Economic Gateway http://www.gatewaycog.org Gateway Cities Council of Governments News RSS Feed Sun, 22 Jul 2018 17:21:39 -0500 en-US The Model City of Commerce http://www.gatewaycog.org/news/p/item/143/the-model-city-of-commerce http://www.gatewaycog.org/news Mon, 26 Feb 2018 02:00:00 -0600 Residents incorporated the City of Commerce, California half a century ago to avoid tax annexation form neighboring cities. They created their own “Model City” with great amenities for residents and a business-friendly environment. Commerce has a great, small city feel, but is conveniently located just six miles from downtown Los Angeles.... Bell Gardens recognized by GFOA http://www.gatewaycog.org/news/p/item/142/bell-gardens-recognized-by-gfoa http://www.gatewaycog.org/news Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:00:00 -0600 Bell Gardens, California is located 11 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The city’s beautiful parks and lake offer wonderful opportunities for recreation, such as soccer, fishing and golfing. Bell Gardens is home to the Bicycle Hotel & Casino, one of the largest poker casinos in the world. The Bicycle is an... Escape to Avalon http://www.gatewaycog.org/news/p/item/141/escape-to-avalon http://www.gatewaycog.org/news Mon, 12 Feb 2018 02:00:00 -0600 On the eastern end of Catalina Island, 22 miles off the coast of Southern California, sits the picturesque Village of Avalon. One million people visit the tiny town each year. Its subtropical climate and laid-back lifestyle encourage relaxation and recreation. Eighty-five percent of Catalina Island is a preserve. The island features... Promoting parks and trails http://www.gatewaycog.org/news/p/item/140/promoting-parks-and-trails http://www.gatewaycog.org/news Mon, 05 Feb 2018 02:00:00 -0600 Studies have shown people with access to green space and waterways are healthier and happier. Parks provide a space to relax and recreate, while trees and plants help filter air pollution and mediate temperature. The Gateway Cities Council of Governments sponsored legislation to create the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles... Celebrating business in Bellflower http://www.gatewaycog.org/news/p/item/138/celebrating-business-in-bellflower http://www.gatewaycog.org/news Mon, 29 Jan 2018 02:00:00 -0600 Bellflower, California was founded around the turn of the century. Before it was urbanized, the area was a rich agricultural center, which brought Dutch, Hispanic, Japanese, Portuguese and other immigrant families to the region. Though the city has dramatically changed through its development, its vitality is still illustrated by the motto:... Ice skating in SoCal http://www.gatewaycog.org/news/p/item/137/ice-skating-in-socal http://www.gatewaycog.org/news Mon, 22 Jan 2018 02:00:00 -0600 Artesia is a small community located 15 miles southeast of Los Angeles that was originally built around artesian wells. The city is sometimes referred to as "Little India,” because it has the second largest population of ethnic Indians in the country, after New York City. It is home to the East...