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Posted on: May 17, 2018

City Council to initiate feasibility study with Los Angeles County Fire

 City Council to initiate feasibility study with Los Angeles County Fire

In a unanimous vote, the City Council approved the start of a feasibility study with Los Angeles County Fire at last night’s City Council meeting. If you’ve been following Inside San Gabriel, you’re aware that the San Gabriel Fire Department was previousl...

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

San Gabriel to expand coyote outreach

City Council to review San Gabriel’s Coyote Management Plan

Given the uptick in community interest about the coyote population in the City, the City Council provided several directives on how the City approaches coyotes:

  • Councilmember Menchaca started the discussion by inquiring what constitutes the need to trap a ...
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Posted on: April 25, 2018

New paving underway at Broadway, California Street and Pine Street

New paving underway at Broadway, California Street and Pine Street

New paving is now underway on portions of Broadway, California Street and Pine Street, courtesy of funds provided by the 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Street Improvement Project.

This project is funded by grants provided by the U.S...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

City Council pledges support for Proposition 68, 69

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In a 3-2 vote, the City Council voted to support Proposition 68 and Proposition 69. As you might have heard, both are legislative items that will be heard on the June ballot. Briefly:

  • Proposition 68: The state currently operates several programs to protect...
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Posted on: April 5, 2018

City Council reaffirms commitment to diversity and inclusion

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By a vote of 3-2, the City Council voted to pass the diversity and inclusion resolution, which welcomes both native born and immigrants to the City of San Gabriel. In the past, the City has made it known that its police officers do not enforce immigration...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

John Harrington appointed Mayor of San Gabriel

John Harrington appointed Mayor of San Gabriel

By a unanimous vote, the City Council voted to appoint John Harrington Mayor of San Gabriel and Jason Pu as the Vice Mayor of San Gabriel.

Of the appointment, Mayor Harrington said “I am truly humbled at the confidence that my fellow councilmembe...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

San Gabriel breaks ground on $8.9 million Alhambra Wash Bridge

 San Gabriel breaks ground on $8.9 million Alhambra Wash Bridge

The City of San Gabriel, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles, broke ground on the Del Mar Avenue/Alhambra Wash Bridge Replacement Project in a ceremony held earlier today. Located south of Valley Boulevard above the Alhambra Wash, the new $8.9 m...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel officially opens

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This past Thursday, the Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel officially opened its doors to the public. 

Featuring dignitaries from San Gabriel and across the region, the event featured a lion dance to help commemorate the latest addition to Valley Bo...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

Council terminates agreement with Homeland Security Investigations

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Here's a wrap-up of the February 6 City Council meeting. If you’d like to read through the full agenda, please click here

City Council terminates agreement with Homeland Security Investigations 

Last night, the City Council &am...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

San Gabriel officially opens Marshall Park

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On January 20, the City of San Gabriel officially opened Marshall Park, the city’s first new park in nearly two decades.

Located on the former site of John Marshall Elementary School, Marshall Park is the city’s first park located on the south side of the ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Jones Bicycle II: A new start for a life-long biking enthusiast

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As its name suggests, Jones Bicycle II isn’t the first bicycle venture by owner Benson Lam. In fact, Lam’s newest store comes from a surprisingly long lineage of bicycle stores across the Southern California region.

“The name ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

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

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

Of course...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Help restore the Playhouse's historic facade

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

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

San Gabriel police, Chinese community strengthen bonds

San Gabriel police, Chinese community strengthen bonds

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

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

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

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

The ACE Project and haul route restoration project nears completion

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

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

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

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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 21, 2018

Movie Days are back at the Adult Recreation Center

Movie Days are back at the Adult Recreation Center

Want to avoid the summer heat and enjoy a free movie and popcorn? Spend the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Adult Recreation Center located at 324 South Mission Drive. Community Services will be celebrating Cinema Thursdays from June to Aug...

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Summer class registration begins

Summer class registration begins

Registration for summer classes begins on May 21! This season, Community Services will be offering a variety of classes you will not want to miss! 

