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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

June 21, 2019

ONTARIO, CA – The City of Ontario will receive $5 million to help finance workforce attainable housing in the downtown area.  The funding helps bring to fruition a City-led development also featuring a business technology incubator and a workforce development center.


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June 19, 2019

The Ontario Police Department would like to remind residents that possession and/or ignition of fireworks within city limits is illegal.

With the celebration of Independence Day just around the corner, reports of fireworks are already coming in and are increasing daily. Calls for service often include noise complaints, property damage reports, injury reports and lost or injured pets. Last year, our Police Dispatch Center received 376 firework related calls for service in the 10 days leading up to July 4th.

While “safe and sane” fireworks are being sold in some of… Read More

June 18, 2019

Celebrate community pride with the City of Ontario as we host several family-friendly events for Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, 2019 for all to enjoy.

The day will begin with the Annual Independence Day Parade beginning at 9 AM along the southbound side of Euclid Avenue, beginning at Fourth Street and ending at B Street. Bring your family, friends and neighbors and enjoy all things red, white and blue with floats, marching bands, and community organizations, as they parade down beautiful Euclid Avenue.

Following the Parade will be the All-States-Picnic at… Read More