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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 3, 2013 


Partnering People for a Stronger Monrovia 

Monrovia’s Neighborhood Services Division invites you to the 4th Annual MAP Neighborhood 

Sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank, the MAP Neighborhood Conference is a free; all day event that is 
open to the public and will be held on Saturday, August 10 at Monrovia High School from 9:30 a.m. 

– 3 p.m. The Conference will host 23 exciting workshop options educating participants on all kinds 
of topics like: 
o Bully & Cyber Bully Prevention 
o Emergency Preparedness 
o Environmental Services 
o Community Event Planning 
o Gang Prevention & Intervention 
o Communication & Leadership Training 
…and will even offer a bus tour of Monrovia facilitated by Mayor Lutz. Throughout the day, 
participants will enjoy free food, entertainment, workshops and small group discussions with other 
residents, community leaders, city staff and local officials. This event is free, fun and a great way to 
be part of Team Monrovia! 

While the MAP Neighborhood Conference is being offered free of charge, pre-registration is required 
and can be found online at, at the front counter of City Hall, Community Center 
or the Monrovia Public Library or by calling Neighborhood Services Staff at (626) 932-5525. 

This event only comes once a year and it’s not to be missed. Be sure to save your spot by registering 
early and tell your friends to do the same. 


A Campaign to Keep Monrovia Beautiful 

In a seven block radius of Old Town Monrovia you will find 72 trash cans. They are conveniently 
located on each corner, in mid-blocks, at every entry and exit to the public parking lots, behind businesses 
and next to homes. 
Yet, somehow, every day, some trash never makes it the last fifteen feet to these containers. 
Here’s why it’s so important to find the trash can:

• All of the trash bins in Old Town are sorted for recycling. By just making it to the trash can, 
you ensure that your soda can or plastic bag make it back into the economy, not the landfill. 
• It costs money to pick it up. The more time City Staff spends picking up trash, the less time 
they spend on parks and potholes. 
• Trash on the street is ugly. Monrovia is a proud and beautiful community- let’s not trash it. 
“I take great pride in our Old Town area and all of Monrovia. I will gladly pick up trash when I see it, 
but lately the amount of trash I am seeing is overwhelming,” says Mayor Pro Tem Becky Shevlin. “I 
am asking people to join with me in keeping Monrovia beautiful!”
As economic development picks up and Monrovia becomes an even more popular destination, we 
will have more traffic and consequently, more trash. 
How can you help reverse this new trashy trend? 
1. Start by making sure all of your trash makes it into the can. 
2. If you see trash in the street, pick it up. 
3. Lastly, tell a friend. 
Let us know how you did! Tag us with #CANit @MonroviaCA. 
Below is a photo taken by Mayor Pro Tem Shevlin in one parking lot in Old Town. Remember - Put it in the Can. 


That's right- it's back! From 10am - 2pm on Myrtle Avenue, shop for 
fresh produce at the Sunday morning Farmers' Market in Old Town 


DUARTE, CA, July 27, 2013 -- Providing Duarte youth with an opportunity to serve the community 

in leadership roles and prepare them for responsible citizenship is one of the tenets of Duarte’s Prom

ise to youth. 

The Duarte City Council has appointed 17 new members to the Mayor’s Youth Council for 

2013-2014. The teens, all students from Duarte High School, will advise, recommend, and assist with 

activities and issues affecting young people in Duarte.

Newly appointed Mayor’s Youth Council members are: Natasha Martinez, Tiffany Felix, Rob

ert Owens, Mayra Guzman, Angela Gregory, Lorelei Near, Erik Pacheco, Jiselle Chavez, Hazel Gon

zalez, Yvette Estephan, Dominique Stumbaugh, Jared Evangelista, Tonnette Morehaead, Abryanna 

Howard, Ellie Abajian, Yanely Serrano, and Cristina Roman. 

Youth Council members are required to attend all Youth Council meetings and events, be a 

City of Duarte resident, or attend school in the Duarte Unified School District, and be motivated and 

committed to represent the teens of Duarte. Both middle-school and high school students apply for 


Among the activities of the Mayor’s Youth Council in 2012-2013, was the planning and host

ing of the third annual Duarte/Monrovia Youth Leadership Summit that brought together nearly 400 

teens from Duarte and Monrovia for a series of workshops at the Duarte Performing Arts Center. The 

Youth Leadership Summit was originally spearheaded by the Duarte Mayor’s Youth Council in 2011 

in partnership with the Monrovia Teen Advisory Board. Duarte and Monrovia alternate in hosting 

the event. The Mayor’s Youth Council also plans an annual Teen Community Movie Night scheduled 

to be held on September last September that attracted more than 300 teens, and hosted a speaker 

program at the Duarte Teen Center on the subject of substance abuse. 

For more information about the Mayor’s Youth Council, contact: Marilyn Mays at the Duarte 

Teen Center, (626) 303-0863. 

Monrovia Police Blotter 

During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 449 service events, resulting in 72 investigations. 
To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to
monrovia for crime mapping. For Police Department news and information, visit our website and follow 
us on Twitter for police notifications. 

Commercial Burglary / Petty Theft with Prior - Suspect ArrestedOn July 29, at 4:29 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 1600 block of South Mountain 
regarding a shoplifter in custody. A male suspect was being detained for stealing over $500 worth of 
merchandise and using a booster bag. A computer check revealed he had several prior thefts with 
convictions. The suspect was arrested and charged with burglary and petty theft with a prior. 

Mental Evaluation / Warrant – Suspect ArrestedOn July 31 at 4:00 p.m., an officer stopped a male in the 100 block of East Lemon, who had been 
reportedly bothering several store owners by walking in and out of their stores behaving oddly. A 
computer check revealed the subject had minor warrants out of Los Angeles. While the subject was 
being booked he was having delusional thoughts and began banging his body against the wall and the 
bars of the jail. The subject was taken to a hospital, where he was held for mental evaluation. 

Residential BurglaryOn July 31 at 8:21 p.m., an officer responded to the 500 block of West Foothill regarding a residential 
burglary. The victim went home after work and noticed someone had been in the home. She was unable 
to say what was taken. The suspect (s) entered through a front unlocked window. There were no 
signs of forced entry found. 

Tip of the WeekBeat the Heat – Check the Back Seat 

Never leave your child alone in a vehicle – It’s the Law! California Law Requires: That a parent, legal 
guardian, or other person responsible for a child who is 6 years of age or younger, may not leave that 
child inside 


Friends of the Monrovia Public Library will hold their monthly Half-Price BookSale in the Friends 
Store throughout the month of July. This month, adult books and media with a blue dot on the 
spine are half-price. While some items are individually 
priced, regular prices range from $0.25 to $2.00 Visit the Friends Store (Monrovia’s only Bookstore!) 
early for best selection. 

The Friends Store is located inside the Monrovia Public 
Library. Store hours are Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday, noon -5 p.m. 

The Friends of the Monrovia Public Library promote the Library by encouraging a greater use and 
appreciation of the literary, educational, and cultural advantages the library offers to the 

Drifting Secondhand 
Smoke Affects 

The poisonous chemicals in secondhand tobacco smoke 
affect any and everything it comes in contact with, 
including your children and pets. You and your loved 
ones deserve a clean air environment, with protection 
from unwanted secondhand tobacco smoke in your home 
and community. 

Join the Coalition for Clean Air Residential 
Environments (C.A.R.E.) of Sierra Madre. For a 
cleaner, safer, and healthier community. 

For more information, contact: 

(626) 229-9750 
Made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the 
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.