241/91 Express Connector Meeting Recap

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The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) and Caltrans are proposing to build a direct, median-to-median, tolled connector to link 241 Toll Road and the 91 Express Lanes. This “Express Connector” would decrease traffic congestion, enhance safety by reducing weaving across lanes, and improve toll road and toll lane access in Orange and Riverside Counties. The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) and Caltrans hosted a public meeting on Nov. 29, to seek comments about the proposed 241/91 Expr...
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Donate to the Spark of Love Toy Drive

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The Corona Fire Department will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for deserving families within our community. The Spark of Love Toy Drive will run from Thursday, November 17th to Saturday, December 24th, 2016. 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. Spark of Love Collection Event Corona Fire D...
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Child Annoyance Arrest

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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

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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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SR91 closure of Lincoln Avenue between Second/D St. & Pomona Rd.

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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 Driver Convicted of Second Degree Murder

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On November 8, 2016, Eduardo Alvarez was convicted of all charges including 2nd degree murder for his driving actions in an incident that occurred on August 9, 2015. On that date at approximately 9:25 p.m., evidence showed that Eduardo Alvarez (26-year-old of Corona) was driving his Nissan Maxima eastbound on Sixth Street in the City of Corona at speeds between 80 MPH to 100 MPH from the intersection of Victoria Avenue, up to Promenade Avenue. Several witnesses testified that the Nissan Maxima w...
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Corona’s Winter Events & Holiday Cheer!

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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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Beat the Rush – Schedule your Annual Furnace Service Check Today

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The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and people are beginning to turn on their furnaces for the first time in months. Heating appliances should be serviced annually and checked for proper operation. A qualified heating contractor, plumber or SoCalGas can provide this service. Failure to perform annual maintenance on gas appliances may result in exposure to carbon monoxide, which can cause nausea, drowsiness, flu-like symptoms, and even death. Since space heating typica...
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Halloween Safety Tips

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The Corona Police Department would like to share a few Halloween Safety Tips. Follow these quick tips to ensure you have a safe, Spooktacular Halloween! Children should begin trick-or-treat activities during daylight hours. Children should trick-or-treat in groups, with adult escorts close by. Parents should carry flashlights with them. Children should wear proper fitting, comfortable costumes and shoes. Parents should place reflectorized tape on various areas of the costumes ...
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Corona PD Receives Grant for Special Traffic Enforcement & Crash Prevention

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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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Palm Springs Fundraiser Raffle

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Local Corona business, Monster Energy, supports survivors of Palm Springs' fallen officers through the Corona Police Officer's Association Raffle On Saturday, October 8, 2016, Palm Springs lost two officers, Jose “Gil” Vega and Lesley Zerebny in an officer-involved shooting. Officer Vega was a 35-year department veteran, and Officer Zerebny was a new mom to a little girl, back after maternity leave. Hundreds of members of the community paid their respects at the joint memorial service that was ...
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City reconfigures lane on Green River

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Update Oct. 19, 2016: Due to equipment failure the reconfiguration of Green River was unable to be completed the night of October 18, 2016, as planned. The WB on-ramp at Green River was opened to 3 lanes. Crews have scheduled the remaining work to occur Thursday, October 19, 2016. Oct. 18, 2016: In an ongoing effort to address many of the safety-related traffic concerns facing morning commuters using the Green River Road to westbound SR-91 On-Ramp, City Contractors along with 91 Project C...
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National Drug Take Back Initiative

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On Saturday, October 22, 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be holding their Tenth Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative event. The goal of the program is to allow Southern Californians to deliver all of their unused, unwanted, or expired medications to law enforcement officials who can, in turn, dispose of these controlled substances in a secure and non-hazardous manner, potentially saving lives and protecting the ecosystem, while educating the general publ...
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SR91: Milestone Activities the Week of October 16

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  The 91 Project in Corona will reach a number of milestone activities the week of October 16, 2016, including the opening of new ramps and the two-month closure of ramps. Conditions will be changing, so please be prepared, follow detour routes, allow extra travel time and share this information with friends and colleagues. During the closures, please continue to patronize local businesses. The project is 85 percent complete and the new lanes remain on schedule to open during the first h...
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Mayor Scott names October ‘Manufacturing Month’ in Corona

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Mayor Jason Scott issued a Proclamation on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 making October ‘Manufacturing Month,’ and October 7th ‘Manufacturing Day’ in the City of Corona. “This Proclamation will help bring awareness to the hundreds of manufacturers we have in Corona,” said Mayor Jason Scott. “We are proud to have them here and we will continue to encourage their growth in our community.” Manufacturing Day, which officially occurs both locally and globally on the first Friday in October, is a cel...
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