New 91 Lanes to open March 20 – Expect Heavy Work to Prepare for Opening

Mark your calendar! The Riverside County Transportation Commission has set March 20 as the opening date for the new 91 Express Lanes and general purpose lanes in Corona. Westbound lanes are planned to open by 4 a.m., and eastbound lanes are planned to open by 5 a.m.. RCTC’s $1.4 billion 91 Project extends the 91 Express Lanes eight miles to Interstate 15 in Riverside County, adds general purpose lanes between the 71 and I-15, and provides a tolled express connector between the 91 and I-15. Th...
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Senior Center Travel Program Heads to the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

On Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Senior Travel Program “Explore. Dream. Discover.” will journey to the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert. Attendees will explore multiple exhibits of desert animals from all over the world and visit the many tranquil gardens with over 1,400 different plant species.  While they're there, our seniors can take a tram ride through the park, ride a camel, or feed a giraffe!  There will be an opportunity to shop for unique books, jewelry,...
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March 4 | Free Teen Driver Safety Program

The Corona Police Department Traffic Bureau Division is excited to announce the 2017 "Drive 4 Life" teen driver safety program dates. This program is designed for young drivers who have a license as well as those who are about to get one. The goal is to provide a FREE service to the community by educating young drivers and their parents in an effort to promote traffic safety on roadways and to prevent fatal traffic collisions. The program focuses on the four most common factors that le...
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Getting the Right Kind of Retail for Our City

In a time when buzz words and catch phrases are thrown at us on a daily basis, it is difficult to fully understand what “shop local,” means to a community and how it --or a lack of it-- shapes a community’s retail choices. Like anything else in life, we find ourselves looking over the proverbial fence and wanting what the “other” person has; in this case, what another city may have. Because of the multitude of retail choices and a variety of people, rarely are citizens of a particular jurisdicti...
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91 Project Update

With the 91 Project at its 91 percent completion mark, motorists will be able to use the new lanes starting this spring. Crews are continuing to work night and day to complete the following activities. For a map showing the status of these ramps and local street improvements, please visit the “Ramp/Street Status” page of the website. The westbound and eastbound Maple Street off-ramps are scheduled to open in January. The Maple Street Bridge is scheduled to open to two directions in early...
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Rainy Weather Motorist Safety

Rainy weather is here! For your safety and the safety of other motorists and our crews, the 91 Project reminds you to check your vehicle’s tires, wiper blades and brakes. Despite the 55 miles per hour speed limit in the construction zone, you may need to drive even slower to match weather conditions, visibility and traffic - even when construction workers are not present. Traffic fines are doubled within the construction zone. In addition: Be aware of changing conditions and follow detour s...
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West Corona Little League | Spring 2017

The West Corona Little League is delighted to announce the upcoming Spring 2017 Player Evaluation and Registration Events! Are you parent, grandparent, or family friend who knows a young boy or girl that loves to play? Mark your calendars, and share the dates! The West Corona Little League is open to boys and girls ages 4 through 16. Player evaluations will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 9 a.m. at Butterfield Park Field #1 (Map). Registration Events are as follows: Saturda...
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Free Landscape Class

  Register Today for the Free Landscape Class for January! The City of Corona Department of Water and Power is hosting a California Friendly Landscape Training class this January. The landscape class is designed to introduce the concept of sustainable landscaping, focusing on creating beautiful, and water-efficient gardens. Learn six methods to make your garden a California Friendly Garden: Using a Holistic Approach to Gardening Building a Living Soil Sponge Rethinki...
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Child Annoyance Arrest

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at about 8 a.m., 34-year-old Corona resident Robert Sanchez Banuelos was arrested for the misdemeanor of Child Annoyance. Banuelos was identified by a 13-year-old female and her 12-year-old sister as the person who approached them in the area of Cota Street and Parkridge Avenue on Halloween. The sisters were walking home from school on Oct. 31, 2016 when Banuelos, who was accompanied by a female child, struck up a conversation with them. During the conversation, Ban...
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Annual Dickens Dinner

The Santiago Choir Program cordially invites the community to the Annual Dickens Dinner, an evening of Holiday Merriment. The Dinner will take place on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Santiago High School Cafeteria (Map). The Christmas Concert will follow the dinner and begin at 7 p.m. The Santiago High School Choir is a 160-member award winning group. Every year the Madrigals hold a Dickens Dinner and silent auction to raise funds for their trips and competitions. The dinner ...
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Pet Adoption Event & Expo

Bring a new furry family member home for the Holidays! The City of Corona Police Department, Animal Shelter, and Library & Recreation Services Department invite you to the first Annual Pet Adoption Event and Expo on Saturday, December 3, 2016!  The event will take place at the Circle City Center (Map) from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., rain or shine! Attendees may bring their own four-legged friends for pictures and activities or welcome a new one into their family!  Adoption fees are $20 for non-...
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SR91 closure of Lincoln Avenue between Second/D St. & Pomona Rd.

The 91 Project will require a closure of Lincoln Avenue between Second/D Street and Pomona Road for paving this weekend. The closure will start Friday, Nov. 11 at 9 pm and end by Monday, Nov. 14 at 4 am. During the closure, motorists on Second/D Street may travel east through the Lincoln Avenue intersection. West of the intersection, westbound travel will be available only west of the Shell Station on Lincoln Avenue. East of the intersection, motorists may travel east and west on Second Stree...
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Corona’s Winter Events & Holiday Cheer!

Help us spread Holiday Cheer, Share your Community Events! Spark of Love Toy Drive From Thursday, November 17th to Saturday, December 24th, 2016 The Corona Fire Department will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for deserving families within our community. Collection sites will include all 7 Corona Fire Stations, Fire Headquarters, City Hall, and at the Circle City Center. All toys will be donated to the Settlement House, which will be then distributed to children within Corona and Norco. ...
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Protect California Citrus

A plant disease that kills citrus trees has been found in California. The disease, called Huanglongbing or citrus greening disease, isn’t harmful to humans, but it is fatal for citrus trees and has no cure. The disease is spread by a pest called the Asian citrus psyllid as it feeds on citrus tree leaves. Until researchers find a solution, California homeowners who enjoy growing fresh citrus fruit in their yards, and California farmers tending to $2.5 billion worth of citrus fruit trees must work...
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Corona PD Receives Grant for Special Traffic Enforcement & Crash Prevention

The Corona Police Department has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcement and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. The Corona Police Department will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education. “Impaired driving is a growing epidemic throughout the nation,” says C...
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