Corona, CA: First West Nile Human Cases Confirmed in County

Three women are recovering from the virus, and are the first confirmed cases in Riverside County since 2009.

Three cases of human West Nile Virus were confirmed today by Riverside County health officials. They are the first laboratory-confirmed cases in the county since 2009.

The first patient is a 44-year-old Corona woman who became ill in early August and was briefly hospitalized. The second is a 63-year-old Norco woman who became ill in mid-August and was hospitalized. The other involves a 36-year-old Beaumont woman became ill last month and is recovering at home.

Corona, CA: 2012 302 Mustang Convertible by SMS Supercars Revealed: Specs and Photos

As usual, Steve Saleen held his annual car show and open house this weekend at his SMS Supercars facility in Corona, CA. At this year’s event, among many other unique cars, there was also a special unveiling… In order to celebrate the company’s partnership wit the Sturgis Mustang Rally, the company decided to build a special Mustang.

Featuring a legendary Saleen color, Lizstick Red the 2012 SMS 302 Mustang Convertible is a premiere for the car considering that this is the first time that a car built by this company has featured this one of a kind color.

Corona, CA: A chat with Aaron Kovacs of new independent label Lauren Records

Lauren records is a newly established independent punk label out of Corona, California. As a label that has only been in effect since March of 2011, it has shown a great deal of promise, first with a compilation LP featuring such notable artists as Andrew Jackson Jihad, Japanther, Fishboy, The Albert Square, Jehovas Fitness, and Underground Railroad to Candyland; and later with a full-length album on CD format by basement noise pop and frantic punk band Pangea, titled Living Dummy, and a cassette tape version of Arizona-based folk-punk duo Andrew Jackson Jihad’s latest album Knife Man. Owner operator of Lauren Records Aaron Kovacs hasn’t stopping there, though, as he also has an upcoming 7” release from female-fronted fuzz punk and power pop outfit Cheeto Champ, as well as a 14-song cassette version of Japanther’s Beets, Limes and Rice album.

Corona, CA: AVT And MDS Plan To Market Prescription Drug Kiosks

AVT Inc. has partnered with Los-Angeles-based Medicine Dispensing Systems to develop an ATM-style kiosk that provides prescription medicine refills directly to consumers, 24 hours a day, without the need for a pharmacist or store employee.

The system, for which the companies report they have been awarded a U.S. patent, uses biometric fingerprint recognition and a high-definition camera to validate each transaction.

Corona, CA: On Your Mark! Get Set! CRAWL!

Entry is FREE for Crawling and Toddling Races at Dos Lagos

Registration is open for the Little Pumpkins Baby & Toddler Races on Saturday, October 8 at The Shops at Dos Lagos, located at 2780 Cabot Drive Corona, CA 92883. All babies and toddlers who enter will receive ribbons, with prizes awarded to each race winner. Babies from 6 to 12 months of age will crawl down the padded race course. Toddlers will race within age categories: 12–18 months; 19–26 months; 27–36 months.

Babies and toddlers who pre-register by September 30 will get a guaranteed race time between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 8. The Little Pumpkins Baby & Toddler Race registration form is available at and at the Dos Lagos Management Office, located near Stride Rite. Day of event registrants will be assigned a race time at check-in near the Dos Lagos Amphiteater.

Corona, CA: Two Domestic Powershouses Partner For A Creative Strategy To Fight Hunger In Under-Served Communities

Southern California's crowdfunding phenomenon Sevenly, and Montana based Convoy of Hope, have partnered for one week to raise awareness and funds to feed our nation's forgotten children. Sevenly's innovative, t-shirt based social media model, is expected to drive over 50 million impressions in just seven days and provide enough food to feed 500 children for over a month. has had outrageous success since its launch in mid June 2011. The social good company has already given over $65,000 to charities across the world. Convoy of Hope, one of America's most prestigious charities, known for their tremendous work with state-side disaster relief and child hunger, has now teamed up with to change lives in the United States during the week of September 26th.

Corona, CA: Families to Learn About Resources and Services Available for People with Developmental Disabilities

Families to Learn About Resources and Services Available for People with Developmental Disabilities

Inland Regional Center to Host Community Meeting for

Families In Corona and Surrounding Areas


Inland Regional Center (IRC) – an agency that serves people with developmental disabilities in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties – will hold a community meeting to give families and vendors the opportunity to discuss with IRC staff resources and needs for people with developmental disabilities living in and around the City of Corona.

