About Yesenia Ruvalcaba-Garcia

I'm a full time Real Estate Broker/Owner of New Century Realtors & Associates in Covina, CA. Specializing in HUD Homes, Traditional Listings, Pre-Foreclosures assistance, REO, and first time home buyers. I'm also a proud mommy two adorable little boys, wife to an amazing man, and mommy to 2 furbabies. What can I say? I have a busy life but I love everything I do and wouldn't have it any other way!

2015 Summer Evening Entertainment at Covina Park starts today!

Summers in Covina are always jam packed with things to do. Today is the start of the Evening Entertainment series at Covina Park with Monday Starlight Concerts kicking it all off. Here is this year’s schedule, as you can see there is something for everyone. Monday nigh concerts, Tuesday Kid’s Night Out, Wednesdays are Celebration Series to the tune of Gospel Music, and Thursdays feature the Covina Concert Band! Best of all, all of these things are FREE! Bring the family and enjoy your summer evening at Covina Park this summer!

Covina Residents, Covina 2015 summer series

Covina Residents, Covina 2015 summer series

2015 Covina CA Wine Walk is this Month!

Its that time of the year again! Time for our annual All Charities Wine Walk! Stroll around Downtown Covina and enjoy a variety of wines at each of the participating Covina businesses. While you are out and about make sure you take pics and tag #Covinawinewalk and #covinaresidents on Facebook or Instagram. Looking forward to seeing a great turnout!

Covina Wne walk 2015

Tickets available from the charities and participating businesses
starting mid May.
Businesses participating
In The Wind, 123 W Badillo, (626)331-9463

Powell Camera, 160 W Badillo, (626)332-1253

Country General Store, 129 N Citrus, (626)331-4043

The Book Shop, 134 N Citrus, (626)967-1888

Covina Valley Cycle, 203 S Citrus, (626)332-5200

Helen’s Antiques, 121 W Badillo, (626)915-0030

Collector’s Alley, 122 N Citrus, (626)858-9964

Tantrums, 131 N Citrus, (626)732-9444

CaptainTicket, 222 N. Citrus, (626)967-2722

Covina Jewelry & Loan, 218 N Citrus, (626)332-1045

Uptown Image, 221 N Citrus, (626)967-4247

Bushindo Martial Arts, 214 N Citrus (626)859-5741

Room to Dance, 110 W Cottage, (626)966-0301

Vintage Dreams, 132 N Citrus, (626)339-2000

Covina Performing Arts, 110 N Citrus, (626)331-8133

Kut Haus, 116 E Badillo, (626)824-3073

Branson Sash & Door, 151 W Badillo, (626)339-7718

Two Toms’ Juicebar & Eatery, 235 N Citrus, (562) 822-1845

Party Warehouse, 126 N Citrus, (626) 966-7525

Hair by Juliet, 145 E Badillo, (626) 967-7200

2015- Easter Egg Hunts Around Covina, CA

Easter is coming and many of you may be wondering where you can take your kids to enjoy a fun Easter Egg Hunt. Most egg hunts are happening this weekend and next so take a look!

Below you’ll find a list of local Easter Egg Hunts,

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1. West Covina- Easter Egg Hunt

Date and Time: Saturday, March 28th, 2015-  9am-noon

Where: Cameron Park — 1305 E. Cameron Avenue, West Covina, CA

Admission: Free

Details: Join us for breakfast, Petting Zoo, numerous vendors, live performances, crafts and games. Egg Hunts will be held for various age groups, for ages 2-3; 4-5; 6-7, and 8-up. Remember to bring your baskets for your chance to get eggs filled with candy and special prizes! If you are lucky you may find the special Golden Egg.

2. San Dimas- Easter Egg Hunt &Spring into Fun at the Family Festival

Date: Saturday, March 28th 2015 – 10:00am-2:00pm

Where: Civic Center Park—245 E. Bonita Ave & Via Verde Park—1010 Puente Ave

Admission: Free

Details: Bring the children to the Easter Egg Hunt which begins at 10:00 am sharp at both Civic Center Park and at Via Verde Park. Rotary Club of San Dimas is sponsoring the Civic Center Park Easter Egg Hunt and free hot coffee at their information booth.

