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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.

How is Alhambra saving water?

The State mandated in June that all municipalities cut back on water consumption. Alhambra, in particular, was told to lower its water usage by 24 percent. According to city staff, Alhambra had been meeting those goals in recent months; its water usage was lowered by 24 percent when compared to figures from two years ago. Recent reports also show that California has been cutting its water consumption by about 25 percent in the past consecutive months, though several cities have been hit with hefty fines for not meeting benchmarks. Beverly Hills, Indio, Redlands and the Coachella Valley Water District were each slapped with $61,000 fines.
 
In August we conducted a poll that asked readers about the ways they conserve water. Readers were given a list of water-saving actions, and were asked to select the ones they participated in. They were allowed to select more than one answer.
 
So what have residents been doing to contribute? Readers said they have been taking shorter showers and watering their lawns less. They also said they've cut back on washing their cars. A small minority of voters said they haven't changed their watering habits at all.
 
Here are the results below. The percentage represents the share of votes an answer received when compared to the total tally of votes. The figures are rounded to whole numbers.
 
Cutting down on watering my lawn 21%
Taking shorter showers 21%
Washing my car less frequently 17 %
Introducing drought-resistant plantlife to my lawn 11%
Reducing my use of water-intensive appliances 9%
Replacing my toilet with a low-flow one 8%
I have not changed my water-using habits 2%
Other 11%
 
California is expected to get some much-needed water in the upcoming months, as El Nino is slated to bring a stormy winter season. People are debating whether or not the storms will produce enough water to pull California out of its current drought. Environmentalists say that, regardless of the rain, residents should continue their water-saving efforts.
 

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