Corona, CA: Fender Visitor Center Grand Opening In Corona, CA Features Buddy Guy & Raphael Saadiq

Four words: Buddy Guy & Fender Guitars. Damn do those two names lead to a damn fine night.

Starting at 6 PM, the famous guitar manufacturer Fender in Corona, CA opened the doors of its brand-new Visitor Center to a small group of media, VIPs and music lovers.

Upon arrival, guests sauntered through its museum-esque collection of fender guitars and basses, signature series guitars, and Buddy Holly-to-Kurt Kobain memorabilia, while filling themselves to the brim with limitless brews and buffet food - ( including sushi, which is essentially the Cristal of Buffet Food, right?). This of course was all really in preparation for the night’s biggest gift: live performances from Dave Mason, Raphael Saadiq, and the legendary Buddy Guy.

Corona, CA: Expecting a Baby? Enter Baby Shower Contest by September 23

Expectant parenting couples are invited to compete in baby shower games at the Little Pumpkin Family Festival for a chance to win more than $1,000 in prizes, at The Shops at Dos Lagos in Corona. Entry is free! Upload a two-minute video by September 23 on The Shops at Dos Lagos Facebook page to show us why you should be one of the couples to compete.

The public is invited to vote from September 24 – October 2 for their favorite expectant parents video. The four couples who receive the most votes from family, friends and other visitors to the Dos Lagos Facebook page will get to compete at Expectant Parents Baby Shower at 2 p.m. on October 8. The couples will play fun games such as a Daddy baby doll diaper changing contest, fastest couple to assemble a baby toy and more events that will give the expectant parents a fun afternoon and send them all home with great prizes.

Corona, CA: CiCi’s Pizza to Open First Corona Location with Tasty Deals on September 26

CiCi’s Pizza will host a Corona, California grand opening with tasty deals on Monday, September 26 at 11 a.m. The new restaurant will offer several enticing incentives for guests during the grand opening.

The first 100 guests to purchase an adult buffet on opening day will receive a free pizza buffet each month for a year

Hundreds of wallets will be dropped in the area for residents to find with a free buffet coupon tucked inside

Guests will enjoy the adult buffet for $5.49 and the 15” one-topping carryout pizzas for just $5.99

Corona, CA: Duchess reigned in Corona

Janet Gould was called "the Duchess" because of her regal bearing and her many contributions to her city, her state and their history.

Photos show Gould in the attire of a well-dressed woman of the early 19th Century. She wore this costume when she spoke to different organizations, as she often did.

Her black dress was marked by a delicate pattern. She wore the mantilla in her hair that supported a black lace scarf. Her arms carried golden bracelets that jangled when she gestured as often happened during her talks.

Riverside, CA: 2 killed, 2 injured in 60 Fwy wrong-way crash

Two people were killed and two others were injured after a wrong-way crash on the 60 Freeway in Riverside.

The trouble started shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday when a California Highway Patrol officer attempted to pull over a Jaguar for speeding.

The Jaguar exited the freeway at Main Street, but then got back on going the wrong direction. Seconds later, the Jaguar crashed into a pickup truck.

UFC Gym is celebrating...You can too!

Celebrate the season to ‘Train Different’ at UFC Gym Corona’s day of family fitness fun on Saturday, Sept. 17th

UFC Gym is celebrating the official beginning of fall, and the season to ‘Train Different’, by opening its doors for a Community Appreciation Day. On Saturday, September 17, UFC Gym Corona, located at 470 McKinley Street, will offer a day of free fitness fun for the whole family. Members and guests can experience UFC Gym’s 45,000 square foot facility, housing state-of-the-art equipment, innovative training techniques and revolutionary incorporation of Mixed Martial Arts, including a 32-foot Octagon®, UFC Kid’s Gym and High-Octane conditioning.

Corona, CA: High School Wrestling Coach Accused of Bullying Freshman

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A high school wrestling coach in Corona is being accused of bullying and harassing a freshman student on his team.

13-year-old Centennial High School freshman Hunter Grijalva says he was humiliated by his coach at a practice on Monday.

Hunter says he had dropped his wrestling shorts on the way to the bus that morning.

Corona/Eastvale, CA: More Than 25 Pounds of Meth Found in Corona

Several Homes Evacuated After Officers Bust a Meth Lab - A meth lab was busted on Wednesday in a home off of a quiet cul-de-sac in Corona.
The Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement swarmed 7733 Selby Avenue in Corona on Wednesday and found a meth lab in the house.

