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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.
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.
On Nov. 13, 2014, the Corona Police Department hosted the 2014 Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Corona Public Library Grand Blvd Room. The dinner honors and recognized over 100 police volunteers who provide thousands of hours of service to the department and the community. The volunteers serve in various areas of the police department and are separated in different volunteer groups
Corona Farmers Market has moved downtown to a new location at the Corona Mall due to construction of a new development on North Main where the Corona Certified Farmer’s Market has resided for the past five years. The market has had good memories of its first five years at the location on Main and Rincon and has great expectation for its future at the corner of Sixth and Main Streets at the Corona Mall.
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.
The City of Corona’s Animal Shelter has teamed with thousands of animal organizations from around the world to participate in an annual pet adoption drive called Home 4 the Holidays. home for the holidaysThe Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive began with a growing concern for the number of rescue facilities closing their doors during the holiday seasons.
Food Runners is hosting their third annual 5k Can Run to support the Corona- Norco Settlement house on Nov 15, 2014. Once again the Can Run will be collecting cans of food in lieu of a registration fee. In 2013 the Can Run brought in 3000 pounds of nonperishable food, with an attendance of more than 700 people and in 2012 the event collected 3057 pounds of goods with about 500 people in attendance.
Corona Public Library received a state grant from the Library Service and Technology Act (LSTA) which has brought to Corona the “Job Readiness for Young Adults, 16 to 24” program. The goal of this program is to offer new ways for young people to strengthen 21st century skills that they can use to ensure their success now and throughout their lives. Upcoming programs at the Corona Public Library include Getting Your First Job Workshop and Mock Interview Practice Sessions.
On Friday Oct. 24, 2014, at 2:50 p.m., members of the Regional Gang Task Force (GTF) Region 8 were patrolling the area of El Cerrito, an unincorporated portion of Riverside County. GTF officers observed a red Geo Prizm partially blocking a driveway in the 7800 block of Minnesota Road. When officers checked the license plate on the Geo Prizm through the Department of Motor Vehicles, it was discovered to have been recently stolen out of Anaheim. As officers watched the residence the Geo Prizm was parked in front of, they saw a male subject leave the driveway and walk to a nearby gas station with a gas can. When the male returning a short time later, he was observed entering the Geo Prizm and attempting to drive away.
Helping Others Turn Pain into Power and Grief into Peace Join us Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sizzler Restaurant [MAP] where the Corona Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Corona, presents "Helping Others Turn Pain into Power and Grief into Peace" as part of the Women’s Leadership Luncheon series. Our special guest is Angela Alexander, an Author & Inspirational Speaker of her autobiography titled ‘Miracles in Action’.
The Corona Police Department will be hosting the 11th Annual “Kids & Cops Holiday Magic” event on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Sheridan Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event provides crafts, game activities, and a visit from Santa Claus for underprivileged children from our community. The program is made possible through community donations. Last year, over 1,000 children were presented with gifts made possible through these donations.
On Oct. 24, 2014 the Corona Police Department celebrated their Third Annual Employee Recognition and Awards Banquet. As a night of appreciation, 84 police employees were recognized for distinguished years of service and outstanding police work.
The Bicycles for Children organization, a local not-for-profit, was founded three years ago with the goal of donating 155 bicycles to impoverished children to the Corona/Norco Unified School District. This year, the Bicycles for Children organization set an ambitious goal of donating 700 bicycles.