Posted on: November 29, 2016

Holiday Tree Lighting, pop-up marketplace this Tuesday, Dec. 6

tree lighting ceremony

The San Gabriel community will ring in the holiday season at the 40th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Plaza Park, 428 S Mission Drive, starting at 6 p.m.

The event, sponsored by the City of San Gabriel and the San Gabriel Women&rsquo...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Share your holiday traditions and memories this season

san gabriel holidays

On Dec. 6 the San Gabriel community will come together to celebrate the holiday season at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, but that’s just part of the holiday experience in San Gabriel.

Families across the community celebrate the holidays in their ow...Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2016

You can still register for Turkey Trot this Saturday

san gabriel turkey trot

The 41st Annual San Gabriel Turkey Trot is this Saturday, Nov. 19, and and there's still time to participate. In-person registration will be available starting at 6 a.m.

Registration cost is $35 for 5K or 10K run and $20 for the 1K run or 5K walk. Onli...Read on...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Their experiences vary, but all brought San Gabriel honor

san gabriel veterans

Gerald Jack served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957, he was stationed in Korea. Wally Lohgren served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968, working for military intelligence on the beaches of Hawaii. Elijah Silva is a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, starting hi...Read on...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

La Laguna playground approved for National Register

la laguna playground

The iconic and historic La Laguna de San Gabriel playground at Vincent Lugo Park may soon be listed on the National Register of Historic Places after an important vote last week.

On Oct. 28, the State Historic Resources Commission voted to approve the ...Read on...

Posted on: October 12, 2016

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

state of the city

San Gabriel community members can learn more about the city’s accomplishments and future goals on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the State of the City Address.

This year’s address will be presented by Mayor Chin Ho Liao. In his speech, Liao will tell attendees ab...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2016

Chief Harris plans to hit the ground running

polic chief eugene harris

Newly appointed San Gabriel Police Chief Eugene Harris starts work today, Oct. 3, and he’s hitting the ground running.

The 24-year law enforcement veteran said he has big plans for the department, including measures to enhance police relationships with...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Dumpling & Beer Fest is back on Sept. 29

dumpling and beer fest

Delicious dumplings, craft beer tasters, live music and more will fill the historic Mission District on Thursday, Sept. 29 for the 2nd Annual San Gabriel Dumpling & Beer Fest.

The event aims to offer a unique twist on the traditional Oktoberfest ce...Read on...

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

San Gabriel names Eugene Harris Chief of Police

new police chief

After a months-long search, San Gabriel officials announced that Eugene Harris, a 24-year law enforcement veteran, will be the city’s next Chief of Police.

Harris, 50, is a Southern California native and former United States Marine. Harris began his ca...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

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

public works ribbon cutting

The San Gabriel Public Works Department hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Aug. 31 to commemorate the completion of the brand new Public Works Facility at 917 E Grand Ave.

The $11.2 million, 23,000 square foot facility marks the city’s ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 30, 2016

First phase of Del Mar repaving near completion

del mar paving project

Major pavement work on the first phase of the Del Mar Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation Project is completed, and crews will finish the last touches on the project by mid-September.

With this phase of paving, the first of three, the city rehabilitated 0.5...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2016

Mission Playhouse marquee demolition makes way for new sign

playhouse marquee demo

Demolition work began Tuesday on the old Mission Playhouse marquee, making way for a brand new sign, a long-awaited project for city staff and the community.

The old sign was not original to the iconic and historic Playhouse, but was built in the mid-1...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Hotel projects moving along on Valley Boulevard

new sheraton hotel

Developers for two new hotels rising on Valley Boulevard continue to make progress on construction. Both projects are slated to open by the end of next year.

The Sheraton at 303 E Valley Blvd. (pictured), which broke ground last September, already has ...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2016

New budget transparency tool gives unprecedented access to city finances

finanial transparency portal

On July 28, the City of San Gabriel launched the Financial Transparency Portal to help local residents and business owners better understand the city’s budget decisions by giving them unprecedented access to city finances.

The portal, which can be acce...Read on...

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

Celebrate National Night Out in San Gabriel's neighborhoods

National Night Out Aug 2

On Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., neighborhoods throughout San Gabriel will join thousands of communities nationwide for the 33rd Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.

During NNO, San Gabriel residents will lock the...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2016

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

wechat account for san gabriel

On July 14, the City of San Gabriel launched an official account on WeChat, the popular Chinese social communications app, in an ongoing effort to connect with and engage Chinese-speaking residents.

More than half of the San Gabriel population identif...Read on...

Posted on: July 12, 2016

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

dine la restaurant week

Short rib skewers, deep fried tofu, braised pork belly, lamb shoulder skewers - and the list goes on.

The menu at Chang'an Specialty Chinese Seafood & Grill is enough to make your mouth water on the spot. After all, the restaurant's stated goal is...Read on...

