Monday, October 16, 2017

Hi All! 
Our Friends at Monrovia High School are asking you to Save the Date for Beauty and the Beast, which will be at the Taylor Performing Arts Center.
Show dates are Nov. 30th at 8:00 PM, Dec. 1st at 8:00 PM, Dec. 2nd at 2:00 and 8:00 PM, and Dec. 3rd at 5:00 PM. 


For tickets, go to lktaylorperformingarts.com!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Reminder: MAP-Ed Quarterly Meeting | Saturday 10/14

MAP Leaders!
You are cordially invited to our MAP-Ed Quarterly Meeting coming up on

THIS Saturday, October 14, 2017
from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Library Community Room

We will hear updates on Monrovia’s homeless situation and how Monrovia PD is working to help.  In addition to that, we will have a special guest from Senator Portantino’s office to give us the “State of the State” and updates on initiatives and laws that will be coming in January that affect our community.  Lastly, staff will also be providing an update about the pending water rate increase being coordinated.  At the meeting, all participants will also get a sneak peek into what 2018 will bring for MAP.  Don’t forget to bring a friend to hear this great information!


For any questions and to RSVP, please call Ariel Tolefree-Williams at (626) 932-5563 or email at atolefree@ci.monrovia.ca.us.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

You Are Cordially Invited | October 14, 2017

The City of Monrovia cordially invites you to the next MAP-Ed Quarterly Meeting coming up on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., in the Library Community Room.  We will hear updates on Monrovia’s homeless situation and how Monrovia PD is working to help.  In addition to that, we will have a special guest from Senator Portantino’s office to give us the “State of the State” and updates on initiatives and laws that will be coming in January that affect our community.  Lastly, staff will also be providing an update about the pending water rate increase being coordinated.  At the meeting, all participants will also get a sneak peek into what 2018 will bring for MAP.  Don’t forget to bring a friend to hear this great information!

For any questions and to RSVP, please call Ariel Tolefree-Williams at (626) 932-5563 or email at atolefree@ci.monrovia.ca.us



Monday, September 25, 2017

Renewal Construction Reminder!

Monrovia Renewal is the City’s multi-year initiative to address needed repairs and make system-wide improvements to our water, sewer, street, and sidewalk infrastructure.  Our team of dedicated staff and expert contractors are preparing to start construction in the Northwest area on September 18, 2017.

Contractors will start on the northwestern edge of the Northwest section on Lincoln Place and work their way east and south, then move to Greystone Avenue and work west, saving concrete repairs on streets with scheduled underground work for last.



Three Stages of Construction Work:
1. If underground work is required to repair a water or sewer pipeline beneath your street, this will take place prior to the concrete or street repairs.
2. Concrete repairs to curbs, gutters, and driveway approaches will take place next.
3. Street repairs occur after all other work has taken place. Streets slated for repairs receive one of four treatments: a new top coat (slurry seal); minor crack / gravel repairs and then a new top coat (cape seal); a whole new top layer (mill and overlay); or the street is removed to dirt and fully reconstructed.
 

Want to Learn More About the Monrovia Renewal Improvements Coming to Your Neighborhood?  Learn more by visiting the Monrovia Renewal website or contact the Public Works Division at (626) 932-5575.  Also, for the latest information, click the blue “Subscribe” button on the top of the Monrovia Renewal homepage to get periodic project updates sent straight to your inbox!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Taking Back Our Community

Like Monrovia, many cities across the state are experiencing alarming increases in violent and property crimes that are affecting our safety and overall quality of life.  To address this issue, during the past month, Monrovia has taken the lead in coordinating the development of the Taking Back Our Community coalition, which is aimed at amplifying our message that certain elements of AB 109, Proposition 47, and Proposition 57 have resulted in unintended adverse public safety impacts in California.



Our Taking Back Our Community coalition certainly recognizes that criminal justice system improvements in California were needed, and that AB 109, Proposition 47, and Proposition 57 instituted some positive improvements.  Furthermore, we also believe that those criminals who commit non-violent crimes should not be subject to long prison sentences.

However, given the collective changes that have been implemented by AB 109, Proposition 47, and Proposition 57, the reality is that…

…in California today, theft of any items under $950 has become a consequence free crime.

 …in California today, the following felony crimes are classified as being “non-violent” in nature:
o Domestic violence
o Rape / sodomy / oral copulation of an unconscious person or by use of a date rape drug
o Battery with serious bodily injury
o Assault with a deadly weapon
o Inflicting corporal injury on a child
o Solicitation to commit murder
o Hate crimes
o Exploding a destructive device with intent to cause an injury

…in California today, individuals convicted of the above referenced “non-violent” felonies are eligible for early release from prison, at the sole and absolute discretion of the State of California.

