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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.  Three employees, Marilyn Mays, Nohemi Hernandez and Michelle Brown were also recognized for Achievement in the areas of Customer Service, Innovation and Teamwork.i

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.




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.


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.


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