Corona, CA: 2 killed, 2 injured in Calif. bus bench crash

Two people were killed and two others were severely injured Friday after a car plowed into a bus bench in the Southern California city of Riverside, according to police.

The four-door Kia sedan crashed into a light pole before smashing into the bus stop bench, hitting four people who were waiting for a bus, said Officer Bryan Galbreath.

Witnessed told investigators the sedan stopped at a red light, proceeded when the light turned green, and veered sharply to the right, said Lieutenant Eric Charrette. It's unclear what caused the change in direction.

A 28-year-old woman and a 7-year-old girl, both of Corona, were pronounced dead at the scene.

A 31-year-old Riverside man and a 30-year-old Corona woman were taken to Riverside Community Hospital with severe injuries. No names have been released pending family identification.

Galbreath said the 45-year-old driver has been detained.

He told the Riverside Press-Enterprise there were no skid marks leading to the bus stop and neither speed nor intoxication immediately appeared to be a factor in the crash. Galbreath said police are investigating whether the driver was intoxicated.

Riverside is about 55 miles east of Los Angeles.

The Associated Press

Corona, CA: Fatal Traffic Collision

On December 24, 2012, at 5:30 pm., Corona Police Officers responded to an injury traffic collision on Green River Rd., east of Palisades Dr. Upon arrival, officers observed a 2003 Honda S2000 coupe that had collided with a tree, occupied by two people.

The driver and passenger, both from the Chino Hills area, were transported to local hospitals with traumatic injuries. The driver, identified as Elbert Chen, 19 years, remains hospitalized, but expected to recover. The passenger, identified as Ethan Gray, 22 years, died of his injuries.

The cause of the collision is unknown at this time and still under investigation by the Corona Police Department’s Collision Response Team. Anyone with information about this collision is requested to contact the Corona Police Department at (951) 736-2335.

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Corona, CA: Lucky Super Lotto ticket worth $10,000


A Super Lotto ticket purchased at a 7-Eleven on Hamner Avenue in Corona is worth more than $10,000.

The ticket in Wednesday night's draw matched five numbers -- 6, 9, 11, 28 and 45 -- but did not have the Mega number of 7. It was one of six such tickets, each worth $10,053.

Corona/Norco, CA: Free Christmas Day Dinner, Magic Show, & visit from Santa

The 8th Annual Christmas Dinner is on schedule at 2 new locations.

It will be held from 11am - 3pm at:

Maverick Steakhouse & Saloon 3841 Old Hamner Avenue Norco, CA 92860

Riverwalk Burgers 3812 Pierce Street Riverside, CA 92503

Corona/Norco, CA: Welcome Home a Local Soldier! Army Pvt Jason Fairchild


ONE of our OWN is coming home from Afganistan on FRIDAY @ 10:30!!! Most of us know Lori Fairchild of Pepperglen Farm on Pedley between 5th and 6th streets. Her son was badly injured when his ARMY vehicle was hit by an RPG. He has a traumatic brain injury and was awarded the purple heart! Lets show him a hero's welcome home!!! We did it in Corona, now lets do it for NORCO!!!! Line the streets of 6th and Pedley with flags waving and the cheers that are so rightfully due this hero! Someone with some pull contact the sheriff's dept and lets get some sirens going and an escort for this much deserved young soldier who has sacrificed so much so that we can remain free in this great country of ours!!!!


Corona, CA: Make snowflakes or donate to support Sandy Hook students

The National PTA reports that an effort is under way to cheer the Sandy Hook Elementary students when they resume instruction. They are asking children to make snowflakes or to donate change in support of the Sandy Hook PTSA.

The National PTA met with PTA leaders of all of the schools in Newtown, Conn., including the Sandy Hook PTA, as well as community leaders who requested the group’s help in supporting the families, according to a statement from the National PTA.

Below are details about the two efforts that have begun at the request of the parents group at Sandy Hook in the wake of last Friday’s school shooting.

Corona, CA: Please support Corona wounded Hero tomorrow Tuesday December 18

Army Sgt. Jordan Sisco, a Santiago High School graduate, stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) while on foot patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan this past July. Jordan lost both legs and his left thumb, and suffered serious damage to his pelvis, colon and bladder. He has been in Texas under medical care since his injury.

Jordan will be returning to Corona for a visit early Tuesday, December 18th.

