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Hart House - Veggie Based Restaurant - Will Open in November


In early November a new restaurant called Hart House will open at 602 W Huntington Drive, in the same building as Panera Bread.

The restaurant, founded by comedian, actor and entrepreneur, Kevin Hart, will feature "plant-based burg'rs, chick'n sandwiches, salads, nuggets, fries, tots and milkshakes." The company's press release says that, "All ingredients are 100% plant-based and are free of cholesterol, antibiotics, hormones, artificial colors, preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup, or trans fats."

This will be the second Hart House. The  first location is in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles.

- Brad Haugaard

Blessing of the Animals at St. Luke's Episcopal Church

On Sunday, Oct. 9,  at  10 a.m., St. Luke's Episcopal Church will celebrate the Blessing of the Animals, honoring the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. All pets in carriers or on leashes are welcome in the service. The church also asks that all worshippers wear masks indoors, whether vaccinated or not.

Attendees are also invited to bring new stuffed animals to donate to the Martin Luther King Jr. Pediatric Hub, which provides medical and mental health care to children exposed to domestic and sexual violence. Parish member Dr. Janet Arnold-Clark is the Director of this LA County center. These gifts will be blessed during the service and given to comfort children receiving care at the Hub.

- Brad Haugaard

City Responds to Youth Problems at Vons Center

At Tuesday’s City Council meeting City Manager Dylan Feik said that the city is responding to bad behavior by minors at the Vons shopping center on Friday nights. Feik said some youths have been skateboarding through Vons, stealing alcohol, and shoving employees. He said the city has assigned more police to patrol the area, and is meeting with Vons administrators and plans to meet with the shopping center owner.

- Brad Haugaard 

Handsome Bruno Will Turn Heads


We really need to talk about Bruno. He is an astonishingly handsome Chow/Akita mix who will surely turn heads wherever he goes. He’s about 10 months old and full of fun!

Bruno was brought to the shelter because his family didn’t have time for him. Raising a large puppy can be quite difficult, but we’ve seen plenty of indications that Bruno is treat-motivated and has the ability to learn quickly. This guy will be so much fun to take hiking, camping or on any other adventure!

The adoption fee for dogs is $150. All dog adoptions include spay or neuter, microchip, and age-appropriate vaccines. 

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 and schedule an adoption appointment at pasadenahumane.org. Adoptions are by appointment only, and new adoption appointments are available every Sunday and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. 

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

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovian Sentenced to Prison for Helping Wealthy Chinese Fraudulently Gain Admission to U.S.

A Monrovia man was sentenced today to 48 months in federal prison for scheming to help wealthy Chinese nationals unlawfully gain admission into the United States by falsely making them eligible for student visas through a network of fraud, including imposter test takers, essay ghostwriters and fake transcript sellers.

Yi Chen, a.k.a. “Brian Chen,” 35, of Monrovia, was sentenced by United States District Judge Mark C. Scarsi, who also ordered him to pay a criminal fine of $400,000 and to forfeit $50,000 of his ill-gotten gains.

After a six-day bench trial that concluded on March 21, Judge Scarsi found Chen guilty of one count of visa fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. Chen was acquitted of one count of conspiracy to commit immigration document fraud and 10 counts of visa fraud.

From June 2015 to February 2021, Chen was the CEO and owner of two “educational consulting” companies in Alhambra and Arcadia – Prime U.S. International and MS Education. These companies charged foreign students thousands of dollars for “guaranteed” admission to a college that would lead to the issuance of an F-1 student visa.

To secure admission to a school, the companies prepared application packages that used bogus or altered transcripts, and they hired people to impersonate the prospective student to take standardized tests, such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Chen submitted applications containing these fraudulent supporting materials on behalf of at least one foreign national, which helped the student obtain admission to New York University.

Once a foreign student was admitted to a college, the school issued a “Form I-20, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status – For Academic and Language Students,” which provided the basis for a student visa application or extension of permission to remain in the United States.

