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Monrovia's Giggle Fiber Being Sold; Four Companies Offer to Run Street Fair; Work on Depot; More Bluebirds; Concerts; Etc.

Concept plan for old train depot.

In his weekly report ( ), City Manager Olvier Chi reports, among other things ...

~ Monrovia's Giggle Fiber is being sold to Jim Chiu, a resident of Bradbury, who founded and operates Vertex Telecom, which provides telecommunication services for the Asian-American community.

~ The city's request for proposals to run the street fair brought four responses, from Coastal Pacific, LLC; Raw Inspiration; Los Angeles PartyWorks; and GreenLeaf Events, Inc.

~ On April 19 the City Council will consider designating the Monrovia Santa Fe Depot as a historic landmark and - if everything goes according to schedule, rehab work should begin in mid- to late-summer and hopefully be done towards the end of this year or early in 2017.

~ Canyon Park Volunteers and Monrovia High School Advanced Placement biology students placed numerous blue bird houses throughout Monrovia parks, replaced existing damaged bird boxes, cleaned out old nests, and monitored nesting habits. Results: a larger population of blue birds to our urban parks.

~ Summer concerts at the Station Square band shell: July 14 - The Who Show (The Who Tribute Band); July 21 - Escape, The Journey Tribute; August 4 - Mirage, Visions of Fleetwood Mac;
August 18 - Doobies, Inc., The Doobie Brothers Tribute Band. All Concerts are from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

~ Monrovia's Summer Extravaganza program was selected as one of 11 award recipients hin the 27th Congressional District to be presented with a Congressional Recognition of Excellence Award. It is an eight week summer program held in Recreation Park involving games, educational activities, crafts, excursions, diversity programs, exercise, and nutrition.

~ Monrovia company ChromoLogic (1225 South Shamrock Avenue). recently installed the largest commercial solar panel system in Monrovia, a 65 kW system.

~ Librarians will be at the Friday Night Family Street Fair on April 16 and May 20, from 6-6:30 p.m., with a Storytime Carpet location where families and children can read stories and sing songs.

~ The 6th annual Fountain to the Falls Run / Walk, a 6.38 mile out-and-back race from the Library Park Fountain to the Canyon Park Waterfall, will take place on Saturday, May 7, at 7 a.m., in cooperation with the Santa Anita Family YMCA. All participants will receive a t-shirt and ribbon.  Medals for best time for male and female participants, and for first place through third place in each age category. Maximum of 325 participants. Registration through May 4 is $35; event-day registration is $45. Register here: For more information call Public Services at 256-8246.

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