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Two Monrovia Men Arrested in Pasadena Homicide Case
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Two Monrovia Men Arrested in Pasadena Homicide Case

Prosecutors have filed murder charges against two Monrovia residents accused of shooting 24-year-old Anthony Michael Tafoya Ortiz during a drug deal and robbery that turned violent in Pasadena earlier this month. The police department will not release any specific details regarding the incident. On Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at about 4:30 p.m., 24-year-old Lamarr Marquise…

Foothill Unity Center’s Stolen Truck Found in Pasadena
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Foothill Unity Center’s Stolen Truck Found in Pasadena

Thursday morning Foothill Unity Center received a call from the Pasadena Police Department informing them that the truck had been retrieved in East Pasadena. The truck seem to have no apparent major damage. In an email Raina Martinez, development and donor relations director for Foothill Unity Center, shared, “We are so grateful to have it…

Supervisors Offer $10K Reward to Find Monrovia Kidnap Victim Amanda Custer
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Supervisors Offer $10K Reward to Find Monrovia Kidnap Victim Amanda Custer

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors offered or renewed $10,000 rewards Tuesday in three unrelated crimes, hoping to convict the man suspected of kidnapping and assaulting a missing Monrovia woman and the gunmen in fatal shootings in Littlerock and El Monte. Supervisor Kathryn Barger recommended offering $10,000 to encourage any witnesses to come forward…

The Search for Monrovia’s New City Manager Has Begun
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The Search for Monrovia’s New City Manager Has Begun

By Susan Motander With the news last week that the City of Huntington Beach had offered Monrovia’s City Manager, Oliver Chi, the job in their community, the search began for his replacement. The recruitment flier for the position is already on the city’s website under jobs. Applications for the position are due by 10 a.m. on Tuesday,…

Global Warning: Greenhouse Reality
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Global Warning: Greenhouse Reality

Happy cows’ flatulence could be overheating the atmosphere By Terry Miller You may have noticed that each year our planet gets hotter than previous years and while the naysayers say there’s no such thing as global warming, there is obviously a great danger for our Earth. Life on Earth depends on energy coming from the…

Foothill Unity Center’s 14-Foot Delivery Truck Stolen
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Foothill Unity Center’s 14-Foot Delivery Truck Stolen

Who did it? By Terry Miller Monrovia Weekly just learned that someone has stolen a non-profit agency’s means of picking up food donations for those less fortunate. Who on earth would steal from such a benevolent, community minded organization that helps those in need? Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, Foothill Unity Center learned that its 14-foot…

Monrovia’s Tree Removal at High School Raises More Questions Than Answers
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Monrovia’s Tree Removal at High School Raises More Questions Than Answers

By Terry Miller According to the soon-to-be-departing city manager, Oliver Chi, the city completed “a major public improvement project to repair the entire stretch of crumbling and lifted sidewalk on Colorado Boulevard in front of Monrovia High School (MHS).” The move surprised and angered many residents, particularly noting that Monrovia is designated as a “Tree…

Dramatic Hiker Rescue in Monrovia Canyon Late Monday Night
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Dramatic Hiker Rescue in Monrovia Canyon Late Monday Night

Armageddon, no … just another hiker rescued in the hills above Monrovia Canyon By Terry Miller Around 11:45 p.m. Monday, it seemed the entire city of Monrovia was being invaded by something unknown. There were at least three low flying helicopters circling the hills above Norumbega Drive in an apparent effort to locate a missing…

Monrovia Crime Blotters: Aug.  1 – Aug. 7
Crime

Monrovia Crime Blotters: Aug. 1 – Aug. 7

Aug. 1 August 1 at 3:09 p.m., a resident in the 1000 block of Berry walked outside her home and discovered someone had entered and ransacked her vehicle. The vehicle had been left unlocked and miscellaneous items were taken. This investigation is continuing. August 1 at 3:30 p.m., a petty theft incident was reported at…

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