CITY NEWS AND NOTES
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Ontario’s Mayor and City Council are proud to announce this year’s
National Night Out
event scheduled for
Tuesday, August 6.
The theme for
this year’s event is
“Give Neighborhood Crime & Drugs a Going Away
Party”
and will celebrate our city’s historic commitment to maintaining a
high level of public safety and quality of life for our communities.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention
awareness, enhance participation in local anticrime efforts, and strengthen
our community’s partnerships with law enforcement. Last year, over
16,000 Ontario residents from more than 200 neighborhoods participated
in the event, which helped us earn 4th place in the nation for cities our size.
We invite Ontario residents to join us in making this year’s celebration our largest ever. Areas throughout the city will be hosting special
events such as block parties, flashlight walks, youth activities and anti-crime rallies. Several of these events will be highlighted with visits from
various police, fire, city and other agency representatives. Visit the Ontario Police Department web site to view additional
National Night Out
ideas
and guidelines.
The block parties can be coordinated through neighborhood watch groups, community organizations or businesses seeking a unique
outreach project. Residents with an existing neighborhood watch group should contact their block captains for planning information. Contact the
Ontario Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at 395-2093
or
for more information.
Wednesday, 6/05/13, 7:00 p.m.: Neighborhood Watch Block Captains Meeting Ontario Night Out Kick Off Meeting
Ontario Police Department, 2500 South Archibald Avenue
Friday, 7/12/13, 5:00 p.m.:
Deadline for
Ontario Night Out
party registration
Saturday, 8/3/13, 9:00 a.m.: Ontario Night Out Goody Bag Distribution for registered block parties
– Ontario Police Department
Tuesday, 8/6/13, 6:00 p.m.:
‘Party Time’ ONTARIO NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
– Your Neighborhood!!!
The Downtown Post Office
was designed by famed Los Angeles architect, Louis A. Simon, and
constructed as a part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1940 (est). On April 19th, 1941, Ontario’s
Postmaster, Carl J. Hase, mailed the facility’s first letter. In 1942, Nellie Best completed two vividly-colored
murals on either side of the lobby depicting the Chaffey Brothers innovative plan for Ontario, the “Model Colony”.
The mural project was funded through the WPA in partnership with the Section of Fine Arts and the Chaffey
Community Art committee (CCA).
The Post Office is designed in a modern Spanish Revival style. Character-defining
Features include four large rounded columns on the front, large steel framed windows, a
smooth concrete exterior finish, and a Mission Revival style mansard roof. The
Downtown Post Office building provides a physical remnant to an important era in the
City’s and nation’s history. The construction of the Post Office provided a unique
opportunity to help mobilize the workforce during the Great Depression, and created a
structure that was vital to the development of the City. Today, the building serves as one
of the few remaining local symbols of the WPA. The Post Office is also one of the finest
examples of a building in this particular architectural style and era. The building and its
murals have remained in tact over the past century due to its craftsmanship, unaltered
state, and exceptional stewardship. In 1998, the Ontario City Council designated the
Downtown Post Office Local Historic Landmark No. 39.
Ontario’s National Night Out
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