April 24, 1986
The Monrovia Nursery Co., which has been located in Azusa since the mid-1950s, has outgrown its present site and may move out of the San Gabriel Valley, general manager Bruce Usry said. The nursery, now surrounded by homes and other structures, cannot expand beyond its 300-acre location at Foothill Boulevard and Citrus Avenue. Usry confirmed that the company has been looking at 500- to 600-acre sites in Ventura and San Diego counties.
January 22, 1987
The City Council has imposed a 45-day ban on the establishment of indoor swap meets or flea markets while the city staff draws up new regulations. The council acted after the staff reported that the opening of an indoor swap meet on Arrow Highway in an unincorporated area of Covina had triggered numerous inquiries about Azusa's swap-meet regulations.
January 8, 1987
A large house donated to the city will become Azusa's new museum of local history. The house, at 575 E. Foothill Blvd., is owned by the McKee family and is occupied by a university fraternity from Cal Poly Pomona. City Administrator Lloyd Wood said the building will be moved to City Park at an estimated cost of $19,000 to $38,000. The city also will spend $6,100 to build a new foundation for the house, Wood said.
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June 19, 2011 |
Dion Smith moved to Azusa because he liked the sleepy suburb, nestled at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, with easy access to canyon trails where he would go walking. The small San Gabriel Valley city felt like home — until the night of Dec. 5, 2001. That night, someone hurled a Molotov cocktail through the window of the house where Smith and his family were sleeping. The bottle did not ignite, and Smith, his wife and their 6-year-old daughter were unharmed. But soon after, they decided to leave Azusa for nearby Covina.
October 14, 1993
Aerojet announced this week that it will lay off about 200 employees--mostly managers--from one facility in Tennessee and four in California, including the Electronics Systems Division in Azusa. Officials had not yet determined how many workers would lose their jobs at the Azusa plant, which has about 1,600 employees, a spokeswoman for the aerospace company said.
March 22, 2008 |
Azusa Pacific upset fourth-seeded Louisiana State Shreveport, 83-69, on Friday in the second round of the National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics tournament at Kansas City, Mo. Forward Davon Roberts scored 22 points for the 13th-seeded Cougars (24-10), who advanced to the quarterfinals for the fourth year in a row. It's also the second year in a row that the Pilots (31-3) were eliminated by Azusa Pacific. ------ Idaho hired Utah State assistant Don Verlin as its head coach, replacing the fired George Pfeifer.
October 6, 1991
The state of California is experiencing a revolution that is taking place inside the home--mobile home, that is. Mobile home owners are banding together and rising up against unfair gouging by the owners of their parks. I am fortunate enough to be invited to attend Mobile Home Owners Assn. meetings at some of the mobile home parks in Azusa. These mobile home owners are giving their time toward a common goal: fairness and survival. I commend them for their fortitude. They not only address the City Council about their problems, but they also recognize the problems that are theirs and accept responsibility for them.
September 13, 1987 |
Irwindale may be getting the Los Angeles Raiders, but Duarte and Azusa want to make sure they are part of the game plan. At Duarte's urging, the city councils of the three communities will hold a joint meeting this week to begin coordinating possible economic opportunities and trying to ensure a successful move by the Raiders.
January 12, 1986
Crystal Canyon, a three-village, master-planned development of 365 residential units, opens today in Azusa with 54 town houses in the first village, which will ultimately consist of 110 town houses. The second village will include 142 condominiums in buildings of six or eight units, and the third village will consist of 113 town houses. Priced from $102,990 to $114,990, the first 54 town houses are available in one to three bedrooms, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 baths and 1,350 to 1,525 square feet of space.
October 4, 1987 |
Mayor Eugene Moses, who had said that his life had become smoother since he hired a private detective as a bodyguard and investigator, found himself in trouble last week while his detective was out of town. Moses got a ticket for running a stop sign, a citation for letting weeds get out of hand in his backyard and a rash that covered his body after he tried to cut down a patch of poison ivy.