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March 11, 2019

(Ontario, Calif., March 11, 2019) – The Inland Empire’s most anticipated event, The City of Ontario’s annual State of the City, will bring together representatives of the business, development, and real estate community. Leaders from all over Southern California will gather on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the Ontario Convention Center to be inspired by industry experts and network with the region’s top dealmakers. 

This year’s theme, “Elevate”, will showcase how the Ontario Mayor and City Council focus on investment, safety, innovation, community life, and… Read More

March 11, 2019

ONTARIO, Calif. – The City of Ontario has formally signed the paperwork for its $33.25 million grant awarded by the California Strategic Growth Council, which will finance the City’s planned development of a modern urban village in and around its historic downtown core.

The highly-competitive Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) grant was awarded to Ontario in 2018 to support the city’s plans to create new economic opportunities and improve the health and well-being of residents. The development plan includes modern affordable housing, multimodal transportation, an… Read More

March 6, 2019

Ontario, CA - Ontario Police have arrested a suspect who was wanted for a shooting that occurred this morning. 

On March 2, 2019 at approximately 11:46 AM, Ontario Police responded to a call of a shooting that occurred at 1117 N. Baker Avenue (Red Carpet Motel). The suspect, Maximino Marcos, a 31-year-old male from Ontario, was upset over the victim’s relationship with his girlfriend and shot the victim multiple times. Maximino fled the scene prior to police arrival. 

The victim, a 24-year-old male adult from El Monte, was pronounced deceased at the… Read More

February 20, 2019

Ontario, Calif. – The Ontario Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on February 22th, 2019, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.

The Ontario Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs,… Read More

February 13, 2019

 (ONTARIO, Calif., February 12, 2019) – Ontario’s plans to establish a smart city corridor in its historic downtown was given a major boost with the awarding of a $418,000 grant through the Southern California Association of Governments’ (SCAG) Future Communities Pilot Program.

The funding, approved last week, will support a series of integrated pilot projects designed to bring smart city applications to the downtown area, including a physical space – a hub – where community members, local companies and government agencies can access technology and data to… Read More

February 12, 2019

The Ontario Museum of History & Art received a grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services to create a new exhibit called Built on Water: Ontario and Southern California.  This exhibit will open in 2021 and is devoted to an understanding the history, present, and future of water conservation in Ontario and the surrounding region.


As a result, the Museum’s Road Ways exhibit will permanently close this Sunday, February 17, 2019.  Road Ways opened in 2006 and details the impact the road has on American life and culture,… Read More