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Move 4th of July Fireworks to Monrovia High; Gas Co Office Closing; Specialty Foods at Street Fair; Teen Scene; Etc.

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

- The city has been talking with the Monrovia School District about moving the 4th of July Fireworks Show to Monrovia High School.

- Southern California Gas Company plans to shut its Monrovia branch office at 141 S. Myrtle Ave. sometime after September 1.

- Raw Inspiration will take over the Street Fair on August 19 as kind of a soft opening, then on September 2 will roll out with all the planned improvements, including specialty foods (fresh meats, fish, eggs, etc.), flower, and crafts. Also, there'll be a special Kids Day event on the first Friday of every month.

- Friday Night Live Teen Scene program will kick off this Friday, July 8, at Library Park, and will run each Friday through August 26. Regular activities will begin at 7 p.m., with dinner provided. Youth bands will provide music from 7 to 8 p.m. Plus, foosball, billiards, ping pong, basketball, air hockey, arts & crafts, board games, and a dance competition with prizes. The program's Leadership Academy will be at 5:30 p.m. It'll include volunteer opportunities, food, prizes, and activities. Plus, participants will receive $100 at the end of the 8 week series, thanks to the generosity of the City of Duarte.

- Every Thursday evening through July 28 the Library will host a family dance party at 6 p.m. Families can jump, hop, and sing their way throughout Station Square Park to enjoy stories, songs, and movement.

- Monrovia Area Partnership will celebrate its 10th Anniversary where it all began, with a block party at Julian Fisher Park on Saturday, July 9, at 6 p.m. It will include free beef hot dogs, pork hot links, popcorn, activities for kids and families, and a movie, Hotel Transylvania 2.

- Brad Haugaard


  1. and a Total of $44,975 in website fees for the city.

  2. I wonder about the impact on Old Town if the fireworks are moved.

  3. And I wonder about the impact on the neighborhoods around the high school with limited parking and access.

  4. Also taking money out of the old town area. Perhaps that is what they want.