City to Host Budget Workshop

On May 26, 2016, at 9 a.m. the City of Corona will be hosting a budget workshop in the City Council Chambers to present and review the 2016-17 Proposed Annual Budget. The City Management team will provide the Council with a balanced budget proposal, prepared in a new zero-based budget, which is a rigorous, structured approach in evaluating each dollar that is appropriated to fund critical City services and programs. “This year we have prepared the budget document in a brand new format that...

Promenade Traffic Collision- Teen Fatality

On May 22, 2016, at approximately 9:24 p.m. the Corona Police Department responded to the 2000 block of Promenade Avenue regarding a vehicle versus a pedestrian traffic collision. Upon arrival, officers found the deceased body of a 15-year-old female from Corona, lying in the street. The Corona Police Department’s Collision Reconstruction Team (CRT) responded to the scene to handle the investigation. Traffic investigators believe the victim purposely entered the roadway where she was struck a...

City Selects New Information Technology Director

The City of Corona hired a new Information Technology Director after holding a national recruitment through Bob Murray & Associates in order to fill the vacant position due to the retirement of former Director Steve Larson.  After being selected out of more than 166 potential candidates, Chris McMasters started with the City of Corona on April 18, 2016. “I’m truly excited to serve others,” said McMasters. “And I look forward to helping the City of Corona become a data driven organizati...

Share Your Talents & Skills with the Circle City

Inspire Others
The City of Corona Library and Recreation Services Department is seeking instructors to bring new, fun, and creative classes to our community. This is a great way to share your expertise and passion with your community and earn some money at the same time. We currently have high demand for classes in the following areas: Computers and Social Media Foreign Languages Teen and Tween based subjects However, if you have expertise in other areas, please consider sharing these with the...

Put Your Patriotism on Display at the Independence Day Parade

On Saturday, July 2, 2016 the City of Corona invites you to the Annual Main Street U.S.A. Independence Day Parade! Join local organizations, sports teams, businesses, and residents to celebrate the founding of our great nation. Drawing 4,000 family, friends, and neighbors, the parade takes place on Main Street from Ontario to Olive Streets. This year’s Parade begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2016. Applications for parade entry are available through the Corona Library and Recreation Se...

Fifteenth Annual Corona Antiques & Collectibles Faire

Saturday, June 4, 2016 the Corona Heritage Park will host the Fifteenth Annual Corona Antiques & Collectibles Faire from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Since the turn of the 21st Century, the Corona Antiques & Collectibles Faire has been a window into the past, showcasing the Heritage Park & Museum, and bringing together antiques vendors and enthusiasts throughout the region. Providing opportunities in cultural discovery, the event brings a venue of exploration into art and designs that have come ...

City of Corona Selects New Lead for Economic Development
The City of Corona announced today that Kimberly Davidson has been selected as their Economic Development Manager. She will start in her role within the City Manager’s office on May 16. Davidson has been the Business Development Manager for the City of Murrieta for more than seven years and has been making headlines in that role for just as long. Most notably, she was recently named “Woman of the Year” by Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez for her contributions to the community. She has also rack...

New Opportunity to Help You Save Water – Drip Irrigation!

Free Drip Irrigation Classes (3)
Did you know that residential sprinklers typically run at only 50% efficiency? That means half of the water from sprinklers is being wasted from runoff, overspray or other inefficiencies. Drip irrigation systems run at about 95% efficiency, that’s because the water is going directly to the spot where the water needs to be.  To learn more, the City of Corona Department of Water and Power (DWP) will be offering a new program to teach residents how to successfully convert an area of their yard ...

Citrus Splash Zone Keeps Corona Cool

Citrus Splash Zone
The summer heat has made an early appearance this year, and the City of Corona’s Citrus Splash Zone is ready to help cool down Corona! Summer fun is in season starting Sunday, May 1st, at the Citrus Splash Zone. Located in Citrus Park at 1250 Santana Way [MAP], the Citrus Splash Zone features a number of water features including spraying jets and water cannons - making it a cool and fun activity for all ages to enjoy! The splash pad is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from May 1st to Sept. 30th. ...

New Corona Cruisers have hit the Road

So have you seen them?  The City’s new fixed route buses that is.  They are hard to miss.  They have a new sleek front end and are sporting a new design scheme representing the City’s colors – blue, orange and white.  The City purchased seven new buses in all – and the great news is that the purchase was entirely grant-funded, meaning no City funds were used. The City has replaced its aging fleet of Corona Cruiser buses – the purple buses – yes, the buses with the flame decals!  The City’s ne...

Police K9 Claud Receives Vest

claud in vest
Corona Police Department’s K9 “Claud” has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by Hausman Family Foundation of CA and is embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by the Hausman Family Foundation”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA. whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistanc...

Paws O’ Gold Adoption Event

ICC Paws o Gold
Follow the rainbow to the Corona Animal Shelter where you will find the lucky Paws O’ Gold!  Irish eyes are smiling on the shelter animals awaiting their new loving homes. Starting Thursday, March 17 through Saturday, March 19 all available dogs and cats can be adopted for only $20, which includes the cost of spay/neuter.  Normal dog licensing fees still apply. Visit the animal shelter for a “Wee bit O’ Fun” and share a bit of the “Luck o’ the Irish” with our furry friends! For more inf...

Green River Road Widening Project Nears Completion

Green River at Palisades
The Green River Road Widening Project is almost complete!  With about one month left in the project schedule, the newly-widened portion of Green River Road will boast six lanes of travel (three in each direction) between State Route 91 and Palisades Drive.  In addition, a new traffic signal has been installed at Green River Road and Palisades Drive and will be activated later this month.  The signal at Green River Road and Dominguez Ranch Road will also be modified to maximize the efficient flow...

Celebrate Independence Day by Participating in the Parade!

Fourth of July Main Street U.S.A. Parade(3)
Celebrate Independence Day by taking part in the City of Corona’s Independence Day Main Street Parade! This beloved tradition in Corona is a non-competitive parade that features local organizations, teams, businesses, and residents celebrating the founding of our great nation. The Parade takes place on Main Street from Ontario to Olive Streets and draws 4,000 people to cheer on their family, friends, and neighbors. This year’s Parade will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2016. App...

Fatal Traffic Collision

ICC- PR - bomb threat (2)
On Feb. 28, at about 3:42 a.m., the Corona Police Department responded to the 1200 Block of E. Sixth St. reference a vehicle vs. a tree collision. Upon arrival, officers found a maroon Toyota Corolla with serious collision damage and a female passenger, later identified as Melissa Marie Rodriguez a 38-year-old of Colton, who was unconscious and not breathing. The initial investigation indicates that the Toyota was heading Eastbound on E. Sixth St. and, for an unknown reason, drifted to the...