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Free Wing New Years's Bash

December 2, 2017 by Fernando Hernandez (Register to contact)

* Free Wing, Alhambra High Alumni band, Class of 73, reunited!
* Playing The Music You Grew Up With!!!
* New Year's Bash, Saturday, Dec 30, 7-11pm.
* Jay Dees, 1843 W Main St. Alhambra.
FREE WING ROCKIN ALHAMBRA AGAIN!!!

Alhambra American Legion End of Summer Party

August 1, 2016 by Fernando Hernandez (Register to contact)

Free Wing, a AHS band from the 70s has reunited & will be playing at the American Legion End of Summer Party, Friday Sept 2, 7:30pm.
Address- American Legion Hall
24 N Stoneman, Alh.
JOIN US IN BRINGIN IT BACK TO ALHAMBRA!

Coach Ruedaflores Retirement

January 8, 2010 by Luz Graciela Garcia (Register to contact)

A fundraiser is being held for the retirement party for Coach Gil Ruedaflores. The fundraiser will be at the 35er Club in Pasadena (basement) on Sunday, January 10, 2010 from 5 to 11 p.m. Suggested minimum donation at the door is only $5. Some seats for alums and friends are still available for the retirement banquet, which will be held on January 17th at Almansor Court. Please email me or just see me at the fundraiser for ticket information.

Alhambra High School News From Around The Web

Alhambra student named finalist in art competition  Martinez News-Gazette

Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that local judges have selected Allison Patrick from Alhambra High School as the Contra Costa finalist in the ...



Alhambra High School hosts "Coming Out of the Shadows Week" to celebrate its own Dream Center  Alhambra Source

Alhambra High School hosted a series of events last week as part of the national immigration rights movement, "ComingOut of the Shadows Week."



Alhambra High School Thespians Announce Cast for April Production of “Chicago”  Alhambra Source

Alhambra , CA 91801 United States. February 10, 2019, — “Chicago” will take the stage this April at Alhambra High School. The new adaptation of the 1975 ...



Alhambra High to participate in annual Say Something Week  Martinez News-Gazette

Alhambra High School joins schools across the country to participate in Sandy Hook Promise's fourth annual Say Something Call-to-Action week.



Alhambra Unified School District Hosts 4th Annual Career Fair at Mark Keppel High School  Alhambra Source

On Thursday February 7, 2019 Alhambra Source joined over 1000 AUSD students and parents for the district's 4th annual Career Fair.



Joseph Edward Costanza  Martinez News-Gazette

Joseph Edward Costanza July 26, 1944 – April 10, 2019. Resident of Roseville, Calif. Joseph Edward Costanza (Joe), 74, passed away on April 10, 2019, with ...



Vania K. Bartolini  Martinez News-Gazette

Vania K. Bartolini May 20, 1919 – April 17, 2019. Resident of Martinez, Calif. Vania K. Bartolini, born and raised in Martinez, passed away quietly on April 17, just ...



Frank Melville Stelwagon  Martinez News-Gazette

Frank Melville Stelwagon Feb. 21, 1942 – March 22, 2019. Resident of San Jose, Calif. Friday, March 22, 2019 marked the passing of the much beloved Frank ...



Have Too Many Shoes? Alhambra H.S. Wants Em!  Patch.com

MARTINEZ, CA – The Alhambra High School PTSA will hold a shoe-drive fundraiser -- accepting new, gently used or worn shoes -- from Sept. 11 through Nov.



KIDS AND CANDIDATES – A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FORUM  Alhambra Source

Kids and Candidates, a community engagement forum, will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Alhambra High School, located at 101 ...



LA Master Chorale's Grant Gershon recalls the Alhambra of his youth  Alhambra Source

Grant Gershon, Alhambra High School Alum and Artistic Director of the LA Master Chorale, grew up in Alhambra. Now he conducts at the Walt Disney Concert ...



Alhambra students demanded action on gun control. Their school board agrees  The Pasadena Star-News

Alhambra High students tired of seeing little national, state or local policy changes that would keep guns out of the hands of would-be school shooters earned ...



Alhambra elections heat up with candidate forums  Alhambra Source

Voters have an unprecedented opportunity to get to know their candidates for Alhambra City Council this year, with the organization of two candidate forums that ...



Laura Farber is the first Latina to head the Tournament of Roses Association and she grew up in Alhambra  Alhambra Source

It is a lovely spring day in the historic Wrigley Gardens surrounding Tournament House in Pasadena. Close your eyes and open your imagination and you can ...