Classes range from aquatics to dance and more! Classes begin the week of June 11, and new classes i...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Be water smart: May is National Water Safety Month

Be water smart: May is National Water Safety Month

Community Services is proud to celebrate the month of May as National Water Safety Month. This promotion is designed to make San Gabriel residents more water aware as summertime approaches and we seek out pools to cool off from the heat.

We encourage parent...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Summer Nights series begins this summer

Summer Nights series begins this summer

Join us for San Gabriel Summer Nights this summer for a season of fun, games and entertainment. Community Services, in conjunction with the Mission Playhouse and Community Development, will be hosting seven summer concerts and three summer movies. Bring t...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Splash into summer with an aquatics class

Splash into summer with an aquatics class

Summer is around the corner, and Community Services is proud to offer a variety of aquatic programs for all ages! These programs include swim lessons for all ages, lap swim, and water aerobics. New this summer is Boga-Yoga in the Pool! This class enhances...

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

SGFD requests feasibility study from Los Angeles County Fire

 San Gabriel Fire requests feasibility study from Los Angeles County Fire

With the next City Council meeting quickly approaching, here’s what will be heard at the May 15 meeting. Please keep in mind that this meeting – along with meetings held from this point forward – will be scheduled at 6:30 p.m. As always, if you’d like to ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Have Mother's Day tea and bunco at the Adult Center

 Have Mother's Day tea and bunco at the Adult Center

Let’s hear it for the moms! Join Community Services as we celebrate Mother’s Day on Monday, May 14. Mother’s Day tea and bunco will take place at the Adult Recreation Center located at 324 South Mission Dr. after lunch. Enjoy...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

San Gabriel hosts Cinco de Mayo celebration May 3

San Gabriel hosts second annual Cinco de Mayo celebration

The City of San Gabriel will be hosting its second annual Cinco de Mayo Mercado, featuring food trucks, live music, Latin American artists and artisans in the heart of the San Gabriel Mission District.

This free celebration will include live entertainment,...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Featured artists at Cinco de Mayo Mercado

Featured artists at Cinco de Mayo Mercado

We’re very happy to share a list of featured artists at this year’s Cinco de Mayo Mercado. Featuring art pieces from Latin American artisans from across the region, this year’s event will feature an art gallery and live art d...

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Posted on: April 30, 2018

Entertainment at this year’s Cinco de Mayo Mercado

Entertainment at this year’s Cinco de Mayo Mercado

With this year's Cinco de Mayo Mercado quickly approaching, here's a look at just a handful of entertainment that will be on display on May 3: 

LAS COLIBRÍ

LAS COLIBRÍ or “The Hummingbirds,” have a passion for music, beauty, and girl power. These w...
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Posted on: April 26, 2018

City Council to review Coyote Management Plan

City Council to review San Gabriel’s Coyote Management Plan

The next City Council meeting will take place on May 1 at 7:30 p.m. In preparation, here’s a preview of what the City Council will hear. As always, you may view the full agenda here.

City Council to hear Coyote Management Plan

Given the recent uptick in coy...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

9th Annual Health & Wellness Fair to be held May 10

9th Annual Health & Wellness Fair to be held May 10

May is “Older Americans Month” and to celebrate, Community Services will host the 9th annual Health & Wellness Fair on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The fair will take place in the Padillo Room of the Adult Re...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Construction underway at the Alhambra Wash Bridge

Roadway construction underway at the Alhambra Wash Bridge Replacement Project

Here’s an update on the Del Mar Avenue/Alhambra Wash Bridge Replacement Project since our groundbreaking this past March: The new access ramp to the San Gabriel Square Shopping Center on West Bencamp Street (just west of Del Mar Avenue) has been completed...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Explore the origins and influence of Flamenco

Explore the origins and influence of Flamenco in Jornada

The Mission Playhouse continues to champion artistic adventure and cultural diversity as it presents its third annual dance extravaganza “Jornada” in partnership with Arte-Flamenco Dance Theatre.

