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  • Attorney: Teacher Seized Christmas Candy Canes, Told Student ‘Jesus Is Not Allowed In School’

    01/06/2014 1:09:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 74 replies ^ | January 6, 2014 9:52 AM
    WEST COVINA ( — Religious freedom advocates are calling on the West Covina Unified School District to adopt policy changes and issue a formal apology after an alleged incident involving bullying against a Christian student. Advocates for Faith & Freedom, an Irvine-based nonprofit law firm, issued a letter Monday on behalf of Isaiah Martinez, a first grader at Merced Elementary School who took traditional candy canes as Christmas gifts for his teacher, Valerie Lu, and classmates on Dec. 13, 2013, according to attorney Robert Tyler. Each candy cane came with a message attached that recited the history of the candy...
  • (CA - Strictest Guns Laws in America) AK-47 Found in Paroled Felon's Car after High Speed Chase

    12/26/2012 9:39:53 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | December 24, 2012 | L.A. Times
    AK-47 found in paroled felon's car after high speed chase Authorities found a loaded AK-47 rifle in the trunk of a car driven by a paroled felon after a high speed pursuit that concluded with a crash and short foot chase. West Covina police attempted to stop a gray Toyota Camry for traffic violations at the Sunset Avenue exit off the 10 Freeway shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday. The driver led police on a chase that reached speeds in excess of 90 mph on city streets, West Covina police spokesman Rudy Lopez said. The suspect vehicle entered the westbound 10...
  • CA: Assemblyman Hernandez was driving state car when arrested ('weaving' D-West Covina .. DUI)

    04/20/2012 7:32:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/20/12 | Patrick McGreevy
    State Assemblyman Roger Hernandez (D-West Covina) was driving a state car away from the Sacramento area without the required permission when he was arrested last month on suspicion of drunken driving, officials said Friday. Hernandez was stopped by police in Concord at 2 a.m. on March 27 after officers saw his car weaving between lanes. At the time, Hernandez was driving a Toyota Camry owned by the state and assigned to the Assembly’s vehicle pool. Such vehicles are not supposed to be driven out of the Sacramento area without permission, which Hernandez failed to get for his Concord trip, .....

    04/15/2009 9:36:13 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 9 replies · 709+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | April 15, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    "Crazy inbred hicks and right-wing religious nuts from a backwater in the South are behind the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party movement in West Covina, California." At least that is what the Pasadena Star News wants to insinuate with the TEA Party anti-tax rallies in California. Why doesn't the Star News just come right out and say it: the "Klu Klux Klan" is behind the rallies? Read here how the Pasadena Star News spins the reporting on the TEA Party rally in West Covina as purportedly sponsored by the American Family Association, a "Mississippi-based Christian conservative organization" - For...
  • 11-Year-Old Girl Suspended For 'Dangerous' Cartwheels At School

    11/12/2004 10:52:54 AM PST · by tiggs · 72 replies · 1,630+ views ^ | Copyright 2004 | Internet Broadcasting Systems
    11-Year-Old Girl Suspended For 'Dangerous' Cartwheels At School POSTED: 7:49 am EST November 12, 2004 UPDATED: 1:06 pm EST November 12, 2004 An 11-year-old girl in West Covina, Calif., was suspended from her school from doing "dangerous" cartwheels and hand stands during lunch time, according to a Local 6 News report. Deirdre Faegre, who is a Student of the Month at San Jose-Edison Academy in West Covina was dismissed from the school this week after school authorities warned her for the last time to stop doing gymnastic stunts during lunchtime. Administrators at the school said they were concerned about safety...