Good evening, San Gabriel

We hope you had a great time at Surf's Up. This week, we hope you'll join us at the Mission Playhouse again for a free jazz concert by the Elliot Caine Quintet this Thursday beginning at 6:30 p.m.

In addition, please be aware of two construction projects that may be impacting the City. Tomorrow evening, Caltrans will be closing the roadway underneath the Del Mar Avenue I-10 overpass from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Friday morning. In addition, please note that ACE will be performing intermittent lane reductions on San Gabriel Boulevard from Agostino Road to San Gabriel Trench from June 21 to June 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Now, here's what's making news for the week of June 20, 2018:
City Council approves new annual budget
In a unanimous vote, the City Council voted to approve the City's next annual budget. While the bulk of the budget maintains the status quo from last year's budget, the City will be adding a full-time position to Community Development’s Economic Development division.

In addition, the City will be spending $6.4 million on its capital improvement program, with $4.2 million devoted to street improvements, $1.3 million in sewer improvements, $183,000 in stormdrain improvements and over $600,000 in public facility and equipment improvements.
Construction notices: Del Mar Avenue
and San Gabriel Boulevard
Tomorrow evening, Caltrans will be closing the roadway underneath the Del Mar Avenue I-10 from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Friday morning. The Thursday closure will also include the I-10 eastbound ExpressLane/high occupancy-vehicle lane, the I-10 Del Mar Avenue eastbound offramp lane towards San Gabriel Boulevard and the I-10 Del Mar Avenue westbound offramp lane towards Rosemead Boulevard.


In addition, please note that ACE will be performing intermittent lane reductions on San Gabriel Boulevard from Agostino Road to San Gabriel Trench from June 21 to June 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Free jazz concert this Thursday at the Playhouse
Visit the Playhouse this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy the first installment of our Jazz Nights series from June through August with the Elliott Caine Quintet with an evening of bebop, boogaloo and Latin jazz.

We hope to see you there!
Celebrate Independence Day in San Gabriel
Spend your Independence Day at San Gabriel's 4th of July Parade and Kids' Day!

This year's festivities will be held on July 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with the parade beginning at Plaza Park. Following the parade, there will be a free Kids' Day picnic at Smith Park, complete with barbecue, picnic games and more,.
Experience BOGA-Yoga at Smith Park Pool
Looking for a new, fun and dynamic way to exercise this summer? Community Services is offering BOGA-Yoga in the Pool - a new class that combines yoga movements with a board that floats on water. The program provides the benefits of traditional fitness movements without the harsh impact of traditional land exercises.

Contact Community Services at 626.308.2875 to register today, or click on the link below to learn more!
Enjoy San Gabriel's parks at night at Parks After Dark
Join us this summer for Summer Nights and Parks After Dark! Parks After Dark will get you out of the house and into your local San Gabriel park to enjoy exciting games and crafts. The program runs from June 19 to August 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays at Marshall Park and Thursdays at Vincent Lugo Park.

In addition, the first concert and movie in the park will take place at Marshall Park on June 22. Learn more about our exciting summer programs below.
Older adults: enjoy a summer ice cream social
Looking for a way to beat the summer heat? In celebration of Independence Day, Community Services is offering an ice cream social on July 5 for older adults. Cool and refreshing ice cream will be served at 12:00 p.m after lunch.

Call 626.308.2823 to make a reservation today!
Upcoming meetings
  • City Council: July 3 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers (Canceled)
  • City Council: July 17 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers
Upcoming events
  • Mission Playhouse: Jazz Nights at the Playhouse with the Elliot Caine Quintet on June 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 320 South Mission Drive
  • Community Services: Summer Nights - Surf's Up with "Despicable Me 3" on June 22 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Marshall Park
  • San Gabriel Library: Allen the Magician on June 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • San Gabriel Library: Tile Painting Chinese Motifs on June 25 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • Community Services: Summer Nights - The Classics on June 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Vincent Lugo Park
  • Mission Playhouse: Jazz Nights at the Playhouse with Louie Cruz Beltran and his Jazz Ensemble on July 5 at 6:30 p.m. at 320 South Mission Drive
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