Out and about


Coming out of the movies at the Edwards 18 cinema in West Covina early this afternoon, Jennifer McLain and I spotted West Covina Mayor Sherri Lane and Councilman Mike Touhey at a mini fair right in front of the theater.

More than a dozen booths were set up – food, local businesses, law enforcement, a rock-climbing wall and even Baldwin Park-based Royal Coaches towing company.

We stopped to chat with Touhey briefly, who seemed to be having a pretty good time. The event was actually the first-ever Latin Fest sponsored by the West Covina Chamber of Commerce.


  • Lizette Vega

    Yes, this was a wonderful event for the City of West Covina Residents. Vendors such as The Home Depot had an arts and crafts table for the kids to color and play with tiles, while the parents could inquire about home remodeling projects. Royal Coaches proudly displayed their special unit equipped with handicap functionality, and was raffling off 2 kids bicycles. Also, there was an AIDS/HIV booth loaded with tons of health information. But most importantly each of the vendors were friendly, pleasant and ready to help answer any questions. It was a pretty hot day, but the people and the entertainment made it worth it, as kids from local community recreation centers were able to demonstrate their skills and talents. I hope to see this event again next year.

    Lizette Vega
    Longo Toyota/Zumba Fitness Instructor

  • I attended this event and had a blast. The live music coupled with good food made for a great day. I can’t wait for next year’s Latin Fest.