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Colman Foster - 1957

January 12, 2019 by Katie Raftery Foster (Register to contact)

It is with a sad heart I inform you that my beloved husband of 58 plus years has gone to be with Jesus .
The Lord took Colman home July 23, 2018. It was a tough journey! Colman loved the Lord and served him honorably as a Teacher. Coach , missionary , pastor and continued servant until his death. I remain at our home I
In Lake Tahoe . He loved Covina High ! I miss him so much but I will continue on with our ministry in Tahoe and the world! To all of our fellow COLTS I say thank you for your many years of friendship
God Bless you all
Katie Raftery Foster and family

Darlene Albert

October 2, 2014 by William Tom Vaughn (Register to contact)

Sad to announce Darlene passed away in Portland OR. Nov.19 2013.

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West Covina High to debut new $6 million football stadium  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

West Covina High School's Thyberg Stadium is set for its grand re-opening Friday after a $6 million improvement project. In honor of the re-opening, the West ...



Covina football coach Joe Brown resigns after seven years in charge  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

One year after leading the Covina High School football team to the Division 11 championship game and earning area coach of the year honors, Colts football ...



Girl Walking to School Escapes Would-Be Kidnappers in Covina  KTLA Los Angeles

A teenage girl broke free from the grasp of a would-be kidnapper who grabbed her while she was walking to school in Covina on Friday morning, authorities ...



Construction has begun on new Edgewood events and aquatics facilities in West Covina  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

By next fall, West Covina's Edgewood High is expected to debut new event and aquatics centers, with the projects totaling $28 million in cost. Earlier this month ...



Covina High was part of the national student walkouts but media were barred from covering  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

More than 200 students at Covina High School joined their counterparts nationwide and across the San Gabriel Valley on Wednesday to urge adults to do what ...



Armed robbers attempt to enter Covina home while family is home  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A masked gunman along with an accomplice carrying a tire iron and brass knuckles tried to gain entry to a house in Covina on Tuesday, Dec. 18, while a family ...



Thursday Countdown: Charter Oak and West Covina football looking for signs of life  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

For many years when the Charter Oak and West Covina high school football teams hooked up for a game the stakes were high, with the teams playing for a ...



Covina woman arrested in death of her son, 2  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A Covina woman who police say is a suspect in the killing of her 2-year-old son was arrested after she was released from the hospital Monday. Authorities also ...



Portion of Covina’s Royal Oak Middle School property could be sold  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Charter Oak Unified is looking to sell portions of the Royal Oak Middle School campus in Covina with the proceeds going toward building an entirely new school ...



1 killed, 1 wounded in West Covina shooting  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A shooting in a West Covina neighborhood left one man dead and a woman injured Wednesday night. Detectives had not found the suspects and did not know ...



2 found dead in Covina likely a murder-suicide, police say; 3 granddaughters were home at the time  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Police say they believe a Covina man shot his wife then turned the gun on himself during an argument in their home on Wednesday. A granddaughter of the ...



Woman found running on Covina street now suspect in toddler’s death, police say  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A woman who was bloody and running down a street in Covina early Friday morning when police saw her, is now a suspect, police say, in the death of a toddler ...



Pair with scooter and knife wanted for carjacking in Covina Walmart parking lot  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A robber armed with a knife and her accomplice carjacked a driver at the Walmart parking lot in Covina on Monday night. Sgt. David Rodriguez said the victim ...



Sprouts Farmers Market coming to West Covina  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Sprouts Farmers Market is planning to take over the West Covina space formerly occupied by Albertsons. Sprouts has submitted plans to construct a store in the ...



School shooting threat written in graffiti on Nogales High campus in La Puente  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Graffiti found on the Nogales High School campus in La Puente on Tuesday threatened a school shooting next week. The graffiti was found on the concrete ...



Covina woman charged with killing toddler son  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A mother was charged Tuesday with fatally stabbing her 2-year-old son in their Covina home. Xa Dinh Ngo, who also goes by the name Michelle Ngo, was ...



2 bodies found inside Covina home during domestic violence call  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Police are investigating possible homicides after officers found two people dead inside a Covina home on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 13. The officers were ...



