City Selects New Information Technology Director

The City of Corona hired a new Information Technology Director after holding a national recruitment through Bob Murray & Associates in order to fill the vacant position due to the retirement of former Director Steve Larson.  After being selected out of more than 166 potential candidates, Chris McMasters started with the City of Corona on April 18, 2016. “I’m truly excited to serve others,” said McMasters. “And I look forward to helping the City of Corona become a data driven organizati...

Corona Police Seek Attempted Murder Suspect

Corona PD Seeks Attempted Murder Suspect
On May 6, 2016, at approximately 11:30 p.m. the Corona Police Department investigated an attempted murder of a homeless male behind the Corona Chamber of Commerce located at 904 E. Sixth St. Corona. As a result of the investigation, members of the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force- Region 8 arrested a 17-year-old Corona juvenile, Jordon Negrete, for his involvement in the incident. During the investigation, Corona Police detectives identified a second suspect, a 17-year-old Corona ju...

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. ...

Foothill Parkway Westerly Extension Project 50 Percent Complete

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The Foothill Parkway Westerly Extension Project is nearing its 50 percent completion and is on budget. The long-anticipated project, which has been a part of the Sierra Del Oro Master Planned Community since the 1980s, is scheduled to be completed in December 2016. The Foothill Westerly Extension Project is located in the southern portion of the City of Corona along the base of the Santa Ana Mountains in the Cleveland National Forest, and inv olves the extension of Foothill Parkway as a four...

PizzaRev is Coming to the Corona Crossings & Hiring!

Corona will soon be home to the newest PizzaRev – a build-your-own pizza concept that was recently named ‘Best Pizza’ by LA Daily News readers. Scheduled to open in mid-February at the Crossings at Corona across from Edwards movie theater complex, PizzaRev will change how the community thinks about pizza with offerings like fresh pressed, homemade dough, locally sourced ingredients, all-natural cheeses and vegan and gluten-free options. It will be the first of at least seven franchise locations ...

Drive 4 Life Classes Raise Awareness

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The City of Corona Police Department is excited to announce the dates for the 2016 “Drive 4 Life” Teen Driver Safety Program. This program was designed by the Corona Police Department’s Traffic Collision Response Team to educate young drivers on the causes and prevention of traffic collisions. This life changing program brings traffic safety awareness to teen drivers through interactive lecture, guest speakers, and multi-media presentations. The student will come away with a better understanding...

Former Teacher Arrested for Sex Crimes

Anthony Joshua Perez
On Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 at about 11:30 a.m., Corona Police detectives arrested Anthony Joshua Perez, a 29-year-old Corona resident for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and possession of child pornography. In March 2015, Fontana Police Department notified the Corona Police Department regarding a child annoyance investigation involving Perez, a former Lee V. Pollard High School teacher. During the investigation, Fontana detectives uncovered evidence that revealed Perez was engaging i...

City Urges Edison to be Transparent with Its Customers

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Southern California Edison (SCE) is planning to submit an application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) sometime this month for approval to construct a new Substation in Corona, along with high voltage (66 kV) lines winding through the City.  At its meeting last Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, the City Council authorized staff to file a protest with the CPUC because the City has no authority over the project and SCE has not engaged in any meaningful public disclosure or input regar...

Motorcycle/Vehicle Accident Results in Fatality

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On Friday, October 30, 2015 at approximately 8:08 a.m. the Corona Police Department received a report of a traffic collision at the intersection of Highgrove Street and Montoya Drive involving a motorcycle and a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers located the motorcyclist which had succumbed to injuries sustained as a result of the accident and he was ultimately pronounced deceased at the scene. The motorcyclist has since been identified as Wilson R. Ross, 50-year-old of Corona. The other driver ...

All lanes on WB91 to Reopen by 4:30 a.m. Thursday

Crews Complete Paving on Westbound 91 in Corona All Lanes to Reopen by 4:30 am on Thursday 91 Project crews completed roadway repairs late this afternoon to the westbound 91 near Green River Road in Corona that was damaged yesterday by heavy rainfall. The repairs required closure of the two far right lanes in this area; all lanes are scheduled to reopen by 4:30 a.m. tomorrow.  Crews worked throughout the night to remove sections of roadway damaged by the storm. Today, crews checked the ...

Alternative Route for Main Street Travel

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As part of the Riverside County Transportation Commission's 91 Project, temporary closures and restricted access of the Main Street roadway and ramps began in late August to allow crews to lower and widen the roadway and will continue this weekend. We are currently entering our second weekend of the Main Street closures and would like to offer a quick exhibit of another preferred alternate route for vehicles typically traveling NB on Main Street to turn left onto the 91 WB On-Ramp. The graphic s...

Corona Firefighter Returns to Work Recovered from Burn Injuries

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Corona Fire Captain Roger Williams, returned to work today to Fire Station 1 after recovering from burn injuries. Captain Williams sustained second and third degree burns to one of his legs while fighting the wildland fire in the Cajon Pass on July 18, 2015. Nearly eight weeks later, his doctors cleared him to return to work and he wasted no time. Upon leaving the doctor’s office, Captain Williams drove straight to Corona Fire Headquarters for an assignment of duties. Those that know him, ...

SR91 Project Update: 15 Month Closure

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Special Notice Reminder:  Eastbound 91 Serfas Club Drive On-Ramp to Close for 15 Months, New Frontage Road Opens, Sept. 1, 2015 As part of the Riverside County Transportation Commission's 91 Project, the 15-month full closure of the eastbound Serfas Club Drive on-ramp will begin on August 31, 2015. Crews will close all lanes at 9 p.m. on Serfas Club Drive to reconfigure the street between Pine Crest Drive and Wardlow Road. The road will reopen by 5 a.m. on September 1, 2015. Motorists can u...

Death Investigation

On August 24, 2015, at about 2:04 p.m., Corona Police Officers responded to the 1000 block of Flaming Gorge Road reference a physical altercation involving three male adults. Upon arrival, officers discovered one unidentified male unconscious and not breathing. The male was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. All involved parties are known to each other. Detectives are on-scene conducting further investigation. If you have any information regarding this case p...

Serious Injury Related Traffic Collision Update

On August 9, 2015 at approximately 9:23 p.m., the Corona Police Department and the Corona Fire Department responded to the area of Promenade Avenue and Sixth Street in response to a serious injury related traffic collision.  Eduardo Alvarez (25-years-old of Corona) was driving eastbound on Sixth Street approaching Promenade Avenue and collided with a vehicle carrying Jacob George (22-years-old of Corona) and Courtney Ferranto (22-years-old of Corona). Alvarez and George were transported to lo...