We are reaching out to City of Corona residents and neighboring communities. Please come and pay your respects to our severely wounded hero, Jordan Sisco.

Corona, CA: Citizen’s Reports Lead to Arrest of Probationer for Residential Burglary and Car Theft

On Sunday, December 9, 2012, just after 12:30 p.m., Irvine Officers arrested Tony Angulo Jr. (5-9-80) of Riverside County for auto theft, multiple thefts from vehicles and residential burglary after a foot pursuit in the Turtle Ridge area of Irvine.

The first call of a suspicious subject came from a community member at about 9:30 a.m., who noticed Angulo walking in and around vehicles parked in a church parking lot. In addition to calling the police, she started her car and made eye contact with the subject, prompting him to walk away from the area. Just over an hour later, officers responded to the Turtle Ridge Apartments where a small amount of cash had been stolen from an unlocked vehicle. While taking that report, a second victim approached the officer and explained that he too had been a victim of theft from his vehicle. His phone was stolen and he had just tracked it using the “Find My Droid” application. As the man was giving the officer Angulo’s description, they spotted him. Angulo fled into a nearby marsh, but ultimately was caught by officers and taken into custody without incident.

Corona, CA: There's no safety in our vast numbers of guns

Even as the toll of violence mounts, Americans' love of firearms keeps growing and lawmakers remain cowed by the gun lobby.
He seemed pretty sure we were headed in that direction, but gun ownership is never going to be eliminated in this country. We love guns. We have more than 300 million of them, which is nearly one for every man, woman and child. In 2010, nearly 5.5 million firearms were manufactured in this country, 95% of them for the U.S. market.

And our support for guns just keeps growing. In 1969, Gallup reported that 60% of Americans supported a ban on handguns. In 2011, a Gallup poll found that only 26% wanted a ban.

Corona, CA: Christmas at Dos Lagos (Swedish Mom in California, a Blogger's perspective)

Today I took the kids to Dos Lagos shopping place.

It’s a playground there and some shops, a prefect place for a mom. ;) The Christmas decoration was on place and a bunch of moms were working out with their kids in strollers. It looked like a good idea now when the holidays are coming up. Maybe it’s time to get back to the gym. It was a while and too many treats ago. :S

Corona, CA: Dos Lagos Food Truck Festival

When: Saturday, December 22, 2012 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Where: The Shops at Dos Lagos 2780 Cabot Dr Corona, CA 92883


Corona, CA: Corona civil engineer named new Salton Sea executive director

A Corona civil engineer and technical director was named the Salton Sea Authority’s new executive director by the agency’s board, the authority announced Friday.

Roger Shintaku, who works at Elan Associates in Corona, will begin work in January.

His background includes experience in strategic planning, project development, water resources planning and liaison work with governmental agencies, the authority stated in a release. Shintaku has also helped secure and process hundreds of millions of dollars in government grants and loans, agency officials said.

Corona, CA: Man killed by truck after disturbance call

Police racing to quell a fight found the body of a 29-year-old Riverside man who apparently had been hit by a truck in a Corona parking lot, coroner’s officials say.

Bryan Vannoy died at the scene of the 12:51 a.m. incident Sunday, Dec. 9, along the 1500 block of East Ontario Avenue.
A call to police seeking details was not immediately answered.

Corona, CA: Barricade Suspect Fatally Shoots Himself After Standoff In Corona

Police in Corona say a man who barricaded himself inside a home after he reportedly ran through the streets trying to shoot a female acquaintance, took his own life Saturday.

According to authorities, police received several calls after 10:35 a.m. about shots being fired in the vicinity of Ingram Drive and Norgate Circle.

Witnesses told police they saw a man allegedly firing shots at a woman who was fleeing on foot. The unidentified woman was able to make it to a neighbor’s home without injury.

Officials said the man returned to his home in the 5000 block of Ingram Street and refused to come out.

The man’s relationship to the woman is unclear.

A SWAT team was called but authorities said they were unable to make contact with the alleged shooter.

Corona SWAT, along with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, made entry into the residence hours later and found the suspect dead as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The man’s name is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

Corona, CA: Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra sentenced in federal bankruptcy case

Lenny Dykstra, the former New York Mets outfielder who became a successful self-taught investor, was sentenced Monday to 6 1/2 months in federal custody following bankruptcy fraud and other federal charges, authorities announced Monday.

