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Fohi Band members enjoy Christmas Parade after taking third place in state in November; see video  Fontana Herald-News

For the Fontana High School Band, participating in the Fontana Christmas Parade on Dec. 8 was a fun way to end the 2018 marching season.

False report of a person with a gun causes lockdown on high school campus in Fontana on Dec. 7  Fontana Herald-News

A false report of a person with a gun on the campus of a high school in Fontana caused a lockdown on Dec. 7, according to the Fontana Unified School.

All of the city's marching bands will perform in showcase event at Fohi on Oct. 24  Fontana Herald-News

The Fontana Unified School District's Marching Band Showcase, featuring all of the city's high school and middle school bands, will be held on Wednesday, Oct.

Fohi takes 2nd place in CIF Cheerleading Championships; see video  Fontana Herald-News

Fontana High School achieved historic honors at the first-ever CIF Southern Section Cheerleading Championships on Jan. 12.

FONTANA ELECTION: Three seats are being contested on Fontana School Board; meet the candidates  Fontana Herald-News

Three seats are being contested in the Fontana School Board election on Nov. 6. Incumbents Mary B. Sandoval, Matt Slowik, and Mars Serna are seeking ...

Summit High School girls' basketball 2019  Fontana Herald-News

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Sunny skies are in the forecast for Fontana Christmas Parade on Dec. 8  Fontana Herald-News

Forecasters are saying that Saturday, Dec. 8 will be a sunny day. That's great news for local residents wanting to celebrate the holiday spirit.

It's back to school time for Fontana students  Fontana Herald-News

It's time for students to head back to school in Fontana.

Kaiser High School and Fontana are well represented in Rose Parade; see photos and video  Fontana Herald-News

Kaiser High School and the city of Fontana were well represented at the Rose Parade in Pasadena on Jan. 1.

Fontana A.B. Miller High School receives silver medal in rankings by magazine  Fontana Herald-News

Fontana A.B. Miller High School received a silver medal in the 2018 Best High Schools rankings by U.S. News and World Report, recognizing the school's efforts ...

UPDATE: Results and schedules for prep football teams in Fontana  Fontana Herald-News

Three football teams from Fontana acquired victories during the week of Sept. 6 and 7.

Tickets are on sale for Fontana's 2018 Fourth of July Celebration  Fontana Herald-News

Tickets are now on sale for the City of Fontana's spectacular 2018 Fourth of July Celebration.

Superintendent disputes mayor's remarks and says FUSD is doing 'very well'  Fontana Herald-News

The Fontana Unified School District does not have a failing system, and as a matter of fact, the system is strong and is helping thousands of students get ready ...

Graduation ceremonies for Fontana students will be held May 21, 22, 24  Fontana Herald-News

Graduation ceremonies for high school students in the Fontana Unified School District -- along with a concert by a pop music superstar -- will take place over a ...

Gloria Ybarra and Jesse Ybarra of Fontana will be honored at all-star football game on Jan. 26  Fontana Herald-News

Gloria Ybarra and her late husband Jesse Ybarra, who were very active in Pop Warner Football in Fontana, will be honored at the Fourth Annual Inland Valley ...

Four seniors from Fontana schools play well during all-star volleyball event; see video  Fontana Herald-News

After playing well for their respective high school volleyball teams this fall, four seniors from Fontana had a final opportunity to display their skills on Dec. 8.

Miller football team pulls away for victory over Fohi; see video  Fontana Herald-News

The Fontana A.B. Miller football team achieved several goals in its game on Sept. 7:

Fohi volleyball team begins season with victory; see video  Fontana Herald-News

The Fontana High School volleyball ladies had a fine season in 2017, winning the Sunkist League championship, and now they are hoping for even more ...

Fohi graduate has not missed a day of school in 22 years  Fontana Herald-News

If there's anyone in the world who deserves to be able to take a day off from school, it's Megan Hockman.

Kaiser's Christian Hunter, the state's leading rusher, is hoping for another great game in playoffs  Fontana Herald-News

Prior to Kaiser High School's football game against Arcadia to determine the CIF Division 8 championship on Nov. 23, Christian Hunter, the Cats' star running ...

