For Geoff Jennings, the pathway leading to the creation of Nomad Ice Pops was – as he describes – long and indirect. Indeed, Jennings can trace the origins of Nomad Ice Pops to his time as a raft guide in Guatemala over eight years ago...
Looking for something fun to do this summer? Take a trip with the Kids’ Travel Club! The Community Services Department is planning trips to Knott’s Berry Farm, Raging Waters and to Smith Park for the Annual Penny Carnival. There is a cost for both Knott’s...
From May 21 to May 24, several city staff and councilmembers traveled to the largest conference of developers, retailers and cities in the world to represent San Gabriel. Known as the Real Estate Convention (RECon) in Las Vegas, Nevada, this conference &a...
Last Thursday, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) – in a 12 to 0 vote – elected to fund local road improvements instead of closing the 4.5 mile SR-710 gap between Alhambra and Pasadena. One of five options proposed by Met...
San Gabriel officials announced today that Derrick Doehler, former Deputy Chief and a 19-year veteran of the San Gabriel Fire Department, will be returning from retirement to become the city’s next Fire Chief.
Doehler, 50, is a former United Stat...
Join us for the San Gabriel Summer Nights series.
The Community Services Department, in conjunction with the Mission Playhouse and Community Development, will be hosting seven summer concerts and three summer movies. Bring the entire family for a...
Infestation of an exotic insect known as Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) and a bacterial disease called huanglongbing (HLB) have been detected in host plants in the city of San Gabriel. Direct injury caused by ACP results from the withdrawal of large amounts o...
The San Gabriel Police Department is joining law enforcement statewide and across the United States in National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in an effort to prevent deaths and injuries. On Friday, May 12, 2017, and on Monday, May 15, 2017, San Gabrie...
The San Gabriel Public Works Department will host its annual Public Works Day on Thursday, May 25 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Vincent Lugo Park (corner of Wells and Ramona).The event is free and open to the public. Guests will enjoy a FREE barbecue lunch...
At its last meeting, the Planning Commission:
The City of San Gabriel is completing a Needs Assessment as part of the development of the Parks and Open Space Master Plan. This plan will assess the city’s current parks and open space, and explore opportunities to expand and enhance...
Enjoy Washington and Coolidge Elementary Schools in the evenings, on weekends and on holidays starting May 1. The City of San Gabriel is collaborating with the San Gabriel Unified School District to create additional open space for our residents to enjoy....
Summer is almost here and the San Gabriel Community Services Department has a great season planned for you, your family and friends! Registration for our popular summer day camp is already under way and registration for recreation classes and swim instruc...
This Cinco de Mayo, plan your sober ride home before the party begins. Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, (DDVIP) free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives...
Kick off your Cinco de Mayo week with the City of San Gabriel! Join us for the Cinco de Mayo Mercado on Saturday, Apr. 29 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. in the Mission District Plaza. Festivities will include live entertainment on our outdoor stage with Ballet Folkl...
The City's first Cinco de Mayo Mercado was held on Saturday, Apr. 29 in the historic Mission District. The weather could not have been better for this event which included live entertainment on the outdoor stage with Ballet Folklorico Sol de Fuego and Las...
The Community Services Department is offering an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Training class on May 21, 28 and 29. With the WSI certification, students can teach American Red Cross swim lessons. An online blended learning cla...
The San Gabriel Police Department and the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), call upon bicycle riders and motorists alike to be cautious during May's National Bicycle Safety Month, and every other month during the year.
The San Gabriel Police Depar...
The San Gabriel Police Department is announcing a change to its Parking Citation Review process. Effective May 1, parking citation appeals will be accepted by mail, online or can be dropped off inside the police station. That's three different w...
The San Gabriel Police Department would like to extend a big thank you to those members of the community who participated in the 13th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this past Saturday, Apr. 29 and helped make the event another big success!
The San Gabriel Community Services Department is offering free drop-in programs at Smith Park, McKinley Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, Washington Elementary and Vincent Lugo Park. Participants can play games, make crafts, and take par...
