Posted on: December 6, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Help restore the Playhouse's historic facade

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

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

San Gabriel police, Chinese community strengthen bonds

San Gabriel police, Chinese community strengthen bonds

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

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

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

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

The ACE Project and haul route restoration project nears completion

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

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

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

State of the City with Mayor Costanzo

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

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

Photos: Upgrades make Playhouse spaces new again

Photos: Upgrades make Playhouse spaces new again

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

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

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Two SGPD officers travel to Houston to aid in relief efforts

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

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

From Baseball to Beer: Inside Ogopogo Brewing

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

A b...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Spotlight: A look at Nostalgic Books and Comics

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

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Photos: San Gabriel honors September 11 victims

San Gabriel honors September 11 victims

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

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Posted on: August 31, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

San Gabriel Police Department Introduces District Lieutenants Program

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

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

What it takes to fix San Gabriel’s roads

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

Designed to withstan...

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

San Gabriel trench welcomes inaugural train service

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

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

New police headquarters to start construction in late 2017

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

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Police department participates in 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run

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Last Thursday, the San Gabriel Police Department participated in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to support the Special Olympics of Southern California. A nationwide event that began in 1981, the annual run has raised over $600 million in support of ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Surf’s Up San Gabriel kicks off Summer Nights series with food, games and live music

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Kicking off the city’s Summer Nights series, Surf’s Up San Gabriel will bring live music, food trucks, games and activities to the historic Mission District on Thursday, Jun. 8. The free event, which runs from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., a...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

City celebrates La Laguna’s inclusion into the National Register with third annual Play Day

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Last Saturday, the city hosted its annual Play Day at Vincent Lugo Park to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the historic La Laguna de San Gabriel playground. The event, which featured city staff from Community Services and Police alongside several local ...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Join us for Fire Service Day at the San Gabriel Fire Department

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Have you every wanted to take a peek behind the scenes of your neighborhood fire department? Now’s your chance! On Saturday, May 13, the San Gabriel Fire Department will be hosting its annual Fire Service Day at Fire Station 51 located at 1303 S Del Mar A...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

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

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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: April 26, 2017

Cinco de Mayo mercado comes to San Gabriel Mission District

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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: April 19, 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 will...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

San Gabriel wins three CAPIO awards

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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...

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Posted on: April 5, 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 b...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

City hosts first neighborhood clean-up event

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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: March 20, 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 14, 2017

San Gabriel Launches Coyote Webpage

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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 your family...

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Posted on: March 8, 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 1, 2017

Message from the Fire Chief

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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: February 14, 2017

Mission Playhouse Marquee Dedication

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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 8, 2017

Candidates' Forum set for Feb. 16

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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...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

City launches economic development website

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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...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Win a free flight to Shanghai at Lunar New Year Festival Saturday

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Attendees at this Saturday's 3rd Annual San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival will have a unique opportunity to win a free business class plane ticket to Shanghai, courtesy of Delta Air Lines, in the Flyaway Sweepstakes.

Enter to win at www.sglunarn...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Food, drinks, shopping at Lunar New Year Festival Jan. 28

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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

Indie pop artist 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: December 29, 2016

City to celebrate Lunar New Year Jan. 28

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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 li...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

City to launch economic development website

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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...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

City Council moves city’s municipal elections

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

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Registration for recreation classes begins December 18

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

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Council recognizes city employees for excellence

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

Overall work performance:

  • Elizabeth Mendoza, Fire

Leadership:

  • Fabian Valdez., Police
  • Rebecca Gomez, Po...
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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Celebrate the holidays at the Adult Recreation Center

Celebrate the holidays at the Adult Recreation Center

Festive holiday entertainment will be offered at the Adult Recreation Center at 325 South Mission Drive on December 7. Enjoy time with friends along with holiday tunes from the amazing a capella group from Gabrielino High School. Holiday treats will also ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Send your letters to Santa

Send a letter to Santa!

Want to write to Santa? Santa's elves will be delivering your wish list to the North Pole. Simply mail your letter to the following address before December 15, and Santa's reply will be delivered by December 22.

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

SGPD’s Citizen Academy to begin January

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The San Gabriel Police Department will be hosting its next Citizen Academy class beginning on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. The department plans to host at least two 12-week Citizen Academy sessions every year, and Chinese and Spanish-language academies ar...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

City denies two massage appeals

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

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

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

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

Shop San Gabriel for gifts for the holiday season

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

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Photos: San Gabriel hosts 42nd annual Turkey Trot

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

This year’s top finishers include...

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Posted on: November 18, 2017

Construction on Mission Dr & San Gabriel Blvd/Mission Rd

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

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

With the Mission Road crossing over the ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Table tennis now available

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

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

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Photos: Vincent Lugo Park receives upgrades

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

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

San Gabriel teens hold book drive to help local hospital

San Gabriel teens hold book drive to help local hospital

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

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

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

Council approves purchase of new police in-car video system

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

The City Council also heard and approved ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

ACE construction notices for November 3

Construction alerts for November 3

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

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

Join San Gabriel's youth basketball league

Join San Gabriel’s youth basketball league

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

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Say no to drugs: SGPD participates in Red Ribbon Week

Say no to drugs: SGPD participates in Red Ribbon Week

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

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

Heat alert declared from October 23 to October 24

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

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

Council adopts new development standards for single-family residence zone

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

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

SGPD to hold prescription drug take back day October 28

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

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Council tightens development standards, adopts marijuana regulations

Council Chambers

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

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

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

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

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Fall Fun Festival to be held October 27

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

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

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

Planning Commission approves three items of business

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

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

The commission heard three specific items abou...

