Good evening, San Gabriel

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 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will feature coyote experts who will outline how to address coyote sightings. We hope to see you there.

In addition, be sure to catch 411 with the Chief on September 5 beginning at 6:00 p.m. This is your opportunity to ask Police Chief Harris questions about your local police department in an informal setting. Everyone is encouraged to come!

Now, here's what's making news for the week of August 29, 2018:
Fire Chief Derrick Doehler to retire after 20 years
After more than 20 years with San Gabriel, Fire Chief Derrick Doehler has announced his retirement. To maintain the San Gabriel Fire Department’s current level of service, the City’s Human Resources department is proposing that a new post-retirement agreement be drafted with Chief Doehler that would keep him employed no later than February 28, 2019 while a search is underway a new Fire Chief.

More on this and other items can be found in our preview of the September 4 City Council meeting.
Purchase your subscription to Silent Sundays
Silent Sundays are back at the Mission Playhouse with an expanded five film lineup that includes a little of everything: comedy, romance, drama, horror, thriller and action.

The series kicks off Sunday afternoon, September 9 at 2:30 p.m. with 1923’s “Our Hospitality” directed by and starring the brilliant Buster Keaton. Set in the south in 1831, the film outlines two rival families have been at odds for decades: the McKays and the Canfields.

Purchase a subscription and see all five films for the discounted price of $45!
San Gabriel recreates historic walk to Los Angeles
This past weekend, hundreds of participants walked from the San Gabriel Mission to the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument to commemorate the City of Los Angeles’ 237th birthday and to recognize San Gabriel as the birthplace of the Los Angeles region.

An annual tradition, the event follows the path charted by the Los Pobladores when they first set out to Los Angeles in September 1781. Check out photos from this year's walk at the link below!
San Gabriel Library to hold Mandarin classes
The San Gabriel Library will be holding Mandarin classes from September through May for kids! Students must be entering first through third grade, already read in English, and not speak Mandarin at home. Tuition is free, but there is a $25 registration fee for each session.

If you'd like to learn more, a parent orientation will be held on August 30 at 4:00 p.m. at the library. Please keep in mind that the $25 registration fee is due at orientation. If you'd like to learn more, please call Adult/Teen Services Librarian Fiona Reimers at 626.287.0761 or via email at
Beer tasting wristbands now on sale for Dumpling & Beer
We're happy to announce that we have five breweries confirmed for this year's Dumpling and Beer Fest on October 4!

Wiretap Brewing, Mt. Lowe Brewing Company, Sapporo/Unibroue, Ogopogo Brewing, Rev Winery and Brewing Company will be at the event with at least two varieties! We'll have more news about this year's event in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

For now, be sure to buy your beer tasting wristbands now and save before September 14!
Upcoming meetings
  • City Council: September 4 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers
  • City Council: September 18 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers
Upcoming events
  • San Gabriel Library: Parent-Child Workshop on September 4 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • City of San Gabriel: 411 with the Chief on September 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers
  • San Gabriel Library: The College Essay: Finding Your Voice on September 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • San Gabriel Library: Meditation Workshop Series on September 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • San Gabriel Historical Association: Dedication: Judge Wilson Jail House on September 22 beginning at 4:00 p.m. at 546 West Broadway
  • City of San Gabriel: Dumpling and Beer Fest on October 4 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Mission District
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