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Get ready, San Gabriel! The city is hosting its annual Lunar New Year Festival on February 10 in the heart of the San Gabriel Mission District! Come enjoy free entertainment from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

As a reminder, a full list of free entertainment, food, 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 February 7, 2018. 
City terminates agreement with Homeland Security Investigations
A wrap-up of the February 6 City Council agenda is now available
Last night, the City Council - in a 3-2 vote - directed staff to terminate the San Gabriel Police Department's agreement with Homeland Security Investigations. More information on this - along with other items discussed at last night's meeting - can be found in our Council wrap-up.
Learn how to salsa at Wine, Dine & Dance February 8
Free bachata, salsa lessons and finger food at the Playhouse
Want to learn how to salsa? The city is offering free bachata, salsa lessons and a show at the Mission Playhouse Plaza on February 8 at 6:30 p.m. Known as Wine, Dine & Dance, the free event will be hosted by Hector Llamas and Brigitte Ryerson from The Granada LA dance studio.

The event will also include complimentary sangria tastings and finger food from Pez Cantina.
Melissa Polinar to play at Lunar New Year Festival
Festival to take place on February 10 in the Mission District
We're happy to announce that Melissa Polinar will be playing at this year's San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival on February 10 in the heart of the San Gabriel Mission District.

Known for her distinct soulful vocals and passionate musicianship, Melissa Polinar's work has allowed her to garner recognition by Questlove, Mark Kibble and India.Arie. We interviewed Melissa to learn more about her music and what fans can expect when she performs on February 10.

Admission is free! Be sure to RSVP for the festival on Facebook here

Playhouse announces new photo contest
Contest designed to document the Playhouse facade restoration project
The Mission Playhouse is about to embark on its facade restoration project, and they're inviting you to help document the process in an original, compelling and artful way.

Over the next two months, they're inviting amateur photographers to visit the Playhouse to take photos of the before, during and after phases of the exterior painting project. Photos can be of any portion of the exterior of the Playhouse. Please keep in mind that photographers will not have any access to the interior of the theater.
San Gabriel to host senior Valentines dance
Dance will take place on February 15 at the recreation center
Are you searching for something to do for Valentines Day? Dance cheek-to-cheek with your sweetheart at the first annual senior Valentines dance! The dance will take place at the Adult Recreation Center located at 324 South Mission Drive on February 15 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

A DJ will be on hand along with light refreshments. Registration is $5 per person, and please do register no later than February 12. A minimum number of participants is required for this event.

Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate should direct such request to the Community Services department at 626.308.2875 at least 48 hours before the appointment, if possible.
San Gabriel to host cleanup on March 3
Bring your bulky items, electronics and hazardous waste
Get ready, San Gabriel! The city is hosting another community cleanup event on March 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Public Works Yard located at 917 East Grand Avenue.

This is your chance to bring bulky items (such as furniture, rugs, mattresses and appliances), electronic waste (such as televisions, printers, computers, power cords and more) and hazardous waste (such as batteries, bulbs, paint, oil, medical, toxic or liquid waste). Hazardous waste will be handled by the County of Los Angeles.
Upcoming City Council meetings
Study Sessions

No upcoming study sessions.

Regular Meetings
  • Tuesday, February 20, 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.

No upcoming meetings are planned at this time.

Upcoming events at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse:
  • Sunday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Chinese New Year 2018," 320 South Mission Drive
  • Friday, February 16, 7:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Chinese New Year Festival," 320 South Mission Drive
  • Saturday, February 24, 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Cinderella," 320 South Mission Drive
  • Sunday, February 25, 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Cinderella," 320 South Mission Drive
  • Monday, February 26, 7:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Chinese New Year," 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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