Posted on: May 12, 2017

CDFA open house meeting to discuss treatment plan against ACP

ACP - CDFA

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...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

May is Motorcycle Safety month

Motorcycle Safety Month

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...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Celebrate Public Works Day with us

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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...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Commission approves one conditional use permit, preview ordinance

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At its last meeting, the Planning Commission:

  • Approved a Conditional Use Permit to allow an existing massage establishment at 102 S. Mission Drive to continue operation.
  • Received a preview of the proposed Historic Preservation Cultural Resource Ordinance.
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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Dream your park...we want to hear from you!

Dream Your Park

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...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

More open space to enjoy in San Gabriel

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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....

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Summer registration opens May 22

4 - CS - Summer Registration opens May 22

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...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a designated driver

Designated Driver

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...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Cinco de Mayo mercado comes to San Gabriel Mission District

Cinco de Mayo Mercado

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...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

City of San Gabriel celebrates with Cinco de Mayo mercado

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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...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Community Services to offer water safety instructor training classes

Lifeguard and Instructor Training Classes

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...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

May is national bicycle safety month

Bike Safety Month

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...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Parking citation review process changes May 1

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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...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Prescription drug take-back initiative receives positive response

Prescription Drug Take Back

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!

As par...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Youth summer programs are coming soon

Youth Summer Programs

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 part in a n...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Council approves revised massage ordinances

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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 that...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

San Gabriel Blvd./Mission Road intersection improvement project begins

SG Bl and Mission Rd

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...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

San Gabriel presents its 59th annual drill team competition at Jefferson School

Drill Team Competition

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 ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

SGV Humane Society urges caution as diseased bats found in nearby cities

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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...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

San Gabriel wins three CAPIO awards

CAPIO Awards

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 newsletter; ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

'Keep Zika Out!'

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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...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

CDFA open house meeting to discuss treatment plan against ACP

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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...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the City of San Gabriel

Cinco de Mayo Mercado

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...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

City attorney retires after 28 years

Wallin Kress Reisman and Kranitz

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 ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

National prescription drug take back day

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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...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Wear jeans with a purpose: Apr. 26 is Denim Day in San Gabriel

Denim Day

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 ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Summer fun at San Gabriel's day camp

Day Camp

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...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Assessment of fair housing, resident survey

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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...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Commission approves three conditional use permits, clarifies density policies

At its last meeting, the Planning Commission:

  • Approved a Conditional Use Permit to allow an existing massage establishment at 432 E. Valley Blvd. Unit E to continue operation.
  • Approved a Conditional Use Permit to allow the sales of beer and wine (...
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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Infrastructure rehab, reinvestment take center stage with new projects

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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 by Circle...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

City hosts first neighborhood clean-up event

Community Clean up

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...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

'Egg'straordinary spring celebration

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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...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

8th annual health & wellness fair for older adults scheduled for May 11

Health and Wellness Fair

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...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Citizen academy class to begin in June

SGPD Patch

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...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Pu, Liao, Menchaca elected to Council; Nguyen elected City Clerk, Sawkins becomes Treasurer

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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...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

'Know your rights' immigration forum being held on Apr. 10

US House of Representative Seal

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...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Canine distemper makes appearance in local area

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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...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

City receives CALED award of merit in economic development promotions

CALED Award

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 recogni...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Learn your rights under fair housing laws

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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 ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

San Gabriel named finalist in 2017 CAPIO 'Excellence in Communications' awards

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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...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

San Gabriel Launches Coyote Webpage

Living with Coyotes

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 protect...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Youth fun: Visit Knott’s Berry Farm for spring break

Knotts

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...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Pu, Delatorre, Liao lead tight Council race

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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...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

This St. Patrick's Day, plan before you party

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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!

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

Seniors to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

St Patricks Day

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...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Lifeguard and instructor training offered

Lifeguard and instructor training offered

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....

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Message from the Fire Chief

Message from the Fire Chief

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...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Registration begins for spring classes

Spring classes

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...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

SG obtains approval for 2017-18 redevelopment wind-down plan

Redevelopment wind-down

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...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Summary of Feb. 27 DRC meeting

DRC

At its Feb. 27 meeting, the Design Review Commission:

  • Approved a time extension to the Precise Plan of Design for a four-story mixed-use development consisting of approximately 17,000 square feet of commercial space and 159 residential condominium units at...
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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Citizenship clinic set at the SG Library

Citizenship Clinic

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...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Living with coyotes

Living with Coyotes

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:

  • Make your tras...
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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Mission Playhouse marquee dedication

Mission Playhouse Marquee

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 ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

City hosts 3rd annual all-city pentathlon

All City Pentathlon

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 those who attend...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

What is a poll watcher?

