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Neighborhood Treasure Reunites JA Community of Monrovia
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Neighborhood Treasure Reunites JA Community of Monrovia

By Susie Ling There were about a dozen Tsuneishis, three Morimoto sisters, three Sakatani sisters, three Asano cousins, Kuromiyas, Nakanos, Satas, Inouye, 98-year young Ted Hashimoto (who graduated from M.A.D. High School in 1941), 99-year young Helen Mimaki, and their family and friends. There were also Monrovia City Council members, Monrovia Historical Society folk, ChangeMakers,…

Monrovia Area Partnership Welcomes the Summer With Two Events
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Monrovia Area Partnership Welcomes the Summer With Two Events

The Monrovia Area Partnership (MAP) will present two events in June. MAP is a community program that hosts events and meetings to train and connect community members dedicated to improving Monrovia. Stay connected by liking MAP on Facebook.com/MonroviaAreaPartnership. Neighborhood Treasure Reveal On June 8, MAP celebrates its fourth Neighborhood Treasure: Japanese Americans in Monrovia. The event…

Honoring Japanese American History in Monrovia
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Honoring Japanese American History in Monrovia

By Susie Ling The City of Monrovia is honoring its Japanese American history with a public art piece. Kerri Zessau of Monrovia said, “One of the key goals of our Neighborhood Treasures program is to affirm the importance and value of Monrovians in history. It also allows us to bring public art into different neighborhoods.”…

Monrovia Honors Former Slave Kate Wright
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Monrovia Honors Former Slave Kate Wright

Wright treated locals diagnosed with tuberculosis By Ralph Walker Dr. Pottenger’s Sanatorium was renowned for treating tuberculosis, but he was apparently not the only resident who cared for those stricken with the disease. Fondly known as “Aunt Kate,” Kate Wright (1861- 1937) was a remarkable woman who opened her heart and her home to indigent…

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