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Corona Regional Expansion and Affiliation with UC Irvine Health Announced

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.

Gang Task Force Recovers Stolen Handguns, Meth & Counterfeit Money

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.

PD 2014 Volunteer Appreciation Event

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 Certified Farmers Market Moves to Corona Mall

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.

FBI Crime Statistics Released: Crime is Down in Corona

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.

Home for the Holidays Black Friday Week Event!

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.

Veterans Day- A Time of Remembrance and Gratitude

Each and every day in every state in the union, young men and women from all walks of life enlist in our Armed Forces. On that day, they vow to protect our country, our freedom, and our way of life from threats across the globe with their very lives if necessary, by donning the uniforms of the United States Armed Forces. On Nov. 11, as a nation, we give thanks to those who have served, recommit our support of those still in uniform and pay homage to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our way of life.

Food Runners Hosts Third Annual Can Run!

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.

Library Strengthens Teen and Young Adult Job Search Skills

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.

GTF Arrests Auto Theft Suspect

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.

Change Your Clocks, Check Your Sprinklers, and Replace Your Batteries!

It’s that time of the year again! As you ‘fall backward’ and set your clocks, jump into action and check your irrigation controllers! The change in season is a great reminder to check your batteries for your irrigation controllers. The City of Corona Department of Water and Power also offers a rebate of $200 for a smart controller. These smart controllers will adjust automatically and water based on the weather here in Corona. Visit DWP's website for more information. check your sprinklersUsing Daylight Saving Time as a reminder to check your irrigation system for leaks and to reset your controller can save significant amounts of water. You will not only gain an hour of sleep, but you will also gain savings on your next water bill!

Women’s Leadership Luncheon: Turning Pain into Power

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’.

Kids & Cops Holiday Magic in Corona

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.

Corona PD Employee Recognition and Awards Banquet

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.

Bicycles for Children Making a Difference in Our Community

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.