Alhambra, California is a historical city named after a book of essays and short stories by Washington Irving (who is most famous today for penning the seasonal favorite “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”) that were set in the famous landmark in the city of Granada in southern Spain. In the late nineteenth century a world-famous vintner by the name of The San Gabriel Winery Company was Alhambra’s first successful business, until vine disease and competition from Northern California led to its collapse. Now Alhambra is an important business, cultural, and political center for the San Gabriel Valley with a population of about 89,500 residents. Alhambra’s neighbors are Pasadena, South Pasadena and San Marino on the north; San Gabriel, Rosemead, and Temple City on the east, Monterey Park, East Los Angeles, and Montebello on the south; and downtown Los Angeles and the Los Angeles districts of Highland Park, Monterey Hills and El Sereno on the west. It was incorporated as a city in 1903. Alhambra was awarded the "Eddy Award" in 2010 for "Most Business-Friendly City in Los Angeles County." Among Alhambra’s most famous businesses are The Hat, a fast-food restaurant – marked by an old, iconic neon sign – that is famous for its pastrami sandwiches that opened in 1951; Twohey’s Restaurant – the “Home of the Little Stink-O,” which also has an iconic neon sign featuring a character named “Stink-O” – and was opened in 1943; the Alhambra Place Shopping Center; and the Garfield Theatre, also known as Bard’s Garfield, which opened in 1925. One local bank, a branch of Wing Lung Bank, has one of the continent’s largest glass tile murals installed on its façade. Perhaps inspired by Spain’s landmark of the same name, a planned cityscape south of the city center on Fremont Avenue called “The Alhambra, an Urban Community” has been built. Like the Grove in Los Angeles, this is yet another blend of commercial, residential, and recreational real estate, providing residents with the ability to run most day-to-day errands without climbing into the car. The Alhambra publishes its own quarterly newsletter for residents advertising special events and “community” news.
Our office is about a half hour from Alhambra by car. Upon retaining our office, Alhambra residents can expect aggressive, experienced, specialized legal services in the event of a wrongful termination, sexual harassment on the job, or if they are due unpaid wages from their employer. If Alhambra residents have been wrongfully terminated due to pregnancy, disability, race, age or gender; have been sexually harassed on the job; or who have not been paid all due wages, including overtime, for their hard work, we may be able to help. We have years of experience in handling both individual and class action cases against employers who owe their employees for unpaid work and unpaid overtime. We can also help those who were personally injured. Your initial consultation with our office is free, so call us at (323) 857-5900. Our Web site is http://www.losangelesemployeelawyer.com.