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Ontario’s Mayor and City Council invite members of the community to attend the kick-off meeting for this year’s National Night Out event. The meeting is scheduled at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 and will be held in the Community Room of the Ontario Police Department Headquarters located at 2500 S. Archibald Avenue. Attendees will receive planning and participation information regarding this year’s Ontario’s National Night Out scheduled for Tuesday, August 1, 2017, as well as information on the City of Ontario’s Neighborhood Watch Program.

As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacations, Ontario Police Department and the California Office of Traffic Safety is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep you and your family safe, the national seat belt campaign will take place May 22 through June 4, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year.

Ontario City Library launches its Reading by Design! Summer Reading Program beginning on June 1, 2017. Come and visit either library location and use the library computers to sign up. Participants can also sign up from their home computer, smart phone or tablet. Registration beings June 1, 2017 and continues until July 31, 2017.

The Ontario Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on May 19, 2017 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

A 57 year Ontario resident who has volunteered 3,962 hours in the past 11 years for the Ontario Police Department was honored today by the Ontario City Council at the City of Ontario’s 24th Annual Volunteer Walk of Fame.

On April 19, 2017, the City of Ontario received the Outstanding Achievement in Local Government Innovation Award for the submission “We’re M.A.D.” (Making A Difference).  The City was honored at the Transforming Local Government Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma for creating a unique workplace environment that increases both productivity and enhances employee wellness.

Due to rainfall in Ontario on Saturday, May 6, 2017, the yard (garage) sale dates for May will be extended for one more full-weekend. In observance of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14, the extended weekend will take place on May 19, 20 and 21, 2017 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). The third yard sale weekend of 2017 will be August 4, 5 and 6.

The Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization to promote the cities of Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga, California to visitors nationally and internationally. The California Welcome Center at Ontario Mills is operated by the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau.   

Officers from the Ontario Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Friday, May 5, 2017 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests.

High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when wellpublicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely. In California, alcohol involved collisions led to 1,155 deaths and nearly 24,000 injuries in 2014 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Over the course of the past three years officers have investigated 616 DUI collisions which have claimed 20 lives and resulted in another 319 injuries.

The Ontario City Council presented the 2017 Model Colony Awards for Historic Preservation at their meeting on May 2, 2017 at 6:30 PM at Ontario City Hall, 303 E. B Street.  This year, Ontario’s theme for Nationwide Historic Preservation Month is “Redefining Preservation” as proclaimed by the Ontario City Council.  Across the nation this May, communities are discovering/re-discovering, honoring, and sharing the unique heritage of their local region. In Ontario, the City Council will recognize and celebrate those members of the community that may not consider themselves traditional preservationists, but through their efforts, contribute to the preservation of Ontario’s cultural heritage. This year’s award categories include the George Chaffey Memorial Award, Merit and Rehabilitation. 

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