Good Afternoon,
Come early and bring the whole family to the 73rd Annual Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt being held on Saturday, Apr. 15 at Smith Park.  

Here's what else is going on in San Gabriel this week:
San Gabriel wins three CAPIO awards
Dumpling and Beer Fest takes award of excellence
Economic Development Manager Angelica Frausto-Lupo (right) and former PIO Lauren Gold (left) accepted the award for Dumpling and Beer Fest.
San Gabriel captured three statewide awards at the California Association of Public Information Officers (CAPIO) conference which was held last Wednesday night in San Diego.  

Former PIO Lauren Gold nominated San Gabriel for our City Beat newsletter; for our WeChat social media presence, the first city in the nation to use it; and for our Dumpling and Beer Fest promotions.  Members of the City's economic development staff and public information team joined Gold to receive the awards.  Congratulations to our communications staff for their efforts to provide more information to San Gabriel residents in a variety of models and multiple languages.

  News from City Hall
'Egg'straordinary spring celebration
The Community Services Department and San Gabriel Kiwanis Club invite you to the 73rd Annual Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt at Smith Park, 232 West Broadway on April 15. 

Come early and bring the whole family to celebrate spring together. The day starts at 7:00 a.m. with a tasty pancake breakfast and continues at 9:00 a.m. with Pancake Races, where contestants balance a pancake on their spatula while running 100 yards. At 10:00 a.m. the Egg Hunt will welcome children ages 9 and under. There will be an Egg Hunt for children who may need their parent's assistance too!

For more information, contact the Community Services Department at 626.308.2875. 

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Commission approves three conditional use permits, clarifies density policies
At its last meeting, the Planning Commission:
  • Approved a Conditional Use Permit to allow an existing massage establishment at 432 E. Valley Blvd. Unit E to continue operation.
  • Approved a Conditional Use Permit to allow the sales of beer and wine (Type 41 ABC License) for on-site consumption within an existing restaurant (Greenhaus Café) at 510 E. Las Tunas Drive.
  • Approved a Conditional Use Permit to allow an existing massage establishment at 1039 E. Valley Blvd. Unit B113 to continue operation.
  • Adopted a policy regarding the city's interpretation for rounding densities for multifamily developments.
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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 March 31, 2017 is now available online.

For more information, contact Finance Director Thomas C. Marston at 626.308.2812, Ext. 4610 or

View the Report 
  Mission Playhouse
Seussical arrives this weekend
Presented by Theatre Experience of Southern California, accompany Horton on his exciting trek narrated by the fun loving Cat in the Hat in Seussical the Musical, Saturday, Apr. 15 at 2:00 p.m.

For more information, call Theatre Experience of Southern California at 800.514.2787 or visit their website.
  Come see Jornada, enjoy marketplace
On Apr. 29 at 7:30 p.m., the Mission Playhouse and Arte Flamenco Dance Theatre present, Jornada. Jornada, Spanish for 'journey,' traces the development and influence of Flamenco in a colorful celebration of dance and music from Spain, India, Mexico, and North Africa.

Come early for a festive mercado (market) starting at 5:30 p.m. at Playhouse Plaza with artisan vendors, food, drink, and free live entertainment.  
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 ACE Project Haul Route Restoration has begun. Agostino Road is the first of many streets that will be reconstructed or resurfaced over the next six months. The old pavement and underlying soil was removed this week. In the weeks ahead, new curbs and gutters will
be installed, followed by new subgrade and pavement.            
                                                                                             City Beat Photo by Daren Grilley
  On the agenda

Upcoming City Council meetings
  • Tues., Apr. 18 - 5:30 -7:15 p.m., Draft Budget & Revenue Enhancement Overview, City Hall, 2nd Floor, Conference Room A.
  • Tues., Apr. 18 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., May 2 - 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., Apr. 17 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission
  • Mon., Apr. 20 - 6:30 p.m., Design Review Commission
  • Mon., May 1 - 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:
  • Wednesday, Apr. 12, 1:00-3:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Citizenship Course," San Gabriel Library, 500 S Del Mar Avenue.
  • Thursday, Apr. 13, 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Computer Basics," San Gabriel Library, 500 S Del Mar Avenue.
  • 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.
  • Saturday, Apr. 29, 6:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Education Foundation, "Sefapalooza!," San Gabriel Hilton, 225 W Valley Blvd.
  • Thursday, May 25, 5:00-8:30 p.m.: Build the Dreams Scholarship, "Build the Dreams Scholarship Fundraiser," San Gabriel Mission, Historical Garden, 428 S Mission Drive. 
More Events
  We're hiring!
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • Assistant City Clerk - Closes Friday, Apr. 21
  • Building Inspector - Open Until Filled
  • Plan Check Engineer - Open Until Filled
  • Assistant Pool Manager - Closes Friday, Apr. 14
  • Planning Intern - Closes Friday, Apr. 14
  • Auto Mechanic Intern - Continuous
  • Administrative Assistant I - Continuous
  • 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 - Continuous
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