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School Board Member Brian Wong is "Less Comfortable" Opening Schools

Monrovia School Board member Brian Wong writes on Facebook that while "the initial Task force and surveys may have indicated a hybrid model of returning back to school with the option of full time distance learning, things are very fluid. New cases in LA County are continuing to increase, not decrease.

"The health and safety of our students, staff and their families are our primary concern. It is possible that the first semester will again be 100% distance learning and we are preparing for that as well. The LA County Dept of Health and the CA Dept of Education are the driving forces on what the first day of school is going to look like. 

"Every day I am becoming less comfortable opening the schools."

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Today Activity Guide Available Online

Here is the online version of the Monrovia Today Summer Activity Guide. Lots of virtual stuff: https://is.gd/Lm2Wsa

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Coronavirus Count: 370, No New Deaths

Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health as of 8 p.m. July 10: Monrovia: 370 (up 12 since 8 p.m. July 8), 29 deaths (unchanged); Unincorporated Monrovia: 46 (up 1). Trader Joe's market: 5 cases, no deaths.

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia School District's Plans for Reopening

Monrovia School District surveyed parents to see what they want school to look like, and here are the results ...


And here are the preliminary plans for opening Monrovia schools in the fall:

Elementary schools

Secondary schools

Full report here: https://is.gd/wMZDxy

- Brad Haugaard

Equity Committee Needs Members; Racism Discussion; Movies In the Park

In his latest report (https://goo.gl/aOqX7O) City Manager Dylan Feik reports:

~ The City Council has approved forming an ad hoc committee  to provide workshops for Monrovians to express their opinions regarding the policies, procedures and practices of the city and to identify structural and systemic problems within City Government. If you are interested in serving on this committee, or who would like more information, contact a City Councilmember: https://is.gd/qay5th

~ On Wednesday, July 15, 6-7:30 p.m., ChangeMakers will hold a meeting and discussion on racism, bigotry, and injustice in our community. Dr. Wen Chen, of Cal Tech will discuss her experience with human rights and society in China and beyond. Details: https://is.gd/wCXjzt

~ Movies in the Park is back. Yes, physically, though you'll need reservations and plague rules apply. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, sit back with the family, relax and enjoy the evening with a movie under the stars. At Recreation Park, 620 S. Shamrock Ave. Events start at 6:30 p.m. and movies begin at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 18, 2020 - Detective Pikachu - Reservations
Saturday, July 25, 2020 - Little Rascals - Reservations
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - Frozen 2 - Reservations
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - Toy Story 4 - Reservations

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Summer Concerts ... Online


Summer concerts on the Internet. Not quite the same thing but hey! no ants or mosquitoes! :-) Click to enlarge.

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Coronavirus Count: 358

Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health as of 8 p.m. July 8: Monrovia: 358 (up 6 since 8 p.m. July 7), 29 deaths (unchanged); Unincorporated Monrovia: 45 (unchanged).

Trader Joe's market: 5 cases, no deaths.

- Brad Haugaard

Toasty This Weekend - Highs of 104!

High temperatures in the San Gabriel Valley this Saturday and Sunday. A heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. Saturday to 8 p.m. Sunday. Temperatures in the upper 90s to 104 expected each day. Warmest in the foothills. https://is.gd/SvCxH9

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Wins Awards for GoMonrovia and Monrovia Renewal Project

The City of Monrovia received two Local Government Excellence Awards from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the Community Partnership Award for the GoMonrovia program and the Strategic Leadership & Governance Award for the Monrovia Renewal project.

"Enhancing the quality of life through programs and projects is one of our highest priorities in Monrovia and GoMonrovia and Monrovia Renewal have done exactly that," said Monrovia Mayor Tom Adams. "Whether it's taking a discounted Lyft ride anywhere in the city or walking on a newly paved sidewalk, we are thrilled that our community is proud of and continues to support these award-winning programs and projects."

GoMonrovia uses ride-share programs offered by Lyft, which is the city's primary public transit provider for all non-disability-related (ADA) services. It collaborates with the city's existing dial-a-ride operator to serve passengers with ADA needs and helps transition dial-a-ride shuttles onto the Lyft platform.

Monrovia Renewal is a multi-year initiative to repair and restore the city's aging infrastructure that was plagued by a backlog of deferred maintenance. Since implementation, the city has completed approximately $41.7 million in improvements and repairs. Additionally, the city has made more than 8 million square feet of street improvements, 154,000 square feet of sidewalk replacements, 114,000 linear feet of new curbs and gutters, over 2.5 miles of new water pipelines, nearly 5 miles of sewer improvements, 197 point repairs to sewer lines and 800 new water service lines installed.

ICMA is the world's leading association of professional city and county managers and other employees who serve local governments.

Source: City of Monrovia press release

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: No Bomb, Just Ice Packs; Theft Suspect Drives 'Happy Birthday' Truck; Dog Bites Waitress; And More...

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for July 2-8. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 456 service events, resulting in 48 investigations.

Petty Theft
July 2 at 5:18 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of W. Evergreen called police to report a theft. Sometime during the night, someone removed the storage rack that had been mounted on his truck and stole it. This investigation is continuing.

Warrant / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
July 3 at 6:36 a.m., police received a call reporting a suspicious person inside a parking structure in a 200 block of W. Pomona. Officers arrived and detained the subject. A computer check revealed a no-bail warrant was issued for the subject for a parole violation. The subject was arrested for the warrant and during a search incident to arrest, drug paraphernalia was located on his person, which was added to his charges.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
July 3 at 10:34 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 700 block of W. Huntington when he saw a vehicle commit a vehicle code violation. The officer conducted a traffic stop and the driver admitted to being in possession of drug paraphernalia. She was arrested for possession of a drug pipe.

