CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1995
Re "Mission Possible," editorial, Jan. 6: I agree with your conclusion and attitude regarding the changes in the San Gabriel mission district. However, I believe that if you were to research it, you would find that Juan Bautista de Anza visited the mission at its original location, which was on the western bank of the Rio Hondo River where San Gabriel Boulevard crosses, near the city limits of Montebello. The mission was later moved north due to flooding conditions. JOE R. TOLOSA JR. Glendora
January 9, 1994
Groundbreaking for the first phase of beautifying the district around the San Gabriel Mission is slated for Wednesday, city officials said. Last month, the City Council accepted a bid of $1.879 million from Gentry Brothers of Irwindale to make the improvements. "For many people, this is going to be a dream come true," said Councilwoman Mary Cammarano. Plans to create a setting worthy of the mission have been discussed in various forms for at least 25 years, she said.
August 12, 1993
On July 29, 1993, an open meeting of concerned citizens met with San Gabriel city officials for an unveiling of the proposed redevelopment plan for the San Gabriel Mission area. The plan is a good one but is seriously flawed in its present form as it regards traffic engineering and control. The plan calls for the closure of Mission Drive adjacent to the mission and elimination of parking around the hospital area. I believe this part of the plan is going to cause more problems and inconvenience for the community than the City Council and their contracted Orange county consulting firm care to admit.
April 8, 1993
Hoping to create a setting worthy of the San Gabriel Mission and attract businesses and tourists to the area, the City Council unanimously approved a plan to beautify and redesign the streets surrounding the historic landmark. The design by a landscape architecture firm in Irvine aims to unify the district with trees, street lamps and decorative paving reflecting the character of the Mission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1987 |
After Mission San Gabriel was rebuilt after an 1812 earthquake that toppled its bell tower and caused its high-arched roof to collapse, a portrait of the reconstructed building referred to it as "La mision de los temblores," the mission of earthquakes. In the years since, the mission has lived up to that name, withstanding four other major temblors.
December 6, 1987 |
Although it would be cheaper to simply patch up the damage the San Gabriel Mission sustained in the Oct. 1 earthquake, mission officials hope to raise the estimated $4.5 million needed to completely restore the 182-year-old structure. San Gabriel City Councilman Michael Falabrino, who heads the recently formed Mission Earthquake Restoration Committee, said the group has begun applying for money from private foundations as well as from federal, state and other private sources.