Fontana (UK) Fontana, Pronunciation: [fntn] is a city that belongs to the southern San Bernardino county of California, the United States. It has a high growth rate in the heart of the inland area of Los Angeles called the Inland Empire. During the century since the town was built, it has grown rapidly as a country town with many poultry farms, pig farms, citrus fruits and walnut farms, but it has also become a bedroom suburb of Los Angeles and its neighboring cities and has become a strategic junction for the transportation industry. This is due to the regional characteristics that several main roads cross, such as Interstate Expressway Route 10, which runs east-west through the city, and Interstate Expressway Route 210, which diagonally crosses the northwestern part of the town. With these major roads, many logistics centers are built in the industrial area of the city, and goods are transported by road and railway from Los Angeles and Long Beach ports and shipped across the North American continent.
City of Fontana
View Fontana City from Mt. Fulpa, Deep North at Kahon Pass
|Slogan: City of Action|
San Bernardino County and Fontana County in California
|Coordinates: 34 degrees, 5 minutes, 52 seconds north latitude and 117 degrees, 27 minutes, 30 seconds west longitude/34.09778 degrees north latitude and 117.45833 degrees west longitude/ 34.09778 degrees; -117.45833|
|city||June 25, 1952|
|county||San Bernardino County|
City of Fontana
|region||109.8155 km2 (42.4 mi2)|
|land||109.8155 km2 (42.4 mi2)|
|water surface||0.01 km2 (0.00 mi2)|
|water area ratio||0.01%|
|urban area||134.679 km2 (52 mi2)|
|Elevation||377 m (1237 ft)|
|population||(as of 2010)|
|population density||1800/km2 (4600/mi2)|
|equal time||Pacific Time (UTC-8)|
|daylight saving time||Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)|
|Official website: City of Fontana|
Fontana City is close to the mountain resorts in southern California, the beaches, lakes and desert, but the city itself is becoming a tourist destination. The Library System in San Bernardino County has several newly built landmarks, including the largest library, the historic theater that has been renovated, the vast new civic park, and the AutoClub Speedway, a NASCAR race track, which was built at the site where the Kaiser Steel Works used to be. A Fontana Days Half Marathon and a five-kilometer race are also held. The course where this competition is held is considered to be a half-marathon course that is easy to record in the world.
In the 2010 Census, the population was 196,069, up 52% from 128,929 in 2000. This is because the city absorbed many of the detached towns of San Bernardino County, which were affected by the city, and the construction work in the suburbs continued.
The town of Fontana was established in 1913 by A.B. Miller, an agricultural town with a citrus fruit orchard, a vineyard and a poultry farm, and was located at the intersection of National Route 66 (now called Foothill Boulevard) and many railroads. During World War II, the town underwent a rapid transformation. Henry J. Kaiser's ironworks were the only ironworks to the west of the Mississippi River. As San Bernardino Freeway passed through the town, his growth was accelerated and it became a prominent industrial area of San Bernardino.
Roth and Mr. and Mrs. Gessler of Violet moved to develop Los Gessler Ran in their own greenhouse in Arrow Boulevard. His grandson David Echelman became Mayor of Fontana.
In the 1950s and 1960s, there was a drug race track, an important venue for NHRA. It was formally called the Fontana International Drugway of Mickey Thompson and also called the Fontana Drugcity or the Fontana Drugstrip. Although the original race track had been abolished for a long time, the NASCAR owner, the new Autoclub Speedway, was opened in mid-2006 and took over the tradition of NHRA's drag races.
At the Local Automobile Museum in the western suburb of Foothill Boulevard between Fontana and Kukamonga, there were many classic cars of the 1920s and 1930s, and there was also a huge car owned by the film actor Fati Arbuckle. The museum was closed and the car was sold to Bill Harrer, a casino owner in Nevada and a car collector, and moved to the casino museum.
The population of the city was only 128,929 in the 2000 census, but it is estimated that the population was 190,356 in 2010. This rapid growth contributed to the development of many large-scale housing in undeveloped areas in the northern part of the city and the absorption of many of the unincorporated leagues in San Bernardino County from 2006 to 2007.
