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Reunion in the Park - Food, Music, Car Show - July 13


The Monrovia-Duarte Black Alumni Association (MDBAA) will hold its annual Reunion in the Park at Recreation Park, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 13. The event features food, music, vendors, raffles, games, robotics, and a car show, and raises funds to support education. Donations can also be sent to MDBAA at P.O. Box 1638, Monrovia, CA 91017 or through Zelle at mdbaainfo@gmail.com.

- Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Firefighters at Shelly Fire


A four-person Monrovia Fire Rescue team is in Siskiyou county for the Shelly Incident Brush Fire. The Shelly Fire started on July 3, has burned an estimated 9,234 acres and is zero percent contained.  The crew is currently assigned to structure protection near Mugginsville.

- Brad Haugaard

City Council to Consider Designating Side-by-Side Early Homes as Historic Landmark


At its next meeting (agenda here) the City Council will consider designating the two houses on former City Historian Steve Baker's property (508-512 South Ivy) as an historic landmark. The Blair and Brossart houses were built by early Monrovians. The houses are being renovated to be a bed and breakfast. Details

- Brad Haugaard

New Alexan Marmont Apartments Now Leasing


The newly completed 436-unit luxury apartment complex on South Magnolia, at the west end of Pomona Avenue near the train station, is now leasing. The Alexan Marmont has units ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, from 491 to 1,545 square feet. Units feature 9-foot ceilings, kitchens with stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops, full-size washers and dryers, and keyless entry. Details

 - Brad Haugaard

Monrovia Police: Lots of Drunks and Drugs; Blown Tire Flips Car; Sleeping Driver Stops When Hits Stop Sign; and More ...

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for July 3 – 10. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 633 service events, resulting in 130 investigations.

Grand Theft
July 3 at 2:49 a.m., a resident in the 600 block of Royal Oaks reported a catalytic converter stolen from his vehicle. This investigation is continuing.

Non-Injury Traffic Collision
July 3 at 9:37 a.m., a solo vehicle traffic collision was reported in the area of Foothill and Grand. Officers arrived and determined that the driver fell asleep and collided into a stop sign. There was no indication the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
July 3 at 2:35 a.m., while patrolling the area of Peck and Camino Real officers saw a vehicle in violation of vehicle code and conducted a traffic stop. The driver parked the vehicle and was attempting to walk away, but officers were able to detain him. The driver displayed symptoms of being under the influence. A DUI investigation determined the driver was under the influence. He was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Robbery – Suspect Arrested
July 3 at 2:47 p.m., a theft in progress was reported in a store in the 500 block of W. Huntington. Officers arrived and determined the suspect assaulted an employee before fleeing the store. Officers located the suspect and made contact with her. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
July 3 at 3:44 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Mayflower and Huntington regarding a traffic collision. Officers arrived and made contact with the driver who caused the collision. The driver displayed symptoms of being under the influence. A DUI investigation revealed the driver was under the influence. The driver was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Drug Arrest / Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested
July 3 at 11:35 p.m., an officer patrolling the area of Myrtle and Live Oak saw a vehicle commit a traffic violation. The officer conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver. A computer check revealed the driver had a warrant for his arrest. The female passenger was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and had a warrant for her arrest. They were both arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft
July 4 at 9:45 a.m., a victim in a hotel in the 700 block of W. Huntington reported the wheels of his car were stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Medical Assist
July 4 at 11:23 a.m., a caller in the 600 block of S. Shamrock reported a male subject suffering medical emergency. Officers arrived and began to administer CPR successfully. MFD arrived and transported the male subject to a hospital.

Driving Under the Influence / Traffic Collision – Suspect Arrested
July 4 at 7:12 p.m., a traffic collision was reported in the 600 block of S. Primrose where a vehicle collided into two parked vehicles. Officers arrived and made contact with the driver who displayed symptoms of being under the influence. A DUI investigation determined the driver was under the influence. The driver was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Fireworks – Suspect Arrested
July 5 at 12:34 a.m., a caller notified MPD Dispatch that several subjects were lighting fireworks at a park in the 900 block of California. Officers arrived and located the subjects lighting fireworks. The subject was arrested, cited, and released at the scene.

