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.

Quarantine Connections: The New Normal In COVID-19

Photo of a late night Zoom chat.

An open call to the community:

In this era of changing stay-at-home orders, remote learning and social distancing, we all could be feeling some isolation from our friends and families. This project is an effort to strengthen the connections we have already established and create new ones in our community.

The Alhambra Source is calling for community submissions about what you’re doing right now.

The state and county are slowly lifting the stay-at-home orders, but the kind of life we had before COVID-19 isn’t on the horizon for quite some time. There will be a “new normal” for the foreseeable future.

We are all in the same COVID-19 pandemic, but each person’s experience is different:

  • Do you own a business? Are you an essential worker? Out of work? A teacher? A student?
  • Were you tested for COVID-19? Sick or taking care of a sick person? A nurse of doctor?
  • Are you cleaning your house? Body? Mind? Any discoveries or revelations?
  • Are you baking? Making art? Cooking with family?
  • What about your stress? Happiness? Grief?

Let’s share what we’re doing and build some digital connections during this quarantine and as we navigate moving through the world amid a pandemic. We can share culture, food, family and more through our digital quarantine connections, and make this new normal a bit more enjoyable.

Join us!

STEP 1: Pick one question/story prompts below.

  • How has isolation affected you, your family or your pets?
  • When was the last time you left the house? For what purpose?
  • What activities are you doing to pass the time? What is your favorite?
  • How are you staying in touch with your friends, classmates or family?
  • What did you take for granted before COVID-19? What made you realize it?
  • How have you grown as a person since “Safer at Home” orders?
  • What is something in your “new normal” routine that you didn’t do before COVID-19?
  • Other; addresses another point about quarantine/”new normal” life from your perspective

STEP 2: Choose a format with which to tell your story.

  • Video: 40-60 seconds (shot horizontally)
  • Audio: 40-60 seconds + 1 horizontal or square photo for thumbnail needed
  • Text: 200 words minimum + 1 horizontal photo for thumbnail needed
  • Photography Essay: 4-6 horizontal photos + 2-5 sentence caption description for each

See examples here, and our first post here.

STEP 3: Submit! (Follow name and submission formatting on the Google Form before submitting)

Entrants younger than 18 years of age must have parental permission to submit. Parents, please provide your name and email.

Questions? Email [email protected]