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Calendar: Oct. 27 – Nov. 2

    Editor’s pick: Oct. 31 Halloween Bash (Oct. 31 @ 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Old Town Monrovia, 321 S. Myrtle Ave.) The afternoon will be filled with ghoulish fun for the entire family. The ever-popular “Trick-or-Treat” event will be taking place in Old Town Monrovia and...

Victoria Castellanos Selected as 2017 Rose Queen Thursday Evening

  Temple City senior thrilled Victoria Castellanos was announced as the 99th Rose Queen® at the Announcement and Coronation ceremony at The Pasadena Playhouse. The announcement follows a month-long selection process with over 700 people participating in interviews. Masters of Ceremonies were Chuck Henry from NBC4...

Pink Patch Project Party Set for Library Park

  By Susan Motander The Monrovia Police Officers Association is planning a fundraiser and awareness event for this Friday, Oct. 21 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Library Park.  There will be live music, BBQ and baked goods as well as raffle prizes. The feature of the event is the...

Monrovia’s 26th Annual ‘Make a Difference Day’ Oct. 22

  The 26th annual “Make a Difference Day” event will to take place on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Coordinated by the Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley, the event will start in Library Park. This year’s event is dedicated to the Veterans in...

Ins and Outs at Monrovia P.D.

  By Susan Motander There are new beginnings and a sad departure at the Monrovia Police Department.  This week the city will swear in three new police officers, but next week they will say farewell to a long time member of the department, Sgt. Don Newton. After forty...

Old Town Report (10/13/16 Issue)

  By Pam Fitzpatrick Yes, Virginia, there WILL be carriage rides in Old Town Monrovia this December.  Hot off the “official” press – that is, the MOTAB meeting this morning – we have approval for a lovely horse-drawn carriage for three Sundays in December (4, 11,...

2016 Fire Prevention Week Oct. 10

    Next Week!  This year Monrovia Fire & Rescue will be participating in Fire Prevention Week. This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represents the final year of a three-year effort to educate the public...

Proactive Code Enforcement Partnership Outreach Week Next Oct. 10

  During the past few weeks, the City of Monrovia staff has been working to develop strategies to better engage our Old Town business community in a joint effort to maintain and improve the unique appearance of our downtown core.  To that end, beginning the...

Old Town Report (8/6/16 Issue)

  By Pam Fitzpatrick This week is a very special week. Why?  Well, in no particular order, here’s why:  this week Imprintability at 128 E. Palm is celebrating their 11th anniversary, and without Jennifer Stone and her presence in Old Town, we would not be what...

Strategic Planning for the Monrovia Library Community Forum Set

    By Susan Motander City Staff, library stakeholders, and interested community members met on Sept. 17 to begin work on the strategic plan for the library. According to City Manager Oliver Chi, the meeting was “inspirational and productive” with participants working in groups to share ideas about why...
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