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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 Staff

Helen Arase, Managing Editor

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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

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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.


Virginia Situ, Outreach Intern

Virginia Situ is a San Gabriel High School alumna and just finished her first year at Biola University majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Business Analytics and Biblical Studies. It will be Virginia’s third year interning with the Alhambra Source. From this experience, she learned the value of communication and giving back to the community. When she is not busy studying, she enjoys playing volleyball, the guitar and piano, and watching romantic comedy movies.


Max Tran, Editorial Intern

Max Tran is an Editorial Intern for the Alhambra Source. He has lived in Alhambra for over 10 years, and has seen it change through the same amount of time. Very recently, he has decided to attend the University of California Riverside to pursue a degree in political science. Max enjoys listening to different genres of music, and will never miss an opportunity to talk about politics. His favorite food is fried chicken.