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Ex-Volunteer Coach At Corona, Eastvale Schools Accused Of Sexually Abusing Teen Girls

By Anthony Saude

Corona – Draper Mitchell has been arrested by Corona Police Department for suspicion of felony sexual misconduct with three teenage girls. According to the Police department they believe that there are still more young ladies out there that haven’t come forward at this time.

Mitchell a part owner of Player’s Edge basketball gym in Corona was also a volunteer basketball coach at Santiago High School in Corona and Roosevelt High School in Eastvale. It is believed he used all of these avenues to meet his victims, Corona police said in a news release. It was reported by the police that they are still searching for more victims. Corona-Norco Unified School District officials told police that Mitchell hasn’t volunteered at either school this year. None of the allegations being investigated took place on school grounds according to reports by the police.

A 15 year-old made allegations against Mitchell in 2010 but that case was suspended because of a lack of evidence the police reported. This most recent investigation had been going on for 4 months before Mitchell was arrested on the last day of November. Mitchell was booked on suspicion of committing lewd and lascivious acts on a child, oral copulation with a minor, sexual penetration with a minor and two counts of annoying or molesting children.

Jail records show that Mitchell was able to post his $90,000 bail and was released the next day Friday December 1. A 17 year old girl that worked at Player’s Edge reported that he had been having “sexually explicit” conservations with her according to the police. A different 17 year old told police that she also quit working at players edge because Mitchell had committed sexual battery against her. The other allegation was from another girl, whose age has not been released, said Mitchell and her had “engaged in a sex act” in Eastvale.

Detectives are asking anyone who was a victim of Mitchell or has any information related to the investigation to contact Detective John Garcia at 951-739-4858 or John.Garcia@CoronaCA.gov.


Corona Man Charged With Murder

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By Anthony Saude

Corona – On Thanksgiving Day Corona Police Officers responded to a family disturbance call that involved an assault with a deadly weapon in the 1700 block of Rainbow Ridge on the west side of the City of Corona.

The Corona Fire Department paramedics were dispatched to the scene and found 64 year old Corona resident Lidia Urrutia unconscious with life threatening injuries. The victim was transported to a local trauma center via ambulance. The result of the injuries left Lidia with no brain function and she was pronounced dead on Sunday, November 26.

Gilberto Urrutia Perez a 45 year old male was visiting his mother from San Bernardino for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Following up on some information, officers from Corona Police arrested Perez at Brentwood Park in the City of Corona in connection with the crime without incident. “On Tuesday November 28 Perez has been charged with 1 count of homicide and 1 count of cruelty to an elder or dependant adult”, said Detective Andy Bryant of the Corona Police Department. Court records show his bail has been set at $1 million and his arraignment is scheduled for November 29. Detective Bryant said, “t the investigation is still ongoing and there aren’t any outstanding suspects at this time”. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Jurado at 951-279-3628 or via email at jesse.jurado@corona.gov. For inquiries relating to the filed criminal case, please contact Riverside County District Attorney Public Information Officer John Hall at 951-955-8662 or via email at johnhall@rivcoda.org.


Corona Pd Receives $75,000 Grant

By Marissa Mitchell

Corona, CA – Corona Police Department recently received $75,000 in grant money for traffic enforcement and crash prevention, resulting in some crackdown on impaired drivers.

The Corona Department has been given the money from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long programs. This program will consist of special enforcements, particularly in the case of impaired drivers, and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic-related deaths and injuries.

The $75,000 will be used to keep roadways safe. OTS Director Rhonda Craft states, “Unsafe behaviors account for 94 percent of traffic crashes. This grant emphasizes the two most effective ways to change behaviors – education and enforcement. The Corona Police Department, with assistance from the Office of Traffic Safety, will use these tools to help keep the City of Corona streets safe.”

The number of persons killed on roadways fell a record decade low in 2010, but since then it has risen almost 17 percent across the state, with 3,429 fatalities in the year 2015. Most notable is the climb of pedestrian and bicycle fatalities, now comprising nearly 25 percent of all traffic deaths. This has raised concerns of distracted driving and drug-impaired driving.

The grant funding will provide an avenue to combat distracted and impaired driving, as well as the problem of speeding and crashes at intersections.