As a group, those of us that are part of the Taking Back Our Community coalition want to speak in a unified voice that the increases in crime we have been seeing throughout California are attributable in part to recent State legislative changes.  And rather than just sit back and allow the criminal justice system pendulum to keep swinging between the total-incarceration and no-incarceration spectrum, we think that common-sense changes should be made so that we can keep the best parts of AB 109, Proposition 47, and Proposition 57, while also effectively protecting our residents and businesses from inappropriate criminal behavior.

To that end, the Taking Back Our Community coalition is quickly growing to include many cities in our region, as the response to the initiative has been overwhelming and positive.  We currently have approximately 25 cities that have formally joined the group, with another 15 cities in various stages of joining our efforts. 

We have also created a new web page (www.TakingBackOurCommunityCA.com) – which for the time being links to a page on Monrovia’s website – where individuals can learn more about the public safety issues at hand.  We encourage you to visit our website and share our new video!  

Monday, September 18, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Pink Patch Project: Monrovia PD

The Pink Patch Project is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs' Association (LACPCA) and more than 175 public safety agencies throughout the nation designed to increase public awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds for the fight against this disease. 

The program centers on vibrant pink versions of the agency’s uniform patches. Monrovia Police Department employees will be wearing these pink patches on their uniforms during “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” this October. The pink patches are intended to stimulate conversations within the community and raise public awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment in the fight against breast cancer. 

The Monrovia Police Department is selling their commemorative pink patches to the community, along with Pink Patch Project T-shirts, challenge coins, and other items. Proceeds from the sale of Monrovia’s commemorative Pink Patch Project items go to fund breast cancer education, research, and treatment at the City of Hope. 

Throughout September, Pink Patch Project volunteers will be staffing a booth at the Los Angeles County Fair. Pink patches and other related items will be available for sale to the public with the proceeds going to the various hospitals and organizations we are supporting. Please stop by the Pink Patch Project booth and join us in the fight against breast cancer!  

·         When:  September 1 – 24, 2017

·         Where: Los Angeles County Fair (1101 W. McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768), Exhibit Hall #4


·         For more information about the Pink Patch Project, visit www.pinkpatchproject.com.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A Taste of Old Town

SAVE THE DATE!  Because the greatest food tasting event in the San Gabriel Valley – the Taste of Old Town Monrovia – is set to take place on October 15, 2017, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.!  Many thanks to the Julie Gentile and the Kiwanis Club of Monrovia for their efforts in putting on this premier food and wine tasting event!  See the event flyer below for additional information, and we hope to see you all there!


Monday, September 11, 2017

MAP Care For Your Neighbor Program

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, the MAP Care for Your Neighbor Program successfully completed another community improvement project and helped a Monrovian in need.  A property on Acadia Avenue, while well kept, had a few issues with the front landscape.  Traditional code enforcement efforts were not necessarily going to solve the problem to gain compliance… so MAP stepped in.

The MAP Care for Your Neighbor Program jumped into action by coordinating community resources to help clean up and beautify the landscape.  City staff partnered with MAP Leaders, the Volunteer Center and even brought out some family members to provide resources and assistance in the efforts.  We planted succulent plants and spread mulch throughout the yard, and even installed some pavers and bricks that immediately spruced up the yard.  The property owner, a lifelong Monrovian, expressed that she was extremely grateful for the help and for being part of such an amazing community. 


Below are some before and after pictures of the project site.  The Monrovia Area Partnership wants to thank everyone who was able to help to make this community improvement project another success for our Monrovia neighborhoods. Want to get involved? email us at map@ci.monrovia.ca.us !







Friday, September 1, 2017

Earthquake Preparedness 9/9

Are you ready for the next earthquake?  While we can’t know when the next big earthquake will occur, we can learn what steps to take to be prepared and how you can protect your home and family.  This workshop will feature guest speaker Margaret Vinci from the California Institute of Technology.  Best of all, this workshop is FREE, and each household in attendance will receive a free gift and refreshments to enjoy!

To learn more, please read the attached newsletter from MOHPG with more details.

