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.

Alhambra Mayor Luis Ayala endorses Chau for State Assembly*

*Originally published 2.24.2012

Alhambra Mayor Luis Ayala endorsed Montebello School Board member Edwin Chau on Friday morning for State Assembly, and promoted the idea of a multiethnic ticket. 

"I strongly endorse Ed Chau because we have similar backgrounds and we both believe in the value of coalitions and partnerships," said Ayala, who dropped out of the race last week citing the need to spend more time with family.

Ayala emphasized a common ability to build partnerships across ethnic divides, noting both got elected in a city where Asian Americans make up almost half the population and Ed was elected in a school district that is over 70% Latino."  Both men grew up in "modest immigrant" households, achieved academic success and advanced degrees, and even send their children to the same Alhambra trilingual preschool.

Ayala was joined by Congresswoman Judy Chu, Assemblyman Mike Eng, Alhambra Unified School District member Adele Andrade-Stadler, and Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District president Charles Trevino.

The race for the 49th District, which Mike Eng is vacating, now looks like it will be a battle between Chau and surgeon and former San Marino mayor Matthew Lin.  The two have each raised more than $200,000 in campaign contributions. Mitchell Ing, the mayor of Monterey Park, also intends to run for office. He has yet to file campaign contributions.

The district is the first majority Asian one by population in California, but Assemblyman Eng noted that the Latino and Anglo registered voters still are more than half of the population.

"In a district where Latinos and Anglos make up over half the registered voters, I believe that Ed Chau had a distinct advantage now that he has significant Latino support," said Eng.

Campaign contributions


TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS 1/1/2011 – 12/31/2011: $167,938.02 (Income in most recent five months:  $31,319.02)

ENDING CASH: $155,393.80


TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS 1/1/2011 – 12/31/2011: $219,595.99

ENDING CASH: $203,075.41


TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS (1/1/2011 – 12/31/2011): $220,034.48

ENDING CASH: $208,355.03

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

1 thought on “Alhambra Mayor Luis Ayala endorses Chau for State Assembly*”

  1. What “multi-ethnic” ticket?