“The rise in impaired drivers is very concerning,” declared Chief of Police Michael Abel. “The Corona Police Department is dedicated to reducing the amount of impaired drivers by education through our Drive 4 Life program, proactive enforcement operations, and our community outreach,” he continued.

The grant money presented will fund educational programs, DUI/DWI checkpoints, DUI saturation patrols, bicycle/pedestrian safety enforcement, motorcycle safety enforcement, distracted driving enforcement, Seat belt and child safety seat enforcement, and speeding/red light/stop sign enforcement.

Although alcohol remains the worst offender of DUI cases and crashes, the Corona PD will be supporting the effort of the OTS to increase awareness that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.”

Prescription medications and marijuana can impair the driver alone as a substance, or in combination with alcohol, resulting in a DUI or DWI arrest.



Corona Life Pregnancy Center

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By Anthony Saude

Corona – It had been a full month now, she was late, and this was a much more serious “late” than missing homeroom class. She didn’t have a job or money; she had just graduated high school and was accepted to the college of her choice. Her and her boyfriend weren’t serious and decided that they wouldn’t continue the relationship when they went away to college. So she decided, on her own, to end this without telling anybody about it. Desperate and hopeless she looked up what she thought was an organization that would give her what she wanted. Instead she found a place that would help her navigate through all her options so she could make an informed decision. They confirmed her suspicions, she was pregnant. She and one of the counselors had a good cry and then a great talk. The information they gave her and the help they offered allowed her to make an informed decision. Today, because of that decision her daughter will be bringing the grandchildren to visit for the weekend. She looks up and thanks God that she is able to look into her grandson’s eyes at all. She has never forgotten the people at Corona Life Medical Clinic for showing love and compassion at the time she needed it most. She did get what she really wanted after all. Make the best decision for her and her family.

Corona life Services (CLS) is a non-profit organization located in Corona California has been open for business for the last 20 years helping women, men, and families understand the value and sanctity of all human life from the moment of conception. CLS provides physical, emotional and spiritual support for women and men with unplanned pregnancies.

Christi Bush, the outreach director said, “Most of the people we help bring a lot of guilt, shame and hopelessness with them to our office”. “It can be even worse for the Christian because they have been taught that not only abortion is a sin, but so was the premarital sex that got them here”. “We will ask the prospective parents tough questions that doctors simply don’t ask” says Christi. “For example, has there been any sexual abuse in the family and will your parents REALLY kill you” added Christi. That is why we provide support and counseling to show them there are options even though there may be some anger and emotional pain to navigate first” said Christi.

Kathy Ray the Chairman of CLS said, “In 2017 CLS has been reclassified from a services center to a medical clinic”. “The process was long and very intense; it took several years to accomplish said Kathy”. What does this classification mean to the public? “We are now able to perform Ultra sounds and give pregnancy tests” said Mrs. Ray. She added, “These services by law can only be administered by a registered nurse so now we have 3 paid RN’s and 1 volunteer RN so we always have one on site”. “We let them see their baby on the ultrasound monitor; at an abortion clinic it is policy not to show the parents the screen”.

There are 6 paid staff members and 20 volunteers that make this place run. In the past only women and families could take advantage of the counseling services. This year they have now expanded it to include counseling services for the fathers as well. Parenting classes for the new parents are available to better prepare them to use the tools a parent will need for a job that simply doesn’t come with a owner’s manual.

There is a rewards program for new parents to purchase clothing, bottles, and diapers and just about anything you would need for a new born baby. They can earn reward points towards the merchandise by doing a number of things. The rewards program is based on the honor system parents can earn those points by going to a counseling session, finding a job, reading their bible or taking a parenting class just to name a few.

The clinic has extended their hours of operation to stay open later on Thursdays and for the first time in the 20 year history they will now be open on Fridays. CLS is the only prolife medical center in a 20-30 mile radius.

