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The Marshall Park project is underway, and there will be a new park in San Gabriel this summer.

Here's what else is going on in San Gabriel this week.
City breaks ground on Marshall Park 
The first new parkland in 20 years will be complete by summer
Last week, city officials held the groundbreaking ceremony for the Marshall Park project, which will bring the city its first new parkland in nearly two decades.

The 2.4 acre park will include a walking/jogging path, multi-purpose areas, a synthetic turf field, picnic shelters, playground areas, outdoor fitness equipment, restrooms and security lighting.

The long-awaited neighborhood park will be open by this summer.

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  News from City Hall
Santa is coming to town, keep an eye out
Santa is coming to town, so residents should keep an eye out for the jolly man riding through their neighborhood Dec. 20-23.

The San Gabriel Fire Department will escort Santa through every city street, riding on the historic 1957 Mack Fire Engine. Santa will be out between 5:30-9:30 p.m. each night.

On Dec. 20 he will be in the southwest corner of the city, on Dec. 21 in the southeast, on Dec. 22 in the northwest and on Dec. 23 in the northeast.

New Playhouse marquee up and running
The brand new marquee outside the Mission Playhouse is up and running, displaying theater information on a new LED message board.

The new sign replaces an outdated marquee that was in need of repair. The marquee now has historically appropriate architecture and modern features. It is just awaiting a few final touches before it will be completely finished.

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SGPD to conduct DUI checkpoint Friday
The San Gabriel Police Department will hold a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on Friday, Dec. 16 from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location.

The department encourages residents to designate a sober driver or use alternate transportation if heading to a celebration this weekend. 

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Submit holiday photos to spread the cheer
The holidays are here, and the community is celebrating!

Be sure to share your holiday photos directly with the city via social media or email them to You can also post them online using the #MySGHolidays tag. 

We'll post the best ones, like this cute picture from Erica taken at last week's tree lighting ceremony.

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  Mission Playhouse
Party with Sugarplum Fairy this weekend
Theater-goers can enjoy a special holiday treat this weekend before the 2 p.m. "Nutcracker" performance on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17 and 18.

Enjoy refreshments and a visit from Clara the Sugarplum Fairy at "Clara's Holiday Party," starting at 12:30 p.m. Space is limited to 80 guests. 
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
Looking east from Ramona bridge into the trench. Photo: ACE/Jacobs
  On the agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • Tues., Dec. 20: MEETING CANCELED
  • Tues., Jan. 3 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., Jan. 17 - 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., Jan. 9 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission
  • Mon., Jan. 23 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review 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:
  • Permit Center Coordinator - Closes Dec. 16
  • Plan Check Engineer - Closes Dec. 16
  • 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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