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Donor Supporters

Elba Alonso de Ortega

I’m a lifelong resident of Alhambra and having a local newspaper, like Alhambra Source, is very important to me. It’s the only way to know the issues that will directly affect my day to day, where I live. That’s why I decided to support Alhambra Source with a monthly donation.

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!

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 Mayor

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

Alhambra Source is the ONLY independent news source covering the events, culture and government of our city. We need it to stay informed and aware!

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.

Jose Aguayo

I support the Alhambra Source because journalism will always be part of that fourth branch of our democracy. The Alhambra Source provides me with news that helps me make informed decisions about issues that matter to me and my community. Thank you for the work you do.

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!

Shirley Tatsuno

I support Alhambra Source for their detailed information about important Alhambra issues and compelling human-interest stories.

Tammie Leung

I support local news - it’s important to know what is happening in our communities.

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 14,000 city residents. 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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