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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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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:

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.

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.

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!

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Students learn about careers during Manufacturing Day in Fontana  Fontana Herald-News

From plant tours to engaging discussion sessions with business leaders, local high school and college students learned firsthand about careers in local ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why are so many pedestrians in Fontana being hit, killed by cars?  San Bernardino County Sun

Halfway up a utility pole near Laurel Avenue and Foothill Boulevard in Fontana, a green poster board remembers Carmen Valdez as “the best wife, grandma ...

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.

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 ...

Graduation ceremonies planned for FUSD's high schools | News  Fontana Herald-News

It's almost graduation time again. The Fontana Unified School District has announced the dates and times for the commencement ceremonies for the local high ...

Fohi football player will have a chance to compete in Australia this summer  Fontana Herald-News

Ryan Bronson, a football player at Fontana High School, had fun participating in the Inland Valley Hall of Fame Classic on Jan. 27.

Miss Fontana contestants look forward to pageant on June 9 at Fohi Auditorium; see video  Fontana Herald-News

Cesilee Arana knows very well the benefits that come from participating in the Miss Fontana Scholarship Pageant.

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.

Miss Fontana Scholarship Pageant will be held June 9  Fontana Herald-News

A total of 84 contestants will be competing for top honors when the Miss Fontana Scholarship Pageant takes place on Saturday, June 9.

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 ...

Police and fire agencies respond to 10 small fires in Fontana on July 4  Fontana Herald-News

The Fontana Police Department was kept very busy on July 4 responding to fireworks-related incidents, including 10 small fires in the city.

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 water polo ladies win league championship | Sports  Fontana Herald-News

The Fontana High School water polo ladies achieved the league championship and will be advancing to the CIF playoffs.

Police: Fight over front seat led 1 friend to fatally shoot another in Fontana  San Bernardino County Sun

A fight over the front passenger seat of a vehicle led to one friend shooting and killing another in Fontana over the weekend, police said. Sergio Orozco 19, of ...

'Super Hero Adventures' will be theme of Fontana Days Parade on Saturday, May 5  Fontana Herald-News

Many of the "super heroes" of the local area will be participating in the Fontana Days Parade on Saturday, May 5.

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 ...

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.

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.

Fontana High School Class of 1968 is planning 50th reunion  Fontana Herald-News

The Fontana High School Class of 1968 will be holding its 50th reunion on Sept. 29, 2018.

Fontana High School students earn top honors at California SkillsUSA event  Fontana Herald-News

Several woodworking and welding students from Fontana High School earned top honors at the California SkillsUSA Region 6 Competition on Jan. 28.

All five high school marching bands in Fontana will perform at special event on Nov. 1  Fontana Herald-News

All five of the high school marching bands in Fontana, along with some middle school bands, will be performing at a special event on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

High school bands in Fontana aim to keep marching onward; see photos  Fontana Herald-News

Music-minded students at high schools in Fontana have a resolution to fulfill as the New Year begins: Keep marching onward.

Letter to the Editor: All fireworks need to be illegal in Fontana  Fontana Herald-News

Dear Editor: This year, the illegal fireworks already started in May in my Fontana neighborhood. Remembering how bad it has been the last two years, I am ...

FUSD students display their singing skills during Choral Showcase  Fontana Herald-News

Hundreds of students sang enthusiastically during the Fontana Unified School District's Choral Showcase on March 9.

Lots of 'super heroes' are seen at Fontana Days Parade; see photos and video highlights  Fontana Herald-News

Lots of "super heroes" were in attendance when the Fontana Days Parade was held on May 5 in the downtown area.

Car crashes into power pole in Fontana on April 20; driver swerved to avoid dog  Fontana Herald-News

A car crashed into a power pole on the east side of Citrus Avenue, just south of San Bernardino Avenue, in Fontana on the morning of April 20.

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.

High school marching bands perform at event in Fontana  Fontana Herald-News

All five of the high school marching bands in Fontana, along with some middle school bands, performed at a special event on Nov. 1.

FUSD's student enrollment continues to decline | News  Fontana Herald-News

The Fontana Unified School District is expected to have about 809 fewer students during the upcoming 2017-18 school year; nevertheless, the new budget saw ...

