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School District to Hold Forums on Redistricting


Following is a letter from Interim Superintendent Flint Fertig on the plan to divide the district into distinct voting areas for electing members to the School Board.

Dear Monrovia Community Members,

The Monrovia Unified School District (MUSD) is embarking on an important endeavor within our educational community.  We're inviting you to participate in upcoming community forums dedicated to discussing the transition from at-large to area-based elections for our School Board.

The MUSD Board of Trustees recently passed a resolution, signaling the beginning of a process aimed at electing Trustees by specific areas within our district. This means that candidates must reside in and be registered voters of a designated area, and they will be elected solely by the voters within that same area. This transition is vital for ensuring compliance with the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA), mitigating the risk of potential legal challenges.

The Board has directed the Superintendent to work with legal counsel and a demographer to prepare at least two draft map plans for review and input by the Board and members of the public at the subsequent board and community meetings.

MUSD will host a series of community forums to engage you in this significant change and gather valuable input. These forums will provide a presentation to inform everyone of the proposed changes, and there will be time for a Q&A at the end.

Here are the details for the upcoming forums:

Monday, April 22 at 6 p.m.
Location: MHS Room 210

Thursday, May 16 at 10 a.m.
Virtual Meeting: ZOOM (Link will be provided)

Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m.
Location: MHS Room 210

Your participation is essential in this journey, and we encourage you to attend these informative sessions. Thank you for your continued support and understanding!

Sincerely,

Flint Fertig
Interim Superintendent
Monrovia Unified School District

Reapers Baseball Team Needs Money for Cooperstown Competition


The SoCal Reapers, part of the Monrovia Youth Baseball League, is trying to raise $10,000 for a summer trip to compete in the world-class Cooperstown All-Star Village tournament near Cooperstown, New York. Funds will cover registration, travel, lodging, meals, and uniforms. Click here to support their fundraiser.

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia - Tree City USA; South Monrovians, Get a Tree In Front of Your Property


Monrovia has again been recognized as a Tree City USA for 2023 by the Arbor Day Foundation, marking its 30th year receiving this distinction. Currently, the city is planting in the southern part of town. If you are a Monrovia resident living below the 210 freeway and would like a tree planted in the public right-of-way in front of your property, contact Brittany Jasso at bjasso@ci.monrovia.ca.us or 932-5562.

- Brad Haugaard

Veterans Thank You Dinner May 1

RSVP here.

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia's Foothill Unity Center Will Be a Hub for Valley Food Distribution Program


Monrovia's Foothill Unity Center will get one of three food recovery hubs being created by the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments. The FRESH SGV program, which involves 20 local cities and numerous non-profits, will collect and redistribute surplus food. The other two hubs will be at God’s Pantry in Pomona and Heart of Compassion in Montebello.

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Flasher With Drugs; Money Vanishes With Monrovia Company; Drunks; Guitar Stolen; Drug Overdose; Assault With a Vehicle; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for April 11 – 17. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 490 service events, resulting in 67 investigations.

Municipal Code Violation – Suspect Arrested
April 11 at 12:29 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 700 block of E. Lemon when the officer noticed a subject loitering in a park after hours. The subject had been cited several times in the past. He was arrested and cited.

Municipal Code Violation – Suspect Arrested
April 11 at 3:36 a.m., while patrolling the 700 block of E. Lemon an officer noticed a subject loitering in a park after hours. The subject was contacted and the officer determined he was the same subject from hours prior. He was again arrested and cited.

Non-Injury Traffic Collision
April 11 at 5:48 a.m., a traffic collision was reported in the area of Primrose and Huntington. Officers arrived and determined that one of the vehicles failed to yield and caused the collision. No injuries were reported.

Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
April 11 at 10:52 a.m., officers responded to the area of Huntington and California regarding a male subject exposing himself. Officers arrived and located the male subject. He dropped drug paraphernalia as officers approached him. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Non-Injury Traffic Collision
April 11 at 11:57 a.m., a traffic collision was reported in the area of Peck and Jeffries. Officers arrived and determined who the party at fault was and issued them a citation.

Fraud
April 11 at 3:00 p.m., a victim reported he's been investing in a company located in the 100 block of W. Olive, but was now unable to get a response from them. An investigation determined the business no longer exists. This investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft – Suspect Arrested
April 11 at 3:21 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 600 block of S. Myrtle regarding the theft of a guitar. Officers arrived and located the male suspect. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft
April 11 at 5:03 p.m., a victim in the 700 block of E. Huntington reported that his watch was stolen from a locker. This investigation is continuing.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
April 11 at 7:55 p.m., a caller in the 100 block of E. Lime reported a male subject was attempting to get into her vehicle. Officers arrived and located the male subject who was very intoxicated and did not know where he was. He was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
April 12 at 12:03 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Myrtle and Cherry when she saw a bicyclist in violation of a traffic code. A traffic stop was conducted and discovered that the bicyclist was in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft Auto
April 12 at 1:32 p.m., a grand theft of a vehicle was reported in the 300 block of W. Duarte. The vehicle was entered into the stolen vehicle system. This investigation is continuing.

Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested
April 12 at 7:54 p.m., a caller in the 200 block of W. Evergreen reported a male subject loitering in a vacant home. Officers arrived and located the subject inside the home. A computer check revealed he had a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Medical Assist
April 13 at 8:15 a.m., officers responded to the area of Primrose and Pomona regarding an unresponsive subject. Officers arrived and located a female who was breathing but unresponsive and it was apparent to the officers she was overdosing. The reporting party had already administered four doses of Narcan and when officers arrived, they administered a dose of Narcan. The female subject came to and she was ultimately transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Vandalism
April 13 at 2:02 p.m., a caller in the 600 block of E. Huntington reported the window to his vehicle was broken. An officer arrived and saw that one of the windows was shattered. This investigation is continuing.