Theft – Suspect Arrested
July 3 at 6:59 p.m., a resident in the 500 block of W. Duarte called police to report she saw a male subject walking out of her apartment complex with her bike. When she yelled at the suspect, he fled. Officers set up containment of the area and were assisted by the Foothill Air Support Team helicopter. The suspect was subsequently located and arrested.

Suspicious Circumstances / Bomb Squad Call-Out
July 3 at 7:41 p.m., officers responded to the north gate of the police department regarding a suspicious package. Surveillance video was reviewed and it showed a female subject place a box at the location. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad was called to investigate. They determined the box was safe and, upon inspection, found it contained three large ice packs.

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspects Arrested
July 4 at 9:29 a.m., officers were patrolling the 1100 block of Encino when they contacted two suspicious subjects in a hotel parking lot. One of the subjects was registered as a guest at the hotel. Both subjects were found to be in possession of methamphetamine and were arrested.

Brandishing a Weapon
July 4 at 9:36 a.m., a male subject called police to report the brandishing of a weapon. The subject rents a room from a resident in the 300 block of Prospect. The renter went to the house to collect a refund after being told to leave the location that same morning. When he knocked on the door, the owner of the home answered, knowing the renter was coming to collect money. The owner went to get something and said he would be right back. He returned brandishing a handgun and told the renter to get off the property. He also told the renter he was not going to get his money back. The renter left the area and called the police. This investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
July 4 at 11:51 a.m., a subject went to visit Canyon Park and left her vehicle parked in the 600 block of N. Canyon. When she returned, she discovered someone had shattered one of the windows to gain entry and took several personal items. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft from a Vehicle
July 4 at 12:26 p.m., a resident in the 800 block of W. Foothill reported a grand theft. Someone took his tools from his unlocked truck, which was parked in front of his home. Surveillance video shows the theft occurred at 11:30 a.m., and the suspect vehicle was a green Toyota Tacoma with Happy Birthday written in pink lettering all over the truck. This investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting
July 4 at 1:13 p.m., an employee of a beauty supply store in the 600 block of W. Huntington reported a male subject had just left the store with electric hair clippers without paying for the item. Officers searched the area for the suspect, but were unable to locate him. This investigation is continuing.

Dog Bite
July 4 at 2:48 p.m., a dog bite incident was reported in the 400 block of S. Myrtle. The victim is a server at a restaurant. At 1:00 p.m., she walked outside the restaurant where a customer was sitting at a table with their dog and the dog bit her on the leg. The victim went to a nearby hospital for medical care after obtaining the owner's information. Pasadena Humane was notified and will be handling this incident.

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Driver Arrested
July 5 at 11:08 a.m., a caller reported a traffic collision at Myrtle and California. A motorist was driving south on California and fell asleep, colliding into a parked car. Officers responded and, after investigation, determined the driver was driving under the influence. He was arrested for DUI and held for a sobering period.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
July 7 at 9:22 p.m., a caller reported a subject lying on the sidewalk in the 400 block of W. Duarte. Officers responded to check on the subject’s welfare. They located the subject and determined he was too intoxicated to care for his own safety. He was arrested for public intoxication and held for a sobering period.

Grand Theft Auto
July 8 at 9:42 a.m., a caller in the 600 block of W. Duarte reported someone had stolen his daughter’s 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe sometime during the night. Officers arrived and conducted an investigation. The vehicle was entered into the stolen vehicle system. Investigation continuing.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered
July 8 at 12:14 p.m., a caller reported a vehicle had been parked in the 1600 block of S. Myrtle for the past eight days. Officers arrived, and the investigation revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen out of North Hollywood. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
July 8 at 6:34 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of W. Colorado regarding a stolen vehicle. The caller reported his vehicle had been parked in front of his residence earlier in the day. The vehicle was entered into the stolen vehicle system and later that night, it was recovered by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department with the suspect driving. The suspect was arrested.

Vandalism
July 8 at 7:00 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 600 block of W. Huntington regarding a window smash to a vehicle. The victim had been away from his vehicle a short time. When he returned, he saw the driver-side, rear window had been smashed. All doors were still locked and nothing was taken from the vehicle. This investigation is continuing.

Editor's Note: Be careful leaving valuables in your vehicles. I got a note from reader, "Ali Kat," who said: "I wanted to alert the citizens to not leave any valuables in the trunk of their cars because thieves have some sort of slim jim or master key to get into them. Especially if they park on the street. They got me." Good advice.

Lunch from Gene’s Grinders

Lunch from Gene’s Grinders, at the southeast corner of Myrtle and Olive. Got the Combination sandwich (ham, salami, provolone) for $8. Yum!

- Brad Haugaard 

Monrovia Coronavirus Count: Up 16 in Two Days, to 352 - 1 More Death

Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health as of 8 p.m. July 7: Monrovia: 352 (up 16 since 8 p.m. July 5), 29 deaths (up 1); Unincorporated Monrovia: 45 (up 7).

Brookdale Monrovia: 8 (unchanged), 1 death (unchanged).

Trader Joe's market: 5 cases, no deaths.

- Brad Haugaard

City Working to Expand Outdoor Seating for Restaurants

In his latest report (https://goo.gl/aOqX7O) City Manager Dylan Feik reports that the city "will be working to assist business owners with expanding their outdoor dining onto the sidewalk, breezeways, and parking spots, as appropriate, since the physical opportunities and limits vary at each location."

The city will also "be studying the options to designate curbside pick-up spots on each block. At this time, streets will not be closed to vehicles, however, Old Town visitors may see a reduction in parking spots where outdoor seating is being expanded.

"If you're a business that's looking to expand your outdoor dining, please contact Krystina Livraga, Code Enforcement Officer at klivraga@ci.monrovia.ca.us or call 932-5533."

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Coronavirus Count: 336

Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health as of 8 p.m. July 5: Monrovia: 336 (up 32 since Thursday), 28 deaths (unchanged); Unincorporated Monrovia: 38 (up 5).

