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Uber Fat Cat Adopted by Monrovia Woman


Monrovia woman adopts 29 pound Internet rock star cat ... nicknamed Chubbs. https://goo.gl/XLpYLE

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Screwdriver Robbery at Train Station; Store Robbery; $60,000 Embezzlement; Motorcycle Wheelie Injury; Victim Beats Up Robber


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for June 14–20. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 425 service events, resulting in 75 investigations.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
June 14 at 6:24 p.m., employees of a store in the 1600 block of S. Mountain reported a male suspect had just ran out of their store with stolen merchandise. Officers searched the area and apprehended the suspect. The merchandise was returned to the store and the suspect was arrested.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
June 14 at 9:44 p.m., security at a store in the 500 block of W. Huntington reported that they were following a male suspect who had just stolen merchandise from their store. Officers arrived and apprehended the suspect. The merchandise was returned to the store.

Violation of Court Order – Suspect Arrested
June 14 at 10:00 p.m., residents in the 100 block of N. Encinitas reported two suspicious subjects loitering on the street. Officers arrived and contacted both subjects. A computer check revealed one had a domestic violence restraining order against the other. The offender was immediately arrested.

Warrant / Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
June 15 at 12:25 a.m., a sergeant was patrolling the 300 block of W. Evergreen when he saw a female subject run into the yard of an abandoned house. The subject was detained and a computer check revealed she had a warrant for her arrest. She was arrested and taken into custody. She was also found to be in possession of a pipe that had been used to smoke methamphetamine, which was added to her charges.

Residential Burglary
June 15 at 6:53 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of E. Greystone reported someone had gained entry into her home and the locked home safe. The suspect took jewelry and miscellaneous important paperwork from the safe. This investigation is continuing.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
June 15 at 7:04 p.m., a resident in the 1600 block of S. Mayflower reported her boyfriend had just hit her after they had been arguing. Officers responded, and after an investigation, they arrested and took the male subject into custody. The female subject was provided domestic violence victim’s resources.

Vehicle Burglary
June 15 at 7:33 p.m., the customer of a store in the 700 block of W. Huntington exited the store after shopping for a few minutes and found her vehicle’s window had been shattered. The suspect stole her backpack containing a camera, money and her work identification. Officers searched the area for a suspect, but did not locate anyone. This investigation is continuing.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
June 15 at 10:05 p.m., a caller reported someone yelling at a house in the 200 block of Valle Vista. Officers arrived and contacted the male and female residents, who had been arguing. After further investigation, it was discovered that the female had hit the male numerous times, so she was arrested and taken into custody.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
June 16 at 9:08 a.m., a caller reported seeing a male subject looking into car windows in the 600 block of W. Foothill. Officers arrived and located the subject. A computer check revealed he had a warrant for his arrest, so he was taken into custody.

Counterfeit Money
June 16 at 11:33 a.m., a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington reported one of their customers had used a counterfeit bill to pay for services. The bill was not discovered immediately. Officers responded and collected the bill. This investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
June 16 at 6:56 p.m., security at a store in the 500 block of W. Huntington reported a female subject had entered their store, took jewelry from a counter and left the store without paying. She refused to stop for store security. Officers responded and apprehended the suspect. She was arrested and the jewelry was returned to the store.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
June 16 at 8:53 p.m., residents in the 700 block of Wildrose reported that their son was standing in their driveway refusing to leave. They said he does not live at their house. Officers arrived, and a computer check revealed he had a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested for the warrant and taken into custody.

Shoplifting / Fraud / Drug Possession – Suspect Arrested
June 17 at 10:25 a.m., employees of a store in the 500 block of W. Huntington reported a male subject was removing security tags from merchandise. Officers responded and stopped the subject as he was leaving the store with the stolen merchandise. The subject was also in possession of methamphetamine and someone else’s identification. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Armed Robbery – Suspect Arrested
June 17 at 12:16 p.m., a male subject reported he was just robbed at the train depot in the 1600 block of S. Primrose. The suspect had threatened to stab the victim with a screwdriver, then took personal property from the victim. Officers responded and apprehended the suspect. The stolen property was returned to the victim and the suspect was arrested for armed robbery.

