Tag Archives: Corona

CNUSD Seeks Members for Citizens’ Oversight Committee

With the passage of the $396 million bond measure in November, the Corona-Norco Unified School District is seeking community members to serve on the Measure GG Citizens’ Oversight Committee. The Citizens’ Oversight Committee will meet with the Deputy Superintendent of Business Services and district staff on a regular basis to review the use of general obligation bond funds and monitor the implementation of Measure GG. Their task is to ensure that general obligation bond funds are being used in accordance with the intention of the voters and with the highest possible level of efficiency so the educational needs of the children of our community are best served.

Corona PD Alert: Special Response Team- Barricaded Suspect

On Dec. 09, 2014, at 9:47 p.m., the PACT-West (Post Release Accountability and Compliance Team) responded to the 2700 block of Toumey Ln. Corona, for a felony arrest warrant service on John Rasso Jr., a 34 year old Corona resident. Rasso had recent encounters with law enforcement where firearms were involved. Officers considered him to be armed and dangerous.

City of Corona Appoints Darrell Talbert as New City Manager

The Corona City Council has appointed Darrell Talbert to the City Manager position created by the upcoming retirement of long-time City Manager Brad Robbins. The City Council met in Closed Session December 3rd to discuss the vacancy and unanimously decided to appoint Talbert as Assistant City Manager effective December 4th, and then City Manager on April 17th, upon Robbins departure.

Holiday Crime Prevention Tips from Corona PD

It’s that time of the year again…Holiday cheer with the hustle and bustle of the season. The Corona Police Department would like to remind our community of a few crime prevention tips to assist in having a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

PD Seeks Assistance Regarding Hit and Run Traffic Collision

On Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at approximately 5:15 p.m., a serious injury related hit and run traffic collision occurred on El Sobrante Road just south Circle City Drive. Marvel Smith, 70 years of Corona, was walking along the east curb line of El Sobrante Road pushing a shopping cart when she was struck from behind by an unknown vehicle. Ms. Smith was knocked to the ground and her body was thrown into the cement curb. Ms. Smith suffered severe injuries and is currently on life support at a local hospital.

New Train Times for 91 Line Riders Improves Commuter Options

New Train Times for 91 Line Riders Improves Commuter Options To meet the needs of regular 91 Line riders, peak commuter service is being optimized by offering more peak round trip options for commuters. Metrolink has optimized the 91 Line train schedule by offering new peak trains during the morning and afternoon peak commute times. metrolink easy commute A new train leaving Riverside at 5:54 a.m. and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station at 7:30 a.m. and another train departing Los Angeles Union Station at 3:40 p.m. and arriving in Riverside at 5:15 p.m. will be offered (these trains replace the 12:40 p.m. leaving Los Angeles Union Station and the 2:30 p.m. train departing Riverside).

Circle City Chorale Concert to Feature Children’s Choir

Such a wonderful time of year, especially for music. The Circle City Chorale (C3) has a wonderful surprise for audiences this holiday season: children of the greater Corona area will be introduced as the bow on the gift of music C3 always presents to its audiences. “They are enchanting,” said one member of the adult chorale after watching a rehearsal of the children’s choir. “Their music is challenging but they perform it with such heart and determination; they are a true joy to watch.”

New Big Belly Solar Trash Cans – High Tech Keeping Us Green!

The Maintenance Services Department is proud to announce the installation of some new trash cans at Santana and El Cerrito Sports Parks; they’re not just ordinary trash cans. These high-capacity cans are able to hold three times the normal capacity of regular 50 gallon trash cans, thanks to a solar-powered compacting mechanism located inside the unit.

Covered California Open Enrollment Event

Learn about your options and sign up for affordable health coverage for you and the entire family at the Islamic Society of Corona-Norco’s Covered CA Open Enrollment Event Saturday Nov. 22, 2014. Visit the Islamic Society Corona-Norco, where enrollment counselors will talk with you face-to-face to explain your health coverage options through Covered California and help you select the best plan for your medical needs and budget. You can also find out if you qualify for low-cost or no-cost coverage through Medi-Cal. On site information will be available for Med-Cal, CalFresh, WIC, and a Mobile Health Van on site.

Corona Regional Expansion and Affiliation with UC Irvine Health Announced

UC Irvine Health and Corona Regional Medical Center are pleased to announce a comprehensive affiliation that will enhance the depth and variety of specialty healthcare services available in Corona and nearby communities. A major hospital expansion project will accompany this affiliation.

Gang Task Force Recovers Stolen Handguns, Meth & Counterfeit Money

On Tuesday Nov., 4, 2014, at 6:35 p.m., officers from the Regional Gang Task Force (GTF) Region 8 conducted a probation compliance check on a residence in the 500 block of San Gorgonio in the City of Corona. The home is that of a suspected Outlaw Motorcycle Gang member and convicted felon. When officers approached the location, a male subject ran out of the residence but was detained nearby. He was discovered to have two felony warrants for his arrest.

Light Up a Life with CRMC Hospice Auxiliary

Corona Regional Medical Center Hospice Volunteer Auxiliary hosts the annual Light Up A Life Program to remember our loved ones who have passed away. The heartwarming program is held during the holiday season with the purpose of bringing comfort and encouragement to the bereaved members of our Hospice Families as well as the community.

Corona’s First Microbrewery & Tasting Room to Open Saturday!

Corona’s first microbrewery and tasting room is opening this weekend in the Circle City. Skyland Ale Works is proud to announce its craft beers will be available to the Inland Empire and surrounding areas with the opening of their tasting room at 109 N. Maple ST. Unit C [MAP] in Corona. “We have developed a cult following within the Southern California area and are anxious to welcome our fans to Skyland’s new home,” said co-founders and co-owners Jim Beyers and Ken Penrose.

FBI Crime Statistics Released: Crime is Down in Corona

The FBI released crime statistics this week for 2013. The City of Corona once again experienced a decline in both violent and property crimes, as compared to the year before. The percentage change from 2012 to 2013 was a reduction in violent crime by 22.86 percent and property crime by 16.99 percent. This is the second year of a double digit decrease for Corona in reported crime. National Crime statistics were also down 4.4 percent for violent crime and 4.1 percent for property crime. These decreases can be attributed to our officers being proactive in their patrol efforts, and using current crime trends and patterns to aide them in their efforts.

Main Street UnderCrossing 36-Hour Closure

Weekend Closures at Main Street in Corona Friday, Nov. 14 at 9 p.m. to Sunday, Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. Eastbound 91 Full Closure at Main Street in Corona Saturday, Nov. 15 at 11:59 p.m. to Sunday, Nov. 16 at 6 a.m.