Major Leagues coming to Ontario

A new era has begun for Inland Southern California as ground was broken this week for the area's first major-league caliber sports/entertainment arena. Located just west of Ontario Mills near the junction of I-10 and I-15, Citizens Business Bank Arena will arise on one of the last remaining parcels of the former Ontario Motor Speedway.

The New Ontario Arena

As the centerpiece for the planned Piemonte at Ontario Center, the arena -- with a capacity of 11,000, including 36 luxury suites -- will be owned by the city of Ontario and managed by Los Angeles-based AEG, whom also operate the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

What did they do with the monkeys when they shut the Mission drive-in down?

Ah the good old days....work thru the week then take time on Friday Night to check the paper for what was playing at the local drive ins....We had plenty to choose from back then in the 60's and early 70's. But I always wondered...what happened to all of the monkeys they had at the Mission in Montclair.

Now the old Mission was on the corner of Benson and Holt and right down the street you would find the Valley....Or was it the other way around.

Anyway, it was the Mission that had the Monkeys in long cages against the south fence along holt. A lot of people would get in early just so you could go to the snack bar and buy some popcorn or peanuts just to feed the ugly smelly critters...That is one thing I remember about them....If the Santa Ana's were blowing, the smell was almost enough to make you throw up that Pizza you just bought from the snack bar.