Spotlight - La Puente



Spotlight - La Puente
The official publication of the City of La Puente
La Puente is a friendly, culturally diverse, family-oriented small town city that provides
quality services in a socially and fiscally responsible manner.
2014 Holiday Lights
Puente Pride Award
The winners of the Puente
Pride Home Beatification
awards for the Holiday
Lights selection period
were recognized by the City
Council at the January 27,
2015, City Council Meeting.
Photographs of the winning
homes will be on display
inside City Hall. Winners will
receive a lawn sign to place
in their yards to advertise
their success.
The Puente Pride Home
Beatification contest was
developed as a way to honor
those residents who work
hard to keep their homes and
yards in tip-top shape.
The Puente Pride Home
Beatification contest is
conducted three times a year.
The next selection period is
Spring 2015. Puente Pride
Committee Members will
evaluate homes for the Spring
selection period from March
13th thru March 27th.
Volunteers Lend a Helping
Hand to Plant Trees
The City of La Puente held
a Community Tree Planting
Day on Saturday, January 24,
2015. This event was held at
Sunset Elementary School of
the Hacienda La Puente Unified
School District. Nineteen
(19) trees were planted in
the neighboring community
with the assistance of city
staff, community volunteers
and local elected officials.
The trees were provided by
the County of Los Angeles
Regional Park and Open Space
District –Supervisorial District 1
and in partnership with the LA
Conservation Corps. A total
of 64 volunteers came out to
lend a helping hand including
students and parents from
Sunset Elementary School,
students and parents from
Workman Elementary School,
students and parents from
Sparks Middle School, students
from La Puente High School,
the East Valley Boys and Girls
Club, the City of La Puente’s
Teen V.O.I.C.E. Program,
Relay for Life of La Puente
and Starbucks Coffee.
City staff and the LA
Conservation Corps have been
out in the community since
December to plant the trees
that the City received from
Supervisorial District 1. In
all, the City will receive ninety
five (95) trees from District
1. The City looks forward to
continued partnerships and
grant opportunities to help
make the City of La Puente a
greener place.
City of La Puente Annual
Spring Egg Hunt
The City of La Puente invites
the community to grab their
spring baskets and head over to
La Puente Park for the annual
Spring Egg Hunt scheduled for
Saturday, April 4, 2015. This
family friendly event will feature
games, activities, food booths,
arts and crafts, live entertainment
and an egg hunt. The bunnies will
be on hand to greet participants
and take pictures; don’t forget to
bring your cameras! The Spring
Egg Hunt begins at
10:00 a.m. and will end
at 1:00 p.m. This free
event will be held La
Puente Park, located
at 501 N. Glendora
Ave in the City of La
Puente. For more
information please
contact the Recreation
Department at (626)
Industry, CA
Permit# 4220
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City of
La Puente
La Puente City Hall
15900 E. Main St., La Puente, CA 91744
(626) 855-1500
City Council Meetings:
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7 p.m.,
City Hall Council Chambers
City Manager
David Carmany
La Puente
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Monday- Friday
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Monday- Friday
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Boys & Girls Club
Monday- Friday
2:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M.
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Community Center
Monday- Friday
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Closed on Sundays
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Monday- Friday
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Our City Council
Spring 2015
City Adopts New Zoning Code
In January the City Council
adopted a comprehensive
update to the City’s Zoning
Code. The purpose of the
City’s Zoning Code is to
regulate land uses within the
City consistent with the General
Plan in order to protect the
public health, safety, comfort,
welfare and general prosperity
of the City. The City is excited
to usher in the new Code
which brings improved design
and development standards
with a new streamlined and
user-friendly code structure.
The City has not completed a
comprehensive update of its
Zoning Code since La Puente’s
incorporation in 1956. The
new Zoning Code and Zoning
Map are now consistent with
the City’s previously approved
2004 General Plan as required
by state Law. For additional
information, please call the
City’s Planning Division at
(626) 855-1538 or visit the
City’s website at www.lapuente.
Senior Resident Discount
Program for Sewer Charge
The City of La Puente offers a 40% discount to qualified senior residents from the
Sewer Charge Ordinance for
property tax year 2015 - 2016.
To be eligible for a discount, a
resident must be a single-family
residential property owner who
has attained the age of 62 prior
to May 1, 2015, have an income
that is considered to be “low”
to “extremely low” (depending
on the number of individuals
per household, as defined by
the United States Department
of Housing and Community
Development), provide proof
of a water bill that identifies
water usage as being less than
200 gallons a day, and submit
a “Qualified Senior Resident
Discount Request Form” to City
Hall by 4:30 p.m. on Friday,
May 1, 2015. Application forms
will be available beginning on
March 2, 2015. The discount
form must be completed and
submitted each year to receive
the discount. Residents can
pick up the discount form at La
Puente City Hall, the Senior Center, Community Center, Youth
Learning Activity Center or online
at For more
information, please contact City
Hall at (626) 855-1500.
Recreation Department Looking
to Hire for Summer Programs
Are you looking for a part
time job this summer? The
City of La Puente is looking to
hire part-time recreation staff to
assist with summer programs.
Summer staff must be available
beginning Monday, May 25,
2015 to August 7, 2015.
Qualified applicants will
receive approximately 20 to
26 hours during the week,
which may include evenings
and weekends. For more
information, please visit the
City of La Puente’s website
at for
openings, filing deadlines,
descriptions and applications.
