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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1997
City voters in a special election have overwhelmingly rejected a measure to allow the county to take over the city Fire Department. The measure to allow the massive Los Angeles County Fire Protection District to absorb the West Covina Fire Department was defeated Tuesday with 70.8% of voters opposing the change and 29.2% supporting the proposal. The West Covina firefighters union, which collected signatures to place the measure on the ballot, failed to convince voters of the merits of a change.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1997
City voters in a special election have overwhelmingly rejected a measure to allow the county to take over the city Fire Department. The measure to allow the massive Los Angeles County Fire Protection District to absorb the West Covina Fire Department was defeated Tuesday with 70.8% of voters opposing the change and 29.2% supporting the proposal. The West Covina firefighters union, which collected signatures to place the measure on the ballot, failed to convince voters of the merits of a change.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1995
Covina gets a fire ladder truck and crew; in return, West Covina, its bigger neighbor to the south, gets an urban search and rescue team and other bonuses. Seeking to improve public safety and save dwindling funds, the neighboring cities of Covina and West Covina are teaming up on fire services. Under the agreement, the West Covina Fire Department will provide Covina with its first ladder truck and crew, a service that helps firefighters reach rooftops and tall buildings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1997
The City Council has set a Dec. 9 election for voters to decide whether the Los Angeles County Fire District should replace the city Fire Department and absorb local firefighters into its ranks. The council set the special election Tuesday night after the county registrar-recorder certified that a group, including West Covina firefighters, had collected the signatures of more than 15% of the city's voters on a petition calling for a ballot measure on the issue.
NEWS
September 5, 1993
Fire Chief Richard E. Greene said residents and business owners should be wary of anyone seeking donations on behalf of West Covina firefighters. Some residents have complained to the West Covina Fire Department that they have received telephone calls from people claiming to be firefighters seeking donations, Fire Department officials say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1997
The City Council has set a Dec. 9 election for voters to decide whether the Los Angeles County Fire District should replace the city Fire Department and absorb local firefighters into its ranks. The council set the special election Tuesday night after the county registrar-recorder certified that a group, including West Covina firefighters, had collected the signatures of more than 15% of the city's voters on a petition calling for a ballot measure on the issue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1997
The city's Fire Department is trying to become the latest San Gabriel Valley fire agency to be taken over by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. With neighboring Covina merging its Fire Department with the county last week, West Covina is encircled by cities that have disbanded their local fire departments and converted to the county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1997
Voters in West Covina will decide as early as December if the Fire Department should be replaced by county fire services, city officials said. The city clerk's office said a group that includes West Covina firefighters has submitted a petition with more than the 15% of registered voters needed to require a special election on the issue. The West Covina Firefighters Assn. is advocating the move, arguing that it will mean better service for the city of just over 100,000 residents.
NEWS
December 1, 1988
The San Gabriel Valley Fire Authority, a joint Fire Department serving West Covina and Covina, will be dissolved in February, after action taken by the West Covina City Council Monday. Departments from the two cities were merged in 1986 with the hope of providing expanded and more cost-effective fire protection. It was also hoped that the combined department would give both cities more access to equipment in case of emergency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1997
Voters in West Covina will decide as early as December if the Fire Department should be replaced by county fire services, city officials said. The city clerk's office said a group that includes West Covina firefighters has submitted a petition with more than the 15% of registered voters needed to require a special election on the issue. The West Covina Firefighters Assn. is advocating the move, arguing that it will mean better service for the city of just over 100,000 residents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1997
The city's Fire Department is trying to become the latest San Gabriel Valley fire agency to be taken over by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. With neighboring Covina merging its Fire Department with the county last week, West Covina is encircled by cities that have disbanded their local fire departments and converted to the county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1995
Covina gets a fire ladder truck and crew; in return, West Covina, its bigger neighbor to the south, gets an urban search and rescue team and other bonuses. Seeking to improve public safety and save dwindling funds, the neighboring cities of Covina and West Covina are teaming up on fire services. Under the agreement, the West Covina Fire Department will provide Covina with its first ladder truck and crew, a service that helps firefighters reach rooftops and tall buildings.
NEWS
September 5, 1993
Fire Chief Richard E. Greene said residents and business owners should be wary of anyone seeking donations on behalf of West Covina firefighters. Some residents have complained to the West Covina Fire Department that they have received telephone calls from people claiming to be firefighters seeking donations, Fire Department officials say.
NEWS
December 1, 1988
The San Gabriel Valley Fire Authority, a joint Fire Department serving West Covina and Covina, will be dissolved in February, after action taken by the West Covina City Council Monday. Departments from the two cities were merged in 1986 with the hope of providing expanded and more cost-effective fire protection. It was also hoped that the combined department would give both cities more access to equipment in case of emergency.
NEWS
October 11, 1990
Over staunch objections by Mayor William Tarozzi, the City Council on Monday rejected a second paramedic unit for the West Covina Fire Department. Tarozzi failed to persuade council members to use Redevelopment Agency money for the new nine-member unit. The council voted 3 to 1 to postpone discussion until the city completes a financial study. Councilwoman Nancy Manners was absent. Estimates of the unit's cost were $255,540 to start up and $480,000 a year to maintain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1990
A RTD bus slammed into the back of a car on the San Bernardino Freeway in West Covina Friday, sending it into a roll and injuring the car's driver and three bus passengers, authorities said. The driver, Nick Veronica, 30, of El Monte, was in good condition at Queen of the Valley Hospital; the bus passengers were treated and released. The bus was westbound when it slammed into the car about 4:55 p.m., a spokeswoman for the West Covina Fire Department said.
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