Child Annoyance Arrest Near Centennial High School

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On Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at about 3:30 p.m., a 14-year-old female student from Centennial High School was approached by a male as she walked home from school.  The male, later identified as Luis Manuel Loera, 24-year-old, from San Bernardino, approached the victim in the area of Rimpau Avenue, south of Ontario Avenue, where he offered her money and a trip to Castle Park. Loera offered to give the victim a ride home but when she refused he made contact with her a second time near Citrus...

Corona PD Partners with CNUSD for Safe Schools!

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As the new school year begins, the Corona Police Department is excited to continue its partnership with the CNUSD through programs such as: School Resource Officers Adopt a School Program Gang Resistance and Intervention Program (providing guidance and education to at risk kids about gangs) Creating pedestrian, traffic, and social safety education materials and videos Participating on the Student Attendance Review Board It is this partnership that has allowed the CNUSD and the Cor...

YMCA Preschool Enrollment

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Prepare your child for kindergarten! Corona-Norco Family YMCA is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year for Preschool ages 3 and 4 years old. The program is a 3-hour curriculum-based session. It is structured to early childhood leaning and helps your child get ready for school. We also offer Transitional Kindergarten. We also offer a State Funded Program with a sliding fee scale based on income and family size. Locations for school will be at the YMCA Youth Center at City Pa...

Corona Kids Night Out- May 8!

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If you’re a kid ages 5-12 and looking for a night of fun games, crafts, and snacks the City of Corona has the perfect evening for you! Kids Night Out is a recreation program held every second Friday of the month. The evening will be a whirlwind of uninterrupted fun with activities and entertainment. The cost for Kids Night Out is $15 for Corona residents/$25 for non-residents respectively and registration must be done prior to attending so be sure your parents sign you up early. The next Kids...

Circle City Chorale Spring Concert

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Singing Makes Us “Happy” Circle City Chorale (C3), Circle City Singers, and the newly-formed Circle City Children’s Choir (C4) are all set for their spring show coming up Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17.  C3 will be performing music in a variety of styles to please every taste.  C4 will have its own set and perform in the same vein.  To anchor the show, the combined choirs will sing “Happy,” the Grammy award-winning song by Pharrell Williams.  This will be an experience sure to get you on ...

Day of the Child: Kids Play & Parents Gain Awareness

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The Corona-Norco Day of the Child has been bringing much needed resources and awareness to parents and fun activities to children for the past 22 years.  This program has brought community service information to thousands of parents.  This is a one-stop shopping center for all the activities and services in the Corona-Norco area:   Child Care Services, YMCA, Corona Life Services, Fender Museum-Kids Rock Free, Corona Symphony Orchestra, Norco Library, Corona Fire and PD K9 Unit, and Boy Scouts of...

City of Corona to Host Special Olympics Delegations from Iran and Slovakia

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Special Olympics athletes and coaches will visit Corona to enjoy and learn about the town’s culture before competing in 2015 World Games Corona announced today they will host Special Olympics Delegations (which include athletes and coaches) from Iran and Slovakia as part of the Special Olympics World Games Host Town program. Before the World Games begin on July 25, 2015, more than 7,000 athletes from 177 countries will be welcomed to communities throughout Southern California. The Delegations...

Corona Man Arrested for Sex Crimes on Juveniles

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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. Shaffer is currently being held in the Robert Presley Detention Center with a bail...

CNUSD Teacher Arrested for Lewd and Lascivious Acts with Child

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On February 26, 2015, the Corona Police Department was notified by site administration of the Corona Norco Unified School District of the possible inappropriate touching of a student by a teacher at the Orange Elementary School, in the City of Corona. During the investigation, Orange Elementary Teacher Shane Alan Kent, 55 years of Corona, was identified as the teacher accused of the inappropriate touching of a female student. Corona Police Detectives discussed applicable charges with the Riv...

Mural Unveiling at the Riverside Art Museum

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On Thursday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m., the Riverside Art Museum will be unveiling a mural created by five young people who participated in the Corona Police Department’s California Gang Reduction and Intervention (CalGRIP) Summer Program. These five CNUSD middle school students spent 11 weeks over their summer vacation participating in the CalGRIP program which included classes on social skills, life skills, resiliency skills and anger management. The students also took part in educational field trips i...

CAT Presents Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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This biblical saga of Joseph and his Coat of Many Colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of trials, challenges and adventures that test his faith and his humanity. This Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice collaboration is filled with the greatest cornucopia  of musical styles of any musical ever: Country Wester...

Kids Night Out in Corona

If you’re a kid ages 5-12 years old and looking for night of fun games, crafts, and snacks, the City of Corona has the perfect evening for you! Kids Night Out is a recreation program every second Friday of the month. The evening will be a whirlwind of uninterrupted fun with activities and entertainment. The cost for Kids Night Out is $15 for Corona residents and $25 for non-residents respectively and registration must be done prior to attending so be sure your parents sign you up early. Sp...

Corona Community Center Takes Shape

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Plans are underway to create a new community center for the city of Corona! The Circle City Center will be located at 365 N. Main Street, following the renovation of the building that formerly housed the Fender Museum and Center of Music and Arts. The 32,000 square foot space will feature a gymnasium, game room, additional restrooms, a multi-use lobby area, fitness room, refurbished banquet room and classrooms. The outdoor stage area will remain  the same. “This new space allows us to add ...

Bicycles for Children Donated 683 Bicycles to Local Children

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Local Nonprofit Continues to Enhance the holidays for Local Students. Just two days after receiving the Outstanding Non-Profit award from the Corona Chamber of Commerce, the Bicycles for Children program and its volunteers got together on Dec. 20 and assembled and donated 683 bicycles to less fortunate students in eight of our local school districts. The program started as an ambitious idea, coupled with a challenge from the Teacher Leadership Certification Academy at the Riverside County ...

Kids Rock Free School of Music!

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Try Kids Rock Free® for that delightful sound you can’t hear anywhere else: the sound of your child performing a song he or she learned; for the very first time. If you have yet to experience that joy, check out Kids Rock Free® School of Music to enroll in professional music lessons Try drum, guitar, bass guitar, piano, or voice. Then join the band!  In 2015 Kids Rock Free is expanding and moving to the Historic Civic Center! Join us in the New Year for all the new exciting programs we have t...