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** Grand Opening**
ChapCare Lime

ChapCare Lime
513 E. Lime Ave., Monrovia
(626) 398-6300

** Grand Opening ** Foothill Family - Duarte Family Center

Foothill Family Service
Duarte Family Center

1801 Huntington Dr., Duarte
(626) 301-9700

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​Smart and Final Extra! Now Open

The Duarte community has reason to celebrate!  The long awaited new Smart & Final Extra! is now open.  The store provides 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 Ralph's grocery location.

Smart & Final Extra! stores combine warehouse savings with market freshness.  The new store will include many new features, including a larger selection of meat, deli and frozen food products; an expanded produce section that includes organic produce; dry bulk foods by the pound; good and well sections filled with natural and organic products; and oven-roasted chicken.  With 50% more club-sized items than club stores, Smart & Final Extra! Stores also offer great value, quality and convenience for households, businesses and community groups, all without a membership fee.

The new Smart & Final Extra 30,000 sq. ft. location will create approximately 50 new jobs for the area and is generally larger than the company’s traditional “core” store.  The brand carries more than 15,000 different items, about 8,000 more than its usual warehouse store in a broad range of sizes. 

Duarte to Enforce Fireworks Restrictions Including Fines Up to $1,000

The City of Duarte will be enforcing restrictions on fireworks usage for the Fourth of July, 2016 holiday. Fireworks are only allowed to be discharged on the day of July 4th between the hours of noon and 11 p.m.  They are no longer allowed on the days leading up to the holiday.

The only type of fireworks allowed to be discharged in Duarte are the Safe & Sane type and those that have been purchased in California. These types of fireworks are legally sold in Duarte at five different locations starting June 30th. Remember, discharging fireworks north of Royal Oaks Drive is prohibited, with the exception of Royal Oaks Park.
 
Violators of the City's new fireworks restriction maybe be prosecuted and receive up to a $1000 fine and/or six months in jail. The California State Fire Marshall has decreed a zero tolerance against illegal fireworks due to the severe drought  conditions.  For additional information, contact Duarte Public Safety by calling (626) 357-7938.

Update on San Gabriel Complex Fire 6/29/16, 2 p.m.

San Gabriel Complex Fire Containment Level Reaches 86% with over 5,339 acres burned; Full Containment Due 6/30

Combine acreage for the San Gabriel Complex fire remains the same at 5,339 acres. Fish Fire remains at 4,253 acres and containment now is 88%.  Reservoir Fire remains at 1,146 acres and containment is at 96%.
 
On June 30, Southern California Incident Management Team 3 will demobilize and command will be transferred to the local ANF Type 3 with ANF BC Alex Liau as Incident Commander.  The Incident Command Post will be relocated to California Armory Center in Azusa.
 
337 personnel are currently engaged on these fires including 10 engines, 8 handcrews, 10 water tenders, 7 bulldozers, and 8 helicopters.  The remaining segments of fireline are in the final stage of being completed and crews that were “spiked” out are returning.  Crews continue suppression repair along the fire and contingency lines.  The repairs include stalling water or erosion control ditches called “water bars.”  The water bars channel water away from the burned area to help prevent erosion.

A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team has been ordered for the San Gabriel Complex. BAER is the rapid assessment of burned watersheds to identify imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property, and critical natural resources or cultural resources on affected lands.  Fires result in vegetation, exposure of soil to erosion risks, and increased water runoff that may lead to flooding, increased sediment, debris flows, or damage to critical natural and cultural resources.  Highway 39 will re-open at 6:00 p.m. on June 29.

The Reservoir and Fish Fires began on June 20th as separate incidents.  The cause of the Reservoir Fire was due to a vehicle crash with a fatality while the cause of the Fish Fire is still under investigation. The fires were burning in fuel that was 7-10 years old with 6-8 foot chaparral and large grass crop.  The Reservoir Fire grew that first day to 1,200 acres.  The Fish Fire grew to 3,700 acres and threatened homes.  Initial concerns were that the two fires would merge into one fire.  Fire crews established and provided for structure defense.  No homes or structures have been damaged.

For additional San Gabriel Complex Fire Information:   http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4801/.