Voting Polls

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...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

SG sales tax receipts higher by 7.7%

Revenue by Business Group

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...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Candidates' Forum set for Feb. 16

Candidates Forum

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, are ru...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

CDFA public meeting Feb. 15

CDFA

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 ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Discover and find it in San Gabriel

What Will You Find In San Gabriel

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...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Great Streets update

2016 Great Streets

“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/...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Successful Wine, Dine and Dance event

Wine, Dine and Dance

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 ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

City launches economic development website

ED Website

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 developme...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

City receives CSMFO budget award

CSMFO Budget Award

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 recogniti...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

SGPD commemorates fallen officer

Officer Elhmer Griffin

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...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Playhouse

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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 discover th...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

City invites residents to 'Dream your Park'

Dream your Park

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...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Get involved: Join a City Commission

Council Chambers

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...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

SGPD officer and explorer help homeless man

Officer Allen Sam

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 ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

City staff to conduct outreach on massage

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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...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

First phase of catch basin retrofits completed

Catch Basin Retrofit

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,...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

City Clerk launches new online Records Center

records center

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...

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Posted on: January 22, 2017

Intense winter storm expected, sandbags available

rain storm

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 ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Food, drinks, shopping at Lunar New Year Festival

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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...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

City to participate in Homeless Count

homeless count

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...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Clara C to headline Lunar New Year Festival Jan. 28

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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...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Searching for San Gabriel’s Outstanding Older American

Outstanding Older American

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...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Year in review: San Gabriel's accomplishments in 2016

year in review

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...

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

City to celebrate Lunar New Year Jan. 28

2017 lunar new year festival

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...

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

Public meeting on historic preservation ordinance Jan. 19

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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 ordin...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Candidates set for March General Municipal Election

2017 city election

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, Scott B...

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

Santa touring city Dec. 20-23

santa tour of the city

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 Fire ...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

411 With The Chief on Jan. 4

411 with the chief

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 initiative star...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

City to launch economic development website

economic development website

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 inc...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

New Boba With The Chief event Jan. 25

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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...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Prevent Christmas tree fires with these tips

christmas safety

'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...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Rain in the forecast, sandbags available

rain forecast

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...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

New Playhouse marquee up and running

playhouse marquee

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...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

SGPD to hold DUI checkpoint Dec. 16

DUI checkpoint

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 conducting regu...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Santa to tour city on historic fire engine

santa tour

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...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

City Employees recognized for outstanding service

employee awards

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

Leadership

Joe Chen, Community Developme...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Last chance to sign up for youth basketball

youth basketball

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...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Meeting to discuss school use agreements

school joint use agreement

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...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

New life saving app now available in San Gabriel

pulsepoint ap

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...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Police Department offers holiday safety tips

holiday safety

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:

  • Don&...
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Posted on: December 2, 2016

City 'elves' will deliver letters to Santa

letters to santa

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 ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

City breaks ground on Marshall Park project

marshall park

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 ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

City hires Planning Manager Tracy Steinkruger

planning manager

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 ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Marshall Park groundbreaking ceremony Dec. 8

marshall park

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...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

City launches #DontTrashSG video campaign

dont dump bulky items

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 nea...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Draft historic preservation ordinance ready for review

historic preservation ordinance

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...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Free art workshop this Thursday

free art workshop

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 ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

The ultimate guide for the holidays in San Gabriel

shop san gabriel

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 hol...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Now residents can play pickleball at Smith Park

pickleball

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 �

Posted on: November 21, 2016

Prevent home cooking fires this Thanksgiving

thanskgiving safety tips

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 �

Posted on: November 18, 2016

Share your holiday traditions and memories this season

santa holidays

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...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Council adds to Strategic Plan work program

strategic plan update

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 �

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

City to host Holiday Tree Lighting Dec. 6

tree lighting ceremony

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 �

Posted on: November 14, 2016

Nomination period opens for March election

election in march

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 �

Posted on: November 10, 2016

Police Chief to host second 411 With The Chief Dec. 7

chief harris meeting

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 �

Posted on: November 8, 2016

3rd Lunar New Year Festival held Jan. 28

lunar new year festival

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 �

Posted on: November 8, 2016

Shop small in San Gabriel on Nov. 26

shop small saturday

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 �

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Their experiences vary, but all brought San Gabriel honor