1 dead, 2 injured after shooting at Shadow Oak Park in West Covina  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

West Covina police are investigating a fatal shooting at Shadow Oak Park in West Covina. Officers responded to a call about a shooting at 12:49 a.m. on ...



Former student settles sex-abuse lawsuit with Covina-Valley Unified  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A woman who was molested by a part-time wrestling coach at South Hills High School recently settled her lawsuit against the Covina-Valley Unified School ...



Election results: Two new members poised to join West Covina City Council  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The West Covina City Council appears to have two new members after Leticia “Letty” Lopez and Dario Castellanos held onto their leads throughout the nightly ...



Voters approve Covina Measure CC sales tax hike  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A majority of Covina residents have voted to approve the city's proposed sales tax increase, according to returns Wednesday. With all precincts reporting, ...



West Covina Little League families seek city’s help with homeless in Del Norte Park  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The homeless in West Covina's Del Norte Park have made it too unsafe for local Little Leaguers to practice there, residents told the City Council Tuesday night.



Chick-fil-A receives preliminary approval for West Covina location  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

West Covina is on its way to welcoming Chick-fil-A at the site of the former Elephant Bar. The city Planning Commission on Tuesday voted to approve the fast ...



Couple found dead in Covina apartment identified  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The coroner's office on Friday released the names of the Covina couple whose bodies were found in their apartment earlier this week. Police say they believed ...



Woman struck, killed by car while waiting for bus in West Covina  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A woman waiting for a bus in West Covina was killed when a car jumped a curb and struck her Wednesday, Oct. 31. Hua Xu Li, 43, of West Covina died at the ...



Charter Oak football coach Lou Farrar nominated for ‘Power of Influence’ award  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Of all the awards that veteran Charter Oak High School football coach Lou Farrar has received, and there have been many, this one would likely take the cake.



Navy Federal Credit Union to open West Covina location  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Navy Federal Credit Union will open a branch in West Covina later this month, with more locations planned for Los Angeles and Orange counties. A soft opening ...



Police: 21-year-old driver arrested after striking pedestrian in West Covina  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A 56-year-old woman walking on in West Covina was seriously injured when she was struck by a 21-year-old driver who then wound up crashing through a ...



Homeless were encouraged to go to West Covina for services, city officials say  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Los Angeles County outreach workers suggested people experiencing homelessness in nearby cities head to West Covina's Del Norte Park to receive services ...



Woman injured in West Covina shooting  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A woman shot in West Covina early Sunday morning is being treated at a local hospital as police search for a suspect. Officers found the 30-year-old victim with ...



Survey says: West Covina residents overwhelmingly leave the city for restaurants, cafes, bakeries  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

When West Covinans are hungry, a supermajority seeks dining options outside the city, according to the recently released results of a city survey. For the third ...



Teen accused of making threat against San Dimas High School  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A 14-year-old San Dimas boy was arrested Thursday, Nov. 8, on suspicion of making threats on social media to shoot people at San Dimas High School.



Man’s skull fractured in beer-mug assault at Clancy’s, with Covina police seeking suspect  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Detectives on Tuesday asked for the public's help in identifying the man suspected of breaking the skull of a Rancho Cucamonga man with a beer mug while in ...



West Covina police investigate death of man found in canal  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

West Covina police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Wednesday in a drainage wash canal at the intersection of Vincent Avenue and ...



Pedestrian killed after car hits light pole, then him on Covina sidewalk  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Police are investigating the death of a man who was hit by a car while he walked on a Covina sidewalk early Friday morning. At about midnight, a male driver ...



Feud between West Covina and its police officers escalates  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

It has all the trappings of a horror movie trailer. Despite looking like it, the villain in this trailer wasn't a movie monster; it's West Covina City Manager Chris ...



Man suspected of robbing 8 7-Eleven stores arrested at another 7-Eleven  The Mercury News

An armed man robbed six 7-Elevens before he got caught munching chips at a seventh 7-Eleven on Friday, officials said. The same man is also suspected of ...



Pomona woman, 22, hit and killed while walking on 10 Freeway in West Covina  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A 22-year-old woman was struck and killed by a hit- and-run driver when she got out of a disabled vehicle on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway in West Covina, ...



