Stolen Special-Needs Wheelchair Replaced

The Corona Police Department is happy to announce that with the assistance of the San Diego Down Syndrome Society, the four year old little girl who had her wheelchair stolen last week received her wheelchair today. wheelchair donationIt was delivered to the family residence at approximately 2:30 p.m. with the assistance of Corona Police Officers. The family was extremely grateful of this special delivery this afternoon. We want to thank our entire community for taking a tragic event and making it a special Christmas for this family.

Women’s Luncheon Series “Is Your ‘Ask’ too Small”

When you woke up this morning did you decide you wanted to be wildly mediocre? If not, join us Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sizzler Restaurant where the Corona Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Corona, presents "Is Your 'Ask' Too Small and Your 'But' Too Big?" as part of the Women’s Leadership Luncheon series. Our special guest is Stacey O'Bryne, founder of Pivot Point Advantage, and will navigate you through cracking the code to success with her inspirational and motivational speaking. All you need to succeed is already inside of you.

Fire & Ice Chili Cook-off & Craft Beer Festival

Circle City Rotary and Corona Norco YMCA have teamed together to bring fun and flavor together to benefit our community with the first Annual Chili Cook-off and Craft Beer Festival. On Jan. 31, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Corona Norco Family YMCA at 1331 River Road in Corona [MAP], there will be a wonderful combination of food & fun for all ages.

Police Seek Public’s Help in Locating Stolen Wheelchair

On Dec., 18, 2014, at 8:30 a.m., Corona Police Officers responded to the 300 block of W. Grand Blvd. regarding a theft of a wheelchair. The investigation revealed that between 10 p.m., Wednesday night, Dec. 17, 2014, and 6:30 a.m.., Thursday morning, Dec. 18, 2014, the wheelchair was stolen from the front porch of a residence. The wheelchair is used by a four year old special needs child with Down Syndrome. The child is unable to walk, which makes her dependent on the wheelchair for transportation.

Corona PD Plans DUI Checkpoint and Saturation DUI Patrols in December

The Corona Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits along with special DUI Roving Saturation Patrols during the month of December. DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint is set for December 19, 2014 from 9:00 p.m. to 3 a.m. Roving DUI Saturation Patrols will be deploying on New Year’s Eve from 8:00 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Farmer’s Market Produces Local Partnerships

The Certified Corona Farmer’s Market [MAP] recently relocated to the downtown area of the city creating a buzz amongst residents. With a good chunk of our population commuting during the week, the Farmer’s Market is a great place to walk the aisles of fresh goodness on Saturday mornings. Someone who can be found walking those aisles is Corona restaurateur Bill Blackburn, owner/chef of Blackburn’s Farm to Table located at 4300 Green River Rd. Unit 106 [MAP]. As the first to offer a farm-to-table concept in Orange and Riverside Counties, Blackburn hand selects products for his restaurant ensuring fresh and tasty ingredients for his clients.

CNUSD Seeks Members for Citizens’ Oversight Committee

With the passage of the $396 million bond measure in November, the Corona-Norco Unified School District is seeking community members to serve on the Measure GG Citizens’ Oversight Committee. The Citizens’ Oversight Committee will meet with the Deputy Superintendent of Business Services and district staff on a regular basis to review the use of general obligation bond funds and monitor the implementation of Measure GG. Their task is to ensure that general obligation bond funds are being used in accordance with the intention of the voters and with the highest possible level of efficiency so the educational needs of the children of our community are best served.

Kids Rock Free School of Music!

Try Kids Rock Free® for that delightful sound you can’t hear anywhere else: the sound of your child performing a song he or she learned; for the very first time. If you have yet to experience that joy, check out Kids Rock Free® School of Music to enroll in professional music lessons Try drum, guitar, bass guitar, piano, or voice. Then join the band! In 2015 Kids Rock Free is expanding and moving to the Historic Civic Center! Join us in the New Year for all the new exciting programs we have to offer:

Police Seek Help Identifying Robbery Suspects

On Dec.4, 2014, at about 12:01 p.m., Corona Police officers responded to a reported robbery at “Jerry’s Liquor” located at 564 E. Sixth St. in Corona.robbery in corona Two suspects, one armed with a handgun, robbed the cashier and were last seen fleeing the scene on foot. The Corona Police are requesting information on the suspects seen in the attached photographs which were taken from the in-store surveillance video. The two suspects are described as: #1 Hispanic Male Adult approximately 30-35 years old, 5Ft-07 In, 180-200 Lbs. #2 Hispanic Female Adult, approximately 25 years old, 5Ft-05 In 120 Lbs. with black hair.

Sandbags Available at Corona Fire Station #1

Heavy rain is expected to arrive in Southern California starting late Thursday Dec. 11, 2014 continuing through Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. The Corona Fire Department will provide up to 10 prefilled sandbags to City of Corona residents. Bags can be picked up at Fire Station #1 located at 540 Magnolia Ave. [MAP]. Please remember to help and conserve water, turn off your sprinklers through the duration of the storm.

Corona PD Alert: Special Response Team- Barricaded Suspect

On Dec. 09, 2014, at 9:47 p.m., the PACT-West (Post Release Accountability and Compliance Team) responded to the 2700 block of Toumey Ln. Corona, for a felony arrest warrant service on John Rasso Jr., a 34 year old Corona resident. Rasso had recent encounters with law enforcement where firearms were involved. Officers considered him to be armed and dangerous.

Resident Feedback Encouraged Regarding City Investment of Federal Grants

Each year, the City of Corona receives federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). To accurately determine community needs and to inform the community of strategies to address those needs, residents are encouraged to attend a community meeting at the Corona Public Library at 650 S. Main Street in the Belle St. Room on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.

Police Seek Assistance in Stabbing Incident

On Dec. 4, 2014, at about 12:20 p.m., Corona Police officers responded to investigate a reported stabbing that occurred in the restroom at City Park located at 930 E. Sixth St. in Corona. The victim, a 26 year old male who resides in Corona, suffered multiple stab wounds. Although the motive for the stabbing is unknown, the attack does not appear to be random and occurred after the victim had an altercation with the suspect. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

New Website Pairs Volunteers with Community Service Opportunities

A new website has recently launched,, to provide a place where every organization and individual can go to find service projects in the local and surrounding areas. Think of it as a matchmaking service to help pair people with the needs of community service agencies and organizations.

City of Corona Appoints Darrell Talbert as New City Manager

The Corona City Council has appointed Darrell Talbert to the City Manager position created by the upcoming retirement of long-time City Manager Brad Robbins. The City Council met in Closed Session December 3rd to discuss the vacancy and unanimously decided to appoint Talbert as Assistant City Manager effective December 4th, and then City Manager on April 17th, upon Robbins departure.