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This Saturday, be sure to participate in this year's Turkey Trot at Vincent Lugo Park beginning at 6:00 a.m. Kids and adults are invited to participate, and all proceeds will benefit youth programs in the city.

In addition, the teens of the San Gabriel Library are holding the kick-off celebration for their children's book drive this Saturday at the library from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. All books will be donated to the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, so bring a new children's book this Saturday and have some fun for a good cause!
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Now, here's what's making news for the week of November 15, 2017. 
Annual Turkey Trot run this Saturday
Proceeds from registration help San Gabriel youth programs
Mark your calendars - this year's Turkey Trot is happening this Saturday at Vincent Lugo Park beginning at 6:00 a.m. Participants can participate in a 1K, 5K or 10K run, and all proceeds will be used to help support youth programs in San Gabriel. Register now!
Help restore the Playhouse's historic facade
Participate in this year's #GivingTuesday donation campaign
After decades of constant exposure to the elements, the Playhouse exterior is beginning to show signs of wear and tear. To help restore the iconic facade, the Playhouse staff has raised over $65,000 in 2017 - but they're looking to raise another $15,000 to help restore and repair the entire building's exterior.

Learn how you can contribute to the restoration of this historic landmark that helped put San Gabriel on the map in the 1920s and 1930s by participating in this year's #GivingTuesday campaign.
Facial hair for a good cause
SGPD participates in "No-Shave November" to support men's health
To raise awareness about men's health, the San Gabriel Police Department is participating in "No-Shave November." For a small optional donation, male San Gabriel police officers and staff members have the option of growing facial hair throughout November. For women, a flower arrangement or a large bow may be worn in their hair.

As part of the campaign, the San Gabriel Police Department is looking to raise money to donate to someone in the community who is battling prostate or colon cancer.
Ballet, youth workshop and silent film this weekend
Silent Sundays continues on November 19
This Saturday, November 18, 9th to 12th graders are welcome to join the Alhambra Source and the Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA at the Playhouse for a free youth journalism workshop. The event begins at 9:00 a.m., and registration is required. Later that evening, the Elite Ballet Theatre will present "The Nutcracker."

On Sunday, November 19, the Playhouse will screen "The Kid," starring Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan. The production's introduction describes the film as "a picture with a smile - and perhaps, a tear."
Photos: Vincent Lugo Park receives new amenities
New fitness equipment and picnic shelters installed
As you might have read, Vincent Lugo Park recently received several upgrades and additions as part of the city's strategic plan to improve San Gabriel's infrastructure.

Over the last few weeks, new fitness equipment has been installed, including several machines in front of the parking lot along Wells Street in addition to a spot near La Laguna de San Gabriel. In addition, three new picnic shelters have been added, with plans to install a new set of tables and chairs very soon. If you haven't been to Vincent Lugo Park lately, we've posted several photos at the link below detailing the improvements. 
ACE photo of the week
Questions? Call the project help line at 888.ACE.1426
Construction crews are currently rehabilitating the roadway along Mission Road
Mission Road crossing to reopen November 17
Construction crews are currently rehabilitating the roadway in front of the Mission Road crossing in preparation for its November 17 reopening. Until then, northbound and southbound traffic lanes across the bridge will be closed to traffic, and pedestrian access at the railroad crossing will be available most of the time. A detour along with additional information can be found here.

In addition, construction on San Gabriel Boulevard between Commercial Avenue and Santa Fe Avenue will occur from now until December 4 while crews remove the temporary railway tracks. The street will remain open with at least one lane of traffic maintained in each direction while construction takes place. Finally, access to Angeleno Avenue will be restricted during the first phase of this project. Business access and pedestrian access will remain available. More information may be found here.
Upcoming City Council meetings
Study Sessions
No upcoming study sessions.

Regular Meetings
  • Tuesday, November 21 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tuesday, December 5 - 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, November 27 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review Commission
  • Monday, December 4 - 7:00 p.m., Community Services Commission
Here is a list of events being offered by the city:
  • Saturday, November 18, 6:00 a.m.: Vincent Lugo Park, "Turkey Trot," Corner of Wells Street and Ramona Street
  • Sunday, November 19, 2:30 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Silent Sundays Series: The Kid (1921)," 320 South Mission Drive
  • Tuesday, December 5, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Plaza Park, "Holiday Tree Lighting," 428 South Mission Drive
Here is a list of events coming up in the San Gabriel community:
  • Wednesday, November 15, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Book Club for Adults: Coach Wooden and Me," 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • Saturday, November 18, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Asian Youth Center, "Computer Sale," 100 West Clary Avenue
  • Saturday, November 18, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Teen-Run Book Drive Kick-Off," 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • Sunday, January 21, 2018, 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:
  • Assistant/Associate Planner - Filling deadline is November 17, 2017
  • Recreation Coordinator - Filing deadline is November 29, 2017
  • Firefighter/Paramedic - New review deadline is November 30, 2017
  • Firefighter/Paramedic (Lateral) - New review deadline is November 30, 2017
  • 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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