Good Evening,
Be sure to head to the Mission Playhouse this Thursday as we conclude our free outdoor Jazz Nights series with the Dale Fielder Quartet along with vocalist Rita Edmond at 6:30 p.m. in front of the Playhouse. Join Fielder and his quartet as they perform a variety of original jazz compositions as well as rare jazz classics. We hope to see you there!

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Jazz Nights series concludes this Thursday
Dale Fielder will be performing rare jazz classics and standards
The Jazz Nights series concludes in front of the Mission Playhouse tomorrow, August 10 at 6:30 p.m. The Dale Fielder Quartet will be performing alongside guest vocalist Rita Edmond. First appearing on the national jazz scene in 1993, Dale Fielder is a renowned saxophonist, composer and band leader with 16 recorded CDs.

Click here to learn more, and be sure to visit Fielder at the Playhouse this Thursday.
  News from City Hall
Public Works releases project status report
Report offers a look at major projects within the city
A look at Del Mar Avenue
The city's Public Works department has just released their project delivery report for the month of August. This report provides a look at all of the projects currently taking place within the city, including an overview of the Great Streets program.
Police department starts a new National Night Out tradition 
This year's event was held in the Mission District
Featuring over 2,500 attendees gathered in the heart of the historic Mission District, this year's National Night Out marked a new tradition for the San Gabriel Police Department. While previous events centered on intimate neighborhood visits from the police department and the fire department, this year's celebration featured a large block party in front of the Mission Playhouse.

Click here to learn more about this year's change in format and the start of a new tradition.
San Gabriel sales tax receipts up 1.2%
Increase attributed to new quick service/casual dining openings
According to sales tax receipts collected from January through March, sales were 1.2% higher compared to the same quarter a year ago. New quick service and casual dining eatery openings, along with higher net sales, helped boost revenue for restaurants and hotels.

You may learn more about this recent report by clicking here.
San Gabriel Educational Foundation seeks new board members
Members will oversee organization's financial accountability
The San Gabriel Educational Foundation is currently looking for new board members. These members will be tasked with overseeing the organization's financial well-being and accountability.

Interested candidates can attend the next board meeting on August 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the San Gabriel Unified School District Office. Please contact the foundation's office at 626.451.5465 if you would like to attend the meeting to learn more about the organization.


Playhouse's historical costume intern preserves a piece of theater history
Laila Jaffer is tasked with preserving & documenting costumes
As this year's historical costume intern for the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, Laila Jaffer is tasked with cleaning, documenting and storing costumes in the Playhouse inventory dating back to the early 1900s.

Read more about Jaffer's position, and be sure to watch our interview with her on YouTube. 
  Community Development
DineSG with these highly rated restaurants
We take a look at Yelp's highest rated restaurants in the city
With dineL.A. now over, we wanted to highlight what San Gabriel has to offer by compiling a top ten list of the highest rated restaurants as rated by users on Yelp. Scroll through the list, and see if your favorite San Gabriel restaurant made the top ten!
  ACE construction updates
Questions? Call the project help line at 888.ACE.1426
ACE photo of the week
Here's a look at Walnut Grove Avenue at the railroad crossing, which is currently closed until September 11. Construction crews are currently working to connect the new rails within the San Gabriel trench to the existing mainline railway.
 
  On the agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
STUDY SESSIONS
  • Tues. August 15 - 5:30 - 7:15 p.m., Ethics Codes and Practices/Rules of Conduct, City Hall, Conference Room A

REGULAR MEETINGS
  • Tues., August 15 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., September 5 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
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Upcoming commission meetings
All meetings are held at City Hall in the Council Chambers.
  • Mon., August 14 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission Meeting
  • Mon., August 28- 7:00 p.m., Design Review Commission Meeting
  Learn More

  Upcoming city and community events
Here is a list of events being offered by the city:
  • Saturday, August 26, 6:00 a.m., "Walk to LA," 428 S. Mission Drive
  • Wednesday, September 6, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., "411 with the Chief," City Hall, Council Chambers
In addition, here is a list of events coming up in the San Gabriel community:
  • Thursday, August 10, 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Computer Basics," 500 S. Del Mar Ave.
  • Saturday, August 12, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Family Place Playtime," 500 S. Del Mar Ave.
  • Tuesday, August 15, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Baby Storytime," 500 S. Del Mar Ave.
  • Wednesday, August 16, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Toddler Storytime," 500 S. Del Mar Ave.
  • Monday, August 21, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Watch the Solar Eclipse," 500 S. Del Mar Ave.
Click on the links in each event for more information, or  click here for more events.
  We're hiring!
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • Sewer Maintenance Leadperson - Closes on August 18
  • Senior Neighborhood Improvement Services (NIS) Officer - Closes on September 1
  • Senior Civil Engineer - Open until filled
  • Plan Check Engineer - Open until filled
  • Fire Engineer - Until August 11 (open to current city employees only)
  • Senior Lifeguard/Swim Instructor - Until August 14 (open to current city employees only)
  • Administrative Assistant I - Continuous
  • Auto Mechanic Intern - Continuous
  • Firefighter/Paramedic - Continuous
  • Firefighter/Paramedic (Lateral) - Continuous
  • Mission Playhouse Stage Crew - Multiple positions available!
  • Mission Playhouse Usher - Continuous
  • Lifeguard/Swim Instructor - Continuous
  • Police Assistant - Continuous
  • Police Cadet - Continuous
  • Police Dispatcher Clerk - Continuous
  • Police Dispatcher Clerk (Part-Time) - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Entry Level Recruit) - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Lateral/Academy Graduate) - Continuous
  • Recreation Leader - Continuous
Apply Now
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