Mayor Montanez Challenges You!

Did you know there was a time when practically one-fourth of our population was engaged in the caring of citrus in Corona? Let’s cherish our past and remind the community of why we earned the title “Lemon Capital of the World”. I challenge YOU to plant a citrus tree in your yard today, take a picture and post it on social media using the hashtag #CoronaCitrusChallenge and challenge your family, friends and neighbors to do the same.g

Police Officer & Good Samaritans Save Driver from Burning Car

On Thursday, March 5, 2015 at about 11:53 p.m., Corona Police was dispatched to the 1100 block of E. Foothill Parkway regarding a vehicle fire. Upon arrival, Officer Michael Neff observed a white Ford Escape crashed into a tree and its engine compartment fully engulfed in flames. Two citizens were already on scene trying to render assistance to the trapped driver.

Mayor Aims to Bring Citrus Back to Corona

In a bold challenge to the community, Corona Mayor Eugene Montanez urges the City of Corona to pay tribute to its history by bringing citrus back to the community. At the 2015 Mayor’s State of the City address Montanez introduced the Corona Citrus Challenge to the community inviting Corona residents to join him in planting a citrus tree in their yards in hopes to bring the scent of citrus blossoms back to Corona.

2015 Mayor’s State of the City

Corona Mayor Eugene Montanez delivered the 2015 State of the City address on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Crossroads Church. The Corona Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual event which included a luncheon and their quarterly meeting. The event also showcased the Corona Chamber of Commerce health and business fair.

DUI Checkpoints & Patrols

St. Patrick’s Day is One of the Deadliest Days of the Year Because of Drunk Driving. St. Patrick's Day brings to mind shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold and good luck. But no amount of luck can save you from a drunk-driving crash. So whether you’re buzzed or drunk on St. Patrick’s Day, it doesn’t matter. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to remind everyone that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving—drive sober.

Missing Adults Located

On March 11, 2015 at about 3:45 p.m., Jasmine Jackson and Amanda Sanchez were found by family members in an area of the Cleveland National Forest. Jackson and Sanchez received medical attention while at the scene and were later released to family members.

Missing Females on Skyline

On March 11, 2015 at about 12:30 a.m. the Corona Police Department was notified of two missing adult females by family members. Amanda Sanchez (22-years-old of Murrieta) and Jasmine Jackson (23-years-old of Corona) were both seen last at about 1 p.m. on March 10, 2015. Family members found Amanda’s car parked near the Skyline trailhead in Corona. Jasmine’s phone was found inside her car. Amanda’s phone was last used in Eastvale, but was turned off about 8 p.m. on March 10, 2015. Both girls are believed to be together and family think it’s unusual that the girls would go hiking at night.

Gang Task Force: Narcotic Arrest & Gun Seizure

On Friday, March 6, 2015, officers from the Regional Gang Task Force (GTF) Region 8 conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of N. Buena Vista and contacted the sole occupant, Lisa Cavaluzzi (48-years-old of Corona). Cavaluzzi was on formal probation in Riverside County for possession of stolen property and subject to search. During the investigation a search was conducted and officers located 48.9 grams (1.7 ounces) of methamphetamine packaged in several separate baggies inside Cavaluzzi’s purse.

Corona Man Arrested for Sex Crimes on Juveniles

On Friday, March 6, 2015, the Corona Police Department was contacted by multiple male adults who stated that they had been victims of sexual abuse as juveniles in the City of Corona. Corona Police Detectives began an investigation into the allegations and on Monday, March 9, 2015 arrested Shawn Edward Shaffer, 54 years old of Corona, for multiple counts of sexual molestation on a juvenile under 16 years of age.

Installing a Water Wise Landscape Just Got a Little Easier

Installing a Water Wise Landscape Just Got a Little Easier We all know that removing your turf can be expensive and time-consuming, but did you know that many of the costs associated with replacing your grass turf with water-wise landscape can now be financed through the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Program? This includes the costs for turf removal, soil treatment, hardscape materials, drip irrigation materials, mulch, and installation. Living plant material, however, does not qualify for the program

Corona Chamber Hosts Business & Health Expo

March 12, 2015 the Corona Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual Business Expo at Crossroads Church from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. This event is open to the public, and attendees will have a chance to win $200 in cash, you need not be present to win!

Did You Know: The Mayor’s Youth Council is Seeking Applicants

The Management Services Department is seeking applications for the 2015-2016 Mayor’s Youth Council. The Mayor’s Youth Council was created to enable the youth of our City to provide input on community decisions as well as gain an awareness of local government. The program offers students the opportunity to serve their community, gain a wealth of experience in local government, and add their voice to discussions that will shape the future of our City.

CNUSD Seeking Community Input

On July 1, 2014, the Corona-Norco Unified School District’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) was approved. The LCAP is required to identify annual goals, specific actions, and measure progress for student subgroups across multiple performance indicators, including student academic achievement, school climate, student access to a broad curriculum, and parent engagement. Extensive parent and public input was obtained in developing this plan. School districts and charter schools are required to gather parent and public input in developing, revising and updating LCAPs.

“From One Room…” Tells 125 Year History of CNUSD

The Corona-Norco Schools Education Foundation (CNSEF) has brought together leading local historians and educators to tell the remarkable, poignant and at times humorous 125-year history of the Corona-Norco Unified School District in “From One Room…” Follow the evolution of how a sparsely populated region of Southern California, grew into an urban center and the effect the population growth had on the education and life of its citizens over the decades. You will read about the first schools in the region, the ugly policies of segregation, how schools coped with world wars and pandemics that forced school closures for weeks. You will learn how local control of schools shifted to County, State and Federal policies.

“Read Across America ” with Corona Police Department

On March 2 and 3, the Corona Police Department partnered with several schools within the Corona-Norco Unified School District to celebrate Read Across America.Read Across America The National Education Association Read Across America literacy program, now in its 18th year, is a year-round program that focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.