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WHAT COULD DUARTE HOMEOWNERS DO WITH AN EXTRA $70?

January 16, 2018 

In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions and setting financial goals, Assessor Jeffrey Prang encourages Los Angeles County homeowners to apply for the Homeowners’ Exemption that can save owners of residential property $70 off their property tax bill each year.


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Volunteer for 2018 Homeless Count; Corrected Date January 23

January 9, 2018 

Interested in volunteering during the annual Homeless Count on January 23, 2018? The City of Duarte, in partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, will conduct its annual Homeless Count starting at 8:00 pm in the Duarte Community Center. Note: this is a correction to the date originally published in the winter edition of the Duarte City News.

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Mid-Year Budget Hearing February 27th

January 9, 2018 

The public is encouraged to attend and participate in the 2017 - 2018 mid-year budget presentation scheduled for the February 27th City Council meeting starting at 6:00 pm. The presentation will be during a workshop prior to the regularly scheduled meeting taking place in the Community Center located at 1600 Huntington Drive.

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CAL SCHOOL OF ARTS – SGV SCHOOL OF DANCE STUDENTS RECEIVE TRAINING FROM PROFESSIONALS SOPHIE MONAT & KAMILLE UPSHAW

January 4, 2018 

California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley’s (CSArts-SGV) School of Dance is excited to announce visits from two dance professionals this coming January as part of the school’s Master Artist Series, a program that brings notable artists, instructors and industry professionals to campus to educate and inspire students in their specific art disciplines.

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Duarte Unveils Banners Celebrating Its 60th Anniversary

December 21, 2017 

Cheers to 60 Years, the City’s yearlong anniversary celebration for the City of Duarte continues with the unveiling of 52 pole banners along Huntington Drive at intersections and a street banner across Buena Vista. The banner program features a combination of over 30 different contemporary and historical images of City parks, residents, facilities, the DHS Falcon Marching Band, the Gold Line and Citywide special events.

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CITY OF HOPE SPECIFIC PLAN

November 28, 2017 

City of Hope is seeking approval of the City of Hope Campus Plan which would provide direction for enhancement and development over a 20-year period. City of Hope is proposing additions to the existing outpatient (clinic), inpatient (hospital), research, office, industrial, warehouse, and hospitality uses.

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CITY OF HOPE INVITES YOU TO HELP DECORATE THE 2018 FLOAT FOR THE ROSE PARADE

November 22, 2017 

City of Hope is ready to kick off the New Year with a powerful message with their 46th float in the 129th annual Tournament of Roses Parade. The float showcases the Rose Parade’s theme of “Making a Difference” by emphasizing City of Hope’s commitment to groundbreaking research and patient-focused care. The physicians, nurses and patients riding the float symbolize City of Hope’s promise: better futures for cancer patients everywhere.

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Water Conservation in Duarte

November 14, 2017 

How do the Statewide water conservation regulations affect Duarte residents Water in Duarte is supplied by California American Water Company’s Los Angeles Service District; an urban supplier. The following statewide regulations/prohibitions apply to all Californians include:

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Name New City Park; Extend Through December 4

November 2, 2017 

The City will continue to take submittals to name its newest park through December 4, 2017. Please submit suggestions via the City's social media accounts or by emailing DuarteparksACTIVE@accessduarte.com


Construction is slated to begin in a few months on Duarte’s newest park. The former Third Street Park will be relocated to the corner of Oak and Third Streets and will be the City’s first themed park, honoring Duarte’s historic citrus industry and will include an orange fruit themed playground, native river rock walls embedded with Duarte historic citrus crate labels and more.

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Duarte Teams Up with MADIA Tech Launch and City of Hope for Innovate LA Dave Berkus to Discuss "Entrepreneurial Success Factors"

October 5, 2017 

DUARTE, CA - Join the City of Duarte, City of Hope and MADIA Tech Launch on Tuesday, November 7th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm as they co-host an evening with Dave Berkus, well known venture capitalist and 50-year entrepreneurial success story as he explores the key factors that lead to entrepreneurial success in the tech world.

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DUARTE RED RIBBON WEEK KICKS OFF OCTOBER 21st WITH A MARCH AGAINST DRUGS AND A PARENT UNIVERSITY

October 3, 2017 

DUARTE, CA, October 3, 2017 – Tie a red ribbon around our Huntington Drive trees in celebration of RedRibbon Week on October 21st starting at 9:00 am at the Duarte Teen Center, 1400 Buena Vista Street and join the rest of the Duarte community in taking a stand against drugs. The event, courtesy of a Duarte Public Safety crime prevention grant and several community sponsors, will feature free t-shirts, lunch, a pumpkin patch, and arts and crafts while supplies last. The 2017 theme is “Your Future is Key, So Stay Drug Free!”.

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Second Street at Oak Avenue Project

September 28, 2017 

The Gas Company will be upgrading their natural gas facility on Second Street just west of Oak Avenue. The project is scheduled to begin on October 2, 2017 and continue through December 8, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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New Mixed Use Project Approved for Huntington Drive

September 20, 2017 

Approval has been given for a new mixed use project on Huntington Drive with 161 luxury apartments and 5,560 square feet of commercial space. The project site is 1405-1437 Huntington Drive, currently vacant City owned property and Alex Romo Auto Repair.

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Duarte Marks its 60-Year History with A Series of “Route 66” Stencils along Huntington Drive

September 19, 2017 

To celebrate both its 60 years of incorporation and connection to the famous U.S. Highway, the Duarte City Council, the Duarte Historical Society and local State officials Anthony Portantino and Blanca Rubio will dedicate one of several Route 66 logos recently stenciled onto the famous road during a brief ceremony at 9:15 am in front of the City’s Plaza located at 1553 Huntington Drive.

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT TO GOVERNING BOARD

September 12, 2017 

(Duarte, CA) - On July 18, 2017, Mrs. Cheryl Taylor, former Vice President of the Governing Board of the Duarte Unified School District, filed notice with the Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools that she would resign as a member of the Governing Board effective July 31, 2017.

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THE DUARTE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CELEBRATES ITS NEW OFFICE LOCATION

August 28, 2017 

The Duarte Chamber of Commerce will continue its 97-year tradition of serving hundreds of Duarte businesses and community members in their new location at 1735 Huntington Drive. Their new home, located on the historical Route 66, is approximately 1,674 square feet in size and received approximately $50,000 in improvements funded by the City. The official grand opening is set for September 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm.

