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MountainViews-News Saturday, October 23, 2010 

My Monrovia Photo Contest: Let’s Celebrate!

Submission Timeline: November 8, 2010 – January 21, 2011

Treating Kids to a Healthy Halloween 

SAFYMCA and Schools Promote Candy Buy-
Back Program

MONROVIA, CA, October 21, 2010 – It may sound like an oxymoron but “Healthy Halloween” 
is a concept that’s catching on in Monrovia. For the second year, the Santa Anita Family YMCA 
and Network for a Healthy California in the Monrovia Unified School District are partnering to get 
children and their parents to develop some new traditions around an old favorite holiday. The Y and 
all five Monrovia elementary schools and Canyon Early Learning Center will offer kids an opportunity 
to exchange their hordes of Halloween candy for raffle tickets and chances to win bicycles and other 
fun prizes. Local dentist, Dr. Paul Genino, DDS, Sam Wright State Farm Insurance, and Jesus in Lord 
Christian Center are supporting the effort by sponsoring the prizes.

“We’re not trying to take the fun out of Halloween for kids. There’s no harm in eating some candy on 
Halloween. But often the Halloween candy binge last for days and weeks. With child obesity and Type 
2 Diabetes in adolescents on the rise, we’re hoping to help encourage new and healthier Halloween 
traditions,” said SAFYMCA Executive Director, Damon Colaluca. 

The Y initiated the Healthy Halloween concept in 2008 with a candy buy-back that netted more than 
300 pounds of candy. Last year, in partnership with the schools, Monrovia students turned in 1,043 
pounds of candy.

 For every pound of candy a kid trades in to their Monrovia elementary school on Nov. 1, he 
or she will receive a raffle ticket and a chance to win a new bike that day. Children not enrolled in 
Monrovia schools can exchange their trick or treat bounty for raffle tickets at The Y between Nov. 1 
and Nov. 3. The Y will announce the winner of its raffle on Nov. 5 at 12 noon. Winners need not be 
present. All the candy collected at the schools and by The Y will be donated to the Armed Services 
YMCA at Camp Pendleton.

 The Y is also encouraging the community-at-large to jump on the Healthy Halloween 
bandwagon. Instead of candy, consider handing out fun stickers, small toys and other non-candy 
treats this year.

To learn more about Healthy Halloween, call the SAFYMCA at (626) 359-9244 or visit the website at The SAFYMCA is located at 501 S. Mountain Ave., Monrovia.

 The My Monrovia 
Photo Contest serves 
to foster a greater 
sense of community 
spirit through 
photography. Show 
us your creative 

 All photos must also 
be submitted with an 
essay, detailing the

connection between 
the picture and the 
theme of the contest. 

encourage you to 
give deep thought 
regarding the 
concept of

neighborhood and 
community and how 
it is reflected through 
your camera lens.

This year-long photo 
contest centers 
around four (4) themes and

four (4) deadlines, culminating in the final 
presentation of winners

at the annual MAP Neighborhood Conference.

 Visit the City of Monrovia website, www. to download the application 
or email for more 
information or call (626) 932-5584!

 Submit up to three photos per person! Ten 
(10) entries will be chosen per theme to receive 
recognition by the City of Monrovia throughout 
the year, and entered into a pool along with 
others to be chosen as prize winners of the My 
Monrovia Photo

Who Can Participate?

All Monrovia Residents!

Contest is open to residents of all ages. (Entry 
forms of persons under 18 must have signature 
of parent/legal guardian.)

Photo Guidelines

Photos must follow the theme, “My Monrovia,” 
and be accompanied by a caption and short essay.

The essay should be no more than 500 words, 
explaining how the photo shows something good, 
unique, or positive about your neighborhood and 
how the photo is related to the theme.

Eligible photos must have been taken on or since 
January 1, 2008.

No borders, frames, watermarks, signatures, or 
copyright notices may be added to the images.

Photos containing obscene, provocative, or 
otherwise questionable content will not be 

Any photo containing images of an identifiable 
person must be accompanied by a model release 
form for each identifiable person in the photo.

How to Enter

Photos may be submitted in a digital or print 
format, although digital is preferred. Digital 
photos must be at least 2200x1700 pixels (4 
megapixels). Printed photos must be of good 
quality and at least size 3x5.

Entry Forms must be signed by the original 

Contestants may submit up to 3 photos per 

Each photo must be accompanied by a separate, 
completed entry form. (Download forms from or pick up at City Hall.)

Photos may be submitted by email to map@ (Attn: Photo Contest), by 
regular mail, or in person at City Hall. All entries 
must be received by the respective deadlines.

Submission Mailing Address:

Neighborhood Services

415 S. Ivy Ave.

Monrovia, CA 91016


Photos and descriptions will be judged according 
to creativity, overall quality, and how well they 
express the positive qualities

of the theme.

The top 10 entries for each theme will receive 
recognition from the City of Monrovia and 
entered to win overall prizes at the Neighborhood 

Photos will be featured on the City website and 
Facebook page.