Trespassing – Suspects Arrested
June 17 at 7:37 p.m., a resident in the 700 block of Wildrose reported their son had previously been advised not to return to the property or he would be charged with trespassing, but he was back in their front yard. Officers arrived and contacted the subject, then placed him under arrest for trespassing.

Strong-arm Robbery
June 18 at 10:31 a.m., a male subject entered a store in the 1600 block of S. Mountain with a receipt. He removed items from a shelf that matched the items on the receipt, then attempted to return the items for cash. When the cashier called store security, the subject forced the merchandise from the cashier’s hands and ran out of the store with it. Officers responded and stopped the subject. The merchandise was returned to the store and the subject was arrested.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
June 18 at 12:33 p.m., a caller reported a male subject was behaving strange, punching trees in the parking lot of a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain. Officers located the subject and found him to be heavily intoxicated and unable to care for his own safety. The subject was arrested for public intoxication and taken into custody.

Embezzlement
June 18 at 3:41 p.m., the owner of a company in the 200 block of E. Huntington reported one of the employees was taking money from the company. The theft was discovered to be over $60,000. This investigation is continuing.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
June 18 at 7:25 p.m., an employee of a business in the 1500 block of S. Myrtle reported an intoxicated male subject in their parking lot that was refusing to leave. Officers arrived and contacted the subject. They found him to be too intoxicated to care for his own safety, so he was arrested and taken into custody.

Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
June 18 at 7:25 p.m., an officer was patrolling the 500 block of W. Duarte when he saw a bicyclist commit a violation, so he was stopped. The bicyclist was found to be in possession of a pipe that had been used to smoke methamphetamine, so he was arrested and taken into custody.

Under the Influence of Narcotics – Suspect Arrested
June 18 at 10:44 p.m., an officer was patrolling the 700 block of W. Duarte when he saw a male subject behaving suspiciously. He stopped to speak with the subject and found him to be under the influence of narcotics. The subject was arrested.

Mail Tampering
June 19 at 9:52 a.m., a resident in the 800 block of W. Foothill discovered all her apartment complex mailboxes had been forced open sometime during the night. Officers arrived and found that two residents in the building had their mail stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
June 19 at 11:42 a.m., a motorcyclist accelerated too fast through the intersection of Myrtle and Huntington, causing the front of the motorcycle to lift off the ground. The rider was thrown from the bike, causing injuries. Officers and paramedics arrived. No other vehicles were involved. The rider was transported to a nearby hospital.

Robbery
June 19 at 12:30 p.m., a resident in the 900 block of W. Duarte agreed to sell his phone to a stranger he met on a phone app used to sell items. They met in front of the victim’s residence. The buyer took the phone, but refused to pay for it. The suspect ran and the victim chased after him. A fight ensued and the victim was able to regain possession of his phone. Officers responded to the area, but the suspect could not be located. This investigation is continuing.

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
June 19 at 2:50 p.m., an officer was patrolling the 100 block of W. Foothill when he saw a male subject he recognized from previous contacts. A computer check revealed he had several warrants for his arrest. The subject was arrested for the warrants and taken into custody.

Vehicle Pursuit / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
June 19 at 7:46 p.m., an officer was patrolling the area north of Foothill when he saw a motorist fail to stop for a stop sign. He attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver accelerated, leading the officer into a pursuit. The vehicle yielded eventually in the 1000 block of Briarcliff. The driver had recently been arrested and was out on bail. A computer check revealed he had a warrant for his arrest and he was found to be in possession of a pipe that had been used to smoke methamphetamine. The driver was arrested.

4th of July in Monrovia




Monrovia’ Staar Surgical Gets All Clear Signal From FDA


Monrovia’ Staar Surgical, which had received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration, has now received a letter from the FDA lifting the warning letter, and its stock bounced up more than 11 percent today at this writing. 