As of September 30, 2017 CLS has had 891 visitors, administered 315 pregnancy test and 231 ultrasounds resulting in 79 saved babies. During that same time 333 of those visitors were believers, 531 were presented the Gospel and 33 of them accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

CLS has two major fundraising events per year, a dinner banquet and the Walk For Life event that was held on October 7 at Corona City Park. This year the event had the highest participation in the history of the event, over $53,000 raised. It takes a village to pull off an event of this size and the local community and churches did not disappoint again this year. Over the years the competition between individuals and organizations in the area to see who can raise the most money has become a fierce, loving, friendly rivalry. Each church/organization has a team made up of individuals wearing the same shirts so they can be identified with their church or organization. There are recognition awards given out to the top 3 organizations/churches and this year top honors went to New Beginnings Church, Calvary Chapel Corona and Olive Branch Community Church. The top individual honors went to Marlene Weyhgandt. The event was beautiful to see and inspiring to watch the love and dedication displayed by all the volunteers, organizers and the individuals participating.

Corona Life Services

623 N Main St, Corona, CA 92880

To contact, or donate, to Corona Life Services call (951) 272-3670 or go to website: http://www.clspregnancy.com/

Burglary Suspect Arrested

Staff Reports

Corona – The arrest of a burglary suspect in Corona leads to the recovery of a mass of potentially stolen property and firearms.

On Monday, October 23, 2017, a residential burglary occurred in the 2300 block of Talbot Circle in the City of Corona. The victim of the burglary had security camera video that captured images of the suspect in the home. After the victim posted the video on social media websites, the Corona Police Department received numerous tips from concerned citizens on the identity of the suspect.

Corona Police detectives, working with the information from the public, identified 46-year-old Riverside resident Michael Cohan as a potential suspect. Corona detectives located Cohan in the 10800 block of Magnolia Avenue in the City of Riverside at about 7:30 a.m. today. Cohan, who was armed with a loaded handgun at the time of his arrest, was taken into custody for suspicion of residential burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of a concealed firearm, and conspiracy. He was transported and booked at the Corona Police Department jail facility, and bail has been set at $500,000.

Cohan’s female companion, 48-year-old Riverside resident Melissa Dillion, was also arrested for suspicion of possession of stolen property. Detectives served a search warrant associated with this case at a hotel in the 10500 block of Magnolia Avenue in the City of Riverside where they recovered a substantial amount of property from Cohan’s motel room. More than eight large plastic containers full of potentially stolen property including jewelry, watches, handbags, a specialty guitar, baseball cards, and other collectibles were recovered at the hotel. A secondary search warrant for a local storage facility resulted in the recovery of several additional firearms and other potential stolen property.

In the days to come, investigators will be releasing photographs of property that was recovered as a result of this investigation and may have been taken in other theft-related incidents. The Corona Police Department will provide a link to a photographic catalog of property that citizens can view in order to determine if any of the property belongs to them.

More details on this process and how property may be returned to the rightful owners will be announced once the property is cataloged and photographed. The investigation is ongoing and no additional details are available for release at this time.


Total Care Heating And Air

By Anthony Saude

Corona– Total Care Heating and Air (TCHA) is more than just a catchy slogan, “Your wife is HOT, show her you care fix the air”, they are a full service plumbing, heating and air conditioning company. TCHA is a family owned business that has been open for the past 29 years. Four generations of tradesman are here to help with all your air conditioning and heating and plumbing needs. They pride themselves in providing superior service and customer relationships. At TCHA you can expect prompt and courteous service 6 days, a week and emergency service on Sundays.  Whether it is a new installation or a repair for your current equipment TCHA is the right AC company for the job. Plumbing has been in the family since the 1940’s and great pride is taken in that fact at the office by everyone. Their featured services include Air Conditioning, Heating, Duct Cleaning and Plumbing. Living in the Inland Empire can be very hot and people tend to put things off until they are broken, which of course is when the A/C companies are extremely busy. TCHA has a preventative maintenance plan that was created to help customers avoid the huge repair bills that dirty or inadequate equipment ultimately cost you. When the time comes to replace costly equipment, and it will, the financial burden can be too much for the customer to pay all at once. This is why TCHA offers Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA) Financing Program, a program developed by contractors, for Contractors. Historically the process a contractor had to use for a homeowner to get financed was labor intensive and very confusing. EGIA has put together what they believe is the simplest application processes in the history of the industry. They have made it possible for contractors to get approval for a reasonable payment while they are still in the home with the customer.  Indoor Air Quality Facts:The average 6 room house collects 40 pounds of dust a year (Discover Magazine)Air ducts have more germs than a chicken coop (American Lung Association)EPA claims indoor air has been found to be up to 70% more polluted than outdoor air (EPA)Children are more likely than adults to be affected by polluted indoor air (Dept. of Consumer Affairs)A build up of 0.42 inches of dirt on a heating or cooling coil can result in a decrease in efficiency of 21% (EPA)9 out of 10 heating, ventilating, air conditioning systems failures are caused by dust and dirt (Louisiana Coop Extension Service)Many people have allergic reactions to pollen, bacteria, dust mites, mold, and animal dander. Allergies including hay fever and asthma affect 41 million Americans or about one out of six people.The air inside your home is usually 10 times dirtier that it is outside. Major health issues can arise if you don’t make sure your equipment gets an A+ rating from the guys at Total Care Heating and Air. Servicing all of Southern California you can reach them at 844-438-8682 or request an estimate on the website https://www.totalcarehvac.com/ call them first, you won’t be disappointed. Their address is 2867 Sampson Ave, Corona CA 92879

