The traditions of West Covina reflect its close association and interaction with its neighbors. The cities of the eastern San Gabriel Valley share in common the change from livestock or range to agriculture, to industrial and residential centers. They were settled by people from elsewhere seeking a better life for themselves and their families. The settlers brought with them values, ideals and aspirations which have made the Valley a home of which to be proud. At the hub of all this activity is West Covina which grew from “the City of Beautiful Homes” to the “Headquarters City of the San Gabriel Valley”.