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October 19, 2020

The City of Ontario is pleased to announce the next citywide yard (garage) sale weekend is Friday, November 6, 2020, through Sunday, November 8, 2020. If rainy conditions exist on that Friday or Saturday, an alternate yard sale may be held on November 13, 14 and 15, 2020.

In 2010, the City adopted a yard sale ordinance giving residents the opportunity to hold more sales each year on fixed dates and eliminating the need for yard sale permits and fees. The rules for signs (one 6 square foot sign on the owner’s property)… Read More

October 16, 2020

On Saturday, December 14, 2019, at approximately 2:37 AM, Ontario Police Dispatch received a 911 call from a male who stated he was bleeding and in need of medical attention at his home, in the 1300 block of East F St. He also told Dispatch, his wife and two children were at the residence, and that she was bleeding as well. Officers arrived and contacted the male victim at the front door. As officers spoke to the victim, it was clear he was suffering from a gunshot wound and needed immediate medical attention. The victim began to exit the house, telling officers his wife was… Read More

October 1, 2020

The City of Ontario Recreation & Community Services Department is currently developing a Recreation & Parks Master Plan that will provide a vision for the Recreation & Community Services and Parks Department for the next decade.  The Department has commissioned a survey to assess community needs on existing parks and recreation facilities.  Community input is an important part of this process and feedback will be used to help guide decisions.

The City of Ontario invites all residents to provide feedback and… Read More

September 16, 2020

Michael Lorenz, a 22-year veteran of the Ontario Police Department who moved up the ranks from patrol officer to deputy chief, has been unanimously confirmed as the City’s new police chief, effective immediately.

Chief Lorenz, who joined the department in 1998 after graduating from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department academy, has worked a variety of assignments during his tenure, including narcotics, gang violence suppression, field training and SWAT.

His promotion was… Read More

September 9, 2020

Lewis Family Branch Library reopened for limited services on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  The library is open by appointment only, patrons can make an appointment online at  Temporary operating hours are Monday and Tuesday 10 AM – 1 PM, Wednesday and Thursday 2 PM – 6 PM. Library staff are excited to welcome back our community after being closed through the summer due to Chaffey High School District HVAC maintenance, painting and rug replacement.

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September 3, 2020

The City of Ontario today announces that the Ontario Promise Corps program has received $392,000 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps and other national service programs.

This grant will support 28 AmeriCorps members who will provide services to improve educational outcomes for economically disadvantaged children and youth, and support economically disadvantaged students as they prepare for success in post-secondary… Read More