Corona PD Prepares Teen Drivers with ‘Drive 4 Life’

The Traffic Bureau is proud to present its "Drive 4 Life" teen driver safety program Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. This program is designed for young drivers who have a license as well as those who are about to get one. Our goal is to provide a FREE service to our community by educating our young drivers and their parents in an effort to promote traffic safety on our roadways and to prevent fatal traffic collisions.

Red Robin Tip-a-Cop to Benefit Special Olympics

COME ONE, COME ALL! Please join the Corona Police Department on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Red Robin, 419 N. McKinley Ave., for the National Special Olympics Tip-A-Cop Event. Police officers will be trading in their handcuffs for gourmet burgers and aprons to help serve Red Robin guests.

91 Project Brings Improvements to Santa Ana River Trail

As part of the 91 Project, work will begin this fall near the Santa Ana River Trail (SART) along Green River Road in Corona. Improvements include building a retaining wall along the 91, realigning Green River Road and constructing a new, permanent parking lot for trail users.

Corona to be a Host Town for Special Olympics World Games

Corona announced today that the community has been officially selected to participate in the Special Olympics World Games Host Town program from July 21 – 24, 2015. Before the Special Olympics World Games begin on July 25, 2015, more than 7,000 athletes from 177 countries will be welcomed to southern California through the Host Town program. One hundred communities from San Luis Obispo to San Diego will have the honor of being selected as an official Host Town.

Corona Police Seek Assistance to Identify Victim

On Oct. 9, 2014, at about 2:30 p.m., Corona Police officers responded to the area of Cresta Road and Promenade Avenue regarding a report of an unknown type of disturbance between occupants of a van and a pedestrian. During the incident it appeared someone fell from the van and landed on the roadway. The van was located at Magnolia and Kellogg Avenues and stopped by police. An injured 18-year-old Hispanic male was located in the van.

Halloween in Corona

Hints of fall are in the air, costumes are getting their final fittings, and buckets are being filled with Candy. It’s that time of year again to carve your pumpkins and celebrate the fall harvest and Halloween spooktaculars. Feel free to browse this list of events in Corona to celebrate the season, and always be sure to check the InnerCircleCorona.com Community Calendar for the latest happenings in Corona.

Blood Drive @ Corona City Hall

The City of Corona, in conjunction with Lifestream, is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, October 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the City Hall Multipurpose Room. Donors will receive a $5 In-N-Out gift card (while supplies last). People often do not donate because they have misconceptions about the dangers of donating blood. Here are several myths involving donating blood and the actual facts.

Coming Soon to a Park Near You: Restrooms!

Keep your eyes peeled! The City of Corona Maintenance Services Department is proud to announce enhancements to nine Corona parks - new restrooms! The restrooms will look similar to the one shown here. They are currently under construction and will be installed over the next several months. The restrooms will be installed at the following parks...

Corona PD Alert: Woman Assaulted by Police Impersonator

The Corona Police Department Investigations Bureau is currently conducting an investigation of a sexual assault possibly committed by a police impersonator. The investigation stems from an incident that occurred in September 2014. At approximately 2:30 a.m., an adult female was traveling on Railroad Ave, near Sheridan St., when she was pulled over by a dark colored vehicle, which contained a spot light and a forward facing red light. The male occupant of the vehicle approached the lone female and acted as if he was a police officer. The suspect directed the female to drive a short distance to a dark street where he forcibly assaulted her inside his vehicle.

Car, Motorcycle & Boat Show to Benefit Local Hero

In December of 2012, Corona welcomed home Army Sgt. Jordan Sisco, a Santiago High School graduate, home from Afghanistan. Shortly after graduation in 2008, Jordan joined the Army and served one deployment in Iraq and was sent on a second deployment in March of 2012 to Afghanistan. On July 25, 2012, Jordan suffered severe injuries after stepping on a pressure-plate IED. He lost both his legs above the knee, a thumb, and suffered serious damage to his pelvis. Though he has made tremendous progress, Jordan requires water therapy as part of his continued therapy. To help the Sisco family with his treatment, the Corona-based Blue Star Mothers H.O.M.E. (Hearts of Mothers Embraced) is having a Car, Motorcycle & Boat Show Fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. There will be a motorcycle ride from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., vendor booths, raffles, 50/50 drawing, entertainment and much more! Opening Ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Corona City Hall is hosting a Riverside County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Saturday and Sunday Oct. 18 and 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Corona City Hall Parking Lot [MAP]. This is a great time to recycle your old paint, used oil, chemicals, batteries, and propane tanks. Help protect our environment and make the City of Corona safe for our families. This event is open to all Riverside County and Corona residents. Drop off any leftover hazardous materials from your home or garage.

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.