Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic Tomorrow 5/29/14

County officials and a nonprofit agency are hosting a low-cost pet clinic Thursday in Covina, officials said.

The clinic for dogs and cats will be held on a first-come, first-served basis from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the skating rink of Covina Park, 301. N. Fourth Ave., city officials said in a written statement.

Pet owners must be at least 18 years old, and all pets must be on leashes or in carriers, healthy and not pregnant.

Rabies vaccinations will be available for $10. Other vaccinations, treatments and microchipping are available at a reduced cost.

The event is being hosted by the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, along with the Society for California Veterinary Vaccine Care.

For more information on the clinic, http://www.scvvc.com. For information on pet licensing, adoption or other pet-related issues, visit http://www.animalcare.lacounty.gov.


Attention Covina Veterans! Habitat for Humanity is looking for you!

Veterans sought to apply for four Habitat for Humanity homes

Honoring Veterans

(Photo credit: Fort Rucker)

The Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications from military veterans for four affordable homes to be built by Habitat volunteers and construction specialists in Walnut, La Verne and Chino Hills.

Veteran families currently living in Chino, Chino Hills, Claremont, Covina, Diamond Bar, Glendora, La Puente, La Verne, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, San Dimas, Upland, Walnut and West Covina may apply. Application forms may be obtained by calling 909-596-7098.

Applicants living in Walnut and La Verne will be given first consideration for the individual houses built in those cities. If no eligible veteran family is found in these two cities, then the La Verne and Walnut houses will be available to other veterans living in the regional Habitat’s 16-city service area, said executive director Jody Gmeiner.

To participate in this program, applicants must first be a veteran of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines or Navy.

“There must be need, ability to pay a mortgage and a desire to partner” with organizations and individuals in the community, Gmeiner said.

The family must be able to make a $2,500 payment towards closing costs, willing to work 250 or 500 sweat-equity hours on the house it will occupy as well as another house and attend mandatory home ownership workshops, she added.

Volunteers from the general community, churches, service clubs, businesses and local governments build the houses.


The Habitat program allows families to buy houses and fulfill their dreams of home ownership that could not be realized through traditional transactions, Gmeiner noted.

The four veteran houses will be built as part of the Pomona Valley Habitat’s “Salute To Service” campaign.

Groundbreaking for the first house in Walnut will be held in June. It will be a “green” house built as part of a collaborative effort by the Pomona Valley Habitat, Southern California Edison, Peninsula Publishing and the city of Walnut.


Volunteer architects are designing three other homes – one in La Verne and two in Chino Hills.

Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit, ecumenical ministry founded by Millard Fuller in 1976 to eliminate poverty housing and build affordable homes for low- and moderate-income families. The Pomona Valley affiliate is one of 1,500 worldwide. The international organization has served four million families in 3,000 communities to date and operates in 70 countries.

The Pomona Valley affiliate, founded by Ted Woodson, has built affordable houses throughout the Inland and San Gabriel valleys. Several began construction during the L.A. County Fair and the houses were relocated to city sites later for finishing work and landscaping.


Info obtained from the Dailybulletin.com

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Covina Relay for Life is this Saturday May 17th

The Relay for Life comes to Covina this Saturday, May 17th  at Northview High and starts at 9am! Join our city and get involved!



The Relay for Life lets people of all ages get involved and raise not only money, but also awareness, support, and most importantly, hope. The fight to end cancer is far from over, but events like the relay help raise funds and awareness to fund research that will hopefully one day end cancer. The hope that one day we will all live in a world without cancer is why we relay, thank you to everyone taking part in this year’s event to help eradicate this disease.


Together we can bring and end to cancer! 



The Schedule: 


Opening Ceremony: 9:00am

The Opening Ceremony brings everyone together for a high-energy event kickoff to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, to inspire hope by sharing recent accomplishments and progress, and to remind everyone that while we are winning this battle, fighting cancer is a year-round priority.

Survivors Lap: 9:30am

During the Survivors Lap, upbeat music plays as all cancer survivors at the event take the first lap around the track cheered on by the other participants who line the track, celebrating their victory over cancer.

Luminaria Ceremony: 8:00pm

The Luminaria Ceremony is a time to remember people we have lost to cancer, to support people who currently have cancer, and to honor people who have fought cancer in the past. The power of this ceremony lies in providing an opportunity for people to work through grief and find hope.

Fight Back: 9:00am

The Fight Back Ceremony symbolizes the emotional commitment we each make to the fight against cancer. The action we take represents what we are willing to do for ourselves, for our loved ones, and for our community to fight cancer year-round and to commit to saving lives.

Closing Ceremony: 9:00am

The Closing Ceremony is a time to remember the lives of those lost and to celebrate that each of us has committed, through our participation in a Relay event, to fight back against this disease over the next year.


Those of you that are participating, please send in your pictures and we will have a post of just the photos from this amazing event!


Send the pics to Yesenia@NewCenturyBroker.com




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Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday May 10th!

On Saturday, May 10, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive will once again spread out across America to help provide assistance to Americans who are struggling with hunger. Stamp out Hunger

Now in its 22nd year, the Food Drive effort is the nation’s largest single-day drive. In 2013, 74.4 million pounds of food was collected, which brought the grand total of donations to just under 1.3 billion pounds of food collected over the history of the drive.

The need for food assistance remains a problem in America.

All you have to do to participate is place a bag of non-perishable food items out by your mailbox this Saturday for your letter carrier to pick up and it will be delivered to a local food bank or pantry.

For more information about the annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive effort in your community, ask your letter carrier, follow the drive at  www.twitter.com/StampOutHunger or visit www.nalc.org/food

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Covina Residents Blog is Born!


Hi Everyone!

I am so excited to be launching this brand new blog for Covina Residents! Some of you are already fans of the Covina Residents Facebook page but if you aren’t make sure you like the page, there is also a quick like button over on the left.

I am by no means an amazing writer, I’m actually a full time real estate Broker and owner of New Century Realtors & Associates right here in Covina, but I LOVE Covina. I grew up in Covina and am a current Covina Resident along with my husband, 2 boys, and 2 Furbabies (Roxy & Rocco).

The intention behind the blog is to keep Covina Residents notified about what is going on in our beautiful city. Summer is right around the corner and with that comes amazing programs for our children and us to enjoy. Who doesn’t love the Starlight Concert Series, Kids Night Out, and the Farmer’s Market?

I am also a big believer that we should be supporting our local Covina Small Businesses so keep an eye out for posts about Covina Businesses and Covina Restaurants. Yup, its going to be all about Covina all the time!

Make sure to get your friends to follow our blog and please let me know if you would like me to “Spotlight” anything in particular!


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