Mail Theft
April 14 at 10:24 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of W. Central called to report that her mailbox had been broken. This investigation is continuing.

Court Order Violation – Suspect Arrested
April 14 at 2:27 p.m., while patrolling the area of Mountain and Lemon an officer saw a vehicle commit a traffic violation. A traffic stop was conducted and contacted the occupants. A computer search revealed the passenger was in violation of a restraining order where the driver was protected. The passenger was arrested and taken into custody.

Non-Injury Hit and Run Traffic Collision
April 14 at 9:50 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of W. Colorado witnessed a motorist collide into a city sign and the driver fled the scene. Officers searched for the suspect, but could not locate him. This investigation is continuing.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
April 15 at 1:54 a.m., an officer was patrolling the 1300 block of S. Mountain when he saw two subjects exit the display lot of a closed business. Officers stopped the two subjects to investigate if a crime had just occurred. One of the subjects was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft Auto
April 15 at 8:49 a.m., a resident in the 800 block of Bonita called to report that his vehicle was stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
April 15 at 2:55 p.m., an officer was patrolling the 2600 block of S. Myrtle when he saw a male subject lying face down on the sidewalk. He stopped and contacted the subject, who was discovered to be heavily intoxicated and unable to care for his own safety, so he was arrested and brought to MPD Jail for sobering.

Hit and Run Traffic Collision / Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
April 15 at 4:27 p.m., officers responded to the area of Mayflower and Evergreen regarding a hit and run. Officers arrived and made contact with the victim. An investigation revealed the suspect brandished a handgun. The suspect was located, he displayed sings of being under the influence. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Mental Evaluation
April 15 at 7:39 p.m., a caller in the 100 block of E. Cherry reported a family disturbance. Officers arrived and an investigation revealed two brothers had an argument. It was determined that one of the brothers was a danger to himself. He was transported to a medical facility for a mental evaluation.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
April 15 at 8:01 p.m., a possible domestic disturbance was reported in the 800 block of E. Olive. Officers arrived and made contact with a female subject who had visible injuries. An investigation revealed a male subject caused the victim’s injuries. The male subject fled on foot but was located near the area. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Theft
April 15 at 10:15 p.m., an employee from a business in the 600 block of W. Huntington called to report a male subject was concealing merchandise. Officers arrived and located the male subject outside the store. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon
April 15 at 11:22 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Myrtle and Lime regarding a hit and run traffic collision. One of the drivers was no longer at the location, but had left their vehicle behind. An investigation revealed that the subject who fled was known to the victims and he had purposely driven his vehicle into the victims. This investigation is continuing.

Non-Injury Hit and Run Traffic Collision
April 16 at 8:04 a.m., a resident in the 500 block of W. Foothill reported he discovered a motorist collided into his parked company. This investigation is continuing.

Theft
April 16 at 9:06 p.m., a theft was reported in the 600 block of W. Huntington. The male and female suspect were gone prior to officers’ arrival. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
April 17 at 7:31 a.m., officers responded to the 1600 block of S. Mayflower regarding an injury traffic collision. The party at fault made an unsafe lane change and hit the victim. The driver at fault was cited and released at the scene.

Petty Theft
April 17 at 4:16 p.m., a caller in the 300 block of S. Myrtle stated he left his backpack unattended at a park and it was gone when he returned. This investigation is continuing.

Attempt Grand Theft Auto
April 17 at 4:23 p.m., an attempt grand theft was reported in the 1200 block of S. Alta Vista. Officers arrived and made contact with the caller who reported that when he returned to his vehicle, he saw the driver's door was open and the ignition was tampered with. This investigation is continuing.

Mental Evaluation
April 17 at 9:11 p.m., an employee from a residential complex in the 100 block of S. Myrtle reported that a resident was causing a disturbance and attempting to batter people. Officers arrived and made contact with the resident. Officers determined the resident was a danger to others. He was transported to a medical facility for a mental evaluation.

Earth Day Celebration April 20

- Brad Haugaard 

Dinner at Knightcap Monrovia


Dinner at Knightcap Monrovia, a Mexican restaurant on the east side of Myrtle just a few doors up from the theater. I got the happy hour quesadilla with asada for $8 and a beer for $5 Nice service and tasty quesadilla.

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia High Gets Two New Basketball Coaches

Left, Alon Margalit; right, Remy Hare.

Monrovia High School has two new basketball coaches: Alon Margalit will lead Boys Basketball and Remy Hare will take charge of Girls Basketball.

Margalit previously served as Head Varsity Boys coach at  Blair High School in Pasadena, Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary in Montebello, Renaissance Academy in Altadena, and Academy of Sports Science Prep in Corona. He has had two appearances as a CIF Southern Section Championship Finalist, clinching one CIF Southern Section Championship title, and led his team to one State CIF Division 1 Regional Final. Margalit has consistently delivered seasons marked by 20 or more victories.

Hare previously served as Junior Varsity and Varsity Assistant Coach at Monrovia High School. An MHS grad, she excelled in basketball at the collegiate level, competing for Mount San Antonio College, Westcliff University, and La Sierra University. She also has a teaching credential and is committed to a dual career path as educator and athletic coach.

- Brad Haugaard

Cuddle Dog Sir Henry - At 10 Years Still Full of Energy


Sir Henry is an adorable and cuddly guy who is looking for a nice lap or comfy bed to call his own. At 10 years young, he is still very much full of energy and fun.

He was found at the Rose Bowl, and while we have no idea how he managed to arrive there, he has quickly charmed everyone at Pasadena Humane with his good nature and constantly wagging tail. He immediately loves everyone he meets, and the feeling is definitely mutual!

