Corona, CA: Forestar Land Partners Purchases Last Remaining Residential Master Planned Community in Corona, Calif. at Public Auction

Residential Land Investment Company Makes Strategic Acquisition of Coveted Project at Western Edge of Corona

Forestar Land Partners, a venture between the owners of Foremost Communities and an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group Global, LP, announced today it has acquired a 300-acre parcel of entitled land at the western edge of Corona at a public auction.

The 249 single-family lots will be developed as Sierra Bella, a gated community with terraced homesites featuring spectacular views across the Inland Empire to the San Bernardino Mountains 20 miles away.

Corona, CA: Top-Ten For Thomas at Cherokee National Enduro

Country music star Craig Morgan enjoys a day in the mud with FAR Husqvarna

Fred Andrews Racing (FAR) Husqvarna team had a good showing at the Cherokee National Enduro with Jason Thomas landing another top-ten finish. Though Thomas' teammate Andrew Delong was sidelined with an injury, he still showed his support by cheering on fellow Husqvarna riders, which included his younger brother, Craig Delong, and country music star Craig Morgan.
Rain throughout Saturday night made for muddy conditions at the Cherokee National Enduro in Greensboro, Georgia. Thomas started out the day with a 14th place finish on the first test after crashing and getting stuck under his bike. He made improvements from there and scored well in the subsequent special tests to end the day in eighth place.

Corona, CA: AVT Creates Self-Serve Printer Cartridge Purchasing And Recycling Kiosk

AVT Inc. has designed and is reportedly planning to produce a self-serve kiosk for Insta-Ink, which markets remanufactured ink cartridges. The AVT system will automate ink cartridge transactions, from purchases to returns for recycling purposes.

AVT's Insta-Ink system will hold more than 800 of the most popular printer cartridges. Customers will be able to enter the brand name, cartridge number or printer model on the machine's touchscreen to find a selection; the system then finds the desired cartridge and dispenses it. The machine reportedly can accept used cartridges and store them for recycling.

Corona, CA: Energy Upgrade California Homeowner Workshop

This event is free, open to the public, and offers a great opportunity to learn about home energy efficiency and how the statewide Energy Upgrade California (EUC) program can help finance a more energy efficient, safe, healthy, and comfortable home for homeowners, their family, and the community at large.

Corona, CA: New Art Classes, Corona Heritage Artist In Residence

Art Portfolio Building Classes: Fridays 5pm-7:30pm

6 weeks, $160

Figure Drawing Studio Class w/Model: Saturdays 10am-2pm

7 weeks, starting March 17th, $175

Corona, CA: Boy, mother pepper-sprayed by burglar

Corona police on Wednesday night were looking for a man who broke into a home with a second intruder and pepper-sprayed a 12-year-old boy and his mother.

The mother and her son arrived at their home in the 600 block of Azure Lane about 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 8 and found one of the men inside during an attempted burglary, the Corona Police Department said.

Corona, CA: Children’s Play Area Grand Opening Celebration

Children Invited to Walk the Red Carpet

Children will enjoy celebrity status as they walk the red carpet at The Shops at Dos Lagos on Saturday, February 18. Corona Mayor Eugene Montanez will welcome the pint-sized VIPs as he officiates at the Official Grand Opening ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Children’s Play Area which features colorful ride-ons and water feature.

I Love Kids! is the theme for the grand opening celebration of the new Children’s Play Area at The Shops at Dos Lagos, located at on Temescal Canyon Road between Weirick Road and Cajalco Road, just off the I-15 in Corona:

Corona, CA: Wilson Wins San Diego!

San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium played host to the sixth round of Monster Energy Supercross this past Saturday, in what was probably the most unforgettable night of the series we have seen so far.

Up until Saturday night, the 2012 season for Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson had been frustrating. He arrived in San Diego with a sizeable 22-point deficit to Eli Tomac, the Supercross Lites West Region Championship points leader at the time. Wilson’s goal was to finish on the podium, make up as many points as possible on Tomac, and leave healthy as the West Region prepared to go on its annual midseason break. In San Diego, however, Deano’s luck turned around and he ended up having one of the most memorable nights of his career.

