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.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Aztec Hotel Neon On An Overcast Morning

So, what's happening at the Aztec these days?  Does progress continue on the restaurant and building?  Is everything on hold?  Or...?

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

2013 Fountain To The Falls Race

Ruben Hernandez of Los Angeles approaches the waterfall in Monrovia Canyon Park near the half way point in the race.  He finished first with a time of 40:36:44.

Top female finisher out on the trail, Heather Huggins from Monrovia, came in with a time of 49:20:42.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Construction Begins On New Olive Avenue Condominiums

Work has begun on the future site of an 18 unit condominium complex in the 100 block of East Olive Avenue.  Adjacent to the Paragon Apartments.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dr. George Fischbeck Includes Monrovia In His New Book

A version of this photo, from the 2010 Monrovia Day Parade, is in his new book: Dr. George: My Life In Weather by Dr. George Fischbeck and Randy Roach.

I grew up watching Dr.George do the weather on channel 7, as did a lot of others.  He was unlike anyone else and the weatherman to watch.  I can still remember him, hand over heart, like it was yesterday.

Pick up the book and see why he's a local legend.  Read about his life, his accomplishments, the millions of dollars raised for multiple charities and see the photo of his visit to "his friends" in Monrovia.

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