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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Walk to Los Angeles to be held August 24

 Walk to Los Angeles to be held August 24

On August 24, 2019, locals will recreate the historic nine-mile trek from the San Gabriel Mission to El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument to commemorate the City of Los Angeles’ 238th birthday and to recognize San Gabriel as the birthplace...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

San Gabriel Police Department to open new satellite station August 8

San Gabriel Police Department to open new satellite station August 8

As part of the department’s efforts to increase community policing, the San Gabriel Police Department will be opening a new satellite police station at Marshall Park located at 311 West Marshall Street in San Gabriel on August 8, 2019 at 5:30 p....

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

City Council approves Proposition 68 grant application and budget amendment

 City Council approves Proposition 68 grant application and budget amendment

The following is a wrap-up of the July 16 City Council. You may view the complete agenda here as well as a video of the meeting here.

In a unanimous vote, the City Council approved the expenditure of $28,750 from Development Impact Fees to cover the cost o...

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

City Council approves acceptance of small parcel from the San Gabriel Trench project

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The following is a wrap-up of the July 2 City Council. You may view the complete agenda here as well as a video of the meeting here.

City Council approves acceptance of small parcel from the San Gabriel Trench project

In a unanimous vote, the City Council v...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

City Council approves 2019-2020 operating budget

 City Council authorizes the use CDBG funds for youth program equipment

The following is a wrap-up of the June 18 City Council meeting. You may view the full agenda here.

In a unanimous vote, the City Council approved the 2019-2020 operating budget and capital improvement budget. The 2019-2020 fiscal year budget includes Cityw...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

City Council to review 2019-2020 proposed operating budget and capital improvement budget

City Council to review 2019-2020 proposed operating budget and capital improvement budget

The following is a preview of the June 18 City Council meeting. You may view the full agenda here.

After several budget study sessions, City staff have submitted a resolution adopting the 2019-2020 operating budget and capital improvement program budget to...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

City Council approves new traffic signal at San Gabriel Boulevard and Commercial Avenue

City Council to review contract for a traffic signal installation at San Gabriel and Commercial

The following is a wrap-up of the June 4 City Council meeting. You may view the full agenda here.

In a unanimous decision, the City Council approved a new traffic signal installation at San Gabriel Boulevard and Commercial Avenue.

As part of a mixed-use pro...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

City Council to review contract for a traffic signal installation at San Gabriel and Commercial

City Council to review contract for a traffic signal installation at San Gabriel and Commercial

The following is a preview of the June 4 City Council meeting. You may view the full agenda here.

As part of a mixed-use project at 402 to 404 South San Gabriel Boulevard, the developer has agreed to fund a traffic light installation at San Gabriel Bouleva...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Free Asian Pacific American Festival at Mission Playhouse arrives May 21

Free Asian Pacific American Festival at Mission Playhouse arrives May 21

From May 21 to May 26, the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse will host the Asian Pacific American Festival, which celebrates Asian Pacific American culture, traditions and history with a free concert, film screening, discussions and more.

A week-long event, AP...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

San Gabriel to celebrate 54th anniversary of La Laguna de San Gabriel on May 18

San Gabriel to celebrate 54th anniversary of La Laguna de San Gabriel on May 18

The City of San Gabriel will host its annual Play Day at Vincent Lugo Park on May 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the corner of Prospect Avenue and Wells Street to celebrate the 54th anniversary of the historic La Laguna de San Gabriel playground with ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

City Council approves additional funds for the 2018 Accelerated I-Bank Street Paving Project

City Council to review construction contract for road improvements

The following is a wrap-up of the May 7 City Council meeting. You may read the complete agenda here or listen to the audio here.

In a 4-0 vote with Councilmember Harrington absent from the vote, the City Council voted to approve an increase in funds for th...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Public Works requests additional funds for the 2018 Accelerated I-Bank Street Paving Project

City Council to review construction contract for road improvements

The following is a preview of the May 7 City Council meeting. You may view the full agenda here.

Back in October 2018, the City Council awarded a construction contract to Sequel Contractors for the 2018 Accelerated I-Bank Street Paving Project, which consi...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Smith Park gets a new playground – in a day!

Smith Park gets a new playground – in a day!

After nearly 24 years of continuous service, the old playground at Smith Park was in need of replacement. With the aid of KaBOOM!, the City worked with grant partner Asian Youth Center and funding partner The CarMax Foundation to design and build a new pl...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

City Council agrees to continue discussions on San Gabriel Plaza mixed-use project

 City Council agrees to continue discussions on San Gabriel Plaza mixed-use project

The following is a wrap-up of the April 2 City Council meeting. You may read the complete agenda here or listen to the audio here.

City Council agrees to continue discussions on San Gabriel Plaza mixed-use project

After deliberation, the City Council unanim...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

San Gabriel introduces new playground at Smith Park

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Last Thursday, the City of San Gabriel, in partnership with KaBOOM!, the Asian Youth Center, and The CarMax Foundation, joined together to build a new playground at Smith Park. The previous playground at Smith Park was originally constructed in 1995 and w...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

City Council authorizes the use CDBG funds for youth program equipment

 City Council authorizes the use CDBG funds for youth program equipment

The following is a wrap-up of the March 5 City Council meeting. You may read the complete agenda here or listen to the audio here.

City Council authorizes the use CDBG funds for youth program equipment  

In a 4-0 vote with Councilmember Menchaca ab...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

City Council approves intersection safety improvements

City Council approves intersection safety improvements

The following is a wrap-up of the February 19 City Council meeting. You may listen to a recording from the meeting here, or view the agenda here.

City Council approves intersection safety improvement engineering study at Las Tunas Drive/Mission, Las Tunas ...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

San Gabriel hosts 2019 San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival

 San Gabriel hosts 2019 San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival

On February 16, the City of San Gabriel hosted its fifth annual Lunar New Year Festival with a roster featuring traditional and contemporary artists, singers, crafts, food and performers. With eclectic programming throughout the day, the festival attracte...

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Posted on: February 12, 2019

Here’s your guide for the 2019 San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival

Here’s your guide for the 2019 San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival

As we get closer to the San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival on February 16, we wanted to give you an update on this year’s entertainment, food, and crafts along with information about parking. 

Artists and talent

This year, we’re happy to welcome s...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

City Council approves agreement with AECOM for a Mission District study

 City Council to reevaluate Mission District in new study

The following is a wrap-up of the February 5 City Council meeting. You may listen to a recording from the meeting here, or view the agenda here.

