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Antonovich Offers $50,000 Reward for Station Fire Arsonist

Following last week’s announcement by Governor Schwarzenegger that the state would be offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the Station Fire, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced this week that he will be offering an additional $50,000 reward. The motion will be…

Santa Anita Taken Off Auction Block
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Santa Anita Taken Off Auction Block

Magna Entertainment, which owns Santa Anita Race Track, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in March of this year. Since then, the owners had hoped for a flurry of bids for the huge, historic and valuable piece of Arcadia real estate known as the Santa Anita Racetrack. According to reports, however, no acceptable opening bid has…

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Services Set for Mark Dickson

Mark Dickson, who died on August 31, will be remembered at a service this Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. The service will be held at Douglas and Zook Chapel of Remembrance, 600 East Foothill Blvd., Monrovia.In lieu of flowers, remembrances in his honor may be submitted to the S.S. Lane Victory Ship at S.S. Lane Victory…

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Monrovia Produce Exchange This Saturday

Free event for home growers promises new friends and free produce The Monrovia Produce Exchange is a free event where you bring the homegrown goods you have and trade with your neighbors and community members. The event is open to everyone and is a chance to meet your neighbors, make some new friends and head…

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Kick up your Home Decor in Extraordinary Ways

I am taking the opportunity this week to answer some readers’ design questions. From a kitchen that needs freshening, to a home that just needs a few added accessories to really make it look great, there are simple solutions for everyone. So let’s roll up our sleeves and get into it. Katie has a small,…

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Creating a Good Note to Sell

Many sellers of commercial properties and high end homes are turning to seller financing in today’s market.  The financing just isn’t as available for these properties the way it used to be. Here is a recent email I received: “Dear Dawn, My name is John, and I believe what I am attempting to do is…

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Monrovia’s Mini Madoff Sentenced

On Friday, August 28, Mark Colasuonno, Monrovia’s own Mini Madoff was sentenced to four years in state prison. In addition, Judge Teri Schwartz of the Superior Court in Pasadena, ordered that he pay $3,222,535.91 in restitution to 19 of his victims. This plea bargain was reached with the approval of the Deputy D.A. Stephanie Buccat…

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Mark Colasuonno, Monrovia Mini Madoff, Close to a Plea Bargain

Michael Colasuonno, Monrovia Mini Madoff, Close to a Plea Bargain By Susan Motander On Thursday morning, August 27, the two criminal cases of Mark Colasuonno almost reached a plea bargain. In these cases he was charged with embezzlement, fraud, fiduciary abuse of an elder and theft. It appeared that Colasuonno would withdraw his not guilty…

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