Scholarship Program Available
The City of La Puente
awards scholarships to high
school seniors, adult education students, and Veterans returning to school.
The Scholarship Program
was created to expand educational opportunities for
students who have demonstrated financial need, good
character, and a strong desire
to obtain a college education;
but without financial assistance, would not be able to
attend. Scholarships will be
awarded to individuals who
meet the criteria upon which
the scholarship program is
based and applicants must
reside within City limits.
Applications will be available beginning March 16,
2015 and may be obtained
at local schools, on the City’s
website (,
or at the La Puente Community Center. All applications
and supporting documentation must be received by
Thursday, April 16, 2015 at
5:00 p.m. for the following
Fall Semester of the academic year. A five-member
committee will review all
applications and supporting
documentation and make its
recommendations to the City
Council in May 2015.
The City will award scholarships which can be used
towards tuition or books. The
scholarships will be paid directly to the school where the
has been accepted or reimbursed to
the student
upon receipt
of proof of
expenditure. Once
awarded a
a scholarship recipient will not be eligible for future scholarships
from the City. If you have
any questions regarding the
Scholarship Program, please
contact (626) 855-1560.
The City of La Puente and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department-Industry Station
Our Community
Spotlight La Puente
La Puente Community Center
501 N. Glendora Avenue
La Puente, CA 91744
(626) 855-1560
1. Registration will be accepted on a first come,
first served basis. Registrations accepted at the La
Puente Community Center,
501 N. Glendora Avenue,
Monday through Friday 8:00
a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m. Registrations must
be made by parent/legal
guardian for participants
who are 17 years old and
younger – no exceptions.
City residents must present proof of residency.
Acceptable proof is a valid
California driver’s license
or two current utility bills
with name and address on
2. All fees must be paid
at the time of registration.
Checks must be made payable to the City of La Puente.
Valid California driver’s license or identification is
required. There will be a
$25 charge on all returned
checks, and participants
will not be allowed to attend class(es) until payment
is made. Returned check
charges and registration
fees must be paid in cash
at City Hall.
3. Only registered participants will be allowed to
participate in class/activity.
A minimum of 10 participants
is needed for all classes or
they will be cancelled due
to low participation. It is important for participants to be
in class at their scheduled
time and also to be picked
up on time.
4. A $5.00 service fee is
charged for all refunds
issued. No refunds will be
given after the second class
date unless the class is
cancelled by the Recreation
Services Department. Original receipts are required for
all refunds. Refunds will be
issued by check and mailed
to the participant. Please
allow 4 weeks for checks to
be received.
5. All classes/activity are
subject to change.
6. Ages and ability level
information. Ages for which
classes are designed are
indicted, however, proper
placement will be determined by the instructor according to ability and/or
achievement. Birth certificates required for participants 3 to 5 years old.
For more information,
please call
(626) 855-1560
Spring 2015
La Puente Students Step Up to LEADership
Students from around La
Puente are stepping up to
leadership this school year
thanks to Project Kids LEAD,
Life Experience About Democracy. The founding schools:
Workman and Sunset Elementary and Sparks Middle School
have partnered with the City of
La Puente to provide students
with more opportunities to participate and understand how
government works.
The school year began with
La Puente city staff member
and council members visiting
students to share how local
government works. Over the
last several months students
and parents have returned the
gesture by giving the council
monthly reports on school
events. Students and families
participated in the city’s Community Clean-Up Day, Health
Fair, Halloween Run, City Tree
Lighting, and have helped plant
trees throughout the city.
The City and Hacienda La
Puente Unified School District
partnered to give the students
an opportunity to shadow city
staff and take part in the first
Youth in Government Day
on January 20th. Students
packed the council chamber
to hear member of the City
Council and HLP board President Anthony Duarte address
students about the important
role they and their families
have in creating a stronger city
and school district. Students
moved through six workshops
with instrumental La Puente
leaders such as the City Manger, Director of Administrative
Services, Deputy City Clerk,
Director of Development Services, Director of Recreation
Services, and the City Attorney. The event culminated
with a luncheon for the student
LEADers attended by the HLP
school board members, city
council members, and the principals from Workman, Sunset,
and Sparks Middle School.
Students continued their learn-
ing on February 17th were they
participated in a mock council
meeting hosted by the city.
Sparks Middle School
teacher and LEAD Co-coordinator, David Nieto expressed
his enthusiasm for Project
LEAD saying, “At the heart
of every great community are
its people. We are going to
continue to provide students
and families with meaningful
opportunities to get involved
and share their voice.”
New Restaurants Open In La Puente
Waba Grill restaurant has
opened at Hacienda Boulevard
and Fairgrove Avenue. Locat-
ed at 1279 N. Hacienda Boulevard, Waba Grill is a neighborhood fast-casual restaurant
La Puente National
Little League Parade
To kick-off the baseball season the La Puente National Little
League is having its annual
parade on Saturday, March 14,
2015. The parade begins at 9:00
a.m. at Stimson Avenue and
Main Street, continuing south on
Main Street to north on Glendora Avenue, west on Temple Av-
enue, and eventually concluding
at the Little League Fields at
La Puente Park. The LPNLL
welcomes all youth groups such
as the Boys and Girls Scouts,
dance groups, marching and
jazz bands, etc. to participate.
For more information, please
call (626) 494-4499.