In a unanimous vote, the City Council approved a $75,000 agreement with AECOM to conduct a study that aims to r...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

City Council approves funding for a comprehensive study from LA County Fire

City Council approves funding for a comprehensive study from LA County Fire

The following is a wrap-up of the January 15 City Council meeting. You may listen to a recording from the meeting here, or view the agenda here.

City Council approves funding for a comprehensive study from LA County Fire

In a unanimous vote, the City Counci...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

City Council to consider comprehensive study from LA County Fire

 City Council to consider comprehensive ?study from LA County Fire

The following is a preview of the January 15 City Council meeting. You may view the full agenda here. The City Council will meet at City Hall in Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m.

San Gabriel Fire seeks $18,000 for comprehensive study from LA County Fire

As part...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

City Manager’s monthly message: Blossom Market, construction projects

 City Manager’s monthly message: ?Blossom Market, construction projects

Dear San Gabriel,

Happy new year! We hope you had a wonderful time with your family and friends during the holiday season, and we hope you had the opportunity to see Santa travel through our streets in this annual San Gabriel tradition.

We have a brief upda...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Los Angeles County feasibility study released

 Los Angeles County feasibility study released

Several months ago, the City Council approved the start of a feasibility study with Los Angeles County Fire that explores the option of utilizing the county for fire services.

Now that a few months have passed, the county’s feasibility study is r...

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

City Council approves the Symphony at San Gabriel

City Council approves the Symphony at San Gabriel

The following is a wrap-up of the December 4 City Council meeting. As always, you may view the full agenda here, or listen to a recording of last night’s meeting here.

The Symphony at San Gabriel – Assisted Living

By a unanimous vote, th...

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

City Council approves creation of new tourism and marketing district

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The following is a wrap-up of the November 6 City Council meeting. You may also view the full agenda or listen to an audio recording of the meeting.

By a 4-0 decision with Councilmember Costanzo recused from the vote, the City Council voted to approve the ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

City Council approves four street improvement projects

City Council approves four street improvement projects

The following is a wrap-up of the October 16 City Council meeting. You may view the full agenda or listen to an audio recording of yesterday’s meeting.

In a unanimous decision, the City Council approved several significant road rehabilitation projects in t...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

City Council approves San Gabriel Police satellite station at Marshall School

 City Council approves San Gabriel Police satellite station at Marshall School

The following is a summary of the October 2 City Council. You may view the full agenda here.

City Council approves San Gabriel Police satellite station at former site of Marshall School

In a unanimous vote, the City Council approved a San Gabriel Police Dep...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

City Council approves purchase of six smart cover sewer monitoring devices

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The following is a wrap-up of the September 18 City Council meeting. As always, you may view the full agenda here, or listen to a recording of the September 18 meeting here.

By a unanimous vote, the City Council approved the purchase of six SmartCover moni...

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

City Council approves Parks and Open Space Master Plan

City Council approves Parks and Open Space Master Plan

The following is a wrap-up of the August 21 City Council meeting. You may view the full agenda here or listen to an audio recording here. 

In development since 2016, the City’s Parks and Open Space Master Plan was unanimously approved by the City ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

San Gabriel breaks ground on $8.9 million Alhambra Wash Bridge

 San Gabriel breaks ground on $8.9 million Alhambra Wash Bridge

The City of San Gabriel, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles, broke ground on the Del Mar Avenue/Alhambra Wash Bridge Replacement Project in a ceremony held earlier today. Located south of Valley Boulevard above the Alhambra Wash, the new $8.9 m...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel officially opens

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This past Thursday, the Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel officially opened its doors to the public. 

Featuring dignitaries from San Gabriel and across the region, the event featured a lion dance to help commemorate the latest addition to Valley Bo...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

Council terminates agreement with Homeland Security Investigations

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Here's a wrap-up of the February 6 City Council meeting. If you’d like to read through the full agenda, please click here

City Council terminates agreement with Homeland Security Investigations 

Last night, the City Council &am...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

San Gabriel officially opens Marshall Park

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On January 20, the City of San Gabriel officially opened Marshall Park, the city’s first new park in nearly two decades.

Located on the former site of John Marshall Elementary School, Marshall Park is the city’s first park located on the south side of the ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Jones Bicycle II: A new start for a life-long biking enthusiast

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As its name suggests, Jones Bicycle II isn’t the first bicycle venture by owner Benson Lam. In fact, Lam’s newest store comes from a surprisingly long lineage of bicycle stores across the Southern California region.

“The name ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Photos: San Gabriel rings in the holidays at annual tree lighting

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On December 5, hundreds gathered at Plaza Park to ring in the holidays at the city's annual tree lighting ceremony. Several food trucks were on hand along with singers from the community who performed holiday tunes next to an orchestra. 

Of course...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Help restore the Playhouse's historic facade

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While Southern California is saturated with theaters, few can match the history and renown of the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. Built in 1927 to house John McGroarty’s blockbuster Mission Play, the Mission Playhouse has served as a regional ins...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

San Gabriel police, Chinese community strengthen bonds

San Gabriel police, Chinese community strengthen bonds

With about 20 to 30 participants gathered in a room at the Chinese Christian Herald Crusades on a Saturday morning, Officer Huynh Nhat and Reserve Officer Jack Yao hosted a community meeting that covered a range of topics, ranging from neighborhood watch ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Marshall Community Park, ACE and Vincent Lugo: Public Works releases project report

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As we move into November, here’s an update on some of the construction projects currently taking place in San Gabriel:

The ACE Project and haul route restoration project nears completion

The Alameda Corridor East San Gabriel trench is nearing com...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Mayor outlines improvements in infrastructure, new cultural events in yearly address

State of the City with Mayor Costanzo

Last week, Mayor Juli Costanzo hosted the city’s annual State of the City address at the Mission Playhouse lobby. The 30 minute event – which outlined some of the city’s accomplishments  – focused on the Ci...

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

Photos: Upgrades make Playhouse spaces new again

Photos: Upgrades make Playhouse spaces new again

During the summer, the Mission Playhouse stage crew worked on several projects to prepare the historic venue for its fall season. 

These changes – which mainly occurred backstage – were focused on improving the Playhouse&rs...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Two SGPD officers travel to Houston to aid in relief efforts

Detective Logan (left) and Officer Garcia (third from the right) in Houston

Following the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, two members of the San Gabriel Police Department – Officer Martin Garcia and Detective Timothy Logan – traveled to Houston to help aid in the city’s immediate recovery ef...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

From Baseball to Beer: Inside Ogopogo Brewing

Ryan Edell of Ogopogo Brewing

From baseball to beer, Ryan Edell has made the transition from professional baseball player to co-owning a brewery with his partner, Jason De La Torre. Together, both men have jumpstarted San Gabriel’s first and only brewery: Ogopogo Brewing.