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

New City Beat newsletter launches July 6 to keep residents informed

new city beat newsletter

In 2009, the San Gabriel City Council saw a need to improve communication with residents, and out of that desire the Council Weekly newsletter was born. Over the years, the newsletter has evolved and improved to provide community members, city employees a...Read on...

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Posted on: June 28, 2016

See ‘Cinderella’ under the stars Thursday

watch movies under the stars

Summer Nights continues tomorrow, June 23, with a free screening of “Cinderella” at Vincent Lugo Park. Grab the family, blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy the magical 2015 remake of the Disney classic on the big screen under the stars. The Community Servic...Read on...

Posted on: June 14, 2016

City breaks ground on Del Mar paving project

del mar avenue groundbreaking

The city hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Monday to launch the first phase of the long-awaited Del Mar Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation Project.

The first phase of the project will include pavement reconstruction of 0.5 miles of Del Mar Avenue from Miss...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

City Clerk reinvigorates PATH program

San Gabriel PATH program

The City Clerk’s Department put a creative new spin on the PATH (Progress and Accomplishments Through History) program last week, giving San Gabriel third graders a special treat with an education performance from talented puppet Officer Serra.

Officer...Read on...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

City 'elves' will deliver letters to Santa

letters to santa

The Community Services Department has your holiday wishes covered this season, offering to transport letters to Santa for the holidays.

Just have your child write a letter to Santa postmarked between Nov. 28 and Dec. 16 and Santa’s response will ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

City hires Planning Manager Tracy Steinkruger

planning manager

In November, the city welcomed new Planning Manager Tracy Steinkruger.

Steinkruger has more than 10 years of municipal service experience, including working most recently as a senior planner with the City of Pasadena. Previously she worked as an assistant ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Marshall Park groundbreaking ceremony Dec. 8

marshall park

The City of San Gabriel will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 8 to celebrate the beginning of work on the new Marshall Park.

This is the first new park space built in the city in at least two decades, and it will be the first park located s...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Draft historic preservation ordinance ready for review

historic preservation ordinance

The draft of the city's new Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Ordinance is now available for review online, and the city invites all interested community members to provide feedback.

The draft ordinance is much longer and more in-depth than the o...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

City launches #DontTrashSG video campaign

dont dump bulky items

Bulky item dumping has become a significant issue in San Gabriel, with many people discarding their old couches, mattresses and even toilets in the right of way. 

To combat this problem and educate the public on how to easily keep the city looking nea...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Free art workshop this Thursday

free art workshop

Art lovers at all levels can enjoy a free art workshop this Thursday, Dec. 1, presented by the Community Services Department.

The workshop will be the first in a series, which will occur every first Thursday of the month. The first two meetings will cover ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Share your holiday traditions and memories this season

santa holidays

On Dec. 6 the San Gabriel community will come together to celebrate the holiday season at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, but that’s just part of the holiday experience in San Gabriel. Families across the community celebrate the holidays in their own w...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

The ultimate guide for the holidays in San Gabriel

shop san gabriel

The holidays are here, which means it is a great time to get out in the community and enjoy the holiday spirit.

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the holidays in San Gabriel, from festive lights to warm drinks to gift shopping. The city's ultimate hol...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Prevent home cooking fires this Thanksgiving

thanskgiving safety tips

Thanksgiving means family, delicious food and good memories, but it can also expose your family and your home to some fire risks. Did you know Thanksgiving Day is the peak day of the year for home cooking fires?

The San Gabriel Fire Department wants t...Read more »

Posted on: November 21, 2016

Now residents can play pickleball at Smith Park

pickleball

Pickleball, one of the fastest growing sports in the country, will soon be available to play at Smith Park.

Pickleball is mix between tennis and ping pong. It is played on a smaller court with wooden paddles and a Wiffle ball. Pickleball is a great sp...Read more »

Posted on: November 17, 2016

Council adds to Strategic Plan work program

strategic plan update

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the City Council met to discuss its biannual update to the Strategic Plan work program and added several new initiatives for city staff to take on.

The work program is comprised of innovative, long and short-term city projects th...Read more »

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

City to host Holiday Tree Lighting Dec. 6

tree lighting ceremony

San Gabriel will kick off the holiday season at the annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

The festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Plaza Park, 428 S Mission Drive, across from City Hall. The holiday fun includes ornament making, s...Read more »

Posted on: November 8, 2016

Their experiences vary, but all brought San Gabriel honor

veterans day

Gerald Jack served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957, he was stationed in Korea. Wally Lohgren served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968, working for military intelligence on the beaches of Hawaii. Elijah Silva is a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, starting hi...Read more »

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Nomination period opens for March election

election in march

The nomination period opened today for candidates running in the March 7, 2017 General Municipal Election.