Jornada traces the origins and influence of Flamenco through...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

In support of Denim Day

In support of Denim Day

For the last several years, the City of San Gabriel has supported Denim Day to raise awareness about sexual assault. The movement, spurred by an Italian Supreme Court ruling, has become a symbol of protest against destructive attitudes towards sexual assa...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Playhouse to offer Los Angeles County Arts internships

Playhouse to offer Los Angeles County Arts Commission internships

The Mission Playhouse is thrilled to announce that, for the third year in a row, we are participating in the Los Angeles County Arts Commission (LACAC) Internship Program! LACAC is providing funding for two full-time paid summer interns at the playhouse: ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

SGFD to hold Fire Service Day on May 12

SGFD to hold Fire Service Day on May 12

Have you ever wanted to take a peek behind-the-scenes of your neighborhood fire department? Now’s your chance! On Saturday May 12, 2018the San Gabriel Fire Department will be hosting its annual Fire Service Day at Fire Station 51 loca...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Council to hear resolution supporting parks, streets

 City Council to hear resolution supporting park funding, street repairs, crime reform

As we approach the April 17 City Council meeting, here’s a preview of what the City Council will hear. As always, you may view the full agenda here.

Several organizations – including the League of California Cities, the Metropolitan Water District of Sout...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Staying cool and safe in the pool

Pool Safety

With summer fast approaching, we thought we’d take the opportunity to talk about pool safety.  Here are some general tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission that you can use to prevent injury:

  • While barriers are not childpr...
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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in San Gabriel May 3

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the City of San Gabriel

Join us for a night of art, food and music on Thursday, May 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm in the Mission District as we bring back Cinco de Mayo Mercado. You won’t want to miss this festive event featuring artist Lalo Alcaraz.

Join us for live ente...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

A look at the Wurlitzer organ at the Mission Playhouse

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A lifelong theater organ enthusiast, Donn Linton is a volunteer with the Los Angeles Theatre Organ Society tasked with maintaining the mighty Wurlitzer organ at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. An icon of the Playhouse, the Wurlitzer actually became a f...

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

A look at the San Gabriel Parks and Open Space Master Plan

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Over the last several months, the City’s Community Services department, along with consultant GreenPlay, LLC, have been developing a master plan to provide a citywide vision for parks, open space and facilities based off community feedback. While not legi...

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

City Council to hear diversity and inclusion resolution

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The next City Council meeting on April 3 is quickly approaching, so here’s a preview of what will be heard:

City Council to hear diversity and inclusion resolution  

In response to the February 6 City Council meeting, the City Council will be revie...

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

Meet your new San Gabriel District Lieutenants

Meet your new San Gabriel District Lieutenants

With the San Gabriel Police Department's recent promotions, the District Lieutenants program will be receiving two new appointments. Lieutenant Rene Hernandez and Lieutenant Brian Kott will be joining the program, with Sergeant Cruz Hernandez taking over ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Living with coyotes in San Gabriel

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Recently, the City has been receiving questions about the coyote population in San Gabriel. Coyotes are sly, intelligent and very adaptable animals. Despite attempts to regulate their numbers throughout the United States, coyote populations have continued...

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Have your story performed on the Playhouse stage

Have your story performed on the Playhouse stage

We're delighted to offer you the chance to have your own personal story performed onstage as part of the upcoming Asian American Festival, known as APAFEST, scheduled for this May. 

In 1996, the U.S. Congress designated May as Asian Pacific Month....

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

San Gabriel fire hires new firefighters, paramedics

San Gabriel fire hires new firefighters, paramedics

The San Gabriel Fire Department is happy to welcome four new members to the fire family. Please welcome Jacob Gustafson, Michael Rebolledo, Greg Kernodle and Shane Salazar!

Jacob Gustafson

Jacob comes to us from Cal Fire and was serving the City of Yucaipa....

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

San Gabriel police arrest bank robbery suspect

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On March 14, 2018 at approximately 2:30 p.m., detectives from the San Gabriel Police Department surveilled bank robbery suspect, Raymond Mendez, 27, into the City of Los Angeles. Mendez, a local gang member was wanted for a bank robbery that occurred on M...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

City Council to appoint new Mayor, Vice Mayor

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The third Tuesday of the month is quickly approaching, which means it’s time for another City Council preview. You can learn more about these items at the next City Council meeting on March 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

'Egg'straordinary Celebration to be held March 31

‘Egg’straordinary Spring Celebration

Our Community Services department and the San Gabriel Kiwanis Club invite you to the 74th Annual Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt at Smith Park, 232 West Broadway on March 31. Come early and bring the whole family to celebrate spring together. The da...

