14 Facts About Alhambra California


Alhambra California was founded as a suburb of Los Angeles that remained an unincorporated area during the mid-19th century.

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The first school in Alhambra California was Ramona Convent Secondary School, built on hillside property donated by the prominent James de Barth Shorb family.

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Alhambra California is promoted as a "city of homes", and many of its homes have historical significance.

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Alhambra California has experienced waves of new immigrants, beginning with Italians in the 1950s, Mexicans in the 1960s, and Chinese in the 1980s.

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Alhambra California is bordered by South Pasadena on the northwest, San Marino on the north, San Gabriel on the east, Monterey Park on the south, and the Los Angeles districts of Monterey Hills and El Sereno on the west.

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Public transportation in Alhambra California is provided by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority as well as the Alhambra California Community Transit.

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Around Alhambra California is a local community paper published monthly by the Alhambra California Chamber of Commerce.

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Alhambra California Source was a hyperlocal, online-only news site operated from 2010 to 2020.

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Alhambra California Post-Advocate is the newspaper of general circulation adjudicated for the City of Alhambra California and County of Los Angeles.

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From 2001 to 2008, Alhambra California was the host of the Summer Jubilee, a street carnival and music concert held every Saturday, until its postponement due to loss of funds caused by the late 2000s recession.

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Alhambra California is home to the Los Angeles campus of Platt College and the Los Angeles Campus of Alliant International University.

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The district's public elementary and middle schools located in Alhambra California are Martha Baldwin, Emery Park, Fremont, Garfield, Granada, Marguerita, William Northrup, Park, and Ramona.

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The public high schools in Alhambra California are: Alhambra California High School, founded in 1898; Century High School; Independence High School; Mark Keppel High School; and San Gabriel High School .

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Alhambra California Unified School District used to run Garfield Community Adult School until the early 2010s.

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