veterans day

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 �

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

SGPD participates in 'No-Shave November'

no shave november

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 �

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Council approves construction for Marshall Park

marshall park

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 �

Posted on: November 1, 2016

La Laguna playground approved for National Register

la laguna playground

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 �

Posted on: November 1, 2016

San Gabriel sales tax receipts up by four percent

sales tax

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 �

Posted on: November 1, 2016

SGFD hosts graduation for first Junior Fire Inspectors

junior fire inspector graduation

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 �

Posted on: November 1, 2016

SGPD hosts successful drug take-back

drug take back

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 �

Posted on: October 31, 2016

Youth basketball league begins in December

youth basketball league

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 �

Posted on: October 25, 2016

Registration now open for 41st Annual Turkey Trot

turkey trot

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 �

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Council votes to consolidate March election

march election

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 �

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Posted on: October 20, 2016

Fire Department conducts ShakeOut earthquake drill

ShakeOut earthquake drill

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 �

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Posted on: October 19, 2016

Council hears presentation on Measure M

measure m

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 �

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Posted on: October 18, 2016

Budget resources now available in print and online

budget book

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 �

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Posted on: October 18, 2016

Redesigned city mobile app launches

mobile app

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 �

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

Meet the new Police Chief at Nov. 2 event

meet chief harris

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 �

Posted on: October 17, 2016

SGPD to host Drug Take Back event on Oct. 22

drug take back event

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 �

Posted on: October 12, 2016

City participates in Domestic Violence Collection Drive

domestic violence drive

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 �

Posted on: October 12, 2016

Drop off vote by mail ballots at City Hall

vote by mail box

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 �

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Enjoy Halloween bingo for older adults

halloween bingo

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 �

Posted on: October 12, 2016

Mayor to give State of the City Address on Nov. 3

state of the city

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 �

Posted on: October 12, 2016

Spooky good time at Fall Fun Festival Oct. 28

fall fun festival

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 �

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Successful Active Aging Week in San Gabriel

active aging week

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 �

Posted on: October 3, 2016

Chief Harris plans to hit the ground running

chief harris

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 �

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Water companies update restrictions for drought

drought restrictions

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 �

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Posted on: September 28, 2016

Veterans Day Tribute and Luncheon Oct. 19

veterans day lunch

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 �

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Apply for a city commission and get involved

commission vacancies

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 �

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Posted on: September 23, 2016

City to participate in National Voter Registration Day

voter registration day

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 �

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

Rent Grapevine Arbor Park for your next event

grapevine arbor rental

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 �

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Celebrate Active Aging Week Sept. 26-30

active aging week

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 �

Posted on: September 19, 2016

Fall classes and trips begin this week

fall classes and trips

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 �

Posted on: September 13, 2016

San Gabriel to host Punt, Pass, Kick Competition

ppk competition

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 �

Posted on: September 8, 2016

San Gabriel names Eugene Harris Chief of Police

new police chief

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 �

Posted on: September 2, 2016

City offers new computer class for older adults

computer class

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 �

Posted on: September 1, 2016

A little history on the Public Works Department

public works department

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 �

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Public Works opens brand new, state-of-the-art facility

public works open house

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.

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Posted on: August 30, 2016

First phase of Del Mar repaving near completion

del mar paving project

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 �

Posted on: August 30, 2016

Lt. Nakamura graduates from LAPD Leadership Program

Riki Nakamura graduation

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 �

Posted on: August 29, 2016

Report: City sales tax receipts higher by 3.1 percent

sales tax revenues

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 �

Posted on: August 26, 2016

City seeks nominations for Bell Awards

bell awards previous winner

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 �

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

Registration for activity classes begins September 6

fall class registration

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 �

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

NIS officers enforce sign ordinances

sign ordinance

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 �

Posted on: August 22, 2016

Mission Playhouse intern brings historical costumes back to life

historical costume intern

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 �

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Ribbon cutting and open house for new Public Works Facility

public works yard

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 �

Posted on: August 16, 2016

City after school programs begin at SG schools

after school programs

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 �

Posted on: August 16, 2016

Mission Playhouse marquee demolition begins

playhouse marquee demolition

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 �

Posted on: August 15, 2016

End of Summer Luau for older adults on Aug. 25

senior luau

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 �

Posted on: August 11, 2016

San Gabriel Boulevard lane closures through Aug. 24

ace road closure

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.

