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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’s Contaminated Groundwater

The EPA is taking new steps to clean cancer-causing contaminates in the groundwater under Alhambra. Although the water delivered for public consumption meets federal and state drinking water standards, the agency, working with state officials, is still concerned about carcinogens. The initial source was probably chemicals used in manufacturing in the 1930s, as well as runoff from agricultural areas. When Alhambra was developed, these contaminated areas were often built over but the chemicals did not disappear. Currently, dry cleaners are a significant source of new contamination.

The next steps of the plan were explained at a public meeting at the Alhambra library on Wednesday. Rebecca Kimitch, political editor of the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, provides an excellent overview of the meeting, reporting “The EPA still has approximately 100 potential contaminators to investigate. And the state Regional Water Quality Control Board is still finding contaminated soil sites, according to engineering geologist Curt Charmley.”

Alhambra resident Eric Sunada directs the newly formed San Gabriel Valley Oversight Group which is trying to provide an independent assessment of the EPA’s water sample data, health risks, and cleanup efforts. If anyone else is interested in becoming involved, more information can be found on the group’s website, www.sgvog.org.

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