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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...

Reflection on Monrovia Schools’ Early Years

By Steve Baker, City Historian What did the schools of Monrovia and an ancient Greek philosopher once have in common?  They both made the profound statement, “The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.” These words were...

The Old Monrovia Man and the Sea of Medicare

Explaining the inexplicable in Monrovia By Terry Miller Once upon a time, when your body turns a pungent “old” age of 65, your government starts paying you back for all those years you paid into the Medicare bank during your entire working life. Consider it a no...

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...
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