Sending to Our Soldiers


List of Items Request by Soldier’s in Afghanistan


Barbara Farned will have a box in her store

(Complete Health Food)


214 E Foothill Blvd Rialto (909) 875-6321


for dropping off items.


She will then mail them off to the soldier’s.


Baby Wipes

Cornstarch Baby Powder

Large Doctor Foot – Foot Powder

Bottles of Witch Hazel Astringent

Boxer Underwear different sizes

Crew Size White Socks different sizes

Crackers (Triskets, Club and Chicken in a Bisket, Wheat Thins)

Small bags of Cheese-Its

Crunchy Cheetos,

Flavored Sunflower Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds

Nuts (Cashews and Almonds)

Fruit Roll-ups

Get what you can, let’s show our support for a local soldier and his courageous



Story Time In Rialto

At the Rialto Library at 251 West 1st St. • Rialto, CA 92376 there are some cool options for childrens story time.

Wednesdays at 11:30am is Mother Goose story time. Children ages 6 months to 2 yrs. Older 2 yr old children are encouraged to attend untill the story time no longer intrests them

This event is so much more than somone reading a book to children it serves multiple pupoeses. Children develop thier social skills, Gross Motor development, Colors, Counting & music. See the video below for example: 

They also offer a Pre-School story time on Thursdays at 10:30 AM with stories and fun, fun, fun!

As well as these other programs somthing for all ages:

 Doki Doki Anime Club

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 4:30 PM.  Come join us for all things anime!! Manga discussions, anime viewings and monthly anime-themed show and tells are just some of the events.  All otakus invited!

Computer Classes

Want to learn to use the computer or sharpen your computer skills?  We have classes in Computer Basics, Email, Internet, and Facebook in our new Computer Lab!  Register at the library the last week of the month for next month’s classes.

Job Search & Resume Workshop

Every Wednesday from 4:30 – 6 PM.  Learn how to navigate the online resources the library has available to help you choose a career, write a resume, and find a job.  Then try out your new skills in the Computer Lab on Fridays from 3-5 PM with lab assistants available to help you!

Teen Craft: Amigurumi Crochet

Saturday, October 8 and 22 at 2 pm.  Want to know how to crochet something a little different than plain scarves or blankets?  Come join us for amigurumi and learn how to make cute crocheted plushies!

Book Club3rd Wednesday at 5:30 pm.  Join us for a lively discussion of a popular book!
Haunted HouseOctober 28 to 31.  Come get your scare up!

Friday 4-5:30 pm

Saturday 2-4 pm

Monday 4:30-6:30 pm

For more activites just click the link below.

What to do for Holloween?

As a young child we were still able to Trick Or Treat in the local neighborhoods. Yes my parents would do a ruff check of the candy but it was still safe. We also used to attend Church Harvest Festivals. All good fun.

But with evil people more and more prevalent today we must find alternatives to how we celebrate this controversal holiday. A holiday that has its roots in evil and witch craft is to many American Children all about the Candy as stated so perfectly in this sienfield skit .

To many American adults Halloween is a reason to dress up act silly and scare people for no other reason than for simple laughs.

Yes their are people who practice witch craft and kill animals for sacrifice but those things are looked down on in our culture that it is very few and far between.

So what should you worry about this Halloween? Here is a short list:

*Poisoned candy including candy ment for medical marijuana patients, there are some sick minded people who will go to the trouble of offering this to your kids be Leary THC is toxic and can hurt your children.

*Sex Offenders, everyone is hiding behind masks and pretending to be someone their not sexual predators will use this time to take advantage of children and wemon please be mindful of your surroundings and stay away from dark alleys and doorways.

*Cars, people drive like maniacs and don’t watch where their going. Also with Halloween being on a Monday this year people will be rushing home to get children ready and themselves for the festivities so be mindful of drivers having a one track mind. Wear reflective clothing and use cross walks, dont jay walk or just pop out into the street from in between cars make yourself easy to see.

*Remove masks, Wearing masks while driving or going into stores and shopping centers will draw attention to you. Shopping centers and malls don’t want people with masks in their stores because of the chance you may commit a crime and be uneasy to be identified.

*Dont go where you don’t know, go into areas where you are familiar and know are safe. You don’t want to find yourself lost in a strange area late at night while it is dark.

Following areas have safe events in the Rialto area for you and your family to attend:

Halloween Hi-Jinks — Rialto, Ca

Down Town Rialto is closed off and is transformed into a massive Halloween Carnival For children to play games and win candy, this event is free.

Trunk or Treat — Water Of Life Community Church Fontana, Ca


Fun for the entire family!