Woman killed in wrong-way crash on 10 Freeway in West Covina  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A driver heading the wrong way on the eastbound 10 Freeway in West Covina died, and another motorist was injured when two vehicles collided head-on ...



Former West Covina deputy fire marshal wins whistleblower lawsuit against city  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A jury sided with a former West Covina deputy fire marshal last week in his whistleblower-retaliation lawsuit against the city. Jason Briley had worked for the ...



West Covina projects $8.7 million deficit next fiscal year; bankruptcy mentioned  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

West Covina could be headed for significant financial cuts as a draft budget for the next fiscal year projects an almost $8.7 million deficit. City staff presented the ...



The race for West Covina City Council has just started and it’s already controversial  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Embattled West Covina City Councilman Mike Spence and former state assemblyman Roger Hernandez are among the candidates who will vie for three seats ...



West Covina Council votes to strip mayor Mike Spence of his title, duties amid drug investigation  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Under the specter of an ongoing police investigation into a possible drug overdose, West Covina Mayor Mike Spence resigned from the largely ceremonial ...



West Covina barricade ends, suspect in custody  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

WEST COVINA — A man barricaded himself in a house in West Covina on Wednesday after running from officers sent to investigate a bullet fired through the ...



Tips lead Covina police to arrest 3 in August bar assault  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Tips from the community helped police find and arrest three people Thursday, Sept. 20 in connection with the assault at a Covina bar in August that left one ...



Pedestrian in West Covina hit-and-run dies from injuries  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A woman who was struck last week in West Covina by a driver allegedly high on marijuana died this weekend, police said. Coroner's spokesman Ed Winter ...



Family of man found dead in car in West Covina files wrongful death lawsuit  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The mother of a man with autism and an intellectual disability who was discovered dead in a car in West Covina filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday, Oct. 9, ...



Photos: San Gabriel Valley valedictorians for the Class of 2018  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

We asked schools across the San Gabriel Valley to have their valedictorians submit their photos and some biographical information to celebrate their ...



Three-time CIF champion Mike Maggiore resigns as West Covina football coach  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Longtime West Covina High School football coach Mike Maggiore announced his resignation Wednesday after 21 seasons at the school. Maggiore guided West ...



1 person hurt, 1 horse killed in Valinda fire  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

One person was hospitalized and a horse died when fire broke out at a large garage in Valinda on Friday, Nov. 16. Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Joey ...



Friday’s high school football Semifinal playoff stories, scores and highlights for the SGVN  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A wrap-up of Friday's High School Football stories, scores and video from the Semifinals of the CIF Southern Section High School Football playoffs for the San ...



Friday’s high school football previews, featuring Arroyo taking on Rosemead  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Friday's Featured High School Football Previews. Rosemead (3-2, 0-1) at Arroyo (4-1, 1-0), 7 p.m.. Consider this an elimination game for the Panthers, who ...



West Covina Albertsons boarded up days before planned closure  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The only Albertsons supermarket in West Covina is set to close permanently on Friday. Despite the official closing date, the store was already boarded up and ...



Gas station workers robbed of $16,000 in Covina parking lot on way to bank  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A man armed with a knife robbed two gas station employees on their way to a Covina bank of an estimated $16,000 to $20,000 on Tuesday, Sept. 4, police said.



Covina baseball lands Kevin Smith as new head coach  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

If Kevin Smith's track record is any indicator, the Covina High School baseball program is in for good things. The veteran baseball coach announced this week ...



Gang violence is ravaging Azusa, here’s what the city is doing about it  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

For the past three weeks, Azusa police have worked to reduce the gang-related violence seen in the city in recent months. The violence has largely taken place ...



Four boys, ages 14-17, arrested on suspicion of burglary in West Covina  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Two teenaged boys broke into a West Covina home Tuesday night but fled when confronted by the resident, police said. West Covina Lt. Travis Tibbetts said ...



Second victim in Valinda triple shooting dies  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A 60-year-old Valinda woman shot in the head by her brother Monday, Sept. 10, has died from her injuries. Jeanita Griego was pronounced dead at 8:58 p.m. ...



Suspect identified in threats that led to Citrus College lockdown  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Police detained one man suspected of making a threat against Citrus College in Glendora on Tuesday during a lockdown that lasted more than six hours — and ...



