The Maintenance Services Department is happy to announce that the Citrus Splash Zone will remain open until Oct. 20! The Citrus Splash Zone is open daily at Citrus Park, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Citrus Park is located at 1250 Santana Way in Corona [MAP], at the intersection of Rimpau Avenue and Taber Street. Citrus Park covers just over 20 acres, is ADA accessible and has many other amenities including a softball field, children's play equipment, restrooms, a picnic area and a drinking fountain. So beat the heat and spend a great day at the Citrus Splash Zone!
The Corona-Norco Unified School District School Board appointed Mary Ybarra to fill the Board vacancy on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Mrs. Ybarra will serve the remaining term for a former school board member whose resignation was received by the District on Aug. 4, 2014. The remaining term ends in November 2016. Mrs. Ybarra will represent Trustee Area 3, which covers central Corona.
On August 22, San Bernardino Police Officer Gabriel Garcia was shot in the head and seriously wounded. Officer Garcia, a second generation police officer, (his father is a Captain at SBPD) and a young father is still in critical condition fighting for his life. Officer Garcia is making significant progress in his recovery. He is attempting to speak, moving his arms and legs, and tracking with his eyes. As of Friday, he is still on a ventilator and in Critical Condition. The Corona City Hall, Corona Police Department, Corona Fire Headquarters, all seven Corona Fire Stations and the Corona Police Officer’s Association have placed blue lights at the front of the buildings to show solidarity for Officer Garcia and to remind us all to keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers.
On Sept. 24, 2014, the Corona Police Department received information from Southern California Edison (So Cal Edison) concerning a telephonic scam. Personnel at So Cal Edison have received calls from customers who advise they are getting calls from someone claiming to be with So Cal Edison. Local customers received a call that they were behind on electricity payments for several months and they need to make a payment on their bill; otherwise, the electricity would be shut off in 30 minutes. The solution offered is to pay the bill over the telephone with the purchase of a $500 prepaid debit card immediately.
On Saturday, September 20, 2014, at about 6:30 p.m., a shooting occurred in the vicinity of the I-15 southbound freeway and the El Cerrito off-ramp in the community of El Cerrito. As a result of this shooting, one adult male died from his injuries. While the investigation continues, we are asking any motorists traveling on I-15 during this incident and/ or any other member of the public who may have any information, photos or video to please call the Sheriff's Homicide Tip Line at 951-955-2777 or email MIB@riversidesheriff.org
On September 24, 2014 at approximately 12:15 p.m. Corona Police responded to the area of Fullerton Ave. and Barth St. reference a possible suicidal man in the area. Police were contacted by the man’s ex-girlfriend stating he may be in the area and possibly had a gun.
Located at 317 E. Grand Boulevard in Corona, Harvey's Auto Repair and Transmissions staff has been helping customers for more than 30 years with automotive service needs. The family-owned business specializes in transmission repair and rebuilding services. They also guarantee their rebuilt transmissions with a one-year or 12,000-mile warranty.harveys in corona They provide a wide array of competitively priced automotive services such as electrical diagnostics, inspections, brakes, tune-ups, air conditioning, clutch installation and repair, oil changes and tires.
On Sept. 18, 2014 at about 7:45 p.m. Detectives from the Corona Police Department Narcotics Unit conducted an investigation of a possible marijuana grow in the 300 block of Villafranca Street, Corona. During the investigation, detectives discovered over 1600 marijuana plants inside the residence in various stages of growth. In addition to the plants, detectives uncovered over five pounds of packaged marijuana for sales. Typically, one mature marijuana plant will yield approximately 1 to 1.5 pounds of marijuana. Detectives speculate that the potential street value of the marijuana would be over $2 million. Electrical lines to the home had been tampered with and presented a potential fire hazard inside the home.
Sonic Drive-in has opened with much anticipation that has built up in the community since last year's announcement. The drive-in is a first of its kind in Corona and will be one of four Sonics, so far in Riverside and San Diego Counties, built in a new model to include internal seating as well as traditional car hop stations. The eatery is located at 1202 Magnolia Avenue [MAP] and is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. and Saturday to Sunday 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. Be sure to stop by, welcome the team to Corona and experience the 1950's nostalgia of eating at a drive-in!
She-ality is hosting Heroes vs. Villains 5k at Dos Lagos this Saturday, September 27, 2014. Participants can register as either a hero to stay the course, or a villain who rips all three (football) flags off participants in three gauntlet areas of the race. All participants are encouraged to wear their favorite super hero or villain costume for a 5K you’re sure not to forget.