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WB 91 Main Street Off-Ramp to Close for 10 Months

The 91 Project will require the closure of the westbound 91 Main Street off-ramp in Corona for approximately 10 months, starting in mid-May. Please use the westbound Lincoln Avenue off-ramp as the detour; alternate routes will be McKinley Avenue at the 91 and Hidden Valley Parkway at Interstate 15. The ramp closure will allow crews to safely rebuild the ramp, construct retaining walls and widen the 91 roadway.

Corona PD Officers Recognized for Excellence, Valor, Lifetime Achievement

Six members of the Corona Police Department will be recognized tonight at the Law Enforcement Appreciation Committee (LEAC) 2015 Appreciation Dinner at Pechanga Resort and Casino.

Sexual Assault Investigation Seeks Additional Victims

On March 10, 2015, detectives from the Fontana Police Department arrested Anthony Joshua Perez, 28 years old in Corona. Perez, who was a teacher at Fontana High School, was arrested and ultimately charged with fiveAnthony Joshua Perez counts of 278 PC, Child Stealing. The charges were in reference to an inappropriate relationship with a Fontana High School student and he is currently out of custody on bail.

Save Water and Money with the Cash for Grass Rebate Program

The City of Corona Department of Water and Power (DWP) is pleased to offer the Cash for Grass rebate program to help residents replace turf grass with water wise plants. Participants receive up to $2 per square foot for turf grass that is replaced. The purpose of the program is to incentivize water-efficient planting alternatives to turf grass, as well as to increase water use efficiency in Corona. Removing turf grass is a great way to save water and money!

West PAC Team Compliance Sweep

On April 28, 2015, the Riverside County West Post-Release Accountably and Compliance Team (PACT) conducted a Parole, Probation, and PRCS compliance sweep in the City and unincorporated areas of Corona and Norco.

Highway Fire Update

Update as of April 20 @ 8:30 a.m. - The Highway Fire is holding at 1020 acres with 35 percent containment. All evacuations have been lifted. All road closures were lifted as of 6 p.m. on April 19. Please drive cautiously and yield to fire equipment on roadways. There continues to be low lying smoke in the surrounding communities. Residents with sensitivity to smoke should be cautioned about heavy smoke in the fire area and beyond to neighboring communities.

Corona PD Officer and Citizen Rescue Trapped Driver from Burning Car

On Thursday March 5th, 2015 at 11:53 pm, Corona Police were dispatched to a 911 call about a vehicle fire. Officer Michael Neff arrived and saw a white Ford Escape crashed into a tree and its engine fully engulfed in flames. Two local citizens were already attempting to assist the trapped driver. Officer Neff attempted to extinguish the fire with the help of the two citizens. Officer Neff, Citizen Kenneth Lee and an unidentified citizen had just enough time to rescue the driver from the burning car and carry her to safety before the vehicle became fully engulfed with flames.

2015 National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week

During the week of April 12-18, the Corona Police Department is proud to support and show appreciation to our hard-working men and women of the Corona Animal Services and Enforcement Animal Control 1Unit as we celebrate the 2015 Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week. These employees devote huge amounts of time and resources, while they serve the Corona community.

2015 National Public Safety Dispatcher Appreciation Week

During the week of April 12-18, we are proud to support our CPD Dispatchers for the 2015 National Public Safety Dispatcher Appreciation Week. Public Safety Dispatchers are the ones who answer most of the incoming calls to Corona PD and relay important information to our officers in the field.

Talbert Announces Management Team Appointments

Corona, CA- Darrell Talbert has announced the selection of his management team. Current Police Chief Michael Abel and current Administrative Services Director Kerry Eden have been appointed as Assistant City Managers effective April 17, coinciding with Talbert’s first official day as City Manager for the City of Corona. As part of continued cost containment measures, Abel and Eden will continue to oversee their respective departments as well as their newly appointed roles.

91 Project: Sound Wall Removal

Motorists and residents will begin seeing the removal of additional sound walls along the 91 roadway this month as part of the 91 Project. The remaining portion of an existing sound wall will be removed near the eastbound off-ramp near Serfas Club Drive. An additional sound wall will be removed near the Smith Avenue overcrossing, south of the 91.

SR-91 April Street Closures @ Grand, Lincoln, Joy

As part of the SR91 Project, there are several road reductions and construction zones scheduled for April. Starting April 6 for a one week duration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m: West Grand Blvd. will be down to one lane with flaggers. Starting April 13 for a one month duration: East Grand Blvd. will be down to one lane each direction to lower the road. Starting April 18 for one night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.: Lincoln Ave. will be reduced to two lanes to install transmission poles. Starting April 27 for 45 days: Joy Street, proposed closure to surcharge for bridge abutment. This will require long-term detour for all business north of this area and the Main Street Metrolink Station. This is pending review at this time.

Scheduled Lane Closures on Ontario, Mangular, Magnolia, Rimpau

City of Corona's Maintenance Services Department will be performing crack sealing repairs on Ontario from Mangular to Magnolia and on Magnolia from Ontario to Rimpau from Monday April 6, 2015 through Friday April 10, 2015. “Road Works” is the contractor and they will be following MUTCD guidelines for temporary traffic control and will only close one lane at a time. The work is expected to take five to seven days to complete. Please see chart below for lane closure schedule or call the City of Corona Public Works Department if you have further questions at 951-736-2266.

Corona Police Department Welcomes Kuko

Please welcome the newest member of the Corona Police Department, K-9 Kuko. Kuko is a 2 ½ year old male Belgian Malinois from Holland. He was selected on March 19, 2015 after extensive testing. Kuko’s handler will be Detective Chris Espinoza. Detective Espinoza and Kuko will be assigned to the Inland Commercial Enforcement Financial Interdiction Team (ICEFIT) after completing the Basic Narcotic Detection Course in May. Kuko’s hobbies include running, jumping, and an occasional game of hide and seek.

Women of Significance Awards

Soroptimist International of Corona honors extraordinary women in the Inland Empire who have made a positive impact in their communities. The women selected for this year’s honor offer inspiration and encouragement through their Resilience, Hope, Determination, Courage, Generosity, and Innovation. Read their inspiring stories below and then join us as we recognize their contributions to our community.