Several people were forced to evacuate from their homes while the drug task force cleared the drug infested house.

Corona, CA: Man pleads no contest in girlfriend's overdose death

An Ontario man has pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in connection with his girlfriend's death in 2007 from a drug overdose.

Andrew Girvan, 34, entered the plea Friday in West Valley Superior Court as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors that carries a 6-year prison sentence. Girvan is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 9.

Corona, CA: Pro Circuit To Participate In The “Monster Energy Gives Back” Make-A Wish Foundation Event This Weekend In Corona

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Orange County and the Inland Empire is making the wish of 14 year old Christopher come true. The Corona, Calif., resident enjoys dirt bike riding and hardcore scootering, and wished to go on a shopping spree for gear and accessories to support his hobbies. Many local companies have stepped up to help make Christopher’s wish come true including Pro Circuit and Monster Beverage Company’s, “Monster Energy Gives Back” program, both based out of Corona.

Corona, CA: Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Heads to France for Motocross of Nations

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki riders Blake Baggett, Dean Wilson, and Tyla Rattray will make their way to France for the 2011 Motocross of Nations at Circuit du Puy de Poursay taking place from September 17-18. After wrapping up a highly successful AMA Motocross Championship season, the team is ready to represent their nations proudly. Baggett was chosen to ride the MX2 class for the United States, Wilson will also ride the MX2 class for Great Britain, and Rattray will lead his team in the MX1 class for South Africa.

Baggett’s 2011 AMA Motocross Championship season was a rollercoaster ride until the end, but with five race wins, he caught the eye of Team USA. His ability to come through the pack and competitive spirit help land Baggett his first trip to the prestigious Motocross of Nations.

Corona, CA: Illini FB draws nasty assignment

Jay Prosch ready to bang heads with Burfict, ‘nation’s meanest player'

Illinois fullback Jay Prosch heard all about the reputaton of Arizona State junior middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict.

But for the rest of you ...

Burfict is known as Ray Lewis Jr., a mixture of hard hits and unpredictable behavoir. In his first college game, Burfict drove into an Idaho State quarterback, knocking him about 4 feet in the air and 4 feet back. Later as a freshman, he acted like LaVar Arrington, swan diving the Georgia offensive line on a fourth and short to end a Bulldogs drive.

Corona, CA: Friday Night Lights [Mater Dei @ Centennial (Corona)]

Mater Dei @ Centennial (Corona) high school football game @ 7:30 PM to be featured on KTLA 5 News "THE BLITZ" AT 10:30 PM

Corona, CA: Not So Scary Halloween

Inland Empire families will love the Not So Scary Halloween celebration at The Shops at Dos Lagos. The September and October activites will feature a Halloween costume exchange, Little Pumpkins Baby & Toddler Races, Expectant Parent Baby Shower Games, Eleanor Roosevelt High School Boosters Back to School Carnival, All Breed Rescue Dogtoberfest, Make-A-Wish Halloween Spooktacular, Trader Joe’s pumpkin patch, free family-friendly movies, hayrides, and more. The Shops at Dos Lagos is located at 2780 Cabot Drive Corona, CA 92883.

Little Pumpkins Baby and Toddler Races

Corona, CA: Stoops’ sideline conduct more like an assistant coach, not head man (ala Austin Hill)

To put it bluntly, this is why Mike Stoops is more of the type of a quality assistant coach than head coach material:

In Thursday’s 37-14 loss at Oklahoma State, Stoops’ talented freshman receiver Austin Hill — one of the UA’s lone bright spots in its dismal loss — approached the sideline with 13:45 left in the fourth quarter and inexplicably felt Stoops’ wrath.

Corona, CA: Football - A night to remember

On a night that was filled with incredibly good week-one matchups, I have to say St. Bonaventure and Corona Centennial put on the most compelling game. By the time week 14 comes around, I expect both schools to be competing for championships and bowl bids.

For St. Bonaventure to drive in from Ventura and come away with a 29-27 road victory over the Huskies was pretty stunning. And the way it happened, with running backs Zach Green and Shaun Wick each rushing for more than 100 yards, made the victory even more startling.

Corona, CA: Hi, School - Santiago High School

Location: Corona, CA
Population: around 4,000
Mascot: Sharks
Newspaper: Shark Attack

AwesoME Achievement: California Distinguished School (2005)

Meet Santiago. In a shark tank of 4,000+ students still find ways to stand out by joining clubs and extracurriculars that let them express themselves and spruce up their college applications. With award-winning teachers and students with a heart to give back, we at ME couldn’t help but give this week’s Hi,School to the home of scholars, achievers and champions!

