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Power Outage Frustrates 500 Monrovia Homes

SCE power infrastructure
Southern California Edison (SCE) had planned a power outage to take place in the northeastern section of Monrovia, including parts of Myrtle Avenue in Old Town, beginning Saturday, Feb. 22 at midnight and lasting, allegedly, until Sunday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. That didn’t...

On The Ground With First Responders and County ERTs

Eaton Canyon’s entrance in Altadena. – Photo by Galen Patterson / Beacon Media News By Galen Patterson Eaton Canyon was silent on the warm, clear-mountain morning of Feb. 21, until vehicles, including emergency response...

The 11th Annual Neighborhood MAP Conference is Underway

By Destiny Torres The Monrovia Area Partnership (MAP) Team is hosting the 11th Annual Neighborhood Conference, and they are looking for community members to help make it a success. The MAP Team is calling on community...

Monrovia City Manager Appoints Assistant City Manager, Public Works Director

Monrovia Assistant City Manager
Monrovia City Manager Dylan Feik has named Lauren Vasquez as assistant city manager and Sean Sullivan as public works director.  “After serving in the interim role since September 2019, I am very pleased to remove the interim titles and make Lauren’s and Sean’s...

California Fish and Game Wardens Anesthetize Roaming Bear in Monrovia

Social media slams local TV stations for excessive helicopter noise By Terry Miller For the second day in a row, Monrovia residents were jolted out of their beds when local news helicopters distracted those attempting to sleep at 5...

Monrovia Crime Blotters: Feb. 6–12

crime blotters
Feb. 6 Shortly before 1:44 p.m., a caller reported three vehicles collided into one another at the intersection of Colorado and Ivy. Officers responded and found no one was injured and the vehicles sustained minor damage. All parties chose to exchange information.

Proposition 13 Causing Confusion Among Voters

Proposition 13 (2020) is NOT a repeal of the 1978 proposition with the same digits By Terry Miller Voters are confusing Proposition 13 on the March 2020 ballot with a 1978 property tax initiative. The proposition may have the same number as Proposition 13 of 1978 but...

Affordable Housing a Concern at City Council Candidate Forum

- Courtesy photo Questions about affordable housing, development, and homelessness dominated the conversation at the City Council Candidate Forum at Monrovia City Hall on Thursday. Incumbents Gloria Crudgington and Becky Shevlin are up for re-election and...

New Network Will Improve Communication for First Responders

An important component in modernizing communications among first responders in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area is underway. On Feb. 7, Rachel Smith, Angeles National Forest (ANF) deputy supervisor, signed the leases for five of 13 proposed towers for a new Land Mobile Radio (LMR)...

Monrovia City Council and Staff Work Together to Make Change Happen

The overall State of the City address given at the end of last month was of cooperation between the council members and city staff as well as with the members of the community. Mayor Tom Adams said the thing he was...

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