Good evening, San Gabriel

We hope you're enjoying the Lunar New Year and celebrating the Year of the Pig! As a friendly reminder, this year's San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival takes place in the Mission District from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with an eclectic array of music, food, entertainment, crafts and more.

Also, if you have a bulky item, be sure to arrange a pick-up from Athens Services free of charge. Athens Services will pick-up two bulky items per week from residential customers, including those living in apartments or condominiums. Simply call 888.336.6100 for more information.

Now, here's what's making news for the week of February 6, 2019:
City Council approves agreement with AECOM
for Mission District study
In a unanimous vote, the City Council approved a $75,000 agreement with AECOM to conduct a study that aims to revitalize the Mission District. As part of the agreement, AECOM will provide an analysis of the district, with feasible options that could lead to its revitalization.

You may read more about this item and others in our wrap-up of the February 5 City Council meeting.
City Manager's monthly message:
new Public Works Director, playground and more
The latest issue of the City Manager's monthly message is now online, including an introduction to our new Public Works Director/City Engineer Greg de Vinck! This month's message also includes an update on a new playground at Smith Park and an overview of several Public Works projects.
Free jazz performance during
San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival
During the San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival, join us inside the Playhouse for a jazz performance from the Alan Chan Moo-sic Group on February 16 at 3:00 p.m. inside the Mission Playhouse.

They will present a concert with exciting original tunes and arrangements to celebrate the Year of the Pig.
Upcoming meetings
  • City Council: February 19, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at City Council Chambers
Upcoming events
  • Ogopogo Brewing: Ogopogo Brewing Run on February 14, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 864 Commercial Avenue
  • City of San Gabriel: San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival on February 16, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 320 South Mission Drive
  • San Gabriel Educational Foundation: Toast to the Future Community Party on February 21, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 864 Commercial Avenue
  • La Casa de San Gabriel: Casino Night Fundraiser on March 22, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at La Casa de San Gabriel
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