Susan Motander


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Monrovia Firefighter Strike-Teams Return from Statewide Fires
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Monrovia Firefighter Strike-Teams Return from Statewide Fires

By Susan Motander Since Dec. 4th, Monrovia firefighters have been battling the various fires throughout the state.  Some have returned, but the Office of Emergency Services (OES) engine along with Battalion Chief Chris Fabrizio, Captain Scott Brannigan, Engineer Tino Buccola, Firefighter Paramedic Curtis Edgley and Firefighter Nicholas La Croix are still on the scene at the Thomas…

Santa Anita Saves Historic 100 to 1 Club Sign for New Club
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Santa Anita Saves Historic 100 to 1 Club Sign for New Club

  By Susan Motander When Arcadia icon, the 100 to 1 Club, closed, it seemed another bit of Arcadia’s past would be lost. Enter Pete Siberell, the Director of Community Service and Special Projects at Santa Anita Race Track. He purchased the iconic neon sign that had signaled the way across the street from the…

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MAP Celebrated in Library Park

No, this was not a celebration of cartographers, but rather of community.  Monrovia Area Partnership (MAP) which is sponsored by the City of Monrovia shared the joy of community with the community.  There were booths from various departments of the city including the police and fire departments as well as public works.  There were also…

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Detective Doney Disgusted with Dirty Duarte Doctor Decision

Dr. Daniel Healy, Duarte’s Dirty Drug Doctor has finally been sentenced after several postponements. Federal Judge Manuel Real sentence the doctor to just 4 years, less than even his attorney had requested. In the sentencing, the Judge remarked that by his conviction alone, Healy had lost his livelihood and entire lifestyle. Healy’s attorney had requested…

AHS Constitution Team Wins National Title
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AHS Constitution Team Wins National Title

The Arcadia High School Constitution team won the National Championship in a competition which was held over the weekend in Washington D.C. The team of thirty high school seniors had won the state competition earlier this year. “Out of all the academic or athletic teams there are, I honestly believe that the “We the People”…

Requiem for a Jersey Boy: Don Mariconda
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Requiem for a Jersey Boy: Don Mariconda

Don Mariconda died March 16 after a valiant fight against cancer. His death came more swiftly than anyone anticipated, but Don was optimistic right to the end. He asked his wife, Kris to share this thought with all his friends: “I’ve had a wonderful 78 years. Thanks for joining me.” But it is Don we…

Claremont Mayor May Seek Anthony Adams’ Assembly Seat
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Claremont Mayor May Seek Anthony Adams’ Assembly Seat

Corey Calaycay, the Mayor of Claremont, is considering a run for the California State Assembly seat currently held by retiring Assemblyman Anthony Adams. Adams had promised to serve for only two terms and is keeping that promise even after overcoming recall attempts. Calaycay said that he is in the process of making a decision regarding…

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Monrovia City Band Was Rose Parade’s First

Pasadena may have the Tournament of Roses, Arcadia may boast of being the home of the Rose Queens and Sierra Madre may have a prize winning float, but what’s a parade without a band? That’s were Monrovia comes into the picture.  Well, maybe not this year, but the first band ever entered in the Rose…

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Man Murdered in One of Two Separate Shootings

A man was killed in one of two separate shootings in Monrovia on Tuesday evening.  A woman was also injured in the fatal shooting.  No one was hurt in the first incident. According to Monrovia Police Watch Commander Lt. Mike Lee there is no evidence that the two incidents are related in any way.  Since…

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