Brookdale Monrovia: 8 (unchanged), 1 death (unchanged).

Trader Joe's market: 5 cases, no deaths.

- Brad Haugaard

Former Mayor Lutz to Run for Open Seat on Citrus College Board

Press release announcing the candidacy of Mary Ann Lutz for Citrus Community College Board: 

San Gabriel Valley community leader and former elected official Mary Ann Lutz announced her candidacy for District Area 5 of the Citrus Community College Board at the November 3 General Election.

“Today, I am thrilled to announce my candidacy for College Board with the support of the amazing Governing Board Member Joanne Montgomery. Trustee Montgomery has provided the district with strong leadership for over twenty years. I will build on her legacy as the new Board Member insuring that the district thrives despite the challenging times in which we now live.” 

Montgomery announced her retirement after 22 years in office with an enthusiastic endorsement of Lutz. Montgomery stated that she is endorsing Lutz to ensure stability and good governance. “Mary Ann’s extensive policy experience especially with budgets and spending will help the district weather the challenging economic times ahead. She is a dedicated public servant and community leader with the knowledge to lead the district forward.” 

Lutz has been endorsed by Senator Anthony Portantino, Assembly Member Chris Holden, Assembly Member Blanca Rubio, Assembly Member Laura Friedman, Citrus College Board of Trustee Member Joanne Montgomery, Citrus College Board of Trustee Member Sue Keith, Duarte School Board President Ken Bell, Duarte School Board Member Reyna Diaz, Duarte School Board Member Cece Carroll, Duarte City Council Member John Fasana, Duarte City Council Member Margaret Finlay, Duarte City Council Member Liz Reilly, Duarte City Council Member Bryan Urias, Former Duarte Mayor Lois Gaston, Monrovia School Board Member Ed Gilliland, Monrovia School Board Member Selene Lockerbie, Monrovia City Council Member Alex Blackburn, Monrovia City Council Member Larry Spicer, Monrovia City Treasurer and Citrus Board Foundation Member Steve Baker, Monrovia Former Mayor Lara Larramendi, Pasadena City College Board of Trustee Member Sandra Chen Lau, Pasadena City College Board Trustee Member Anthony Fellow (partial list).
 
Lutz was elected Mayor of Monrovia three (2 year terms) and elected Councilmember twice (4 year terms). She has also served as President of San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, Advisory Board Member and Chair of Women Mayors for the US Conference of Mayors, and Chair of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. She also recently served as Government Liaison/Policy Advisor to Congresswoman Grace Napolitano. Her experience working with the community includes serving as President of the Monrovia Library Foundation, Board Member of the Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills, Past-President of the Foothill Unity Center, and District Chair for the Boys Scouts Lucky Baldwin District. She has been a member of the School Site Council for Santa Fe Middle School since 2003 and a 2010 Awardee of The Golden Apple Award for Monrovia.

Source: Lutz press release

- Brad Haugaard

Shy Ruby Wants Comfortable Home

Ruby and her SIX siblings were born under a house. The only tortie out of a litter of seven, three-month-old Ruby is also probably the most shy, but she loves being cuddled in a blanket and playing in boxes. She needs a little time to warm up to new things, but we know this cute kitten will come out of her shell and show off her tortitude once she's comfortable in her new home!

The adoption fee for cats is $90. All cat adoptions include spay or neuter, microchip, and age-appropriate vaccines.

New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.

View photos of adoptable pets at pasadenahumane.org and fill out an online adoption application. Adoptions are by appointment only.

Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email.

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Mountain Lion Dies :-(

The injured mountain lion that was caught under a house in Monrovia has died. https://is.gd/b3ggk2

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police to Conduct DUI Checkpoint Night of July 16

Monrovia Police Department will be conducting a DUI / CDL checkpoint on Thursday night, July 16, 2020.  Vehicles entering the checkpoint will be stopped.  Drivers will then be evaluated for being under the influence of alcohol and checked for having a valid driver’s license. 

Over the course of the past three years, there have been 336 DUI investigations, with 32 of those resulting in collisions with injuries, harming our citizens and neighbors of Monrovia.

In California, this deadly crime led to countless deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver.  Alcohol and drug-impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities, with 29% of all deaths being caused by a drunk driver. 

 Monrovia Police Department offers these reminders to ensure you have a safe night of fun without a DUI:

  • Always use a designated driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation
  • See someone who is clearly impaired try and drive?  Take their keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.
  • Report drunk drivers – Call 911.

Getting home safely is cheap, but getting a DUI is not!  Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500.  This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses, not to mention possible jail time.

Source: Police press release

- Brad Haugaard

Superintendent Thorossian's June Update

Monrovia Unified is dedicated to the success of each student and our teams of educators worked tirelessly to ensure all our students and families were equipped with the tools necessary to finish the school year strongly. During that process, you showed us patience and collaborated with teachers and administrators to make for a smooth transition to distance learning.
 
It was a bittersweet feeling ending the school year on June 3 without the opportunity to come together as a staff or to wish our signing off with a final “KIT” in student yearbooks.
 
I am especially thankful to the school teams for making those drive-through graduations so celebratory and personal.  Monrovia High School, Canyon Oaks, Mountain Park, and Monrovia Adult School each hosted a final farewell that recognized student achievement and highlighted the “commencement” of future opportunities beyond the protective walls of our community. Our sincerest congratulations to the Class of 2020. We wish you nothing but success as you move on to college, career, and beyond!
 
Though we are currently on summer break, I want to remind our families that our Food Summer Program  is running until Aug. 18. Families can pick up meals from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday at the school nearest you.
 
During these summer months, I also encourage students and families to take part in summer learning activities through Wide Open School, which is offering a free virtual summer camp with online and in-person activities for students and families.
 
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering spaces at 50 parks for children six years and up. The summer camp program offers support for families that are slowly integrating back into the workforce and need a safe and affordable program for their children. 
 