The Mark Keppel All-Male hip-hop dance team takes on “World of Dance”  Alhambra Source

Inside MKAM's rise from underdog to one of the best hip-hop dance crews in the country.



Community starts fundraisers for AHS athlete injured in car crash at Marina  Martinez News-Gazette

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A 16-year-old Alhambra High School athlete remains hospitalized after being seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash earlier this month ...



A robust debate about housing, traffic and parks at the Kids and Candidates forum  Alhambra Source

The main event Thursday night at the Kids and Candidates Forum at Alhambra High School was a political discussion with Katherine Lee and Andrea ...



Matt Chamberlain chosen new AHS principal  Martinez News-Gazette

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Matt Chamberlain, who has been principal of San Ramon Unified School District's Venture Independent Study School, will be Alhambra ...



Planning Commission to conduct hearing on demolishing Twohey's restaurant building  Alhambra Source

Alhambra's Planning Commission has not met since Jan. 22, when they conducted the first of three public hearings on the city's draft general plan. With that ...



AEF Opens Summer Academy Registration  Alhambra Source

Early bird registration has begun for the Alhambra Educational Foundation's 2019 K-8 Summer Academy. The summer program runs for five weeks from June ...



2018 election results: Three new faces to join Alhambra City Council  The Pasadena Star-News

Semi-official results from the Los Angeles County registrar's office show Repetto Elementary school teacher Katherine Lee clinching District 1 and Alhambra ...



Alhambra High School administrator accused of sexual abuse resigns  Pasadena Star-News

ALHAMBRA >> An Alhambra High School administrator resigned Friday after she was confronted with a YouTube video that accused her of the sexual abuse of ...



Adele Andrade-Stadler sworn in as Alhambra's first Latina mayor  Alhambra Source

The new mayor set an ambitious agenda for her nine-month term.



Alhambra could move power lines and other overhead utilities underground in some parts of the city  Alhambra Source

The City Council will conduct a public hearing on whether to create an underground utility district at parts of Chapel Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue.



Deep budget cuts in MUSD's future, board hears  Martinez News-Gazette

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District must commit to making as much as $3.5 million in cuts to the 2019-20 budget if it is to remain certified, ...



Martinez USD Teacher Of The Year Receives Special Visit  Patch.com

Martinez Teacher Of The Year Gets Special Visit - Martinez, CA - Alhambra High School's Andrea Salas is one of 22 Contra Costa County Teachers of the Year ...



Alhambra City Council Member Katherine Lee talks Lunar New Year, fireworks, and celebrating in Alhambra  Alhambra Source

Alhambra City Council member Katherine Lee sits down with Community Outreach Manager Dominic Tovar to discuss how celebrating Lunar New Year's has ...



Fit Factor warms students up for volunteering  Alhambra Source

Joanna Vargas teaches fitness and offers students fun volunteer opportunities at the Fit Factor Studio.



Opposition to closing 710 freeway stub at special Alhambra City Council Meeting  Alhambra Source

Some residents asked for investment in public transportation options.



Alhambra votes to press for “local control” over I-710 stub  Alhambra Source

The Alhambra City Council voted to press for the city to gain jurisdiction over the I-710 freeway stub, if the legislature votes to take it out of the state highway ...



Doppe to be MUSD's director of educational services  Martinez News-Gazette

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Alhambra High School principal Tom Doppe will be the Martinez Unified School District's director of Educational Services, a revised version ...



Congratulation, graduates!  Martinez News-Gazette

The Martinez News-Gazette would like to congratulate all our local graduates for the culmination of their many years of labor. Congratulation, graduates!



End of an era? Three performing arts businesses close in Alhambra after rent hike  The Pasadena Star-News

Alhambra is saying goodbye to three of the city's older businesses, all of them performing arts based stores. Marini Music at 222 W. Main St., Arte Flamenco ...



Salsa and community thrive at the Granada LA  Alhambra Source

As the day vacates and the summer heat gradually loosens its biting grip, the dance floors of the Granada LA brighten and heat up. The three-story club, bar, ...



Driver Who Led Police on High-Speed Pursuit in Custody Near Alhambra High School  KTLA

LAPD officials took a high-speed driver into custody after he led them on a pursuit through East L.A. and the San Gabriel Valley. The man was arrested near a ...



At Home With Vivian: The Drowsy Chaperone  Martinez News-Gazette

(Additional photo gallery). Live musicians! Glorious costumes! Intricate sets! Show stopping song and dance numbers! Mix in two people in love on the eve of ...



Garcia leads Montebello baseball team to 6-0 win over Alhambra  The Pasadena Star-News

ALHAMBRA — Alhambra High School won the race for the Almont League baseball title last season. Montebello, which had won consecutive crowns in 2015 ...



