Sexual Assault Investigation Seeks Additional Victims

Anthony Joshua Perez
On March 10, 2015, detectives from the Fontana Police Department arrested Anthony Joshua Perez, 28 years old in Corona. Perez, who was a teacher at Fontana High School, was arrested and ultimately charged with five counts of 278 PC, Child Stealing. The charges were in reference to an inappropriate relationship with a Fontana High School student and he is currently out of custody on bail. In the subsequent investigation, it is believed that Perez may have had inappropriate contact with students in the Corona Norco Unified School District (CNUSD). Perez was an employee of CNUSD and ta...

Friends and Faith; Together But Not The Same

Friends and Faith
Perhaps you have seen the recent Android ad where a bear and a tiger nuzzle affectionately as non-descript, lower case letters state, “be together. not the same.”  It amazes us that creatures of such different ilk can get along, or even benefit, from such an unlikely friendship. 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. “Th...

Corona PD Officer and Citizen Rescue Trapped Driver from Burning Car

Corona PD Officer Michael Neff Recognition
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. At last night’s...

2015 National Public Safety Dispatcher Appreciation Week

Corona dispatch
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. Dispatchers are an integral part of the process regarding our response to the community. They work behind the scenes, and are often not recognized for their extremely critical work. They are the ones who answer 911 when you need help. They are a calm voice in that moment of need, and the ones who get t...

Vintage Home Tour 2015

vintage home tour corona
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. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Most of the homes have steps or are two-story and were not built to be ADA accessible. 1037 South Main St.—Members of the Frank A. Ranney family (owners of the Grandview Creamery Co.) occupied this home for 50 years from 1933-1983.  This charming home is a well-pr...

Circle City Chorale Spring Concert

circle city chorale
Singing Makes Us “Happy” 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. Sing * Soar * Inspire is the choirs’ motto and the memb...

National Library Week and Teen Art Festival

do the dewey kids
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.  Students in grades 6-12 can join us from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  We will have seven art stations as well as three workshops.  Each workshop will have three 45-minute sessions during the festival.  We are excited to have Pat Snow (Instagram: packy_projex) presenting Character Chalk Art, staff member and art student Lourdes Alvarez presenting Observation...