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Neighborhood Pesticide Treatment Scheduled in Duarte for Oct. 1 to Control Invasive Mosquito


San Gabriel Valley, CA- September 29, 2014 - In an ongoing effort to control the infestation of Asian tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus) in the San Gabriel Valley, the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District (SGVMVCD) will conduct truck-mounted mosquito control treatments in the late night hours of Wednesday, October 1. The treatments will focus on those areas of El Monte and Duarte most densely populated with adult mosquitoes.


Duarte's Route 66 Parade and Picnic Draws Over 3,000 Mary Barrow Serves as Community Grand Marshal


DUARTE, CA, September 29, 2014 – Duarte residents by the thousands came out Saturday, September 27th while "Celebrating the Great Outdoors" the theme of this year’s 19th Route 66 Parade followed by the annual Duarte City Picnic and Classic Car Show at Royal Oaks Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Mountain Avenue at Duarte Road - Now Open


Duarte, CA - The intersection of Duarte Road and Mountain Ave. fully re-opened in its reconfigured alignment with both streets now open to thru traffic on Sunday, September 28th at approximately 5:30 pm months ahead of schedule thanks to cooperation of both Monrovia and Duarte; each allowing overtime work.  Over the next month, median improvements will continue to be made along Duarte Rd. Once completed, the intersection will need to be fully closed to repave and restripe over the weekends of Oct 10-12 and Oct 24-26. 




DUARTE, CA, September 23, 2014- Rethink the elements of your garden utilizing California friendly and drought resistant techniques presented as part of a free landscape workshop on Saturday, October 4th from 9am-12pm at the Duarte Community Center, 1600 Huntington Drive. Attendees will learn how to garden using a holistic approach including building a living soil sponge, and accessing rainwater as a resource for irrigation.


City Asks Residents and Businesses to Comply with New State Water Restrictions


DUARTE, CA, September 11, 2014 – The City of Duarte has passed Resolution 14-R-21 making it a code violation for residents or businesses to fail to comply with the recently passed State Emergency Regulations addressing severe statewide drought conditions. Regulations include: (1) using potable water on outdoor landscapes causing runoff into adjacent properties; roadways, parking lots, or private/public walkways; (2) using a hose to wash a vehicle except when the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle; (3) using water on driveways and sidewalks; and (4) using potable water in a fountain




DUARTE, CA, September 8, 2014 – Round up your family members and friends to participate in the Amazing Family Race on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Teams must include four family members or friends and will race by foot or transit bus throughout the City of Duarte. Each team will compete in various challenges, solve puzzles and overcome obstacles. 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.



Mayor Liz Reilly Conducts Monthly Outreach

Programs at Library in October 7 and 25

September 10, 2014 -- Duarte Mayor Liz Reilly has a long history of involvement in Duarte schools as both a volunteer and in her longtime job as an instructional aide at Valley View Elementary School. Thus, it's no surprise that she expands her educational outreach to the community's children, parents and residents in general by also hosting "Literacy and Learning with Mayor Liz programs at the Duarte Library.  On the first Tuesday of every month through November 4, at 4:30 p.m., the mayor will hold "Literacy and Learning with Mayor Liz" at the Duarte Library.  


City Receives $1,645,000 Transportation Grant from State

DUARTE, CA: On August 20, the California Transportation Commission chose the City of Duarte to receive a $1,645,000 grant as part of the 2014 Active Transportation Program (ATP/SRS2). The application was submitted as a First Mile Last Mile pilot program supported by Los Angeles Metro (Metro). The City will use the majority of the funds for a pedestrian walkway along the north side of Duarte Road between the Gold Line Station and Mountain Avenue. The project will include the design and construction of a sidewalk, pedestrian and bicycle level lighting, and landscaping.



Vista, Pompeii Exhibit, Costa Rica and more on the Calendar for Duarte Senior Center

DUARTE, CA, August 13, 2014 – Enjoy the outdoors and much more by going on Duarte Senior Center excursions this fall. Registration will take place at Duarte City Hall, 1600 Huntington Drive on Monday, September 8th at 7:30 am.



Phase 2 of Mountain Avenue at Duarte Road Street Closure Starts Aug 22nd


DUARTE, CA - The Gold Line Foothill Extension light rail project is nearing completion, including the last at-grade crossing at Mountain Avenue and Duarte Road. Since May 2014, FTC, the company constructing the rail line, has been working on the Mountain Avenue rail grade crossing and street improvements, north of Duarte Road. Although this first phase of construction was originally scheduled to be completed in October 2014, crews have been working extended shifts and are finished several months ahead of schedule.



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