Remember a couple of weeks ago when I posted a photo of Ontario Fire Department Station 1 and the new changes I had noticed? I finally got around to asking some questions about it. Here’s a story that recently ran in our City News edition.
Less than two months ago, the Ontario Fire Department station in the downtown got a bit of an upgrade: new signage in black bold letters that sits above the garage doors as a tribute to how it appeared a half-century ago.
It’s part of an effort to bring back some back attention to the downtown, said Fire Chief Floyd Clark.
But the recent change also carries out late Fire Chief Fred Nelsen’s desire to get the letters off the building wall.
“Fred believed and loved the history of Ontario and especially in the Ontario Fire Department,” says Rita Nelsen, wife of the former fire chief.
Nelsen said that her husband would often talk about the signage when he was serving in the post. It was due in part to the fact that previous fire chiefs had shared with him a photo which showed that the department’s signage use to rest on an overhang just in front of the garage doors. Nelsen said her late husband even showed her a photo of what the station marquee looked like. Continue reading
From Best Best & Krieger:
Best Best & Krieger LLP, a law firm whose attorneys represent public agencies and clients in the private sector, announced today that moved its Ontario office to a new location in the city.
On Monday, BB&K opened its office in a fourth-floor suite at the Ontario Airport Towers, 2855 E. Guasti Rd., south of Interstate 10. The building was certified in 2009 as LEED silver for its environmentally friendly features such as a “cool roof” designed to reduce energy consumption for the building, low-flow toilets to reduce water consumption and recycled materials used in its construction, including the building’s steel structure.
In all, 200 attorneys work at BB&K in nine offices across California and in Washington, D.C. The Ontario office is the base for 16 lawyers, including those who focus on business, municipal and telecommunications law and serve as city attorney to Ontario, Fontana and Colton.
The law firm signed an 11-year lease for the 12,911-square-foot office space, said Jamie Zamoff, BB&K’s chief operating officer. The firm’s previous lease, for the last 14 years, was at One Corporate Plaza, 3500 Porsche Way, about two miles away.
On Tuesday night, after several years on the dais, she attended her last meeting as a member of the Ontario City Council. Mautz was ousted by longtime Ontario-Montclair School District board member Paul Vincent Avila.
Before swearing in Avila and Councilwoman Debra Dorst-Porada, who won her re-election bid, the council held a special recognition for Mautz.
Mautz was appointed to the council in 2005 and was later elected in 2008. Her service also includes 12 years on the Planning Commission as well as the Public Works Overview Committee. Continue reading
City and Omnitrans officials celebrated the opening of the new Ontario Civic Center Transfer Stations.
The transfer stations are part of Ontario’s on-going plan to enhance transportation access for residents and the business community, said Mayor Paul Leon at a ceremony this morning.
The relocation of two stops around the City’s Civic Center provides easy access to City Hall, Ontario Senior Center, Ovitt Family Community Library as well as the University of La Verne Law School adjacent to City Hall.
I’ll have more information on www.dailybulletin.com later on today. Here’s Ontario councilman Alan Wapner boarding an Omnitrans bus this morning.