City of Corona Districting 2016 Community Forums

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For the first time in Corona's history, our "At- Large" system for electing City Councilmembers may change to a "By-District" system depending on a vote this November. Have your say in the future of Corona by attending a community forum.  Click here to view Interactive Draft Districting Maps.  Monday, April 18, 2016 3:30 p.m. Corona Public Library Community Room [MAP] Thursday, April 28, 2016 8:00 a.m. Corona Public Library Community Room [MAP] Saturday, May 14...

City Awarded for Excellence in Financial Reporting

On April 4, 2016 the City of Corona was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. This year’s...


On April 09, 2016, the Corona Police Department FLEX Team cited two individuals for selling alcohol to a minor. The actions were the result of a shoulder tap operation in which minors under the direct supervision of officers, will stand outside a liquor or convenience store and ask patrons to buy them alcohol. If the adults agree, and purchase alcohol for the minor, officers then arrest and cite them for furnishing alcohol to the minor. The penalty for furnishing alcohol to a minor is a minim...

SB Main Street Right Lane to WB 91 On-Ramp Closed for Safety-Related Roadway Work

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Southbound Main Street Far Right Lane to Westbound 91 On-Ramp Closed for Safety-Related Roadway Work Tuesday, April 12, 2016 for Approximately Two Weeks As part of the Riverside County Transportation Commission's (RCTC) 91 Project, the southbound Main Street far right lane to the westbound 91 on-ramp was closed today for safety-related roadway work that will take approximately two weeks to complete. Once complete, the new configuration will provide an improved turning radius for motorists. ...

Reminder: Nightly Closure of Serfas Club Drive Undercrossing

Serfas Club Undercrossing Closed
As part of the Riverside County Transportation Commission's (RCTC) 91 Project, the Serfas Club Drive undercrossing at the 91 will close nightly, Monday through Saturday, 10 pm to 5 am, starting April 12 for approximately two weeks. This nighttime closure will allow crews to build the temporary bridge structure to widen the 91. As a detour, motorists can use Maple Street (northbound travel only) or Smith Avenue (northbound and southbound travel). This information was included as part of the ...

Corona Grand Race Round-Up

Mayor’s Choice: 1983 Zimmer Golden Spirit owned by Tom Gate
The final Corona Grand Race was held 100 years ago and the City of Corona commemorated its unique racing past on Saturday, April 9, 2016 on the City Hall’s  South Lawn.  The Corona High School marching band welcomed everyone with the National Anthem, which was followed by their equally talented Jazz Ensemble.  The event’s musical offerings rounded out with the Empire Swing Orchestra to keep the event upbeat!  Cars of all eras were on display, along with vendors, children’s games and bouncers, a ...

Griffin Park Reopening: Community Meeting and Survey

Griffin Park Community Meeting
The City of Corona is considering re-opening Griffin Park, and we need the community’s ideas and feedback! Griffin Park is located on Griffin Way, east of McKinley Street and north of the 91 Freeway. Griffin Park has been closed since 2008. This park site has some cool and unique features that could make for a great space for a wide variety of activities, which is why we need to hear from the community. The Maintenance Services Department is holding a community meeting at Griffin Park to get ...

Former County Social Worker Arrested for Elder Abuse and Grand Theft

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During the month of September 2015, the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services contacted the Corona Police Department’s Financial Crimes Unit regarding one of their employees being accused of theft.  A criminal investigation was conducted by Sr. Detective Craig Taylor who discovered evidence supporting the theft allegation. The former county employee, Christine Tovar, worked for Adult Protective Services for the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services. One of ...

Stone Church Brewing to Open at Dos Lagos

Stone Church Brewing
Join the City of Corona in welcoming its newest microbrewery to town; Stone Church Brewing’s grand opening is scheduled for April 23, 2016. The family-owned brewery, now located in the Shops at Dos Lagos at 2785 Cabot Drive, Suite 160 in Corona [MAP], has a style of beer to that fits everyone’s palate. Stone Church, which is a literal translation of Owners Bill and Melanie Steinkirchner’s last name, was awarded a Gold medal for their IPA and Silver medal for their Belgian-Style Tripel duri...

National Animal Care & Control Appreciation Week – Adoption Event April 10-16

April 10 through 16, 2016, has been designated as the National Animal Care & Control Appreciation week to celebrate and promote professionalism within the animal services field. This week of appreciation is designed to give recognition to the hard-working men and women of Animal Services & Enforcement who risk their lives and devote huge amounts of personal time and resources while they serve the public like other public safety and law enforcement agencies empowered with the same dut...

Corona Police Officer Nominated for Man of the Year

Each year, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) launches its Man & Woman of the Year fundraising campaign, and this year, our very own Corona Police officer was nominated to join this year’s efforts as the 2016 Man of the Year candidate. This honor allows him to make a significant impact on blood cancer research and to assist patients and families as they battle this disease. Officer Mendenhall says the campaign will give him "the opportunity to link a LLS research portfolio in h...

Serfas Club Drive off-ramp Closed This Weekend

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As part of the Riverside County Transportation Commission's (RCTC) 91 Project, the eastbound 91 Serfas Club Drive off-ramp will be closed from Friday, April 1 at 9 p.m. to Monday, April 4 at 4 a.m. After this closure, the off-ramp will be reconfigured to one lane for approximately two months while crews work to widen the roadway and rebuild the off-ramp. The ramp will be lengthened to allow for more vehicles during this configuration. Please remember to allow extra travel time, especially to ...

WB 91 Lincoln Ave on-ramp Downsized

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As part of the Riverside County Transportation Commission's (RCTC) 91 Project, the westbound 91 Lincoln Avenue on-ramp will be reconfigured from three lanes to two general purpose lanes starting Monday, April 4 at 12:01 a.m. through the end of 2016. The ramp meter will be turned off during this time. The reconfiguration will allow crews to work on the new westbound 91 Lincoln Avenue on-ramp that will connect directly from the Lincoln Avenue bridge. For questions, please call the helpli...

CNUSD Provides Notice of Construction

The Corona-Norco Unified School District (District) is providing notice of the commencement of construction for the Measure GG Capital Improvement Project located at 1041 Fullerton Avenue, Corona, CA 92879. The construction will be performed by a licensed contractor, Erickson-Hall Construction Co. Final plan approval from the Division of State Architect is expected by September 2016 and project completion is scheduled for January 2018. Phase 1 – March 28, 2016, to August 1, 2016 Site Devel...

Fatal Traffic Collision on March 27, 2016

On March 27, 2016, at about 8:39 p.m., the Corona Police Department responded to the 1100 Block of Fallbrook Drive reference a motorcycle collision. Upon arrival, officers found 22-year-old Thomas Kurtz deceased and pinned under his motorcycle at a residence on Fallbrook Drive. The initial investigation indicates that Kurtz was traveling south on Blossom Hill at a high rate of speed and was unable to negotiate the intersection at Fallbrook Drive and collided into a residence.  It is unknown w...