Henry has been out on a few field trips with volunteers- they report that he is exceptionally cuddly and can usually narrow down the coziest blanket in the house with ease. He has also been exposed to other dogs and he seems to like them almost as much as he likes people!

Like any senior dog, Henry has some minor issues that will need to be managed. One thing that is still working perfectly is his exhuberant love of people!

Sir Henry is eligible for the Seniors for Seniors program. This means his adoption is free to anyone over 60!

The adoption fee for dogs is $150. All dog adoptions include spay or neuter, microchip, and age-appropriate vaccines.

Walk-in adoptions are available every day from 2:00 – 5:00. For those who prefer, adoption appointments are available daily from

10:30 – 1:30, and can be scheduled online. View photos of adoptable pets at pasadenahumane.org.

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.

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

- Brad Haugaard

Groundbreaking on Monrovia Canyon Park Enhancements


The city held a groundbreaking ceremony today for the upcoming work on Canyon Park. The plan is not just to restore the park, but to enhance it. Hopefully everything will be open by this December. Here are the planned enhancements:

  • More parking
  • Educational center with amphitheater style seating
  • Enclosed rangers’ kiosk at the park entrance
  • At the park entrance
  • Enhancing the space around the existing veterans memorial 
  • Overlook with bench and telescope to view Monrovia
  • Rest area
  • Picnic benches
  • Drought, tolerant landscaping

- Brad Haugaard

Fruit Tree Expert to Address Garden Club

The next Monrovia Garden Club meeting will feature Gulliver Erickson, an expert in fruit tree and oak tree care. April 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church, at Myrtle and Foothill. Erickson, who has more than three decades as an arborist, will discuss selecting, planting, feeding, pruning, and troubleshooting common disorders and infestations with fruit trees.

- Brad Haugaard






STAR Awards Honor Top School District Employees


Monrovia School District recently celebrated its second annual STAR (Spectacular, Terrific, Amazing, and Remarkable") Awards on April 10, honoring more than 40 employees . One nominee from each category was named as the person of the year and will go on to represent the district in county-wide recognition events if applicable.

Videos of employees of the year:

- Brad Haugaard

A Moment in Monrovia History: Police Chief Scott in 1927

Monrovia Chief of Police Frank L. Scott in 1927. From the Myron Hotchkiss collection. See full details here.

For more historic photos and papers, see the Monrovia Historical Society’s complete Legacy Project collection here. Learn more about the Monrovia Historical Society here.

- Brad Haugaard

Teen Game Night at Library Friday, April 19


Teen Game Hangout at Library April 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Community Room. For teens in grades 6-12, features Nintendo Switch games like Mario Kart and Smash Ultimate, along with board games. No registration required; participants can drop in anytime. Snacks will be provided. Contact 256-8274 or acarey@ci.monrovia.ca.us for more information.

- Brad Haugaard

Innovation Lab for Kids at Library April 17


Innovation Lab at Library. STEAM-related activities for children aged 6-11 on April 17, from 3 to 4 p.m. Accompanying adults must be present. Contact 256-8274 or jtuszynski@ci.monrovia.ca.us for more information.

- Brad Haugaard

Art Committee to Select Bridge Artist Finalists, Utility Box Designs

Previous work of one artist applying to decorate Huntington Drive Pedestrian Bridge.

At its next meeting (agenda here) Monrovia's Art in Public Places Committee will select five finalists for the Huntington Drive Pedestrian Bridge (just a bit east of Myrtle). Here are all the artists applying to decorate the bridge:

Chelsea Hart

Cheyne Ellett

Donna Hargett 

Hannah Maximova

Jaylin Walker 

Joy Bushmeyer 

Katie McGuire

Kenny McBride

Marmalade Mural Company

Ryan Burch

Victor Fung 

The committee will also select five utility box designs. Here's one example:

See the full selection of utility box submissions on this page.

- Brad Haugaard

Santa Anita 210 West On-ramp Closures

I have several times been prevented from getting on the 210 Freeway going west from the southbound Santa Anita Avenue onramp in Arcadia because of road work. It appears the work may be completed on April 19 since nothing is scheduled thereafter, but here are the days and times that ramp will be closed between now and then. Source

Monday
04/15/24 08:01 AM to 03:59 PM
04/15/24 07:01 PM to 04/16/24 05:59 AM

Tuesday
04/16/24 08:01 AM to 03:59 PM
04/16/24 07:01 PM to 04/17/24 05:59 AM

Wednesday
04/17/24 08:01 AM to 03:59 PM
04/17/24 07:01 PM to 04/18/24 05:59 AM

Thursday
04/18/24 08:01 AM to 03:59 PM
04/18/24 07:01 PM to 04/19/24 05:59 AM

Friday
04/19/24 08:01 AM to 03:59 PM
04/19/24 07:01 PM to 04/20/24 12:59 PM

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Board of Education May Go to Elections by District Instead of At-Large; New High School Courses; Etc.

At its next meeting (agenda here) the Monrovia Board of Education will ...

~ Consider switching to have School Board members elected by districts (or, "trustee areas" as the district calls them), rather than at-large, and to have the process ready for the November 2024 election. This would involve dividing the area covered by the school district into smaller sections, each of which would elect its own school board member. Details

~ Consider approving new high school courses:  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Physical Anthropology, Introduction to Physical Anthropology Lab, Motion Picture Appreciation, Physical Geography, Introduction to Psychology, and Marriage, Family, and Intimate Relationships. See here.  And  Entrepreneurship 2 and Personal Finance 

~ Receive a presentation from PBK Architects for the fencing design for three school sites, and receive a presentation on the upcoming summer school program.

~ Consider recognizing April 21-27 as "Administrative Professionals Week," and Wednesday, April 24, as "Administrative Professionals Day."

