Women’s Leadership Luncheon: Turning Pain into Power

Helping Others Turn Pain into Power and Grief into Peace Join us Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sizzler Restaurant [MAP] where the Corona Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Corona, presents "Helping Others Turn Pain into Power and Grief into Peace" as part of the Women’s Leadership Luncheon series. Our special guest is Angela Alexander, an Author & Inspirational Speaker of her autobiography titled ‘Miracles in Action’.

Kids & Cops Holiday Magic in Corona

The Corona Police Department will be hosting the 11th Annual “Kids & Cops Holiday Magic” event on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Sheridan Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event provides crafts, game activities, and a visit from Santa Claus for underprivileged children from our community. The program is made possible through community donations. Last year, over 1,000 children were presented with gifts made possible through these donations.

Empty Bowls Filled for the Settlement House

The Corona-Norco Settlement House, a local non-profit, charitable organization that provides services for low-income families and individuals and the homeless in Corona and Norco, is hosting the 8th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 8, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Turning Point Church, 2000 Norco Drive, Norco, CA [MAP].

Corona PD Employee Recognition and Awards Banquet

On Oct. 24, 2014 the Corona Police Department celebrated their Third Annual Employee Recognition and Awards Banquet. As a night of appreciation, 84 police employees were recognized for distinguished years of service and outstanding police work.

Bicycles for Children Making a Difference in Our Community

The Bicycles for Children organization, a local not-for-profit, was founded three years ago with the goal of donating 155 bicycles to impoverished children to the Corona/Norco Unified School District. This year, the Bicycles for Children organization set an ambitious goal of donating 700 bicycles.

CNUSD Organizes Anti-Bullying March

Board members, administrators, classified and certificated staff all took to the streets of Norco to partake in the District’s first annual Anti-bullying March. Dozens of CNUSD community members participated in the march that started at the district office flag pole at 8 a.m. this morning. This month is National Bullying Prevention month, and schools are participating in various activities district-wide to promote anti-bullying awareness.

Grand Theft Arrest

On Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, Corona Police Officers were dispatched to Kohl’s, 470 Hidden Valley Parkway, regarding a grand theft/vandalism. The investigation revealed that during the weekend, an unknown suspect(s) had cut and stole the copper wiring from the electrical panels that control the solar panels. Several other electrical boxes were cut and the estimated damage and repair costs were $300,000.

KING’S COURT ADULT BASKETBALL – CLAIM THE CROWN

The City of Corona Library and Recreation Services Department announces the fall season of its King’s Court Adult 5 Man League. Starting in November, the City invites those interested to bring their squad and participate in a fun, competitive, and structured league. The King’s Court Adult Five-Man League features a 10 game season with playoffs at the end of the season. The League also offers weekly player stats, season standings, and awards for the Championship team as well as MVP’s in multiple categories.

Emergency Notification System: Are You Registered?

Emergency Alert System, Are you Registered? The City of Corona’s emergency notification system can send telephone, email and text notifications to residents and businesses within City of Corona. This system is used by emergency response personnel to notify citizens in homes and businesses at risk, providing information on emergency events. The system utilizes the area’s 9-1-1 database, provided by the local telephone company, and thus is able to contact land-line telephones whether listed or unlisted. It is TTY/TDD capable.

Gang Task Force Arrests Two for Possession of Stolen Property

On Tuesday, Oct. 14th 2014, at 1045 pm, officers from the Regional Gang Task Force (GTF) Region 8 were conducting patrols in the City of Corona. GTF members came upon a suspicious red Ford F150 truck in the area of Seventh Street and Harris Street. When GTF tried to stop the truck, it attempted to elude the officers by using various alleyways. GTF members circled the residential area locating the truck on Seventh Street approaching Lincoln and initiated a stop for tinted windows. During the stop officers contacted the driver and passenger. The driver did not have a valid license and the passenger was on felony probation.

Did You Know: New Animal Shelter Location Has Been Identified

The City is excited about the new Animal Shelter, and this location will bring many benefits to our growing community! The opening of the new shelter is tentatively set for the summer of 2015. The Animal Shelter presently has 52 dog kennels, 49 cat kennels, and a 2,750 square foot building. The kennels, building, and fencing are in a continual need of repair. In addition, the current site of the Animal Shelter is considerably smaller than the new site located at 1330 Magnolia, and is landlocked, making expansion difficult at best.

Energy Vampires Lurking in Corona

This Halloween, we’ll be seeing tons of spooky creatures and supernatural monsters out on the streets, but the scariest monster is lurking every day in your own home: the energy vampire! An “energy vampire” is an electronic appliance or device that uses energy when it’s plugged in, even if it’s turned off.

91 Expansion Business Highlight: Jenson USA Bicycles

At Jenson USA Bicycles, "customers are everything." Located at 2410 Wardlow Road, east of Serfas Club Drive, Jenson USA houses more than 20,000 bicycle parts and is a go-to place for all things cycling - complete bikes, apparel, accessories and more. Led by founder and Chief Executive Officer Mike Cachat, who turned his passion for riding into a successful business, Jenson USA also is fortunate to have an educated and experienced staff.

Red Robin Tip-A-Cop Event a Great Success

On Oct.16, 2014, the Corona Police Department and the Jurupa Station of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department participated in the 2014 National Special Olympics Tip-A-Cop Event. Officers traded in their handcuffs for gourmet burgers and aprons to help serve Red Robin guests and raised more than $1,500 for the local Special Olympics program.

Fill the Container for ISIS Refugees

What started as a small idea from a local mom has quickly turned into a city wide movement to help refugees in the Middle East. Chelsea Dischinger is a stay-at-home mom who heard about the crisis in the Middle East and felt compelled to do something to help.Along with her two daughters, Reese, 4, and Jordyan, 6, the Dischingers took on the challenge, with the help of the local community, to fill a 40 foot container with supplies and ship it to the refugees.