Three City Council seats, one City Clerk seat and one City Treasurer seat will be up for election in March. The filing period for nomination pape...Read more »

Posted on: November 10, 2016

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

chief harris meeting

Police Chief Eugene Harris will hold his second "411 With the Chief" event on Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 425 S Mission Drive.

Harris plans to host these informal meet and greet events on every ...Read more »

Posted on: November 8, 2016

Shop small in San Gabriel on Nov. 26

shop small saturday

As we approach the busiest shopping weekend of the season, residents are encouraged to “Shop San Gabriel” on Saturday, Nov. 26 to celebrate Small Business Saturday.

Always the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the event aims to encourage local residents to...Read more »

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

3rd Lunar New Year Festival held Jan. 28

lunar new year festival

The entire community will bring in the Year of the Fire Rooster in just a few short months at the 3rd Annual San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.

The festival has grown every year since the inaugural event in 2015. Last year'...Read more »

Posted on: November 1, 2016

La Laguna playground approved for National Register

la laguna playground

The iconic and historic La Laguna de San Gabriel playground at Vincent Lugo Park may soon be listed on the National Register of Historic Places after an important vote last week.

On Oct. 28, the State Historic Resources Commission voted to approve the ...Read more »

Posted on: November 7, 2016

SGPD participates in 'No-Shave November'

no shave november

San Gabriel Police Department personnel might look a little scruffier than normal this month, but it's for a good cause.

The department is participating in "No Shave November" to raise funds and awareness for men's health issues. The men will...Read more »

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Council approves construction for Marshall Park

marshall park

At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the City Council approved a $3.4 million contract with Morillo Construction, Inc. for construction of Marshall Park.

The 2.24 acre park will be built on the old Marshall Elementary School site, which has been closed f...Read more »

Posted on: November 1, 2016

SGFD hosts graduation for first Junior Fire Inspectors

junior fire inspector graduation

On Nov. 1, the San Gabriel Fire Department, in collaboration with MySafe:California, held a graduation ceremony for the participants in the city’s first-ever Junior Fire Inspectors program at Washington Elementary School.

The ceremony was the culminati...Read more »

Posted on: November 1, 2016

San Gabriel sales tax receipts up by four percent

sales tax

The city's sales tax receipts were up by four percent for April through June, compared to the second sales period in 2015.

Higher sales from existing outlets and revenues from recently opened eateries boosted the restaurants and hotels category, whic...Read more »

Posted on: November 1, 2016

SGPD hosts successful drug take-back

drug take back

The San Gabriel Police Department held another successful Drug Take-Back last weekend, collecting approximately 80 lbs of unwanted and unused prescription medications.

The department's effort was part of the 12th National Prescription Drug Take-Back D...Read more »

Posted on: October 12, 2016

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

state of the city

San Gabriel community members can learn more about the city’s accomplishments and future goals on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the State of the City Address.

This year’s address will be presented by Mayor Chin Ho Liao. In his speech, Liao will tell attendees ab...Read more »

Posted on: October 31, 2016

Youth basketball league begins in December

youth basketball league

The city will soon begin taking sign-ups for the youth basketball league, which will kick off on Dec. 3 with a free basketball clinic.

The clinic will feature the Gabrielino High School basketball team and is open to all who would like to participate, ...Read more »

Posted on: October 25, 2016

Registration now open for 41st Annual Turkey Trot

turkey trot

Registration is now available for the 41st Annual Turkey Trot on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Vincent Lugo Park.

Community members can participate in a 5K or a 10K run, a youth 1K run or a 5K walk. Registration for any race includes a finisher medal, refres...Read more »

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Council votes to consolidate March election

march election

The Nov. 8 presidential election is fast approaching, but last week the San Gabriel City Council made an important decision about the city’s local election on March 7, 2017.

The Council voted to consolidate the General Municipal election with Los Ange...Read more »

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Posted on: October 21, 2016

City to develop Parks and Open Space Master Plan

parks master plan

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, the City Council approved a Professional Services Agreement with firm GreenPlay LLC, launching a major first step in the creation of the city’s Parks and Open Space Master Plan.

The plan will ultimately help determine how the city ...Read more »

Posted on: October 20, 2016

Fire Department conducts ShakeOut earthquake drill

ShakeOut earthquake drill

On Thursday, Oct. 20, the San Gabriel Fire Department participated in the Great ShakeOut by conducting a rescue drill at an abandoned structure in the city.

The drill consisted of drilling through a brick wall and using a special camera to check for &q...Read more »

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Posted on: October 19, 2016

Council hears presentation on Measure M

measure m

On Tuesday night, the City Council heard a presentation from Metro explaining ballot Measure M, which locals will vote on this November.

Measure M proposes a half-cent sales tax to fund transportation initiatives in Los Angeles County. The measure is e...Read more »

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Posted on: October 18, 2016

Redesigned city mobile app launches

mobile app

This month the city launched the redesigned city mobile app, which now matches the recently redesigned city website.

