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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.

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Our Staff

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.

Phoenix Tso, Senior Writer


Originally from the Boston area, Phoenix graduated with a MS in Journalism from USC in 2015 and has been with the Alhambra Source since then. As a freelance journalist, her work can be found in Reuters, Global Post and LA Review of Books, to name a few. Her story on Alhambra High students writing a gun control resolution in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas shootings that Rep. Judy Chu introduced in Congress was recognized as one of the best stories of 2018 by the Institute for Nonprofit News.

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.