Dykstra, 49, faced 20 years in prison but prosecutors recommended 2 1/2 years following his guilty plea to three felony counts -- bankruptcy fraud, concealment of assets and money laundering, according to U.S. Attorney spokesman Thom Mrozek.

Dykstra is already serving a three-year state prison sentence after pleading no contest in July to grand theft auto in a separate case.

Corona, CA: Winterwonderland Craft Fair

Corona Heritage Park & Museum:

Winterwonderland Craft Fair
  Saturday, December 8, 2012 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Corona, CA: Dos Lagos theater screens ‘Scrooged,’ ‘Christmas Story’

Fun Tim fact: I love Bill Murray’s “Scrooged.”

Seriously, it’s my favorite Christmas movie. The story, the special effects, Murray cranking it to 11; all awesome. Plus that big song finale? Every time I hear “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” I think of this movie.

The Dos Lagos Stadium 15 in Corona will be screening “Scrooged” along with three other classic films for the holidays. And you’ll get three chances to see each film. The icing on the holiday cookie? The holiday classic film series is just $3 for each film.

Here is the full schedule:

Corona, CA: Pilot Killed in Corona Helicopter Fire.

One person was killed late Sunday when a helicopter burned near a re-fueling area at Corona Municipal Airport.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the 11 p.m. fire. The identity of victim, the pilot, was not immediately available.

The charred wreckage of the helicopter remained at the airport early Monday. The pilot had stopped to refuel at the airport, located northwest of the 91 and 15 freeway interchange (map), when the fire started.

The FAA released the following statement: "An unidentified Robinson helicopter caught fire near the fuel pumps at Corona Municipal Airport around 11 p.m. Local authorities reported the pilot, who apparently was the only person on board, was killed. The FAA and NTSB will investigate."

A preliminary investigation indicated that one of the helicopter's blades hit a canopy that covers the pumps, which are available 24 hours per day, according to the NTSB. Two witnesses reported sounds coming from the re-fueling area before seeing the chopper on fire.

"He could have just been taxiing by, going to a parking area -- there's too much that we don't know at this point to speculate on that," said Harold Plagens, NTSB investigator.

Parts of the helicopter ripped through a nearby metal hanger. Video showed several gashes in the wall of the hangar.

Dental records will likely be used to identify the pilot, investigators told NBC4.

The airport, on 100 acres of land leased by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is managed by the city of Corona.

Corona, CA: Retail employees fight "Black Friday creep" (Corona Rallies!)

Ideally, Casey St. Clair would be spending Thanksgiving relaxing and eating dinner with her boyfriend and his family.

Instead, the part-time Target employee and substitute teacher will work next Thursday night during the early kickoff of the big-box retailer's Black Friday sale. Stores will open at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving this year, reflecting a wider shift in the retail industry toward getting a head start on the biggest shopping day of the year.

Wal-Mart workers plan Black Friday walkout

As it stands now, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Sears and KMart will be the first large retail chains to open their doors for bargain hunters at 8 p.m. Many other chains are open Thanksgiving Day, but their Black Friday sales don't start until midnight or Friday morning.

Corona/Norco, CA: 10th Annual Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner

10th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner - Everyone is Invited!!

For the 10 th year, there will be a Free Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at Silverado Burgers & Mexican Food 1091 6th Street Norco, Ca 92860 from 11 am - 3 pm on Thanksgiving Day November 22, 2012. Everyone is invited. Country Band - Hillbilly Reign will be performing. This dinner since its start 10 years ago - has served thousands of folks. It has served folks from all over the region, some driving over 40 miles to come have a nice meal. We have served folks who do not have the ability to have a nice meal, some who do not have anyone to spend the holiday with, and many working during the holiday such as Law Enforcement, Fire, E.M.S. Crews, and many more working the holiday. Last years attendance was 724 folks and it grows annually, especially this year with current difficult economic times and unemployment rates. What makes this dinner unique is it is not run by any organization.


The Santiago High School Marching Band will lead the Santa Arrival Parade through The Shops at Dos Lagos at 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 17. The public is invited to welcome Santa Claus as he arrives at the stage near the children’s play area and join him in the countdown to illuminate the 40-foot Christmas Tree. Sparkling holiday lights throughout the center will be simultaneously illuminated with the Christmas Tree to officially launch the center’s Celebrate the Holidays Close to Home…Make It Merry and Bright theme, which features family events, musical performances on the Dos Lagos Amphitheater stage and caroling.

