Good Evening,
Summer has officially begun, so remember to stay hydrated and cool by visiting the city's cooling center. Or have an ice pop. Of course, summer is also a perfect time to catch a movie under the stars. Be sure to watch "Sing" at Vincent Lugo Park this Thursday evening as the city continues its Summer Nights series with games and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

And as always, please share the news with your family and friends!
Nomad Ice Pops is now open in the Mission District
Dessert shop features frozen pops with unique flavors
Featuring whole fruits and natural ingredients, Nomad Ice Pops marks the latest addition to San Gabriel's historic Mission District. Learn more about Nomad Ice Pops, its owner Geoff Jennings, and what makes Nomad's frozen treats unique.

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  News from City Hall
San Gabriel Police Department participates in this year's Pink Patch Project
Project designed to spread awareness about breast cancer
Sgt. Christine Nolasco and Lt. Riki Nakamura represent the SGPD
at the Pink Patch Project press conference.
The San Gabriel Police Department is proud to support this year's Pink Patch Project initiative. A public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer, the Pink Patch Project centers on vibrant pink patches worn by members of law enforcement.

Residents can support breast cancer research by purchasing a pink patch from the SGPD for $10, and all proceeds will be donated to City of Hope at the conclusion of the project.
See "Sing " at Vincent Lugo this Thursday
City's Summer Nights series continues
Watch the 2016 animated film "Sing" at Vincent Lugo Park this Thursday, June 22 at 8:15 p.m. as part of the city's ongoing Summer Nights series. Free popcorn will be served, and food trucks - including Austyn's Burger and Paradise Cookies & Ice Cream - will be on hand with options available for dinner and dessert.

Before the movie, games and activities will begin at 6:30 p.m. as part of Community Services' "Parks After Dark" series. For more information about this and other summer concerts, please contact Community Services at 626.308.2875 or visit this link.
High temperatures continue this week
Stay cool at the city's cooling center
With temperatures continuing to remain high this week, it's important to stay cool by limiting your exposure to the sun whenever possible and staying hydrated throughout the day. If you don't have access to air conditioning, the city's cooling center can be found at the Asian Youth Center at 100 W. Clary Ave.
Be sure to call the Asian Youth Center for their daily operating hours at 626.309.0622. Residents can also call 2-1-1 for their nearest cooling center in Los Angeles County or view this list of tips from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on how to stay healthy during the heat.
Margaret McIntosh, longtime resident and community leader, passes
Longtime San Gabriel resident, community leader and wife of San Gabriel police officer James Frederick McIntosh passed away on Sunday, June 4. She was 95.

Active in the PTA, Cub Scouts of America, the La Casa Community Center and at the San Gabriel Presbyterian Church, Margaret had moved to San Gabriel in 1945, meeting her future husband who served as an officer for the San Gabriel Police Department for 40 years. Margaret had also served in the United States Marine Corps before leaving after three years with the rank of Staff Sergeant.

She is survived by three children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Worship Service will be held at the San Marino Community Church on Friday, June 30 at 11:00 a.m. followed by internment at Forest Lawn Covina Hills with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Rio Hondo College Foundation for the James F. and Margaret L. McIntosh Memorial Scholarship or the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.
City appoints Serob "Serj" Vardanyan as new building inspector
On June 14, the city welcomed Serob "Serj" Vardanyan as its new building inspector. Serj comes to us from RKA Consulting Services. Previously, Serj had owned a construction business for over a decade.

In his new role, Serj will serve under the direction of the city's building official and will perform inspections of residential, commercial, industrial and other buildings in all stages of construction, alteration and repairs. Welcome, Serj!
Celebrate 4th of July in San Gabriel
Festivities include a parade, food, games and more!
Spend the 4th of July at San Gabriel's Kids' Day & 4th of July Parade! The festivities will be held Tuesday, July 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will feature a parade, food, games and more. Veterans are encouraged to attend with transportation arranged by community member Mary Garcia.

