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'Tis the season, and we have the ultimate guide to the holidays in San Gabriel. Plus, share your holiday photos from now through the new year using #mySGholidays.

Here's what else is going on in San Gabriel this week.
Share holiday traditions and memories
#MySGHolidays campaign asks community to submit photos
On Dec. 6, the community will come together to kick off the holiday season in San Gabriel at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, but that's just the beginning of the celebrations.

Families across the community celebrate the holidays in their own way, with their own special traditions. Many of these traditions go back generations, and the holidays can be a fun time to relive great family memories. 

The City of San Gabriel wants to share in those special memories, too. This holiday season, the city invites community members to share their holiday photos to help spread cheer and bring the community together. 

Share photos from now through New Year's Day on social media using the #MySGHolidays tag, or send your photos directly to the city via social media direct message or email at The city will pick the best photos and share them on social media.
  News from City Hall
The ultimate guide to the holidays in SG

The holidays are here, which means it is time to shop, eat and enjoy the festivities. 

San Gabriel is full of great holiday fun, so don't go far when enjoying family time or shopping for the perfect gift this season. Check out the city's ultimate guide to the holidays for some suggestions on gift shopping, holiday light displays and more.

And don't forget to share your shopping photos with #ShopSanGabriel to promote local businesses in the community.

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Padilla Street to close at Santa Anita Street
Beginning next week, Padilla Street will be closed to through traffic for approximately two months, 200 feet west of Santa Anita Street. Residents of Padilla Street will only be able to access their homes from the west via Mission Drive or Alanmay Avenue.

The closure is a test for a proposed permanent closure related to a new medical office building that will be developed on the northwest corner of Santa Anita and Padilla. The proposed closure is part of the city's effort to ease the impact on traffic in the surrounding neighborhood, at the request of residents. 

Both the temporary and proposed permanent closure will still allow for emergency access.  For more information, contact Public Works Director Daren Grilley at 626.308.2825.
41st Annual Turkey Trot: See event photos
The 41st Annual Turkey Trot was a success this weekend, with more than 300 participants of all ages burning those extra calories before Turkey Day. 

Check out the photo gallery for more pictures.
Prevent Thanksgiving fires with these tips
Thanksgiving is a festive time for family and delicious food, but it can also expose your home to fire risks.

To make sure residents stay safe, especially if they are cooking at home or frying a turkey, the Fire Department has offered some important safety tips. 

Read the  Fire Safety Tips.
You can soon play pickleball at Smith Park
Pickleball, a mix of tennis and ping pong, is one of the most popular sports in the country, and residents can soon get a taste of the sport at Smith Park.

The Community Services Department will offer open pickleball time at the Smith Park tennis courts on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. In addition, on Friday, Dec. 9 the department will host a special presentation by guest instructor Michele Logan from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Smith Park.

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City adds to Strategic Plan work program
Recently, the City Council updated and added 27 new items to the work program for the Strategic Plan.

The new projects and programs on the city agenda include  enhancements to city streetscapes and entries, new playground and outdoor fitness equipment to Vincent Lugo Park, arts education opportunities for community members, expanded residential smoke detector canvassing and fire inspection services and more .

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Happy Thanksgiving: City holiday hours
Happy Thanksgiving! 

Remember, the city will be closed for regular business on Thursday and Friday in observance of the holiday. 

The city will be back to regular business on Monday, Nov. 28. Emergency services will still be up and running.

  Mission Playhouse
Ballet showcase, 'Nutcracker' this weekend
This weekend, Li's Ballet will present three ballet performances perfect for the holidays.

Journey to the magical, enchanting Kingdom of Sweets with Clara and the Nutcracker prince with "The Nutcracker" on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 3 p.m. Later, watch elegant and graceful performances of classic ballet in two ballet showcases on Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. 
Founded in 1992 by Li Zhang, a renowned ballerina from Shanghai, Li's Ballet has grown into a ballet school with more than 400 students.

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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
ACE photo of the week
Questions? Call the project help line at 888.ACE.1426
Stairs lead down into the trench for worker access. Photo: ACE/Jacobs
  On the agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • Tues., Dec. 6 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • CANCELED  Tues., Dec. 20  City Council Meeting
  • Tues., Jan. 3  -  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., Dec. 5 - 7:00 p.m., Community Services Commission
  • Mon., Dec. 12 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission & Design Review Commission
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  Upcoming Community Events
Here is a list of events coming up in the San Gabriel community. Click on the links for more information about each event.
More Events
  We're hiring!
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • *New* Permit Center Coordinator - Closes Dec. 16
  • *New* Plan Check Engineer - Closes Dec. 16
  • Maintenance Leadperson (2 positions) - Closes Dec. 2
  • Mission Playhouse Stage Crew - Continuous
  • Police Cadet - Continuous
  • Recreation Leader - Continuous
  • Lifeguard/Swim Instructor - Continuous
  • Usher - Continuous
  • Firefighter/Paramedic - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Entry Level Recruit) - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Lateral/Academy Graduate) - Continuous
  • Police Assistant - Continuous
  • Police Dispatcher Clerk - Continuous
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