What you missed while you were watching football all weekend

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Investigators with Alcohol Beverage Control said they plan to review a videotape showing Andrew Thomas Gallo consuming eight to nine drinks at a Covina bar hours before he killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others in a Fullerton car crash. There was a breakdown in communication between the department and Fullerton Police, officials said. ABC wasn’t aware of the tape, despite it being used in court, until last week. (Want to guess who was the middle man in informing them about the tape?)

In the wake of Montebello trying to borrow from their redevelopment agency to fund the city’s general fund budget, reporter Bethania Palma delves deeper into the issue and precedent for such a move.

Gerrymandering allows California politicians to stave off political uprisings, experts say. (Doesn’t that word just sound wrong. Gerrymandering. It sounds like a word you would use to describe wrestling an elderly man.)

Agencies desperate to find places to store more water are looking to the Whittier Narrows Dam, despite the dam’s classification as being “very high risk.”

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Covina = Rounders?

Police, in an undercover venture, arrested eight people in Covina Tuesday night for illegal poker games.

This doesn’t appear to just be some friendly mates deciding to sit down for a game of hold ’em at $10 a piece. It was in a bar, The Well, and there were multiple tables.

I wonder how long the police “played along” before locking their opponents up?

Dealer: “That ends the betting. Show ’em what you got.”
Cop: “I have three kings. Read ’em and weep.”
Opposing player: “Check that. I have a flush.”
Cop: (Drops badge on the table over the poker chips) “Can you beat that?”

*The depicted scene is a fictional scenario and does not represent any actual events or persons. Please don’t give me any parking tickets.

Anyway, this isn’t the first time The Well bar in Covina has made it into the news. It was also reported to be one of the Covina bars that Andrew Gallo, the man suspected of murder in the car crash death of Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart, Diamond Bar resident Courtney Stewart, and Henry Pearson, was drinking at prior to the Fullerton crash..

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