CALLING ALL LIFEGUARDS!

The City of Corona will be hiring Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors for the 2017 summer season! Recruitment opens this February. Applications will be available online on the City's webpage and interviews will be conducted the week of March 27, 2017. Applicants must have their Lifeguard and/or Water Safety Instructor certification prior to interviews. Are you interested in this opportunity? Do you need to get certified? American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification classes are being ...
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Water Is Life | Annual Poster Contest

Show others how to save water while showing off your artistic talents! The City of Corona Department of Water and Power (DWP) is pleased to announce our annual “Water is Life” Poster Contest for 2017. The contest is open to all students in the DWP service area. The purpose of the poster contest is to spread the message to children that water is a precious resource. The winning poster may be featured on our bottled water and DWP will select up to 10 posters to be submitted to the regional con...
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See Tracks Think Train

About every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the United States. California leads the nation in railroad-related injuries and deaths, both at railroad crossings and in railroad trespassing incidents. With Metrolink trains and freight trains traveling daily through the area, it is important for Corona residents to be aware of rail safety and the laws in place for crossing railroad tracks. Metrolink trains operate on the Inland Empire-Orange County Line seven days per we...
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King’s Court Adult Basketball League | Claim the Crown

The City of Corona Library and Recreation Services Department announces the spring season of its King’s Court Adult 5-Man Basketball League. Starting in February, the City invites those interested to bring their squad and participate in a fun, competitive, and structured league. King’s Court features a 9-game season and playoffs. The League also offers weekly player stats, standings, and awards for the Championship team and MVP’s in multiple categories. Games are played Tuesday evenings, b...
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Independence Day Survey Results

In 2016, The City of Corona held its annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 2, 2016 rather than on July 4th. This change in date saved the City $112,000 (including $40,000 in stage, lighting, and sound services generously provided by Monster Energy). By moving the event to Saturday, the City reduced overtime costs and negotiated with vendors to reduce their fees. This saved more than $72,000. Further, had we not changed the date, Monster Energy would have been unavailable to assis...
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Drip Irrigation Class February 4th!

Did you know that residential sprinklers typically run at only 50% efficiency? That means half of the water from sprinklers is being wasted from runoff, overspray or other inefficiencies. Drip irrigation systems run at about 95% efficiency; that’s because the water is going directly to the spot where the water needs to be. To help our residents, the City of Corona Department of Water and Power (DWP) is offering a program to teach residents how to successfully convert an area of their yard fro...
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Free Landscape Class

Register Today for the Free Landscape Class for January! The City of Corona Department of Water and Power is hosting California Friendly Landscape Training classes this January. The landscape classes are designed to introduce the concept of sustainable landscaping, focusing on creating beautiful, and water-efficient gardens. Learn six methods to make your garden a California Friendly Garden: Using a Holistic Approach to Gardening Building a Living Soil Sponge Rethinking Elem...
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Jazzercise, Inc. Announces Free Classes for Young Women in 2017

Jazzercise, Inc. has announced a new initiative for 2017 that supports the growth and development of young women by offering free classes to girls aged 16-21. Dubbed GirlForce, the program aims to empower young women by giving them a place to get fit, learn healthy habits, and find a place they belong in their communities. “Last June at the State of Women Summit hosted by the White House, so many amazing speakers talked about the importance of helping girls as they grow up and a light bulb we...
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Healthy Corona’s Reach 4 Your Health Challenge

Ready to get your healthy on!?!?! Lighten Up Corona's popular weight and fat loss challenge is back! In September 2010, the Corona City Council created a Community Wellness Program that had the goals to improve the overall health of City of Corona residents, to promote a healthy and active lifestyle amongst the community, to encourage residents to utilize parks and recreational facilities in the community, to engage community members in fun and supportive activities that lead to healthier lif...
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91 Project is now 91% complete

The Riverside County Transportation Commission’s 91 Project in Corona is now 91 percent complete, with the new lanes on schedule to open this spring. Construction of this $1.4 billion project began in 2014 to extend the 91 Express Lanes from the Orange County/Riverside County Line to Interstate 15, add general purpose lanes and auxiliary lanes, and improve interchanges, bridges, ramps and local streets. The new lanes will offer a choice and time savings to motorists, allow faster emergency...
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Conserve Water by Letting Your Grass Grow Taller

Did you know that you can save water by adjusting the height of your lawn mower? Grass mowed at the proper height develops a deeper root system to better find water and nutrients in your soil. Properly mowed grass can grow and support more roots allowing your lawn to withstand wear and tear, heat, and drought. Taller grass shades the soil keeping it cooler. A good rule of thumb for mowing is to never remove more than one-third of the grass at one time. Raise the mowing height of your lawn...
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January 9 – National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

On January 9th, 2017, partnering organizations in support of law enforcement officers nationwide will promote National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.).  In light of recent negativity directed toward law enforcement nationally, there is a need to show law enforcement officers that our citizens recognize the difficult and sometimes impossible career they have chosen, in public service to us all. On January 9th of each year Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) will call our na...
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Bicycles for Children Charity Gives Away 858 Bicycles

The locally based, non-profit, Bicycles for Children recently provided 858 bicycles to over 100 elementary schools, a local fire department, a few local sheriff’s departments, several community organizations, and the Corona-Norco YMCA. In just five years, the charity has provided almost 3000 brand new bicycles and helmets to less fortunate children in the Corona and Riverside area.  Next year, the charity hopes to donate 1000 bicycles and helmets.  What once was a dream to provide 155 bicycle...
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COMMERCIAL BURGLARY SUSPECTS CAUGHT

On Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at approximately 3:45 a.m., the Corona Police Department received a call regarding an in-progress commercial burglary at Graziano’s Pizza, 333 Magnolia Avenue, in Corona.  Officers responded to the area while CPD dispatch relayed information from the reporting party. The suspect vehicle, a white Dodge Intrepid, was located in the area and a traffic stop was attempted, but the vehicle failed to yield, which initiated a vehicle pursuit.  The suspect vehicle was pursued...
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Lois Krieger Grant

In partnership with Western Municipal Water District, the City of Corona Department of Water and Power offers the Lois B Krieger Water Project grant to local educators. Through creative and out of the box activities, this program provides opportunities for teachers to implement innovative lessons on the significance of water and the important role water plays in our community. Grants of up to $700 were awarded to local schools to further educate their classes on water related projects. Th...
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