§  DATE: Saturday, September 9, 2017

§  TIME: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

§  PLACE: Community Room at the Monrovia Public Library (321 S. Myrtle Avenue)

§  RSVPs REQUIRED!  Attendance is limited to 60 people and attendees must RSVP in advance! To RSVP, visit MOHPG’s website at http://www.mohpg.org


Sponsored by the Monrovia Fire Department and the Monrovia Historic Preservation Group (MOHPG) 



Thursday, August 31, 2017

MAP Leadership Academies

Have you told your neighbors about the Leadership Academies starting next week?? Our Youth Leadership Academy starts on Wednesday September 6 and the Adults start Thursday September 7! Tell a friend, neighbor and/or facebook friend to join us!

Ready to sign up? Click the following links: YOUTH + ADULTS


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Monrovia Day at the Fair | 9/13/17

HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR DISCOUNTED TICKETS TO MONROVIA DAY AT THE LA COUNTY FAIR YET?!?!  THIS ONE-DAY ONLY EVENT IS SET FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017


Monday, August 28, 2017

What's Happening at Julian Fisher Park?

Construction crews are making great progress completing the major renovations at Julian Fisher Park!  These renovations will completely transform the park with new basketball courts, seating, and a public restroom.  Here are some details about the progress our team has been making:

  • Grading of the basketball courts and the future location of the Portland Loo began this week
  • City staff are working on installing the sewer lateral for the Portland Loo
  • City staff will also be working on repairing and painting the gazebo to give it a refresh
  • The electrical contractor is working on installing the electrical for the new park walkway and gazebo lighting




Youth and adults are invited to enjoy recreational basketball at the Mary Wilcox Youth Center Gym, the playground / picnic space at Recreation Park, and any of our other park facilities!  Should you have any questions regarding construction, please call Lauren Marshall, Management Analyst, at (626) 932-5579. 

For questions regarding recreational basketball at the Mary Wilcox Youth Center, please call Katie Distelrath, Recreation Division Manager, at (626) 256-8225

Friday, August 25, 2017

#MonroviaRenewal

Want to Learn More About the Monrovia Renewal Improvements Coming to Your Neighborhood?  Well, to learn more, visit our website at www.cityofmonrovia.org/monroviarenewal or contact the Public Works Division at (626) 932-5575.

Also, for the latest information, click the blue “Subscribe” button on the top of the Monrovia Renewal homepage to get periodic project updates sent straight to your inbox!

 


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Monrovia STILL Conserves

Despite Governor Brown’s declaration that the drought is over in California, here in Monrovia and in the surrounding region, we are still experiencing severe drought conditions that require immediate action to help ensure a continued water supply to meet our health and safety needs. 


To help summarize the conditions that got us into this dire situation, City staff worked with Ready Artwork, a Monrovia-based design firm, to develop a new public outreach and educational video.  Please watch and share this video widely to help spread the word about what’s happening in our region!  You can watch the full video online at www.MonroviaConserves.org, where you will also find additional information on how you can make a difference by conserving water and limiting your outdoor water use.

Monday, August 21, 2017

EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP | 9/9/17

Are you ready for the next earthquake?  While we can’t know when the next big earthquake will occur, we can learn what steps to take to be prepared and how you can protect your home and family. This workshop will feature guest speaker Margaret Vinci from the California Institute of Technology. Best of all, this workshop is FREE, and each household in attendance will receive a free gift and refreshments to enjoy!

To learn more, please read the attached newsletter from MOHPG with more details.

  • DATE: Saturday, September 9, 2017
  • TIME: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • PLACE: Community Room at the Monrovia Public Library (321 S. Myrtle Avenue)
  • RSVPs REQUIRED!  Attendance is limited to 60 people and attendees must RSVP in advance! To RSVP, visit MOHPG’s website at http://www.mohpg.org
  • Sponsored by the Monrovia Fire Department and the Monrovia Historic Preservation Group (MOHPG)


Friday, August 18, 2017

Monrovia Wine Walk

Are you ready to sip a variety of wines, shop for unique finds and eats, and support small businesses?? If so, be sure to get your tickets for our very first Old Town Wine Walk event!

Developed by the City in partnership with the Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board, the Wine Walk is intended to encourage customers to explore all of Old Town’s businesses during this unique event.  Over twenty Old Town businesses have signed up to serve samples of wine while attendees browse all they have to offer!  There will be acoustic entertainment playing on each block of Old Town to add to the festive atmosphere, so after a few samples of wine, you may find yourself dancing down the streets of Myrtle Avenue!

Ticket Prices:
§  Pre-Sale Tickets - $40
§  At the Door - $45 -- This event may sell out, so buy your tickets early!