626 Golden Streets POSTPONED Due to San Gabriel Complex Fire

Due to active wildfires affecting air quality in the San Gabriel Valley region, public safety officials and city staff, who have been monitoring the situation closely, have officially moved to postpone the 626 Golden Streets event to a future date.

The participating cities of South Pasadena, Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Azusa, San Marino, Irwindale, County of Los Angeles, Metro, Bike San Gabriel Valley and event organizers would like to inform the public at this time that the 18+ mile open streets event and all associated activities scheduled for June 26th 2016 will no longer be held this Sunday. The event is being postponed; a future date is not available at this time.

Event organizers would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to all those who worked so hard to make 626 Golden Streets a reality on 6/26 Day, especially event sponsors: Metro Los Angeles, MSRC, SoCalGas, Kaiser Permanente, KPCC, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority and many others. We would also like to thank the dozens of city staff, safety officials, artists, vendors and others who have invested time and energy into creating a truly special event for the San Gabriel Valley. We thank you for your commitment and continued support!

626 Golden Streets will be back. Until then, we encourage you to walk, bike, and explore our beautiful region by Metro. And stay tuned for updates at: www.626goldenstreets.com and @bikeSGV.

Many Offering Food to Working Firefighters, Deputies

The Leven Oaks Assisted Living for Seniors in Monrovia staff member Ruth Purbaugh received a call June 23 that she was happy to answer. She was told the LA County Sheriff Deputies that have been working hard during the Duarte fire emergency needed lunch.

The Leven Oaks staff quickly went and bought sandwiches and delivered them to the LA County Sheriff Deputies Command Post at Northview Intermediate School, with a smile. “We were glad for the opportunity to show a little gratitude for all the hard work they are putting in to protect our community!” said Purbaugh. The Leven Oaks owner Lisa Magno is especially grateful for the service, as her home is in the Duarte Mesa. Lisa has been providing food to the firefighters who are there protecting the Duarte Mesa. 

Many other individuals are reported to be donating food, snacks, beverages and other essentials at various command areas throughout Duarte. Bless our firefighters and Sheriff Deputies.

In the above photo are Alicia Martinez and Ruth Purbaugh with some Deputies at the Northview Intermediate School Command Post.

Duarte Grocery Outlet Bargain Market Opening in Early September

The former Mike’s Food location will be the new home for Grocery Outlet Bargain Market. The space is 18,000 square feet.

The property owner is in the process of a major façade enhancement for the building that includes the former Mike’s Food space, Young’s Gourmet, the barber shop and Little Caesars. Much progress can be seen at the site.

Duarte Businesses Collect Batteries
Making Recycling Easier

Two businesses in the City of Duarte are part of 38 establishments in the San Gabriel Valley participating in a pilot program that aims to increase battery recycling within the City and throughout the Valley. The state of California banned batteries from disposal in landfills in 2006 in an effort to recycle more metals and to reduce groundwater contamination caused by the presence of batteries in landfills.

The following locations are participating in Duarte as battery take-back sites:

Frontier Hardware, 2137 Huntington Dr.
Route 66 Car Wash, 2110 Huntington Dr.

Residents can conveniently bring any household batteries (rechargeable or alkaline that weigh less than 11 lbs.) and cell phones to the take-back locations. This means that old lithium-ion cell phone and camera batteries along with traditional AAA-D batteries can be brought to the same convenient take-back location. Signs on store windows identify take-back locations. Customers can turn in their batteries at the marked battery recycling boxes inside the store. Simple instructions on how to safely recycle batteries are located on each take-back box. Full boxes of batteries are mailed to recycling facilities at no charge to the participating businesses.

Thanks to an approximate $396,000 grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) has been able to facilitate a pilot-recycling program for household batteries. The SGVCOG is working to make battery recycling more convenient by partnering with local businesses to become battery take-back locations. The Call2Recycle® program is paying for all disposal costs associated with the battery recycling. This take-back process reduces costs to the public because battery producers pay for the shipping and recycling. Furthermore, recycling is more convenient for consumers because local retailers throughout the San Gabriel Valley host collection locations.