Injury Traffic Collision
July 5 at 2:57 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of S. Myrtle regarding an injury traffic collision. A vehicle lost control after a tire blew out, collided with two parked vehicles and flipped over. The driver only sustained minor injuries and declined medical assistance.

Grand Theft
July 6 at 7:21 a.m., an employee from a business in the 1400 block of California called to report a grand theft of copper wire. This investigation is continuing.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
July 6 at 8:27 a.m., an officer patrolling the area of Myrtle and Lime conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a violation. The officer made contact with the driver who displayed symptoms of being under the influence. A DUI investigation confirmed the driver was under the influence. She was arrested and transported to the MPD Jail to be held for a sobering period.

Public Intoxication – Suspects Arrested
July 6 at 9:30 p.m., while patrolling the 600 block of S. Myrtle officers contacted two subjects who were passed out on a sidewalk from being heavily intoxicated. Both subjects were unable to care for themselves. They were arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrest
July 6 at 10:51 p.m., a caller in a store in the 900 block of W. Duarte reported a subject passed out in his vehicle. Officers arrived and made contact with the subject who appeared too intoxicated to care for himself. He was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Drunk in Public – Suspect Arrested
July 7 at 2:38 p.m., a caller in a business in the 400 block of S. Myrtle reported a disturbed subject inside. Officers arrived and made contact with the subject. Officers determined the subject was too intoxicated to care for himself. He was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Drunk In Public – Suspect Arrested
July 8 at 2:01 p.m., an employee from a business in the 400 block of S. Myrtle a male subject in the business bothering customers. Officers arrived and made contact with the subject. Officers determined he was too intoxicated to care for himself. He was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period. 

Theft from Vehicle
July 8 at 4:14 p.m., a victim walked into the MPD lobby to report that her purse was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of W. Palm and her cards were being fraudulently used. This investigation is continuing.

Vehicle Tampering / Burglary Tools – Suspect Arrested
July 9 at 5:53 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Duarte and 8th regarding a male subject sleeping in a truck with some miscellaneous property lying around the truck. The owner of the vehicle confirmed that the male subject did not have permission to be in the vehicle. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested
July 9 at 11:03 a.m., a caller in the 100 block of Lincoln reported a female subject walked onto her front porch and stole property. Officers arrived and located the female subject. An investigation revealed the shoes were returned to the owner by bystanders. A computer search of the female subject revealed she had an outstanding warrant. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Drunk in Public – Suspect Arrested
July 9 at 12:34 p.m., a witness in the area in the area of Myrtle and Duarte reported a male subject walking around hitting vehicles. Officers arrived and located the male subject who they recognized from previous contacts for being drunk in public. He was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Missing Person
July 9 at 12:45 p.m., a resident in the 1700 block of Nichols Canyon reported his brother who lives in Hollywood has been missing for two weeks. Report was taken and he was entered as missing. This investigation is continuing.

Grand Theft Auto
July 9 at 1:56 p.m., an employee from a company in the 1400 block of California reported two commercial trucks stolen. This investigation is continuing.

Drinking in Public – Suspect Arrested
July 9 at 7:35 p.m., several callers in a park in the 300 block of S. Myrtle reported a male adult subject drinking liquor. Officers arrived and found the subject with an open liquor bottle. He had just been released from the MPD Jail after sobering up. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Brandishing a Replica Firearm – Suspect Arrested
July 9 at 8:03 p.m., a resident in the 100 block of N. Primrose walked outside his home and saw a male adult on the street flashing a gun at him. Officers arrived and located the suspect who was found to be in possession of a replica firearm. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Fraud
July 9 at 9:47 p.m., a caller in the 500 block of E. Walnut reported an unknown female subject who he was communicating with him via text convinced him to purchase items for her and that she would repay him, however, no payment was returned to the resident. This investigation is continuing.

