Good Afternoon,
Don't forget to attend the 411 With The Chief event tonight from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at City Hall in the Council Chambers. 

Here's what else is going on in San Gabriel this week.
Message from the Fire Chief
What to do before, during and after a power outage
The recent rain and wind event that impacted Southern California a couple of weeks ago toppled several trees in our City, damaged Edison electrical lines, and disrupted several traffic signals. It was a reminder for all of us to jump start our emergency preparedness

Edison has made it much easier for all of us to communicate. In addition to the online Outage Center at, a web-enabled mobile phone can be used to easily report and check on the status of power outages.  You can visit to download the iphone or android app  or call 800.611.1911. 

  News from City Hall
City hosts 3rd annual all-city pentathlon
On your mark...get set...go! The San Gabriel Community Services Department will be hosting the city's 3rd Annual All-City Pentathlon Meet on Saturday, Mar. 18 at 9:00 a.m. 

Participants are encouraged to register at the Community Services Department no later than Friday, Mar. 10. Registration will be available at the event from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. only. There will be no exceptions after the deadline.

If you are interested in practicing and learning about the events, the practice sites will be Coolidge, McKinley, Washington, and Wilson Elementary Schools during the weeks of Feb. 21 - Mar. 17. The after school sites operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 2:15 to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. A program waiver and emergency card must be filled out in order to participate in practices at the after school sites.
Citizenship clinic set at the SG Library
On Saturday, Mar. 11 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., the San Gabriel Library in partnership with the South Asian Network will provide free assistance for patrons wishing to fill out a citizenship application. All forms are provided and volunteers will be on hand who speak English and Chinese. Legal assistance will also be available. 
An appointment is necessary so call ahead of time to make a 30-minute appointment with a volunteer.

In order for the volunteers to better assist applicants, click here for a list of documents that should be brought to the scheduled appointment.
Living with coyotes
Coyotes are sly, intelligent and very adaptable animals. Despite attempts to regulate their numbers throughout the United States, coyote populations have continued to increase. 

To deter coyotes from your property, consider the following tips:
  • Make your trash can inaccessible by keeping lids securely fastened.
  • Do not keep pet food outdoors.
  • Some deterrents that may keep coyotes from your property include: battery operated flashing lights, tape recorded human noises, and squirting the coyote with a garden hose.
Unless there is immediate threat to human life, the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society or the City of San Gabriel will not trap, relocate, or kill coyotes. For more information, visit  or contact Tom Marston at or 626.308.2812, Ext. 4610.

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  Mission Playhouse
My Fair Lady coming soon
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Temple City Performing Art presents My Fair Lady for three performances only, March 10-12! The tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady features one of musical theatre's greatest scores. Songs include, "Wouldn't It Be Lovely?," "With a Little Bit of Luck," "The Rain in Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On the Street Where You Live," "Get to the Church on Time," and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face."
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: D. Grilley
Traffic alert: Walnut Grove railroad crossing
Crews are working on the Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority (ACE) project and Walnut Grove Avenue at the railroad crossing will be closed from Feb. 27 through Mar. 24. They will lower the roadway, rebuild railroad signals, and install new tracks.

Although, no vehicular traffic will be allowed, pedestrian access will be allowed except between Mar. 6 through Mar. 10. San Gabriel Blvd. will be designated as a detour (see map by clicking on "Learn More" below). Motorists and pedestrians are urged to exercise caution in this area. Most work will occur between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

For more information, contact the ACE Project Hotline at 888.ACE.1426 or the San Gabriel Public Works Department at 626.308.2825.

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  On the agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • Tues., Mar. 7 - 7:30 p.m., CANCELED for General Municipal Election
  • Tues., Mar. 21 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., Apr. 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., Mar. 6 - 7:00 p.m., Community Services Commission
  • Mon., Mar. 13 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission
  • Mon., Mar. 27 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review Commission
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  Upcoming Community Events
Here is a list of event coming up in the San Gabriel community:
  • Thursday, Mar. 2, 11:30 a.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Computer Basics," San Gabriel Library, 500 S Del Mar Avenue.
  • Saturday, Mar. 11, 3:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Citizenship Clinic," San Gabriel Library, 500 S Del Mar Avenue.
  • Thursday, Mar. 16, 11:30 a.m.: San Gabriel Women's Foundation, "The Annual Soup & Salad Luncheon," Padillo Room, 324 S Mission Drive.
  • Thursday, Mar. 16, 6:30-8:15 p.m.: San Gabriel Christian School, "Open House," San Gabriel Christian School, 117 N Pine Street.
  • Saturday, Apr. 15, 7:00 a.m.: San Gabriel Kiwanis Club and the City of San Gabriel Community Services Department, "73rd Annual Pancake Breakfast and Egg Hunt," Smith Park, 232 W Broadway.
More Events
  We're hiring!
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • Administrative Assistant I
  • Firefighter/Paramedic - Continuous
  • Mission Playhouse Stage Crew - Continuous
  • Mission Playhouse Usher - Continuous
  • Lifeguard/Swim Instructor - Continuous
  • Police Assistant - Continuous
  • Police Cadet - Continuous
  • Police Dispatcher Clerk - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Entry Level Recruit) - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Lateral/Academy Graduate) - Continuous
  • Recreation Leader
Apply Now
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