For more information about the battery-recycling program or to find a take-back location near you go to www.SGVCOG.org/batteryrecycling or contact Nicholas Conway, SGVCOG Executive Director at (626) 457-1800. For more information about CalRecycle go to www.calrecycle.ca.gov.
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Gentile, McCloskey & Company

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Church of the Foothills

Courtyard by Marriott

Duarte Lemonade Brigade

Foothill Oaks Academy

Kevin Shaw Plumbing

Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley

Frontier Hardware

Christian Alliance Bible Church

FSP Designs

Roads of Success

Welcome Aboard Cruise Agency

Wells Fargo Bank

Smart & Final

Simply Divine Salon, Spa & Barbershop

SCE Federal Credit Union

Chicago Title

Dewey Pest Control

Sweet Nothings Cake Shop

GE Private Security

Mt. Olive Storage, LLC

Methodist Hospital

Santa Teresita

Duarte Community Service Council

Papa John's Pizza

Foothill Transit

Royal Oaks

Alex Romo Auto & Truck

Old Town Sign Company

Nilima M. Patel, DDS

Duarte Community Coordinating Council

Estevan Chantes, Broker

Post Alarm Systems

Santa Anita Family YMCA

Samaritana Medical Clinic

Staples, Duarte

Baja Ranch Supermarket

New York Life Insurance, Patrick Miller

Max's Mexican Cuisine

Marisela Adams - Author

Condor Outdoor Products

Margaret & Brad Finlay

HPC Computers

Doubletree By Hilton

Hospice of Grace

Duarte Liquors

Burrtec Waste Services

Brookdale Monrovia

Paco's Mexican Restaurant & Bar

Athreya

Opportunities For Learning Public Charter Schools

Mr. Nice Guy Handyman Service

Foothill Credit Union

American Cancer Society/Relay for Life

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Pro Printing, Inc.

City of Hope

Duarte Unified School District

Rudy's Plumbing

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Tina Heany

Nissan of Duarte

Dahon California, Inc.

Comfort Keepers

Trilogy Financial Services

LULAC

A1 Party Rental

Thai City Restaurant

Servpro of Arcadia & Pasadena North

Nita Norgard

Healthy Connecting, LLC

HealthCare Partners

Specialty Promotions

Inspire Charter Schools

Charter Business

Douglass & Zook Chapel of Remembrance

Ginny Joyce Belba

Andersen, Horie & Co. CPAs

Boys & Girls Club Of The Foothills

Talbot State Farm Insurance Agency

California American Water

Del Rio Pest Control

John & Kris Fasana

Bethesda Chiropractic Pain Clinic

Turner & Stevens Live Oak Mortuary

Bank of America

Duarte Tile and Stone

D'Aquino Italian Importing Co.

David Granillo Air Conditioning & Heating

Dr. Hernandez Optometry

Advantage Ford Lincoln

Curves

Community Health Alliance of Pasadena

Federico's Bakery

Mt. Sierra College

Sonic

Duarte Youth Athletic Club

Nature's Cleaners

VivaDance and Fitness Studio

Massage Envy Spa Azusa

Cabrera's Mexican Cuisine

Sierra Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Walmart

Rutan & Tucker, LLP

Pax Pharmacy

JW Roofing Services

Accu-sembly, Inc.

New Life Assembly of God

Rotary Club of Duarte

Delafield Corporation

Westminster Gardens

Mel Cohen Insurance Services

Mountain Vista Plaza

PC Guru

Judy Ann Blake

Duarte Montessori School

Foothill Family

Curo Managed Print Production

American Medical Response

Duarte Cable Public Access (DCTV)

Teri Cronin, Nutrition Education

Foothill Unity Center

Arcadia Association of Realtors

TRL Insurance

Duarte Education Foundation

Jan's Towing, Inc.

WePackItAll

Quality Inn

Podley Realtors, Rana Madain

Domino's Pizza

The Slaw Dogs Cafe

AxonTech, LLC

RCS Heating & Air Conditioning

Sierra Autocars Inc.

Joanne Montgomery

M & R Professional Services

MXM Inc.

Duarte Christian Church

Friends of the Duarte Library

Soyfoods of America

The UPS Store #3591

Heritage Park Apartments

Fast5Xpress Carwash

Anytime Fitness

Pro 1 Stage Productions

Durston Builders

DMN Market

Maryvale Family Resource Center

Avila Gardens

IHOP Duarte

Hometown Pawn

YWCA San Gabriel Valley

Rasmussen Tree Care

Foothills Pregnancy Resource Center