Historic Civic Center New Home to Kids Rock Free

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Corona’s Historic Civic Center is the new home of  Fender® Center for the Performing Arts, home to Kids Rock Free® School of Music. The new site was celebrated in Spring Fling on April 23, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The lesson rooms, studio, control room and admin suite were on display for all visitors. Student musicians performed and Raincross Drive filled the theater with their harmonies. Guests enjoyed refreshments and decorations that celebrated a legacy of Corona’s second high school built in the 1920s and the legacy of the Fender® guitar that took the music scene by storm starting in the...

Loving Summer in the Warm Corona Sun

city of corona recreation brochure summer 2015
Summer is here and the Library and Recreation Services Department is ready to fill your days with activities, programs and events all season long! We invite you to skim the pages of our current brochure and see how we can help you make this a summer to remember. As the temperature heats up, cool down with one of our Aquatics programs. The Department offers everything from aquatic fitness to water polo and scuba to swim lessons.  This year, we are offering adaptive swim lessons for those who have physical disabilities, impairments, or are developmentally disabled.  Please visit page 2 of the...

Impacts of Governor Brown’s Executive Order on Corona

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On April 1, 2015, Governor Brown issued an executive order regarding the state’s current drought.  The Governor’s Executive Order B-29-15 can be found online by clicking here. Executive Order B-29-15 mandates a 25 percent statewide reduction in potable, or drinking, water use due to California’s drought and current water supply situation. The executive order contains restrictions on water uses, and anyone wasting water or not meeting the required reduction may face fines and penalties. The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) is responsible for carrying out the Governor’s water savings ...

Students Offering Solutions Address Teen Vape Usage

SOS Vapes Town Hall
U CAN STOP (United Corona and Norco Stamp Tobacco Out Program) will be hosting the 2015 student led Town Hall event, S.O.S. Students Offering Solutions All About Vapes on May 7, 2015. This event will feature a Health and Wellness fair with games, educational booths, food and prizes followed by discussions and presentations about health and safety, advertising, and policy, surrounding youth e-cigarette and vape usage. The event will be held on May 7, 2015 at the Corona-Norco Unified School District, 2820 Clark Avenue, Norco, Learning Center “South”, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., with door prizes...

WB 91 Main Street Off-Ramp to Close for 10 Months

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The 91 Project will require the closure of the westbound 91 Main Street off-ramp in Corona for approximately 10 months, starting May 15, 2015 at 9 p.m. Signage for this closure has been in place at this ramp for the past two weeks and signage on westbound 91 and the 15 will be added. Please use the westbound Lincoln Avenue off-ramp as the detour; alternate routes will be McKinley Avenue at the 91 and Hidden Valley Parkway at Interstate 15. The ramp closure will allow crews to safely rebuild the ramp, construct retaining walls and widen the 91 roadway. In addition, the work will require the ...

Citrus Splash Zone Keeps Corona Cool

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The summer heat has made an early appearance this year, and the City of Corona’s Citrus Splash Zone is ready to help cool down Corona! Summer fun is in season starting Friday, May 1st, at the Citrus Splash Zone. Located in Citrus Park at 1250 Santana Way [MAP], the Citrus Splash Zone features a number of water features including spraying jets and water cannons - making it a cool and fun activity for all ages to enjoy! The splash pad is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from May 1st to Sept. 30th. The Citrus Splash Zone has a system that recycles water, allowing the City to provide families wit...

Corona PD Officers Recognized for Excellence, Valor, Lifetime Achievement

CPD Award Winners
Six members of the Corona Police Department will be recognized tonight at the Law Enforcement Appreciation Committee (LEAC) 2015 Appreciation Dinner at Pechanga Resort and Casino. Since being formed in 1978 by Rick and Marie Fritts, the Law Enforcement Appreciation Committee (LEAC) has had the honor of annually hosting the Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner.  This event brings the community together to recognize public safety officers throughout Western Riverside County for their distinguished police work and outstanding service. The Corona Police Department will be honored in the categ...

