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Thank you for reading City Beat, the weekly newsletter from the City of San Gabriel. In this week's issue, you'll find all the latest news and information from the city, community events and more.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Public Information Officer Lauren Gold at 626.308.2800, ext. 4624 or 

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Public Works officially opens new facility 
Building makes way for new Police Department headquarters
The Public Works Department hosted an open house and ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Aug. 31 to showcase and celebrate the brand new, state-of-the-art facility at 917 E Grand Ave.

The $ 11.2 million, 23,000 square foot facility marks the city's first major investment in a new public building since the 1990s and the first all new facility since 1962. It is a big step forward in modernizing the department and will increase productivity and efficiency, as well as enhance the department's ability to take care of city parks, streets, sidewalks, trees, signals, sewers and storm drains.

Read More about the new facility.

  News from City Hall
A little history on the Public Works Dept.
The Public Works Department opened a brand new facility last week, marking an important milestone in the department's history.

In honor of the occasion, take a look back at just how far the department has come. It all started with the first Office of the Superintendent in 1913, just barely after the city's incorporation.  

Read more about the department's history here.
Beginners' computer class offered this fall 
his fall, the San Gabriel Community Services Department will offer a brand new computer class for older adults. 

The class will be hands-on and help beginners with limited computer knowledge. It's the perfect opportunity for those who have always wanted to learn computer skills, which are essential in today's day-to-day life.

Quarterly Budget Update available online
The city's Quarterly Budget Update, which includes a single page financial summary as well as a more detailed revenue and expenditure summary, is now available on the City of San Gabriel's website.  

For more information, contact Finance Director Tom Marston at 626.308.2812, ext. 4610 or

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  Mission Playhouse
Maintenance month at the Playhouse
Theater tackles many projects to improve user experience
August was maintenance month at the Playhouse. The stage may have been dark, but there were still projects going on behind the scenes.

During the month, sound cables, lighting cables and electrical cables were tested and inspected. Front of house improvements this year included box office air conditioning, installing new LED parking lot lights and re-plastering the wall in the women's restroom. 

Work also included stage improvements. The stage was prepped to receive an ADA lift, the floor was painted, 15 new flame retardant stage drapes were hung, and the annual rigging inspection took place. Backstage, the Green Room's tables and chairs got replaced and crew will now have new wireless mics that are lighter and more compact.

Click here to view pictures of a couple of the summer projects.

The San Gabriel Mission Playhouse is owned and operated by the City of San Gabriel. Unless otherwise stated, all events are presented by independent producers and are subject to change or cancellation without notice. The Mission Playhouse is not responsible for the content of such events, artistic or otherwise. The views expressed by these independent producers do not necessarily reflect those of the Mission Playhouse or the City of San Gabriel. 
  ACE construction updates
Questions? Call the project help line at 888.ACE.1426
All four bridges at Del  Mar Avenue, Ramona Street, Mission Road and San Gabriel Boulevard have been completed over the trench, and are now open to traffic following staggered closures. Work will continue through next year on the aesthetic features on the bridges, including sidewalks, pedestrian barriers and lighting, but will not significantly impact traffic. Businesses along the ACE route are open and ready for customers, with no delays or detours.

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ACE photo of the week
Crews work on the structure of the Rubio Wash near the trench. Photo: ACE/Jacobs
  On the agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • Tues., Sep. 13 - 5:30 p.m., City Council joint meeting with Design Review and Planning Commissions, Padillo Room (324 S Mission Drive)

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Upcoming commission meetings
All meetings are held at City Hall in the Council Chambers.
  • *Special Meeting* Tues., Sept. 13 - 4:00 p.m., Planning Commission
  • *Special Meeting* Tues., Sept. 13 - 5:30 p.m., Design Review Commission, Planning Commission and City Council joint meeting
  • No upcoming meetings for the Community Services Commission in July, August or September
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  Upcoming Community Events
Here is a list of events coming up in the San Gabriel community:
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:
  • Recreation Supervisor - Closes Sept. 16
  • Planning Manager - Closes Sept. 16
  • Usher - Continuous
  • Firefighter/Paramedic - Continuous
  • Recreation Leader - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Entry Level Recruit) - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Lateral/Academy Graduate) - Continuous
  • Police Assistant - Continuous
  • Police Dispatcher Clerk - Continuous
Apply Now
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