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Walnut Teen Killed in West Covina Crash

Staff Reports Walnut –Wednesday morning, a 17-year-old student was killed when a vehicle he was driving collided with a tree on the center divider on Nogales Street. According to local reports, Ali S. Rizvi died when the minivan he was driving crashed into a tree on Nogales Street between Francesca Drive and Shadow Oak Drive. […]

West Covina Appoints New City Manager

Chris Freeland

By Natalie Kim West Covina – On Sept 15, West Covina appointed Chris Freeland to the position of city manager, filling the void left by his predecessor Chris Chung. Freeland was born in West Covina, but moved to La Verne and attended Damien High School. To complete the 100-hour requisite for graduation, Freeland worked with La […]

4th Of July In West Covina

Ready, Set, Fireworks!   Staff Reports West Covina – Looking for some family fun this 4th of July?  The City of West Covina and the West Covina Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) invite you to join them for a day filled with festivities! Bring your whole family and friends out on Sat., July 4, for a […]

West Covina Accepting Applications For Council Vacancy

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Staff Reports West Covina – The West Covina City Council will be accepting applications to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Councilman Steve Herfert.  The appointee will fill Herfert’s unexpired term through Nov. 3, 2015. Any West Covina resident may submit an application.  Applicants must be 18 years of age and a registered […]

West Covina To Host Special Olympics

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Staff Reports West Covina – On Tues., Mar. 10, the City of West Covina announced today they will host the entire Special Olympics Delegation (which includes athletes and coaches) from Nippon (Japan) as part of the Special Olympics World Games Host Town program. Before the World Games begin on July 25, more than 7,000 athletes […]

West Covina City Manager Separation Announcement

Staff Reports West Covina – The City of West Covina City Council and Mr. Christopher J. Chung, City Manager, have reached an agreement for Mr. Chung to separate from the City of West Covina. “The City of West Covina City Council has decided to go in a different direction. I am proud of the progress […]

West Covina Freeway Construction Underway


STAFF REPORTS   SGV – The Interstate 10 Freeway always seems to be jam-packed, and one area in particular will see more congestion before it gets better…but it will hopefully be worth the wait. Construction of a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV or carpool) lane, as well as the widening of bridges and ramp realignments along […]

Walnut/West Covina: More Summer Magic

BY K.P. SANDER   Walnut/West Covina – It seems like every city has concerts or movies in the park nowadays, and Walnut and West Covina are no exception. In fact, this is a great form of entertainment, and with blankets and picnic baskets laid out to enjoy, and friends and family nearby, it is almost […]

West Covina: City To Be Host Town For 2015 Special Olympics

STAFF REPORTS   West Covina – In a press release from the City of West Covina, they recently announced that they have been officially selected to participate in the Special Olympics World Games “Host Town” program, July 21 through 24, in 2015. The Games will officially begin on July 25, 2015, and more than 7,000 […]

Walnut/West Covina: Suspect Shot After Walnut Robbery

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STAFF REPORTS Walnut/West Covina – A suspect was fatally shot in West Covina after a car chase and a home invasion robbery occurred in Walnut. On Friday, Feb. 13 at around 4:57 p.m., a male called the Walnut Sheriff’s Station and stated that a man was in his home with a gun demanding money from […]

Two Died In Two West Covina Crashes

Staff Reports West Covina – Two people were killed last month in two West Covina car crashes. The first crash occurred on Dec. 22 at around 2 a.m., when Baldwin Park resident, Andrew Joey Villagran, crashed his car into a pole, according to local reports. Villagran, 25, was traveling west in his 1974 Volkswagen Beetle, […]

Diamond Bar Arrest 

Diamond Bar Arrest On Tuesday 10-10-17 at 10:00 am, Deputies arrested two Whittier residents in Diamond Bar for possession of a stolen vehicle and burglary tools.  Deputies found two occupants asleep inside a vehicle parked within two parking stalls of a church parking lot near the intersection of Clear Creek Canyon/ Diamond Bar Blvd. […]

New Police Chief Sworn-in

New Police Chief Sworn-in On behalf of the Walnut/Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Station we would like to congratulate Marc Taylor, the newly sworn-in West Covina Chief of Police. Our Department executives were honored to have been invited to the swearing-in event on October 16th, 2017. We look forward to a long and continued partnership with the […]

Choose, Connect, and See the Difference at Walnut Hills Optometry

Staff Reports   Walnut – Do you know WHO will care for your eyes? Great news! Walnut Hills Optometry is moving to a larger location, just one block away from old location. Starting on January 20 this new location will open its doors to satisfy all your optometry care needs.  For many years, Walnut Hills […]

DUI Driver Sentenced to 4.5 Years in Prison

Staff Reports West Covina, CA – A 20-year-old man pleaded no contest Tuesday to driving under the influence in connection with a crash in West Covina that killed one of his passengers and injured another. Andrew James Gomez of La Puente was immediately sentenced to 4 1/2 years in state prison following his plea to […]

“Beyond The Dental Chair” Dentist and Trainer Team Up For Ultimate Health

By Anthony Chan   Dr. Oscar Marin, dentist at West Covina Smiles, works with dental patients every day and has seen a substantial increase in patients with poor dental health due to bad habits and stress. In an endorsement letter, Dr. Marin points out that stress is a major contributor to poor dental health because, […]

16 Vie For Open Council Seat

By Michael Armijo   Chino Hills – Ed Grahams abrupt resignation last month, the deadline to apply has passed and 16 people have responded by the closing date of July 31st. Opening up the position and having someone apply for it instead of electing one saved the city around $100,000 for a special election. The […]

An Optometrist WHO You Can Trust

Staff Reports Walnut – Do you know WHO will care for your eyes? Fire sale rookies at discount places are hard trust, assembly line medicine is no place for your vision! Walnut Hills Optometry can satisfy all your optometry care needs with well over 20 years of experience, Walnut Hills Optometry (WHO) has taken excellent […]

Mt. SAC to Honor 20 Students of Distinction

By Staff Reports  Walnut– Mt. San Antonio College will honor 20 Students of Distinction at its annual awards ceremony and luncheon on Saturday, May 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Pacific Palms Resort, 1 Industry Hills Parkway, in the City of Industry. These annual awards recognize students for competitive, academic, and personal achievement as well […]

New Office For Walnut Hills Optometry

By Staff Reports Walnut – Do you know WHO will care for your eyes? Great news! Walnut Hills Optometry is moving to a larger location, just one block away from old location. Starting on January 20 this new location will open its doors to satisfy all your optometry care needs.  For many years, Walnut Hills […]