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Bank Robbery Investigation Leads to Animal Cruelty Case

By Mireya De la Paz

Corona –  A man was arrested by the Corona Police Department on Wednesday July 26, 2017 for bank robbery in Corona, California.

72-year-old Robert Bustamante Flores threatened a teller of the Western Bank on 1050 W. Sixth Street in Corona July 20, 2017. Flores was suspected of robbery when he went to the police department and police were suspicious and got a search warrant. Corona police searched his home to look for evidence specifically among the robbery.

They found about 26 dogs living in his home in the 100 block N. Vincentia Avenue. Flores began to tell the police that he lived in the garage while the dogs lived inside the home. Corona Animal Control was given permission to search the home and found a total of 35 dogs and 7 small puppies.

Animal Control Officer Bill Sellers explained how he had never seen anything like it and how it was the worst call he had ever received.  They had to put one of the dogs to sleep due to his severe wounds while most of the dogs were found with multiple diseases. They explained the home as “destroyed” with demolished furniture and animal waste left on the floors. The dogs were all allegedly neglected and were not being properly fed and hydrated. Thankfully, Corona Animal Shelter was able to take all 36 dogs and are currently being taken care of and supervised. Flores was arrested for the charge of Robbery and his bail is $30,000 while the animal cruelty investigation is still ongoing.



School Bus Stop Passing Enforcement Planned

By Corona PD

The Corona Police Department will be conducting a school bus stop passing enforcement operation the week of Feb. 27 to March 3. Officers will be at school bus stops targeting motorist who violate traffic laws while children are loading or unloading from school buses within the City limits.

The Corona Police Department would like to remind motorist when red lights flash on a school bus, drivers in both directions must stop, unless they are on a divided roadway or one that has multiple lanes in each direction of travel. If it is a divided highway, then there is no requirement to stop for the other direction, however, the drivers should proceed with caution. The dividing median can be painted or raised. Either double-solid- or double-broken-yellow lines still qualify as a median, so traffic on the opposite side can keep moving. If it is not a divided highway, drivers in both directions must come to a complete stop until the red lights and/ or swinging stop sign is no longer present.

A national study reveals that pedestrians and drivers do not obey laws and signals consistently and many often use cell phones, text and listen to music while walking or driving.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

It’s Time for Our Biblical Resolution

By Pastor Robert Jewett 

Pastor Robert Jewett Word of Truth Community ChurchCan you believe it is 2017?  It seems to me that the older I get, the faster the years go by.  This causes me to slow down and consider how I should be living every moment of every day.  With the New Year comes many newly made resolutions…or recommitments to previously failed resolutions.  A recent poll determined that about 60% of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution.  I’m sure you’re not surprised to hear that polls also show that only about 8% of Americans succeed at fulfilling their resolution.

So, where do we start? Should we start exercising and eating healthier? Should we start a new budget and see if we can live without using any credit? Or should we commit to less screen time and more time with people face-to-face?  While each of these are worthwhile to strive towards, there is still a greater resolution that would fuel the success of each of these resolutions.

Scripture encourages us “to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:10). What if we focused our attention on fully pleasing God? Think about how many different areas of our lives would be affected?  The great news is that when you strive to bring God glory, it “is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13). Thus, our resolution is empowered by God and we no longer have to be part of the 8% success rate.

