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It’s Back! Route 66’ Crusin’ Announces 2017 Line Up

ONTARIO, CA-  Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion has announced the entertainment line-up for next month’s event. The public is invited to attend the 5th Annual Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion, a three day Cruisin’ Classic Car Show on September 15th to 17th. Come as a family, food or retail vendor, bring your classic car, or come to stroll along historic tree lined Euclid Avenue to admire the beauty of these fabulous vehicles from yesteryear.

“We are thrilled to announce the entertainment line-up for our fifth annual Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion” said Michael Krouse, President and CEO. “This year we have added themes to our live concerts making it fun for the classic car owners, families, and attendees. We are happy to welcome some of the iconic DJ’s in the business to Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion as well.”


Live on Stage at Ontario Town Square


5:00pm – 10:00pm Let’s Cruise – Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion begins with Aloha Friday 5:00pm – 9:00pm Visit Uncle Joe’s Garage at the R. Jack Mercer Bandstand

7:00pm Local dance studios present Hawaiian themed dancing

8:00pm Uncle Joe with The Sound and will award the “ugliest Hawaiian Shirt Contest winner” 8:15pm – 10:00pm Surf City All Stars – A Tribute to the Beach Boys


9:00am – 10:00pm Let’s Cruise

10:00am – 6:00pm Visit with the KLOS team including DJ Jim Daniels at the R. Jack Mercer Bandstand 7:30pm Award presentation for Classic Cars, winner of the 50/50 announced

8:00pm – 10:00pm Blood, Sweat, and Tears with Bo Bice – Classic Rock


9:00pm – 1:00pm Let’s Cruise

9:00am – 11:00am Breakfast with Britain’s Finest – a Beatles Tribute Band

“This annual event, held on the third weekend in September, is free to the public and encompasses approximately twenty” “two city blocks with cars and hot rods parking and cruisin’ for three days along the streets of downtown Ontario, California. This family friendly event is located on Euclid Avenue and the downtown streets near the Ontario Town Square, Ovitt Family Community Library, and Ontario City Hall located at 303 East “B” Street, Ontario, CA 91764. Last year The Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion proved to be a huge success with over 200,000 car enthusiasts and spectators. Get”
“ready to rumble Southern California – the Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion will be coming town soon!”

Omnitrans Riders Can Now Pay by Phone

PurchaseScrnFinalSAN BERNARDINO, CA- Now Omnitrans riders can pay their bus fare with a smartphone as the San Bernardino Valley’s transit agency launches a new mobile fare payment partnership with Token Transit. 

To go cashless, riders first download the free Token Transit app, and then set up an account tied to a credit or debit card.  Purchasing and activating a pass takes seconds.  Upon boarding, riders just show the driver their phone displaying an active pass, and take a seat.

“We are excited to offer this convenient fare payment option to enhance the customer experience,” said Omnitrans CEO P Scott Graham.  “Paying by phone makes taking transit easier for both new and current customers.”

Over 20% of non-riders surveyed in spring 2017 indicated that the ability to pay by phone was an amenity that would entice them to use Omnitrans. The transit agency already offers real time arrival information and online trip planning via smartphone through the free Omnitrans mobile app and the agency’s mobile-friendly website, www.omnitrans.org.

The Token Transit app is available at Google Play or the App Store. Also, texting “TOKEN” to 41411 will generate a download link.  All fare categories are available for mobile purchase including single-ride, one-day, 7-day and 31-day passes for full fare and reduced fare customers.

“To encourage customers to give it a try, we are offering half off their first 7-day or 31-day pass purchase through December 31, 2017,” said Wendy Williams, Director of Marketing and Planning.  

Regular bus fares are $1.75 for a single ride, $5 for a 1-day pass, $18 for a 7-day pass and $55 for a 31-day pass. Discounted fares are offered for seniors age 62 and up, people with disabilities, military veterans and youth age 18 and under. Details at www.omnitrans.org.

Aside from the convenience for customers, on board mobile fare transactions are four to five times quicker than inserting bills and coins into the fare box.  This helps keep buses running on time.  About one-third of Omnitrans boardings involve a cash transaction currently.  As customers switch from traditional paper passes to mobile fares, the agency will be able to save on printing and outlet distribution costs. 

Five Fontana Schools Earn Accolades for Promoting Positive School Environments

FONTANA, CA- Five Fontana Unified schools were recently recognized by the California Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coalition for their efforts in fostering positive and supportive campus environments, leading to a boost in student excellence and a decrease in behavioral issues.

Earning 2016-17 silver certifications were Sequoia and Truman middle schools and Citrus and Oleander elementary schools while Date Elementary School earned a bronze certification. They are among the state’s 807 schools recognized with silver and bronze awards for incorporating intervention strategies to define, teach and support appropriate student behavior, and achieving positive results.

“We are extremely proud of these five schools along with their teachers and staff for being recognized as leaders in embracing the PBIS philosophy and successfully strengthening their campus culture,” FUSD Superintendent Randal S. Bassett said. “It has been a rewarding journey for these schools, which work every day to create a supportive learning environment that is conducive to academic achievement.” 

Fontana Unified schools have worked hard to ensure that positive behavior is rewarded and recognized on a regular basis, through campus murals, daily announcements, weekly student recognition programs, and monthly assemblies. Teachers develop a culture designed to discourage negative behavior while encouraging responsible decision-making.

At Sequoia Middle School, students are rewarded with prizes for demonstrating expectations set by the school’s Successful, Organized, Always prepared and Respectful (SOAR) program. Students are rewarded with a BMX bike show and an end-of-year PBIS celebration. Since implementing the PBIS program in 2014-15, the school has seen a 46 percent decrease in the school-wide suspension rate.

“Students who are struggling to meet expectations are given interventions and a chance to come to our Eagle Success Panel where students and staff members work together to help students get back on track,” Sequoia Middle School counselor Jessica Gonzales said. “Together, our staff and students are creating a positive culture and climate at Sequoia Middle School.”

Similarly, Truman Middle School’s Caught Being Good (CBG) program enlists the help of all substitute teachers, parent volunteers, custodians, cafeteria workers, campus security, clerical staff and other adults who are trained to recognize good student behavior. The school also holds behavior expectation assemblies where students are reminded of the expectations, including arriving to class on time or taking care of equipment. This is the school’s second year of earning a silver status from the Coalition.

“At Truman, we always aim to recognize students who abide by our school-wide expectations: Be Ready, Be Respectful and Be Responsible,” Principal Kim Hall said. “I want to thank our Truman community of teachers and staff for embracing this program and helping our students be the best they can be in class, on campus, and at home.”

Schools will be acknowledged at the California PBIS Coalition conference October 11-12 in Sacramento.