Corona, CA: Thomas and Husqvarna on the Podium at Unadilla GNCC

After the long summer break, Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) racing has finally resumed and FAR Husqvarna racers Jason Thomas and Morgan Moss were back in action for round 10 of the 2011 series, which took place at the famous Unadilla Raceway in New Berlin, New York. Thomas had a great day, leading the way for much of the race, but settled for second.Moss and Thomas got the start and led the pack into the woods. At the green flag it was Thomas leading the way. It was a dogfight all day between Thomas and Jordan Ashburn – the two riders were never more than 15 seconds apart for the three-hour duration. At the fuel stop, Thomas was still leading. At the white flag, Thomas was still in control and pushing hard to complete the final eight-mile lap in the lead. On the last hill – no more than 50 feet from the finish – a lapped rider got crossed up and fell into Jason’s line, knocking him to the ground and costing him the win.

Riverside, CA: UC Riverside Asks Fans to Pick Logo

UC Riverside certainly is giving its fans some options. The school is having fans vote for their top three out of 13 designs for its new athletics logo.

Check the link below for the various designs, which include the Highlanders’ mascot, Scotty the Bear (below), in different poses. Or you can pick a traditional interlocking “UC.”


Tenant expected to open September 15, 2011

The Shops at Dos Lagos announced today that Mama’s Baguette has signed a retail lease at the center and will occupy 939 square feet in suite 104 on Cabot Drive, near T.G.I. Friday’s and Pinkberry. Mama’s Baguette is expected to open the fifteenth of September.

Mama’s Baguette offers healthy, quick and affordable sandwiches, baguettes and beignets. “We not only believe in serving fresh and delicious Banh Mi, but we want to offer a friendly and relaxing environment for our customers,” said Paul Nguyen, owner of Mama’s Baguette. “For us, it is all about spreading as much happiness through great service and great food as possible, all in a timely manner.”

Corona, CA: Renowned TV Show Builders West Coast Customs Return for Season Two of Inside West Coast Customs

West Coast Customs (WCC) returns for season two of Inside West Coast Customs on Discovery's HD Theater Sept. 11 at 9 p.m. ET. Inside West Coast Customs is an exciting show featuring WCC's outrageous builds. WCC opens the second season with a wide-body Mustang for the Darrell Gwynn Foundation.

"Darrell has helped so many people improve their quality of life with his foundation, and I'm excited we were able to build a car to raise funds for the Darrell Gwynn Foundation," said Ryan Friedlinghaus, founder and CEO of West Coast Customs.

Corona, CA: Author weaves hometown 'magic' into novels

Within the first few pages, Lani Woodland, 35, mentions the setting of her teen fiction books -- Corona, her very familiar hometown.

Its citrus origins, avocado groves and shopping centers are just the background scenery in Woodland's first book, "Intrinsical," which was published last year.

Corona, CA: Chris Fillmore Takes Race Tech to an AMA XR1200 Championship

Chris Fillmore headed into New Jersey Motorsports Park over the weekend with a 12 point lead in the AMA XR1200 Championship over Steve Rapp. Fillmore was able to capture his fifth pole of the season and extend his lead to 13 points. A fourth or better in the final on Sunday would be enough for Fillmore to claim the number one plate.

Rather than cautiously cruise home to a championship, Fillmore put his Race Tech suspension to the test as he took off from the pole and never looked back. Fillmore was able to lead the competitive XR1200 field from flag to flag and bring home his fifth win of the season, but most importantly, the AMA XR1200 Championship.

Corona, CA: AVT, Inc. Second Quarter Financials Show Strong Gains

AVT shows a promising future with an increase in revenue expected by the end of the year as a result of the many successful pilot programs that are now moving rapidly into production.

In the report filed with the SEC, revenues climbed from the end of first quarter 2011, to the end of second quarter. Gross profit also showed substantial increases.

Corona, CA: Santiago High School Outreach Today

Editors Note: This came from a 'Defend Christians' website about handing out flyers at a local this Extremism or a sovereign right of THIS religious group? Weigh in...

Today we will be handing out flyers to students at Santiago High School in Corona, CA. The high school is located near the Corona Islamic Center which is closely associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, a radical organization with links to known terrorists groups. In fact, a picture on the center's website shows the mosque's elders standing in front of a CAIR sign with the executive director of CAIR Los Angeles, Hussam Ayloush.

