Corona, CA: It’s about time we discover the innovative Luna Modern Kitchen

While the IE has scads of taco stands and fast food places where one can find tasty and interesting Mexican cooking, there’s a glaring lack of a creative and modern Mexican restaurant doing great things with the cuisine in a hip and fun setting . . . until now, that is. Luna Modern Mexican Kitchen in Corona is that Mexican restaurant we IE denizens have been looking for but it’s even more. Luna is one of the 10 best restaurants in the Inland Empire itself.

Opened by owner Francisco Perez 14 months ago, Luna was a revelation when I walked in. And an embarrassment. Why had it taken me so long to get here? The space is intimate without feeling small; there’s a glass tower filled with boutique tequilas—it’s groovy though, not clichéd. Service is attentive, thoughtful, and genuine, although servers do tend to hover near your plates towards the end of the meal—but no huge deal. A diner at Luna feels special and cared for.

Corona, CA: Corona tutor accused of molesting 14-year-old girl; out on bond

A 21-year-old tutor was free on bond Tuesday morning after being arrested for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old girl.

Police say Mathew Davis met his victim while tutoring her at Tutor Whiz in Corona.

The investigation began after the parents of the victim discovered online conversations between the two and called police. Officers say a search warrant at Davis' home lead to evidence that Davis had engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with the victim.

Corona, CA: Blogger takes on 'Quality' Toyota

"Well, it's been 6 months now since I bought a leftover 2011 Prius GenIII in early February 2012 from Quality Toyota in Corona CA, right on 6th St. My buying experience with them would've been a distance, unpleasant memory now, that is until I got a email from J.D. Power soliciting a survey of my buying experience with them. Well, Bud Gordon (dealership owner), you're not going to like what you're about to read, or actually be shared. Sorry.

Car dealerships generally are muttered as a four letter word, with a bad name and reputation as how consumers view them. Quality Toyota surely lives up to those negative reputations in full. Most car shoppers just "strolling on in for a look" without doing their homework first will definitely be taken advantage of by the sales folks here. No mercy, be it teenagers, seniors, grandmas or babies:

Corona, CA: Saleen Open House & Car Show Sept 15th

If you live in southern California or neighboring states you already know the annual Saleen Open House and Car Show is one of the main events of the year. The show is held at Saleen Headquarters in Corona, CA on Saturday, September 15th.

Being billed as the largest gathering of Saleens in the world, the show is open to not only Saleen vehicles but includes classes for other Mustangs, Fords as well as Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge and Challenger models to boot.

The show will have more than thirty separate judged classes for Saleen and SMS vehicles however, including this year expanded classes for the 2005-2009 S-Series Mustangs. And for those who aren’t looking for their cars to be judged, there will be a special display only class, encouraging people to bring their daily drivers and fixer-uppers.

Corona, CA: (Still Time) Homes for Our Troops to Host Two-Day Build Brigade to Start New Home in Corona for Severely Injured Veteran

G.J. Gardner Construction with Homes for Our Troops to lead the building of a specially adapted home for injured Army Sergeant David Mayer

Homes for Our Troops (, a national non-profit organization dedicated to building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans, will hold a two-day Build Brigade in Corona, CA on August 24-25, to begin construction of a home for Army Sergeant David Mayer.

The Build Brigade begins with a ceremony Friday, August 24 at 8:30 a.m. Following the opening event, the veteran and family members, HFOT representatives, and selected invited guests will work together to raise the home’s first wall. The goal of the two-day build is to frame, side, and roof the house and install windows and doors. Interior and finishing work will be completed in the following months. The home will provide Mayer with maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.

Corona, CA: Sheriff Investigates Suspicious Death at Morongo Casino

On Monday, August 13, 2012, at approximately 8:15 AM, deputies assigned to the Cabazon Station of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa regarding a male being found unresponsive in a parked vehicle.

Upon arrival, deputies found Casino employees and medical staff performing life-saving measures on the male located on the top level of the parking structure. The male victim was later transported to a local hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced deceased. He is described as a 38-year-old Caucasian male from Corona.

This investigation has been assumed by investigators assigned to the Cabazon Station. The identity of the deceased is being withheld, pending next of kin notification. This death investigation is currently active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call Investigator Robert Pierson at the Cabazon Sheriff’s Station (951-922-7100) or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center (1-800-950-2444), or email at

Corona, CA: Gwen Stefani Takes Zuma & Kingston Puppy Shopping!

Adding a couple of furry friends to their famous family, Gwen Stefani took her sons Zuma and Kingston puppy shopping at a Corona, CA puppy mill on Saturday afternoon (August 11).

The blonde beauty donned cuffed jeans, a striped tank top and her signature red lip as she and her little ones were spotted making their way out with two adorable Pomeranian puppies.

Switching to career news, the 42-year-old singer and the rest of the her No Doubt crew just released their comeback single "Settle down" less than a month ago and now the band has new cover art to accompany it.

Corona, CA: Monster Beverage says state AG investigating flagship drink, ads

* Unnamed state attorney general issues subpoena
* Monster Energy ingredients, sales, ads being probed
* Shares fall after subpoena, Q2 results

Monster Beverage Corp on Thursday said a state attorney general has begun investigating the ingredients and advertising of its flagship, namesake energy drink.

Monster said the probe is at an early stage, and that it did not know whether it would lead to any action or materially hurt its financial results or operations.