Former Alhambra High School Coach Exchanged 52,000 Text Messages With Girl He Is Accused of Abusing: Prosecutor  KTLA

More than 52000 text messages exchanged between a former Alhambra high school basketball coach and a female student on his team detail eight months of ...



SPHS Track & Field vs. Alhambra High  South Pasadena Review

Thursday, March 1 the South Pasadena High School's Track and Field team competed against Alhambra High School. Photos by Joseph Ruiz. sphs track and ...



Alhambra High class building career credentials one shed at a time  Martinez Tribune

In front is Jack Millson, and in back are, from left, Jhonathan Zamora, Ricky Guerrero, Ricky Lopez, Jared Glemser and Lexi Rosales, of the Alhambra High ...



Edward Brian Frazer  Martinez News-Gazette

Edward Brian Frazer Jan. 6, 1930 – Feb. 23, 2019. Resident of Franklin Canyon, Martinez, Calif. Edward Brian Frazer or Brian as most knew him, passed away ...



Mary Susan Baier  Martinez News-Gazette

Mary Susan Baier was born January 5, 1957 in Walnut Creek, CA. With family by her side, she passed away in Colorado on September 5, 2018 after a struggle ...



AHS Cheerleaders Tops In National Contest  Martinez News-Gazette

Despite challenges that got the team out to a late start, the Alhambra Varsity Competitive Cheerleading Team has won the recent USA Spirit Nationals ...



The growth of boba culture in the San Gabriel Valley  Alhambra Source

Anyone driving down a busy street in the San Gabriel Valley is bound to pass by a boba shop sooner or later. With over five stores on Main Street alone, boba ...



Alhambra High seniors awarded hundreds of local scholarships  Martinez Tribune

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Alhambra High School held its annual Senior Awards Night Wednesday, June 1. The following awards and scholarships were earned by ...



Ixchel Marina says goodbye to her Main Street art studio  Alhambra Source

Surrealist painter Ixchel Marina has taught art for 27 years. At the end of July, her business, the Art Studio, on 230 W Main Street closed after five years.



'Halloween' Cinematographer Dean Cundey returns to the scene of the crime  Alhambra Source

Forty years ago, Dean Cundey turned his idyllic hometown of Alhambra, Calif. into a nightmare setting for the original "Halloween."



SPHS Speech and Debate | Team Places At Competition  The South Pasadenan

Last Friday and Saturday the South Pasadena High School Speech and Debate team attended the Spring Debate tournament by the Southern California Debate ...



Tzu Chi Mobile Food Pantry: Food Distribution in Southern California | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide... - Pasadena.com  Pasadena Now

It's no secret: fast foods and ready-to-eat products are quick, cheap, and are designed to momentarily satisfy the palate. For a family struggling to make ends ...



Martinez To Rename Park In Memory Of Mayor John Sparacino  Patch.com

City To Rename Park In Memory Of Mayor Sparacino - Martinez, CA - The city announced a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the renaming of Alhambra Park as John ...



Robert Bruce Henderson  Martinez News-Gazette

Robert Bruce Henderson Aug. 30, 1974 – March 03, 2019. Resident of Martinez, Calif. Robert, Bob/Bobby, had a brilliant mind like his father, a beautiful mind, ...



Car falls on East Bay teen boy in joyride accident, crushes his pelvis  KRON4

An East Bay teenager is in the trauma unit at John Muir Medical center on Thursday night after a devastating accident.



Alhambra High School's 2016 Homecoming King & Queen  Martinez Tribune

Presenting the 2016 Alhambra High School Homecoming King and Queen.



LA Suburb's Development Boom Has Residents Feeling Left Out  Courthouse News Service

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (CN) – Johnny Lam likes to ride his bike around Alhambra, but often has to dodge cars while navigating the city's poor biking infrastructure.



Woman who admitted sex abuse on YouTube pleads guilty, faces prison  Los Angeles Times

A former Alhambra school administrator whose confession over the phone to molesting a former student was uploaded to YouTube has pleaded guilty in ...



Multiple regional opportunities for Earth Day Cleanup events this weekend  Benicia Herald

Be a part of the movement to “Keep Solano Clean & Green!” Location: Ninth Street Beach. Time: Saturday, April 20 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.. Contact: Carrie Chase.



Embezzling School Funds: Mother-Daughter Duo Sentenced  Patch.com

Mother-Daughter Duo Sentenced For Embezzling - South Pasadena, CA - At Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra, the mother was an account clerk for ASB ...