The November 17 festivities begin at noon with a FREE holiday movie, The Polar Express, at Dos Lagos Stadium 15 Theatre. Families also may visit with Donner and Blitzen, two of “Santa’s live reindeer,” from noon – 4 p.m. near the children’s play area.

Corona, CA: Corona Holiday Boutique This Weekend

Corona Holiday Boutique

"Holiday Boutique this Sunday November 18 from 2 to 5 pm at" - at X-Factor Baseball/Softball Academy.

Corona, CA: Corona residents working to restore power in New Jersey

Southern California Edison Customers, Employees and Edison International Support Red Cross Superstorm Sandy Recovery Efforts; Includes (2) Corona, CA Residents

Southern California Edison (SCE), its customers and SCE’s parent company, Edison International, are helping Superstorm Sandy victims with three powerful philanthropy initiatives with funds from shareholders, not SCE customers:
· Customers can help raise money without spending a dime. Through SCE’s “Every Click Counts” campaign, the company will donate $1 for every new “like” on SCE’s Facebook page ( and for each new follower on SCE’s main Twitter feed ( The goal is to donate up to $20,000 to American Red Cross relief efforts.

Corona, CA: New VP Will Oversee Temecula Hospital (Includes Corona Regional Medical Center)

John Harris has been tapped group vice president of Universal Health Services' Southern California market. In his role, he will provide oversight for Temecula Valley Hospital along with Rancho Springs and Inland Valley medical centers.

An new vice president has been tapped to oversee Temecula Valley Hospital along with four other regional medical centers that fall under Universal Health Services' umbrella in southern California.

Immediately, John Harris will temporarily fill the vacancy left at Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta and Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar when former CEO Ken Rivers resigned in September, a spokesperson for Southwest Healthcare System said Thursday, in a news release.

Corona, CA: Dos Lagos Losing More Retailers?

Editors Note: The following is based on a rumor; it is unsubstantiated and should only be read as speculative innuendo.

Is Dos Lagos Losing More Retailers?

Rumors are that up to (8) retailers will be fleeing the center shortly after Christmas...while this claim is unsubstantiated, it would follow a myriad of retailers including such retailers as Banana Republic, Coach, Eddie Bauer, Kay Jewelers, Coldwater Creek, Guess, and more that have left the center since it’s inception.

Corona, CA: Tripping on Steampunk in the IE

Corona’s first gastropub goes sci-fi in imaginative ways

Gastropubs may be few and far here in the Empire, and Steam Haus Gastropub hopes to change that landscape. Located in the Dos Lagos Shopping Center (bravely across the driveway from the stiff competition in Taps), the restaurant masterfully replicates that whole steampunk vibe, from clockwork sculptures that decorate the walls and period set-pieces that double as candleholders and centerpieces on tables, to the waitresses and bartenders outfitted in period garb (black and white-striped Victoria corsets, military-inspired garb with vests and coats). It’s like stepping into that magical world of Phillip Pullman or to The City of Lost Children.

Corona, CA: Mitchell Pushes Back Visit To Blue

Eleanor Roosevelt HS CB Elijah Mitchell (Corona, CA) picked up an offer from Boise State over the summer & was scheduled to take an official visit to The Blue this weekend but says he'll have to reschedule it.

Corona, CA: Seven Oaks 2001 (Great Picture)

This pic is from the annual 4th of July sale at 7 Oaks Nursery in 2001. That is 7 Oaks General Store and Deli in the background, at the corner of Weirick/Dos Lagos and Temescal Canyon Rd. Love the line of people waiting for it to open.


Here at Dos Lagos we’re to starting to get ready for the holiday season celebrations! The lights are going up and Santa is coming out. On November 17, join us during the Santa Arrival Parade & Tree Lighting ceremony for a day of fun-filled holiday activities. Here’s the schedule of events for you and your family to enjoy throughout the day:

12pm – Free Showing of The Polar Express at Dos Lagos Stadium 15

12-4pm – Live Reindeer

6-8pm – Santa Photos

The holidays are a time to make memories with family so make sure you take your children and help us welcome Santa to Dos Lagos.

Corona, CA: High School Principal Accused Of Having Sex With Former Student

The principal of a high school near Rancho Cucamonga has been accused of having sex with a former student.