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

City Council denies CUP for China Tibetan Herbal Feet Spa

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Here's a wrap-up of yesterday's City Council meeting. If you'd like to read the full agenda, you may do so here.

City Council denies CUP for China Tibetan Herbal Feet Spa 

In a 3-1 vote (with Councilmember Liao voting against the motion and Mayor C...

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

San Gabriel to host cleanup event March 3

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Get ready, San Gabriel! The city is hosting another community cleanup event on March 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Public Works Yard located at 917 East Grand Avenue. 

This is your chance to bring bulky items (such as furniture, rugs, mattr...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Community Services & AARP to offer tax assistnace

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It’s tax season again! Are you 50 years of age or older and are looking for some assistance with your tax return? The San Gabriel Community Services department and AARP are offering free tax assistance for older adults. AARP tax preparation will take plac...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Food, entertainment & more at Lunar New Year Festival

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As we approach the Lunar New Year Festival on February 10, 2018, here's a list of this year's talent. 

  • Singer-songwriter Melissa Polinar will be taking center-stage, showcasing her unique soulful vocals and heart-bearing lyrics. Polinar has been p...
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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Marshall Park to open January 20

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The grand opening of Marshall Park will be held on January 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend, and the celebration will feature food, games, and entertainment alongside family fun activities. You may full the full invitation her...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Sandbags now available to San Gabriel residents

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Need a sandbag? The city offers 10 free sandbags per address per year. Sandbags are distributed from the Public Works facility located at 917 East Grand Avenue, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Council formally appoints Mark Lazzaretto City Manager

San Gabriel appoints Mark Lazzaretto City Manager

Last night, the City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Mark Lazzaretto as San Gabriel’s new City Manager, effective February 5, 2018. Lazzaretto will succeed Steven A. Preston, who has served as San Gabriel’s City Manager since 2009.

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

San Gabriel Police Department now offering text-to-911

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As part of the Los Angeles County Text to 911 system, the San Gabriel Police Department is now equipped to receive emergency texts via 911.

Text to 911 is a great alternative to situations in which calling may not be feasible. However, residents are always...

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

Shop San Gabriel for the holidays

Shop San Gabriel for the holidays

If you’ve been following our social media accounts over the last few days, you might have noticed our “12 Days of Christmas” campaign to shop San Gabriel for your holiday gifts. If you missed it, here’s a wrap-up of our 12-day countdown with products from...

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

Learn how to act at the Play in a Day workshop

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Want to learn to act? The San Gabriel Library may have a workshop just for you.

“Play in a Day is a free workshop that we’re offering to teens from 12 to 17,” said Fiona Reimers, an adult/teen librarian for the San Gabriel Library. “Participants will recei...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

San Gabriel appoints Mark Lazzaretto City Manager

San Gabriel appoints Mark Lazzaretto City Manager

After an extensive search, San Gabriel officials announced today that Mark Lazzaretto will be appointed as the next City Manager by the City Council. Lazzaretto topped the field of 36 candidates recruited from across the west.

Lazzaretto, 47, comes to San ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

City adopts new marijuana ordinance

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At last night’s Council meeting, the City Council unanimously voted to approve a new ordinance that prohibits all nonmedical cannabis activity, including restrictions on personal growing. The ordinance also repealed and adopted new provisions prohibiting ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2017

Santa is coming to San Gabriel

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It’s not a holiday season without Santa riding the fire engine through the streets of San Gabriel! The San Gabriel Fire Department will escort the jolly ol’ fellow throughout the town.  

Be on the lookout for Santa in your neig...

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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.

Santa Claus

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

SGPD’s Citizen Academy to begin January

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Editor's note: The application deadline has been extended to January 17. Be sure to register for this year's class to learn more about your local police department. 

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The San Gabriel Police Department will be hosting its next Citizen Academy cla...

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

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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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: September 13, 2017

Planning Commission meeting wrap-up for September 11

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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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: September 6, 2017

City Council meeting wrap-up for September 5

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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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
Posted on: August 16, 2017

City Council meeting wrap-up for August 15

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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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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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News for San Gabriel
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:

ACE haul routes

  • 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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