Camp begins Monday, July 6 and you can register online. For more information on the safety guidelines of the program, visit the department’s website. All camps are adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines that include physical distancing, cleaning, and the inclusion of personal protective equipment required for both staff and participants.
 
Lastly, this month the District shared with you the news about our reopening plan for the 2020-21 school year. In the coming month, our task forces at the elementary and secondary levels will explore multiple instructional models ranging from continued distance learning to in-person instruction – commensurate with the state’s four stage roadmap to reopen California.

Monrovia Unified is committed to ensuring the safety of our students. As we prepare for our reopening we must address some key issues significant to the reopening – health and safety practices, state funding cuts, instructional models, and district services.

Monrovia Unified will host three webinars discussing the reopening process at 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m, on Thursday, July 9. Please register for the webinar ahead of time. The webinar will provide an overview of the process used to gather information, investigate several instructional schedules, and identify those that seem to best serve the needs of our students.
We will continue providing updated information on our website, ParentSquare, and social media platforms.

Families are encouraged to tune in to Conversations with Ralph Walker, which will resume at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 10. The show airs on YouTube and features Board President Rob Hammond and Mayor Tom Adams, who share the latest local updates on COVID-19. Please submit questions to kgemtv@gmail.com or by calling (626) 357-4974.

Sincerely,
Dr. Katherine Thorossian, Superintendent

Citrus College Board Member Joanne Montgomery Will Not Seek Re-Election - Endorses Former Mayor Mary Ann Lutz

After proudly serving the Citrus Community College District for 22 years, Governing Board Member Joanne Montgomery announced her retirement today.  "This is a bittersweet moment for me.  I have been honored and privileged to serve the district for over two decades, but now is the time for me to move onto a new chapter in my life.  I would like to thank the students, faculty, staff, and constituents of the District for allowing me the opportunity to serve."

As a former elementary school teacher and educator, Montgomery has received countless awards and honors over her many years of service.  "I love teaching, being an educator, and the college district.  The only thing that brings me more joy is my family and I'm looking forward to spending more time with my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren," added Montgomery.

"Moving forward, I want to make sure I am leaving the district with stability and good governance, so I am endorsing former Monrovia Mayor Mary Ann Lutz to replace me.  Mary Ann's extensive policy experience especially with budgets and spending will help the district weather the challenging economic times ahead.  She is a dedicated public servant and community leader with the knowledge to lead the district forward."

Source: Press release

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Girl Troop Being Formed

Monrovia Girl Troop 66G, associated withe the Boy Scouts of America, is being formed and is looking for girls who have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 years old.

The troop, which is partnering with American Legion Post 44, will give girls the opportunity to learn leadership, participate in community service, local government, parades, working with our local veterans and the Knights of Columbus. Some of their adventures will include whitewater rafting, long term camp, rock climbing, shooting, archery, swimming and life saving skills such as first aid, water survival training, land navigation, wilderness survival and merit badges to introduce them to life careers.

For questions please contact Organizational Representative Mark Peters by calling or texting  626-485-1032, emailing monroviatroop66g@gmail.com, or messaging on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/girltroop66/

- Brad Haugaard

4th of July Decorating Contest Winners



The 2020 4th of July Home Decorating Contest and Old Town Monrovia Window Decorating Contest.

Home Contest Winners
  • Best Patriotic Display - 515 W. Colorado
  • Salute to Our Military Display - 751 E. Foothill Blvd.
  • Small Town USA Display - 126 Melrose Ave.
  • Most Spectacular - 380 Norumbega Dr. 
  • Judges Award - 210 Oaks Ave.

Business Contest Winners
  • Best Patriotic Display -Dream Decor, 505 S. Myrtle Ave.
  • Salute to Our Military Display - The Attic Events & Home Treasures, 312 S. Myrtle Ave.
  • Small Town USA Display - Neighborhood Pawn, 619 S. Myrtle Ave.
  • Most Spectacular - Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 517 S. Myrtle Ave.
  • Judges Award - Puff Monkey, 427 S. Myrtle Ave.

- Brad Haugaard

City Council to Consider Juneteenth as Holiday, Committee to Study Any Structural Inequity in City Government

At its next meeting (agenda: https://is.gd/JdWSlV) the Monrovia City Council will consider ...

~ Declaring June 19 as Juneteenth National Freedom Day in Monrovia. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. https://is.gd/YyUnW6

~ Establishing an ad hoc committee to review city policies, procedures and practices for possible structural inequity and to recommend solutions to remove barriers to equity in city government. https://is.gd/e87aNw

- Brad Haugaard

Santa Anita Family YMCA Delays Opening Until July 13

The Santa Anita Family YMCA was planning to reopen  on Monday, July 6. Not going to happen. The new date for reopening is Monday, July 13.

Y Executive Director Eric Boyd writes:

"I sincerely apologize for this disappointing news, but I hope you'll understand our rationale."

"We feel very good about the safety precautions and protocols on which we've trained our staff in preparation for re-opening. But our facility, quite frankly, still needs a few improvements before we feel that you, our Y family, can safely enjoy the full benefits of the healthy lifestyle activities we aim to offer. Our previous communications were sincere; just a little ambitious.

"That said, we will continue making the final necessary improvements to our facility (i.e. re-spacing equipment, power-washing select surfaces, etc.) in the coming days, and I look to our July 13th re-opening with great confidence.  Thank you for your continued patience and understanding."

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Coronavirus Count: 304, Up 3

Today's Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public HealthMonrovia: 304 (up 3), 28 deaths (unchanged); Unincorporated Monrovia: 38 (up 1).

Brookdale Monrovia: 8 (unchanged), 1 death (unchanged).

