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Corona, California
Official seal of Corona, California
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Nickname: The Circle City, Crown Town
Coordinates: 33°55′12″N 117°34′4″W / 33.92, -117.56778
Country United States
State California
County Riverside
Government
 - Mayor Eugene Montanez
Area
 - City  35.2 sq mi (91.1 km²)
 - Land  35.2 sq mi (91.0 km²)
 - Water  0.04 sq mi (0.1 km²)
Elevation  678 ft (206 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 124,966
 - Density 3,555.5/sq mi (1,372.7/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Website: http://www.ci.corona.ca.us

Corona is a city in Riverside County, California, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 124,966; a 2004 special census put the fast-growing city's population at 144,274. The city of Norco lies to the northeast, Chino Hills and Yorba Linda to the west, and the Cleveland National Forest to the southwest; unincorporated areas of Riverside County line all of its other borders. It is served by the Corona, Chino Valley, and Riverside freeways, as well as the 91 Line of the Metrolink commuter rail system. Image File history File links CoronaCaliforniaSeal. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... 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Riverside County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of California, stretching from Orange County to the Colorado River, which is the border with Arizona. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Norco is a city in Riverside County, California, in the United States. ... Location of Chino Hills within Southwestern San Bernardino County, California. ... Yorba Linda is a city located in Orange County, California. ... The Cleveland National Forest encompasses most of the Santa Ana Mountains of Southern California. ... The Corona Freeway is a freeway traveling through Riverside County, California. ... The Chino Valley Freeway, formerly the Corona Expressway, is the assigned name for California State Route 71 (CA/SR-71), a freeway/highway of about 15 miles (24 km) in length located entirely within Southern California. ... The Riverside Freeway (California State Route 91 segment highlighted in red, Interstate 215 segment highlighted in blue) The Riverside Freeway is the assigned name of a segment of California State Route 91 (CA/SR-91), a major east-west freeway located entirely within Southern California that links the cities/communities... Metrolinks 91 line (sometimes called the Riverside-Fullerton Line) goes from Downtown Los Angeles to Riverside paralleling the very busy California State Freeway 91. ... Metrolink (AAR reporting marks SCAX) is a commuter rail system that serves the Southern California region. ...


Corona Municipal Airport (FAA designator: AJO) serves the city and has a 3,200 foot runway. Corona Regional Medical Center is a General Acute Care Hospital with Basic Emergency Services as of 2005. [1] For the record label, see Hospital Records. ...

