Corona, CA: Pickup Crashes Into Tree, Kills Corona Driver

A Corona man died in Hemet Sunday, when the pickup truck he was driving crashed into a tree, authorities said.

Barrett Gomez, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in the 32500 block of Highway 74, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s office.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the pickup truck he was driving went off the road and struck a tree at about 1:05 a.m.

Traffic officers were investigating the reason the pickup went off the road.

Corona, CA: CA drivers will allowed to text, with restrictions

California drivers will be allowed to text when they're behind the wheel of a car, as long as they're using a hands-free device, and with some restrictions.

Under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday, beginning Jan. 1, drivers will be able to send, dictate and listen to text messages, but only if they're using a voice-activated device attached to a cellphone by a headset or Bluetooth earpiece, or a program inside a vehicle, like OnStar.

AB 1536, sponsored by California Assemblyman Jeff Miller, R-Corona, will allow Californians to text behind the wheel for the first time since texting while driving was outlawed more than three years ago.

Corona, CA: Famed guitar maker Fender reverses course on going public, citing global economy

A famous piece of rock and roll history has changed its tune about going public.

Fender Musical Instruments Corp., which produced guitars strummed by the likes of Buddy Holly and Eric Clapton and famously set on fire by Jimi Hendrix, said late Thursday that it dropped its plans for an initial public offering.

The news came amid a handful of successful IPOs, prompting speculation about the reasoning behind Fender's decision.


Corona, CA: American Residential Services Launches Senior Care Program

Leading Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Company in the Inland Empire Implements Program to Best Serve Senior Customers

ARS, a leading brand of American Residential Services and one of the premier heating and air conditioning service companies nationwide, has launched a Senior Care Program. Designed to provide seniors with the best customer service and peace of mind, the Senior Care Program is one of the first of its kind in the HVAC industry.

When a customer contacts ARS for maintenance, repair or replacement services, the customer is greeted with a live representative who asks a series of questions to qualify the customer for any eligible discounts. Effective immediately, if a senior discount is applicable, the representative will notify the ARS technician of such prior to the on-site appointment. Once an ARS technician is at the customer’s residence, a service estimate with options is provided to the customer and the technician will then direct the customer to call into a recorded system that will guide the customer through the purchase process to ensure full understanding of the estimate and costs. If the senior customer is not comfortable or unclear on the services or estimate, ARS will contact the customer’s family member of choice to inform him or her of the HVAC services needed and the estimate presented. No fees will be charged until the customer and/or his or her family member clearly understands and approves the scope of work.

Small plane crashes near Corona Airport; 2 escape

A small plane crashed in Corona on Friday evening, touching off a small fire.

According to Corona police, the plane crashed at 6:18 p.m. in a field at Lincoln Avenue and Harrington Street, east of a runway for Corona Municipal Airport. Two people on board managed to escape with unknown injuries.

Corona, CA: Corona Gourmet Food Truck Festival

Who: The Shops at Dos Lagos, Corona Partners For Parks, and K-FROG

What: Corona Gourmet Food Truck Festival

When: Saturday, August 25th, 2012 from 11AM to 6PM

Where: 2780 Cabot Drive Suite 140 Corona, CA 92883 (951) 277-7601. Click here for Map and Directions.

Tickets include admission to the festival. Food and beverages are not included.

Corona, CA: High school soccer coach accused of touching, kissing 14-year-old

An Ontario high school soccer coach is in custody after allegedly touching and kissing a 14-year-old player in a training room.

Officers arrested Earl Gann, 56, Tuesday near his home in Corona on suspicion of felony lewd acts with a child, said Ontario police Sgt. David McBride.

Detectives began investigating Gann after the victim, a student at Ontario Christian High School, told school authorities he "inappropriately touched and kissed her while she was alone with him" the afternoon of June 15, McBride said.

Corona, CA: AVT Explores Enforcing Patent For Wireless Vending Machine Management

AVT Inc. chairman and founder Shannon Illingworth told VT that the company is exploring the legal ramifications of its recently issued patent that relates to wireless networks for 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 patent, which covers 19 claims, does not apply to wireless control of a single machine nor to those networked by a DSL connection, Illingworth explained. See Patent No. 8,191,779 B2

AVT reportedly began developing the technology in 2001 and applied for the patent in 2005.

Corona, CA: Corona Wants Temescal Valley - Lake Elsinore's Neighbor Moving Closer

If the Temescal Valley annexation is approved, Corona’s city limits would stretch to within about two miles of Lake Elsinore’s boundaries.

Corona and Lake Elsinore could become next-door neighbors if a proposed annexation gets approved.

Representatives from Riverside County agencies will attend the Temescal Valley Municipal Advisory Council meeting July 11 to answer questions and provide information to Temescal Valley residents about the city of Corona’s ongoing proposal to annex their community. Temescal Valley is currently within the city’s sphere of influence.

Corona, CA: Corona Weight Loss Clinic Announces Grand Opening With Free Initial Consultations

All programs are supervised by physicians to ensure safety and effectiveness.

Soboba Medical Group, a leader in physician supervised weight loss, is announcing the Grand Opening of its newest clinic in Corona, California. A free initial consultation is being offered to new patients. Corona is the sixth location in Southern California and will serve the Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ontario metropolitan areas. The other Soboba clinics serve the Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego areas. Soboba Medical Group was founded by a group of physicians and has been providing physician supervised weight loss solutions for over 40 years.

Corona, CA: HELP find Teddy Bear!!!

Help a fellow Corona Resident:

"We are new to the area and found your blog yesterday when searching for someplace we could take our kids to see fireworks in Corona. We ended up going to the Santana Park fireworks show and managed to lose our 3 year old's teddy bear. We have called lost and found at City Hall, but I was hoping that you might have some friends or contacts around town that you could ask. We literally don't know anyone in this town and our son is so upset. I hope you will help us.

I posted the following on Craigslist:

So Cal 4th of July Events

NBC4 has compiled a list of top spots for fireworks displays in the Southern California area.

Mark your calendars, and make sure to celebrate America's birthday in style.

Wednesday, July 4

AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl
1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena (map)
Price: $13, Parking: $20 cash | 9:05 p.m.

Palisades Americanism Parade
15777 Bowdoin Street, Pacific Palisades (map)
Price: Concert $5, Parade: Free | 9 p.m.