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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

July 9, 2019

The City of Ontario is pleased to announce the next citywide yard (garage) sale weekend is Friday, August 2, 2019, through Sunday August 4, 2019. If rainy conditions exist on that Friday or Saturday, an alternate yard sale may be held on August 9, 10, and 11, 2019.


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July 3, 2019

ONTARIO, CA – The City of Ontario is mourning the loss of retired Fire Chief Robert Elwell, who passed away last Thursday evening.

Elwell, who served as Ontario’s Fire Chief from 2016 until his retirement last December, dedicated more than 30 years of service to the city. He began his career with Ontario as a Firefighter in 1985, working his way up the ranks to Fire Engineer, Fire Captain and Battalion Chief before being appointed to the top spot.

Elwell died suddenly last Thursday at his home in Rancho Cucamonga. He was 55 years old.

“I’m heartbroken at… Read More

July 2, 2019

ONTARIO, CA – On Monday, June 24, 2019 the Mayor and City Council approved its operating budget for the City of Ontario and the Ontario Housing Authority for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.


The overall budget of $633,915,… Read More

June 27, 2019

Ontario’s Mayor and City Council are proud to announce this year’s National Night Out event scheduled for Tuesday, August 6, 2019. This year’s event will celebrate the City’s ongoing commitment to maintaining a high level of public safety and quality of life. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, enhance participation in local anticrime efforts, and strengthen our community’s partnerships with law enforcement.

The Ontario National Night Out event invites residents, local businesses and visitors to gather with first responders and… Read More