Good evening,
It's a hot week in San Gabriel, so be sure to drink plenty of water as we experience higher-than-normal temperatures. Visit the city's cooling centers if you need to stay cool, and remember to keep an eye out on kids and the elderly.

Heat aside, be sure to attend this year's Fall Fun Festival on October 27 in the Mission District! This year's event will occur from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and will feature trunk-or-treating, costume contests, free food and more! The Playhouse will also be hosting Halloween flicks during the event as well.
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Now, here's what's making news for the week of October 25, 2017. 
Mayor outlines improvements in infrastructure, new cultural events in yearly address
Address details city's accomplishments under the strategic plan
Last week, Mayor Juli Costanzo outlined the city's progress on infrastructure and community outreach at the annual State of the City address. The 30 minute event focused on the City Council's strategic plan, which outlines goals to improve the community.

If you missed this year's address, you may also watch a video on our YouTube channel.
Say no to drugs: SGPD participates in Red Ribbon Week
Week long event raises awareness about the dangers of illegal drugs
In an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of illegal drugs, members of the San Gabriel Police Department are visiting several schools in the city this week for Red Ribbon Week. Several staff members from the department - including the police department's new K9 unit - were on hand to talk about the importance of drug prevention.
Spooky fun: Fall Fun Festival to be held this Friday
Event will feature food, trunk-or-treating and more in the Mission District
Ghosts and goblins: get ready for this year's Fall Fun Festival!

Featuring food, games, a costume contest, a haunted zone and more, this family-friendly event will be held in the Mission District this Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!
Register for the Turkey Trot by October 27 and save
Registration fees for the annual run go up after October 27
Turkey Trot participants have the opportunity to save on registration fees for this year's Turkey Trot! Simply register by October 27 to save on this year's run, walk and stroll. Proceeds from the event go toward youth programs in the city.
Playhouse to host cartoons during Fall Fun Festival
Classic Halloween cartoons and a film to be shown 
During the Fall Fun Festival, the Mission Playhouse will be playing free screenings of Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry and Scooby Doo beginning at 5:00 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. Afterwards, the Playhouse will showcase Tim Burton's 1988 classic "Beetlejuice" beginning at 9:00 p.m.

On October 28 at 7:00 p.m., the Playhouse will host Mariachi Los Camperos for a Day of the Dead-themed celebration that covers music from the 1920s to today.
SGPD to host drug take-back day October 28
Dispose your unused or expired drugs - no questions asked
The San Gabriel Police Department is hosting a drug take-back day this weekend on October 28 to take in expired or unused drugs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the 625 South Del Mar Avenue. The program is free, and no questions will be asked.
ACE photo of the week
Questions? Call the project help line at 888.ACE.1426
A closeup of some of the details on the San Gabriel trench walls
Construction notice:
Pease be advised that Mission Road at the railway crossing will continue to be closed 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
  • Tuesday, November 7 - 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Ethics Codes and Practices/Rules of Conduct, City Hall, Conference Room A

Regular Meetings
  • Tuesday, November 7 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tuesday, November 21 - 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.
  • Wednesday, November 13 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission Meeting - Canceled
  • Monday, November 6 - 7:00 p.m., Community Services Commission
  • Monday, November 13 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission Meeting
Here is a list of events being offered by the city:
  • Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: San Gabriel Police Department, "Drug Take-Back Day," San Gabriel Police Department, 625 South Del Mar Avenue
  • Wednesday, November 1, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: San Gabriel Police Department, "411 with the Chief," 425 South Mission Drive
  • Saturday, November 4, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: San Gabriel Police Department, "Community Meeting," 715 East Mission Road
  • 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:
  • Human Resources Analyst - Filing deadline is October 30, 2017
  • Director of Human Resources - Filling deadline is November 7, 2017
  • Auto Mechanic Intern - Continuous
  • Firefighter/Paramedic - New review deadline is November 30, 2017
  • Firefighter/Paramedic (Lateral) - New review deadline is November 30, 2017
  • Mission Playhouse Stage Crew - Multiple positions available!
  • Mission Playhouse Usher - 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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