The greater part of Fontana, like the eastern cities of Lalto and San Bernardino, is situated geographically young, mainly in the Holocene and Pleistocene, and above the alluvial fan sloping to the south from the nearby Light Creek. Some of the sediment deposited at the same time from Etiwanda Creek in the west end of the city. However, the northern and southern ends of the city are older and are formed by the Sanga Briel Mountains and the Fulpa Mountains, respectively. The Khulpa Mountains are made mainly of Cretaceous and Paleozoic rocks, and the Sanga Briel Mountains contain older, Paleozoic rocks. At the peak of the Sanga Briel Mountains, which is visible from Fontana City, 8,859 feet (2,700 meters) high, the Kukamonga peak is famous. Furthermore, the Kukamonga Fault, which runs in succession to the Sierra Madre Fault, runs along the foot of the Sanga Brier Mountains in the northern part of the city, where Hunter's Ridge and the Coyote Canyon Project community are well known. It is estimated that an earthquake of magnitude 6.0 to 7.0 could occur in this fault.
Measured from the northeast corner of the intersection of Appland Avenue and Sierra Avenue, the elevation of the central city of the city hall is 1,237 feet (377 meters). The highest point in the city is 2,600 feet (792.48 meters) at the northern end of the Panorama district at Hunter's Ridge. The lowest point is 840 feet (256.03 meters) at the intersection of Etiwanda Avenue and Philadelphia Avenue in the southwest corner of the city. The difference in elevation is because the Light Creek fan-shaped area is tilted toward the south.
The city of Fontana is strong and often affected by hot and dry Santa Ana, which passes from the Mojave Desert through Kahon Pass in the Sanga Brier Mountains. In summer, it is extremely hot, and sometimes it exceeds 100°F (38°C).
The following is demographic data for 2000.
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Household Growth Rate 1990-2000
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2007 Hispanic ethnic groups
2007 Ownership Ratio
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2007 per capita income
Fontana's current economy is driven by industry-based, especially by the truck transportation industry. There are several truck shop and other manufacturing facilities sales centers in the city, and as with the neighboring cities of Ontario and Ranchok Kamonga, there are many distribution centers such as Toyota, Target, Sears, Mercedes Benz, Southern California Edison, home shopping network, and Avery Denison. There are also a number of small manufacturers of building materials and local products, small car dealers and scrap collectors. Fontana's economy was buzzing with plans, development and construction of new housing until the financial crisis triggered by the subprime mortgage crisis, at least in recent years. There are many shopping centers, including the Summit Heights Gateway/Falconridge Town Center at the northern end of the city and the Palm Court in the southern part. Along several major Avenues and Boulevards, there are commercial zones such as "miracle miles." The official Fontana Motor Center is also in the zone, with two auto dealers.
According to Fontana's 2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top 10 employers in the city are:
|rank||employer||number of employees|
|1||Kaiser Hospital and Medical Group||6,000|
|2||Fontana Integrated School||4,584|
|1||Rajoski Marketing Enterprises||2,000|
|4||Fontana City||636 (full-time workers only)*|
|6||Schneider National Carrier||342|
|7||Ameron Steel Manufacturing||330|
|10||American Security Products||262|
However, the biggest promoter of the Fontana City economy is probably Autoclub Speedway. Although not in the city, tens of thousands of race fans and a large number of racing teams visit the area every few days, making it a big source of income for local restaurants, motels, hotels and car repair shops.
Culture, sports, recreation
The Center Stage Theater is located next to the Lewis library in Sierra Avenue. The former movie theater, which was built in the Art Deco style by architect C. H. Boller in 1937, was renovated from 2004 to 2008 after being used for several decades for other purposes, and was transformed into a live dinner theater. The Fontana Municipal Committee has paid for the $6 million repair. It opened on July 25, 2008.
Art Depot is a community-oriented, specialized cultural and artistic facility in Fontana. It was originally built as a freight station for the Pacific Electric Railway in 1915 and is now built along the newly built Pacific Electric Trail in the Historic Square of Helen Patnam. Art classes, open studio activities and special events are held here.
