Save the Date: Independence Day Celebration

Mark your calendars! This year’s Independence Day Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, July 1, 2017 with the Main Street Parade beginning at 9 a.m. and the Family Festival at Santana Park (Map) starting at 4 p.m. A community survey was conducted from December 22, 2016 to Jan. 8, 2017 and it resulted in 2,379 responses with 53 percent of respondents voting to host the event on Saturday to save the city money on the cost of the event and allow residents to celebrate July 4th with family. ...
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March 4 | Free Teen Driver Safety Program

The Corona Police Department Traffic Bureau Division is excited to announce the 2017 "Drive 4 Life" teen driver safety program dates. This program is designed for young drivers who have a license as well as those who are about to get one. The goal is to provide a FREE service to the community by educating young drivers and their parents in an effort to promote traffic safety on roadways and to prevent fatal traffic collisions. The program focuses on the four most common factors that le...
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PD Notice: Non-Permitted Food Distribution

The Corona Police Department has been working closely with County of Riverside Department of Environmental Health and local clergy members in order to work on a solution to the safety concerns regarding non-permitted food distribution at City Park. Safety concerns that are being addressed include unsafe play areas for children, unusable public restrooms due to debris and inhabitation, and the possibility of persons becoming sick due to foodborne illnesses. The growing number of our homeless c...
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Corona Public Library is pleased to have joined the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program. This is a free national program that encourages parents and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their child before he or she enters kindergarten. The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless! Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to read 1,000 books before your little one starts kindergarten. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read ...
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Fender® Center’s Events Showcase & Benefit Kids Rock Free® School of Music

With the New Year there are new opportunities to experience a variety of musical performances. Fender® Center invites you to tune in and let the music by the students and instructors transport you to new dimensions. February kicks off with the classical sounds of Lee Zimmer’s guitar at One Man-Six Strings on February 11, 2017. This special concert is the next in Fender Center’s Coffeehouse Concert Series to benefit the free and low cost music ed at Kids Rock Free® School of Music. Concert doo...
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Getting the Right Kind of Retail for Our City

In a time when buzz words and catch phrases are thrown at us on a daily basis, it is difficult to fully understand what “shop local,” means to a community and how it --or a lack of it-- shapes a community’s retail choices. Like anything else in life, we find ourselves looking over the proverbial fence and wanting what the “other” person has; in this case, what another city may have. Because of the multitude of retail choices and a variety of people, rarely are citizens of a particular jurisdicti...
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Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) – Volunteers Needed!

For over 20 years, Trauma Intervention Program volunteers have been working in partnership with Corona’s Emergency Responders and Corona Regional Medical Center providing support to emotionally traumatized citizens immediately after tragedy strikes. TIP Corona is an all-volunteer, non-profit, public benefit corporation serving the citizens of Corona and surrounding communities. TIP volunteers are specially trained citizens who are available 24/7/365 to be called upon by emergency responde...
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Corona Night with the Angels Kick Off, January 31

The Corona Chamber Foundation is getting ready for the 2017 baseball season and Corona Night with the Angels on April 27 at Angel’s Stadium in Anaheim. Former Angels pitching great, Clyde Wright, will be on hand at the upcoming Kick Off event for the big game. This will take place on January 31, 2017, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at The Original Graziano’s, (Map). The event is free to attend and lunch will be available to purchase at Graziano’s.  Enjoy a presentation by Clyde Wright and participat...
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91 Project Update

With the 91 Project at its 91 percent completion mark, motorists will be able to use the new lanes starting this spring. Crews are continuing to work night and day to complete the following activities. For a map showing the status of these ramps and local street improvements, please visit the “Ramp/Street Status” page of the website. The westbound and eastbound Maple Street off-ramps are scheduled to open in January. The Maple Street Bridge is scheduled to open to two directions in early...
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Rainy Weather Motorist Safety

Rainy weather is here! For your safety and the safety of other motorists and our crews, the 91 Project reminds you to check your vehicle’s tires, wiper blades and brakes. Despite the 55 miles per hour speed limit in the construction zone, you may need to drive even slower to match weather conditions, visibility and traffic - even when construction workers are not present. Traffic fines are doubled within the construction zone. In addition: Be aware of changing conditions and follow detour s...
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CALLING ALL LIFEGUARDS!

The City of Corona will be hiring Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors for the 2017 summer season! Recruitment opens this February. Applications will be available online on the City's webpage and interviews will be conducted the week of March 27, 2017. Applicants must have their Lifeguard and/or Water Safety Instructor certification prior to interviews. Are you interested in this opportunity? Do you need to get certified? American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification classes are being ...
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Water Is Life | Annual Poster Contest

Show others how to save water while showing off your artistic talents! The City of Corona Department of Water and Power (DWP) is pleased to announce our annual “Water is Life” Poster Contest for 2017. The contest is open to all students in the DWP service area. The purpose of the poster contest is to spread the message to children that water is a precious resource. The winning poster may be featured on our bottled water and DWP will select up to 10 posters to be submitted to the regional con...
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See Tracks Think Train

About every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the United States. California leads the nation in railroad-related injuries and deaths, both at railroad crossings and in railroad trespassing incidents. With Metrolink trains and freight trains traveling daily through the area, it is important for Corona residents to be aware of rail safety and the laws in place for crossing railroad tracks. Metrolink trains operate on the Inland Empire-Orange County Line seven days per we...
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King’s Court Adult Basketball League | Claim the Crown

The City of Corona Library and Recreation Services Department announces the spring season of its King’s Court Adult 5-Man Basketball League. Starting in February, the City invites those interested to bring their squad and participate in a fun, competitive, and structured league. King’s Court features a 9-game season and playoffs. The League also offers weekly player stats, standings, and awards for the Championship team and MVP’s in multiple categories. Games are played Tuesday evenings, b...
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Independence Day Survey Results

In 2016, The City of Corona held its annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 2, 2016 rather than on July 4th. This change in date saved the City $112,000 (including $40,000 in stage, lighting, and sound services generously provided by Monster Energy). By moving the event to Saturday, the City reduced overtime costs and negotiated with vendors to reduce their fees. This saved more than $72,000. Further, had we not changed the date, Monster Energy would have been unavailable to assis...
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