~ San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity is trying to find low-income first time home buyers who are living in poor or inadequate housing conditions and are willing to contribute 500 hours of sweat equity to build their home. Three of the nine homes in the planned Desiderio project are reserved for low-income veterans. Details: http://goo.gl/d1FCdN
~ Local Girl Scouts held a cookie kick-off rally at Holy Angels Church on Jan. 10. Cookies will be on sale until March 8. New cookies are "Rah Rah Raisin" (oatmeal with raisins and Greek yogurts chunks) and Toffee-tastic (gluten free crispy, buttery cookie with golden toffee bits). For more information: http://goo.gl/Fz5bxG .
~ Assemblymember Chris Holden, who represents Monrovia, today introduced Assembly Bill 148 to offer an alternative solution to school construction funding. He said: "AB 148 will begin discussions about the future of school financing, which may include both bond financing or tax financing, and also streamline the state facilities program, currently a burdensome layer of bureaucracy." Source: Holden press release
- Brad Haugaard