“Under the guise of operating an ‘educational consulting’ company, [Chen] made millions of dollars by faking every aspect of the college admissions process,” prosecutors argued in a sentencing memorandum.

Chen, who has been in federal custody since March 2021, received the lion’s share of the profits from the visa fraud scheme. He also controlled seven bank accounts that received more than $15 million in deposits between 2016 and 2020.

Chen and co-defendant Yixin Li, a.k.a. “Eason Li” and “Calvin Wong,” 29, of San Gabriel, are linked to a group of imposter test-takers who were the subject of an earlier indictment that outlined how they used fake Chinese passports to take TOEFL exams on behalf of foreigners seeking college admissions and student visas. All six defendants in that earlier case pleaded guilty and were sentenced to probation. Li was sentenced on February 22 to time served.

Homeland Security Investigations and the Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service investigated this matter. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Fraud Detection and National Security Section, provided substantial assistance. The Educational Testing Service, which administers the TOEFL exam, provided assistance during the investigation.

Assistant United States Attorneys Julia Hu of the Major Frauds Section and Maria Jhai of the Terrorism and Export Crimes Section prosecuted this case.

Source: Department of Justice press release

- Brad Haugaard


 


  

A Moment in Monrovia History: E. F. Spence, One of Monrovia's Founders

E.F. Spence, one of the founders of the City of Monrovia. He, along with J.D. Bicknell and J.F. Crank purchased land from E.J. Baldwin and with W.N. Monroe, founded the original townsite of Monrovia on their land. He was also an organizer of the Granite Bank and of the San Gabriel Valley Rapid Transit Railroad. He and Bicknell created a $10,048 fund to build the first school by donating profits from the sale of their lots to the school fund. In 1890 they opened a "Ladies College" at The Oaks and funded its first year of operation. He lived in Monrovia from 1887-1892. The photo has his signature, "Yours Fraternally, E.F. Spence.". From the Myron Hotchkiss collection. See full details here.

For more historic photos and papers, see the Monrovia Historical Society’s complete Legacy Project collection here. Learn more about the Monrovia Historical Society here.

- Brad Haugaard

Rotary Casino Night Oct. 15

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Youth Baseball Registration Open

- Brad Haugaard 

Free Low-Water Gardening Webinars for October

Two free low-water gardening webinars hosted by the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District are scheduled for October:

Organic Weed and Pest Management, Thursday, Oct. 13, 6 to 7 p.m. Register: t.ly/HQn-

Vegetable Gardening All Year Round, hursday, Oct. 20, 6 to 7 p.m. Register: t.ly/zmlb

- Brad Haugaard

Council to Discuss Signing Up for Green Energy Option


At its next meeting (agenda: t.ly/_tlc) the Monrovia City Council will ...

~ Discuss joining 32 other cities in the Clean Power Alliance joint powers authority, which would give the city access to green, or "green-er" electricity starting in 2024. If the city joins, it would choose a default green level: 100% renewable (such as wind, solar, geothermal), 50% green, or 40% green. However, individual customers could switch to one of the other two levels, or opt-out entirely and return to SCE electricity. For each $100 of electricity at current rates, 100% green electricity would cost an extra $3 and 50% green would cost an extra $1. t.ly/EB_2

~ Consider appointing Susie Ling to fill the unexpired Monrovia Library Board term ending June 30, 2023. The position became vacant when board member Janet Wall resigned to become city treasurer. t.ly/G3Il

~ Consider proclaiming Oct. 10-16, as Code Enforcement Officer Appreciation Week. t.ly/1QFG

~ Consider proclaiming October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. t.ly/B2NF

~ Consider proclaiming October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. t.ly/kWwO

~ Hold a study session at 6 p.m.: "Debt Report / Review of the City's Debt and Credit Rating." t.ly/I2e5

- Brad Haugaard 

What's Playing at Art in the Park Show Saturday

Visitors to Saturday's Art in the Park Show and Chalkfest (Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) will enjoy favorite tunes from the 70's to today as they browse the creative work of dozens of artists.  Starting off the day will be Larry DiPeppe, owner of Alex DiPeppe's Restaurant in Arcadia and a frequent and favorite musician at our quarterly gallery receptions. 