The City Council last night approved urgency ordinances establishing separation requirements on massage establishments and making several revisions to the city's codes governing massage services.
The four-ordinance package includes two ordinances ...
Commuters traveling through one of San Gabriel's most challenging intersections will soon see relief under an improvement plan approved by the City Council.
The City Council has awarded a contract to Sequel Contractors, Inc. for street improvements, constr...
Join us for the 59th Annual Drill Team Competition on Saturday, May 13 at Jefferson Middle School, 1372 East Las Tunas Drive.
The program will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will showcase the school spirit from each of the after school programs offered at all of ...
Although no cases have been reported within San Gabriel yet, nearby cities such as Arcadia, Pasadena, Monrovia, Glendale and more have had confirmed cases of rabid bats. In 2016, Los Angeles County reported 38 total bats that tested positive for rabies; t...
San Gabriel captured three statewide awards at the California Association of Public Information Officers (CAPIO) conference which was held last Wednesday night in San Diego.
Former PIO Lauren Gold nominated San Gabriel for our City Beat newslett...
Before summer arrives, community leaders and elected officials will gain an upper hand against the Zika threat and the mosquitoes that can transmit the virus.
Vector control districts and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) will hos...
Kick off your Cinco de Mayo week with the City of San Gabriel! Join us for the Cinco de Mayo Mercado on Saturday, April 29 from 5:30-9:30 pm in the Mission Playhouse Plaza. You won’t want to miss live entertainment on the outdoor stage including...
Longtime San Gabriel City Attorney Robert L. Kress announced his retirement yesterday afternoon after serving nearly 28 years as the City's chief legal counsel. He will conclude his service on September 1.
For the past three decades Bob and his colleagues ...
On Saturday, Apr. 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the San Gabriel Police Department will again collaborate with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and give the public an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and u...
Denim Day is a worldwide educational campaign to bring awareness to sexual violence. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was ...
Mark your calendar! Cougar Adventure Camp is back and registration begins Monday, May 8 at the Community Recreation Center. Day camp will be held at Coolidge Elementary School this summer. Camp will be open June 5 thru August 18, with the standard day bei...
The Community Development Commission (CDC) of the County of Los Angeles is currently conducting a study concerning fair housing. Known as the “Assessment of Fair Housing” (AFH), the study is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development...
New Street Trees: Fairview Avenue & Mission Road
Public Works Park Maintenance crews completed tree planting and drought-tolerant landscape beautification along Fairview Avenue (above) in the San Gabriel Village business district surrounded b...
The City of San Gabriel, in partnership with Athens Services, will be hosting its first citywide Neighborhood Clean-up event on Saturday, Apr. 8 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The free effort will be held at the new Public Works Facility at 917 E Gran...
The City of San Gabriel Community Services Department and the San Gabriel Kiwanis Club invite you to the 73rd Annual Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt at Smith Park, 232 W Broadway on Saturday, Apr. 15.
Come early and bring the whole family to celebrat...
May is "Older Americans Month" and, to celebrate, the Community Services Department will host the 8th Annual Health & Wellness Fair on Thursday, May 11 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The fair will take place in the Padillo Room of the Adult Recre...
The San Gabriel Police Department will be hosting its inaugural Citizen Academy class beginning on Wednesday, Jun. 14. The Police Department plans to host at least two 11-week Citizen Academy sessions every year. Chinese and Spanish language Citizen Acade...
With the County having completed its count of vote-by-mail and provisional ballots early Monday afternoon, final results have been announced in the San Gabriel Municipal Election. Congratulations to the following reappointed and newly elected city officia...
In light of recent events, it is important that our community be informed of their rights and what resources are available to assist those in need of help. Congresswoman Judy Chu will be hosting a "Know Your Rights" Immigration Forum i...
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has determined that a local raccoon submitted for testing and was infected with the Canine Distemper virus. San Gabriel Valley Humane Society has handled several dead or diseased raccoons over the past tw...
On Thursday, Mar. 23, the City's Community Development Department received an Award of Merit by the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) in the category of Economic Development Promotions.
The Award more specifically rec...
