Corona, CA: October 1st is International Sake Day (with $1 Hot Sake)

On October 1, 2012, RA Sushi Bar Restaurant is recognizing “Nihonshu no Hi” or International “Sake Day”, an informal holiday created to celebrate the popular Japanese spirit. Nothing pairs better with sushi then sake, and in honor of this special day RA is encouraging guests to explore this lesser known spirit! Enjoy hot sake for $1 all day at any one of the Southern California RA Sushi locations.

International Sake Day’s origins are centered around ancient symbols and sake’s brewing season. October is represented in the ancient Chinese zodiac system, also embraced in Japan, by the old character for sake. Conveniently, the same month also represents a beginning in the sake world: the start of a new brewing season, making October 1 the perfect time to celebrate all things sake!

Corona, CA: West Covina officer honored for fiery plane crash rescue

A West Covina police officer received the Burn Institute's 2012 Inland Empire Spirit of Courage Award last weekend for pulling an injured pilot and passenger from the burning wreckage of an airplane crash in Corona.

Officer Mike Weathermon was given the honor at a Sept. 21 ceremony in Riverside, officials said.

"I'm very proud of him," West Covina Police Chief Frank Wills said. "He brought a tremendous credit and distinction to the West Covina Police Department.

Corona, CA: Dos Lagos theater to screen ‘Dracula,’ ‘Frankenstein’

Talk about wide spectrum of spooky films.

The Dos Lagos Stadium 15 theater in Corona has released its list of special film screenings for the month of October. And it spans from black and white classics to modern animated hits.

And it looks like they are starting with one of the scariest films ever made: “The Exorcist.”

The film screens Friday-Sunday, Oct. 5-7. It will be followed by “The Shining” Oct. 12-14, a double feature of “The Mummy” and “The Wolfman” Oct. 19-21 and finally another double feature with “Frankenstein” and “Dracula” Oct. 26-28.

Corona, CA: Corona Mega Lottery Ticket Still Unclaimed...Check Your Numbers Before Deadline Strikes

The March 27 winning numbers were:
19, 44, 34, 9, 51, and a Mega number of 24.

Two people who bought Mega Millions Lottery tickets worth more than $300,000 apiece at Inland Empire convenience stores have until the end of today to claim their winnings -- or lose them altogether.

On March 27, nine Mega players were holding tickets that matched five of six numbers, giving each of them a share of a nearly $3 million pot. Seven people claimed their shares, totaling $308,573 each. But two winners who purchased tickets in the Inland Empire have yet to come forward.

One ticket was purchased at a 7-Eleven store at 7014 Archibald Ave. in Corona. The other ticket was bought at an am/pm minimart at 3890 N. University Parkway in San Bernardino.

Corona, CA: Steam Haus Gastropub

I’ve been wanting to have my first Gastropub experience since I passed the Haven Gastropub in Pasadena while walking in downtown. Between work, “training” for my 5k and not having too much “refuel time” the last couple months–it was left uncrossed on my to do list. Until last night.

Earlier this month, a Gastropub twenty miles from my work opened. With a Charlie Chaplin movie playing on the wall to the steampunk inspired art on the walls, the first thing you notice when walking into the Steam Haus Gastropub is the cool decor. The servers were dressed in standard steampunk attire and they even raised the glass, garage walls when it got a bit cooler outside. They definitely get extra points on creating an amazing atmosphere.

Steam Haus Gatropub won’t leave you disappointed if your taste buds are looking for a unique experience. Duck Fat Fries, Popcorn (cooked in bacon & rosemary) and the A.M. Burger (8 ounces of Pat LaFrieda Beef, bacon, onion jam & fried egg served between two gourmet waffles) are just some of the menu options they have to offer. Steam Haus also caters to your four-legged friend. Their dog menu includes grilled sirloin steak, oven roasted chicken breast and dog gravy.

