Good evening, San Gabriel

Last night, the City Council voted to allow Southern California Edison to begin the conversion of Edison street lights to LED fixtures. Edison recently estimated that the cost of conversion would cost $147,200. The City does not pay any additional costs to participate in the conversion, and Edison recovers the cost over a 20-year period through energy cost savings. Because the energy cost savings is greater than the recovery mechanism, the City still sees a net savings on the energy bill each month.

For more information about yesterday's City Council meeting, please click here. You may also watch a video here.

Now, here is what's making news for October 2, 2019:
Mayor Jason Pu presents 2019 State of the City address
Learn more about San Gabriel's latest strategic plan and achievements by watching this year's State of the City address with Mayor Jason Pu. This year's presentation includes a comprehensive look at the City's accomplishments and includes Mayor Pu's vision for the community.

You may watch a replay of this year's presentation below.
Here's what you need to know for Dumpling & Beer 2019
We’re proud to present our fifth annual award-winning Dumpling & Beer Fest in the historic Mission District on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The event will include over 20 beer varieties, more food vendors, three DJs, live entertainment and even dancing dumplings!

As we approach the event, we've compiled a list of this year's vendors and entertainment which you may read at the link below.
Pre-register for the 44th annual Turkey Trot
Pre-registration is now available for the 44th Annual Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 16 at Vincent Lugo Park. Support youth programs in San Gabriel by taking part in San Gabriel’s healthiest event. The Turkey Trot features a 10K and 5K run, 5K walk and a 1K kids’ run. The race will begin and end at historic Vincent Lugo Park located at the corner of Wells and Ramona in the City of San Gabriel.

Registration includes race entry, a commemorative t-shirt and finisher medal, entry into the raffle and refreshments.
Rocky Horror screening and contest October 18
Catch the 1975 cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" on Friday, October 18 at 11:59 p.m. Doors open at 11:00 p.m. with a costume contest immediately after the showing with prizes awarded to the top three!
Fall Fun Festival takes place October 25
The City of San Gabriel invites you to join us at the annual Fall Fun Festival on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the historic Mission District. This family-friendly event will include games, a costume contest, food trucks, kids’ activities, trunk-or-treating and more. For those of you who are adventurous, the Grapevine Arbor Park will be transformed into a Spooky Haunted Zone.

The costume contest will take place in the Mission Playhouse, and pre-registration is highly encouraged. Registration is now open and will be available until 2:00 p.m. on October 25.
Participate in the SGVHS 95th anniversary Dog Pack Walk
The San Gabriel Valley Humane Society is celebrating their 95th anniversary with a poker Dog Pack Walk. The event will allow you and your dog to enjoy a walk around the shelter's neighborhood and collect playing cards.

The SGVHS encourages you to attend - even if you don't have a dog - to celebrate the animals you love.
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  • City Council: October 1 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers
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