Good Afternoon,
Join us for the ho-ho-holiday season kickoff this Tuesday at the Tree Lighting Ceremony, and don't miss 411 With The Chief next Wednesday.

Here's what else is going on in San Gabriel this week.
Holiday Tree Lighting event this Tuesday
Plus enjoy special pop-up holiday marketplace in the district
Ring in the holiday season with the San Gabriel community at the 40th annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony this Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. in Plaza Park.

The free event will feature holiday treats, kids' crafts, musical performances and a visit from Santa Claus himself, riding in on the Fire Department's historic fire engine. Plus, new this year, enjoy a special pop-up holiday marketplace, which will include a free family photo booth and vendors selling the perfect holiday gifts.

And don't forget to share your photos using #MySGHolidays, we'll post the best ones on the city's social media accounts.
  News from City Hall
Attend second 411 With The Chief Dec. 7
Police Chief Eugene Harris will hold his second monthly 411 With The Chief event on Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at City Hall in the Council Chambers, 425 S Mission Drive.

The event is a unique opportunity for community members to talk to Harris, ask questions and raise concerns about safety in their neighborhoods. 

Historic preservation ordinance draft ready
The draft of the new proposed Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Ordinance is now available for public review and comment.

The draft lays out an in-depth and detailed plan and guidelines aimed to protect the city's historic structures and resources.

Community members who wish to read the draft can find it online, and should send comments to Senior Planner Larissa De La Cruz at by Jan. 30.

Stay tuned for details about an upcoming community meeting in mid-January. 

City launches #DontTrashSG campaign
Video PSA messages released in three languages
In an ongoing effort to combat illegal bulky item dumping in San Gabriel, the city this week launched a video campaign.

The video PSA, posted in English, Spanish and Chinese, aims to educate residents that discarding bulky items in the right of way is illegal. Plus, it is easy to keep the city clean by just calling Athens Services, which will pick up bulky items for free with an appointment.

So call Athens at 888.336.6100 and #DontTrashSG!

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Free art workshop this Thursday
Starting this Thursday, the Community Services Department will host free art workshops on the first Thursday of the month.

The inaugural class will be on Dec. 1, from 1:00-3:30 p.m. in the Padillo Room, 324 S Mission Drive. The topic of the class will be sketch drawing using a model. All art supplies are free for attendees.

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Monthly financial report available online
The city's monthly financial report, which includes a revenue and expenditure summary as well as a trial balance for the month ending October 31, 2016, is now available  online.

  Mission Playhouse
Enjoy 'The Nutcracker' ballet this season
This month, Pasadena Dance Theatre will present "The Nutcracker" at 
the Playhouse.

Shows will be Dec. 10-23 and will feature more than 80 dancers who will bring to life Clara's Christmas Eve dream of a dashing Nutcracker Prince and a devious Mouse King on an enchanted journey to the Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy. 

Pasadena Dance Theatre artistic director Cynthia Young's choreography to Tchaikovsky's beloved musical score will dazzle audiences of all ages in this holiday classic.

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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
The retaining wall built in the trench near the Alhambra Wash. Photo: ACE/Jacobs
  On the agenda
Dec. 5 Community Services Commission agenda items
At its regular meeting on Dec. 5, the Community Services Commission will consider the following items:
  • Presentation on Jefferson Middle School volleyball team.
  • Presentation on elementary school division volleyball team.
  • Update on Parks and Open Space Master Plan.
  • Update on San Gabriel Women's Foundation basket program.
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City Council meeting items of note for Dec. 6
At its regular meeting on Dec. 6, the City Council will consider the following items:
  • Approval of 2017 Lunar New Year Festival.
  • Employee recognition awards.
View the full agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • Tues., Dec. 6 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., Dec. 20 MEETING CANCELED
  • 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:
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
  • 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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