Fontana officers issue citations to four persons for allegedly furnishing alcohol to minors  Fontana Herald-News

Officers from the Fontana Police Department issued citations to four persons on Aug. 16 for allegedly furnishing alcoholic beverages to minors, police said.

Evelyn Erives, Dr. Sudeep Wahla will be grand marshals of Fontana Days Parade on May 5  Fontana Herald-News

Evelyn Erives, a popular radio show host on 99.1 KGGI, will be a grand marshal of the Fontana Days Parade on Saturday, May 5.

Center Stage Theater in Fontana announces lineup for 2018-2019 season  Fontana Herald-News

Center Stage Theater in Fontana has announced the lineup for its 2018-2019 season, starting with a production of the popular musical "Annie."

Eleven players from Fontana schools participate in Inland Empire Football All-Star Classic  Fontana Herald-News

Eleven players from schools in Fontana were chosen to participate in the Inland Empire Football All-Star Classic on Jan. 13 at Centennial High School in ...

Stay safe and follow all fireworks laws, authorities say during press conference in Fontana  Fontana Herald-News

Fireworks are beautiful and mesmerizing and are used to celebrate the nation's birthday; however, if misused, fireworks could also be dangerous and sometimes ...

Fontana High School says good-bye to Class of 2015; see photos  Fontana Herald-News

Christian Cruz Godoy said his years at Fontana High School were "a great learning experience."

Fohi MCJROTC team triumphs in National Air Rifle League competition  Fontana Herald-News

The Fontana High School MCJROTC defeated the Humboldt Sharpshooters, 1035 to 919, last week in the National Air Rifle League.

Mike Torres, former Fontana High baseball star, deals with stage 4 cancer  San Bernardino County Sun

Former Fontana High star baseball player Mike Torres' career has taken its share of curveballs. Like the time he seemingly came out of nowhere during his ...

Fohi student will join FUSD Board as new student representative  Fontana Herald-News

When the FUSD Board of Education has its first meeting of the 2017-18 school year, there will be a new face at the table. Fontana High School senior Vanessa ...

Fontana High School graduates cheer at commencement ceremony; see photos  Fontana Herald-News

Maria Nunez has been very involved in her school and her community, and now she has been rewarded with a major scholarship as she begins the next stage ...

Fontana High School and Summit High School share Sunkist League title in swimming  Fontana Herald-News

The girls' swimming teams from Fontana High School and Summit High School shared the Sunkist League championship this spring.

Inland Valley All-Star Volleyball Classic will be played at Fontana A.B. Miller on Dec. 3  Fontana Herald-News

The 2017 Inland Valley All-Star Volleyball Classic will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3 at Fontana A.B. Miller High School.

Etiwanda's Ward helps S.B. County West team obtain 27-14 victory in all-star football game; see video  Fontana Herald-News

During his years playing on the Etiwanda High School football team, Cameron Ward has mainly contributed as a defensive back. But on Jan. 27, he showed that ...

Fontana High School teacher is arrested and charged with child stealing  Fontana Herald-News

A Fontana High School teacher was arrested and charged with five counts of child stealing, according to the Corona Police Department.

Fohi volleyball team wins undisputed league title with 10-0 record  Fontana Herald-News

The Fontana High School volleyball ladies wrapped up the undisputed Sunkist League championship, finishing with a perfect 10-0 record.

Two Fohi wrestlers advance to CIF Championships | Sports  Fontana Herald-News

Two Fontana High School athletes have qualified for the CIF Southern Section Championships in girls' wrestling.

Fontana High students released following lockdown, bomb threat  Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

FONTANA >> Students were released just before 5 p.m. after Fontana High School was placed on lockdown from a bomb threat. Students will be able to retrieve ...

FUSD praised by USDA for its healthy food  Fontana Herald-News

A top United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) administrator visited Fontana High School on March 9 to highlight the "amazing" work Fontana Unified ...

Fohi students achieve medals at SkillsUSA California Conference  Fontana Herald-News

Saul Vazquez, a student at Fontana High School, won a gold medal at the SkillsUSA California 49th Annual State Leadership and Skills Conference.

Truck crashes on Interstate 10 in Fontana on June 18; one man is killed, another suffers minor injuries  Fontana Herald-News

A traffic accident involving a big rig resulted in the death of a man on the Interstate 10 Freeway in Fontana in the early morning hours of June 18, according.

