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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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Annual Walk & Bike to LA this Saturday 
Trace the steps of Los Pobladores and celebrate L.A.'s birthday
Hundreds will walk and bike from the San Gabriel Mission to Olvera Street this Saturday, Aug. 27 to trace the historic steps of Los Pobladores, the original founders of the city of Los Angeles.

The Celebrate Our Heritage Walk and Bike to LA helps celebrate the birth of Los Angeles, which began right in San Gabriel at the Mission. Walkers and bikers will follow the same nine-mile trek Los Pobladores took in 1781.

Those who want to walk the nine-mile route should arrive at the Mission (428 S Mission Drive) at 6:00 a.m. Bike riders (helmets required, must be 12 or older) should arrive at 7:30 a.m. Participation in the walk and bike ride is free and registration will be available on the morning of the event. 
  News from City Hall
Intern brings historical costumes to life
Alexis M. Hill works with Playhouse's 'Mission Play' costumes
Alexis M. Hill is the historical costume intern at the Mission Playhouse, and she's been working this summer to clean, examine and archive the theater's historical costumes, most of which date back to the original performances of the "Mission Play" as early as 1919.

Ultimately, Hill will help curate an exhibit at the Playhouse to display the historical costumes and share a piece of Mission Playhouse history.

See a video about Hill's work on YouTube. Check out her blog here.

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Celebrate the new Public Works Facility 
Ribbon cutting and open house on Wednesday, Aug. 31
The Public Works Department will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Aug. 31 to commemorate the completion of the brand new Public Works Facility at 917 E Grand Ave.

The ribbon cutting and open house will be from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the new Public Works Facility. It is free to attend and open to the public.
NIS increases illegal sign enforcement

NIS officers inspected about 85 businesses and removed more than 125 banners and dozens of A-frame temporary signs on Valley Boulevard, Del Mar Avenue and Las Tunas Drive.

Officers also issued notices to all massage businesses instructing them to remove window coverings and lanterns. To date, all of the businesses have removed lanterns from the exterior. 
DRC reviews project at 506 W Las Tunas 

At its regular meeting on Aug. 22, the Design Review Commission reviewed and provided feedback on the Precise Plan of Design for a proposed commercial project at 506 W Las Tunas Drive.

The project will include 10,840 square feet of retail space and 78,390 square feet of office space. Overall, the DRC members were pleased with the proposed design and praised the applicant for improvements made to the project. 

  Mission Playhouse
Welcome to new assistant house manager
This week the Playhouse welcomed new Assistant House Manager Joseph Farrell. 

Farrell has been part of the Playhouse team for over a decade, starting out as a parking attendant in 2003. In his new role, a first-time position for the Playhouse, he will be in charge of the front of house operations during some performances to give Steve Wilkinson, Playhouse Manager, the occasional night off.  Farrell will also handle front of house staff scheduling and will assist with other event-related details. 

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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
Trench looking west from Ramona Street bridge. Photo courtesy of 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., Sept. 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:
  • Friday, Aug. 26, 6-11 p.m.: Alhambra-San Gabriel Elks Lodge Dictionary Fundraiser, 1373 E Las Tunas Drive.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 31, 10:30-11:30 a.m.: San Gabriel Library will host free class "Family Caregiving 101," 500 S Del Mar Ave.
  • Friday, Sept. 2, 6 p.m.- 12 a.m. & Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 3-4, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.: San Gabriel Mission "La Fiesta de San Gabriel," 427 S Junipero Serra Drive.
  • Saturday, Oct. 8, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.: San Gabriel Valley Musical Theatre presents concert "The Golden Age of Romance" at 535 W Roses Road. 
More Events
  We're hiring!
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • 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
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