~ Recognize April "Employees of the Month": Lorena Loera and Lydia Sanchez from Monroe Elementary School, serving as a teacher and instructional aide, respectively. From Santa Fe Computer Science Magnet School, Heather Gac has been recognized as a teacher and Mildred Ramos as the Food Services Manager. 

- Brad Haugaard

City Council to Discuss Mental Health at Study Session

The City Council will get an update on the city's mental health programs at a study session at City Hall this Tuesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. This is an open meeting; the public may attend. Details

- Brad Haugaard

City May Institute New Rules for Auto Repair Businesses; Developer Fees; Contract to Manage Farmers' Market

At its next meeting (agenda here  the Monrovia City Council will consider ...

 ~ Establishing new rules for auto repair businesses. The city may allow some exceptions by permit, but basically the rules are:

A. All repair activities must be conducted inside an enclosed building; new outdoor hoists are not allowed.

B. Vehicles awaiting repair must be parked out of public view on the repair facility's property, not stored for over 60 days, and not parked on public streets overnight or near residential areas.

C. Wrecked and dismantled vehicles must not be parked on public streets.

D. Repairing vehicles on public streets is forbidden.

E. Designated exterior parking areas are for employee and customer parking only, not for vehicle repair, finishing, or long-term storage.

F. Vehicle hoods must be kept closed when parked outside awaiting repair.

G. The repair facility must be maintained in a neat, orderly, and reasonably good fashion.

H. Signs about private parking must be posted as required by the Development Review Committee.

I. Storing equipment, vehicle parts, and machinery in public view outside an enclosed building is prohibited.

Details

~ Consider establishing fees for developers to reimburse costs directly incurred by the city. Details

~  Consider approving an exclusive franchise with Raw Inspiration to manage the Monrovia Farmers Market at Station Square. Details

- Brad Haugaard

Free Neighborhood Conference April 27 - Workshops, Meals, Raffle, Yoga, Etc.


The free 14th Annual Neighborhood Conference, with workshops on such topics as organic waste, local development, and police etiquette; plus breakfast and lunch, a keynote speaker, a raffle, and yoga, will be held April 27 at Second Baptist Church (925 S. Shamrock). Hosted by Monrovia Area Partnership. Register here.

- Brad Haugaard

Walking Tour of Historic Monrovia Tomorrow, April 13

There will be a walking tour of historic downtown Monrovia tomorrow, April 13, at 10 a.m., starting at Myrtle and Palm Avenues. Cost, $5 per person. This two-hour tour offers a chance to explore a few city blocks and learn more about Monrovia's history. Sponsored by Monrovia Historic Preservation Group.

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police Blood Drive May 2 at Community Center

Monrovia Police will host a Red Cross blood drive on May 2 at the Community Center, 119 W. Palm. Donors will receive a free haircut coupon. Schedule an appointment here using the code "MonroviaPD."

- Brad Haugaard

Old Town Wine Walk April 13

The 7th Annual Wine Walk in Old Town Monrovia is on April 13, from 6-9 p.m. Sample wines while exploring local businesses. Tickets are $45 pre-sale, $60 at the door. Purchase at the Community Center or Charlie’s House, 430 S. Myrtle Ave. For questions, call 256-8246. Registration required.

- Brad Haugaard

Free Compost, Mulch, Tomorrow, April 13

- Brad Haugaard 

Monrovia Police: Drunk Overturns Her Car; Bracelet Stolen From Wrist; Shoplifters; Robbery Suspect Arrested; Credit Card Skimmer Found; Indecent Exposure; Lots More ...

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for April 4 – 10. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 503 service events, resulting in 78 investigations. 

Warrant Arrest
April 4 at 1:21 p.m., a male subject walked into the MPD lobby to turn himself in for domestic violence and robbery. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Runaway Juvenile
April 4 at 9:46 p.m., a male juvenile was reported as a runaway from the 800 block of Oceanview. Officers responded and searched the area but could not locate him. He was entered into the Missing Person System.

Mental Evaluation
April 4 at 10:09 p.m., a resident in the 800 block of W. Olive reported her adult son was threatening to kill himself with a knife. Officers arrived and located the male standing in the middle of the street. He was cooperative and officers determined he was in need of a mental evaluation. He was transported to a medical facility for a mental evaluation.

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision
April 4 at 10:47 p.m., an officer was patrolling the 700 block of W. Colorado when he saw a vehicle overturned. The driver had minor injuries and paramedics responded. An investigation revealed the driver crashed into two unoccupied parked vehicles. She was found to be heavily intoxicated, due to her injuries she was transported to a nearby hospital for medical care. This investigation is continuing.

Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
April 5 at 8:45 a.m., a caller in the 900 block of E. Huntington reported a male subject sleeping in front of a business. An officer arrived and contacted the subject and he consented to a search of his person, the officer located drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft
April 5 at 9:51 a.m., a victim in the 500 block of W. Huntington reported that an unknown female subject stole her bracelet from her wrist. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
April 6 at 5:19 a.m., officers were dispatched to a rollover traffic collision in the 200 block of E. Fig where a vehicle collided into a parked vehicle. The driver complained of pain and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. No other injuries were reported.

Grand Theft Auto Recovery
April 6 at 1:11 p.m., a caller in the 900 block of W. Huntington reported that he located his stolen vehicle, which he reported as stolen to Arcadia PD. The vehicle was recovered from a parking lot and removed from the stolen vehicle system. This investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
April 6 at 7:10 p.m., an employee of a store in the 600 block of W. Huntington reported a male adult subject left the store with merchandise he did not pay for. When officers arrived they located the suspect. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Shoplifting – Suspect Arrested
April 6 at 8:46 p.m., an employee of the store in the 600 block of W. Huntington reported a male entered, grabbed items, and left without paying. Officers arrived and located the suspect. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Mental Evaluation
April 7 at 10:48 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of N. Sunset regarding a subject experiencing a mental breakdown. She was transported to a medical facility for a mental evaluation.

