August 24, 2016 – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today unveiled the results of the online assessments administered to about 3.2 million students last spring. This is the second year Corona-Norco Unified School District (CNUSD) administers the CAASPP test and results reveal that CNUSD achieved significant gains in English Language Arts and Math compared to other districts in Riverside county and state-wide. CNUSD is the largest district in the Inland Empire and...
Protecting Your Home During a Wildfire - Safety Information
Wildfires can spread rapidly, with little-to-no warning, often going unnoticed until it is too late. These wildfires, commonly started by human error, quickly ignite and burn through tinder-dry bushes and trees, and unfortunately spread to nearby homes as well. If you live in or near a fire-prone area there are various ways that you can help reduce the chance for severe damage to your home and property, by designing and landscapi...
Your Corona Firefighters, together with MyID, serving The City of Corona with pride.
Corona Residents, you can now pick up FREE Quick Response (QR) code sticker packs and link your medical profiles. This helps Corona Firefighters access your medical profile as well as your assigned emergency contacts if you or a loved one are ever in an emergency situation.
QR codes are scannable with any smartphone and can give firefighters instant access to your MyID medical profile. To take advantage of...
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can occur anytime and the reality is that many people are not prepared or properly trained to recognize and assist someone in need of CPR. The Corona Fire Department strives to arrive on scene of all emergencies rapidly. The average national response times to medical emergencies are just under 10 m
inutes. Firefighters and paramedics from the Corona Fire Department arrive on scene of a cardiac arrest call on an average of less than 5 minutes. Resp...
Now at 80 percent complete, the 91 Project in Corona is preparing for the “Main Push,” with traffic lanes being shifted or “pushed” toward the outer shoulders, and heavy construction occurring near Main Street. During the weekend of August 26 through August 29, 2016, crews will conduct the following “Main Push” activities:
Completion of the new eastbound 91 Lincoln Avenue on-ramp and off-ramp, with new connections at Second Street. This will require full closures of these ramp...
Corona Police Department shows zero tolerance in its goal to end drunk driving
The Corona Police Department is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to stop drunk drivers and help save lives. The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs Aug. 19 –Sept. 5, 2016. During this time, law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. Increased national messaging about the dangers of driving drunk, coupled with sobriety...
A college degree is one of the best investments you can ever provide for your child. Knowing how much to save, where to save, and how to save is just a start. The best time to take your first steps towards developing a college plan is when your child takes his/her first steps. The Heartland Institute of Financial Education (HIFE), a National 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is hosting a free College Planning Night. HIFE's mission is to promote financial literacy across America. Their mission ...
The City of Corona Department of Water and Power is hosting California Friendly Landscape Training classes this September. 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 Elements of Your Site
Right Plant, Right Place
Full closure of westbound 91 at the 71, from Saturday, August 13 at 11 pm to Sunday, August 14 at 7 am. The closure is needed to remove overhead sign structures west of Green River Road.
Suggested detour routes include:
Northbound I-15 to westbound 60 to southbound 57
Northbound 71 to westbound 60 to southbound 57
The following ramps also will be closed to support the westbound 91 closure:
Southbound 71 to westbound 91 connector
Green River Road westbound off-ra...
Lawn Mower Exchange -- Registration is Open!
Are you looking to save some green? The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is hosting the 2016 September/October Lawn Mower Exchange Program. Trade in your old, operable gas-powered lawn mower and replace it with a high performance battery-electric lawn mower.
Choose from three brands and seven models. They are all cordless, quitter than gas mowers and environmentally friendly. The seven (7) electric mower models to choose...
The Corona Public Library & Recreation Services Department Corona Connection Fall Brochure is here! Look inside to find city news, events, activities, and classes for residents of all ages!
Check out the brochure to see a complete list of all offered classes and activities. Don't forget to attend the Recreation Expo on Saturday, August 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Circle City Center (365 N. Main) to learn more! Attendees will get to meet the class instructors, view and parti...
The City of Corona Library and Recreation Services department is launching a free after-school program for intermediate students: Corona Teen Zone (CTZ). Operating at two sites, the Corona Public Library and the Auburndale Community Center, CTZ offers 7th and 8th graders a multitude of activities: a safe place to hang-out with friends, homework help, computer and Internet access for research and recreation, crafts and activities, gaming, a book club, a movie club, a monthly magazine, and volunte...
As part of the Riverside County Transportation Commission's (RCTC) 91 Project, eastbound 91 will be closed at Maple Street on Tuesday night, August 9, 2016 from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Motorists will be directed to either of two detour routes:
1. Exit Maple Street and re-enter eastbound 91 at the Paseo Grande on-ramp.
2. Exit Maple Street, follow Sixth Street to El Sobrante Road, head south to Magnolia Avenue, head east to enter I-15 and then head north on I-15 to re-enter eastbound...
Kids Club Has Got Your Back… Back to school that is.
The City of Corona is currently accepting registration for the 2016-2017 Kids Club After-School Recreation program. This after-school program is conveniently run at eight (8) school sites throughout the community: Cesar Chavez Academy, Corona Ranch Elementary, Foothill Elementary, McKinley Elementary, Orange Elementary, Prado View Elementary, Susan B. Anthony Elementary, and Wilson Elementary. Recreation Staff supervise participants from dis...
“I just remember something engulfing me around the mid-section, and then letting go,” says Maria Korcsmaros, Corona Recreation Instructor and resident.
Maria was attacked by a 9-foot Great White shark on May 29th while training for an upcoming Ironman Triathlon 150 yards off the shore of Corona del Mar State Beach. She was doing a two-mile swim when she felt the bite and the shark’s teeth going into her midsection. Maria instantly knew she had to get to the lifeguard boat that was 100 yar...