Donor Supporters

Jessie Ong

Alhambra Source provides objective and important news reporting for our community.

Efren Moreno, Former Alhambra Mayor

Thank you Alhambra Source for truly informing the residents of Alhambra.

Jeff Maloney, Alhambra City Council Member

The Source has become an important source for news, public interest, and serious journalism in our community. Keep it up!

Sara Harris

As a career journalist and EJ advocate, I see community-based media like the Alhambra Source as crucial to democracy and equality.

Chris Olson

I support Alhambra Source as often as I can because I believe a free and independent press is vital to the democratic process. No other news outlet with high journalistic standards consistently covers the stories and issues that matter to our community.

Adele Andrade Stadler, Alhambra City Council Member

The Source is a great independent newspaper that celebrates the communities and is not afraid to ask the tough questions!

Cliff Bender, Vice President, Alhambra Education Foundation

I want to know what's going on in my community- News, events, and human interest stories. The Alhambra Source gives me the information I need.

Joyce & Oscar Amaro, Alhambra Preservation Group

We support Alhambra Source because this online news source is vitally important in engaging, informing and educating the residents of Alhambra.

Laura Vasquez

Alhambrans need to know the truth about our area!

Michael Lawrence, Alhambra Arts Commissioner

Keep bringing on the stories. The Source has given us so much and I am happy to donate to such an important part of our community.

Karsen Luthi

Thank you for creating Alhambra Source and providing timely reporting of important local news. Fight on!

Mr. Konnyaku

I support news reporting that is unbiased and informative. Really enjoy the excellent coverage on local city council and planning commission meetings.

Guadulesa Rivera

Alhambra Source unifies the community and keeps us involved.

Erwin Lee

Such a valuable source of what’s happening in city where we live. Objective reporting that informs us and allows us to come to our own conclusions.

A push for colleges to reveal student loan debt, courts to provide language access

Requiring colleges to post the average graduate's student loan debt on their website, establishing a statewide language access plan to assist non-English speakers in the court system, and creating a system that would hold polluters accountable for contaminating the San Gabriel Basin are at the top of Assemblyman Ed Chau's (D-Alhambra) legislative priorities. 

Chau, who replaced Mike Eng as Alhambra's state assemblyman in November, held a press conference Friday in Alhambra a package of bills highlighting education, language access, and clean water.

Speaking in front of mostly ethnic media outlets and representatives from local organizations, Chau stressed the importance of making education information easily accessible to California residents. Assembly Bill 330 would make it a standard for all colleges to display the average student loan debt of graduates on their website. Because private loans are uncapped and have variable interests, he said, families may not be informed about the financial investment they are making.

“This measure will provide more comprehensive and meaningful consumer information to students and parents so they can make the best financial and educational decision about which post-secondary education institution to attend,” Chau said.

Chau also raised the issue of miscommunication in city courts, where non-English speakers sometimes face challenges explaining themselves to judges. He is proposing AB 1127, which would create a statewide language access plan to “provide English learners and other non-English-speaking litigants with full and equal access to our justice system without regard to language," he said. 

Penalizing water polluters and giving the money to the state is another of Chau's priorities. With AB 1043, Chau proposes polluters be held accountable for contaminating the San Gabriel Basin and will be required to send funds to local agencies for clean up. During World War II, leaks from jet factories flowed into the basin and have still not been fully cleared. Once the basin is clean, the San Gabriel Valley will no longer be dependent on the San Joaquin and Colorado Valley for water, according to Chau.

The Alhambra Source encourages comment on our stories. However, we do not vet comments for accuracy or endorse links to posts in the comment section. The thoughts and opinions expressed belong solely to the author of the comment.

Leave a Reply