Regular Schedule for City Hall on Monday | Business Friendly Video | Will State Get Rid of Self-Checkout?
- Brad Haugaard
The bins are at:
240 W. Foothill Blvd.
800 block of W. Foothill Blvd.
204 E. Foothill Blvd.
1300 S. California (2 bins)
148 W. Duarte Road (2 bins), in front of Santa Fe Middle School.
Monrovia PD Says: Charge Your Cell Phones | MHS Band Wins Competition | Gold Line Says Nice Things about Monrovia
A lawsuit that sprang from a fight between Anthony Portantino, who represents part of Monrovia, and Assembly leadership has resulted in a tentative ruling that the Assembly must publicly release members' budgets and other legislative documents. The court said keeping them hidden violates the Open Records Act. Portantino had challenged the Assembly to make its records open. http://goo.gl/dGyhY
UPDATE: From a press release. Portantino said, "I am ecstatic that the court has given a sound decision that will benefit democracy and the taxpayers of California. ... This is a huge victory for transparency and accountability. Although I am saddened that the Assembly would spend precious dollars fighting to keep secrets, I am heartened and encouraged that the court saw through this unwise strategy and made a right and significant ruling. ... This issue is no longer about me, but is now about making Sacramento function better by using transparency to improve decision-making and the democratic process." A public hearing on the tentative ruling is scheduled for Friday in Sacramento.
Monrovia Weekly says a state of emergency has been declared for the city. I think that practically this means the city may be able to get some clean-up money from the state, assuming the state has any money, I suppose. http://goo.gl/9ayuZ . And now all of LA County is in a state of emergency: http://goo.gl/KPzGe
[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch Report for November 28-30 – Brad Haugaard]
During the last seven-day period, November 24-30, 2011, the Police Department handled 495 service events, resulting in 103 investigations. Following are the highlighted issues and events for weekdays listed above. To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to http://www.crimemapping.com/map/ca/monrovia for crime mapping.
Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
On November 28 at 10:54 p.m., officers responded to the report of a drunk driver in the area of Magnolia and Lemon. The reporting party stated that a drunk driver heading the wrong way on the street almost hit his vehicle. The reporting party was trying to detain the driver when officers arrived. The intoxicated driver had exited his vehicle and was attempting to flee. Officers detained the driver. Through investigation, the driver was determined to be driving under the influence and was arrested and taken into custody.
On November 29 at 10:34 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from a residence in the 600 block of West Olive. The crime occurred between 7:30 and 10:00 p.m. The vehicle was a 1996, silver Honda Civic. Investigation continuing.
Theft from Vehicles
On November 30, several residents in the 500 and 600 blocks of Sombrero called to report thefts from their vehicles that had occurred overnight. The vehicles had been left unlocked. The suspects had entered the vehicles and took miscellaneous items which had been left in the vehicles, such as purses and electronic items. Investigation continuing.
On November 30 at 8:32 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a location in the 100 block of West Palm. The reporting party showed the officer several areas that had been spray painted with graffiti some time during the night. A wrought iron door had been spray painted in white paint. Investigation continuing.
Power Outage / Wind Damage
On November 30 at 10:45 p.m., the strong winds caused a major power outage in the City of Monrovia. The initial area affected was north of Foothill and west of Violet. The Police Department became extremely busy with numerous wind-related calls for trees down, traffic hazards, wires down and/or sparking, small fires, alarms, and more power outages all over town.