A b...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Spotlight: A look at Nostalgic Books and Comics

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Nestled in the San Gabriel Village inside Nostalgic Books and Comics hangs a poster with a quote: “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” For Peter Mellini, owner of Nostalgic Books and Comics, ownin...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Photos: San Gabriel honors September 11 victims

San Gabriel honors September 11 victims

This past Monday, the San Gabriel Fire Department held a ceremony commemorating the victims of the September 11 attacks in 2001. A yearly tradition at Station 51, this year’s ceremony featured members of the fire department and police department...

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Posted on: August 31, 2017

City nears completion of phase 3 of the Del Mar Avenue rehabilitation project

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As one of San Gabriel’s busiest streets, Del Mar Avenue required significant attention with a pavement condition index rating of 27 out of 100. Now, with the nearing completion of phase three of the Del Mar Avenue project, a portion of the stree...

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

San Gabriel Police Department Introduces District Lieutenants Program

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In the coming weeks, you might be seeing more of your local lieutenant from the San Gabriel Police Department visiting your neighborhood. That’s because of a new initiative launched by the department that aims to draw a closer link between the c...

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

What it takes to fix San Gabriel’s roads

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Tasked with maintaining the city’s infrastructure, officials at Public Works have been hard at work evaluating and repairing the city’s roadways. However, not all street repair and rehabilitation projects are created equally. 

Designed to withstan...

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

Mission Playhouse's historical costume intern preserves a piece of Playhouse history

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With a vacuum in hand, Laila Jaffer sits at her crowded workspace in the Mission Playhouse attic gently cleaning costumes dating back to the early 1900s. For Jaffer, the Mission Playhouse stands as an important monument of our past, and more importantly, ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Summer programs come to an end August 2

Summer programs come to an end August 2

Another amazing summer has come and gone for our youth summer programs. San Gabriel youth had an opportunity to spend a fun filled summer at Smith Park, Marshall Park, Roosevelt Elementary and Mckinley Elementary. Our programs at these schools will be clo...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Register your child for our after-school programs

Register your child for our after-school programs

Community Services' after-school program is returning to your child’s elementary school this year! Beginning Monday, August 19 children in grades 2 through 5 can take part in our traditional fall sports, homework assistance, arts and crafts and ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Celebrate the end of summer with a luau for older adults

Celebrate the end of summer with a luau for older adults

Join us as we say aloha to summer! The Community Services Department, along with Healthcare Partners, will be hosting the annual End-of-Summer Luau and would like to invite you to attend. The luau will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 22 with refre...

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Posted on: July 10, 2019

National Night Out to be held August 6 in Mission District

National Night Out

Come join the San Gabriel Police Department for its 25th annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For the third consecutive year, the San Gabriel Police Department will be hosting the festivities in the histor...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

July is Parks Make Life Better month

July is Parks Make Life Better month

The City of San Gabriel invites you to celebrate the month of July as Parks Make Life Better Month! The idea is to raise awareness of the numerous benefits that parks offer to our residents. The Community Services Department offers a variety of activities...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Here are several safety tips about vehicles in the summer

City Council approves funding for a comprehensive study from LA County Fire

Firefighters find all tragedies heartbreaking and of those, the most heartbreaking are tragedies that are preventable. That is the case every year when loved ones are left in a hot vehicle. Whether it’s an adult, child or pet, the results can be...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Share your input on Smith Park and Smith Park Pool

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In an effort to enhance Smith Park and Smith Park Pool, the City of San Gabriel is applying for funds from Proposition 68 that would be used to fund improvements. In order to apply for the grant, the City needs to solicit input from the community about po...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Surf's Up San Gabriel to be held in Mission District June 13

Surf's Up San Gabriel to be held in Mission District June 13

The City of San Gabriel will be hosting Surf’s Up San Gabriel this Thursday, June 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the historic Mission District at 320 South Mission Drive. Surf’s Up San Gabriel is a beach themed party which ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

SGPD to host Chinese-speaking ‘411 with the Chief'

 City Council approves San Gabriel Police satellite station at Marshall School

As part of the department’s outreach efforts to engage with the community, the San Gabriel Police Department is now hosting Mandarin and Cantonese sessions of “411 with the Chief.”

Hosted by Police Chief Gene Harris, &ldqu...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

City Council approves new agreement with SGUSD

City Council to review construction contract for road improvements

The following is a wrap-up of the May 21 City Council meeting. You may read the complete agenda here or listen to the audio here.

In a 4-0 vote with Mayor Pu absent from the vote, the City Council approved a new joint-use agreement that includes language f...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

San Gabriel celebrates 626 Golden Streets

San Gabriel celebrates 626 Golden Streets

This past Sunday, San Gabriel participated in the region’s largest open streets event: 626 Golden Streets. The 5-mile path ran from San Gabriel through Alhambra to South Pasadena, and featured live entertainment, food and games in an effort to p...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week in San Gabriel

Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week in San Gabriel

Next week is National Travel & Tourism Week and we’d like to highlight why “Travel Matters” to San Gabriel! The travel industry has made large contributions to San Gabriel’s economy and jobs. Each year, the hote...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Here's an update on the City's sewage system

Here's an update on the City's sewage system

A few weeks ago, our team at Public Works presented an update on the City’s sewer system to the City Council.

As a bit of backstory, the City manages 72 miles of gravity sewer lines with 1,350 manholes and one lift station. Due to the City&rs...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Here’s an update on the Mission District study

Here’s an update on the Mission District study

Last week, the team from AECOM presented a brief update on the Mission District Comprehensive Economic Analysis and Market Study. For those who have been following this blog, you might know that the study aims to provide insight to the City Council, prope...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Celebrate Fire Service Day on May 11

Celebrate Fire Service Day on May 11

Have you ever wanted to take a peek behind the scenes of your neighborhood fire department? Now’s your chance. On Saturday, May 11, 2019, the San Gabriel Fire Department will be hosting its annual Fire Service Day at Fire Station 51 at 1303 Sout...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

"Egg”Straordinary Spring Celebration to be held April 20

"Egg”Straordinary Spring Celebration to be held April 20

Join us Saturday, April 20 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Smith Park for the 75th Annual “Egg”Straordinary Spring Celebration. The event will include an egg hunt, pancake races, coloring contest, and a $5 pancake breakfast. This event is brought to you b...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Public Works to begin road work on San Marino Avenue

Public Works to begin pavement work on San Marino Avenue

Please be advised that construction will occur on San Marino Avenue between Longden Drive and Las Tunas Drive from April 1 to April 8 for road rehabilitation. Construction crews will reconstruct existing pavement and install new curb ramps. The work will ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Jason Pu appointed Mayor of San Gabriel

Jason Pu appointed Mayor of San Gabriel

The following is a wrap-up of the March 19 City Council meeting. You may read the complete agenda here or listen to the audio here.

