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SGV Connect 107 – Happy Centennial West Covina

2:43 PM PST on February 16, 2023

West Covina celebrates 100 years - details at city website
Map of the city of West Covina - click to enlarge
West Covina celebrates 100 years - details at city website

This week's SGV Connect is a special episode celebrating the centennial for the city of West Covina. Chris Greenspon interviews local historian John Garside about the city's history, covering topics ranging from how the city hall got its name (from a stagecoach company) to lamenting some businesses that closed in recent years. You can read a transcript of the interview, here.

West Covina is holding a festival this weekend to celebrate 100 years of being incorporated. You can get all the details at the city's special events page.

West Covina celebrates 100 years - details at city website
West Covina celebrates 100 years - details at city events webpage
West Covina celebrates 100 years - details at city website

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