Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thank You for Conserving!

Since entering Phase IV of Monrovia's Water Conservation Plan, Monrovians have been doing AWESOME to conserve water! During the extended drought that all of us in California have been dealing with, Monrovians have stepped up to the plate to do their part to conserve water.  As you may recall, based on the water conservation goals that have been established by the State, the City has been comparing our current monthly water usage rates with the same corresponding monthly period in 2013.

During the past several months, our community has continued to step-up to the challenge of using less water.  We have been happy to report that Monrovia has realized significant water use reductions every single month between June 2015 – September 2015.



Many thanks to all for the terrific job of conserving water!  For additional tips on how to use water wisely and upcoming water conservation events, please feel free to visit the City’s website at:

http://www.MonroviaConserves.org

Also, if you would like to Report a Water Waste Issue you can CLICK HERE to submit a form online or you can also report issues by calling 626-932-5575 or by emailing PWComments@ci.monrovia.ca.us

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

On Saturday November 7, the Monrovia Duarte Black Alumni Association presents

the 23rd Annual MDBAA Scholarship Gala!

Contact Ms Eloise Hart for more information


Monday, October 26, 2015

Old Town Trick or Treat & Halloween Bash!

The City’s Public Services Department and the Monrovia Old Town Merchants are teaming up to host the Annual Old Town Trick-or-Treat & Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., in Old Town Monrovia and in Library Park (321 South Myrtle Avenue).  The afternoon will be filled with ghoulish fun for the entire family!



Events that are planned include:

  • The ever-popular “Trick-or-Treat” event will be taking place in Old Town Monrovia and is sponsored by the Old Town Merchants!
  • The Costume Contest will be held in Library Park and is free of charge with registration beginning at 3:00 p.m. on the day of the event!
  • Don’t forget to also register your pooch in the Dog Costume Contest!


Be sure and bring your “little goblins” to what promises to be an exciting Halloween Event!  And keep in mind that the Trick-or-Treat event will be held rain or shine, while the Costume Contest will be held in the Community Center in the event of rain.  For additional information, please contact the Public Services Department at (626) 256-8246.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Do You Have Your Library Card?

A few weeks ago, Adult Services Librarian, Carol Kampe joined our Adult Leadership Academy to let us know about all of the great things offered at the Library and the world opened up to you with your Library card. In case you haven't been to the Library lately.....

Check out the wonderful world of the library!

  • Check out all the activities the library on their awesome calendar (click here!)
  • Want to know if the library has a book your looking for? Check their catalog! (that includes e-books too!) 
  • You need resources like; an Encyclopedia, way to learn another language, law help, or a free permit test? All these resources and more can be found HERE!
  • What ELSE is going on at the library? Check out their blogs, flickr page (where you can see a lot of great historic pictures), Facebook and more (here!)
Mark Twain, who lives in Library Park, dressed in his summer best.


Find more information on all of these great resources and more by visiting the Library's website ....& don't forget to pick up a library card!


Monday, October 19, 2015

TEAM MAP- 02 Breathe Walk


Our very own, MAP Leader Joannie Yuille, is Co-Leading the 
Monrovia 02 Breathe Walk on November 7, 2015!

Team MAP will be there. To join us, please go to the following link:

Hope to see you all there for this wonderful opportunity!



Friday, October 16, 2015

25th Annual Make a Difference Day (10/24/15)

The Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley
Presents the 25th Annual
MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY
A National Day of Doing Good


Saturday, October 24, 2015
Monrovia Library Park at 8:00 AM
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS: A day of community improvement and city-wide beautification

 


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

For more information about registration, please contact:
Yenier Leyva yenier@vcsgv.org





PS: Tell him you want to be on the MAP team!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Taste of Monrovia 10/18/2015

The critically acclaimed Taste of Old Town Monrovia, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Monrovia, is set to take place on October 18, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  You don’t want to miss this tremendous opportunity to participate in an evening that will be filled with tremendous food, libations, and uplifting music on Old Town Monrovia along Myrtle Avenue!  




Make sure you come on out on October 18, 2015 to enjoy an evening under the stars, taste delicious food, and support the Kiwanis Club and all of the great things they do to assist youth programs in the community!  For tickets or additional event details, please visit http://www.tastemonrovia.com/.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Monrovia Youth Summit!

The 5th Annual Monrovia Youth Summit is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at Monrovia High School from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Youth Summit is designed to connect youth with career professionals, higher education resources, and internship opportunities within a dynamic growth setting.  

 The goal is to have all of the days participants walk away inspired and equipped to achieve their personal, educational and career goals. Together with the event committee, the Monrovia youth leadership groups are collaborating extensively on the program in order to present an array of fun and powerful programming. The day is destined to be a “must attend" for all local youth. This year’s event will feature ten educational class sessions available for teens to choose from and both breakfast and lunch will be provided.  In addition, all youth participants will also receive a free event t-shirt. 

Those interested in participating are encouraged to register on-line at www.cityofmonrovia.org.  For more information on the Monrovia Youth Summit, please also feel free to contact the Public Services Department at (626) 256-8246.



Monday, October 5, 2015

Preparing for El Nino!

Climatologists are predicting a strong El Nino for this fall/winter season; which brings the possibility of severe flooding across much of the state. Because of that, we have some helpful tips on some things that you can do now to prepare yourself, your home and family for any consequences as a result of El Nino storms.

Prepare your home:
  1. Clean up your yard and store/secure outdoor furniture
  2. Make sure all drains and gutters are cleared of debris and functioning properly
  3. Inspect your roof for times of trouble.
  4. Inspect all retaining walls, surface drains, ditches etc for obstructions or other signs of malfunctions before and after storms.
  5. Inspect all sloped areas on your property for signs of surface cracks, slumping, etc. 
  6. Large bare areas could turn into a source for mud-flows during storm events.

Prepare your basic disaster supply kit,  it should include a clear gallon tub filled with:

  1. A battery powered hand crank radio to listen to evacuation routes
  2. A flashlight
  3. Batteries
  4. A first aid kit
  5. A whistle
  6. Water
  7. Canned food and can opener
  8. A cell phone with external chargers or solar powered chargers
  9. Prescription medications
  10. Eye glasses
  11. Formula and diapers for babies
  12. Pet food and water for animals

Be safe out there and do what you can to prepare!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

What To Do About Abandoned Carts

Have you noticed those pesky abandoned carts around town? Not too many right?

Thanks to hard working City Staff, the "Shopping Cart Containment/ Retrieval Ordinance" was put in place in August 2011. This ordinance assists in requiring businesses to keep their shopping carts on site. In addition to that, also require retrieval of store's carts, should they leave the store area.

While this ordinance has been so helpful to ensure there is less blight, and our streets are clean and safe, sometimes carts can appear in places they are not supposed to.





So what can we do?

  1. Call the California Shopping Cart Retrieval Corporation (800) 252-4613
  2. Request a pick up online HERE
  3. Download the California Shopping Cart Retrieval Corporation app & request a pick up

Thank you all for your help with this!