6 Ways to Celebrate the New Year 2016

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As 2015 comes to an end and we welcome in 2016, many of us look forward to a fresh start. We have a new year to tackle goals, reach benchmarks, and make a difference in our community. The possibilities are endless! According to StatisticBrain.com the Top 10 New Year resolutions for 2015 were: Lose Weight Getting Organized Spend Less, Save More Enjoy Life to the Fullest Stay Fit Learn Something Exciting Quit Smoking Help Others Fall in Love Spend More Tim with Family ...

Volunteer Basketball Coaches are Needed

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Boys and Girls Youth Basketball League - Volunteer Coaches Needed Looking to share your passion for coaching and sports? The City of Corona’s Recreation Services Division is seeking volunteer coaches for its Youth Basketball program. Volunteer coaches play a pivotal role in the league, as the number of coaches determines the formation of teams. The basketball program consists of the following four divisions: “Rec” division: 6-7 years of age “C” division: 8-9 years of age “B” divisi...

Lead the Pledge of Allegiance at a Council Meeting

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At the start of every Corona City Council meeting a young and promising Corona resident leads the council and attendees in the “Pledge of Allegiance.” This tradition is long going and you can be a part of continuing this tradition. The City of Corona is looking for outstanding young men and women from Corona who would like to serve the community by leading the “Pledge of Allegiance” at a City Council Meeting. If you are interested, are between the ages of eight to 18-years-old, and a Corona r...

Meals on Wheels Seeks Volunteers to Expand into Corona

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SEEKING VOLUNTEERS INTERESTED IN MEALS ON WHEELS IN CORONA! Corona Life After Fifty-Five (LAFF) is a group of community members who have come together to address some of the needs of our senior citizens. Many requests have been assessed over the last three years with a compelling interest in restarting the Meals on Wheels in Corona (which dissolved in the 1970’s). After much research, LAFF will be working with the Riverside Meals on Wheels to expand into Corona. In order to accomplish th...

Blood Drive at City Hall April 16

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Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. – Theodore Roosevelt The City of Corona, in conjunction with Lifestream, is hosting a blood drive Thursday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the City Hall Multipurpose Room [MAP]. Blood donations cannot be stockpiled; the shelf life ranges from a few hours for some cells to 42 days for others. Donations must be made on a regular basis in order to maintain an adequate supply in the community. Life-...

Did You Know: The Special Olympics is Coming to Corona

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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. The Special Olympics has been changing lives and attitudes for 45 years. It all began in the 1950s and early 1960s...

New Website Pairs Volunteers with Community Service Opportunities

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“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold service was joy.” -Rabindranath Tagore. Each day there are opportunities to choose what we will do and what we will give in life. While we scurry through our daily activities, it is far too easy to forget that some of the most lasting investments are the gifts of time and self. With respect to service, the elements of success and the ability to thrive in our communities and as individuals include ...

PD 2014 Volunteer Appreciation Event

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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: Trauma Intervention Program (TIP), Volunteers in Patrol (VIP), Animal Services & Enforcement, Gener...

Bicycles for Children Making a Difference in Our Community

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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.   At the time, the organization hoped to donate five bicycles to each elementary school in the district. Through fundraising, being involved with community events, and private and business donations, they were able to exceed the goal, and purchased, assembled, and donated 196 bicycles and helmets. ...

Fill the Container for ISIS Refugees

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­­What started as a small idea from a local mom has quickly turned into a city-wide movement to help refugees in the Middle East. Chelsea Dischinger is a stay-at-home mom who heard about the crisis in the Middle East and felt compelled to do something to help. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is killing, raping, and torturing innocent people every day in Iraq and Syria. More than 850,000 refugees have fled to northern Iraq (Kurdistan) for safety-finding shelter in parks, unfinish...

Chamber Seeks Restaurants to Join “Dine-Out for Jordan” Fundraiser

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On November 22, 2013, 16-year-old Santiago High School student Jordan Walker suffered a spinal cord injury while playing in a CIF football game. He has since been undergoing intense rehabilitation, and still has a long road ahead of him as he learns to live life without use of his limbs. His family is planning on moving him to a facility in Colorado for specialized care. Over the past few months, you may have heard about many fundraisers that have been held in Jordan’s honor. It has been incr...

Corona PD Hosts HAM Radio License Class

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Do you want your family to be better prepared for a disaster? Do you want to assist in our public safety agencies with Emergency Communications? Do you want to be licensed to use more powerful radios for communication in the desert or the mountains? Or perhaps you just want to learn something new. Corona Police Department Communications Specialist Volunteer Team is sponsoring a 2-day HAM Radio License Class. This 2-day course will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and ...

Corona’s Trauma Intervention Program Seeks Volunteers

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Are you that caring and compassionate person that friends and family seek out when looking for a source of strength and support? If so, you may have just what it takes to be a volunteer for Corona’s Trauma Intervention Program, TIP. Serving citizens of Corona since 1996, volunteers for TIP are called upon by police, fire or hospital personnel to assist individuals and families who are experiencing an emotionally traumatic event. In 2013 TIP volunteers responded to almost 400 incidents includi...

Local Non Profit Donates 485 Bicycles for Children!

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Bicycles for Children along with the Corona community was able to assemble 485 bicycles on Dec. 21, 2013 at El Cerrito Middle School for less fortunate and deserving children in the Corona area. The local non-profit, Bicycles for Children, aims to donate bicycles and helmets to elementary students in the Corona Norco Unified School District as well as some surrounding districts. Providing children with bicycles who may not otherwise get the chance, will...

Citrus Hills Delivers Groceries to Families in Need.

Corona's Citrus Hills Intermediate School students and staff, with the help of a generous additional 10 percent assist from Corona’s Foothill Ave. Albertsons, raised over $11,000 in just two weeks of fund raising.  Citrus Hills, partnering with the Foothill Ave. Albertsons, delivered bags of groceries to over 50 financially struggling Corona families on Saturday, Dec. 21. Students, staff, and parents met at the Foothill Ave. Albertsons at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21.  With grocery lists in ha...