Where to Buy Your Tickets:
§  Support Your Local Non-Profits! We encourage attendees to purchase their tickets from the participating non-profits first, as they will keep all the proceeds! Benefits will go to:
o   Centre Stage
o   Monrovia Duarte Black Alumni Association
o   Monrovia Youth Baseball League
o   Monrovia Reads
o   Monrovia Latino Heritage Society
§  Monrovia Community Center - Stop by 119 W. Palm Avenue to buy your tickets from our friendly staff.
§  Online - You can also buy your tickets online, with the addition of a processing fee: https://impactflow.com/event/monrovia-s-wine-walk-sipshopsupport-3124



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party 8/21

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun, and everyone in Monrovia is invited to come to join us at the Library to watch the solar eclipse!  The special event will take place on August 21, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  The Library will have special glasses for viewing the eclipse, which will occur at 9:48 a.m., along with snacks and craft activities for kids!

As you may know, a solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the earth and the sun so that it blocks our view of the light from the sun.  This causes the earth to get dark at that time because we’re in the shadow of the moon!  Anyone located within the path that the moon’s shadow traces on Earth (aka, the Path of Totality) will see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse!  According to NASA, the Path of Totality will stretch from Lincoln Beach (Oregon) to Charleston (South Carolina). 

For us here in Monrovia, we are outside of the Path of Totality, which means that we will only see a partial solar eclipse in Monrovia, where around 50% - 75% of the sun will be blocked out of view by the moon.  The map below outlines the solar eclipse path of travel and also the eclipse level from different positions across North America. 






We hope you can join us for an out of this world event on August 21, 2017, and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our terrific Library staff at (626) 256-8274!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Help Us Find More Historic Districts in Monrovia!

The City of Monrovia invites YOU to a public meeting to discuss the latest developments in the preservation of Monrovia’s history! In collaboration with ASM Affiliates, a historic resources consulting firm in Pasadena, the City is in the process of preparing a citywide historic context that will serve as a tool for the evaluation and designation of potential historic districts.

What is a context statement you may ask?  A robust historic context is the foundation for identifying, evaluating, and handling historic properties and will help us make future land use decisions. They identify important architectural themes in history and then show how those themes relate to our existing historic properties.
  
At this informational meeting, ASM and the City will provide a progress report on the project and present initial research findings. But, most importantly, you are invited to participate in a discussion about the project’s goals, as well as contribute your information about places and themes that may be historically significant, especially those associated with significant local events and people, as well as architecture. 


§  Where: Monrovia Public Library, Community Room (321 S. Myrtle Avenue)

§  How to Prepare:  For a fruitful collaboration, please start thinking about the following questions: 
o   Do you value preserving Monrovia’s history?
o   What time periods in Monrovia’s history are the most important to you?
o   What themes and events in Monrovia’s history shaped how Monrovia looks today?
o   Who are the people in Monrovia’s past that you consider to be historically significant?
o   What areas of Monrovia that still exist are connected to those themes, time periods, and people?


We hope you are able to attend and share your bit of history with us!  Should you have any questions, please contact the City’s Community Development Department at (626) 932-5565.


Friday, August 11, 2017

MAP Leadership Academy 2017

Are you ready to …
 Build your leadership skills?
 Facilitate collaboration to better your neighborhood?
 Join the ever-growing network of community leaders?

The award-winning (and FREE) Monrovia Area Partnership (MAP) Leadership Academies partner with residents and local resources to facilitate open lines of communication, build trust and find creative solutions to enhance our City. The Academies are a stepping stone to teach, engage, and empower residents with a foundation of knowledge and resources to jump-start and sustain residents’ service in the community.

Our next session, for both Youth and Adults starts in September. Find our applications (for both YOUTH and ADULTS!) on City of Monrovia.org or at City Hall or the Monrovia Community Center. Questions? Email us at MAP@ci.monrovia.ca.us or call at 626-932-5563



Monday, August 7, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

National Night Out | Tuesday August 1 @ 630 pm


We hope you can join the Monrovia Police Department for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Library Park! The Monrovia Police Department will be hosting the annual National Night Out program, which is a community-building initiative that promotes police and community partnerships with a sense of neighborhood camaraderie.  This event is a fantastic opportunity for citizens to come together to promote crime awareness, drug awareness, and to meet some of the amazing men and women of the Monrovia Police Department! 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

MAP Leadership Academies Coming THIS FALL- Sign Up Today!


If you are ready to take the first steps to becoming a connected member of the Monrovia community and a positive presence in your neighborhood, consider participating in a MAP Leadership Academy.