Corona, CA: Spice Route now open in Corona, CA

Excerpts from YELP:

“I have eaten at a lot of Indian Restaurants and most of them are usually outdated in decor, slightly unclean, and sometime a little too much grease in the cooking. Regardless we are big fans of Indian Food and stumbled across Spice Route for the lunch buffet. This is very authentic Indian food. The decor was beautiful, elegant, and very clean. They had nice linen table cloths, crystal ware, and he buffet was filled with a great selection of classic cuisine. The staff was very kind, attentive, and pleasant. I like that the waitress asked us if we would like lemon on the side with our water. We accepted & she brought it on the side freshly sliced on a small plate. I tried a little bit of everything on the buffet and there was not one item I did not enjoy. This is the BEST INDIAN and PAKISTANI cuisine I have ever tried. It was not too greasy. The goat curry had no bit of gaminess (which goat can be a challenge to prepare). The garlic naan was perfect. The food was perfectly seasoned with wonderful combination of spices. The ambiance was very relaxed and comfortable. My favorite was the Keema Samosa and naan bread.

At the end of the meal, the owner , Tariq (sp?) came out and introduced himself and asked how our meal went. He was very kind and interested in our opinion. This left a very good impression on us.

Corona, CA: Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington Descendant Finds His Ancestral Calling

From the time he was a very young child, the portrait made Kenneth B. Morris Jr. uncomfortable. The piercing eyes of the handsome African American man with the shock of gray hair that hung over the staircase of his great-grandmother’s Capitol Hill townhouse seemed to follow him.

“It was as if I could hear this voice booming down on me saying, ‘You will do great things, young man!’ ” Morris said.

He was 5 before he knew that the man in the painting, Frederick Douglass, was his great-great-great-grandfather and he was grown before he realized the significance of the legacy he had inherited from the great abolitionist and orator. If being a male descendant of one of the most respected men in American history had been be daunting, Morris would have faced twice the challenge. He is also the great-great-grandson of Booker T. Washington, the illustrious black educator and statesman.

Corona, CA: 17-Year-Old Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Car In Menifee

Authorities say a 17-year-old pedestrian suffered fatal injuries following a collision in Menifee.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Sergio Rodriguez reported in a department statement that the fatal crash took place in the area of Domenigoni Parkway and Laguna Vista Drive about 11:10 p.m. Friday.

The statement said the victim, identified by the coroner’s office as Steven Nunez of Corona, was struck by a sedan while walking east on the westbound side of Domenigoni Parkway.

Corona, CA: Corona, CA to Axe red-light camera program on Guy Fawkes day

"Remember, Remember, the 5th of November," or so goes the rally cry of Guy Fawkes, the Catholic rebel who was executed for plotting to blow up the English Parliament. Guy Fawkes day, popularized in recent years by the 2006 movie V for Vendetta, currently represents opposition to the corrupt establishment. Perhaps it is fitting then, albeit coincidental, that one of the main technological surveillance tools used to tyrannize and fleece the hard-earned money out of everyday people is coming to an end on that very same day.

The City Council of Corona, California has ratified their decision to officially terminate their red-light camera program effective November 5, 2012. At the City Council meeting on September 4th, the City narrowly voted 3-2 to axe the city's contract with Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc. The Southern California City, located in Riverside County 47 miles southeast of Los Angeles, originally entered into the contract with Reflex on November 5, 2008. The contract consisted of a 3 year term with two automatic renewal terms of one year, unless a party canceled with 60 days notice.

Corona, CA: Woman sought restraining order against ex-boyfriend before slaying

A Riverside man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend and their two young children had warned that the family would be "laid to rest" if the woman rejected his marriage proposal, according to a restraining order filed just days before the deaths.

Laura Reveriano, 25, said she called police after her ex, Selvin Chajon Rodriguez, 23, stole her car keys and cellphone the day she turned down his proposal, according to papers filed last week in Riverside County Superior Court.

Rodriguez broke a window in the house, sending glass flying onto her son, who had been sleeping near the window, she wrote in the request for a domestic violence restraining order. The glass reportedly cut her son's chest.

