San Gabriel community members can learn more about the city’s accomplishments and future goals on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the State of the City Address.
This year’s address will be presented by Mayor Chin Ho Liao. In his speech, Liao will tell attendees ab...Read on...
Newly appointed San Gabriel Police Chief Eugene Harris starts work today, Oct. 3, and he’s hitting the ground running.
The 24-year law enforcement veteran said he has big plans for the department, including measures to enhance police relationships with...Read on...
Delicious dumplings, craft beer tasters, live music and more will fill the historic Mission District on Thursday, Sept. 29 for the 2nd Annual San Gabriel Dumpling & Beer Fest.
The event aims to offer a unique twist on the traditional Oktoberfest ce...Read on...
After a months-long search, San Gabriel officials announced that Eugene Harris, a 24-year law enforcement veteran, will be the city’s next Chief of Police.
Harris, 50, is a Southern California native and former United States Marine. Harris began his ca...Read on...
The San Gabriel Public Works Department hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Aug. 31 to commemorate the completion of the brand new Public Works Facility at 917 E Grand Ave.
The $11.2 million, 23,000 square foot facility marks the city’s ...Read on...
Major pavement work on the first phase of the Del Mar Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation Project is completed, and crews will finish the last touches on the project by mid-September.
With this phase of paving, the first of three, the city rehabilitated 0.5...Read on...
Demolition work began Tuesday on the old Mission Playhouse marquee, making way for a brand new sign, a long-awaited project for city staff and the community.
The old sign was not original to the iconic and historic Playhouse, but was built in the mid-1...Read on...
Developers for two new hotels rising on Valley Boulevard continue to make progress on construction. Both projects are slated to open by the end of next year.
The Sheraton at 303 E Valley Blvd. (pictured), which broke ground last September, already has ...Read on...
On July 28, the City of San Gabriel launched the Financial Transparency Portal to help local residents and business owners better understand the city’s budget decisions by giving them unprecedented access to city finances.
The portal, which can be acce...Read on...
On Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., neighborhoods throughout San Gabriel will join thousands of communities nationwide for the 33rd Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.
During NNO, San Gabriel residents will lock the...Read on...
On July 14, the City of San Gabriel launched an official account on WeChat, the popular Chinese social communications app, in an ongoing effort to connect with and engage Chinese-speaking residents.
More than half of the San Gabriel population identif...Read on...
Short rib skewers, deep fried tofu, braised pork belly, lamb shoulder skewers - and the list goes on.
The menu at Chang'an Specialty Chinese Seafood & Grill is enough to make your mouth water on the spot. After all, the restaurant's stated goal is...Read on...
In 2009, the San Gabriel City Council saw a need to improve communication with residents, and out of that desire the Council Weekly newsletter was born. Over the years, the newsletter has evolved and improved to provide community members, city employees a...Read on...
Summer Nights continues tomorrow, June 23, with a free screening of “Cinderella” at Vincent Lugo Park. Grab the family, blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy the magical 2015 remake of the Disney classic on the big screen under the stars. The Community Servic...Read on...
The city hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Monday to launch the first phase of the long-awaited Del Mar Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation Project.
The first phase of the project will include pavement reconstruction of 0.5 miles of Del Mar Avenue from Miss...Read on...
The City Clerk’s Department put a creative new spin on the PATH (Progress and Accomplishments Through History) program last week, giving San Gabriel third graders a special treat with an education performance from talented puppet Officer Serra.
Registration is now available for the 41st Annual Turkey Trot on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Vincent Lugo Park.
Community members can participate in a 5K or a 10K run, a youth 1K run or a 5K walk. Registration for any race includes a finisher medal, refres...Read more »
The Nov. 8 presidential election is fast approaching, but last week the San Gabriel City Council made an important decision about the city’s local election on March 7, 2017.
The Council voted to consolidate the General Municipal election with Los Ange...Read more »
On Tuesday, Oct. 18, the City Council approved a Professional Services Agreement with firm GreenPlay LLC, launching a major first step in the creation of the city’s Parks and Open Space Master Plan.
