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** Grand Opening**
DMN Market

DMN Market
1743 Huntington Dr., Duarte
(626) 357-7600

** Grand Opening ** Pax Pharmacy

Pax Pharmacy
931 Buena Vista St. #104, Duarte
(626) 357-8500

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Fish Canyon Falls Trail Re-Opens

Duarte Fish Canyon Falls Trails officially re-opened to the public for use on Wednesday, February 11, following a thorough trail assessment for both accessibility and safety conducted by representatives from the Angeles National Forest Service, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the City of Duarte and the Vulcan Materials Company.  The trail closed on December 17, 2014 following a rockslide, which required a group of hikers to be rescued. 

As with many outdoor activities, there are inherent risks and hazards with hiking and trail users are advised to take caution, heed public safety warnings and assume responsibility for their actions.  Hikers should also be aware that the trail, although not particularly strenuous does have portions that wind along very narrow edges, steep drops and high cliffs.  As such, hikers are encouraged to wear appropriate gear, remain on the trail at all times, and obey posted signage.   Ticks and substantial poison oak growth are currently present along the trail and precautions should be taken.  The trail is also not currently recommended for young children.

The City of Duarte continues to strive to ensure that the Fish Canyon Falls Trail remains accessible and safe for hikers.  The City and its partners acknowledge that to create the ideal hiking experience, the trail does require additional work.  With that goal in mind, the City applied for and has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Los Angeles County  2015 Competitive Excess Funds Grant Program to rehabilitate the trail in partnership with the San Gabriel Mountains Trail Builders and the Angeles National Forest Service.  The City Council has agreed to provide matching funds in the amount of $8,750 for additional staffing.  A total of 8 trail crew workers will be hired for temporary part-time work to complete the rehabilitation project.  For additional information on the trail or to apply for the part-time positions,  please contact the City of Duarte at (626) 357-7931.

Art Arrives at Duarte's Gold Line Station

​The Duarte Gold Line Station art installation took place under the watchful eye of sculptor Stan Sears. Stan Sears is one of the members of the Sears and Myklybust artist team selected by the City of Duarte. Stan was present to guide installation of three sculptures on the Duarte Station platform. Each sculpture is made of Indiana Limestone, and hand-carved by the artist to represent a part of Duarte’s history and culture. Each sits atop a painted metal pillar, cut to reflect the theme of its sculptural capital, and each stands approximately 11 feet tall from base to top, and weighs between 3,300 and 3,600 pounds.
​Joining artist Sears to witness the installation were Duarte council members Liz Reilly and John Fasana. ​Over the next few months, 18 cast bronze pavers will be installed below the three sculptures as the station is completed.

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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Visionary Members

Tina Heany

Super Shuttle

Staples, Duarte

Anytime Fitness

Pro 1 Stage Productions

Nissan of Duarte

Bear With Me

Jan & Bob Wight

Royal Oaks


Avila Gardens

Maryvale Family Resource Center

Pat De Rose

Rotary Club of Duarte

Duarte Unified School District

FSP Designs

Comfort Keepers

Dahon California, Inc.

HealthCare Partners

Specialty Promotions

Duarte-Azusa Animal Hospital

Rudy's Plumbing


Hometown Pawn

Duarte Kiwanis

GE Private Security

YWCA San Gabriel Valley

Century 21 Adams & Barnes

Estevan Chantes, Broker

Duarte Tile and Stone

Thai City Restaurant

Ginny Joyce Belba

A1 Party Rental

AA Wireless, Inc.

Rasmussen Tree Care

Turner & Stevens Live Oak Mortuary

Inspire Charter Schools

Talbot State Farm Insurance Agency

Andersen, Horie & Co. CPAs

Boys & Girls Club Of The Foothills

Del Rio Pest Control

Mt. Sierra College

Pora and Henry Custodia

Sweet Nothings Cake Shop

Douglass & Zook Chapel of Remembrance

John & Kris Fasana

D'Aquino Italian Importing Co.

Dr. Hernandez Optometry

American Cancer Society/Relay for Life

AmericanWest Bank

Advantage Ford Lincoln

Courtyard by Marriott

StorAmerica Duarte

Daniel J. Lien Professional Services

McDonald's, 1122 Huntington Dr.

PC Guru

Beacon Media

Community Health Alliance of Pasadena

David Granillo Air Conditioning & Heating

Foothills Pregnancy Resource Center


LA Plumbing Supply

Cabrera's Mexican Cuisine

New Life Assembly of God

Southland Opera

Jan's Towing, Inc.

VivaDance and Fitness Studio

Accu-sembly, Inc.

Costco Wholesale Azusa

Mountain Vista Plaza

Citrus College

Mel Cohen Insurance Services

Delafield Corporation

Rolling Sushi

Meridian Financial & Insurance Services

Judy Ann Blake

Farmers Insurance

Southern California Edison

Charter Business

San Pablo Home Care


Royal Vista Terrace

Foothill Unity Center

Kevin Shaw Plumbing

Old Spaghetti Factory

Sierra Autocars Inc.

LTI Architects Inc.

Sierra Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Healthy Connecting LLC

Rutan & Tucker, LLP

Arcadia Association of Realtors


Event Guard Services

Right At Home

Friends of the Duarte Library

Ranchero Mexican Restaurant

In Your Image Life Coaching

Roads of Success

Trilogy Financial Services, Carol Haynes

Reed Office Interiors

Duarte Community Service Council

Gentile, McCloskey & Company

Acti-Kare Responsive In-Home Care

TELACU Community Capital

Dewey Pest Control

Post Alarm Systems

Christian Alliance Bible Church


Westminster Gardens

The Slaw Dogs

Cooks Collision

City of Hope

Frontier Hardware

Methodist Hospital

Santa Anita Family YMCA

Foothill Transit

Sushi Fire

Domino's Pizza

SCE Federal Credit Union

New York Life Insurance, Patrick Miller

DLL Business Solutions

Welcome Aboard Cruise Agency

Church of the Foothills

MXM Inc.

Local Advantage Publishers Inc.

Heritage Park Apartments

Soyfoods of America

Quota International Club of Monrovia-Duarte

Santa Teresita

Mt. Olive Storage, LLC

Alex Romo Auto & Truck

Nilima M. Patel, DDS

M & R Professional Services

Condor Outdoor Products

Margaret & Brad Finlay

The Gas Company

Cima Fire Protection

Old Town Sign Company

Duarte Liquors

Pasadena Mexican American History Association

RGS Energy

Duarte Lemonade Brigade

El Salvadoreno Restaurant


IHOP Duarte

Opportunities For Learning Public Charter Schools

Doubletree Hotel Monrovia

Foothill Federal Credit Union

Shaffer Awards

Thomas Allied Physical Therapy

California American Water

NRS Design Studio

Smile Finders

Burrtec Waste Services

Santa Anita Soccer Club

Advantage Ford Lincoln

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Podley Realtors, Rana Madain

Durston Builders

Duarte Montessori School

RCS Heating & Air Conditioning

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