1 man, 1 teen dead and third person wounded in Azusa shooting  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A late-night shootout Tuesday, Jan. 8, in an Azusa neighborhood left a man and a 15-year-old boy dead, and a third person, another man, wounded. Those who ...



Valinda man suspected of fatally shooting nephew, injuring sister — then kills self  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A man shot and wounded his sister, fatally shot his nephew then turned the gun on himself Monday night in their Valinda home, a detective said. Another ...



West Covina High School Student, 15, Arrested After Allegedly Threatening to Kill Teacher During Class  KTLA

A 15-year-old West Covina High School student was taken into custody after allegedly threatening to shoot and kill his teacher and police officers, authorities ...



Man in custody after reportedly exposing himself to 2 women in Covina  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A 25-year-old Covina man was arrested Friday after he followed two women and exposed himself to them, police said. The incident was reported about 5 p.m. in ...



Pandemonium in West Covina over challenging sanctuary state law  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A meeting of the West Covina City Council on Tuesday broke down numerous times into chants and shouts as supporters and detractors of California's so-called ...



OB/GYN doctor claims hospital chain killed his West Covina practice  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A former West Covina obstetrician and gynecologist is suing Citrus Valley Health Partners, accusing the hospital chain of negotiating in bad faith to buy his ...



SGVN Top 20 Football Rankings: South Hills still No. 1, but Bishop Amat makes good case too  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The all-encompassing San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News and Whittier Daily News Top 20 football rankings: 1. South Hills (6-0). The big tests ...



Investigators looking for suspect in shooting outside Rosemead restaurant  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Authorities released a surveillance video Wednesday and asked for the public's help in identifying the man who shot at or threatened three men in Rosemead on ...



3 arrested in gang-related search in Azusa, authorities say  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Azusa police, assisted by other agencies, served search warrants at nine locations in the city and arrested three people on Friday, Feb. 1. Authorities have not ...



West Covina police seize 14 assault rifles, handguns after traffic stop; felon arrested  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A traffic stop last week in West Covina ended with officers finding 14 weapons from an AR15-type rifle to handguns as well as hundreds of ammunition stashed ...



West Covina gets an early taste of Porto’s Bakery and Cafe  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Locals in West Covina who can't wait until fall when Porto's Bakery and Cafe is expected to open in the city can get a sneak peak of what the popular Cuban ...



‘Crazy-Ex Girlfriend’ calls West Covina home. Has the city benefited from the show?  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Ever since Rebecca Bunch, the main character in The CW's “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” left her job and life in Manhattan and moved to West Covina, local officials ...



Man accused of meeting woman on Facebook and then carjacking her car  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A man accused of taking a stroll in the Angeles National Forest with a woman he met on Facebook, pushing her into the San Gabriel River and then stealing her ...



Motorcyclist killed in head-on Covina crash  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision with a vehicle in Covina, authorities said Wednesday. The crash occurred about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday on Reeder ...



Police arrest Long Beach man after finding ex-wife’s body in her Covina apartment  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Detectives arrested a Long Beach man Wednesday night in connection to the fatal shooting of his ex-wife whose body was discovered in her Covina apartment ...



Woman, 24, found shot to death in Valinda  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A woman was found shot to death in Valinda on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 12, authorities said. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives ...



Alcohol suspected as a factor in Azusa gas station crash that left 1 dead, 1 injured  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Azusa police said they suspect drunken driving might have caused the crash early Sunday involving a Honda Fit that plowed through a fuel pump at a gas ...



El Monte, West Covina police departments criticized for citizen complaint processes  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The El Monte and West Covina police departments are looking to improve the ways citizens file complaints prompted by a 2017-18 Los Angeles County Civil ...



El Monte man shot to death outside strip club in Bassett  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

An El Monte man standing outside a strip club in Bassett was gunned down and killed early Thursday morning. The coroner's office identified the victim as ...



24 events to celebrate Lunar New Year in Southern California  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

One of the best things about living in Southern California is the range of cultures and, better yet, the variety of cultural celebrations. Lunar New Year will ring in ...



West Covina students return to class after teacher sex scandal  KABC-TV

WEST COVINA, Calif. (KABC) -- Students returned to South Hills High School Tuesday after two Covina-Valley Unified School District teachers were arrested ...



