Good Afternoon,
Don't miss a chance to meet new Police Chief Eugene Harris tonight at 5 p.m. Also, the recap video from our 2nd Annual Dumpling & Beer Fest is now available online.

Here's what else is going on in San Gabriel this week...
La Laguna approved for National Register
City's historic playground gets nod from state commission
The iconic and historic La Laguna de San Gabriel playground at Vincent Lugo Park may soon be listed on the National Register of Historic Places after an important vote last week.

On Oct. 28, the State Historic Resources Commission voted to approve the playground's nomination, supported by the city. The successful effort to earn the nomination was led by volunteers with the community group Friends of La Laguna, which has fought to preserve the playground for several years, along with the San Gabriel Historical Association and other community volunteers.

The playground is designated as a city landmark by the City of San Gabriel, and is also listed on the California Register of Historic Places.  The nomination for the National Register of Historic Places will now go to the Keeper of the National Register in Washington, D.C. for final approval. 

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  News from City Hall
Council approves Marshall Park contract 
New park will be completed by summer of next year
At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the City Council approved a $3.4 million contract with Morillo Construction, Inc. for construction of Marshall Park.

The 2.24 acre park will be built on the old John Marshall Elementary School site, which has been closed for several years. It will be the first park south of Valley Boulevard and is a project that the community has supported for years. 

The park will be completed by summer 2017.

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Fall Fun Festival a huge spooky success
Thousands of community members came together in the historic Mission District last Friday to celebrate Halloween at the 3rd Annual Fall Fun Festival.

Check out photos from the event on  Facebook.
Relive Dumpling & Beer Fest in this video
SGFD hosts Jr. Fire Inspectors graduation 
On Nov. 1, the San Gabriel Fire Department, in collaboration with MySafe:California, held a graduation ceremony for the participants in the city's first-ever Junior Fire Inspectors program at Washington Elementary School.

Approximately 190 students participated in the program and received special badges from San Gabriel firefighters at the ceremony.

Youth basketball league this December
The city will soon begin taking sign-ups for the youth basketball league, which will kick off on Dec. 3 with a free basketball clinic with Gabrielino High School basketball players.

Games for the youth basketball league will begin with the first games on the week of Dec. 12. Registration will be open on Nov. 18 from 5-7 p.m. and on Dec. 2 from 5-7 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center, 250 S Mission Dr. in San Gabriel. The cost is $125 per participant, which includes the league fee and a jersey.
SGPD collects 80 lbs of unwanted drugs
The San Gabriel Police Department held another successful Drug Take-Back last weekend, collecting approximately 80 lbs of unwanted and unused prescription medications.

Be sure to look for similar events in the spring and fall of next year.

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City sales tax revenues up by four percent
The city's sales tax receipts were up by four percent for April through June, compared to the second sales period in 2015.

Higher sales from existing outlets and recently opened eateries, as well as continued strong sales in the automotive sector contributed to this increase, as well as an increased allocation of sales tax dollars from Los Angeles County.
Register online now for 41st Turkey Trot 
Registration is now available for the 41st Annual Turkey Trot on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Vincent Lugo Park.  Community members can participate in a 5K or a 10K run, a youth 1K run or a 5K walk.  Register online now. 
City hosts food tour for local conference
The Community Development Department hosted a food tour of a handful of the city's delicious restaurants as part of the American Planning Association Conference last month. 

The event was part of the city's ongoing effort to promote economic development in San Gabriel and show off the city's assets.

  Mission Playhouse
Enjoy Chinese dance festival this weekend
Experience the rich culture of China through wonderful music and dazzling costumes this weekend as the the Chinese American Dancing Group presents its 30th Annual Dance Festival.

Shows are Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5 and 6 at 7:00 p.m.

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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 decorative pilasters have gone up on the Del Mar Avenue bridge. Photo: ACE/Jacobs
  On the agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • Tues., Nov. 157:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., Dec. 6 - 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., Nov. 7 - 7:00 p.m., Community Services Commission
  • Mon., Nov. 14 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission
  • Mon., Nov. 21 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review Commission
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  Upcoming Community Events
Here is a list of events coming up in the San Gabriel community (click each link for more information):
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  We're hiring!
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • *New* Event Coordinator - Closes Nov. 18
  • Principal Civil Engineer - Closes Nov. 18
  • Mission Playhouse Stage Crew - Continuous
  • Police Cadet - Continuous
  • Recreation Leader - 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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