Friday, March 29, 2013

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SPRING BREAK!!!  That's right; if the parks are looking extra full this week, it's because school is out and there is great weather ahead.  Don't have a break yourself?  Find some little ways to make the most of your daylight when you're not at work.  Here are some suggestions.

Wildflower Hotline -
Call or check the website for the best places to find wildflowers this season!

Dream of Summer -
Lay the groundwork for a great summer by talking with your neighbors about a BBQ, water play day or outdoor movie night.  Start your planning now for a jump-start on an amazing summer event you're not soon to forget.  Call us here in Neighborhood Services

Community Good Friday Service
Noon Today! (Friday)
1307 S Myrtle Ave
12 noon
Spring Fling Drawing

Eggsploration & Healthy Kid's Day

Friday, March 22, 2013

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For this Week's Beet, there is one simple "to do" - 

That's right; it's so important that it got all caps.

Monday, March 25 is the last day to register to vote or update your name and address information.  Monrovia's local election will be held on Tuesday, April 9 and your voice is an important one.

Click here for more information on Polling Locations, Voter Registration and more.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

MAP Youth Leadership Academy

The goals of the MAP Youth Leadership Program are to help youth learn, develop and grow.  Local youth service providers will work closely with youth to mentor them on a personal level as well as facilitate training workshops, activities and leadership opportunities in the community.

The program will register 40 youth and applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis with priority being given to Monrovia residents.  

Friday, March 15, 2013

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Monrovia TODAY is here!
What do you get when you marry The Monrovia Today with the Community Services Brochure?  You get Monrovia's beautifully redesigned quarterly publication.  Still under the heading of the Monrovia Today, this new publication features all of your favorite articles about the local community along with the information about your favorite events, classes and activities.  Watch for your copy in the mailbox or you can find it now on the City Website!  Don't get one sent to your door?  Get your copy at City Hall, Monrovia Public Library or Monrovia Community Center.

Fundraiser at Yogurtland
If having a delicious frozen treat on a Friday isn't justification enough, then print click this title, print out this fundraiser flyer and head to Yogurtland to support the local YMCA.

MHS Drumline Competition
Get a taste here and then go see it live this weekend at Monrovia High School.

St. Patrick's Day
Looking for the best place to spend St. Patty's Day?  Here are a few places that have confirmed Corn Beef & Cabbage Dinners, drinks and other specials.  Click links below for restaurant information.
                ---------------------------------------------------------------- Sena  -  London Gastropub  -  The Market Grill (beer soup on Saturday)  -  The Monrovian  Family Restaurant -  Veteran's of Forign War


First Day of Spring

Legend of Sara McGee Story at Canyon Park Cabin


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Yogurtland Fundraiser

Print this coupon and bring it to Yogurtland on Myrtle anytime between 11am - 12 midnight.  Yes, MIDNIGHT.   So set your alarm and be ready to go!  Having a hard time reading this flyer?  Print a copy off our MAP Facebook page!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Living with Parkinson's

The Monrovia Providers Group and the Santa Anita YMCA are partnering to bring informative “Coffee, Cookies, and Chats” to those interested in aging well. The series is designed as semesters, covering the months of March, April, and May during the Spring Semester and September, October, November during the Fall Semester. The “Coffee, Cookies, and Chats” was designed based on the need for information on topics concerning older adults, their caregivers, and anyone who is interested in the needs of those groups. It is informal; meant to be a time to hear a brief presentation while enjoying a cup of coffee and cookie. Time will be given for personalized questions to be asked of professionals in the field. It is free and provided as a commitment by both partnering organizations to give older adults what they want and need – information about relevant topic in a hassle-free environment. We hope for you to join us. The first semester kicks off March 13th (that's this Wednesday) with a presentation on how to live and thrive with Parkinson’s Disease. Topics to follow include nutrition, social media, and the effects of health care reform. Drop in at the San Gabriel YMCA, located at 501 S. Mountain Avenue, Monrovia between the hours of 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Road Closure Alert

3/8/2013 Foothill Extension Construction Alert
Crews will be constructing the grade crossing improvements at California Avenue between Evergreen Avenue and Duarte Road as part of the 11.5-mile Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light rail project. This work requires a full closure of California Avenue at the railroad crossing (just north of Duarte Rd) for approximately five (5) months.