“The lifting of the Warning Letter is the result of a comprehensive remediation program that not only addressed the issues raised by the FDA in the 2014 Warning Letter, but included the assessment, remediation and upgrade of all aspects of STAAR’s quality systems to assure compliance with Quality System Regulations (QSR),” said Caren Mason, President and CEO. “We have steadfastly initiated and promoted a Culture of Quality which emphasizes prevention and accountability throughout the organization. We are committed to continuing and strengthening this companywide emphasis on excellence.”  https://goo.gl/sseoHN

- Brad Haugaard 

Monrovia Author Describes Finding Hope Following Throat Cancer Diagnosis


Monrovia author describes finding hope following throat cancer. https://goo.gl/Rz5Vi8

- Brad Haugaard

Citrus College Has Largest Graduating Class Ever


Citrus College, which serves Monrovia, celebrated a record-breaking number of graduates during its 102nd annual commencement ceremony on June 16.

With 1,674 students applying for graduation, the Citrus College class of 2018 includes 270 more students than the class of 2016, which holds the previous college record. This is the largest graduating class in the college's history.

Source: Citrus College press release

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Cat Wants Monrovia Home



Abbey (A456125) is a 3-month-old domestic shorthair looking for a new home. She was found as a stray in Monrovia about a month ago and has been looking for the right people to come along to take her home. She currently has two roommates whom she likes to cuddle and play with. She is a bit timid, but enjoys ear and face rubs. Come visit Abbey and her kitten friends today at the Pasadena Humane Society.

The adoption fee for cats is $75. All cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before being adopted.

New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.

View photos of adoptable pets at pasadenahumane.org. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email.

* Looking to add a new furry friend to your family? The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA will hold its 5th Annual “Free Adoption Day” on June 29. Adoption fees for all available animals— including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, pocket pets and reptiles—will be subsidized. The shelter, located at 361 S. Raymond Ave in Pasadena, will be open for adoptions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Source: Pasadena Humane Society

- Brad Haugaard

Big Developments Planned; One-Way Streets; Tattoos; Higher Trash Fees; 4th of July



AvalonBay (top) and TownPlace (bottom), two new planned Monrovia developments.

In his weekly report (https://goo.gl/aOqX7O), City Manager Oliver Chi reports that ...

~ The Planning Commission unanimously approved a 296-unit multi-family housing development for just south of the Gold Line station. The City Council will consider the proposal on July 3.  Also, two more big projects (shown above) are in the works: a 113-room Marriott TownePlace Suites Hotel on the southwest corner of Myrtle and Huntington, and a 154-unit AvalonBay project on the northwest corner of Myrtle and Chestnut.

~ Here’s a new web page the city has set up to track development projects: https://goo.gl/RZQnpn

~ There will be a block party at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 30 “to facilitate gathering community feedback” on making South Primrose Avenue and South Ivy Avenue one way streets to add bicycle lanes. It will "likely take place off of Ivy Avenue by East Fig Avenue," but details next week.

~ The Planning Commission unanimously approved regulations that would allow tattoo services in Old Town. They will have to be a secondary service of non-tattoo businesses, they’ll need a conditional use permit (i.e. special permission) from the city, and they’ll need the building owner’s permission. 

~ Trash fees are going up 5 percent starting July 1 - by $1.50 for a typical residential customer, from $30.03 to $31.53 a month.

~ The 4th of July Concert and Fireworks Show will be held at Library Park. The Stefan Poole Band will perform at 7 p.m. followed by a free 20-minute fireworks show at 9 p.m. 

- Brad Haugaard

Amada Miyachi Appoints Stephen Shea As New Sales Manager


Monrovia-based Amada Miyachi America Inc., a leading manufacturer of resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micro machining equipment and systems, announces the appointment of Stephen F. Shea as Southern Regional Sales Manager. Mr. Shea will provide sales and technical support for all products in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Texas.

Prior to joining Amada Miyachi America, Shea served as president of Shea Manufacturing Solutions, an authorized representative for Amada Miyachi products and a provider of comprehensive contract engineering support in the areas of lean manufacturing implementation. Mr. Shea has a Six Sigma Black Belt, and significant lean manufacturing experience focusing on operations, quality, and continuous improvement. He has been responsible for high volume production floor operations for more than 20 years.

