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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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Walk & Bike to LA celebrates SG heritage
Event honored Los Pobladores, celebrated LA's 235th birthday
Dozens of walkers and bikers made the nine-mile trek from the San Gabriel Mission to Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday for the annual Celebrate Our Heritage Walk & Bike to LA.

The event was a great success and helped honor San Gabriel's important role as the birthplace of the Los Angeles region. The walk and bike ride celebrated the 235th anniversary of the founding of Los Angeles, which began when a group of settlers, Los Pobladores, walked from the Mission to what is now Los Angeles to found the city.

To view photos from the event, click here.

To view a short video of the event, click here.

  News from City Hall
Public Works Facility open house today
The Public Works Department will host an open house and ribbon cutting this afternoon to commemorate the opening of its brand new headquarters. 

The event will take place from 3-5 p.m. at 917 E Grand Ave.

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Phase 1 of Del Mar project near complete
Major paving work now finished, second phase begins in winter
Major pavement work on the first phase of the Del Mar Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation Project is completed, and crews will finish the last touches on the project by mid-September.

This phase, the first of three, involved paving between Mission Road and Chestnut Avenue. The next phase, from Norwood to the 10 Freeway, will begin this winter.

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City seeks nominations for Bell Awards
The city is seeking nominations for the Bell Awards, a biennial program that recognizes outstanding design on projects built in the city.

The Bell Awards, named after the iconic bells that adorn the San Gabriel Mission, were established to honor local projects that have improved the city's economic and cultural vitality. 

The program seeks to recognize exceptional building design that promotes and improves the unique character of San Gabriel's residential and commercial neighborhoods, along with historic preservation efforts. 

Nominations are due on Sept. 23.

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Registration for fall classes opens Sept. 6
Registration opens on Sept. 6 for fall classes at the Community Services Department. 

This fall there will be several new classes, including Bollywood Spice Dance and Introduction to Computers for Seniors, as well as popular favorites like Ballroom Dance, Yoga, Water Aerobics, Karate and Tennis.

Most classes begin the week of Sept. 19.

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2nd Annual Dumpling & Beer Fest Sept. 29
Save the date for San Gabriel's local twist on Oktoberfest
The city will host the 2nd Annual Dumpling & Beer Fest on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 6:00-9:30 p.m. in the Mission District.

The event will be even bigger and better than last year, with more food vendors, craft beer tasting, live entertainment and more. The event is free to attend. Food will be available for purchase from vendors. Beer tasting wristbands are available for purchase online

Find more information and updates on the event Facebook page.

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Nakamura aces LAPD leadership program
This August, Lt. Riki Nakamura graduated from the Los Angeles Police Department Leadership Program, coming back to the San Gabriel Police Department with greater knowledge and skills to help him serve the community.

The program teaches leadership strategies based on those taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point and other top universities in the nation. Nakamura was one of 25 local law enforcement personnel to complete the course this summer.

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City sales tax receipts up 3.1 percent
San Gabriel sales tax receipts for January through March were 3.1 percent higher than the same quarter one year ago.

The increase can be attributed to a strong sales quarter for autos and transportation, consumer goods and restaurants. 

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  Mission Playhouse
Local Scout completes fountain project
On Aug. 20-21, San Gabriel resident Austin Senin led his Scout Troop 228 (Mission Amigos District), in a service project at the Playhouse. The project included repainting the upper and base walls that surround the Playhouse fountain. 

A scout for six years, Senin is working on becoming an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. In addition to leading a service project, a scout has to earn multiple merit badges, collect letters of recommendation, attend a Scoutmaster Conference and a Board of Review to become an Eagle Scout. 

When asked why he chose the Mission Playhouse for his project Austin said, "I wanted to do something local that was in San Gabriel to give back to the community that I lived in."

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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
Crews pour concrete on the north wall of the trench near Ramona Street.
(Photo: ACE/Jacobs)
  On the agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • Tues., Sept. 6 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., Sep. 13 - 5:30 p.m., City Council joint meeting with Design Review and Planning Commissions, Padillo Room (324 S Mission Drive)
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Upcoming commission meetings
All meetings are held at City Hall in the Council Chambers.
  • *Special Meeting* Tues., Sept. 13 - 4:00 p.m., Planning Commission
  • *Special Meeting* Tues., Sept. 13 - 5:30 p.m., Design Review Commission, Planning Commission and City Council joint meeting
  • 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:
Click on the links in each event for more information, or  click here for more events.
  We're hiring!
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • *New* Recreation Supervisor - Closes Sept. 16
  • Human Resources Analyst - Closes Sept. 2
  • Management Assistant (Part-time) - Closes Sept. 2
  • Planning Manager - Closes Sept. 16
  • Firefighter/Paramedic - Continuous
  • Recreation Leader - Continuous
  • Usher - 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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