Hundreds of Fohi students are motivated to attend college  Fontana Herald-News

Hundreds of Fontana High School seniors are making it known that they are intent on fulfilling their goal of attending a college or university.

Chaffey College gets $1.2 million grant for program to help Fontana students  Fontana Herald-News

Chaffey College has been awarded a five-year, $1.2 million grant by the U.S. Department of Education to assist students in Fontana through the college's ...

Four marching bands from Fontana schools take first place in competition  Fontana Herald-News

Four high school marching bands from Fontana took top honors in their respective divisions at the Eisenhower Field Show Competition on Oct. 19 at Rialto High ...

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

Fontana's huge Fourth of July celebration is coming soon, and local residents are urged to get their tickets right away for this popular festivity.

Free summer lunch program is offered for ages 18 and under in Fontana  Fontana Herald-News

Students in Fontana ages 18 and under can receive free lunches on weekdays during the summer at several locations.

Fontana teenager dies in two-car crash on Jan. 11; three other people are injured  Fontana Herald-News

A Fontana teenager died as a result of injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle collision in the western unincorporated county area of Fontana on Jan.

Fohi football team holds on for wild 35-29 win over Miller; see video highlights  Fontana Herald-News

In one of the wildest games ever played between two intense local rivals, the Fontana High School football team held on for a 35-29 triumph over Fontana A.B. ...

Members of Class of 2014 say goodbye to Fontana High School; see photo slideshow  Fontana Herald-News

Now that his years at Fontana High School have been completed, Antonio DeJesus Flores is reaching for the stars.

Gonzalez, Ruiz gain top academic honors at Fontana High School  Fontana Herald-News

Kevin Gonzalez, the 2017 valedictorian at Fontana High School, knows exactly what he would like to accomplish sometime in his life: start his own construction ...

Brenton Wood will perform at Fontana's Fourth of July Celebration; tickets go on sale June 12  Fontana Herald-News

Fontana's 2017 Fourth of July Celebration will feature a huge fireworks display and a musical performance by renowned singer Brenton Wood.

Chillin' and Grillin' Barbecue Cook Off will be held Sept. 29  Fontana Herald-News

The 3rd Annual Chillin' and Grillin' Barbecue Cook Off will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jessie Turner Turner/Fontana Park Sports ...

Fontana Christmas Parade and Festival of Winter will be held Dec. 9  Fontana Herald-News

One of the most festive days of the year in Fontana will be Saturday, Dec. 9, when the Fontana Christmas Parade and Festival of Winter take place in the ...

Health Fair will be held in Fontana on Sept. 21 to kick off Senior Games  Fontana Herald-News

Fontana will again be one of the hosts of the annual Inland Empire Senior Games, and the city will be holding a Health Fair to kick off the event on Friday, Sept.

Fontana High School football team wins opening game, 24-6  Fontana Herald-News

The Fontana High School football team started the 2016 season in a great way, rolling to a 24-6 victory over Arroyo Valley in a non-league game on Aug. 26.

Fohi Band performs well during 2015 marching season; see photos and video  Fontana Herald-News

Members of the Fontana High School Band have a lot to celebrate as they conclude their marching band season for 2015.

Many famous and popular people have called Fontana their home  Fontana Herald-News

Famous Fontana. Fontana is home to many notable "celebrities," making us one of the most "famous" cities in San Bernardino County. Number 98 on my ...

Fohi gets a call from the White House  Fontana Herald-News

The administration at Fontana High School got a telephone call from an unexpected source on March 1.

Students 18 and under can receive free lunches on weekdays during summer in Fontana  Fontana Herald-News

Students in Fontana ages 18 and under can receive free lunches on weekdays during the summer (except for the July 4 holiday) at several locations.

Why Fontana Unified, other districts, have a hard time hiring enough teachers  LA Daily News

FONTANA >> When Fontana Unified began the 2016-17 school year on Aug. 4, the 38,000-student district had 116 newly hired teachers in their classrooms.

Fontana: Free Youth Summer Food Program  Inland Empire

The City of Fontana is continuing its partnership with the Fontana Unified School Food Services this summer to provide lunches and snacks to youth, 18 years ...

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