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DUARTE CELEBRATES THE 21ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROUTE 66 PARADE AND CITY’S 60TH YEAR OF INCORPORATION AT ANNUAL PICNIC AND CLASSIC CAR SHOW, SEPTEMBER 23

August 24, 2017 

DUARTE, CA, August 24, 2017 – With "Then and Now" as the theme of Duarte's 21st annual Route 66 Parade on Saturday, Sept. 23, parade-goers are encouraged to take to the streets and partake in the festivities starting at 10:00 am along Duarte’s Historic Route 66. The annual Duarte City Picnic and Classic Car Show at Royal Oaks Park will immediately follow the event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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ARE YOU READY FOR THE AMAZING FAMILY RACE OCTOBER 14th?

August 17, 2017 

DUARTE, CA, AUGUST 17, 2017 – Are you ready to compete in this year’s Amazing Family Race on Saturday, October 14, 2017? Sponsored by Foothill Transit and FSP Design, grab your families, work together as a team and participate in a day in Duarte filled with fun, adventure and prizes! The first-place team will be awarded $400, the second-place team will be awarded $300 and the third-place team will be awarded $200. All placing teams will also receive a family fun pack including various goodies and gift cards from local businesses.

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DUARTE DAY AT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR TO HAPPEN SEPTEMBER 13

August 17, 2017 

DUARTE CA, JULY 18, 2017- The City of Duarte invites the Duarte community to join the official “Duarte Day” Celebration at the Los Angeles County Fair on Wednesday, September 13th. In partnership with the Cities of Monrovia, La Verne, and the MAD communities, Duarteans will be able to come together to celebrate our “Community Hero” and join in a fun-filled community parade starting at 5:00 pm.


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NATIONAL PARKS/FEDERAL RECREATIONAL LANDS SENIOR PASS TO INCREASE EIGHTFOLD

August 8, 2017 

DUARTE, CA, August, 2017 - Beginning August 28, 2017, the Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass will increase from $10 to $80. The lifetime pass has not increased since 1994 and the new revenue will be used to enhance the visitor experience throughout every National park in the country; currently more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by 6 federal agencies. Senior Passes purchased before August 28, 2017, will be grandfathered in at the old rate and are good for life.

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Duarte Seeks Volunteers to Fill City Commissions; Informational Dinner to Be Held on September 26

August 7, 2017 

To facilitate the recruitment process and prepare applicants to serve on commissions, the City staff will be conducting a “City Commissioner Informational Workshop” for current commissioners and interested persons on September 26 starting at 5:00 p.m. in the Duarte Community Center. The two-hour event features an overview of commissioner responsibilities and roles, and will be followed by dinner.

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National Night Out Celebration 2017

August 2, 2017 

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, Los Angeles County Sheriff ‘s Deputies and fire fighters alongside Duarte Public Safety Personnel and elected officials mingled with residents at Duarte’s annual National Night Out celebration. Over 200 residents of all ages showed their support despite the rain at this community wide celebration over a free BBQ dinner and a sunset movie at beautiful Encanto Park.

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DUARTE CHAMBER SPEARHEADS WOMEN’S BUSINESS EXPO “TURN YOUR PASSION INTO POWER” ON SEPTEMBER 9th

August 1, 2017 

DUARTE, CA, August 1, 2017 – San Gabriel Valley workforce leaders and the Duarte Chamber of Commerce are again partnering a to host the annual Women’s Business Expo “Turn Your Passion into Power” scheduled for September 9, 2017 from 9am-2pm. The expo, held at the Duarte Senior Center located at 1610 Huntington Dr. charges a minimal fee of $10 per attendee which includes continental breakfast, lunch, giveaways and much more.

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Duarte School Board Member Vacancy Information

July 31, 2017 

Due to the resignation of Cheryl Taylor, Board Vice President, the Duarte Unified School District will have a vacancy on its Board of Education on July 31, 2017. At the Regular Board Meeting of July 20, 2017, the Governing Board announced the process to fill the vacancy by a provisional appointment from among qualified applicants.

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DUARTE OFFERS WORK INVESTMENT NETWORK (WIN) SUMMER PROGRAM BENEFITTING AT-RISK YOUTH

July 18, 2017 

The City of Duarte continues its long tradition of creating empowering opportunities for at-risk youth through the launching of the Work Investment Network (WIN) summer internship program. WIN, a collaboration of the City of Duarte and Duarte Unified School District created a unique opportunity for 20 at-risk teens and young adults aged 16 – 24, to gain meaningful work experience at a variety of work sites throughout the community.

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American Planning Association Recognizes Duarte for Town Center Specific Plan

June 29, 2017 

The City of Duarte has received the “Best Comprehensive Plan for a Small Jurisdiction” award from the Los Angeles Section of the American Planning Association for its Duarte Town Center Specific Plan. The plan was recognized for its innovative and transformational planning techniques, model land use and economic development policy, and utilization of creative incentive-based zoning as its foundation.

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LEARNING TO LIVE WITH AND ENJOY BEARS PROGRAM BY RANGER BOSELL

June 27, 2017 

Recognizing that bears are wild animals and danger could exist, Ranger Bosell also sees the lovable side of these animals and suggests ways to live with them in harmony. She has stories to tell! Some are humorous, some scary and some just plain fun. Along the foothills we are in bear country and many residents have had close encounters.

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Cal American Performs Nighttime Construction Activity Starting June 13th

June 7, 2017 

California American Water is upgrading the infrastructure that provides water service to customers in the community. They are planning to install a new 8-inch water main through the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Huntington Drive. The new water main is an important part of the water system and will provide reliable and safe water for years to come.

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“Random Acts of Music” Makes a Stop in Duarte

June 2, 2017 

Pasadena Pops and Symphony will bring its “Random Acts of Music” program to the City of Duarte on Wednesday, June 21st from, 5:30 - 7:00 pm with a free concert for the Duarte community in the Grocery Outlet parking area located at 1322 Huntington Drive. For additional information, contact the Duarte Chamber at 626-357-3333.

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Duarte Accepting Applications Beginning June 2017 to Fill Two Economic Development Commission Openings

June 1, 2017 

The City of Duarte is accepting applications to fill two positions on the Economic Development Commission (EDC); one for a business representative expiring December 31, 2017 and the other for a residential representative expiring December 31, 2019. Duarte residents and business owners (City residency not required) interested in serving on the EDC commission will have until July 3, 2017 to apply.

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CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS – SAN GABRIEL VALLEY OPENS DOORS TO MORE THAN 700 ARTISTICALLY MINDED SEVEN THROUGH 11TH GRADE STUDENTS FOR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AUG. 14

June 1, 2017 

Duarte, Calif.—Aug. 8, 2017—California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley (CSArts-SGV), a new public charter school offering unparalleled opportunities for middle and high school students passionate about the arts, opens with the first day of school on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Since June 30, 2016, when the Duarte Unified School District (DUSD) School Board unanimously approved the charter, CSArts-SGV has accepted more than 700 students in grades seven through 11 (next year will expand to include grade 12).

