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Don't forget to attend 411 With The Chief tonight at 6 p.m. 

Here's what else is going on in San Gabriel this week.   
Ask him anything: 411 With The Chief 
Join Police Chief Eugene Harris for a meet-and-greet tonight
Join Police Chief Eugene Harris for the second monthly 411 With The Chief event tonight from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 425 S Mission Drive.

The event will be an opportunity for community members to interact with the chief, ask questions and raise concerns. Harris will host these events on the first Wednesday of every month.

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  News from City Hall
Tree lighting kicks off SG holiday season
Check out photos from the event and share your own 
The San Gabriel community kicked off the holiday season Tuesday night with the traditional Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Plaza Park.

View photos and video from the event on the city's Facebook page, and be sure to share your own photos from the tree lighting by using the hashtag #MySGHolidays. You can also send your photos via direct message on social media, or email them to We'll share our favorites!
Marshall Park groundbreaking tomorrow
This Thursday, Dec. 8, the city will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited Marshall Park project.

The project, on the site of the now-closed John Marshall Elementary School, will mark the first new park built in the city in at least two decades and the first park ever in the city below Valley Boulevard. The park is something the community and the surrounding neighborhood has supported for a long time.

The groundbreaking ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. at 311 W Marshall St.

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Fire Department launches life-saving app
Starting this week, residents can now sign up for the mobile app PulsePoint Respond and help save lives in the community.

PulsePoint notifies subscribers when someone in a public place near them suffers a sudden cardiac arrest and is in need of CPR. The notification is sent to the app at the same time as emergency responders are dispatched to the incident.

In addition to helping save lives, the app also aims to increase transparency and community engagement by allowing users to see a real-time log of all the incidents in the community to which fire personnel are dispatched.
Meeting to review school use agreements
On Monday, Dec. 12, the City of San Gabriel and the San Gabriel Unified School District will host a community meeting to educate the community about ways that the two agencies are working to more successfully share open space in the city.

With limited park and open space in the city, proposed joint use agreements between the city and the district will help the agencies effectively manage school sites to get the most use out of them. The public will have an opportunity to weigh in on the agreements at the meeting.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12 at the SGUSD Board Room, 480 Junipero Serra Drive.

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Last chance to register for basketball 
The city's youth basketball league will begin on Dec. 12, and the last day to register is Dec. 30.

The program is for boys and girls in grades one through six. All teams are co-ed and open to all who would like to participate. All practices and games will be at Jefferson Middle School.

All participants will need to present verification of grade (enrollment verification from your child's school) when registering. Registration will be open through Dec. 30 at the Community Recreation Center, 250 S Mission Drive. Cost is $125.
City will mail your letter to Santa Claus
The Community Services Department has your holiday wishes covered this season, offering to transport letters to Santa for the holidays.

Mail letters by Dec. 16 to:

Santa Claus
c/o San Gabriel Community Services Department
250 S Mission Drive 
San Gabriel, CA 91776

SGPD offers helpful holiday safety tips
The holiday season is a happy and special time of year, but it can also leave families open to burglary, robbery, scam, auto theft and other crimes. 

To help residents stay safe, the Police Department offered a few helpful reminders that can help prevent them from being a target this holiday season.

Read holiday safety tips from SGPD
City recognizes outstanding employees
On Tuesday, the City Council recognized several San Gabriel employees for outstanding performance this year.

Employees earned awards for overall work performance, leadership, customer service, teamwork and innovation. 

View the full list of winners
City welcomes new planning manager 
November, the city welcomed new Planning Manager Tracy Steinkruger.

Steinkruger has more than 10 years of municipal service experience, including working most recently as a senior planner with the City of Pasadena. Previously she worked as an assistant planner, associate planner and senior planner for the City of Burbank.
Share your holiday photos #MySGHolidays
The holiday season is in full swing, and the entire community is full of holiday cheer.

Don't forget to share your holiday photos using the #MySGHolidays tag, or send them to the city directly on social media or to 

We'll share the best ones, like this "LA Rams Tree" submission by Stella!

  Mission Playhouse
Enjoy TCHS 'Almost Christmas' on Dec. 19
On Monday, Dec. 19, Temple City High's Performing Arts Department will present "Almost Christmas" at the Mission Playhouse at 7:00 p.m. 

This holiday extravaganza will feature the Brighter Side Singers, TCHS Choirs, Choreography Dancers, Honors Orchestra and even a visit from Santa. Tickets range from $10-$15. 

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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
Looking west down into the trench. Photo: ACE/Jacobs
  On the agenda
Items of note for joint PC and DRC meeting Dec. 12
At a joint meeting on Dec. 13, the Planning and Design Review Commissions will consider the following items:
  • A Tentative Tract Map, a Conditional Use Permit for a reduction in required parking and a Precise Plan of Design for a proposed medical building at 506 W Las Tunas Drive.
  • A Conditional Use Permit for an existing massage establishment at 316 S San Gabriel Blvd.
  • A preview for a proposed mixed use development at 220 S San Gabriel Blvd.
Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • Tues., Dec. 20 MEETING CANCELED
  • Tues., Jan. 37:30 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.
  • Tues., Dec. 13 - 7:00 p.m., Planning Commission & Design Review Commission
  • Mon., Feb. 6 - 7:00 p.m., Community Services Commission
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  Upcoming Community Events
Here is a list of events coming up in the San Gabriel community:
More Events
  We're hiring!
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • Permit Center Coordinator - Closes Dec. 16
  • Plan Check Engineer - Closes Dec. 16
  • 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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