  • Piles of candy
  • Face painting
  • Balloon animals
  • Game booths
Action Attractions

  • Race to the finish in the Bungie Run
  • Free fall down the Giant Slide and more!
  • Go for a spin on our Giant Swing Ride!
  • Play some Video Arcade Games
Theme: Light the Night
“Out of darkness and into His marvelous light”
1 Peter 2:9

  • Prizes for the best decorated car  
  • Best Themed decor
  • Best use of light
  • Best overall- People’s Choice award.

  • New this year!  Live Entertainment to watch while waiting in line for trunks!
  • Music and more!

Hallelujah Night — Calvary Chapel Rialto


Fall Fest — Sunrise Church Rialto, Ca

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Food, Candy, inflatable, Games

Illusionist:  Bryan Drake

Invite your friends!

If you would like to help, please help to donate candy for this event.

Mark your communication slip.

For more info, call 909-875-5566

High Desert Fear festival — Victorville, Ca

Friday, October 28 at 5:00pm – October 31 at 10:00pm

Building next to the Hilton Garden Inn/Scandia

15283 Pahute Ave.
Victorville, CA

Created By

For High Desert Fear Festival

More Info
25 Room Haunted House, Games, Entertainment, Vendors and a ton of fun. All proceeds benefit VVCSC. NIghtly 5-10

Fall Family Fest — Abundant Living Family Church Rancho Cucamonga, Ca

Join us for food, rides, games, and our trunk or treat candy giveaway. 

Tickets are available after church service and at the church administration office. 

TICKETS: Family 4 pack $10  OR  $3 per person ages 2 and up. 

*Please no scary costumes

Fall Family Fest

City Update

City Clerk/KRTO

The 13th Annual Rialto Family Festival

The festival held on Saturday, September 17th was a success. Many residents came out and enjoyed the day. We are looking at how we can expand on this event for next year along with the continued support of donations and sponsorships.

Centennial Celebration


Planning Committee meetings are held every other Wednesday in the KRTO Conference Room. Upcoming meetings are scheduled for October 12th and October 26th at 6:00 p.m.

A fundraiser for the Centennial Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, October 22, from 3:00 p.m. to CLOSE at Farmer Boys and Popeye’s, located at the corner of Baseline and Ayala.  Tickets of $10 can be purchased for a Cheeseburger Combo or Fish Sandwich Combo which includes refillable fries.  Tickets are now on sale at the City Clerk’s office.   And, as an additional fundraiser, $10 gift cards can be purchased from Coffee Nutzz, where you can enjoy delicious coffee, frappanutzz and smoothies! 

Rialto Walk of Fame stars continue to be a big seller. As word continues to get out to the community, people are excited to be a part of Rialto History. Come in and buy your star!

The Centennial Gala, a black tie event, will be held on Friday, November 18, at the Carl Johnson Center.  Tickets for $100 per person, or $1000 for a table of 10, can be purchased at the City Clerk’s office.


Police Department


Homeland Security Grant Program 2011

The police department has once again been approved for funding thru the Department of Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) 2011. This funding is for first response personnel, and will assist the department in increasing its ability to effectively respond to major incidents and/or disasters.   

Park Camera Phase II


Technology has become a critical element of crime fighting in the 21st century. Law enforcement agencies at all levels are using technology to enhance their effectiveness in such areas as solving crimes, streamlining dispatch and deployment systems, developing faster electronic field reporting methods and sharing information among partners. Use of such technology often leads to resource management that is both more effective and cost efficient.   

The department is in the process of implementing Phase II of its Park Camera Project. Phase I encompassed three city parks; Jerry Eaves Park, Frisbie Park and Rialto Park. Phase II will encompass Fergusson Park, Birdsall Park, Flores Park, Bud Bender Park, Andreson Park, and Margaret Todd Park. 

Safe Moves City


The Safe Moves City course is an interactive exercise that allows students to learn about safety by walking and bicycling through a miniature city called “Safe Moves City”. “Safe Moves City” consists of streets, sidewalks, intersections, crosswalks, traffic signals, traffic signs, residential areas, business districts, cars, trucks, buses and a railroad track with signals, crossing gate and train. “Safe Moves City” is designed to simulate the diverse traffic environments in Rialto and to create “problem solving” experiences for each grade level.

Under the supervision of Police Traffic Officers, students will walk and/or ride a bicycle through “Safe Moves City” while trying to avoid over twenty (20) traffic hazards. The Officers will evaluate the student’s performance and discusses the results with each teacher and students. We will be presenting this program at several schools during the month of October 2011. 


Fire Department


Open House

The Rialto Fire Department will be holding our annual open house in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week Saturday October 8 at Headquarters station, 131 S. Willow Ave. from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.


