• Sprucing up Alhambra for a Good Cause


    by Winston Chua

    As youmight surmise, the Alhambra Beautiful and Alhambra Pride projects are justthat, to make Alhambra more beautiful and to make Alhambrans proud of theircity. When Councilwoman Barbara Messina last year became mayor, she vowed tospruce up the city.

    “It isa revitalization of our neighborhoods,” said Messina, who wants to rid the cityof decrepit chain-linked fences and replace them with clean,neighborhood-friendly picket fences.

    The Alhambra Pride project began in the 1970s as acollaborative effort by the community to not only clean up the community butalso to bring the community together to resurrect the image of Alhambra. Now,she said that many neighbors hardly know each other and are not even aware oftheir own neighbor’s needs.

    “We want to maintain the integrity of theneighborhood,” Messina said, referring both to the city’s looks as well as itsunity.

    Messina is teaming up with many of the city’sNeighborhood Watch leaders to not only look out for crime, but also to buildteamwork among street blocks in case of an emergency. She hopes that thisteaming philosophy will help those who cannot maintain their property receivehelp from those who have extra resources to do so.

    The Alhambra City Manager may have the resources tocontinue Messina’s efforts, as community block grant funds are set aside forprojects like these.

    The Alhambra Beautiful project awards the mostexceptional homes from Alhambra’s four districts. The city’s chamber ofcommerce oversees the judging and later this month will announce awards forbest residential properties.

    1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)


    Loading ... Loading …

    Comments are closed

     
  • You Only Live Once! It’s back with a winter time swing, so come down and join some of the Arcadia Recreation Department’s staff for an evening of fun at the Dana Middle School Gym, 1401 S. First Avenue in Arcadia, from 5-10pm....
    Happy New Year! Rose Parade Float Trophy Winners...
    AND AWAY THEY GO… The Valentine Derby steering committee is looking forward to a wonderful fundraiser party at the Santa Anita Race Track this Saturday, April 12. The event will feature a silent auction during the cocktail hour, a seated dinner a...
    With an all-time high of 875 in attendance, Methodist Hospital’s 19th annual Mardi Gras also raised a record-breaking $144,000 to benefit the hospital’s important cancer program....
    The Pasadena Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has pledged a $3 million endowment to fund the Pasadena Guild Chair in Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles....
     
     
     
    Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin