fbpx

Save Essential News!

Donate Today!

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.

Footsie trouble

Former San Gabriel Mayor Albert Huang may have resigned earlier this week following his arrest for charges of robbery, assault, and battery of his alleged girlfriend — but the accusations keep coming. The City Council limited foot massage parlor licenses in October of 2009, but his alleged girlfriend's parlor received permission just before the ban went into effect. Although the San Gabriel city government claims that the approval of Li Ren Massage's business license went through legal process and was totally legitimate, local residents and business owners told the World Journal they think it's too much of a "coincidence."

"We feel that the mayor took special care of his girlfriend's foot massage parlor. It's unfair," an owners of another massage businesses told the World Journal.

Janet Sherman, revenue collector for the City of San Gabriel, confirmed they have stopped releasing licenses since Oct. 20, 2009, according to the World Journal. In a recent City Council meeting, they  decided to extend the regulation for one more year until August 2011.
 
According to city records, World Journal reports, four new foot massage parlors received licenses from January 2009 to October 2010. One of them is "Li Ren Food Massage," owned by "Chen, Lu," Huang's alleged female friend, which received its license two months before the ban went into effect. 
 
Mark Gallatin from San Gabriel's community development department told the World Journal that all the parlors that got business licenses in the past year had submitted their application before the new regulation. These applications were evaluated by the community development department first and the city council makes the final decision based on the department's suggestions. According to Gallantin, "Li Ren Foot Massage," received a license as foot massage equipment retailer on Aug. 10, 2009, and re-opened as a massage parlor on Sept. 13, 2009 with both foot massage and full-body massage licenses.

Thank you for reading our story! Alhambra Source is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our newsroom reports fact-based quality journalism that educates, informs and engages our diverse communities - with no paywall. Support our mission and donate today!

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

Do you have a question you would like to ask Alhambra candidates?

Ask your Alhambra City Council OR your Alhambra Unified School Board Candidates a question ahead of the 2020 elections!