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DUI Saturation Patrols for Superbowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. That’s why the California Office of Traffic Safety and Police, Sheriffs, and the CHP are urging football fans to choose sides now: drinking or driving. If you plan on drinking on Super Bowl Sunday, designate a sober driver to get you home safely.

Did You Know: The Special Olympics is Coming to Corona

The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games are coming to Corona! That’s right, this summer Corona will welcome and celebrate nearly 100 athletes and their coaches from around the world for a special three-day Host Town program that will take place prior to the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles that are held July 25, 2015 to Aug. 2, 2015.

CAT Presents Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

This biblical saga of Joseph and his Coat of Many Colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of trials, challenges and adventures that test his faith and his humanity.

An Evening of Laughter to Benefit Local NonProfit

Soroptimist International of Corona and the Alliance for Family Wellness will be hosting an “Evening of Laughter” to be held on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. The silent auction and appetizers are at 6 p.m., followed by an exciting evening of outstanding comics that will have the audiences laughing. Headliner is Chris Strait from TRU-TV’s “Worlds Dumbest” and a collection of other performers including Mel Austin, Jason Love, Laniea D., and Gabriella Francis. The event will be held at the Historic Civic Center Auditorium at 815 West 6th Street in Corona.

The Main Street Squeeze Starting January 20

The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) announced today the start of the “Main Street Squeeze,” which will require lane and ramp closures on Main Street in Corona as part of the 91 Project, starting January 20. Travel on Main Street will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between the westbound 91 ramps and Third Street through the end of 2016. K-rail will be placed on the outside shoulders to allow crews to work safely behind these barriers. Also starting January 20, the eastbound on-ramp to the 91 will be closed for approximately 15 months. Motorists may use Lincoln Avenue, Magnolia Avenue or Hidden Valley Parkway as alternate on-ramps.

Corona PD Advisory: Main Street Squeeze

The Corona Police Department is offering five tips to help motorists navigate the Main Squeeze: Allow extra travel time. Do yourself a favor and leave for work or school a little earlier. That will help you relax and be more patient as your drive through this area. Make good driving decisions. When the road narrows, move over and get behind the car in front of you. Please don’t try to go around that car and then get stuck at the K-rail (cement barrier) up ahead. There are “No U-Turn” signs at Third St. and on Grand Blvd, don’t try and make a U-turn. Please follow all rules of the road and be patient during this time. Pay attention. Travel conditions will be changing during the next two years. K-rails will be shifting. There may be some additional lane closures at night. Follow the signs, put down your cell phones, and please be respectful with other motorists and contractors.

Type Your Way to Success with Computer Classes

Type your Way to Success with these Computer Classes Computers are at the foundation of today’s society. From email to social media to document creation, knowing how to use a computer and basic programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel are vital elements to communicating and relating to the world. To help you or someone you know learn the fundamentals, the Library and Recreation Services Department are offering the following computer classes for those 15 years and older.

EastBound 91 Main Street Onramp to Close

Starting Jan. 20, 2015, there will be a new traffic configuration at Main Street and the 91. Northbound and southbound lanes on Main Street will be reduced to two lanes open in each direction and the eastbound Main Street on-ramp will be closed for approximately 15 months.Main Street Corona Closure

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.... Continue reading...

Bicycles for Children Donated 683 Bicycles to Local Children

Local Nonprofit Continues to Enhance the holidays for Local Students. Just two days after receiving the Outstanding Non-Profit award from the Corona Chamber of Commerce, the Bicycles for Children program and its volunteers got together on Dec. 20 and assembled and donated 683 bicycles to less fortunate students in eight of our local school districts.

Notice of CDBG Funds Availability

To promote greater self-sufficiency, sustainability and capacity for the provision of public services to low- and moderate-income people and special needs populations, the City of Corona hereby notifies private non-profit organizations and City Departments of the availability of CDBG Public Service Capacity Building Grants for the upcoming 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 program years. A complete copy of the NOFA and Application document is attached to this e-mail in Microsoft Word 97-2003 format. The NOFA and Application document is also available for download from the City website.

Police/Fire Tactical Response Training

During the week of Jan. 5, 2015, the Corona Police Department will be conducting joint tactical training exercises with the Corona Fire Department. This training will present a new approach, whereby fire personnel, under the protection of law enforcement, will be able to get to injured victims much more quickly to provide life-saving treatment and/or extrication. The training will be occurring at a school within the Corona/Norco Unified School District while students are away on Christmas break.

Women’s Luncheon Series “Is Your ‘Ask’ too Small”

When you woke up this morning did you decide you wanted to be wildly mediocre? If not, join us Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sizzler Restaurant where the Corona Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Corona, presents "Is Your 'Ask' Too Small and Your 'But' Too Big?" as part of the Women’s Leadership Luncheon series. Our special guest is Stacey O'Bryne, founder of Pivot Point Advantage, and will navigate you through cracking the code to success with her inspirational and motivational speaking. All you need to succeed is already inside of you.

Fire & Ice Chili Cook-off & Craft Beer Festival

Circle City Rotary and Corona Norco YMCA have teamed together to bring fun and flavor together to benefit our community with the first Annual Chili Cook-off and Craft Beer Festival. On Jan. 31, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Corona Norco Family YMCA at 1331 River Road in Corona [MAP], there will be a wonderful combination of food & fun for all ages.

Kids Rock Free School of Music!

Try Kids Rock Free® for that delightful sound you can’t hear anywhere else: the sound of your child performing a song he or she learned; for the very first time. If you have yet to experience that joy, check out Kids Rock Free® School of Music to enroll in professional music lessons Try drum, guitar, bass guitar, piano, or voice. Then join the band! In 2015 Kids Rock Free is expanding and moving to the Historic Civic Center! Join us in the New Year for all the new exciting programs we have to offer:

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.