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. 

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

Mission Playhouse's historical costume intern preserves a piece of Playhouse history

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With a vacuum in hand, Laila Jaffer sits at her crowded workspace in the Mission Playhouse attic gently cleaning costumes dating back to the early 1900s. For Jaffer, the Mission Playhouse stands as an important monument of our past, and more importantly, ...

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

San Gabriel trench welcomes inaugural train service

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Billed as one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken within the city at a cost of $312.8 million, the San Gabriel trench welcomed its first train service on July 24 at a media ceremony held on the Mission Road bridge. While full train servic...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

City to host meeting on development standards for single-family homes on July 27

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The city will be holding a community meeting in the Grapevine Room on July 27 to address concerns surrounding the "mansionization" and the development standards for single-family homes. The city is currently working on an amendment to the zoning...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

New police headquarters to start construction in late 2017

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Nearly two decades in the making, the new police station for the San Gabriel Police Department is poised to begin construction in late 2017. The new building will replace the current police facility, which was originally built in 1962.

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Police department participates in 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run

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Last Thursday, the San Gabriel Police Department participated in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to support the Special Olympics of Southern California. A nationwide event that began in 1981, the annual run has raised over $600 million in support of ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Surf’s Up San Gabriel kicks off Summer Nights series with food, games and live music

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Kicking off the city’s Summer Nights series, Surf’s Up San Gabriel will bring live music, food trucks, games and activities to the historic Mission District on Thursday, Jun. 8. The free event, which runs from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., a...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

City celebrates La Laguna’s inclusion into the National Register with third annual Play Day

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Last Saturday, the city hosted its annual Play Day at Vincent Lugo Park to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the historic La Laguna de San Gabriel playground. The event, which featured city staff from Community Services and Police alongside several local ...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Join us for Fire Service Day at the San Gabriel Fire Department

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Have you every wanted to take a peek behind the scenes of your neighborhood fire department? Now’s your chance! On Saturday, May 13, the San Gabriel Fire Department will be hosting its annual Fire Service Day at Fire Station 51 located at 1303 S Del Mar A...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Dream your park...we want to hear from you!

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The City of San Gabriel is completing a Needs Assessment as part of the development of the Parks and Open Space Master Plan.  This plan will assess the city’s current parks and open space, and explore opportunities to expand and enhance...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Cinco de Mayo mercado comes to San Gabriel Mission District

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Kick off your Cinco de Mayo week with the City of San Gabriel! Join us for the Cinco de Mayo Mercado on Saturday, Apr. 29 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. in the Mission District Plaza. Festivities will include live entertainment on our outdoor stage with Ballet Folkl...

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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

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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 newslett...

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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 b...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

City hosts first neighborhood clean-up event

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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

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In an effort to prevent coyote encounters and improve coyote education, the City of San Gabriel launched its “Living With Coyotes” webpage: www.sangabrielcity.com/coyotes. 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

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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

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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

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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

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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, ar...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

City launches economic development website

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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 www.sangabrieled.com is dedicated entirely to economic d...

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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.sglunarn...

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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 li...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

City to launch economic development website

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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 www.sangabrieled.com, will...

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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

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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

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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...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

You can still register for Turkey Trot this Saturday

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

Dumpling & Beer Fest is back on Sept. 29

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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

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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...

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

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

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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

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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...

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