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Blazing Speed for Library Internet; Quake Workshop; Fall Brochure; Firefighters Home Safe; Be a Leader; Homeless Man Gets into Permanent Housing

In his weekly report ( City Manager Oliver Chi reports ...

~ The Library now has high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi internet connections that are ten times faster, thanks to a $24,000 grant from the state and over 18 months of work by city staff.

~ A free Earthquake Preparedness Workshop will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the library Community Room. It will feature guest speaker Margaret Vinci from the CalTech.  Enrollment is limited so register today with Monrovia Historic Preservation Group:

~ Monrovia Today Fall Brochure is now online.

~ Last week, on Aug. 16, Monrovia Fire Engine OES-341 arrived home safely after a 19-day deployment fighting the Carr Fire (near Redding).

~ Interested in being a Monrovia leader? MAP, a leadership program, is held for seven consecutive Thursday evenings, and "provides program participants with information about local government, neighborhood level problem solving, leadership dynamics, and more." Sign up here:

~ Monrovia's  Community Activist Policing Bureau and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority have gotten one of Monrovia's homeless into permanent housing. "During that time, there were many challenges that Randall [pseudonym] had to overcome, and working together, we were able to connect him with the proper programs and organizations."

- Brad Haugaard

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