Covina, California is a small city located in Los Angeles county, about 22 miles east of the downtown L.A.'s city center. Covina is located in the San Gabriel valley region near the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains. Covina is home to about 50,000 residents according to the most recent United States census data, and is famous for its tasty citrus groves. Both orange and grapefruit trees used to blanket the area, and it was once considered the city from where the best oranges in the world hailed from.
Today, most of the fruit groves have been replaced by homes, but the town maintains its rich farming history. The city's famous slogan, "One Mile Square and All There" was coined during a time when the entire incorporated area of Covina was only one square mile---if not a bit less--making it easily the smallest city in the United States.
Presently, Covina's claim to fame is the largest movie facility in all of Los Angeles county, and has served as a backdrop to many films and television series. These include the television series "Roswell," multiple episodes of "Knight Rider," and selected scenes from "Wayne's World."
Downtown Covina is home to art galleries, shopping and world-class dining options. Establishments offering live music are also quite popular among locals. These fine establishments include 3 Vino's, Azo Vino, a wine bar featuring more than 200 wines to a backdrop of live music, RED Covina, Room 2 Dance and The Fret House, a popular venue offering Saturday evening concerts featuring Jazz, Classical, Bluegrass, Rock, Celtic, Blues, Flamenco and pop artists.
Covina is also home to a Type I jail capable of housing a maximum of 20 prisoners. When an officer makes an arrest, the suspect is brought to the jail for general booking, which includes completion of LA County paperwork, live scan fingerprinting, medical screening, and photographing. There are multiple bail bond companies located in and around Covina.