The plan will ultimately help determine how the city ...Read more »
On Thursday, Oct. 20, the San Gabriel Fire Department participated in the Great ShakeOut by conducting a rescue drill at an abandoned structure in the city.
The drill consisted of drilling through a brick wall and using a special camera to check for &q...Read more »
On Tuesday night, the City Council heard a presentation from Metro explaining ballot Measure M, which locals will vote on this November.
Measure M proposes a half-cent sales tax to fund transportation initiatives in Los Angeles County. The measure is e...Read more »
This month the city launched the redesigned city mobile app, which now matches the recently redesigned city website.
Residents, business owners and visitors can use the app to easily access city programs and services and to explore places of interest. ...Read more »
The City Council approved the 2016-2017 Budget and Capital Improvement Program in July, and now residents can easily learn all about their decisions with new user-friendly materials released this month.
The artfully designed and easy-to-read budget boo...Read more »
The Police Department will hold a Drug Take Back event on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Police Station, 625 S Del Mar Ave.
The event aims to prevent pill abuse and theft by giving residents and opportunity to rid their homes of potent...Read more »
On Wednesday, Nov. 2, residents will have a chance to meet newly appointed Police Chief Eugene Harris at the first "411 With the Chief" event.
Harris plans to host these informal meet and greet events on every first Wednesday of the month fol...Read more »
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the city is participating this October in the 13th Annual Domestic Violence Collection Drive, organized by Congresswomen Judy Chu and Grace Napolitano.
A purple box will be available in City Hall, 42...Read more »
The November election is fast approaching, and the San Gabriel City Clerk’s Department is making it easier than ever to make sure everyone’s voice is heard by accepting vote by mail ballots at City Hall.
Those who are registered to vote by mail can eas...Read more »
Older adults can enjoy some spooktacular bingo and a Halloween costume contest on Monday, Oct. 31 at the Community Services Department.
All of the festivities will take place in the Grapevine Room at the Adult Recreation Center, 324 S Mission Drive. Bi...Read more »
The city will host the annual Fall Fun Festival on Friday, Oct. 28, featuring a boo-riffic time with Halloween themed activities in the Historic Mission District from 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to this family-friendly event fo...Read more »
The Community Services Department celebrated Active Aging Week during the week of Sept. 26-30 with games, activities and giveaways for the city's older adult community.
Active Aging Week, organized by the International Council on Active Aging®, is a...Read more »
The 24-year law enforcement veteran said he has big plans for the department, including measures to enhance police relationships with...Read more »
The five water agencies that serve San Gabriel residents have updated their watering restrictions in an ongoing effort to handle the California drought.
Customers of San Gabriel County Water District can water on their assigned day (based on street add...Read more »
On Wednesday, Oct. 19 the San Gabriel Rotary Club along with the City of San Gabriel will honor local veterans at the Annual Veterans Day Tribute and Luncheon.
This year’s celebration will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Grapevine Arbor Park. Free...Read more »
The city is accepting applications for vacancies on city commissions, a great way for residents to get more involved in the community.
The Civil Service Commission has one vacancy and the Design Review Commission has one vacancy, but the city will also...Read more »
On Tuesday, Sept. 27, cities across the nation will make a great effort to register voters and increase awareness about the importance of voting in national, state and local elections for National Voter Registration Day.
This year for the first time th...Read more »
Looking for a great facility for your next party, wedding or special event? Nestled in the heart of the Mission District, the City of San Gabriel’s Grapevine Arbor Park is the perfect location to host your special event.
The Grapevine Arbor Park’s b...Read more »
The City of San Gabriel will celebrate Active Aging Week Sept. 26-30 with special programs and activities for older adults.
Active Aging Week, organized by the International Council on Active Aging®, is a national observance that showcases the diverse...Read more »
This fall, the Community Services Department will host classes and trips for every age group and interest.
Offerings including day trips for adults to the Getty Villa, Sony Studios, Tamale Festival, Holiday Cruise of Lights and more. Activity classes...Read more »
It's football season and the Community Services Department is getting in on the action.
