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Talk to Us West Covina

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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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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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Episodes

NAACP San Gabriel Valley-TJ Campbell

1/11/2023
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 organization. TJ was a...

Duration:00:58:23

Sue Augino-2022 West Covina City Treasurer Candidate

10/11/2022
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 candidates were asked the same questions, regarding the same topics such as what the roles and...

Duration:00:20:50

Daniel Luna-District 4-2022 West Covina City Council Candidate

9/13/2022
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. This special “Candidate Series” was produced by interviewing each candidate separately. In addition,...

Duration:00:34:30

Fred Sykes-District 5-2022 West Covina City Council Candidate

9/13/2022
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. This special “Candidate Series” was produced by interviewing each candidate separately. In addition, all...

Duration:01:08:12

Ollie Cantos-District 4-2022 West Covina City Council Candidate

9/13/2022
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 special “Candidate Series” was produced by interviewing each candidate separately. In addition, all candidates...

Duration:00:39:23

WCPD-Chief Richard Bell

8/23/2022
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 recognition cameras...

Duration:01:39:27

Peter's El Loco-Peter Arellano

8/9/2022
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 Lengua all the ingredients are fresh and the results deliver this area’s premier Mexican...

Duration:00:42:35

City of West Covina-Brian Tabatabai

7/12/2022
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 condition,...

Duration:01:32:03

Homeless Crisis & Possible Solutions-Joe Gardner

6/28/2022
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 our conversation...

Duration:01:01:58

The History of the BKK Landfill-Brian Jobst

6/14/2022
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 traces the history of the land, which was...

Duration:01:14:01

Anna's Pizza-Joey Mancuso

5/29/2022
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 those, along with events like...

Duration:01:19:10