Battery – Suspect Arrested
April 7 at 12:26 p.m., a battery was reported in the 1100 block of Royal Oaks. Officers arrived and made contact with the victim who stated that a subject walked up to him and punched him. Officers made contact with the suspect and conducted an investigation. The suspect was arrested, cited, and released at the scene.

Threatening
April 7 at 6:13 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington regarding a subject who threatened to harm employees. Officers arrived and an investigation revealed that a male subject entered the business, attempted to walk out without paying, and was stopped by employees. He threw the merchandise at the employees and threatened to harm them before leaving. He was gone prior to officers’ arrival. This investigation is continuing.

Robbery – Suspect Arrested
April 7 at 7:55 p.m., officers responded to the 1500 block of S. Myrtle regarding a male subject who entered a business, stole items and left the business. He returned and was confronted by an employee. The male subject hit the employee and walked out. Officers arrived and located the subject. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Attempt Grand Theft Auto – Suspect Arrested
April 7 at 9:20 p.m., a witness in the area of Myrtle and Olive reported hearing glass breaking outside and noticed two subjects inside a vehicle. Officers arrived and located the juvenile subjects who were positively identified by the witness. The juvenile subjects were arrested, taken into custody, and released to their parents/guardians.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
April 7 at 11:57 p.m., a witness in the area of Myrtle and Huntington called to report a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road with their headlights off. The vehicle struck a center divider and continued to drive. Officers arrived and located the suspect vehicle parked in a nearby parking lot. The driver refused to speak to officers and attempted to drive away, but a police vehicle prevented her from leaving. Officers were able to gain access to the vehicle and turn off the vehicle. The driver was uncooperative and displayed signs of being intoxicated. As officers were attempting to take her into custody she spit at an officer’s face. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Fraud
April 8 at 1:07 p.m., an employee at a business in the 400 block of W. Foothill called to report that he found a credit card skimming device attached to an ATM. Officers responded and collected evidence. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft – Suspect Arrested
April 8 at 2:33 p.m., a grand theft was reported in a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington. Officers arrived and made contact with two subjects who were reported to be concealing merchandise in their purses. The stolen property was located. They were arrested and taken into custody.

Vehicle Burglary
April 8 at 7:58 p.m., a victim parked his vehicle in the 100 block of Violet in front. When he came out he noticed property was taken. This investigation is continuing.

Drunk in Public – Suspect Arrested
April 8 at 8:32 p.m., a resident in the 1600 block of S. Myrtle called to report a female was outside and it looked like she might be intoxicated. Officers arrived and recognized the female from previous contacts. Officers determined she was too intoxicated to care for herself. She was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Injury Traffic Collision
April 8 at 11:46 p.m., a caller in the area of Canyon and Walnut reported a solo vehicle collided into two parked vehicles and the driver was outside of the vehicle. Officers arrived and determined the driver was in need of medical attention. She was transported to a hospital for treatment. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft from Vehicle
April 9 at 3:19 p.m., a resident in the 600 block of E. Lemon reported someone had entered his unlocked vehicle and took several items. This investigation is continuing.

Shoplifting / Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested
April 9 at 5:54 p.m., an employee from a store in the 600 block of W. Huntington reported a female subject known for shoplifting from the business was inside. The employee requested that the subject be asked to leave. Officers arrived and located the subject outside of the store with stolen items in her possession. A computer check revealed she had a warrant for her arrest. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft Auto Recovery
April 9 at 6:42 p.m., officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle in the 500 block of W. Huntington. Officers arrived and located the vehicle parked and unoccupied. This investigation is continuing.

Drug Activity / Warrant – Suspects Arrested
April 10 at 12:44 a.m., while patrolling the area of Mayflower and Duarte officers made contact with two suspicious subjects. A computer check revealed the female subject had a warrant for her arrest. The male subject was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested, cited, and released at the scene. The female subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft Auto
April 10 at 6:46 a.m., a resident in the 300 block of S. Primrose walked outside his home and discovered someone had stolen his vehicle. Officers arrived and searched for the vehicle, but could not locate it. This investigation is continuing.

Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested
April 10 at 12:15 p.m., an officer was patrolling the 700 block of E. Huntington when he saw a motorist commit a driving violation. He stopped the vehicle, and a computer check of the driver's license revealed she had a warrant for her arrest. Her passenger also had a warrant for his arrest. Both subjects were arrested for their warrants and transported to the Monrovia City Jail where they were booked.

Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested
April 10 at 3:31 p.m., a resident in the 800 block of W. Foothill reported an unknown male adult subject sleeping on her front lawn. Officers arrived and made contact with the subject. A computer check revealed the subject had a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Indecent Exposure and Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested
April 10 at 3:55 p.m., a caller in the 800 block of E. Huntington reported seeing a male adult exposing himself. Officers arrived and located the subject. A computer check revealed the subject had a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Non-injury Traffic Collision
April 10 at 5:27 p.m., a non-injury traffic collision was reported in the area of Foothill and Madison. The driver found to be at fault was cited at the scene.

Grand Theft
April 10 at 6:47 p.m., a male subject entered a store in the 700 block of E. Huntington and stole several items. He exited the store and fled in an unknown direction. Officers arrived and checked the area but they were unable to locate him. This investigation is continuing.

Non-injury Traffic Collision
April 10 at 7:34 p.m., a non-injury traffic collision was reported in the 100 block of N. Primrose. A solo vehicle collided with a parked vehicle. No injuries were reported.