This New Year, resolve to bring God glory in all you think, say, and do!  For a more in depth biblical study on this topic, visit our webpage and listen to our New Year’s teaching.

Lakeshore City Church meets Sundays at 10:00 a.m. at Circle City Center (formerly Fender Museum), 365 N. Main St. in Corona. For more information, visit lakeshorecitychurch.com.




The Paradox of Giving

Pastor Robert Jewett

Pastor Robert Jewett

By Pastor Robert Jewett

Have you ever noticed that the most generous people are often the most content people?  How is it that when given the opportunity, to give or to keep their resources for themselves, those who give are the most blessed?  The same questions hold true for the exact opposite.  How is that the people who are not generous are often the ones in constant want?  How is it that they never seem to have enough to get by?

For the believer, the answer is simple.  Jesus said that our entire lives, everything that we are, should be in whole-hearted devotion to God.  He said that our primary focus is to love God with everything that is in us.  Jesus continued and said that we are also to love our neighbor as ourselves. By satisfying these two commandments, all of God’s Law is fulfilled (Matt. 22:37-40).

So what does this have to do with giving or not giving?  When we love God whole-heartedly, we put him above everything else…including material gain.   We willingly use our resources in areas that matter to God.  We invest in things that have eternal value.

The amazing thing is that when we obey God and give freely, we are blessed in return.  Whereas, when we are greedy and do not give freely, we are constantly in want (Prov. 11:24). The apostle Paul puts it this way: “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully” (2 Cor. 9:6).  You see, in God’s economy, you can never out-give him (Prov. 3:9-10).

Lakeshore City Church meets Sundays at 10:00 a.m. at Circle City Center (formerly Fender Museum), 365 N. Main St. in Corona. For more information, visit lakeshorecitychurch.com.


Evening Out with Dad: Adams Elementary Holds “Dad’s All In” Event


Photo courtesy: CNUSD Dad participating in event activities.

Photo courtesy: CNUSD
Dad participating in event activities.

Corona – On September 15, Adams Elementary invited fathers, grandfathers, and other male role models to spend an evening of barbecued burgers and fun activities with their children. This time spent playing and engaging is crucial in the development of every student. The Dads All In event is an initiative put on at school communities that invites fathers (or other male role models) to spend some quality time with their kids. The goal of Dads All In is to increase the contributions of fathers to the well-being of their children by providing them with opportunities to engage with their child academically, socially, and within the community.

Dads and students were treated to burgers as the sun set over Adams Elementary. A photo booth was set up along with a paper airplane table. Dads and kids then got the chance to play together in activities such as an obstacle course, sack races, a pizza box run, and more. Smiles and laughter echoed throughout the late afternoon as dads and kids ran and played together.

The Adams Dads All In evening was lead by Assistant Principal Manny Gonzalez and Russo Vargas, a parent of the school’s community and Dads All In representative.

Help Me O Lord My God

Pastor Robert Jewett Word of Truth Community ChurchBy Pastor Robert Jewett

Have you ever been to the point where you just felt like giving up? Did it seem like no matter what you did, you were mistreated anyway? Perhaps you threw your arms up and said, “I can’t do this anymore!” Take heart, the Lord is faithful to help His children.

King David was completely overwhelmed by his enemies. No matter what he did, they intended to do him harm (Ps. 109:4-5, 26). He would demonstrate love, but they would hurl insults at him. He would do good unto them, but they would do evil unto him. David knew that when his heart was overwhelmed, he needed to go to the Rock (Ps. 61:1-2). At his breaking point, David cried out, “Help me, O Lord my God! Save me according to your steadfast love!” Apart from the Lord’s intervention, David was headed down a treacherous road to disaster. God’s amazing steadfast love is such that he never leaves us nor forsakes us (Heb. 13:5). At that point of despair, he is right there waiting for us to call upon him: “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Heb. 4:16).

Next time you are contemplating throwing in the towel, cry out to Jesus wholeheartedly like David, “Help me, O LORD my God! Save me according to your steadfast love!” As you do, God in his faithfulness, will respond to you and help you walk through the storm.

