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Did You Know: The Special Olympics is Coming to Corona

The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games are coming to Corona! That’s right, this summer Corona will welcome and celebrate nearly 100 athletes and their coaches from around the world for a special three-day Host Town program that will take place prior to the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles that are held July 25, 2015 to Aug. 2, 2015.

CAT Presents Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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.

An Evening of Laughter to Benefit Local NonProfit

Soroptimist International of Corona and the Alliance for Family Wellness will be hosting an “Evening of Laughter” to be held on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. The silent auction and appetizers are at 6 p.m., followed by an exciting evening of outstanding comics that will have the audiences laughing. Headliner is Chris Strait from TRU-TV’s “Worlds Dumbest” and a collection of other performers including Mel Austin, Jason Love, Laniea D., and Gabriella Francis. The event will be held at the Historic Civic Center Auditorium at 815 West 6th Street in Corona.

Corona PD Advisory: Main Street Squeeze

The Corona Police Department is offering five tips to help motorists navigate the Main Squeeze: Allow extra travel time. Do yourself a favor and leave for work or school a little earlier. That will help you relax and be more patient as your drive through this area. Make good driving decisions. When the road narrows, move over and get behind the car in front of you. Please don’t try to go around that car and then get stuck at the K-rail (cement barrier) up ahead. There are “No U-Turn” signs at Third St. and on Grand Blvd, don’t try and make a U-turn. Please follow all rules of the road and be patient during this time. Pay attention. Travel conditions will be changing during the next two years. K-rails will be shifting. There may be some additional lane closures at night. Follow the signs, put down your cell phones, and please be respectful with other motorists and contractors.

Type Your Way to Success with Computer Classes

Type your Way to Success with these Computer Classes Computers are at the foundation of today’s society. From email to social media to document creation, knowing how to use a computer and basic programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel are vital elements to communicating and relating to the world. To help you or someone you know learn the fundamentals, the Library and Recreation Services Department are offering the following computer classes for those 15 years and older.

Corona Recreation Can Help You Land Your First Job

You’re never too young to be an entrepreneur and it’s never too early to start thinking about working as it builds confidence, a sense of responsibility, self-reliance, as well as your bank account. If you’re interested in finding your first job or even looking to expand on an existing one, the Library and Recreation Services has a ton of options for you!

Corona Community Center Takes Shape

Plans are underway to create a new community center for the city of Corona! The Center On Main 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.

EastBound 91 Main Street Onramp to Close

Starting Jan. 20, 2015, there will be a new traffic configuration at Main Street and the 91. Northbound and southbound lanes on Main Street will be reduced to two lanes open in each direction and the eastbound Main Street on-ramp will be closed for approximately 15 months.Main Street Corona Closure

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.... Continue reading...

Bicycles for Children Donated 683 Bicycles to Local Children

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.

Police/Fire Tactical Response Training

During the week of Jan. 5, 2015, the Corona Police Department will be conducting joint tactical training exercises with the Corona Fire Department. This training will present a new approach, whereby fire personnel, under the protection of law enforcement, will be able to get to injured victims much more quickly to provide life-saving treatment and/or extrication. The training will be occurring at a school within the Corona/Norco Unified School District while students are away on Christmas break.

Resolve to Recreate in 2015

Happy New Year! As we begin 2015, many of us have resolved to make positive changes in our lives. From shedding those extra pounds to finding a new hobby or becoming more involved in the community, the Library and Recreation Services Department can help you keep those resolutions. We invite you to turn the pages of our current brochure and see how we can help you be the best you can be!

Stolen Special-Needs Wheelchair Replaced

The Corona Police Department is happy to announce that with the assistance of the San Diego Down Syndrome Society, the four year old little girl who had her wheelchair stolen last week received her wheelchair today. wheelchair donationIt was delivered to the family residence at approximately 2:30 p.m. with the assistance of Corona Police Officers. The family was extremely grateful of this special delivery this afternoon. We want to thank our entire community for taking a tragic event and making it a special Christmas for this family.

Women’s Luncheon Series “Is Your ‘Ask’ too Small”

When you woke up this morning did you decide you wanted to be wildly mediocre? If not, join us Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sizzler Restaurant where the Corona Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Corona, presents "Is Your 'Ask' Too Small and Your 'But' Too Big?" as part of the Women’s Leadership Luncheon series. Our special guest is Stacey O'Bryne, founder of Pivot Point Advantage, and will navigate you through cracking the code to success with her inspirational and motivational speaking. All you need to succeed is already inside of you.

Fire & Ice Chili Cook-off & Craft Beer Festival

Circle City Rotary and Corona Norco YMCA have teamed together to bring fun and flavor together to benefit our community with the first Annual Chili Cook-off and Craft Beer Festival. On Jan. 31, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Corona Norco Family YMCA at 1331 River Road in Corona [MAP], there will be a wonderful combination of food & fun for all ages.

Police Seek Public’s Help in Locating Stolen Wheelchair

On Dec., 18, 2014, at 8:30 a.m., Corona Police Officers responded to the 300 block of W. Grand Blvd. regarding a theft of a wheelchair. The investigation revealed that between 10 p.m., Wednesday night, Dec. 17, 2014, and 6:30 a.m.., Thursday morning, Dec. 18, 2014, the wheelchair was stolen from the front porch of a residence. The wheelchair is used by a four year old special needs child with Down Syndrome. The child is unable to walk, which makes her dependent on the wheelchair for transportation.