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.

Arrests for prostitution at South Pasadena massage parlor include Alhambra man

Two South Pasadena massage parlors face charges involving prostitution resulting from an undercover investigation, the Pasadena Star-News reports.

The owners of one of the parlors, Massage Villa, is Ling Ling Kuo, 44, of Alhambra, according to the Star-News. He was arrested on charges of "disorderly house" on February 10. Two masseuses were arrested with him.

An owner manager and masseuse of King Spa Massage were also arrested on January 27.

South Pasadena Police Chief Joseph Payne told the Star-News the nature of the investigation.

"We received some complaints throughout the community and also indications on some websites that some of the massage businesses in South Pasadena – although it's not exclusive to South Pasadena – may be conducting prostitution activities," he said.

Payne said many local cities have seen an increase in massage businesses in the past few years, and South Pasadena has 15 of them.

Two other massage businesses in South Pasadena have been shut down in the past decade after prostitution charges, Payne said.

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

3 thoughts on “Arrests for prostitution at South Pasadena massage parlor include Alhambra man”

  1. Maria Eugenia Saez

    on Main St., west of Bun&Burger acroos the street, there is a suspicious massage place where I once tried to ask about therapeutical massages for women with neck problems, and all I got was 2 very nervous Chinese girls saying there were no massages given there and, when I insisted, that I could call an 800 number; meanwhile, two guys came out of the massage rooms looking very relaxed. the whol place has a bordello atmosphere: incense, lavender walls, sweet music, Buddha statue

  2. If our illustrious merchants are peddling their wares in our classier neighbors to the north, I can only imagine what they’re doing in Alhambra.

    The Alhambra PD really needs to crack down on ALL “massage” parlors. In fact, I’d say shut them all down. It’s a well-known fact that Valley Blvd is a prostitution strip behind the “business” facades.

    1. Wow. I’ve been to a few of the massage places and have been met with a very professional attitude which puts me at ease. Let’s not let our Puritan ethics get out of hand here.