At the March 19 City Council meeting, the City Council appointed Jason Pu as the Mayor of San Gabriel.

Of the appointment, Ma...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Road work on Del Mar Avenue to begin March 11

 Road work on Del Mar Avenue from Hovey Avenue to Chestnut Avenue to begin March 11

Beginning on March 11, 2019 and through May 2019, roadway rehabilitation will begin on Del Mar Avenue from Hovey Avenue to Chestnut Avenue. During construction, segments of the northbound/southbound traffic lanes on Del Mar Avenue will be closed, though o...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Community Services offering spring break camps

Community Services offering spring break camps

Looking for something fun for your child to do during Spring Break? The San Gabriel Community Services Department is offering a variety of camp options including Spring Break Day Camp, FUNdamentals with LEGO® specialty camp and Food Network Favorites spec...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

City holds older adult St. Patrick's Day celebration

City holds older adult St. Patrick's Day celebratiom

The Community Services Department invites older adults to join us for lunch as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 15! Enjoy a delicious lunch with some old friends or make some new ones. Participants will enjoy festive St. Patrick’s Day music...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Construction begins on Smith Park playground

 Public Works begins to deconstruct Smith Park playground

As part of our partnership with the Asian Youth Center and KaBOOM!, we’re happy to announce that the San Gabriel Public Works Department is in the process of removing the old Smith Park playground equipment. The playground will be replaced by a new playgr...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Smith Park playground to be deconstructed February 19

Smith Park playground deconstruction to take place February 19

As you might have heard, we’re currently in the process of constructing a new playground at Smith Park with the help of the Asian Youth Center, the CarMax Foundation and KaBOOM!. As part of that process, the existing playground will be deconstructed on Fe...

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Posted on: February 12, 2019

City to host Community Health & Wellness Fair

Community Services to host Community Health & Wellness Fair

May is “National Physical Fitness Month” and, to celebrate, the Community Services Department will host the 1st Community Health & Wellness Fair on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The fair will take place in front of the Mission Pla...

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Posted on: February 12, 2019

Help us build a playground at Smith Park

Help us build a playground

The Community Services Department, along with the Asian Youth Center, has been awarded a grant through KaBOOM! to build a new playground at Smith Park. KaBOOM!, the grant provider, focuses on bringing play and physical activity to children. The funding pa...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

City Manager’s monthly message

City Manager’s monthly message: new Smith Park playground, Public Works Director/City Engineer

Dear San Gabriel,

We have some exciting news to share in our latest update, including the development of a new playground at Smith Park, the introduction of a new Public Works Director/City Engineer and some exciting programs on the horizon that allow you ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2019

San Gabriel, it’s time to build a playground!

San Gabriel, it’s time to build a playground!

The City of San Gabriel is happy to announce that we are building a new playground at Smith Park with the assistance of the Asian Youth Center, The CarMax Foundation and KaBOOM! – but we need your help!

On March 14, 2019 we will build a great new...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Phase two of the Alhambra Wash Bridge begins April

 Second phase of the Alhambra Wash Bridge begins in April

Located on Del Mar Avenue between Norwood Place and Bencamp Street, the first phase of the Del Mar Avenue Alhambra Wash Bridge Replacement Project was completed in October 2018. Construction crews removed and replaced the west side of the bridge as well a...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Submit nominations for 2019's Outstanding Older American

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The City of San Gabriel, in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, is calling for nominations of older Americans to participate in the 54th annual Older Americans Recognition Day. The Community Services Department is asking for your...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

AARP offering tax assistance for older adults

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It’s tax season again! Are you 50 years of age or older and are looking for some assistance with your tax return? The San Gabriel Community Services Department and AARP are offering free tax assistance for older adults. AARP tax preparation will...

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

New appointment slots for passport services

New appointment slots for passport services

The Community Services Department is proud to announce that we are extending our passport service days to offer appointments on Monday and Friday beginning on Monday, January 14, 2019. Travelers may schedule an appointment between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. t...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Picnic reservations now available for Marshall Park

Picnic reservations now available for Marshall Park

The holidays are here and once they are gone there will still be life events to celebrate. So submit your application now for a picnic shelter at one of the City’s beautiful parks, including Marshall Park!

The City currently has three parks that ...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Construction update: Cresta Avenue & Mount Vernon Drive

Construction update: Cresta Avenue & Mount Vernon Drive

San Gabriel, it's time for another construction update! In this briefing, we're going to focus on the 2018 Accelerated I-Bank Project. For some context, the City Council approved the $975,472.30 project in October of this year to repave five sections of r...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Council approves change to Del Mar Avenue sewer project

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The following is a wrap-up of the December 18 City Council meeting. You may view the full agenda or listen to an audio recording of yesterday’s meeting.

In a unanimous decision, the City Council approved a second amendment to an agreement with Civiltec to ...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: December 12, 2018

Spread some cheer & keep the dollars here

Spread some cheer & keep the dollars here

San Gabriel residents are encouraged to shop local this holiday season and throughout the year. From December 17 to December 21, follow us on Instagram for holiday shopping ideas. Five San Gabriel businesses have been selected to participate in the holida...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: December 12, 2018

Dial-A-Ride fee waived during the month of December

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In honor of the holiday season, the $.50 ridership fee for Dial-A-Ride users is waived during the month of December. This generous holiday gift was made possible by the City Council which approved the annual waiver of this fee. 