The department will host an NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Jefferson Middle School, 1372 E Las Tunas Drive starting at 10 a.m. Parti...Read more »
Harris, 50, is a Southern California native and former United States Marine. Harris began his ca...Read more »
The $11.2 million, 23,000 square foot facility marks the city’s ...Read more »
This fall, the San Gabriel Community Services Department will offer a brand new computer class for older adults. Computer skills are essential for everyone these days, so this is an important opportunity for those who want to learn.
The class is design...Read more »
In honor of the Public Works Department's brand new facility, which opened on Aug. 31, here's a look back on how far the department has come over the years.
-The first Office of Street Superintendent, forerunner to today’s Public Works Director, was es...Read more »
With this phase of paving, the first of three, the city rehabilitated 0.5...Read more »
This August, Lt. Riki Nakamura graduated from the Los Angeles Police Department Leadership Program, coming back to the San Gabriel Police Department with greater knowledge and skills to help him serve the community.
The program is a 136 hour course tha...Read more »
San Gabriel sales tax receipts for January through March were 3.1 percent higher than the same quarter one year ago.
Actual sales activity increased 4.3 percent, after factoring out aberrations. The increase can be attributed to a strong sales quart...Read more »
The City of San Gabriel is seeking nominations for the Bell Awards, a biennial program that recognizes outstanding design on projects built in the city.
The Bell Awards, named after the iconic bells that adorn the San Gabriel Mission, were established ...Read more »
Registration opens on Sept. 6 for fall classes at the Community Services Department. There is something for everyone, from fitness to computers to art, and more.
This fall there will be several new classes, including Bollywood Spice Dance and Introduct...Read more »
This summer, the Neighborhood Improvement Services (NIS) Division increased enforcement of illegal signage along Valley Boulevard, Del Mar Avenue and Las Tunas Drive.
NIS officers inspected approximately 85 businesses, which resulted in the removal of...Read more »
Her hands are the first to touch these clothes in nearly 100 years, and “it’s exhilarating.”
Alexis M. Hill is the historical costume intern at the Mission Playhouse, and she’s been working this summer to clean, examine and archive the theater’s unique...Read more »
The Public Works Department will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Aug. 31 to commemorate the completion of the brand new Public Works Facility at 917 E Grand Ave.
The $11.2 million, 23,000 square foot facility is a big step forward in m...Read more »
The old sign was not original to the iconic and historic Playhouse, but was built in the mid-1...Read more »
The Sheraton at 303 E Valley Blvd. (pictured), which broke ground last September, already has ...Read more »
The city-sponsored after school program began this week at San Gabriel elementary schools.
The program, sponsored by the Community Services Department, offers children grades 2 through 5 a chance to participate in traditional fall sports, homework ass...Read more »
Join us as we say ALOHA to Summer at the annual End of Summer Luau for older adults, hosted by the Community Services Department.
The Luau will begin at 11a.m. with refreshing fruit mocktails and island-themed music. There will also be a special prese...Read more »
Starting on Friday, Aug. 12, San Gabriel Boulevard will have intermittent lane closures due to construction on the ACE San Gabriel Trench Project. The work will continue through Aug. 24 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and may cause traffic delays.
O...Read more »
In recent months, officials have seen an increase in coyotes roaming San Gabriel neighborhoods. It is important for residents to take precautions of their own, as there is little the city can do to control these wild animals.
Coyotes are intelligent an...Read more »
This year, San Gabriel officials are making a concerted effort to implement programs and strategies to ensure the safety and comfort of residents and visitors. These programs fall under the umbrella of "risk management," a field that has become ...Read more »
With school starting soon and the summer months winding down, Smith Park Pool open swim will close at the end of this week.
Saturday, Aug. 13 will mark the last day for kids and families to enjoy open swim, which is open Wednesday through Saturday from...Read more »
Last month, officials from the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District announced that mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus (WNV) have appeared in the San Gabriel Valley, warning residents to take precautions to avoid bites.
Virus-carryin...Read more »
The portal, which can be acce...Read more »
The air in Vincent Lugo Park will be filled with the melodies of mariachi this Thursday, Aug. 4, in the second-to-last Summer Nights event of the season.
The free concert will feature all-female mariachi group Mariachi Lindas Mexicanas and will begin a...Read more »
The San Gabriel Fire Department will offer a free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training class in September to help residents be more prepared to assist emergency responders in an emergency situation.