3. Glendora- Easter Egg Hunts

Date and Time: Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 10am

Where: Gladstone & Finkbiner Parks—600 E. Gladstone St & 160 N. Wabash Ave

Admission: Free

Details: The Easter Egg Hunt will start promptly at 10am at both parks. Special Prizes will be awarded for finding the “Golden Egg”.

4. La Puente- Easter Egg Hunt

Date and Time: Saturday April 4th, 2015 from 10:00am-1:00pm

Where: La Puente Park—501 N Glendora Ave

Details: Please bring a basket to collect eggs. Art and crafts, face painting, entertainment and more! Don’t forget your camera to take photos with the Easter Bunny!

Covina Residents Holiday Food & Toy Drive 2014

The weather is finally getting cooler, the leaves are changing color and Thanksgiving is right already next week!

Holiay Food Drive

This Holiday Season New Century Realtors, Salon Lavish, and The Right Fit Covina have partnered to host a Holiday Food & Toy Drive to benefit Project 29:11‘s food bank and their 2014 Community Christmas Party.

The Details:

From November 17th-  December 8th                                                                                               Drop off your donations of nonperishable food items or unwrapped toys at any of the following  locations and be entered to win a $100  Amazon gift card! 

Every donation, no matter how big or small, helps! Lets work together as a community to help local families during this holiday season.

Drop Off Locations:

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New Century Realtors & Associates                                  254 E. Rowland Street                                                          Covina, CA 91723                                                                       (626) 252-0839

Lavish Logo

Salon Lavish                                                                         147 S. Citrus Ave                                                                 Covina, CA 91723                                                                     (626) 732-5813

The Right Fit Logo

The Right Fit- Covina                                                                           402 E. San Bernardino Rd                                                        Covina, CA 91723                                                                                (626) 485-5358

 

Let all of your friends and family know about our Food & Toy Drive and their chance to win the $100 Amazon Gift Card for participating. Lets come together as a community to help those in need this holiday season.

For more information or corporate donations go to: www.Project2911.net

 

Covina’s Field of Valor November 8th-16th

A remarkable event began in Covina, CA in November of 2012.  The community saw the birth of a new project started by the Covina Rotary Club on the fields of Sierra Vista Middle School. For the entire week preceding Veteran’s Day, two thousand American flags flew as a patriotic tribute honoring all Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel for their dedication and service to our nation, preserving our security and our freedom.  Visitors and volunteers from the surrounding communities experienced an amazing sense of patriotism while viewing and honoring a display of the flags – star spangled banners standing tall and proud, and by participating in various activities during the week ending on Veterans’ Day.

fov-childThe majority of the flags were sponsored and specifically dedicated by groups and individuals honoring a friend or family member. Throughout the week, various speakers, concerts, student tours, and military fly-overs made the field an exciting and magnificent tribute to our veterans.

What a better way to spend Veteran’s Day than to take your family to witness this awe-inspiring sight? If you go please remember to snap a few pictures and share them on our Instagram (@CovinaResidents) and Facebook Fan page (Covina Residents).

DAILY EVENTS

Events have been planned for every day of the Field of Valor.   Docents are there from 10:00 to dusk every day.  The following are the proposed 2014 events:


  • November 8 – To participate in the Flag Procession, meet at 8:00am at Sierra Vista School parking lot on Puente street. The Procession will begin at 8:30am at Grand at Puente.
  • November 9 – Opening Ceremonies 10:00 am
  • November 11 – Veterans Day Ceremonies 10:00 am
  • November 12 – School Field Trips Field open at 2:00 (Scout night & Flag Retirement Ceremony 6:30)
  • November 13 – All Clubs Day, Field Trips, Field open at 2:00
  • November 14 – School Field Trips Field open at 2:00
  • November 15 – Closing Ceremonies 10:00 am
  • November 16 – Striking the Field 10:00 am

Where will the Field of Valor take place?

