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Thank you for reading City Beat, the weekly newsletter from the City of San Gabriel. In this week's issue, you'll find all the latest news and information from the city, community events and more.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Public Information Officer Lauren Gold at 626.308.2800, ext. 4624 or 

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City names Eugene Harris Chief of Police
New chief to take position in October after months-long search
A fter a months-long search, San Gabriel officials announced last week that Eugene Harris, a 24-year law enforcement veteran, will be the city's next Chief of Police.
Harris, 50, is a Southern California native and former United States Marine. Harris began his career with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and joined the Monterey Park Police Department in 1993, where he served as captain for seven years.
Harris s ucceeds outgoing Chief David A. Lawton, who retired earlier this year after 26 years as the chief of police. Harris will take the position in the second week of October. Among his first tasks will be to oversee construction of a new, $26.5 million police facility that city officials have been planning for more than a decade.
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  News from City Hall
Join the NFL Punt, Pass, Kick competition
It's football season and the Community Services Department is getting in on the action.
The department will host an NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Jefferson Middle School, 1372 E Las Tunas Drive starting at 10 a.m. Participation in the competition is free for boys and girls ages 6-15.
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Find Moon Festival treats in San Gabriel
This Thursday is the Moon Festival, or Mid-Autumn Festival, a popular holiday that was first celebrated by Ancient Chinese Emperors. 

The festival, held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Lunar Calendar, celebrates the arrival of the harvest moon, which the emperors believed would bring them a plentiful harvest. A tradition on the Moon Festival is to eat special moon cakes. 

There are many places to purchase moon cakes in San Gabriel, find your favorite in our   Moon Cakes Map.

City Council, Commissions hold joint meeting on key development issues
City Council, Planning Commission and Design Review Commission members met in joint session last night for an extensive discussion about San Gabriel's land use, growth and development policies. Several residents attended the meeting, offering their thoughts about growth in the city.
Based on a detailed survey completed by Council and commission members, Tuesday night's discussion focused on three issues: density and mixed use development, economic development and massage establishment regulation. Discussion was led by Community Development Director Armine Chaparyan and Senior Planner Larissa De La Cruz. 
The council members and commissioners also received an update from Assistant City Manager Marcella Marlowe on the status of the city's strategic planning efforts. A more detailed discussion of that project, including identification of new work program priorities, is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers. The public is welcome.
Monthly investment report available online
The City's monthly investment report for the month ending June 30, 2017 is now available  online For more information, please contact Finance Director Thomas C. Marston at 308-2812 Ext. 4610 or .

  Mission Playhouse
Silent Sundays are back at the Playhouse
ilent Sundays are back this fall at the Mission Playhouse. 

The Mission Playhouse and The Los Angeles Theatre Organ Society will present "Speedy (1928)" starring Harold Lloyd on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 2:30 p.m. Romance, comedy, action and an appearance from Babe Ruth make this movie, set in 1920s New York, a must see. Organist Mark Herman will accompany the film. 

Come early and view vintage autos from the San Gabriel Valley Model A Restorers Club and Santa Anita A's Model A Club.

The Silent Sundays series will continue with Chase, Lloyd and Keaton (three short films: Crazy Like A Fox-Charlie Chase, Bumping into Broadway-Harold Lloyd, The Scarecrow-Buster Keaton on November 20), and additional screenings on Feb. 5 and May 7. Ticket prices are $10 in advance, $12 day of show, group tickets (10+ $8.50). Purchase a subscription to see the series for $35!

Click here to learn more about Silent Sundays and how to purchase tickets.
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
Questions? Call the project help line at 888.ACE.1426
All four bridges at Del  Mar Avenue, Ramona Street, Mission Road and San Gabriel Boulevard have been completed over the trench, and are now open to traffic following staggered closures. Work will continue through next year on the aesthetic features on the bridges, including sidewalks, pedestrian barriers and lighting, but will not significantly impact traffic. Businesses along the ACE route are open and ready for customers, with no delays or detours.

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ACE photo of the week
Looking at the trench from the Ramona Street bridge. Photo: ACE/Jacobs
  On the agenda
Sept. 20 City Council meeting agenda items of note
At its regular meeting on Sept. 20, the City Council will consider the following items:
  • Sanitary Sewer CCTV Contract 
  • Agreement for Sewer Line Chemical Root Control Services
  • Athens Services Special Rate Adjustment
  • Domus Development - Exclusive Negotiation Agreement
  • Cinco de Mayo Event 
  • Adoption of the Salary Schedule
Upcoming City Council meetings
  • Tues., Sept. 20 - 6:00 p.m., Strategic Plan Workshop, City Hall, Council Chambers

  • Tues., Sept. 20 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., Oct. 4 - 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., Sept. 26 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review Commission
  • Mon., Oct. 10 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission
  • No upcoming meetings for the Community Services Commission in July, August or September
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  Upcoming Community Events
Here is a list of event coming up in the San Gabriel community:
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  We're hiring!
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • Recreation Supervisor - Closes Sept. 16
  • Planning Manager - Closes Sept. 16
  • Firefighter/Paramedic - Continuous
  • Recreation Leader - Continuous
  • Usher - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Entry Level Recruit) - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Lateral/Academy Graduate) - Continuous
  • Police Assistant - Continuous
  • Police Dispatcher Clerk - Continuous
Apply Now
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