Good evening,
Welcome to the month of October! This week, be sure to attend our popular Dumpling & Beer Fest on October 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the heart of the historic Mission District. If you're around the area, please be advised that the street closure of Mission Drive from Broadway to Santa Anita will occur from 2:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Also, be sure to watch this month's video update from the San Gabriel Police Department here. 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.
Now, here's what's making news for the week of October 4, 2017. 
Dumpling & Beer Fest is tomorrow evening
Join us in the Mission District tomorrow from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Be sure to join us tomorrow for this year's Dumpling & Beer Fest! Come attend this unique take on Oktoberfest, which combines San Gabriel's amazing dumplings and the region's unique craft beer. This year's event will feature a dumpling competition and an eating contest along with a larger event area.

The event is free to attend, though attendees who wish to sample beer must purchase a wristband. Wristbands may be purchased here or in person. Please be advised that wristband quantities are limited, so we encourage you to purchase them in advance.
Council tightens development standards, adopts marijuana regulations
City Council wrap-up for October 3, 2017
Last night, the City Council approved several items on the consent calendar, and heard two items, including a proposed zone text amendment to the city's municipal code to prohibit all non-medical cannabis activity, and a zone text amendment for the development standards and review process for the city's single family residence zone.

In addition, the council also heard two new business items, including a debt management policy and a request to approve the Senate Bill 1 project list for the city. 
From Baseball to Beer: Inside Ogopogo Brewing
San Gabriel's first and only brewery
Learn how professional baseball player-turned brewery co-owner Ryan Edell started Ogopogo Brewing - San Gabriel's first brewery. This new San Gabriel business occupies a former textile warehouse, and will include a brewery and tasting center upon opening.

Ogopogo Brewing will also be making its first public debut at Dumpling & Beer Fest on October 5 with several unique options. Be sure to attend to sample their unique flavors!
Ramona St and Del Mar Ave trench crossings now open
Crossings feature new signage, traffic signals and pavement
After a month of construction, crews have reopened the Ramona Street and Del Mar Avenue crossings over the trench. During that time, construction crews re-profiled both roadways and removed the temporary railroad tracks and crossing equipment. While minor work on both bridges continues into October, the reopening of Ramona and Del Mar marks a significant step forward for the San Gabriel trench project.
State of the City address to be held on October 19
Address will be held at the Mission Playhouse lobby
Please join Mayor Juli Costanzo at the Mission Playhouse lobby for this year's State of the City address to learn what the city has accomplished over the past year. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m., and the presentation begins at 12:00 p.m.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP by October 13 to Melanie Benson at or by phone at 626.308.2805.
Fall Fun Festival to be held on October 27
Event will include trunk-or-treating, ghoulish games and more
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to the Fall Fun Festival for trunk-or-treating, children's carnival games and activities, a costume contest, cartoons at the Mission Playhouse and more. "Beetlejuice" will be shown, and the Grapevine Arbor Park will feature a scary haunted zone.

This family-friendly event is open to all ages, and will take place in the Mission District at 320 South Mission Drive.
Here's a look at the nearly-complete Ramona Street bridge over the trench.
ACE photo of the week
Questions? Call the project help line at 888.ACE.1426
Construction notice:
Please be advised that Mission Road at the railway crossing will be closed from now until November 7 while ACE removes the temporary railroad tracks to perform pavement work. Northbound and southbound traffic lanes will be closed to traffic, and pedestrian access at the railroad crossing will be available most of the time. A detour along with additional information can be found here.

In addition, construction on San Gabriel Boulevard between Commercial Avenue and Santa Fe Avenue will occur from now until December 4 while crews remove the temporary railway tracks. The street will remain open with at least one lane of traffic maintained in each direction while construction takes place. Finally, access to Angeleno Avenue will be restricted during the first phase of this project. Business access and pedestrian access will remain available. More information may be found here.
Upcoming City Council meetings
Study Sessions
No upcoming study sessions.

Regular Meetings
  • Tuesday, October 17 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tuesday, November 7 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
Upcoming commission meetings
All meetings are held at City Hall in the Council Chambers.
  • Monday, October 9 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission Meeting (Canceled)
  • Monday, October 23 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review Commission Meeting
Here is a list of events being offered by the city:
  • Thursday, October 5, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.: Mission District,  "Dumpling and Beer Festival," Mission Drive between Broadway and Santa Anita
  • Tuesday, October 10, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: San Gabriel Police Department, "Coffee with a Cop," 225 West Valley Boulevard

  • Thursday, October 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: City of San Gabriel, "State of the City," San Gabriel Mission Playhouse lobby, 320 South Mission Drive

  • 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
Here is a list of events coming up in the San Gabriel community:
Click on the links in each event for more information, or  click here for more events .
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • City Manager - Filing deadline is October 20, 2017
  • Auto Mechanic Intern - Continuous
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • 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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