Rialto Improves Rolling Stock

The Fire Department is preparing three new Dodge Ambulances to be put in front line emergency service at the start of November. This batch of Ambulances is the first Dodge ambulances Rialto has purchased and is a change from Ford that we are presently operating.  The Fire Department has also ordered a new Technical Rescue vehicle which was purchased with an “Assistance to Firefighters Grant” and a $100,000 matching fund by the City. The Fire Department is raising funds with the intent of receiving the Rescue vehicle without cost to the City. The Rescue vehicle will be in service at the start of January 2012.

Rialto Centennial

The Fire Department is planning on displaying Old Betsy our 1923 Fire Engine on the front lawn of the woman’s club on Rialto November 19th during the City of Rialto Centennial Celebration.  

Development Services Department

City Council Awards Contract for Utility Relocation to Support Future Freeway Retail Development

On September 13, 2011 the City Council awarded a $246,019 construction contract to Merlin Johnson Construction to relocate two water lines and construct a sanitary sewer that will support the redevelopment of a 3 acre site on the northeast corner of Riverside and Easton Avenue, which previously contained Fire Station #202.  Construction of the water mains and sewer line will commence in October and be completed by December, 2011.  The site has been entitled for the development of two fast food restaurants and a third parcel that could contain a sit down restaurant or other complementary retail uses.  Upon completion of the utility relocations, the next step will be to complete the site improvements to support development, including grading, street improvements, parking area, landscape and signage.


Agency Makes its Annual Payments to Various Tax Entities Totaling $5.4 million


Redevelopment agencies throughout California generally have obligations to “pass-through” a portion of the property tax increment to various taxing districts within their jurisdictions.  The Redevelopment Agency of the City of Rialto recently processed payments totaling $5.4 million for the benefit of local schools, utility districts, and county government agencies.  This represents 21% of the Agency’s gross property tax revenue of $25.5 million in FY11.  In addition, the Agency paid another $1.4 million to the State as part of its SERAF obligation for FY11.


New Businesses Locating in Rialto


The recession caused a number of recently completed industrial buildings to become, or remain vacant.  A surge in recent industrial leasing has brought a number of recognizable businesses to Rialto. 

The Klein Ranch Project welcomed its first two occupancies, with Living Spaces leasing an 800,000 square foot facility and Razor leasing a 600,000 square foot facility.  The Klein Ranch Project is fully occupied for the first time.  CBRE Investors acquired the Project from Klein Ranch East LLC.

American Building Supplies leased the 734,000 square foot Rialto Commerce Center Building owned by Rialto Realty Holding 11.  The former 84 Lumber Store on Rialto Avenue was acquired by American HandForge and the company is adding another 40,000 square feet.  ProComp Automotive leased the 72,000 square foot facility in the OMP-Rialto Distribution Center.  Bissel Homecare purchased a 247,000 square foot building in the OMP-Rialto Distribution Center.   Go Green leased the 128,000 square foot building at the northwest corner of Cedar Avenue and Merrill Avenue and will commence operations in December.

The industrial vacancy rate has declined from approximately 20% one year ago, to under 10% today as a result of these new occupancies.  Rialto will benefit from the availability of new jobs and economic activity from these businesses.


Largest Rooftop Solar Installation in US Completed in Rialto


The 43-unit Oltmans Construction Company has completed the installation of the largest rooftop solar installation the U.S. has ever seen.  The rooftop installation took place atop a Prologis distribution center at the northeast corner of Merrill Avenue and Linden Avenue.  The solar panels will produce 8.6 megawatts from the 1.2 million square feet of panels. The project is part of Southern California Edison’s renewable energy program.


TELACU Commences Construction of Senior Housing Community on Bloomington Avenue

On September 26, TELACU commenced construction of the 75-unit affordable senior rental housing project at the corner of Bloomington Avenue and Lilac Avenue.  Funding for this project includes $12,300,000 from the federal Section 202 program and $3,800,000 from the Agency’s Low-Mod Housing fund.  Construction is expected to be completed in late 2012.  The Project recently paid $939,000 in development fees, including building permit/plancheck and development impact fees.


Public Works Department


Painting of Civic Center Campus Buildings


Painting of the Civic Center campus has begun with the City Clerk/Human Resources building by our in-house crews.  Painting will continue through the month of October and is scheduled to be completed in time for the City’s Centennial celebrations.

Civic Center Energy Efficient Window Retrofits


Public Works in-house crews have installed new energy efficient windows in the City Clerk/Human Resources, Finance, and Administration buildings.  These windows were fully paid for with grant monies, are a great visual improvement to the Civic Center campus, and will reduce the energy consumption of each building.