Corona, CA: Spring Break Carnival at The Shops at Dos Lagos

Thursday, Mar 22 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM at The Shops at Dos Lagos, Corona, CA

Corona, CA: Johnny Cash Museum to Open This Summer on Lower Broad

Well, our city certainly has no dearth of music-themed museums and halls of fame and so forth — even if they do adopt extremely long monikers and feature demos by non-Beatles with Beatle names. But before I go digressing, let me just tell you what's up: As reported by our sister publication, The City Paper, Johnny Cash friend and fan Bill Miller plans to open a museum dedicated to The Man in Black this summer on Lower Broad. The museum will be located near the intersection of Third Avenue South and Broadway, and it will cost about $7 million to construct. Says CP:

“This is the realization of a long term dream,” Miller said. Specifically, that dream consists of a two-floor, 18,000 square foot museum, including a 250-seat music venue, honoring Cash's life and musical legacy. Miller said the project will cost roughly $7 million and open this summer. The museum will be privately-funded by Miller, a former Corona, Calif. mayor, memorabilia dealer and expert. “We can do whatever we want ... We don't have a board to report to,” Miller said. “Johnny always trusted me. Whatever I do, [it will be] how he wanted it to be done.”

Corona, CA: Remembering Mike Darr – 10 years later

On the first day of spring training, every year, Padres players and coaches check into the Peoria Sports Complex and usually greet each other happily with handshakes, high fives and even a few hugs. But the meet-and-greet in spring training 2002 was somber as players, coaches and other members of the organization comforted each other through sobbing eyes and heavy hearts, having just learned of the death of one of their own—outfielder Mike Darr.

Darr, 25, from Corona, CA, was killed exactly 10 years ago, when he lost control of his GMC Yukon in a single-car accident on Highway 101 at 2 a.m. Feb. 15, 2002. It was reported in Sports Illustrated that the Yukon swerved into a dirt median, then quickly darted right, sending the SUV into a roll. It tumbled across the traffic lanes, plowed through a chain-link fence and came to rest upside down on a service road. Darr and passenger Duane Johnson were not wearing seat belts and both died instantly. Minor league pitcher Ben Howard, who was sitting in the back seat, wore his seat belt, and survived suffering minor injuries.

Corona, CA: Deputy Accused in Bar Killing Makes Court Appearance

A Riverside County Sheriff' Deputy who was off-duty when he allegedly shot and killed a man Dec. 21 in Spelly's Pub & Grille in Murrieta appeared in court Friday with an injured hand.

With a hand injury suffered in jail, accused killer and former Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy Dayle Long appeared in court today.

The court appearance was to set a date for a preliminary hearing for Long, who pleaded not guilty in the Dec. 21 shooting death of Sam Vanettes at Spelly's Pub & Grille in Murrieta.

The hearing was set for March 5 and is expected to take four hours.
Long's deputy public defender, Jeff Zimel, asked that an MRI be ordered for Long's hand.

Corona, CA: Paintball Gun manufacture Vanguard reorganizes US Operations

Paintball gun manufacture Vanguard suffers yet another setback to their business operations. According to a press release we received from Vanguard US, the company has severed relations with US distributor and service center Aggressive Sports and plans to reorganize its operations.

ProPaintball insiders, as of writing, have no idea as to what the future holds for Vanguard in the United States. According to the press release from Aggressive Sports, basic repair is being completed and returned. Customers seeking warranty repair will need to reach out to Vanguard UK for additional information.

Corona, CA: 'Swoopy' by Extreme Automotive of Corona Ca.

Swoopy by Extreme Automotive in Corona, CA.

Corona, CA: Smith Ave Retail Center Sells for $2.1M

Investor Acquires 31,663 SF of Corona Retail

NSHE CA Leonardo purchased the Smith Avenue Center at 508 - 514 S. Smith Ave. in Corona, CA for $2.1 million, or about $66 per square foot, from Northgate Gonzalez Markets.

Corona, CA: $1,000 Reward Offered If You Help City To The North

A band of copper thieves has caused menace in Corona, so the city is offering a $1,000 reward for info that will lead to arrests.

A $1,000 reward was posted by the city of Corona today for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for a spate of thefts targeting wiring for street lights.

Copper wire thieves have struck a number of times in the city over the past few years, but officials issued their first public notice about the street light activity in October.

Corona, CA: The Oprah Winfrey Network is looking to tell YOUR story!!!

A representative from Studio Lambert (producers of “Undercover Boss”) is producing a new series for the Oprah Winfrey Network about families who are struggling with their teens, and reach out to their neighbors and community for positive solutions. They made the pilot over the summer and it is a really great, uplifting show.

