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.

Our Past, Present, Future

The Alhambra Source is the only local independent news website dedicated to coverage of Alhambra, a multiethnic Los Angeles suburb of 86,000 and the gateway to the San Gabriel Valley. Launched in 2010, the site grew out of two years of sociological research that found a stark lack of civic engagement and a paucity of interethnic relations. Professional journalists, professors, researchers, and students at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School developed the hyperlocal website as a model of public service journalism that provides local news for diverse communities. We at Alhambra Source publish relevant, fact-based news and feature stories for residents of different ethnic and linguistic backgrounds. Our work is often translated into Mandarin and Spanish.

Community engagement is at the core of what we do, collaborating with local organizations, businesses, and residents to advance democratic ideals. The site also offers a platform for people to connect on important issues with others in the community. Dozens of volunteer contributors, working with staff reporters and mentored by professional journalists, have reported on local issues, and others have written opinion articles about those issues. Topics range from local politics to urban development, from student leadership to restaurant reviews.

We’ve hosted writing workshops for residents and summer internship programs for students to teach the fundamentals of journalism and clear expression and composition.

Today, the Alhambra Source serves as a news resource for over 50,000 monthly readers. We have won awards from New America Media and the Institute for Nonprofit News. Alhambra Source is now a project of Los Angeles-based Community Partners, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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