Corona, Ca: Teacher Arrested Friday of Possible Molestation

Stephen Wolford, 49, was arrested following a six-month investigation after reports of a “possible molestation”. (Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept.)

A teacher at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale was convicted Friday of a misdemeanor count of annoying a minor but the jury was not able reach a verdict on a felony charge of lewd acts on a child and a mistrial was declared.

Deliberations in the trial of Stephen James Wolford, 49, began Thursday afternoon, and by 3 p.m. today, jurors weighing the Lake Elsinore man’s fate notified Riverside County Superior Court Judge Eric Helgesen that they were deadlocked.

Corona, CA: Solar Eclipse - The Finger of God

Millions watched the eclipse on Sunday. But photographer Crystal Worley captured more then the rare eclipse in Corona Ca.

As she uploaded her pictured she was amazed to see what appears to be the "finger of God" covering the sun. Her son thought she had slipped her finger over the shutter but that wasn't the case.

Corona, CA: AMA/Husqvarna National Dual-Sport series kicks off with a bang

Husqvarna’s TE dual-sports took center stage as the 2012 AMA/Husqvarna National Dual-Sport Series presented by FMF kicked off. Nearly 300 riders took part in the opening event of the series (more than double the 2011 turnout), which also included a Husqvarna RiDE MORE demo ride.

“I couldn’t believe how well this event was run,” Husqvarna’s Fred Hoess commented. “It was more like an enduro than a dual-sport ride! The Buckeye Dual Sporters did a great job, and the whole atmosphere was so welcoming. We had nearly 100 riders participate in the RiDE MORE demo event on our new 2012 lineup of Huskys. Overall I would say this weekend was a huge success for the Hanging Rock 200, the AMA, and for Husqvarna!”

Corona, CA: Gynecologist charged again with fake prescription

A former Coachella Valley doctor convicted of prescription drug fraud, identity theft and numerous other felonies for illegally obtaining painkillers for herself and friends was behind bars Monday, suspected of posing as another physician to acquire pills from a Corona pharmacy.

Lisa Michele Barden, 42, was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of falsifying a prescription, burglary and making false representations about her professional status. She's being held in lieu of $5,000 bail at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.

The gynecologist, whose license to practice medicine in California was revoked last month, used another doctor's name to call in a prescription for herself at the Main Street Pharmacy at 823 S. Main St., according to Corona police.

Corona, CA: Newbury Softball Announces Solid Recruiting Class for 2013

The Newbury College softball program looks to climb the ranks of the New England College Conference (NECC) with the release of seven new student-athletes who have committed to Newbury for the 2012-2013 academic year. Head Coach Brook Capello notes that these players are not only talented, but they also have the experience and character needed to help build the Nighthawks into contenders for a NECC title in 2013.

Amber Rapchun – Outfield/1B (Corona, Calif./Centennial)

Club Team: SoCal Rebels

Corona, CA: Mazda Rolling Into Corona

The Cardinale Automotive Group could soon own a third dealership in the Corona Auto Center if the California city approves plans for a new Mazda facility.

The Seaside-based company, which already operates Volkswagen and Hyundai dealerships in the Corona center, plans to construct an 18,000-square-foot Mazda-branded dealership on vacant land between Volkswagen and a Nissan dealership.

Joe Cardinale, president and majority owner of the Cardinale Auto Group, said he hopes to break ground sometime in the next month, pending approval from city officials.

Corona, CA: Summer Arts at Dos Lagos

Pictures from the Summer Arts at Dos Lagos...

Corona, CA: LevelCloud Named In World's Top 100 Cloud Service Providers

Nine Lives Media Inc, parent company of MSP Mentor and Talkin' Cloud, released their list of the top 100 Cloud Service Providers (CSP) in the world. LevelCloud not only made the list but was one of the few companies mentioned that focuses on selling exclusevly through the MSP channel.

