Good evening, San Gabriel

Just as a friendly reminder, the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society is holding a fundraiser at Ogopogo Brewing this Sunday, January 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 864 Commercial Avenue. 15% of the day's gross proceeds will go directly to SGVHS.

In addition, we're happy to welcome several popular food trucks to this year's Lunar New Year Festival, including Hungry Belly Thai, Rice Balls of Fire, Kogi BBQ, Ridges Churro Bar and more! Be sure to follow our page for updates.

Now, here's what's making news for the week of January 16, 2019:
City Council approves the
creation of a study from LA County Fire
In a unanimous vote, the City Council approved the start of an $18,000 study from Los Angeles County Fire that would examine the total costs associated with contracting fire services to the county.

The study is not a binding agreement. Instead, the cost of the study reimburses the county for an analysis that looks at City facilities, equipment and vehicles to produce an accurate portrait of costs. Such a study generally takes three months to prepare and will be presented to the City Council for additional consideration.
Chinese Folk Dance and a film at the Playhouse
Experience the rich culture of China through the wonderful music and dazzling costumes in Jim Dance Studio's "Chinese Folk Dance" this Saturday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 20 at 4:00 p.m.

In addition, January concludes with the next classic film in the Playhouse's Silent Sundays Series. "Ella Cinders," loosely based on the Cinderella story, will be shown on January 27 at 2:30 p.m.
Have a bulky item? Arrange a pick-up
Have a bulky item? Arrange a pick-up! Athens Services will pick-up two bulky items per week for free from residential customers - including those in apartments or condominiums. Simply call 888.336.6100 and provide your address with a description of the item.
Second phase of the
Alhambra Wash Bridge begins in April
Located on Del Mar Avenue between Norwood Place and Bencamp Street, the first phase of the Del Mar Avenue Alhambra Wash Bridge Replacement Project was completed late last year.

The second portion of the project will resume construction in April once the rainy season concludes. Click the link below to find out what's been completed and what's still on the horizon for the Alhambra Wash Bridge project.
Submit nominations for 2019's
Outstanding Older American
Reminder: we're still accepting nominations for the 54th annual Older Americans Recognition Day. Nominees must be an individual that is age 65 or older, has not been honored at the event in prior years and has performed outstanding volunteer service for the San Gabriel Community.
Upcoming meetings
  • City Council: February 5, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at City Council Chambers
Upcoming events
  • San Gabriel Library: Teen Advisory Board on January 18 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • San Gabriel Library: Mexican American Baseball in the San Gabriel Valley on January 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • San Gabriel Humane Society: Fundraising Event on January 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 864 Commercial Avenue
  • San Gabriel Library: What's Up in 2019 on January 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 500 South Del Mar Avenue
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