2015 Youth
Coalition Carnival
The Youth Coalition is holding its annual carnival at La
Puente Park from beginning Thursday, March 12, 2015
and ending on Sunday, March 15, 2015. The carnival will
feature rides, live entertainment, food and family-friendly
fun! Carnival hours are as follows:
Thursday and Friday: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The Youth Coalition’s member organizations are La
Puente National Little League, La Puente Girls Softball,
La Puente Junior All American Football and Cheer, and
Guerrero’s Judo. Pre-sale ride tickets are available at
the Little League Fields at La Puente Park or can be
purchased from any coalition member.
that offers freshly prepared
grilled menu items and salads.
Joining Waba Grill in the same
shopping center is the new
Pizza Hut restaurant located at
1251 N. Hacienda Boulevard.
Pizza Hut has brought their
new sports themed restaurant
concept to La Puente and offers high-definition televisions
throughout the restaurant and
an arcade area for family entertainment.
Construction will also begin
soon on the new McDonald’s
located at 13847 Amar Road
in the Sunkist Shopping Center. The restaurant will have
a dual drive-thru order window
and is expected to open this
summer. It will be the first-ever
McDonald’s in La Puente. The
4,400 square foot contemporary designed restaurant will
bring new dining experiences
and jobs to the City. Residents
are encouraged to visit these
new restaurants as well as all
businesses in the City to keep
local tax revenues in the community and help our local businesses thrive.
Spotlight La Puente
La Puente Artwalk to
Highlight ‘RENEWAL’
This March
By Christopher L. Trevilla
Art has the power to connect
Since a cool evening in November 2011, a gathering of
local artists , community organizations, local business,
educators, and residents from
La Puente and surrounding
neighborhoods began an active conversation about how
to transform a otherwise quiet
and lonely part of their town
into something vibrant and attractive.
The La Puente Artwalk began as a community arts project
of the Nuvein Foundation for
Literature and the Arts, a local
arts non-profit organization
based out of El Monte, CA.
Since its premiere in February 2012, the event has served
to bring together various members of the community and
service organizations to take
part in reimagining the Historic
Old Town Puente or Downtown
La Puente area.
For over 4 years, the event
has hosted over 50 curated
exhibitions, over 100 performance acts of music, dance,
comedy, poetry, and talent,
countless artisan craft makers
and handmade art vendors that
have served to attract several
hundred local community members as well as neighboring
residents from across the San
Gabriel Valley area.
The La Puente Artwalk has
also been a catalyst for community leadership and partnership.
Across its 3 years, the event
has counted on the support of
the Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts, Twin Palms
Recovery Center, LA County
Supervisors Office, LA County
Public Library, East Valley Boys
and Girls Club, Hacienda-La
Puente Unified School District,
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s
Department Junior Explorer
program, Puente Valley Woman’s Club, Old Town Puente
Association, La Puente Relay
for Life, Concerned Citizens of
La Puente, Baldwin Park Arts
and Recreation Center, Pasadena Playhouse, Leadership
for Urban Renewal Network,
and many other community
groups. Additionally, the event
has been covered by media
extensively from its beginning
by media outlets such as Mid
Valley News, Mid Valley Radio,
Our Community
San Gabriel Valley Tribune, and
La Puente Spotlight, among
Now entering its fourth year,
the event is committed to renew
its promise of inspiring local
residents to imagine a new
beginning for their hometown,
engage in promoting a culture
of creativity, expression, diversity, and inclusion so as to
create a new future for the City
of La Puente’s historic and too
long forgotten city center.
The next edition of the La
Arts Organization Provides
Access to Art Across SGV
By Christopher L. Trevilla
Enrique Diaz, founder of the
Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts, was asked
why the urgency to create a
local arts organization for the
San Gabriel Valley, he simply
stated, “We are dedicated to
voices rarely heard in a world
increasingly devoid of diversity.”
For nearly ten years, a small
group of community leaders,
educators, business owners,
artists, and activists have
banded together to connect
various communities to free
arts programming. The Nuvein Foundation for Literature
and the Arts, an El Monte
based arts non-profit organization, has provided arts programming, arts advocacy, arts
scholarships, and funding for
arts projects since its incorporation in 2007.
From creating and organizing annual arts and culture
events like Dia de Los Muertos
in El Monte or the annual San
Gabriel Valley Comic Book
Expo in cities such as Baldwin
Park, Monrovia and other communities, creating and developing the La Puente Artwalk,
sponsoring and supporting
the El Monte/Rosemead Adult
School with art supplies, as
well as funding the PoetryPalooza event organized by
the ZzyZx WriterZ group, and
handing out scholarships to
high school students from
Baldwin Park, South El Monte,
and other communities, the
foundation’s work has been
Across the years, Nuvein
has enjoyed partnering or
participating with groups or
organizations such as the
East Valley Arts Association,
Greater West Covina Business
Association, South Pasadena
Arts Council, Baldwin Park
Arts and Recreation Center, El
Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce, Twin Palms
Recovery Center, East Valley
Boys and Girls Club, South El
Monte Arts Posse, M.E.Ch.A.,
San Gabriel Valley Club Cubano, Monrovia Association of
Fine Arts, El Monte La Historia
Society, Old Town Puente Association, Arts for LA, San Gabriel Valley Literature Festival,
City of La Puente, LA County
Public Library, Downtown El
Monte Business Association,
Downey Arts Coalition, and
many others to provide arts
programming across the San
Gabriel Valley.
