Good evening, San Gabriel

If you're interested in giving back to the community, we encourage you to help us build a new playground at Smith Park on March 14! Over 75 volunteers are needed from the San Gabriel community to help construct a new playground supported by The CarMax Foundation - please click here if you're interested.

Now, here's what's making news for the week of February 27, 2019:
City Council to review request to use unallocated
CDBG funds for recreation equipment
The City receives Community Development Block Grant funds to help fund programs that benefit low to moderate income areas of the community from the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission. During the past year, the City has had under $130,000 in unallocated CDBG funds.

With the county’s encouragement to utilize the funds, Community Services is requesting an additional $2,500 to help purchase equipment for the All-City Pentathlon and the youth summer program.
Experience Alice In Wonderland this Saturday
Experience the curious adventures of "Alice in Wonderland" at the Mission Playhouse this weekend!

Catch Alice's curious adventures in this Pasadena Civic Ballet production on March 2 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and March 3 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Volunteers needed to help build a new playground at Smith Park on March 14
We need more than 75 volunteers from San Gabriel to help give kids a new playground at Smith Park! Volunteers from our community will help us assemble playground pieces, mix concrete, move mulch and much, much more!

Youth activities will be provided, along with gloves, goggles, breakfast and lunch. If you'd like to help, please visit our sign-up page at the link below.
Save the date: 626 Golden Streets to be held May 19
Get ready for the largest Open Streets festival in the San Gabriel Valley at 626 Golden Streets. Presented by Metro, 626 Golden Streets will connect San Gabriel, South Pasadena and Alhambra.

You can walk, jog, run, skate, bike and play across five miles of Open Streets - we hope you'll join us!
Upcoming meetings
  • City Council: March 5, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at City Council Chambers
Upcoming events
  • San Gabriel Library: California Native Plants For Your Garden on March 2, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 500 South Del Mar avenue
  • San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce: Hire to Fire on March 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel
  • La Casa de San Gabriel: Casino Night Fundraiser on March 22, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at La Casa de San Gabriel
  • San Gabriel Mission High School: Spring Boutique on April 7, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 254 South Santa Anita Street
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