Enjoy Monrovia!  This was home to Upton Sinclair and the first home of the company that became McDonalds.  Monrovia is a quaint town, started in the late 1800s, with lots of cute restaurants and places to relax.  But you will be at a robotics tournament!

Teams will be coming in from all over the Region, from Kern County to South Orange County out through Palmdale, Perris, and Lancaster.  Teams may be seeking food for lunch and other resources.  Some teams might need . . . mechanical parts?


Here’s some suggestions for breakfast if you get in town early, grabbing lunch, or dining after the event.


Planning to come in early to not drive in the early morning hours?  You can find TripAdvisor listings at http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g32729-Monrovia_California-Hotels.html.  Here are a few hotel suggestions:

Hardware and Electronics

Missing something important?  Gracious Professionalism might end up with parts you need from other teams, but if you need to find a missing wire or tool, here are some suggestions:

  • Home Depot, 1625 South Mountain Avenue, Monrovia, CA (7 minutes)
  • Wal*Mart, 1600 Mountain Avenue, Duarte, CA (7 minutes)
  • Best Buy, 1470 Mountain Avenue, Duarte, CA (8 minutes)
  • Radio Shack, 1088 Huntington Drive, Duarte, CA (7 minute drive)
  • Harbor Freight, 3660 East Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107 (Sat. 8 am – 9 pm) (10 minute drive)
  • Orvac Electronics, 1120 Shamrock Ave, Monrovia CA 91016, (626) 796 – 3291 (wire ties, wire management, connectors)(Sat. 10 am – 3 pm) (5 minute drive)