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July 23, 2019

Ontario’s Mayor and City Council would like to invite members of the community to attend this year’s National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. The festivities will begin with the “Party in the Park” at 5 PM at the Dorothy A. Quesada Community Center located at 1010 S. Bon View Avenue in Ontario.

The “Party in the Park” event is open to the public and will have entertainment, food, children’s games, and public safety and community service booths, including information on participating in Ontario’s Neighborhood Watch program.

Neighborhoods throughout… Read More

July 22, 2019

The Ontario City Library was awarded a grant from the California State Library for $71,000 to pilot an early learning initiative for young children and their parents and caregivers. The initiative, Little Minds, Big Futures, will bring library staff to high-traffic neighborhood areas to provide services and resources to families with young children in the form of pop-up programs that will expand access to early childhood learning opportunities. These programs will support parents and caregivers as their child’s first teacher providing exposure to early childhood learning… Read More

July 19, 2019

Today, 07/19/2019, at approximately 1129 AM, officers from the Ontario Police Department were attempting to contact Augustin Martinez, at the 9500 block of Lime Avenue, in the county area of Fontana. Martinez, a 23 year old resident of Fontana, was wanted regarding a pursuit which transpired on 07/18/2019, in the City of Ontario.

As officers approached Martinez, he entered into the driver’s seat of a vehicle. Martinez accelerated the vehicle and rammed into officers’ patrol vehicles. When Martinez attempted to run over the officers, an officer involved shooting occurred… Read More

July 16, 2019

The Ontario Police Department will be conducting a bicycle safety enforcement operation July 22, 2019 through July 31, 2019 aimed at educating drivers and bicyclists on using roadways safely.

Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and bicyclists, like failing to yield, speeding, improper turning, riding a bike on the wrong side of the road, not complying with stops and signals, or any other dangerous violation.

In 2016, 138 bicyclists were killed on California roadways, a nearly 25 percent increase over the past five years. In 2018, there was… Read More

July 10, 2019

The Ontario Community Life & Culture Agency is excited to bring a free symphonic concert, Summer Symphony Classics, to Celebration Park South (2910 E. Merrill Avenue, Ontario, CA 91761) on Thursday, July 18 at 7 PM.


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July 10, 2019

The annual Teen Action Committee Barbecue fundraiser was held on June 20, 2019. For over 20 years Johnny Thompson, a former City of Ontario employee has been using his talents to mentor teens and raise money for the Teen Action Committee and Youth Empowerment Scholarship program. Both are part of the Community Life & Culture Agency’s programming and are designed to engage, empower and educate the youth and teens in Ontario.

This year’s event had over 300 participants and raised $3,638 for the community. All who attended enjoyed a great meal, had the opportunity to… Read More