Corona, Ca: Corona Bars Ramos Bros; Illegal Circus Exhibit

City Shuts Down Animal Display After Hearing From PETA

Corona Assistant Planner Sandra Yang informed PETA today that an animal exhibit by the Ramos Bros. Circus will be shut down immediately because it violates a city ordinance prohibiting the display of wild or exotic animals. According to reports received by PETA, the circus was displaying at least two zebras, who are specifically mentioned in the ordinance. The ordinance bars the "display … of wild or exotic animals for public entertainment or amusement in the city." The city made the decision to terminate the exhibit after a call from PETA Foundation attorney Maria Beckman, which informed the city that the display was in direct violation of the ordinance.

Corona, Ca: Nevada Woman, 48, Falls to Death From Freeway Overpass in Corona

A 48-year-old Nevada woman suffering from some type of medical emergency fell to her death from a freeway overpass on southbound Interstate 15, according to the county coroner.

Maria Estrada of Henderson, Nev., fell about 60 feet into a drainage channel from an overpass about 30 feet south of Temescal Canyon Road near Corona shortly after midnight, the coroner said.

Corona, CA: 4th of July Celebration in Corona

The 4th of July Celebration begins with the “Main Street U.S.A. Parade” on July 4th at 10:00 a.m. The parade starts at Ontario and Main Streets, travels down Main and concludes at Olive Street. Over 75 entries are expected to participate in this year’s parade.

The Celebration resumes at 4:00 p.m. beginning with a Family Festival at Santana Park. The activities at the Festival will include food booths, children’s “Fun Zone” and entertainment featuring bands, Bob Gulley and his All-Star Friends. The formal program starts at 8:30 p.m., with a special tribute to the Blue Star Mothers. The event will end with a spectacular fireworks show. Entrance is FREE!

Corona, CA: Local Strip Club Owner And Reality TV Personality Nabbed

Renee Anne Vicary, 51, of Corona, is charged with six felony counts in connection with four bars she owned.

Those racy billboards that dot the 15 Freeway between Lake Elsinore and Corona are fewer these days, and one reason could be that the owner of a local strip club has been charged with multiple crimes.

Renee Anne Vicary, 51, of Corona entered a not-guilty plea in court Wednesday on tax evasion and five other felony counts that include willful misrepresentation to obtain insurance, court documents indicate.

Corona, CA: Couple arrested because of victim's quick thinking

Editors Note: Duh...Next time, remove the plates...just saying!!!

A 20-year-old victim used her street smarts Tuesday morning, June 12, to lead Claremont Police to the capture of 2 crooks.

The woman was standing outside Wolfe’s Market, 160 W. Foothill Blvd., when the passenger of a gold Ford Focus forcibly grabbed her cell phone out of her hand, got back in the car and quickly sped away, according to Lieutenant Shelly Vander Veen. Though the thieves may have thought they had gotten away, the last laugh was on them. The victim was able to provide the vehicle’s license plate to the police, who were able to identify the crooks and placed the car on a “wanted list”.

Corona, CA: 91 reasons why commuting is taking a toll

Editors Note: I've been saying this publicly and privately for years.

If the Occupy movement is still around in 2017, I can think of a “street” that will qualify as a worthy target: “Occupy Toll Lanes”.

Corona’s new Highway 91 toll lanes are still two presidential elections away, but prices are now set and it looks like a 1 percent solution: A peak-time commuter on RivCo and OC Highway 91 toll lanes could pay $15 one way. A Riverside commutant tolling up and down the 91 could drop more than $100 a week.

Corona, CA: Dos Lagos theater to screen Tarantino films

Smart, witty dialogue and lots of violence.

Two things that will appear when you look up director Quentin Tarantino. The Academy Award nominated filmmaker will be the subject of the Dos Lagos Stadium 15′s July film series.

The Corona theater will screen four of Tarantino’s films throughout the month. And it starts right at the beginning with “Reservoir Dogs” Friday-Sunday, July 6-8.

Corona, CA: Monster Energy Announces Expanded 'Final 8' Contestants in Nationwide Search for 'Ultimate Intern'

Eight talented and ambitious young adults received a welcome phone call notifying them as one of the Final 8 contestants in the Monster Energy Ultimate Intern Search. Fueled by nearly 2,000 video entries for the nation's most extensive online intern search contest ever, Monster Energy unleashes the Final 8 contestants in a week-long series of challenges to compete for two newly-created positions-of-a-lifetime.

Announced today by Sam Pontrelli, senior vice president of marketing for Monster Energy, the finalists will travel to the company's Corona, CA headquarters for "challenge" events beginning June 18, 2012. Final winners will be announced on June 22, 2012, with two interns carrying out their duties from June 25 through August 24, 2012.

Corona, CA: AVT Is Granted U.S. Patent For Wireless Management Of Remote Vending Machines

AVT Inc. announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved its application for a patent that relates to wireless networks for vending machines.

Patent No. 8,191,779 B2 was issued for AVT-developed technology regarding a unique wireless system designed to manage a network of remote vending machines. AVT's patented technology employs graphical touchscreen user interfaces, which can include means for paying for items vended and a two-way wireless network to connect an enterprise control center with remote vending machines.


The Shops at Dos Lagos announced today that Steam Haus Gastropub has signed a retail lease at the center and will occupy 3,198 square feet in suite 110 on Lakeshore Drive, near Dos Lagos Stadium 15 and RA Sushi. They are expected to open the first of September.