- Brad Haugaard

Foothill Gym Helps 91-Year-Old Regain His Health

Monrovia's Foothill Gym helped a 91-year-old whose health was declining because the gym - his second home - was closed due to COVID. How did it help? Well, it kinda sorta cheated and let him in early, before it officially reopened. https://is.gd/ZdWQuP

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Rescued Kitty (Big); Indecent Exposure; Suspect Takes Nothing But Leaves BB Gun; Passengers Steal Ride Share Driver's Car; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for June 25 – July 1. - Brad Haugaard]


During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 399 service events, resulting in 75 investigations. 

Mountain Lion
June 25 at 4:59 a.m., a resident in the 700 block of W. Colorado called police to report a large mountain lion under her house. Officers responded along with the State Fish and Wildlife Warden and a biologist. At approximately 8:00 a.m., detectives sent a robot under the house, which allowed the warden to tranquilize the lion and safely bring it out from under the house. It was found to have a neck injury caused by another large animal and was transported to a state veterinary hospital for care. 

Indecent Exposure
June 25 at 8:55 a.m., a female subject was driving in the 900 block of W. Huntington when she saw a male subject exposing himself in an area between a hotel and a restaurant. She notified the hotel and called the police, then left the area. Officers arrived and located the male subject. This investigation is continuing. 

Vehicle Burglary
June 25 at 11:09 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of E. Pomona walked outside to his vehicle and discovered someone had stolen tools from his locked van. Officers arrived and conducted an investigation. The investigation is continuing. 

Theft – Suspect Arrested
June 25 at 11:49 a.m., an employee of a store in the 900 block of E. Huntington called police to report a theft of merchandise. Officers responded and located the suspect, who would not identify himself. He was arrested and taken into custody. He was positively identified after being fingerprinted. 

Theft
June 25 at 2:45 p.m., a theft of a purse was reported at a business parking lot in the 1600 block of S. Mountain. A female subject was sitting in her vehicle in the parking lot, when a male suspect opened her unlocked passenger door and took her purse, which was on the passenger seat. The suspect fled the area with the purse. Officers responded to the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. This investigation is continuing. 

Vandalism
June 26 at 6:22 a.m., a resident in the 500 block of W. Lemon walked outside his home and discovered someone had shattered one of the windows on his work van sometime during the night. Officers arrived and determined the suspect had not gained entry into the vehicle and nothing was taken. This investigation is continuing. 

Theft From a Vehicle
June 26 at 11:37 a.m., a resident in the 600 block of W. Hillcrest discovered someone had taken his wallet from his vehicle sometime overnight. Officers arrived and determined the vehicle was left unlocked. This investigation is continuing. 

Vandalism
June 26 at 8:13 p.m., an unknown subject spray painted graffiti on the south side of a business in the 2000 block of S. Myrtle. Officers responded and conducted an investigation. This investigation is continuing. 

Vandalism
June 26 at 11:46 p.m., an unknown subject spray painted graffiti on various sections of Station Square Park in the 1600 block of S. Myrtle. This investigation is continuing. 

Mail Theft
June 27 at 7:25 a.m., a resident in the 900 block of Norumbega walked outside her home and found mail scattered on the street. She picked it up and saw it belonged to Monrovia residents living on Monroe Place. Officers responded, collected the mail, and returned it to its owners. This investigation is continuing. 

Vehicle Tampering
June 27 at 9:39 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of E. Olive walked outside to his parked vehicle, which had been left unlocked, and discovered someone had gained entry and ransacked the interior. The suspect had left a BB gun in the vehicle, but nothing was taken. Officers responded and collected the BB gun as evidence. This investigation is continuing. 

Violation of Restraining Order – Suspect Arrested
June 27 at 12:17 p.m., a resident in the 300 block of E. Olive called police to report his brother was at the location in violation of a restraining order which requires him to stay away from the resident and the home. Officers arrived and found the subject on the front porch of the home and he was refusing to leave. He was arrested for violation of the restraining order. 

Theft From a Vehicle
June 27 at 12:40 p.m., an employee of a business in the 100 block of S. Myrtle walked outside to his parked vehicle and discovered someone had gained entry and took his laptop, wallet and other items. Officers responded and searched the area, locating all of the property nearby, except the wallet. This investigation is continuing. 

Vandalism
June 27 at 2:51 p.m., a caller reported seeing fresh graffiti on an electrical box at the corner of Myrtle and Duarte, next to the railroad tracks. Athens graffiti removal was called to remove the graffiti. This investigation is continuing. 

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Suspect Arrested
June 27 at 4:08 p.m., an employee of a hotel in the 700 block of W. Huntington called police to report unusual activity in one of their rooms. Multiple people were seen entering and leaving the room over a period of two days. Officers responded and contacted the renter of the room. An investigation found he was in possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested and taken into custody. 

Mail Theft / Warrants / Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspects Arrested
June 28 at 1:30 a.m., an officer was conducting a traffic stop of a vehicle in the 600 block of Norumbega for unsafe backing. As the officer spoke to the two occupants of the vehicle, he noticed a significant amount of mail inside the car. Neither of the occupants lived in the area. Further investigation revealed the occupants were in possession of stolen mail. The female driver also had multiple warrants for her arrest and the male passenger was in possession of a controlled substance, as well as drug paraphernalia. Both subjects were arrested and taken into custody. The victims of the stolen mail were contacted and had their mail returned. 

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
June 28 at 7:53 a.m., a resident was jogging in the 100 block of S. California when they saw a male subject passed out in the driver's seat of a parked car. The jogger believed the subject needed medical help and called police. Officers and paramedics responded. Officers found the subject was in possession of drug paraphernalia. Investigation revealed the subject had recently used a controlled substance, but was not in need of any medical attention. The subject was arrested and taken into custody. 

Domestic Violence / Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspects Arrested
June 28 at 3:31 p.m., a female subject at the corner of Magnolia and Huntington called police to report her boyfriend hit her with a belt and she was in a lot of pain. Officers and paramedics responded. When they arrived, the suspect had fled the area. The victim was in a lot of pain and was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance. The suspect turned himself in at the police station and was arrested and taken into custody. When he was arrested, he was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and a drug pipe. 