Nuvein also provides an two
annual arts scholarships for
junior and senior high school
students who are creative and
inclined to pursue an artistic
profession through higher
Nuvein is a volunteer driven
CA 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies on fundraising, donations, grants,
and other charitable gifts to
sustain its mission to connect the communities of the
San Gabriel Valley to and
through the arts. None of its
board members have ever,
since its founding, gained
any financial compensation,
incentives, or reward for their
efforts, as each position is
at-will and voluntary. Since
the beginning, all events and
programs organized by the
Nuvein Foundation are free to
the general public.
For more information on the
Nuvein Foundation - how to
volunteer, donate, participate
at events, or address general
questions as to the programs
and services Nuvein provides,
please visit the organization’s
website at or
at the organization’s facebook
page at
nuvein you can send an email
to [email protected]
Spring 2015
Puente Artwalk is scheduled for
Saturday, March 21st, 2015 and
will be from 3pm to 9pm along
Main Street, 1st and 2nd Street.
All events of the La Puente Artwalk are free and open to the
general public. Any donations
and proceeds collected will go
directly to sustaining and ben-
efiting the access of Art in the
City of La Puente.
For more information, please
or you can follow the event on
Facebook at www.facebook.
com/lapuenteartwalk. Any inquiries can be sent to [email protected]
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La Puente
Relay for Life 2015
The Relay for Life is making its way to the City of La
Puente. The Relay for Life
is organized by the American Cancer Society and
community volunteers. This
year’s event will be held on
Saturday, June 6, 2015,
beginning at 9:00 a.m. and
ending on Sunday, June 7,
2015 at 9:00 a.m. This 24
hour event is a fun
team event designed
to celebrate cancer
survivors, remember
loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back by
making a commitment
to save lives by taking
action. Throughout the
Relay for Life, dedicated
teams of friends, families,
and coworkers commit to
keeping at least one mem-
ber walking the track. The
event will be held at La
Puente Park (501 N. Glendora Ave).
If you are interested in
volunteering, donating, organizing a team, or to honor
a loved one please contact
Rene Hrey at [email protected] for more information.
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La Puente’s new Facebook
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com/cityoflapuente. With
the growing technology and
community, the City has
joined the market of social
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the latest news and events
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reminders and helpful tips.
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Our Community
Spring 2015
Spotlight La Puente
Our Community
Spring 2015
By Lois Maben
Spring 2015
Bulbs: plant summer flowering bulbs in a cool, frost free area. Teardrop
bulbs should be planted facing up.
Feed: In late April fertilize citrus trees, lawns, camellias and vegetable plates. Apply a
blend of chelated copper, manganese and zinc to citrus trees for sweeter oranges.
Plant: bulbs such as canna, dahlias and lilies. Start a summer annuals such as asters,
impatiens, marigolds, petunias and zinnias.
Vegetables: plant beets, cantaloupes, carrots, cilantro, cucumber, eggplants, lettuce,
onions, peppers, white potatoes, pumpkins, radish, summer squash, tomatoes and
watermelons. A full six hours of sunshine a day is essential for growth of most vegetables,
flowers and herbs.
Lawns: Raise mower blades and let grass grow taller for spring and summer. Feed with
10 pounds of 10% nitrogen fertilizer per 1,000 square feet. Plant new lawns by the end of
April. Mix composted organic matter into weed free soil to a depth of 9 inches, level, sow
seed, cover with ½ inch of aged steer manure and keep moist for at least 3 weeks.
Pests: Look for curled or distorted leaves on fruit trees, roses and citrus trees. Aphids
are the likely cause and you should wash plants frequently with soapy water, rinsing
soap off afterward. Snails ruin vegetables and flowers so use snail bait and moisten in
the evening to activate it.
Powdery Mildew: Prevent powdery mildew by hosing off leaves in the morning several
times a week. Spray by mixing one tablespoon baking soda plus one tablespoon canola
oil to a gallon of water.
Prune: Remove dead wood and cut back branches that were destroyed by frost. Thin out
peach, nectarine and apple tree fruits to obtain larger and sweeter fruit. Prune wisteria
and lilacs after the flowers fade.
Grapes: Once new shoots are five to eight inches long, control mildew with sulfur dust
or lime sulfur spray. Water deeply while plants are actively growing.
Iron Deficiency: If camellias, pyracantha, citrus, gardenias, roses, hibiscus and
bottlebrush have yellowing leaves with green veins, feed them with a fertilizer which
contains chelated iron.
Cymbidium: Divide plants if pots are packed and separate as many clumps as you can,
keeping at least three healthy bulbs, with foliage on each division.
Spray: To protect your apple trees from worms, spray carbaryl monthly until a few weeks
before harvest.
Mulch: Replenish mulch around trees and shrubs to keep roots cool and moist. Leave
a clear area around base of trunks to prevent disease.
Feed: All flower and vegetable plants. Avocado trees need ½ pound nitrogen per tree
or 2.5 pounds ammonium sulfate per mature tree. Keep away from trunk and water.
Feed lawns
Watering: As temperatures warm up, plants need watering more often. To rejuvenate a
dry rootball, set pot in large pan of water. When soil is completely wet, remove pot from
water and drain.
Grapes: To harvest larger grapes, cut out half of each new grape cluster now while
grapes are tiny. This permits the plant’s energy to flow into the remaining grapes making
them larger and sweeter.
Stone fruits: To protect against borer insects damage on nectarines and peaches,
spray malathion on trunks and branches by mid-May and once again after ten days. Thin
branches on fruit trees in order to grow larger fruit at harvest time.
Weeding: Keep weeds out of your garden to reduce the number of thrips that get started
on weeds and then feed inside the buds of roses and other blossoms turning them brown
before their flowers open.
