Corona, CA: Miguel’s Restaurants Makes Charitable Donation in Support of the Corona Public Library

The Vasquez Family, owners of the popular Mexican restaurants Miguel’s and Miguel’s Jr., recognized today the work of the Corona Public Library with a donation of $30,000.

The Vasquez Family, owners of the popular Mexican restaurants Miguel’s and Miguel’s Jr., recognized today the work of the Corona Public Library with a donation of $30,000. The donation will be applied to the heavily utilized Teens on Main Technology Center to cover advanced technology upgrades and enhancements to expand the Center’s usage.


Exhibit Goal to Find Forever Families for Foster Children

A heart rendering photographic exhibit officially opens on Monday, April 23 at The Shops at Dos Lagos in Corona. The Heart Gallery features professional photographs of 50 children in foster care in California and other states across the U.S. The public is invited to view the gallery size portraits in display windows throughout The Shops at Dos Lagos, located at on Temescal Canyon Road between Weirick Road and Cajalco Road, just off the I-15 in Riverside County.

Professional photographers volunteered their time and talents to photograph the children who are featured in the national traveling exhibit which is touring selected venues throughout the U.S. Many of the children featured in the gallery are considered “hard to place in permanent homes” because they are older, in sibling groups that hope to stay together, or have special needs. The children’s photographs can also be viewed on line at

Corona, CA: Corona-Norco school district named finalist for prestigious Broad Prize

Teaching is often a struggle for one third grade classroom at Parkridge Elementary School in Corona. Half the students know little English and most of them are from low-income families.

Parents are well aware of the problems.

"When we first moved here, they gave us a letter saying that the school was one of the lower scoring schools in the district," said parent Jerry Rangel.

But things are changing dramatically for the school. The Corona-Norco Unified School District is one of four finalists nationwide for the prestigious Broad Prize for Urban Education, which recognizes big jumps in performance among low-income and minority students in urban districts across the U.S.


Voit directed the sale of three office buildings totaling 282,760 square feet in the Corona Summit Corporate Center.

Voit Real Estate Services’ Irvine and Anaheim offices have successfully directed the $24 million sale of three office buildings encompassing 282,760 square feet in the Corona Summit Corporate Center, on behalf of the seller. The property is comprised of three Class A, mixed-use office buildings, located at 2375, 2390 and 2455 Anselmo Drive in Corona, Calif.

John Griffin and John Harty of Voit’s Irvine office worked with Rob Socci and Peter Castleton of Voit’s Anaheim office to represent the seller, Corona Summit LLC, in the transaction.

Corona, CA: Marley Coffee And AVT, Inc. Join Together For New Branded Automated Retailing Solutions

New Partnership Brings Marley Coffee and AVT Together to Meet Growing Demands of Premium Coffee Vend Solutions

Marley Coffee, a sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan roasted gourmet coffee, today announced a licensing partnership agreement with AVT, Inc., a leading developer of automated and self-service retailing systems, to create high-end Marley Coffee branded automated coffee vending and merchandising machines for retail locations around the world. Both companies are seeking to target college campuses, traditional retail locations, high-density traffic areas, theatres, hotels and traditional foodservice vendors.

Two of the AVT-developed Marley Coffee-branded vending machines will be unveiled at the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) OneShow at the Venetian/Sands in Las Vegas, April 25-27, at AVT, Inc.'s Booth #427. Marley Coffee will also be showcasing at the NAMA OneShow, at Booth #447.

Corona, CA: Woman Turns 104 Years Old

Editor's Note: You can wish Esther HAPPY BIRTHDAY in the comments section below!

That's exactly what Kyle has, though. Esther Babcock is turning 104 this week. She was born on April 18, 1908.

"If we couldn't walk, my dad had an old Ford Model A," she recalls. "We were one of the few families that had a car."
“It’s not very often when you have a great, great, great grandmother that’s 104 years old," said Kyle Routhiaux.

Corona, CA: Weaker sales following the recession are prompting many big fast-food chains to adopt leaner business models by unloading company-owned outlets to franchisees

Chains Like Burger King Adopt Leaner Business Models, Unloading Many Company-Owned Outlets

Weaker sales following the recession are prompting many big fast-food chains to adopt leaner business models by unloading company-owned outlets to franchisees.

