Good evening,
Thank you again for attending this year's Dumpling & Beer Fest - we hope you had a great time. As a friendly reminder, be sure to RSVP for the State of the City address by October 13 to Melanie Benson at or by phone at 626.308.2805. More information is noted below.

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 11, 2017. 
State of the City address to be held on October 19
RSVP by October 13 to attend this year's address
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.
This year's Fall Fun Festival to be held on October 27
Join us for games, treats, activities and more in the Mission District 
Join us for a boo-riffic time with Halloween themed activities at the Fall Fun Festival in the Historic Mission District on Friday, October 27 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Trunk-or-treating, ghoulish games, kids' activities and more will be offered at this family-friendly event.
Police department to hold prescription drug take back day
Event will occur on October 28 at department headquarters
The San Gabriel Police Department, in collaboration with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, will be participating in the 14th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the police department headquarters.

Bring your expired or unused prescription drugs to 625 South Del Mar Avenue. The service is free and anonymous, and no questions are asked.
42nd Turkey Trot to be held November 18
Register by October 19 to receive a discount
San Gabriel's healthiest family event is approaching! This year's Turkey Trot will be held on Saturday, November 18 at Vincent Lugo Park at the corner of Wells Street and Ramona Street. This year's event will feature a 5K and 10K race, a youth 1K run and a 5L fun walk.

Register by October 19 for a discount on registration.
Detective Logan (left) and Officer Garcia (third from the right) in Houston
SGPD officers travel to Houston following Hurricane Harvey
Officer Garcia and Detective Logan aid in hurricane relief efforts
Following the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, two members of the San Gabriel Police Department - Officer Martin Garcia and Detective Timothy Logan - traveled to Houston to help aid in the city's immediate recovery efforts.
Mission Playhouse to host diversity in arts event
Event takes place in the Playhouse lobby on October 23
Are you an arts educator? Do you like to perform? Come to the Playhouse on October 23 at 6:00 p.m. as leaders in the Los Angeles theater community explore the topics of diversity and equality in the arts. Billed as "Finding Your Voice as an Artist in a Multicultural Society," the evening includes light refreshments and musical entertainment followed by an industry speaker panel from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
From baseball to beer: inside Ogopogo Brewing
San Gabriel's first and only brewery
Editor's note: last week's issue used an incorrect link to our Ogopogo Brewery story. We've highlighted this story again this week with the correct link.

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!
Construction crews are currently removing tracks at the
Mission Road bridge crossing over the trench
ACE photo of the week
Questions? Call the project help line at 888.ACE.1426
Construction notice:
As a reminder, please 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, October 17 - 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Council and Staff Emergency Operations Center Training, Station 51
  • 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, 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 23 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review Commission Meeting
Here is a list of events being offered by the city:
  • 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

  • Wednesday, November 1, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: San Gabriel Police Department, "411 with the Chief," 425 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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