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.

Crime, transportation, housing/development top concerns of Alhambra residents

Journalists, communication researchers and Alhambra residents initiated the Alhambra Source in an effort to create a local news website that responds to community concerns. The University of Southern California Annenberg Metamorphosis research group post insights gleaned through our work. As we share what we have learned, we hope you will let us know what you think through comments.

Alhambra Source readers and contributors have identified crime, transportation and housing/development as the main challenges currently facing their community. Unsafe driving, education and economic concerns follow closely.  The main concerns differed slightly from those reported by the general population of the city, where for example housing and development were mentioned by only 3% of respondents.

Two weeks ago, we posted a story about the community issues that Alhambra residents see as particularly pressing. In that post, USC contributor Nancy Chen shared what we had learned from a community survey of 400 Alhambra residents. We asked you, the website readers and contributors, to tell us what you thought were important local concerns. Many thanks to those who participated.

The online poll had 30 responses, and most of the Alhambra Source readers participating in it gave multiple answers.  Two new concerns were mentioned in addition to the ones already in the poll: the lack of bicycle paths, and the need of transparency in city government.  See the full results in the table below.

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.

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