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Remember, the city will be closed for business on Friday in honor of Veterans Day. And save the date for the 3rd Annual Lunar New Year Festival on Jan. 28.

Here's what else is going on in San Gabriel this week.
San Gabriel veterans share their stories
Veterans Day video tells some local veterans' experiences
Gerald Jack served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957, he was stationed in Korea. Wally Lohgren served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968, working for military intelligence on the beaches of Hawaii. Elijah Silva is a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, starting his service in 2012.

Though their experiences have widely varied, all three San Gabriel residents served their country and made their community proud.

"Being in the military is good for a man because they are taught discipline. And for us to be able to serve our country is an honor," Jack said.

Read More about these three men's stories, and watch a special Veterans Day video.

  News from City Hall
3rd Lunar New Year Festival set for Jan. 28 
The entire community will bring in the Year of the Fire Rooster in just a few short months at the 3rd Annual San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.

This year, the event will include a dance competition, street food fair, crafts village, dessert land, a chalk art competition, beer and wine garden, art and shopping, a kids zone and free live entertainment all day on the main festival stage. The festival is free to attend and open to everyone.
The San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival will go from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the historic Mission District. Stay tuned for more details on the event Facebook, Instagram and  Twitter.
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PD participates in 'No Shave November'
San Gabriel Police Department personnel might look a little scruffier than normal this month, but it's for a good cause. T he department is participating in "No Shave November" to raise funds and awareness for men's health issues. 
In addition to growing out their facial hair this month, each participant will donate $25, which will go toward a men's health charity. Members of the public are encouraged to participate as well, and can make a donation at the Police Department, 625 S Del Mar Ave.
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Shop local on Small Business Saturday
A s we approach the busiest shopping weekend of the season, residents are encouraged to "Shop San Gabriel" on Saturday, Nov. 26 to celebrate Small Business Saturday.

Always the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the event encourages local residents to purchase holiday gifts in San Gabriel.

Home to a variety of premier beauty and cosmetic shops, health and wellness boutiques, flavorful restaurants and nationally recognized jewelry retailers; there are a variety of gift options for friends, family and loved ones right here in San Gabriel.

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Monthly financial report now available
The city's monthly financial report for the month ending Sept. 30, 2016, which includes a revenue and expenditure summary as well as a trial balance, is now available on the city website.

  Mission Playhouse
Bollywood night at the Playhouse Saturday
On Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m., the Playhouse will host a Sri Lanka Bollywood Night.

Featuring husband-wife duo Chaminda and Preethisha Walpola, the show will feature songs from classic films, accompanied by live musicians and dancers from the Sri Lanka Foundation Performing Arts Center. The concert is a benefit performance to help veteran artists in Southeast Asia.

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Get tickets for 'Alice in Wonderland' now
Ballet Kukan Academy will present "Alice in Wonderland" on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. at the Playhouse. 

The show will feature a fun and whimsical performance by the ballet group. Tickets are $18. To purchase tickets and for more information, contact Ballet Kukan Academy at 626.791.1178.
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
The train moves above the trench between Mission and Del Mar. Photo: ACE/Jacobs
  On the agenda
City Council meeting Nov. 15 agenda items of note
At its regular meeting on Nov. 15, the City Council will consider the following items:
  • National Endowment for the Arts grant acceptance.
  • First reading of an ordinance regarding the 2016 California Building and Fire Codes.
  • Restructuring of city publications, the Grapevine and Recreation GUIDE.
  • A resolution approving the city's application for grant funds from the L.A. County 5th Supervisorial District.
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Planning Commission meeting items of note for Nov. 14
At its regular meeting on Nov. 14, the Planning Commission will consider the following items:
  • A Tentative Parcel Map for a residential condominium project at 230 S San Marino Ave.
  • A Tentative Tract Map and a CUP for a medial building at 506 W Las Tunas Drive.
  • A preview of a proposed mixed use development at 220 S San Gabriel Blvd.
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Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • Tues., Nov. 15 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., Dec. 67:30 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., Nov. 14 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission
  • Mon., Nov. 21 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review Commission
  • Mon., Dec. 5 - 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. Click on the links for more information on each event.
More Events
  We're hiring!
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • Event Coordinator - Closes Nov. 18
  • Principal Civil Engineer - Closes Nov. 18
  • Mission Playhouse Stage Crew - Continuous
  • Police Cadet - Continuous
  • Recreation Leader - 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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