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Where Did You Celebrate Black History?

by Jennifer Boone Monrovia/Duarte Black Alumni Association held their 3rd Annual Black History Celebration in a new location at Monrovia United Methodist Church. The tragic death of Whitney Houston still very deep in our hearts. This was a very sitting location in the church where so many of us have been nurtured. The spontaneous nature…

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GLCA and Monrovia Sign Agreement for Remaining Land – Lawsuits Settled

By Terry Miller The Gold Line Construction Authority, City of Monrovia, and the Successor Agency to the Monrovia Redevelopment Agency signed an agreement Thursday that will result in the Authority acquiring the remaining land needed for the project’s maintenance and operations facility. The agreement includes settlement of all lawsuits and claims related to the land…

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100 Year Old Sierra Madre Tree Destroyed

-Photo by Terry Miller West Coast Arborists removed the largest, California Pepper Tree in Kersting Court in Sierra Madre on Wednesday. The estimated price tag for the removal $2,500. The 100-year-old tree has served as shade for numerous events over the years and will be deeply missed by Sierra Madre. The City has requested that…

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Assemblymember Portantino Announces Audit Reform Measure (AB 1887)

Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) introduced a bill to ensure transparency in legislative budgets and auditing last week. AB 1887 calls on the State Controller to conduct a comprehensive and systematic audit of the state Legislature’s finances for a period of two years (2012-13 and 2013-14). In following years, the Joint Rules Committee would…

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Library Hosts Arcadia Candidate Forum March 7, 7pm

Although election day is technically April 10, for the first time there will be no polls open on that date . Mail-in ballots will be sent to voters March 12 and must be returned no later than April 10. forum will include all candidates:John Wuo, Sho Tay, Henry Nunez, incumbent current Mayor Gary Kovacic, and…

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Pasadena City College Wins National Bellwether Award for Innovation

The Community College Futures Assembly (CCFA) recently presented Pasadena City College with the prestigious Bellwether Award. Established in 1995, the Bellwether Awards are given annually in three categories to community colleges with outstanding and innovative programs or practices. PCC won in the Instructional Programs and Services category for its “Math Jam: Setting First-Year Students on…

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