Good Evening,
FairviewCon is just one day away! Join us at the San Gabriel Village from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for a comic book and superhero block party. We'll have a costume contest, food trucks, raffles, entertainment, vendors and more. Bring your family and friends!

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FairviewCon is tomorrow evening
Comic book block party will feature contests, food and more!
Located in the San Gabriel Village on West Fairview Avenue between North Circle Drive and South Circle Drive, FairviewCon celebrates superheros and comic books in a festive block party. This family friendly event will feature product vendors, comics, food trucks, raffles, contests for kids, teens and adults!

Join us tomorrow evening from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for a fun-filled night in the San Gabriel Village, and be sure to RSVP on Facebook here. Please be advised that a street closure around the event area will run from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  News from City Hall
SGPD facility moves forward, city joins new coalition: City Council wrap-up for 9/19
Yesterday, the City Council heard several items on the consent calendar along with three new items of business, which include the appointment of a new City Attorney, an agreement to move forward with the construction of the new San Gabriel Police Department facility and the approval for the city to join the Taking Back Our Community coalition.

You may read a wrap-up of Tuesday's meeting here, or you may view the full agenda here.
A look at Nostalgic Books and Comics
San Gabriel's very own comic book store
A lifelong comic book fan, Peter Mellini fulfilled his dream of owning a comic book store after purchasing Nostalgic Books and Comics in 2012. Now, as FairviewCon aproaches, we take an inside look at Peter's shop to hear his story.

Click here to read more, or watch the interview here.
City names Keith Lemieux City Attorney
Lemieux will succeed Robert L. Kress
Following an extensive search, San Gabriel officials announced that Keith Lemieux, of Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O'Neill, LLP, will be the new City Attorney for the City of San Gabriel.

Lemieux, 50, comes to San Gabriel with an extensive background in representing government entities with an emphasis on government liability and environmental law. Lemieux succeeds Robert L. Kress, who served as City Attorney for the city from 1989 until his retirement in 2017.
Click here to learn more about the new City Attorney.
LA County Health announces Hepatitis A outbreak in Los Angeles County
Hepatitis A vaccine is the best protection
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has declared a local outbreak of Hepatitis A in Los Angeles County.

The department has confirmed a total of 10 cases among high-risk individuals (those that are homeless or are in institutions that serve the homeless) in Los Angeles County. Of the confirmed cases, four had been in San Diego and one had been in Santa Cruz.
Click here to learn more about what you can do to prevent the spread of Hepatitis A.
Pedestrian and bicycle safety training workshop to be held September 25
Learn how to make walking and biking safer
Community members are encouraged to attend a Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training workshop on Monday, September 25 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Residents will be given the chance to share their priorities with the city on how to make walking and biking safer for everyone in the community.

Click here to learn more. Residents may register here.
City to host National Voter Registration Day event September 26
Event will encourage residents to register to vote
The city will be hosting a National Voter Registration Day event at City Hall on September 26 as part of a massive 50-state effort to register thousands of voters. Residents can register at hundreds of events across the nation - including City Hall at 425 South Mission Drive - and online at this link. 
  Mission Playhouse
Playhouse e-brochure now available
Brochures are now available in print and electronic form
The Mission Playhouse e-brochure is now available online! Upcoming events - such as the Dumpling and Beer Fest on October 5, the Fall Fun Festival on October 27, and Tradición, Arte, y Pasión on October 28 - are highlighted. Click here to view the fall 2017 brochure.

In addition, the Playhouse also sends out three brochures each season. If you'd like to receive a printed brochure in your mailbox, please send your name and mailing address to
  ACE construction updates
Questions? Call the project help line at 888.ACE.1426
ACE photos of the week
Construction crews are currently installing traffic light
structures at the Ramona Street crossing
Please be advised that the railway crossings at Ramona Street and Del Mar Avenue continue to remain closed until October 3 while crews remove the temporary railway track. Once the track is removed, construction crews will then mill both bridges to provide a smooth transition for motorists as they travel across.

During construction, please be advised that traffic on Mission Road near the crossings may be reduced to one lane. In addition, traffic signals may be temporarily turned off. Unless instructed otherwise by construction crews, please treat the intersection as a four-way stop. Detours to both crossings are available on the city's website, and we encourage you to allow more time for travel while both Ramona Street and Del Mar Avenue are closed.
  On the agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • Tues., October 3 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., October 17 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
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Upcoming commission meetings
All meetings are held at City Hall in the Council Chambers.
  • Mon., September 25 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review Commission Meeting CANCELED
  • Mon., October 9 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission Meeting
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  Upcoming city and community events
Here is a list of events being offered by the city:
  • Thursday, September 21, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Village, "FairviewCon," between North Circle and South Circle Drive.
  • Thursday, October 5, 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.: Mission District, "Dumpling and Beer Festival," Mission Drive between Broadway and Santa Anita.
  • Sunday, November 12, 5:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Josh Feinberg and Nilan Chaudhuri," 320 South Mission Drive.
  • Sunday, November 19, 2:30 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Silent Sundays Series: The Kid (1921)," 320 South Mission Drive.
  • Tuesday, October 10, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.: San Gabriel Police Department, "Coffee with a Cop," 225 West Valley Boulevard.
In addition, here is a list of events coming up in the San Gabriel community:
  • Thursday, September 21, 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Computer Basics," 500 South Del Mar Avenue.
  • Thursday, September 21, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: West Covina Library, "Information Session on Homelessness," 1601 West Covina Pkwy., West Covina.
  • Saturday, September 23, 9:30 a.m. (for returning students), 11:00 a.m. (for new students): Saturday Conservatory of Music, "SCM Fall 2017 Quarter Registration Event," 1372 East Las Tunas Drive.
  • Saturday, September 23, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Congresswoman Judy Chu, "Family & Fitness Health Fair," 10144 Bogue Street, Temple City.
  • Saturday, September 23, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "MakMo Cubelets," 500 South Del Mar Avenue.
  • Monday, September 25, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Coloring for Adults," 500 South Del Mar Avenue.
  • Tuesday, September 26, 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Parent-Child Workshop," 500 South Del Mar Avenue.
  • Thursday, September 28, 5:30 p.m.: Assemblymember Ed Chau, "Appointments Seminar," Service Club House, 440 So. McPherrin Ave, Monterey Park.
  • Saturday, October 7, 12:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre, "Musical Tea Party," 1424 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena.
Click on the links in each event for more information, or  click here for more events.
  We're hiring!
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • City Manager - Filing deadline is October 20, 2017
  • Administrative Assistant I - Continuous
  • Auto Mechanic Intern - Continuous
  • Firefighter/Paramedic - New review deadline is September 30, 2017
  • Firefighter/Paramedic (Lateral) - New review deadline is September 30, 2017
  • Mission Playhouse Stage Crew - Multiple positions available!
  • Mission Playhouse Usher - Continuous
  • Lifeguard/Swim Instructor - Continuous
  • Police Dispatcher Clerk - Continuous
  • Police Dispatcher Clerk (Part-Time) - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Entry Level Recruit) - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Lateral/Academy Graduate) - Continuous
  • Recreation Leader - Continuous
Apply Now
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