Monday, February 29, 2016


Veteran of the Year – Nominations Due March 24, 2016
Our military men and women have always been our country’s strength and Assemblymember Holden is seeking nominations to honor the 41st Assembly District “2016 Veteran of the Year.” Assemblymember Holden will be honoring a Veteran from the district whose community service and work have made a positive impact. He looks forward to receiving nominations from within the 41st Assembly District, which includes: Altadena, Claremont, La Verne, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Dimas, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, Upland, and portions of Mt. Baldy and Rancho Cucamonga.

In order to qualify, the Veteran must reside or perform community service within the 41st Assembly District. The Veteran may be nominated by a resident or representative from a school, private and non-profit organization, municipality, chamber of commerce, and/or any other organization within the 41st Assembly District (No self-nominations).  One Veteran will be selected and recognized in Sacramento at a recognition ceremony in June 2016.

Please think about a Veteran who is positively contributing to the community.  Then, please complete and submit the nomination form before March 24, 2016. For more information, contact Matthew Lyons at Matthew.Lyons@asm.ca.gov or 909-624-7876.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Metro Gold Line Opening Ceremony

 The Gold Line is here! There will be a celebration at our very own Station Square to celebrate the opening of our own Monrovia Gold Line Station and YOU ARE INVITED! The grand opening ceremony to christen Monrovia’s Gold Line Station will take place on Saturday March 5th at 11:00am! As an exciting aside, you won’t want to miss out on getting your commemorative Gold Line TAP card which will be available for a limited time at each of the stations’ vending machines.

Please see the attached flyer for more information on this historical event.

March 5, 2016 from 11am − 4pm
Monrovia Station
1651 S Primrose Ave

Monrovia, CA 91016


Monday, February 22, 2016

THIS WEEKEND: The 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!


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Safe Daytime Refuge for Women

The Women’s Room at Friends In Deed (444 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena) offers a safe daytime refuge for women who are alone and homeless or at risk.  From healthy meals, to writing workshops, to free shower / laundry services, to monthly haircuts and massages, the Women’s Room is a resource available to those here in town.  The flyer attached provides additional information, however, for questions, please call (626) 797-2402.



Monday, February 15, 2016

7th Annual MAP Neighborhood Conference

As you know, our 7th Annual MAP Neighborhood Conference is coming up on April 23, 2016! We have exciting workshops, a phenomenal key note, and a wonderful Community Health and Sustainability Fair to look forward to. We have a few surprises coming for that day, but a few we shared this past Saturday at the MAP-Ed Quarterly was that we have MAP Leaders leading workshops! Joannie Yuille and Sandy Burud will be leading one and so will Genia Mills, along with her daughters – who are Youth Leaders.



Something different we are doing this year, is publicly acknowledging volunteers for all the hard work that they do in the City trying to make their corner of the world better! Do you know anyone like this? Nominate them for Neighbor of the Year! Follow the link for more information and to use the nomination form. http://www.cityofmonrovia.org/communitydevelopment/webform/2016-monrovia-neighbor-year

In addition to Neighbor of the Year, we have a special award, just for our Neighborhood Leaders – the Bob Bartlett MAP Leader of the Year award. Like the Neighbor of the Year, this award goes to the MAP Leader that goes above and beyond to tirelessly improve their neighborhood and community and truly exemplifies what it means to be a MAP Leader. Click the link for more information and to use the nomination form. http://www.cityofmonrovia.org/communitydevelopment/webform/bob-bartlett-map-leader-year-award


PLEASE use the nomination forms above on the links to nominate someone who you feel would be perfect for award so we can acknowledge our hard working Leaders. There will be a committee put together for the choosing of the awards and the awards will be given out on April 23 at the Conference.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Nominate the Small Business of the Year!


Monrovians – Please consider nominating a small business in Monrovia for Small Business of the Year. We have had many nominees from Monrovia in the past, and are hoping for your help in recognizing a few in Monrovia again this year. Please feel free to forward this on to your networks of contacts in town – any Boards or Commissions you are part of…

Let me know if you have any questions, the nomination form is attached. And as a note, previous nominees are not eligible to nominated again. For Monrovia those businesses are: Rudy’s, Samuelson & Fetter, Gentile, McCloskey & Co., Market Grill, Century Rooter, Doubletree, Paint N’ Play, and last year’s 41st AD Small Business of the Year – Monrovia’s own, Dollmakers.


Small Business of the Year – Nominations Due February 18, 2016

Assemblymember Holden is seeking nominations to honor the 41st Assembly District “2016 Small Business of the Year.”  The San Gabriel Valley has over 69,000 small and medium sized businesses, and he looks forward to receiving nominations for the great businesses within the 41st Assembly District, which includes: Altadena, Claremont, La Verne, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Dimas, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, Upland, and portions of Mt. Baldy and Rancho Cucamonga.  Small businesses are doing great things for our economy and communities and submitting a nomination is a great way to share their contributions and successes.

In order to qualify, the business must have a physical location within the 41st Assembly District, have been in business for at least two years, and meet the SBA Small Business Size Standards. A business may be nominated by any business owner or resident and/or municipal and chamber of commerce staff within the 41st Assembly District (NO self-nominations).  One small business will be selected and recognized in Sacramento at the California Small Business Association Luncheon.
Please think about a small business owner who is a leader that is positively contributing to the community.  Then, please complete and submit the nomination form before February 18, 2016. For more information, contact Matthew Lyons at Matthew.Lyons@asm.ca.gov or 909-624-7876.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Reminder: MAP-Ed Quarterly Meeting THIS SATURDAY!

REMINDER!! Our MAP-Ed Quarterly Meeting on February 6, 2016 | 11 am to 1pm: Join us as we get ready to Map Your Neighborhood (MYN)! In partnership with CERT, MYN provides a step-by-step process that groups of neighbors can work through together to prepare their neighborhood for disasters. It takes just one person to begin this process by personally inviting the neighborhood to his or her home for a 90-minute preparedness meeting. MYN is designed to improve readiness at the neighborhood level. The program acknowledges that disasters are events that create many emergencies at the same time. Professional responders, including police, firefighters, paramedics, and utility personnel, are typically overwhelmed and must prioritize their responses. During the hours or days that may pass before they can respond, residents must rely on themselves and their neighbors for assistance.
 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Homeless Count 2016

Last Tuesday, January 26, 2016, over twenty volunteers participated in Monrovia’s 2016 Homeless Count.  The data gathered during the Homeless Count is essential to shed light on the number of individuals experiencing homelessness in the Los Angeles area. Thank you to our MAP Leaders for participating and assisting to gather this information!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Black History Month 2016

Hallowed Ground: Sites of African-American Memories

An overview of all of the events being planned are outlined in the calendar below, and of particular note, there will be activities celebrating Black History Month occurring nearly every single day in February 2016!

The festivities will begin on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, when a family movie night will be held at Santa Fe Middle School at 5:30 p.m. to watch, “Remember the Titans.”