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City of Duarte Re-Launches Semi Monthly enews

May 26, 2017 

DUARTE, CA, May 25, 2017 – Duarte residents, business members and others who enjoy keeping up to keep up to date on the latest news from the City of Duarte can subscribe to our free, semi-monthly enews that re-launched after a long hiatus on Friday, May 25, 2017.

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Duarte and LA County Sheriff Continue to Aggressively Address Crime

May 16, 2017 

In an effort to reach out to our community with accurate and current information, the City of Duarte’s Public Safety Office in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department (LASD) wanted to reassure our community about our continued and pro-active fight against crime as we strive to keep our residents safe daily.

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COMMUNITY MEDIATION TEAM HOSTS 1.5-MILE MARCH FOR PEACE

May 11, 2017 

DUARTE, CA, MAY 11, 2017- In tribute to the resent victims of violence and their families, the Community Mediation Team will be hosting a 1.5-mile March for Peace on May 20, 2017. The Peace March will promptly begin at 9 a.m. at Duarte City Hall, 1600 Huntington Drive Duarte Ca, 91010, and end at the Mary Wilcox Youth Center, 843 East Olive Avenue Monrovia CA, 91016.

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Reilly Receives Governor’s Appointment

May 9, 2017 

DUARTE CA, MAY 8, 2017- Liz Reilly, Duarte Councilmember since 2011, was recently appointed to the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountain Conservancy (RMC) by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. This position does not require Senate confirmation nor is there compensation.

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DUSD TO HOST SPECIAL OLYMPICS MAY 12

May 8, 2017 

For the second year in a row, DUSD will partner with the Special Olympics Southern California to host the the San Gabriel Valley Spring Games on FRIDAY, May 12 at the Duarte High School Falcon Stadium.

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Taste of Duarte and Business Expo, May 24

April 24, 2017 

Mark your calendar for Duarte's premier event; the Duarte Chamber of Commerce Taste of Duarte and Business Expo, featuring over 85 local restaurants and businesses on May 24, 2017 at Westminster Gardens, 1900 Huntington Drive.

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LA COUNTY FIRE HOSTS BRUSH FIRE DRILL ABOVE DUARTE, MAY 8, 9 & 10th

April 12, 2017 

DUARTE, CA, APRIL 12, 2017 – In preparation for fire season, LA County Fire Division II will host a Brush Drill in Spinks Canyon above the Cities of Bradbury and Duarte on May 8th, 9th and 10th, from 8:30-1:30 PM daily. Each session will begin with an overview of our current structural defense tactics and unified command communications. Immediately following, fire personnel will participate in a series of drills and exercises in the general area.

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Duarte Leader & Volunteer, Steve Hernandez Receives Community Service Award

April 12, 2017 

DUARTE, CA - The California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) and the City of Duarte recently honored long-time volunteer and community leader, Steve Hernandez with the distinguished Community Service Award at its annual Awards Dinner earlier this month. Hernandez has dedicated much of his time and energy towards improving the City of Duarte serving as a hardworking volunteer at the Senior Center for numerous years.

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CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY AT DUSD

April 2, 2017 

(Duarte, CA) – If you’ve visited the district office of the Duarte Unified School District lately, you have seen for yourself that the promise of the future has already arrived. The modern design of the remodeled lobby matches the bold academic renaissance taking place throughout the district.

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DUARTE CELEBRATES “DEMOLITION DAY” APRIL 12th PAVING THE WAY FOR TOWN CENTER SPECIFIC PLAN DEVELOPMENT

March 28, 2017 

DUARTE, CA, MARCH 28, 2017 – Join City officials and members of the public for a light lunch and celebration on April 12th at 3:00 pm as the former Sparr Liquor building at the corner of Huntington Dr. and Buena Vista St. closes. The event marks the beginning of the demolition process paving the way for yet another chapter in the Duarte Town Center Specific plan. This exciting development comes on the heels of the adoption of the Plan which was approved last Fall and is already spurring new interest in the area.

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DUARTE ROAD PEDESTRIAN UPGRADES UNVEILING, APRIL 11th at 5:00 PM

March 28, 2017 

DUARTE, CA, MARCH 28, 2017 – Biking and walking to and from the Duarte/City of Hope Gold Line Station just got a lot easier for Duarte residents with the addition of new sidewalks, lighting, landscaping, directional signs and bike lanes. Join Duarte officials on April 12th as they celebrate these pedestrian upgrades in an unveiling ceremony at the Duarte/City of Hope Gold Line Station Parking Lot starting at 5:00 pm.


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$10,000 REWARD OFFERED FOR INFORMATION ON THE MURDER OF KIRINDA LAVAR MOREHEAD, DUARTE RESIDENT

March 23, 2017 

DUARTE, CA, MARCH 23, 2017- Kathryn Barger, newly elected member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors spearheaded the approval of a $10,000 reward to any individual with information leading to the location of suspect(s) in the recent murder of Duarte resident, Kirinda Lavar Morehead. Morehead was shot February 18th in front of his home at around 8:30 pm on Mount Olive Drive after parking his car on the 2300 block of Bashor Street. The incident does not appear to be gang related nor is victim a known gang member. The responsible party is still at-large.

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DUARTE TO REMAIN AT GREEN ALERT LEVEL FOR EXPECTED RAINSTORM

March 22, 2017 

DUARTE, CA, MARCH 22, 2017 - The National Weather Service has notified the City of Duarte that an upcoming Saturday storm is expected to produce 1/4” to 1/2” inch of rain in the community. The City will remain at Green level during this minor event and it is not anticipated to damage the Duarte hillsides left barren by the Fish Fire last year. No EOC operations are anticipated this weekend and both LA County Department of Public Works and Duarte Public Safety will monitor the weather and the impacted mudslide areas throughout the rest of the week.

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City of Duarte Paints Curb Addresses

March 21, 2017 

The City of Duarte has hired a contractor, Care for the Children, to refresh painted curb addresses citywide. This service is being provided at no cost to residents or property owners. Please do not pay the painters or anyone that requests a fee or donation for curb painting.

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EDISON CONSTRUCTION ON HUNTINGTON DRIVE TO CAUSE LANE CLOSURES; STARTS MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017

March 16, 2017 

DUARTE, CA, MARCH 16, 2017- Southern California Edison will be replacing an electrical vault at the northwest corner of Huntington Drive and Windsor Circle,1935 Huntington Drive beginning March 20th causing westbound traffic to be reduced to one lane. The four-week electrical vault replacement process requires the temporary relocation of live wires causing the sidewalk to not be available to pedestrian traffic as well.

