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March 30, 2020

The City of Ontario is urging residents and businesses to remain vigilant in practicing social distancing and exercising responsible behavior in order to flatten the COVID-19 curve as more detail emerges on the number of local cases.

On Monday, officials reported 111 confirmed cases in San Bernardino County – five of which were in Ontario. Throughout California, there are now more than 6,400 confirmed cases and 133 deaths, according to the latest statistics.

Monday’s announcement came less than a week after Ontario filed a public records request with the county,… Read More

March 30, 2020

The City of Ontario has filed a public records request with the County of San Bernardino for information on where confirmed coronavirus are occurring.

So far, only countywide data has been released, which puts Ontario and other cities at a disadvantage when it comes to keeping their own communities informed and safe. The request, filed Wednesday, seeks the identity of local jurisdictions in which cases have been reported.“Knowledge is protection,” said Mayor Paul Leon.  “Our message of social distancing is more impactful if we all know that the… Read More

March 13, 2020

Ontario Police have arrested a man for making criminal threats against a local high school.

Police were notified earlier this morning about a man who was making a threat to do harm to Ontario High School on a social media account. An acquaintance of the man saw the post and notified police of the pending threat. Investigators immediately began working the case and identified Julio Cesar Medina, age 23 of Ontario, as the person responsible for the post.

An Ontario Police School Resource Officer enacted a plan to provide extra security for the school based on the… Read More

March 10, 2020

The Ontario Police Department Communications Division in partnership with multiple Law Enforcement and Fire agencies from the surrounding Counties, is pleased to announce we will be hosting a Free Job Fair for anyone interested in pursuing a career in Police and/or Fire Communications / 9-1-1 / Dispatch. The job fair will be held at the Ontario Police Department; 2500 S. Archibald Ave, Ontario, CA 91761. Job seekers can attend the event at any time between 12:00pm and 4:30pm and will include informational Q & A sessions during the event.

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February 27, 2020

History of Wine in the Region


Before Napa and Sonoma counties became the wine-making centers of California, greater Los Angeles was the largest producer of wine in the state, going back to the local missions in the 18th century.  In Los Angeles and on outlying ranchos and farms like Lake Vineyard (San Marino), Rancho La Puente, and Rancho Cucamonga in the Ontario area, vineyards and wineries flourished for decades during the 1800s.  Robert Barron and Paul R. Spitzzeri from the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum in the City of Industry… Read More

February 10, 2020

Ontario, CA - Ontario Police are investigating a shooting that led to the death of a 19-year-old Perris man, in the 100 block of West B St.

Police were called to the scene of the shooting Saturday night at 11:13 p.m. Upon arrival, they discovered an unresponsive male with an apparent gunshot wound. The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ontario Fire Department. Two additional shooting victims were later identified with non-life threatening injuries.

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