fbpx

Save Essential News!

Donate Today!

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.

Pedrini, Fosselman's, Bun 'n Burger: Readers reminisce about their old Alhambra favorites

Alhambra Source readers were nostalgic for old times these past few weeks, commenting about their favorite Alhambra businesses. Kristopher Fortin’s profile of Pedrini Music, now Marini Music, inspired comments filled with warm memories of the shop. Alfonso Villegas and Daniela Gerson’s story about Fosselman’s Ice Cream Company tickled readers’ taste buds and had them craving the shop’s signature homemade ice cream. And Deanna Ong’s feature on Bun 'N Burger, a diner that’s been serving hungry Alhambra residents since 1941, also got some attention from local fans.

Pedrini’s sold musical instruments and sheet music, but they offered a place where musicians could feel at home. One reader remembers visiting the store frequently. “I grew up buying all my music supplies and sheet music at Pedrini's,” wrote Brett Moorover. “It was a beautiful place for a young musician. Awesome sheet music selection! Treasured memories of going there with my father. What a great store. What a great family.”

“They made Alhambra a better place,” wrote Adam Bray-Ali. “Thanks for sharing this.”

Readers seemed to think that Fosselman’s makes Alhambra a better place too, with its signature malts and homemade ice cream flavors. “I love Fosselman's ice cream,” wrote Guillermo Marinez. “My wife just had a taro and green tea cake made for my 58th, loved it.”

“I buy ice cream in the containers and drop them off at friends' houses as surprise gifts,” wrote Moorover. “People's eyes light up when you give them Fosselman's. Beautiful ice cream.”

The story even inspired one reader to explore where he lives a bit more. Dennis Salvatier wrote, “I've lived in the LA area all my life and have never known this. I will get acquainted.”

Local eatery Bun ‘N Burger also had readers talking about Alhambra’s delicious food offerings. “Great article about our local community,” wrote John Gacis. “I pass through this area regularly but have never eaten here…This area of Main St. has been slow on commercial growth, but for now, it seems like the regulars don't mind one bit.”

Alhambra Source’s Facebook users are fans as well. “LOOOOOOVE THEM!!!!” commented Julian Yang Chung. “I haven't been there for so long, I miss them…. My kids ask for their curly fries and their beans!!!”

Thank you for reading our story! Alhambra Source is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our newsroom reports fact-based quality journalism that educates, informs and engages our diverse communities - with no paywall. Support our mission and donate today!

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

Do you have a question you would like to ask Alhambra candidates?

Ask your Alhambra City Council OR your Alhambra Unified School Board Candidates a question ahead of the 2020 elections!