"We are so pleased to welcome Steve, who has been an Amada Miyachi sales representative for four years and a customer for more than 10 years," said Kurt Tolliver, Vice President Sales. "Steve has used the company's equipment on a variety of automotive sensor assembly lines, and will be able to help customers select the right equipment to optimize their processes."

Source: Amada Miyachi America press release

- Brad Haugaard

Free Fuzzy Friend Adoption Day June 29


Looking to add a new furry friend to your family? The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA will hold its 5th Annual “Free Adoption Day” on June 29. Adoption fees for all available animals--- including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, pocket pets and reptiles—will be subsidized. The shelter, located at 361 S. Raymond Ave in Pasadena, will be open for adoptions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As the shelter fills to capacity during the warmer months, it is important to find new homes for pets as quickly as possible. This is especially true before 4th of July, when dogs, cats and other animals are easily frightened by the loud booms and bursts of fireworks and may run away. The shelter hopes to free up as much kennel as possible to prepare for the increased number of stray and lost pets arriving around the 4th of July.

Free Adoption Day is the shelter’s largest adoption event of the year. In 2017, 152 pets - 71 cats, 56 dogs and 25 critters - found a home on Free Adoption Day. The shelter hopes to exceed that number in 2018.

“Visit us on Free Adoption for the best deal of the year,” says Julie Bank, President/CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. “Not only are you saving the life of a homeless pet, but you are bringing home a new family member.”

All dog and cat adoptions include the spay or neuter surgery, a microchip and age appropriate vaccines.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam, as well as a packet filled with information about how to care for your pet.

The event is open to residents of any city looking to adopt a pet. Regular adoption process applies. To expedite the adoption process, print an adoption application in advance on the organization’s website. To view animals at the shelter or to make a donation towards a subsidized adoption, visit pasadenahumane.org.

Source: Pasadena Humane Society

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Council to Consider $40 Million Budget


At its next meeting (https://goo.gl/Er6dG5) the Monrovia City Council will consider...

- a 2018-19 budget of about $40 million. Property tax is a strong revenue source, as is retail sales tax, however, “Consumer goods sales are starting to level out, as more sales shift to online sales.” Details: https://goo.gl/Er6dG5

- Consider a three-year lease and operating agreement with Community Media of the Foothills, which runs KGEM, so it will continue broadcasting city meetings and events. This will cost the city $160,000 in FY 2018/19, $175,000 in FY 2019/20, and $190,000 in FY 2020/21. Details: https://goo.gl/uGTz3Z

- Brad Haugaard 

Dinner at Mikomi Sushi


Dinner at Mikomi Sushi, on the east side of Myrtle just south of Line. Got the Salmon and Avocadi Sashimi Salad for $16.50 and a beer for $3.95. Delish!

- Brad Haugaard 

Two Injured In Shooting In Monrovia County Area


Two people were injured today in a shooting in Monrovia county area. https://goo.gl/L6L45s

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Drunk Driver Stops Cop to Ask Question, Arrested; Plus Assault, Drugs, Alcohol, and Shoplifting


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for June 7–13. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 443 service events, resulting in 77 investigations. 

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
June 7 at 1:01 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 800 block of E. Olive when he saw a male subject in Recreation Park after closing hours. He stopped the subject to issue a citation and found him to be too intoxicated to care for his own safety. The subject was arrested for being drunk in public. 

Residential Burglary
June 7 at 8:56 a.m., a resident in the 600 block of Parker walked outside her home and discovered she had left her garage door open all night. She noticed several things were stolen from the garage and from inside her unlocked vehicle, which was parked in the garage. This investigation is continuing. 

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
June 7 at 9:45 a.m., a caller reported a male subject walking down the middle of the street in the 1600 block of S. Myrtle. Officers located the subject and found him to be too intoxicated to care for his own safety; he was arrested for public intoxication and taken into custody. 

