Good Afternoon,
Thank you for reading City Beat, the weekly newsletter from the City of San Gabriel. In this week's issue, you'll find all the latest news and information from the city, community events and more.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Public Information Officer Lauren Gold at 626.308.2800, ext. 4624 or 

And please share the news with your family and friends!
State of the City Address set for Nov. 3
Community invited to hear about city's successes and challenges
San Gabriel community members can learn more about the city's accomplishments, future goals and upcoming challenges on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the State of the City Address.

This year's address will be presented by Mayor Chin Ho Liao. In his speech, Liao will tell attendees about the many important achievements in the city this year, as well as detail future plans for growth and improvement. Liao will also discuss some of the ongoing issues and challenges that will face the city in the coming months and years. Finally, there will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. Cost is $15 per person and includes lunch. Those who wish to forgo the lunch can attend to listen to the speech for free. RSVP by Oct. 28 to or 626.308.2805.

  News from City Hall
City to host annual Fall Fun Festival Oct. 28
The city will host the annual Fall Fun Festival on Friday, Oct. 28, featuring a boo-riffic time with Halloween themed activities in the Historic Mission District from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Bring your little ghosts and goblins to this family-friendly event for trunk-or-treating, ghoulish games and kids' activities, a pumpkin patch, free family photos, movies and more.  

Learn More
Donate items to domestic violence victims 
City participates in collection drive, box available at City Hall
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the city is participating this October in the 13th Annual Domestic Violence Collection Drive, organized by Congresswomen Judy Chu and Grace Napolitano.

A purple box will be available in City Hall, 425 S Mission Drive, for community members to drop off items to help victims of domestic violence. 

Learn More
Voting by mail? Ballot drop off at City Hall
The November election is fast approaching, and the San Gabriel City Clerk's Department is making it easier than ever to make sure everyone's voice is heard by accepting vote by mail ballots at City Hall.

Ballots will be accepted through Nov. 7. The Presidential Election is on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Learn More
Budget & CIP book released, read it online
This week the city released its annual Budget & Capital Improvement Program book, which details the city's spending plans for the year.

The book is available for the public to read at City Hall, 425 S Mission Drive, and the San Gabriel Library, 500 S Del Mar Ave. Community members can also access the budget book on the city website.

Read the Budget Book Online

Halloween party for older adults Oct. 31
Older adults can enjoy some spooktacular bingo and a Halloween costume contest on Monday, Oct. 31 at the Community Services Department. 

All of the festivities will take place in the Grapevine Room at the Adult Recreation Center, 324 S Mission Drive. 

Learn More
Older adults enjoy Active Aging Week
The Community Services Department celebrated Active Aging Week during the week of Sept. 26-30 with games, activities and giveaways for the city's older adult community.

Read More about the celebration and more activities for older adults.

City hosts successful 'Brokers Breakfast'
Nearly 30 local brokers attended the city's "Brokers Breakfast" yesterday at Autunno.  

Community Development Director Armine Chaparyan, City Manager Steve Preston, and the leadership of the Community Development staff briefed the commercial and residential brokerage community concerning the city's recent accomplishments, new developments, planned construction and the vision for a quality community.  The meeting included an open forum during which brokers asked questions. 

For more information about the breakfast and future opportunities, please contact Angelica Frausto-Lupo at

  Mission Playhouse
'Charlie Brown' comes to SG on Saturday
Theatre Experience of Southern California will present "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown" on Saturday Oct. 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Playhouse.

Charles Schultz's beloved Peanuts comic strip comes to life in this charming musical production. Ticket prices are $24. To purchase tickets, call Theatre Experience of Southern California at 800.514.2787. 

Learn More
'Treasures from the Attic' sale back Oct. 23
On Sunday, Oct. 23 at 10:00 a.m., the Mission Playhouse will host a second costume/clothing sale, "Treasures From the Attic: Part Two." 

If you didn't get to come to the first sale at the beginning of the month, here's your chance! Clothing, hats, shoes, fabrics, jewelry, notions and accessories will be for sale. Fill up a brown paper bag for $10. Wear comfortable shoes and bring cash. Do not bring large backpacks or purses.

The sale will take place in the backstage costume and wardrobe rooms. Enter through the metal stairs behind the theater.

RSVP on Facebook
The San Gabriel Mission Playhouse is owned and operated by the City of San Gabriel. Unless otherwise stated, all events are presented by independent producers and are subject to change or cancellation without notice. The Mission Playhouse is not responsible for the content of such events, artistic or otherwise. The views expressed by these independent producers do not necessarily reflect those of the Mission Playhouse or the City of San Gabriel. 
  ACE construction updates
Questions? Call the project help line at 888.ACE.1426
All four bridges at Del  Mar Avenue, Ramona Street, Mission Road and San Gabriel Boulevard have been completed over the trench, and are now open to traffic following staggered closures. Work will continue through next year on the aesthetic features on the bridges, including sidewalks, pedestrian barriers and lighting, but will not significantly impact traffic. Businesses along the ACE route are open and ready for customers, with no delays or detours.

Learn More
ACE photo of the week
A look at the trench from the Ramona Street overpass. Photo: ACE/Jacobs
  On the agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • Tues., Oct. 18 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., Nov. 1 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., Nov. 15 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers 

Learn More
Upcoming commission meetings
All meetings are held at City Hall in the Council Chambers.
  • Mon., Oct. 24 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review Commission
  • Mon., Nov. 7 - 7:00 p.m., Community Services Commission
  • Mon., Nov. 14 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission
Learn More

  Upcoming Community Events
Here is a list of events coming up in the San Gabriel community:
More Events

  We're hiring!
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • *New* Human Resources Intern - Closes Oct. 28
  • *New* Mission Playhouse Stage Crew (multiple positions) - Continuous
  • *New* Police Cadet - Continuous
  • Recreation Leader - Continuous
  • Usher - Continuous
  • Firefighter/Paramedic - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Entry Level Recruit) - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Lateral/Academy Graduate) - Continuous
  • Police Assistant - Continuous
  • Police Dispatcher Clerk - Continuous
Apply Now

City Beat is a weekly digital publication of the City of San Gabriel, published by the Administration Department. For questions or concerns, email or call 626.308.2800, ext. 4624.

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
View on Instagram
View our videos on YouTube

City of San Gabriel