Monday, January 25, 2016

Bicycle Master Plan Community Open House Workshop 2/3

On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, the City will be hosting a Community Open House Workshop to discuss our Bicycle Master Plan.  The workshop will be hosted at the Monrovia Community Center (119 West Palm Avenue) and the meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.  However, there will also be a pre-workshop bicycle ride, and for those interested in participating, meet at 5:00 p.m. at the bicycle rack in Library Park.  Please take the short Bicycle Plan Survey !


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

What Does Your Park Need?





The City of Monrovia would like to invite YOU to attend the Monrovia and Los Angeles County Parks & Recreation Needs Assessment meeting.  Two workshops have been scheduled, which will be held on:

-  Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Library Community Room (321 S. Myrtle Avenue)

- Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Fire Station 102 (2055 S. Myrtle Avenue)

The City has recently completed an inventory of existing parks, recreation facilities, and open space, including an assessment of what kind of shape those facilities are in.  The next step in the assessment process involves hearing from the community regarding what you would like to see in our parks.  A few of the topics that will be discussed at the workshops include:

  • The current state of our park and recreation facilities, and open space areas 
  • Which parks are in need of repair or expansion? 
  • What type of recreation is most needed? 
  • Where do we need new parks or recreation facilities?

Working together, the City hopes to create a list of park priorities for our Monrovia.  Please note… a continental breakfast will be provided at both meetings, so please make plans to participate!

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


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Volunteers Needed to Assist for the 2016 Point-In-Time Homeless Count on 1/26!

The City will be participating in the 2016 Point-In-Time Homeless Count, which is an annual event coordinated by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which is set to take place this year on January 26, 2016.  This important event is held annually to determine how many people in the area are homeless, and the data collected is used to better design programs and deploy resources to serve the homeless population.

On the evening of the count (January 26, 2016), any volunteers interested in participating are being asked to arrive at the Monrovia Community Center by 8:00 p.m.  A volunteer training and orientation session will occur at that time, and the actual count is expected to begin at 9:00 p.m.  Please see the attached flier regarding the program.


In addition to volunteers, representatives from the City’s Public Services Department, Police Department, and Community Development Department will be working together to coordinate the City’s involvement in the 2016 Point-In-Time Homeless County.  

Monday, January 18, 2016

Ixthus Players Present....The Collection Box

The Ixthus Players are back with a stunning Black history month dramatic presentation of 'The Collection Box: Set in the great state of Virginia during the late 1940's. Jacob Laban is devastated by the death of his beloved parents. Under pressure to save the family farm his parents spent their lives building, Jacob made a bombshell decision that shocks his new wife, leaves his wedding guest in disbelief and lands him in front of a judge and jury. Buy your tickets now for what is sure to be a MUST SEE production!


For more information and to buy tickets CLICK HERE!



Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Healthy Monrovia




The Monrovia Public Library, in partnership with ChapCare, will be hosting a monthly Healthy Monrovia series (see the attached event flyer).  The six session series covers a wide range of topics and offers helpful tips and trends on how to improve and maintain overall health at any age.  The program will be offered over the course of six weeks on the second Wednesday of each month, per the following schedule:


  • January 13, 2016:         4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Preventative Care
  • February 10, 2106:   4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Stress Management
  • March 9, 2016: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Healthy Living
  • April 13, 2016: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Women’s Health
  • May 11, 2016:              4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fall Prevention and Hydration
  • June 8, 2016:                4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hypertension, Cholesterol, and Diabetes 


We hope to see you there!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Station Square Park Dedication

Mark your calendars!  The City is excited to share that a celebration event dedicating Station Square Park (1601 South Myrtle Avenue) has been scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 23, 2016.  The event is scheduled to begin with the Park Dedication at 11:00 a.m., and will continue until 2:00 p.m. with festivities that include live entertainment, arts & crafts for children, a Canyon Park critter display, giveaways, refreshments, and much more for the entire family!  In addition to the City dedication event, LA Metro will also be on hand to distribute important information regarding train safety and other Gold Line related materials.

Station Square Park Dedication
Saturday, January 23, 2016
11:00am-2:00pm



Thursday, January 7, 2016

E-Waste Event THIS Saturday

Do You have E-Waste?

Dump it on Saturday January 9 from 9am to 4pm at Monrovia High School!

845 W Colorado Blvd, Monrovia, CA 91016

Monday, January 4, 2016

Sandbag Saturday 1/9/16

SANDBAG SATURDAY EVENT SET FOR JANUARY 9, 2016 AT RECREATION PARK

In further preparation for El Niño, the City is planning on hosting a Sandbag Saturday event, scheduled for Saturday, January 9, 2016.  The event will be held at Recreation Park, and will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  At the event, City staff will provide residents with assistance with filling sandbags, provide demonstrations on how to properly build sandbag debris walls, and provide additional information regarding how best to prepare for the El Nino storms.

And don't forget about the El Niño Community Meeting 

Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Location: Library Community Room