Did You Know: The Special Olympics is Coming to Corona

The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games are coming to Corona! That’s right, this summer Corona will welcome and celebrate nearly 100 athletes and their coaches from around the world for a special three-day Host Town program that will take place prior to the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles that are held July 25, 2015 to Aug. 2, 2015.

CAT Presents Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

This biblical saga of Joseph and his Coat of Many Colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of trials, challenges and adventures that test his faith and his humanity.

Kids Night Out in Corona

If you’re a kid ages 5-12 years old and looking for night of fun games, crafts, and snacks, the City of Corona has the perfect evening for you!Kids Night Out in Corona Kids Night Out is a recreation program every second Friday of the month beginning on Feb. 13. The evening will be a whirlwind of uninterrupted fun with activities and entertainment. The cost for Kids Night Out is $15 for Corona residents and $25 for non-residents respectively and registration must be done prior to attending so be sure your parents sign you up early.

An Evening of Laughter to Benefit Local NonProfit

Soroptimist International of Corona and the Alliance for Family Wellness will be hosting an “Evening of Laughter” to be held on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. The silent auction and appetizers are at 6 p.m., followed by an exciting evening of outstanding comics that will have the audiences laughing. Headliner is Chris Strait from TRU-TV’s “Worlds Dumbest” and a collection of other performers including Mel Austin, Jason Love, Laniea D., and Gabriella Francis. The event will be held at the Historic Civic Center Auditorium at 815 West 6th Street in Corona.

Corona PD Welcomes Two New Officers.

Thursday, Jan. 15, the Corona Police Department was proud to welcome our two newest officers, Officer Malessa Cruz and Officer Steven Hungerford. They successfully completed the Riverside County Sheriff's Academy (Class 194). Several police employees were present last tonight to show their support at their graduation ceremony. Congratulations!

Claim the Crown in Corona’s Adult Basketball League!

Dribble, Block, Shoot, and Rebound Your Way to the King’s Court Crown! The City of Corona Recreation Services invites adults 18-years-old and over to play in the King’s Court adult five-man basketball league! The spring season begins in late March with a minimum of 10 games in addition to play-offs. Fees for the league are $390 per team and a $25 weekly ref fee and all games will be played in the Civic Center Gym [MAP].

The Main Street Squeeze Starting January 20

The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) announced today the start of the “Main Street Squeeze,” which will require lane and ramp closures on Main Street in Corona as part of the 91 Project, starting January 20. Travel on Main Street will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between the westbound 91 ramps and Third Street through the end of 2016. K-rail will be placed on the outside shoulders to allow crews to work safely behind these barriers. Also starting January 20, the eastbound on-ramp to the 91 will be closed for approximately 15 months. Motorists may use Lincoln Avenue, Magnolia Avenue or Hidden Valley Parkway as alternate on-ramps.

Corona PD Advisory: Main Street Squeeze

The Corona Police Department is offering five tips to help motorists navigate the Main Squeeze: Allow extra travel time. Do yourself a favor and leave for work or school a little earlier. That will help you relax and be more patient as your drive through this area. Make good driving decisions. When the road narrows, move over and get behind the car in front of you. Please don’t try to go around that car and then get stuck at the K-rail (cement barrier) up ahead. There are “No U-Turn” signs at Third St. and on Grand Blvd, don’t try and make a U-turn. Please follow all rules of the road and be patient during this time. Pay attention. Travel conditions will be changing during the next two years. K-rails will be shifting. There may be some additional lane closures at night. Follow the signs, put down your cell phones, and please be respectful with other motorists and contractors.

Type Your Way to Success with Computer Classes

Type your Way to Success with these Computer Classes Computers are at the foundation of today’s society. From email to social media to document creation, knowing how to use a computer and basic programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel are vital elements to communicating and relating to the world. To help you or someone you know learn the fundamentals, the Library and Recreation Services Department are offering the following computer classes for those 15 years and older.

Corona Recreation Can Help You Land Your First Job

You’re never too young to be an entrepreneur and it’s never too early to start thinking about working as it builds confidence, a sense of responsibility, self-reliance, as well as your bank account. If you’re interested in finding your first job or even looking to expand on an existing one, the Library and Recreation Services has a ton of options for you!

Injury Traffic Collision

On Jan. 11, 2015, at about 7:32 p.m., the Corona Police Department received calls of a Honda Civic having crashed into a City light pole on Lincoln Ave, South of Highgrove St. Upon arrival, officers found the heavily damaged car resting against a light pole that had been partially knocked down. The 17-year-old passenger was out of the car and the 18 year old driver was trapped inside it.

Corona Community Center Takes Shape

Plans are underway to create a new community center for the city of Corona! The Center On Main will be located at 365 N. Main Street, following the renovation of the building that formerly housed the Fender Museum and Center of Music and Arts. The 32,000 square foot space will feature a gymnasium, game room, additional restrooms, a multi-use lobby area, fitness room, refurbished banquet room and classrooms. The outdoor stage area will remain the same.

Protect Your Teens with ‘Drive 4 Life’ Program!

The Traffic Bureau is proud to present its “Drive 4 Life” teen driver safety program Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. This program is designed for young drivers who have a license as well as those who are about to get one. Our goal is to provide a FREE service to our community by educating our young drivers and their parents in an effort to promote traffic safety on our roadways and to prevent fatal traffic collisions.

EastBound 91 Main Street Onramp to Close

Starting Jan. 20, 2015, there will be a new traffic configuration at Main Street and the 91. Northbound and southbound lanes on Main Street will be reduced to two lanes open in each direction and the eastbound Main Street on-ramp will be closed for approximately 15 months.Main Street Corona Closure

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Bicycles for Children Donated 683 Bicycles to Local Children

Local Nonprofit Continues to Enhance the holidays for Local Students. Just two days after receiving the Outstanding Non-Profit award from the Corona Chamber of Commerce, the Bicycles for Children program and its volunteers got together on Dec. 20 and assembled and donated 683 bicycles to less fortunate students in eight of our local school districts.