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Inaugural Citizens Academy now underway
Last Wednesday, the San Gabriel Police Department began its inaugural Citizens Academy. A three-month course, the Citizens Academy is designed to instruct residents on the subjects of constitutional law, patrol procedures, investigations, community engagement and more. Sessions will take place every Wednesday over an 11-week period with instructors from the police department and the surrounding community.

The department has plans to hold two English and one non-English speaking session per year depending on availability and participation. For more information about the program, please contact Sgt. Rebecca Gomez at 626.308.2841 or at Alternatively, you may also view the program flyer here.
City issues investment report for May 2017
The city's monthly investment report, which includes an individual listing of all city investments and deposits as well as a summary of the portfolio's composition and investment compliance certification for the month ending May 31, 2017 is now available online. 
  Mission Playhouse
Two free events coming up
The Asian Arts Talent Foundation presents Butterfly Lovers this Saturday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m. Explore China's cultures through dazzling costumes and captivating music. The event is free and more information can be found here.

In addition, be sure to visit the Playhouse on June 29 at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy the first of three talented and entertaining ensembles who bring Jazz Nights to the Playhouse from June through August. This free series begins with The Kelly Che Band, whose eclectic sound reflects influences from Cole Porter and the Beatles to Brazilian melodies and Korean folk. Learn more here.
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

ACE construction crews are expected to install new mainline tracks inside the San Gabriel Trench by mid-summer, allowing freight traffic to shift from the temporary railroad onto the new tracks located in the trench. According to ACE officials, the bulk of the project is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
ACE photo of the week
A look at the Mission Road reconstruction project from Del Mar Avenue to Anderson Way which just finished construction earlier this week. The road was completely reconstructed as part of the ACE project.

Further improvements scheduled to occur this fall will include the installation of new street trees along Mission Road; completion of decorative elements associated with the new Mission Road bridge over the tracks; new landscaping associated with the construction of the new San Gabriel Police Facility, scheduled to get underway in the next year. In addition, unsightly overhead utility lines were removed and placed below ground along much of Mission Road as part of the city's underground utility program, conducted using Southern California Edison Rule 20A funds.
  On the agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • CANCELED Tues., July 4 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers. Meeting is cancelled for Independence Day holiday.
  • Tues., July 18 - 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., June 26 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review Commission Meeting
  • Mon., July 10 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission Meeting
  • Mon., July 24 - 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:
  • Wednesday, Jun. 21, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce, "Installation Dinner," Almansor Court, 700 S. Almansor Street, Alhambra.
  • Saturday, Jun. 24, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Animals from Around the World," 500 S. Del Mar Ave.
  • Monday, Jun. 26, 6:30 p.m-7:30 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Coloring for Adults," 500 S. Del Mar Ave.
  • Wednesday, July 5, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.: Pacific Square San Gabriel, LLC, "Community Workshop #2" Alhambra/San Gabriel Elks Lodge, 1373 East Las Tunas Drive.
  • Thursday, July 6, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.: Holy Family Church - Connolly Parish Hall, "Immigration Workshop," 1519 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena.
  • Thursday, Aug. 3, 12:00 p.m.: Southern California Edison, "Outage School," Irwindale Area (specific location TBD)
  • Thursday, Oct. 12, 6:00 p.m.: La Casa de San Gabriel Community Center, "La Casa Annual Fundraising Dinner," Hilton-San Gabriel, 225 W. Valley Blvd.
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:
  • Park Maintenance Worker II - Closes Jun. 23
  • Park Maintenance Worker I (Part-Time) - Closes Jun. 23
  • Recreation Supervisor - Closes Jun. 23
  • Senior Civil Engineer - Closes Jun. 23
  • Plan Check Engineer - Open until filled
  • Administrative Assistant I - Continuous
  • Auto Mechanic Intern - Continuous
  • Firefighter/Paramedic - 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 Officer (Entry Level Recruit) - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Lateral/Academy Graduate) - Continuous
  • Recreation Leader - Continuous
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