Fraud
July 10 at 8:06 a.m., a victim in the 500 block of W. Duarte reported an unknown subject used his information to open a phone account. This investigation is continuing.

Hit and Run Traffic Collision
July 10 at 10:59 a.m., officers were dispatched to a traffic collision in the area of Tenth and El Norte regarding a hit and run traffic collision with a parked vehicle. This investigation is continuing.

Injury Traffic Collision
July 10 at 11:29 a.m., a traffic collision was reported in the area of Myrtle and Evergreen. Officers arrived and an investigation revealed that that the driver at fault failed to stop for a red light and complained of pain. The driver at fault was cited and released at the scene.

Injury Traffic Collision
July 10 at 1:34 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Foothill and Alta Vista regarding a traffic collision with complains of pain. The collision caused one of the vehicles to hit a stop sign and up over the curb into the wall of a business. The driver at fault was cited.

Public Intoxication – Suspect Arrested
July 10 at 5:02 p.m., a caller in the area of Lime and Primrose reported a female subject sitting on a bench crying. Officers arrived and made contact with her, she admitted to being under the influence of a narcotic. She was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Dinner at Merengue


Dinner at Merengue Bakery and Cafe, on the west side of Myrtle right across from the theater. Got the Cuban Sandwich (pork, ham, pickles, and Swiss cheese) with plantain chips for $10.25 a soda for $3. It was good. 

- Brad Haugaard 

Mini-Husky Reese Would Like a Quiet Home


Reese is a fun guy who has been flying under the radar at Pasadena Humane for too long! This handsome three-year-old husky is ready for his time to shine.

Reese was initially very nervous at the shelter and would sometimes hide in the back of his kennel. Thankfully, he has come out of his shell a bit and is now very happy to see the volunteers who take him out for exercise. He walks along by their sides, tail happily wagging as he prances along.

Reese weighs about 45 pounds, so he is smaller than an average husky. He packs a lot of fun and entertainment into his petite body, though. He loves playing with toys - he will often play fetch with himself - throwing the toy into the air to chase it without needing anyone to throw it for him.

He would love a quieter home as he will probably take a little time to get acclimated to the new surroundings. Once he’s made himself at home, he’s going to be the most fun dog you can imagine! Come meet this sweet guy today!

Reese and all other dogs over 40 pounds can be adopted at no charge during Pasadena Humane’s Big Dog Summer adoption event, happening 7/11 - 7/25.

The normal 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.

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

A Moment in Monrovia History: The Old Monrovia High School, Around 1912

The south side of the old Monrovia High School, built in 1912. It was at the northeast corner of Ivy and Palm, where Clifton Middle School is now. 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

Explore Math for Children at Library July 12


Mathnasium Meetup at the Library on Friday, July 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. STEM program for kids ages 6-12. Explore mathematics through games and activities at various stations. Hands-on learning experiences. Contact: Ms. Annette, 256-8269.

- Brad Haugaard

Family Craft Session July 11 at Library


Craft-tastic program at the Library on Thursday, July 11 from 12 to 2 p.m. Weekly summer craft sessions for families. July's first session: making paper toys. Designed for children with accompanying adults. No drop-offs. Contact: Ms. Ashley, 256-8274.

- Brad Haugaard

Children's Storytime at Library July 10


Storytime program at the Library on Wednesday, July 10 from 10 to 11 a.m. Stories and songs for young listeners aged 2-5 years. Includes sensory activity or craft project. Siblings welcome. Contact: Ms. Annette, 256-8269.

