National Night Out is on Tuesday August 2, 2016. As in years past, the Covina Police Department is working with neighborhoods throughout to city in an effort to help promote community involvement, along with police-community partnerships. Through this community involvement and partnerships, it is our goal to make the neighborhoods throughout the City of Covina a safer place to live, work and play, while also improving the quality of life for those living within our community.
If you are interested in participating in this years National Night Out event, or if you need any additional information on any of our Crime Prevention programs, please contact Sergeant Gregg Peterson at Gpeterson@covinaca.gov or register online at https://natw.org/registration.
Sergeant Gregg Peterson
Covina Police Department
Over the past two years Covina-Valley has done remarkable work in reducing it’s water usage through the installation of artificial turf. We are now embarking on a new way for our District to save money and be environmentally responsible. This summer, thirteen of our sites in Covina-Valley will have solar panel structures installed. These sites include Cypress, Grovecenter, Lark Ellen, Merwin, and Mesa Elementary; Las Palmas, Sierra Vista, and Traweek Middle; and Covina, Fairvalley, Northview, and South Hills High Schools; and the Trade-Tech Academy. Through installation of these solar structures, it is estimated that C-VUSD will save $333,387 in electricity charges in the first year of full implementation and potentially $15,251,000 over the next 20 years.
In addition to saving money on electricity costs for the District, these solar panel structures will have a variety of other benefits for our students, staff, and community. At several sites, the solar panels will provide cover and additional lighting for student and staff parking areas. Others sites will benefit from the structures providing shaded areas for students during break and lunches. At several of the high school sites, the solar panels will provide shade for students, staff and community members who attend outdoor sporting events.
Taken from: http://www.cvusd.k12.ca.us/news/district_news/covina_valley_goes_solar
Watch this video to see all the good that Project 29:11 does by helping local residents who are hit with hard times.
Please help us by Donating food and unwrapped toys that will be distributed during their annual Christmas Party on December 12th. Drop off your Donations at any of these local Covina Area Businesses from now until December 11th. Lets show our neighbors that Covina cares and wants to help.
Its HOTT out there! As a mom of 2 small boys I’m always searching for places where I can take my 2 boys to burn off some of their never ending energy but on days like today and this weekend when the temps are supposed to be 100+ our choices are limited. One thing I do love to do is take them to local Splash Pads and thought ya’ll might be interested in seeing where they are around the San Gabriel Valley!
Here’s the list, let me know if you know of any others that I’m missing!
The Covina Blood Drive is this Thursday August 6th from 9am-3:15pm at the Covina Library. This is another great opportunity to help out, it only takes a couple of minutes, donate blood and you get free treats!
Here’s a quick video on what to expect when donating blood during a blood drive:
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Together, we are making that happen in Covina.
National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits.
Every year its always so much fun to to see how many great Covina neighborhoods take the time to plan out National Night Out with their neighbors and even better is seeing all the posts of our amazing Covina Police Officers taking the time to stop by, shake hands, take pictures, and listen to Covina Residents.
Its a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors and make sure that everyone is on the same page as far as neighborhood safety. Bring out the BBQ’s, plan an ice cream social, get the kids together and enjoy a beautiful summer evening out with your neighbors!
Don’t forget to tag #CovinaResidents on your Facebook and Instagram posts! Lets see how our Covina Residents celebrate National Night Out!
Did you know that for the last 15 years Project 29:11 has hosted the annual Back 2 School Blast?
You might be asking yourself, What is the Back 2 School Blast? Its an awesome community event taking place on August 7th at Covina Park that distributes backpacks filled with school supplies to families who might not otherwise be able to afford these items for their kids on their own. Not only do these kids get new backpacks filled with school supplies but they also get free dental, vision and medical screenings which are so important for the health of these children.
As if that wasn’t enough Taco Bell has partnered with the Back 2 School Blast to offer a light meal to everyone and several of our local beauty colleges are providing free haircuts! There will also be fun for the kids, like free face painting, and their parents/caretakers can speak with agencies that can provide free services to these families.
New Century Realtors-Covina has pledged to gather supplies that are going to go in these backpacks. Last year over 900 backpacks were given out to children and we are hoping to make it more this year!
Can you help? We would so appreciate it if you could take a couple of minutes out of your day to buy a few items and drop them off either at Project 29:11 located at 250 E. San Bernardino Rd, Covina or at New Century Realtors-Covina located at 254 E. Rowland Street in Covina. Every little bit will definitely help give these kids the right start to the coming school year.
If you are interested in volunteering at the event or have any questions please contact Sandy Futter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (626)373-2976.
The 4th of July is right around the corner and since Covina does NOT allow fireworks I thought it would be a good idea to put a list together of 4th of July Events and Fireworks Shows around the Covina area. So between BBQs and pool time make sure you check out some of these 4th of July Events and make time to watch the fireworks shows around the San Gabriel Valley. As always please share your photos on our Facebook Page and tag us (@covinaresidents) on Instagram.
4th of July Events and Fireworks Shows:
4th of July Pancake Breakfast and Patriotio Concert
Entertainment will begin at 3:00 p.m. with recorded music, followed by a live band playing from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The Fireworks Show is free of charge and is scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. and will last approximately 20 minutes.
At 6:45pm come see a live concert by The Sounds of the Supremes a tribute band, a fantastic vocal blend of Motown classics, standards, and contemporary songs coupled with stylish choreography, and unrivaled glamour. Bring the family for an evening of entertainment, fun, and fireworks from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Local vendors will provide food and refreshment booths. No Alcoholic Beverages Allowed.
3 time Mini Stock Champion Daryl Scoggins celebrating with his Pinto. Mini Stocks are open to any 4-cylinder front or rear wheel drive car. Pinto’s seem to be the car of choice.
Pick Your Part Super Stocks:
2011 Super Stock Champ and long time Irwindale competitor Curtis White celebrating a championship in Victory Lane.
This class is open to any 1970-1987 American made passenger car. These cars at one time had been driven on the streets. They became racecars by being stripped down to the bare frame and put back together with the basic racing essentials including roll cage, racing fuel cell and treaded racing tires.
Time: 7:00 PM (Gates Open 4:00 PM)
Fortunato Jimenez Independence Day Celebration & Firework Show Independence Day Event