Centennial Walk of Fame, Stars, Benches, and Monument


Construction is complete within the existing raised median along Riverside between Rialto and Second Street in Downtown.  The installation of the stars and benches will commence in early November. Majority of the construction work was performed by in-house crews, including site preparation, grading, assistance in forming, as well as complete construction of the monument.  Project is on schedule.

Free Dump Day


Regularly scheduled quarterly free dump/cleanup day, October 22nd – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  There are no changes to the services offered to the public:

  • Household Hazardous Waste, behind 246 S. Willow
  • Used Tire Drop-off, Rialto Airport, 1451 N. Linden
  • Electronic Waste Collection, south lot City Hall, 150 S. Palm
  • Salvation Army Collection, south lot City Hall, 150 S. Palm
  • Mid-Valley Landfill, 2390 Alder Ave.

Burrtec Waste will post roll-offs at three locations to provide free disposal to residents of multi-unit complexes:  Cactus and Randall, Linden and Merrill, dead-end of Sycamore north of Easton.  Flyers will be posted in multi-unit complexes in the vicinity of these locations.

Special Collection


Our special collection for this quarter is Soles 4 Souls, a non-profit that collects shoes for distribution in underdeveloped countries and areas hit by natural disasters. Shoes will be collected on October 22nd as part of Free Dump Day in the south parking lot at City Hall and will be transported to the Soles 4 Souls warehouse in Fontana afterwards.

Solid Waste Division Move


The Solid Waste Division will complete their move to join the Public Works Department and be operating out of 246 S. Willow by October 10th.

Commissioning for the Wastewater Treatment Plant


The City has installed three Fuel Cells at the Wastewater treatment Plant to produce renewable power/green energy. The three fuel cells, Gas Treatment Unit and FOG (Fat, Oil, and Grease) systems are currently in commissioning and when completed they can generate up to 900 kWh of electricity to run the treatment plant.  The Fuel Cells are fed from digester gas produced by the two digesters at the plant. 

Kristina Dana Hendrickson Cultural Center


The Kristina Dana Hendrickson Cultural Center which was formerly known as the First Christian Church had exposure to rain water which has damaged the basement of the building.  Repair work was performed mostly with our in-house crews.

Fire Station No. 202


Fire Station No. 202 is now located at 1700 N. Riverside Avenue. Currently, it is under construction and on schedule. The work is about 70% complete with walls up and roof in place.

Riverside / I-10 Bridge Widening


The project is on schedule and currently staff is working closely with SANBAG staff to plan for the opening ceremony well in advance of the City’s Centennial celebrations.  City Council recently authorized additional pavement work near the bridge which will make the roadways smoother and presentable. 

Administrative & Community Services Department


Recreation Brochure

The Recreation & Community Services Department is once again mailing the Recreation Brochure to all households in Rialto.  The Brochure has been redesigned and provides residents with all they would want to know about the latest and greatest in Recreation.  The Brochure can also be viewed online at

Please take a moment and look closely at page 25 in the Brochure.  As part of the City’s Centennial Celebration, on November 19th, there will be a 3K Family Fun Run/Walk.  For added fun on your walk, dress up from your favorite decade as you stroll through the ages on this retro run.  Prizes for costumes will be awarded!  To sign up today, or for more information, please call the Recreation Department at (909) 421-4949.  We’ll see you on November 19th!

Also, as part of the Centennial Celebration, we are still taking parade entries.  Have your group or organization recognized in the parade and help make the Centennial Celebration a success!  For an application, please visit the Recreation website, call (909) 421-4949, or visit us at the Rialto Community Center. 

Jack Simonson Center

City Staff completed the final phase of the electronic reader board project by installing JACK SIMONSON CENTER lettering on the awning above the reader board.

On January 20, 1990, City Council Members voted unanimously to name the fitness center, pool, and theater complex the “JACK SIMONSON CENTER.”  This was done in honor of Jack Simonson, the City’s first Director of the Recreation & Community Services Department.  Mr. Simonson was employed by the City of Rialto from May 1957 to August 1984 and served as Director of the Recreation & Community Services Department from March 1970 to August 1984.


Mile Deep International Art Show & Launch Party

PARTaY! Celebrate and take part in changing the world!

Mile Deep International (MDI) is officially launching its work in Santiago, Dominican Republic, and we need YOU to party with us and join us in our work!






Saturday, October 22 · 6:00pm – 10:00pm

8367 Diamond Place
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Donations will be accepted and will all go toward the mission of MDI.

Be part of something that will change lives and transform communities!

