Good evening, San Gabriel

We hope you'll join us this Friday for our third annual Cinco de Mayo Mercado at the Mission Playhouse Plaza from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. A festive celebration free to all, Cinco de Mayo Mercado celebrates Mexican and Latin American culture with live performances from mariachi band Las Colibri, cumbia group Spaghetti Cumbia and folklorico dance group Sol de Fuego Folklorico.

In addition, be sure to sign up for our Community Emergency Response Team to learn about basic emergency response skills from the San Gabriel Fire Department. Classes begin tomorrow evening, so be sure to register .

Now, here's what's making news for May 1, 2019:
Public Works requests additional funds for the 2018 Accelerated I-Bank Street Paving Project
Back in October 2018, the City Council awarded a construction contract to Sequel Contractors for the 2018 Accelerated I-Bank Street Paving Project, which consists of street rehabilitation for several segments of City streets. Due to significant rainfall over the past year alongside a construction delay, the project was completed in February 2019

You can read more about this item and others in our preview of the May 7 City Council meeting.
Congresswoman Judy Chu to hold office hours May 8
Congresswoman Judy Chu will be holding mobile office hours at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse on May 8 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This is a great opportunity to get help with federal agencies like the Social Security Administration or the Department of Veteran Affairs. It's also a great chance just to say hello. For questions, please contact Cindy Lee at cindy.lee@mail.house.gov or via phone at 626.304.0110.
Cinco de Mayo on May 3 at the Playhouse
It's almost time! Please join us as we kick off the Cinco de Mayo weekend with a festival celebration on May 3 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Come enjoy live entertainment, food, authentic crafts and more!

We invite you to follow the event's Facebook page for the latest news and developments leading up to the celebration.
Submit your story to APAFEST by this Sunday
On May 21, 22, 25 and 26, the Mission Playhouse will be hosting the Asian Pacific American Festival, otherwise known as APAFEST. As part of APAFEST, the festival will be collecting stories from the community that detail the immigrant experience.

Several of these stories will be chosen to be featured on the last day of the festival on May 26, so submit your story today!
Here's an update on the City's sewage system
A few weeks ago, our team at Public Works presented an update on the City’s sewer system to the City Council. Back in March 2016, the City was issued a consent judgement and settlement agreement with the goal to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows and improve the maintenance and management of sewer systems. Since then, the City has complied with the consent judgment by implementing several improvements to the City's sewage infrastructure.

You can read more about the status of the City's sewage system in the update below.
Upcoming meetings
  • City Council: May 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at City Council Chambers
Upcoming events
  • City of San Gabriel: Cinco de Mayo Mercado on May 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Mission Playhouse at 320 South Mission Drive
  • San Gabriel Library: Family Place Parent-Child Workshop on May 4 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • Congresswoman Judy Chu: Mobile Office Hours on May 8 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Mission Playhouse at 324 South Mission Drive
  • City of San Gabriel: Fire Service Day on May 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Fire Station 51 located at 1303 South Del Mar Avenue
  • City of San Gabriel: Public Works Day on May 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Smith Park
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