Rialto Fire Vrs Police Broomball Results

Today the residents of the city of Rialto were treated to a friendly game of Broomball. It was a Battle of the Badges that will go down in history. Rialto Fire Department was keeping the police department at bay staying one point ahead with aggressive offensive play and good ice. After the second period was over the heat of the 80 degree day finally made the ice the great equalizer. Portions of the ice became super slick and both teams players found the ice difficult to maneuver on.

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Rialto Police re-grouped and began using a new strategy of keeping a player back on defense to help stop any Fire Department fast breaks. In the end Rialto Police found the energy and stamina to over come the Fire Department by a score of 7-6. Both sides were equally represented in the stands with fans of both agencies showing up to route on their team. The stands filled up so much that additional bleachers needed to be brought in to offer everyone a seat.

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Mike Story acted as master of ceremonies welcoming everyone and letting the crowd know that they could skate after the game for half price. Towards the end of the game Mayor Robertson showed up and was excited to see both public safety agencies giving our community such a great show. The residents were happy to see so many changes in the city and looked forward to more in 2014. One resident Debbie said she loved the addition of the ice rink and community events it helps bring positive people into the city and make it a good place to live.

The only casualty in this battle of the badges match were the brooms. Ton of brooms were broken damaged or even destroyed. Rialto Fire brought out a push broom but were warned by the referees that a push broom was not acceptable. Oh did we forget to highlight our refs for this game, none other than Fire Chief Fratus & Police Chief Farrar. I have to say both refs had fun and looked like they enjoyed laying down a little law on their employees within the game.

Don’t Miss the next Battle of the Badges in the annual Blood Drive, last year Rialto PD won.


Holiday Parade & Vendor Fair

Rialto Parade

Get the holiday season off to a great start by attending the 2013 Rialto Holiday Parade and Vendor Fair! Bring the entire family to downtown Rialto on Saturday, December 14, 2013. The parade starts at 10:00 am, and includes marching bands, Rialto Fire Department, Rialto Police Department, cheer squads, community groups and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Clause too! Following the parade, everyone can enjoy the Vendor Fair and tree lighting ceremony at the City Hall campus. In addition, there will be an Ice Skate Rink which will run from December 13 through January 5, 2014. So come on out for a truly pleasurable holiday experience!

Final 2013 Events & City News

Healthy Rialto Kids

Fitness and Flix, a workout, dinner and movie for kids age 2-12, is co-hosted by the Rialto Fire Department and will be held on Friday, December 6th, 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm, at Fire Station 201. Participants will do a boot camp style workout, a healthy meal will be cooked and served by the Rialto firefighters, and afterwards, everyone gets to relax and watch Fire House Dog, the movie. For more information, please call (909) 820-2519.

Rialto Certified Farmers’ Market

Healthy Rialto, in support by Kaiser Permanente, will be issuing $20 Rialto Senior Farmer Bucks to Rialto residents who are age 55+. Rialto seniors are able to spend

their bucks at the Farmers Market on Wednesday, November 20 and November 27 only, just in time for Thanksgiving. Healthy Rialto’s goal is to promote healthier eating among our senior citizens. Rialto Senior Farmer Bucks will be issued on Wednesday, November 20, limited to the first 200 senior residents who show proof of age and residence. For more information, please call (909) 820-2519.

We Now Accept EBT

The Rialto Certified Farmers Market now accepts Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) known as CalFresh in California. Farmers’ Markets provide significant benefits to consumers, farmers and the communities they serve. EBT is currently available at over 330 authorized Farmer’s Markets statewide providing clients’ access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

New ATM Machine

An ATM is available in the City Clerk’s Office for anyone who needs cash. The new machine is provided by Inland Valley Federal Credit Union.

Economic Heartbeat of Rialto

Mayor Deborah Robertson’s Economic Heartbeat of Rialto can be seen on the Rialto Network, Channels 3 and 99. It is also available on live stream via the city’s web site, http://www.rialtoca.gov. This show is an in depth interview with local Rialto businesses.