Talk to Us West Covina

Talk to Us West Covina

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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March 31, 2023 57 mins

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....

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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 wi...

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2022 Candidate Series - West Covina City Treasurer

Candidate: Sue Augino
City: West Covina
Election Date: November 8, 2022

Email: 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 cand...

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2022 Candidate Series - West Covina City Council

Candidate: Ollie Cantos
District: District 4
City: West Covina
Election Date: November 8, 2022

Phone: (202) 744-0547
Website: www.olliecantos.com
Email: olliecantos@icloud.com

In 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 s...

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2022 Candidate Series - West Covina City Council

Candidate: Daniel Luna
District: District 4
City: West Covina
Election Date: November 8, 2022

Phone: (626) 410-7509
Website: www.danielluna4westcovina.com
Email: dluna4westcovina@gmail.com


In 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....

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2022 Candidate Series - West Covina City Council

Candidate: Fred Sykes
District: District 5
City: West Covina
Election Date: November 8, 2022

Phone: (626) 806-4272
Website: www.fredricksykes.com
Email: fredricksykes@fredricksykes.com

In 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. 

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August 23, 2022 99 mins

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 inc...

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August 9, 2022 42 mins

In this episode, we sat down with Peter Arellano of Peter’s El Loco restaurant here in
West Covina.  For decades El Loco has been a destination for locals craving fast, but
tasty and handcrafted Mexican cuisine.  www.peterselloco.com

Peter shares with us what makes this restaurant so special – from the food to the
building.

Whether it’s their Rib Eye Loco Burrito, Street Tacos, or unique dishes like Le...

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July 12, 2022 92 mins

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 hi...

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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 Progr...

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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 toxi...

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May 29, 2022 79 mins

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 med...

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