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

City to host National Voter Registration Day September 26

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

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

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Pedestrian and bicycle safety training workshop to be held September 25

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

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

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

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

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

City welcomes two new employees 

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

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

San Gabriel names Keith Lemieux City Attorney

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

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

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Planning Commission meeting wrap-up for September 11

Council Chambers

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

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

This amendment would revise existing development stand...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

San Gabriel to hold 42nd annual Turkey Trot

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

This year’s Turkey Trot – w...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

City Council meeting wrap-up for September 5

City Hall

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

  • The Council approved all the items on the consent calendar with a 5-0 vote, which include:
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Posted on: September 6, 2017

San Gabriel Fire Department to honor September 11 victims

San Gabriel Fire Department to honor September 11 victims

On September 11 from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., the San Gabriel Fire Department will be holding a ceremony to commemorate the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks, which killed 2,996 victims – including 343 firefighters and 37 police offic...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Dumpling & Beer Fest to return on October 5

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

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Registration for activity classes begins September 5

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San Gabriel’s Community Services department is offering a variety of classes for every family member beginning on September 5. This fall, the city will be offering "Dai’s Parent and Me Learning Mandarin," as well as popular f...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Photos: Hundreds walk from San Gabriel to Los Angeles

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

This year, the walk h...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Heat alert declared until September 2

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

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

City to install filters on 426 catch basins

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

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

San Gabriel watches the solar eclipse

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

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

DUI/Driver’s license checkpoint planned for August 25

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

While the checkpoint is in operation, office...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

A look at how Walk to Los Angeles celebrates history

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

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

City Council meeting wrap-up for August 15

City Hall

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

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Posted on: August 12, 2017

Community Services’ after-school program returns

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

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

Dine San Gabriel with these highly rated restaurants

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We recently informed you about dineL.A., a two-week dining adventure that takes place twice a year and highlights many Los Angeles restaurants throughout the county. Now that dineL.A. is over, we encourage you to explore some of San Gabriel’s be...

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

Public Works releases project status report

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

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

SGPD starts a new tradition with National Night Out

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

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: August 8, 2017

Report: San Gabriel sales tax receipts up 1.2%

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

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: August 2, 2017

City hosts community meeting on mansionization

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

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: July 26, 2017

City Council holds first reading of historic preservation ordinance

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

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: July 12, 2017

San Gabriel Police Department to start new school outreach program

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

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: June 28, 2017

A preview of the Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel Hotel

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Walking down Valley Boulevard, it’s hard not to notice a vibrant new development at the corner of East Palm Avenue. The new structure – an upcoming hotel featuring 288 guest rooms, a meeting space with a ball room and two restaurants w...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Nomad Ice Pops is now open in the Mission District

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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...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Kids' Travel Club begins summer season

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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...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: June 7, 2017

City expands presence at International Council of Shopping Centers

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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...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: May 31, 2017

Metro elects to fund local road improvements in lieu of completing 710 gap

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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...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: May 24, 2017

San Gabriel Names Derrick Doehler Fire Chief

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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...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: May 23, 2017

Summer Nights Music & Movies come to San Gabriel

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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...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: May 12, 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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: May 10, 2017

Summer registration opens May 22

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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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: May 10, 2017

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

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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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: May 3, 2017

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a designated driver

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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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News for San Gabriel
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 par...

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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: April 26, 2017

San Gabriel Blvd./Mission Road intersection improvement project begins

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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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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 ...

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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: May 3, 2017

Cinco de Mayo mercado comes to San Gabriel Mission District

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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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: April 19, 2017

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the City of San Gabriel

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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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: April 19, 2017

City attorney retires after 28 years

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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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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: April 18, 2017

Summer fun at San Gabriel's day camp

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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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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: April 19, 2017

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

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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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: April 20, 2017

San Gabriel wins three CAPIO awards

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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...

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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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 an...
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News for San Gabriel
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 b...

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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: April 3, 2017

Citizen academy class to begin in June

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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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: March 28, 2017

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

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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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News for San Gabriel
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 rec...

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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: March 20, 2017

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

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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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News for San Gabriel
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...

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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: March 8, 2017

Summary of Feb. 27 DRC meeting

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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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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 thos...

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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: February 14, 2017

CDFA public meeting Feb. 15

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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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: February 14, 2017

Successful Wine, Dine and Dance event

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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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News for San Gabriel
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, ar...

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News for San Gabriel
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 recog...

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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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News for San Gabriel
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 d...

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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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 discove...

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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: January 23, 2017

City Clerk launches new online Records Center

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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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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: January 22, 2017

Intense winter storm expected, sandbags available

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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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: January 10, 2017

City to participate in Homeless Count

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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: 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: 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

Public meeting on historic preservation ordinance Jan. 19

historic preservation meeting

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...

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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...

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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, Sco...

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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 F...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

New Boba With The Chief event Jan. 25

boba with the chief

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 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 initi...

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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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