Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Safety

We want everyone to have a fun and safe Halloween this year, so we are providing you with a few safety tips.

Nextdoor makes trick-or-treating safer and easier by letting you know on your Nextdoor neighborhood map which households are giving out candy. If the house has a candy corn icon on it, then they plan to give out treats. Check it out at (you need to sign in with your account information) and plan your route.

Halloween Safety Tips :
  1. Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
  2. Add reflective tape to costumes and bags.
  3. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct vision.
  4. Make sure swords, canes, or sticks are short and not sharp.
  5. Prepare flashlights with fresh batteries for children and escorts.
  6. Examine all treats for choking hazards and signs of tampering. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
  7. Walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic.
  8. Only visit homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.
  9. Teach children to call 911 if they have an emergency or become lost.
  10. If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

You've been Booed!

Add some Halloween cheer to your neighborhood.

Print a "Boo" sign and secretly deliver it to a neighbor along with a Halloween treat.

After your neighbor posts their sign in the window, they will pass the joy along to 1, 2 or 3 other neighbors!  Who knows, maybe you'll even get one in return.

Click here for more "Boo" templates.

Friday, October 25, 2013

This Week's Beet

October 25 - October 31

This upcoming week's events in Monrovia!


700 Block of S. Myrtle Ave.
at the Friday Night Family Festival 5-9 pm
Haunted Hike

Friday & Saturday


The Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley

Presents the 23rd Annual


A National Day of Doing Good

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Monrovia Library Park at 8:00 AM

        CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!         


The Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley hosts the annual MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY, a national day of service. MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY brings hundreds of dedicated volunteers to complete a variety of community improvement projects throughout the City of Monrovia and the San Gabriel Valley.



Bring your un-needed items to the Donation Drive for the Goodwill on Oct 26, from 8am-2pm at the Monrovia Presbyterian church at 101 East Foothill Blvd, Monrovia.

The students of Centre Stage will be hosting the donation drive as part of Monrovia's "Make A Difference Day". We hope to see a large turn out of our Monrovia neighbors. Tax receipts will be issued at the event.

2013 Halloween Activities

Old Town Merchants Trick or Treat 
from 4 pm-6 pm,

Halloween Trick or Treating 
100 block of North Madison  
(between Foothill & Hillcrest)
from 6 pm - 9 pm,


Friday, October 18, 2013

This Week's Beet

October 18 - October 24

This upcoming week's events in Monrovia!


2013 Taste of Old Town Monrovia


October 20, 2013 

5PM to 8PM
Old Town Monrovia

Local merchants and restaurants will participate in a festival of food, music and spirits. This event will take place on Myrtle Avenue and will showcase local culinary arts and beverages.

2013 Taste of Old Town Monrovia


Last day to register to vote before the November 5th election!

October 22nd
Knights of Columbus Hall
130 W Pomona Avenue


Monday, October 14, 2013

Monrovia's Holiday Parade Applications are here!

Dance, ride, scoot, skate, walk, sing, run or play your way through this year's Holiday Parade!

Click on the picture to print the application form or find it by clicking here.

Friday, October 11, 2013

This Week's Beet

October 11 - October 17


The Monrovia Association of Fine Arts tribute to Douglas Oliver Gordon

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Emergency Alert System

City of Monrovia has launched Nixle; an alert system that will text you (in English or Spanish) with emergency notices and updates from Police, Fire and Public Works. 

1. Log on to 
2. Enter your name, address, and mobile phone number 
3. Verify the address around where you would like to receive alerts 
4. Add up to five other zip codes to your personal alert list 
5. Stay updated 


Text your zip code to 888777 

Once signed up, residents will receive updates and information from all of the local public safety agencies in their area participating in Nixle. Agencies participating around Monrovia: Monrovia Police Department, Monrovia Fire Department, Monrovia Public Works Department, Arcadia Police Department, and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Friday, October 4, 2013

This Week's Beet

October 4 - October 10

Here is a sneak peak for the following weeks events in Monrovia!


9 AM - 11 AM
City of Hope, Heritage Park

Parking available at:
2240 Buena Vista St
Irwindale, CA 

Parking for the Fitness Challenge:


9 AM - 11 AM
Library Park
(corner of Lime & Myrtle)

Meet at Mark Twain (on the corner of Lime & Myrtle) for some great food, coffee, and dialogue!


11:30 AM - 1 PM
Monrovia Public Library
Community Room
321 S Myrtle Ave

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Bob Golub, former IRS agent will explain:

  -- What is a focus group

  -- Why they are popular
  -- How to identify legitimate groups
  -- How to become a focus group participant

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Monrovia Housing

reposted from:

Community Development's Over the Counter Blog

Posted: 02 Oct 2013 04:52 PM PDT
Don't forget to join the Planning Commission tomorrow night for a special study session about the City's plans for future housing needs.  Here's the details:

Who: Open to the public.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
What: The topic of the night is the City's Housing Element.  (What's that?  Check out one of our earlier posts.)
When: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Community Room at the Monrovia Public Library, located at 323 South Myrtle Avenue.
Why: This meeting will help shape Monrovia's approach to future housing needs.

For more information, feel free to call the City's Planning Division at (626) 932-5565 or email Planning Division Manager Craig Jimenez at

Can't make it?  We'd still like to hear from you.  Take this quick survey to let us know your thoughts.  

Be sure to visit the Community Development Over the Counter Blog for more information on the Housing Element and new developments in City of Monrovia.