Corona, CA: Corona man working for EDD sentenced for conspiracy and bribery

A Corona man who worked for the state Employment Development Department in Anaheim and took more than $40,000 in kickbacks in an unemployment insurance scheme was sentenced today to 76 months in federal prison.

David Paul Holden, 31, pleaded guilty May 4 to one count each of conspiracy and bribery, Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua Robbins said.

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter ordered Holden to pay $510,454 in restitution to the Employment Development Department, Robbins said. It was unclear if he had an ability to pay.

Corona, CA: Apartments planned for former toxic site

Owners of a former toxic dump site in west Corona say they plan to build apartments and an industrial park on 38 acres.

The project could be considered by the Corona Planning Commission in November, but a date has not yet been set, said Sandra Yang, associate planner for Corona.

Developer Rusty Turner, of Turner Real Estate Investments in Newport Beach, said his company is working to get entitlements to build 288 apartments and an industrial park on the site known as Thomas Ranch. Revisions to the project still are being made.

Corona, CA: Foothill Parkway Extension Update

"Some updates - the horse ranch in the canyon has been evicted by the city to make room for the extension on the Green River/Paseo Grande end. They have been tearing down the barns and fences for a few months now. They were supposed to be out a month ago but are running behind schedule.

Corona, CA: Halloween Haps...Pets and People

DoggyPawsGrooming Spa presents the 
serving the Corona, Norco and Eastvale area.


FREE RAFFLES/SNACKS/LOTS OF PRICES! FUN FOR DOGGIES AND THEIR FAMILIES...will have soft drinks and snacks for every one! and of course THE DOGGIES!!


Corona, CA: 12 rifles stolen from Corona gun store; reward offered for suspects' arrest

Authorities are asking for the public's help to track down two men who stole 12 rifles from a Corona gun shop.

The break-in happened on Aug. 14 at Turner's Outdoorsman at 2264 Griffin Way. Multiple suspects wearing long-sleeved shirts and baseball caps forced through a security door and stole the guns. The suspects fled the scene in a car, but no description was released.

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Corona police are calling the investigation a top priority.

Corona, CA: Rubio’s® Launches New Blackened and Grilled Seafood Dishes

Latest Menu Items From San Diego-Based Restaurant Feature Sustainable Tilapia

As part of its continued efforts to provide guests fresh, flavorful dishes with a Southern California flair, today Rubio’s Restaurants® introduces two new offerings to its expansive coastal cuisine selection. Rubio’s invites fans and friends to meet the Regal Springs® Blackened Tilapia Taco and the Regal Springs® Grilled Tilapia Taco. Created and developed by founder Ralph Rubio and the Rubio’s culinary team, both fish tacos represent the brand’s unwavering dedication to unique, high-quality, craveable seafood options.

Designed to ignite guests’ taste buds with mouth-watering flavor, the tacos feature sustainable house- blackened or grilled Regal Springs tilapia served on a warm stone-ground corn tortilla. Both tacos are dressed with a mild salsa, Rubio’s famous chipotle white sauce and are finished with a topping of serrano slaw for a flavorful burst of heat.

Corona, CA: Suspect Shot After Stabbing Deaths of Mother, Two Children

The stabbing suspect was shot during a confrontation with police near the 15 and 91 freeways in Corona

A man suspected in the fatal stabbing of a woman and her two children Thursday morning in Riverside, Calif. was shot during a confrontation with police who found him covered in blood near a Corona freeway, according to Riverside police.

Police were called to a house at about 7 a.m. Thursday in the 10400 block of Granger Court in Riverside. The woman and children — a 1-year-old girl and 4-year-old boy — found at the home were prounounced dead at the hospital.

Corona, CA: Mitchell Sets Official Visit To The Blue

Eleanor Roosevelt HS CB Elijah Mitchell (Corona, CA) was offered by Boise State a few months ago and just recently set-up his first official visit, to Boise in November to watch the Broncos battle Colorado State.