Helen Arase, Multimedia Reporter
Helen Arase is a multimedia journalist, specializing in visual media. Though originally from Claremont, Helen has called Alhambra home for the last few years. She graduated from the University of La Verne with a B.A. in Journalism, concentrating in Photojournalism, and from USC Annenberg with a M.S. in Journalism. She’s always on the lookout for lowrider cars and bakes cookies too often.
Dominic Tovar, Community Outreach Manager
Dominic Tovar is a San Gabriel High School alumnus and received his B.A. in Literature and Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz. By stimulating local engagement and coordinating events, Dominic supports the Alhambra Source’s mission of community integration and youth education. He’s passionate about using community organizing for social good, he loves running at Almansor Park, and is a major foodie. He also contributes news and feature stories to the site.
Jon Thurber, Publisher
Jon Thurber had a long career as a writer and editor at the Los Angeles Times, where he held a number of high-ranking newsroom positions. Born in Los Angeles, he grew up in South Pasadena and, as a boy, spent a lot of time in Alhambra mostly at Fosselman’s and the old Max West sporting goods store on Main Street. His first newspaper job was reporting high school sports scores for the Alhambra Post-Advocate. He wears many hats at the Alhambra Source, including oversight of membership, fund-raising, and the editorial product.