Shoplifting / Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
June 7 at 2:09 p.m., a male subject was detained by employees of a store in the 500 of W. Huntington because they had observed him shoplifting. Officers arrived, arrested the suspect and the merchandise was returned to the store. The subject was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. 

Injury Traffic Collision
June 7 at 6:26 p.m., a caller reported that two vehicles had collided in the 500 block of W. Foothill. Officers arrived and found one of the drivers was complaining of pain, so she was treated by paramedics. After investigation, the driver at fault was issued a citation. 

Vandalism
June 7 at 6:51 p.m., a resident in the 100 block of Hidden Valley returned home and discovered someone had pried open his locked mailbox. The mail had already been delivered and collected earlier in the day, so no mail was stolen. This investigation is continuing. 

DUI – Suspect Arrested
June 7 at 11:56 p.m., an officer was patrolling the 2600 block of S. Myrtle when he saw a motorist commit a driving violation. He stopped the vehicle and found the driver to be intoxicated. After field sobriety tests were conducted, the driver was arrested for DUI. 

Drug Offense – Suspects Arrested
June 8 at 1:02 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 800 block of E. Olive when he saw a male subject loitering in Recreation Park. He stopped the subject for being in the park after closing. The subject was found to be in possession of a pipe that had been used to smoke methamphetamine. The suspect was arrested. 

Drug Offense – Suspect Arrested
June 8 at 2:26 a.m., employees of a hotel in the 700 block of W. Huntington reported a female subject sleeping in a vehicle in the hotel parking lot. Officers contacted the subject and a computer check revealed she was on parole. She claimed she had a room in the hotel. When officers checked the room, they found another female subject in the room that was in possession of heroin. That subject was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. 

Warrant – Suspect Arrested
June 8 at 2:54 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 2000 block of S. Myrtle when he saw a bicyclist commit a violation of the rules of the road. He stopped the bicyclist and a computer check revealed he had a warrant for his arrest. The subject was arrested and taken into custody. 

Possession of Burglary Tools – Suspect Arrested
June 8 at 3:42 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 1600 block of S. Primrose when he saw a suspicious male subject loitering near the train depot. He stopped the subject and found he was on probation for robbery and in possession of tools commonly used to commit burglaries. The subject was arrested.

Grand Theft from a Vehicle
June 8 at 1:37 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of W. Lemon walked outside his home and found someone had stolen power cables from his unlocked vehicle. This investigation is continuing. 

Shoplifting / Parole Violation – Suspect Arrested
June 8 at 1:39 p.m., a male subject entered a store in the 500 block of W. Huntington, removed merchandise from a shelf, and then fled the store without paying. Officers apprehended two subjects one block away from the store and recovered the merchandise. A computer check revealed the subject was on active parole and had a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody. 

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
June 8 at 4:40 p.m., employees of a store in the 500 block of W. Huntington reported they were detaining a male subject for shoplifting from their store. Officers arrived, and after an investigation, the subject was arrested. The merchandise was returned to the store. 

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
June 8 at 10:04 p.m., a husband and wife living in the 500 block of Los Angeles began arguing. The male subject hit the female subject in the face, causing her lip to bleed. Officers arrived and after an investigation, the male subject was arrested. The female was offered social services and received medical care.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon
June 9 at 4:41 a.m., a male subject reported he was at a bar in the 1500 block of S. Myrtle earlier in the night and was held down on a pool table in the bar and threatened with a knife. After being threatened, he left the bar, but did not immediately report the incident. This investigation is continuing. 

Shoplifting – Suspects Arrested
June 9 at 7:40 p.m., an officer was patrolling the 500 block of W. Huntington when he saw security from a store chasing two male subjects. The officer apprehended both subjects, and after an investigation, took custody of them for shoplifting. The merchandise that had been stolen was returned to the store. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
June 9 at 11:51 p.m., officers were stopped in the 900 block of W. Duarte when a motorist stopped his vehicle in the middle of the road, exited and approached the officers to ask a question. The officers noticed the subject was intoxicated, so field sobriety tests were conducted. The subject was arrested for DUI. 