Brian Garrett Joseph, 38, was arrested at his Corona home Tuesday after an investigation revealed the Etiwanda High School principal was intimately involved with the now 18-year-old girl.

The sexual relationship allegedly started when the victim was a student at the school.

Corona, CA: Child Porn Suspect Held on $1 Million Bail

Charles Russell Long was arrested at the Glen Ivy RV Resort in the 24000 block of Glen Ivy Road, in Corona on Tuesday, according to Lake Elsinore sheriff's officials; he was released on bail, then arrested again.

A 56-year-old Corona man who allegedly took pictures and video of young girls in bikinis at an RV park pool was arrested, made $5,000 bail, then re-arrested when investigators got a look at his computer's contents.

Charles Russell Long was arrested at the Glen Ivy RV Resort in the 24000 block of Glen Ivy Road, in Corona, on Tuesday, according to a sergeant with the county sheriff's Lake Elsinore station.

Corona, CA: Miguel's Jr. offers family-recipe favorites

This week was a challenge. I struck out three times before I found a good spot for this week's lunch review. The fourth try turned out to be a great place - Miguel's Jr., located in the Heritage Crossings shopping center near Roanoake Road in Fontana. I spotted it while driving by on Cherry Avenue, and decided I would give it a try.

The original Miguel's restaurant opened in 1973 in Corona and in 1975 the first Miguel's Jr. fast-food restaurant opened.
The family-owned chain now includes three Miguel's restaurants and 10 Miguel's Jr. fast-food locations in the Inland Empire and Orange County.
The dining area is nice, with a colorful decor and ample seating (indoor only) with both booths and tables. Food orders are Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday placed at the counter and food is brought to the guests. Drinks are self-serve, with unlimited refills.

Corona, CA: Superheros get a new set of Kia rides

Batman drives a hot little Kia Optima sedan with a flashy paint job, a mix of matte and shiny black with yellow pinstriping.

The Green Lantern prefers a Kia Soul crossover with deeply tinted green windows. And Aquaman's Rio five-door has fish scales and a hint of a running board that evokes fins.

To show how it can customize its vehicles, Kia Motors chose to create a special vehicle for each of the characters in DC Entertainment's Justice League. They were unveiled this week at the SEMA trade show in Las Vegas, the industry's big aftermarket parts show.

Corona, CA: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Midnight Events

Exclusive Cult Movie Experience Begins in November

The cult classic movie, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, is coming to the Inland Empire for Saturday midnight events. The Rocky Horror Picture Show experiences at Dos Lagos Stadium 15 Theatres begin on November 3 and will continue every Saturday at midnight. Dos Lagos Stadium 15 Theater, located at 2710 Lakeshore Drive at The Shops at Dos Lagos, is the exclusive location in Riverside, San Bernardino and east Orange County to host the movie events.

Just a few years after The Rocky Horror Picture Show premiered in 1975, the movie has grown as a classic favorite with audiences arriving in costume and interacting with the film on the screen. The Rocky Horror Picture Show continues to sell out midnight movie experience in cities across the U.S. so advance ticket purchase is recommended for the showings at Dos Lagos Stadium 15 Theater. The tickets are $11.50 for adults, $9.00 for students with valid ID, and $8.00 for seniors.

Many fans will wear costumes to act out scenes and everyone in the audience will dance the Time Warp and get involved in talking back to the actors on the screen during the showing. Visit for a guide on what to expect, what to wear and suggested props to bring to the movie events such as “rice to be thrown during the two wedding scenes, newspaper to be worn over the head during the rain scene and other tips for an interactive movie experience.

For more information about The Rocky Horror Picture Show midnight showings visit

Corona, CA: Barnes & Noble stores PIN pads hacked

Barnes & Noble announced a security breach, saying credit card machines were tampered with in many stores, including shops in California.

The book giant said the breaches occurred at 63 stores in nine states. At least six of those stores are located in Southern California.

The hackers stole the information from the PIN pads at the cash registers. The affected stores have since removed those pads.

If you used a credit or debit card at Barnes & Noble recently, you should check your statement and change your PIN number.

B&N said it's working with federal law enforcement and with banks, payment card brands and issuers to identify accounts that may have been compromised, so that additional fraud-protection measures can be taken.

