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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" San Gabriel Library Remodeled

SAN GABRIEL LIBRARY staff member helps patron find books. Grand re-opening of the remodeled Library was held last week.

The San Gabriel County Libary became the fourth local institution of books to improve facilties and services to local residents.

Monterey Park remodeled and expanded its library two years ago while Alhambra and San Marino built new libraries.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" EEOC Settles Lawsuit With San Gabriel Hilton

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)  last week announced the settlement of two lawsuits against Landwin  Management, Inc., which operates the San Gabriel Hilton Hotel, for $500,000  and significant remedial relief in cases alleging national origin discrimination   and sexual harassment.

Both suits were filed in September 2007 under Title  VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
In the first lawsuit (Case No. CV 07-06169 SJO), the EEOC charged that non- Chinese banquet servers were rejected for hire based on their national origin  when the San Gabriel Hilton severed its contract and hired Landwin  Management to operate the establishment in April 2005.

 

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Norms Restaurant Closes

Insomniacs, police officers, early morning workers, people driving tipsy from a party and just plain folks will miss Norms Restaurant.

The 24-hour, seven-days a week coffee shop at Valley and Del Mar is now closed after serving thousands of customers for nearly three decade.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" History Day (Jan. 2) Will Feature SG Mission Museum

SanGabrielIcon4webSan Gabriel – San Gabriel Mission’s History Day on Saturday, Jan. 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. will feature mission’s museum, which now has a larger selection of books that are displayed.

Each year thousands of fourth-grade elementary school students in California study California mission history and build mission models. A few mission building models are displayed in the museum, grounds, and gift shop lobby.

 

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Mission Fiesta This Saturday

San Gabriel – San Gabriel Mission’s 237th Annual Fiesta Royal Court members selected recently are Queen Iliana Ramos of San Gabriel, Princesses Vivian Pineda of Alhambra, Adriana Caire of San Gabriel, and Gina Hughes of Temple City.

San Gabriel Mission celebrates its birthday with its annual fiesta. Preparing for the fiesta are (from left) Julie Sanchez, Carolina Russek and Elizabeth Sanchez.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Broadway at Mission Playhouse

The San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre will present Broadway at the Playhouse on Saturday, May 3 at 8:00 p.m. in the historic San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. Musical theatre favorite Danny Michaels will emcee as Will Rogers, one of his most famous onstage personas, and take the audience on a fast-paced tour of his favorite Broadway shows.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Special Concert Scheduled at Old Mission

San Gabriel – The group “Chapel of Charlemagne” that is led by world renowned Professor Dr. Robert Fowells, emeritus professor of music at California State University at Los Angeles, and assistant director, Karen Miller, will perform at San Gabriel Mission on Sun., Dec. 6, said a mission spokesperson.
The event, “A Gregorian Chant Concert,” will start at 4:30 p.m. in the old Mission Church at 429 S. Junipero Serra Dr. at the intersection of Mission Road. The program will offer chants for Quadragesima, Advent and Christmas.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Voters Have Choice on Measures

With the presidential election looming on Election Day November 4, there’s a lot more at stake for local voters. In addition to a host of state propositions, voters in the West San Gabriel Valley will have make a decision on at least three local measures -- two of them will cost them money.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Airman Arvin Jacinto

Air Force Reserve Airman Arvin R. Jacinto has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Annual Awards Dinner

La Casa De San Gabriel Community Center Annual Awards Dinner - Friday October 3, 2008, Reception, Opportunity Drawing and Silent Auction: 6 p.m., Dinner 7 p.m., Almansor Court, 700 S. Almansor St., Alhambra

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