Residents, business owners and visitors can use the app to easily access city programs and services and to explore places of interest. ...Read more »

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Posted on: October 18, 2016

Budget resources now available in print and online

budget book

The City Council approved the 2016-2017 Budget and Capital Improvement Program in July, and now residents can easily learn all about their decisions with new user-friendly materials released this month.

The artfully designed and easy-to-read budget boo...Read more »

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

SGPD to host Drug Take Back event on Oct. 22

drug take back event

The Police Department will hold a Drug Take Back event on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Police Station, 625 S Del Mar Ave.

The event aims to prevent pill abuse and theft by giving residents and opportunity to rid their homes of potent...Read more »

Posted on: October 17, 2016

Meet the new Police Chief at Nov. 2 event

meet chief harris

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, residents will have a chance to meet newly appointed Police Chief Eugene Harris at the first "411 With the Chief" event.

Harris plans to host these informal meet and greet events on every first Wednesday of the month fol...Read more »

Posted on: October 12, 2016

City participates in Domestic Violence Collection Drive

domestic violence drive

In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the city is participating this October in the 13th Annual Domestic Violence Collection Drive, organized by Congresswomen Judy Chu and Grace Napolitano.

A purple box will be available in City Hall, 42...Read more »

Posted on: October 12, 2016

Drop off vote by mail ballots at City Hall

vote by mail box

The November election is fast approaching, and the San Gabriel City Clerk’s Department is making it easier than ever to make sure everyone’s voice is heard by accepting vote by mail ballots at City Hall.

Those who are registered to vote by mail can eas...Read more »

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Enjoy Halloween bingo for older adults

halloween bingo

Older adults can enjoy some spooktacular bingo and a Halloween costume contest on Monday, Oct. 31 at the Community Services Department.

All of the festivities will take place in the Grapevine Room at the Adult Recreation Center, 324 S Mission Drive. Bi...Read more »

Posted on: October 12, 2016

Spooky good time at Fall Fun Festival Oct. 28

fall fun festival

The city will host the annual Fall Fun Festival on Friday, Oct. 28, featuring a boo-riffic time with Halloween themed activities in the Historic Mission District from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Bring your little ghosts and goblins to this family-friendly event fo...Read more »

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Successful Active Aging Week in San Gabriel

active aging week

The Community Services Department celebrated Active Aging Week during the week of Sept. 26-30 with games, activities and giveaways for the city's older adult community.

Active Aging Week, organized by the International Council on Active Aging®, is a...Read more »

Posted on: October 3, 2016

Chief Harris plans to hit the ground running

chief harris

Newly appointed San Gabriel Police Chief Eugene Harris starts work today, Oct. 3, and he’s hitting the ground running.

The 24-year law enforcement veteran said he has big plans for the department, including measures to enhance police relationships with...Read more »

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Water companies update restrictions for drought

drought restrictions

The five water agencies that serve San Gabriel residents have updated their watering restrictions in an ongoing effort to handle the California drought.

Customers of San Gabriel County Water District can water on their assigned day (based on street add...Read more »

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Posted on: September 28, 2016

Veterans Day Tribute and Luncheon Oct. 19

veterans day lunch

On Wednesday, Oct. 19 the San Gabriel Rotary Club along with the City of San Gabriel will honor local veterans at the Annual Veterans Day Tribute and Luncheon.

This year’s celebration will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Grapevine Arbor Park. Free...Read more »

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Apply for a city commission and get involved

commission vacancies

The city is accepting applications for vacancies on city commissions, a great way for residents to get more involved in the community.

The Civil Service Commission has one vacancy and the Design Review Commission has one vacancy, but the city will also...Read more »

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Posted on: September 23, 2016

City to participate in National Voter Registration Day

voter registration day

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, cities across the nation will make a great effort to register voters and increase awareness about the importance of voting in national, state and local elections for National Voter Registration Day.

This year for the first time th...Read more »

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

Rent Grapevine Arbor Park for your next event

grapevine arbor rental

Looking for a great facility for your next party, wedding or special event? Nestled in the heart of the Mission District, the City of San Gabriel’s Grapevine Arbor Park is the perfect location to host your special event.

The Grapevine Arbor Park’s b...Read more »

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Celebrate Active Aging Week Sept. 26-30

active aging week

The City of San Gabriel will celebrate Active Aging Week Sept. 26-30 with special programs and activities for older adults.

Active Aging Week, organized by the International Council on Active Aging®, is a national observance that showcases the diverse...Read more »

Posted on: September 19, 2016

Fall classes and trips begin this week

fall classes and trips

This fall, the Community Services Department will host classes and trips for every age group and interest.

Offerings including day trips for adults to the Getty Villa, Sony Studios, Tamale Festival, Holiday Cruise of Lights and more. Activity classes...Read more »

Posted on: September 13, 2016

San Gabriel to host Punt, Pass, Kick Competition

ppk competition

It's football season and the Community Services Department is getting in on the action.

