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Monrovia Councilmember Gloria Crudgington Battles Oral Cancer
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Monrovia Councilmember Gloria Crudgington Battles Oral Cancer

Last week, Councilmember Gloria Crudgington shared with the community that she had been diagnosed with oral cancer.  The early stage tumor that was detected in her tongue was most likely caused by oral lichen planus, a rare autoimmune disorder, and a disorder that only rarely results in cancer. Of note, a comprehensive head to toe Positron…

Monrovia Evaluating Potential Sales Tax Measure In 2019
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Monrovia Evaluating Potential Sales Tax Measure In 2019

At Monrovia’s State of the City Address held last week, Mayor Adams announced that the city would be considering a local sales tax measure in Monrovia this year. Now with any proposed tax increase, there’s always the question of why. Because certainly, the overall tax burden in California is high, and government should not unnecessarily…

Monrovia Represents Group On Measure W Watershed Subcommittee
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Monrovia Represents Group On Measure W Watershed Subcommittee

Revised enhanced watershed management program has secured conditional approval This past week marked a huge milestone for Monrovia on the storm water quality compliance front, new developments occurred. LA County coordinated various voting seminars to fill municipal seats on the Watershed Area Steering Committees (WASCs) that will be responsible for recommending storm water projects funding…

Monrovia Police Explorers’ Big Win
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Monrovia Police Explorers’ Big Win

By Susan Motander If you opted to watch the State of the Union Address and the Democrat response, you missed the Monrovia City Council Meeting held on Tuesday and would therefore have missed the presentation by Monrovia Police Lieutenant Sarah Covarrubias. Her presentation outlined the success of our local Police Explorer Post at the 21st annual Chandler…

Rain, Rain and More Rain in San Gabriel Valley
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Rain, Rain and More Rain in San Gabriel Valley

Highway 39 closed in Azusa due to mudslide By Terry Miller “It never rains in southern California,” Albert Hammond laments in 1972. He wasn’t far wrong. The last rainfall season (2017-2018) was the driest for Los Angeles since 2006-2007 and the third driest since rainfall records kept in 1877. We have undeniably been in a long drought in California…

Pacific Coast Highway Closed Due to Flooding
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Pacific Coast Highway Closed Due to Flooding

North and south-bound lanes on Pacific Coast Highway are closed due to flooding with mud and debris flow. Crews are working in the area to clear the roadway for commuters. Commuters should consider using alternate routes. The highway will only be opened to residents with an Identification card.The public is reminded to stay vigilant on…

Moda Monrovia Holds Grand Opening Party
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Moda Monrovia Holds Grand Opening Party

By Susan Motander Moda, the first apartment complex at Station Square, has been renting for the last few months and last Thursday Legacy Partners, the developers, held a grand opening party to celebrate the first phase of the project opening. Ultimately the complex will include 241 units. The celebration on Thursday had the standard presentation of…

Initial Reports on Homeless in Monrovia
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Initial Reports on Homeless in Monrovia

By Susan Motander According to City Manager Oliver Chi in his weekly update this week, the count is in from the homeless census taken last week and the numbers in Monrovia appear to have held fairly constant.  At first glance the number of individuals seems to have jumped substantially from 9 in 2018 to 18 this…

State of Monrovia Holds One Major Surprise
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State of Monrovia Holds One Major Surprise

By Susan Motander Monday’s State of the City address by Mayor Tom Adams and other members of the City Council consisted largely of a recitation of the accomplishments of the city over the past year and the plans for the upcoming year. At the conclusion of the evening, the mayor changed gears and announced that…

Sully Miller Construction Company Prepares to Mobilize in Monrovia
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Sully Miller Construction Company Prepares to Mobilize in Monrovia

The City of Monrovia hosted a Monrovia Renewal North Section community meeting on Jan. 23 at the Library Community Room. The meeting was intended to let all impacted residents know about details related to the city’s construction plans (the North Section of the project includes the portion of the city located north of, and including, Hillcrest Boulevard). Over…

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