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L.A. County Firefighters Attack Blaze at Magic Wok, Duarte

By Terry Miller At approximately 10 a.m. Friday, employees at Magic Wok, located at 1167 Huntington Drive in Duarte, were notified by a good Samaritan from City of Hope that their roof was on fire. The employees, who were initially unaware of the danger, quickly...

L.A. County Records Highest Number of New COVID-19 Cases

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) recorded the highest number of daily new cases Thursday (excluding days where case backlogs were included), confirming 29 new deaths and 5,031 new cases of COVID-19. Over the last two days, there have been...

California Announces Curfew in Purple Tier Counties

Newsom during a press conference Monday. | Screenshot from California Governor Gavin Newsom on YouTube In light of an unprecedented, rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health...

Monrovia Street Fair & Market Relocating This Friday

The move will create continuity between expanded outdoor dining and the fair. | Photo courtesy of Old Town Monrovia on Facebook Over the last several weeks, staff has been working with the Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board (MOTAB), Old Town...

Light Rail But Heavy Traffic in Monrovia Prompts Signal Changes

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This intersection at Myrtle Avenue and Duarte Road has been a bone on contention with drivers since the formerly named Gold Line was first opened. | Photo by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News Recently, Monrovia city staff...

Trump’s Denial and Delay in Conceding Could Hurt New Administration’s Pandemic Response

‘More people may die’ without a smooth transition, Biden says By Terry Miller From the beginning of the pandemic crisis early this year, the now-lame duck president has downplayed the perils associated with COVID-19 by saying it would simply “go away” with the warmer weather. Well,...

L.A. County Launches Digital COVID-19 Contact Tracing to Reduce Notification Times

L.A. County and its partner, Healthvana, on Wednesday announced a feature that empowers patients to anonymously and immediately notify close contacts of a positive COVID-19 test result, using a mobile phone. By reducing COVID-19 exposure notifications from days to hours, officials hope to further reduce community...

L.A. County to Implement Tighter Restrictions to Fight COVID-19 Spread

Starting this Friday, new restrictions will be in place as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increase Effective Friday, Los Angeles County will tighten pandemic safeguards and restrictions as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase significantly, officials announced Tuesday. COVID-19 cases have more than doubled since the...

L.A. County at ‘Dangerous Point’ in Coronavirus Surge

As COVID-19 cases surge and hospitalizations continue to rise across California, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, warned Monday that the county is “at a very dangerous point in the pandemic.” L.A. County's adjusted case rate has...

Monrovia Crime Blotters: Nov. 5-11

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Nov. 5 At 3:19 a.m., a resident in the 300 block of West Lime called police to report the catalytic converter had been stolen off his Toyota Prius. The suspect vehicle, also a Prius, was seen fleeing the area by the victim....
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