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Talk to Us West Covina is a podcast about what’s occurring in and around West Covina. We focus on subjects that matter to you – our listeners. The topics we cover are those that are impacting each of us that live in the eastern San Gabriel Valley. Our guests are Residents, Community Leaders, Business Owners, and Politicians – ones that are shaping our community today…and tomorrow. If you would like to be a guest on Talk to Us West Covina or you might know of someone who would be a great guest, please let us know by sending us an email at talktouswc@gmail.com.
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In this very special episode of Talk To Us West Covina we sat down with members of the board at the famous Ramona Bowl in Hemet, CA. The Ramona Bowl and the Ramona Outdoor Pageant and Play are the oldest in California. This play was inspired by the writings of Helen Hunt Jackson back in the 1800's. Helen Hunt Jackson was also famous for fighting for the California Native American Tribes that were being mistreated. She petitioned Congress and wrote books on the atrociti...
In this episode, we sat down with TJ Campbell of the NAACP San Gabriel Valley Chapter. TJ is the outgoing President of the chapter and prior to his last few days/weeks he sat down with us to talk about the NAACP and his other projects. During his tenure with the NAACP he has served in various capacities and for the last few years as the President. While he is moving past the President role, he is quick to let everyone know he will continue to be very involved in the organiza...
2022 Candidate Series - West Covina City TreasurerCandidate: Sue AuginoCity: West CovinaElection Date: November 8, 2022Email: saugino@aol.com In this episode of Talk to Us West Covina we sat down with SUE AUGINO, a candidate for the West Covina City Treasurer this November. This special “Candidate Series” was produced by interviewing each candidate separately. In addition, all candidates were asked the same questions, regarding the same topics such as what the roles and responsibilities...
2022 Candidate Series - West Covina City CouncilCandidate: Ollie CantosDistrict: District 4City: West CovinaElection Date: November 8, 2022Phone: (202) 744-0547Website: www.olliecantos.comEmail: olliecantos@icloud.comIn this episode of Talk to Us West Covina we sat down with OLIIE CANTOS, a candidate for the West Covina City Council in District 4 this November. This special “Candidate Series” was produced by interviewing each candidate separately. In addition, all candidates were asked ...
2022 Candidate Series - West Covina City CouncilCandidate: Fred SykesDistrict: District 5City: West CovinaElection Date: November 8, 2022Phone: (626) 806-4272Website: www.fredricksykes.comEmail: fredricksykes@fredricksykes.comIn this episode of Talk to Us West Covina we sat down with FRED SYKES, a candidate for the West Covina City Council in District 5 this November. This special “Candidate Series” was produced by interviewing each candidate separately. In addition, all candidates...
2022 Candidate Series - West Covina City CouncilCandidate: Daniel LunaDistrict: District 4City: West CovinaElection Date: November 8, 2022Phone: (626) 410-7509Website: www.danielluna4westcovina.comEmail: dluna4westcovina@gmail.comIn this episode of Talk to Us West Covina we sat down with DANIEL LUNA, a candidate for the West Covina City Council in District 4 this November. This special “Candidate Series” was produced by interviewing each candidate separately. In addition, all candidates...
WCPD-Chief Richard Bell

WCPD-Chief Richard Bell

2022-08-2301:39:37

In this episode we sat down with West Covina’s Chief of Police, Richard Bell. Now three years into his tenure leading the West Covina Police Department, Chief Bell covered a wide range of topics during his interview, topics that are of keen interest to all residents. For example, Chief Bell discussed recent trends in crime in our city – trends that both confirm and contradict widely held perceptions. Other topics we covered included the increasing use of license plate ...
In this episode, we sat down with Peter Arellano of Peter’s El Loco restaurant here inWest Covina. For decades El Loco has been a destination for locals craving fast, buttasty and handcrafted Mexican cuisine. www.peterselloco.comPeter shares with us what makes this restaurant so special – from the food to thebuilding.Whether it’s their Rib Eye Loco Burrito, Street Tacos, or unique dishes like Lengua allthe ingredients are fresh and the results deliver this area’s premier Mexican f...
We sat down with Brian Tabatabai, who’s a member of West Covina’s presiding City Council. Brian is widely considered West Covina’s most engaged Council member. He regularly makes himself available to all residents, willing to discuss any City-related topic, and makes his perspectives clear.In this episode of Talk of Us West Covina, Brian discusses what brought his name to the ballot in November 2020. He shares with us his perspectives on the City’s budget process, our financial conditio...
Today we sat down with Joe Gardner, a retired police officer and resident of West Covina, to talk about homelessness. He provides his first hand experiences combined with keen thoughts and insights into the homeless situation, which today is impacting us all more than ever. Joe’s work with the homeless spans decades and stretches back to his work as a beat officer and subsequently to his assignment on the Homeless Outreach Program of the Santa Monica Police Department. ...
In this episode of Talk to Us West Covina, we speak with Brian Jobst. Brian is a long time resident of the City of West Covina and co-founder of Livable West Covina (www.livablewestcovina.org), an organization dedicated to making our city and surrounding communities a better place to live. Brian recently published a book about the BKK Landfill that is located in the City of West Covina. It’s California’s largest toxic hazardous waste dump. He t...
Anna's Pizza-Joey Mancuso

Anna's Pizza-Joey Mancuso

2022-05-2901:19:10

In this episode, we talk with Joey Mancuso, the owner of Anna's Pizza in West Covina. Anna's Pizza has been serving locals for over 40 years and is currently located at The Lakes Entertainment Center next to the Edwards Theater (1240 Lakes Dr. West Covina, CA 91790). www.annaspizza.com Joey’s personality – and some remarkable pizza – have resulted in loyal customers and countless friends. Joey’s social media posts and videos have become widely anticipated and th...
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