Monday, November 30, 2015

Check Out Our December Newsletter!

 Click the below link to read the newest issue of the Neighborhood News!

Want to catch up on our previous issues? Check the Neighborhood News tab!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Parade!

To help celebrate this special time of the year, the City has scheduled the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Parade to take place on Thursday, December 3, 2015!

The evening is set to begin at 6:00 p.m. with the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Library Park (321 South Myrtle Avenue).  Make plans to come out that evening and see the new festive holiday decorations that the City has planned for this very special event!

Following the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, the City’s Holiday Parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. The parade theme for this year is “Bright Lights, Holiday Delights”.  The parade will travel north on Myrtle Avenue from Chestnut Avenue to Palm Avenue, and will be led by this year’s Holiday Parade Grand Marshal, Monrovia resident Chuck Keen.  Mr. Keen has dedicated his life to support our local veterans and military service personnel.

See you there!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Breakfasts with Santa 2015

With the Holiday Season now right around the corner, the ever popular Santa Breakfast events are back for December 2015!  An overview of the upcoming Santa Breakfast events includes:

Saturday, November 28, 2015
o   Peach Café at 8:00 a.m.
o   Café Lu Mar at 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, December 5, 2015
o   Jake’s Roadhouse BBQ at 9:00 a.m.
o   Friends Café at 10:00 a.m.
o   The VFW at 2:00 p.m.

 Saturday, December 12, 2015
o   Peach Café at 8:00 a.m.
o   Jake’s Roadhouse BBQ at 9:45 a.m.
o   LeGourmand at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, December 19, 2015
o   The Monrovian at 9:00 a.m.
o   Rudy’s at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
o   Rudy’s at 11:30 a.m. for a Santa Lunch

Where will you visit Santa?

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Congratulations MAP Graduates

This fall, Neighborhood Services hosted our 8th Annual MAP Adult Leadership Academy and welcomed 14 more members to the MAP Family. Our MAP Leaders now have a better understanding of Monrovia and how our local government works, are more inclined to participate in community events and have met great neighbors they might not have met otherwise! Check out our new leaders as they graduated in front of City Council Tuesday, November 3rd!

The MAP Leadership Academy provides a foundation of knowledge to jump-start and sustain residents’ service in the community. After the Academy, graduates become part of an ever-growing network of community leaders. We call these graduates our MAP Neighborhood Leaders. All Neighborhood Leaders are invited to MAP quarterly trainings, are eligible for assistance with neighborhood meetings & events and are notified of leadership and volunteer opportunities that become available in the community.  They partner with us to serve and to continue to build this great  community!

Monday, November 9, 2015


It’s back!!!  The very popular annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest, sponsored by the City of Monrovia, is right around the corner!  Residents are encouraged to decorate their homes as we get ready for the Holiday Season!  Applications for the Holiday Home Decorating Contest will be available beginning Tuesday, November 17, 2015, and can be obtained at the Monrovia Community Center (119 West Palm Avenue) or on the City’s website at

The contest judging will take place on Monday, December 14, 2015, and award winners will be recognized during the City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at City Hall in Council Chambers.

The 12 categories that will be judged include:

  • Best Still Display
  • Best Outdoor Display
  • Best Decorated Outdoor Tree
  • Best Window Display
  • Holiday Spirit Award
  • Most Effective Use of Lighting a house
  • Toyland Award
  • Children’s Choice Award
  • Best Neighborhood Effort
  • Snowman Award
  • Judges Award
  • Tim McKeehan “Best of Season” Award

For additional information, please contact the Department of Public Services at (626) 256-8246.

We can’t wait to see the decorations this year!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Have You Heard The News?

Exciting news everyone! We just found out that.....

Foothill Gold Line Extension To Open March 5, 2016!!

Read more about it HERE. Where will you go for your first ride?

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Asian Tiger Mosquitos in Monrovia

Asian Tiger Mosquitoes IN MONROVIA, UPDATE FROM 

Recently, the City was informed by the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District (MVCD) that Asian Tiger Mosquitoes are in the area, and that they are aggressive and biting even during the daytime hours!  This specific breed of mosquitoes are invasive to our area and getting bitten by one of these insects tends to cause more irritation, larger bumps, and more itching than other types of mosquito bites.  Additionally, Asian Tiger Mosquitoes are known vectors of several types of human arboviruses, including; chikungunya and dengue in humans.
Asian Tiger Mosquitos can be recognized by their small black body which have distinctive white stripes.  

Watch the MVCDs public services announcement regarding the Asian Tiger Mosquito at the following link:

Some tips that were shared by the MVCD regarding preventing the spread of mosquitos include the following:
  1. Mosquitoes require stagnant, or standing, water to breed.  Residents should strive to eliminate any standing water from their yards, watered vegetation, planters, and flower pots.
  2. After every rain, remember to "Dump and Drain" any areas with standing water.  Even a small amount of water will create a breeding ground.
  3. Residents who suspect that Asian Tiger Mosquitoes are present in their yards should routinely dispose of or carefully clean and disinfect any containers that hold water.
 Additional information can also be found online at:, and service requests can be submitted electronically at

Monday, November 2, 2015

Monrovia 02 Breathe Walk- This Saturday!

This Saturday!

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