Good evening, 
Thank you for joining us at this year's Lunar New Year Festival! We hope you had a great time. If you haven't done so already, be sure to watch our wrap-up video from this weekend's event on YouTube.

In other news, be sure to bring your bulky items to the Public Works yard on March 3 during the city's community cleanup event. Large items and hazardous waste will be accepted.

Now, here's what's making news for the week of February 14, 2018. 
San Gabriel hosts fourth annual Lunar New Year Festival
Annual celebration combines traditional and contemporary acts
This past Saturday, the city hosted its fourth annual Lunar New Year Festival in the heart of the San Gabriel Mission District.

This year's talent included the Immortals Awaken Lion Club, the USC Kazan Taiko group, Travis Atreo, Melissa Polinar, Perry & Danielle and much, much more. This is in addition to the dozens of vendors and food trucks who made an appearance at the festival.
Construction on the Alhambra Wash Bridge to begin soon
Project will replace the current bridge with a new design
Construction on the Del Mar Avenue/Alhambra Wash Bridge reconstruction project is now underway.

The project will involve the removal of the existing bridge as well as the construction of a new bridge to meet current design standards. Construction crews will also work on the reconstruction of the roadway leading to the bridge, as well as on the installation of new street lighting and the replacement of the existing traffic signal at the intersection with Commercial Center.
San Gabriel recognized for its preservation ordinance
L.A. Conservancy awards San Gabriel a project award
If you've been following the city's preservation efforts recently, you might know that San Gabriel passed a new preservation ordinance last year that protects and preserves the city's historic past. With the new ordinance, San Gabriel now has a modern framework to protect the city's cultural, architectural, social, historical, economic and political heritage.

The Los Angeles Conservancy recognized the city's preservation efforts with an award, noting that the updated ordinance will "allow San Gabriel to take its historic preservation program to the next level."

Broadway Divas coming this March to the Playhouse
Watch as four Broadway performers share their journeys
The Mission Playhouse and the San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre present "Broadway Divas" on March 25 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. You'll be swept away by these phenomenal leading ladies in this incredible, one of a kind musical threatre experience.

Catch Jennifer Leigh Warren (Broadway's "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Big River"), Kim Huber (Broadway's "Marie Christine," "Sunset Boulevard" and "Beauty and the Beast"), Sandra Allen (Broadway's "Sunset Boulevard") and Jennifer Paz (Broadway's "Les Misérables") as they share their sensational journeys and serenade you with the music that made them stars!
San Gabriel Library to host photo scanning day Feb. 27
Preserve your photographs digitally
The San Gabriel Library is holding another photo scanning day on February 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Participants will have the opportunity to scan old photos (pre-1990s) onto a free flash drive that may be taken home. In addition, the photos may also be shared on the library's history page with the photo-owner's permission. You may view a collection of archived photos here.
Addressing mid-major crimes in San Gabriel 
SGPD to expand resources and outreach to address mid-major crimes
With the City Council's decision to end the San Gabriel Police Department's agreement with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the SGPD will now dedicate more resources to address mid-major crimes.

Since the HSI agreement was just one of many tools the department used, the dissolution of the agreement means that the SGPD will rely on other agreements and partnerships to help boost the department's resources.
Meet the Playhouse's youngest donor
10-year-old Sophia donates one dollar to Playhouse facade campaign
We'd like to extend a special thank you to Sophia, the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse's youngest donor! Last summer, 10-year-old Sophia attended a tour of the Mission Playhouse. When she was informed about the Playhouse's facade restoration campaign, she donated one dollar to the cause, explaining "here, you need this more than I do, use it for painting the theater!"

Learn how you can donate to the Mission Playhouse by clicking the link below.
Upcoming City Council meetings
  Study Sessions

  No upcoming study sessions are planned at this time.

  Regular Meetings
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
Upcoming commission meetings
  • Monday, March 5, 2018 - 7:00 p.m., Community Services Commission, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Monday, March 12, 2018 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
All meetings are held at City Hall in the Council Chambers.

Upcoming events at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse:
  • Saturday, February 24, 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Cinderella," 320 South Mission Drive
  • Sunday, February 25, 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Cinderella," 320 South Mission Drive
  • Monday, February 26, 7:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Chinese New Year," 320 South Mission Drive
Here is a list of events coming up in the San Gabriel community:
Click on the links in each event for more information, or  click here for more events .
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • Recreation Specialist - Closes on February 15, 2018
  • Mission Playhouse Stage Crew - Multiple positions available!
  • Mission Playhouse Usher - Continuous
  • Police Dispatcher Clerk - Continuous
  • Police Dispatcher Clerk (Part-Time) - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Entry Level Recruit) - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Lateral/Academy Graduate) - Continuous
  • Recreation Leader
  • Lifeguard/Swim Instructor
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