The Housing Rights Center informs residents about the Fair Housing Laws, and why it is important to report housing discrimination.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of housing discrimination, contact the Housing Rights Center at 800.477.5999 of ...
San Gabriel learned this week that the city is a finalist in the 2017 California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) Excellence in Communications Awards.
Former Public Information Officer Lauren Gold submitted entries in three categories:&a...
In an effort to prevent coyote encounters and improve coyote education, the City of San Gabriel launched its “Living With Coyotes” webpage: www.sangabrielcity.com/coyotes. This webpage contains information and guidelines on how you can...
Looking for something fun to do during Spring Break? Take a trip to “America’s #1 theme park” with the San Gabriel Community Services Department on Thursday, Apr. 6. The bus will depart from the Mission Playhouse parking lot at 9:00 a.m. and return by 6:0...
San Gabriel voters turned out to elect a new City Council Tuesday, marking the first test of a consolidated election in which the County conducts day-of-election operations for San Gabriel.
In results that will remain preliminary until final provisional an...
The San Gabriel Police Department would like to remind you to plan ahead this St. Patrick's Day. Click here for some tips to help make the day safe for all!
The Community Services Department invites seniors to join us for lunch as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, Mar. 16! Lunch will include traditional corned beef and cabbage. Participants will enjoy festive St. Patrick’s Day mu...
The Community Services Department is offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course scheduled for Mar. 12 and Mar. 19 from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., with an online component to be completed prior to the class. A second session will be offered on Apr....
The recent rain and wind event that impacted Southern California a couple of weeks ago toppled several trees in our City, damaged Edison electrical lines, and disrupted several traffic signals. It was a reminder for all of us to jump start our emergency p...
The Community Services Department is offering a variety of spring classes, including music, dance and fitness classes for youth and adults. Registration for spring classes begins on Monday, Mar. 13. Classes will begin Mar. 27.
For more informatio...
The City of San Gabriel, acting as the successor to the former Redevelopment Agency, recently obtained approval from the Department of Finance and San Gabriel Oversight Board to execute a Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (ROPS) to repay the City/Ag...
At its Feb. 27 meeting, the Design Review Commission:
On Saturday, Mar. 11 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., the San Gabriel Library in partnership with the South Asian Network will provide free assistance for patrons wishing to fill out a citizenship application. All forms are provided and volunteers will be on hand...
Coyotes are sly, intelligent and very adaptable animals. Despite attempts to regulate their numbers throughout the United States, coyote populations have continued to increase.
To deter coyotes from your property, consider the following tips:
Please join us at this historic occasion as we celebrate the official dedication of the new Mission Playhouse Marquee.
The culmination of 10 years work - replacing a worn and dilapidated structure which stood for over 40 years, the new marquee employs the ...
On your mark…get set…go! The San Gabriel Community Services Department will be hosting the City’s 3rd Annual All-City Pentathlon Meet on Saturday, Mar.18 at 9:00 a.m. The meet is for San Gabriel residents and thos...
Are you interested in becoming a Poll Watcher? Poll Watchers are people who have taken an interest in elections who are entitled to observe polling place operations.
Among various tasks, Poll Watchers assist in promoting transparency and openness throughou...
San Gabriel's receipts from July through September were 7.7% above the third quarter sales period in 2015. Excluding reporting aberrations, actual sales were up 3.0%.
Approximately half of the quarterly revenue gain was due to one-time reporting aberration...
Be informed! Join your neighbors and friends at a candidates' forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the City of San Gabriel on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at the Mission Playhouse.
Seven candidates, including two incumbents, ar...
Infestation of an invasive insect, the Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP), have been detected in citrus trees in and around San Gabriel. ACP extract large amounts of sap from plants or trees as the pests feed and produce copious amounts of honeydew. The honeydew ...
The San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce offers a variety of resources to help promote businesses effectively and informs the business community of upcoming events, seminars, networking mixers and more. The chamber provides both members and the community-at-la...
