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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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City launches official WeChat account
New tool will help connect with Chinese-speaking residents
On Thursday, July 14 the city hosted a press conference to officially launch San Gabriel's account on WeChat, a popular Chinese social communications app.

The move is part of  the city's ongoing effort to improve communications  with all San Gabriel 
community members, regardless of their ability to speak English well. 
Since its launch on  Thursday, the account has already gained nearly 600 followers and many local residents have sent questions and comments via the app.

Follow the account using WeChat ID: SanGabrielCity or scan the QR code to the right.

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  News from City Hall
Celebrate National Night Out Aug. 2
Annual crime prevention event hosted at local block parties
San Gabriel community members throughout the city will come together on Tuesday, Aug. 2 to celebrate National Night Out.

The annual drug and crime prevention event will be hosted in local neighborhoods from 6:30-9:30 p.m. San Gabriel block parties will join thousands of communities nationwide in the 33rd annual event. City officials, community leaders, police and fire personnel will make the rounds to visit various block parties throughout the night.
Last chance for summer swim lessons
There is only one cycle left of summer swim lessons at San Gabriel Community Services. 

Cycle 4 swim lessons start on July 25. Sign up now, there are a variety of different options for every skill level and age group. 
Take a trip to Raging Waters on Aug. 4
Give the kids one last summer trip before school starts; head to Raging Waters on Thursday, Aug. 4 with the Community Services Department.

The bus will depart from the Mission Playhouse parking lot at 9 a.m. and return by 5 p.m. Ticket price for Raging Waters is $40, which includes entry into the park and a meal voucher. All ages are welcome.

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  Mission Playhouse
Free 'Stage 626' concert with AJ Rafael
Summer Nights event at the Mission Playhouse Plaza
The Summer Nights series continues in San Gabriel with a free concert, "Stage 626," at the Mission Playhouse Plaza this Thursday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m.

The concert will feature opening act Timothy John, a blues guitar player and singer/songwriter who writes music to speak to and elevate Asian American musicians and artists. The main act will be a performance by AJ Rafael, a Filipino-American singer/songwriter from Riverside who has more than 130 million views on his YouTube channel.

The concert is completely free and open to the public. Plus there will be food trucks on site serving dinner and dessert.

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Free performance by Taiwanese Chamber
On Sunday, July 24, the Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles will present "Goodwill Mission Tour," a variety show for charity from 7:00-9:30 p.m. at the Playhouse. The performance is free to attend.

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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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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.
ACE photo of the week
Crews prepare CIDH Piles for concrete pour to complete the trench walls.
  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., 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:
  • 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. 
  • Friday, July 22, 8:30-11:30 a.m.: Asian Youth Center Inaugural Science Fair, 100 W Clary Ave.
  • Wednesday, July 29, 7-9 a.m.: San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast, Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel, 225 W Valley Blvd. 
  • 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:
  • 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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