Grand Theft Auto
June 29 at 8:09 a.m., a ride share driver picked up a male and female customer in Pasadena. They requested to go to a Monrovia business in the 900 block of W. Duarte. Once at the business, they requested to go to another location. The driver parked and went inside the business to use the restroom. He left the keys inside with the vehicle running. When he exited the store, he saw the two subjects driving away in his vehicle. Officers arrived and conducted an investigation. This investigation is continuing. 

Injury Traffic Collision
June 29 at 12:45 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of S. Violet regarding a traffic collision. The driver was attempting to back out and accelerated into a building. She complained of pain and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. No other vehicles were involved. 

Fraud
June 29 at 7:15 p.m., a resident in the 700 block of W. Walnut received a call from a male suspect who told her that her computer had been hacked. The suspect told her in order to fix her computer, she would need to purchase three $500 Target gift cards and call him with the numbers on the back. The victim did what the suspect asked and gave him the gift card information. After she gave the card numbers to the suspect over the phone, she reported it to Chase Bank and was advised it was a common scam. This investigation is continuing. 

Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
June 29 at 11:34 p.m., a caller reported a vehicle had been in an accident in the 100 block of S. Mountain. Officers arrived and saw a vehicle had struck a tree at the location. They contacted the driver and could smell the odor of alcohol. The driver had slurred speech and blood shot watery eyes. Field sobriety tests were conducted and the driver was arrested for being under the influence of alcohol. He was held for a sobering period. 

Theft
June 30 at 10:12 a.m., a theft was reported in the 200 block of E. Foothill. The victim parked his car and when he returned to it the next morning, he discovered someone had stolen the catalytic converter. Officers arrived and conducted an investigation. This investigation is continuing. 

Theft
June 30 at 2:08 p.m., a theft was reported in the 300 block of W. Lime. Upon returning to his vehicle in the morning, the victim discovered the catalytic converter had been stolen off his vehicle. Officers arrived and conducted an investigation. This investigation is continuing. 

Vandalism
June 30 at 10:17 p.m., a resident called to report a female subject was breaking plants and door hangings on her front porch in the 300 block of Genoa. The female left the location and kicked vehicles on the way down the street. Officers responded and checked the area for the suspect, but were unable to locate her. This investigation is continuing. 

Medical Assist
July 1 at 1:15 a.m., a caller reported a male subject not breathing in the 700 block of W. Huntington. Officers responded to the location and found a subject who had overdosed on drugs. The subject was unresponsive, but had a faint pulse. The subject was given Narcan, which helped him breathe better. Paramedics arrived after the Narcan was given and the subject was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

Lunch from JB Burgers


Lunch from JB Burgers, at the corner of Myrtle and Olive. Got the Pastrami Sandwich for $6.75. Yummy! Liked it a lot.

- Brad Haugaard 

5 Trader Joe's Employees Positive for Coronavirus

Five Monrovia Trader Joe's employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to San Gabriel Valley Tribune: https://is.gd/oVUTg6

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Coronavirus Count: 301, Up 7

Today's Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health:

Monrovia: 301 (up 7), 28 deaths (unchanged); Unincorporated Monrovia: 37 (up 1).

Brookdale Monrovia: 8 (unchanged), 1 death (unchanged).

- Brad Haugaard

Emergency Meeting Thursday of Old Town Advisory Board

In his latest report (https://goo.gl/aOqX7O) City Manager Dylan Feik reports that with the inside seating at restaurants, and bars (inside and out), being shut down again (orders from Governor Gavin Newsom), the  Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board has called an emergency meeting on Thursday, July 2, at 9:30 a.m. To comment, send a note to the City Clerk by 8:30 a.m. July 2. To watch the meeting on the internet, contact the City Clerk. City Clerk is at cityclerk@ci.monrovia.ca.us

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Coronavirus Count: 294, Up 7

Today's Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health:

Monrovia: 294 (up 7), 28 deaths (unchanged); Unincorporated Monrovia: 36 (up 2).

Brookdale Monrovia: 8 (unchanged), 1 death (unchanged).

- Brad Haugaard

Falafel Would Like a Calm, Stable Home

Little Falafel came to us as a scared stray, but with some patience and love he has gone from hiding in the back of his kennel to snuggling in laps! This five-year-old dog is known for his “zoomies” around the play yard and taking dips in our doggie pools. Because Falafel may need some time to get to know new people, he would do best in a home with adults and older kids. A quiet, calm, and stable environment will bring out the loving, playful cutie pie that is Falafel!

The adoption fee for dogs is $140. All dog adoptions include spay or neuter, microchip, and age-appropriate vaccines.

New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.

View photos of adoptable pets at pasadenahumane.org and fill out an online adoption application. Adoptions are by appointment only.

Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email.

- Brad Haugaard

Limited Street Fair Coming This Friday

The Monrovia Street Fair will return on July 3, this Friday, with changes ...
  • The market will be condensed, on Myrtle Avenue between Olive and Chestnut.
  • To create a one-way loop, there will be one entry in and one exit out at Olive Avenue.
  • No kids’ play area, entertainment, or food services.
  • Vendors will include only farmers, prepared food vendors, and retail vendors.
  • Face coverings and physical distancing required. Those without a face covering will not be permitted to enter the market.
  • Hand wash and hand sanitizer stations will be available.
- Brad Haugaard

Silver Lining for Online Schooling

Like most California colleges and universities, Citrus College will be mostly online when school opens this fall, with the exception of courses that require clinical or lab-based learning in a physical setting.

Dr. Edward C. Ortell, Citrus College Governing Board member, writes that while this may "seem like one more dark cloud on the horizon," it comes with a couple silver linings.

