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As the school season begins, be sure to take advantage of Community Services' after-school program, which offers recreational and educational opportunities for kids.

In addition, both Walk to Los Angeles and the city's community clean-up event will be held this Saturday morning. More information about both events can be found on the city's website. Finally, be sure to mark your calendars for September 21 - FairviewCon is coming to the San Gabriel Village! More information will be released soon, but be sure to RSVP on Facebook for this fun event. 

As always, please share this issue with your friends and family, and 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!
  News from City Hall
Police department launches new
District Lieutenants Program
Program will provide better police access for residents
In the coming weeks, you might be seeing more of your local lieutenant from the San Gabriel Police Department visiting your neighborhood. That's because of a new initiative launched by the department that will provide better access for residents.

You can learn more about the police department's new program by clicking here.
City to install filters on 426 catch basins
Filters will help prevent trash from entering the LA River
Soon, 426 catch basins in the city will be retrofitted with new filter screens that will prevent trash from entering into the storm water system. Known as connector pipe screens, these screens will be placed in front of large storm water drainage pipes that lead into the Los Angeles River.

Learn more about the new connector pipe screens and the city's efforts to prevent trash from entering the storm water system here.
DUI/Driver's license checkpoint planned for August 25
Checkpoint will run from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
The San Gabriel Police Department's traffic unit will be conducting a DUI/driver's license checkpoint this Friday at an undisclosed location within city limits between 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

While the checkpoint is in operation, officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment along with proper licensing for drivers. More information about the checkpoint can be found here.
  Mission Playhouse
Free workshop for artists and art administrators at the Playhouse
Arts Tune-Up will be held on September 16
Are you an artist or an art administrator? Then come to the Mission Playhouse on September 16 at 9:30 a.m. for a free workshop presented by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. The tune-up will include an opportunity to participate in three 40-minute round-table sessions on a variety of topics, including arts advocacy, time management and fundraising.

The event is free, but registration is required. Click here to learn more.
  Community news
San Gabriel experiences partial solar eclipse
Many residents witnessed the eclipse at the San Gabriel Library
This past Monday, the San Gabriel Library held a viewing party for the solar eclipse
Last Monday, residents from across the community went to the San Gabriel Library to catch the solar eclipse. While San Gabriel was not in the path of totality, residents were able to see a partial solar eclipse that resembled a crescent moon using special safety visors and pinhole projectors.

Check out some of our favorite shots here from the library's viewing party earlier this week.
Boy Scouts beautify La Casa de San Gabriel
Boy Scouts Troop 266 helped plant new landscaping
Members of Troop 266 and La Casa de San Gabriel
On August 12, Boy Scouts from Troop 266 helped beautify La Casa de San Gabriel by planting new plants and preparing new landscaping. Over 30 scouts and their parents helped remove weeds and dead shrubbery in and around the grounds. In addition, La Casa's garden also received a refresh, with new vegetables planted for the upcoming school year. Nice work, Boy Scouts!
San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre to return to the Playhouse in March 2018
SGVMT will partner with the Playhouse's Engage! program
The San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre is returning to the Mission Playhouse in March 2018 in a new partnership that will present Broadway entertainment for the community. These shows will be presented as part of the Playhouse's Engage! program.

In the meantime, be sure to catch the SGVMT's fall production schedule, which includes "Broadway Goes Hollywood," "Once Upon A Time," and a musical tea party in October. More information can be found on their official website
  ACE construction updates
Questions? Call the project help line at 888.ACE.1426
ACE is reporting that train service is starting to begin inside the trench

Please be advised that the bridge at Ramona Street over the trench will be closed from September 6 to October 4 for approximately 30 days. During this period, the bridge will be milled and overlaid to provide the final street grades and pavement transition to and from the bridge.

In addition, the bridge at Del Mar Avenue will also be closed during the same period, and will include the same type of work being performed on the bridge at Ramona.
  On the agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • Tues., September 5 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., September 19 - 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 28 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review Commission Meeting
  • Mon., September 11 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission Meeting
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  Upcoming city and community events
Here is a list of events being offered by the city:
  • Saturday, August 26, 6:00 a.m.: San Gabriel Mission, "Walk to LA," 428 South Mission Drive.
  • Saturday, August 26, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Public Works, "Community Clean-Up," 917 East Grand Avenue.
  • Wednesday, September 6, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: City Hall, Council Chambers "411 with the Chief," 425 South Mission Drive. 
  • Thursday, September 14, 6:30 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse Plaza, "Mexican Independence Day Celebration," 320 South Mission Drive.
  • Saturday, September 16, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Arts Tune-Up," 320 South Mission Drive.
  • Sunday, September 17, 2:30 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Silent Sundays Series: Safety Last! (1923)," 320 South Mission Drive.
  • Sunday, November 12, 5:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Josh Feinberg and Nilan Chaudhuri," 320 South Mission Drive.
  • Sunday, November 19, 2:30 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Silent Sundays Series: The Kid (1921)," 320 South Mission Drive.
In addition, 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:
  • Maintenance Worker I (Streets and Sewer) - Closes on August 31
  • Senior Neighborhood Improvement Services (NIS) Officer - Closes on August 31
  • Fire Captain - Promotional - Closes on September 7 (internal recruitment)
  • Fire Division Chief Promotional - Closes on September 7 (internal recruitment)
  • 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 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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