fbpx

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.

Local leaders call for Governor Brown to declare the San Gabriel Valley in a state of emergency

Local representatives are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to declare parts of the San Gabriel Valley a disaster area following last week’s Santa Ana winds. This would qualify the cities affected by the winds to apply for state funds to assist in efforts for both cleanup and recovery.

“The winds that ravaged the Southland and our San Gabriel Valley have left untold misery and suffering, and the San Gabriel Valley was ground zero for this terrible event,” Representative Judy Chu said in a statement. “The fact is we have millions and millions of dollars and several months of cleanup and repairs left ahead of us…In these tough economic times, declaring a state of emergency is the least the state can do to help our communities recover."

If Brown activates the California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA), it would allow affected communities to apply for reimbursement from the state for cleanup and recovery efforts. Many cities that have been directly affected by the winds have declared state of emergencies, including Alhambra, South Pasadena, Pasadena, San Marino, San Gabriel, Temple City, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Glendora, Rosemead, and Arcadia.  Declaring a state of emergency is the initial step at the local level for cities to qualify for state or federal disaster relief funds.

Representative Mike Eng, whose office is in Alhambra, wrote to Governor Brown: "Many neighborhoods have been left to cope with severe damage to property and endure the disruption of power outages as a result of the windstorm which, at its peak, blew winds of up to 80 mph between Wednesday and Thursday. Our local cities have declared states of emergency, with their city halls and police departments operating on generators. Meanwhile thousands of residents have had to deal with closures at local schools, libraries and public transportation systems. These disruptions have been particularly hard on seniors, children and families. Hundreds of trees are down throughout my district and many homes and businesses are now experiencing their second full day of power outages, which potentially poses serious health and public safety hazards." 

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