The Transportation Security Administration has expanded its TSA Pre✓ operations at LA/Ontario International Airport for the following airlines: Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, Southwest, United Airlines and US Airways.
TSA Pre✓allows travelers, who are pre-approved, to leave on their shoes, belt, as well as keep their laptop in its case. They also don’t have to hassle with taking out the liquids/gels bag in a carry-on.
In September, TSA announced ONT was one of 60 airports selected for the process. Here’s more details about the program.
Have you seen the new video produced by the Ontario Reign featuring LA/Ontario International Airport?
Following the news of the devastation and loss of life caused by Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines, Hawthorne students and their families went into action.
The school collected $371.55. A check was made out to the American Red Cross earmarked for the Philippine Disaster Fund.
The tragedy became an opportunity for students to learn how to respond in a positive way by helping others in a time of need, school officials said.
The public is invited to the 3rd Annual Nativity Scene Community Music Festival on Dec. 21 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Bandstand on Euclid Ave and C Street in Ontario.
Organizers are looking for choirs, bands and music groups interested in performing at the event. Those are interested are asked to contact Debra Dorst-Porada via email email@example.com.
Attendees will sing along to Christmas carols. They are encouraged to bring their own chairs. Coffee and hot chocolate will be provided.
ChiPs for Kids will be held Wednesday (Dec. 18) from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Those who bring a new, unwrapped toy will receive a free ticket voucher for a future game for the Ontario Fury and Reign.
California Highway Patrol vehicles will be on display. Festivities include a visit from Santa Claus, several guest appearances –including the Reign mascot and players – and free carnival games throughout the day.
Those who do not have toys can purchase one for $10 from the Matel store that will be specially set up for the drive.
The arena’s box office will be open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. so the public can redeem their tickets. In addition, from 11: 30 a.m – 1:30 p.m. there will be a lunch special – hot dog, soda and chips for only $1.
Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway in Ontario.
Kudos to the Ontario-based California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ Communication and Marketing department for receiving a Gold Award for its logo design for the Leagues’ new PowerComment program.
PowerComment is a communication platform which offers extensive regulatory resources and information to credit unions. It also help explain information pertaining to impending rules, as well as created discussion boards for league staff and industry members to communicate.
The department was recognized by the MarCom Awards, administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, an international organization.
“It is gratifying to have our efforts—that support the Leagues and its member credit unions—be recognized and honored by an international association such as the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals,” said Carol Payne, Leagues’ vice president of communications and marketing in a statement.
The Ontario Rotary Club will be honoring the Students of the Month at the Club’s weekly lunch meeting on Thursday, noon at the Ontario Double Tree Hotel.
The eighth grade students selected by the educators at the nine middle schools of the Ontario-Montclair School District are: Giovanni Moscosa from DeAnza Middle School, Gennifer A. Barajas-Medina from Oaks Middle School, Jaqueline Herrera from Serrano Middle School, Estefania Garcia from Vernon Middle School, Cassandra Cruz-Ramos from Vina Danks Middle School, Mallory McGuire from Wiltsey Middle School, Adilene Torres from Central Language Academy, Camryn Torri Schott from Vineyard STEM Magnet School and Charles Bui from Edison GATE Academy.
Sarah Niemann, principal at Vernon Middle School will also be in attendance.
Rotary Club meetings are open to guest. Lunch is $20.
For additional information please call Don Driftmier at 951-206-5731.
Here’s our story in today’s paper about Christmas on Euclid festival this weekend.
This year, however, Christmas on Euclid organizers have ramp up their online presence, creating a website for the annual event.
Elvia Rivas said she needed a way for prospective vendors to get their questions answered while she was at work.
With the help of Victor Sanchez, the website www.ChristmasonEuclid.com was launched about two months ago.
“The website is more vendor friendly and accessible. Before we only had email and a phone number but now I work full-time and I couldn’t be answering the calls all day,” she said.
On the the site, the public can not only find out the basic information about the event but prospective vendors could download application forms.
“It’s in its infancy stage but we want to build it up a little more. It served its purpose in getting vendors to a site where they can get information,” Rivas said.
And it has paid off. Rivas said even though there are 100 vendors, typical for this event, there are a lot more new vendors this year.
But she hopes to expand the site in the months to come so that in the future public can draw use for the site.
The Divas Half Marathon and 5K – dubbed “the most fun and glam women’s running series in the nation” – is coming to Ontario on Sunday.
More than 3,200 women (and their “Diva-lovers” of the male persuasion) have registered for run which will begin at the Ontario Convention Center and head out to the Ontario Mills Mall before returning back to the convention center.
The half marathon and 5k event is expected to generate an economic impact of about $3 million to the region in direct and indirect spending, including hotel stays, dining, shopping and support services, Diva organizers said.
The event includes a two-day health and fitness boutique, a Diva Lounge, Post Race Party and more.
Ali Vincent, host of “Live Big with Ali Vincent” and first female winner of “The Biggest Loser,” is expected to be in attendance.
Runners in the half marathon will start at the Ontario Convention Center and head up into the Divas entertainment section with stations every half mile toward Ontario Mills then back to the convention center, where feather boas, tiaras and champagne will make crossing the finish line a festive affair.
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The holiday season is now upon us which also means travelers need to remember to make extra accommodations when flying out of LA/Ontario International.
Officials at ONT have issued an advisory reminding the public to arrive at least 90 minutes early. They warn travelers to give themselves enough time, especially at Terminal 4 which has the airport’s largest carrier, Southwest Airlines.
“Because of ONT’s convenience factor, travelers assume they can arrive at the airport 15 to 20 minutes before their flight departs, which is a big mistake,” said Jess Romo, Airport Manager in a statement.
So want to know when are the busiest times at ONT? Between 4:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., according to officials.
The holiday season also means travelers will be taking their gift with them. Visit the TSA website to see what you can take in your luggage or carry onboard at www.tsa.gov.