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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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...

Homicide Investigation

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On February 26, 2016, at approximately 8:44 p.m., the Corona Police Department responded to City Park, located at 930 E. Sixth St., Corona, reference an assault.  Upon arrival, officers located a male adult, later identified as 18-year-old Corona resident Barnabas William Crites, suffering from multiple stab wounds.  Crites was transported to Riverside Community Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. Corona Police Detectives are currently conducting the follow-up investigation. I...

Update on Serfas Club Drive Construction

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The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) announced full roadway and ramp closures for the lowering of Serfas Club Drive as part of the 91 Project in Corona. The roadway lowering, which will occur in three phases, is needed to allow for vertical truck clearance, due to the widening of the 91. During these closures, crews also will relocate utilities and build new sidewalks, curbs, and gutters. The following roadway and ramp closure schedule is anticipated, with dates subject to ch...

Corona Staycation Social Media Contest

#CoronaStaycation Contest
Just because the 91 is closed doesn’t mean Corona residents can’t have fun. We published a list of 55 Things to do in Corona during #91SteerClear, and we are encouraging residents to enjoy a “Corona Staycation” right in their own community. The City, in partnership with the Riverside County Transportation Commission is hosting a social media contest during the 55-hour closure to ask Corona residents to show off your best social snaps in several categories: Romantic Staycation Fam...

Enjoy a Day at the Park

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Get out—and enjoy Corona's beautiful public parks! Did you know we have 28 neighborhood parks situated in neighborhoods through the community? You may have a park located just around the corner from you! We also have seven additional public community parks for you to enjoy. Grab your tennis racket and a partner, Eagle Glen Park covers 13.47 acres and has many amenities including a tennis court, softball field, soccer field, restrooms, a picnic and barbecue area, covered shelter and ch...

Update on Maple Street Bridge Closures

As part of the Riverside County Transportation Commission's (RCTC) 91 Project, the Maple Street bridge will change to northbound only travel on Saturday, February 13 at 5 a.m. until approximately July 2016. Crews will close the bridge on Friday, February 12 at 9 p.m. to work on the reconfiguration. In addition, the Maple Street Bridge will close nightly beginning Monday, February 15 to Thursday, February 18, 2016, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. as crews prepare for demolition work - this begins Friday, Feb...

Minor Decoy ABC Operation

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On Jan. 30, 2016, the Corona Police Department cited one clerk for selling alcohol to minors. The actions were the result of a minor decoy operation in which minors under the direct supervision of officers, attempted to purchase alcohol from 16 retail licensees in the City of Corona. Those who sold to the minor face a minimum fine of $250, and/or 24 to 32 hours of community service for a first violation. In addition, ABC will take administrative action against the alcoholic beverage license o...

Valentine’s Day is a Good Reminder to Love the Earth with Recycling and Waste Reduction

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Waste Management recommends alternatives to traditional tokens of affection that make the holiday of red and pink a little greener Whether a hopeless romantic or a cynic, Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to show love to the Earth, the one who takes care of each of us, by being environmentally conscientious. Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, which can contribute to a spike in annual waste production. This holiday, Waste Management urges the public to consider eco-friendly gifts fo...

Corona Reds Coach Supports T1D Athletes

Dylan N Parker Baseball Type 1 Diabetes
Dylan George and his buddy Parker Davis have been best friends for almost 10 years now.  They both have a passion for baseball which started around age 5 when they were introduced to T-Ball together.  What you won’t know by looking at them is that both Dylan and Parker have Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Type 1 Diabetes is a chronic, life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas produces little to no insulin. Insulin is a hormone needed in order to get energy from food. T1D can occur ...