About San Gabriel, California
The city of San Gabriel is part of the Los Angeles County in the state of California. Incorporated in 1913, the city was named after Mission San Gabriel Archangel. The mission was the fourth of the 21 California missions and was founded by Father Junipero Serra in 1771. The mission served as the center for arts and culture during that era. According to historical records, it was estimated that more than 25,000 baptisms were handled in the mission from 1771 and up to 1834, including Pio Pico who served as Governor of California for two terms. Today, it is now one of the historical landmarks in the city and a top tourist destination spot. Recently, the city won a $4.6 million park grant for the funding of San Gabriels Marshall Community Park project, a proposal for the first new park of the city. San Gabriel has a booming company and this is because of several companies and businesses operating within the city. Among them are San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, Landwin, Alderwood Manor Convalescent Hospital, 99 Ranch Market, Vista Cove Care Center, Marcos Auto Body, Park uniform Rental, Shun Fat Supermarket, Mission Lodge Sanitarium, ODonnell Chevrolet-Buick, and many more. The city is also home to several prominent individuals like Henry John "Hank" Aguirre, MLB pitcher; Curly Howard, comedian and known for his role in Three Stooges; Ward Walrath Kimball, animator for Walt Disney Studios; Dee Luong, professional poker player; Charles William "Bill" Mumy, Jr., actor and musician; Daniel Shane Patterson, MLB relief pitcher; and Kurt Fredrick Vollers, NFL offensive lineman.