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Posted on: February 9, 2024

Join SGPD for "Talk of the Town"

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Changes to the San Gabriel Police Department community programs are on their way! The “411 with the Chief” community meetings have evolved into a new series called “Talk of the Town.” Instead of formal meetings in City Hall, Chief Eddie Elizalde will be l...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

La Laguna Playground: A Magical Transformation Underway

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Over the next three years, the cherished La Laguna de San Gabriel playground will undergo a remarkable restoration, sculpt by sculpt, ensuring its status as a timeless source of joy and wonder for future generations. 

Already, significant mileston...

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

Join Us at the Lunar Lantern Festival on February 17 and 18

LNY Fest - Dragon Dancers

Join us for a spectacular free two-day celebration of the Year of the Dragon at our Lunar Lantern Festival on Saturday, February 17 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, February 18 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the historic Mission District.

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

Update on State of the City

SOTC (News Flash)

The format for this year’s State of the City has been changed. Instead of a live in-person event at the Mission Playhouse, the city’s 2023 achievements will be presented through an online presentation. This presentation will be accessible for viewing on t...

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Posted on: January 3, 2024

Help Shape Our Budget Priorities for Fiscal Year 2024-2025

Budget Survey News Flash

*Update: The survey is now closed.

Please join us in the six-month-long budget planning process for the fiscal year starting on July 1, 2024 and help us shape our budget priorities. Our estimated budget is approximately $82 million, out of which $48 millio...

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Posted on: December 27, 2023

New Traffic Flow Technology Installation Begins January 2

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As part of the Adaptive Traffic Responsive Signal Control Project, new traffic cameras, traffic control cabinets, and network hub cabinets will be installed along major high-traffic streets in San Gabriel from January 2 through the end of February. The pr...

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Posted on: December 18, 2023

Holiday Overnight Parking and Trash Collection Information

Holiday Parking (Santa)

With the holiday season upon us, overnight parking will not be enforced on the following dates: 

  • December 24, December 25 and December 26 from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.
  • December 31 and January 1 from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.

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Posted on: December 13, 2023

Santa Rides Through San Gabriel from December 20 to 23

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*UPDATE: Our firefighters are keeping a keen eye on this week's weather and will make every reasonable effort to get Santa out and about this week, but certain conditions may require modification of routes or cause Santa to stay indoors. If Santa cancels ...

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Holiday Tree Lighting on December 5

Holiday Tree Lighting (News Flash)

We are ringing in the holiday season with our 47th annual Holiday Tree Lighting celebration on Tuesday, December 5 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Families and friends are invited to Plaza Park for a festive evening filled with holiday joy and cherished memories...

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Renew Your Business License for 2024

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It is time to renew business licenses! All San Gabriel business licenses expire on December 31, 2023, and must be renewed by January 1, 2024. Late renewals after February 1, 2024 will be charged penalties.

Business owners with registered email addresses sh...

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Posted on: November 3, 2023

It's Time to Lace Up for the 46th Annual Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot (News Flash)

The 46th Annual Turkey Trot returns on Saturday, November 18 at Vincent Lugo Park. This fun-filled event welcomes runners and walkers of all ages to participate in a 10K run, a 5K run, a 5K walk, and a 1K kids run.

Registration is now open until November 8...

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Posted on: October 24, 2023

Día de Los Muertos Celebration on November 2

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Join us in honoring loved ones who have passed with a Día de Los Muertos celebration filled with live music, bright displays of sugar skulls, and marigolds on a community altar on Thursday, November 2 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Mission Playhouse Plaz...

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Posted on: October 20, 2023

Get CERT-trained with the San Gabriel Fire Department

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The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Class is set to return from November 17 to 19, offering invaluable training in basic emergency response skills. Taught by San Gabriel Fire Engineer Takahiro Suzuki and local firefighters, this free, in-person c...

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Posted on: October 16, 2023

Celebrate Halloween at the Fall Fun Festival on October 27

Fall Fun (News Flash)

Bring your little ghosts and goblins for a spooktacular fun time at this year’s Fall Fun Festival in the historic Mission District on Friday, October 27 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The free event will have activities for all ages including trunk-or-treating,...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

Join Us for a Free Mental Wellness Expo on October 1

Mental Wellness

San Gabriel's Human Equity, Access, and Relations (HEAR) Commission invites families and community members to participate in the free Mental Wellness Expo on Sunday, October 1 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mission District.

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Posted on: September 17, 2023

Introducing Discover San Gabriel: The City's Official Magazine

DiscoverSG (News Flash)

The latest edition of Discover San Gabriel, the city's brand-new publication, is now available for digital access. The new quarterly magazine replaces the former San Gabriel Grapevine Guide and Grapevine Newsletter, combining both into a unified source. A...

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Posted on: September 12, 2023

Join Us for the Dumpling & Beer Festival This Friday

Dumpling and Beer - News Flash

The Dumpling & Beer Festival is returning to the historic Mission District (320 S Mission Drive) on Friday, October 6, to celebrate its 9th year. The event is open to the public, and general admission is free. However, anyone looking to indulge in hop...

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

San Gabriel Welcomes Edward Elizalde as New Police Chief

Chief Elizalde

After an extensive and rigorous search, we are pleased to announce the selection of Edward Elizalde to serve as the city’s new Police Chief, effective September 5, 2023.

With 28 years of law enforcement experience and a proven record of community engagemen...

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

Apply for a False Alarm Permit

False Alarm Permit News Flash

As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure safety and efficiency in our community, the city has a False Alarm Permit program designed to minimize false alarms and reduce unnecessary police responses. Both residential and business alarm system owners are req...

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

Go Green in San Gabriel

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As part of our commitment to green sustainability, we have implemented many initiatives aimed at promoting eco-conscious practices and reducing our carbon footprint. 

Here are a few of our notable efforts:

  • Used wood chips made from recycled materia...
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Posted on: August 3, 2023

Celebrate National Night Out with SGPD on August 1

National Night Out

The San Gabriel Police Department is excited to host their 29th Annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Mission District located at 320 South Mission Drive. The evening will feature music, various food trucks, fac...

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Posted on: August 2, 2023

Meet RideSG - San Gabriel's On-Demand Rideshare Service

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We are pleased to introduce RideSG, the newest addition to San Gabriel's local transportation options. This on-demand rideshare service is available every day of the week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., providing affordable rides at a flat rate of $1 each way.

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Summer Fun at the Smith Park Pool

Recreation Swim (News Flash)

Dive into a summer of fun and make the most of your days at the Smith Park Pool. Recreation Swim is available and open to the public until August 18. 

See below for pool hours:

Main Pool Hours

  • Tuesdays - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Fridays - 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m....
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Posted on: June 26, 2023

Celebrate the 4th of July with Kids' Day and a Parade Through the Mission District

4th of July (News Flash)

Celebrate the 4th of July in San Gabriel with a parade and a free Kids’ Day event at Smith Park on Tuesday, July 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Community members will travel throughout the Mission District from Plaza Park (428 S Mission Drive) to Smith Park (232...

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Posted on: June 19, 2023

Our Budget for Fiscal Year 2023-24

Budget News Flash - Council dias

Thank you to everyone who participated in our budget process via our online survey and in-person community meeting this year! We are grateful for your responses and shared your input with the City Council for their consideration. We’re glad to r...

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Posted on: June 12, 2023

Valley Blvd Fire Incident

Fire Incident 06.10.23 (News Flash)

A large fire broke out at a mixed-use construction site located at 300 E Valley Blvd on the early morning of Sunday, June 11, 2023. The San Gabriel Fire Department's (SGFD) Engine 51 arrived on the scene in 1.5 minutes after it was first reported...

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Posted on: June 12, 2023

Summer in San Gabriel Heats Up with Surf's Up Block Party

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San Gabriel is kicking off the summer series with Surf's Up, a free block party on Thursday, June 22 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Mission District. This event features live entertainment and plenty of family-friendly fun activities.

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Community Budget Meeting on June 3

Budget Survey (News Flash)

The public is invited to attend a Community Budget Meeting on Saturday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m. at the San Gabriel Library Conference Room. A presentation will be made by the City Manager and Finance Director, during which participants can learn about the bu...

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Posted on: May 23, 2023

New Ordinance on Vandalism, Loitering and Other Quality-of-Life Crimes

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Beginning June 1, the City of San Gabriel will enforce the new ordinance to allow local prosecution of certain quality-of-life crimes. These include aggressive panhandling, trespassing and loitering, unlawful camping, amplified sound, and vandalism. Prior...

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

Help Us Determine Our Budget Priorities

Budget Survey (News Flash)

***UPDATE: The survey is now closed.

Dear Community Members,

As we get close to the end of our annual budget planning process, we want to hear from you about what priorities you think we should focus on. Your input is important to us, and we believe that by...

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

Summer Swim Class Registration Begins on May 8!

Swim Class (News Flash)

New this year for San Gabriel residents is priority registration for swim classes at the Smith Park pool this summer. Each swim class is priced at $45 per person. 

Registration begins on the following dates:

For San Gabriel Residents

  • Monday, May 8 a...
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Posted on: May 2, 2023

Free Compost Giveaway on May 13

Compost Giveaway (News flash)

On Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., San Gabriel residents can receive free compost and mulch at a drive-up, self-service giveaway event located at the Smith Park parking lot (via Clary Ave). Hosted by Athens Services, the compost is a blend of org...

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Posted on: April 24, 2023

Join us for Cinco de Mayo Mercado on May 3

Cinco de Mayo (News Flash)

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, San Gabriel is hosting the annual Cinco de Mayo Mercado event on Wednesday, May 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Mission District. Residents and families can enjoy the free outdoor event featuring live music, crafts, food tr...

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Posted on: April 11, 2023

SGPD’s Community Academy is Back!

Community Academy (news flash)

The San Gabriel Police Department’s Community Academy is returning this spring. Courses will be held every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. beginning on May 4 and ending on July 6.

This exciting and informative ten-week course is designed to give commu...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

San Gabriel's Search for New Police Chief Begins

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The recruitment period for San Gabriel’s next Police Chief has begun after former Chief Gene Harris’s departure to the City of Pasadena.

The recruitment is open to well-qualified candidates both internally and externally. 

Eligibility includes:&...

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Posted on: March 23, 2023

John R. Harrington Appointed as Mayor of San Gabriel

City Council Reorganization

John R. Harrington was appointed by the San Gabriel City Council to become the new Mayor during the March 21 reorganization meeting. The City Council also appointed Councilmember John Wu to serve as Vice Mayor. 

John R. Harrington was elected to t...

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Posted on: March 13, 2023

We Want To Hear From You!

Take Our Survey (news flash)

We'd love to hear from you! We are evaluating our communications to better keep our community up to date about events, programs, and happenings. Please help us understand how you prefer to receive news and how we can continue to better serve you ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2023

Quarterly Development Update Now Available

Valley Boulevard (News Flash)

The latest Quarterly Development is now available and here are a few highlights of recent happenings: 

  • Pacific Square Plaza, located at 700-800 S. San Gabriel Blvd., just had its recent groundbreaking ceremony in February. It will offer 243 reside...
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Posted on: February 7, 2023

Become a Commissioner for the City of San Gabriel

Council Dias (News Flash)

Now through April 3, 2023, the City of San Gabriel will be accepting applications for volunteer candidates to serve on the city’s five commissions. Each commissioner will be serving up to two-year terms starting from June 1, 2023 to May ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

San Gabriel Celebrates the Installation of New Council Members

City Council Dias

During the December 20 City Council reorganization meeting, the November 8, 2022 election results were declared. We bid farewell to outgoing Council Member Carina Rivera as she ends her term on the City Council. The City Council thanked ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

2023 Business License Renewals

Business License Renewals (News Flash)

It is time to renew business licenses! All business licenses will expire on December 31, 2022, and will need to be renewed by January 1, 2023. 

To accommodate the large volume of renewal applications, renewals are available online or by mail only;...

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