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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Alhambra Sets Up DUI Checkpoint Tonight

If you are celebrating Mexican Independence Day tonight (Sept 16 or over the weekend with Cuervo Tequila or Corona beer, stay out of Alhambra. Better yet, stay off the road and let someone else drive your car. Alhambra Police Department Traffic Bureau will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on Friday, September 16, 2016, at Garfield Avenue and Beacon Street between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Alhambra Investigates Hit-Run on Main Street

Alhambra police have closed off a large section of Main Street between Fourth Street and Stoneman Avenue to investigate an injury hit-and-run traffic collision that occurred earlier this evening.

Police said all parties involved the collision have been accounted for and there no outstanding people or vehicles. Five people were injured in the accident and have been transported to local hospitals. The investigation is expected to continue for several hours and Main Street will be closed.

CBS-TV news reported that the hit and run driver hit at least one person in a crosswalk while hitting other vehicles.

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Alhambrans Concerned over "Booms" in the Night

Some Alhambra residents and officials are concerned over noises that go "boom" in the middle of the night in the northwest section of the city. Even the City Manager is puzzled.

According to a report in the Pasadena Start News the noises have been heard sporadically since February. City officials said that since Feb. 15, the city has received 114 reports of boom through ophone calls to the Alhambra police Departmetn and messages reeived through the city hotline and social media.

Accordinto to one city source the highest concentration of reports have come from the city's northeast quadrant north of Mission Road and Atlantic Blvd.  The city repoted that it has contacted the County Public Works Department and the Alamedia Corridor-EAst Constrjction Authorities to see if their local projects were the source of the noises. So far they have denied being the source of the booms. The city reached out to California Institute of Technology which monitors seismic activity but they have  no explanation.

 

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Alhambra Dedicates 9-11Monument

Alhambra Dedicates 9-11 Monument

Alhambra dedicated a new monument to memory of the victims of the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Above, a large piece of steel from the destroyed Twin Towers building is permanently displayed at the Alhambra Fire Department headquarters. Ceremonies were held throughout Southern California on the 12th anniversary of the attack.    -Photo by DBarron

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Man Found Murdered in Car

ALHAMBRA -- An unidentified man was found murdered in his car Sunday night, according to the local police department. The victim was found by pollice in his car in a parking garage in the 300 blocl of North Monterey Park Street. Continue: Man Found Murdered in Car

class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Alhambra City Manager to Retire May 1

Alhambra, California — Mary K. Swink, first female City Manager for the City of Alhambra, has announced she will retire May 1, 2016.
Apparently, Swink told city officials early this year of her planned retirement because the City Council hired Bob Murray and associates to conduct a statewide search for a new city manager.
Swink, who was appointed City Manager in August of 2013, replaced Julio Fuentes who headed north for a higher paying job.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Art Exhibit Kicks-off Alhambra Lunar New Year Celebrations

A classy city hall Art Exhibit kicked off Alhambra’s 25th Annual Lunar New Year celebration on January 8th with city officials and the press in attendance.
The art exhibit will feature many artistic interpretations of the Year of the Monkey. This year’s event will also include a street festival scheduled on Saturday, February 13.
The art exhibition will be on display from January 8th to January 29 at Alhambra City Hall. Located at 111 South First Street.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Live Shooter Drill Conducted at Alhambra High

ALHAMBRA --  Police and the School District conducted a joint training exercise with several senarios ranging from a school lockdown caused a distraught student armed with a gun an another one involving an "active shooter" on the campus of  Alhambra High School on June 14.

The training exercise involved police officers as well as school employees and teachers learning how to respond to a variety of situations.

During a mid-morning briefing, staff was advised to become more familier with the campus and its surroundings so that they can efficiently follow instructions in an emergency.

"You have to know which is the north side of the campus, so that if you are directed to go there there is no problem," said an exercise director.

The first scenario involved a "student" armed with a gun who threatened suicide. After the student was isolated and a school locked down was launched, the police took over.  She was talked into laying down her weapon and surrendering to police.

The training involved Alhambra Police Department School, Resource officers, Alhambra patrol officers and detectives, training alongside Alhambra Unified School District support staff, campus supervisors and school administrators in simulated emergency crisis situations or scenarios. Also observing were administrators from other AUSD schools.

Sgt J. Johnson of the Alhambra police said volunteers acted as role players as the officers. During the drill school staff work through unexpected simulations involvig school incidents. The school campus was empty except for participants because the school semester ended the day before.

During one of the drill involving a scenario with an active shooter, numerous gunshots were heard at neighboring streets and Alhambra city all.

Teachers, staff and police were schedule to gather after the drills for a debriefing.

Johnson said a similar training exercise was held in June 2011 and was well received by school staff and officers.

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