~ Monrovia High's Ellis McCarthy is a national finalist for the Anthony Muñoz Lineman of the Year award. http://goo.gl/97r1o
~ MonroviaNow's competitor, Patch, is having a contest with a grand prize of $100,000 to support local schools, winner based on the best decorated house in the country. You upload a photo of your decorated house and people vote on it. Patch is competition, but, well, 'tis the season for peace on earth and goodwill, and besides, it's for the schools. So, here's the upload site for Monrovia: http://goo.gl/WbLnO
~ There is some Internet chatter about thieves following UPS and FedEx trucks and swiping the delivered packages. One report was that it happened on Mountain just south of Foothill. It's unconfirmed, but couldn't hurt to keep an eye out.
- Brad Haugaard