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June 30, 2020

The City of Ontario is saluting active servicemembers with the launch of its new military banner program.

The City has installed 25 banners of active duty military personnel who reside in Ontario or have immediate family members living in the City. The banners are located on Mountain Avenue between the 60 Freeway and the Interstate 10 freeway.

The banners feature the name and branch of the service member.

The new program replaces an earlier banner program maintained by the Greater Ontario Business Council.

“We’re proud the carry on this important… Read More

June 23, 2020

Show us your patriotism Ontario! The Ontario Recreation & Community Services Department is inviting residents and businesses in Ontario to show their patriotism by participating in the “Star Spangled Ontario” decorating contest.

The contest is open to the first 100 participants who register their home or business by submitting photos depicting the “Star Spangled Ontario” theme and sharing what celebrating Independence Day means to YOU!

Visit www.OntarioCa.Gov/Independenceday2020 for registration details. Participants will… Read More

June 23, 2020

The Ontario Recreation & Community Services Department is looking for local bands to compete in a virtual Battle of the Bands competition. Five local bands will be selected by a committee to compete in a weekly battle beginning July 22. The grand finale and announcement of the winning band will be August 26. The grand prize winner will receive a prize, promo video, and the opportunity to perform and open a Summer Concert in the Park next summer.

Competing bands must have one band member who lives, works or attends school in the City of Ontario and must be available… Read More

June 22, 2020

Ovitt Family Community Library will reopen for limited services on Monday, June 29, 2020. Temporary operating hours are Monday – Saturday from 10am-6pm. Library staff are excited to welcome back patrons after over three months of closure due to the pandemic.

A new COVID Code of Conduct for the library has been created which includes the state-mandated wearing of face coverings for anyone age 3 and up, physical distancing of six feet between patrons, and touchless temperature taking upon entering the building. Any patron with a temperature reading of 100 degrees or higher… Read More

June 10, 2020

Free admission for unique community experience; donation to local food banks encouraged

(Ontario, California – June 10, 2020) – Are you tired of streaming videos and binge-watching old sitcoms? Are you longing for a good old-fashioned movie experience?

The City of Ontario, Ontario International Airport (ONT) and Street Food Cinema have a deal for you – a series of free drive-in movies, displayed on two 50-foot screens with digital sound fed directly into your vehicle via FM radio signal. “Drive-In Movie Nights at Your Airport” will take… Read More

June 2, 2020

On Monday, June 1, 2020 the Ontario City Library extended the hours of operation for Check Out, Ontario, the library’s holds pickup service. Pick up is now available Monday through Friday, from 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM at the Ovitt Family Community Library. Customers can place up to ten holds through the library’s online catalog or by calling the library directly. Customers picking up material are asked to bring their library card, wear a face covering, and practice physical distancing (six feet or two arms length) from others visiting the library… Read More