Jurupa Hills football team holds on for 16-12 win over Fohi; see video  Fontana Herald-News

In their first-ever matchup on the football field, the teams from Jurupa Hills High School and Fontana High School put on a good show for the fans on Aug. 24.

Free 2018 Summer Lunch Program is available in Fontana for youth ages 18 years and under  Fontana Herald-News

Fontana is offering a free 2018 Summer Lunch Program for youth at several locations in the city.

Kaiser gets ready for historic first appearance in state football playoffs  Fontana Herald-News

The historic 2018 season is continuing for the Kaiser High School football team.

Veterans Day Celebration will be held Nov. 11 in Fontana  Fontana Herald-News

The City of Fontana's annual Veterans Day Celebration will take place on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Miller Park Amphitheater, 17004 Arrow Boulevard.

Kaiser will play Wilcox in Northern California for state football championship on Dec. 15  Fontana Herald-News

The biggest football game in Kaiser High School's history has arrived.

Prep football season will start Aug. 17; schedules for Fontana teams are announced  Fontana Herald-News

Fans of high school football in Fontana will be interested to hear this news: The season will be starting earlier than ever before.

For first time ever, five volleyball teams from Fontana advance to CIF playoffs in same year  Fontana Herald-News

For the first time ever, volleyball teams from all five high schools in Fontana advanced to the CIF playoffs in the same year.

High school and middle school bands and orchestras participate in festival at Fohi  Fontana Herald-News

A huge music festival featuring the Fontana Unified School District's high school and middle school bands and orchestras was held at Fontana High School on ...

Commencement is held for Fontana A.B. Miller High School; see photos  Fontana Herald-News

Fontana A.B. Miller High School's seniors concluded their years at the school by taking part in the commencement ceremony on May 24 at Citizens Business ...

FONTANA ELECTION: Meet the candidates running for city clerk  Fontana Herald-News

Two candidates are running for the position of city clerk in Fontana in the Nov. 6 election.

Two students from schools in Fontana win $40000 scholarships from Edison International  Fontana Herald-News

Two students from schools in Fontana have won $40000 college scholarships from Edison International to pursue studies in STEM (science, technology, ...

Fohi softball player Marissa Burk receives scholarship to play at UC Riverside  Fontana Herald-News

Marissa Burk has enjoyed many great days as a student-athlete at Fontana High School, and Nov. 14 was one of the very best.

Fourteen students from schools in Fontana will advance to SkillsUSA California state finals  Fontana Herald-News

Fourteen Fontana Unified School District high school students will advance to the SkillsUSA California state finals, to be held on April 19-22 at the Ontario ...

FUSD's graduation rate reaches 90.6 percent, which is higher than county and state  Fontana Herald-News

Fontana Unified School District's graduation rate reached 90.6 percent in 2016-17, according to data released by the California Department of Education.

Kaiser football team achieves CIF championship and will now advance to state playoffs against Eisenhower; see video  Fontana Herald-News

Kaiser is a team of destiny, according to coach Bill Cardosi. After the Cats' sensational victory in the CIF Division 8 championship football game on Nov.

Letter to the Editor: Congratulations to Kaiser students | Opinion  Fontana Herald-News

Dear Editor: Fontana is extremely proud of Henry J. Kaiser High School's participation in this year's Rose Parade. And anyone who has ever been in a marching ...

UPDATE: Stormy weather wreaks havoc on prep football games on Oct. 12  Fontana Herald-News

Stormy weather wreaked havoc on high school football games for teams in Fontana on Friday, Oct. 12.

Fontana residents enjoy 2018 Christmas Parade; see photos and video highlights  Fontana Herald-News

A large crowd turned out on a beautiful sunny morning to witness the 2018 Fontana Christmas Parade on Dec. 8.

FUSD says farewell to the Class of 2018 | Opinion  Fontana Herald-News

For many students, graduation is an event that seems to be far off in the future but, for the Class of 2018, that day has finally arrived!

Summit men are in first place in Sunkist League soccer standings  Fontana Herald-News

The Summit High School soccer men are in first place at the midway point of the Sunkist League schedule.

Kaiser wins Sunkist League title with thrilling 28-21 victory over Grand Terrace; see photos and video  Fontana Herald-News

The tradition of excellence at Kaiser High School stays alive.