Drug Offense – Suspect Arrested
June 10 at 12:31 a.m., a resident in the 500 block of W. Lemon reported an occupied, suspicious vehicle parked in front of her house with the engine running. Officers responded and contacted two male subjects in the vehicle. One was in possession of a pipe that had been used to smoke methamphetamine and he was arrested. The other subject left the area when officers were done investigating. 

Vandalism
June 10 at 9:18 a.m., a resident in the 500 block of Los Angeles walked outside her home and discovered someone had scratched the hood of her car sometime during the night. This investigation is continuing. 

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
June 11 at 12:11 a.m., residents in the 100 block of N. Alta Vista reported a male subject on the street in front of their houses, yelling and causing a disturbance. Officers arrived and located the subject. They found him to be heavily intoxicated and too drunk to care for his safety. He was arrested and taken into custody. 

Trespassing / Warrant – Suspect Arrested
June 11 at 7:19 a.m., officers were patrolling the 800 block of E. Olive when they saw a male and female subject on private property in violation of posted no trespassing signs. The male subject had been warned several times by officers to stay off the property over a week period, but chose to disregard the notices. He was arrested and taken into custody. The female subject had not been advised; however, she had warrants for her arrest, so she was arrested and taken into custody, as well. 

Injury Traffic Collision
June 11 at 1:06 p.m., a caller reported two vehicles had collided in the intersection of Myrtle and Central. Officers arrived and after an investigation, issued a citation to the motorist who committed a vehicle code violation. The driver and passenger in the vehicle not at fault both complained of pain and requested transportation to a nearby hospital. 

Residential Burglary
June 11 at 4:16 p.m., the owner of a home in the 600 block of Anita returned home and discovered several things missing from inside her house. The resident had recently rented her home through a phone app service that rents to strangers for a few days at a time. This investigation is continuing. 

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
June 11 at 10:40 p.m., a caller reported they were following a possible drunk driver in the 300 block of W. Foothill. Officers located the motorist and stopped the vehicle. When they contacted the driver, they found him to be intoxicated. After field sobriety tests were conducted, the driver was arrested for DUI. 

Obstructing & Delaying Officers / Parole Warrant – Suspect Arrested
June 12 at 10:21 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of Park Rose returned home and saw a male subject standing in her driveway. When he saw the resident, he fled the area. Officers located the subject a few blocks away and he told officers he did not remember his name. A fingerprint reader revealed his identity, which also revealed he had a warrant for his arrest for a parole violation. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody. 

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
June 13 at 12:19 p.m., a store in the 1600 block of S. Mountain reported a male subject loitering in their parking lot, drinking alcohol and refusing to leave the private property. When officers arrived, they located the subject and found him to be heavily intoxicated. It was determined he was too drunk to care for his safety, so he was arrested and taken into custody. 

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
June 13 at 3:02 p.m., security for a store in the 500 block of W. Huntington reported they were detaining a male subject who they witnessed shoplifting from their store. Officers arrived and after an investigation, they arrested and took the subject into custody. The merchandise was returned to the store. 

Monrovia Schools Added to Honor Roll


Monrovia High, Santa Fe Computer Science Magnet, and Plymouth Elementary have been named to the California Honor Roll. https://goo.gl/etyJvr

- Brad Haugaard 

Suicide Prevention Legislation Advances


Senate Bill 972, suicide prevention legislation authored by Senator Anthony Portantino, who represents Monrovia, has apassed the Assembly Education Policy Committee. SB 972 would require public, charter, and private schools to print the suicide prevention hotline number and/or text crisis lines on student identification cards for grades seven through all college institutions.