Arbor Day Celebration April 28 at Aztec Hotel

- Brad Haugaard

Grow Monrovia and Bradbury Reach Settlement in Road Widening

Grow Monrovia and the City of Bradbury have reached a settlement in the Bradbury Road Widening Project. (Bradbury Road borders Monrovia.)

According to Grow Monrovia, "The Settlement agreement ensures the preservation of the wildlife corridor and oak woodland threatened by the proposed road widening."

Specifically, it provides for:

  • The preservation of the trees, including oak trees, along the Wildrose oak woodland area.
  • Enforcement mechanisms to address potential disputes.
  • Measures to address idling cars on Bradbury Road before 7 a.m.
  • More signs and notices to enforce no parking in area.
  • Ensuring the Wildrose bridge weight limit is being enforced.
  • A reduction in the height and width of the proposed wall.
  • Commitments to address flooding issues related to storm water draining off Deodar Lane and the Bradbury Estates.

- Brad Haugaard

Supervisors Extend $10,000 Reward in 2021 Monrovia Murder Case

The LA County Board of Supervisors has extended the $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the murder of Terry Alford, 46, who was shot multiple times on Jan. 29, 2021 as he was visiting family on Los Angeles Avenue in Monrovia. Details.

- Brad Haugaard

Dinner at JB Burgers


Dinner at JB Burgers, at the corner of Myrtle and Olive. Got the double cheeseburger combo, which comes with soda and fries, for $11.99. There is no pretense of ambience, but the food is reasonably priced and the burger was fat, filling and tasty.

- Brad Haugaard 

Handsome Hawkeye Loves Walks, Trips in the Car, and Hiking


Handsome Hawkeye hopes he can be the apple of your eye. Hawkeye is two years old, weighs about 60 pounds and is such a good boy!

Hawkeye got to spend a few days in a foster home, and he was an ideal house guest. He is crate trained, house-trained and loved having someone to snuggle with on the couch. He walks well on a harness and seems interested in meeting similar-sized dogs.

He's also a ton of fun! He loves dissecting plush toys to uncover the squeaker, which he is convinced is the best part. He enjoys walks and trips in the car, so he would be a great hiking or maybe running buddy.

We have found that Hawkeye can be a bit shy with new people, but within a matter of minutes, he’ll attach his head to your lap for as many pets as he can get.

Hawkeye and all other dogs over 6 months old can be adopted for only $25 during the Love is Blooming adoption promotion at Pasadena Humane. The promotion ends on Sunday, April 14.

The adoption fee for dogs is $150. All dog adoptions include spay or neuter, microchip, and age-appropriate vaccines.

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 and schedule an adoption appointment at pasadenahumane.org. Daily adoption appointments can be scheduled online. New adoption appointments are released every Sunday and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Walk-in adoptions are available every day from 2:00 – 5:00.

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

- Brad Haugaard

A Moment in Monrovia History: Monrovia City Band in 1890

 

It is believed this photo was taken in 1890 as in June of 1889 The Messenger published the first list of band members"…Monrovia-Duarte Community Book. P. 46. The group is shown in front of the La Vista Grande Hotel. "The first Monrovia band was organized in June of 1889 by A. E. Cronenwett, and contained the following players and instruments: L. T. Graves, drum major Thomas Moore, piccolo; Lawrence Wheeler, B flat clarinet A. E. Cronenwett, E flat cornet; James A. Foshay, solo B flat cornet Sam Wilson, first B flat cornet Seth Hart, second B flat cornet Ralph Ward all, third B flat cornet Kenneth Bowerman, solo alto; Hal Slemmons, first alto Will Lamport, second alto Will Young, third alto; Harry Miller, first B flat tenor Than Johnson, second B flat tenor C. F. Cooke, baritone; Walter Monroe, B flat bass J. W. Harvey, E flat bass; D. A. Dingley, snare drum G. M. Cooper, bass drum Victor Cooper, cymbals. (John Wiley's "History of Monrovia" p 75.) Monrovia Messenger Sept 4, 1890 (p 386): "George King photographed the band in their new uniforms on Saturday last." The Monrovia City Band was engaged to furnish music for the Tournament of Roses at Pasadena on New Years Day (1891) p 401. A note in the Monrovia Messenger for 3/6/90 indicates that the band picture was taken on 3/5/90. From the Myron Hotchkiss collection. See full details here.

For more historic photos and papers, see the Monrovia Historical Society’s complete Legacy Project collection here. Learn more about the Monrovia Historical Society here.

- Brad Haugaard

Tabletop Game Night at Library April 12

Tabletop Game Night for Adults at Library on April 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a variety of new and social games. For more information email aloera@ci.monrovia.ca.us or call 256-8254.

- Brad Haugaard

40th Historic Homes Tour May 5


Tickets for the 40th Annual Historic Homes Tour, organized by the Monrovia Historic Preservation Group, are now available. The event is scheduled for Sunday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets available for $25 at Charlie’s House or online here.

- Brad Haugaard 

Siblings of Children with Disabilities Workshop Planned


Siblings of Children with Disabilities, a workshop for siblings of children with communication disabilities, will offer peer engagement, support, and connection-making. See online form.  For more information contact Justine Sherman & Associates at annag@justineshermanslp.com or by phone at 244-7229.

- Brad Haugaard 

Old Town Parking Lots Reopened


The reworked parking lots, just south of the library, between Lime and Lemon, are now open.

- Brad Haugaard 

TownePlace Suites About to Open


City Manager Dylan Feik reports that TownePlace Suites Hotel, at the corner of Huntington and Myrtle, is about to open. He said it features an indoor exercise room, breakfast room, lounge area, outdoor pool, and parking with EV chargers.

