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VOLUNTEER’S NEEDED FOR DUARTE 2015 HOMELESS COUNT

 

DUARTE, CA, December 11, 2014 – 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 recently voted to participate in the 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count sponsored by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). The actual count is scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 8p.m until approximately 12am. The City also participated in the 2012 Homeless Count.

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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.

 

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Gold Line Train Testing to Commence

 

Beginning December 8 and lasting two weeks until December 19, Foothill Transit Constructors and the Foothill Goldline Authority will be conducting the initial train testing for the project. During this period, a single train will be first pulled and then operated on its’ own power within the rail corridor between the cities of Arcadia and Duarte. This initial testing activity will test train clearances along the alignment as well as the Overhead Catenary System which powers the trains.

 

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CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING PROGRAM FOR RESIDENTS

 

DUARTE, CA, December 2, 2014 – The City of Duarte through its franchised trash hauler, Burrtec Waste Industries, will provide a Christmas tree collection service for residential customers.

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NOT IN OUR TOWN, NOT IN OUR SCHOOL, DUARTE CITY COUNCIL TAKES ANTI-BULLYING PLEDGE

 

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.

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Outstanding Community Volunteers Recognized at Duarte’s Mayor Prayer Breakfast

 

DUARTE, CA, November 26, 2014 — The City of Duarte and over 130 attendees expressed thanks to outstanding community volunteers and kicked off the holiday season at the 29th annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast and 27th annual Duarte Chamber Community Service Recognition Awards. Ed Barron, Executive Director of Multi Ethnic Programs at Azusa Pacific University (APU), served as this year’s featured speaker and imparted a powerful message of being selfless and lifting up the community through service.

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Tzeitel Paras-Caracci Elected Mayor of Duarte; Sam Kang Elected Mayor Pro Tem in Annual Duarte City Council Reorganization


DUARTE, CA. November 25, 2014  — Duarte City Council members voted unanimously to elect Tzeitel Paras-Caracci, Mayor for 2014-2015 and Sam Kang, Mayor Pro Tem during the annual reorganization of the Duarte City Council at the November 25, 2014 meeting.

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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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DUARTE VOLUNTEERS INVITED TO HELP DECORATE CITY OF HOPE’S 2015 ROSE PARADE FLOAT

 

DUARTE, CA, November 5, 2014-- City of Hope and City of Duarte have designated Saturday, Dec. 27 "Duarte Day," an opportunity for local volunteers to work on City of Hope's especially significant 2015 Tournament of Roses Parade float. The leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and life-threatening diseases was founded in 1913 in Duarte and will be a participant in the 2015 Rose Parade on New Year's Day.

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