Glendora man fatally shot in Washington state; father-in-law charged  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A Glendora man on a holiday visit to Washington state ended up on a garage floor with two gunshots to his abdomen. He allegedly identified his killer as his ...



Authorities release name of pedestrian fatally struck by Metrolink train in El Monte  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The coroner's office on Friday identified the 19-year-old man who was struck and killed by a Metrolink train in El Monte. Mauricio Kevin Moreno of El Monte died ...



Injury shooting on the 10 Freeway in El Monte linked to Mongols motorcycle gang members  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A motorcyclist was wounded Saturday on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway in El Monte when he was fired upon by a member of an outlaw motorcycle gang, ...



Man shot in fight with deputy outside Industry convenience store  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A deputy shot and wounded a driver Thursday, Nov. 1, who had grabbed the deputy's gun during a fight outside a 7-Eleven store in Industry. The injured man ...



Man found dead inside car parked on the side of 210 Freeway in Azusa  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was found inside a car parked on the shoulder of the 210 Freeway on Thursday, Jan. 24.



Heated debate erupts at Glendora town hall focusing on sanctuary state law  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A Glendora town hall meeting intended to inform the community about SB 54 – the so-called sanctuary state law – devolved into a series of heated exchanges ...



Missing Baldwin Park man spotted in Alhambra  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A 22-year-old Baldwin Park man went missing in Arcadia a week ago and police Tuesday sought public help in finding him. Matthew Munoz walked away from ...



West Covina students host vigil for peer who committed suicide  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

WEST COVINA >> Friends and fellow students remembered 16-year-old Ian Armas as a happy and reliable friend who was one of the brightest kids in his class ...



Marine killed in Australia helicopter crash was from West Covina  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

WEST COVINA >> One of three U.S. Marines killed in the crash of an Osprey helicopter off the coast of Australia was identified Monday as a West Covina ...



Duo suspected of Covina robberies stemming from online deals  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A man and a 17-year-old boy were arrested this weekend for allegedly setting up online deals, then robbing the buyers or sellers after meeting them in Covina.



Man killed in San Dimas shooting is identified as Pomona resident  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

SAN DIMAS – The coroner's office on Tuesday released the name of a man shot to death in San Dimas. Michael Moreno, 35, was a Pomona resident, coroner's ...



Possible shooting at Valinda home investigated after man shows up at hospital with gunshot wounds  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

After a man was dropped off at a hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to his chest Tuesday night, detectives were sent to investigate a possible gang-related ...



Victim in fatal Baldwin Park shooting identified  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The coroner's office on Thursday identified the man who was killed in a shooting earlier this week in Baldwin Park as Kristian Gonzalez Valladares, 21. He was ...



Sierra Vista delivers for its fans, coach in clutch Division 5 boys soccer title  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO — The wait is over. Sierra Vista's trip to San Juan Capistrano on Friday night to take on St. Margaret's in the CIF Southern Section ...



Authorities report pair of mountain lion sightings in Glendora  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Law enforcement is warning Glendora residents to keep an eye out following a pair of mountain lion sightings on Sunday. The sightings – one of which was by a ...



La Puente drive-by victim shot in his driveway dies from injuries  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A man who was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting in La Puente died Wednesday, Oct. 3, authorities said. The victim, whose name had not been ...



Diamond Bar man charged with killing parents and pet dog  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A 33-year-old man accused of killing his mother, his father and the family dog and then setting fire to their Diamond Bar home was charged on Wednesday with ...



6 pets killed in fire at Rowland Heights strip mall that destroyed animal hospital  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Six dogs died when fire tore through a Rowland Heights strip mall, destroying an animal hospital and four other businesses early Sunday morning, officials said.



Glendora police to hold DUI checkpoint Saturday  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The Glendora Police Department is set to conduct a DUI and driver license checkpoint in the city Saturday. While Glendora police did not announce precisely ...



Did One Hit Lead to a 13-Year-Old's Suicide?  Bleacher Report

More than a thousand people came to James Ransom's funeral. His parents, Greg and Courtney, and his sisters, Julia and Lillie, were in attendance, each one ...



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