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The Search for Monrovia’s New City Manager Has Begun
With the news last week that the City of Huntington Beach had offered Monrovia’s City Manager, Oliver Chi, the job in their community, the search began for his replacement. The recruitment flier for the position is already on the city’s website under jobs. Applications for the position are due by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Interviews of the applicants will be conducted on Sept. 6 and finalist interviews on Sept. 9. According to City Clerk Alice Atkins, there will be several panels interviewing the applicants, including the City Council, department heads, employees and members of the community. According to the flier, the ideal candidate would “understand the importance that humility plays in the provision of effective leadership; someone who values teamwork, and recognizes the critical importance of people in building a successful organization; someone who has a hands-on approach with deep and granular understanding of all facets of municipal operations; someone who is willing to take calculated risks, and only innovates to advance solutions to Monrovia-centric issues; someone who values consensus building and emphasizes community outreach; and someone who involves and creates a true partnership with the City Council in decision making process.” That is a tall order, but Chi leaves big shoes to fill behind him.
Chi leaves big shoes to fill. - File photo by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News
Driver Dies in Dramatic Early Morning Accident in Arcadia Honoring Foothill Unity Center Thursday, September 19, 2019 Monrovia Tennis Club 158 N. Sunset Place, Monrovia, CA 91016
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On Aug. 8, 2019, at approximately 3:15 a.m., officers responded to the 00 block of Las Tunas Drive, on the report of a solo vehicle traffic collision. A preliminary investigation revealed a red sedan was traveling westbound on Las Tunas Drive from Santa Anita Avenue. For unknown reasons, the vehicle struck the center median and crossed the eastbound lanes of traffic. The vehicle went up the curb and struck a nearby building. Paramedics from the Arcadia Fire Department responded and the driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. The identity of the driver
has not been confirmed at this time and there were no other occupants inside the vehicle. The case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5151, case number 19-3792. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” mobile app on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website lacrimestoppers. org.