91 Project Pays Tribute to Corona's Citrus Heritage
In the early 20th century, more than one-quarter of Corona's population was associated with the citrus industry. The area was well suited for growing lemons and other citrus trees, and packing houses flourished. According to the Corona Historic Preservation Society, at the peak of production in 1935, more than 2,400 acres of lemon groves were harvested, filling 1,138 railroad cars for market delivery. Corona became known as the "Lemon Capital of the World."
Removal of the sound wall along eastbound 91 between Yorba Street and Smith Avenue began the week of March 23, and will be occuring for several weeks, from 6:30am to 5:30pm on weekdays. The wall be removed in two sections – a 450-foot length of wall will be removed first; the remaining 750-foot length will then be removed.
Southland, Inland Empire Chef Bill Blackburn has signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball organization. But instead of taking the field with players, he’ll be feeding them before and after games.
Chef Bill is taking his Blackburn’s Farm to Table restaurant “on the road” to serve meals to players of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. The Quakes are a Class A Advanced Affiliate of the Dodgers.
On Saturday I received an email followed by a phone call from Keith Jones: Deputy Director of Riverside Health Dept. Mr. Jones did inform me that we are going to be able to keep our lobby benches. Both the owner and I want to thank you for all the assistance the Chamber has been, not only willing but able to give with us in establishing our new restaurant. Please forward this to any others who assisted in this.
DM: Marco's Pizza
540 Hidden Valley Pkwy
Corona, Ca 92879
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