The Community Serv...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: December 12, 2018

Older adults: celebrate the holidays at the Adult Recreation Center

Older adults: celebrate the holidays at the Adult Recreation Center

San Gabriel’s older adults will be treated to lunch and festive holiday entertainment on Thursday, December 13 at the Adult Recreation Center located at 324 South Mission Drive in San Gabriel. During lunch, carolers will serenade our guests with holiday f...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: December 11, 2018

Santa’s coming to San Gabriel

Santa’s coming to San Gabriel

San Gabriel, get ready – Santa’s coming to town! This year, Santa will be visiting the community from December 20 through December 23. Santa will begin his shift from 5:30 p.m. to to 9:30 p.m. Here’s his schedule:

  • December 20:...
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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: December 11, 2018

Arminé Chaparyan appointed new Assistant City Manager

Arminé Chaparyan appointed new Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director

The City of San Gabriel has announced that Community Development Director Arminé Chaparyan has been appointed as the City’s Assistant City Manager, reporting to City Manager Mark Lazzaretto. In her new position, Chaparyan will oversee several special proj...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Send a letter to Santa

Send a letter to Santa

The Community Services Department and Santa's elves have been very busy this season building you a special mailbox so that your letters are delivered to the North Pole. Tell Santa a little something about yourself and how you’ve been good all ye...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Marshall Park picnic areas now available for reservations

Marshall Park picnic areas now available for reservations

The Community Services Department continually strives to ensure that patrons have a pleasant and safe place to enjoy the outdoors. The City currently has three parks that provide a space for recreation programs, events and leisure activities: Vincent Lugo...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Holiday shopping in SG: from bling to tea

Holiday shopping in SG: from bling to tea

This holiday season, shift your shopping to San Gabriel! Here you can find many independent shops for those special and unique gifts--from bling to tea and everything in between! The City is home to a variety of boutiques selling women’s apparel...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Join San Gabriel’s youth basketball league

Join San Gabriel’s youth basketball league

It’s basketball season! This is a chance for your child to learn the fundamentals of sports, gain a sense of pride and sportsmanship, and enhance their basketball skills.  

This program is for boys and girls in grades 1 thru 6. All teams...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Holiday Tree Lighting to take place December 4

Holiday Tree Lighting to take place December 4

Kick off your holiday season at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, December 4! 

Festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Plaza Park located at 428 South Mission Drive, across from City Hall. The holiday fun includes ornament making, spons...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: November 15, 2018

City Manager’s update: pedestrian/vehicle safety

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Dear San Gabriel,

As you might have heard, our community experienced several pedestrian tragedies in recent weeks. We’ve taken the time to listen to your concerns, and I wanted to outline how we’re addressing pedestrian safety.

First, our team at Public Wor...

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Relaxed overnight parking enforcement during holidays

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In the spirit of the holiday season, the San Gabriel Police Department will not be enforcing overnight parking on November 21, November 22, December 24, December 25, December 31 and January 1.

Normally, the City does not allow vehicles to be parked on the ...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

San Gabriel named a Most Business-Friendly City finalist

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The City Council, City Manager and Economic Development staff attended the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation’s Eddy Awards Gala at the Intercontinental Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, November 8. San Gabriel was one of five cities re...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: November 2, 2018

SGPD enacting zero tolerance policy for speeders

 San Gabriel Police to host DUI saturation patrols July 7

In light of the recent tragic fatal traffic collisions involving pedestrians, the San Gabriel Police Department is enacting a “zero tolerance” policy for speeders and distracted drivers in San Gabriel. This campaign is designed to increase driver and pede...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: October 23, 2018

Local author Daniel Acosta to visit San Gabriel Library

Local author Daniel Acosta to visit San Gabriel Library

A free reception for local author Daniel Acosta will be held at the San Gabriel Library on Saturday, November 3 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Acosta’s book “Iron River” takes place right here in San Gabriel near the railroad tr...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Gabrielino High School to screen "Angst" November 15

 Gabrielino High School to screen "Angst" November 15

The San Gabriel community is invited to a free screening of the documentary "Angst" at the Goodson Theatre at Gabrielino High School on Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m.

The goal of "Angst" is to raise awareness surrounding mental heal...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Family fun at the Fall Fun Festival October 26

Family fun at the Fall Fun Festival October 26

Register now by phone, online or in person for the costume contest taking place at San Gabriel’s Fall Fun Festival! Categories include spookiest, cutest and most original. In addition, the festival includes games, Halloween flicks and trunk or t...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Help build San Gabriel’s transportation services

Help build San Gabriel’s transportation services

The Community Services Department is in the process of evaluating our transportation services for the residents of San Gabriel. We are committed to providing a reliable, customer friendly service for city residents who are senior citizens and individuals ...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: October 19, 2018

Turkey Trot early bird registration extended

Turkey Trot early bird registration extended

The early bird rate for the 43rd Annual Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 17 at Vincent Lugo Park has been extended. Register by Friday, October 26 to save $5. The Turkey Trot features a 10K and 5K run, 5K walk and a 1K kids’ run. New this year,...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: October 19, 2018

Information sought on fatal hit-and-run at Valley Blvd

Information sought on fatal hit-and-run at Valley Boulevard

On Monday, October 15, 2018, at approximately 6:17 a.m., a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision occurred in the City of San Gabriel. Just prior to the collision, an elderly Asian male was walking southbound in an unmarked crosswalk at the T- intersection o...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: October 19, 2018

Young Frankenstein, Silent Sundays at the Playhouse

Young Frankenstein, Rocky Horror, Silent Sundays at the Playhouse

This weekend is the start of a week full of entertaining events for you, your family, and friends to enjoy!

This Saturday, October 20th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m., Mel Brooks’ electrifying musical Young Frankenstein, starrin...

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Last chance to sign up for Turkey Trot with early bird rate

Last chance to sign up for Turkey Trot with early bird rate

This week will be the last week to save on the entry fee for the 43rd Annual Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 17 at Vincent Lugo Park. Register by October 19 to save $5. The Turkey Trot features a 10K and 5K run, 5K walk and a 1K kids’ run. This year wil...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: October 4, 2018

San Gabriel to honor Veterans Day with tribute and luncheon

San Gabriel to honor Veterans Day with tribute and luncheon

On Tuesday, November 13, the San Gabriel Rotary Club along with the City of San Gabriel will honor our nation’s veterans during the Annual Veterans Day Tribute and Luncheon. This year’s celebration starts at 11:30 a.m. and will conclud...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: September 28, 2018

Ogopogo Brewing to officially open September 29

Ogopogo Brewing to officially open September 29

Ogopogo Brewing has officially announced that their grand opening celebration will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2018 between 11:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. at 864 Commercial Avenue. Owners Ryan Edell and Jason De La Torre are very excited to introduce...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Plan your special event at Grapevine Arbor Park

Grapevine Arbor Park now available to rent

The most important element of a great event is an excellent venue - after family and friends that is! The City of San Gabriel is proud to be able to share the Grapevine Arbor Park with those living within or outside of San Gabriel. The venue is the ideal ...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: September 24, 2018

City Manager’s monthly update: Finance, Public Works

City Manager’s monthly update: ?Finance award, Public Works news

Dear San Gabriel,

As our summer season winds down, I have some very exciting news to share about several departments that help run our City. Both the City Clerk’s department and Public Works’ Field Operations division are now fully staffed, and our Finance...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

New details released for this year’s Dumpling & Beer Fest

 New details released for this year’s Dumpling & Beer Fest

As we approach this year’s Dumpling and Beer Fest, we’re happy to announce that BuzzFeed Motion Pictures Executive Producer Steven Lim will be the host of this year’s Dumpling & Beer Fest on October 4.

