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Monrovia Turns Off Water to Medians | Library Park Fig Tree Trimmed to Prevent Limb From Collapsing | Newspaper Group Comes to Town | Steve Baker is 'Distinguished'

In his weekly report, City Manager Oliver Chi reports that ...

- last week the city turned off the sprinklers for the medians on Huntington Drive and Highway Esplanade to comply with Governor Jerry Brown's order to restrict water usage. The city is planing to re-landscape those areas in a low-water fashion. The fountain in Library Park uses recirculated water, so, if I'm understanding him, it will not be affected.

- the Morton Bay Fig Tree in Library Park was trimmed last Friday, April 3, to save the large branch that is now being supported by two braces. Large cracks have developed along the main branch. Chi wrote that "there was a real concern from our arborist that the main branch could collapse if the pruning work was not implemented."

- the Los Angeles News Group, which owns the Pasadena Star News, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, and other newspaper publications, is moving to Monrovia. It will be leasing 33,000 square feet of office space at 605 East Huntington Drive (northwest corner of Huntington and Shamrock).

- City Treasurer Steve Baker has been selected to receive the Lucky Baldwin Boy Scout District Distinguished Citizen award.

- Brad Haugaard

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