The Blenderz will begin the afternoon with a playlist of nostalgic tunes, and then Cover Story will take over from 2 to 4 p.m. Capping the afternoon will be a live stage performance at 4:15 by more than 60 young people from Centre Stage. They will preview their upcoming presentation of the musical "Matilda," based on the popular children's book by Roald Dahl.

- Brad Haugaard

Fall Youth Sports Starts Oct. 10; Next Neighborhood Treasure is Founder of Foothill Unity Center

In his latest report (https://goo.gl/aOqX7O) City Manager Dylan Feik reports: 

~ Monrovia's Fall After School Youth Sports Program for fourth and fifth graders will begin October 10 and last until December 22. There will be a parents' meeting October 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the YMCA Activity Building (555 Mountain Avenue - between YMCA & Mary Wilcox Youth Center) for information about the program and to meet the program staff. Details: t.ly/_WHq

~ The next Neighborhood Treasure will be in honor of Josephine Anderson, founder of the Foothill Unity Center. The celebration will be at the Foothill Unity Center (790 W. Chestnut Ave.) on Saturday, October 15, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The art Unveiling will be followed by free food, games, and music. For questions email map@ci.monrovia.ca.us or call 932-5563. To register to attend: t.ly/XJrFA

- Brad Haugaard

Fire Safety Presentation at Next MAP Virtual Community Meeting

Monrovia Area Partnership's next free virtual meeting will focus on fire safety. Details and registration here: t.ly/Zcw4y

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Football Victorious Over South Pasadena

Monrovia Football victorious over South Pasadena, 35-21 Thursday. t.ly/rUZ-

- Brad Haugaard

Weekly Monrovia Coronavirus Count: 40 More Cases, Zero More Deaths

Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health as of 12 p.m., 09/28/2022. Changes since 09/21/2022.

City of Monrovia: 10,601 cases (up 40), 109 deaths (unchanged)
Unincorporated Monrovia: 1,131 cases (up 5), 5 deaths (unchanged)

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: ETB Fraud; Lots of Drugs and Alcohol; Catalytic Converter Theft; Peeing in Public; Woman Threatens With Stun Gun; Waving Knife on Train; and More ...

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for September 22 – 28. - Brad Haugaard]


During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 371 service events, resulting in 55 investigations.

Trespassing – Suspect Arrested
September 22 at 7:07 a.m., a neighbor from a residential complex in the 100 block of S. Encinitas called to report that a male subject was attempting to break into her neighbor's apartment. Officers responded and located the suspect nearby. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Injury Traffic Collision
September 22 at 7:39 a.m., a vehicle and a bicyclist were involved in a collision at the intersection of Duarte and Mayflower resulting in an injury to the bicyclist. The bicyclist was transported to the hospital for further treatment.

Fraud
September 22 at 10:07 a.m., a victim in the 200 block of N. Alta Vista reported fraud on their EBT account. This investigation is continuing.

Fraud
September 22 at 11:05 a.m., a victim in the 200 block of N. Alta Vista reported fraud on their EBT account. This investigation is continuing.

Robbery
September 22 at 7:22 p.m., a male adult walked into a business in the 1500 block of S. Myrtle and stole several items. An employee tried to stop the suspect. The suspect made verbal threats against the employee. The suspect then fled on foot in an unknown direction. This investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
September 22 at 8:06 p.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Mountain and Huntington when he saw a vehicle commit a traffic violation. The officer conducted a traffic stop and contacted the driver. The driver displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. A DUI investigation determined the driver was too intoxicated to operate a motor vehicle. The driver was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Injury Traffic Collision
September 22 at 9:00 p.m., officers responded to a two vehicle head-on collision in the 700 block of S. Magnolia. Two people were transported to the hospital for their injuries. This investigation is continuing.

