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Don't forget to attend 411 with the Chief on Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Here's what else is going on in San Gabriel this week. 
New SG economic development website 
City to launch website in January to be more business friendly
This January, the city will significantly improve its business practices and enhance development in San Gabriel with the launch of a brand new website dedicated entirely to economic development. 

The website, at, will include a host of resources and features to help the city successfully attract new businesses, assist developers and business owners, and boost the overall city image.

  News from City Hall
Santa Claus will tour the city Dec. 20-23
Residents might hear some extra sirens in the air this week, but it's no cause for alarm. 

From Dec. 20-23, Santa Claus will tour every street in the city to spread the holiday spirit, riding atop the Fire Department's historic 1957 Mack Fire Engine. Santa will be out each night from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. 

New this year, residents can track Santa's journey in real time to see when he will make it to their house. 

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Fun video captures Santa tour in action
Prevent Christmas tree fires this season
'Tis the season for a Christmas tree in the living room, but this holiday season the San Gabriel Fire Department urges residents to take precautions to prevent tree fires that could ruin the special time of year. 

SGFD has offered several helpful tips to keep your home and family safe. 

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Share holiday spirit with #MySGHolidays
It's finally the holiday week, and the City of San Gabriel wants to see how residents are celebrating. 

Share your holiday photos by using the #MySGHolidays tag, or send them via direct message or to We'll share the best ones, like this cute shot from Mimi at the annual tree lighting.

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City closed at noon Friday, all day Monday
Happy Holidays, San Gabriel! 

Remember, the city will be closed for regular business on Friday, Dec. 23 at noon and closed all day on Monday, Dec. 26. Emergency services will still be available.

For questions or more information, call 626.308.2800.
Attend 411 with the Chief on Jan. 4
San Gabriel Police Chief Eugene Harris will host the third installment of his monthly 411 With The Chief event on Wednesday, Jan. 4 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 425 S Mission Drive. 

The event is an opportunity to interact with the chief in an informal setting.
New Boba with the Chief event on Jan. 25
In an ongoing effort to engage the entire San Gabriel community, Police Chief Eugene Harris will hold the first ever Boba With The Chief event on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Asian Youth Center, 100 W Clary Ave. 

There will be officers available to translate in Mandarin, Cantonese and Spanish. 

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  Mission Playhouse
Last chance to see 'The Nutcracker'

Celebrate the holiday season by catching the last two performances of "The Nutcracker" at the Mission Playhouse this Thursday, Dec. 22 and Friday, Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. 

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  
A look at the tracks at Del Mar Avenue, which will soon be in the trench. Photo: ACE/Jacobs
  On the agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • Tues., Jan. 3 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., Jan. 177:30 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:
  • *New* Information Systems Specialist - Closes Jan. 13
  • 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
Apply Now
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