Corona, CA: Californian wins over $687000 after hitting slot jackpot

A leisurely Labor Day Weekend jaunt (Saturday, Sept. 3) to Pala Casino Resort and Spa became a life-changing experience for a Corona, CA, slot player when the player won $687,520.90 after playing a Wheel of Fortune slot machine for just five minutes. The winner requested to remain anonymous.

“A good friend and I decided to go to a casino Saturday afternoon for the Labor Day weekend. I had never been to Pala. I put $20 in a $1 Wheel of Fortune slot machine and played the max coin line, which is a $5 bet. In less than five minutes the Wheel of Fortune x 3 symbols hit. I could not believe it,” the player said.

Corona, CA: Cleveland National Forest announces elevated fire restrictions for Corona and Temecula areas

Cleveland National Forest announced that elevated fire restrictions were imposed yesterday in the Corona and Temecula areas of Riverside County as the dry "forest fire season" looms closer.

The heightened restrictions are because of "dryer fuel conditions, higher temperatures and the likelihood of small fires becoming large fires," Cleveland National Forest Public Affairs Officer Brian Harris said.

Corona, CA: Workshop for new business owners set for Corona

The Inland Empire Women’s Business Center at Cal State San Bernardino will hold a workshop today, Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Corona to help people who are considering launching or already operate their own businesses.

“The ABCs of Starting Your Own Business,” a free workshop, will be from 6-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room of Corona City Hall, 400 S. Vicentia Ave.

Corona, CA: Healthier Shoemate expects to start against Vanderbilt

D.J. Shoemate expected to be the starting tailback for the UConn football team in Week 1, even after spraining his ankle late in the week. He also expects to start this weekend against Vanderbilt, though that prediction seemingly has a better chance of coming true this time.

"I'm feeling good. I've got the strength back, the mobility back," Shoemate said Tuesday of the right ankle injury that forced him to miss the Huskies' season-opener against Fordham. "I'm a worker. I'm going to do everything I possibly can to get back on the field."

Corona, CA: Redlands musician and his band to play at Inland Empire Blues and Roots Festival

Local musician Chris "Big Papa" Thayer and his band - Big Papa and the TCB - will perform Saturday at the Inland Empire Blues and Roots Festival at the Fender Center for the Performing Arts in Corona.

The band will be joined on stage with other blues acts including Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, Kelly McGuire, the Jumpin' Jack Benny Blues Band and the Cold Comfort Blues Band.

Corona, CA: Pursuit after domestic violence dispute ends in arrest

On August 31, 2011, deputies from the Norco Office of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department responded to the 3000 block of Valley View Ave in the City of Norco regarding a domestic violence incident.

Upon arrival, the victim advised responding deputies that her ex-husband (separated), Jaime Sanchez of Corona, CA, had come to her residence uninvited twice during the evening in an attempt to contact her. The second time Sanchez arrived, he forced his way inside the residence and confronted the victim, as well as her children and a visiting family member, brandishing a knife in his hand. Sanchez demanded the cell phones from both the victim and a young family member so they could not call the police.

Corona, CA: 183,856-SF Renewal in Corona

Air Filtration Products Manufacturer Inks 2-Year Deal

CLARCOR Air Filtration Products, Inc., manufacturer of HVAC filtration products under the Airguard brand, signed a two-year renewal for 133,252 square feet at 1295 E. Ontario St., and an additional 50,604 square feet in an adjacent building at 2090 California Ave. in Corona, CA.
Built in 1990, the two buildings combine for a total of 183,856 square feet on 8.7 acres located at the northwest corner of California Ave. & E. Ontario Ave.

Corona, CA: 2011 football season kicks off 9/2

Dolphins will open the new season at Santiago of Corona.

The 2011 football season for Dana Hills High School kicks off Friday with the Dolphins visiting Santiago of Corona at 7 p.m.

Dana Hills, 4-6 last season, has a new coach, Todd Rusinkovich, and a new look. The Dolphins will go with all-black uniforms and metallic blue helmets this season.

Corona, CA: Weekend Fundraiser Supporting JDRF

This Saturday there will be a HUGE fundraiser from 12 PM - 4 PM in Corona up in Eagle Glen to help support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The Corona Fire Department and Corona K-9 Police unit will be there.

Corona, CA: All New Haunted House Fundraiser

Kids love haunted houses. Kids also love pirates. Why not have both together?