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Please join us for the official dedication of the Mission Playhouse Marquee on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4:00 p.m. in the Mission Playhouse Plaza. 

Here's what else is going on in San Gabriel this week.
Mission Playhouse marquee dedication
Culmination of 10 years work
Join us at this historic occasion as we celebrate the official dedication of the new San Gabriel Mission Playhouse Marquee and Facade Restoration Campaign Launch. The celebration will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4:00 p.m. in the Mission Playhouse Plaza.

The culmination of 10 years work - replacing a worn and dilapidated structure which stood for over 40 years, the new marquee employs the latest digital technology in a design that sensitively echoes the historic Mission Playhouse architecture.
  News from City Hall
CDFA public meeting Feb. 15
The California Department of Food & Agriculture is holding an open house-style public meeting tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the San Gabriel Library, Multi-Purpose Room, 500 S Del Mar Avenue to discuss their response to the infestation of the citrus greening disease, Huanglongbing (or, HLB for short) that was detected in residential citrus trees in San Gabriel.  

HLB is bacterial and spreads from one tree to another either by grafting or by a tiny insect called the Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP).  The County of Los Angeles and most of Southern California has been widely infested with ACP over the course of the last eight or nine years.  HLB does not directly harm humans or pets, only citrus trees and closely related plant species.  Once infected with HLB, a tree will deteriorate and die, typically within a few years.

Residents of affected properties will be notified individually at least 48 hours prior to any application of insecticide.

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Great Streets update
The rains have slowed progress of the 2016 Great Street Program now underway.  Pavement reconstruction is now almost complete on Bradbury Drive north of Las Tunas and Charlotte Avenue between Mission Road and Grand Avenue.  Several street segments, including portions of Roses Road, Del Mar Avenue and Broadway have been "crack sealed."  This will prevent water from entering the cracks, weakening the roadway and leading to potholes. Some of these streets will also soon be "slurry sealed" which adds an additional layer to the wearing surface and extends the street life by 7 to 10 years.
Successful Wine, Dine & Dance event
Last Thursday evening the Economic Development Division held a successful Wine, Dine & Dance event at the Mission Playhouse Plaza.  It was a beautiful evening filled with people of all ages enjoying themselves in the Mission District. The community came out to learn Flamenco and Tango, enjoyed wine tasting, explored photo booth fun and practiced their new dance moves on the open dance floor.
Discover and find it in San Gabriel
The San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce offers a variety of resources to help promote businesses effectively and informs the business community of upcoming events, seminars, networking mixers and more. 

Recently, the Chamber introduced a new and redesigned website making it easier than ever to navigate through the website's many resources and tips. 

To display the many opportunities for food and retail in San Gabriel, the Chamber also launched a second website in conjunction with their main page,
Monthly investment report available online
The City's monthly investment report, which includes an individual listing of all City of San Gabriel investments and deposits, as well as a summary of the portfolio's composition and investment compliance certification for the month ending January 31, 2017, is now available online.

For more information, contact Finance Director Tom Marston at 626.308.2812, Ext. 4610 or
  Mission Playhouse
Pasadena Civic Ballet presents 'Aladdin'
Take an enchanting trip to a magical world
Over 120 dancers take you on an enchanting carpet ride to a magical world in Pasadena Civic Ballet's "Aladdin."  Follow Aladdin as he tries to win the love of a beautiful princess.

On Saturday, Feb. 25, showtimes are 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 26 showtimes are at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

For more information, click here.
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
First train in the San Gabriel Trench. Photo: ACE/Jacobs
  On the agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • 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
  • Tues., Mar. 21 - 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., Feb. 13 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission
  • Mon., Feb. 27 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review Commission
  • Mon. Mar. 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:
  • Management Assistant (Public Information Officer) - Closes Feb. 17
  • Administrative Assistant I - Open until filled
  • Mission Playhouse Stage Crew - Continuous
  • Mission Playhouse Usher - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Entry Level Recruit) - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Lateral/Academy Graduate) - Continuous
  • Police Cadet - Continuous
  • Police Dispatcher Clerk - Continuous
  • Police Assistant - Continuous
  • Firefighter/Paramedic - Continuous
  • Recreation Leader - Continuous
  • Lifeguard/Swim Instructor - Continuous
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