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

City works to improve community safety, reduce risk

risk manager

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 �

Posted on: August 9, 2016

Residents encouraged to take precautions against coyotes

coyote precautions

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 �

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

Smith Park Pool closes for the summer

swim lessons over

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 �

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Hotel projects moving along on Valley Boulevard

new city hotels

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 �

Posted on: August 4, 2016

West Nile found in SGV, take precautions against bites

mosquito prevention

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 �

Posted on: August 2, 2016

Free Aquatics Safety Fair on Aug. 8

aquatics fair on aug 8

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 �

Posted on: August 2, 2016

Free CERT training offered in September

CERT ckass

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 �

Posted on: August 2, 2016

Mariachi concert Thursday Aug. 4

mariachi concert

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 �

Posted on: July 29, 2016

SCE warns of possible outages, asks customers to conserve

edison warns of outages

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 �

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Posted on: July 28, 2016

New budget transparency tool gives access to city finances

transparency tool

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 �

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Posted on: July 25, 2016

Free screening of 'Zootopia' in the park this Thursday, July 28

zootopia this thursday

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 �

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Posted on: July 25, 2016

SGPD participates in Pink Patch Project fundraiser

pink patch project

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 �

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Posted on: July 22, 2016

Celebrate Our Heritage Walk and Bike to L.A. on Aug. 27

walk and bike to la

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 �

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Posted on: July 21, 2016

Heat Alert issued for Thursday through Saturday

heat alert issued

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 �

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

Celebrate National Night Out in San Gabriel's neighborhoods

national night out

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 �

Posted on: July 18, 2016

Cycle 4 swim lessons begin July 25

cycle 4 swim lessons

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 �

Posted on: July 15, 2016

Follow the City of San Gabriel on WeChat; official account launched

wechat account launch

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 �

Posted on: July 15, 2016

Take a summer trip to Raging Waters with Community Services

go to raging waters

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 �

Posted on: July 12, 2016

Chang'an highlights San Gabriel in dineL.A.'s Restaurant Week

dineLA restaurant week

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 �

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Posted on: July 7, 2016

Free family concert and showing of 'Minions' on July 14

summer nights family concert

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 �

Posted on: July 5, 2016

City earns 26th financial reporting award

city earns finance award

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 �

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

Cycle 3 of swim lessons begins on Monday, July 11

swim lessons

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 �

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

Groove at 'Americana in the Park' Thursday

bumptown in concert

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 �

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

Welcome to the new City of San Gabriel website!

new city website

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 �

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

4th of July Parade and Kids’ Day on Monday

july 4 celebration

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 �

Posted on: June 29, 2016

Asian Youth Center named nonprofit of the year

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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.

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

Heavy construction impacts traffic on Del Mar Avenue

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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 �

Posted on: June 29, 2016

New City Beat newsletter launches July 6 to keep residents informed

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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 �

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

Some summer recreation programs to end

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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 �

Posted on: June 28, 2016

Celebrate Independence Day in San Gabriel

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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 �

Posted on: June 28, 2016

City Council approves final Budget and CIP

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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 �

Posted on: June 28, 2016

Don’t miss Play Day at La Laguna on Saturday

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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 �

Posted on: June 28, 2016

Registration still available for swim lessons

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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 �

Posted on: June 28, 2016

See ‘Cinderella’ under the stars Thursday

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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 �

Posted on: June 15, 2016

Brand new website, newsletter coming soon

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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 �

Posted on: June 15, 2016

City offers free summertime fun for the kids

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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...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

Excessive Heat Watch issued for Monday, Tuesday

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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 �

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Posted on: June 15, 2016

Surf’s Up is June 9 in the Mission District

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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 �

Posted on: June 14, 2016

City breaks ground on Del Mar paving project

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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 more �

Posted on: June 14, 2016

Enjoy Summer Nights every Thursday in San Gabriel

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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 �

Posted on: June 14, 2016

New 'Parks After Dark' offers free family fun

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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 �

Posted on: June 14, 2016

Second annual 'Play Day' on June 25

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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 �

Posted on: June 14, 2016

SGPD Explorers earn awards at competition

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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 �

Posted on: June 6, 2016

Dinner and a show? Surf’s Up has it all June 9

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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 �

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Posted on: June 1, 2016

City Clerk reinvigorates PATH program

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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.

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Posted on: June 1, 2016

Participate in Sidewalk CPR tomorrow morning

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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 �

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Student performers shine in showcase Sunday

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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 �

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Summer’s here: Smith Park Pool opens June 13

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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 