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Virtual Halloween Activities & Drive-Thru Events
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending against the traditional trick-or-treating this year.
Fortunately, there are other ways to participate in Halloween.
The 7th Annual Alhambra Pumpkin Run is going Virtual. Run or walk in your favorite neighborhood from October 24 – October 31 and tag @alhambrapumpkinrun on Instagram while you’re doing the 1K, 5K, or 10K. Proceeds will benefit grants for families who need help during the pandemic. To register visit: https://runsignup.com/AlhambraPumpkinRun.
There are also free online contests and challenges to get in the haunted Halloween spirit, including Virtual Costume Contest, Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest and Virtual Home Decorating Contest.
The City is hosting several Drive-Thru events from 11am – 2pm on Halloween Day. Head to Granada Park to pick up a pumpkin to carve, Alhambra Park for a sweet treat or get spooked in the Haunted House at the Library Parking Lot. Visit our website for more information.
General Municipal Election
The deadline to register to vote for the General Municipal Election is October 19th. Several candidates are running for Alhambra City Council and Alhambra Unified School District Board of Education. Visit the City Clerk's website to learn more about the candidates. You can also learn more about local ballot measures here. In addition to mailing your ballot, you will have the option of returning them at these Vote By Mail Ballot Drop Boxes beginning October 5th. One of them is located at the Library on First Street, and the other is located at Granada Park. More information on Vote Centers will be available on the city's website soon.
Complete Your Census Today!
The deadline to fill out the census is almost here. Time is running out to make sure you are counted. Fill it out now online at my2020census.gov or call the Pasadena Census Office at 626-314-8635 for help in English, Spanish, Chinese or Korean. The Secretary of Commerce has announced a target date of October 5, 2020 to conclude the census self-response and field data collection operations.
When each person in every household is counted, California will get its fair share of federal funding for schoolshealth carehousingtransportation, and more. Completing the Census matters because it influences how much federal funding California receives for these programs and more:
●Local Schools                              ●Child Abuse and Neglect Programs
●Special Education Programs         ●Small Business Development Centers
●Children's Health Insurance          ●Senior and Disabled Housing
●Head Start and Childcare              ●Wildlife Grants
●Arts Programs                               ●Historic Preservation
●Farmers Markets                           ●Wildfire Recovery
●Food Pantries                               ●Emergency Food Assistance
●Crime Victim Support                    ●Support for Homelessness
●Preventative Health Services        ●Water Pollution Programs

LA County is counting on you to help secure funding for our hospitals and clinics to help fight COVID-19 in our community. The #2020Census can impact all of those important resources. Stand with your community – be counted today!
Support Local Businesses

Local businesses need help during this challenging time. They've had to change the way they operate to comply with the County Health Orders. If you're wondering which businesses are open, which restaurants have outdoor dining, who's offering curbside pick-up or delivery, visit the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce's website for an updated list with this information.
New Officers Hired

Chief Tim Vu swore in two new police officers this month. Officer Jose Amparo has five years patrol experience as a police officer with the Los Angeles Unified School Police Department. 
Officer Jose Zamora has 14 years as a police officer with the Los Angeles Unified School Police Department. Both are eager and energetic to work patrol as Alhambra’s newest officers and serve the Alhambra community!
Fire Department Promotion

Fire Captain Michael Brown has been promoted to the Battalion Chiefs rank. He now takes command of the "B" shift, in replacement of retired Battalion Chief Ed Guerrero.
"Battalion Chief Brown has established new standards of professionalism and preparedness, including facilitating training for firefighters to be better equipped in serving the residents of Alhambra," said Chief Tom Phelps. "I applaud his efforts and look forward to his continued stellar leadership." 
New Library Director
The Alhambra Civic Center has a new Library Director. Hilda LohGuan has over 24 years of local library experience. She has worked on joint projects with other departments, writing grants, and helping residents bridge the digital divide. Welcome Hilda!
Fall Leisure Classes
Want to learn new things all from the comfort of your own home? Join a virtual class. Fall Leisure Classes are available for all ages and interests including dance, yoga, art, and more! Tennis classes are offered in-person with CDC guidelines in place. Visit cityofalhambra.org to register or call 626-570-3242.

Did you know...the Housing Rights Center offers weekly virtual one-on-one appointments in Spanish and Mandarin? Please see photo for information on how to schedule an appointment. The HRC is also hosting a virtual Tenant Housing Rights Workshop for Alhambra on October 16th.
Public Outreach Tab
Want to stay on top of what's happening with City projects and initiatives? Check out the "Public Outreach" tab on our website cityofalhambra.org. Scroll down the page for trending topics and information that residents, businesses, and visitors want to know about.

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