- Brad Haugaard

Summer Crafts for Adults at Library Tomorrow


Summer Craft-tabulous program at the Library on Tuesday, July 9 from 5 to 6 p.m. Arts and crafts for adults to relax and unwind. July's activity: making yarn-wrapped planters. Supplies provided. Registration required, here. 4 seats remaining. Contact: Alison Fisher, 256-8273.

- Brad Haugaard

'Legally Blonde' and 'Annie Jr.' Plays Scheduled for July


"Legally Blonde: The Musical" and "Annie Jr." youth summer camp production at Centre Stage in Old Town. Legally Blonde July 11-13, Annie Jr. July 25-27. Based on popular movie and comic strip, respectively.  Tickets available at Centre Stage, here

- Brad Haugaard

Historic Walking Tour of Old Monrovia Tomorrow, July 6


Monrovia Historic Preservation Group will host an historic walking tour along Myrtle Avenue on Saturday, July 6, at 10 a.m. from the southeast corner of Myrtle and Palm. The two-hour tour costs $5 per person.

- Brad Haugaard

How to Report Vegetation Near Power Lines


Southern California Edison preparation for heat and wildfire threat. Homeowners encouraged to call 800-655-4555 or email safetrees@sce.com if vegetation grows near power lines. To report outages: call 800-611-1911 or visit sce.com/outage.

- Brad Haugaard

Second Community Garden to Open Near Train Station


A second Community Garden will open later this summer near Station Square. Get more information at these meetings: Saturday, July 13 and 27 at Station Square Park (1629 S Myrtle Ave), during Farmer's Market at 9:30 a.m.,  and Tuesday, July 30 at Library Park. Details.

- Brad Haugaard

Home Improvement Assistance Available to Low, Moderate Income Homeowners


Assistance for essential home improvements for low to moderate income homeowners. Submissions accepted Monday, July 8 at 8 a.m. through Monday, July 22 at 8 a.m. Details.

- Brad Haugaard

2024 Monrovia Fireworks

 


Happy Fourth of July, Monrovia.

- Brad Haugaard 


Dinner at Max’s Mexican Cuisine


Dinner at Max’s Mexican Cuisine, on the north side of Huntington across from Target. Got the One Enchilada Combination plate for $14.75 and a beer for $6. Good and filling. One thing I particularly like about this restaurant is that any server will take care of you, and the service is pretty quick.

- Brad Haugaard 

Monrovia Police: Arrested for Fireworks; Robbery With Fake Firearm; Vehicle Hits Restaurant; Attack With Rubbing Alcohol; And More ...

[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for June 27 – July 2. - Brad Haugaard]

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 456 service events, resulting in 103 investigations. 

Pursuit
June 27 at 4:33 p.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Peck and Live Oak when he saw a vehicle in violation of a vehicle code. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop, however, the driver refused to stop and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit was terminated by the officer due to high risk to public safety.

Weapon Offense – Suspect Arrested
June 27 at 9:10 p.m., while patrolling the 100 block of W. Duarte an officer saw a vehicle in violation of a vehicle code. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was contacted. An investigation revealed the driver was in possession of a loaded firearm, brass knuckles, a switchblade and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested
June 28 at 9:01 a.m., a male subject walked into the MPD lobby to turn himself in on a DUI warrant. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft
June 28 at 2:03 p.m., an employee from a complex in the 800 block of S. Myrtle called to report that several tools were stolen from the rear of the property. This investigation is continuing.

Domestic Violence / Court Order Violation – Suspect Arrested
June 28 at 9:21 p.m., officers were dispatched to a hotel in the 900 block of S. Fifth regarding a possible fight in progress inside one of the rooms. Officers arrived and determined that two subjects got into an argument which escalated to a physical altercation against the victim, causing injuries. Further investigation revealed that the victim was restrained from contacting the suspect. The victim was arrested for a violation of the restraining order. The suspect was arrested for domestic violence. Both were taken into custody and transported to the MPD jail.

Fireworks – Suspect Arrested
June 28 at 9:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to a park in the 300 block of S. Myrtle regarding a group of juveniles setting off fireworks. As officers arrived the juveniles fled the area on foot. One of the juveniles was located a short distance away. The juvenile was arrested and released to a parent with a citation.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
June 29 at 12:47 a.m., an officer patrolling the area of Huntington and Mountain saw a vehicle in violation of a traffic code. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver was contacted. The driver displayed symptoms of being under the influence. A DUI investigation determined the driver was under the influence. The driver was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Resisting / Delaying – Suspect Arrested
June 29 at 2:43 a.m., officers were dispatched to a hotel in the 900 block of W. Huntington regarding a possible fight in progress inside a room. Officers contacted the occupants and determined there was no physical fight. However, one of the persons contacted provided false information to the officers. The subject was arrested and taken into custody.

Commercial Burglary
June 29 at 10:02 a.m., an employee from a business in the 300 block of W. Huntington advised someone broke into the business overnight. The suspect(s) broke a lock box on and used the key to open the door. Once inside, the suspect(s) pried the bolted safe from the wall and dragged it to the rear of the business and fled. This investigation is continuing.

Non-Injury Traffic Collision
June 29 at 10:45 a.m., a traffic collision was reported in the area of Mountain and Evergreen regarding a traffic collision. An investigation revealed that one of the drivers failed to stop at a red light and rear ended the vehicle in front of them. No injuries were reported.

Battery – Refusal
June 29 at 11:03 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Monrovista regarding a male and female subject involved in a physical altercation. Officers arrived and made contact with both subjects. The female subject claimed she was pushed by the male subject and pepper sprayed in the face. Prosecution was refused by the victim.

Non-Injury Traffic Collision
June 29 at 11:47 a.m., a non-injury traffic collision was reported in the area of California and Duarte regarding traffic collision. This investigation is continuing.

Commercial Burglary
June 29 at 12:43 p.m., a commercial burglary was reported in the 1400 block of California reported a burglary. Officers arrived and determined barbwire on the property was cut and broken into. This investigation is continuing.

Theft
June 29 at 2:38 p.m., an employee from a business in the 700 block of E. Huntington called to make a late theft report. This investigation is continuing.

Robbery
June 29 at 10:09 p.m., an employee from a store in the 600 block of W. Huntington called to report a robbery. Officers arrived and determined two suspects entered the store and were attempting to leave with merchandise and an employee approached them. One of the suspect’s brandished a firearm at the employee and fled. Officers located both suspects and a replica firearm was located. Both suspects were arrested and taken into custody.

Theft / Weapons – Suspect Arrested
June 29 at 11:04 p.m., officers returned to a store in the 600 block of W. Huntington for further investigation of the incident above when officers were advised of separate robbery. The suspect was located outside the store. The suspect as found to be in possession of the stolen property, a concealed fixed blade and mace. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

Drug Activity – Suspect Arrested
June 30 at 1:39 a.m., while patrolling the 2500 block of S. Myrtle an officer saw a vehicle in violation of a vehicle code. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was contacted. The driver was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested, issued a citation and released at the scene.

Injury Traffic Collision
June 30 at 3:14 a.m., multiple callers in the 1800 block of S. Myrtle reported that a vehicle crashed into a restaurant. Officers arrived and determined the driver lost control of vehicle and collided into restaurant. The driver suffered minor injuries. There was no indication that the driver was under the influence.

Warrant Arrest
June 30 at 10:50 a.m., an officer patrolling the area of Pomona and Myrtle and saw a vehicle commit at traffic violation. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was contacted. A computer search revealed the driver had a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Non-Injury Traffic Collision Mayflower / Palm
June 30 at 10:59 a.m., a traffic collision was reported in the area of Mayflower and Palm. No injury were reported.

Injury Traffic Collision
June 30 at 11:48 a.m., a caller in the area of Magnolia and Cherry reported a traffic collision. Officers arrived and made contact with the parties involved. One of the parties complained of pain, but refused to be transported to a hospital.

