Good evening,
To all of this year's Turkey Trot participants - thank you for attending! We hope you had a great run or walk this past weekend. To top off the event, we've posted a list of top finishers along with photos from this year's trot, along with a video featuring some memorable highlights.

Also, as we head into the holidays, please note that City Hall will be closed on November 23 and 24 for Thanksgiving. We hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving holiday.
Now, here's what's making news for the week of November 22, 2017. 
City denies two massage appeals
City Council meeting wrap-up for November 21
Last night, the City Council held three hearings, which included an appeal of a planning case concerning Oriental Massage Spa along with a separate planning case appeal concerning Zi Liang Massage. You may view the agenda from yesterday's meeting here, or read the wrap-up at the link below.
Photos: San Gabriel hosts 42nd Turkey Trot
Hundreds gather for annual walk and run
This past Saturday, hundreds of runners and walkers from across the region attended the 42nd annual Turkey Trot at Vincent Lugo Park. This year's event featured a 10K and 5K run, along with a 5K walk and a 1K youth run through the city. We've posted a list of top finishers along with photos at the link below.
Shop San Gabriel for gifts for the holiday season
Jewelry, sporting goods and more from San Gabriel stores 
To commemorate Small Business Saturday, we talked with several local San Gabriel businesses to learn what they recommend as gifts for the holiday season. This guide includes a look at rings, necklaces, sporting equipment, watches and wine - all available within San Gabriel. Support your community by shopping local for the holidays.
Table tennis now available
Available every Friday at the Adult Recreation Center
Table tennis is coming to San Gabriel! The Community Services department is now offering table tennis at the Adult Recreation Center every Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Padillo Room (though please note that table tennis will not be offered this Friday due to the holidays).

Open table tennis will be on a first come, first serve basis, and balls and paddles will be provided.
Ballet at the Playhouse this weekend
"Fairy Tale" and "Don Quixote" take the stage
Elegance graces the Playhouse stage with an array of classic ballet dances this weekend. Li Ballet presents a ballet showcase this Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m., followed by a production of "Fairy Tale" at 7:00 p.m. On Sunday, Li Ballet will present "Don Quixote" at 5:00 p.m.

Be sure to catch these productions this weekend at the Playhouse.
SGFD safety tips: frying a turkey
Follow these tips for a safe Thanksgiving holiday
Fried turkeys are delicious, but be sure to follow some safety tips from the San Gabriel Fire Department in order to have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving.

First, find a flat ground for the fryer to ensure that the oil remains even and steady. Keep the turkey fryer away from your home, children and pets, and use a thawed or dry turkey to prevent a fire. Finally, monitor the turkey fryer's temperature, and be prepared for a fire with a multi-purpose, dry-powder fire extinguisher. Happy Thanksgiving!
ACE photo of the week
Questions? Call the project help line at 888.ACE.1426
Construction crews are currently working on Mission Drive, preparing new concrete and asphalt
Mission Dr. from Santa Anita St. to Mission Rd. closed
Please be advised that Mission Road from Santa Anita Street to Mission Road will be closed for construction until December 2 while construction crews work on preparing new concrete and asphalt for the roadway. During construction, you may access the City Hall parking lot from Santa Anita Street and McGroarty Street.

In addition, construction on San Gabriel Boulevard between Commercial Avenue and Santa Fe Avenue will occur from now until December 4 while crews remove the temporary railway tracks. The street will remain open with at least one lane of traffic maintained in each direction while construction takes place. Finally, access to Angeleno Avenue will be restricted during the first phase of this project. Business access and pedestrian access will remain available. More information may be found here.
Upcoming City Council meetings
Study Sessions
No upcoming study sessions.

Regular Meetings
  • Tuesday, December 5 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
Upcoming commission meetings
All meetings are held at City Hall in the Council Chambers.
  • Monday, November 27 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review Commission
  • Monday, December 4 - 7:00 p.m., Community Services Commission
Here is a list of events being offered by the city:
  • Tuesday, December 5, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Plaza Park, "Holiday Tree Lighting," 428 South Mission Drive
Here is a list of events coming up in the San Gabriel community:
  • Saturday, November 25, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Yoga Class," 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • Monday, December 4, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Kids' Book Club," 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • Sunday, January 21, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce, "Education and Family Resource Expo," Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel
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 Coordinator - Filing deadline is November 29, 2017
  • Firefighter/Paramedic - New review deadline is November 30, 2017
  • Firefighter/Paramedic (Lateral) - New review deadline is November 30, 2017
  • 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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