San Gabriel, California

San Gabriel, founded in 1771, and incorporated in 1913, is a city in the central San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County. It was established when Saint Junipero Serra established Mission San Gabriel Arcangel as the fourth of what would become twenty-one Spanish missions in California. San Gabriel Valley, the San Gabriel River, and the San Gabriel Mountains were all named after the city of San Gabriel and Mission San Gabriel Arcangel commonly referred to as the San Gabriel Mission or Mission San Gabriel.

San Gabriel is located south of San Marino, west of Temple City and Rosemead, east of South Pasadena, and north of Alhambra and Rosemead.

Given the prominence of Mission San Gabriel in the region's history, San Gabriel is commonly called the birthplace of Los Angeles.

Pio Pico, who was appointed as California's governor twice while under Mexican rule, was born and baptized Mission San Gabriel in 1801. Later he was elected as a Los Angeles City councilman.

Today, according to the U.S. Census, more than 50% of the population of San Gabriel is of Asian descent, mostly from China and Taiwan.

East San Gabriel is an unincorporated, census-designated area adjacent to the city of San Gabriel. Likewise, South San Gabriel is an unincorporated, census-designated area adjacent to the city of San Gabriel.


Chinese Historical Society of Southern California

The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California (CHSSC), established in 1975 in Chinatown, Los Angeles, is a non-profit organization that serves the Chinese communities in Southern California, including those in the San Gabriel Valley, the Conejo Valley, and Orange County. Its mission is to bring together people with a mutual interest in the important history of Chinese and Chinese Americans in Southern California; to pursue, preserve and communicate knowledge of this history; and to promote the heritage of the Chinese and appreciation of our rich, multi-cultural society. CHSSC holds monthly meetings and sponsors regular events. Memberships are available and donations are always welcome.


Mission San Gabriel Arcangel

Mission Sari Gabriel Arcangel, founded in 1771, was the fourth of 21 Spanish missions to be established in California. Today, the mission is a fully functioning Roman Catholic Mission in the City of San Gabriel. Visitors can tour the church, a museum, and the grounds. Exhibits include religious artifacts, books, and numerous relics. Mission San Gabriel is a California Historical Landmark and is listed on the. U.S National Register of Historic Places.


Ortega - Vigare Adobe

The Ortega-Vigare Adobe, constructed in 1792, is the second oldest adobe in the San Gabriel Valley. The California Historical Landmark is located in the City of San Gabriel. The adobe is located immediately south of Mission San Gabriel Arcangel which was founded in 1771.


San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce

The San Gabriel Valley Chamber of Commerce, incorporated in 1913, provides services to its members and the community that enhance the business environment in the central San Gabriel Valley. The chamber offers numerous networking events, educational opportunities, marketing assistance, an excellent business directory, and legislative advocacy. Members are from San Gabriel, Temple City, South Pasadena, Monterey Park, EI Monte, South EI Monte, and the surrounding area.


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