Good evening, San Gabriel:  
We hoped you enjoyed last week's Cinco de Mayo celebration. If you missed our festivities, be sure to view several photos and a video of the event here.

As a friendly reminder, if you'd like to learn more about your local fire department, be sure to attend this year's Fire Service Day from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a special behind-the-scenes tour of Fire Station 51. Also, please be mindful of a 55-hour closure at the Del Mar Avenue crossing from May 11 to May 14 as construction crews work to repave that section of roadway. More information about this closure can be found here.

Now, here's what's making news for the week of May 9, 2018:  
SGFD requests feasibility study from LA County Fire
City Council preview for May 15 now online
After the dissolution of the tri-city fire agreement with San Marino and South Pasadena, a study was commissioned to evaluate the San Gabriel Fire Department and the services it provides to the community compared to neighboring cities. As part of the presentation, the option of contracting with Los Angeles County was explored as a way to improve fire services to the City.

You may read more about this and other items in our May 15 City Council preview.
Del Mar Avenue crossing to be closed May 11 to May 14
ACE to perform pavement rehabilitation during 55-hour closure
Please be advised that ACE will be performing pavement work from the Del Mar Avenue crossing to Agostino Road beginning on May 11 at 9:00 p.m. Construction is expected to end by 5:00 a.m. on May 14. Pedestrian access will be available, but motorists on Clary Avenue will not have access to Del Mar Avenue. Instead, drivers should use San Marino Avenue to connect to Broadway during construction.
Celebrate Mother's Day at the Playhouse May 13
Asian Pacific American Festival runs from May 7 to May 26
Join us for Family Day from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Playhouse Plaza this Sunday as we celebrate the Asian Pacific American Festival along with Mother's Day. Cultural performances will be held on the outdoor stage beginning at 1:00 p.m. along with bouquet workshops. Afterwards, join Emmy award-winning composer Nathan Wang at 3:30 p.m. inside the Mission Playhouse.

The Asian Pacific American festival runs from May 7 to May 26, with workshops, screenings and performances. All events are free, so be sure to reserve your spot and learn more at the link below.
Have Mother's Day tea and bunco at the Adult Center
Make your reservation by May 11
We  ❤️  moms! Join us at the Adult Recreation Center on May 14 with tea, dessert and the popular dice game bunco!

To reserve your lunch for this event, call 626.308.2823 no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11. The suggested donation for lunch is $3 and participants must be 60 years and older to receive a lunch.
Officer Donovan Jimenez receives award from MADD
Jimenez honored for his work to combat impaired driving
Congratulations to Officer Donovan Jimenez, who received an award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving last week for his work to combat impaired driving. Jimenez was honored at MADD's Law Enforcement Recognition Awards, which honors heroes in law enforcement for their life-saving work.

Congratulations, Officer Jimenez!
Play Day in the park on May 19
Celebrate the artistry of Benjamin Dominguez
In 1965, La Laguna de San Gabriel was built on Vincent Lugo Park's last undeveloped piece of land. To celebrate Benjamin Dominguez's imaginative concrete structure, the City is hosting a day of play on May 19 at Vincent Lugo Park from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Community Services and Friends of La Laguna will be hosting the event, with food, games, face painting and entertainment. For more information, contact Recreation Coordinator Matthew Morales-Stevens via email or at 626.308.2875.
San Gabriel to honor troops with honor wall
Nominate a service member by June 8
We'll be honoring members of the Armed Forces at the 2018 Kid's Day and 4th of July Parade with an honor wall listing San Gabriel residents that have served their country. To recognize a loved one, fill out an entry form and submit a 4" by 6" photo to Community Services by June 8. If you've submitted a name in the past, you do not need to resubmit your entry for this year's event.

Please note that photos will not be returned.
Community Services celebrates older adult volunteers
Luncheon held in honor of National Volunteer Month
To honor National Volunteer Month, Community Services held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon for older adult program volunteers last month. This year's theme - celebrating service - speaks to the countless hours of valuable service given to the City.

For more information on volunteering and other older adult programs, please contact Recreation Supervisor James Lara via email or at 626.308.2875.
Summer fun at San Gabriel's day camp
Register for a camp from Community Services
Mark your calendar: Cougar Adventure Camp is now open for registration at the Community Recreation Center. Day Camp will be held at Coolidge Elementary School this summer from June 11 to August 17. Our summer day camp features a variety of fun summer activities for youth entering first grade through eighth grade. Participants must be six years old or older to participate. 

Register at the Community Recreation Center located at 250 South Mission Drive.
Upcoming City Council meetings
  Study Sessions
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:30 p.m., City Commission Interviews, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 5:30 p.m., City Commission Interviews, City Hall, Council Chambers

  Regular Meetings
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 6:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
Upcoming commission meetings
  • Monday, May 14, 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:
Here is a list of events coming up in the San Gabriel community:
  • Saturday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Fire Department, "Fire Service Day," 1303 South Del Mar Avenue
  • Saturday, May 12, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Beverage Tour of Asia," 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • Saturday, May 12, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Tibetan Sand Mandalas," 500 South Del Mar Avenue.
  • Saturday, May 19, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: City of San Gabriel, "Play Day," Vincent Lugo Park
  • Thursday, May 24, 10:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Valley Humane Society, "Cause an Effect," Chipotle
Click on the links in each event for more information, or  click here for more events .
We're currently recruiting for the following positions:
  • Maintenance Worker I (Full-Time) - Closes on May 17, 2018
  • Maintenance Worker I (Part-Time) - Closes on May 17, 2018
  • Police Sergeant - Closes on May 24, 2018
  • Mission Playhouse Stage Crew - Multiple positions available!
  • Mission Playhouse Usher - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Lateral/Academy Graduate) - Continuous
  • Recreation Leader
  • Lifeguard/Swim Instructor
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