Plant Vegetables: cucumber, melon, squash and tomato plants, snap beans, corn,
summer and winter squash, and peppers. Herbs: Chives, basil, mint, oregano, parsley,
sage rosemary and thyme, and cilantro from seed.
Flower: Plant daylilies, alyssum, aster, lion’s tail, bachelor button, dwarf dahlia, marigolds
verbena and zinnia. Water new seedlings daily, feeding them for two to four weeks. For
abundant flowers, pinch back chrysanthemums though July.
Roses: Fertilize and water regularly. Watch for aphids and mildew. Remember to deadhead your roses to help your roses form and produce more blooms.
Bougainvilleas: If they haven’t started blooming yet, stop watering. When bougainvilleas
get too much water, they grow greenery without setting blooms.
Cymbidium: Feed lightly with a high nitrogen fertilizer until July. Then switch to a low
nitrogen, high phosphorus formula. They need bright sunlight, lightly filtered in the heat
of the day. Divide plants when bulbs fill the container and flowers are gone.
Pests: Bait for snails and slugs, and blast aphids mites with hose water or soapy water.
If you use soapy water, rinse with hose water.
Vegetables: Set out seedling of cucumbers, squash, and tomatoes. Sow seeds of beans,
beets, carrots, corn, and summer squash.
Roses: Feed roses monthly with rose food or a complete fertilizer, and water regularly.
Remove faded blooms and prune as needed, but leave foliage to shade stems.
Correct iron chlorosis: If new leaves on your azaleas, gardenias, blueberries or citrus
trees are yellowish with green veins, they lack iron and need to be sprayed with a mixture
that contains chelated iron along with other micronutrients.
Fuchsias: If fuchsias growing leggy, pinch off branch tips above a set of leaves to force
growth of side branches.
Bearded Iris: Late June is a good time to divide bearded irises. Remember, after bloom
period, rhizomes need four to six weeks to mature before being divided.
Lawns: Lightly feed Bermuda, Dichondra, and St. Augustine this month. Feed with high
nitrogen complete fertilizer. Deep water weekly. Do you have “dog spots.?” Dog urine
contains nitrogen which burns and kills grass roots. If you have dog spots, thoroughly
soak the areas with lots of water to dilute the urine from the soil. Add ½ inch of new soil
and replant grass in the damaged areas. Keep the new lawn see moist and your lawn
should look great in five to six weeks.
Feed: Citrus trees need four feedings per year away from the trunk with about two pounds
of ammonium sulfate or one pound ammonium nitrate. Most plants will need a feeding
this month. Avocado trees need 5 cups of ammonium sulfate or 3 cups ammonium nitrate
around the drip zone and thoroughly water after feeding your trees.
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Our Community
Spring 2015
Our Community
Spotlight La Puente
Spring 2015
City of La Puente - Recreation Services Department
Free Summer Lunch
Starts June 1, 2015
Monday - Friday
(18 years and under)
Summer Recreation Classes
Session: June 1st - August 1st
Ar t
Tuesday, May 12th for Residents
Wednesday, May 13th for Non-residents
Summer Camp
Monday - Friday
20th Anniversary
Celeberation Dance and
Volunteer Luncheon
Thursday, June 18th
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Independence Day Dance
Monday, July 20th
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Luau Dance
Thursday, August 13th
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
For more information, please call
La Puente Senior Center at
(626) 855-1585.
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Del Valle Elementary - 801 N. Del Valle Ave. - ends July 31st
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Sparks MIddle School - 15100 Giordano St. - ends July 24th
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Fu n
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
La Puente Community Center
Early Registration: April 6th - May 22nd, $60/First Child/Sibling $40 per week
Regular Registration: Beginning May 26th, $70 First Child/Sibling $50 per week
* up to 3 sibling discount - space is limited
Senior Center
Dances & Events
La Puente Park - 501 N. Glendora Ave. - ends July 31st
July 3rd Fireworks Show
Friday, July 3rd
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
La Puente Park
July 13th
July 20th
July 27th
Monday Nights at 8:00 p.m.
La Puente Park
Bring your chair and blanket!
Concerts in the Park
July 8th ,15th ,22nd, and 20th
La Puente Park
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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lunches for children during the long summer vacation.
Free lunch to children up to age 18 will be served
Monday-Friday, beginning Monday, June 1 at:
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El Programa de Servicio de Alimentos de Verano (SFSP) provee almuerzos
a niños durante las largas vacaciones de verano. Almuerzos gratis serán
distribuidos a niños hasta 18 años de edad empezando lunes, 1 de Junio:
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Voluntarios Ayudan a plantar
Nuevos Restaurantes en La Puente 19 árboles
El Restaurante de Waba
Grill ha abierto Hacienda
Boulevard y Fairgrove Avenue. Ubicado en 1279 N.
Hacienda Boulevard, Waba
Grill es un restaurante casual, rápido en la vecindad
que ofrece artículos recién
preparados a la parilla del
menú y ensaladas. Acompañando a Waba Grill en el
mismo centro comercial es el
nuevo restaurante de Pizza
Hut ubicado en 1251 N.
Hacienda Boulevard. Pizza
Hut ha traído su concepto
de restaurante temático de
nuevos deportes a La Puente
y ofrece televisión de alta
definición en todo el restaurante y una zona de juegos
electrónicos para el entretenimiento familiar.