The five month closure of California Ave will begin on Saturday, March 9, 2013 and continue until the end of July 2013.  On Saturday, March 9, 2013 the California Ave/Duarte Rd intersection will be completely closed to traffic for one day only - from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. - while crews place traffic control equipment. Once in place, Duarte Rd will reopen to traffic, but California Ave will be closed for five months to construct the train crossing improvements.

Construction work hours for the California Ave crossing work will be 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  Note: Occasional longer work hours, possible work on Sundays and night work may be necessary to complete this work as scheduled.

California Avenue will be fully closed at the railroad crossing for five (5) months.  No left turns from westbound Duarte Rd onto southbound California Ave will be allowed. Traffic will be allowed to proceed east and west on Duarte Rd through the California Ave intersection (with the exception of a one-day closure of the intersection on Saturday, March 9, 2013).

A temporary pedestrian crossing will be available for pedestrians traveling north-south on California Ave. A detour route for motorist will be in place and signage will be posted to direct motorists.  Local surrounding businesses will remain open and accessible during this activity. Motorists are advised to expect delays and use alternate routes.

Construction schedules are subject to change for various reasons, including, but not limited to, weather conditions and unforeseen delays.

  1. Palm Dr - CLOSED at the railroad bridge in Azusa, CA. 
  2. Dalton Ave., Azusa - CLOSED between 9th St and Foothill Blvd. 
  3. Colorado Blvd., Arcadia - CLOSED between San Antonio Rd. and Santa Anita Ave.  
  4. Foothill Blvd., Azusa - LANES CLOSED between Vernon Ave. and Orange Ave.  
  5. Highland Ave. - CLOSED where Highland Ave meets Duarte Rd. 
For more information or to view other current construction notices, click here.

To subscribe to receive construction alerts to your mobile phone, text GOLDLINENEWS to 888777.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we build this important project!

Community Hotline: (626) 324-7098
Visit a public information office:
Arcadia: 400 N. Santa Anita Avenue, Suite 101-B, Arcadia, CA
(Mon & Wed only 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Monrovia: 406 E. Huntington Drive, Suite 202, Monrovia, CA
(Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Azusa: 1300 Optical Drive, Suite 500, Azusa, CA
(Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Candidate Forum

Mark your calendar to attend this very important opportunity to get to know your Monrovia City Council Candidates.  Click here for more information.

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Here's your itinerary for the weekend: Hit up a couple of fish dinners, shop around Old Town and enter to win Spring Fling Prizes (I highly recommend Wednesday or Friday nights) and lastly, start your training for Monrovia's annual Fountain to the Falls race!  Spring is in the air!

Looking for a Lenten Meal?
Tonight & Fridays throughout Lent

Veterans of Foreign War host a 

Knights of Columbus continue their annual

YES Internship
Apply today!
Student Interns will perform various general office and/or field support duties for various departments of the City including City Manager’s Office, Administrative Services, Human Resources, Library, Community Development, Public Works and Fire.

Fountain to the Falls
Sign up today!
Once you've completed this incredible morning marathon, be sure to stick around Library Park for more activities including game booths and a pancake breakfast hosted by Center Stage.

Old Town Spring Fling 
Now - March 29
How to play:
  • Shop in Old Town
  • Turn in 3 Old Town receipts
  • You are then automatically entered into the Spring Fling Drawing and eligible for gift baskets, Certificates and Old Town Money!
Coffee, cookies & chat about life with Parkinson's disease - Learning to Thrive.  All are welcome to join the conversation at the YMCA anytime between 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Friday, March 1, 2013

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Click titles to learn more about what's going on here in Monrovia this coming weekend and the week to follow.  Check out the Community Calendar Tab to look ahead.  Do you have a Monrovia event, fundraiser or activity to add to our list?  Let us know by e-mailing us at

Saturday - Sunday

What is E-Waste?
"Electronic waste" may be defined as discarded computers, office electronic equipment, entertainment device electronics, mobile phones, television sets and refrigerators." (wikipedia)

Why can't I just toss it in the trash?
In addition to saving landfill space and preventing toxic chemicals, carcinogens and heavy metals (such as lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium, chlorinated solvents, dioxins, and brominated flame retardants) from leaching into the air, water, and soil, recycling presents the opportunity to reuse these components to make new products.  This reduces greenhouse gas emissions, pollution, saves energy, and saves resources by extracting fewer raw materials from the earth. (




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