Tag Archives: City of Corona

New Big Belly Solar Trash Cans – High Tech Keeping Us Green!

The Maintenance Services Department is proud to announce the installation of some new trash cans at Santana and El Cerrito Sports Parks; they’re not just ordinary trash cans. These high-capacity cans are able to hold three times the normal capacity of regular 50 gallon trash cans, thanks to a solar-powered compacting mechanism located inside the unit.

Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at City Hall

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way… to the Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration! The annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration will take place on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the South Lawn of City Hall [MAP]. This eagerly anticipated family tradition features live entertainment, the lighting of the holiday tree, activities for children, and the return of the popular snow play area to begin the holiday season in Corona.

Corona Regional Expansion and Affiliation with UC Irvine Health Announced

UC Irvine Health and Corona Regional Medical Center are pleased to announce a comprehensive affiliation that will enhance the depth and variety of specialty healthcare services available in Corona and nearby communities. A major hospital expansion project will accompany this affiliation.

Gang Task Force Recovers Stolen Handguns, Meth & Counterfeit Money

On Tuesday Nov., 4, 2014, at 6:35 p.m., officers from the Regional Gang Task Force (GTF) Region 8 conducted a probation compliance check on a residence in the 500 block of San Gorgonio in the City of Corona. The home is that of a suspected Outlaw Motorcycle Gang member and convicted felon. When officers approached the location, a male subject ran out of the residence but was detained nearby. He was discovered to have two felony warrants for his arrest.

Corona’s First Microbrewery & Tasting Room to Open Saturday!

Corona’s first microbrewery and tasting room is opening this weekend in the Circle City. Skyland Ale Works is proud to announce its craft beers will be available to the Inland Empire and surrounding areas with the opening of their tasting room at 109 N. Maple ST. Unit C [MAP] in Corona. “We have developed a cult following within the Southern California area and are anxious to welcome our fans to Skyland’s new home,” said co-founders and co-owners Jim Beyers and Ken Penrose.

PD 2014 Volunteer Appreciation Event

On Nov. 13, 2014, the Corona Police Department hosted the 2014 Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Corona Public Library Grand Blvd Room. The dinner honors and recognized over 100 police volunteers who provide thousands of hours of service to the department and the community. The volunteers serve in various areas of the police department and are separated in different volunteer groups

Corona Certified Farmers Market Moves to Corona Mall

Corona Farmers Market has moved downtown to a new location at the Corona Mall due to construction of a new development on North Main where the Corona Certified Farmer’s Market has resided for the past five years. The market has had good memories of its first five years at the location on Main and Rincon and has great expectation for its future at the corner of Sixth and Main Streets at the Corona Mall.

FBI Crime Statistics Released: Crime is Down in Corona

The FBI released crime statistics this week for 2013. The City of Corona once again experienced a decline in both violent and property crimes, as compared to the year before. The percentage change from 2012 to 2013 was a reduction in violent crime by 22.86 percent and property crime by 16.99 percent. This is the second year of a double digit decrease for Corona in reported crime. National Crime statistics were also down 4.4 percent for violent crime and 4.1 percent for property crime. These decreases can be attributed to our officers being proactive in their patrol efforts, and using current crime trends and patterns to aide them in their efforts.

Hike or Bike with the Mayor

Continuing the theme of Healthy Corona, Mayor Karen Spiegel will welcome all who wish to join her on a walk up Skyline Drive Trail on Sunday morning, Nov. 16 at 8 a.m. We will be meeting at the Trailhead on Foothill Parkway. Please park on Foothill Parkway in the areas marked for parking and non-restricted areas. We plan to hike to Tin Mine Canyon (2.5 mile hike roundtrip). The trails are steep and make sure you bring sufficient water.

Home for the Holidays Black Friday Week Event!

The City of Corona’s Animal Shelter has teamed with thousands of animal organizations from around the world to participate in an annual pet adoption drive called Home 4 the Holidays. home for the holidaysThe Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive began with a growing concern for the number of rescue facilities closing their doors during the holiday seasons.

Veterans Day- A Time of Remembrance and Gratitude

Each and every day in every state in the union, young men and women from all walks of life enlist in our Armed Forces. On that day, they vow to protect our country, our freedom, and our way of life from threats across the globe with their very lives if necessary, by donning the uniforms of the United States Armed Forces. On Nov. 11, as a nation, we give thanks to those who have served, recommit our support of those still in uniform and pay homage to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our way of life.

Corona Launches Community Mobile App

The City of Corona launched an innovative mobile application (City App) with features not previously seen in municipality mobile applications. The City’s free app for smartphones allows constituents simplified access to the latest news, urgent alerts, quick-call department directory, and plenty more in the latest form of communication from City Hall.

Library Strengthens Teen and Young Adult Job Search Skills

Corona Public Library received a state grant from the Library Service and Technology Act (LSTA) which has brought to Corona the “Job Readiness for Young Adults, 16 to 24” program. The goal of this program is to offer new ways for young people to strengthen 21st century skills that they can use to ensure their success now and throughout their lives. Upcoming programs at the Corona Public Library include Getting Your First Job Workshop and Mock Interview Practice Sessions.

GTF Arrests Auto Theft Suspect

On Friday Oct. 24, 2014, at 2:50 p.m., members of the Regional Gang Task Force (GTF) Region 8 were patrolling the area of El Cerrito, an unincorporated portion of Riverside County. GTF officers observed a red Geo Prizm partially blocking a driveway in the 7800 block of Minnesota Road. When officers checked the license plate on the Geo Prizm through the Department of Motor Vehicles, it was discovered to have been recently stolen out of Anaheim. As officers watched the residence the Geo Prizm was parked in front of, they saw a male subject leave the driveway and walk to a nearby gas station with a gas can. When the male returning a short time later, he was observed entering the Geo Prizm and attempting to drive away.

Holiday Lighting: Sneak Peek!

The annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration will take place on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the South Lawn of City Hall [MAP]. This eagerly anticipated family tradition will feature live entertainment, the holiday train, Santa’s workshop, photos with Santa, the return of the popular snow play area, and the lighting of the holiday tree.