Winning photos will be displayed at the MAP 
Neighborhood Conference.

"Howl"oween Haunt

The City of Monrovia is hosting the annual Halloween Event on Saturday, October 
30 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Library Park. This event will include a Costume Contest, 
Parade of Characters, and a Pumpkin Carving Contest. Pumpkin Carving Contest 
applications are available at the Monrovia Community Center and registration for 
the Costume Contest will be held on the day of the event. Trick-or-Treating will also 
be available from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Myrtle Avenue. 

Grimm Stories

A little known fact from the Library: did you know 
Jacob Grimm of the famous Brothers Grimm was 
a librarian? Families are invited to come to Grimm 
Stories on Tuesday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the 
Library's Community Room and learn all about the 
Brothers Grimm. Hear some Grimm stories and make 
a Grimm craft. Stop by the Library sometime before 
then to check out a Grimm fairy tale!

Haunted Halloween Stories

Gruesome goblins and fierce Frankensteins are invited 
to the Library on Saturday afternoon, October 30, at 
2 p.m. to participate in creepy stories, songs, crafts 
and a film celebrating the scariest of all holidays. This 
program is geared to second through fifth graders.

Monrovia Police Blotter

During the last seven day period, the Police Department handled 
541 service events, resulting in 94 investigations. Following are the 
last week's highlighted issues and events:

Vehicle Burglary

On October 7 at 12:47 p.m., an officer went to a residence in the 100 
block of West Colorado regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim 
reported that his company's vehicle was broken into sometime 
during the night. Investigation continuing.

Vehicle Burglary

On October 7 at 3:20 p.m., an officer went to a park in the 1200 
block of North Canyon on the report of a vehicle burglary. The 
victim parked his black Toyota Highlander in a lower level parking 
lot and went for a hike in the park. Upon his return, he found the 
passenger window broken out on his vehicle. His property was 
stolen and the investigation continuing

Filing a False Police Report

On October 7 at 11:38 p.m., officers responded to a location in the 
200 block of Aspen regarding a subject attempting to repossess a 
vehicle when another subject exited the residence with an assault 
rifle. Officers arrived and detained the involved parties. The 
officers investigated and discovered there was no brandishing of 
a rifle. Officers interviewed the parties and the investigation is 

Domestic Violence - Suspect Arrested

On October 8 at 12:55 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block 
of West Colorado on the report of a female stating she had 
been struck by her boyfriend. During the investigation, officers 
discovered a battery had occurred and they arrested the male 

Traffic Collision

On October 8 at 4:39 p.m., police received a call reporting that 
a vehicle had ended up in the wash in the 1600 block of South 
Mountain. Monrovia Fire Department personnel responded and 
used a ladder to have the driver climb out of the wash. The driver 
was not injured. Los Angeles County Flood Control and tow 
service were notified. 

Auto Burglaries / Search Warrant - Suspect Arrested

Since last May, there have been several auto burglaries in the 1200 
block of North Canyon at the park. On October 7, officers were 
sent to the park regarding a suspicious vehicle. An officer located 
the suspicious vehicle and identified the driver. No crime was 
known at that time. Just after the subject was sent on his way, a 
call was received reporting an auto burglary at the park. After the 
investigation was conducted, it was determined that the person 
stopped by the officer was the suspect. Enough information was 
obtained for a search warrant. A search warrant was served on 
October 9, and items were recovered in the search that link the 
suspect to several burglaries. The suspect was taken into custody. 

Grand Theft Auto Recovery

On October 5, a 1994 Acura Integra was stolen from the 1300 
block of South Alta Vista. On October 10, an officer patrolling in 
the 400 block of Genoa located the vehicle parked on the street in 
front of a residence. The stereo had been taken from the vehicle. 
Investigation continuing. 

Fundraiser Oct. 30 to Support 
Azusans Against Mining 
Expansion Efforts

– The public is invited to enjoy a meal and help save 
a mountain at an all day lunch-dinner fundraiser for 
Azusans Against Mining Expansion (AAME) on Saturday, 
Oct. 30. The fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
at Chacha’s Mexican Restaurant, 248 W. Foothill Blvd. in 
Azusa. Suggested donation is $20 per person.

AAME is the citizens group at the forefront of a referendum 
campaign to reverse the Azusa City Council’s approval 
of Vulcan Materials Company’s open face rock mining 
expansion in the Fish Canyon area of the San Gabriel 

As a result of AAME’s success in gathering 2,088 verified 
Azusa voter signatures on the referendum petition, many 
more than the 1,650 required for the issue to qualify for a 
vote of the people, the Azusa City Council has ordered a 
special election for Jan. 25, 2011 to allow Azusa voters to 
decide the issue. 

Advance tickets to the all-day fundraiser may be purchased 
by contacting Jeri Vogel, AAME President at (626) 629-
9879. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. For more 
information, visit

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