Good Evening,
As temperatures continue to remain high throughout the week, be sure to keep cool and hydrated at all times and take extra precautions if you plan on participating in strenuous activities outdoors. We encourage you to take advantage of the city's cooling center at the Asian Youth Center (located at 100 Clary Avenue) if you do not have access to air conditioning.

In addition, please allow extra travel time during your commute while the Ramona Street and Del Mar Avenue bridges over the trench are closed until October 3. We'll post updates on the status of both projects on our Twitter account and website.

As always, please share this issue with your friends and family, and follow the city's social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, WeChat and Weibo to keep up-to-date on community news and events.
Construction begins on Ramona Street and Del Mar Avenue bridges
Bridges will reopen on October 3
The Ramona Street crossing is currently closed until October 3
Please be advised that the Ramona Street and Del Mar Avenue bridges over the trench are closed until October 3. During this closure, both bridges will be milled and overlaid to provide a smooth transition for motorists as they travel across the bridges. Residents are encouraged to take alternate routes and to allow for extra travel time during construction.

You can learn more about the closure - along with suggested detour routes - here.
  News from City Hall
City Council wrap-up for September 5
A wrap-up of yesterday's City Council meeting is now available on the city's website, which includes an overview of items on the consent calendar along with two additional items on the agenda. A full agenda may be viewed here.
San Gabriel Fire Department to honor September 11 victims
Ceremony to be held from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
A look at last year's ceremony at the headquarters of the San Gabriel Fire Department
On September 11 from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., the San Gabriel Fire Department will be hosting a ceremony to honor the victims of the September 11 attacks that killed 2,996 victims and injured over 6,000 others. Included in the deaths were 343 firefighters and 37 police officers that were killed in the line of duty. The ceremony will include the raising and lowering of the flag, followed by a moment of silence and the ringing of the final bell. The event is open to anyone who wishes to attend.
FairviewCon to be held at the San Gabriel Village on September 21
Comic book event will feature contests, food and fun
For the first time, San Gabriel presents FairviewCon! FairviewCon is a superhero and comic book theme block party in the San Gabriel Village, on West Fairview Avenue between North Circle Drive and South Circle Drive. Stop by and feel like you're at Comic Con with convention style exhibits and vendors.

Click here to learn more.
Pink Patch Project challenge coins and shirts now on sale from the SGPD
Proceeds will go directly to the City of Hope
As part of the San Gabriel Police Department's ongoing participation in the Pink Patch Project, challenge coins and shirts are now one sale. Challenge coins may be purchased for $10, while shirts may be purchased for $20. All proceeds from the sales will go to the City of Hope. In addition, pink uniform SGPD patches continue to be on sale for $10. Pink Patch Project items may be purchased from Sergeant Christine Nolasco at 626.308.2843 or at

Click here to learn more! 
Dumpling & Beer Fest to return October 5
Popular event will be held in the Mission District
Save the date! The city's popular Dumpling & Beer Fest will be returning to the historic Mission District for its third year on October 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Now bigger than ever, this year's festival will feature several contests, including a best dumpling competition and a dumpling eating contest. The event is free for the public to attend, and attendees may buy food directly from food trucks and vendors

Click here to learn more and to purchase your beer sampling wristband.
  Mission Playhouse
"Safety Last!" kicks off Silent Sundays
Third season of Silent Sundays begins on September 17
The third season of Silent Sundays at the Playhouse begins with 1923's "Safety Last!," starring comic genius Harold Lloyd on September 17 at 2:30 p.m.

Featuring one of the most iconic images in cinema history, "Safety Last!" stars Lloyd who plays a small town gentleman that moves to the city in hopes of finding a successful job so that he may marry his sweetheart. A stunt to draw attention to the store that he works at goes awry, and comedy and suspense ensue above the streets of downtown Los Angeles.

Click here to learn more.
  Community news
Church of Our Saviour celebrates 150th year anniversary on September 10
COS is the oldest Protestant church in San Gabriel Valley
Church of Our Saviour
As the oldest Protestant church in the San Gabriel Valley, Church of Our Saviour will be celebrating its 150th anniversary on September 10. Founded by Frances Vinton in 1867, Church of Our Saviour now serves over 14,000 people annually through its lunch and food bank programs.

You can learn more about the church and its history on their website.
  On the agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • Tues., September 19 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., October 3 - 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 11 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission Meeting
  • Mon., September 25 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review Commission Meeting
  Learn More

  Upcoming city and community events
Here is a list of events being offered by the city:
  • Wednesday, September 6, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: City Hall, Council Chambers "411 with the Chief," 425 South Mission Drive. 
  • Thursday, September 14, 6:30 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse Plaza, "Mexican Independence Day Celebration," 320 South Mission Drive.
  • Saturday, September 16, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Arts Tune-Up," 320 South Mission Drive.
  • Sunday, September 17, 2:30 p.m.: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, "Silent Sundays Series: Safety Last! (1923)," 320 South Mission Drive.
  • 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.
In addition, here is a list of events coming up in the San Gabriel community:
  • Thursday, September 7, 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Computer Basics," 500 South Del Mar Avenue.
  • Saturday, September 9, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Turning 18: What You Should Know," 500 South Del Mar Avenue.
  • Monday, September 11, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Kids' Book Club," 500 South Del Mar Avenue.
  • Tuesday, September 12, 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce,  "Tasty Tuesdays," Pizza Place California, 303 South Mission Drive.
  • Tuesday, September 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m.: San Gabriel Library, "Crazy 8s Math Club," 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.
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:
  • Senior Neighborhood Improvement Services (NIS) Officer - Closes on September 7
  • Fire Captain - Promotional - Closes on September 7 (internal recruitment)
  • Fire Division Chief - Promotional - Closes on September 7 (internal recruitment)
  • Administrative Assistant I - Continuous
  • Auto Mechanic Intern - Continuous
  • Firefighter/Paramedic - Continuous
  • Firefighter/Paramedic (Lateral) - Continuous
  • 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
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