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Spring is here, and if you're looking for a way to make a difference in your community, we recommend signing up for a commission. Commissioners help advise members of the City Council in many areas of governance, including civil service, architectural design, planning, community services and more. See which positions are currently vacant, and apply today. Applications will be accepted until March 30.

In addition, we've also been getting reports on coyote sightings in the community. If you'd like to learn more, or if you see or encounter a coyote, please read this guide on the City's website.

Now, here's what's making news for the week of March 21, 2018. 
John Harrington appointed Mayor of San Gabriel
A wrap-up of the March 20 City Council meeting is now available
By a unanimous vote, the City Council voted to appoint John Harrington Mayor of San Gabriel and Jason Pu as the Vice Mayor of San Gabriel.

Of the appointment, Mayor Harrington said "I am truly humbled at the confidence that my fellow councilmembers have shown me to nominate me for Mayor. I take my role as a public servant very seriously and I'm here to advocate for all residents of San Gabriel."
See a coyote in the community?
Learn what you can do to help address the coyote population
Recently, the City has been receiving inquiries about the coyote population in San Gabriel. Coyotes are sly, intelligent and very adaptable animals. Despite attempts to regulate their numbers throughout the United States, coyote populations have continued to increase.

To learn more about what you can do to address the coyote population in the City, please click on the link below.
San Gabriel fire hires new firefighters, paramedics
New additions come from Cal Fire and Long Beach
The San Gabriel Fire Department is happy to welcome four new members to the fire family. Please welcome (from left to right) Jacob Gustafson, Michael Rebolledo, Greg Kernodle and Shane Salazar!

You may learn more about the department's latest hires, as well as what it takes to be a firefighter, in the link below.
San Gabriel police arrest bank robbery suspect
Suspect found in Los Angeles
On March 14, San Gabriel detectives surveilled bank robbery suspect Raymond Mendez, 27, into Los Angeles. Mendez, a local gang member, was wanted for a bank robbery that occurred on March 5 at the Bank of America in San Gabriel. Detectives spotted Mendez as he was leaving a nearby residence and followed him as he drove away.

Mendez was subsequently stopped and arrested in the 300 block of West 38 Street in the City of Los Angeles without incident.
Safety tip: check your smoke detector
Prevent smoke alarm failures by performing periodic checkups
The San Gabriel Fire Department would like to remind you to check the battery in your smoke alarm. When a smoke alarm fails, it's usually because the battery is missing, disconnected or dead. Smoke alarms that are properly maintained play a significant role in reducing fire injuries and death.

We've listed several quick tips on using and maintaining your alarm in the link below.
Have your story performed on the Playhouse stage
Participate in the first annual Asian American Festival at the Playhouse
The Playhouse is delighted to offer you the chance to have your own personal story performed onstage as part of the upcoming Asian American Festival, known as APAFEST, scheduled for this May.

As part of the festival, we're inviting you to tell us your journey to California from the place that you were born or grew up, or tell us about your family's journey. Submit your story for a chance to have it turned into a mini-theater piece to be performed on the Playhouse stage.
Broadway Divas to perform this Sunday
Watch four leading Broadway actresses perform in San Gabriel
You'll be swept away by these phenomenal leading ladies in this incredible, one of a kind musical theater experience this Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Mission Playhouse. The paths they took were different, but the destination was the same: Broadway!

Watch Jennifer Leigh Warren ("Little Shop of Horrors," "Big River"), Kim Huber ("Marie Christine" and "Sunset Boulevard"), Sandra Allen ("Sunset Boulevard") and Jennifer Paz ("Les Misérables") share their sensational journeys and serenade you with the music that made them stars!
Donate books and DVDs to the San Gabriel Library
Library to hold a book sale on April 7
Have a large collection of English, Chinese or Spanish books and DVDs that you're looking to get rid of? Consider donating them to the San Gabriel Library for an upcoming yearly book sale on April 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The library will be accepting donations at the library at 500 South Del Mar Avenue up until April 6.
Upcoming City Council meetings
  Study Sessions
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 5:30 p.m., Fire Deployment Study, City Hall, Conference Room A
    (Rescheduled for April 17)
  Regular Meetings
  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
Upcoming commission meetings
  • Monday, April 2, 2018 - 7:00 p.m., Community Services Commission, City Hall, Council Chambers
All meetings are held at City Hall in the Council Chambers.

Upcoming events at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse:
  • Sunday, March 25, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Broadway Divas" 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:
  • Chief City Clerk - Closes March 29, 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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