List of affected stores in California:

4735 Commons Way, Calabasas 2470 Tuscany Street, Corona 2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista 313 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera 604 Bay Street, Emeryville 810 West Valley Parkway, Escondido 1315 E. Gladstone Street, Glendora 5183 Montclair Plaza Lane,Montclair 894 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo 2615 Vista Way, Oceanside 72-840 Highway 111, Palm Desert 27460 Lugonia Ave., Redlands 1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno 10775 Westview Parkway, San Diego 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose 11 West Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo 9938 Mission Gorge Road, Santee 40570 Winchester Rd., Temecula 4820 Telephone Road, Ventura 1149 S. Main St., Walnut Creek

List of affected stores in Connecticut:

470 Universal Drive North, North Haven 100 Greyrock Place, Stamford 60 Isham Road, W. Hartford

List of affected stores in Florida:

18711 NE Biscayne Blvd, Aventura 333 N. Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach 152 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables 1900 W. International Speedway, Daytona Beach 2051 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale 12405 N Kendall Drive, Miami 11380 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens 14572 SW 5th St., Pembroke Pines 11820 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines 5701 Sunset Drive, S. Miami 700 Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach

List of affected stores in Illinois:

1441 West Webster Avenue, Chicago 1130 North State Street, Chicago 5380 Route 14, Crystal Lake 20600 North Rand Road, Deer Park 728 North Waukegan Road, Deerfield 1630 Sherman Avenue, Evanston 1468 Springhill Mall Blvd, W. Dundee

List of affected stores in Massachusetts:

170 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill 96 Derby Street, Hingham 82 Providence Highway, East Walpole

List of affected stores in New Jersey:

395 Route 3 East, Clifton 55 Parsonage Road, Edison 2134 State Highway 35, Holmdel 4831 US Highway 9, Howell

List of affected stores in New York:

23-80 Bell Blvd., Bayside 176-60 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows 1542 Northern Blvd., Manhasset 160 E. 54th Street, New York 2289 Broadway, New York 33 East 17th Street, (Union Square) New York 555 Fifth Ave., New York 2245 Richmond Ave., Staten Island 230 Main St., White Plains 97 Warren Street, New York

List of affected stores in Pennsylvania:

100 West Bridge Street, Homestead 800 Settlers Ridge Center Drive, Pittsburgh

List of affected stores in Rhode Island:

1311 West Main Road, Middletown 371 Putnam Pike, Smithfield 1350-B Bald Hill Rd., Warwick

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Corona, CA: Suspect subdued with stun gun and hogtied dies

A suspected prowler has died after being subdued with stun guns and hogtied by Riverside County deputies.

Investigators say deputies answering the prowler call in Eastvale early Sunday chased the man after he tried to break into a house. Eastvale is north of Norco in western Riverside County.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise ( says there was a struggle and deputies shocked him with Taser stun guns at least twice before he was tied up.

The 6-foot-5, 250-pound suspect stopped breathing and died at a hospital.

Corona, CA: Corona man dies in custody after being restrained and tasered

A 27-year-old Corona man who had been put in four-point restraints and shocked with a Taser died in sheriff's custody in Norco today, the man's aunt said.

Anthony Lawson was arrested about 1:30 a.m. near 7462 Citrus Valley Ave. and "hogtied," his aunt, who identified herself only as Darline, told City News Service.

The sheriff's department did not have anyone available for comment early today.

Corona, CA: Motorcyclist Killed On Freeway Was Corona Man

Matthew Warne, 31, died last Saturday night, the coroner's office is reporting.

A motorcyclist who was struck and killed on the 91 Freeway last weekend was a Corona man, the Riverside County Coroner’s Office reported.

Matthew Warne, 31, was driving at a high rate of speed on the westbound side of the freeway near Adams Street on Saturday night when he struck a pickup truck, crashed, and was subsequently hit by a sedan, according to the coroner’s office.

Corona, CA: Fall Art Walk at Dos Lagos

With the rich colors of autumn starting to arrive it’s the perfect time to admire some of the impressive work from artists in our Fall Art Walk.

The exhibit will be presented by the Riverside Arts Council and will be taking place outdoors at The Shops at Dos Lagos on October 27. From 4-8 pm you can walk through and get some fresh air while viewing the art work and have your chance to purchase your favorite pieces. Also, make time for some family fun with free festive hay rides from 3-5 pm.

