Good evening,
Happy new year, and welcome to 2018!

As we start 2018, be sure to read more about the San Gabriel Library's Play in a Day teen workshop being held on January 13. This is an excellent opportunity for San Gabriel teens to build their team-work skills and public speaking abilities in a class led by a professional actor.

In addition, the San Gabriel Police Department has extended the deadline for this year's Citizen Academy to January 17. More information about the program is included below, including details on how you can sign up.

Now, here's what's making news for the week of January 3, 2017. 
Council formally appoints Mark Lazzaretto City Manager
City Council wrap-up for January 2, 2018 now online
Last night, the City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Mark Lazzaretto as San Gabriel's new City Manager, effective February 5, 2018. Lazzaretto will succeed Steven A. Preston, who has served as San Gabriel's City Manager since 2009.

You can read more about Mr. Lazzaretto's appointment and more in our latest City Council wrap-up.
Test your might at the Lunar New Year Festival
Event now accepting dance tournament applications
Do you think you have what it takes to win this year's dance tournament?

The San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival will host the second annual Kinjaz Dojo annual dance tournament at this year's event. The tournament will be held on February 10 with a grand prize of $1000. Contest rules apply, so be sure to read more about the competition at the link below.
Citizen Academy registration deadline extended
Learn more about law enforcement in this informative class
Learn more about law enforcement by registering for this year's Citizen Academy. Offered by the San Gabriel Police Department, the Citizen Academy is designed to give citizens who live, work, or attend school in San Gabriel an overview of law enforcement. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the men and women who serve their community.

Applications are now available, so click the link below to register before January 17.
Catch "Metropolis" January 28 at the Playhouse
Silent Sundays at the Playhouse continues
Silent Sundays at the Mission Playhouse continues with "The Complete Metropolis" on Sunday, January 28 at 2:30 p.m.

Set in a futuristic urban dystopia, the film follows Freder, the wealthy son of Metropolis' powerful ruler alongside Maria, a poor worker, as they try to overcome the cast gulf separating the classes of their city. "The Complete Metropolis" will be shown with 25 minutes of missing footage, restoring the film to director Fritz Lang's original vision.
Marshall Community Park set to open in late January
City's first new park in over a decade
After some brief delays, Marshall Community Park is set to open soon in late January. This new park - at the corner of Norwood Place and Jackson Avenue - will feature game courts, synthetic turf, playground equipment and more.

We'll have more details soon, so be sure to stay tuned to CityBeat for more information as we approach the park's official opening.
Upcoming City Council meetings
Study Sessions
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Ethics Codes and Practices/Rules of Conduct, City Hall, Conference Room A

Regular Meetings
  • Tuesday, January 16, 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:
  • Friday, January 12, 7:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Chinese New Year," 320 South Mission Drive
  • Saturday, January 13, 10:00 a.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Play in a Day, Free Youth Theatre Workshop," 320 South Mission Drive
  • Sunday, January 14, 3:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Unfinished...Free Community Concert," 320 South Mission Drive
  • Saturday, January 20, 7:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "AGTO Spring Festival Gala," 320 South Mission Drive
Here is a list of events coming up in the San Gabriel community:
  • Friday, January 5, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Citizenship Class Registration," 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • Saturday, January 6, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Seniors: Protection from Fraud," 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • Saturday, January 6, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "MakMo Dinosaur Bone Puzzles," 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • Sunday, January 21, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce, "Education and Family Resource Expo," Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel
Click on the links in each event for more information, or  click here for more events .
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • Sewer Maintenance Leadperson - Closes on January 11, 2018
  • Executive Assistant to the City Manager - Closes on January 23, 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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