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Free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Offered in Duarte


DUARTE, CA, January 29, 2015 – The County of Los Angeles Fire Department is providing free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training with an emphasis on basic safety and life saving skills for the public starting April 15th. The approximate two-month course will be offered on consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm at the Duarte Community Center, 1600 Huntington Drive. Parking is available on site. CERT training is offered to participants 16 years or older or between 13-15 years with a parent in attendance.


City Council Recognizes City Employees and Commissioners for Service and Achievement


The Duarte City Council at it Janauary 13th meeting recognized over 19 City employees and commissioners representing 235 years of service to the citizens of Duarte.


Duarte Accepting Applications to Fill Two City Commission Openings

DUARTE, CA, January 14, 2015 – The City of Duarte will begin accepting applications on January 14th to fill resident positions on both the Public Safety and Economic Development City commissions. The expiration of term for the Public Safety appointment is Dec. 31,st 2015, and Dec. 31, 2017, for the Economic Development slot. The Public Safety Commission meets on third Tuesdays at 7:00 pm while the Economic Development Commission meets on the first Wednesday at 7:00 pm.  Both Commissions meet monthly in the Duarte Community Center.


Business Pros to Offer Students Insight Into Working World During 13th Annual City-Sponsored Groundhog Job Shadow Day

DUARTE, CA., January 13, 2015– More than 150 Duarte High School students will have the opportunity to spend a day learning about a variety of jobs and careers while they gain valuable insight into the working world during the 13th annual Groundhog Job Shadow Day slated for Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.


Hello Kitty Celebrated at Duarte Historical Museum in January & February

DUARTE, Ca - The Hello Kitty collection of Duarte Mayor Tzeitel Paras Caracci is on on exhibit at the Duarte Historical Museum and will remain through February. The anthropomorphic white Japanese bobtail cat with a red bow, affectionately known as “Hello Kitty” is a childrens' favorite, and is apparently revered by adults too. Tzeitel is two years older than the famed classic red-bowed kitty which turned forty this year.


Winter Shelter Program


Winter shelters provide shelter, warmth, food and comfort to homeless individuals during the cold and wet weather season.  The 2014-2015 Winter Shelter Program (WSP) operates between December 1, 2014 and March 15, 2015. A total of 1,521 beds are available across the City and County of Los Angeles at 21 different shelter locations.  For the past 20 years LAHSA has coordinated the Winter Shelter Program in partnership with local non-profit homeless service agencies to administer the day-to-day operations of each program site.


Fish Canyon Falls Trail Closed Temporarily due to Rock Slide


Duarte, CA - As a public safety precaution due to a rockslide on December 17th, both the Fish Canyon Access Trail and trail to the Falls are closed until the Angeles National Forest Service (ANF) evaluates the trail. At this time, it is undetermined when the trail will be re-opened.


Cities of Duarte, Azusa and Glendora to Open Doors as Host Town for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015


AZUSA, Calif., (Dec. 9, 2014) – The cities of Duarte, Azusa and Glendora announced today that the respective communities have been officially selected to participate in the Special Olympics World Games Host Town program from July 21 – 24, 2015. Before the Special Olympics World Games begin on July 25, 2015, more than 7,000 athletes from 177 countries will be welcomed to Southern California through the Host Town program. As many as one hundred communities from San Luis Obispo to San Diego will have the honor of being selected as an official Host Town.





DUARTE, CA November 26, 2014 – The Duarte City Council joined forces with Duarte Unified School District by signing an Anti-Bullying Pledge entitled “CHANGE” designed to establish a positive culture of acceptance, tolerance and respect throughout the City of Duarte. ‘This official pledge created by the Chicago School of Professional Psychology was undertaken at the recent joint City/School Board/Town Council Board Meeting on Thursday, November 13, 2014.


Duarte Awarded $325,171 Cal-GRIP Grant for Gang Prevention InterventionReintegration Programs


DUARTE, CA, November 14, 2014 -- The City of Duarte has been awarded a $325,171competitive state grant under the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention (CalGRIP) Program to sustain its gang prevention, intervention, and expand reintegrationprograms for 2015. The grant will be up for annual renewal for the next two years (through 2017), pending state restitution funds sourced from the State Budget Act, for a total of $975, 513 for three years.


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