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Monrovia Astronomer Takes Time to Look Skyward

By Susan Motander It is December and many people look skyward, some for a star heralding a new arrival others to the north for a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer. Some people make a hobby of looking to the heavens years round...

Monrovia Weekly – 12/19/2019

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Monrovia’s Musical Heritage at the Rose Parade

By Terry Miller Pasadena may have the Tournament of Roses, Arcadia may boast about being the unofficial home of the Rose Queens and Sierra Madre may have a prize winning float, but what’s a parade without a band? That’s where Monrovia comes into...

Colorado Street Bridge: History, Heritage and Hope

By Terry Miller A new book, “Arroyo” by Chip Jacobs, has recently been published by Rare Bird Books. The novel has a heavy focus on one of Pasadena’s most iconic, mysterious and forlornly rather notorious structures. For decades, hundreds of people have leaped to their deaths...

History Lives on Through Jose Antonio Aguirre’s Public Art

Jose Antonio Aguirre's public artwork at the Gold Line's Azusa downtown station. - Photo courtesy of Jose Antonio Aguirre It’s easy to think public art as background noise. It's natural to dismiss as too peripheral for busy commuters...

Nov. 15 – Nov. 21

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Ozomatli at The Rose at 9 p.m. (245 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101). Hailing from Los Angeles, the group found a way to represent the city’s eclectic culture through music that appeals to the local community and the world beyond. Tickets...

Monrovia’s History of Segregation

Art in Public Places to be considered at next Monrovia Council meeting By Félix Guitiérrez Detailed plans for public art landmarks honoring Monrovians Francisco J. Gutiérrez and Félix J. Gutiérrez,  a father and son who were early 20th century...

Remembering Monrovia’s Louis García on Veterans Day

By Félix Gutiérrez Collage of Prvt. García’s tomb, photograph and a postcard. – Courtesy photo / Félix Gutiérrez As America honors women and men who answered their nation’s call to duty on Veterans Day next...

Local Resident to Travel to Patagonia to Raise Awareness for Multiple Myeloma

Lupe Duarte has raised over $10,000 for cancer research while preparing for an intense hike through Patagonia with 13 other people to raise awareness for multiple myeloma. – Photo by Alex Cordero / Beacon Media News By...

Monrovia High School Connection: Tuskegee Airman LeRoy Criss

By Terry Miller During World War II, the Civil Aeronautics Authority selected 13 black cadets to become part of an experimental program at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. It has been over seven decades since the legendary Tuskegee Airmen...
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