Man dies after being struck by car while riding his skateboard in Fontana on Oct. 31  Fontana Herald-News

A man died after being struck by a car while riding his skateboard in western Fontana on Halloween night, Oct. 31. At about 10:31 p.m., the California Highway ...

Kaiser's football team finishes in second place in California after losing to Wilcox  Fontana Herald-News

The Kaiser High School football team's spectacular season ended with a 41-27 loss to Wilcox in the CIF 3-A state championship game on Dec. 15.

WEATHER UPDATE: Fire danger threat remains high as windy conditions continue in Fontana  Fontana Herald-News

Thanks to quick work by firefighters, two small fires in northern Fontana were extinguished last week. However, the threat of fire danger remains a major concern ...

Fontana Unified Class of 2018 Valedictorians, Salutatorians to Pursue Degrees in STEAM  The Inland Empire Community

Fontana Unified's Class of 2018 celebrated 12 valedictorians and salutatorians from five comprehensive high schools, many of whom will pursue higher.

Fontana-based sports group gives away turkeys to 40 families  Fontana Herald-News

In celebration of the anticipated holiday season, the Fontana-based Inland Valley Sports Hall of Fame hosted its 1st Annual Turkey Giveaway on two days ...

FUSD holds swearing-in ceremony for elected School Board members  Fontana Herald-News

The Fontana Unified School District Board of Education held a swearing-in ceremony on Dec. 12 for returning and newly-elected board members.

Fontana Days Festival will have lots of entertainment, including new Drumline Competition; see schedule  Fontana Herald-News

Lots of entertainment is in store for local residents during the 105th Fontana Days Festival this weekend (June 2-3). The festival will take place on Saturday, June ...

Summit musicians will perform in Hollywood Christmas Parade and later at Carnegie Hall  Fontana Herald-News

Musicians at Summit High School are playing a very happy tune this year.

Several Fohi students receive major scholarships | News  Fontana Herald-News

Several seniors at Fontana High School have received major scholarships to help them fulfill their goals at the college level.

Ortega is valedictorian and Banchon is salutatorian at Fohi  Fontana Herald-News

It's been quite a senior year for Alexandra Ortega. The Fontana High School student compiled a 4.63 grade point average while also being the captain of both ...

Fontana Leadership Intervention Program receives prestigious award for helping students succeed  Fontana Herald-News

Over the past eight years, the Fontana Leadership Intervention Program (FLIP) has helped more than 1000 "at-risk" teenagers turn their lives around.

Kaiser Band will perform with Chaka Khan at 2019 Rose Parade; see preview video  Fontana Herald-News

With December approaching, many students in Fontana are looking forward to the joy that the holidays will bring.

Miller's female wrestling team participates in first dual meet  Fontana Herald-News

The female wrestlers from Fontana A.B. Miller High School made history last month by competing in their first-ever dual meet at the school.

FUSD's marching bands display their skills at showcase  Fontana Herald-News

The talents of the student musicians in the Fontana Unified School District were evident for all to see on Oct. 24, when the 2018 Marching Band Showcase was ...

Fohi graduate Travis Barker is suffering from blood clots in both arms; his health condition will be re-evaluated in July  Fontana Herald-News

Travis Barker, the drummer for the pop-punk band blink-182, is suffering from blood clots in both arms, according to a statement by the band.

Fontana's Hispanic Heritage Celebration will be held on Oct. 6 at Miller Park  Fontana Herald-News

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 16 to Oct. 16), the City of Fontana will hold a free outdoor Hispanic Heritage Celebration/La Gran Fiesta on Saturday, ...

Fohi volleyball ladies topple Kaiser and will play for league championship  Fontana Herald-News

The Fontana High School volleyball ladies remained in a tie for first place with a 3-1 victory over local rival Kaiser on Oct. 9.

FUSD is preparing students for future challenges, superintendent says at State of the District event  Fontana Herald-News

The Fontana Unified School District is shooting for the stars … and beyond.

Fontana High School earns national honor for its AVID program  Fontana Herald-News

Fontana High School is among 24 schools in California to earn the AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction award for 2015-16. Fohi administrators were recognized ...

Kaiser Band will be joined by Jordan Fisher at Rose Parade on Jan. 1  Fontana Herald-News

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses has officially announced the participants in the Opening Spectacular of the Rose Parade on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, and ...

