Good Evening,
We hope you enjoyed this year's National Night Out event in the heart of the Mission District. While that event has concluded, we encourage you to catch "The Lego Batman Movie" at Vincent Lugo Park this Thursday evening as the Summer Nights movie series comes to a close.

In addition, be sure to read how the city is addressing the issue of mansionization below, and be sure to catch the San Gabriel Police Department's video update for the month of August on our YouTube channel.

As always, please share this issue with your friends and family, and be sure to follow the city's social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, WeChat and Weibo to keep up-to-date on community news and events!
City hosts community meeting on the issue of mansionization
Meeting discussed standards for single-family homes
Last Thursday, the city hosted a community meeting to address the issue of mansionization and the development standards for single-family homes. The trend of mansionization, or the practice of building or modifying a home in a manner that outsizes the surrounding neighborhood, has garnered resident concerns in recent years. In response, the city is working on revisions to the zoning code that will curtail the trend of mansionization.

You can learn more about last week's meeting here.
  News from City Hall
Movie and games this Thursday
Watch "The Lego Batman Movie" at Vincent Lugo Park
Enjoy "The Lego Batman Movie" this Thursday at Vincent Lugo Park. You won't want to miss this 2017 animated film about a cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne. The movie will begin at 8:15 p.m. or at dusk, and food trucks will be on hand for dinner and dessert.

Before the movie, be sure to join us for Parks After Dark beginning at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy family fun with an outdoor obstacle course.
411 with the Chief to be held August 2
Talk to Chief Harris, and ask questions or voice concerns
Police Chief Eugene Harris will be holding his monthly "411 with the Chief" series tonight, August 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers. This is your opportunity to talk directly to the chief of the San Gabriel Police Department in an open setting, so be sure to attend if you'd like to meet Chief Harris.

For more information, please call 626.308.2834 or email You may also RSVP on Facebook here.
City hosts National Night Out in the Mission District
Yearly event celebrates unity and crime prevention 
This year, the city celebrated National Night Out in the heart of the Mission District. Residents from across the community joined the San Gabriel Police Department along with several local organizations in a show of unity against crime. While the event did experience some slight drizzle, residents were able to enjoy the night with free drinks, hot dogs and hamburgers.  

Be sure to view some of our favorites shots from the event on Facebook here .
City welcomes Adam Yang to the City Clerk's department 
Yang will serve as City Hall's new greeter and translator
Last month, the city welcomed Adam Yang as the new administrative assistant for the City Clerk's department. Yang will serve as City Hall's new greeter, providing services in both English and Mandarin. In addition, Yang will also provide translation services to other city counters who require a Mandarin translator. 

Yang comes to San Gabriel as the city continues to renovate City Hall's lobby to be more customer-centric. In the coming weeks, a new counter workstation will be built in City Hall's lobby that will allow Yang to meet and assist residents with greater ease. 

  ACE construction updates
Questions? Call the project help line at 888.ACE.1426
ACE photo of the week

Here's a look at San Gabriel Boulevard. Photo: Daren Grilley

Road construction on more than 3.5 miles of street is nearing completion. Agostino Road, Grand Avenue, Del Mar Avenue, Main Street, Mission Road and Santa Fe Avenue are all nearly complete, with some minor utility work and striping remaining. In addition, San Gabriel Boulevard between Valley Boulevard and Mission Road is also complete, with work continuing south of Valley Boulevard.


Please note that a contractor for ACE will remove and replace the pavement along San Gabriel Boulevard from Valley Boulevard to Interstate 10 from July 10 to August 25. During this period, northbound and southbound traffic lanes on San Gabriel Boulevard will be intermittently closed for construction. The street will remain open, and at least one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained. More information about this project can be found here.

In addition, construction is also occurring on Del Mar Avenue from Norwood Place to the I-10 until August 10 while construction crews rehabilitate the pavement. The street will remain open, and at least one lane of traffic in either direction will be maintained. Please be sure to follow the city's Twitter account for the latest updates on these projects.
  On the agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • 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
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  Upcoming Community Events
Here is a list of events coming up in the San Gabriel community:
  • Saturday, August 5, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Family Place Playtime," 500 S. Del Mar Ave.
  • Tuesday, August 8, 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce, "Tasty Tuesdays," 7275 Rosemead Blvd.
  • Tuesday, August 10, 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Computer Basics," 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:
  • Senior Civil Engineer - Open until filled
  • Plan Check Engineer - Open until filled
  • Fire Engineer - Until August 11 (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
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