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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, upcoming 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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Welcome to the new City Beat newsletter
Former Council Weekly has new name and digital format 
Today marks the official launch of the new and improved weekly email newsletter from the City of San Gabriel: City Beat. With the new publication, which replaces the Council Weekly, the city will use Constant Contact to bring city news directly to subscribers' inboxes with a clean, easy to read look that matches the newly redesigned website.

Each week, the newsletter will feature a summary of the week's news, which is posted regularly in the new website's "City News Center" at The City Beat stories are designed to be concise, with the option to click the "read more" link at the bottom to find the full, in-depth story.

The city aims to continue to bring residents and business owners interesting stories from their thriving community, along with important updates and alerts about the latest events and other happenings, including emergencies, in San Gabriel. Submissions for feature stories and event notices are welcome, just email

With the new format, it's even easier to subscribe to the newsletter, and the city encourages everyone to sign up to ensure that they stay informed on their city.
News from City Hall
City celebrates 4th of July at parade, picnic
Community members enjoyed beautiful weather and a great community celebration at the ninth annual 4th of July Parade and Kids' Day Picnic at Smith Park. View more photos from the event on the city's  Facebook page.
Heavy construction begins on Del Mar 
Avoid Del Mar Avenue between Mission and Wells
Heavy construction work has begun on the Del Mar Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation Project, causing traffic delays between Mission Road and Wells Street. 

One lane is open in each direction, but left turns are restricted. The city encourages commuters to use alternate routes.

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Enjoy 'Americana in the Park' Thursday
Summer Nights series offers free concert with Bumptown
Summer Nights are never ending in San Gabriel, and this Thursday community members can enjoy a free concert featuring Americana tunes from band Bumptown.

Bumptown was a hit at last year's concert, and the group describes itself as "a high energey dance band committed to bringing happiness to the stage with music that feels good."  The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. at Vincent Lugo Park, and is a great opportunity to grab a blanket and a picnic dinner for a fun, free evening under the stars with the family. 

Brand new this week, there will be two food trucks at the event as well offering dinner and dessert.
New San Gabriel website launch a success 
On July 1, the City of San Gabriel launched a new and improved website, making city news and information more easily available to the public. 

The redesigned site has a fresh look and improved functionality. Visit it today to explore what new tools the city has to offer.
Register now for Cycle 3 swim lessons
The second to last session, Cycle 3, of San Gabriel swim lessons starts this Monday, July 11. Registration is open for a wide variety of classes, from beginning swim lessons to water aerobics.

Cycle 3 runs July 11-22 and Cycle 4 runs July 25-Aug. 5. Registration is available by phone or in person.

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City earns 26th financial reporting award
For the 26th consecutive year, the city received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association. 

The award honors the city for excellent work on the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), including the city's constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly convey information about city finances.

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Mission Playhouse
See 'Ecos de Mexico' this Saturday
This Saturday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m., the Playhouse will host "Ecos de Mexico," a performance presented by Resurrección Mexican Folk. 

The show will transport viewers through different time periods in Mexico that paint the country's cultural legacy. Tickets are $30. 
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
San Gabriel Trench Project workers near support struts on the trench walls.
On the agenda
July 11 Planning Commission meeting items of note
At its regular meeting on July 11, the Planning Commission will conduct the following actions:
  • Hold a public hearing for a proposed single family residence at 302 E Marshall St.
  • Hold a public hearing on a Tentative Parcel Map for a proposed construction of three-unit residential condominium project at 305-307 Arroyo Drive. 
View the full Planning Commission agenda
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 11 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission
  • Mon., July 25 - 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 are some events coming up in the San Gabriel community:
  • Sunday, July 10, 6-9 p.m.: City of Alhambra 710 Day, Fremont Ave. and Valley Blvd., Alhambra
  • Tuesday, July 12, 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce Tasty Tuesdays, Stuffed Sandwich, 1145 E Las Tunas Drive.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: South Coast AQMD Leaf Blower Exchange at 1657 W Walnut St., Pasadena
More Events
We're hiring!
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • Risk Manager - Closes July 8
  • Maintenance Leadperson - Closes July 8
  • 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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