Fight for Air Walk in Ontario

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.

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Private college relocates to Ontario

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.

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Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer set for Wednesday

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

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Ontario Heritage to host annual cemetery tour at Bellevue Memorial

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

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Ontario High School putting on “Stage Door” production

Ontario High School Drama Club will present, “Stage Door,” a play about the pursuit of professional performance where dreams are either realized or crushed.

Written by Edna Ferber and George Kaufman, this comedy-drama (set in the 1930’s) concerns a group of young girls who have come to New York to study acting and find work as performers. Some are too old, some have no talent, some choose love over the stage, some choose the stage over love, some “sell out,” and some fight through discouragement to keep pursuing their passion for live performance. Performances are Oct. 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for seniors & students with ID and $8 for general admission. Tickets may also be reserved at the box office for $5.

To reserve tickets, please call: 909-460-5664, x450-2310. On performance nights, the box office opens at 5:30 p.m.

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No Kobe, no IE fans

In today’s paper I examine the reason for the low turnout for the Los Angeles Lakers game in Ontario on Saturday.

One analyst believes the reason for the unusually low turnout at this weekend’s game in Ontario was the absence of the team’s star, Kobe Bryant.

“Kobe is this team and this brand. When you know Kobe is not going to play, it is going to have a significant effect on attendance,” says Jeff C. Fellenzer, who teaches the course Sports, Business, Media at USC Annenberg.

Here’s the rest of my story.

Lakers play one more game in the Inland Empire tonight but judging the response from this reader, I don’t think things will be different tonight.



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For the record

At Tuesday’s meeting, councilman Alan Wapner said he took issue with an “editorial from the Los Angeles News Group,” he recently read regarding the announcement of Chris Hughes’ departure.

According to Wapner, the editorial stated, “that it was good news for Los Angeles that Chris Hughes was leaving. I don’t know where they get their information from.”

(I immediately knew it didn’t sound right but I’ll let Wapner proceed) Continue reading

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Ontario’s Route 66 touted as a success

Organizers of the Ontario car show Cruisin Reunion say they registered 800 vintage automobiles, and had more than 139,000 people visit the event during the three days, bringing in $15.3 million in economic impact.

It also exceeded initial expectations by 39 percent, said Michael Krouse, president of the nonprofit Route 66 Reunion and President & CEO of the Ontario Convention Center.

More to come this week.

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Is it Ontario International Airport or LA/Ontario International Airport?

At Tuesday’s meeting councilman Alan Wapner stated during public comments that he has noticed a change in name for L.A./Ontario International Airport.

Wapner said he has noticed it is now referred to as, Ontario International Airport.

I wasn’t able to connect with Wapner after tonight’s meeting to see if he was referring to the new marketing campaign – unveiled by Los Angeles World Airports – as his reasoning for the name change. Continue reading

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