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What’s Going on With Monrovia Weekly?
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What’s Going on With Monrovia Weekly?

By Terry Miller Beacon Media and Monrovia Weekly have undertaken some transformation(s); a makeover, so to speak. This transformation involved consolidating our news and information resources and devoting more space to regional news, albeit at the risk of scaling back our local coverage. We have been gratified with countless comments passed our way recently. We…

Monrovia City Treasurer Steve Baker Receives Recognition
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Monrovia City Treasurer Steve Baker Receives Recognition

By Susan Motander Monrovia’s City Treasurer Steve Baker also serves as the city historian. It was in this latter capacity that he received his most recent award, The Waddingham/Doctor Award from the California Historical Societies. Nominated by Jim Wigton of the Monrovia Historic Preservation Group (MOHPG), Baker was recognized for his years of service to the community,…

The Timing Was Perfect: Memorial Day 2019 in Monrovia
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The Timing Was Perfect: Memorial Day 2019 in Monrovia

By Susan Motander Every year (weather permitting) the Condor Squadron executes a flyover during the Allied Veterans’ Memorial Day services at Live Oak Memorial Park. This year, the timing was perfect. The Monrovia High School Band was playing “God Bless America” as the squadron made their first two passes over the cemetery. The band had just reached…

Memorial Day Poppies Available at Monrovia Public Library
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Memorial Day Poppies Available at Monrovia Public Library

Event at Live Oak Memorial Park, May 27 Memorial Day Poppies are now available at the Monrovia Library’s Circulation Desk along with a donation box for patrons to make a contribution of their choice for each poppy. The poppies are handmade by veterans as part of their therapeutic rehabilitation and 100% of donations go to…

Monrovia FD’s Wildfire Preparation Event This Sunday
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Monrovia FD’s Wildfire Preparation Event This Sunday

As the events of the past few years have illustrated, a tragic wildfire can strike at any time and so Monrovia Fire & Rescue urges everyone to begin preparing for the next wildfire now. In order to help the community prepare, they will be hosting a Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on Sunday, May 26, from…

Friends of Monrovia Public Library’s Spring Book Sale
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Friends of Monrovia Public Library’s Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Monrovia Public Library are holding their annual Spring Book Sale during Monrovia Days in the Library Community Room. This is the perfect time to build up your home library while supporting library programs and collections. All proceeds from the book sale go to the Monrovia Public Library. Spring Book Sale Hours:…

Honoring Japanese American History in Monrovia
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Honoring Japanese American History in Monrovia

By Susie Ling The City of Monrovia is honoring its Japanese American history with a public art piece. Kerri Zessau of Monrovia said, “One of the key goals of our Neighborhood Treasures program is to affirm the importance and value of Monrovians in history. It also allows us to bring public art into different neighborhoods.”…

Support Monrovia’s First Responders and Local Charities
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Support Monrovia’s First Responders and Local Charities

By Susan Motander Saturday, May 11 is Fire Service Day. To celebrate, the Monrovia Firefighters Association is holding its Annual Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. at Fire Station 101, 141 E. Lemon Ave. The cost is only $5 per person with kids younger than 3 eating free. The best part of this bargain meal is that firefighters…

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