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Heat Alert for Parts of Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a heat alert as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas: West San Fernando Valley – through Wednesday, Sept. 16. East San Fernando Valley – Monday, Sept. 14 through Wednesday, Sept. 16. East San...

City of Monrovia Advises Non-Residents to Avoid Areas Above Foothill as Bobcat Fire Grows to 36K Acres

The City of Monrovia advises non-residents to avoid areas above Foothill Boulevard to ensure that if an evacuation order is issued in response to the Bobcat Fire, residents can evacuate and streets are easily accessible for public safety crews. Last week, the City...

Some L.A. County COVID-19 Testing Sites Close Due to Unhealthy Air Quality

Originally posted Sept. 10 at noon / Updated Sept. 11 at 3:20 p.m. Due to safety concerns from the unhealthy air quality in smoke-impacted regions across L.A. County, the following L.A. County COVID-19 testing sites will be closed through the weekend: The following testing sites are closed...

Bobcat Fire Breaches Monrovia City Limits, Grows to Over 26K Acres

The Bobcat Fire has grown to 26,368 acres with 6% containment. According to the incident overview, 540 firefighting personnel continue to aggressively attack the fire burning at high elevations, in areas that have not burned in many years. The fire crossed Monrovia city limits Friday...

Some L.A. County Parks Close to Poor Air Quality Caused by Fires

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (L.A. County Parks) is temporarily closing several park locations, programming, and amenities and canceling specific programming through the weekend due to poor air quality caused by the Bobcat Fire and the El Dorado Fire. L.A....

Aerial Firefighters Battle Massive Bobcat Fire above Monrovia

A C-130 Cargo plane drops PhosChek on the mountains above the city Wednesday afternoon. – Photo by Terry Miller By Terry Miler Residents’ concerns over the lack of air attacks on the...

USPS Delivery Delays Deepen Concerns About Mail-In Voting

“Save our USPS” reads a hand-written sign outside Monrovia’s post office. The postal service, continuously ranked as the “most trusted” agency by Americans, is not only under siege by the massive use of email and other disruptions that have cut into the postal service’s...

Monrovia Fire Chief Cautiously Optimistic About Wind in Bobcat Fire Area

Red flag warning in effect, foothill communities remain on high alert On Wednesday morning, Monrovia Fire Chief Brad Dover, along with Assistant City Manager Lauren Vasquez and other city officials, surveyed the area above Norumbega Drive to assess the Bobcat...

Bobcat Fire Grows and Evacuation Warnings Expand

The Unified Incident Command of the Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Monrovia Fire Department and the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department directed the residents of Duarte, Bradbury, Monrovia, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Pasadena and Altadena below the Bobcat Fire to prepare to evacuate,...

Monrovia Crime Blotters: Aug. 27 – Sept. 2

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Aug. 27 At 7:58 a.m., a motorist reported seeing fresh gang related graffiti on a wall at the intersection of Chestnut and Alta Vista. After an officer documented the vandalism, graffiti removal was notified. Investigation continuing. At 8:44 a.m., a...
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