San Gabriel, CA
San Gabriel is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. It is named after the Mission San Gabriel Arcngel, founded by Junipero Serra. The city grew outward from the mission and in 1852 became the original township of Los Angeles County. San Gabriel was incorporated in 1913. The city's motto is "A city with a Mission" and it is often called the "Birthplace" of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. At the 2010 census, the population was 39,718. Prior to the arrival of the Spanish to Alta California, the area that is now San Gabriel was inhabited by the Tongva Native Americans, whom the Spanish called the Gabrieleo. The Tongva name for the San Gabriel region has been reconstructed as Shevaa.