La construcción también
ha comenzado en el nuevo
McDonald’s ubicado en 13847
Amar Road, en el centro comercial de Sunkist. El restaurante tendrá una doble ventana para conducir, ordenar
a través de la ventana y se
espera que se abra en junio
del 2015. Va ser el primer
McDonald’s en La Puente. El
restaurante de diseño contemporáneo 4,400 pies cuadrados
traerá nuevas experiencias culinarias y trabajos a la Ciudad.
Se anima a los residentes a
visitar estos nuevos negocios,
así como todos los negocios
en la Ciudad para mantener
los ingresos fiscales locales
en la comunidad y ayudar a
nuestros negocios locales
Desfile de National Little
League de La Puente
Para el lanzamiento de la temporada del béisbol de la Liga
Nacional Pequeña (o National Little League) de La Puente
tendrá su desfile anual el sábado, 14 de marzo 2015. El
desfile comienza a las 9:00 de la mañana en la Stimson Avenue y Main Street, continuando hacia el sur en Main Street
al norte de Glendora Avenue, Oeste en Temple Avenue, y
finalmente concluyendo en los Campos de la Liga Nacional
Pequeña en el Parque de La Puente. El LPNLL da la bienvenida a todos los grupos juveniles como los Niños y Niñas
Exploradores (o Boys and Girls Scouts), grupos de baile y
bandas de jazz y de marcha, etc. para que participen. Para
más información, por favor llame al (626) 494-4499.
!Gústala Pagina de
Por favor, visite la nueva
página Facebook de la Ciudad
de La Puente a en: www. /cityoflapuente!
Con la creciente tecnología y
la comunidad, la Ciudad ha
incorporado al mercadotecnia
de los medios de comunicación
social! En la página de Facebook de la Ciudad, usted puede
encontrar las últimas noticias y
acontecimientos que suceden
en su comunidad, incluidos los
recordatorios de bienvenida y
consejos útiles. Para ayudar
a apoyar la página Facebook
de la Ciudad “Gústala” página
a través de su cuenta personal
de Facebook! No te olvides
de compartir de la página de
Facebook de la Ciudad con su
familia y amigos!
La Ciudad de La Puente
llevo a cabo una plantación Día
de Árbol de la Comunidad el
sábado, 24 de enero de 2015.
Este evento fue organizado
en Sunset Elementary School
del Distrito Unificado Escolar
Hacienda La Puente. Diecinueve
(19) árboles fueron plantados
en la comunidad cercana con
la asistencia del personal de
la Ciudad, voluntarios de la
comunidad y oficiales locales
elegidos. Los árboles fueron
proporcionados por el Parque
del Condado de la Regional
de Los Ángeles y Distrito de
Espacio-Abierto Supervisorial
Distrito 1 y en colaboración con
Corporaciones de Conservación
de Los Ángeles. Un total de 64
voluntarios ayudaron incluyendo
los estudiantes y padres de
familia de Sunset Elementary,
estudiantes y padres de
Workman Elementary School,
estudiantes y padres de Sparks
Middle School, estudiantes
de la escuela La Puente High
School, el East Valley Boys
and Girls Club, El programa de
la Ciudad de La Puente Teen
V.O.I.C.E, Relay For Life de La
Puente y café de Starbucks.
El Personal de la Ciudad y
Corporaciones de Conservación
de Los Ángeles han estado con
la comunidad desde diciembre
sembrando árboles que la
Ciudad recibió del Distrito
Supervisión 1. En total, La
Ciudad recibirá noventa y
cinco (95) arboles de Distrito
1. La Ciudad espera con interés
asociaciones continuas y
oportunidades de becas para
ayudar hacer la Ciudad de La
Puente un lugar más verde.
Hacer La Puente El Mes Hermoso
El Concilio de la Ciudad de
La Puente ha declarado el mes
de abril 2015 como “Hacer La
Puente El Mes Hermoso” y
animan a todos los residentes
y los propietarios de negocio a
sentir el orgullo de su comunidad
y tener sus propiedades
agradables para aquellos que
viven en la Ciudad y para sus
visitantes. Los residentes
so n a n i ma d o s a me j o ra r
sus propiedades eliminando
vehículos inoperables
estacionados en frente de
sus hogares, eliminando
artículos almacenados en
yardas delanteras y en la vista
pública, recortando y quitando
la vegetación demasiado
crecida, recortando y afilando
céspedes de yarda delanteros
regularmente y añadiendo
nuevas plantas y flores. La
Ciudad también le gustaría
animar a los residentes en
ayudar y asistir aquellos en
la vecindad que no pueden
hacerlo ellos mismos. A lo
largo del mes de abril la Ciudad
tendrá varios acontecimientos
para celebrar “Hacer La
Puente El Mes Hermoso.” Los
residentes son animados a que
sean involucrados a ver por el
internet de la Ciudad a www. Para preguntas
o aprender más sobre como
usted puede hacer La Puente
Hermoso, por favor póngase en
contacto con la Municipal de la
Ciudad al (626) 855-1500.
