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Los Angeles County to Implement Tighter Safeguards and Restrictions to Curb COVID-19 Spread
Effective Friday, November 20, Los Angeles County will tighten pandemic safeguards and restrictions as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase significantly. These safeguards and restrictions protect the public health and safety of our residents, and their ability to be served in our hospitals.
COVID-19 cases have more than doubled since the beginning of November and hospitalizations have increased from an average of about 900 a day to well over 1,000 a day in same time period.
The first measures, effective this Friday, are:
  • For non-essential businesses permitted to operate indoors—including retail stores, offices, personal care services—occupancy will be limited to 25% maximum capacity.
  • The number of patrons at outdoor restaurants, breweries and wineries will be limited to 50% max outdoor capacity.
  • The number customers at cardrooms, outdoor mini-golf, go-karts and batting cages will be limited to 50% maximum outdoor capacity.
  • Services at personal care establishments may only be provided by appointment to customers wearing face coverings by staff wearing face coverings.
  • Services that require either the customer or the staff to remove their face covering, such as facials and shaves, are not permitted.
  • Food and drinks cannot be served at these establishments to customers.
  • Restaurants, breweries, wineries, bars, and all other non-essential retail establishments must close from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • Outdoor gatherings remain the only gatherings permitted, and they must only include 15 people maximum who are members of no more than 3 households.
The Health Officer Order will be amended to reflect the above restrictions. Click here for more information.
Holiday Parking Relaxation

The Alhambra Police Department and the City of Alhambra will relax parking restrictions (parking lots, street sweeping and overnight parking) for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. 
Parking relaxation will start on Thursday, November 26, and continue through Sunday, November 29, 2020. Full parking enforcement will start again at 2:00 AM on Monday, November 30, 2020.

Holiday Trash Pick-Up Schedule in Effect
Customers whose regular service day is on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday will experience no delay in service. 
There will be no waste and recycling service on Thursday, November 26, in observance of Thanksgiving Day. If your regular service day is Thursday or Friday, service will run one day late with Thursday's service taking place on Friday, and Friday’s service taking place on Saturday. Please put your trash toters out at the curb one day later than usual.
Contact Republic Services at (800) 299-4898 or visit Republic Services website for more information on holiday pickup schedules. 
Holiday Home Decorating Contest
The City of Alhambra is inviting residents to spread holiday cheer around their neighborhoods with festive homes.

Show us your bright lights and creative inspiration in the Holiday Home Decorating Contest.
Judges are looking for best use of lights, best animation display, best lawn display and most creative homes. Five homes will be chosen as winners.

Contest Rules:
·        Applications will be accepted until 5:30pm on December 11, 2020.
·        Contest is limited to what can be seen from the street side of the house at night.
·        Judging will take place between December 14th and December 18th from 6 p.m. to 9:00p.m. Please have your decorations ON no later than 6:00 p.m. this week.
·        Winners will receive a special visit the night of December 22nd.
·        Participants are requested to keep their houses decorated through January 8, 2021 so that the community can enjoy them.
Entry forms are available at City Hall, Alhambra Park Office, and on our Please return it to the Parks and Recreation Department,500 North Palm Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91801 or email it to Alhambra Park office at
Spark of Love Virtual Toy Drive
Join us in collecting new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for underserved children in our community in the Spark of Love Toy Drive.

Due to COVID-19, the Spark of Love is going online, transitioning to an all-virtual effort by partnering with

Supporting the Spark of Love has never been easier. Safe, quick, and convenient donations are possible through the Spark of Love registry. Financial donations are also welcome, as they allow us to provide toys for communities with overwhelming needs.
TEXT TO GIVE: Text “SPARK” to 24365
To make a donation via credit card. All proceeds will go to buying toys or sports equipment for the children.
The toy drive will run through December 24, 2020.
Housing Element Update
The City of Alhambra has just begun a year-long process of updating the Housing Element of its General Plan. The Housing Element discusses numerous factors relating to housing, such as current housing types, future housing need, zoning, and programs and policies governing housing development. This Housing Element will cover the planning period from October 2021 through October 2029. Alhambra received a draft allocation of 6,808 units that it must plan and zone capacity for over these 8-years. Residents, landlords, employees, and businesses are encouraged to share their input as the City plans for a range of housing types suitable for many segments of the population. Visit our website to learn more about how you can get involved.
Park Improvements - Survey Extended
The grant applications to make proposed improvements to Story Park, Pocket Park, Burke Heritage Park, Shorb Clinic, Gateway Plaza Park, and renovations to the pool locker rooms at Alhambra Park and Granada Park have been extended until next year. The City now has more time to continue collecting feedback from the community on the changes you'd like to see at City parks. Please complete the survey in English at, Chinese at, or Spanish at ‍ by the end of December. Visit for more information on this project.
APD's New Traffic Trailer
Alhambra Police Department recently purchased a new traffic trailer, with grant funds from the State of California’s Office of Traffic Safety. The trailer will be used to serve as a communication and command post during OTS operations, along with assisting in raising awareness in the City of Alhambra about the dangers of drinking and driving. 
APD New Hires
Chief Tim Vu sworn in Officers Javier Covarrubias and Beatriz Rueda earlier this month. They both recently graduated from the the Rio Hondo Police Academy Class #210. Congratulations to both!

Did You Know...
November Rental Listings from the Housing Rights Center.
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