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Welcome to the month of March! Thank you again for participating in last weekend's community cleanup. If you weren't able to make it but still have a bulky item that you'd like to dispose of, simply call Athens Services for a free pickup at 888.336.6100. Two items - such as furniture or an appliance - may be picked up for free per week.

Now, here's what's making news for the week of March 7, 2018. 
City Council denies permit for Tibetan Herbal Feet Spa
A wrap-up of the March 6 City Council is now online
In a 3-1 vote (with Councilmember Liao voting against the motion and Mayor Costanzo recusing herself from the hearing), the City Council voted to deny a conditional use permit for China Tibetan Herbal Feet Soak.

You can read more about this and other items in our March 6 City Council wrap-up.
San Gabriel Police Department promotes four officers
City welcomes two new captains, one lieutenant and one sergeant
In a ceremony held at the March 6 City Council meeting, Chief Harris officially promoted four veteran officers within the San Gabriel Police Department.

Fabian Valdez and Alex Quijada will now be captains within the department, reporting directly to Chief Harris. Rene Hernandez has been promoted to the position of lieutenant from his previous rank of sergeant, and Martin Garcia has been elevated to the role of sergeant from his previous role as a SCET officer.
Making San Gabriel greener: 50 trees added to Mission Rd
Trees were added as part of the City's street tree master plan
San Gabriel's urban forest is growing with the addition of fifty Australian Willows along Mission Road.

This latest tree planting project spans from Del Mar Avenue to San Gabriel Boulevard and is part of the ongoing implementation of the City's street tree master plan. Click the link below to see photos of the City's latest planting project!
SGPD officers celebrate Read Across America
Annual event celebrates the importance of reading
Last week, Sergeant Martin Garcia and Lieutenant Rene Hernandez went to Dewey Avenue Elementary School to participate in Read Across America. If you aren't aware of the celebration, Read Across America is a nationwide event that takes place on Dr. Seuss's birthday.

In San Gabriel, Sergeant Garcia and Lieutenant Hernandez read "Hop on Pop" by Dr. Seuss to a class at Dewey Avenue Elementary. We've included photos from last week's reading at the link below.
"The Little Mermaid" at the Playhouse this Friday
Temple City Performing Arts to perform from March 9 to March 11
Temple City Performing Arts presents Disney's "The Little Mermaid" this Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 11. Journey under the sea with Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder and friends in this musical featuring a live orchestra accompaniment of Disney's classic tale.
Upcoming City Council meetings
  Study Sessions
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 5:30 p.m., Fire Deployment Study, City Hall, Conference Room A
  Regular Meetings
  • Tuesday, March 20, 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:
  • Friday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "The Little Mermaid," 320 South Mission Drive* Saturday, March 10, 7:30 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "The Little Mermaid," 320 South Mission Drive
  • Sunday, March 11, 2:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "The Little Mermaid," 320 South Mission Drive
  • Saturday, March 17, 6:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Debapriya, Samanwaya, and Subrata," Concert and Dinner, 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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