Steam Haus Gastropub specializes in unique culinary dining. The menu features foods like the signature A.M. Burger which is a delicious ground beef patty with maple wood bacon, fried egg, raspberry and onion aioli jam served between haus made Belgian waffles. Other delectable dishes featured on the menu include: The Comfort Food Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Duck Fat Fries. “We really wanted to bring something different to the palette,” said Shelby Worthington, owner of Steam Haus Gastropub.

The craft beer selection will be as much of an addition as the culinary template. “We will feature 30 craft beers on tap along with 101 different bottles of beer. A lot of time and effort went in to selecting craft beers that cannot be sought after locally,” said Worthington.

“The Shops at Dos Lagos is delighted to add Steam Haus Gastropub to the culinary lineup,” said Giovanna Calambrogio, property manager for The Shops at Dos Lagos. For more information, call 951-277-7500 or visit
Steam Haus Gastropub was represented by Robin Treen from AIP Commercial Brokerage while Gala Romano of Spinoso Real Estate Group assisted in the transaction on behalf of The Shops at Dos Lagos.

Corona, CA: Popular Inland Empire Mexican fast-food chain coming to O.C.

Popular fast-food Mexican restaurant Miguel’s Jr. is making its way to Orange County. A new location in Costa Mesa is expected to open this fall.

Miguel’s Jr. has made quite a name for itself in the Inland Empire, with the first of the franchise opening in Corona. Since then, the popular eatery has extended its culinary arms to occupy the cities of Fontana, Grand Terrace, Menifee, Murrieta, Norco, Ontario, and Riverside.

Corona, CA: Family Movie Nights Are Back

Dos Lagos presents Family Movie Nights.

Family Movie Nights are back at The Shops at Dos Lagos! Every Thursday in June join in the fun Lakeside at Dusk.

Corona, CA; ATI Debuts STG-44 Rifle to Consumers at Raahauges

American Tactical Imports, a worldwide importer of firearms, is proud to introduce the GSG STG-44 to consumers at the Raahauges Shooting Sports Fair June 1-3 2012.

The German Sport Guns .22LR STG-44 is the newest addition to the exciting line of GSG firearms.

The demo was introduced at SHOT Show 2012, but now consumers will be able to see, handle and shoot the GSG STG-44 from ATI for the first time. The STG 44 (Sturmgewehr 44, literally “Storm Rifle”) was designed in 1944 in Nazi Germany and is considered by many historians to be the first modern assault rifle.

Corona, CA: AVT Reports Dramatic Revenue, Income Improvement In First Quarter

AVT Inc., a developer and manufacturer of automated and self-service retailing systems, posted gains in net income and revenue in the first quarter of 2012.

Net income for the three months ended March 31 rose to $225,0000 from $9,000 in the comparable 2011 period. Revenues climbed 150% year over year, to $3.5 million from $1.4 million. The company attributed the sharp increase to higher manufacturing revenues from large orders of its custom kiosks.

Corona, CA: Corona places # 9 of 10 Great Cities to Raise Your Kids!!!

City population: 152,374

Average family income: $97,618

Percentage of families with children: 45.2%

Metro-area spending per student: $5,917

Public playgrounds: 25

Corona sits on the fringes of Los Angeles and Riverside, right where the dense cities of California's "Inland Empire" start to fade into suburbs. The city is, in part, a bedroom community for these larger locales. While Southern California traffic jams are infamous, parents can commute comfortably enough from Corona to Riverside, San Bernardino, Irvine and L.A.

Corona, CA: City of Corona "Rocks", According To Mayor's State Of The City

City of Corona Mayor Eugene Montanez recently delivered his state of the city address, emphasizing the positive changes facing the area with the slogan, "Corona Rocks!". Mayor Montanez spoke about why the City of Corona continues to grow, even in this economy.

City of Corona Mayor Eugene Montanez recently delivered his state of the city address, emphasizing the positive changes facing the area with the slogan, "Corona Rocks!". Mayor Montanez spoke about why the City of Corona continues to grow, even in this economy.

Corona, CA: Corona massage therapist accused of raping client

San Bernardino County sheriff’s detectives arrested a Corona massage therapist accused of sexually assaulting a client in Chino Hills, authorities said Friday.

Marc Anthony Brown, 30, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of sexual battery and rape with a foreign object.

Brown works at “various locations” as a massage therapist, and sheriff’s department officials said they suspect he may be involved in other assaults. Brown has been licensed by the state as a certified massage therapist since December, records show.

Corona, CA: Veterans memorial groundbreaking set

After years of trying to find funding, Corona is hosting a groundbreaking for a memorial honoring local veterans.

The event will feature the start of construction of the Veterans Memorial Project. It is scheduled for 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the south courtyard of Corona City Hall, 400 S. Vicentia Ave., Corona.

Corona, CA: Author & Activist Monica Holloway Appears at Corona Public Library

Author Monica Holloway speaks and signs at the Corona Public Library June 9, Saturday, 2-3.30pm.

Holloway is the best-selling and critically acclaimed author of Cowboy & Wills and Driving with Dead People. She is also active in raising awareness on autism and literacy, and serves on the advisory boards of Special Needs Network and National Center for Family Literacy.

Corona, CA: Riverside Artists Win Top Juried Show Awards

Riverside artists Chick Curtis won the Best of Showand R. Mike Nichols won First Place at the 2012Summer Arts at Dos Lagos Juried Art Show. The 18 show winners were announced at a preview reception last night (May 30)at The Shops at Dos Lagos, located at Temescal Canyon Road between Weirick Road and Cajalco Road in Corona.

The prestigious Juried show, which awarded $5,000 in prizes, drew almost 400 entries from artists in 30 Southern California cities. The public can view the hundreds of Jury selected art at the Summer Arts at Dos Lagos Gallery from June 1 – 30.