“Great Streets” is San Gabriel’s ongoing, annual program to restore and preserve the City’s 80-mile long street network. Great Streets includes two types of work: pavement maintenance which extends the life of pavement by making minor surface repairs and/...
San Gabriel's Economic Development (ED) Division continues to find innovative ways to bring people into the historic Mission District to support the local businesses. Last Thursday evening the ED Division held a successful Wine, Dine & Dance event at ...
This week, the Community Development Department launched a brand new economic development website, part of an ongoing effort to make the city more business friendly.
The website, at www.sangabrieled.com is dedicated entirely to economic d...
For the first time ever, the city's Finance Department received a California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) Budget Award.
The award recognizes the city for outstanding work on the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget. In awarding this recog...
On Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, the San Gabriel Police Department commemorated the 91st anniversary of the killing of one of its own, police officer Elmer H. Griffin.
The San Gabriel Police honored the memory of Officer Griffin, by laying a beautiful wreath besi...
Locals can celebrate Valentine's Day at the free Wine, Dine & Dance event on Thursday, Feb. 9 between 7:00-9:30 p.m. in the Mission Playhouse Plaza, 320 S Mission Drive.
Learn the basic steps of tango, the dance of passion, make new friends and discove...
Next week, community members will have a unique opportunity to share their input on the future of the city's parks and recreation programs at several public meetings.
These meetings are part of the process to develop the city's first Parks and Open Space M...
The city is now accepting applications for city commissions.
Being a member of a city commission opens the door to a plethora of opportunities to make a real difference in the community. Commissioners have a chance to voice the first opinion on upcoming pr...
Last week, San Gabriel Police Explorer Omar Villegas helped give a homeless man needed comfort during a cold winter night, in an act of kindness that will be recognized by the City Council at a future meeting.
On Tuesday, January 24, at approximately 5:40 ...
City staff members have launched a campaign to better reach out to and educate massage business owners and operators following a public hearing on proposed new regulations this week.
At its special meeting on Jan. 23, the Planning Commission approved movin...
This winter, Public Works crews installed capture devices on all city-owned catch basins to prevent trash and debris from entering the flood control system.
Connector Pipe Screens (CPS) inside the catch basin prevent large trash or debris larger than 5 mm,...
This week the City Clerk’s Department launched the Records Center, a new online public portal where community members can go to easily access important city documents.
The Records Center, which can be found at www.sangabrielcity.com/RecordsCenter, is a sig...
Weather officials have warned of an intense winter storm that will affect the San Gabriel area in the afternoon on Sunday, Jan. 22.
For residents and business owners who are concerned about flooding at their home or business, sandbags will be available on ...
Twenty food and dessert booths, 11 crafts vendors and 12 merchant booths will fill the historic Mission District on Saturday, Jan. 28, providing attendees with a day filled with eating, shopping and fun at the 3rd Annual San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festiva...
On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the City of San Gabriel will participate in the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count.
This is the second time the city has participated in the event, which aims to gather important data on the homeless population in the greater Los Angel...
Indie pop artist Clara C will headline the 3rd Annual San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, Jan. 28 in the historic Mission District.
Clara C is well known for her sultry vocals and original melodies, and she has played shows across the globe in...
The City of San Gabriel, in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, is calling for nominations for the city's 2017 Outstanding Older American, part of the Community Services Department's participation in the 52nd Annual Older America...
The community rang in the new year on Jan. 1, but as we enter 2017 it is only fitting to take a look back at the many impressive accomplishments that the City of San Gabriel and the community saw in 2016.
Here, in no particular order, are the top 10 moment...
It's almost time to celebrate the end of 2016 and the beginning of the new year. But at the end of January, the San Gabriel community will host another new year celebration.
The city will ring in the Year of the Rooster with a fun-filled day of live entert...
San Gabriel community members are invited to ask questions and share their opinions on the draft of the city's proposed new Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Ordinance on Thursday, Jan. 19.
The city released a draft of the new proposed o...
The list of candidates is officially set for the San Gabriel General Municipal Election on March 7, 2017.
There are seven candidates running for three open seats on the City Council: A.J. Faure, Mario Delatorre, Denise Menchaca, Eric L. Chan, Sco...