Shares of the Corona, California-based company, one of the largest makers of energy drinks in the United States, dropped 4.8 percent in after-hours trading, extending a decline that followed Wednesday's release of weaker-than-expected second-quarter results.

Corona, CA: B/E Aerospace Inks 93,000-SF Lease

10-Year Corona Deal Valued at $4.2M

B/E Aerospace, a world-wide distributor of aerospace fasteners and consumables for the commercial, business and military jet markets, has signed a lease for 93,268 square feet at 350 W. Rincon St. in Corona, CA.

The 10-year deal is valued at $4.2 million. The tenant is expanding from its current 50,000-square-foot space when it takes occupancy of the larger space, which offered a great manufacturing layout at a better rate.

Corona, CA: Where money meets faith, bring skepticism

Robert “Dr. Shine” Freeman, a Maryland minister, took the command “let us pray” and turned it into “let us prey.”

Because that’s what he did. He preyed on his people.

Prosecutors said Freeman, 56, hid assets to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in debts. He recently pleaded guilty to obstructing bankruptcy court proceedings and received a 27-month prison sentence. He was ordered to pay more than $630,000 in restitution to four church members who took out loans to buy cars and a mansion.

Corona, CA: Following the Music

The music scene in California is not just clubs and bars. There is something for everyone. Maybe you are not into the club/bar night out. Maybe you have children and need family friendly events. Maybe you just want a change and want to see a live show. I will introduce you to some alternatives to the typical bar and club scene.

If you are a parent, have an interest in kids in music, or just want a change of scenery, a great venue is the Fender Center and Museum in Corona, California. Recently it held a showcase featuring all six of the Kids Rock Free bands for the price of $10 for adults, $5 for kids. Kids in the band are part of the Kids Rock Free program. The bands included the Drum Line (new to Kids Rock Free), Deadline, Unbroken, The Cutting Edge, The Igniters, and The Fender Benders. The most recent event showcased the talent of all the bands but it was a bitter sweet event because some of the kids were aging out. That means by age 18 they are too old for the Kids Rock Free Program. The program offers free and low cost lessons to families and kids age 7 to 17. Class choices include drums, bass, guitar, vocals, and more. The kids that get involved learn from top notch teachers and also get to do gigs with huge talents such as Paul Rodgers and other famous people. Friends, family, and the community are invited to the Fender Center for events that the kids perform in and other events that are adult only shows. The venue, when hosting an event, usually has food and beverage service to go with the shows. The Rhythm Lounge inside the venue is spacious and intimate. The lighting and sound is always top notch. The outside venue, the Steve Miller TLC Amphitheater, is used for larger events.

Corona, Ca: Body found in San Bernardino alley

A body was found in an alley south of Highland Avenue early Sunday morning with an apparent gunshot wound after a report of shots being fired.

The victim was identified as 45-year-old Sean Daniel Winegar of Corona, according to a news release.

Winegar's body was found between F and G streets shortly after 3 a.m., according to the release.

Corona, CA: Judge won’t stop ex-MonaVie distributor’s postings

Lawsuit » Utah company wanted to halt recruiting messages for rival business.

A federal judge on Wednesday turned down Utah-based MonaVie’s request for an emergency order prohibiting a former top distributor from posting information on Facebook about the new multilevel marketing company he has joined.

U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups ruled at the end of a 4½ hour hearing that MonaVie of South Jordan had failed to show that Joseph Licciardi had likely violated policies of the company, which markets a nutritional fruit juice and weight-loss products to a network of independent distributors. Distributors earn commissions according to the number of others they bring into the company.

Licciardi of Corona, Calif., had been a "black diamond," one of 30 very top distributors, earning commissions of more than $4.4 million in his five years with the company, according to testimony in a lawsuit filed by MonaVie.

Corona, CA: Camp Pendleton Marine from Corona killed in Afghanistan

A 22-year-old rifleman from Corona was killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday.

Lance Cpl. Curtis Duarte died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.

Duarte enlisted in the Marine Corps on Aug. 6, 2008. This was his first deployment to Afghanistan.

Corona, CA: Detectives nab last two suspects in West Covina robbery

West Covina police arrested the last two suspects in the takeover robbery of a cell phone store where cash, iPhones, iPads and tablets estimated at $50,000 were taken.

Detectives have recovered the stolen items and the money, according to Sgt. Dennis Patton.

He said Mr Johara Richardson, 23, was arrested without incident Wednesday at his Corona home.

Corona, CA: Rexco Development Breaks Ground on Corona Industrial

New Development to Total 188,000 SF

Rexco Development broke ground on a new industrial development totaling 187,788 square feet at 1400 W. Rincon St. in Corona, CA. The projected is expected to deliver in the first quarter of 2013.

The property sits on 9.3 acres located at the southwest corner of W. Rincon St. and Alcoa Circle, with easy access to the 91, 55 and I-15 Freeways.

Corona, CA: August Weekly Film Series at Dos Lagos Stadium 15

Editors Note: This is the BEST deal in Town!

See a classic film on the big screen again!

Every week this August Dos Lagos Stadium 15 will feature a different retro movie for just $3 admission.

Corona, CA: Southern California genealogy August 6-12

Genealogical societies present programs geared to help everyone, whether you’re trying to figure out how to use the latest technologies or understand the basics of land records! Check this week’s offerings:

Monday, August 6, 2012, 6:30 p.m.: Corona Genealogical Society, Community Room, Corona Public Library, 650 S. Main Street, Corona. Program: Heritage-Share.