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History

Corona was founded at the height of the Southern California citrus boom in 1896, advantageously situated at the upper end of the Santa Ana River Canyon, the only significant pass through the Santa Ana Mountains. The town of Corona, once laid claim to the title "Lemon Capital of the World." A museum there presents the lemon's former role in the local economy. It derived its name (and its nickname, The Circle City) from the curious layout of its streets, with a standard grid enclosed by the circular Grand Boulevard. Also, the renowned circular Grand Boulevard is where three international road racing events took place in 1913, 1914 and 1916. Prior to the 1980s, Corona was a largely agricultural community, dominated by citrus orchards, ranches, and dairy farms. Sky-high real estate prices in Los Angeles and Orange counties made the area's cheap land desirable to developers and industrialists, and by the late 1990s it was considered a major suburb of Los Angeles. In recent years, Corona has changed from a working-class bedroom community for Orange County and the larger cities of the Inland Empire to a full-fledged edge city in its own right, with industrial parks opening near Norco and luxury housing developments rising in the foothills of the Santa Anas. The development of commerce and industry in the city has been accelerated by congestion on the Riverside Freeway, with many firms leaving northern Orange County to be closer to their employees' homes in Corona and Riverside. The construction of the Chino Valley Freeway nearby has also linked Corona to the Pomona and San Gabriel valleys, with the result that the once largely white and Latino city has experienced an influx of Asian American residents who commute to Asian-oriented businesses in cities such as Alhambra and Diamond Bar. Corona was also home to the Corona road race, a Grand Prix race in the early 20th Century. Species & major hybrids Species Citrus aurantifolia - Key lime Citrus maxima - Pomelo Citrus medica - Citron Citrus reticulata - Mandarin & Tangerine Major hybrids Citrus ×sinensis - Sweet Orange Citrus ×aurantium - Bitter Orange Citrus ×paradisi - Grapefruit Citrus ×limon - Lemon Citrus ×limonia - Rangpur lime Citrus ×latifolia - Persian lime See also main text for other hybrids Citrus... The Santa Ana River begins in San Bernardino County, California in the San Bernardino National Forest. ... Santa Ana Mountains The Santa Ana Mountains are short peninsular mountain range along the coast of southern California in the United States. ... A dairy farm near Oxford, New York in the United States. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... d Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... The Inland Empire and its regions within The Inland Empire refers to the region in Southern California located in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in the United States. ... Edge City is an American term for a relatively new concentration of business, shopping and entertainment outside a traditional urban area, in what had recently been a residential suburb or semi-rural community. ... State Route 71 (CA/SR-71) is the Chino Valley Freeway, formerly the Corona Expressway and before then the Temescal Freeway, a freeway/highway of about 15 miles (24 km) in length located entirely within Southern California, USA. Contrary to its name, this highway is only a freeway in San... The Pomona Valley, a part of the Inland Empire (the Pomona Valley is its own georgraphical area, and should not be bundled in with the Inland Empire. ... San Gabriel Valley within Southern California The San Gabriel Valley is one of the principal valleys of southern California. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... Location of Alhambra within Los Angeles County, California. ... Location of Diamond Bar in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1989-04-18 [2] Government  - Mayor Steve Tye [1] Area  - City  14. ... Grand Prix motor racing has its roots in organised automobile racing that began in France as far back as 1894. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...


Corona County proposal

In 2002 the city government considered an initiative to secede from Riverside County and form an autonomous Corona County because the city government and some residents were dissatisfied with how services were handled in nearby areas. The effort was also considered by areas in other cities in the western part of the county including Murrieta. Whether nearby cities such as Norco, California would have been included in the new county are unknown. The proposed county would have been bordered by San Bernardino County to the northwest and by Orange County to the west.[2] Also see: 2002 (number). ... Riverside County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of California, stretching from Orange County to the Colorado River, which is the border with Arizona. ... Westward view of Murrieta/Temecula. ... Norco is a city in Riverside County, California, in the United States. ... San Bernardino County is the largest county in the contiguous United States by area, containing more land than each of nine states. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ...


Geography and Climate

Corona is located at 33°52′31″N, 117°33′56″W (33.869998, -117.567783)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 91.1 km² (35.2 mi²). 91.0 km² (35.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.06%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Corona has mild winters and hot summers. Most of the rainfall (as in all of Southern California) occurs during winter and early spring. The winter low temperatures can get cold enough for frost, with rare snowfall seen on the local foothills. Winter days are pleasant, with the mercury staying around 70 degrees farenheit (occasionally warming into the 80s). Summertime is hot, with highs averaging in the low 90s. During the hottest months, daytime tempratures in Corona often exceed 100 degrees. [1]


Economy

A major employer in Corona is one of Fender Musical Instrument Corporation's manufacturing facilities, which produces the U.S.-made models in the company's storied line. It also contains Fender's guitar and amplification custom shops, and the Fender Center for Music Education—more commonly known as the Fender Museum. Corona is the home of the Golden Cheese Company of California. It is also home to the clothing company Famous_Stars_and_Straps and Monster_Energy. Troy Lee Designs, founded by Troy Lee, also makes its headquarters in Corona, specializing in custom paint jobs on helmets worn by professional racecar drivers and motorcycle riders. Recently West_Coast_Customs, Barry's Speed Shop, Eibach Springs and many other automobile related companies have relocated to Corona. It has been suggested that Fender Amplifier History be merged into this article or section. ... Famous Stars and Straps (also known as FSAS) is an American clothing and accessory line created by Travis Barker, best known for being drummer of the pop punk band Blink-182. ... Monster Energy (usually simply known as Monster) is a brand of energy drink manufactured by Monster Beverage Company of Corona, California, is owned and operated by Hanson Drink Co. ... West Coast Customs is a car remodeling company located in Los Angeles, California. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 124,966 people, 37,839 households, and 30,384 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,372.7/km² (3,555.5/mi²). There were 39,271 housing units at an average density of 431.4/km² (1,117.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 62.03% White, 6.43% Black or African American, 0.87% Native American, 7.54% Asian, 0.31% Pacific Islander, 17.52% from other races, and 5.30% from two or more races. 35.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The Hispanics in the United States or Hispanic American is an American citizen or resident of Hispanic ethnicity and can identify themselves as having Hispanic Cultural heritage. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 37,839 households out of which 49.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.7% were non-families. 14.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.29 and the average family size was 3.64. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 33.4% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 35.1% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $59,615, and the median income for a family was $63,505. Males had a median income of $44,752 versus $31,884 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,001. About 6.0% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

