While Glendora is often considered a safe and relatively quiet community, it had it share of crime, accidents, controversy and natural disaster in 2011.
In January, a class activity meant to demonstrate to children at Willow Elementary school the backfired when an uproar from concerned parents ensued.
Also in January, in Glendora near St. Lucy’s Priory High School on Sierra Madre.
In 2011, city voters elected . Tessitor was later selected as mayor of Glendora.
Safety on Glendora Mountain Road became a hot topic when a car collided with a horse and its rider in April.
The city continued to wage its battle against the state’s proposed shutdown of redevelopment agencies, deeming the proposal illegal and devastating to cities.
In May, Glendora PD nabbed a peeping tom suspected of secretly recording women and children in a Starbucks bathroom. In the same month, Glendora Police were also involved in a dangerous shootout with an armed robbery suspect at a busy Ralphs Supermarket. Only the shooter was injured in the incident. He later died of his injuries.
An openly gay Charter Oak High School coach’s claim he was fired over his sexual orientation sparked heated debate and protests from the small Charter Oak community in September.
As 2011 drew to a close, the San Gabriel Valley – including Glendora— was hit with a strong wind storm that toppled trees and power lines, causing City Manager Chris Jeffers to declare a state of emergency.
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