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November 21, 2022

The Ontario Economic Development Department launched its first-ever Downtown Retail Pop-up Program. The Downtown Retail Pop-up Program calls for two (2) qualified small businesses looking to grow into brick-and-mortar stores. The program will bolster the downtown retail sector by providing selected applicants with technical support in obtaining permits, marketing assistance, introductions to the Downtown Ontario Improvement Association (DOIA), and the opportunity to test the local market.

The City will offer selected businesses short-term rental of City-owned commercial… Read More

November 8, 2022

At 9:46 a.m., the Ontario Fire Department received a call from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department’s HOPE team who reported multiple homeless individuals in the riverbed at 1200 E. 4th Street who needed rescue. The Ontario Fire Department and Ontario Police Department responded to the scene where they determined 6 homeless individuals were missing. 

The Ontario Fire Department has rescued 3 individuals from the wash, 2 of which were transported to local area hospitals, and one refused medical treatment. Unfortunately, one individual was also found deceased, and… Read More

November 3, 2022

The Ontario Museum of History & Art and guest curators Riea Owens and Dr. Patricia Jessup-Woodlin present, We the People: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. The exhibition will be on view from Thursday, February 2, to Sunday, April 16, 2023.

The Museum is searching for artists to delve into the significance of the Preamble and unpack the nuances of the phrase "We the People," its imperfections, complexities, and present-day interpretations.

The United States Constitution is the framework text of our government, written with the intent to uphold individual rights… Read More

October 25, 2022

On Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM, the Ontario City Library will host its 2nd annual Panels in Action graphic novel event at Lewis Family Branch Library at Colony High School. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet three of today’s best authors and illustrators of graphic novels and manga through a series of breakout sessions and more.

Breakout sessions will include critically acclaimed authors and illustrators A.C. Esguerra, Shideh Ghandeharizadeh, and John P. Golden. A book signing will take place at 1:45 PM.

The Ontario City Library… Read More

October 18, 2022

National Teen Driver Safety Week kicks off October 16

In recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 16-22), the Ontario Police Department encourages teens and their parents to talk about the importance of following the rules of the road and driving responsibly.

Car crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 2,378 teenagers died in car crashes in 2020 – a 14% increase from the prior year. Per mile driven, teen drivers are nearly… Read More

October 18, 2022

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has certified Ontario’s updated Housing Element – an aggressive plan that positions this City of more than 185,000 residents to lead the Inland Empire in addressing the housing crisis.

The updated Housing Element, which was adopted by the city Council in March, lays out a series of planning and zoning changes that would allow the building of more than 20,000 housing units over an eight-year period ending in October 2029, including nearly 9,000 units for low-income and very low-income residents.

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