Dance and Dine by the Water at the Chocolate, Wine & Jazz Festival

The 12th Annual Chocolate, Wine, and Jazz Festival is coming Nov. 1, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Once again it will be held at the beautiful Trilogy Lake Center where you can take a stroll lakeside as you sample fare from local eateries and enjoy wine and beer tasting. This year’s event will include a little bit of Rock n’ Roll with music by the Legendary Mustangs.

Foodie Friday: Midweek Highlights

Looking for a way to unwind after a long work day, yet stay close to home? For this Foodie Friday adult edition, we thought we would highlight a few weeknight specials in Corona.

Restoration Roasters: Offering A New Start

Hand-picked coffee beans, roasted to perfection and served with expertise; but what makes this coffee shop different from the rest is that it considers the homeless prime employee candidates. Corona Norco Rescue Mission Director, Blake Ryan will be helping to restore lives of the homeless in our community: one cup of coffee at a time. As founder of Restoration Roasters, Ryan is opening a specialty coffee shop with a cause in Corona.

Star Wars Day at the Library!

Calling all Star Wars fans: the Corona Public Library is hosting Star Wars Day on Oct. 18, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet and mingle with your favorite Star Wars characters and have your pictures taken, too! Even R2D2 will be here roaming about the Library.

Corona Fire Finished Up Mans Yard Work After Collapsing Mowing the Lawn

Today Corona Fire responded to man down and arrived on scene to find the homeowner who had gone unconscious while mowing the lawn. After treating and transporting the gentleman, his wife and baby were left with a huge mess of blood and grass all over the driveway and helps finish lawn Corona Firefighters from Engine 1 assisted by cleaning up the yard and putting the lawn equipment away for the family. The wife did not realize what they were doing, as she was inside getting ready to go to the hospital ER, until she came out as they were finishing up. Corona Fire: Serving Our City with Pride.

2014 Disability History Week

To assist in bringing awareness to the public during Disability History Week, designated to be the second week of October, the Corona Police Department would like to remind the community to be aware of those places labeled specifically for people with disabilities. We are asking that you be cognizant of designated parking spaces marked specifically for valid handicap placards..

Corona Symphony Orchestra Presents World Renown Harpist

The Corona Symphony Orchestra and Music Director, Marco A. Mejia proudly presents; Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, South America Harp. On Oct. 18, 2014, Dr. Ortiz will be performing “South American Suite” for Harp and Orchestra by Alfredo Rolando Ortiz with Orchestration by Paul Hurst. Dr. Ortiz and CSO Music Director Marco A. Mejia look forward to performing together in the City of Corona. Alfredo Rolando Ortiz and his family are long time residents of the City of Corona.

Citrus Splash Zone Will Remain Open to Oct. 20

The Maintenance Services Department is happy to announce that the Citrus Splash Zone will remain open until Oct. 20! The Citrus Splash Zone is open daily at Citrus Park, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Citrus Park is located at 1250 Santana Way in Corona [MAP], at the intersection of Rimpau Avenue and Taber Street. Citrus Park covers just over 20 acres, is ADA accessible and has many other amenities including a softball field, children's play equipment, restrooms, a picnic area and a drinking fountain. So beat the heat and spend a great day at the Citrus Splash Zone!

School Board Appoints New Member

The Corona-Norco Unified School District School Board appointed Mary Ybarra to fill the Board vacancy on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Mrs. Ybarra will serve the remaining term for a former school board member whose resignation was received by the District on Aug. 4, 2014. The remaining term ends in November 2016. Mrs. Ybarra will represent Trustee Area 3, which covers central Corona.

Corona Shines Blue for San Bernardino Police Officer

On August 22, San Bernardino Police Officer Gabriel Garcia was shot in the head and seriously wounded. Officer Garcia, a second generation police officer, (his father is a Captain at SBPD) and a young father is still in critical condition fighting for his life. Officer Garcia is making significant progress in his recovery. He is attempting to speak, moving his arms and legs, and tracking with his eyes. As of Friday, he is still on a ventilator and in Critical Condition. The Corona City Hall, Corona Police Department, Corona Fire Headquarters, all seven Corona Fire Stations and the Corona Police Officer’s Association have placed blue lights at the front of the buildings to show solidarity for Officer Garcia and to remind us all to keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers.

So Cal Edison Fraud Alert

On Sept. 24, 2014, the Corona Police Department received information from Southern California Edison (So Cal Edison) concerning a telephonic scam. Personnel at So Cal Edison have received calls from customers who advise they are getting calls from someone claiming to be with So Cal Edison. Local customers received a call that they were behind on electricity payments for several months and they need to make a payment on their bill; otherwise, the electricity would be shut off in 30 minutes. The solution offered is to pay the bill over the telephone with the purchase of a $500 prepaid debit card immediately.

Sheriff Seeks Public Help with I-15 Shooting

On Saturday, September 20, 2014, at about 6:30 p.m., a shooting occurred in the vicinity of the I-15 southbound freeway and the El Cerrito off-ramp in the community of El Cerrito. As a result of this shooting, one adult male died from his injuries. While the investigation continues, we are asking any motorists traveling on I-15 during this incident and/ or any other member of the public who may have any information, photos or video to please call the Sheriff's Homicide Tip Line at 951-955-2777 or email

Police Respond to a Suicidal Man

On September 24, 2014 at approximately 12:15 p.m. Corona Police responded to the area of Fullerton Ave. and Barth St. reference a possible suicidal man in the area. Police were contacted by the man’s ex-girlfriend stating he may be in the area and possibly had a gun.

91 Expansion Business Highlight: Harvey’s Auto Repair

Located at 317 E. Grand Boulevard in Corona, Harvey's Auto Repair and Transmissions staff has been helping customers for more than 30 years with automotive service needs. The family-owned business specializes in transmission repair and rebuilding services. They also guarantee their rebuilt transmissions with a one-year or 12,000-mile warranty.harveys in corona They provide a wide array of competitively priced automotive services such as electrical diagnostics, inspections, brakes, tune-ups, air conditioning, clutch installation and repair, oil changes and tires.

Narcotics Detectives Locate Marijuana Grow House

On Sept. 18, 2014 at about 7:45 p.m. Detectives from the Corona Police Department Narcotics Unit conducted an investigation of a possible marijuana grow in the 300 block of Villafranca Street, Corona. During the investigation, detectives discovered over 1600 marijuana plants inside the residence in various stages of growth. In addition to the plants, detectives uncovered over five pounds of packaged marijuana for sales. Typically, one mature marijuana plant will yield approximately 1 to 1.5 pounds of marijuana. Detectives speculate that the potential street value of the marijuana would be over $2 million. Electrical lines to the home had been tampered with and presented a potential fire hazard inside the home.