Sierra Vista Middle School will host the Field of Valor. Sierra Vista is located at 777 Puente Avenue, Covina, on the northwest corner of Grand and Puente.

 

info source: http://covinafieldofvalor.org/

2014 Covina Halloween Carnival!

Looking for a family friendly Halloween event to go to tomorrow? Covina’s Halloween Carnival is at Covina Park tomorrow starting at 5:30pm. Its FREE fun for the whole family! Remember to take pics and tag #CovinaResidents on Instagram!

Covina Halloween Carnival

The Moving Wall Memorial Comes to Covina October 23rd-27th

The Moving Wall is returning to Covina for its 30th Anniversary, and will be at Covina Park, October 23-27. The Wall will be open for viewing 24 hours a day.

Contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (626) 384-5340 for more information.

Opening Dedication – Thursday, October 23, 7 pm

Remembrance Ceremony – Saturday, October 25, 7 pmMoving Wall

Cal Poly Pomona’s Annual Pumpkin Festival is this Weekend! (10/18-10/19)

This is not in Covina but it is only a ride over the hill at Cal Poly Pomona! This will be the 5th Pumpkin Festival that I attend, I started going when my son was only a few weeks old and have made it a family tradition ever since. Its such a great event for pictures that you’ll treasure forever, I know I do. Make sure to bring your walking shoes and maybe even a wagon for you to carry the pumpkins in. It tends to be busier the later in the day you get there and parking fills quickly so try to get there early in the morning. If you go make sure you tag @CovinaResidents when you post on Instagram!

Here’s the info from their website:2009

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Food and Activities

Join us for the 22nd Annual Pumpkin Festival where you can choose from thousands of pumpkins right out of the patch ($5 ea). Eat and play games at the College of Agriculture student club booths or head over to our popular Insect Fair featuring nearly 500,000 live and preserved insects (runs from 9am-5pm). We also have a corn maze, petting zoo, horse rides, entertainment, and lots of activities for kids! If you like pancakes, we’ve got them. Join us for our pancake breakfast Saturday morning only from 8am-11am. Bring your appetite! On Sunday, an earthquake simulator as well as FDNY Resue 5, a rolling memorial of the victims of 9/11, will be on display.
For the safety of all our guests, no animals are permitted at the Pumpkin Festival.

Prices (Cash Only-ATM machines are available)

Admission and Parking: FREE (Parking in lot C or Parking structure with shuttle service throughout the festival)
(HANDICAP PARKING with golf cart transport is available in lot “B”)
Pumpkins from the patch: $5 each
Insect Fair at the Bronco Student Center (9am-5pm): $5 for adults; $4 for students, FREE for kids 2 and under
Pancake Breakfast (Saturday only 8am-11am): $5 for adults, $4 for students, seniors, military, and kids 12 and under
Corn Maze: $2
Petting Zoo: $3
Prices are subject to change.

*All proceeds support College of Agriculture student clubs and activities, as well as farm operations.

Click here to view a timelapse of the Pumpkin Festival.

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Map and Driving Directions

Pumpkin Festival mapThe Pumpkin Festival is located at the Farm Store:
4102 S. University Drive, Pomona, CA 91768

Enter your starting address:

Parking: Lot C or Parking Structure (off Kellogg Drive)
Handicap parking: Lot B (with golf cart transport)

Covina’s 19th annual Thunderfest is Today!!!!

It’s here! The day our beautiful city closes off Downtown Covina to car traffic and fills the streets with amazing bands, yummy food and over 200 cars! Its today from 1:00-8:00pm, see ya’ll there!

This year’s Thunderfest is gearing up to be one of the best ever. With a new outdoor stage at College and Citrus and 5 Indoor Venues. A combined Food and Beer Court at Heritage Plaze will give you a chance for a snack and a cold one as you listen to the great music from the Heritage Plaze Stage. Stroll along through the over 200 Hot Rods, Customs and Classics as you make your way down Citrus Ave.

Remember to follow us on Instagram @CovinaResidents and tag us on your Covina pictures!

Covina Residents Thunderfest