If you have the financial opportunity and would like to help this cause we would love to see you on the 22nd. If you can’t come please feel free to send a donation is you feel led. Also were looking for donations of the following:

 gift cards for raffle prizes

water and soda

 paper plates & plastic utensils

party snack trays

Please forward any opportunities to give to or call 909-534-9558 ask for David.

Below is a message from our founder Chris Seals.

Welcome!  Thanks for visiting the Mile Deep International website.  Check back often and we’ll keep you updated on the progress of our projects, special events, ministry opportunities, and outcomes of our survey trips.

To make an online donation using Paypal, or to get information on where to mail a check or money order donation, click the Donate link at the top of the page.

If you want to know more about our organization, click the About link at the top of the page.

Information about our current projects can be found by clicking the Projects link at the top of the page.

For more details on Chris and Katie’s trips to the Dominican Republic or information on some of our partners click the links on the left sidebar.

Para ver este sitio en español, haga clic en “español” al lado izquierdo.

Rialto Centennial Celebration Full Info

Rialto Centennial Celebration Lunch Fundraiser is this month. This lunch will help with operating costs for the celebration.

To make sure there is enough food for the event you are being asked to buy your tickets in advance.

Tickets can be purchased from the city clerks office in downtown Rialto at city hall.

Another way to help with the cost of the celebration is to buy a shirt, star or rose (pictured below).

In recognition of the upcoming 100th year City anniversary, City of Rialto Centennial Shirts are available for purchase in the City Clerk’s Office at 290 W. Rialto Avenue, Rialto CA. 92376. All popular sizes are on-hand from small to XXXL at a cost of $15.00 per shirt. (Cash or Checks only)

The star and rose will be permanently placed at a designated site in downtown Rialto, the shirts of course are for you to wear.

Finally what better way to get the inside track on the celebration than to attend planning meetings and get your hands dirty. Info is below:

The Next Centennial Celebration Planning Meeting will be held on: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 starting 6:00 pm at the KRTO-Ch.3 Building, 150 So. Palm Ave., (North Annex).

Please click here to access more information regarding purchasing Stars & Roses along the Rialto Walk of Fame, to be located in Downtown Rialto and purchasing a Centennial T-Shirt. Centennial Gala tickets are now on sale.

100 Years is a very important mark in history and we want all Rialto Residents to come out November 18th & 19th and have a great time, but this event needs your help and support.  Contact the City Clerk’s office at 909-820-2519 and get involved!

City Of Rialto Centennial Celebration Planning Meeting

The Next Centennial Celebration Planning Meeting will be held on: Wednesday, October 12, 2011starting 6:00 pm at the KRTO-Ch.3 Building, 150 So. Palm Ave., (North Annex).

Please click here to access more information regarding purchasing Stars & Roses along the Rialto Walk of Fame, to be located in Downtown Rialto and purchasing a Centennial T-Shirt. Centennial Gala tickets are now on sale.

100 Years is a very important mark in history and we want all Rialto Residents to come out November 18th & 19th and have a great time, but this event needs your help and support.  Contact the City Clerk’s office at 909-820-2519 and get involved!

Click the link to see what is being planned for the celebration:

Carter ROTC Teacher Arrested

Thomas Hugh Danielly 49 of Highland was arrested on suspicion that he was sexually involved with a student since she was 13 yrs of age.
Below is the Rialto PD booking photo for Mr. Danielly Rialto PD fears there may be more victims. Anyone that has been assaulted by this man is encouraged to call Rialto police Detective Carla McCullough at 909-820-2521.

As someone who has worked in education men like Danielly make me sick it’s so hard for men who genuinely care for the education of children to shake off the stigma that we all want to have sex with our students. The saddest part is most children don’t have strong male figures in their lives and that teacher or coach may be the only representation of a male figure they have. Mr. Danielly if these allegations are true may you burn for what you have done to this child.

Rialto Fire Open House

It is that time once again for all the kids to have the chance to see what makes every child stop and stare FIRE TRUCKS.

Kids love public safety officials, they drive neat vehicles, wear uniforms and help people in need. They are the warriors that rush forward in dangerous times when other are running away. Kids love to climb on fire trucks, learn all about the hoses and tools on the trucks and meet the men and wemon who keep us safe and are ready to be there in OUR time of need.

The link above is to the city website for the event:

Rialto Fire Station #201 – 131 S. Willow Ave.

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Come by, take a tour and meet your Fire Department. You may contact the Fire Department for additional information at (909) 820-2691.

Last Area Command Meeting of the Summer

Area Command Meeting Wednesday September 28th 7pm to 8:30pm

Curtis Elementry 451 S Lilac

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