Steven Lim is best k...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Celebrate Active Aging Week in San Gabriel

Celebrate Active Aging Week in San Gabriel

Join the Community Services department as we celebrate Active Aging Week from September 24 through September 28.   

Active Aging Week, organized by the International Council on Active Aging, is a national observance showcasing th...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: September 4, 2018

Registration for activity classes begins September 4

Registration for activity classes begins September 4

The San Gabriel Community Services Department offers a variety of activity classes perfect for every family member!  This fall, we are presenting our newly listed class, Improv Theatre & Comedy, as well as popular favorites including Ballroom...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: August 30, 2018

Fire Chief Derrick Doehler retires after 20 years

Fire Chief Derrick Doehler retires after 20 years

The following is a preview of the September 4 City Council meeting. You may read the full agenda here.

After more than 20 years with San Gabriel, Fire Chief Derrick Doehler has announced his retirement, which officially begins on August 31, 2018. ...

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Purchase your subscription for Silent Sundays

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Silent Sundays are back at the Mission Playhouse with an expanded five film lineup that includes a little of everything: comedy, romance, drama, horror, thriller and action.

The series kicks off Sunday afternoon, September 9 at 2:30 p.m. with 1923’s “Our H...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: August 28, 2018

San Gabriel recreates historic walk to Los Angeles

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Earlier today, hundreds of participants walked from the San Gabriel Mission to the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument to commemorate the City of Los Angeles’ 237th birthday and to recognize San Gabriel as the birthplace of the Los Angele...

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Enjoy a show at the Long Beach Petroleum Club

Enjoy a show at the Long Beach Petroleum Club  with Frank, Sammy and Judy

Join Community Services and enjoy a lunchtime show with a blast from the past! Visit the historic Petroleum Club in Long Beach for a plated lunch and a live performance tribute of the Sammy Davis Jr. Variety Show from the 1960s on September 12. Tickets ar...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Construction on San Gabriel Blvd from Agostino Rd to trench

Construction on San Gabriel Blvd from Agostino Rd to trench

ACE will be performing work on San Gabriel Boulevard from Agostino Road to the railway crossing from June 21 to June 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. for street rehabilitation. 

During construction, northbound and southbound traffic on San Gabriel B...

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

SGFD requests feasibility study from Los Angeles County Fire

 San Gabriel Fire requests feasibility study from Los Angeles County Fire

With the next City Council meeting quickly approaching, here’s what will be heard at the May 15 meeting. Please keep in mind that this meeting – along with meetings held from this point forward – will be scheduled at 6:30 p.m. As always, if you’d like to ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Construction underway at the Alhambra Wash Bridge

Roadway construction underway at the Alhambra Wash Bridge Replacement Project

Here’s an update on the Del Mar Avenue/Alhambra Wash Bridge Replacement Project since our groundbreaking this past March: The new access ramp to the San Gabriel Square Shopping Center on West Bencamp Street (just west of Del Mar Avenue) has been completed...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

'Egg'straordinary Celebration to be held March 31

‘Egg’straordinary Spring Celebration

Our Community Services department and the San Gabriel Kiwanis Club invite you to the 74th Annual Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt at Smith Park, 232 West Broadway on March 31. Come early and bring the whole family to celebrate spring together. The da...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: March 7, 2018

City Council denies CUP for China Tibetan Herbal Feet Spa

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Here's a wrap-up of yesterday's City Council meeting. If you'd like to read the full agenda, you may do so here.

City Council denies CUP for China Tibetan Herbal Feet Spa 

In a 3-1 vote (with Councilmember Liao voting against the motion and Mayor C...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: February 28, 2018

San Gabriel to host cleanup event March 3

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Get ready, San Gabriel! The city is hosting another community cleanup event on March 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Public Works Yard located at 917 East Grand Avenue. 

This is your chance to bring bulky items (such as furniture, rugs, mattr...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: January 30, 2018

Community Services & AARP to offer tax assistnace

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It’s tax season again! Are you 50 years of age or older and are looking for some assistance with your tax return? The San Gabriel Community Services department and AARP are offering free tax assistance for older adults. AARP tax preparation will take plac...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: January 22, 2018

Food, entertainment & more at Lunar New Year Festival

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As we approach the Lunar New Year Festival on February 10, 2018, here's a list of this year's talent. 

  • Singer-songwriter Melissa Polinar will be taking center-stage, showcasing her unique soulful vocals and heart-bearing lyrics. Polinar has been p...
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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Marshall Park to open January 20

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The grand opening of Marshall Park will be held on January 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend, and the celebration will feature food, games, and entertainment alongside family fun activities. You may full the full invitation her...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: January 9, 2018

Sandbags now available to San Gabriel residents

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Need a sandbag? The city offers 10 free sandbags per address per year. Sandbags are distributed from the Public Works facility located at 917 East Grand Avenue, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

You can contact the Public Work...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Council formally appoints Mark Lazzaretto City Manager

San Gabriel appoints Mark Lazzaretto City Manager

Last night, the City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Mark Lazzaretto as San Gabriel’s new City Manager, effective February 5, 2018. Lazzaretto will succeed Steven A. Preston, who has served as San Gabriel’s City Manager since 2009.

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: December 27, 2017

San Gabriel Police Department now offering text-to-911

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As part of the Los Angeles County Text to 911 system, the San Gabriel Police Department is now equipped to receive emergency texts via 911.

Text to 911 is a great alternative to situations in which calling may not be feasible. However, residents are always...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: December 26, 2017

Shop San Gabriel for the holidays

Shop San Gabriel for the holidays

If you’ve been following our social media accounts over the last few days, you might have noticed our “12 Days of Christmas” campaign to shop San Gabriel for your holiday gifts. If you missed it, here’s a wrap-up of our 12-day countdown with products from...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: December 26, 2017

Learn how to act at the Play in a Day workshop

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Want to learn to act? The San Gabriel Library may have a workshop just for you.

“Play in a Day is a free workshop that we’re offering to teens from 12 to 17,” said Fiona Reimers, an adult/teen librarian for the San Gabriel Library. “Participants will recei...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: December 20, 2017

San Gabriel appoints Mark Lazzaretto City Manager

San Gabriel appoints Mark Lazzaretto City Manager

After an extensive search, San Gabriel officials announced today that Mark Lazzaretto will be appointed as the next City Manager by the City Council. Lazzaretto topped the field of 36 candidates recruited from across the west.

