EAST VALINDA >> Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies and police rushed to Nogales High School after reports of gunshots at the East Valinda campus on Friday, but it turned out to be firecrackers, officials said. The incident began around 1 p.m., when officials received a call reporting a shooting at Nogales High School in an unincorporated county area between West Covina and La Puente, Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Keith Mora said.
I got a call from a reader named Dan earlier this week that prompted me to want to write this particular column. The topic? With apologies to the Grateful Dead, you could simply call it long, strange trips.
The San Gabriel Valley's largest water agency has declared a water supply emergency and is demanding that it receive its fair share of imported supplies, or it may have to shut down water wells. A sternly worded resolution adopted by the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District board late Tuesday night explained that the statewide drought, now entering a fourth year, has lowered the water table in the aquifer to record low levels.
My friend Elsa is educating me about Dia de los Muertos, beyond the sugar skull images I remember from the annual art exhibits at PCC. It's a holiday that reverberates with me since, as children, we were never shielded from death.
West Covina Finance Director Nita McKay will become the fourth high-level employee to leave city hall since January after she accepted a top spot with San Bernardino. Some past and current employees have said city hall has become dysfunctional and a lawsuit filed in August alleges its become a hostile environment rife with cronyism.
WEST COVINA >> Nick Aguayo hesitated on the “Million $$ Match” scratcher. His gut told him to try the twelfth $20 lottery ticket, though he superstitiously bought only odd-numbered tickets and never spent more than $10.
How can you possibly drive by an Indonesian restaurant called Merry's House of Chicken without stopping? Especially when you consider that it shares its suburban West Covina mini-mall with a Japanese tofu house, and two Filipino restaurants. Finding the mall isn't hard.
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George Kee Cheung , Chinese American movie star in Hollywood, and Emily Wang, vice-president of East West Bank, attend the press conference of the 10th Chinese American Film Festival in West Covina, California on Oct 3. Provided to China Daily One of the highest-profile discussions in the film industry between China and US will take place in Los Angeles on Nov 3, when the Chinese American Film Festival Film Collaboration Discussion takes place. James Su, president of CAFF and EDI Media, organizer of the film festival and discussion, released the list of essential attendees of the discussion to China Daily, stressing that the list represented the highest-profile filmmakers and studio heads in China and the US.
The comedy/musical show directed by Marc Weber, of “500 Days of Summer” and “The Amazing Spider-Man,” is not only being filmed in town, it'll also feature the city as part of its ensemble. “My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” follows a successful and “possibly crazy young woman” who gives up her life in Manhattan to find “love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure, West Covina, Calif.,” according to Showtime.
When I told colleagues I was going to a family funeral up in Apple Valley, many of them replied: “Have a nice flight.” Flight? No one needs an airplane to get to Apple Valley from L.A. The town of 70,000 is only a 90-minute drive from downtown. But some California places remain stubbornly invisible.