- Brad Haugaard 

Summer Entertainment in the Park


Saturday Concerts 7 – 8:30 p.m., Station Square Amphitheater (1601 South Myrtle)
July 7 - Nolan Shaheed Quintet, Jazz Band
July 14 - Bumptown, Old School/Disco/Latin Band
July 21 - Ocho-X, Jazz Band
July 28 - The Answer, Classic Rock Band
August 4 - Upstream, Reggae Band
August 11 - Cold Duck, Motown/Soul Band
August 18 - Kelley Huff Band, Country Band
August 25 - Boxcar 7, Jazz Band

Sunday Concerts 7 - 8:30 p.m., Library Park, Rotary Club Bandshell
July 8 - The Tom Nolan Band, Motown Band
July 15 - Alumni Acoustic, Classic Rock Band
July 22 - Soto Band, Top 40/Latin Band
July 29 - Ad & The Soul Co., Blues/Soul Band
August 5 - Just Dave Band, Country-Folk Band
August 12 - Nolan Shaheed Quintet, Jazz Band
August 19 - Disney Tribute Band, Children's Music
August 26 - Yachty by Nature, Yacht Rock Band 70s & 80s

Movies - Saturdays at about 8 p.m.
July 21 – Space Jam at Julian Fisher Park
July 28 – The Sandlot at Recreation Park
August 4 – Back to the Future at Library Park
August 11 – Coco at Kiwanis Park at Grand Avenue

Source: Becky Shevlin's excellent calendar

- Brad Haugaard

296-Unit Residential Complex Considered; Free Y Membership For Teens; Rebates for Water-Saving Devices; Etc.



Proposed 296-unit residential complex next to Station Square.

In his weekly update City Manager Oliver Chi reports ...

~ The Planning Commission will consider an application for a 296-unit multi-family housing project located just south of Station Square, at the northeast corner of Duarte and Magnolia.

~ The YMCA is offering free membership to teens 12-17 years old on June 1 through July 31. Teens can also enjoy Final Friday Teen Nights each month (June 29, July 27, and August 24). After closing at 8:30 p.m. on those days, the Y will chuck out all adults except staff and teens will have full-run of the place - pool, gym, teen fitness classes, karaoke, etc. - until 11 p.m.

~ The drought is still serious, but there are rebates available for water-saving devices, here: https://goo.gl/1CDWkm

~ Monrovia Area Partnership will celebrate its twelfth anniversary at  Julian Fisher Park (915 S. California Avenue) from  5-10 p.m. this  Saturday, June 16. The movie, Wonder, starts at 8:00 p.m. There will also be community booths and free food.

~  The Monrovia Historical Society's Steve Baker will again tell the history of Monrovia on four air-conditioned bus tours:

Tour 1: Northwest Monrovia, Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m.
Tour 2: Northeast Monrovia, Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m.
Tour 3: Southeast Monrovia, Saturday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m.
Tour 4: Southwest Monrovia, Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.

Tickets at the Monrovia Community Center ($40 per tour for Historical Society members; $50 for non-members), at the Community Center. Or, contact the Monrovia Historical Society (monroviahistoricalsociety1896@gmail.com, 256-3423).

~ Organizers of the Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act, which Monrovia has advocated for, have gathered enough signatures to qualify it for the November 2018 ballot. It would reclassify currently "non-violent" crimes, such as rape of an unconscious person, sex trafficking of a child and 14 other serious crimes, as "violent" to prevent the early release of inmates convicted of these crimes. It would also stop the early release of violent felons, expand parolee oversight, strengthen penalties for parole violations, change theft laws to restore accountability for serial thieves and organized theft gangs, expand DNA collection to include those convicted of drug, theft, domestic violence and other serious crimes. Details: https://keepcalsafe.org/

- Brad Haugaard

Bronson - Good Side Kick Dog


Bronson (A459074) is a very affectionate, lovable dog. He is a good side kick, and likes to be only a few paws away at all times. He has been on a few Wiggle Waggle Wagon field trips and volunteers report he is energetic and friendly to people of all ages. He loves going for walks, runs, and is looking for a new best friend. Come visit Bronson at the Pasadena Humane Society today.    
 
The adoption fee for dogs is $130. All dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before going to their new home.
 
New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.

View photos of adoptable pets at pasadenahumane.org. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email.

- Brad Haugaard 

Where Are The Black Black Bears?



I’ve seen a lot of black bears in Monrovia but I’ve never yet seen a black black bear. Most of them are just brown, except this blonde one, which I saw today near a crowd of people in Canyon Park. So why call them “black bears?”

- Brad Haugaard