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SCE CONDUCTS MAINTENANCE POWER OUTAGES ON MARCH 14TH AND 15TH AFFECTING 313 CUSTOMERS

March 13, 2017 

SCE CONDUCTS MAINTENANCE POWER OUTAGES ON MARCH 14TH AND 15TH AFFECTING 313 CUSTOMERS


DUARTE, CA, MARCH 13, 2017 – On the dates of March 14th and 15th,, a total of 278 residential customers, 35 business, and 2 traffic signals will be involved in a 9 hour maintenance outage conducted by Southern California Edison. This scheduled maintenance will begin on Tuesday, March 14th at 8:00 pm and end at 4:30 am on Wednesday, March 15th.

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Pilot Street Sweeping Program Update; Warnings begin April 12th, Citations May 10th

March 8, 2017 

Starting the week of March 6th and concluding on the 31st, the City of Duarte will be adding both updated and new parking restriction signs to streets within the designated Street Sweeping Pilot Program area. The new signage was in response to action taken by the Duarte City Council on October 25, 2016 to revamp the original pilot program that required vehicle removal from both sides of the street on street sweeping days to allowing residents to park on one side one day, and the other side the next.

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DUARTE AND BRADBURY HONOR THE ENVIRONMENT, APRIL 8 DURING JOINT “EARTH DAY” VOLUNTEER PROJECT

February 22, 2017 

DUARTE, CA, February 21, 2017 – Duarte and Bradbury will honor the Earth with a variety of joint community volunteer projects starting at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 8th at the Duarte Teen Center. This year’s Earth Day celebration, sponsored by Burrtec Waste Industries, Volunteer Center of the San Gabriel Valley, Upper San Gabriel Municipal Water District, and the LA County Sanitation Districts will include the planting of drought tolerant plants and trees in Encanto Park and Bradbury, cleaning the Royal Oaks Trail, Duarte Park and retail parking lots along Huntington Drive.

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COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP DAY AND DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT ON APRIL 8

February 19, 2017 

DUARTE, CA, February 19, 2017 – Duarte and Burrtec Waste will hold its bi-annual Duarte Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at two convenient drop-off locations where residents can dispose of large refuse items and e-waste. The locations are the Duarte Civic Center at 1600 Huntington Drive and Beardslee Elementary School at 1212 Kellwill Way, Duarte, CA, 91010. Please note that at this event, hazardous waste will not be accepted. For household hazardous waste information, please call (800) 238-0172 or visit dpw.lacounty.gov/epd/hhw/

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Update: LASD Homicide Shooting Death Investigation, 2300 BLK Bashor Street, Duarte

February 19, 2017 

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the shooting death of a male Black adult that occurred on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 8:18 p.m. on the 2300 block of Bashor Street, Duarte. Based on information gathered through the ongoing investigation, the Sheriff's Department has at this point, ruled out the possibility that this crime was either gang or race related.

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Fish Fire Impact Area Storm Update

February 15, 2017 

The City has been receiving many calls about the upcoming atmospheric river event designated to hit our community this Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18th. Based on current available information, the City is planning to declare a Yellow Alert Level starting tomorrow, February 16th at noon in the Fish Fire Impact Area with the possibility of moving to the Red Alert Level, Friday, February 17th at 7:00 am.

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Fish Fire Impact Area Storm Update; Red Alert Level Continues; 202 Homes Under Mandatory Evacuation Orders; Evacuation Site Open at Community Center; Street Closures in Place; Storm Expected To Hit After 2 pm

February 15, 2017 

At 5 pm, the National Weather Service (NWS) declared a Flash Flood Warning for the Fish Fire Burn Area until 8 pm as the City continues to brace for what the NWS is calling an “atmospheric river event” that will be impacting the City of Duarte and the Fish Fire Impact Area today and tomorrow, February 17th and 18th generating up to an inch an hour in rain including wind gusts of up to 70 MPH. The City remains at Red Alert Level in the Fish Fire Impact area since 7 am on the 17th placing approximately 202 homes under mandatory evacuation.

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LA County Public Works conducting 24 hour emergency work to clear debris from Fish Fire Area starting 2/17 at 6AM & Ending Today @ 5:00 pm

February 14, 2017 

A strong winter storm is expected to reach the Los Angeles County Region as early as Thursday evening, with significant rain expected in the post Fish Fire Burn Area through the weekend. To restore Maddock Debris Basin’s ability to protect downstream residents and property, LA County Public Works will perform an emergency 24-hour-a-day operation of hauling sediment and debris from the basin, located in the City of Duarte, to Manning Pit in the City of Irwindale.

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COMMUNITY INVITED TO ATTEND FREE HEALTH FAIR ON MARCH 4

February 13, 2017 

DUARTE, CA, February 13, 2017 – Duarte, “The City of Health” encourages our community to keep “health” as their top priority for 2017 by attending a free health fair on Saturday, March 4th from 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the Duarte Community Center, 1600 Huntington Drive, Duarte, CA 91010. During the event, a variety for free services will be available including full panel blood testing (Note: an individual must fast eight hours before test); bone density, dental, vision, blood pressure and body mass index screenings; ask a dietician and ask a pharmacist booths and a colorectal cancer screening take home kit.

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City Moves Back to Green Alert Level; Weekend Storm Indicates Light Showers

February 7, 2017 

The City of Duarte has moved back to the Green Alert Level as of February 7th and Duarte Transit has resumed normal operations. In terms of pending weather events, the National Weather Service has alreadly advised city officials regarding an upcoming Friday, February 11th and Saturday the 12th storm. Preliminary weather models are indicating light showers of 1/2" to 1" rain totals with intensity rates of a 1/4" an hour. If these models remain consistent, the City expects to stay at a Green Alert Level through the weekend. Additionally, Los Angeles County Public Works will not be issuing a phase flow alert for the Fish Fire Impact Area at this time.

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Fish Fire Impact Area Storm Update; Duarte Moves to Yellow Alert Level Starting at 11:00 pm Tonight; National Weather Service Issues Flood Advisory

February 5, 2017 

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory this morning and has also advised the City that a storm will affect the community Sunday night through Monday with periods of moderate rain totaling 0.5 to 1.50 inch with potential for rainfall rates to move to up to one half inch per hour. Additionally, there is a chance of moderate to strong winds with gusts 30 to 50 mph. Rain chances continue through Tuesday into Wednesday morning. This storm may be intense enough to create mud and debris flows in recent burn areas. Currently, Los Angeles County Public Works has issued a No Phase

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Debris to Be Removed From Greenbank Ave. Starting January 31st

January 30, 2017 

The City of Duarte will begin to transport sediment that was stockpiled at Greenbank Avenue to the Los Angeles County Manning Pit Facility starting Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The City’s contractor Sully-Miller will begin transporting the sediment from the stockpile starting at 7:00AM, and anticipates work to take three days to complete.