Drug Offense – Suspect Arrested
September 22 at 11:54 p.m., a caller in the 300 block of W. Duarte reported a suspicious person near their neighbor’s house. Officers arrived and contacted the subject. Narcotics and drug paraphernalia were located on the subject. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Drug Offense – Suspect Arrested
September 23 at 12:33 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a bicyclist for an equipment violation in the area of California and Pamela. The subject had a felony warrant for his arrest. The subject was found to be in possession of drugs and paraphernalia. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Drug Offense – Suspect Arrested
September 23 at 2:04 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Peck and Duarte when he saw a vehicle parked in violation of a traffic code. The vehicle was occupied by a male subject. The subject was contacted and was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and narcotics. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Drug Offense – Suspect Arrested
September 23 at 2:10 a.m., an officer saw a bicyclist commit a traffic violation in the 200 block of E. Cherry. The subject was stopped and admitted to having drug paraphernalia. The subject was arrested, cited, and released in the field.

Drug Offense – Suspect Arrested
September 23 at 8:53 p.m., an officer saw a bicyclist commit a vehicle code violation near the intersection of California and Los Angeles. The bicyclist was stopped. The subject was found to be in possession of a narcotic. The subject was arrested, cited, and released in the field.

Drug Arrest – Suspect Arrested
September 23 at 11:01 p.m., an officer saw a motorcycle commit a traffic violation near the intersection of Primrose and Pomona. The driver was stopped and the officer discovered a narcotic smoking pipe on the driver's property. The driver was arrested, cited, and released in the field.

Drug Offense – Suspect Arrested
September 24 12:06 a.m., an officer saw a vehicle parked along a curb with the door open in the 1100 block of Orange. He stopped to investigate and saw a male subject slumped over behind the wheel. The subject woke up and the officer saw drug paraphernalia and a drugs in plain view. The subject was arrested, cited, and released in the field.

Battery
September 24 12:34 a.m., callers reported a male subject down behind a business in the 100 block of E. Colorado. Officers arrived and located an intoxicated male who was uncooperative. Officers determined a battery had occurred and the suspect(s) fled. This investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
September 24 at 1:13 a.m., an officer saw a vehicle commit a traffic violation near Myrtle and Central. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was contacted. The driver showed signs and symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. A DUI investigation revealed the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
September 24 at 2:58 a.m., an officer saw a driver commit a traffic violation near Myrtle and Montana and conducted a traffic stop. The officer contacted the driver who showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. A DUI investigation revealed the driver was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for sobering period.

Drug Offense – Suspect Arrested
September 24 at 3:25 a.m., an officer saw a vehicle commit a traffic violation in the 300 block of W. Huntington. The officer conducted a traffic stop and found that the driver was in possession of narcotics. The driver was arrested, cited, and released in the field.

Grand Theft
September 24 at 10:40 a.m., a victim in the 1000 block of Royal Oaks called to report someone came into her house while she was gone and took money. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
September 24 at 1:01 p.m., a vehicle pulled out onto Mountain near Huntington in front of oncoming traffic and was hit by another vehicle. The subject had visible signs of injury to their hands. The subject was treated at the scene and given a citation for the traffic violation.