They have a couple episodes to shoot and are looking for families to cast in the Los Angeles area, and believe Corona\Norco\Eastvale might be a good neighborhood for the program.

Corona, CA: 1979 Chevrolet El Camino - Forever Unique...One of a kind Silver ‘79 El Camino

Lowriding is a passion that often consumes us from a young age, and Danny Martinez of Corona, California, is no different. He was not yet a teen when he first got into Lowriding in the year 2000, but the Lowriding bug bit him anyway, and he began customizing bicycles and showing them at the local car and bike shows. When Danny would walk around the events, he would look at all the cars and dream of one day having a customized low-low of his own. The one ride that always fascinated him was the Chevy El Camino. Coincidently, Danny’s father had purchased an El Camino and when Danny was old enough to get his driver’s license, his father graciously gave him the car. From there, Danny quickly started putting together his plans to customize it.

Danny and his father began sanding down the car’s body, preparing it for paint. Once the body was ready, they took it over to their good friend, Gustavo, over at the Utility Body Shop. Gustavo painted the ride with a beautiful Silver finish. Danny ended up adding chrome accessories to the engine before paying a trip over to Victor, of Best Polishing in Pomona, to have him chrome-plate the steering linkage and the A-arms. The chrome-plating shop, Taps, in Riverside re-chromed the front and back bumpers. Danny eventually added a custom hydraulic suspension, allowing him to lay the El-Co low or lock it up high. The front clip was upgraded to that of an ’82 El Camino and Danny had airbrushed murals and pinstripes round out the exterior appearance of his custom Silver ride.

Corona, CA: The Heart Link Women's Network Celebrates Business Award and New Location in Corona

The Heart Link Network®, an organization that was awarded the Women Entrepreneur Business Award of Excellence in 2010 and 2011 is pleased to announce its new Corona, CA location.

Heart Link Women's Network®, winner of the Women Entrepreneur Business Award of Excellence in 2010 and 2011, opens a new women's networking location in Corona. The new Corona chapter is led by Vikki Downey, an Independent Team Leader with PartyLite Worldwide, a home decor and candle company. Vikki says, "I love being able to create an environment where women small business professionals can connect, help one another grow, expand their circle of influence, and market their business in a fun and effective way."

Corona, CA: Samsung Names Fall SUPERHERO Video Competition Winner – Congratulations Briana…Your Portrayal of Pablo Neruda was Inspiring

Editors Note: You go girl!!!

Samsung Techwin America’s Electronic Imaging Division, a leader in document camera technology, today announced that Briana, an 11th grade Santiago High School student from Corona, California, has won the Fall Superhero competition with her fantastic portrayal of Pablo Neruda. “Her performance of the famous poet was inspiring, insightful, and a joy to watch,” said Richard Bellomy, V.P. of Sales for Samsung Techwin’s Electronic Imaging Division. “So many great videos made this a tough choice. Congratulations to Briana and to all of the Superhero competitors.” Visit to view the videos of the top ten finalists and to enter the winter 2012 competition.
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Corona, CA: Stanford Inks 22 On National Signing Day

Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football David Shaw announced today that 22 high school seniors have signed official national letters of intent to play football at Stanford University next fall.

The 22 student-athletes attend high school in 14 states--California (3), Texas (3), Arizona (3), Florida (2) and Washington (2), along with one player each from the states of Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia and Utah.

By position, the Cardinal added seven offensive linemen, five defensive linemen, four wide receivers, three defensive backs, two linebackers and one running back to its roster. One player is also listed as a tight end, as well as a defensive end.

Corona, CA: Kartek Offroad Named Presenting Sponsor of the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series Southern California

With racers and staff hard at work preparing for the season opener coming up on February 18th, the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series Southern California announced today they will be partnering up with well known off road retailer Kartek Offroad to present the 2012 series. Known as the offspring of the highly acclaimed Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, the regional series focuses on presenting affordable, competitive grassroots racing in a safe, relaxed, family friendly atmosphere.

“Kartek Offroad is proud to the be the presenting sponsor for the 2012 Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series. The regional series staff has done an outstanding job in putting on races at a local level and with the addition of two new venues for the 2012 season, we are very excited to be a part of it. Much of our loyal customer base comes from short course racing, and we take much pride in supporting them on and off the track,” said Nick Holt, Motorsports Director of Kartek Offroad.