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Duarte City Hall Serves as a Vote By Mail Drop-Off location For March 7th Consolidated Special Election

January 24, 2017 

With the goal of providing convenient, accessible, secure, and transparent options for Duarte voters (and all L.A. County voters) to cast their ballots on, and before, Election Day, Duarte City Hall is now a "Vote By Mail Drop-Off Location" for voters to drop off their Vote By Mail (VBM) ballots. The ballot box is located in the Reception Area of City Hall, easily accessible for members of the public to drop off their VBM ballots, and is available from February 6 - March 6, 2017.

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Fish Fire Impact Area Evacuation Orders Lifted at 2:00 pm, City Moves to Yellow Evacuation Alert Level; Evacuation Shelter and Mobile Animal Shelter to Start Closure

January 23, 2017 

Mandatory Evacuation orders will lift today at 2:00 pm for the approximately 180 homes in the Fish Fire Impact area and the City will move to the Yellow Alert level. Once the orders have been lifted, residents impacted by the evacuation may return to their homes with proper ID. Identification check points will remain in place until 10:00 pm tonight at the following intersections: Royal Oaks and Greenbank, Bettyhill and Conata, Royal Oaks and Mel Canyon, eastbound Fish Canyon at Mel Canyon, westbound Fish Canyon at Mel Canyon, Mountaincrest and Deerlane, and Brookridge and Tannencrest.

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SoCalGas Announces SoCalGas Advisory; Customers urged to conserve natural gas

January 23, 2017 

LOS ANGELES, January 23, 2016—Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced that a “SoCalGas Advisory,” will be issued for tomorrow, January 23, 2017. A SoCalGas Advisory asks customers to immediately reduce their natural gas use to help lower the risk of possible natural gas and electricity shortages. The Advisory will be in effect beginning at 7am tomorrow and remain in effect until further notice.

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Fish Fire Impact Area Storm Update; Duarte at Yellow Level; Early Trash Pick Up from Driveways; Impacted Streets Open and Clear; Heavier Rain Projected 1/20

January 19, 2017 

The National Weather Service has advised the City that the series of storms will continue to move through Duarte through the weekend. Friday, January 20, rainfall rates of a half inch or more an hour are expected. Heaviest rain is predicted between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This may potentially trigger mud or debris flows in the Fish Fire Impact Area.

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Fish Fire Impact Area Storm Update; Burrtec Will Collect Trash in Impact Area between 7 and 8 am on 1/13; National Weather Service Flash Flood Warning Continues thru 9 p.m., City of Duarte Remains at Yellow Level; Melcanyon above Fish Canyon Remains Close

January 12, 2017 

The National Weather Service flash flood watch that began at approximately 9 a.m. this morning will continue until 9 p.m. tonight. Due to the storm’s intensity, debris flow has occurred on Melcanyon Road between Brookridge and Fish Canyon requiring a staffed street closure and clean-up by both City and Contractor crews. The street closure will remain in effect until 9 p.m. tonight, after the storm passes. Between 7 and 8 a.m. on Friday, January 13th, Burrtec will conduct refuse and recycling service on Melcanyon Rd. between Brookridge and Fish Canyon, and on Opal Canyon between Brookridge and Melcanyon Rd. Transit will not be in operation in the Fish Fires Impact Area tomorrow to facilitate the clean up operation. The City’s Emergency Operations Center remains at the monitoring level until the clean up is complete.

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ANNUAL CESAR CHAVEZ SERVICE PROJECT MARCH 25, 2017, WESTMINSTER GARDENS

January 12, 2017 

DUARTE, CA, January 12, 2017 – Celebrate the birthdate of the late Labor Leader Cesar Chavez by volunteering in your community project on March 25, 2017 on the 32-acre campus of Westminster Gardens. The annual Cesar Chavez volunteer Project, coordinated by Duarte’s Promise: The Alliance for Youth and Westminster Gardens, will kickoff at 8:30 a.m. at Westminster Gardens located at 1420 Santo Domingo in the City of Duarte.

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Fish Fire Impact Area Storm Update; Duarte Returns to Green Level; EOC Deactivated; Impacted Streets now Open and Clear; Light Rain Projected for next storm on 1/11

January 8, 2017 

As a result of the storm that occurred in the early hours of Monday, January 9th, approximately 50 cubic yards of debris was released and settled on both Mel Canyon Road and Deerlane Drive. The City’s Field Services staff worked this morning through early afternoon to clear the debris. Road closures were lifted by noon and staff will continue to clear small debris by hand until later today. The City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was also deactivated at 12:30 p.m.

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CITY OF HOPE AND CITY OF DUARTE 2017 ROSE FLOAT DAZZLES CROWDS

January 2, 2017 

DUARTE, CA, January 2, 2017 – Together, the City of Hope and the City of Duarte unveiled their joint Rose Parade entry "The Miracle of Science with Soul" as part of the 128th annual Tournament of Roses parade this morning on the streets of Pasadena. The float, decorated by Phoenix Decorating Company, was the fifth entry down Colorado Boulevard this morning and featured Darrell George, Duarte City Manager and Cancer survivor.

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Fish Fire Impact Area Storm Update; Storm Upgraded to a Phase I Flow Forecast, EOC Opens Today at 1:00 pm, City of Duarte Remains at Yellow Alert Level

December 31, 2016 

Los Angeles County Public Works has now upgraded their alert to a Phase 1 Debris Flow Forecast. The National Weather Service had advised the City this morning that a fast moving storm system is predicted to move through Duarte that may generate periods of heavy rain starting the afternoon of December 31st through the evening. Rainfall rates may reach levels that could trigger mud or debris flows in the Fish Fire Impact Area

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Fish Fire Impact Area Storm Update; City of Duarte Moves to Green Alert Level; All Road Closures Lifted; Minor Clean Up will Start Again 12/26

December 24, 2016 

The City of Duarte has moved to Green Alert Level and all road closures have been lifted following a mud and debris flow that occurred overnight on December 23rd through early morning through December 24th. The approximate 650 cubic yards of mud and debris was located primarily at the intersection of Melcanyon and Deerlane.

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VOLUNTEER’S NEEDED FOR DUARTE 2017 HOMELESS COUNT

December 22, 2016 

DUARTE, CA, December 22, 2016 – The homeless population, although often silent and in the shadows, are part of the demographic make-up of Southern California. To accurately count this often-vulnerable group, the City of Duarte opted to participate in the 2017 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count sponsored by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA).