Lazzaretto, 47, comes to San ...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: December 20, 2017

City adopts new marijuana ordinance

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At last night’s Council meeting, the City Council unanimously voted to approve a new ordinance that prohibits all nonmedical cannabis activity, including restrictions on personal growing. The ordinance also repealed and adopted new provisions prohibiting ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2017

Santa is coming to San Gabriel

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It’s not a holiday season without Santa riding the fire engine through the streets of San Gabriel! The San Gabriel Fire Department will escort the jolly ol’ fellow throughout the town.  

Be on the lookout for Santa in your neig...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: December 13, 2017

City Council moves city’s municipal elections

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In a 4-1 vote, the City Council voted to move the date of the city’s general municipal elections to the first Tuesday after the first Monday of March of every even-numbered year beginning in 2020. Previously, the city had held its elections on t...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Registration for recreation classes begins December 18

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The Community Services department is offering a variety of classes this winter, ranging from academic to recreation activities. Registration begins on December 18, and classes begin the week of January 8. This season, Community Services will be offering s...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Council recognizes city employees for excellence

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Yesterday, the City Council recognized more than 30 employees during the 2017 Employee Service and Recognition Awards. This year’s winners include:

Overall work performance:

  • Elizabeth Mendoza, Fire

Leadership:

  • Fabian Valdez., Police
  • Rebecca Gomez, Po...
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Posted on: November 29, 2017

SGPD’s Citizen Academy to begin January

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Editor's note: The application deadline has been extended to January 17. Be sure to register for this year's class to learn more about your local police department. 

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The San Gabriel Police Department will be hosting its next Citizen Academy cla...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

City denies two massage appeals

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Last night, the City Council held three hearings, which included:

An appeal of a planning case concerning Oriental Massage Spa at 288 South San Gabriel Boulevard

This is a request for a conditional use permit (CUP) to allow Oriental Massage Spa to continue...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Shop San Gabriel for gifts for the holiday season

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With the holidays now approaching, now is the time to begin researching for potential gifts for family members, friends and colleagues. As you search for gifts, be sure to consider the following items from local San Gabriel businesses as we commemorate Sm...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Photos: San Gabriel hosts 42nd annual Turkey Trot

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This past Saturday, hundreds of runners and walkers across the region attended the 42nd annual Turkey Trot at Vincent Lugo Park. The annual event features a 10K and 5K run along with a 5K walk and a 1K youth run.

This year’s top finishers include...

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Posted on: November 18, 2017

Construction on Mission Dr & San Gabriel Blvd/Mission Rd

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As you might have seen, the Mission Road crossing over the trench reopened to traffic late last week. 

The reopened crossing now features newly repaved transitions, along with new sidewalks along the trench.

With the Mission Road crossing over the ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Table tennis now available

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Are you an older adult and looking for more ways to stay active? The Community Services Department has just the thing. Table tennis is coming to San Gabriel!  

The Community Services Department is now offering table tennis at the Adult Recreation ...

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Photos: Vincent Lugo Park receives upgrades

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As you might have read, Vincent Lugo Park recently received new fitness equipment as part of the city’s strategic plan to improve San Gabriel’s infrastructure. The fitness additions - which include a variety of machines - can be seen i...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

San Gabriel teens hold book drive to help local hospital

San Gabriel teens hold book drive to help local hospital

With the goal of 200 books, the San Gabriel Library teen advisory board is hoping to make a positive contribution to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – but they need your help.

“We’re asking people to bring brand new children’s books to the library to donat...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

Council approves purchase of new police in-car video system

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Last night, the City Council approved two items on the consent calendar with a 5-0 vote, including:

The City Council also heard and approved ...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: November 2, 2017

ACE construction notices for November 3

Construction alerts for November 3

As ACE continues its work on the San Gabriel trench and the haul routes, the following sections of roadway will be paved on November 3: 

  • The north side of Mission Road between Ramona Street/Mission Drive and Clary Avenue. During construction, lane...
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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Join San Gabriel's youth basketball league

Join San Gabriel’s youth basketball league

It’s basketball season! This is a chance for your child to learn the fundamentals of sports, gain a sense of pride and sportsmanship, and enhance their basketball skills. This program is for boys and girl in first grade through sixth grade. All ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Say no to drugs: SGPD participates in Red Ribbon Week

Say no to drugs: SGPD participates in Red Ribbon Week

Throughout the week, members of the San Gabriel Police Department will be visiting local schools to spread awareness about Red Ribbon Week. Created in response to the murder of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena, Red Ribbon Week raises...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

Heat alert declared from October 23 to October 24

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With high temperatures expected next week, the Los Angeles County Health Officer has declared a heat alert for the Los Angeles Basin from October 23 to October 24. During this period, measures should be taken to protect those that are vulnerable to the he...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: October 18, 2017

Council adopts new development standards for single-family residence zone

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Last night, the City Council approved six items on the consent calendar with a 5-0 vote, including:

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: October 18, 2017

San Gabriel receives $200,000 grant for Safe Routes to School Plan

San Gabriel receives $200,000 grant for Safe Routes to School Plan

The City of San Gabriel was recently awarded a grant of $200,000 to help study the safety of school routes in the city in a project known as the Safe Routes to School Plan. Grant funds, which will be available to the city starting in July 2018, come from ...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

SGPD to hold prescription drug take back day October 28

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The San Gabriel Police Department, in collaboration with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, will be participating in the 14th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at police department h...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Council tightens development standards, adopts marijuana regulations

Council Chambers

Last night, the City Council approved items on the consent calendar with a 5-0 vote, which include:

  • An agreement for manhole inspection and data collection to complete a sewer condition analysis. This is done to identify issues in the sanitary sewer system...
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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Photos: Ramona St and Del Mar Ave trench crossings now open

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After a month of construction, crews have reopened the Ramona Street and Del Mar Avenue crossings over the trench. During that time, construction crews re-profiled both roadways and removed the temporary railroad tracks and crossing equipment. While minor...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Fall Fun Festival to be held October 27

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Join us for a boo-riffic time with Halloween themed activities at the Fall Fun Festival in the Historic Mission District on Friday, October 27 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Bring your little ghosts and goblins to this family friendly event for trunk-or-treat...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: September 27, 2017

Planning Commission approves three items of business

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This last Monday, the Planning Commission approved three new items of business, which include:

A modification, a parking reduction and the approval of the medical condominium project at 330 East Las Tunas Drive

The commission heard three specific items abou...

