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August 16, 2022

As the summer months roll in, Ontario already has been preparing for the hot days ahead. Upgrading facilities has been a part of Smart Ontario, the citywide effort to modernize energy infrastructure.
With the anticipated summer heat comes public health risk and public safety power shutoffs (PSPS)–both of which Ontario is now better prepared to handle. Battery storage, solar panels and high-efficiency air conditioning units (HVACs) complete with smart controls are a big part of Smart Ontario, enhancing the community’s resiliency against the unpredictable nature of… Read More

August 3, 2022

On August 2, the Ontario City Council voted unanimously to place the City of Ontario Local Services Measure on the November 8, 2022, ballot so Ontario voters can decide whether to approve additional local funding to maintain as well as enhance City services.

If passed by a majority of Ontario voters, the City of Ontario Local Services Measure is estimated to generate an average of $95 million per year to ensure the delivery of essential services to its residents and businesses by taking the City’s sales tax from the current rate of 7.75% to 8.75%.

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July 15, 2022

Ontario Police responded to a call of a male threatening customers with a knife, which led to an officer-involved shooting.

Just after 10:45 P.M., Ontario Police Dispatch received multiple calls from the Mobil gas station located in the 4300 block of East Ontario Mills Parkway regarding a male threatening customers with a knife and demanding money.

The first responding officer arrived at the location within three minutes of dispatch receiving the call. The officer encountered the male outside the gas station, who was armed with a metal weapon in each hand. The… Read More

July 11, 2022

On Monday, July 11, 2022, at approximately midnight, Ontario Police officers responded to the 7-Eleven located in the 600 block of North Vine Avenue for an armed robbery.

During the robbery the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money from the employee. However, the suspect did not fire the handgun, and the victim was not injured in the incident.

The suspect was described as a male black adult, approximately 5’10 and 160 Lbs. He was last seen wearing dark clothing and a dark colored mask. The suspect fled prior to officers’ arrival.

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June 27, 2022

Celebrate community pride with the Ontario Recreation & Community Services Department as we host several family-friendly events for Independence Day on Monday, July 4, 2022. 

Independence Day Parade
Begin your morning with the annual Independence Day Parade starting at 9:00 AM along the southbound side of Euclid Avenue, beginning at Fourth Street and ending at B Street.  Bring your family, friends, furry friends, and neighbors, and enjoy all things red, white and blue.  This year’s parade will feature 80+ entries, consisting of floats, marching… Read More

June 24, 2022

Today Ontario officials announced a new opportunity for qualified accelerator and incubator operators who will be tapped with developing and running a brick-and-mortar facility dedicated to supporting the ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship in the City and greater Inland Empire region.

The Request for Proposals was posted on June 23, 2022, on Planet Bids. The deadline to apply is July 15, 2022.

This incubator/accelerator is envisioned as a space designed for new and early-stage start-up businesses, innovators, entrepreneurs, and community stakeholders to… Read More