Summit cheerleaders win CIF championship; see videos | News  Fontana Herald-News

After going through several grueling practice sessions, the Summit High School cheerleaders earned their reward: a CIF championship.

Kaiser football squad is ranked No. 9 in CIF poll as 2018 season begins for local schools  Fontana Herald-News

The Kaiser High School football team is ranked No. 9 in the CIF Division 8 pre-season poll.

Summit cheer squad will seek CIF championship and then will travel to Florida for national event  Fontana Herald-News

The Summit High School cheerleading squad will be attempting to achieve some historic honors in the upcoming weeks.

FONTANA ELECTION UPDATE: Perez, Serna, Sandoval win in Fontana School Board race  Fontana Herald-News

Adam Perez, Mars Serna, and Mary Sandoval were the winners in the Fontana School Board election on Nov. 6, according to final unofficial results released by ...

Kaiser football team wallops Westminster, 48-0; see video | Sports  Fontana Herald-News

For just a couple of minutes on Aug. 31, the Kaiser High School football players were struggling.

Decision on zoning change for controversial warehouse proposal in Fontana is postponed  Fontana Herald-News

Local residents who have been waiting a long time to learn the outcome of a controversial proposal for a huge warehouse project in southern Fontana will have ...

Sammy Hagar appears in Fontana Police Department's lip sync video  Fontana Herald-News

Fontana native Sammy Hagar may have been running from the law in his 1984 music video, "I Can't Drive 55," but when the Fontana Police Department reached ...

Olsen is named valedictorian and Larios is salutatorian at Fontana A.B. Miller  Fontana Herald-News

Brittany Olsen had a lofty goal this year -- to become the valedictorian at Fontana A.B. Miller High School.

Hundreds of people march through Fontana streets on May Day  Fontana Herald-News

Hundreds of people marched through Fontana streets on May 1 as part of the May Day international workers movement to demand respect for immigrants' rights.

WEATHER UPDATE: Wind advisory announced for Fontana through Dec. 29  Fontana Herald-News

A wind advisory has been announced for the Fontana area and will continue until Saturday night, Dec. 29, according to the National Weather *Service*.

'Grease' will be staged in Fontana on weekends through Oct. 28  Fontana Herald-News

"Grease, the Musical" will be presented at Center Stage Theater in Fontana on weekends through Oct. 28.

Fontana High Senior Wins Prestigious Gates Scholarship  The Inland Empire Community

A Fontana High School senior with dreams of working in medicine is one of just 300 students in the country to receive the 2018 Gates Scholarship, covering.

Huge crowd is expected for Kaiser vs. Ike football game on Dec. 1; fans urged to arrive early  Fontana Herald-News

A huge crowd is expected for the Kaiser vs. Eisenhower state playoff football game on Saturday, Dec. 1, and fans are urged to arrive very early because parking ...

Kaiser Band will perform in Rose Parade in Pasadena on Jan. 1, 2019; see photos  Fontana Herald-News

Jan. 1, 2019 promises to be an exciting and historic day for members of the Kaiser High School Catamount Pride Band and Color Guard.

Cal State receives grant to help undocumented students  Fontana Herald-News

Cal State San Bernardino is expanding and creating programs as part of a $125000 annual grant renewable for up to three years to support undocumented ...

WEATHER UPDATE: Rain is likely to pound Fontana Jan. 14-17  Fontana Herald-News

This could be a week of wet weather in Fontana. Rain is likely to fall Monday through Thursday, Jan. 14-17, and there will also be a slight chance of precipitation ...

Fontana man is arrested for allegedly coercing children to send him sexually explicit photos of themselves  Fontana Herald-News

A 28-year-old Fontana man was arrested after he was allegedly disguising himself as a female on various social media sites and was coercing children to take ...

New Emergency Operations Center opens at Fontana Police Department  Fontana Herald-News

In an attempt to better serve and protect the community in case of a city-wide disaster, the City of Fontana celebrated on Aug. 29 the grand opening of the brand.

Fontana Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 8; grand marshals are announced  Fontana Herald-News

The annual Fontana Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. in the downtown area.

