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June 21, 2017
On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, the Ontario City Council unanimously approved a structurally balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18 during a public Special City Council Meeting. The total overall budget of $524,553,984, balanced without the use of any one-time monies, is consistent with the City Council’s goals and objectives to continue to preserve public safety levels, meet community and cultural needs, and deliver on critical capital projects.  Ontario’s conservative approach to prudent fiscal management reflects an increase of 11.5% when compared to the Fiscal Year 2016-17... Read More
June 20, 2017
We often think of the comic strip as a rather recent invention, but the history of sequential narrative begins with the history of art. Beyond Words: Visual Narratives from the Block Book to the Graphic Novel picks up this thread toward the end of the Middle Ages, when early book printers in the West used carved wooden blocks to stamp words and images onto the page. Because of their method of production, these books later came to be known as “block books.” Come join the Ontario Museum of History & Art’s exhibition of Beyond Words: Visual Narratives from the Block Book... Read More
June 13, 2017
The City of Ontario will host several family friendly events on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.  The annual Independence Day Parade will begin at 9 AM on southbound Euclid Avenue beginning at Fourth Street and ending at B Street.  Following the parade will be the All-States Picnic and Blast at Ontario Town Square by the Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band in downtown Ontario.  The Family Festivities and Fireworks Spectacular will begin at 5 PM at Westwind Park (located at 2455 E. Riverside Drive).  Free parking and shuttles are available at the Ontario Police Department... Read More
June 12, 2017
In May 2007, the Ontario City Council enacted an ordinance which reaffirmed existing Ontario Municipal Codes prohibiting fireworks and declared fireworks within the City of Ontario a nuisance, carrying a $1,000 fine. This fine is in addition to any other civil penalty, criminal prosecution or fine. Ontario revised the ordinance in October 2015 to include: Holding residential property owners responsible for violations occurring on their property; Holding parents and legal guardians responsible for any violations of the code by a minor; and Issuing citations via mail. Possession and... Read More
June 7, 2017
Ontario, CA – The Ontario Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on June 9, 2017 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The Ontario Police department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label... Read More
May 26, 2017
Ontario’s Mayor and City Council invite members of the community to attend the kick-off meeting for this year’s National Night Out event. The meeting is scheduled at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 and will be held in the Community Room of the Ontario Police Department Headquarters located at 2500 S. Archibald Avenue. Attendees will receive planning and participation information regarding this year’s Ontario’s National Night Out scheduled for Tuesday, August 1, 2017, as well as information on the City of Ontario’s Neighborhood Watch Program. During Ontario’s National Night Out... Read More

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