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.
The Ontario Fire Department, in partnership with ABC 7, will host the 21st annual Spark of Love Toy Drive/Stuff the Bus on Friday. The event aims to collects toys for children in need and will be held at the Ontario Mathis Brothers, 4105 Inland Empire Boulevard.
This year’s event will feature K-FROG and “The Frogmen in the Morning,” who will do live broadcast from 5 a.m. – 9 a.m. in Ontario.
The public is asked to bring items valued at $10.
During the Spark of Love Toy Drive/Stuff the Bus participants will enjoy:
- Train rides will be offered in parking lot area with Ontario Firefighters from 10 a.m – 5 p.m.
- Farmer Boys will give a free burger with toy donation from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Company 77 Fire Engine Pizza will give a free slice with toy donation from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- My Delight CupCakery will give a free gourmet cupcake with toy donation from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Jamba Juice will give a free smoothie with toy donation from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Cowboy West Productions will offer free BBQ with toy donation from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
For more information, contact Ontario Fire Department representatives: Marty Perez 760-285-5441, Victor Lopez 909-732-7934 or John Sitar 909-229-9077.
Temple of Sholom of Ontario will recognize Ontario Police Chief Eric Hopley and the department for their service to the community, Thursday at 7 p.m. There will be reception and award ceremony at 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public.
Temple Sholom of Ontario, 963 W 6th St. For more information, call 909-983-9661.
Last week the city council awarded incoming City Manager Al Boling a $250,000 annual contract when he assumes the position on Dec. 29. The item was unanimously approved by the council but it drew fire from one councilman, claiming he hadn’t had the opportunity to obtain a copy of the document.
Councilman Paul Vincent Avila, only after the contract had been approved, mentioned during council comments he had previously asked to get a copy of the agreement and Boling’s resume to no avail.
“I will not stop. I want to have that contract and ensure I’m doing the job I’m elected to do,” Avila said. Continue reading
Wine lovers are going to want to head over to San Antonio Winery in Ontario this Saturday for their first “Meet the winemaker” event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Attendees will get to meet Anthony Riboli, the first member of the fourth generation to join the family business.
He is the first family member to receive a formal degree in winemaking and grape growing from the prestigious UC Davis where he received his M.S. in Viticulture. Upon leaving Davis, Riboli worked with renowned winemaker Michael Weis at world famous Groth Vineyards and Winery in Napa Valley, said Kevin Franke, spokesman with San Antonio Winery.
Since returning home to San Antonio Winery, Riboli has worked in the vineyards, which has resulted in constant improvement with each vintage. Under Anthony’s leadership and guidance the San Antonio, Maddalena , San Simeon, Opaque and Napa Valley’s Riboli Family Wines have improved every year, Franke said.
“Anthony will discuss this year’s just picked harvest, which looks to be very promising as well as sign purchased bottles from our premium labels,” he said.
For more information, call 909-947-3995.
San Antonio Winery-Ontario, 2802 S Milliken Ave.
The 2013 Fight for Air Walk will be held in Ontario on Nov. 3 at the Mathis Brothers Furniture, 4150 Inland Empire Blvd.
All participants who individually raise at least $100 will receive a complimentary t-shirt.
Here is information if you want to sign up your own team or donate.
I was actually tipped off to the walk by Ontario Councilman Alan Wapner who is the honorary chair and has his own team.
San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) has moved its career education and training campus to Ontario. The private Jr. College was previously located in Rancho Cucamonga, about 3.2 miles away.
The move was made to be able to better serve its students and help increase community awareness of the educational options it provides to the community, according to statement from the San Joaquin Valley College.
College officials said it took 15 semi-trucks, more than a hundred packers, movers, installation technicians, IT and Facility department personnel, a few campus employees to move into Ontario in three days, avoiding any disruption of class schedules for almost 550 students.
For the seventh consecutive year, Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer returns Wednesday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., bringing together hundreds of local business people and more than 20 local chambers of commerce at the Ontario Convention Center Center, 2000 E. Convention Center Way,
Ontario, CA 91764.
Businesses interested in purchasing exhibitor space or tickets should call 909-560-2800 or visit www.iemixer.com.
Ontario Heritage will host its 4th annual Historic Cemetery Tour at Bellevue Memorial Park. Participants will take a leisure stroll through Bellevue Memorial Park and learn about the history makers of the city, “Ontario’s Dreamers and Dwellers,” on Oct. 12 at 10 a.m.
Costumed actors will bring these characters to life.
Tickets are $10 for non-members, $5 for Ontario Heritage and Upland Heritage members and can be purchased starting at 9:30 a.m. on the day of the event. Children 12 and under are free.
For more information, visit www.OntarioHeritage.org.