Grand Theft
September 24, 1:13 p.m., a victim called from a hotel in the 700 block of W. Huntington to report the catalytic converter was stolen from their vehicle. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
September 24 at 1:38 p.m., a victim called from the 200 block of N. Canyon to report his vehicle had been stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Drug Offense / Stolen Property – Suspect Arrested
September 24 at 7:31 p.m., officers were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 200 block of W. Pomona regarding a suspicious person possibly using drugs. Officers contacted the subject. During the investigation, officers located narcotics and two backpacks containing stolen property from a business in Pasadena. He was arrested, cited, and released in the field.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
September 24 at 10:13 p.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Peck and Live Oak when she saw a vehicle commit a traffic violation. The officer conducted a traffic stop and noticed the driver shows signs of being under the influence. A DUI investigation revealed the driver was under the influence. The driver was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Urinating in Public – Suspect Arrested
September 25 at 1:23 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Lime and Myrtle when she saw a male subject urinating on the side of a building. She stopped the subject who continued to pee on the wall while she spoke to him. The subject was arrested, cited, and released in the field.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
September 25 at 2:04 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Ivy and Lemon when he saw a motorist commit a traffic violation. He stopped the driver and saw signs of intoxication. A DUI investigation revealed the subject was under the influence of alcohol. The passengers refused to find transportation home. The driver and the passengers were arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Battery – Suspect Arrested
September 25 at 3:32 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of W. Cypress regarding a physical altercation between family members. During an argument, the son struck the father causing an injury. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Battery – Suspect Arrested
September 25 at 7:57 a.m., officers responded to a restaurant in the 100 block of W. Duarte regarding a battery. Officers arrived and detained a female subject in possession of a stun gun. The manager of the restaurant told officers the female subject was inside the restroom for an extended period of time. When the manager confronted her, she became angry and attempted to use a stun gun on the manager. The stun gun was pushed into the manager's ribs, but was not activated. The female suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Injury Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence
September 26 at 12:00 a.m., officers responded to Magnolia and Lime regarding a traffic collision, with the drivers fighting. An investigation showed there was evidence that one of the drivers was under the influence of alcohol. The investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
September 26 at 6:32 a.m., a caller in the 800 block of Oakdale reported a vehicle was stolen from the location. This investigation is continuing.

Mail Theft – Suspect Arrested
September 26 at 12:25 p.m., a reporting party in the area of Norumbega Dr. and Norumbega Rd. phoned saying he was following a vehicle that he believed stole some mail from the area. Officers arrived and located the vehicle. As they were attempting to pull the vehicle over, the driver threw mail and drug paraphernalia out the window. The driver stopped. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Petty Theft
September 26 at 4:56 p.m., the reporting party came in to report someone stole his son's bike from an apartment complex in the 700 block of S. Myrtle. This investigation is continuing.

Court Order Violation – Suspect Arrested
September 26 at 7:36 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of E. Lime when the victim called to report her son was on the property and there was a restraining order preventing him from being on the property. Officers arrived and located the subject in the alley. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Outside Assist – Suspect Arrested
September 26 at 9:52 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department called to report they had a subject on the train waving a knife and requested our assistance. Officers arrived and located the subject. The subject was detained until the Sheriff’s Department arrived.

Warrant Arrest / Resisting Arrest – Suspect Arrested
September 27 at 2:26 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 1600 block of S. Myrtle and noticed a subject in the park after hours. While speaking with the subject, officers noticed the subject appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Domestic Violence
September 27 at 4:23 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 1100 Royal Oaks regarding a domestic dispute. Officers arrived and discovered a male subject had fled. During the investigation, officers learned a male and female were involved in an argument when the male choked the female. The victim was checked by paramedics and transported to a local hospital for treatment. A want was put out for the male. This investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary
September 27 at 12:01 p.m., the resident was sitting in his bedroom in the 200 block of E. Scenic when a male subject walked in. He asked him what he was doing in his house and the male subject told him, "I’m with Door Dash. Nobody answered the phone so I thought I'd come inside." The subject left running. The resident chased him for a short distance and called the police. The subject was not located. This investigation is continuing.

Warrant Arrests – Suspect Arrested
September 27 at 11:27 p.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of S. Mountain regarding an alarm. Security reported there were two subjects on the property who did not belong. Officers arrived and detained the two subjects who claimed they were there trying to eat their food. Computer checks revealed they had outstanding warrants for their arrest. They were arrested and taken into custody.