In the short history of the CSP market, the world's top 100 providers have emerged as leaders in providing a reliable platform and growth to the market overall. Combined revenues for these providers hit 2.3 billion dollars in 2011, with no signs of slowing in 2012. Among the list were the large names in our industry including Amazon Web Services, Cloud Sherpas, and MindShift who was recently purchased by Best Buy. Although a relatively young player to the market, LevelCloud made the list! Focusing solely on integrating the industry's leading solutions (including Citrix, Vmware, OS33) and delivering them through the MSP channel, LevelCloud has gained traction quite rapidly. With a main stronghold in the Southwest, LevelCloud's user base is quickly spreading throughout the rest of the nation. 

Corona, CA: Creme de la Creme Bakery Opening in July at The Shops at Dos Lagos

Creme de la Creme Bakery Opening in July at The Shops at Dos Lagos

Corona, CA: Foothill Parkway extension project delayed

In an effort to push a much-delayed Corona road extension project forward, city officials may temporarily downsize it.

Corona planning officials are in the final stages this month of acquiring land for the 2-mile Foothill Parkway extension project that would connect Skyline Drive and Paseo Grande from south Corona to Sierra del Oro.

The project has been envisioned since the mid-1980s, but has been postponed repeatedly because of a lack of funding.

Corona, CA: Dick Beam Death: Former USC Assistant and Buccaneers Exec Loses Battle with Cancer at 75

Former University of Southern California football assistant coach Dick Beam lost his fight against cancer Thursday as he died in Corona, Ca. He was 75.

Beam, a standout 3-sport athlete in high school who went on to play football at Whittier College, spent four seasons under head coach John McKay at USC and helped lead the Trojans to the national championship in 1972 and 1974.

Following his college coaching stint at the University of Southern California, Beam coached in the NFL – again serving under McKay for five years (1976-1980) as an assistant and the director of administration for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Corona, CA: Active Ride Shop Is Back In Action

Active Ride Shop celebrated the grand opening of the Corona Store in the Inland Empire on May 5, 2012, with big deals on limited edition gear, along with a signing session with The Fallen & Zero skate team, and the Baker & Deathwish team. The store is at the Crossings at Corona shopping center.

“This is the first retail store that we have opened in 4 years and we are all really excited to see how we can start getting involved with the community,” said Kristin Willhoit, Retail Marketing Manager at Active Ride Shop.

Corona, CA: Old World Festival Begins Saturday in Corona

Beginning this weekend, a Corona park will be transformed into a medieval village, complete with knight jousting, pirate fights, archery competitions, magic shows and other fare meant to give visitors to the Koroneburg Old World Renaissance Festival an authentic taste of life in the 15th century.

"To commemorate our 15th anniversary, we are revamping and re- energizing the festival with more authentic period re-enactments, entertainment and activities representative of the era, (with) hundreds of vividly costumed, always-in-character performers, craftspeople and vendors interacting with our guests," said festival cofounder Tom Wilson.

Corona, CA: Monster Finds New Headquarters in CA

Monster Beverage Corp. has purchased a building in Corona, CA.

Monster purchased a 73,000-square-foot building at 2455 Anselmo Dr. in Corona, at the KPC Summit office park for its new headquarters. Formerly known as Hansen Natural Corp., the company is one of the area’s largest employers.


Outstanding Students Represent Six Riverside County High Schools

The 12 new Dos Lagos Teen Ambassadors selected at The Shops at Dos Lagos last week are positive role models for their peers. The teens will serve a one year term to represent their schools in community and special event programs at The Shops at Dos Lagos, located on Temescal Canyon Road between Weirick Road and Cajalco Road, just off the I-15 in Corona.

Congratulations to the 2012-13 Dos Lagos Teen Ambassadors from Centennial High School, Alexander Longazo; Corona High School, Kenna Vecchiarelli; Norco High School, Devki Bhatt, Connor Russell, and Dominique Sanders; John W. North High School, Tiffany Howard; Riverside Poly, Makenna Lammons; Santiago High School, Jacob Collins, Alexandra Diaz, Gabby Gonta, Megan Wilkinson and Montana Sudul. The nine females and three males will be Juniors or Seniors during the next school year. They will gain business, community service, communication and marketing skills, be paid as special event hosts, and have the opportunity to promote school programs at the shopping center.