Sexual Assault Investigation Seeks Additional Victims

Anthony Joshua Perez
On March 10, 2015, detectives from the Fontana Police Department arrested Anthony Joshua Perez, 28 years old in Corona. Perez, who was a teacher at Fontana High School, was arrested and ultimately charged with five counts of 278 PC, Child Stealing. The charges were in reference to an inappropriate relationship with a Fontana High School student and he is currently out of custody on bail. In the subsequent investigation, it is believed that Perez may have had inappropriate contact with students in the Corona Norco Unified School District (CNUSD). Perez was an employee of CNUSD and ta...

Save Water and Money with the Cash for Grass Rebate Program

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The City of Corona Department of Water and Power (DWP) is pleased to offer the Cash for Grass rebate program to help residents replace turf grass with water wise plants. Participants receive up to $2 per square foot for turf grass that is replaced. The purpose of the program is to incentivize water-efficient planting alternatives to turf grass, as well as to increase water use efficiency in Corona. Removing turf grass is a great way to save water and money! The Cash for Grass project is open to all front yard, backyard, and parkway projects. Synthetic turf is also approved for the rebate. ...

West PAC Team Compliance Sweep

On April 28, 2015, the Riverside County West Post-Release Accountably and Compliance Team (PACT) conducted a Parole, Probation, and PRCS compliance sweep in the City and unincorporated areas of Corona and Norco. The operation included Law enforcement personnel from West PACT, Central PACT, East PACT, the Corona Police Flex Team and the Riverside County Gang Task Force Regions #7 & #8. In total, the teams served 38 Probation, Parole, and AB109 compliance searches. The operation resulted in 22 arrests including 15 felony adult arrests and 7 misdemeanor arrests. The arrests included fel...

Cyber-Proof Your Business Workshop

Join the City of Corona Economic Development Team and George Kardously of Strategic Business Resources for a cyber-proof your business workshop on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the City of Corona’s Multi-Purpose Room. Take Aways: Why cybersecurity is important for your business What innovative security measures bring to the fight How to make small changes to protect your information Corona City Hall Multi-Purpose Room [MAP] May 14, 2015 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Please RSVP by calling the City of Corona Economic Development Office at 951-739-4964.

Corona Kids Night Out- May 8!

KNO March - May 2015
If you’re a kid ages 5-12 and looking for a night of fun games, crafts, and snacks the City of Corona has the perfect evening for you! Kids Night Out is a recreation program held every second Friday of the month. The evening will be a whirlwind of uninterrupted fun with activities and entertainment. The cost for Kids Night Out is $15 for Corona residents/$25 for non-residents respectively and registration must be done prior to attending so be sure your parents sign you up early. The next Kids Night Out is May 8! Space is limited so reserve your spot at Kids Night Out today. To register o...

Corona Fourth of July Parade Participants Wanted

Parade Apps Available
Celebrate Independence Day by taking part in the City of Corona’s Fourth of July Main Street Parade! This beloved tradition in Corona is a non-competitive parade that features local organizations, teams, businesses, and residents celebrating the founding of our great nation. The Parade takes place on Main Street from Ontario to Olive Streets and draws 4,000 people to cheer on their family, friends, and neighbors. This year’s Parade will take place at 9AM on Saturday, July 4th. Applications for parade entry are available through the Corona Library and Recreation Services Department or you...

Closure of Joy St. Connection to E. Grand Blvd.

Joy Street Closure map
Special Notice: Closure of Joy Street Connection to E. Grand Boulevard for Completion of Utility and New Street Configuration Monday, April 27 at 12:01 a.m. to Approximately Late June 2015 As part of the Riverside County Transportation Commission's 91 Project, the connection of Joy Street to E. Grand Boulevard will be closed starting on Monday, April 27 at 12:01 a.m. to approximately late June 2015. The closure will allow for crews to expedite the completion of utility work as well as new curbs and gutters and paving of the new configuration of this connection. Access to businesses on J...

Corona Introduces Adaptive Recreation: Friday Night Fun

adaptive recreation in corona
The City of Corona Library and Recreation Services Department is broadening its outreach to the community to include a versatile Adaptive Recreation Program. This unique program will provide recreational opportunities for teens and adults with developmental disabilities. The various programs will include Friday Night Fun, a social program with a structured format where participants engage in multiple activities and games that are sure to create a fun and welcoming environment. The Friday Night Fun program is free and will take place on two Fridays each month beginning on May 1 at 6 p.m. ...