Lakeshore City Church meets Sundays at 10:00 a.m. at Circle City Center (formerly Fender Museum), 365 N. Main St. in Corona. For more information, visit lakeshorecitychurch.com.

Blind Religion Warning

Pastor Robert Jewett Word of Truth Community ChurchBy Pastor Robert Jewett


Adam and Eve’s two eldest boys had dramatically different responses to God (Gen. 4:3-8).  Cain, a farmer, brought the Lord an offering “of the fruit” of the ground.  There was no need to trust God with sharing from his abundance.  On the other hand, Abel, a shepherd, brought the firstborn of his flock.  Abel trusted God to provide for him and offered up his firstborn.

The danger of blind religion is that it is faithless.  We know that it is impossible to please God without faith (Heb. 11:6).  Faithless religion is ritualistic and impersonal.  It is powerless to free a person from the bondage of sin.  Scripture informs us that Cain’s life was full of evil deeds (1 Jn. 3:12).   His blind religion deceived him to believe that his sin was okay as long as he made offerings to the Lord.  The Lord desires obedience more than sacrifices (1 Sam. 15:22).

Even in his sinful state, God gave Cain an opportunity to repent, “If you do well, will you not be accepted?”  God warned that if Cain chose not to do well, sin was crouching at the door desiring him.  Sadly, Cain chose to disregard God’s warning and killed his brother.

Just as Cain came to the crossroads of a decision, you too may have a decision to make.  Has faithless blind religion crept into your life?  If you have found yourself trying to do good deeds to make up for your habitual bad deeds, it is time to repent.  Confess your sins to God and turn from them. We would be honored to assist you as you begin to walk in obedience to Christ.


Lakeshore City Church meets Sundays at 10:00 a.m. at Circle City Center (formerly Fender Museum), 365 N. Main St. in Corona. For more information, visit lakeshorecitychurch.com.

CNUSD Parent Center Officially Opens in Corona


Corona – On June 7, the CNUSD Parent Center opened its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Attended by City Council members, the CNUSD Board of Education, CNUSD Administrators, staff, and community members, the launch of the Parent Center is a critical

: CNUSD officials celebrate the Parent Center officially opening last month

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: CNUSD officials celebrate the Parent Center officially opening last month

component in the district’s Local Control Accountability Plan. Goal 6 of the strategic plan hopes to establish family and school partnerships which build solid relationships between school and family. This includes establishing a centralized Parent Center for parents to access college and career pathways, academic support, interventions, parent information workshops/training, support for parent involvement, and mentorship resources.

“We thought about making sure that the community is engaged, connected, making sure there is a facility in place, a support for that,” said Dr. Lin as he addressed the packed house. “You hear me say this many times, it takes a village to raise a child, and I mean it sincerely. There is no better way than to do public education with a working partnership with community members. It’s not just a building, it’s about the work that we do and the people in this building that make a difference. So we look forward to that collaboration. It’s going to be fantastic.”

Cassandra Willis, Director of the Parent Center, has made it her mission to build the bridge that connects parents to the schools. “What is the parent center all about? It is about making sure that every family that walks through those doors is taken care of. Families have always been something that has driven me and inspired me to do greater things.” Willis, a former principal at Home Gardens Academy, brought with her the parent engagement practices that are still in place at Home Gardens. “We want to be able to provide those wonderful resources to our families, whether it’s parent education workshops, family engagement opportunities, or mentorships programs, we provide training for our school sites. All of these things we hope will benefit our community.”

Ailsa Villela, a parent herself who works as a Community Assistant at the Parent Center, shared her experiences at Home Gardens Academy that will be standard practice at the Parent Center. “The key to my success with my children, my family, my school, my community, has been through parent engagement,” she said. “When I became a mother, I realized I was going to need more if I wanted to see a change with my children. And I saw that change through parent engagement, there I learned I needed to take that quality time with them. There I learned  that I needed to practice the academics and math and reading at home. Without the support at the school sites, I don’t know how successful I would have been. I work with passion and I love my community and I know that if I wouldn’t have taken that path or first class at Home Gardens Academy as a parent, I wouldn’t be standing here today as a community assistant.”

The Parent Center is located on 152 East 6th Street in Corona. You can contact them at (951) 273-3132.


