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July 29, 2020

Ontario City Library is excited to announce the launch of Brainfuse – on demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels. Brainfuse HelpNow offers a personalized homework help in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science and social studies) including SAT preparation. The Adult Learning Center is included in the HelpNow suite. Brainfuse will be made available to all library patrons from the public computers at their local library or from any computer with internet connection starting August 1 from October 31 (library card required).  … Read More

July 13, 2020

The City of Ontario is pleased to announce the next citywide yard (garage) sale weekend is Friday, August 7, 2020, through Sunday, August 9, 2020. If rainy conditions exist on that Friday or Saturday, an alternate yard sale may be held on August 14, 15, and 16, 2020.


In 2010, the City adopted a yard sale ordinance giving residents the opportunity to hold more sales each year on fixed dates and eliminating the need for yard sale permits and fees. The rules for signs (one 6 square foot sign on the owner’s property) and rules for merchandise to be sold (seller’s… Read More

July 3, 2020

An Ontario resident suffered a severe arm injury while lighting an illegal firework.

Police were called to the area of Sixth Street and Virginia Avenue Thursday night at 7:40 P.M.  Upon arrival, they discovered a male with a severe left arm injury. The male’s injury, which included the amputation of his left hand, appears to be a result of a delayed detonation from an arial firework. The male was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

The Ontario Fire Department Investigations Unit responded and located additional fireworks at the male’s… Read More

June 30, 2020

The City of Ontario is saluting active servicemembers with the launch of its new military banner program.

The City has installed 25 banners of active duty military personnel who reside in Ontario or have immediate family members living in the City. The banners are located on Mountain Avenue between the 60 Freeway and the Interstate 10 freeway.

The banners feature the name and branch of the service member.

The new program replaces an earlier banner program maintained by the Greater Ontario Business Council.

“We’re proud the carry on this important… Read More

June 23, 2020

Show us your patriotism Ontario! The Ontario Recreation & Community Services Department is inviting residents and businesses in Ontario to show their patriotism by participating in the “Star Spangled Ontario” decorating contest.

The contest is open to the first 100 participants who register their home or business by submitting photos depicting the “Star Spangled Ontario” theme and sharing what celebrating Independence Day means to YOU!

Visit www.OntarioCa.Gov/Independenceday2020 for registration details. Participants will… Read More

June 23, 2020

The Ontario Recreation & Community Services Department is looking for local bands to compete in a virtual Battle of the Bands competition. Five local bands will be selected by a committee to compete in a weekly battle beginning July 22. The grand finale and announcement of the winning band will be August 26. The grand prize winner will receive a prize, promo video, and the opportunity to perform and open a Summer Concert in the Park next summer.

Competing bands must have one band member who lives, works or attends school in the City of Ontario and must be available… Read More