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Earlier this week, the City of San Gabriel, with the help of the County of Los Angeles, broke ground on the Del Mar Avenue/Alhambra Wash Bridge Replacement Project. This $8.9 million bridge will feature new architectural treatments, widened travel lanes and safety enhancements for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

During construction, one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times. In addition, a temporary detour ramp and traffic signal will be installed to mitigate traffic. We'll be sure to keep you posted about any traffic alerts as the project develops.

Now, here's what's making news for the week of March 14, 2018. 
City breaks ground on $8.9 million Alhambra Wash Bridge
New bridge will replace existing 83-year structure
The City of San Gabriel, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles, broke ground on the Del Mar Avenue/Alhambra Wash Bridge Replacement Project in a ceremony held earlier this week.

Located south of Valley Boulevard above the Alhambra Wash, the new $8.9 million bridge will replace an existing 83-year old structure that is now classified as structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. The new bridge will provide widened travel lanes, a new left turn pocket into the adjacent shopping center and new lighting.
Council to appoint new Mayor, Vice Mayor on March 20
Preview of the March 20 City Council agenda is now online
In accordance with California law, the City Council is required to reorganize each year by appointing a new Mayor and a Vice Mayor. Current Mayor Juli Costanzo is expected to make outgoing comments, and after which, a new Mayor and Vice Mayor of San Gabriel will be appointed.

You can learn more about this and other items in our preview of the March 20 City Council meeting.
San Gabriel expected to receive new road funding 2018-19
City Council holds early discussions on the City's next fiscal year
As we approach our next fiscal year, the City Council held a study session last week to outline how the City can continue to implement its strategic plan within the 2018-2019 budget.

While the figures are preliminary and expected to change, the City expects to receive new funding for road improvements for the next fiscal year. You can read more about this and other items in our preview of the 2018-19 budget.
'Egg'straordinary celebration to be held March 31
San Gabriel to host 74th Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt
Want to have an 'egg'cellent March? Then take your family and friends to the 'Egg'straordinary celebration on March 31 at Smith Park!

Hosted by the City of San Gabriel and the San Gabriel Kiwanis Club, this celebration will feature a tasty pancake breakfast, pancake races and an egg hunt!
Have a used oil filter? Recycle it this Saturday
Recycle and exchange your used oil filter for a new one
Do you have a used oil filter? Recycle it! Trashing a used oil filter can harm the environment, so bring your used oil filter to 8350 Garvey Avenue in Rosemead this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for proper disposal. A used oil filter may be exchanged for a new one while supplies last, and there is a limit of one oil filter exchange per person.

For more information, call 888.CLEANLA or visit
Experience the Ravi Shankar Quartet this Saturday
Enjoy classical Indian music
Enjoy a classical Indian music concert and dinner this Saturday, March 17 at 4:00 p.m. at the Playhouse. The Ravi Shankar Quartet is composed of four talented artists, including sitar player Gaurav Mazumdar, cello player Barry Phillips, shehnai player Ashwini Shankar and tabla player Arup Chattopadhyay.

These musicians have performed across the globe, including at Carnegie Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and the Vatican.
Experience Broadway in San Gabriel
Broadway Divas to perform March 25 at the Playhouse
This past Wednesday, members of the press gathered at the Playhouse to learn more about the "Broadway Divas." The show's creative team, along with Jennifer Leigh Warren, gave guests a wonderful behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming production that will play on March 25.

"Broadway Divas" brings four lovely ladies from Broadway to the Playhouse as Jennifer Leigh Warren, Kim Huber, Sandra Allen and Jennifer Paz share their Broadway stories.
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, 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:
  • Saturday, March 17, 6:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Debapriya, Samanwaya, and Subrata," Concert and Dinner, 320 South Mission Drive
  • 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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