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Thank you for reading City Beat, the weekly newsletter from the City of San Gabriel. In this week's issue, you'll find all the latest news and information from the city, community events and more.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Public Information Officer Lauren Gold at 626.308.2800, ext. 4624 or 

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Chang'an serves delicious dineL.A. menu
San Gabriel restaurant participates in popular Restaurant Week
It's time again for the popular dineL.A. Restaurant Week, and this time around San Gabriel is making its mark.  Relatively new Chinese gastropub Chang'an Specialty Chinese Seafood & Grill will participate in the event July 18-31 with a special pre-set menu during lunch and dinner.

Their meal options will make your mouth water, from short rib skewers to deep fried tofu and more. The restaurant is one of 300 Los Angeles area restaurants participating in the biannual Restaurant Week event, hosted by the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board. Chang'an is the only location in San Gabriel.

Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to enjoy a special menu from Chang'an, which has gained notoriety since it opened just about one year ago. And it's also a great excuse to get out and support one of the many other amazing restaurants in San Gabriel. 

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  News from City Hall
Free family concert and 'Minions' Thursday
Family games, music, food trucks at Vincent Lugo Park
San Gabriel families can enjoy a fun evening full of entertainment at the free Summer Nights concert and movie on Thursday, July 14 at Vincent Lugo Park.

The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. with a concert by kid-friendly group Jelly of the Month Club, and then at 8:30 p.m. there will be a showing of "Minions" on the big screen. Plus, there will be food trucks, free popcorn and cotton candy and other kids' activities.

And enjoy this fun promotional video created by the city's Day Camp students!
Monthly financial report for May 2016
The city's monthly financial report, which includes a revenue and expenditure summary as well as a trial balance for the month ending May 31, 2016, is now available on the city website.

View the report
Planning Commission summary July 11
At its regular meeting on July 11, the Planning Commission completed the following actions:
  • Approved a variance request to reduce the rear yard setback for a proposed single family residence at 302 E Marshall St.
  • Approved a Tentative Map application for a proposed three-unit multifamily development at 305-307 S Arroyo Dr. 
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City featured in Pokemon Go coverage
Hot new mobile game includes many San Gabriel landmarks
This week, the Mission District, city parks and other landmarks in town have been teeming with young people, eyes glued to their phones. 

It's all part of the latest mobile game craze, Pokemon Go. The game highlights many San Gabriel landmarks, and has boosted economic development by bringing in new customers to the Mission District. Note: the city stresses safety to players roaming around the city for the game.

The city was featured in the Pasadena Star-News article on the topic. 
  Mission Playhouse
Free Indian classical dance show Saturday
On Saturday, July 16 at 6 p.m., the Playhouse will host a free performance by Arangetram of Anjali Patel, an Indian classical dance debut. 

The ancient form of Indian classical dance has been celebrated in India for the last 2,000 years and teaches Indian heritage, respect for others, discipline and physical endurance.

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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
Questions? Call the project help line at 888.ACE.1426
All four bridges at Del  Mar Avenue, Ramona Street, Mission Road and San Gabriel Boulevard have been completed over the trench, and are now open to traffic following staggered closures. Work will continue through next year on the aesthetic features on the bridges, including sidewalks, pedestrian barriers and lighting, but will not significantly impact traffic. Businesses along the ACE route are open and ready for customers, with no delays or detours.

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ACE photo of the week
This photo shows the shoring wall at the Alhambra/San Gabriel border.
  On the agenda
July 19 City Council meeting agenda items of note
At its regular meeting on July 19, the City Council will conduct the following actions:
  • Consider a professional services agreement for CDBG street projects.
  • Consider a cell site lease renewal with Verizon for the Del Mar Park N' Ride.
  • Vote to approve a professional services agreement for pavement project on Del Mar Avenue from Norwood Place to Saxon Avenue.
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Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • Tues., July 19 - 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., July 25 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review Commission
  • Mon., Aug. 8 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission
  • No upcoming meetings for the Community Services Commission in July, August or September
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  Upcoming Community Events
Here is a list of events coming up in the San Gabriel community:
  • Tuesday, July 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: South Coast AQMD Leaf Blower Exchange at 1657 W Walnut St., Pasadena
  • Wednesday, July 20, 5:30-7:00 p.m.: Open house meeting on the treatment plans against Asian Citrus Psyllid held at San Gabriel Elks Lodge, 1373 E Las Tunas Drive.
More Events
  We're hiring!
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • Police Officer (Entry Level Recruit) - Testing scheduled for July 30-31

  • Custodian - Open until filled
  • Firefighter/Paramedic - Continuous
  • Recreation Leader - Continuous
  • Usher - Continuous
  • Lifeguard/Swim Instructor - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Lateral/Academy Graduate) - Continuous
  • Police Assistant - Continuous
  • Police Dispatcher Clerk - Continuous
Apply Now
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