First, students attending from home save the cost of transportation - one of the biggest expenses for community college students. The flexibility of online instruction allows students to organize their study and class times, thus maximizing work schedules, and students with children can avoid much, if not all, of the cost of daycare.

Also, taxpayers save by the school not needing to provide additional classrooms, or repeated sanitizing and cleaning of facilities and personal protective gear for faculty and staff.

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Coronavirus Count: 287, Up 5

Today's Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health:

Monrovia: 287 (up 5), 28 deaths (unchanged); Unincorporated Monrovia: 34 (up 1).

Brookdale Monrovia: 8 (unchanged), 1 death (unchanged).

Monrovia Gardens Healthcare Center: (74, 16 deaths) and Monrovia Memorial Hospital: (27, 2 deaths) have been removed from the county stats page because they have had no new cases in 14 days.

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Coronavirus Count: 282, Up 8

Today's Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health:

Monrovia: 282 (up 8), 28 deaths (unchanged); Unincorporated Monrovia: 33 (up 1).

Brookdale Monrovia: 8 (unchanged), 1 death (unchanged).

Monrovia Gardens Healthcare Center: (74, 16 deaths) and Monrovia Memorial Hospital: (27, 2 deaths) have been removed from the county stats page because they have had no new cases in 14 days.

- Brad Haugaard

T. Phillip’s Gone; New Restaurant Coming

T. Phillip’s is apparently out of business, but a sign in the window says a new restaurant is coming. 

- Brad Haugaard 

Monrovia Coronavirus Count: 274, Up 10

Today's Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health:

Monrovia: 274 (up 10), 28 deaths (unchanged); Unincorporated Monrovia: 32 (up 2).

Brookdale Monrovia: 8 (unchanged), 1 death (unchanged).

Monrovia Gardens Healthcare Center: (74, 16 deaths) and Monrovia Memorial Hospital: (27, 2 deaths) have been removed from the county stats page because they have had no new cases in 14 days.

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Coronavirus Count: 264, Up 8

Today's Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health:

Monrovia: 264 (up 8), 28 deaths (unchanged); Unincorporated Monrovia: 30 (unchanged).

Brookdale Monrovia: 8 (unchanged), 1 death (unchanged).

Monrovia Gardens Healthcare Center: (74, 16 deaths) and Monrovia Memorial Hospital: (27, 2 deaths) have been removed from the county stats page because they have had no new cases in 14 days.

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Coronavirus Count: 256, Up 7; 28 Deaths, Up 1

Today's Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health:

Monrovia: 256 (up 7), 28 deaths (up 1); Unincorporated Monrovia: 30 (unchanged).

Brookdale Monrovia: 8 (unchanged), 1 death (unchanged).

Monrovia Gardens Healthcare Center: (74, 16 deaths) and Monrovia Memorial Hospital: (27, 2 deaths) have been removed from the county stats page because they have had no new cases in 14 days.

- Brad Haugaard

Dinner from Chicken King Express

Dinner from Chicken King Express, in the mini mall at the northeast corner of Foothill and Magnolia. Got the Chicken Kebab Plate for $12.50. Very good and very filling. 

- Brad Haugaard 

Monrovia Police: Tools Stolen from Trucks; Overdose in Park; $23,000 to Work on Computer; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for June 18 – June 24, 2020. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 321 service events, resulting in 53 investigations.

Vehicle Tampering
June 18 at 11:39 a.m., a resident in the 200 block of W. Palm reported seeing a male subject looking into someone's parked car. Officers responded and located the subject. He was found to be in a possession of stolen property. The victims refused prosecution.

Shoplifting
June 18 at 2:16 p.m., an employee at a store in the 900 block of W. Foothill reported a female subject had just left the store with over $200 worth of makeup that she did not pay for. Officers responded to the area but could not locate the subject. This investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary
June 18 at 7:32 p.m., a resident in the 1700 block of S. Magnolia called to report a burglary. The resident stated that sometime during the afternoon a suspect entered his garage and stole items. Officers arrived and determined that no forced entry had been made. This investigation is continuing.

Medical Assist / Overdose
June 19 at 3:05 a.m., officers responded to the 1600 block of S. Myrtle regarding a male subject that overdosed at the park. Officers arrived and found a subject laying under a bench unresponsive. The officer administered two rounds of Narcan and after a few moments, the subject regained consciousness. He was subsequently transported to the hospital by the Monrovia Fire Department for further treatment.

Vehicle Burglary
June 19 at 5:31 a.m., a caller in the 800 block of Oakglade noticed the window to his truck had been smashed while parked in the driveway of his residence. Various tools were stolen from the cab of the truck. Officers arrived and determined the incident had occurred in the early hours of the morning. This investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft
June 19 at 8:30 p.m., a caller reported that her wallet had been stolen from her purse while she shopped at a store in the 400 block of W. Huntington. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft
June 19 at 10:05 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of Atara called to report a theft. He was told he needed to pay $23,000 to a person who had been working on his computer. He was told to pay the money in the form of Best Buy and Target gift cards. This investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
June 20 at 4:18 a.m., an officer witnessed a vehicle speeding in the area of Foothill and Alta Vista. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver exhibited signs and symptoms of intoxication. The subject refused to perform any field sobriety tests and he was subsequently arrested for Driving Under the Influence. The subject was arrested and taken to the Monrovia Police Department Jail for a sobering period.

Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
June 20 at 1:46 a.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance call in the area of Chestnut and Fifth. Officers arrived and contacted a subject outside of his vehicle. After further investigation, it was determined the subject was in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and issued a citation.

Vandalism
June 20 at 11:42 p.m., a victim in the 1600 block of S. Mountain called to report a vandalism. Someone had slashed one of the tires to his vehicle while he was working. This investigation is continuing.

Mountain Lion
June 20 at 11:45 p.m., a caller advised there was a large animal, possibly a mountain lion, near the 600 block of Monterey. Officers arrived and were able to see the animal laying behind one of the hedges that was to the front of the complex. Dispatch called the residents of the complex and surrounding area so they can remain indoors. The Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified and responded to the scene. The animal then fled northbound.

