November 25, 1990
A hiking trail that has been closed since World War II will be restored and reopened with a $50,000 state environmental grant funded by fees on personalized license plates. Work on the Ben Overturff Trail project has just begun, said Daniel Iwata, manager of the city's Community Services Department, and many details are still being worked out.
February 28, 1993 |
Bureaucratic neglect, trail user fees, severe storms . . . it hasn't been a great year for Southland trails and those who enjoy them. So I'm particularly pleased to report some good trail news: Introducing--drum roll please--the new Overturff Trail, a honey of a footpath that seems destined to become a favorite in the San Gabriel Mountains. The path leads through Sawpit Canyon, owned by the city of Monrovia, which also coordinated trail-building efforts.
March 9, 2004
When I am on the trail that leads to Monrovia Canyon Falls, I am reminded more of the East Coast than sunny Southern California. The park is a dense woodland, and it certainly doesn't seem like a place you'd find close to an urban area. It's a year-round hike that's equally pretty in all seasons. I started hiking there less than a year ago. I like it because it's easy -- there's not much of an incline -- and it makes me feel like I am far from South Pasadena, where I live.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1990
A hiking trail that has been closed since World War II will be restored and reopened with a $50,000 state environmental grant funded by fees on personalized license plates. Work on the Ben Overturff Trail project has just begun, said Daniel Iwata, manager of the Monrovia Community Services Department. Many details are still being worked out, he said.
March 24, 2009 |
Monrovia is often compared to Mayberry, the idyllic town from "The Andy Griffith Show," but don't let the "Old Town" tag fool you. Monrovia's main strip sits just 10 minutes east of Pasadena, at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, and it manages to blend its small-town charm with a bustling new energy that appeals to families and hip foodies alike. Old to be new The Peach Cafe (141 E. Colorado Blvd.,  599-9092, www.thepeachcafe.
March 16, 1995 |
Sixty-four Baldwin Park sixth-graders, laughing and splashing water, scrambled up the rocky banks of Monrovia Creek, looking for the perfect spot to release their tiny brown trout. As part of Kathleen Ashmore's two life science classes at Elwin Elementary School in the Baldwin Park Unified School District, the students had been observing the fish for the last eight weeks as they matured from small eggs to their current "fry" or pre-fingerling state.