CERT promotes a partnership between loca...Read more »
Participants in this year's summer swim lessons are invited to attend the annual summer Aquatics Safety Fair on Monday, Aug. 8 from 6-8 p.m. at Smith Park Pool.
The free event is an opportunity to learn important water safety skills, witness lifeguards...Read more »
Southern California Edison (SCE), the electricity service provider for residents and businesses in the city of San Gabriel, has warned customers that outages are possible this summer and the rest of the year based on a high demand on the grid. To avoid th...Read more »
During NNO, San Gabriel residents will lock the...Read more »
San Gabriel police officers will have a pop of pink on their uniforms this October, as the department joins other Los Angeles County agencies in the fight against breast cancer with the Pink Patch Project.
Officers will wear a pink patch in support of ...Read more »
The city's celebration of the summer and July as Parks Make Life Better!® Month continues this Thursday, July 28, with a free screening of "Zootopia" at Vincent Lugo Park.
The night begins at 7:30 p.m. with free family activities including fa...Read more »
It's almost time again for the annual Celebrate Our Heritage Walk and Bike to L.A. event, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27.
Each year, community members, officials and local ancestors of the original settlers of Los Angeles, Los Pobladores, walk...Read more »
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has declared a Heat Alert for Thursday, July 21, through at least Saturday, July 23.
Residents should take precautions to avoid negative health effects from high temperatures, especially those who participate in ou...Read more »
More than half of the San Gabriel population identif...Read more »
There is only one cycle left of summer swim lessons at the San Gabriel Community Services Department. Cycle 4 runs July 25 – Aug. 5.
Whether you want to learn to swim, improve your stroke or enjoy our water aerobics classes, the city has a class for...Read more »
Give the kids one last summer trip before school starts; head to Raging Waters on Thursday, Aug. 4 with the Community Services Department.
The bus will depart from the Mission Playhouse parking lot at 9 a.m. and return by 5 p.m. Ticket price for Ragin...Read more »
The menu at Chang'an Specialty Chinese Seafood & Grill is enough to make your mouth water on the spot. After all, the restaurant's stated goal is...Read more »
In 2009, the San Gabriel City Council saw a need to improve communication with residents, and out of that desire the Council Weekly newsletter was born. Over the years, the newsletter has evolved and improved to provide community members, city employees a...Read more »
San Gabriel families can enjoy a fun evening full of entertainment at the Summer Nights concert and movie on July 14 at Vincent Lugo Park.
The concert will feature a performance by kid-friendly musical group Jelly of the Month Club, which describes its...Read more »
Cycle 3 of San Gabriel swim lessons begins on Monday, July 11 and registration is now open. This is the second to last class session offered this summer.
There are plenty of class options for any skill level, age or interest, from learning to swim to ...Read more »
Popular Americana band Bumptown will be back in San Gabriel this Thursday for a free concert at Vincent Lugo Park, part of the city's Summer Nights series.
Bumptown, which was a crowd favorite at last year's Summer Nights concert, describes itself as a...Read more »
For the 26th consecutive year, the city received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association.
The certificate recognizes the city's 2014-2015 fiscal year comprehensive annual fin...Read more »
On July 1, the City of San Gabriel launched a new and improved website, making city news and information more easily available to the public.
The redesigned website, still at www.sangabrielcity.com, has a fresh, clean design, is compatible with mobile ...Read more »
Heavy construction work has begun on the Del Mar Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation Project and will last through the end of July.
The work will impact traffic on Del Mar Avenue between Mission Road and Chestnut Avenue. One lane will still be open in each...Read more »
The San Gabriel community will celebrate Independence Day on Monday, July 4 with the annual 4th of July Parade and Kids’ Day Picnic.
The parade will begin at a new earlier time this year, 9 a.m., at Plaza Park and will continue up Mission and along Bro...Read more »
The summer recreation program at Washington Elementary will come to an end on Friday, July 1 and Bulldog Sports Camp at Jefferson Middle School will end on Friday, July 8.
