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Monrovia Crime Blotters: Oct. 24 – Oct. 30

Oct. 24 At 8:17 a.m., a resident in the 1700 block of South Fifth called to report his vehicle had been stolen. The victim parked his vehicle in front of his residence in the evening and returned the following day to discover it...

City of Monrovia Warns of Utility Billing Scam

According to the most recent City Manager’s Update, the City of Monrovia has received reports that scammers pretending to represent the City of Monrovia Water Department are targeting customers by phone and requesting that they make an immediate payment to avoid their water service being shut...

City Manager Reassures Residents: ‘Monrovia Is Not At Risk’ Financially

By Susan Motander The state auditor released a report last week that appears to declare Monrovia as one of the cities at “high risk” of financial problems. This was based on such factors as the debt levels, pension fund inadequacies, and...

Measure K, It’s a Question of Who Gets the Money

By Susan Motander Next Tuesday Monrovia voters will face the question of Measure K, an increase in Monrovia’s sales tax to the maximum allowed by state law. The real question is whom Monrovia residents want to have control over the funds raised by such...

Monrovia Student Suspended After Warning Peers of School Threat on Social Media

Parents say their son was wrongfully suspended from Monrovia High School after he warned others about a possible school shooting threat on social media in September. Wayne Perry believes the punishment for his son, who does not wish for his name to...

Don’t Forget to Vote in Monrovia’s Special Election on Nov. 5

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When Monrovians go to the polls a week from next Tuesday on Nov. 5, they will be looking at one issue only: whether to increase local sales tax from 9.5% to 10.25%, the maximum allowed under state law. The City Council put this issue on the...

Monrovia Crime Blotters: Oct. 10 – Oct. 16

Oct. 17 At 2:07 p.m., an employee from a business in the 500 block of West Huntington called to report a subject causing a disturbance. Officers responded and contacted the subject in front of a business. The subject was found to be...

New Monrovia City Manager Has His First Day at the Helm

By Susan Motander Monrovia’s new city manager, Dylan Feik, had his first day of work on Tuesday, Oct. 22. He said of it, “It was great!” Originally not scheduled to start his new job until mid-November, Feik said he wanted to get down to...

Fire Department Expedites Removal of Brush Hazard

By Vicky Nguyen Living in a high fire severity zone such as Monrovia means taking responsibility to comply with brush clearance requirements. While most Monrovians comply, a handful of homeowners have difficulty or refuse to comply...

Monrovia Crime Blotters: Oct. 10 – Oct. 16

Oct. 10 At 4:09 p.m., a caller reported a traffic collision at the intersection of Fifth and Huntington. An officer arrived on scene and conducted an investigation. One of the drivers fled the scene on foot. A witness was able to identify...
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