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Jessie Ong

Alhambra Source provides objective and important news reporting for our community.

Efren Moreno, Former Alhambra Mayor

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Jeff Maloney, Alhambra City Council Member

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Sara Harris

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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

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Cliff Bender, Vice President, Alhambra Education Foundation

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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

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Michael Lawrence, Alhambra Arts Commissioner

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Karsen Luthi

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Mr. Konnyaku

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Guadulesa Rivera

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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.

San Gabriel Valley police officers learning Chinese

While language classes aren't a formal part of police training in Alhambra and Monterey Park, police officers have been learning Chinese, World Journal (世界日報) reports. Officers in the San Gabriel Valley know conversational Mandarin and Cantonese through daily interactions with the area's growing Chinese population.

Two Monterey Park police officers pulled over Kathy Xu, a Chinese resident who did not fully stop at a stop sign. Xu couldn't speak English fluently and had difficulty communicating. But she was surprised when one of the officers said "qianzi", which means “sign your name” in Mandarin. Xu thought the police officer had received training in Chinese in order to communicate with non-English speakers.

But Monterey Park Sgt. Dave Elliott told World Journal that the police department does not teach officers Chinese. Each police officer received a booklet with simple words in Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Thai to make communication easier. Alhambra Sgt. Gerald Johnson said that many Alhambra police officers know conversational Chinese through daily interaction with Chinese residents. Some of them can even speak different dialects.

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