Residents might hear some extra sirens in the air this week, but it's no cause for alarm.
From Dec. 20-23, Santa Claus will tour every street in the city to spread the holiday spirit, riding atop the Fire Department's historic 1957 Mack F...
Police Chief Eugene Harris will host his third monthly "411 With The Chief" event on Wednesday, Jan. 4 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at City Hall in the Council Chambers, 425 S Mission Drive.
The monthly event, held on every first Wednesday, is a new initi...
This January, the city will significantly improve its business friendly practices and enhance development in San Gabriel with the launch of a brand new website dedicated entirely to economic development.
The website, at www.sangabrieled.com, will...
In an ongoing effort to engage the entire San Gabriel community, Police Chief Eugene Harris will hold the first-ever Boba With The Chief event on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Asian Youth Center, 100 W Clary Ave.
The event will be a great o...
'Tis the season for a Christmas tree in the living room, but this holiday season the San Gabriel Fire Department urges residents to take precautions to prevent tree fires that could ruin the special time of year.
According to the National Fire Prevention A...
A heavy rain storm is expected to hit the region by Thursday afternoon, with rain totals expected to be 1-3 inches.
San Gabriel residents can prepare for the storm by picking up free sandbags, courtesy of the Public Works Department. Each address in the ci...
The brand new marquee in front of the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse was officially up and running this week, with just a few final details left to be installed before it is fully completed.
The new sign has an improved, historically accurate design and a s...
The San Gabriel Police Department Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, Dec. 16 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
Research shows that conduct...
Santa Claus is coming to town, touring every street in the city next week to spread the holiday spirit.
Santa will ride through the city streets on the Fire Department’s historic 1957 Mack fire engine, waving to residents as he passes by. Startin...
On Dec. 6, the City Council recognized several employees for their achievements and exemplary service in 2016 at the annual Employee Recognition Awards.
Overall Work Performance
Johanna Ambicki, Police Department
Joe Chen, Community Devel...
The city's youth basketball league will begin on Dec. 12, and the last day to register is Dec. 30.
The league, which includes students from Arcadia, Rosemead and San Gabriel, is a chance for children to learn the fundamentals of sports, gain a sense of pri...
On Monday, Dec. 12 the City of San Gabriel and the San Gabriel Unified School District will host a community meeting to educate the public about ways that the two agencies are working to more successfully share open space in the city.
The city and the dist...
Startingt his week, residents in the cities of San Gabriel, San Marino and South Pasadena can now sign up for the life-saving mobile app PulsePoint Respond.
PulsePoint notifies subscribers when someone in a public place near them suffers a sudden cardiac a...
The holiday season is a happy and special time of year, but it can also leave families open to burglary, robbery, scam, auto theft and other crimes. Here are a few helpful reminders that can help prevent you from being a target this holiday season:
The Community Services Department has your holiday wishes covered this season, offering to transport letters to Santa for the holidays.
Just have your child write a letter to Santa postmarked between Nov. 28 and Dec. 16 and Santa’s response will ...
The City of San Gabriel held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 8 to celebrate the beginning of work on the new Marshall Park.
This is the first new park space built in the city in at least two decades, and it will be the first park located south ...
In November, the city welcomed new Planning Manager Tracy Steinkruger.
Steinkruger has more than 10 years of municipal service experience, including working most recently as a senior planner with the City of Pasadena. Previously she worked as an assistant ...
The City of San Gabriel will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 8 to celebrate the beginning of work on the new Marshall Park.
This is the first new park space built in the city in at least two decades, and it will be the first park located s...
Bulky item dumping has become a significant issue in San Gabriel, with many people discarding their old couches, mattresses and even toilets in the right of way.
To combat this problem and educate the public on how to easily keep the city looking...
The draft of the city's new Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Ordinance is now available for review online, and the city invites all interested community members to provide feedback.
The draft ordinance is much longer and more in-depth than the o...
Art lovers at all levels can enjoy a free art workshop this Thursday, Dec. 1, presented by the Community Services Department.
