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The Ups and Downs of Reopening America

By Terry Miller In the rush to open up the country from COVID-19 lockdowns, counties, states and the federal government are at loggerheads as to who can do what, when, where and how. If this past Memorial Day weekend is any gauge, the art of social...

L.A. County Prepares for Closure of the State’s Youth Prison System

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion co-authored by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sheila Kuehl, asking the County to begin planning immediately to prepare for the transition of youth who would have been committed to the state youth prison...

L.A. County Allows In-Store Shopping, Religious Services and Drive-In Movies

County will seek variance from Governor Newsom to allow other businesses to reopen sooner Los Angeles County is aligning its Health Officer orders with the state’s California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap. Among the activities now permitted under the change are faith-based services, in-store shopping at low-risk retail...

Monrovia Crime Blotters: May 14-20

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May 14 At 3:52 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of East Walnut called police to report his catalytic converter had been stolen from his truck. Officers responded and conducted an investigation. The investigation is continuing.

Construction Impacts Traffic on Myrtle Avenue

Courtesy photo by awsloley from Pixabay  Myrtle Avenue will be partially closed due to construction work and equipment staging as a part of the development project in the 800 block of South Myrtle. In order to facilitate a safe construction zone,...

California’s Contact Tracing Program Launched

Illustration courtesy of CDPH On Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom launched California Connected, the state’s contact tracing program and public awareness campaign. As part of California Connected, public health workers will connect with individuals who test positive for...

Emergency Cooling Centers to Open This Week Across L.A. County

Temperatures in parts of Los Angeles County are expected to rise into the 90s this week. As a result, several public facilities located throughout the County will open and serve as Emergency Cooling Centers on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. These centers provide members of...

California Counties Can Reopen Churches and Retail Stores

The California Department of Public Health on Monday announced the statewide reopening of places of worship for religious services and in-store retail shopping. Modifications are required to keep Californians safe and limit the spread of COVID-19. Subject to approval by county public health departments,...

L.A. County Announces New Openings in Time for Memorial Day Weekend

Los Angeles County has announced three new openings in advance of the holiday weekend, allowing increased outdoor and retail activities for residents. Beach bike paths are now open, indoor malls can open for curbside service, and car parades will be allowed. Beach Bike Paths and...

Monrovia City Council Approves Proposal for Block Grant Funding Allocation

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Monrovia City Council approved staff's proposal for the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Supplement (CDBG-CV) funding. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is part of the Housing and Community Development act and is meant to improve...

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