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In Monrovia, a Street With No Name

Editor’s Note: This is the inauguration of what Monrovia Weekly hopes is the beginning of a beautiful friendship and collaboration with one of the foremost historians of Monrovia’s colorful history, Mr. Steve Baker. Baker is also well known in the city, not only for his tenacity...

Once Upon a Time in Monrovia: Movies, Murder and Madness

By Terry Miller Monrovia is a mere heartbeat away from Hollywood, as the crow flies — or whichever cliché you’d care to scribe. But this year, above all, Monrovia has once again made international headlines as it seems everyone is talking, writing or making...

Mimaki Sisters of Monrovia

By Susie Ling “A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.” The Mimaki sisters – Helen, Bobbi, and Marian – are now 99, 97, and 95. When they came together recently, it was indeed like being with three little girls....

How Do We Communicate in the Digital Age?

Context of communications like emotions and nonverbal cues are often neglected By Terry Miller Thousands of years ago, human beings communicated exclusively through spoken languages. Communities were small and nomadic. Gradually, people developed writing skills, creating a more permanent form of communication. As a result, folklore...

Local Milliner Creates Spectacular Bespoke Hats

By May S. Ruiz Americans, as a rule, don’t typically wear hats the way they do sunglasses as a fashion accessory. However, if it were up to Cissy Li, all ladies would be wearing hats wherever they go, most especially to weddings and other stylish...

Greg Schwabe, US Veteran: Honoring the Fallen by Living Well

Greg Schwabe veteran Memorial Day issue
  By Emily Glory Peters Some may view tears as a sign of weakness. To United States veteran Greg Schwabe, former Green Beret, it’s one of respect. “For me, Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day are in a way even more important than the Fourth of July,” he...

Fisher Family Reunion Celebrated During Monrovia Days

By Susie Ling Of course, the Fisher Family would have their reunion on the same day as the Monrovia Day celebration. Said Betty Fisher Thomas, “This is so nice. I went to the Monrovia Day parade in the morning and to this gathering for the...

Is the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Testing the Presidential Waters?

Congressman Adam Schiff continues to confront Trump By Terry Miller Perhaps one of the best known names in politics, aside from our current POTUS, is that of U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff,  D-Burbank; especially now, that the redacted Mueller Report is out. Schiff has been in politics most...

Women in Groups are Stronger Together

Part 2: Embracing self-love with Alive & Well Women of Pasadena By Danelle Woodman, Editorial Intern Embody, empower, and in love. Those are a few descriptors of the Alive & Well Women organization out of Pasadena. Although I might use words like necessary or comforting, I...
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