The department will host an NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Jefferson Middle School, 1372 E Las Tunas Drive starting at 10 a.m. Parti...Read more »

Posted on: September 8, 2016

San Gabriel names Eugene Harris Chief of Police

new police chief

After a months-long search, San Gabriel officials announced that Eugene Harris, a 24-year law enforcement veteran, will be the city’s next Chief of Police.

Harris, 50, is a Southern California native and former United States Marine. Harris began his ca...Read more »

Posted on: September 1, 2016

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

public works open house

The San Gabriel Public Works Department hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Aug. 31 to commemorate the completion of the brand new Public Works Facility at 917 E Grand Ave.

The $11.2 million, 23,000 square foot facility marks the city’s ...Read more »

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

City offers new computer class for older adults

computer class

This fall, the San Gabriel Community Services Department will offer a brand new computer class for older adults. Computer skills are essential for everyone these days, so this is an important opportunity for those who want to learn.

The class is design...Read more »

Posted on: September 1, 2016

A little history on the Public Works Department

public works department

In honor of the Public Works Department's brand new facility, which opened on Aug. 31, here's a look back on how far the department has come over the years.

-The first Office of Street Superintendent, forerunner to today’s Public Works Director, was es...Read more »

Posted on: August 30, 2016

First phase of Del Mar repaving near completion

del mar paving project

Major pavement work on the first phase of the Del Mar Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation Project is completed, and crews will finish the last touches on the project by mid-September.

With this phase of paving, the first of three, the city rehabilitated 0.5...Read more »

Posted on: August 30, 2016

Lt. Nakamura graduates from LAPD Leadership Program

Riki Nakamura graduation

This August, Lt. Riki Nakamura graduated from the Los Angeles Police Department Leadership Program, coming back to the San Gabriel Police Department with greater knowledge and skills to help him serve the community.

The program is a 136 hour course tha...Read more »

Posted on: August 29, 2016

Report: City sales tax receipts higher by 3.1 percent

sales tax revenues

San Gabriel sales tax receipts for January through March were 3.1 percent higher than the same quarter one year ago.

Actual sales activity increased 4.3 percent, after factoring out aberrations. The increase can be attributed to a strong sales quart...Read more »

Posted on: August 26, 2016

City seeks nominations for Bell Awards

bell awards previous winner

The City of San Gabriel is seeking nominations for the Bell Awards, a biennial program that recognizes outstanding design on projects built in the city.

The Bell Awards, named after the iconic bells that adorn the San Gabriel Mission, were established ...Read more »

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

Registration for activity classes begins September 6

fall class registration

Registration opens on Sept. 6 for fall classes at the Community Services Department. There is something for everyone, from fitness to computers to art, and more.

This fall there will be several new classes, including Bollywood Spice Dance and Introduct...Read more »

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

NIS officers enforce sign ordinances

sign ordinance

This summer, the Neighborhood Improvement Services (NIS) Division increased enforcement of illegal signage along Valley Boulevard, Del Mar Avenue and Las Tunas Drive.

NIS officers inspected approximately 85 businesses, which resulted in the removal of...Read more »

Posted on: August 22, 2016

Mission Playhouse intern brings historical costumes back to life

historical costume intern

Her hands are the first to touch these clothes in nearly 100 years, and “it’s exhilarating.”

Alexis M. Hill is the historical costume intern at the Mission Playhouse, and she’s been working this summer to clean, examine and archive the theater’s unique...Read more »

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Ribbon cutting and open house for new Public Works Facility

public works yard

The Public Works Department will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Aug. 31 to commemorate the completion of the brand new Public Works Facility at 917 E Grand Ave.

The $11.2 million, 23,000 square foot facility is a big step forward in m...Read more »

Posted on: August 16, 2016

Mission Playhouse marquee demolition begins

playhouse marquee demolition

Demolition work began Tuesday on the old Mission Playhouse marquee, making way for a brand new sign, a long-awaited project for city staff and the community.

The old sign was not original to the iconic and historic Playhouse, but was built in the mid-1...Read more »

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Hotel projects moving along on Valley Boulevard

new city hotels

Developers for two new hotels rising on Valley Boulevard continue to make progress on construction. Both projects are slated to open by the end of next year.

The Sheraton at 303 E Valley Blvd. (pictured), which broke ground last September, already has ...Read more »

Posted on: August 16, 2016

City after school programs begin at SG schools

after school programs

The city-sponsored after school program began this week at San Gabriel elementary schools.

The program, sponsored by the Community Services Department, offers children grades 2 through 5 a chance to participate in traditional fall sports, homework ass...Read more »

Posted on: August 15, 2016

End of Summer Luau for older adults on Aug. 25

senior luau

Join us as we say ALOHA to Summer at the annual End of Summer Luau for older adults, hosted by the Community Services Department.