The Artist Showcase project at the city hall was developed to show that Fontana is involved in cultural art. With the seasonal artist showcase, residents know local artists.
One of the purposes of this project is to introduce the process by which an artist develops its art form and to learn how to give life to his work. Each artist selected for the seasonal showcase is required to display his work for three months at the City Hall's Office of City Government Commission's Room Foyer. The artist makes a small presentation and is invited to a dinner with members of the Fontana community and is proposed to the City Council. Each selected artist receives a small scholarship from the local Fontana industry.
auto club speedway
The AutoClub Speedway, which holds two events at the NASCAR Sprint Cup and other small races every year, is located along the Cherry Avenue, an unincorporated area of Fontana. It was built on the site of a former Kaiser steel factory. The large melting furnace of the plant was sold to China, and the remaining facilities were operated by California iron making, owned by Japan's JFE iron making company.
Fontana Park is located in the northern part of the city where Summit Avenue and Light Creek Road are located, and has become the second largest civic park in the city since its opening on October 25, 2008. It has a large, state-of-the-art community center, a water sports center, a skating park, and a game square for children.
According to Fontana's latest comprehensive annual financial report, the city's revenue was $348 million, spending was $224 million, total assets: $1.3716 billion, total liabilities: $754.1 million, cash and investment: $251.3 million.
Fontana is a legal city adopted by the California State Council. The mayor and the City Affairs Committee, who are elected in the election, are in charge of city administration. The mayor, a member of the Municipal Government Commission, an official, and a finance official are elected every four years.
As of July 1, 2008, Fontana City has its own fire defense district (similar to fire stations). I used to sign a business contract with the fire department in San Bernadino County. The U.S. Emergency Medical Office is in charge of carrying patients with emergency medical personnel in an ambulance.
Also, they have their own police stations, but the District Security Department of San Bernadino is used for the areas that have not been incorporated (mainly by the Fontana Branch or by the support of the West Valley/Ranchok Kamonga District Office).
State and Federal Assembly
It belongs to the 32nd electoral district in the California State Senate. In the House of Representatives, it belongs to the 62nd and 63rd constituencies. The House of Representatives is part of the 43rd district of the state. The Cook Ballot Index shows the Democratic Party +10. As of 2008, the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) represented all but one member of the state assembly.
The Lewis Library and the Technology Center are the most well known landmark in the city of Fontana, and they opened in April 2008. The total cost was estimated at more than $60 million, combining the private sector and the public budget. It is the largest library system in San Bernardino county.
The library is in the heart of Sierra Avenue. Its characteristics are as follows:
- with the names of the new bookcase, the reading room, and the children's library, and the vicar Martin Luther King, Jr.
- 142,000 books, including 7,850 reference books, media, and periodicals
- Historical Archives Maintained by Fontana Historical Association
- Remote connection to electronic databases, software applications, on line sources and the Internet
- Homework Club and Homework Center
- Spanish and home materials
- Computer Technical Support Training Center
- a literacy center with a leadership program
- vocational center
- Includes 203 utility computer workstations and 25 Spanish
- Community Meeting Hall, 330 Seats Gathering, Lectures and Special Presentation Public Hall
- Bookstores and coffee stands
- underground parking lot
This building also houses the office of the city hall.
Mary Bagel Center
The city of Fontana has Mary Bagel Science and Nature Center. Located at the foot of the southern Fulpa Mountain Range in the city, it offers a wide range of opportunities for environmental education. There are reptiles, monitors, dioramas and practical programs here. It has a 1-acre (4,000 m²) pond, a three-mile (5 km) long hiking course, and the ninth most important rock-face indelible in the state. Hawk, rabbit, deer, rattlesnake, rattlesnake, fox and bobcat live in this neighborhood. After school science adventure clubs and summer science adventure days camps, the Junior Ranger Program, the Eagle Scout Program, the Nature Discovery Walk and Indian presentation are possible.
Many individual benefactors and volunteer groups are involved in the beautification, preservation and maintenance of the center.
The Fontana Integrated School District has jurisdiction over seven high schools.