Resisting / Delaying – Suspect Arrested
September 28 at 1:37 a.m., an officer observed a subject crossing the street illegally near Foothill and Encinitas and stopped him. The subject refused to provide information to establish his identity. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Fraud
September 28 at 12:04 p.m., a victim in the 400 block of Sierra Vista was contacted through email, by someone he thought was a co-worker. He was asked to purchase three $100 Amazon gift cards and send a picture of them. He thought it was strange, but he did it anyway. He phoned his actual co-worker and learned it was fraud. This investigation is continuing.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
September 28 at 1:18 p.m., officers responded to a hotel in the 900 block of S. Fifth on a report of a subject banging on one of the guest’s doors. When officers arrived, they spoke to a female subject and it was determined she was the victim of domestic violence. When they checked the area, they located the suspect. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Domestic Violence
September 28 at 6:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of S. Mayflower after the victim called to report her boyfriend punched her on the nose and head butted her. When officers arrived they discovered the suspect had left the area. The victim had visible injuries. The suspect was not located. The victim refused medical treatment. This investigation is continuing.

Green Care Day Draws 300 to Monrovia Schools


Food ED, a local Monrovian nonprofit, hosted its first Green Care Day on Saturday morning, Sept. 24 at six schools and the community garden in Monrovia. Sites included Monroe Elementary, Plymouth Elementary, Mayflower Elementary, Wild Rose Elementary, Monrovia High School, Santa Fe Computer Science Magnet Middle School, and Monrovia Community Garden. 

Almost 300 people gave their time and energy to beautify gardens, mix new soil, clean up campuses, stain picnic tables, and make their outdoor learning spaces hospitable to students and our pollinator friends for the new school year. 

Volunteers were welcomed by Mayor Becky Shevlin, who thanked everyone for their efforts and by MUSD School Board President Selene Lockerbie, who said these gardens do more than just grow food. "They teach kids about career pathways and healthy eating. What Food ED is doing is educating our students about creating a sustainable future." Volunteers joined community partners like Amigos de los Rios, Pack 66, Girl Scouts, Starbucks, and other service groups for a successful day. 

Kristin Ritzau, Executive Director for Food ED, said, "It was to see so many great people come out to help the gardens and schools. Monrovia truly has a special spirit and we are grateful for the energy everyone brought today."

Source: Monrovia Schools press release

- Brad Haugaard

Dinner at London Gastropub


Dinner at London Gastropub, on the west side of Myrtle just north of Lemon. Got the fish tacos for $15 and a beer for $7. I swapped out fries for a salad for an extra $2. Very nice.

- Brad Haugaard 

Shy and Gorgeous Milo Warms Up As He Gets To Know You


Milo is an exceptionally unique-looking Shepherd mix. Despite his stunning good looks, Milo is as shy as he is gorgeous. He is uncertain of new people, and sadly that has made people pass him by.

It's when you get to spend quality time with Milo that you can see his true personality. He recently went for a day out with one of our staff members and she found that he walked right next to her, made friends with some other dogs and thoroughly enjoyed the car ride. At home, he relaxed and even tried to help with homework!

Milo is a little over 1 ½ years old and has playful energy. He loves treats, so once he becomes comfortable in his forever home, he’ll be so much fun to train, take camping and hiking and probably be a superstar model!

The adoption fee for dogs is $150. All dog adoptions include spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and age-appropriate vaccines.

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 and schedule an adoption appointment at pasadenahumane.org. Adoptions are by appointment only, and new adoption appointments are available every Sunday and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. 

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

- Brad Haugaard

Coworking Company to Open On Ground Floor of New Avalon Apartments


Industrious Office (t.ly/sw-w), a "coworking" company that offers either shared or dedicated office space, is opening a new space on the ground floor of the Avalon  apartment complex on Myrtle. Story stub here: t.ly/q6RU

- Brad Haugaard