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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1996
Covina firefighters got their heads shaved Monday to show support and kick off a fund-raising campaign for their captain's 5-year-old son, who lost his hair after undergoing surgery and chemotherapy for brain cancer. Kenny McKellar felt like one of crowd as he shaved off the hair of his dad, Capt. Eric McKellar. "Oh, yeah!" shouted Kenny from behind his surgical mask as, with the help of a barber, he sliced away the mop of firefighter and family friend Kent Chatfield.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1995
A Covina citizens group is calling on residents to stop paying the city's utility tax, saying it is unconstitutional based on a recent state Supreme Court ruling. But the state's major anti-tax group advises against such actions and city officials call it illegal. Covina Citizens for United Action is urging residents to inform the utility companies in writing they will not pay the 7% tax and demand it be removed from bills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1995
After four years of letter-writing, protesting and negotiating, Peggy Ortiz gave up conventional methods of complaining and put a banner on her house, simply declaring, "Metrolink sucks." Ortiz and other Covina residents whose homes sit near the busy commuter train track say noise and vibrations from the 22 trains each day have become unbearable. The noise has gotten so bad, homeowners said recently, that not only does Metrolink suck, it owes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1995
They did mean it, after all. After a long wrangle with Metrolink over the meaning of a few words, a few persistent Covina homeowners will soon have walls separating their back yards from the neighboring commuter tracks. Metrolink officials have confirmed that the agency will build the walls along three properties that border the bustling tracks along Edna Place. The walls will cost an estimated $2,500.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1995 | JOHN M. HUBBELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's just after dusk in Covina when the forceful whoosh of that day's last Metrolink train rattles John Ramos' back yard fence and tickles his plum tree. His Rottweilers, Duke and Dutchess, perk their ears and scamper away. As the cars hiss into the distance and silence returns, Ramos, 44, sighs with exasperation. "Time goes by, you might be out here not thinking, and the train will scare you," he says.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1994 | LISA O'NEILL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Continuing their attempt to prevent a notorious rapist from being paroled to their community, Covina police said Wednesday they have found two victims of "pillowcase rapist" Reginald Donald Muldrew living within 35 miles of the San Gabriel Valley suburb. The state Penal Code says an inmate cannot be paroled to a community within 35 miles of a victim or witness to his felonies.
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