Corona, CA: Coke - Not Acquiring Monster?

Beverage giant denies rumored plans to purchase energy drink maker

The Coca-Cola Co. is denying media reports claiming that it is considering buying energy drink maker Monster Beverage Corp. In a statement, it said, "Coca-Cola has a distribution relationship with Monster in many markets, including the United States; therefore, we are always in contact with Monster to maximize the value of our commercial arrangements. At this time, we are not in discussions to acquire the Monster Beverage Corp. We continue to review the best ways to maximize the value of our relationship."

Monster Beverage shares soared on Monday following the reports of a possible acquisition, said the Associated Press. The Wall Street Journal cited unnamed sources in reporting that Coca-Cola was in talks to buy Monster. If a deal transpired, Monster--with a market capitalization of more than $11 billion--would be Coca-Cola's largest brand acquisition ever.

Corona, CA: 11th Annual Corona Antiques & Collectibles Faire

The eleventh annual
Corona Antiques & Collectibles Faire
will be held
Saturday, June 2, 2012
8 am - 3 pm

For information, call Shellie Norland at 951-302-0080.

Dealer Applications

Vendor spaces are available for 2012. Please contact us if you are interested in participating in this year's event.


Submit Artwork Entries on May 11 or 12

Southern California artists may submit up to three entries on May 11 or May 12 from 11 am to 4 pm at The Shops at Dos Lagos, located at 2780 Cabot Drive in Corona for the second Summer Arts at Dos Lagos Juried Art Show. Bring entries with completed entry form to the Summer Arts at Dos Lagos Gallery, which will be located near Anthropologie and Z Gallerie.

Artists will appreciate the unique entry incentive because each entrant will receive a Dos Lagos gift card valued for the entire paid fee. The artist can spend the gift card for purchases at any store or restaurant at the center. The fee is $20 for the first artwork entry and $15 for each additional entry up to a maximum of three entries per artist.

Corona, CA: West Corona Business Park Bldg Sells for $1.5M

Agrey Acquires 17,000-SF Industrial

Agrey LLC purchased the industrial building at 1678 N. Maple St. in Corona, CA for $1,506,000, or about $86 per square foot, from Aceco Properties LLC. The buyer purchased property as an owner/user, doing business as Developlus.

Corona, CA: Currie Enterprises Is Moving!

Currie Enterprises, the leader in heavy duty aftermarket 4X4 and off-road racing rear ends, front ends and components, is moving from their Anaheim, CA location to a new state of the art manufacturing facility in Corona, CA.

Due to a greater interest in providing faster turnaround and even higher quality service than they currently offer, Currie has decided to make their move in May 2012.

Corona, CA: Süss MicroTec acquires Tamarack Scientific

Süss MicroTec, a leading supplier of equipment and process solutions for the semiconductor industry and related markets, has acquired Tamarack Scientific Co. Inc., Corona, CA, a maker of laser systems for microprocessing in a $9.34 million share purchase (about 4% of Süss' 2011 sales), plus an additional variable earn-out component depending on the development of revenues for the upcoming three financial years.

The requirement for more functionality and higher performance of electronic devices drives the increasing performance needs for semiconductor components and higher complexity, trends that will require the adoption of innovative technologies in the semiconductor backend. In the last two years, necessary initiatives were undertaken to focus and reposition Süss MicroTec to ensure that the company will remain in a position to respond to market and customer requirements in a fast and flexible manner.

Corona, CA: Linda M. Piccini

Linda M. Piccini, 58 of Pittsburg died at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday April 24, 2012 at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.

She was born July 7, 1953 at the US Naval Hospital in Corona, CA the daughter of Charles F. (Bud) and Charlene (Nenno) Smith.

Linda moved to the Frontenac/Pittsburg area in 1967 and has lived here since. She was a graduate of Frontenac High School and attended cosmetology school.