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Jerry Jambazian

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Temple City Sister City Association welcomed seven visiting Australian high school students on December 26. The Australians will be in Temple City for a month experiencing the life of a teenage American. They are staying with families within the area and learning about their family’s life. The Australians share their lives with their American family and look at the similarities and differences between the two countries.
While here, the Australians will be going to Temple City High School, Oak Avenue, and Emperor. They will be going on a city tour of City Hall, the fire department, and the Sheriff’s station. The Australians will be talking at a City Council meeting, a Board of Education meeting, and Temple City Boy Scout troop 169. They will be going to Riley’s Farm and partaking in the Revolutionary War Adventure. The kids have an exciting month ahead of them.
Tom Refalo, Phoebe Tracey, Adam Clark, Bethany Tramontano, Jordan Pearson, Tim McAlpine, Jamie Anyon-Smith
Temple City Facts:
January 23, 2014 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Sister City relationship with Hawkesbury, Australia. The City Council of Temple City at their regular meeting on November 1, 1983, adopted a resolution to extend an invitation to the Hawkesbury Shire to become their Sister City and participate in a City-to-City Relationship.
Hawkesbury Shire has been corresponding with Temple City for some time and had held preliminary talks to discuss the forming of a Sister City relationship. Naturally, it came as no surprise when on November 8, 1983; Hawkesbury Shire Council formally accepted Temple City’s invitation and adopted the proposal to become Temple City’s Sister City.
Policies were then finalized and on Monday, January 23, 1984, at the Windsor Community & Cultural Center, proclamations between the two cities were exchanged and the Sister City relationship began.
The Hawkesbury District Concert Band made a historic visit to Temple City in February 1985. They took part in the Camellia Festival, which is an annual event in Temple City. Hawkesbury Shire Council has unanimously resolved to support the visit and made a substantial contribution to the cost.
I am happy to announce my new website dedicated to everything Temple City. It captures the spirit and community of a great city. Check it out at: to see recent photo and video events. You can also like us on Facebook. I would welcome your comments at
To view 63 photos from the Sister City welcome dinner including 15 minutes of video please visit

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
Jerry’s Journey