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As we continue to experience hot temperatures, remember to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and keeping cool by staying out of the sun whenever possible. When temperatures do cool down in the evening, be sure to visit the Mission Playhouse this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. as we continue our Summer Nights series with a free jazz performance by The Kelly Che Band.
A preview of the Sheraton Los Angeles
San Gabriel Hotel on Valley Boulevard
New hotel will feature 288 rooms, meeting spaces and dining
As one of the latest additions to Valley Boulevard, the Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel Hotel will feature 288 guest rooms, 19,000 square feet of meeting space, two restaurants and a full-service Starbucks. With the project nearing completion, hotel staff were willing to give us a preview of what residents can expect when the Sheraton opens this fall.

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  News from City Hall
Join Kelly Che for a jazz concert at the  Mission Playhouse Plaza this Thursday
San Gabriel Summer Nights continues with live music
Kelly Che and her band will be performing in front of the Mission Playhouse this Thursday on June 29 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the city's Summer Nights series. Join Che, whose eclectic sound reflects influences from Cole Porter and the Beatles to Brazilian melodies and Korean folk. Come join us for an evening of music and fun!
California Department of Food & Agriculture to hold open house

Officials to discuss the Asian citrus psyllid pest 

The California Department of Food & Agriculture
will be hosting an open house public meeting this Thursday, June 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the McKinley Elementary School cafeteria at 1425 Manley Drive to discuss its response to the infestation of the Asian citrus psyllid (or ACP). The ACP is a tiny, flying insect that transmits a bacterial disease called Huanglongbing (or HLB for short).

Officials have detected the insect in Rosemead and in the surrounding community, and will begin treatment in the near future. Residents are invited to the open house meeting to address concerns or questions with CDFA officials.
Celebrate 4th of July in San Gabriel
Festivities begin with a parade at Plaza Park
Spend the 4th of July at San Gabriel's Kids' Day & 4th of July Parade on Tuesday, July 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This year's festivities will begin with a parade at 9:00 a.m. at Plaza Park. The parade will then travel north through the Mission District to Smith Park, where a barbecue, picnic games, community booths, entertainment and swimming will be offered.

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San Gabriel Police Department welcomes three new officers
From left: Officers Thien-an Pham, Olge Zhivaga and
Daniel Gosserand are sworn in by Chief City Clerk Gloria Molleda
At the last city council meeting, three officers were officially sworn in as the newest members of the San Gabriel Police Department. Please welcome Officers Thien-an Pham, Olge Zhivaga and Daniel Gosserand.

In addition, Officer James Just was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Congratulations to all!
'411 with the Chief' to be held on July 5
Ask questions, and get to know San Gabriel's police chief
Police Chief Eugene Harris will be holding his monthly '411 with the Chief' event on July 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 425 S. Mission Drive.

This is your chance to ask questions and interact with Chief Harris in an informal setting. '411 with the Chief' occurs on every first Wednesday of each month. For more information, please call 626.308.2834 or email
Summer ice cream social for older adults
Social will be held on July 5 at the Adult Recreation Center
Looking for a way to beat the summer heat? In celebration of Independence Day, Community Services is offering an ice cream social for its older adult participants on Wednesday, July 5. Cool and refreshing ice cream with a variety of delicious toppings will be served at 12:15 p.m. after lunch at the Adult Recreation Center at 324 South Mission Drive. Lunch is served daily courtesy of Intervale Senior Services/YWCA for adults 60 years of age and older, and reservation check-in begins at 10:00 a.m. There is a $3 suggested donation per meal.

Please call 626.308.2823 to make a reservation. For more information about the program, please contact Recreation Supervisor James Lara at 626.308.2875 or at

City to hold public meeting on the Parks and Open Space Master Plan
Community meeting to be held at San Gabriel Library on July 10
The city is currently developing a Parks and Open Space Master Plan, and would like input from community residents, business owners, youth organizations and other interested parties.

Interested residents may participate by attending a meeting at the San Gabriel Library at 500 South Del Mar Avenue on Monday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m.

For more information about the Parks and Open Space Master Plan or the upcoming community meeting, please view this flier or contact Community Services Director Rebecca Perez at 626.308.2875 or at
National Night Out to be held in the Mission District on August 1
Join the SGPD for an evening of food, music and fun
Please join the city and the San Gabriel Police Department on Tuesday, August 1 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. as we celebrate the 23rd annual National Night Out event.

This year, the police department will be hosting the festivities in the historic Mission District located at 320 South Mission Drive between Broadway and Santa Anita Street. Police, fire and military vehicles and equipment will be on display in addition to various public safety exhibits and demonstrations.

For more information about National Night Out or about joining a Neighborhood Watch Group, please contact Crime Prevent Officer Stacy Gutierrez at 626.308.2846 or at
Community workshop to be held July 5
Developer to hold meetings on 700-800 S. San Gabriel Blvd
Pacific Square San Gabriel, LLC will be hosting a second community workshop on July 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Alhambra/San Gabriel Elks Lodge (1373 East Las Tunas Drive) about the future development of the 5.85-acre property located at 700-800 S. San Gabriel Boulevard. Participants will have the opportunity to talk with the development team after receiving updated information about the project.
  ACE construction updates
Questions? Call the project help line at 888.ACE.1426
ACE photo of the week
Here's a look at construction crews paving the south side of Mission Road from San Gabriel Boulevard to Del Mar Avenue. Photo by Bruce Mattern.

Additional improvements scheduled for this fall include the installation of new street trees along Mission Road, the completion of decorative elements associated with the new Mission Road bridge, and new landscaping associated with the construction of the new facility for the San Gabriel Police Department, which is expected to begin next year.
  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 canceled for Independence Day holiday.
  • Tues., July 18 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., August 1 - 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., July 10 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission Meeting
  • Mon., July 24 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review Commission Meeting
  • Mon., August 14 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission Meeting
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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:
  • Senior Civil Engineer - Open until filled
  • Plan Check Engineer - Open until filled
  • 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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