March 13, 2017: Since I started Gem City Images way back in 2007, the photos posted here have been (almost) exclusively of Monrovia. All my other photos have been posted to various social media sites like Flickr, Instagram and Facebook.

While that seemed like a good idea, in reality it led to a lack of consistency that was frustrating for me and made it hard to follow along with the latest photos.

So, starting now, Gem City Images will no longer be exclusively Monrovia. If you still want to see Monrovia only, you can always click the "Monrovia" label on the right side but hopefully you'll follow along for the whole experience.

Even though Gem City Images refers to Monrovia, I decided to keep that as the blog name. No matter where I go, The Gem City is where it all started.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Cutting Down The Palm Trees



A crew was out this afternoon removing the palm trees that line Hillcrest between Myrtle and Encinitas.

Info from the City of Monrovia Public Works Scoop:
Tree Removals As of September 21, 2012, also scheduled are the following removals of Palm trees at:
  • 303 Bradoaks Avenue
  • 115-127 E. Hillcrest Boulevard
The removals will be completed by West Coast Arborists (WCA).
Note: WCA will be completing the removals in accordance with Fire Department regulations utilizing grant funding allocated for fire suppression in the foothill areas.  All area residents have been previously notified.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Train Tracks Removed


Work on the Gold Line continues with the removal of the train tracks.  The tracks alongside the old depot are already gone.


Looking eastbound, the tracks remain to drive over where they cross Myrtle Avenue.  Beyond the street, the tracks will soon be gone.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Moon Over Mooncats


Mooncat's Japanese / Sushi restaurant.  108 E. Lime Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Jack In The Box Construction


Former Pottery Ranch site.  Huntington Drive at Magnolia Avenue.
Will have a 24 hour drive-thru.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

Williams Fire 2012 Above Azusa / Glendora


Click photo for larger view.

An unfortunate combination of smoke from a devastating forest fire mixed with the wonder of a colorful sunrise.  The smoke from the Williams fire can be seen filling the bowl shaped indentation in the mountains on the left side of the photo.

The fire has burned approximately 4,000 acres in the Angeles National Forest so far and is only about 5% contained.

Not a Monrovia based photo, thank goodness, but it can be seen and smelled around town.

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