Good Afternoon,
Come out to the Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. in the historic Mission District.

Here's what else is going on in San Gabriel this week.
Lunar New Year Fest Flyaway Sweepstakes
Win a free flight to Shanghai, enter online now
Attendees at this Saturday's 3rd Annual San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival will have a unique opportunity to win a free business class plane ticket to Shanghai, Courtesy of Delta Air Lines, in the Flyaway Sweepstakes.

Enter to win at The winner will be announced at the festival at 5 p.m. and the winner must be present to claim the prize.

In addition to this exciting sweepstakes opportunity, the Lunar New Year Festival will feature tons of family fun, including food vendors, shopping and more. There will be live entertainment all day on the outdoor festival stage and inside the beautiful Mission Playhouse, starting with the traditional Lion and Dragon Dances and concluding with festival headliner Clara C.

The San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival will go from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 in the historic Mission District (Mission Drive between Mission Road and Broadway). Admission to the festival is free.

  News from City Hall
Boba With The Chief event tonight
Don't miss Boba with the Chief tonight from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Asian Youth Center, 100 W Clary Avenue.

This event is one of several initiatives started by Police Chief Eugene Harris to better engage the community and give residents an opportunity to interact with San Gabriel Police.

Attendees can ask questions, raise concerns and just get to know Harris in an informal setting.  

Free boba will be provided by Tea Station.

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City staff to conduct outreach on massage 
City staff members have launched a campaign to better reach out to massage business owners and operators following a public hearing on proposed new regulations this week.

At its special meeting on Jan. 23, the Planning Commission approved moving forward with several new regulations on massage establishments. Ultimately, the proposed changes will go before the City Council at a future meeting.

Several people spoke out against the proposed changes at the meeting, and after hearing from local business owners, city staff members decided to do further outreach and postpone the City Council hearing on the new rules until April.

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City participates in Homeless Count
On Tuesday evening, volunteers from various city departments participated in the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Homeless Count.  The count indicated five homeless individuals living in the city.

City staff from Public Works, Community Services, Police, Finance and City Clerk's Departments covered 250 road miles in the city, searching San Gabriel's 10 census tracts for homeless living on the street. 

This was the first time the city had participated in the count since 2011. With this new data, city staff members have more accurate information to help the city's homeless population and begin to develop important programs and services to help them. 
City launches new online Records Center
This week the City Clerk's Department launched the Records Center , a new online public portal where community members can go to easily access important city documents.

The Records Center, which can be found at, is a significant step forward in the city's ongoing effort to increase transparency and make government more accessible to residents.  
Public Works installs catch basin screens
This winter, Public Works crews installed capture devices on all city-owned catch basins to prevent trash and debris from entering the flood control system.

Connector Pipe Screens (CPS) inside the catch basin prevent large trash or debris larger than 5 mm, such as cups or paper, from entering the connector pipe and traveling to the Pacific Ocean.

Quarterly budget update: Oct.-Dec. 2016
The city's quarterly budget update, which includes a single page financial summary as well as a more detailed revenue and expenditure summary for October through December 2016, is now available online.

  Mission Playhouse
Lunar New Year family-friendly activities
World music, storytelling and fashion show this weekend
On Saturday, Jan. 28, join us onstage at the Playhouse to participate in two free family-friendly activities during the Lunar New Year Festival. 

From 2:30-3:15 p.m., enjoy a world music performance from Suzanne Teng and Mystic Journey.  At 4:30 p.m., there will be story telling with Barbara Wong. 

Then, on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 6:00 p.m., Hollywood International Cultural Foundation presents a traditional Chinese fashion show.  

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Mission Playhouse receives $25,000 grant
In December, the Friends of the Mission Playhouse, a component fund of the California Community Foundation, received a $25,000 grant from The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation.

This is the first grant received from a private foundation, a huge "first step" for the new development program and 2017 Facade Restoration campaign headed by Kelly Salloum, Development/Special Projects Coordinator. 

The Playhouse staff hope to raise another $150,000 from other foundations, local businesses and individuals to cover the total cost of repainting and repairing the facade. 

If you would like to support the 2017 Facade Restoration campaign, and help restore the exterior of the building to its former splendor, please contact us to make an individual donation. A range of donor recognition opportunities will be provided for different levels of individual donations.  

To learn more, or to make a donation, please contact Kelly Salloum at or Anna Cross at
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
Photo: ACE/Jacobs
  On the agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
  • Tues., Feb. 7 - 5:30 p.m., Goal Setting Workshop - Implementing City's Strategic Plan, City Hall, Conference Room A

  • Tues., Feb. 7 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., Feb. 21 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., Mar. 7 - 7:30 p.m. - CANCELED for General Municipal Election
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Upcoming commission meetings
All meetings are held at City Hall in the Council Chambers.
  • Mon., Feb. 27 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review Commission
  • Mon., Feb. 13 - 6:30 p.m., Planning 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:
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  We're hiring!
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • *NEW* Management Assistant (Public Information Officer) - Closes Feb. 17
  • Administrative Assistant I - First Review Deadline on Jan. 27
  • Auto Mechanic I - Closes Feb. 3
  • Mission Playhouse Stage Crew
  • Mission Playhouse Usher
  • Police Officer (Entry Level Recruit)
  • Police Officer (Lateral Academy Graduate)
  • Police Cadet
  • Police Dispatcher Clerk
  • Police Assistant
  • Firefighter/Paramedic
  • Recreation Leader
  • Firefighter/Paramedic - Continuous
  • Recreation Leader - Continuous
  • Lifeguard/Swim Instructor - Continuous
Apply Now
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