Speakers will include Juventino Gomez of Supervisor Michael Antonovich’s office; George B. Salter Sr., pastor of New Hope; David Hal, president of the Monrovia/Arcadia/ Duarte Town Council; Reyna Diaz, Duarte Unified School District board president; event organizer Felix R. Aguila; and a representative for Monrovia Councilwoman Mary Ann Lutz. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’In response, community members soon began meeting to discuss a comprehensive strategy for ending the violence. Increased patrols in the unincorporated areas of Duarte and Monrovia and combined efforts by cities, the county, churches, schools and residents had a positive impact, but efforts to find a lasting solution to the problem continue. The Duarte Public Safety Department will be at the rally to promote its new 24-hour Anonymous Crime Tip Hotline, (626) 359-5671, Ext. 462. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department representatives will offer information on the Neighborhood Watch program. Duarte Parks and Recreation will hand out information about city recreational and volunteer programs available to help keep kids safe and involved in positive activities. DUARTE – Residents, and church, county, and civic leaders from Duarte and Monrovia are scheduled to participate in a rally against gang violence today. A Stop the Violence Rally and Memorial is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at New Hope Church of God in Christ, 738Euclid Ave., in unincorporated Duarte. “The idea for the rally came out of the community as a way to stay focused on the fact that helping keep our communities safe from crime and violence is a job we all share,” said John Fasana, a Duarte councilman. Rally organizers note that while there have been no recent major incidents of gang violence, early summer was marred by a spate of gang-related shootings, including two separate incidents that left two residents dead in unincorporated areas near Duarte and Monrovia.