Norco College Turns 25!

Photo courtesy: Norco College

Staff Reports NORCO– Norco College celebrated its 25th Silver Anniversary last month with a group photo, a time-capsule opening and a western-style jamboree. Norco College, a branch of Riverside City College, first opened in 1991. Riverside Community College leaders first began to dream about a branch campus in the area in the early 1970s. On […]

Garretson Elementary Girl Heading to Scripps

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Courtesy of CNUSD CORONA– Two-time CNUSD Spelling Bee Champion Aisha Randhawa finally achieved what she has dreamed about since the third grade: She is going to Washington D.C. to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Aisha was the last speller standing in the 39th Annual Riverside County Spelling Bee at the Moreno Valley Conference […]

Norco: Special Ed Art Exhibit Draws a Crowd

Courtesy of CNUSD NORCO– The CNUSD Special Education Community Advisory Committee hosted their 11th annual art show at the District Office. This year’s theme was “My Imagination” and students created a variety of projects, including paintings, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, and transfer art. The event drew parents, students and teachers and packed the room as they […]

Corona-Norco Unified School District K-12 Teacher Job Fair

By Nicole Leiva On Saturday, Jan. 30, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Corona-Norco Unified School District held a job fair to recruit teachers for kindergarten through high school. When the district announced the event, they advised teachers to visit EdJoin.org to complete an application before attending the fair.  Those who completed their applications […]

Free Tax Preparation for Community Members

Courtesy of City of Norco   NORCO–  AARP volunteers are ready to assist you with tax preparation beginning February 2, 2016 through April 12, 2016 (on Tuesdays only), at the Rose M. Eldridge Senior Center.  Appointments are available from 9:00a.m. to 1:30p.m, Each appointment is about 45 minutes in length.  AARP has provided a checklist […]

Inland Empire December Events

  Jurupa Valley Winter Carnival When: Saturday, Dec. 12 from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Where: Jurupa Community Center, 4810 Pedley Road Jurupa Valley, California 92509 Details: Santa, breakfast, crafts and more. Contact: (951) 361-2090.   Chino Youth Christmas Parade and Fair When: Saturday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parade starts at […]

CNUSD School Resource Officers Honored

Courtesy of CNUSD Corona/Norco – The School Safety Advocacy Council recently awarded the Corona-Norco Unified School District (CNUSD) with the 2015 Exemplary School Safety Initiative Award for its Project Safety Net Program. CNUSD was the only district in California to receive this award, and one of eight in the entire nation. The Project Safety Net […]

Corona Norco Unified Puente Program

Selected by White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics   Courtesy City of Eastvale Norco – The White House on Educational Excellence for Hispanics has identified CNUSD’s Puente Program as a model program to be featured in their national online catalog. The national online catalog includes over 230 programs that invest in key education priorities for Hispanics. The […]

Norco High – A Model Of Innovation

Staff Reports Norco – Future Farmers of America selected Norco High as a finalist for the National Chapter Award Program Model of Innovation in the area of Student Development. Norco High joins an exclusive list of just ten schools nationwide to be nominated for this distinction. Student development in Norco High’s Agricultural Program focuses on […]

CNUSD Receives National School Safety Honor

Staff Reports Corona/Norco – The Corona-Norco Unified School District’s Project Safety Net Program has been selected to receive the 2015 Exemplary School Safety Initiative Award by the School Safety Advocacy Council, a recognized leader in school safety based services and training. CNUSD was honored at the National School Safety Conference on July 27, in Las […]

Competitive Coverage To Meet Your Family’s Needs

Melanie Smith-Rice of State Farm Insurance in Norco.

Staff Reports Norco – At the Melanie Smith-Rice State Farm Office, 24-hour good neighbor service is at the forefront.  Smith-Rice is confident that she can meet your needs for all insurance and financial services, and promises to wow you with expert professional service. A State Farm Agent since 1985 and a Corona resident since 1971, […]

Inland Empire: CNUSD Receives National School Safety Honor

Staff Reports Corona/Norco – The Corona-Norco Unified School District’s Project Safety Net Program has been selected to receive the 2015 Exemplary School Safety Initiative Award by the School Safety Advocacy Council, a recognized leader in school safety based services and training. CNUSD will be honored at the National School Safety Conference on July 27, in […]

Norco: DUI/ Driver’s License Checkpoint Nets 4 DUI Arrests

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Norco  – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Jurupa Valley Station/Norco Office conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on July 11, 2015, at Hamner Ave. and Commerce St., between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.  Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driver deterrence and […]

Norco Astronomy Night 2015

Staff Reports Norco – Come join the City of Norco Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services and the Riverside Astronomical Society for a fun night of star gazing, and learn about the wonders of the night sky. Astronomy Night 2015 will be held on Tues., June 23, at the Corydon Staging Area – directly […]

Summer Fun

By K.P. Sander Eastvale – Memorial Day – the unofficial start of summer – has come and gone and the school year is quickly coming to a close. Summer Fun is upon us, and local cities have been working hard to bring you the very best in entertainment to make your summer just a little […]

Prado Fire Extinguished

Photo By: Felicia Oblea

By Randi Hauser At 6:12 p.m. on Sat., Apr. 18, Riverside County firefighters responded to reports of a cooking fire that began at the Prado Dam Flood Control Basin near the 91 and 71 freeway interchange in Chino Hills. The fire quickly spread southeast along the Santa Ana River as the thick vegetation had not […]

Silverlakes: Back In Action

(Photo Courtesy: Google Images) Spring has sprung in Norco as Silverlakes comes back to life after a long and fallow rest.

By K.P. Sander Norco – Think back to a year ago, when the Silverlakes Equestrian Center hit another barricade on a long and bumpy road.  Since the project began construction in 2007, it seems like one thing after another has prevented the 122-acre recreational facility from being completed.  The story – from financing issues to […]

The Ford Customer’s Best Friend

(Photo Courtesy: Hemborg Ford) Hemborg Ford is located at 1900 Hamner Avenue in Norco. Visit them at Hemborgford.com.

By Lisa Browning It’s been 112 years since Henry Ford first incorporated and the Ford Motor Company was born. Today, it’s one of the most popular vehicle brands in the country, and there are an estimated 3,800 Ford dealerships across the nation. Hemborg Ford, nestled in Norco, was opened by Bob Hemborg in March of […]

Lake Norconian Club Foundation Sues To Stop Demo

(Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia) View of the Lake Norconian Resort, Dec. 2007

By K.P. Sander and Randi Hauser Norco – Once Upon a Time, there was a beautiful resort.  The year was 1929.  The setting was an exquisite property located in the countryside north of Corona, California. A handsome prince named Rex Clark built the resort, and on the property there was a statuesque hotel, a pavilion […]

Navigating The ‘Main Street Squeeze’

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Staff Reports Corona – If you are one of the local commuters who travel into the perfect storm of the 15 and 91 Freeways merging with the influx of vehicles entering from Main Street on your way to work, there might be some relief in your near future. The Corona Police Department is offering five […]