The Luau will begin at 11a.m. with refreshing fruit mocktails and island-themed music. There will also be a special prese...Read more »

Posted on: August 11, 2016

San Gabriel Boulevard lane closures through Aug. 24

ace road closure

Starting on Friday, Aug. 12, San Gabriel Boulevard will have intermittent lane closures due to construction on the ACE San Gabriel Trench Project. The work will continue through Aug. 24 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and may cause traffic delays.

O...Read more »

Posted on: August 9, 2016

Residents encouraged to take precautions against coyotes

coyote precautions

In recent months, officials have seen an increase in coyotes roaming San Gabriel neighborhoods. It is important for residents to take precautions of their own, as there is little the city can do to control these wild animals.

Coyotes are intelligent an...Read more »

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

City works to improve community safety, reduce risk

risk manager

This year, San Gabriel officials are making a concerted effort to implement programs and strategies to ensure the safety and comfort of residents and visitors. These programs fall under the umbrella of "risk management," a field that has become ...Read more »

Posted on: August 8, 2016

Smith Park Pool closes for the summer

swim lessons over

With school starting soon and the summer months winding down, Smith Park Pool open swim will close at the end of this week.

Saturday, Aug. 13 will mark the last day for kids and families to enjoy open swim, which is open Wednesday through Saturday from...Read more »

Posted on: August 4, 2016

West Nile found in SGV, take precautions against bites

mosquito prevention

Last month, officials from the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District announced that mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus (WNV) have appeared in the San Gabriel Valley, warning residents to take precautions to avoid bites.

Virus-carryin...Read more »

Posted on: July 28, 2016

New budget transparency tool gives access to city finances

transparency tool

On July 28, the City of San Gabriel launched the Financial Transparency Portal to help local residents and business owners better understand the city’s budget decisions by giving them unprecedented access to city finances.

The portal, which can be acce...Read more »

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

Mariachi concert Thursday Aug. 4

mariachi concert

The air in Vincent Lugo Park will be filled with the melodies of mariachi this Thursday, Aug. 4, in the second-to-last Summer Nights event of the season.

The free concert will feature all-female mariachi group Mariachi Lindas Mexicanas and will begin a...Read more »

Posted on: August 2, 2016

Free CERT training offered in September

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The San Gabriel Fire Department will offer a free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training class in September to help residents be more prepared to assist emergency responders in an emergency situation.

CERT promotes a partnership between loca...Read more »

Posted on: August 2, 2016

Free Aquatics Safety Fair on Aug. 8

aquatics fair on aug 8

Participants in this year's summer swim lessons are invited to attend the annual summer Aquatics Safety Fair on Monday, Aug. 8 from 6-8 p.m. at Smith Park Pool.

The free event is an opportunity to learn important water safety skills, witness lifeguards...Read more »

Posted on: July 29, 2016

SCE warns of possible outages, asks customers to conserve

edison warns of outages

Southern California Edison (SCE), the electricity service provider for residents and businesses in the city of San Gabriel, has warned customers that outages are possible this summer and the rest of the year based on a high demand on the grid. To avoid th...Read more »

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

Celebrate National Night Out in San Gabriel's neighborhoods

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On Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., neighborhoods throughout San Gabriel will join thousands of communities nationwide for the 33rd Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.

During NNO, San Gabriel residents will lock the...Read more »

Posted on: July 25, 2016

SGPD participates in Pink Patch Project fundraiser

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San Gabriel police officers will have a pop of pink on their uniforms this October, as the department joins other Los Angeles County agencies in the fight against breast cancer with the Pink Patch Project.

Officers will wear a pink patch in support of ...Read more »

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Posted on: July 25, 2016

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

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The city's celebration of the summer and July as Parks Make Life Better!® Month continues this Thursday, July 28, with a free screening of "Zootopia" at Vincent Lugo Park.

The night begins at 7:30 p.m. with free family activities including fa...Read more »

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Posted on: July 22, 2016

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

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It's almost time again for the annual Celebrate Our Heritage Walk and Bike to L.A. event, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27.

Each year, community members, officials and local ancestors of the original settlers of Los Angeles, Los Pobladores, walk...Read more »

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Posted on: July 21, 2016

Heat Alert issued for Thursday through Saturday

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The Los Angeles County Health Officer has declared a Heat Alert for Thursday, July 21, through at least Saturday, July 23.

Residents should take precautions to avoid negative health effects from high temperatures, especially those who participate in ou...Read more »

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

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

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On July 14, the City of San Gabriel launched an official account on WeChat, the popular Chinese social communications app, in an ongoing effort to connect with and engage Chinese-speaking residents.

