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Colorado Commons opens for sale as condominiums in Old-Town Monrovia A rare opportunity for 68 beautifully refurbished townhomes in the heart of Monrovia's beloved, walkable downtown

Duarte Senior Center opens as cooling center from May 13–17 To provide Duarte residents with relief from the heat when temperatures are expected to break triple digits, the Duarte Senior Center facility will remain open to the public until 7:00 pm everyday through Friday night May 17th. The facility, located at 1610 Huntington Drive next to the City pool, will be designated as the City’s official “Cooling Center.” The City also continues to work with Los Angeles County officials in an effort to have the Duarte branch of the Los Angeles County Library located at 1301 Buena Vista Street designated as one of 77 official Los Angeles County “Cooling Centers” prior to the start of Summer. Services available for Duarte residents utilizing the Cooling Center include

open seating in the dining hall, lounge and TV room,; restrooms; and water fountain. Meals and other beverages must be provided by the patrons of the cooling center. Additional information regarding the Senior Center Cooling Center can be obtained in the following manner: By calling Duarte City Hall 626-3577931 or the Senior Center at (626) 357-3513 or by visiting: ntent&view=article&id=67& Itemid=110 In general, if you plan to be outdoors, please take precautions to protect yourself from the sun and heat. • Avoid the sun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the burning rays are strongest. • Reduce physical activity.


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Colorado Commons, former for-lease townhomes in the heart of Old Town Monrovia, is resuming original plans to sell the community as condominiums. The 68 residences open for sale May 17, and are among very few opportunities to purchase high-end condominiums in the San Gabriel Valley. Polaris Pacific is managing the marketing and sales program for the community. Colorado Commons is set within a two-acre setting with neighborhood gathering spaces throughout. Its courtyards and stone-paved paseos lead to Monrovia’s friendly, walkable downtown, with quaint restaurants, shopping, schools, a farmers’ market and concerts in the park. “This is a rare opportunity for high-quality home ownership in the San Gabriel Valley,” said Michael Barker, CEO and Managing Director of Barker Pacific Group, the development group overseeing Colorado Commons. PCCP, LLC was the equity partner for the development of Colorado Commons. “Monrovia is an exceptionally desirable community nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Colorado Commons is literally steps away from Monrovia’s classic Old Town. There are no other offerings in the region

for condominium ownership hidden within one of the most charming small towns in California.” Colorado Commons’ 68 residences (including six flexible live-work units) range from one-bedroom plus oneor two-bath flats to spacious three-bedroom plus 2.5-bath townhomes. Prices range in the mid-$300,000s to the mid-$700,000s. Although the homes were built in 2008 to high-end specifications, all residences will be stylishly upgraded. Homes include granite countertops, stainlesssteel appliances, tile in bathrooms and washer/dryer laundry spaces in each home. Additions include hardwood floors in the living rooms, Berber carpeted stairs and many more upgrades. Colorado Commons offers two parking spaces per home; however, many residents leave their cars in the garage most of the weekend, as the many attractions of Old Town are right at their doorsteps. Historic Myrtle Avenue is designed for walking, with dozens of charming, independent shops and restaurants, along with a 12-screen movie palace. The popular Friday street fair includes a certified farmers’ market with craft and food booths, kiddie rides, live music and more. Liberty Park is

the quaint and quiet “town square” of the community, with new 28,000-square-foot Public Library, band shell, playground, fountain, shaded walkways. It is also the setting for classic community events such as Fourth of July fireworks celebrations. Monrovia will also soon benefit from the arrival of the Metro Gold Line light rail, offering residents convenient transportation to Pasadena, Downtown Los Angeles, and elsewhere in Southern California. The May 17 opening – including the unveiling of new models – is the first opportunity to purchase at Colorado Commons. Existing residents of Colorado Commons are offered right of first refusal for purchase as the homes are refurbished and released in phases. Interested homebuyers are encouraged to visit to join the interest list. “Colorado Commons, with its courtyards, paseos and stylish townhomes, is part of what makes downtown Monrovia so attractive,” said Barker. “It’s a village-like community concealed within a beautiful small town. But it won’t remain a secret for long: We expect strong interest in this rare opportunity.”

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• Wear a wide brimmed hat and light colored lightweight, loose fitting clothes when you are outdoors. • Avoid hot, heavy meals that include proteins. • Set your air conditioner between 75 to 80 • If you don’t have air conditioning take a cool shower twice a day and visit a public air conditioned facility. • Drink plenty of fluids even if you are not thirsty. Avoid alcohol. • Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 15 if you need to be in the sun. • Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps and increased thirst.

Recycle Used Oil & Filters! Do you change your car’s motor oil? Did you know that used motor oil and oil filters are recyclable? Used oil can be re-refined or processed into new motor oil. Currently only 46% of used motor oil is being recycled, which means 20 million gallons may be illegally entering California’s waterways via stormwater systems, posing a great risk to the environment. One gallon of used oil can contaminate a million gallons of drinking water; polluting our waterways and threatening fish and aquatic life. Prevent pollution; recycle used motor oil and filters! Local Certified Collection Centers that accept Used Motor Oil and Filters*: ARCADIA C&L Collision Center 132 Las Tunas Dr. (626) 445-6630 Firestone* 1500 S. Baldwin Ave. (626) 446-2164 Jiffy Lube 5 W. Huntington Dr. (626) 848-0796

SynFast Oil Change 3 E. Duarte Rd. (626) 574-7138

Homer’s Auto Service* 148 Lemon Ave. (626)358-6259

Pep Boys* 201 W. Huntington Dr. (626) 303-3906

Rusnak/Arcadia 55 W. Huntington Dr. (858) 447-1117

Metro Infiniti 821 E. Central Ave. (626) 303-1000

Pick-a-Part Auto* 3333 S. Peck Rd. (626) 445-2922


O’Reilly Autoparts* 723 E. Huntington Dr. (626) 303-2637

Sierra Autocars, Inc.* 1450 S. Shamrock Ave. * Accepts used oil filters (626) 359-8291

BMW of Monrovia 1425 S. Mountain Ave. (626) 358-4269

Oil Stop* * Accepts used oil filters 746 E. Huntington Dr. (626) 357-6711 SIERRA MADRE & BRADBURY Sierra Madre and Bradbury residents are invited to use any of these certified collection centers.

O’Reilly Autoparts* 37 Las Tunas Dr. (626) 447-0748

Call for hours of operation and quantities accepted. DO NOT LEAVE OIL/FILTERS UNATTENDED AFTER HOURS


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