Although a little late for me, I went to the City of Alhambra and asked about a permit (back when I would have been legal to apply) and was told that they don't issue. I looked up and found that they do issue (at least they have issued and recently). . .
As I understand, if a city issues, you apply to them unless they have stated that they defer to the sheriffs office. . . so how can they issue AND defer to the sheriffs office?
Nothing to see here. . . Move along.