Monrovia is the fourth oldest general law city in Los Angeles County and the L.A. Basin (after Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Pasadena). Incorporated in 1887, Monrovia has grown from a sparse community of orange ranches to a residential community of 37,000.
Around 500 BC, a band of Shoshonean-speaking Indians named the Tongva established settlements in what is now the San Gabriel Valley. They were called the Gabrieliño Indians by early Spanish missionaries, a tribe of Mission Indians . The Tongva were not farmers; they gathered wild seeds, berries, and plants along rivers and in marshlands. Abundant oaks in the Valley, such as Coast Live Oak and Interior Live Oak provided a staple of the Tongva diet: acorn mush made of boiled acorn flour.
This station is currently approved for design/construction as part of the Gold Line Foothill Extension project Phase 2A. The station will open on March 5, 2016.
Santa Fe Depot
The station will reuse the former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway depot, built 1926. The 1926 station replaced a wooden depot built on the site in 1886 by the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad. Installed in 1887, a mule-drawn railway, a single passenger car, called the Myrtle Avenue Railroad at that time ran from the Monrovia station up Myrtle Ave to downtown Monrovia. On the way back down to the rail station, the mule was loaded onto a flatcar and downhill gravity took the cars back to the station. By the early 1920s the street car system was removed. Santa Fe Middle School near the station is named after the Santa Fe Railway.
The asking price is $1.698 million ... They built their dream house together around their day jobs — she made art and taught sculpture through MonroviaAdult Education, and he worked as a precision machinist ... Two bedrooms, including the primary suite, are at the end of a hallway ... “The house really is a piece of art,” she said ... The dining area.
The San Francisco International Arts Festival is celebrating its 20th season with a return to full programming June 8-18 at several venues in the city’s historic Mission District... More than 40 full-length performances will take place during the ten-day festival — including 16 world premieres in dance, music, performance art and theatre.
Also, I could have paid more attention to orange bridges ... Here's a sampling ... Next year. Bicycle tour guide Jennifer Nutting of downtown recommended that area's Arts District for its “graffiti art, murals, under the radar cool culture.” Frank Bigelow of Monrovia, who grew up by the beach in Santa Barbara, had the simplest suggestion of all ... Brown ... Kirby.
Myrtle Ave., Monrovia... Shop the artisan market of more than 200 local vendors selling indie goods, clothing, jewelry, home décor, housewares, art and food ... Eclectic Music Festival and Arts Crawl ... Porticos ArtSpace, 2033 E ... www.jewishsgpv.org/our-work/cultural-arts/jfedplayers ... HomeSweet Monrovia ... Myrtle Ave., Monrovia) ... Ongoing special art exhibit.
Poet Trapeta B ... Her work merges her love of art with her love of community through words often accompanied by jazz music. She was born in Monrovia, Liberia, and immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of eight ... ....
Fearman has been a professional artist for more than 45 years and is an active member of Mid- Valley Arts League, artist member of CaliforniaArt Club, ... She was commissioned to create “Bearlovian Paradise” as a permanent art installation for the MonroviaLibrary in 2010.
Something's happened in the four years since the California Native Plant Society — CNPS — had its last statewide conference ... diplomat Jun Bando, the first Asian American to hold that post ... ... 1 ... Nov ... 5 ... at the Monrovia Historical Museum, 742 E ... in Monrovia, features native plants as well as T-shirts, books and art work by local artists and other vendors.
Trick-or-Treat in Old TownMonrovia and HalloweenBash event with “parade of characters” at Library Park, 3-6 p.m ... 31 in Monrovia ... Cash-only for many food vendors and arts and crafts vendors ... Trick-or-Treat and Halloween Bash in Monrovia ... Myrtle Ave., Monrovia. Activities at the park include arts and crafts and photo booths.