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Best of Alhambra Source, 2019

  • Drone shot of Main St. as crowd beings to gather for 626 Golden Streets, the cross-city cycling and pedestrian safety festival, on May 19, 2019. Photo by Leah Chang.

  • Students from the Fremont Elementary Dual Immersion program performed at the Alhambra Latino Association Gala. ALA works to initiate and support programs that provide educational and cultural awareness in the community. Photo by Ester Ybarra.

  • Alhambra Mayor Adele Andrade-Stadler and Vice Mayor Ross Maza engage with Spanish-speaking residents at an affordable housing forum on Thursday, May 23 at Alhambra's First Baptist Church. The forum was co-sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, Grassroots Alhambra and the Alhambra Source. Photo by Bastian Mendez.

  • Twohey’s long goodbye to the city of Alhambra ended April 14, 2019 when the iconic eatery closed its doors one final time after 68 years at the corner of Atlantic Blvd. and Huntington Drive. Photo by Jon Thurber.

  • More than 100 people attended a vigil in June for a Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy, Joseph Solano, who was shot in the head at a Jack in the Box in Alhambra. Photo by Phoenix Tso.

  • Gabriel Mendez, a parent of two Emery Park Elementary students, reads to Susie Young's transitional kindergarten classroom in a Dr. Seuss hat. Photo by Liezel Gutierrez.

  • Alhambra Source Project Leader Miguel Drayton outlines the day at the "How Not To Be Broke" workshop. Photo by Phoenix Tso.

  • Residents hold up signs of protest against the 801 E. Main Street development during a Planning Commission hearing. The controversy over the development led to the city changing public notice policies. Photo by Phoenix Tso.

  • Alhambra fire personnel could be seen sawing and pulling apart the roof of the old Wonderies Toyota building on Main St. during a training exercise. Photo by Dominic Tovar

  • Members of the west San Gabriel Valley's Sikh community attend the Sunday service at the Gurdwara in Alhambra. The Sikh Community is fighting to stay in its Gurdwara after the property's owner sought to demolish it to make way for a mixed-use complex. Photo by Phoenix Tso.

  • Students read through the Alhambra Source Summer Internship brochure at the 2019 AUSD Career Fair at Mark Keppel High School. Photos by Phoenix Tso.

  • Alhambra teachers demonstrate in solidarity with Los Angeles Unified School District teachers, who went on strike in January over class sizes, lack of staff support, the proliferation of charter schools and other issues. Photo by Tammy Scorcia.

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From our coverage of affordable housing, 626 Golden Streets  and our illuminating pedestrian safety videos, 2019 was an exciting year for Alhambra and Alhambra Source. We offered high school seniors a financial roadmap with our own  “How Not To Be Broke: A  Financial Literacy Workshop” and covered an array of key stories from City Hall and the surrounding community.  In this photo gallery, we review some of our favorite moments and top stories as we prepare for another strong year in 2020.

Find links to the “Best of Alhambra Source, 2019” story collection below:

  1. No Cars Allowed: Exclusive Photo and Video Highlights from 626 Golden Streets
  2. ALA’s Annual Scholarship Gala celebrates Latino culture and honors five top AUSD seniors
  3. Alhambra Housing Forum Raises Awareness on Affordability Crisis
  4. Twohey’s Long Alhambra Tenure Comes to an End
  5. Family, Alhambra Community Mourns Slain L.A. Sheriff’s Deputy
  6. Emery Park Elementary brings imagination to life for “Reading is Magic”, a community read-in event
  7. Financial Literacy Workshop Hosts College Bound Students With Money on Their Minds
  8. Alhambra Planning Commission Reopens Public Comment on Controversial Commercial Development
  9. This is ONLY a Drill: The Old Wondries Toyota Building is Going Up in Smoke
  10. Alhambra’s Sikh Community May Be Displaced by Condo Development
  11. Alhambra Unified School District Hosts 4th Annual Career Fair at Mark Keppel High School
  12. Alhambra teachers protest in solidarity with LAUSD colleagues

 

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