The Adult Leadership Academy is held for 7 consecutive Thursday evenings and covers material regarding local government, problem solving, leadership dynamics and more; giving graduates a solid foundation of knowledge to jump-start their work in the community


Academy Material:

Class 1 - MAP, Monrovia & You
Class 2 - Connecting in the Community
Class 3 - Local Government 
Class 4 - Achieving Community Trust
Class 5 - Tools & Resources
Class 6 - Public Speaking & Facilitation Training
Class 7 - Putting Theory to Practice

The Youth Leadership Academy is an 8 month program designed to help youth learn, develop and grow so they can take active roles in the health of their community. This course is designed for youth 11 to 18 (6 to 12 grade).

Sign up HERE for the Adults and HERE for the Youth!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Daily Parking Fee for Metro Coming Soon!


A $3 daily parking fee and monthly fee of $59 will go into effect on June 26 at three Metro stations along the Gold Line: APU/Citrus, Irwindale and Monrovia. 


For more information, CLICK HERE!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Let's Focus on Fire Safety!

Residential fires happen all the time, but it doesn’t have to happen to you! We will hear all about hazards and how to correct them with a few easy fixes.
Join us (and bring a friend!) for this can’t miss session as we hear from the experts on best practices on keeping your family safe and house up to code.

Please RSVP by calling Ariel at 626-932-5563 or email at atolefree@ci.monrovia.ca.us.



Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SAVE THE DATE: Monrovia Wine Walk | August 26, 2017

Monrovia’s very first Wine Walk event is scheduled to take place on August 26, 2107, in Old Town!  Developed by the City in partnership with the Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board, the Wine Walk event is intended to encourage customers to visit all businesses in Old Town, and especially our retail and service related businesses.

Wine Walk participants will be invited to stroll through Old Town, enter businesses, and sample a variety of wine, while simultaneously exploring each business and its offerings.  There will also be acoustic entertainment playing on each block of Old Town to enhance a festive atmosphere during the event. 


Additional information regarding the event will be developed and distributed in the coming months, for now, however, we wanted to encourage everyone to hold the date for an event where participants will be able to… Sip, Shop, Support…Monrovia’s Wine Walk!  


Monday, May 29, 2017

Sidewalk CPR | June 1, 2017

We hope that everyone will join us on Thursday, June 1, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Library Park for our annual Sidewalk CPR Training Program event.  Last year, more than 17,000 people in Southern California learned how to save a life in just five minutes with a quick lesson from local firefighters and medical professionals through the Sidewalk CPR Day program.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Monrovia Days 2017 | May 20-21, 2017

Monrovia Days is our annual community birthday party where all Monrovians gather together to celebrate our talented youth and the Scholars and Champions from Monrovia Unified School District!  This year, we are extremely excited to be able to share that the Monrovia Days celebration will be a two-day event held Saturday, May 20, 2017, and Sunday, May 21, 2017… and we are even more thrilled to announce that… the City of Monrovia, the Monrovia Unified School District, and Centre Stage have coordinated to BRING BACK THE CARNIVAL!!!!!

We’ll still have the delicious Pancake Breakfast event, a Parade honoring our Scholars and Champions from MUSD, performances by our youth, Carnival food… and of course the famous Pie Eating Contest!

For more information, please check out the City’s website (www.cityofmonrovia.org), or visit the event website at www.MonroviaDays.org!  You won’t want to miss this weekend-long Community Celebration!!!


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

35th Annual MOHPG Historic Homes Tour | May 7, 2017

For the 35th year in a row, the Monrovia Historic Preservation Group will be hosting its annual home tour!  This year’s tour features six homes built between 1901 and 1921 – along with the Anderson House Museum, which was built in 1886.  Also, five of the six homes are located in the recently designated North Encinitas Historic District.


WHEN:             Sunday, May 7, 2017, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE:           The first two blocks of North Encinitas Avenue

TICKETS:         Advance ticket prices:  Adults - $20; Seniors (65+) - $15; Teens - $10; 12 & under free! Pre-sale tickets can be purchased in person from the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce and Dollmakers’ Kattywompus, both located on Myrtle Avenue.  Tickets can also be ordered online at Monrovia Historic Preservation Group.


Monday, May 1, 2017

Sign Up For Monrovia Renewal Updates!

Monrovia Renewal has started construction!  As you may recall, Monrovia Renewal is a multi-year initiative that will make priority repairs to the all of the City’s water & sewer pipelines, water facilities, streets, sidewalks, curbs, and gutters.  The initial work related to Monrovia Renewal has begun in the Southwest and Southeast portions of town, which includes the areas located to the eastern and western City limits located between Colorado Boulevard to the north and the 210 Freeway to the south.

