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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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Fight crime at National Night Out Aug. 2
Neighbors to celebrate national event with block parties
Neighborhoods across San Gabriel will come together next week on Tuesday, Aug. 2 to celebrate the 33rd annual National Night Out at block parties throughout the city.

The parties are a chance for neighbors to meet one another and strengthen their neighborhoods against crime. It's also a chance to meet city officials, staff members, police and fire personnel and other local leaders, who will travel around to each block party.

National Night Out goes from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Find a block party near you or call 626.308.2846 for more information.

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See 'Zootopia' at Vincent Lugo Thursday
Enjoy the final free outdoor movie of the Summer Nights series 
The celebration of Parks Make Life Better!® Month continues this Thursday, July 28, with a free screening of "Zootopia" at Vincent Lugo Park, part of the Summer Nights Series.

This is the final free outdoor movie of the summer, so don't miss it. The evening will start early at 7:30 p.m. with fun family activities, including free popcorn, snow cones, carnival games, face painting and balloon animals.
Celebrate the birth of Los Angeles Aug. 27
Annual Celebrate Our Heritage Walk and Bike to L.A.
In 1781, a group of early settlers known as Los Pobladores made the great trek from the San Gabriel Mission to what is now Olvera Street and founded what became the bustling city of Los Angeles. Their historic walk birthed the Los Angeles region, and on Aug. 27 locals will reenact that journey to honor the region's history.

The nine-mile Celebrate Our Heritage Walk and Bike to L.A. begins at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27. Registration is free and will be available on the morning of the event.

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SGPD to participate in Pink Patch Project 
Buy a pink patch from SGPD to support breast cancer research
As part of its participation in the county-wide Pink Patch Project, the San Gabriel Police Department is selling pink patches to the public for just $10.  The funds from patch sales will go to City of Hope for breast cancer research and support. 

Officers will also wear a pink patch on their uniforms in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is the first year the SGPD has participated in the Pink Patch Project.

To purchase a patch, contact Sgt. Christine Nolasco at 626.308.2843 or or Lt. Alex Quijada at 626.308.2844 or 

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DRC meeting summary for July 24
At its regular meeting on July 25, the Design Review Commission completed the following action:
  • Continued a Precise Plan of Design amendment for the Rubio Village mixed-use development (159 residential condominium units and 16,549 square feet commercial space) at 201-217 S San Gabriel Boulevard to a date uncertain for design changes. The proposed revisions include the elimination of 24 units spanning the Rubio Wash and relocation of the units throughout the development.
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  Mission Playhouse
Why do the arts matter? Arts drive tourism
Each month in the new "Arts Corner" of the Mission Playhouse website, the Playhouse will highlight important ways that the arts benefit the community.

This week's topic is tourism, which is a great benefit to San Gabriel that the arts at the Playhouse bring. One recent example was the filming of IFC's "Documentary Now" television show last month, which drew large crowds to the Mission District.

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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.

Trench Construction - Ramona to Mission: 
From now until Sept. 1, 2016, construction in the trench from Mission Road to Ramona will begin an hour earlier at 6 a.m. Construction noise may disrupt surrounding neighborhoods. There will be no traffic impacts. Work is not planned for the weekends.

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ACE photo of the week
Crews prepare trench walls between Ramona and Mission bridges.
  On the agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • Tues., Aug. 16 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., Sept. 6 - 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., Aug. 8 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission
  • Mon., Aug. 22 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review 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:
  • Friday, Aug. 12, 6 p.m.: San Gabriel historical Association's "Make the Magic Happen" fundraising dinner to paint the Hayes House and Museum, Grapevine Room, 324 S Mission Drive.
  • Friday, Aug. 26, 6-11 p.m.: Alhambra-San Gabriel Elks Lodge Dictionary Fundraiser, 1373 E Las Tunas Drive.
Click on the highlighted links for each event's information, or  click here for more events.
  We're hiring!
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • Custodian - Open until filled
  • Firefighter/Paramedic - Continuous
  • Recreation Leader - Continuous
  • Usher - Continuous
  • Lifeguard/Swim Instructor - 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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