These programs have provided local children with opportunities to enjoy fun an...Read more »
The San Gabriel based Asian Youth Center earned the “Nonprofit of the Year” distinction from the office of Assemblyman Ed Chau. Chau honored the group at the state capitol in Sacramento last week for the inaugural California Nonprofits Day.
AYC focuse...Read more »
Summer Nights continues tomorrow, June 23, with a free screening of “Cinderella” at Vincent Lugo Park. Grab the family, blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy the magical 2015 remake of the Disney classic on the big screen under the stars. The Community Servic...Read more »
Some know it as “Monster Park,” others as “Dinosaur Park,” but no matter what they call it, locals know it as the perfect place to explore, play and imagine. La Laguna de San Gabriel, the magical land of sea creatures and monsters, is one of the most icon...Read more »
On Tuesday, the City Council approved the 2016-2017 Budget and Capital Improvement Program, finalizing funding decisions for the upcoming fiscal year.
The $56 million budget is balanced, with a total operating budget of $48.4 million and $8 million set...Read more »
Swim lessons are in full swing at Smith Park Pool and there is still time to register for a variety of different classes available for all swimming levels.
The city offers everything from beginners’ swim lessons to stroke improvement and water aerobics...Read more »
Independence Day is just around the corner, and San Gabriel has plenty of family fun planned for the annual Kids’ Day and 4th of July Parade on Monday, July 4.
The parade will begin at a new time at 9:00 a.m. at Plaza Park, 428 S Mission Drive, and tra...Read more »
The first phase of the project will include pavement reconstruction of 0.5 miles of Del Mar Avenue from Miss...Read more »
Locals can expect hot weather early next week, and the San Gabriel Fire Department has encouraged residents to take precautions to protect themselves and their families.
The National Weather Services issued an Excessive Heat Watch for the San Gabriel ...Read more »
Surf’s Up San Gabriel last week was a great hit, bringing the community out in force to celebrate the start of summer with a fun block party. And the fun’s just getting started, as there are still nine events left in the Summer Nights series of free conce...Read more »
The city makes it easy to spend time with the family this summer, offering several free programs in the beautiful city parks. This year, the Community Services Department has added a brand new program, “Parks After Dark,” to make the summer even more enjo...Read more »
San Gabriel Police Explorers brought home two awards from the annual EX-CON Explorer Competition last weekend in Las Vegas.
Competing against other law enforcement explorer posts from California, Nevada and Arizona, the team earned second place in the...Read more »
The city will host a community celebration for the historic La Laguna de San Gabriel Playground at the second annual “Play Day” on June 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Vincent Lugo Park.
The free event, hosted by the city and the Friends of La Laguna, wil...Read more »
Surf into summer tomorrow evening, June 9, at the second annual Surf’s Up San Gabriel street festival from 6:00-9:30 p.m. in the historic Mission District.
The event will feature great food trucks plus dessert, a beer and wine garden, free live music f...Read more »
The city’s communication tools will get a new look this summer, making it easier and more pleasant for residents to get important news and information about San Gabriel.
The city website will have a new design that is more user friendly, cleaner and m...Read more »
Youth summer programs have begun in San Gabriel, providing tons of free and low-cost summer fun for local kids.
The San Gabriel Community Services Department offers free drop-in programs at Smith Park, Roosevelt Elementary School, Washington Elementary...Read on...
Officer...Read more »
On Saturday, June 4 at 1:30 p.m., students from city recreation dance and baton classes, along with talented youths from the after school drill team program, will perform on stage at the beautiful Mission Playhouse in the biennial “Celebrate America” danc...Read more »
The summer heat wave is right around the corner, and there’s no better place to cool off than at Smith Park Pool. The pool opens for open swim on June 14 and will remain open through Aug. 13.
The pool will be open on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. and ...Read more »
Don’t miss San Gabriel’s Sidewalk CPR Day event tomorrow, June 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Community Services Department Dance Room, 250 S Mission Drive.
At this free event, attendees will learn “hands only CPR,” which could help save someon...Read more »
The kids are almost out of school and the weather’s turning warmer – and that means it’s time to start the summer season in San Gabriel. Community members can kick things off at the city’s Surf’s Up summer street party on Thursday, June 9 from 6:00-9:30 p...Read more »