Good Afternoon,
We are proud to announce our first bulky items and electronic waste community clean-up event on Saturday, Apr. 8. Be sure to get all the details of the event and don't miss your chance to get rid of your unwanted items!

And here's what else is going on in San Gabriel this week:
City hosts first community clean-up event
The City of San Gabriel, in partnership with Athens Services, will be hosting its first citywide Neighborhood Clean-up event on Saturday, Apr. 8  from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The free effort will be held at the new Public Works Facility at 917 E Grand Avenue, just east of the San Gabriel Humane Society.  

During the event, bulky items and electronic waste (e-waste) will be collected. All San Gabriel residents are encouraged to bring their items for proper (FREE) disposal. Public Works Department staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist residents by removing their items from their vehicles and disposing of them into large containers provided by Athens Services.   No household hazardous waste will be accepted at this event.

By the end of the day, Public Works staff hopes to collect trash that should not be left on our streets, all of which will be recycled or disposed of to the fullest extent practicable in support of the City's state mandated waste diversion goals.

Don't forget, it is easy to keep our City clean, just call Athens Services at 888.336.6100 and they will pick up your couch, TV, mattress or other large items for free.  Don't trash SG! Tweet us at #DontTrashSG.

For questions regarding the Apr. 8 collection event, contact the Public Works Department at 626.308.2825.

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  News from City Hall
City receives CALED award of merit in economic development promotions 
Economic Development Manager Angelica Frausto-Lupo (left) and Community Development Director Armin é Chaparyan (right) accepted the Award of 
Merit at the CALED Conference.
Last Thursday, the City's Community Development Department received an Award of Merit from the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) in the category of Economic Development Promotions.  

The Award more specifically recognizes the City's creative efforts in community engagement and planning, hosting and marketing the Dumpling and Beer Fest.  

Annually, CALED recognizes outstanding efforts and achievements in economic development throughout the state.
'Know your rights' immigration forum being held on Apr. 10 
In light of recent events, it is important that our community be informed of their rights and what resources are available to assist those in need of help. Congresswoman Judy Chu will be hosting a "Know Your Rights" Immigration Forum in collaboration with Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) and the Alhambra School District's Board of Education.

The forum will take place on Monday, Apr. 10 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Alhambra High School Auditorium, 101 S 2nd Street, in Alhambra.

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Canine distemper makes appearance in local area
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has determined that a local raccoon submitted for testing and was infected with the Canine Distemper virus. San Gabriel Valley Humane Society has handled several dead or diseased raccoons over the past two weeks and suspects these too were infected with the virus. While they have not seen the disease in coyotes or skunks, they too can become infected.

This disease is highly contagious to dogs and puppies. Distemper is often fatal. The good news is that Distemper is preventable in dogs and puppies with a simple vaccination.

San Gabriel Valley Humane Society's low cost vaccination clinic also offers the vaccination to the public. Our clinic hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 2-4 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

For more information, click here or contact the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society at 626.286.1159.

  Mission Playhouse
Global flavors concert takes the stage
Artist and audience come together for an intimate transcendent musical encounter
Enjoy a night of world music and join musicians onstage as the Mission Playhouse and The Music Circle present a Global Flavors series concert featuring Rajeev Taranath on sarod accompanied by Udayraj Karpur on Tabla Saturday, Apr. 1 at 6:00 p.m. 

A distinguished disciple of Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, Taranath's performance "masterfully combine the depth and rigor of the tradition of Hindustani classical music with an inspired imagination and emotional intensity." 

After the performance, sip on a Lemon Grass Chai and munch on a Maharaja Burrito, included in the ticket price! 
Steven J. Salazar's ecology suite, take a thought stirring musical journey
In 1973, Steven J. Salazar, a composer and member of punk rock band, The Skabbs, performed his first concert at the Mission Playhouse. Forty four years later, his family presents his composition, Steven J. Salazar's Ecology Suite, at the Playhouse on Thursday, Apr. 6 at 7:30 p.m. 

Penned in 1975, it has been transcribed and arranged as a symphonic rock performance by producer Mark Ludmer and Tommy Mars, the keyboardist for Frank Zappa. The piece combines "classical and progressive rock elements, with dashes of jazz and pop," taking the audience on a musical journey, "inspiring the listener while questioning the fate of the earth and mankind itself."
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
The new tracks are in place and temporarily covered with asphalt next to the existing grade crossing. There is still a lot of work remaining at this location, but the road is reopened to vehicles and pedestrian traffic.                                               
City Beat Photo by Daren Grilley
  On the agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • Tues., Apr. 4 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., Apr. 18 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., May 2 - 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., Apr. 3 - 7:00 p.m., Community Services Commission (Conference Room A)
  • Mon., Apr. 3 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review Commission
  • Mon. Apr. 10 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission
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  Upcoming Community Events
Here is a list of events coming up in the San Gabriel community:
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  We're hiring!
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • Associate Planner - Closes on Friday, Apr. 7
  • Building Inspector - Closes on Friday, Apr. 7
  • Production Supervisor - Closes on Friday, Apr. 7
  • Auto Mechanic Intern - First Review will be on Friday, Mar. 31
  • Assistant Pool Manager - Closes on Friday, Apr. 14
  • Planning Intern - Closes on Friday, Apr. 14
  • Administrative Assistant I - Continuous
  • Firefighter/Paramedic - Continuous
  • Mission Playhouse Stage Crew - Continuous
  • 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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