Corona, CA: Golf Tournament to Benefit Rose-Parade-Bound Santiago High School

The public is invited to play in a golf tournament to help the Santiago High School Marching Band and Colorguard raise funds to represent the City of Corona in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. Golfers of any skill level can play in the “best ball format” tournament at 8 a.m. on Saturday, November 10 at the Dos Lagos Golf Course in Corona. Following the tournament, golfers and other school supporters can attend the 19th Hole Award Ceremony & Silent Auction at the Steam Haus Gastropub. The Steam Haus Gastropub is at the Shops at Dos Lagos, located across the street from the Dos Lagos Golf Course on Temescal Canyon Road between Weirick Road and Cajalco Road, just off the I-15.

Corona, CA: Tips for a Safe and Comfortable Fall Season

Right now is one of the busiest seasons for the heating and air conditioning professionals, and consumers should be aware of certain safety measures and energy-efficient tips as they transition from hot summer months to cooler temperatures this fall. For a safe and comfortable fall season, follow the tips provided below.

1. Make sure you have a carbon monoxide detector installed. The state of California has recently passed an act requiring all residences to have a detector, it can save you from odorless gasses emitted from furnaces, fireplaces, stoves and other gas-fired appliances.

Corona, CA: 91 Freeway expansion leaves homes in limbo

Judy Le Master's mobile home is far enough from the wall separating it from the 91 Freeway. But she can't help but wonder if her property would be one of the ones that may be purchased by the Riverside County Transportation Commission to make way for the expansion of the freeway.

"If they do take them I wish they'd take mine, because I don't want to be right up against the freeway wall," said Master of Corona.

Starting next year, construction will begin to widen the freeway between Riverside and Orange County.

Corona, CA: Corona man arrested after alleged extortion attempt in Victorville

A Corona man was arrested by San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies at his home Wednesday on suspicion of burglary and extortion.

Authorities said Dennis Jackson, 61, went to the Pick and Pull Automotive posing as a state occupational safety and health administration inspector under the alias of Tim Peters.

Jackson also claimed to be a retired FBI agent and showed employees a badge, the sheriff's department said in a news release.

Corona, CA: Motorcyclist Dies in Collision on 91 Freeway in Cerritos

The Corona resident was killed in an accident on Friday night.

A 54-year-old motorcyclist from Corona was killed Friday night when his bike rear-ended two stopped vehicles in heavy traffic on the Artesia (91) Freeway in Cerritos, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The motorcyclist was later identified as James R. Scarborough, a resident of Corona, according to a department statement.

The crash on the eastbound freeway at Shoemaker Avenue took place about 6:50 p.m. Friday, according to the CHP.


Olive Branch Community Church is coordinating its annual Fall Festival event on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will feature activities for kids of all ages, including carnival games, a family-themed maze, candy giveaway, inflatable activities and free door prize drawings. The Chick-Fil-A cow will be present to hand out free coupons to the first 200 children. The event is free and open to the public.

Free family portraits will again be offered this year. Families can pose for a themed picture taken by a professional photographer. Each family will receive a free 4x6 portrait. After taking a memorable picture, kids and adults alike will want to check out the competition at the chili cook-off or try their luck in the free cake walk featuring delicious dessert prizes. There will be a bounce house, inflatable obstacle course and a giant slide as well as the Preschool Corral with age appropriate activities and a bouncer for little ones.

Corona, CA: U.S. EPA Settles with Lead Acid Battery Manufacturer in Corona for Air Violations / Company to Pay More Than $167,000, Install Additional Air Filters to Capture Lead Particles (CA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that U.S. Battery Manufacturing Company has agreed to pay $167,300 to resolve federal Clean Air Act violations. U.S. Battery, located in Corona, Calif., failed to comply with federal emissions monitoring and reporting requirements, including performance testing requirements for its lead emission control devices. In addition to paying the penalty, the company will install secondary high efficiency air filters to capture additional lead particles.

"By failing to monitor and test its pollution controls, the company increased the health risks for employees and the nearby community," said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA's Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. "EPA will remain vigilant in enforcing the Clean Air Act."

Corona, CA: AVT's Wall-Mounted Vender For Doctors' Offices Dispenses Information And Samples

AVT Inc. is rolling out a line of wall-mounted vending machines that provide patients with information about various medicines, and dispense samples of them.

Called the Automated Medicine Information and Dispensing System, the machine displays product information on a 32" touchscreen display and can be programmed to dispense samples when authorized. It has a capacity of up to 300 items.

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.