Showing posts from October, 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 : Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. Add reflective tape to costumes and bags. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct vision. Make sure swords, canes, or sticks are short and not sharp. Prepare flashlights with fresh batteries for children and escorts. Examine all treats for choking hazards and signs of tampering. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers. Walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic. …

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.

This Week's Beet

October 25 - October 31

This upcoming week's events in Monrovia!

Business Showcase in Old Town Monrovia Friday
700 Block of S. Myrtle Ave. at the Friday Night Family Festival 5-9 pm Haunted Hike

Haunted Hike Friday & Saturday

Make A Difference Day Saturday
The Volunteer Center of San Gabriel ValleyPresents the 23rd AnnualMAKE A DIFFERENCE DAYA National Day of Doing GoodSaturday, October 26, 2013Monrovia 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.

E-Waste Drop Off Saturday

This Week's Beet

October 18 - October 24

This upcoming week's events in Monrovia!

Set For Life - Living Healthy for Life Saturday

2013 Taste of Old Town MonroviaSunday

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.

Remember to register to vote! Monday

Last day to register to vote before the November 5th election! Monrovia Station Square Open House Tuesday

October 22nd Knights of Columbus Hall 130 W Pomona Avenue

Haunted Hike Thursday

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.

This Week's Beet

October 11 - October 17

Celebrate the Arts, 50th Anniversary

Riding Against Traffic

The Monrovia Association of Fine Arts tribute to Douglas Oliver Gordon

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. 

This Week's Beet

October 4 - October 10

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

Foothill Fitness Challenge Saturday
9 AM - 11 AM City of Hope, Heritage Park
Parking available at: 2240 Buena Vista St Irwindale, CA 

Parking for the Fitness Challenge:

Produce in the Park Saturday
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!

Focus Groups: Mystery Explained Tuesday
11:30 AM - 1 PM Monrovia Public Library Community Room 321 S Myrtle Ave

Monrovia Housing

reposted from:Community Development's Over the Counter Blog
Reminder: Housing Element Study Session Tomorrow (10/3/2013) at 7:00 p.m. 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

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