FOSSELMAN Brothers Scoop Past The Centennial  The South Pasadenan

My brothers, Chris and John Fosselman, shook their heads in amazement when talking about their business, Fosselman's Ice Cream, celebrating 100 years in ...



Tigers Lose Fourth in a Row; This Time to Monrovia, 41-0  South Pasadena Review

Despite going 13 quarters now without scoring a single point and going down to defeat for the fourth time in a row, So Pas Tigers varsity football Head Coach ...



Nancy Ma finds “Home” through her one-woman show about growing up in New York's Chinatown  Alhambra Source

A Q&A with Chinese American actress, writer and community organizer Nancy Ma about her autobiographical solo show "Home."



Alhambra Unified School District faces 6 civil suits  Pasadena Star-News

ALHAMBRA >> The Alhambra Unified School District is embroiled in six civil lawsuits involving special education children who allege sexual abuse and former ...



Alhambra High School Senior Prank  Martinez Tribune

In true Martinez fashion, the Class of 2017's Senior Prank was on display at Alhambra High School for a short while the morning of Jan. 13, 2017. Their prank?



Calvin A. Riemcke  Yakima Herald-Republic

Calvin A. Riemcke passed away peacefully on March 26th, 2019. Cal was born on October 2nd, 1926 in Yakima, Wa. to Dr. Charles Riemcke and Lois Steen ...



Golden Valley's Justine Dondonay brings new competition to Foothill League girls tennis  Santa Clarita Valley Signal

There's a new girls tennis player in the Santa Clarita Valley that has Foothill League coaches and players turning their heads. Justine Dondonay, a transfer from ...



Robert Joseph Butler  Martinez News-Gazette

Robert Joseph Butler Jan. 13, 1969 – March 18, 2018. Resident of Martinez, Calif. Robert Joseph Butler, 49, of Martinez, California, passed away on March 18, ...



2 From Mt. Diablo Valley Unified District Named Teachers Of Year  Concord, CA Patch

2 Mt. Diablo Valley Teachers Earn Top Honors - Concord, CA - Congrats to Contra Costa Co.'s Kelly Perkins of Concord's Ygnacio Valley High School and ...



Nostalgic Books and Comics shows that comic books aren't just for nerds  Alhambra Source

Peter Mellini sold comics out of his car before becoming the owner of Nostalgic Books and Comics in San Gabriel.



Alhambra High School Evacuated Due to Report of Gas Smell  KTLA

Dozens of students were taken to an athletic field at Alhambra High School Tuesday morning after a gas smell was reported on campus. The smell was believed ...



Dorothy Rodham, Hillary Clinton's mother and an Alhambra High graduate, dies at 92  Alhambra Source

Dorothy Rodham, Hillary Clinton's mother and a graduate of Alhambra High School class of 1937, died early Tuesday in Washington.



Martinez: New year, new school  East Bay Times

MARTINEZ — The return from winter break to their new school was another present for students at Vicente Martinez High School and Briones School.



Alhambra freshman perishes in apparent drowning  Martinez Tribune

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The community continues to mourn in the death of Alhambra High School (AHS) freshmen Andre Parrilla, who died in an apparent drowning ...



Police: Alhambra Assistant Principal Confesses To Sexual Relationship With Former Student  CBS Local

RIVERSIDE (CBS/AP) — Police say an Alhambra educator jailed on felony charges of sex abuse confessed to having a sexual relationship with a former student ...



Husband arrested after woman falls to her death from Alhambra parking garage  The Pasadena Star-News

Police arrested a man on suspicion of murder after his wife fell from an Alhambra parking garage and died early Thursday morning. Alhambra police spokesman ...



Photos: San Gabriel Valley valedictorians for the Class of 2018  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

We asked schools across the San Gabriel Valley to have their valedictorians submit their photos and some biographical information to celebrate their ...



On Location: Alhambra  KCET

This week L.A. Letters examines Alhambra, the gateway to the San Gabriel Valley. Nestled between Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Gabriel, San Marino, ...



Coachella Valley High considers facelift for 'Arab' mascot (photos)  89.3 KPCC

Coachella Valley High School may give its Arab mascot a "facelift" after drawing the ire of a civil rights group, according to a top school official. School ...



William H. 'Bill' Wainwright (June 16, 1942 – May 19, 2018)  Martinez News-Gazette

Well-known Martinez resident William H. 'Bill' Wainwright passed away on May 19 at his home after a 15-month battle with brain cancer. He was 75 years-old.