The city of Corona is a part of the Corona-Norco Unified School District. There are eight high schools in the district including Corona, Buena Vista, Centennial, Orange Grove, and Santiago High School[3]which are located in Corona and Norco, Kennedy and Roosevelt High School are located outside of the city. The surrounding area is rapidly growing.


Notable

Corona is the home of JT USA and Worr Game Products, makers of renound paintball products. A woodsball player firing at opponents from behind cover. ...


SC Village, the world famous paintball park opened in 1986, was the first park dedicated to paintball and is located in Corona. Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


Corona is home to one of the largest cheese factories in the world, the Golden Cheese Company of California. Cheese is a solid food made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep, and other mammals. ...


It is also home to the Fender custom guitar factory. The Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, of Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, is famous for making stringed instruments, such as solid-body electric guitars, including the Stratocaster and Telecaster. ...


One of the oldest and most successful all-age venues in the Inland Empire, Showcase Theatre, is also located in Corona on Main Street. There are three places in the United States called the Inland Empire: Inland Empire (California) Inland Empire (Georgia) Inland Empire (Pacific Northwest) Inland Empire, a film by David Lynch This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


The original 1953 release of the film The War of the Worlds was partially filmed in Corona. Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The War of the Worlds (1898), by H. G. Wells, is an early science fiction novella which describes an invasion of England by aliens from Mars. ...


Miguel's Restaurant was formed and headquartered in Corona. Miguels Mexican Restaurant is a small chain of fast-food restaurants specializing in Mexican-style cuisine. ...


Monster Energy's (Hansen's) main factory is located in Corona. Monster Energy (usually simply known as Monster) is a brand of energy drink manufactured by Monster Beverage Company of Corona, California, is owned and operated by Hanson Drink Co. ...


West Coast Customs, the original Pimp My Ride, is located in Corona. West Coast Customs is a car remodeling company located in Los Angeles, California. ... Pimp My Ride is a TV show produced by MTV. Each episode consists of taking one car in poor condition and restoring it, as well as customizing it. ...


The U.S. headquarters for Eibach Springs is located in Corona.


Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball owned a horse ranch near the site of the present Golden Cheese Company factory off Lincoln Avenue. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an iconic American actor, comedian and star of the landmark sitcom I Love Lucy, a four time Emmy Award winner (awarded 1953, 1956, 1967, 1968) and charter member of the Television Hall of Fame. ...


Vans, the shoe manufacturer, was founded in Corona in 1966. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ...


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Corona, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1013 words)
Corona was founded at the height of the Southern California citrus boom in 1896, advantageously situated at the upper end of the Santa Ana River Canyon, the only significant pass through the Santa Ana Mountains.
Corona was also home to the Corona road race, a Grand Prix race in the early 20th Century.
Corona is also the home of the Golden Cheese Company of California, and the Fender Center for Music Education, more commonly known as the Fender Museum.
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Corona (Latin, crown, wreath) is the outer atmosphere of a star.
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The Corona, Canterbury Cathedral (usually capitalized), the east end of Canterbury cathedral, named after the severed crown of Thomas Becket, whose shrine it was built to contain.
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