Good evening, San Gabriel

This year's San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival is quickly approaching! Join us in the Mission District on February 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a celebration of the Lunar New Year!

Be sure to RSVP to the event page on Facebook for all the latest updates and news about this year's event, and submit an entry for this year's talent competition!

Now, here's what's making news for the week of January 9, 2019:
City Council to consider comprehensive
study from LA County Fire
As part of the City Council’s interest in evaluating Los Angeles County Fire as a possible option, City staff recommends that the City move forward with a comprehensive report that will detail the cost/benefit analysis of contracting fire services to the county. This study will also provide a detailed cost structure to the City.

It’s important to note that this study does not bind the City into taking any action or entry into an agreement with the county. Staff is prepared to present the results of the study at a future meeting.
AARP offering tax assistance for older adults
It’s tax season again! Are you 50 years of age or older and are looking for some assistance with your tax return?

The San Gabriel Community Services Department and AARP are offering free tax assistance for older adults. AARP tax preparation will take place at the Community Recreation Center located at 250 South Mission Drive for tax payers with low to moderate income.
Olympia Philharmonic Society & Cal State LA present Pastorale this Sunday
The Olympia Philharmonic Society & Cal State LA present "Pastorale," a free community concert, this Sunday afternoon on January 13 at 3:00 p.m. Conducted by Fung Ho, this concert presents musical masterpieces from several renowned composers: Chopin's "Piano Concerto No. 1," Bruch's "Violin Concerto No. 1," Handel's "Music for the Royal Fireworks" and Beethoven's "6th Symphony."
Metro seeking feedback on its bus system
Come to the Asian Youth Center on January 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and offer your input on Metro's bus network. Metro wants your thoughts on bus routes, frequencies, day and times of operation. Stop in anytime during the workshop hours.

Refreshments will be served and TAP cards will be given away while supplies last.
Submit nominations for 2019's
Outstanding Older American
The City - along with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors - is calling for nominations of older Americans to participate in 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.
San Gabriel Valley Humane Society to hold fundraiser
at Ogopogo on January 20
The San Gabriel Valley Humane Society is holding a fundraiser at Ogopogo Brewing on 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.

13 house-made brews will be available along with LA Pizzeria Company from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Volunteers from SGVHS will also be there with adoptable dogs from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Upcoming meetings
  • City Council: January 15, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at City Council Chambers
Upcoming events
  • San Gabriel Library: Book Club for Adults: The Hate U Give on January 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • City of San Gabriel: San Gabriel Lunar New Year on February 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 320 South Mission Drive
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