Good evening, San Gabriel

This Thursday, please join us for San Gabriel's very own comic book and superhero block party at the San Gabriel Village beginning at 6:30 p.m. This year's event features comic book artists, vendors, food trucks and more. Be sure to bring your costume for a great time with friends and family!

Now, here's what's making news for the week of August 1, 2018:
City Manager's monthly message:
710 Freeway, Summer Nights and more
The City Manager's update for the month of July is now online, including information about the City's response to the cancellation of the 710 Freeway extension project, a look at some recent graduates within the San Gabriel Police Department and information about a Playhouse grant.
FairviewCon this Thursday in the San Gabriel Village
Come experience San Gabriel's largest comic book and superhero block party this Thursday at the San Gabriel Village!

The event will include live music by home-grown band The Volcanics, costume contests for kids and adults, and convention style exhibits and vendors including comic book writers, illustrators and artists such as Javier Hernandez, Valeria Ontiveros and Eric Esquivel.
Join us for National Night Out on August 7
Celebrate the fight against crime at the Mission District on August 7 with an evening of food, music and fun from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Come watch demonstrations from our K9 team, learn more about various police departments and interact with members of the police department at our annual event.
Playhouse receives $3,500 grant
The Playhouse is happy to announce that they've been awarded a $3,500 grant from the Johanna Favrot Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation to support the second phase of the facade restoration project.

The second phase of the project focuses on the Playhouse's hand-painted decorative details, ornaments and accent glazing. To date, the Playhouse staff has raised $10,000 for a total goal of $36,225.
Smokin' Cobras August 9 at Vincent Lugo Park
Join us on August 9 at Vincent Lugo Park for a free concert by the Smokin' Cobras. The Smokin' Cobras' high energy retro rockin' review brings the sound, swing and swagger of rock and soul's iconic past to 2018.
Learn more about coyotes on September 4
In an effort to address community concerns about coyote sightings in San Gabriel, the City will be hosting a coyote presentation at the September 4 City Council meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Featuring staff from Wildlife Emergency Services, the meeting will outline important information on how to address coyote sightings, including tips on how to coyote-proof your yard and how to haze coyotes safely and effectively. We encourage you to bring your questions and concerns about coyotes to the meeting.
Upcoming meetings
  • City Council: August 7 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers
  • Canceled for National Night Out
  • City Council: August 21 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers
Upcoming events
Connect with us
CityBeat is a weekly digital newsletter produced by the City of San Gabriel. For questions or concerns, please email Jonathan Fu at or via phone at 626.308.2800 at extension 4624.

If you'd like to learn more about San Gabriel, please visit our official website at or our blog at