Betty Ramona Burge  San Marino Tribune

San Marino News and Local Events - Betty Ramona Burge, a resident of San Marino for over 50 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family,



Family, friends stunned after teen drowns in Martinez pool  KGO-TV

MARTINEZ, Calif. (KGO) -- The Contra Costa Sheriff's Department is in mourning and a high school is in shock after a star athlete, whose mother is a sheriff's ...



Bay Area Ballplayers grand slams its way into Moraga | Moraga  Lamorindaweekly

If you build it, they will come. Moraga Shopping Center now has its own high-tech field of dreams. Bay Area Ballplayers, located in the retail space vacated by ...



Marijuana dispensary clears first hurdle  Martinez News-Gazette

MARTINEZ, Calif. – With an acknowledgment it is punting a final decision, the Planning Commission approved a permit for the city's first medicinal marijuana ...



Passion To The Streets Organizes Inaugural Car Show  Martinez News-Gazette

Eve Cameron, whose Passion to the Streets helps Martinez homeless students and their families as they move toward permanent housing, got a tip from her ...



New principal selected for junior high | News  Sonoma West

The Healdsburg Unified School District has announced the selection of Michael DeFrancesco as the new principal for Healdsburg Junior High School.



Dogs' mascot story still a mystery  Martinez Tribune

Alhambra football players wave the banner donning the Blue and Gold Alhambra Bulldog during a game in the 2015 football season. (GERARDO RECINOS ...



Contra Costa Teacher of the Year award down to four finalists  East Bay Times

PLEASANT HILL — Four finalists for Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year gave speeches before a panel of judges this week, but only two will be chosen for ...



Garfield Elementary math teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with former student  San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A math teacher from Garfield Elementary was arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a former student for seven years, police said Monday.



While California’s high school graduation rates hit a record high, some Bay Area counties see declines  The Mercury News

SACRAMENTO — California's graduation rate increased for the seventh year in a row and is now at a record high, the state Department of Education announced ...



"All students are served": Alhambra Student Services director talks mental health and school safety  Alhambra Source

Asian American students in Alhambra were four times less likely than Latinos to be referred to school-based mental health services in the 2010-11 school year, ...



Turning 100 at the Tavern  Martinez News-Gazette

By DINA SPARACINO SCHULER Contributor. Nina Sparacino. On Sunday, March 18th, family and friends celebrated the 100th birthday of Nina Sparacino.



President Speaks: Grand Canyon U president Brian Mueller  Education Dive

The most talked about issue involving K-12 education in Arizona – and much of the country – is government funding. How can we support students and teachers ...



Renowned poets to read at Alhambra High's Ecopoetry event  Martinez Tribune

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Join the National Park *Service* (NPS) and Alhambra High School students for the 2017 Ecopoetry Event. This is the 3rd annual event, staged ...



Life Tributes for the week of 12/05/18  Plumas County Newspapers

Joseph Thomas Bones ll (JT). Joseph Thomas Bones II (JT) passed Nov. 25, 2018. A Celebration of Life with reception to follow will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on ...



A decade of beavers (mostly) in Martinez  East Bay Times

MARTINEZ — It started in 2007, when downtown Martinez denizens noticed Alhambra Creek was flowing slow, and that trees along the banks had been ...



First Latina, Third Woman TOR President a South Pas Resident  South Pasadena Review

Attorney and 20-year South Pasadena resident Laura Farber has been confirmed as the 2019-20 Pasadena Tournament of Roses (TOR) President by the TOR ...



How to hire a teacher: Report offers California schools advice  The Mercury News

The Burlingame School District highlights its Maker Spaces and technology program. The Belmont-Redwood Shores district promotes its partnership with a ...



Alhambra senior to receive Eagle Scout Award  Martinez Tribune

Alhambra High School senior, Noa Nabeshima, son of Noel Nabeshima, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor awarded by the Boy Scouts of ...



Looking for a job? Contra Costa County to hold teacher recruitment fair  East Bay Times

MARTINEZ — The Contra Costa County Office of Education will hold its annual county teacher and certificated staff recruitment fair from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ...



Paralyzed Pleasant Hill teen addresses wrestlers from Colorado hospital via Skype  KTVU San Francisco

An East Bay high school student who was paralyzed during a wrestling match last month spoke to friends and supporters Saturday morning during the opening ...



Team From California High School Wins Mock Trials Competition  SFGate

PLEASANT HILL (BCN). A mock trial team from San Ramon's California High School took first place in the county's high school mock trials competition, county ...



Alhambra Planning Commission gives controversial development thumbs up  The Pasadena Star-News

ALHAMBRA >> Although a barrage of people opposed a nearly 9-acre residential development in southwest Alhambra, the Planning Commission pushed the ...



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