Programa Descuento Rebajo de
la Carga de Alcantarilla Para el
Residente Mayor de Edad
La Ciudad de La Puente
está ofreciendo un 40% de
descuento a los residentes
mayores de edad que califican
de la Ordenanza Carga de la
Alcantarilla para los impuestos
de su propiedad durante el año
2015 - 2016. Para ser elegible
de un descuento, el residente
debe ser dueño de propiedad
residencial de una sola familia
que haya cumplido los 62 años
antes del 1 de mayo del 2015;
tener bajos ingresos a extremamente muy bajos ingresos
(dependiendo sobre el número
de personas por hogar, como
definido por el Departamento
de Vivienda y Desarrollo Comunitario de los Estados Unidos),
proporcionar la prueba de la
cuenta del agua que identifique
el uso del agua a menos de 200
galones por día y someter un
“Formulario de la Petición del
Descuento Residente Mayor
de Edad Calificado” a la Municipal de la Ciudad hasta las
4:30 de la tarde, el Viernes, 1
de mayo 2015. El formulario
de descuento de inscripción
estará disponible a partir del 2
de marzo 2015. El formulario
de inscripción debe ser completado y sometido cada año
para recibir el descuento. Los
residentes pueden obtener
el formulario de descuento
en la Municipal de la Ciudad
de la Puente, El Centro para
Mayores de Edad, El Centro
de la Comunidad, El Centro
de Juventud de Actividades
del Aprendizaje o por el Internet Para
más información, póngase en
contacto con la Municipal de la
Ciudad al (626) 855-1500.
En Español
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Primavera 2015
Los Estudiantes de La Puente Dan un Paso al Liderazgo
Estudiantes alrededor de La
Puente dan un paso adelante
para el liderazgo este año escolar gracias al Proyecto Kids
LEAD, Experiencia de Vida
Sobre la Democracia. Las escuelas de fundación: Workman
y Sunset Elementary y Sparks
Middle School se han asociado
con la Ciudad de La Puente
para proporcionar a los estudiantes con más oportunidades
de participar y entender cómo
funciona el gobierno.
El año escolar comenzó cuando los miembros del personal de
la Ciudad y miembros del consejo de La Puente visitaron a los
estudiantes para compartir cómo
funciona el gobierno local. En los
últimos meses los estudiantes y
padres han regresado el gesto
dándole al consejo informes
mensuales sobre los eventos
de la escuela. Los estudiantes y
familias participaron en la Comunidad del Día de Limpieza de la
Ciudad, la Feria de la Salud, La
Carrera de Halloween, la iluminación del árbol de la Ciudad, y
han ayudado a plantar árboles
en toda la Ciudad.
El Distrito Unificado Escolar
de Hacienda La Puente y la
Ciudad se asociaron para dar
a los estudiantes la oportunidad de modelar al personal de
la Ciudad y tomar parte en el
primer Día de Gobierno de la
Juventud en el 20 de enero.
Los estudiantes llenaron la
sala del Concilio para escuchar
el miembro del Consejo de la
Ciudad y el miembro de HLP
el Presidente Anthony Duarte
que se dirigió a los estudiantes
sobre el papel importante que
Programa de Becas Disponibles
La Ciudad de La Puente
otorga becas a estudiantes de la
preparatoria, estudiantes de educación de adultos y los veteranos que regresan a la escuela.
El Programa de Becas fue creado para ampliar oportunidades
educativas para los estudiantes
que han demostrado la necesidad económica, buen carácter
y un fuerte deseo de obtener
una educación universitaria,
pero sin la ayuda financiera
no sería capaz de asistir.
Las becas se otorgarán
a las personas que
cumplen los
sobre en
los que el
de becas
se basa y
los solicitantes deben de vivir
dentro de los límites de la Ciudad.
Las aplicaciones estarán
disponibles a partir del 16
de marzo 2015 y se pueden
obtener en las escuelas locales, centros profesionales,
en la página web de la Ciudad
(, o en la
Municipal de la Ciudad. Todas
las aplicaciones y la documentación de apoyo deben ser
recibidas por el Jueves, 16 de
abril 2015 a las 5:00 de la tarde
para el siguiente semestre de
otoño del año académico. Un
comité de cinco miembros, re-
ellos y sus familias tienen en
la creación de una ciudad y
un distrito escolar más fuerte.
Los estudiantes trasladaron
a través de seis talleres con
líderes instrumentales de La
Puente, como el Administrador
de la Ciudad, Director de Servicios Administrativos, Secretario
Diputado de la Ciudad, Direc-
visará todas las aplicaciones y
la documentación justificativa y
harán sus recomendaciones al
Concilio de la Ciudad en mayo
de 2015.
La Ciudad otorgará becas
que se pueden utilizar para la
matrícula o libros. Las becas
serán pagadas directamente
a la escuela donde se ha
aceptado que el solicitante o
reembolsado al estudiante al
recibir la prueba de los gastos.
Una vez concedida la beca, el
becario no será elegible para
becas en el futuro de la Ciudad.
Si usted tiene alguna pregunta
relacionada con el Programa
El Relevo Para la Vida de La Puente 2015
El Relevo para la Vida de
La Puente viene por camino
a la Ciudad de la Puente.
El Relevo para la Vida es
organizada por la Sociedad
Americana del Cáncer y
voluntarios de la comunidad.
Este año este evento se llevara a cabo el sábado, 6 de
junio del 2015, comenzando
a las 9:00 de la mañana y
acabándose el domingo, 7
de junio 7, 2015 a las 9:00
de la mañana. Este evento
de 24 horas es un evento de
equipo divertido diseñado
para celebrar los sobrevivientes de cáncer, recordar
a los seres queridos que
han perdido las vidas a el
cáncer, y luchar por hacer
un compromiso para salvar
vidas tomando medidas de
acción. A lo largo del Revelo
por la Vida, equipos dedicados de amigos, familiares
y compañeros de trabajo
se comprometen a man-
tener al menos de un
miembro de caminar
la pista. El evento se
llevará a cabo en La
Puente Park (501 N.
