Tag Archives: News

CNUSD Teacher Arrested for Lewd and Lascivious Acts with Child

On February 26, 2015, the Corona Police Department was notified by site administration of the Corona Norco Unified School District of the possible inappropriate touching of a student by a teacher at the Orange Elementary School, in the City of Corona. During the investigation, Orange Elementary Teacher Shane Alan Kent, 55 years of Corona, was identified as the teacher accused of the Shane Alan Kentinappropriate touching of a female student.

CFD Launches 2+2=1 CPR Training

Sudden Cardiac Arrest can occur anytime and the reality is that many people are not prepared or properly trained to recognize and assist those who are experiencing this condition. Those experiencing Sudden Cardiac Arrest are in need of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The Corona Fire Department is pleased to announce and provide a new CPR Training program to assist in Sudden Cardiac Arrest survivability. The “2 Hands + 2 Hours = 1 Life” training consists of video instruction, periods of lecture and realistic hands-on practice and takes less than two hours. Though the training does not provide a “certification” in CPR, it does give you the skills to save a person’s life.

Art Auction to Feature Local Artists & Students

The Friends of RCCD Forensics invite you to help celebrate their 10th Anniversary Benefit Art Auction on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona with your attendance. Local artists’ and Riverside Community College District student works in watercolor, acrylic, drawing, glass, jewelry, photography and more will be up for silent and live auction.

Street Closure: Auto Center Drive

Street Closure Notice: Auto Center Drive will undergo a Full Street Closure on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Pomona Road to Monica Circle for Bridge Work Operations. Please be advised and plan ahead accordingly.

Free City of Hope Presentation: Ask the Experts “Cancer Urban Legends: The Environment”

Free City of Hope Presentation: Ask the Experts “Cancer Urban Legends: The Environment” Does the environment increase our risk of cancer? What about plastic bottles, radiation, chemicals, and soy products? Do they cause cancer?

91 Project: EastBound 91 to SouthBound 15 Connector Closure & Lane Reduction

Special Notice: Eastbound 91 to Southbound 15 Connector Closure and Lane Reduction Starting Monday, February 16, 2015 at 10 p.m. New connector configuration to open to motorists on Tuesday, February 17, for approximately three months

In-n-Out Armed Robbery Suspect Captured

At 10:57 p.m. on Saturday February 7, 2015, Corona Police Officers responded to an Armed Robbery call at In-N-Out Burger located at 450 Auto Center Dr. in Corona. The suspect was described as a male wearing a green bandana over his face armed with a silver handgun. The suspect was last seen in a black Honda driving westbound on the 91 freeway. Patrol officers responded to the scene to get further information from the victim and witnesses, while other officers checked westbound on the 91 Freeway. Officers located a Black Honda matching the description in a parking lot in Yorba Linda on Savi Ranch Parkway. The vehicle was occupied by a male who was detained by the officers.

Update-Officer Involved Shooting

As a follow-up to the officer involved shooting incident on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, the investigation has presented additional facts. The deceased suspect, Paul Alfred Eugene Johnson, 59 years, of Hemet, CA, was involved in a full take-over robbery at Pacific Premier Bank armed with what witnesses described as an unknown type handgun. Johnson forced employees at gunpoint into the vault, where he proceeded to rob the bank and employees of a large sum of cash. Johnson was using some type of communication device during the robbery and threatened to kill employees if they called the police. After he fled, officers were able to locate him by the use of a bank tracking device that was given to him unknowingly when he stole the money.

Officer Involved Shooting

At 4:07 p.m. the Corona Police Department responded to Pacific Premier Bank, located at 102 E. Sixth St. Corona reference a take over-robbery. Officers located the suspect vehicle and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The pursuit terminated in the City of Chino, after the suspect vehicle crashed near the intersection of Euclid Ave. and Pine St. where an officer involved shooting took place with a white male adult. The suspect was struck by gun fire and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Mural Unveiling at the Riverside Art Museum

On Thursday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m., the Riverside Art Museum will be unveiling a mural created by five young people who participated in the Corona Police Department’s California Gang Reduction and Intervention (CalGRIP) Summer Program. These five CNUSD middle school students spent 11 weeks over their summer vacation participating in the CalGRIP program which included classes on social skills, life skills, resiliency skills and anger management. The students also took part in educational field trips including trips to the Museum of Tolerance, The West Wing Foundation and music lessons at the Fender Center for Performing Arts.

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.