Good evening,
We hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday! As a friendly reminder, be sure to check out our holiday shopping guide for some great gift ideas from local San Gabriel businesses. We also have our annual holiday tree lighting ceremony on December 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Plaza Park - click here to RSVP on Facebook.

Finally, be sure to donate a new kid's book to the San Gabriel Library's teen book drive to help support Children's Hospital Los Angeles before December 2.
Now, here's what's making news for the week of November 29, 2017. 
City served in lawsuit involving SGPD officers
The city has recently been served in a lawsuit by one former and several current peace officers of the City of San Gabriel. The city has also received a tort claim making similar allegations.

This matter is under investigation, and we are taking these assertions seriously. The city remains committed to serving its community with sensitivity and compassion, but will not be commenting in its publications while the investigation is ongoing.
Ring in the holidays on December 5
Annual tree lighting ceremony to take place in Plaza Park
Join your neighbors as we ring in the holidays at the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony! Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. with local schools performing some of your favorite holiday tunes. Enjoy a cup of cocoa, meet new friends and bring an unwrapped gift for the Spark of Love toy drive.

Border Grill and Slammin' Sliders will also be on the scene to serve some great food.
SGPD's citizen academy classes to begin
Learn more about law enforcement
The San Gabriel Police Department will begin hosting the next citizen academy class beginning on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. The department plans to host at least two 12-week sessions every year, and Chinese and Spanish-language citizen academies are also being developed.

The academy is designed to give citizens who live, work, or attend school in San Gabriel an overview of law enforcement.
Nutcracker arrives at the Playhouse next week
Classic production runs from December 9 to 23
The Pasadena Dance Theatre's production of "The Nutcracker" comes to the Playhouse from December 9 to December 23. Watch as more than 60 dancers magically bring Clara's Christmas eve dream of a dashing nutcracker prince to life!
Lunar New Year Festival to be held February 10, 2018
Event combines tradition with modern celebrations
Save the date! San Gabriel's Lunar New Year Festival will be held on February 10, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. This yearly event combines tradition with modern celebrations, with street food, a marketplace, performances and more!

The festival is currently accepting applications for vendors, talent, and sponsors. Click here to apply.
ACE photo of the week
Questions? Call the project help line at 888.ACE.1426
Construction crews are working on Mission Drive, reconstructing the curb and roadway
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
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Ethics Codes and Practices/Rules of Conduct, City Hall, Conference Room A

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, 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
  • Wednesday, December 6, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Council Chambers, "411 with the Chief," 425 South Mission Drive
Here is a list of events coming up in the San Gabriel community:
  • Saturday, December 2, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Yoga Class," 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • Saturday, December 2, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Play & Explore," 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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