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Monrovia Cub Scout Pack 66 Honors Four Webelos Scouts
Community

Monrovia Cub Scout Pack 66 Honors Four Webelos Scouts

      Monrovia Cub Scout Pack 66 honored four young Webelos Scouts Feb. 18 by awarding 2 of them Cub Scouting’s highest award and rank; the Arrow of Light and bridging them all over to Boy Scouts. The Arrow of Light is second only to the Boy Scouts’ Eagle Scout rank award; therefore Pack…

Monrovia Tries to Clear Up Election Confusion
Community

Monrovia Tries to Clear Up Election Confusion

  By Susan Motander  In his City Manager’s update this week, Oliver Chi noted that there might be some confusion over the sample ballots recently received by voters in the city as it does not mention the upcoming municipal elections. The information recently sent out by the registrar recorder is for the Special Los Angeles…

Monrovia Old Town Report (02/16/17 Issue)
Columns, Community

Monrovia Old Town Report (02/16/17 Issue)

  By Pam Fitzpatrick We had a MOTAB meeting this morning, and though I had to leave early, I did stay through Oral Communications where we had a couple of interesting speakers. Street Rods Forever announced that their group had applied for a permit to one again stage Old Town’s Annual Car Show on Myrtle…

2017 State of the City Monrovia: ‘Renewal’
Community, News

2017 State of the City Monrovia: ‘Renewal’

  Construction has begun on the city-wide $51.7 million infrastructure improvement project, the largest public works project we have ever undertaken here at the City. The following is the outline of Mayor Tom Adams’ State of the City speech held at the Krikrorian Theatre on Myrtle Avenue last night. Mayor Tom Adams: Welcome / Intro I…

Monrovia City Staff Implements ‘All-Gender’ Restrooms
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Monrovia City Staff Implements ‘All-Gender’ Restrooms

  This past year, the State of California signed AB 1732, which amends the State Health and Safety Code by adding Section 118600. The new section requires that by March 1, all single-user toilet facilities for local government entities must be identified as an “all-gender” restroom. To comply with this new law, staff has assessed City…

Gala for Monrovia Schools’ Performing Arts Program Scheduled
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Gala for Monrovia Schools’ Performing Arts Program Scheduled

  By Susan Motander Patrick Garcia, the Monrovia Unified School District’s Director of Performing Arts, has announced that a gala, “Stars that Light Up the Night,” is being planned to benefit the performing arts in the District. The gala will be held on Saturday, March 18, at the Doubletree Hotel in Monrovia. While several patrons have…

Monrovia Old Town Report (2/9/17 Issue)
Community

Monrovia Old Town Report (2/9/17 Issue)

  By Pam Fitzpatrick As I’ve said before, I do love a good mystery! Well, thanks to my friend, Council Member Becky Shevlin, I’ve had a good couple of weeks trying to “unbewilder” myself. To experience this nutty feeling for yourself, you have to go up to the 300 block of South Myrtle and listen…

City Prepares Field for Monrovia Youth Baseball
Community

City Prepares Field for Monrovia Youth Baseball

  By Susan Motander City staff is busy preparing the Barney Glenn Field at Recreation Park, getting it ready for Opening Day of the Monrovia Youth Baseball League. Opening Day festivities are set for Saturday, Feb. 25. The improvements scheduled for the field include laser leveling, installing new dirt and clay on the field itself.  Landscaping…

Monrovia Old Town Report (2/2/17 Issue)
Columns, Community

Monrovia Old Town Report (2/2/17 Issue)

  By Pam Fitzpatrick If I’ve learned anything in my life, it’s this: if you want to be heard, you have to be vocal, and persistently so. It’s useless to sit back and feel left out, angry, disenfranchised or even worse – disengaged. You have to communicate. But even the most vocal among us need…

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