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Holiday Suspension of Overnight Parking Enforcement

December 19, 2016 

Residents and visitors will not have to obtain temporary overnight parking permits for passenger vehicles parked on City streets December 23rd, 24th, 25th, 30th and 31st and January 1st and 2nd. This permit suspension affords the community the opportunity to entertain guests and visitors without worrying about purchasing permits during the holidays. Overnight parking enforcement will resume on January 3, 2017.

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Duarte to Hold Sneak Peek Event for New Performing Arts School

December 11, 2016 

Duarte, CA) - Duarte Unified School District (DUSD) is hosting a Sneak Peek Event on Saturday, Dec. 17, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Duarte Performing Arts Center (1401 Highland Avenue, Duarte, 91010) to showcase what’s in store for all of the district’s schools next year and to provide a look at the signature program offerings that can only be found in Duarte schools.

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DUARTE FOOTBALL STORMED INTO PLAYOFFS AFTER WINNING MONTVIEW LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

November 21, 2016 

(Duarte, CA) - From 3-17 the last two years to league champions and competing in the CIF playoffs, that’s the remarkable turnaround for the Duarte High School football team. Under first-year head coach James Heggins, Duarte hosted Laguna Beach on Friday night (11-11-16) at 7:30 p.m. at Falcon Stadium in the first round of the Division 13 playoffs. Duarte USD streamed the game live at http://www.mldistrict.com/districts/ca/duarte/.and it wias also broadcasted by Laguna Beach on radio station KX93.5. Duarte was 7-3 and champions of the Montview League, while Laguna Beach won its last four games to go 6-4 and finish third in the Orange Coast League. Sadly, Duarte's season came to a close that night when they lost to Laguna, 26-21.

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ST. FRANCIS DAM DISASTER PRESENTATION AT THE DUARTE MUSEUM ON DECEMBER 2.

November 14, 2016 

The ill-fated St. Francis Dam located a mere fifty miles north of Los Angeles collapsed just before midnight on March 12, 1928, unleashing miles of liquid horror and drowning more than 450 people before reaching the ocean. Author-historian Paul Rippens will relive this disaster in a power point program at the general meeting of the Duarte Historical Society & Museum, 6:00 p.m. on December 2 at the Museum, 777 Encanto Parkway, Encanto Park, Duarte. Admission is free.

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SAN GABRIEL VALLEY ENERGY WISE PARTNERSHIP OFFERS FREE LED HOLIDAY LIGHT EXCHANGES

November 14, 2016 

On Saturday, November 19th, the San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership (SGVEWP) will launch its Holiday Light Exchange at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. This event will offer San Gabriel Valley residents that are Southern California Edison customers the opportunity to exchange an old incandescent holiday light string for a new ultra-efficient light string. The event in Covina will be the first of nine similar exchanges that will take place at various locations in the San Gabriel Valley during the months of November and December.

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4th ANNUAL DUARTE UNITY MARCH CELEBRATES COMMUNITY PEACE

November 3, 2016 

DUARTE, CA, October 31, 2016 – The 4th Annual City of Duarte Unity March themed “Imagine all the People Living Life in Peace” is scheduled for Saturday, November 5th and will begin at 9:00 a.m. This youth driven event presented by the Duarte Mayor’s Youth Council provides a platform to raise awareness about race relations and call upon the community to continue living in peace. All members of the community are invited to participate in what promises to be an exciting event.

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DUARTE MAYOR’S PRAYER BREAKFAST NOVEMBER 23RD; BUY TICKETS ON-LINE NOW!

November 1, 2016 

DUARTE, CA – Duarte will express its thanks to outstanding community volunteers and kick off the holiday season at the 31st annual Mayor’s Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast and 29th annual Duarte Chamber Community Service Recognition Awards. The event will be held Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the City of Hope Cooper Auditorium, 1500 E. Duarte Rd. Buy tickets now by clicking here.

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Updated Storm Advisory: Evacuation Order for Homes Lifted, EOC and Evacuation Site Close

October 26, 2016 

Based on updates from the National Weather service, the City of Duarte has lifted mandatory evacuation orders, closed its Evacuation Center and is in the process of demobilizing its Emergency Operations Center. Since Wednesday, October 26th, the City has been confering with experts including the National Weather (NWS) Service. Prior to this time, the NWS was advising that a storm would impact Duarte beginning Friday, October 28th resulting in up to an inch and ½ of rainfall predicted sometime between 6:00 AM and Noon. Ten homes in the Fish Fire Impact area would be under mandatory evacuation orders however, the balance of the Impact Area will remain at the Green Alert level not subject to any type of restriction.

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NOTED FORMER PLAYER TO COACH DUARTE BASKETBALL

October 25, 2016 


(Duarte, CA) – Basketball has taken Jelani Gardner all over the world and now he’s ready to share a few of the lessons he’s learned with the boys basketball team at Duarte High School.

It’s a perfect match for both Gardner and the Falcons as he brings a lifetime love affair with basketball to a campus that has struggled to field a successful team in that sport in recent years.


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Duarte Celebrates Red Ribbon Week October 22 - 29th

October 11, 2016 

Hundreds of red ribbons will flutter along Huntington Drive in honor of the annual Duarte “Red Ribbon Week” celebration happening during the week of October 22-29. All members of the Duarte community are invited to join the rest of the nation as we march against drugs and tie red ribbons on trees along Huntington Drive starting at 9:00 am at the Duarte Teen Center on October 22, 2016. Volunteers will be provided with free t-shirts, lunch, and crafting activities. This event is an official part of the Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley’s 26th annual “Make a Difference Day” activities.

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Vote by Mail Location Available at Duarte City Hall

October 11, 2016 

With the goal of providing convenient, accessible, secure, and transparent options for Duarte voters (and all L.A. County voters) to cast their ballots on, and before, Election Day, Duarte City Hall is now a “Vote By Mail Drop-Off Location” for voters to drop off their Vote By Mail (VBM) ballots. The ballot box is located in the Reception Area of City Hall, easily accessible for members of the public to drop off their VBM ballots, and is available from October 11 – November 7, 2016.

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Foothill Gold Line   October 2016 Update

October 4, 2016 

The 11.5-mile Foothill Gold Line light rail line from Pasadena to Azusa, with its six new stations in Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale and Azusa is an unequivocal success. Fully funded by Los Angeles County’s Measure R (which was approved by county voters in 2008), the line was completed on time and under budget and opened for passenger service in March 2016. With the new extension to Azusa, the Metro Gold Line light rail system is now providing service to more than 50,000 daily boardings each weekday.

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ARE YOU READY FOR THE AMAZING FAMILY RACE?