Glendora Ave).
Si usted está interesado en ser voluntario,
donar, organizar un equipo, o para honrar a un ser
querido por favor póngase
en contacto con René Hrey
en [email protected]
para más información.
La Ciudad Adopta un Nuevo
Codigo de Zonificacion
En enero, el Consejo
de la Ciudad adopto una
actualización integral del
Código de Zonificación de la
Ciudad. El propósito del Código
de Zonificación de la Ciudad
es la de regular los usos del
terreno dentro de la Ciudad
en consistente con el Plan
General con el fin de proteger
la salud pública, la seguridad,
comodidad, el bienestar y
la prosperidad general de la
Ciudad. La Ciudad se complace
en inaugurar el nuevo Código,
que trae de diseño y desarrollo
mejores estándares con una
nueva estructura de código
simplificado y fácil de usar. La
Ciudad no ha completado una
actualización de su Código
de Zonificación desde la
incorporación de La Puente
en 1956. El nuevo Código
de Zonificación y el Mapa
de Zonificación son ahora
consistentes previamente
con el Plan General de la
Ciudad aprobado desde el
2004 como lo requiere la ley
estatal. Para más información
por favor llame a la División
de Planificación de la Ciudad
al (626) 855-1538 o visite el
sitio web de la Ciudad en www.
tor de Servicios de Desarrollo,
Director de Servicios de Recreación, y el Abogado de la Ciudad. El evento culminó con un
almuerzo para los líderes estudiantiles que asistieron de los
miembros de la mesa directiva
escolar de HLP, los miembros
del consejo de la Ciudad, y los
directores de Workman, Sunset, y Sparks Middle School.
Los estudiantes continuaron
su aprendizaje el 17 de febrero
donde participaron en una junta
del consejo simulacro organizado por la Ciudad.
El maestro de Sparks Middle School y Co-coordinador
de LEAD, David Nieto expresó
su entusiasmo por el proyecto
LEAD diciendo: “En el corazón
de cada gran comunidad son su
gente. Vamos a continuar proporcionando a los estudiantes
y familias con oportunidades
significativas de participar y
compartir su voz.“
Horas de la
Ciudad de La
La Puente City Hall
15900 E. Main St.
La Puente, CA 91744
(626) 855-1500
La Municipal
Lunes a Jueves
7:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Horas de Seguridad y
Lunes a Viernes
7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Centro para Gente Mayor
Lunes a Viernes
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Club de Niños y Niñas
Lunes a Viernes
2:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Cerrado Sábados y
Centre de la Comunidad
Lunes a Viernes
8:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Cerrado los Domingos
Centro de Actividades del
Aprendizaje Juvenil
Lunes a Viernes
2:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Cerrado Sábados y
Carnaval Coalición
de la Juventud 2015
La Coalición de Jóvenes, que consiste de La Puente
National Little League, La Puente Girls Softball, La Puente
Junior All American y Cheer, y Guerrero’s Judo llevara a
cabo su carnaval anual el jueves 12 de marzo hasta el
domingo 15 de marzo.
Jueves y Viernes: 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sábado y Domingo: 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Fuera del entretenimiento habrá variedades de juegos de
paseo que pueden disfrutar toda la familia. Los boletos
de venta previa están disponibles en el parque de La
Puente en el campo de Little League o vea a cualquier
representante del grupo de coalición.
Our Community
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Spring 2015
La Puente National Little League Parade
Route and Barricade Location
La Puente National Little Leag
Roads Closed from 7:00a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Route and Barricade Loca
S a t u r d ay, M a r c h 1 4 , 2 0 1 5 a t 9 : 0 0 a . m .
Roads Closed from 7:00a.m. to
S a t u r d a y , M a r c h 1 4 , 2 0 1 5 LEG
at 9
1 Stimson Ave.
2 Central Ave.
23 22
3 Stimson & Al
4 3rd St.
a Puente
5 2nd St. (North
6 2nd St. (South
La Puente
7 1st St. (South)
8 1st St. (North)
9 Main St.
10 Workman St.
11 1st St. (at Nels
La Puente
12 Sotro St.
High School
13 Nelson Ave.
14 Rowland St.
La Puente National Little League Parade
15 Las Vecinas D
Route and Barricade Location
13 14
16 San Jose Ave.
Roads Closed from 7:00a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
S a t u r d ay, M a r c h 1 4 , 2 0 1 5 a t 9 : 0 0 a . m .
17 Hill St.
12 11
18 Victoria Ave.
23 22
1 Stimson Ave.
2 Central Ave. 19 Temple Ave.
12 11
3 Stimson & Albert
20 Glendora Ave
La Puente
21 Santo Oro Av
5 2nd St. (North)
5 Park
6 2nd St. (South)
22 Gaylawn Crt
7 1st St. (South)
3 18
8 1st St. (North)23 Temple Ave.
9 Main St.
La Puente
10 Workman St.24 Hacienda Blv
High School
11 1st St. (at Nelson)
Parade Route
12 Sotro St.
13 Nelson Ave.
23 22
12 11
Rowland St.
Las Vecinas Dr.
San Jose Ave.
Hill St.
Victoria Ave.
Temple Ave.
Glendora Ave.
Santo Oro Ave.
Gaylawn Crt.
Temple Ave.
Hacienda Blvd. (Left Lane Only)
Parade Route
Alley Barricade

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