Good evening, San Gabriel

Last week, the City received reports of a sewer spill that occurred on South Arroyo Drive and portions of Santa Anita Avenue. Our Public Works team was able to mitigate the issue and restore normal sewage flow later that day. If you were affected by this sewage backup, please get in touch so we may offer assistance.

In addition, please be aware that the quarantine area for the Huanglongbing (HLB) citrus disease has grown in our community. Please visit this website to learn more on how you can spot the signs of HLB.

Now, here's what's making news for the week of June 6, 2018:
City approves amendment for accessory dwelling units
In a unanimous vote, the City Council approved an amendment for accessory dwelling units to comply with California law for a second reading at the next City Council meeting. Once this ordinance is formally adopted at the next City Council meeting, the ordinance will become effective after 30 days.

You may read more about this item and others in our June 5 City Council wrap up below.
City Manager's update: ICSC, new City Clerk and more
In a new monthly series, City Manager Mark Lazzaretto discusses the City's presence at the International Conference of Shopping Centers, the appointment of a new Chief City Clerk, the Playhouse's nomination to the National register of Historic Places and more!

You may read the full update at the link below.
San Gabriel police reach out to local schools
As part of the San Gabriel Police Department's mantra to make every officer a school resource officer, eight SGPD officers visited McKinley Elementary School to serve lunch and mingle with the students and faculty late last week.

These regular meet and greets will become part of the department's School Community Engagement Team, which aims to improve safety through innovative policing.
See "At The Movies" this Saturday at the Playhouse
Watch over 200 dancers bring your favorite movies to life through ballet, hip hop, lyrical, tap and jazz in Pasadena Civic Ballet's production of "At The Movies" this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

An engaging performance for adults and children alike, "At The Movies" features "Marry Poppins," "La La Land," "The Greatest Showman" and much, much more.
Music, food and games: Surf's Up June 14
Start summer off with a bang at Surf's Up on June 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Mission District! Live music, food and games will be hosted in San Gabriel's historic core.

As the event approaches, be sure to share our new promotional video and RSVP now on our Facebook event page!
Kids: sign up for a summertime activity
Community Services will be offering free programs at Smith Park, McKinley Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary and an all new program at Marshall Park. Participants can play games, make crafts and take part in day trips and special events!

For a list of dates and programs, please click the link below.
San Gabriel Library to hold free author panel
Meet six debut authors on June 14 at the San Gabriel Library, and continue to build your reading skills over the summer!

The San Gabriel Library will be hosting Henry Lien of "Peasprout Chen," Taryn Bashford of "The Harper Effect," Dana Davis of "Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now," Bree Barton of "Heart of Thorns," Tara Gilboy of "Unwritten" and Constantine Singer of "Strange Days." Attend the library's author event, and have an opportunity to win free books and enjoy free refreshments.
Upcoming meetings
  • City Council: June 19 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers
Upcoming events
  • San Gabriel Police Department: 411 with the Chief on June 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers at 425 South Mission Drive
  • Mission Playhouse: Jazz Nights at the Playhouse with the Elliot Caine Quintet on June 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 320 South Mission Drive
  • Mission Playhouse: Jazz Nights at the Playhouse with Louie Cruz Beltran and his Jazz Ensemble on July 5 at 6:30 p.m. at 320 South Mission Drive
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