Circle City Chorale Concert to Feature Children’s Choir

Such a wonderful time of year, especially for music. The Circle City Chorale (C3) has a wonderful surprise for audiences this holiday season: children of the greater Corona area will be introduced as the bow on the gift of music C3 always presents to its audiences. “They are enchanting,” said one member of the adult chorale after watching a rehearsal of the children’s choir. “Their music is challenging but they perform it with such heart and determination; they are a true joy to watch.”

Reduce Holiday Waste This Year

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that household waste increases 25 percent each year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day amounting to about 1 million extra tons. As you host friends and family during the holidays you can help spread cheer by incorporating a few of these ideas to reduce waste at home, protect the environment and conserve natural resources.

Centennial Football Host Bishop Amat Lancers in Semi-Finals of PAC-5 Playoffs

The Centennial High School Huskies will be hosting the Bishop Amat Lancers Friday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Semi-Finals of the PAC-5 Football playoffs. This contest is expected to be heavily attended and features two of the top teams in the State as they battle for the right to play in the Championship game to be held at Angels Stadium next weekend.

Santiago Choir to Host Dickens Dinner!

Hear ye, hear ye! Come one, come all to the Santiago High School Choir Program’s second annual Dickens Dinner! On Wednesday, Dec. 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., enjoy a festive, Old English style holiday dinner and silent auction while the Santiago High School alumni carolers and musicians entertain with a full set of Christmas tunes. Conveniently held on the Santiago High School campus near the Performing Arts Center, there will be holiday merriment and revelry for all as we ring in the season with this new musical tradition.

New Big Belly Solar Trash Cans – High Tech Keeping Us Green!

The Maintenance Services Department is proud to announce the installation of some new trash cans at Santana and El Cerrito Sports Parks; they’re not just ordinary trash cans. These high-capacity cans are able to hold three times the normal capacity of regular 50 gallon trash cans, thanks to a solar-powered compacting mechanism located inside the unit.

Creamistry Revolutionizes Ice Cream in Corona

Corona welcomes a modernized way to eat ice cream: Creamistry is set for its grand opening Monday Nov. 24, 2014. The opening brings Creamistry’s unique brand of made-to order ice cream to the Riverside County area, joining locations in Irvine, Cerritos, and Belmont Shore. Creamistry revolutionized ice cream last year when they opened their flagship store in Irvine and was quickly consumed with rave reviews by enthralled customers. With its new take on a timeless classic, Creamistry uses liquid nitrogen to create an instant delicacy, making it literally one of the coolest new dessert concepts in Southern California.

Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at City Hall

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way… to the Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration! The annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration will take place on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the South Lawn of City Hall [MAP]. This eagerly anticipated family tradition features live entertainment, the lighting of the holiday tree, activities for children, and the return of the popular snow play area to begin the holiday season in Corona.

Did You Know: Social Media Safety is Important

If a social network or “chat” application is popular with kids, it’s popular with pedophiles If your child has a smart phone or internet connected device like an iPod or tablet, it is likely they are using one or more of the applications (known as “apps”) above to communicate with friends and possibly strangers. Traditional talk, text, and email are not very popular with kids these days. Applications have replaced the more “traditional” ways of communicating.

Corona Fire: Spark of Love Toy Drive

The Corona Fire Department has once again teamed up with ABC7 to put on the Spark of Love Toy Drive. We are asking for your help in collecting new, unwrapped toys for those less fortunate in our community. Donations can be made at all 7 Corona Fire Stations, as well as Fire Headquarters from Nov. 10 to Dec. 24. We invite all members of the public to come down to your local Corona Fire Station and donate! We will also be having a Stuff-a-Firetruck event at Dos Lagos on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. All toys are given to the Settlement House, which is a non-profit organization in Corona that distributes them to deserving families within our community.

Covered California Open Enrollment Event

Learn about your options and sign up for affordable health coverage for you and the entire family at the Islamic Society of Corona-Norco’s Covered CA Open Enrollment Event Saturday Nov. 22, 2014. Visit the Islamic Society Corona-Norco, where enrollment counselors will talk with you face-to-face to explain your health coverage options through Covered California and help you select the best plan for your medical needs and budget. You can also find out if you qualify for low-cost or no-cost coverage through Medi-Cal. On site information will be available for Med-Cal, CalFresh, WIC, and a Mobile Health Van on site.

Corona Regional Expansion and Affiliation with UC Irvine Health Announced

UC Irvine Health and Corona Regional Medical Center are pleased to announce a comprehensive affiliation that will enhance the depth and variety of specialty healthcare services available in Corona and nearby communities. A major hospital expansion project will accompany this affiliation.

Gang Task Force Recovers Stolen Handguns, Meth & Counterfeit Money

On Tuesday Nov., 4, 2014, at 6:35 p.m., officers from the Regional Gang Task Force (GTF) Region 8 conducted a probation compliance check on a residence in the 500 block of San Gorgonio in the City of Corona. The home is that of a suspected Outlaw Motorcycle Gang member and convicted felon. When officers approached the location, a male subject ran out of the residence but was detained nearby. He was discovered to have two felony warrants for his arrest.

Light Up a Life with CRMC Hospice Auxiliary

Corona Regional Medical Center Hospice Volunteer Auxiliary hosts the annual Light Up A Life Program to remember our loved ones who have passed away. The heartwarming program is held during the holiday season with the purpose of bringing comfort and encouragement to the bereaved members of our Hospice Families as well as the community.

Corona’s First Microbrewery & Tasting Room to Open Saturday!

Corona’s first microbrewery and tasting room is opening this weekend in the Circle City. Skyland Ale Works is proud to announce its craft beers will be available to the Inland Empire and surrounding areas with the opening of their tasting room at 109 N. Maple ST. Unit C [MAP] in Corona. “We have developed a cult following within the Southern California area and are anxious to welcome our fans to Skyland’s new home,” said co-founders and co-owners Jim Beyers and Ken Penrose.

PD 2014 Volunteer Appreciation Event

On Nov. 13, 2014, the Corona Police Department hosted the 2014 Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Corona Public Library Grand Blvd Room. The dinner honors and recognized over 100 police volunteers who provide thousands of hours of service to the department and the community. The volunteers serve in various areas of the police department and are separated in different volunteer groups