The latest example is Burger King Holdings Inc., which is in the midst of a turnaround and counting on a bigger appetite for restaurant ownership among people like Vince Eupierre of Corona, Calif.

Burger King restaurants, such as this one in Miami, have revamped their menu as part of the company's turnaround effort. The chain is unloading many company-owned outlets to franchisees.


Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki Yoshimura Bel Ray One Industries Losi is pleased to announce the signing of Jessica Patterson as their newest addition to its stable of talented riders. The 28-year old Tallahassee native will compete for the 2012 Women’s Motocross Championship aboard her #2 Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki RM-Z250.

“The team is very excited that the opportunity has been presented to us,” said Team Manager, Dave Gowland. “We didn’t even realize that Jessica didn’t have a ride and we were really quite surprised. Once we had a chance to speak we became very excited – not just me but the entire team. I think this really rounds out our efforts and we look forward to Jessica competing on our bike and being apart of team for the rest of the season and beyond.”

Corona, CA: Steve Saleen Is Reunited With The Saleen Brand Launching Several New Saleen Models

Famed racecar driver and automotive icon, Steve Saleen, announced today that the Saleen brand has been returned to its rightful place, himself. After several years of litigation, Steve Saleen has successfully regained control of the Saleen brand name and products that he created and built since 1984.

"In 2007, it was a difficult decision to resign from Saleen, Inc.", said Steve Saleen. "But I knew it had to be done in order to preserve the Saleen brand and to ensure the authenticity and high performance that our customers had come to expect."

Corona, CA: America's First Show Choir, The Young Americans Celebrates 50 Years of Inspiring Youth Through Music

America's first show choir and glee club, The Young Americans, a non-profit music education and performance group, will celebrate its 50thanniversary this week at The Young Americans' headquarters in Corona, CA. The week- long celebrations will culminate with an inspiring Broadway-like show, "Celebrate 50," featuring performances by alumni members and the current cast of The Young Americans at the Riverside Convention Center, April 15that 4:30pm. Hundreds of Young American alumni are expected to attend the reunion and show, including an impressive list of alumni members who have gone on to star on or behind the scenes of Broadway, television, the music business, and in the production and creation of shows such as, Fame, Cheers, Wicked, Hairspray, Desperate Housewives, Mamas Family, and Sister Act the Musical.

Corona, CA: AVT Awarded Best System Design

AVT, Inc. is pleased to announce that they recently were awarded the Best System Design from Self Service News Magazine (

This annual contest evaluates the design, creativity, functionality and innovation of vending machines, self-service kiosks and automated retailing systems from all over the world.

This year, the judges awarded the top honors to AVT for their innovative recycling and redemption system built for Mountain Dew Soda, a division of PepsiCo.


Affordable Fun and Games for the Whole Family; Re-enactments and Playful Shenanigans Bring History to Vivid Life at Popular Corona, Calif. Event Mother’s Day through Father’s Day Weekends

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Koroneburg Old World Renaissance Festival again will bring history to colorful life when part of Crossroads Riverview Park in Corona, Calif. is transformed into a hustling, bustling and a bit bawdy old world Bavarian village each weekend from Mother’s Day through Father’s Day.

Corona, CA: Occupy Riverside Home Foreclosure Action Committee interruptes the foreclosure auction

Occupy Riverside Home Foreclosure Action Committee interruptes the foreclosure auction of the Menifee home of Darlene Scott on Friday, April 13th at 9:00 am at 849 West 6th Street, Corona CA.

From Occupy Riverside Home Foreclosure Action Committee:

Corona, CA: Pastor, 2 men jailed in kidnapping, abuse case

Editor's Note: Karma Mr. Remmers, Karma!

The pastor of a small Corona church and two of his followers are in jail on suspicion of kidnapping, torture and child abuse, among other allegations, in what police say was a “terrible and tragic” way to discipline a 13-year-old boy.

Over the course of several days, the Corona teen was forced to dig a grave, beaten with a shovel, tied up, pepper sprayed and pinched with pliers, said Corona police Capt. Jerry Rodriguez.

Corona, CA: Arrest in 2009 road-rage shooting death

Police have arrested a man for the road-rage shooting death of a Southern California motorist in 2009.

Corona police Chief Michael Abel says in a news release that 27-year-old Carlos Vasquez Reynaga was arrested on Monday. He has been charged with murder.