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Revised, but why?

There are two versions of the agenda for a closed session of City Clowncil on today. The revised one, linked to from various places on the site, has these two agenda items: CS-1 Conference with Legal Counsel, Existing Litigation... Continue Reading →


Just the latest haps around town

Big Big Bowden busted a move on S Madison that has the Monrealist rubbing his eyes and blinking. B3 plunked $1,100,000 on a large lot with a run down pair of houses on it, and listed a couple of months later  for $800,000... Continue Reading →

Prescient Property Owners Predicted Train Traffic

Do we laugh at these headlines? March 2, 2016: Tracks of My Tears – Gold Line Introduces New Traffic Delays March 11: 2016: Faulty part causes Foothill Gold Line crossing gates to malfunction March 22, 2016: Monrovia Seeks Help in Resolving Gold... Continue Reading →

That time they made an improper transfer of half a million bucks

  Just another one of those things the assistant city manager can't explain away...

Keep an Eye on these Old Buildings

What did they gnaw at with their articulated mandibles in the Dec. 16th meeting of the Historic Predestination Commission? First, please note that it doesn't say what they pledged allegiance to. The first two buildings are the pool hall and the community... Continue Reading →

Do they think we’re ‘toopid? No you can’t give millions in value to your friends, AGAIN!

This is getting crazy. This is not how real cities make great things happen. City Clowncil is buggering up the restoring and repurposing of the old Monrovia train station. For some reason they're essentially giving away the land and giving 1.5 million dollars for the restoration.... Continue Reading →

It’s not the Onion. It’s Mary Ann Lutz’s campaign ad.

Right. Except someone posted on Facebook ...that she taped it, and Lutz did try to give the foothills to the feds. This ad was pretty bad, but the campaign video...ouch ouch ouch. Some drunk. Some  not right in the head. Some... Continue Reading →

Anonymous Monrovia commenter is no George Eliot, but made some serious allegations

Who can tell Monrealist a little more about this rumored Cabo house? What year do the rumors say it was built?  Did rumor have it that Hopper paid nothing, not a peso? And what year did Bowden's daughter work in the office?... Continue Reading →

This is how you beat back crooked city governance

Is Monrovia too small and too vicious to allow for this kind of activism? After all, some basket-case on the other side might say something mean about you on Facebook if you show this kind of passion.

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