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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: August 8, 2018

San Gabriel celebrates National Night Out 2018

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In celebration of the fight against crime, the San Gabriel Police Department held its 35th annual National Night Out. A new Mission District tradition now in its second year, this year’s National Night Out featured appearances by several City departments....

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

San Gabriel honors Wham-O at San Gabriel Boulevard Bridge

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The City of San Gabriel, in partnership with the Alameda Corridor-East Project, unveiled a plaque and decorative installation commemorating the history of Wham-O at the San Gabriel Boulevard Bridge earlier today.

Featuring decorative Hula Hoops, the bridge...

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

New, Del Mar and San Gabriel offramps/onramps to close for construction

New Avenue, Del Mar Avenue and San Gabriel Boulevard offramps/onramps to temporarily close for const

As part of a larger project to refurbish several bridge decks, Caltrans will be performing work on three overpass onramps and offramps in San Gabriel along Interstate 10.

Portions of the New Avenue, Del Mar Avenue and San Gabriel Boulevard onramps and offr...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Sewage backup along south Arroyo Drive/Santa Anita Avenue

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Yesterday, the City received reports of a sewer spill which occurred on South Arroyo Drive and portions of Santa Anita Avenue. By 9:20 p.m., our Public Works team were able to mitigate the issue and restore normal sewage flow in the City’s syste...

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

City Council to reevaluate Mission District in new study

 City Council to reevaluate Mission District in new study

Long-time residents know that the City has attempted to stimulate the Mission District by adopting the Mission District Specific Plan in 2004. A revitalization tool, the plan identifies several potential sites for development, sets design standards, conso...

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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.

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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

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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

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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 25, 2017

San Gabriel trench welcomes inaugural train service

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Billed as one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken within the city at a cost of $312.8 million, the San Gabriel trench welcomed its first train service on July 24 at a media ceremony held on the Mission Road bridge. While full train servic...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

City to host meeting on development standards for single-family homes on July 27

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The city will be holding a community meeting in the Grapevine Room on July 27 to address concerns surrounding the "mansionization" and the development standards for single-family homes. The city is currently working on an amendment to the zoning...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

New police headquarters to start construction in late 2017

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Nearly two decades in the making, the new police station for the San Gabriel Police Department is poised to begin construction in late 2017. The new building will replace the current police facility, which was originally built in 1962.

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