Get Your Dream Home With Inland Cabinets & Countertops

Staff Reports

Corona – Looking to create your dream home at a quick and affordable rate? Inland Cabinets is a premier remodeling company that specializes in Kitchens and Bathrooms. Inland Cabinets has a highly skilled and experienced staff that prides themselves in providing quality workmanship in a timely manner.

Inland Cabinet’s mission is to deliver excellent customer service, skilled craftsmanship and quality cabinets at affordable prices. “We will set your mind at ease, and provide you with a hassle-free remodeling experience.”

Inland Cabinets also prides themselves on their efficient and fast-paced work. “We can provide a high quality new kitchen look for you in as little as 5 days.”

In addition, their design team can help you visualize your new dream kitchen with virtual images of various configurations. You will have the opportunity to select from a variety of styles, features, and accessories.

Inland Cabinets will take a collaborative approach in designing and installing your new cabinets. “We work with you every step of the way to ensure your specific remodeling needs are met and that your project is done right.” Inland Cabinets also offers full design services, fabrication and hassle free installation.

In addition to Kitchen Remodeling and Bathroom Remodeling, Inland Cabinets can also do Granite Countertops, Custom Tile Work, Flooring, Acoustic Removal, Drywall, Texture, Crown & Base Moulding, Doors, Windows, Recessed Lights, Painting, Plumbing and Custom Wall Units.

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IE News: Information Sought For Stabbing

Photo courtesy: Corona Police Department The suspect’s vehicle is believed to be a solid light/medium colored late 1990’s Toyota sedan, as pictured above.

Photo courtesy: Corona Police Department
The suspect’s vehicle is believed to be a solid light/medium colored late 1990’s Toyota sedan, as pictured above.

Staff Reports

Corona– The Corona Police Department is still searching for information regarding a stabbing that took place at the Corona City Park a few months ago. The Police Department recently sent out a news release requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle that may have been involved in the stabbing death of Barnabas William “Will” Crites, 18.

On February 26, 2016 at approximately 8:43 p.m., Barnabas William Crites was assaulted near the City Park skate park located at 930 E. Sixth St., Corona, and later died from his injuries, according to the Corona Police Department. The suspect’s vehicle is believed to be a solid light/medium colored late 1990’s Toyota sedan. The suspect’s vehicle was captured leaving the scene in a surveillance video from the area.

Detectives hope someone may recognize the vehicle in the surveillance photograph to assist in the investigation. If you have any information we ask that you please contact Senior Detective Dan Bloomfield at 951-817-5767. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact the Corona Police Department Tip-line at 951-817-5873.

Photo courtesy: Corona Police Department A picture of the suspect's car leaving the scene.

Photo courtesy: Corona Police Department
A picture of the suspect’s car leaving the scene.

Lincoln Avenue On-Ramp Will Be Two Lanes

Courtesy of RCTC

CORONA– As part of the Riverside County Transportation Commission’s (RCTC) 91 Project, the westbound 91 Lincoln Avenue on-ramp will be reconfigured from three lanes to two general purpose lanes through the end of 2016. The ramp meter will be turned off during this time.

The reconfiguration will allow crews to work on the new westbound 91 Lincoln Avenue on-ramp that will connect directly from the Lincoln Avenue bridge.

For questions, please call the helpline at 877-770-9191, or visit http://www.sr91project.info.  Please allow extra travel time to access this ramp, especially during morning peak commute hours.

IE News: Youth Takes Unique Approach to Leadership

Photo courtesy: Doug Gaehle

Photo courtesy: Doug Gaehle

4-H proven to empower area youth through life skill development

By Doug Gaehle

CORONA– It’s no secret that today’s youth feel pressure. Pressure to excel in school, to go to college, to get a job, etc. How they overcome those pressures is a true testament to their character. Take Corona native Aidan Longridge for example.

Aidan, 17, credits his enrollment in 4-H, the nation’s largest youth organization, to helping him overcome adversity and build confidence along the way. The life skills taught through 4-H helped Aidan learn to work with others, overcome challenges and complete jobs once he started them.

Aidan took advantage of the breadth of programs 4-H offers, from science and agriculture to business and creative arts.