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

City to host National Voter Registration Day September 26

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The city will be hosting a National Voter Registration Day 2017 event at City Hall, located at 425 South Mission Drive, as part of a massive 50-state effort to register thousands of voters.

The goal for the 2017 National Voter Registration Day is to increa...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Pedestrian and bicycle safety training workshop to be held September 25

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The city, in association with several organizations, will be hosting a Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Training workshop on Monday, September 25 at the San Gabriel Mission inside Parish Hall.

Community members are encouraged to attend to share their feedb...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

SGPD facility moves forward, city joins new coalition: City Council wrap-up for 9/19

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Here’s what happened at last night’s City Council meeting:

City welcomes two new employees 

The city welcomed two new members to its family last night. Please welcome Recreation Supervisor Christina Alatorre and Firefighter/Para...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

San Gabriel names Keith Lemieux City Attorney

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Following an extensive search, San Gabriel officials announced today that Keith Lemieux, of Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill, LLP, will be the new City Attorney for the City of San Gabriel.

Lemieux, 50, comes to San Gabriel with an extensive background in ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Planning Commission meeting wrap-up for September 11

Council Chambers

Earlier this week, the Planning Commission heard two new items of business, which include:

A zone text amendment for the development standards and the review process for the single family residence zone

This amendment would revise existing development stand...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Coffee with a Cop to be held at the Hilton October 10

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Enjoy coffee? The San Gabriel Police Department will be hosting its next Coffee with a Cop on October 10 at the Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel. This is your opportunity to meet members of the police department in an informal setting to ask questions, buil...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

San Gabriel to hold 42nd annual Turkey Trot

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Get ready for San Gabriel’s healthiest family event! The 42nd annual Turkey Trot will be held on Saturday, November 19 at Vincent Lugo Park, located at the corner of Wells and Ramona in San Gabriel.

This year’s Turkey Trot – w...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

City Council meeting wrap-up for September 5

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Here’s a recap of yesterday’s City Council meeting. You may view the entire agenda (with links to agenda items) here.

  • The Council approved all the items on the consent calendar with a 5-0 vote, which include:
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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: September 5, 2017

SGPD participates in the Pink Patch Project to support breast cancer research

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To support breast cancer research, the San Gabriel Police Department is participating in this year’s Pink Patch Project campaign. Centered on pink versions of the safety officer’s uniform patch, the Pink Patch Project is designed to raise awareness about ...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: August 30, 2017

Dumpling & Beer Fest to return on October 5

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Save the date! The city’s popular Dumpling & Beer Fest will be returning to the historic Mission District for its third year on October 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Now bigger than ever, this year’s festival will feature several ...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Photos: Hundreds walk from San Gabriel to Los Angeles

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This past Saturday, hundreds of local residents gathered at the San Gabriel Mission in the early morning to walk to El Pueblo de Los Angeles, honoring the path established by Los Angeles’ earliest settlers in 1781. 

This year, the walk h...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Heat alert declared until September 2

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With temperature highs expected to reach triple digits throughout the week, the Los Angeles County Health Officer has declared a heat alert for the San Gabriel Valley from now through September 2. During this period, measures should be taken to protect th...

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Construction to begin on the Ramona Street and Del Mar Avenue bridges September 5

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Update - September 5, 2017 at 4:50 p.m.: The railway crossing at Walnut Grove is now open. The crossings at Del Mar Avenue and Ramona Street are both now closed until October 3.

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Update - September 5, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.: Construction on the Walnut Grove ...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

City to install filters on 426 catch basins

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Soon, 426 catch basins in the city will be retrofitted with new filter screens that will prevent trash from entering into the storm water system. Known as connector pipe screens, these screens will be placed in front of large storm water drainage pipes th...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

San Gabriel watches the solar eclipse

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Today, residents from across the community went to the San Gabriel Library to catch the solar eclipse. While San Gabriel was not in the path of totality, residents were able to see a partial solar eclipse that resembled a crescent moon using special safet...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

DUI/Driver’s license checkpoint planned for August 25

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The San Gabriel Police Department’s traffic unit will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint this Friday at an undisclosed location within city limits between 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

While the checkpoint is in operation, office...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: August 16, 2017

A look at how Walk to Los Angeles celebrates history

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As one of Walk to Los Angeles’ organizers, Imelda Bermejo doesn’t see the nine-mile journey from San Gabriel to Los Angeles as a mere walk. Instead, the trek – to her – symbolizes the importance of embracing and rec...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

City to host bulky item and electronic waste drop-off August 26

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The Public Works department will be holding a free community clean-up event on August 26 for residents who wish to drop off large items or electronic waste.

This is your chance to bring your bulky items (such as furniture, rugs, mattresses and appliances) ...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: August 16, 2017

City Council meeting wrap-up for August 15

City Hall

Here is a recap of yesterday’s City Council meeting. You can view the entire agenda (with links to agenda items) here.

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: August 12, 2017

Community Services’ after-school program returns

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Community Services’ after-school program is returning to your child’s elementary school this year! Beginning on August 21, children in second grade to fifth grade can participate in traditional fall sports, receive homework assistance,...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: August 9, 2017

Public Works releases project status report

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With the city experiencing an increase in construction in recent months, here’s an update on some of the major projects currently taking place:

ACE haul routes

  • With the San Gabriel trench project wrapping up construction, work on rehabilitating th...
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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: August 9, 2017

SGPD starts a new tradition with National Night Out

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Featuring over 2,500 attendees gathered in the heart of the historic Mission District, this year’s National Night Out marked a new tradition for the San Gabriel Police Department. While previous events centered on intimate neighborhood visits fr...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: August 8, 2017

Report: San Gabriel sales tax receipts up 1.2%

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According to sales tax receipts collected from January through March, sales were 1.2% higher compared to the same quarter a year ago. New quick service and casual dining eatery openings, along with higher net sales, helped boost revenue for restaurants an...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: August 2, 2017

City hosts community meeting on mansionization

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Last Thursday, the city hosted a community meeting to address the issue of mansionization and the development standards for single-family homes. The trend of mansionization, or the practice of building or modifying a home in a manner that outsizes the sur...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: July 26, 2017

City Council holds first reading of historic preservation ordinance

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With a new historic ordinance now headed for a second reading by the City Council, San Gabriel will soon feature one of the most comprehensive and progressive ordinances in the region that aims to protect and preserve the city’s historic past. “We have th...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: July 12, 2017

San Gabriel Police Department to start new school outreach program

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Continuing with its mission of engaging with the community, the San Gabriel Police Department will jumpstart a new school and community engagement program in early August aimed at linking members of the department with local schools. “We want co...

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