Peterson is named athletic director at Summit | Sports  Fontana Herald-News

After three decades of being a coach and teacher in the Fontana Unified School District, Robert Peterson has now taken the big step of becoming the athletic ...

Child is stabbed to death in Fontana and his mother is critically injured; suspect is arrested  Fontana Herald-News

A 20-year-old Fontana man was arrested after he allegedly stabbed a 3-year-old boy to death and critically injured the boy's 23-year-old mother, according to the ...

Kaiser football team, ranked No. 2 in CIF poll, opens Sunkist League season with victory  Fontana Herald-News

The Kaiser Cats have been playing very well this season, and on Sept. 28, they kept it going with a victory when it really counts -- in league competition.

Officials celebrate grand opening of Wellspring Crisis Residential Treatment Center in Fontana  Fontana Herald-News

The San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health celebrated on Aug. 14 the grand opening of the county's newest residential treatment center, the ...

More candidates pull papers to run for office in election in Fontana; deadline is Aug. 10  Fontana Herald-News

More candidates have pulled papers to announce their intention to participate in the November election in Fontana.

Santibanez is crowned Miss Fontana during annual pageant; additional winners announced  Fontana Herald-News

Bryzeyda Santibanez was crowned Miss Fontana on June 9 at the Fontana High School Auditorium.

Fohi volleyball team surges past Bruins; see video highlights  Fontana Herald-News

The Fontana Steelers know that defending their Sunkist League volleyball championship will not be easy, and that's why they are working hard to improve their ...

FONTANA ELECTION UPDATE: Koehler-Brooks wins reelection as city treasurer  Fontana Herald-News

Janet Koehler-Brooks, who has been the City of Fontana's treasurer for the past 15 years, easily retained her seat in the Nov. 6 election.

Fontana resident is pleased to be new voice of Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario  Fontana Herald-News

When Fontana resident Brian S. Arrington walked into the offices of the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario last year, he accomplished the same thing he'd always ...

Center Stage Theater begins its 10th anniversary season in Fontana  Fontana Herald-News

Back in 2008, Todd Vigiletti and his wife Jennifer opened Center Stage Theater in downtown Fontana, and they couldn't be happier with the result.

College Fair will be held at Lewis Library in Fontana on Oct. 11  Fontana Herald-News

The Fontana Unified School District will be holding its 2018 College Fair on Thursday, Oct. 11.

Winners of Miss Fontana Scholarship Pageant are enjoying their reign  Fontana Herald-News

Bryzeyda Santibanez has been serving as Miss Fontana for the past several weeks, and so far she has loved every minute of it.

Fohi Band takes sixth place in California Championships  Fontana Herald-News

The Fontana High School Marching Band completed another fine fall season by marching in the Fontana Christmas Parade on Dec. 9.

Kaiser High School's theatre program gets $10000 grant from TV network  Fontana Herald-News

Kaiser High School's theatre program, which has earned several high honors in recent years, will now be receiving a $10000 grant from a TV network.

Offensive linemen help Hunter and Cats stay in first place in Sunkist football standings; see video  Fontana Herald-News

There are two reasons why running back Christian Hunter has been so outstanding on the football field this fall for the Kaiser Cats: 1. He has lots of talent. 2.

Fohi soccer team gains 1-0 win over Grand Terrace  Fontana Herald-News

The Fontana High School soccer team posted a 1-0 victory over Grand Terrace in a Sunkist League game on Jan. 8.

Students have fun during 'Play Ball' event at Boys and Girls Club of Fontana; see photos  Fontana Herald-News

Hundreds of children and teens had a good time at an event called "Play Ball" at the Boys and Girls Club of Fontana at Almeria Middle School on Aug. 15.

UPDATE: Man is arrested inside Fontana home after hours-long standoff with SWAT  Fontana Herald-News

A 33-year-old Fontana man was arrested after an hours-long standoff with SWAT officers, according to the Fontana Police Department.

Fontana Police Department will be conducting final checkpoint of the year  Fontana Herald-News

The Fontana Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting its final DUI/driver's license checkpoint of the year on Saturday, Dec. 29.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection employee from Fontana is found guilty of being involved in narcotics distribution ring  Fontana Herald-News

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection employee from Fontana and his ex-wife were found guilty by a federal jury of several felonies for their involvement in a ...

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