“I found a [nail salon] in a basement in Alhambra. I think it’s a front for human trafficking, but they do a really good job.”
"Circling Valley Boulevard in Alhambra, lost in suffocating, 100-degree heat, I'm wondering: What could possibly justify leaving my air-conditioned office to stumble around this too-familiar Southern California bleakscape of tire outlets, big box stores, nail parlors and fast-food joints?
A few minutes later, I've finally limped into 101 Noodle Express, and the answer is at hand. It's the restaurant's beef roll, something like a crispy Chinese pancake, rolled around thin layers of savory beef and topped with a homemade bean sauce."
–James Rainey wrote in his LA Times On the Media column.
Alhambra residents, how else do you hear the city portrayed? Fact, or fiction? What bothers you that people say about Alhambra? What do you like?