Domestic Violence
June 21 at 12:02 a.m., officers responded to a domestic violence call at a residence in the 600 block of W. Olive. A husband and wife got into a verbal argument, the husband pushed the wife twice causing her to fall to the ground both times. She sustained an abrasion to her left knee and pain to her right wrist and forearm as the result of the falls. A WANT was entered into the system for the suspect for domestic violence.

Hit and Run / Brandishing a Firearm
June 21 at 3:42 p.m., a driver in a vehicle was traveling west on Huntington and stopped at the light at Mayflower. He noticed a vehicle traveling west behind him at a high rate of speed and did not think the driver was going to stop so he started to move forward. The suspect tapped the vehicle at a slow impact speed. The victim motioned for the suspect to pull over. While looking in his rear view mirror, the victim saw the suspect raise a firearm and display it. The suspect was described as a white male in his 40s or 50s driving a brown Honda Pilot with paper plates. This investigation is continuing.

Theft Attempt
June 22 at 5:08 a.m., officers responded to the 1600 block of Pilgrim regarding a vehicle theft. Two subjects were attempting to remove a catalytic converter from a vehicle. The suspects were confronted by the owner and fled in a white Volkswagen Jetta. Officers did an area check for the vehicle but it was not found. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto Recovery
June 22 at 12:55 p.m., a business in the 3000 block of S. Peck called to report a recovered vehicle. The employee was completing paperwork on a vehicle they purchased several weeks ago when they received notice from Department of Justice that the vehicle was reported as stolen out of Los Angeles. This investigation is continuing.

Trespassing / Obstructing – Suspect Arrested
June 22 at 4:45 p.m., a caller reported two subjects had climbed over the fence in the 200 block of W. Foothill. He advised the subjects were trespassing. Officers arrived and located one of the subjects who climbed back over. One of the subjects stayed on the property, so officers had to enter and check the property. Officers located a female hiding in a dumpster area. During the investigation the subjects kept giving the wrong names and delayed officers. They were arrested and issued a citation.

Theft
June 22 at 6:30 p.m., an officer responded to 1500 block of Pilgrim regarding the theft of a catalytic converter from a 2003 Ford F250. The victim had a video of the suspect vehicle which was a white sedan. It appears this case is related to a second theft attempt which occurred early in the morning. Both investigations are continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
June 22 at 9:03 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block Los Angeles regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim parked and locked his work van and was inside a residence for approximately one hour. When he returned to the vehicle, he saw his window was smashed and his company work tools were missing. This investigation is continuing.

Mountain Lion
June 22 at 10:08 p.m., a resident in the 800 block of W. Olive called to report a mountain lion walking across the street. The Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified. The mountain lion left the area.

Vehicle Burglary
June 23 at 8:06 a.m., officers responded to a call in the 200 block of W. Walnut regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim advised he parked his work van in the alley behind his residence overnight. In the morning a co-worker discovered two windows were broken and someone had taken work tools. This investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
June 23 at 9:11 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of W. Cherry regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim reported parking his company work van in front of his residence, he returned to the vehicle the following morning and discovered someone had broken a window to the vehicle. No loss was determined. This investigation is continuing.

Residential Burglary
June 23 at 7:06 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of W. Duarte regarding a residential burglary. The victim arrived home and entered his locked front door. The house was ransacked and it appears the suspects gained entry through the kitchen window. This investigation is continuing.

Mountain Lion
June 23 at 9:44 p.m., a resident in the 700 block of W. Colorado called to report a mountain lion was in their backyard. The resident was told to stay indoors and the Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified of the call. The mountain lion left the area.

Injury Traffic Collision
June 24 at 8:18 p.m., a vehicle traveling west on Huntington broadsided a vehicle pulling out from private property near Magnolia. The vehicle was pushed up onto the median, temporarily shutting down traffic for westbound Huntington. One of the drivers complained of pain and was treated by paramedics.

Library Reopens July 6 - Curbside Service Only

Beginning July 6 you'll be able to check out books from the library, but nope, you can't go in. Instead, go to the Monrovia Public Library online catalog, text 531-1446 or call 256-8274, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. to reserve items. A library staff person will contact you about when you can do a curbside pick up. Pick up times are Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday, noon - 5 p.m. Plague rules apply.

- Brad Haugaard

Mountain Lion Tranquilized, Removed from Under Monrovia House

Not the captured cat, just a stock photo.

A mountain lion - apparently the one police warned about that was around the 800 block of West Olive and the 600 block of South Monterey - was tranquilized and removed today from under house by Monrovia police and California Department of Fish and Wildlife. People discussing the matter on Facebook say the cat is okay but may have a neck injury that made it venture so far south from the mountains. https://is.gd/6cvXSf

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Coronavirus Count: Up 7, to 249

Today's Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health:

Monrovia: 249 (up 7), 27 deaths (unchanged); Unincorporated Monrovia: 30 (unchanged).

Brookdale Monrovia: 8 (unchanged), 1 death (unchanged).

Monrovia Gardens Healthcare Center: (74, 16 deaths) and Monrovia Memorial Hospital: (27, 2 deaths) have been removed from the county stats page because they have had no new cases in 14 days.

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Coronavirus Count: Cases Jump by 16 - 242 Total

Today's Coronavirus cases from LA Department of Public Health:

Monrovia: 242 (up 16), 27 deaths (unchanged); Unincorporated Monrovia: 30 (up 2).

Brookdale Monrovia: 8 (unchanged), 1 death (unchanged).

Monrovia Gardens Healthcare Center: (74, 16 deaths) and Monrovia Memorial Hospital: (27, 2 deaths) have been removed from the county stats page because they have had no new cases in 14 days.

- Brad Haugaard