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Posted on: September 20, 2018

City Council approves purchase of six smart cover sewer monitoring devices

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The following is a wrap-up of the September 18 City Council meeting. As always, you may view the full agenda here, or listen to a recording of the September 18 meeting here.

By a unanimous vote, the City Council approved the purchase of six SmartCover moni...

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

City Council approves Parks and Open Space Master Plan

City Council approves Parks and Open Space Master Plan

The following is a wrap-up of the August 21 City Council meeting. You may view the full agenda here or listen to an audio recording here. 

In development since 2016, the City’s Parks and Open Space Master Plan was unanimously approved by the City ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

San Gabriel celebrates National Night Out 2018

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In celebration of the fight against crime, the San Gabriel Police Department held its 35th annual National Night Out. A new Mission District tradition now in its second year, this year’s National Night Out featured appearances by several City departments....

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

San Gabriel honors Wham-O at San Gabriel Boulevard Bridge

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The City of San Gabriel, in partnership with the Alameda Corridor-East Project, unveiled a plaque and decorative installation commemorating the history of Wham-O at the San Gabriel Boulevard Bridge earlier today.

Featuring decorative Hula Hoops, the bridge...

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

New, Del Mar and San Gabriel offramps/onramps to close for construction

New Avenue, Del Mar Avenue and San Gabriel Boulevard offramps/onramps to temporarily close for const

As part of a larger project to refurbish several bridge decks, Caltrans will be performing work on three overpass onramps and offramps in San Gabriel along Interstate 10.

Portions of the New Avenue, Del Mar Avenue and San Gabriel Boulevard onramps and offr...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Sewage backup along south Arroyo Drive/Santa Anita Avenue

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Yesterday, the City received reports of a sewer spill which occurred on South Arroyo Drive and portions of Santa Anita Avenue. By 9:20 p.m., our Public Works team were able to mitigate the issue and restore normal sewage flow in the City’s syste...

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

City Council to reevaluate Mission District in new study

 City Council to reevaluate Mission District in new study

Long-time residents know that the City has attempted to stimulate the Mission District by adopting the Mission District Specific Plan in 2004. A revitalization tool, the plan identifies several potential sites for development, sets design standards, conso...

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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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