- Brad Haugaard 

Monrovia Police: Azusa Car Chase Ends in Monrovia; Stolen Tailgate; Husband Arrested for Battering; Drunk Drivers; Woman Whacks Man With Bottle; Etc.

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for March 28 – April 3. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 426 service events, resulting in 66 investigations. 

Outside Assist
March 28 at 2:55 p.m., Azusa PD requested assistance regarding a grand theft auto vehicle pursuit that ended in the area of Myrtle and the 210 freeway in Monrovia. The suspect crashed the vehicle into an uninvolved party and then struck an Azusa PD vehicle. Azusa PD had two suspects detained while two other suspects had fled on foot. With the assistance of MFD one of the suspects was located and the other suspect was located nearby. All suspects were taken into custody by Azusa PD.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
March 29 at 1:12 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of S. Myrtle on a vehicle for a vehicle code violation. Further investigation revealed the driver was too intoxicated to safely operate a motor vehicle. The driver was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Grand Theft Auto
March 29 at 9:12 a.m., a caller in the 200 block of W. Colorado called to report that she lost her car keys and that her vehicle had been stolen. The vehicle was entered in the system as stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Burglary
March 29 at 10:14 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported in the 1600 block of S. Mountain. The caller reported that tools were taken. This investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft
March 29 at 2:48 p.m., a caller in the 700 block of S. Myrtle reported his bicycle was stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft
March 29 at 4:58 p.m., a petty theft was reported in the 1100 block of S. Fifth. The caller stated that the tailgate to his truck was stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
March 29 at 7:59 p.m., a victim in the 300 block of E. Lemon reported her husband battered her. Officers and MFD responded and made contact with the victim who was visibly suffering from injuries. She was treated at the scene. The husband was arrested and taken into custody.

Medical Assist
March 29 at 11:03 p.m., a resident in the 800 block of W. Walnut reported that her friend collapsed and was not breathing. Officers responded and found a male adult subject on the ground with bluish skin and barely breathing. After using three separate doses of narcan the male adult subject started breathing normally and was revived. Paramedics arrived and transported him to a hospital for medical treatment.

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
March 30 at 2:20 a.m., a collision was reported in the 600 block of W. Duarte. Officers arrived and made contact with the driver who had collided into a parked car and a city sign. The driver was not injured but appeared to be heavily intoxicated. An investigation revealed the driver was under the influence. He was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
March 30 at 6:51 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 block of E. Central regarding a traffic collision. Officers arrived and made contact with the driver who displayed sings of being under the influence. An investigation revealed that the driver was driving on the wrong side of the road and he was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Grand Theft Auto
March 30 at 9:52 a.m., a caller in the 1000 block of Royal Oaks stated her vehicle was stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft
March 30 at 4:14 p.m., a theft was reported in the 700 block of E. Huntington. The caller reported her wallet stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Non-Injury Traffic Collision
March 30 at 7:30 p.m., an employee of a store in the area of 6th and Duarte reported a customer failed to place his car in park and it slowly rolled forward, shattering the front window with the customer still in the vehicle. Officers and MFD arrived, but no one was injured. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
March 30 at 8:58 p.m., a caller reported two motorists collided into one another in the area of Huntington and California. Officers arrived and found one of the drivers was complaining of pain. MFD responded and provided care for the injured driver. He refused to be transported to a hospital. The driver who was found to have caused the crash was issued a citation.

Vandalism / Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested

March 31 at 2:59 a.m., a resident in the 600 block of Royal Oaks reported an adult male subject shattered several front windows to their home and left the area. Officers were able to locate the suspect a short distance away. An investigation revealed the suspect was also intoxicated. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Shoplifting / Warrant Arrest
April 1 at 10:10 p.m., a caller in the 1600 block of S. Mountain called to report a male and female subject walked into the store, the female grabbed merchandise, and left without paying. The male subject dropped the items before exiting the store. Officers arrived and located both subjects a short distance away. The stolen property was returned to the store who refused prosecution. A computer search revealed the male subject had warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Drug Arrest / Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested
April 2 at 8:11 a.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 700 block of W. Huntington regarding a dispute. The caller reported that a male subject entered the store and was consuming items without paying for them. Officers arrived and located the subject nearby. A computer search revealed he had warrants for his arrest and he was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft Auto
April 2 at 6:55 p.m., a victim in 600 block of W. Huntington called to report his vehicle stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Hit and Run Traffic Collision April 2 at 7:44 p.m., a hit and run traffic collision was reported in the area of Myrtle and Mill Run. The caller reported that a vehicle ran into a light pole. The vehicle was gone prior to officers’ arrival. This investigation is counting.

Domestic Violence
April 2 at 8:30 p.m., a female called and said she was arguing with her girlfriend and requested police. Officers arrived and while they were talking to the couple, they saw a visible injury on one of the female’s hands. She said the other female threw items at her and hit her hand. The aggressor was arrested and taken into custody.

Disturbing Subject – Suspect Arrested
April 2 at 10:55 p.m., a caller in the 900 block of W. Duarte called to report that a male subject at the location was yelling at customers and jumping in front of vehicles. Officers arrived and identified the male subject who appeared to be under the influence. An investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
April 3 at 6:29 a.m., a resident in the 300 block of W. Duarte called to report that she heard sounds of a possible fight in progress in a nearby apartment. Officers arrived and made contact with the parties. An investigation revealed that an argument between a boyfriend and girlfriend had escalated to a physical assault against the female. The boyfriend was arrested and taken into custody.

Domestic Violence – Suspect Arrested
April 3 at 5:24 p.m., a caller in the 300 block of E. Colorado reported a male subject had just been struck in the head with a bottle by a female subject. Officers arrived and saw the male subject was laying on the street and the female was in the house. The male subject was treated and transported to a hospital for treatment. The female subject was refusing to exit the home. She was eventually arrested and taken into custody.