Most of the citizens go to schools in the Fontana Integrated School District. In the northwestern part of the city, Etiwanda School District and Shaffi Combined High School District are also involved. The Colton Joint School District is partly involved in the southeast. In the northeast, the Real Integrated School District is partly involved.
The Metro Link Railway connects the Los Angeles metropolitan area and the city. The Ontario International Airport is 10 minutes away. You can use OmniThrone bus services in the city.
- San Bernardino Freeway (interstate 10)
- Ontario Freeway (Interstate 15)
- Foothill Boulevard (Historic National Route 66)
- Foothill Freeway (Route 210)
The electricity in Fontana City comes from Southern California Edison. The gas supply is Southern California Gas Company. The phone and the Internet are AT&T and Verizon, but Verizon is only a small part. The Time Warner cable provides cable TVs and the Internet. Bartec West is responsible for the garbage collection in the city. Bertech is also in charge of periodic collection and recycling plans. There are five water companies, but none of them have overlapping distribution areas. The sewage line is provided by the Civil Works Department of India Empire, but the charges are paid by Fontana City.
The Fontana City has Kaiser Permanente Fontana Hospital. It is located in Sierra Avenue and occupies the majority of the blocks surrounded by Sierra Avenue, Marigold Avenue, Palmet Avenue and Valley Boulevard. It is the largest medical facility in the Enpaian area. Some buildings are the largest and largest in the city. The hospital has 60 specialized departments and emergency medical departments.
The Sierra San Antonio Medical Plaza is located along the northern edge of the city's Miracle Mile, and the 60,000-square-foot (5,600 meters²) foreign center and office building are located along the San Antonio Community Hospital. Here are emergency medical services, radiation diagnosis, internal medicine and pharmacy. There is a 3,000-square-foot (280 m²) education room, where lectures are given to the community, human docks, enlightenment activities, mother's classroom, emergency resuscitation studies, etc.
in popular culture
- The rock band "Pigmy Love Circus" has a song called Drug run to Fontana in the album The Power of Beef.
- The scene at the steel mill in the movie "Terminator 2" was shot at Kaiser Steel, which is no longer used.
- The Health Angels Motorcycle Club was established in Fontana in 1948. The proposal for establishment is called "Birdu Charter," and the nickname of San Bernardino County is used.
- Mike Davis, "Junkyard of Dreams": Chapter 7 of City of Quartz, 1990
man from a prominent place
- Member of Travis Barker, Drummer, The Aquabats, Blink 182, The Transplants, Plus 44, and Box Car Racer
- Nick Barnett, NFL American football player, Green Bay Packers
- Collie Benjamin, former NBA basketball player
- Shelton Brooks, Musician, Lyricist
- On the south side of the chimney is the mark "C", which is located at Al Capone, a boss of a gang, a bootlegger, a smuggle, a house in Tamarind Avenue, Primary Fontana City
- Jesse Chaves, MLB Major League Baseball players
- Chakwadi Chijindu, Soccer player, Chivas USA
- Greg Colblanc MLB Major League Baseball players
- Mike Davis, writer and commentator
- Maurice Edu, soccer player, Rangers F.C.
- Appeared in Bill Fagger Backke, TV actor, voice actor and "Sponge Bob."
- Sammy Haiger, rock musicians (guitar and vocal), former members of Montrose and Van Halen
- Scott Carl, MLB Major League Baseball player, Milwaukee Brewers, Colorado Rockies, Anaheim Angels
- Sam Harifa, former Major League Baseball player.
- Jeffrey Lefer, former Major League Baseball player
- He appeared in Whitman Mayo, a TV actor, "Sanford and Son," lived in Fontana City and played the grand marshal of the First Fontana Days Parade
- Troy Parsibal, Major League Baseball player, Tampa Bay Rays
- Ken Plymouth, Actor in "Mash"
- Leo Romero and professional skateboarding players
- Sean Lukes, a former NBA basketball player
- Winnipeg Bluebomers, Canadian Football League players
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- City of Fontana Website - Official Site
- Fontana Business Directory and Shopping Portal