More than half of the San Gabriel population identif...Read more »

Posted on: July 18, 2016

Cycle 4 swim lessons begin July 25

cycle 4 swim lessons

There is only one cycle left of summer swim lessons at the San Gabriel Community Services Department. Cycle 4 runs July 25 – Aug. 5.

Whether you want to learn to swim, improve your stroke or enjoy our water aerobics classes, the city has a class for...Read more »

Posted on: July 15, 2016

Take a summer trip to Raging Waters with Community Services

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Give the kids one last summer trip before school starts; head to Raging Waters on Thursday, Aug. 4 with the Community Services Department.

The bus will depart from the Mission Playhouse parking lot at 9 a.m. and return by 5 p.m. Ticket price for Ragin...Read more »

Posted on: July 12, 2016

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

dineLA restaurant week

Short rib skewers, deep fried tofu, braised pork belly, lamb shoulder skewers - and the list goes on.

The menu at Chang'an Specialty Chinese Seafood & Grill is enough to make your mouth water on the spot. After all, the restaurant's stated goal is...Read more »

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

New City Beat newsletter launches July 6 to keep residents informed

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In 2009, the San Gabriel City Council saw a need to improve communication with residents, and out of that desire the Council Weekly newsletter was born. Over the years, the newsletter has evolved and improved to provide community members, city employees a...Read more »

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Posted on: July 7, 2016

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

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San Gabriel families can enjoy a fun evening full of entertainment at the Summer Nights concert and movie on July 14 at Vincent Lugo Park.

The concert will feature a performance by kid-friendly musical group Jelly of the Month Club, which describes its...Read more »

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Cycle 3 of swim lessons begins on Monday, July 11

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Cycle 3 of San Gabriel swim lessons begins on Monday, July 11 and registration is now open. This is the second to last class session offered this summer.

There are plenty of class options for any skill level, age or interest, from learning to swim to ...Read more »

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

Groove at 'Americana in the Park' Thursday

bumptown in concert

Popular Americana band Bumptown will be back in San Gabriel this Thursday for a free concert at Vincent Lugo Park, part of the city's Summer Nights series.

Bumptown, which was a crowd favorite at last year's Summer Nights concert, describes itself as a...Read more »

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

City earns 26th financial reporting award

city earns finance award

For the 26th consecutive year, the city received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association.

The certificate recognizes the city's 2014-2015 fiscal year comprehensive annual fin...Read more »

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

Welcome to the new City of San Gabriel website!

new city website

On July 1, the City of San Gabriel launched a new and improved website, making city news and information more easily available to the public.

The redesigned website, still at www.sangabrielcity.com, has a fresh, clean design, is compatible with mobile ...Read more »

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

Heavy construction impacts traffic on Del Mar Avenue

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Heavy construction work has begun on the Del Mar Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation Project and will last through the end of July.

The work will impact traffic on Del Mar Avenue between Mission Road and Chestnut Avenue. One lane will still be open in each...Read more »

Posted on: June 29, 2016

4th of July Parade and Kids’ Day on Monday

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The San Gabriel community will celebrate Independence Day on Monday, July 4 with the annual 4th of July Parade and Kids’ Day Picnic.

The parade will begin at a new earlier time this year, 9 a.m., at Plaza Park and will continue up Mission and along Bro...Read more »

Posted on: June 29, 2016

Some summer recreation programs to end

summer programs to end

The summer recreation program at Washington Elementary will come to an end on Friday, July 1 and Bulldog Sports Camp at Jefferson Middle School will end on Friday, July 8.

These programs have provided local children with opportunities to enjoy fun an...Read more »

Posted on: June 29, 2016

Asian Youth Center named nonprofit of the year

ayc wins award

The San Gabriel based Asian Youth Center earned the “Nonprofit of the Year” distinction from the office of Assemblyman Ed Chau. Chau honored the group at the state capitol in Sacramento last week for the inaugural California Nonprofits Day.

AYC focuse...Read more »

Posted on: June 28, 2016

See ‘Cinderella’ under the stars Thursday

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Summer Nights continues tomorrow, June 23, with a free screening of “Cinderella” at Vincent Lugo Park. Grab the family, blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy the magical 2015 remake of the Disney classic on the big screen under the stars. The Community Servic...Read more »

Posted on: June 28, 2016

Don’t miss Play Day at La Laguna on Saturday

play day in san gabriel

Some know it as “Monster Park,” others as “Dinosaur Park,” but no matter what they call it, locals know it as the perfect place to explore, play and imagine. La Laguna de San Gabriel, the magical land of sea creatures and monsters, is one of the most icon...Read more »

Posted on: June 28, 2016

City Council approves final Budget and CIP

city approves budget

On Tuesday, the City Council approved the 2016-2017 Budget and Capital Improvement Program, finalizing funding decisions for the upcoming fiscal year.