Vandalism – Suspect Arrested
April 3 at 5:59 p.m., a resident in the 100 block of W. Foothill reported a male subject in the area breaking vehicle windows and fleeing on a scooter. Officers arrived and located the suspect near the area. He arrested and taken into custody.

Loitering
April 3 at 11:26 p.m., an officer was patrolling the park in the 700 block of E. Lemon when the officer noticed a male subject who had been contacted several times about loitering in the area. He was cited for being in the park after closing and released at the scene

Snack Time at Dulce Cielo


Had a nice snack at Dulce Cielo, a new little coffee shop and pastry bakery in the Aztec Hotel on the north side of Foothill near Magnolia. Got a latte for $4.75 and a pecan bar for $3.75. The shop has a pleasant neighborhood feeling, a good place to relax for a bit, and the latte and pecan bar were great.

- Brad Haugaard 

Historic Trivia Night at Library, April 14

Historic Trivia Night on April 14 at 2 p.m. in the Library Community Room.  Open to all, teams of 2-5 can form in advance or on the day. The event is free, with prizes for winners and will feature questions on Monrovia's history. RSVP to Penny Zuk at pennyzuk@aol.com or text 274-7568. Sponsored by the Monrovia Historical Society and Monrovia Historic Preservation Group.

- Brad Haugaard

High Energy Aaron Looking for an Active Companion


 Ready for adventure? Aaron sure is! This one-year-old husky is bursting with energy and eager to join an active family. With striking brown eyes and a plush coat, Aaron is not just handsome but a bundle of enthusiasm waiting to be unleashed!

Aaron loves outdoor activities like hiking and playing fetch, making him the perfect companion for someone with an active lifestyle. Despite his high energy, Aaron is incredibly affectionate and will make a great buddy.

Volunteers at Pasadena Humane have been working on basic training cues with Aaron, and he’s a star student. He’s learning a bunch, and seems to enjoy performing, especially with the right motivation (treats!).

If you're looking for a fun-loving, adventure-seeking companion, Aaron is your guy! Come meet him and let the adventures begin!

Aaron and all other dogs over 6 months old can be adopted for only $25 from April 4 – 14 during the Love is Blooming adoption promotion at Pasadena Humane.

The normal adoption fee for dogs is $150. All dog adoptions include spay or neuter, microchip, and age-appropriate vaccines.

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 and schedule an adoption appointment at pasadenahumane.org. Daily adoption appointments can be scheduled online. New adoption appointments are released every Sunday and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Walk-in adoptions are available every day from 2:00 – 5:00.

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

- Brad Haugaard

A Moment in Monrovia History: Bargain Day Parade - 1910

Monrovia Bargain Day Parade April 1910. Julian Fisher on horseback in center front. From the Myron Hotchkiss collection. See full details here.

For more historic photos and papers, see the Monrovia Historical Society’s complete Legacy Project collection here. Learn more about the Monrovia Historical Society here.

- Brad Haugaard

Current Local Job Opportunities - April

Here are links to the latest job opportunities for Monrovia:

Monrovia School District 

City of Monrovia 

Private 

There is also a group called Monrovia Works. Search for it on Facebook and ask to join it.

- Brad Haugaard


Solar Telescope Viewing at Library April 6


The Life of a Star with Solar Telescope Viewing, April 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Library Community Room. This event, suitable for all ages, offers insights into the life cycle of a star and includes solar observations through a Hydrogen Alpha telescope. Free eclipse viewing glasses will be provided to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis, in preparation for the solar eclipse on April 8. For more information, contact jtuszynski@ci.monrovia.ca.us or call 256-8274. (Photo by NASA)

- Brad Haugaard

Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? - At Library April 5


Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? Gameshow Extravaganza, April 5, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Library Community Room. For ages 13 and older. An evening of fun and questions from the fifth-grade curriculum. For more information, contact cescobedo@ci.monrovia.ca.us or call 256-8265. Register here

- Brad Haugaard

Teen Laser Tag at Library April 4


Spring Break Laser Tag event for teens in grades 6-12 in the Library Community Room, April 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Contact Amanda, the Teen Librarian, at acarey@ci.monrovia.ca.us or 256-8274 for more details. Register here.

- Brad Haugaard

North American Wildlife Presentation at Library April 2

Program on North American Wildlife at the Library, April 2, from 2 to 3 p.m. Presented by the Wildlife Learning Center for children to 11 years old and their accompanying adults. For further information email jtuszynski@ci.monrovia.ca.us or call 256-8274.

Photo by Pete Nuij on Unsplash

Adult and Teen Crafts at Library April 2


Spring Crafternoon event for adults and teens  16 and older in the Library Story Room. April 2, 6 to 7 p.m. Create mini terrariums with live plants. Supplies provided, or bring your own materials. For more information, contact kgally@ci.monrovia.ca.us or 256-8268. Register here

- Brad Haugaard

Happy Easter, Monrovia!


“He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.” (‭‭‭Matthew‬ ‭28‬‬:‭6‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

- Brad Haugaard 

Serve on City Commission or Board

The City is accepting applications until May 1 for for those interested in serving on the Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, Community Services Commission, Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board, and Art in Public Places Committee. Informational meeting on April 11, interviews from May 13 to June 13, appointments on June 18, and terms starting on July 1. More information here

- Brad Haugaard 

See the Stars at Monrovia High


For the first time in a decade, Monrovia High’s Astronomy Club is opening its professional observatory to the public.‘See the Stars’ and learn about our skies and space. Free, from 5 - 10 p.m. at Monrovia High on Friday, April 12.

- Brad Haugaard