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Friends and Faith; Together But Not The Same

Corona teen, Isabelle Richards, and the Corona Norco Interfaith Association (CNIA) have teamed up to take this theme to a new level. On Saturday May 9 they will host “Friends And Faith; Together But Not The Same” a free, interactive, interfaith activity for Corona and Norco middle and high school aged youth.

Corona PD Officer and Citizen Rescue Trapped Driver from Burning Car

On Thursday March 5th, 2015 at 11:53 pm, Corona Police were dispatched to a 911 call about a vehicle fire. Officer Michael Neff arrived and saw a white Ford Escape crashed into a tree and its engine fully engulfed in flames. Two local citizens were already attempting to assist the trapped driver. Officer Neff attempted to extinguish the fire with the help of the two citizens. Officer Neff, Citizen Kenneth Lee and an unidentified citizen had just enough time to rescue the driver from the burning car and carry her to safety before the vehicle became fully engulfed with flames.

2015 National Public Safety Dispatcher Appreciation Week

During the week of April 12-18, we are proud to support our CPD Dispatchers for the 2015 National Public Safety Dispatcher Appreciation Week. Public Safety Dispatchers are the ones who answer most of the incoming calls to Corona PD and relay important information to our officers in the field.

Vintage Home Tour 2015

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to celebrate National Preservation Month and step back in time in Corona’s history by strolling through five vintage structures on Saturday, May 2, 2015. A designated drop-off area will be available at all five properties for those who need the convenience.

Circle City Chorale Spring Concert

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 your feet and bring a smile to your face.

National Library Week and Teen Art Festival

It’s time to celebrate National Library Week! April 12 to April 18 are the official dates but the Corona Public Library’s Teen Advisory Council (TAC) is kicking it off a day early on Saturday, April 11 with a Teen Art Festival in the Community Room.

SR-91 April Street Closures @ Grand, Lincoln, Joy

As part of the SR91 Project, there are several road reductions and construction zones scheduled for April. Starting April 6 for a one week duration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m: West Grand Blvd. will be down to one lane with flaggers. Starting April 13 for a one month duration: East Grand Blvd. will be down to one lane each direction to lower the road. Starting April 18 for one night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.: Lincoln Ave. will be reduced to two lanes to install transmission poles. Starting April 27 for 45 days: Joy Street, proposed closure to surcharge for bridge abutment. This will require long-term detour for all business north of this area and the Main Street Metrolink Station. This is pending review at this time.

Ninth Annual Photography Contest at the Library

Friends of the Corona Public Library Ninth Annual Photography Contest This year’s photography contest theme is “On the Road” with first place prize of $250, second place prize of $150 and third place prize of $100

Scheduled Lane Closures on Ontario, Mangular, Magnolia, Rimpau

City of Corona's Maintenance Services Department will be performing crack sealing repairs on Ontario from Mangular to Magnolia and on Magnolia from Ontario to Rimpau from Monday April 6, 2015 through Friday April 10, 2015. “Road Works” is the contractor and they will be following MUTCD guidelines for temporary traffic control and will only close one lane at a time. The work is expected to take five to seven days to complete. Please see chart below for lane closure schedule or call the City of Corona Public Works Department if you have further questions at 951-736-2266.

Corona Police Department Welcomes Kuko

Please welcome the newest member of the Corona Police Department, K-9 Kuko. Kuko is a 2 ½ year old male Belgian Malinois from Holland. He was selected on March 19, 2015 after extensive testing. Kuko’s handler will be Detective Chris Espinoza. Detective Espinoza and Kuko will be assigned to the Inland Commercial Enforcement Financial Interdiction Team (ICEFIT) after completing the Basic Narcotic Detection Course in May. Kuko’s hobbies include running, jumping, and an occasional game of hide and seek.

Women of Significance Awards

Soroptimist International of Corona honors extraordinary women in the Inland Empire who have made a positive impact in their communities. The women selected for this year’s honor offer inspiration and encouragement through their Resilience, Hope, Determination, Courage, Generosity, and Innovation. Read their inspiring stories below and then join us as we recognize their contributions to our community.

Day of the Child: Kids Play & Parents Gain Awareness

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 America, just to name a few.

Corona PD Places 3rd in Baker to Vegas Run!

This past weekend, the Corona Police Department participated in the 31st Annual Challenge Cup Relay Race, which started in Baker, California, and ended in Las Vegas, Nevada. After 120 miles of pavement, running all day and all night, the official results are in. Out of 265 teams, the Corona Police Department placed 74th overall and 3rd overall in the 500 Invitational Division, which was the best finish in CPD history. The official finishing team time was 16:33:33, which was an approximate 8:15 per mile pace.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Silence the Distractions April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month – “It’s Not Worth It!”To save lives and educate all Californians, especially young drivers, about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Impact Teen Drivers, and more than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide are working together on increased education and enforcement efforts for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April and California Teen Safe Driving Week, the first week of April.

91 Project Aesthetic Designs

SR91 Project aesthetic elements represent input from Corona residents and the Corona City Council. Citrus elements that reflect Corona’s agricultural heritage will be incorporated along the 91 where there are sound walls in residential areas. This element will also be incorporated at select underpasses and abutments. A special feature of the project will be the gateways to the City ofCorona on the west end at Green River Road and the east end near the 15.