The $56 million budget is balanced, with a total operating budget of $48.4 million and $8 million set...Read more »

Posted on: June 28, 2016

Registration still available for swim lessons

swimming lessons in san gabriel

Swim lessons are in full swing at Smith Park Pool and there is still time to register for a variety of different classes available for all swimming levels.

The city offers everything from beginners’ swim lessons to stroke improvement and water aerobics...Read more »

Posted on: June 28, 2016

Celebrate Independence Day in San Gabriel

celebrate july 4 in SAn Gabriel

Independence Day is just around the corner, and San Gabriel has plenty of family fun planned for the annual Kids’ Day and 4th of July Parade on Monday, July 4.

The parade will begin at a new time at 9:00 a.m. at Plaza Park, 428 S Mission Drive, and tra...Read more »

Posted on: June 14, 2016

City breaks ground on Del Mar paving project

del mar groundbreaking

The city hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Monday to launch the first phase of the long-awaited Del Mar Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation Project.

The first phase of the project will include pavement reconstruction of 0.5 miles of Del Mar Avenue from Miss...Read more »

Posted on: June 15, 2016

Excessive Heat Watch issued for Monday, Tuesday

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Locals can expect hot weather early next week, and the San Gabriel Fire Department has encouraged residents to take precautions to protect themselves and their families.

The National Weather Services issued an Excessive Heat Watch for the San Gabriel ...Read more »

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Posted on: June 14, 2016

Enjoy Summer Nights every Thursday in San Gabriel

summer nights

Surf’s Up San Gabriel last week was a great hit, bringing the community out in force to celebrate the start of summer with a fun block party. And the fun’s just getting started, as there are still nine events left in the Summer Nights series of free conce...Read more »

Posted on: June 14, 2016

New 'Parks After Dark' offers free family fun

parks after dark

The city makes it easy to spend time with the family this summer, offering several free programs in the beautiful city parks. This year, the Community Services Department has added a brand new program, “Parks After Dark,” to make the summer even more enjo...Read more »

Posted on: June 14, 2016

SGPD Explorers earn awards at competition

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San Gabriel Police Explorers brought home two awards from the annual EX-CON Explorer Competition last weekend in Las Vegas.

Competing against other law enforcement explorer posts from California, Nevada and Arizona, the team earned second place in the...Read more »

Posted on: June 14, 2016

Second annual 'Play Day' on June 25

play day

The city will host a community celebration for the historic La Laguna de San Gabriel Playground at the second annual “Play Day” on June 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Vincent Lugo Park.

The free event, hosted by the city and the Friends of La Laguna, wil...Read more »

Posted on: June 15, 2016

Surf’s Up is June 9 in the Mission District

surf's up san gabriel

Surf into summer tomorrow evening, June 9, at the second annual Surf’s Up San Gabriel street festival from 6:00-9:30 p.m. in the historic Mission District.

The event will feature great food trucks plus dessert, a beer and wine garden, free live music f...Read more »

Posted on: June 15, 2016

Brand new website, newsletter coming soon

new city website preview

The city’s communication tools will get a new look this summer, making it easier and more pleasant for residents to get important news and information about San Gabriel.

The city website will have a new design that is more user friendly, cleaner and m...Read more »

Posted on: June 15, 2016

City offers free summertime fun for the kids

kids summer camp

Youth summer programs have begun in San Gabriel, providing tons of free and low-cost summer fun for local kids.

The San Gabriel Community Services Department offers free drop-in programs at Smith Park, Roosevelt Elementary School, Washington Elementary...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

City Clerk reinvigorates PATH program

san gabriel path program

The City Clerk’s Department put a creative new spin on the PATH (Progress and Accomplishments Through History) program last week, giving San Gabriel third graders a special treat with an education performance from talented puppet Officer Serra.

Officer...Read more »

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Posted on: June 1, 2016

Student performers shine in showcase Sunday

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On Saturday, June 4 at 1:30 p.m., students from city recreation dance and baton classes, along with talented youths from the after school drill team program, will perform on stage at the beautiful Mission Playhouse in the biennial “Celebrate America” danc...Read more »

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Summer’s here: Smith Park Pool opens June 13

aquatics programs

The summer heat wave is right around the corner, and there’s no better place to cool off than at Smith Park Pool. The pool opens for open swim on June 14 and will remain open through Aug. 13.

The pool will be open on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. and ...Read more »

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Participate in Sidewalk CPR tomorrow morning

free cpr class

Don’t miss San Gabriel’s Sidewalk CPR Day event tomorrow, June 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Community Services Department Dance Room, 250 S Mission Drive.

At this free event, attendees will learn “hands only CPR,” which could help save someon...Read more »

Posted on: June 6, 2016

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

summer nights

The kids are almost out of school and the weather’s turning warmer – and that means it’s time to start the summer season in San Gabriel. Community members can kick things off at the city’s Surf’s Up summer street party on Thursday, June 9 from 6:00-9:30 p...Read more »

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