The Alhambra Source is the only local news website dedicated to coverage of Alhambra, a multiethnic Los Angeles suburb of 86,000 and the gateway to the San Gabriel Valley. Launched in 2010, the site grew out of two years of sociological research that found a stark lack of civic engagement and a paucity of interethnic relations. Professional journalists, professors, researchers, and students at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School developed the hyperlocal website as a model of public service journalism that provides local news for diverse communities. Reporting in three languages (English, Mandarin, and Spanish), we at Alhambra Source publish relevant, fact-based news and human interest stories for residents of different ethnic and linguistic backgrounds.
Focus Areas: Community Issues, Social Issues, Urban Issues