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Things are gearing up for this year's Lunar New Year Festival on February 10! A full list of free entertainment, food and arts and crafts has been published on the Lunar New Year website. We hope to see you in the Mission District for this fun event - and be sure to RSVP on Facebook here.

Now, here's what's making news for the week of January 31, 2018. 
Playhouse facade restoration, sidewalk repairs and more
A preview of the February 6 City Council agenda is now available
A preview of the February 6 City Council agenda is now available online.

This agenda includes information on the San Gabriel Police Department's MOU with Homeland Security Investigations, the proposed restoration of the Mission Playhouse facade, a proposal to enter into a $100,000 contract to assess and repair the city's sidewalks and more. 
New San Gabriel Sheraton officially opens
New hotel features 288 guest rooms, steakhouse and convention space
Last week, the new Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel officially opened to the public.

Featuring 288 guest rooms, large meeting space and two restaurants, the Sheraton is the latest addition to Valley Boulevard. Before its opening, we had the opportunity to take a tour of the completed hotel. You can view photos from the tour at the link below.
Lunar New Year Festival ramping up
Festival to take place on February 10 in the Mission District
As we gear up for the upcoming San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival, we spoke with artists LATE of ODD FOLKS and Perry & Danielle to learn more about their musical backgrounds as they prepare for the show.

You can view this year's entire entertainment roster - including Travis Atreo, Melissa Polinar and the Kinjaz dance tournament - on the San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival website here, and be sure to RSVP to the event posting on Facebook.
San Gabriel participates in 2018 homeless count
Count designed to address the homeless population in the region
Last week, volunteers from San Gabriel participated in the annual homeless count hosted by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. This annual count is designed to gather census information about the homeless population and to react appropriately with programs and initiatives.

Learn more about the process and the importance of the count in the article linked to below.
Ray Fuller and friends at the Playhouse this Saturday
Enjoy a night of jazz, soul, pop or gospel
Do you like jazz, soul, pop, or gospel? Come to the Playhouse this Saturday evening, February 3 at 8:00 p.m. for Ray Fuller & Friends: Celebrating Our History Through Music.

Learn about Ray and his musical guests Elaine Gibbs, Paulette McWilliams, Brian Simpson, and Jeff Robinson. These musicians have worked with some of music's greatest artists, including Whitney Houston, Branford Marsalis, Aretha Franklin, and Michael Jackson.
Need tax assistance?
Community Services & AARP to offer tax assistance to older adults
It's tax season again! Are you 50 years of age or older and are looking for some assistance with your tax return? The San Gabriel Community Services department and AARP are offering free tax assistance for older adults. AARP tax preparation will take place at the Community Recreation Center located at 250 South Mission Drive for tax payers with low to moderate income.

For more information on taxes and other older adult programs, contact Recreation Supervisor, James Lara at 626.308.2875 or via email at
Upcoming City Council meetings
Study Sessions

No upcoming study sessions.

Regular Meetings
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 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, February 5, 2018 - 7:00 p.m., Community Services Commission

Upcoming events at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse:


  • Saturday, February 3, 8:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Ray Fuller & Friends: Celebrating Our History Through Music," 320 South Mission Drive
  • Thursday, February 8, 7:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, Playhouse Plaza "Wine, Dine, & Dance," Free Event, 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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