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Alhambra Source 2018 review: the year in photos

  • The L.A. Dodgers kicked off the year by building a playground at Alhambra Park in partnership with KaBOOM!, a nonprofit that brings playgrounds to underserved areas. Photo by David Muñoz.

  • During Alhambra's 2018 homeless count, volunteer Kevin Shaw of South Pasadena searched Alhambra Park to provide an accurate count of homeless individuals in Alhambra. In 2017, Alhambra counted 89 homeless people within city limits. Photo by David Muñoz.

  • Locals donate blood at the Alhambra Police Department Battle of the Badges blood drive. All photos by David Muñoz.

  • Anthony Ng of Asian Americans Advancing Justice leads a protest against an agreement between ICE and the San Gabriel Police Department. Photo by Phoenix Tso.

  • A person ladles food at the Alhambra Lunar New Year festival celebration. Photo by David Muñoz.

  • Emery Park Principal Jeremy Infranca addresses students on gun violence at an assembly for the National Walkout Against Gun Violence. Photo by David Muñoz.

  • San Gabriel High School students lead a moment of silence during the National Walkout Against Gun Violence on March 14, 2018. Photo by Ahyoung Nguyen/The Matador via Facebook.

  • Alhambra Source held an immigrant narrative workshop as part of the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse's Asian Pacific American festival in May. Photo by David Muñoz.

  • The Alhambra Source's poster exhibit featuring three immigrant narratives was on display at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse until May 26. Photo by Phoenix Tso.

  • Vendors sell their wares at Alhambra's certified organic farmers market. Photo by Joe Soong.

  • The Alhambra Police Department held its first Chinese-language community academy in May and June 2018. The police department held a Spanish-language academy later in the year. Photo by Phoenix Tso.

  • Alhambra High School students present on gun control and school safety. Photo by José Sanchez.

  • Peck Water Conservation Park, a project that could be funded by L.A. County's Safe Clean Water Program. The program was approved by L.A. County voters during the Nov. 6 election. Photo by Phoenix Tso.

  • A cart filled with dim sum pastries at Lincoln Seafood Restaurant, one of the only Dim Sum restaurants that still serves food on carts. Photo by Allison Ko.

  • Bob Estrada, founder and lead of Bob's Garage, rehearses. Bob's Garage often plays at Rick's on Main Street. Photo by David Muñoz.

  • Longtime ACT bus driver Alex Hernandez welcome passengers onto the Blue Line. Photo by Daniel Flores.

  • Busy feet at a salsa class at the Granada, which opened in 2003 and is well known throughout L.A. County for its salsa and ballroom dancing nights. Photo by Allison Ko.

  • Cinematographer Dean Cundey revisits Garfield Elementary School in Alhambra, where he shot "Halloween." "Michael was parked across the street while stalking Laurie in class," he shares. Photo by David Muñoz.

  • Bud Taylor moved into Evans Apartments in late 2016, after a demoralizing apartment hunt in Highland Park. After the building was sold to Winstar, his rent was raised from $900 for a studio to $1,420 a month. Taylor moved into a cheaper, more spacious apartment nearby but struggles to make ends meet while pursuing a career as a writer. Photo by Bud Taylor.

  • (L-R) Katherine Lee, Andrea Lofthouse-Quesada, USC moderator Tom Hollihan, and Adele Andrade-Stadler engage in a lively discussion about Alhambra’s most pressing issues at the Kids and Candidates event on Oct. 11, 2018. Lee and Andrade-Stadler won their elections on Nov. 6. The Kids and Candidates forum was organized by a coalition of organizations, including the Alhambra Teachers Association, Grassroots Alhambra, the Alhambra Preservation Group and the Alhambra Source. Photo by Bastian Mendez.

  • Andrea Lofthouse-Quesada, candidate for Alhambra City Council's 1st District, raises a fist at the Kids and Candidates Forum at Alhambra High School on Oct. 1. Photo by Bastian Mendez.

  • Adele Andrade-Stadler will be sworn in as Alhambra mayor during the Monday, Feb. 25 City Council meeting. Photo by Bastian Mendez.

  • Katherine Lee, candidate for Alhambra City Council's 1st District, at the Kids and Candidates Forum. Photo by Bastian Mendez.

  • A student samples a moon cake during Marguerita Elementary School's kindergarten Chinese-language immersion class. Photo by Liezel Gutierrez.

  • Los Angeles Times Editor Steve Padilla shows Garfield Elementary School students a six-foot recorder that he plays as part of California's Turnaround Arts program. Photo by Liezel Gutierrez.

  • Volunteers sort ears of corn for the AUSD/Tzu Chi food bank. Participating families especially appreciate the fresh produce that they can get every month at Alhambra High School. Photo by Bastian Mendez.

  • Grant Gershon conducts at Big Sing California in 2017. Photo by Jamie Pham.

  • An attendee of the San Gabriel Valley Pride Festival strikes a pose. Photo by Bastian Mendez.

  • “I thought nobody was going to show up. Just a couple of people from Get Lit. I'm grateful that people cared -- trans people, cis people, allies, kids, friends, mentors," says Arlene Campa, an organizer of the Los Angeles Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Rights March in early November. Campa is also an Alhambra resident. Photo by Bastian Mendez.

  • Kyle Tsukahira at API Forward Movement's Alhambra Open House. Tsukahira is program manager of Food Roots, which supports small local Asian farmers. All photos by Phoenix Tso.


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Gun violence protests, competitive local elections and even a visit from the Dodgers: 2018 was an exciting year for Alhambra. Luckily, the Alhambra Source’s staff and contributors were there to capture all of the action. Look back on each occasion through our photo slideshow and check back for a review of our best articles of the year. Have a safe and happy new year!

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