In order to stay connected to everything related to Monrovia Renewal, we would encourage everyone to visit us online at www.cityofmonrovia.org/monroviarenewal.  While at the site, you can sign-up for e-mail updates by clicking on the “Monrovia Renewal Project Updates and Work Notices” tab, and following the instructions to subscribe!  An email sign-up instruction guide has been included as an attachment for your reference.

Monrovia Renewal is the largest public works project that the City has ever undertaken, and we appreciate your patience and support while we work to execute the identified infrastructure improvements throughout our community!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

It's National Community Development Week!



This week is National Community Development Week and for this week, we celebrate Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)!
The CDBG program provides grants to Monrovia (and cities/counties all over the US) for housing rehabilitation and Code Enforcement. These grants are targeted to low-income and moderate-income persons and households. This program has helped thousands of Monrovians over the last THIRTY YEARS!
Want more information on our Residential Rehabilitation program? Check the link!


Thursday, April 13, 2017

MAP Neighborhood Conference - TWO WEEKS AWAY!!


Just a few quick announcements about our 8th Annual MAP Neighborhood Conference…can you believe it is in less than 2 weeks?? Have you registered yet? Have you told your neighbors to register yet? If not, PLEASE CLICK HERE ! We are so excited about our workshops, which were developed to continue to equip you with the tools needed to help lead improvements throughout every neighborhood in Monrovia (see them HERE!).

Did you know April 22 is also Earth Day? To celebrate, we are adding something new and exciting – a Succulent Plant Sale! Canyon Park is partnering with us to bring amazing succulents to us (make sure you bring cash!). How do you plant succulents, you ask? Lucky us, a Park Ranger will teach us in Session 2!





April 22 will be such a fun and amazing day, I can’t wait for everyone to see all the hard work we have put into this day. See you then…and don’t forget – wear your green shirts

Thursday, April 6, 2017

35th Annual Historic Homes Tour


Each year on the first Sunday in May, MOHPG sponsors a tour of homes in Monrovia.  Five to seven homes, representing the wide variety of vintage structures which helps make Monrovia a desirable place to live, are opened to the public.  Over 200 volunteers, many who do not belong to the organization, work many hours to make the tour a success, This is MOHPG’s primary fundraiser of the year.  

Visitors from outside the immediate area are delighted to discover this “gem” of a city of restored and well-maintained vintage homes.  A typical year will find 500-700 “lookie-loos” spending up to six hours (the homes are open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.) exploring the homes and delving into each house’s unique history.

Look for information about the event on the home page of this website beginning sometime in early March of each year. Tickets will be available for purchaseonline, usually by the end of March.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017



Santa Anita Family Service is offering a 40-hour 
Domestic Violence Counselor Certification training. 

Why become a certified Domestic Violence Counselor? 
  • To increase your employment opportunities by increasing your ability to work with victims and survivors in your current or future employment. 
  • Or even to volunteer with domestic violence organizations within California and to learn from experts in the field of domestic violence. 
The training takes place Fridays from 8-5pm at 605 S. Myrtle Ave. Monrovia, CA, 91016. Dates for the training are as follow: April 21, 2017, April 28, 2017, May 05, 2017, May 12, 2017, May 19, 2017. Attendance at all sessions is required for certification as a Domestic Violence Counselor. To register please visit our website at santaanitafamilyservice.org and download the registration form. You can mail your registration form along with your check to our office. If you wish to pay cash, please stop by our office. This training meets the requirements set by California for designation as a
Domestic Violence Counselor. For additional information please contact Paula Preciado at 

Monday, March 27, 2017

National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation!

We are excited to share that the City will be participating in the National League of Cities 6th Annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation!  The program will take place from April 1 – 30, 2017, and as part of the program, we will be coordinating with the National League of Cities to encourage all residents to enhance our water conservation efforts.

The overall National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is a friendly competition that takes place between participating cities from across the country with a goal of encouraging residents to sign-up online and pledge to reduce water consumption, energy use, and pollution.  Those who do sign-up and pledge online between April 1 – 30, 2017, will be entered in a contest where you can win hundreds of great prizes – including home irrigation kits, home improvement store gift cards, and even a brand new Toyota Prius! 

For your chance to win, and to make a pledge to start conserving water, be sure to sign-up online between April 1 – 30, 2017, at the following link: