Posted on: April 19, 2017

Council approves revised massage ordinances

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The City Council last night approved urgency ordinances establishing separation requirements on massage establishments and making several revisions to the city's codes governing massage services.

The four-ordinance package includes two ordinances that will...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

San Gabriel wins three CAPIO awards

CAPIO Awards

San Gabriel captured three statewide awards at the California Association of Public Information Officers (CAPIO) conference which was held last Wednesday night in San Diego.  

Former PIO Lauren Gold nominated San Gabriel for our City Beat newsletter; ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Infrastructure rehab, reinvestment take center stage with new projects

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New Street Trees: Fairview Avenue & Mission Road 

Public Works Park Maintenance crews completed tree planting and drought-tolerant landscape beautification along Fairview Avenue (above) in the San Gabriel Village business district surrounded by Circle...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

City hosts first neighborhood clean-up event

Community Clean up

The City of San Gabriel, in partnership with Athens Services, will be hosting its first citywide Neighborhood Clean-up event on Saturday, Apr. 8  from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The free effort will be held at the new Public Works Facility at 917 E Gran...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Pu, Liao, Menchaca elected to Council; Nguyen elected City Clerk, Sawkins becomes Treasurer

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With the County having completed its count of vote-by-mail and provisional ballots early Monday afternoon, final results have been announced in the San Gabriel Municipal Election. Congratulations to the following reappointed and newly elected city officia...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

San Gabriel Launches Coyote Webpage

Living with Coyotes

In an effort to prevent coyote encounters and improve coyote education, the City of San Gabriel launched its “Living With Coyotes” webpage: This webpage contains information and guidelines on how you can protect your family...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Pu, Delatorre, Liao lead tight Council race


San Gabriel voters turned out to elect a new City Council Tuesday, marking the first test of a consolidated election in which the County conducts day-of-election operations for San Gabriel.

In results that will remain preliminary until final provisional an...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Message from the Fire Chief

Power Outage

The recent rain and wind event that impacted Southern California a couple of weeks ago toppled several trees in our City, damaged Edison electrical lines, and disrupted several traffic signals. It was a reminder for all of us to jump start our emergency p...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Mission Playhouse Marquee Dedication

Mission Playhouse Marquee

Please join us at this historic occasion as we celebrate the official dedication of the new Mission Playhouse Marquee.

The culmination of 10 years work - replacing a worn and dilapidated structure which stood for over 40 years, the new marquee employs the ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Candidates' Forum set for Feb. 16

Candidates Forum

Be informed! Join your neighbors and friends at a candidates' forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the City of San Gabriel on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at the Mission Playhouse.

Seven candidates, including two incumbents, are ru...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

City launches economic development website

Economic Development Website

This week, the Community Development Department launched a brand new economic development website, part of an ongoing effort to make the city more business friendly.

The website, at is dedicated entirely to economic developme...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

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

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

Enter to win at www.sglunarnewye...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

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

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Twenty food and dessert booths, 11 crafts vendors and 12 merchant booths will fill the historic Mission District on Saturday, Jan. 28, providing attendees with a day filled with eating, shopping and fun at the 3rd Annual San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festiva...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Indie pop artist Clara C to headline Lunar New Year Festival Jan. 28

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Indie pop artist Clara C will headline the 3rd Annual San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, Jan. 28 in the historic Mission District.

Clara C is well known for her sultry vocals and original melodies, and she has played shows across the globe in...

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

City to celebrate Lunar New Year Jan. 28

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It's almost time to celebrate the end of 2016 and the beginning of the new year. But at the end of January, the San Gabriel community will host another new year celebration.

The city will ring in the Year of the Rooster with a fun-filled day of live e...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

City to launch economic development website

economic development website

This January, the city will significantly improve its business friendly practices and enhance development in San Gabriel with the launch of a brand new website dedicated entirely to economic development. 

The website, at, will inc...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

City breaks ground on Marshall Park project

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The City of San Gabriel held 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 south ...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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...