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History of Monrovia High School 1893-2021

By Steve Baker Public education was held in high esteem by the founders of Monrovia from its beginning in May of 1886.  William Monroe, a former school teacher himself, underwrote the cost of a public school from November of 1886 until May of...

Remote Learning Highlights Importance of Social Connection for Students

When school districts were forced to close as COVID-19 arrived in the U.S. last March, students were thrust into an entirely new world of learning. I spoke with four students from elementary school to high school — Altadena Arts Magnet School students...

Pandemic’s Impact on Child Care Pushing Working Women to the Limit

Single mother Lisa* is a teacher who also tutored students before the pandemic started. Her young daughter Joanna* is not quite school age, so she isn’t currently juggling both online teaching and online learning; but Lisa had been sending her daughter to...

Dear Young People, Help Stop the Spread

By Destiny Torres Scrolling through social media terrifies me. I see that the same people posting about the importance of wearing masks are also posting videos of themselves at parties on their private stories. Though in California over 1 million more people became infected with COVID-19...

A Special Rose Parade for These Extraordinary Times

The 2020 Rose Parade. | Courtesy photo / Tournament of Roses By May S. Ruiz   To say that these are extraordinary times might be an understatement to describe a year beset by an astounding 81...

Sailor’s Brew Coffee Gives Back to Veterans This Week

Sailor’s Brew Coffee is a Pasadena-based wholesale coffee company, a passion project born from native Pasadenan Trévon Sailor’s love for coffee and a desire to connect and fuel a community of positive and resilient folks. Sailor began his journey...

A Salute to the USPS and its Employees

A USPS office. - Courtesy photo By May S. Ruiz Benjamin Franklin appointed the first postmaster general in 1775 but it wasn’t until the passage of the Postal Service Act in 1792 that the post office...

As the Country Confronts Racism, Monrovia Ponders its Past

Editor's Note: Some community members contacted this newspaper to point out an omission of three African Americans who either serve or have served on the School Board: We'd like to acknowledge: Former Board Member:   Monina Diaz (2000-2004)Former Board...

Two Monrovia Stalwarts Recover from Recent Surgeries, Share Physical Therapy Stories

Hal Leavens at Physical Therapy
For the last three weeks I have been first in the hospital for five days with the balance in a skilled nursing center for physical therapy. No one but staff is allowed to visit.  After the first 14 days in isolation and three negative coronavirus tests, I...

A Conversation with Monrovian Ralph Walker on Race

Ralph standing in front of KGEM’s studios. – Courtesy photo Ralph Walker is many things — a KGEM host, a friend around town, a reader and thinker — but what he is most is an African American male. He...
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