome speech at Rothenberg Hall, Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence expressed how Henry E. Huntington’s vision and legacy will live on in the next century. “As I look out at you, the leaders…

Monrovia Soap Box Derby Racers Prepare for Big Day
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Monrovia Soap Box Derby Racers Prepare for Big Day

By Susan Motander On Saturday many of the race cars preparing for the Monrovia Old Town Derby next month were in the Mary Wilcox Center in Recreation Park being safety-checked and weighed before the race. On hand were officials from the official Soap Box Derby Association to verify compliance with the rules. The Monrovia Old Town…

Derby Racing Returns to Monrovia’s Old Town
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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…

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Watch the Circus Vargas Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Its official: The circus is in town! Monrovia Weekly was present for the ribbon cutting ceremony at Circus Vargas, now performing Aug. 15-25 at Santa Anita Park. Under the big top they promise their audience, “two unforgettable hours of nonstop action and adventure.” The theme this year is an ode to a bygone era and what…

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