The workshop will be the first in a series, which will occur every first Thursday of the month. The first two meetings will cover ...
The holidays are here, which means it is a great time to get out in the community and enjoy the holiday spirit.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy the holidays in San Gabriel, from festive lights to warm drinks to gift shopping. The city's ultimate...
Pickleball, one of the fastest growing sports in the country, will soon be available to play at Smith Park.
Pickleball is mix between tennis and ping pong. It is played on a smaller court with wooden paddles and a Wiffle ball. Pickleball is a great sp...Read more ï¿½
Thanksgiving means family, delicious food and good memories, but it can also expose your family and your home to some fire risks. Did you know Thanksgiving Day is the peak day of the year for home cooking fires?
The San Gabriel Fire Department wants t...Read more ï¿½
On Dec. 6 the San Gabriel community will come together to celebrate the holiday season at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, but that’s just part of the holiday experience in San Gabriel. Families across the community celebrate the holidays in their own w...
On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the City Council met to discuss its biannual update to the Strategic Plan work program and added several new initiatives for city staff to take on.
The work program is comprised of innovative, long and short-term city projects th...Read more ï¿½
San Gabriel will kick off the holiday season at the annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
The festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Plaza Park, 428 S Mission Drive, across from City Hall. The holiday fun includes ornament making, s...Read more ï¿½
The nomination period opened today for candidates running in the March 7, 2017 General Municipal Election.
Three City Council seats, one City Clerk seat and one City Treasurer seat will be up for election in March. The filing period for nomination pape...Read more ï¿½
Police Chief Eugene Harris will hold his second "411 With the Chief" event on Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 425 S Mission Drive.
Harris plans to host these informal meet and greet events on every ...Read more ï¿½
The entire community will bring in the Year of the Fire Rooster in just a few short months at the 3rd Annual San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.
The festival has grown every year since the inaugural event in 2015. Last year'...Read more ï¿½
As we approach the busiest shopping weekend of the season, residents are encouraged to “Shop San Gabriel” on Saturday, Nov. 26 to celebrate Small Business Saturday.
Always the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the event aims to encourage local residents to...Read more ï¿½
Gerald Jack served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957, he was stationed in Korea. Wally Lohgren served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968, working for military intelligence on the beaches of Hawaii. Elijah Silva is a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, starting hi...Read more ï¿½
San Gabriel Police Department personnel might look a little scruffier than normal this month, but it's for a good cause.
The department is participating in "No Shave November" to raise funds and awareness for men's health issues. The men will...Read more ï¿½
At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the City Council approved a $3.4 million contract with Morillo Construction, Inc. for construction of Marshall Park.
The 2.24 acre park will be built on the old Marshall Elementary School site, which has been closed f...Read more ï¿½
The iconic and historic La Laguna de San Gabriel playground at Vincent Lugo Park may soon be listed on the National Register of Historic Places after an important vote last week.
On Oct. 28, the State Historic Resources Commission voted to approve the ...Read more ï¿½
The city's sales tax receipts were up by four percent for April through June, compared to the second sales period in 2015.
Higher sales from existing outlets and revenues from recently opened eateries boosted the restaurants and hotels category, whic...Read more ï¿½
On Nov. 1, the San Gabriel Fire Department, in collaboration with MySafe:California, held a graduation ceremony for the participants in the city’s first-ever Junior Fire Inspectors program at Washington Elementary School.
The ceremony was the culminati...Read more ï¿½
The San Gabriel Police Department held another successful Drug Take-Back last weekend, collecting approximately 80 lbs of unwanted and unused prescription medications.
The department's effort was part of the 12th National Prescription Drug Take-Back D...Read more ï¿½
The city will soon begin taking sign-ups for the youth basketball league, which will kick off on Dec. 3 with a free basketball clinic.
The clinic will feature the Gabrielino High School basketball team and is open to all who would like to participate, ...Read more ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 more ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 more ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 more ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 more ï¿½
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 more ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 more ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 more ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 more ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 more ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 more ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 more ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½
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 ï¿½