September 29, 2016 

DUARTE, CA, September 29, 2016 – Are you ready to competein this year’s Amazing Family Race on Saturday, October 15, 2016! The Amazing Family Race is a special event to promote family unity, good health and exercise while highlighting various city facilities. The event is sponsored by Southern California Edison and the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District will donate water bottles for participants.

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Civil Grand Jury Service Opportunity

September 28, 2016 

The Los Angeles County Superior Court is seeking qualified individuals who may be interested in applying for the Civil Grand Jury. Recruitment is year round and applications are accepted on a continuous basis. The term of service is one year, beginning July 1st and continuing through June 30th of the following year. The deadline to submit an application is in November of each year for the term beginning July 1st of the following year. Please see the enclosed Timetable for all pertinent dates.

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CONGRESSMEMBER NAPOLITANO HOSTS FREE EXPORT SEMINAR AT THE DUARTE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ON OCTOBER 20, 2016

September 14, 2016 

DUARTE, CA, September 14, 2016 – Join Congresswoman Grace Napolitano and the City of Duarte for a free export seminar entitled “Take Your Business Further” on Wednesday, October 20, 2016 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm at the Duarte Performing Arts Center located at 1410 Highland Avenue. Registration begins at 9:00 am and the event is open to the public.

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NEW GROCERY OUTLET OPENED SEPTEMBER 1

September 12, 2016 

DUARTE, CA - The Duarte community has reason to celebrate! On September 1, 2016, the former Mike’s Food location, 1322 Huntington Dr., opened and became the new home for Grocery Outlet Bargain Market. The retail space is 18,000 square feet and each Grocery Outlet stores are a local, independently run, family business.

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DUARTE MUSEUM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

September 12, 2016 

The Duarte Historical Society and Museum is in need of volunteers. Docents are needed for duty about once every six weeks on either a Wednesday (1-3 p.m.) or Saturday (1-4 p.m.) and will always serve with an experienced volunteer. It is fun and educational.

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Temporary Parking Permits Available 24-Hours/day Via New City Hall Kiosk and Phone App Starting August 29, 2016

August 30, 2016 

The City of Duarte will now be offering residents two convenient options to purchase temporary parking permits. A 24-hour a day, City Hall kiosk location and a “way to park” phone app. The kiosk is located in front of City Hall allowing 24-hour per day, walk-up access for residents. Both the machine and the app will allow the user to purchase up to a 10 day pass.

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DUARTE COUNCILMEMBER JOHN FASANA TO RECEIVES NAACP CIVIC AWARD

August 24, 2016 

DUARTE, CA, August 24, 2016 – The Pasadena Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will bestow the organization’s annual Civic Award to Duarte City Council Member, John Fasana at its 31st Annual Ruby McKnight Williams Award Dinner on October 13, 2016 at the Pasadena Hilton. Twelve inspiring individuals and businesses that have also made tremendous contributions to the community will also be honored at the event.

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Duarte Chamber of Commerce Spearheads Women's Business Expo "Turn your Passion into Power"

August 23, 2016 

San Gabriel Valley workforce leaders and the Duarte Chamber of Commerce are partnering again to host a Women’s Business Expo “Turn Your Passion into Power” scheduled for September 10, 2016 from 9am-2pm. The expo, held at the Duarte Community Center located at 1600 Huntington Dr., is free to all attendees. Co-hosting with the Chamber are the Foothill Workforce Development Board, the Small Business Development Center at the University of La Verne and the City of Duarte. The Inspiration Presenting Sponsor is Grocery Outlet with the Innovation Sponsors being Nissan of Duarte and The Gas Company and Motivation Sponsor is Constant Contact.

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Duarte is 59 and Feeling Fine at the Annual City Picnic and Classic Car Show at Royal Oaks Park, Saturday, September 24th

August 16, 2016 


DUARTE, CA, August 16, 2016 –Saturday, Sept. 24th, festival-goers are encouraged to join the great festivities at the “Duarte’s 59 and Feeling Fine” annual Picnic and Classic Car Show celebrating Duarte’s 59th Anniversary of Incorporation at Royal Oaks Park, 2627 Royal Oaks Drive from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This year’s event features a new beer and wine garden.

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Duarte Senior Center Hosts Job Fair September 17th

August 16, 2016 

DUARTE, CA, August 16, 2016 – The Duarte Senior Center and Duarte Chamber of Commerce will partner to host a “Get Back to Work,” event to help senior citizens connect with employers. Open to the general public and free of charge, the event will take place Saturday, September 17 from

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Recreation Program Registration Available On-Line September 12th

August 9, 2016 

Duarte Parks and Recreation will be launching Active Network, the industry leader in on-line Recreation software with their fall 2016 Program registration beginning September 12, 2016. With this new service, residents will have mobile access to program and class registration, class and activity registration management; an easy to use park gazebo reservation system; create your profile now by visiting www.accessduarte. com



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AMATEUR BOXERS COMPETE IN 9th ANNUAL DUARTE YOUTH BOXING SHOW

August 8, 2016 

Duarte, CA, August 8, 2016- Young, amateur boxers from clubs throughout Southern California will be participating in the annual Duarte Youth Boxing Show on Saturday, August 20, 2016 with doors opening at 11:30 am. The event will be held at Duarte High School Gym, located at 1565 Central Ave. and tickets are available at the door; $10 for attendees 12 and up, $3 for children 11 years and under; children 3 years and under are free. Fans and supporters of amateur youth boxing may also purchase advance tickets for $8 at the Duarte Teen Center. The first bout begins at 1pm and several Duarte boxers will be featured as they compete for a championship belt.

The City of Duarte Parks and Recreation launched the Duarte Boxing Club in 1997. The program has developed over the years into a highly competitive, youth boxing program with participants competing successful in local and national competitions. For more information about the boxing program, contact the City of Duarte at 626.303.0863.

About the City of Duarte

The City of Duarte was incorporated on August 22, 1957. With integrity and transparency, the City provides exemplary public services in a caring and fiscally responsible manner with a commitment to our community’s future. For more information visit www.accessduarte.com or call (626) 357-7931. Follow the City of Duarte on Facebook at facebook.com/duartecommunity; Twitter @CityofDuarte; Instagram @city_of_duarte and LinkedIn.


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Residents to Celebrate Annual National Night Out Against Crime Aug. 2nd

July 25, 2016 

Ribs, chicken, hot dogs, popcorn and a free screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens may not appear like traditional crime fighting but that's exactly what Duarte residents will be doing when they gather at Encanto Park on August 2, 2016 to celebrate the City’s Annual National Night Out Against Crime. Duarte Dance will kick off the event with a performance that you will not want to miss!

