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.

Officials cut ribbon for new county building

Alhambra and Los Angeles County officials commemorated Wednesday the opening of the Community Development Commission/Housing Authority (CDC) building on Main Street and Atlantic Boulevard. L.A. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich and members of Alhambra City Council and Chamber of Commerce helped cut the ribbon and declare the building officially open.

The Housing Authority moved to Alhambra from its former building in Monterey Park because it wanted a more central location in the county, according to CDC officials. “We have over 23,000 Section 8 voucher holders spread across L.A. County. Alhambra was the location centralized to them,” said CDC Executive Director Sean Rogan.

Although the CDC considered other cities in L.A. County, Rogan said the availability of public transportation, city services, and nearby amenities are the main reasons the commission chose Alhambra. “I think that when you look at Main Street and how they have developed this area in and around Main Street, they have really created a walking community,” he said. “I can tell you that at lunchtime here, you will see the employees taking advantage of the shops and restaurants in walking distance. They are patronizing the business.”

The CDC fully opened for business at the former location of the Edwards Theater on Dec. 26, 2012. The three-level, 120,000-square foot building houses over 500 employees, some of whom have chosen to move to Alhambra.

“I know folks have made some personal decisions and moved closer to or into Alhambra," Rogan said. "I know some of the employees are taking advantage of the Alhambra School District. So it’s really been a win-win for everyone." 

Alhambra Councilwoman Barbara Messina emphasized the CDC’s role in revitalizing Alhambra’s business district. “We understood the importance of getting this corner back as a viable corner,” she said during the press conference. “It had been underutilized for so many years with the theater.” 

The building, which has received a U.S. Green Building Council Gold Certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), will also serve as a home to the University of California Cooperative Extension program, which provides classes and resources to seniors and low-income families, including financial literacy courses and family counseling.

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