“I enrolled in 4-H after my mom received a recommendation to join from a family friend,” said Aidan, a member of the Alvord Aggies 4-H club. “I’ve always had a passion for speaking in front of people and through my years in 4-H I’ve had many opportunities to get involved in projects that have made me more confident in myself and my abilities as a speaker.”

Aidan started in 4-H when he was 5 years old, and since then has participated in the communications project.

Today, Aidan is involved in communication, chess, drama and leadership projects as well as part of a national home school speech and debate league.

“Joining a speech and debate league was a direct result of the confidence and experience I gained through my 4-H projects,” said Aidan.

America needs more true leaders focused on today’s challenges, as well as the issues of tomorrow. A recent survey by National 4-H Council found that 71 percent of today’s youth view leadership as something they can practice improve over time. But those same youth need supportive adults to help them along the way.

4-H brings a community together to grow true leaders in today’s youth – helping build confidence, teamwork, curiosity and resilience.

“My advisor Heather Bean has been a positive impact on my 4-H experience,” said Aidan. “In addition to valuable life skills, 4-H teaches you about building character, problem solving, fostering friendships and to keep challenging yourself.”

Any child can grow with 4-H, an organization that has something for every interest. But 4-H is always looking for adult volunteers and funding to help expand their reach and empower young people through doing. To find out more about helping 4-H in your area, contact your local extension office or visit 4H.org. Or, visit www.ca4hfoundation.org to make a donation to the California 4-H Foundation.

Santiago Student Perfect in Art

Courtesy of CVUSD

CORONA– Sarah Ki, a junior at Santiago High School, earned perfect scores and every point possible on her AP Studio Art Drawing Exam taken last year. Sarah was one of 16 students among 4.5 million high students in the world who earned every point possible.

The AP Exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5, where a 5 is equivalent to a grade of A in the corresponding college course. On top of her score of 5, Sarah was one of 16 students in the world to earn every point possible on the AP Studio Art Drawing Portfolio Exam, receiving the maximum score on each portion of the exam.

“I was simply exalted!” said AP visual art teacher Carlotta Maggi. “AP Studio Art readers actually judge up to a 6 for excellence and high quality and original artwork. So Sarah earned straight 6’s and could be eligible to represent the College Board on the website. Sarah was also competing as a sophomore when she submitted her work, probably being the first student in our school district ever to have earned this well deserved honor for fine art! I am so proud of all her hard work, dedication and original talent!”

“This outstanding accomplishment is a direct reflection of the top quality education being offered at Santiago High School.” wrote Trevor Packer, senior vice president of AP and Instruction at the College Board. “We applaud Sarah’s hard work and the AP teacher responsible for engaging students and enabling them to excel in a college-level course.”

Sarah Ki is also a 4.87 GPA Scholar Athlete at Santiago High.  She was the Big VIII League golf champion her freshman year.


Local Football Coach Honored

Photo Courtesy of CNUSD Centennial Football Coach Named Coach of the Year

Photo Courtesy of CNUSD
Centennial Football Coach Named Coach of the Year

By Sara Cipollone

CORONA – Centennial High School football Coach Matt Logan has been honored for his work and accomplishments with the school’s football team.

USA Today has named Coach Logan the ALL-USA Football Coach of the Year. Coach Matt Logan stated that the best advice he has been given was from Coach Bruce Rollinson, before his first CIF championship game. Robinson told him “Don’t be happy just to be here. Go out and win the thing.” Logan took this advice to heart and has passed on this competitive spirit to his team, telling them “We may get beat, but we always compete.”

This competitive nature has helped Coach Logan garner a very successful coaching career, coaching the Centennial Huskies to a 14-1 season, the No. 7 spot in the final Super 25 football rankings, a second consecutive Pac-5 title and a runner-up finish in state Open Division. According to USA Today, his teams have won 10 CIF Southern Section titles since 2000. He won his 200th game this season against Orange Lutheran, and in 19 seasons Logan has an overall record of 211-46.

The coach said that his secret weapon to winning so much is consistency with the staff. He told USA Today that most of his coaches have been there for seven or eight years, and two coaches have been there since day one.

Whether it’s consistent staff, competitive drive, or just a great amount of skill, this coach is doing something right. Congratulations to Coach Matt Logan, USA Today ALL-USA Football Coach of the Year.