Neighborhood Watch block captains, with the support of Duarte Public Safety and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, are inviting all Duarte residents to this free event. Non-profit, Marvell West will provide free hot dogs, hot links, ribs, chicken, and side green salad at 6:00 p.m. to the first 500 attendees. Fresh popcorn will also be available courtesy of Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation. The movie will show at dusk and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

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DUARTE PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICE NOW OPEN SIX DAYS PER WEEK

July 13, 2016 


DUARTE, CA; - To better serve the Duarte community, the Duarte Public Safety Office located in the Mountain Vista Plaza (Target Center) at 1042 Huntington Drive will now be open six days per week effective July 8, 2016. In addition to its normal operating hours of Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, the office will now be open Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.


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ACCESSDUARTE.COM GETS A MAKEOVER; LAUNCHES JULY 15th

July 13, 2016 

DUARTE, CA: Accessduarte.com, the City’s official website, is getting a makeover. The new site, designed by the award winning municipal website developer, Granicus is built on a foundation of photos of Duarte residents enjoying life throughout the community goes live Friday, July 15th. The last time the City website was updated was 2009.

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DUARTE ENFORCED FIREWORKS RESTRICTIONS RESULTING IN THE ISSUANCE OF 19 $1,000 CITATIONS

July 5, 2016 

DUARTE, CA, July 5, 2016 – Educating the community about the new firework ordinances and fines by the City of Duarte appeared to have proved successful. As such, five, two deputy cars and two undercover cars consisting of the Duarte Special Assignment Team members, along with eight additional deputy personnel and four Community Service Officers, conducted a "Fireworks Suppression Operation"

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CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS-SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TO OPEN IN DUARTE USD

July 5, 2016 

(Duarte, Ca) - The Duarte Unified School District (DUSD) Board of Education voted 5-0 at the Regular Meeting held on Thursday, June 30, 2016, to approve a partnership with Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA), which will bring the highly successful public charter school to the San Gabriel Valley starting the 2017-18 school year.

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SMART AND FINAL EXTRA! OPENS TO CROWDS ON JUNE 29

June 29, 2016 

DUARTE, CA - The Duarte community is celebrating! The long awaited new Smart & Final Extra! opened at 7:00 am sharp on June 29, 2016 to dozens of anxious shoppers. The store provides the Duarte community with a new grocery shopping option at the Buena Vista Market Place shopping center located at the northwest corner of Buena Vista and Huntington Drive in the former Ralphs grocery location.

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FISH CANYON FALLS TRAIL AND DUARTE FREE SHUTTLE CLOSED DUE TO FIRE

June 28, 2016 

DUARTE, CA, June 28, 2016 – Both the Fish Canyon Falls Trail and the Duarte Transit Saturday Shuttle to the Falls are closed until further notice due to damage the trail sustained during the recent San Gabriel Complex fire as determined by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.


In the coming weeks after the San Gabriel Complex fire is fully contained, a geologist and County Fire experts will be on site at the Fish Canyon Falls Trails area to assess the extent of the damage to the trail and determine what repairs are needed.

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Duarte Town Center Website is Now Online

June 22, 2016 

We invite you to visit a new City website duartetowncenter.com to learn more about the Duarte Town Center Specific Plan and EIR that is now in process. The website provides a lot of information about the current process to develop stronger zoning standards for the central part of Duarte as well as historical information about the City’s concept for the area.

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Over 200 People Attend San Gabriel Complex Fire Community Meeting at North View

June 22, 2016 

Los Angeles County Fire Department held an area wide meeting at North View Intermediate School to discuss the status of fighting the San Gabriel Complex fire with over 200 residents from Duarte, Monrovia and Azusa. Representatives from LA County Fire, Sheriff, State Office of Emergency Services, Monrovia Police Department and Fire Department made brief presentations on efforts being made to both control the fire and deal with evacuations.

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Get Your Dog Vaccinated & Licensed July 16 - NEW DATE

June 21, 2016 

Due to the San Gabriel Complex Fire, the City of Duarte In cooperation with VET CARE, has rescheduled its annual, low cost Vaccination Clinic to Saturday, July 16, from 8:00-10:00 a.m. The clinic will be held at Duarte Park, 1344 Bloomdale Street, adjacent to the Teen Center. Rabies vaccinations will be available for $8 each, microchip registration for $40, and other vaccinations will also be available upon request. Participants will also be able to purchase Duarte dog licenses.

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CITY INSTALLS NEW BUS BENCHES AND TRASH CANS

June 20, 2016 

You may notice a new addition to City sidewalks and parkways-new bus benches and trash receptacles. The City is replacing the pre-cast concrete benches and receptacles for durable and attractive cast-iron street furniture. Over 40 new bus benches and trash receptacles are being installed by the City's Field Services and Transit Divisions staff at Duarte transit bus stops and at prime Metro and Foothill Transit stops.

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DUARTE FREE SUMMER 2016 CONCERT AND MOVIE SERIES

June 20, 2016 

DUARTE, CA – Are you ready to enjoy family, friends, great music and movies in the comfort of Duarte’s great outdoors? If the answer if yes, the City of Duarte has a full schedule of family friendly activities planned for the Duarte community starting this season.

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Duarte and Bradbury Add An Additional Sherriff Patrol Unit to In Response to Rising Property Crime Rates

March 28, 2016 

DUARTE, CA, March 28, 2016 – In a proactive response to growing resident and business concerns over increased property crimes, the Duarte City Council voted at its March 22nd meeting to increase its law enforcement contract with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department by an additional patrol unit starting April 1st. The addition of this unit increases the City’s daytime patrol by 50%.

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New Starbucks Under Construction

March 27, 2016 

Recently, construction started on a new drive-thru Starbucks on the northwest corner of Buena Vista Street and Huntington Drive. In addition, to the 1,850 square foot Starbucks, the will also be a 2,600 square foot retail building that will provide space for one or two retail tenants. The developer, Genoa JRTH LLC, expects construction to be competed this summer.

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ACCESSIBILITY AND SAFETY SHOWCASED IN DUARTE BICYCLE & SAFE ROUTES MASTER PLAN

January 25, 2016 

DUARTE, CA, January 25, 2016 – Accessibility and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians throughout our City is on the road to enhancements! The Community Development Department in conjunction with renowned consulting firm Fehr & Peers, has created a Citywide Bicycle Master Plan and Safe Routes to Transit Master Plan designed to encourage “pedal power.”

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First of Free Military Recognition Banners

August 1, 2013 

DUARTE, CA, August, 2013 -- The first 12 banners saluting Duarteans currently serving in the United States military have been installed along the City's main corridor, Huntington Dr. in Duarte during the month of August.

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