Burglary Tools / Probation Violation – Suspect Arrested
June 30 at 4:48 p.m., an employee from a store in the 1600 block of S. Mountain reported male subject who left the location may have stolen merchandise. Officers arrived and located the subject a short distance away. The subject was found to be in possession of burglary tools. A computer search revealed he was on probation for burglary. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Driving Under the Influence – Suspect Arrested
July 1 at 2:47 a.m., a traffic collision was reported in the area of Shamrock and Evergreen. Officers arrived and discovered a single vehicle traffic collision. Officers made contact with the driver who displayed signs and symptoms of being under the influence. A DUI investigation revealed the driver was under the influence. The driver was arrested and transported to the MPD jail to be held for a sobering period.

Warrant Arrest – Suspect Arrested
July 2 at 7:41 a.m., an employee from a business in the 400 block of W. Huntington report two suspicious females inside filling up a bag with merchandise. The employee contacted them and they yelled at the employee. One of the females began pouring rubbing alcohol over her head. Officers arrived and detained the females inside the location. A computer check revealed both females had a warrant for their arrest. They were arrested and taken into custody.

Grand Theft
July 2 at 9:13 a.m., a caller in the 700 block of W. Huntington reported property stolen from her hotel room. This investigation is continuing.

Fraud
July 2 at 12:18 p.m., an employee from a business in the 100 block of W. Olive reported one of their checks was fraudulently intercepted and cashed by an unknown subject. This investigation is continuing.

Shay Is a Well-Trained Snuggle Dog


Shay is a 4-year old German Shepherd mix who loves everyone she meets. She has a new BFF every day! Her favorite thing in the world seems to be snuggling next to whoever is lucky enough to be sitting within her sight.

Shay is also very well trained. She knows all her basic training cues and will eagerly show off whenever she’s asked. She is also house trained and has had really good experiences with the Pasadena Humane foster families who have taken her on overnight trips.

She likes playing fetch, but only half-heartedly returns the tennis ball to you - she seems to enjoy just carrying it around like a security blanket. Shay is a relatively calm girl who is very content to lay by your side and snooze.

She’s had some mixed feelings about other dogs, so it might be ideal for her to be the only dog, or maybe a buddy for another similar-sized dog with a similar energy level.

If you’re looking for an instant best friend who is ready for a good time, Shay might be the girl for you.

Shay and all other dogs over 40 pounds can be adopted at no charge during Pasadena Humane’s Big Dog Summer adoption event, happening 7/11 - 7/25.

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.

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

State Begins Delivering Water to Local Water District

The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District reports that on June 26, the State Water Project began delivering water, near Morris Dam in Azusa Canyon, to replenish groundwater. The water is flowing at about 163 million gallons a day from Azusa Canyon to the Santa Fe spreading grounds where it will sink into the ground and be available to help avoid water restrictions during dry periods.

- Brad Haugaard

A Moment in Monrovia History: Workers in a Monrovia Fruit Packing House

An inside view of the Monrovia Heights Co. Packing House around 1900. 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

Veterans Meetup at Library Park July 7


Special Veterans Meetup at Sunday Concert in the Park: July 7, 6:30 to 7 p.m. at Library Park near Rotary Club Bandshell. Veterans Resource Center hosting. Free treats for veterans, service members, friends, and family before concert. Veterans Service Officer from VPAN available to answer questions and share resources. Contact: kgally@monroviaca.gov, 256-8268.

- Brad Haugaard

Rubik's Cube Club Today at Library


Cube Club today at the Library: July 1, 3 to 4 p.m. in the Story Room. For ages 6-11. Kids gather to connect over Rubik's Cube. Seasoned solvers and beginners welcome. Engage in discussions, friendly challenges, and learn from others. Other strategy games available. No registration required. Contact: asimpson@ci.monrovia.ca.us, 256-8269.

- Brad Haugaard