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Meet the new Alhambra Source editors

Hello! We're the new Alhambra Source editors. We've been around since July, learning the ropes and building up the website, not only so that we can write stories that matter to you readers, but so that we can help the Alhambra community tell the stories that actually matter to you.

If you didn't know already, the Alhambra Source came out of a USC Annenberg research project that explored how to use journalism to increase civic engagement on the local level. As part of our mission, we want to invite you to contribute story ideas and any other skill you may have. Your stories can be on anything — food, government, the environment, local sports, that pothole in front of your house that you want fixed — and can be in any medium that you desire. We're including some links to stories we've written to give you an idea of the possibilities. Don't hesitate to email us at editor@alhambrasource.org, and please continue to comment/message us on our website and Twitter and Facebook pages.

We're also planning our first community engagement event, involving our freshly created Instagram and Snapchat accounts (both @alhambra_source)! Stay tuned for that!

Phoenix Tso is the managing editor of the Alhambra Source. Originally from Boston, she has a Master of Science in Journalism from the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, and loves nerding out over various Alhambra city programs with her reporting. In her free time, you can find her trying out every good Chinese food spot in Alhambra, eating at any taco truck in LA, or driving to said taco truck while blasting Beyonce in her car.

The federal money behind the Almansor Park improvements debate

Spanglish Kitchen offers Mexican food that families and foodies will love

Karin Chan is the assistant editor and community engagement program coordinator for the Alhambra Source. She grew up in Alhambra and is a recent graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her favorite color is teal. She definitely has friends.

The challenges an Alhambra High student faced on the road to UCLA

Where do Alhambra residents "catch 'em all"?

Independent journalism is a bedrock of democracy--and it's in crisis. Here at the Alhambra Source, we're committed to covering the local stories that matter most to you. We don’t have advertisers and we don’t have pay walls, but we do have bills. You read to the end of this story. That's great. But this kind of journalism will end without public support. Join us! Support the work and the democratic values it serves. Donate now!

6 thoughts on “Meet the new Alhambra Source editors”

  1. No censorship please

    I wish the new editors had respected freedom of speech like the old editors. Let the readers speak and don’t censor their comments!

    1. It's just the two of us, so approving comments takes a little while. We are definitely not censoring comments.

      1. I suspect some messages were lost because they were in your “inbox” for too long.

  2. You are both doing a great job. Thank you for your efforts to provide free, independent journalism in Alhambra. The service Alhambra Source provides is invaluable.

  3. Congrats to Karin and Phoenix on your editorship of AS. We see that Karin plays banjo. Both of you are invited to Open Mic from 6-9 pm every Wednesday at Rick’s Drive In (2nd and Main). Bring your banjo and other talents and we’ll get you on-stage for two songs !!! – Jeu Foon, co-host, Rick’s Open Mic.

  4. Congratulations and I hope you keep feeding us news about Alhambra and surroundings that we don’t receive from any other sources. No newspaper in Alhambra, how can residents become knowledgeable about happenings in the city?Except for Alhambra Source, Alhambra is bone-dry of news.While I enjoy reading “Around Alhambra” the NEWSLETTER put out by the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce, it really does not offer other than community supported, business supported, city council supported information.

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