West Covina began as a small town surrounded by walnut and orange groves. As late as 1930, its population sat at a scant 769 dwellers. Today, it has 106,000 people, and is just 19 miles east from downtown Los Angeles. The city is vibrant, with building projects keeping contractors hopping during the week.
The weekend is for enjoying some of the fruits of those contractors' labors. For instance, people journey from nearby counties and far away states to experience the Big League Dreams little league baseball diamonds. This is a unique and staggering series of little league ball parks that are modeled after some of the classic ballparks from around the major leagues. People returning from these fields of dreams swear that these stadium replicas are exactly like the original ball park, but on a little league scale.
Some of the parks represented include Tiger Stadium, Wrigley Field, and Dodger Stadium. There is also a championship 18-hole golf course in the works, which is in stage two of the development phase.
West Covina boasts three major shopping malls which employ thousands of people in this close-knit, yet large and diverse community.
There is one part of the community that nobody wants to join, and that is those who reside in the city jail. As with any city, part of the commerce involves several bail bonds outfits. A bail bonds business is one that provides affordable bail for those who are incarcerated. If, after an unfortunate incident within the city limits, one finds themselves confined in jail, a bail bondsman will secure their release for only 10% of the total bail upfront. This means that if someone's bail is $50,000, the bail bondsman will pay it, and all the defendant would need to pay is $5,000. In such a beautiful city as West Covina, it seems surprising that such a business would be necessary, but sometimes even the best of people can find themselves in the worst of situations.