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Energy and Gas Assistance Funds Provide Utility Assistance to Families

More support with energy bills is now available to people directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic due to job loss, closures, illness, or for seniors. United Way of Greater Los Angeles is partnering with Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) to...

L.A. County Will Not Consider Waivers to Re-open Schools

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) will not be considering waivers for re-opening of schools at this time, following new guidance from the California Department of Public Health. Th new guidelines recommend that counties with case rates at or above 200...

Monrovia Crime Blotters: July 23-29

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July 23 At 9:38 a.m., an employee of a business in the 2600 block of California called to report that items were taken from his vehicle while it was parked at the location. The vehicle was left unlocked. Investigation continuing.

Testing Capacity Expands at L.A. County-Supported Sites

As the need for COVID-19 testing continues to rise, the County of Los Angeles is expanding testing capacity at current sites and opening new sites in high-need areas. Due to this expansion, county-supported testing sites will have the capacity to test up to 55,000...

Mosquito Control Officials Confirm West Nile Virus Activity in SGV

Courtesy illustration / SGVMVCD The first indication of West Nile virus (WNV) in the San Gabriel Valley has been detected in a sample of mosquitoes from the city of Pomona. The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito...

Public Health Cautiously Optimistic that L.A. County is On the Right Path

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) expressed cautious optimism Monday that community spread of COVID-19 in L.A. County has slowed and that other key indicators are stabilizing.  The positive trends can be attributed to a variety of things, including the decreased...

Fish & Wildlife Hosts ‘Living with Bears’ Webinar for Monrovia Community

Bears are no strangers to Monrovians. - Courtesy photo by Geoff Brooks on Unsplash The foothills above Monrovia are occupied by wildlife: bears, coyotes, deer, mountain lions, and bobcats. Sometimes these wild animals venture out of the foothills...

State Secures Federal Assistance for Apple Fire in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Sunday that the state has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of resources to fight the Apple Fire burning in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The FMAG will also assist...

City Council to Consider Athens Services Rate Increase Request

Athens Services has requested a 5.66% rate increase, which will be considered by the Monrovia City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 4. As a part of the Exclusive Franchise Agreement (EFA) between the city and Athens, the Closed Loop Organics Recycling Program created...

Friday Morning Update on Brush Fire at Morris Dam, North of Glendora

The DamFire was called into the fire department at approximately 2 p.m. Thursday. - Photo by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News Originally posted July 30 at 3:43 p.m. / Updated July 31 at 9:54 a.m.
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