Thursday, March 31, 2016

California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) African-American Leaders of Tomorrow Program

California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) African-American Leaders of Tomorrow Program

The African-American Leaders for Tomorrow (AALT) Program is a four-day long residential summer program that is held on the campus of California State University Dominquez Hills (CSUDH). Sixty students are hand selected and receive leadership training and attend workshops on topics such as college experience, career development and financial literacy. Students live on campus at CSUDH. Housing, meals, program materials, as well as transportation during the conference will be provided at no cost to the participants; and for students living outside of Los Angeles county transportation to the conference will also be provided.

•    A student, who is currently a sophomore or junior with a 2.5 or higher GPA, and is in good academic standing as of January 1, 2016.
•    Demonstration of leadership potential (i.e. involvement in student government, community leadership or similar activities).
•   Current high school transcript.
•   Two letters of recommendation. One letter must be from a school official and one from a community member who is not related to you.
•    Essay (2 required).
•    All agreements (please see website).

Please submit a copy of your completed application to our office by Friday, May 13th, 2016.
The address is 600 North Rosemead Boulevard #117, Pasadena, CA 91107
Here is the link to the registration form:

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Please Complete a Brief Survey to tell the City How to Improve Our Website!

The City would like to formally invite you to participate in our Website Satisfaction Survey!

Our website is often the first stop for those considering visiting, shopping, starting a business, or moving to Monrovia. It’s our public counter that serves, engages, and informs the community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Therefore, we want to ensure the public has a chance to share their input on how we can make the website a more valuable, user-friendly resource.

The Website Satisfaction Survey is gathering feedback from the community on the level of satisfaction with our current website, the reasons that people visit the website, and suggestions on potential improvements. This survey will help inform the City’s website redesign process that is currently underway.

Please take a moment to share your input by following this link: Click here to complete the survey.

The survey is 11 questions and should take less than five minutes to complete.

We hope you are able to take a few minutes to share your thoughts! Should you have any questions, please contact Brittany Mello at (626) 932-5571 or

Thank you!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

7th Annual MAP Neighborhood Conference- Registration is OPEN!

Registration is Open!

CLICK HERE to register for the 7th Annual MAP Neighborhood Conference! We are so excited for the conference and so excited for you to join us! 

While you wait for the Conference to come, please nominate your neighbor for either the Neighbor of the Year or the Bob Bartlett MAP Leader of the Year (by clicking here)!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Monrovia Garden Club Annual Tea Party

 Monrovia Garden Club will be holding its Annual Tea Party on March 22 at 7:00pm with social time at 6:30 pm.

The theme this year is a "Tea- Story"!

Speakers will be presenting a forum for members and visitors to share a special tea story. Stories may include a special teapot, tea items or experience.  Be creative! 

Tea and refreshments will be provided.  Many homemade goodies will be available.  Visitors are encouraged to bring any food items, teas or coffee  that they would like to share at the tea.
All participants are asked to bring a tea cup or mug to enjoy their tea in.

March 22, 2016  at 7:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall
101 E Foothill Blvd. 
Monrovia, CA

Please contact Karen Bigler at for more information.

Monday, March 14, 2016

March 2016 Neighborhood News is Live!

Have you seen our March 2016 Neighborhood News?Click HERE to read it! 

Waiting for it to come in the mail? Be patient, it's on its way!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

MAP Care For Your Neighbor Program

On Saturday, February 27, The Care for You Neighbor Program completed another successful community improvement project, and helped beautify another Monrovia neighborhood. The property on Cypress Avenue had a series of property maintenance issues that were becoming a problem for the neighborhood.

This home belongs to a Monrovia senior citizen couple that has been dealing with a series of health issues in recent years.  These health issues have prevented them from being able to keep up with the landscape maintenance that this property requires.

The property has one of Monrovia’s oldest homes, which was built around 1890 and sits on a massive lot that has been preserved from new construction development for year; but unfortunately the landscaping on the property progressively worsened despite efforts of the residents to clean, primarily due to their health issues.

The Care For Your Neighbor Program was created to assist our elderly and disabled homeowners in correcting code enforcement issues, and offering a drought tolerant, long term solution to blighted landscape issues.  Code Enforcement and MAP Leaders work to identify unique situations where traditional code enforcement does not effectively work to correct the issues.  This property was an example of this.

Over the past several weeks, the MAP Program collaborated with the Volunteer Center to assist in the cleanup efforts.  Efforts included pruning bushes and trees, eradicating weeds, disposing of trash and debris, and finding a long term solution to help maintain the landscaping.
During this past weekend, the Volunteer Center of the San Gabriel Valley, the Monrovia Rotary Club and MAP Leader volunteers we were able to successfully complete this project by help clean up overgrown vegetation and provide a mulch weed barrier to a large part of the property.  Thanks to everyone who was able to help to make this project a success.

Monday, March 7, 2016

7th Annual MAP Neighborhood Conference - Registration is OPEN!

Registration is Open!

CLICK HERE to register for the 7th Annual MAP Neighborhood Conference! We are so excited for the conference and so excited for you to join us! 

While you wait for the Conference to come, please nominate your neighbor for either the Neighbor of the Year or the Bob Bartlett MAP Leader of the Year (by clicking here)!

Friday, March 4, 2016


One of the ways that the Monrovia Public Library will be celebrating Women’s History Month starting March 1, 2016, will be through the creation of a display of achievements made by women throughout history.  The displays that will be created all relate to the overall theme of, “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.”

The displays will include an interactive timeline with historical milestones in women’s history, a display of children’s books highlighting exceptional women, and quotes by influential women scattered throughout the Library to inspire the emerging generation of women leaders.  The purpose of the display will be to recognize the struggles women faced throughout history, celebrate their achievements, and inspire all to make a difference in their lifetime.  Swing by the Library to enjoy these terrific displays!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Gold Line Set To Open on March 5, 2016!

It’s almost here – the official opening of the Gold Line Foothill Extension!  Make sure you mark your calendars for March 5, 2016, for what will be a full day of fun and celebration, as we encourage everyone in the community to come on out and help us celebrate the opening of Monrovia’s very own Gold Line Station, and join us as we Rediscover Gold!

The City, in coordination with Metro, has developed a Monrovia Station Square Community Event taking place at 1601 South Myrtle Avenue.  The festivities will begin with the City Council officially opening the Monrovia Gold Line Station with a ribbon cutting ceremony set to take place at 11:30 a.m. adjacent to the Gold Line Station train platform.

Once the ribbon is cut the Gold Line will be officially open to the public – and will run free of charge all day long stating at 12:00 p.m.  Also… to help connect the rest of the community to the event, the City will also be providing free shuttle rides all day between Old Town Monrovia and Station Square!

Other activities planned at Station Square throughout the day include:

Station Square Event Activities On March 5, 2016 (11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

§  11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Music, crafts, active games, vendor booths, giveaways, food, trackless train rides, and fun for the whole family!  Also note… the City will be providing free shuttle service transportation between Old Town Monrovia and Station Square all day long!

§  11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Music, crafts, games, and entertainment.

§  11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (approximate) – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the opening of the Monrovia Gold Line Station.

§  12:00 p.m. – Live entertainment begins by the band, Person to Person