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Rialto is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. As of the 2006 demographic, the city had a total population of 101,569. Rialto is home to three major regional distribution centers: Staples, Inc., which serves stores across the entire West Coast of the United States, Toys "R" Us, and Target in the northern region of the city, in the Las Colinas community. One of the United States' largest fireworks companies, Pyro Spectaculars, is also headquartered in Rialto. Image File history File links Rialto_logo. ... Official website: http://www. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Staples, Inc. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Toys R Us is a toy store chain based in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. ... Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) was founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1902 as the In 1962, the first Target store was opened in Roseville, Minnesota. ... The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House illuminated under New Years Eve Fireworks 2005 Fireworks in Kraków, Poland for the 100th anniversary of WisÅ‚a Kraków FC. A fireworks event (also called a fireworks display or fireworks show) is a spectacular display of the effects... Pyro Spectaculars is headquartered in Rialto, California and occupies much of a former World War II military airfield. ...

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Geography

Location of Rialto, California

Rialto is located at 34°6′41″N, 117°22′57″W (34.111360, -117.382403)GR1. Image File history File links CAMap-doton-Rialto. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 56.7 km² (21.9 mi²). 56.6 km² (21.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.05% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were: 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...

  • 91,873 people
  • 24,659 households
  • 20,516 families residing in the city.

The population density was 1,622.0/km² (4,200.7/mi²). There were 26,045 housing units at an average density of 459.8/km² (1,190.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was:

There were 24,659 households out of which 52.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.8% were non-families. 13.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.69 and the average family size was 4.01. The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 37.7% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $41,254, and the median income for a family was $42,638. Males had a median income of $34,110 versus $26,640 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,375. About 13.8% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.7% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Transit system

The City of Rialto is situated between Interstate 10 and Interstate 210. According to statistics approximately 55% of the working class in the city of Rialto commute more than 10 miles to get to work and almost 13% travel to and from Los Angeles. Metrolink is the only convenient way to get to and from Los Angeles, and it takes one hour and twenty minutes to commute each way. Interstate 10 (abbreviated I-10) is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast interstate highway in the United States. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 LA 0. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1,290. ... Map of St. ...


History

Serrano Indians

Ancient artifacts discovered by archaeologist suggest that the city of Rialto was settled prior to the year 1500. Such artifacts, now found at the Rialto Historical Society (201 N. Riverside Ave), indicate that the Serrano Indians lived in the Rialto area between 1500 and 1800 AD. No trace was left behind to suggest the eventual relocation of this group of people. The Serrano are a Native American tribe of Southern California. ... 1500 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1800 (MDCCC) was an exceptional common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar. ...


Records indicate that in 1769 the King of Spain awarded portions of this area to selected Spanish Dons. 1769 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Spanish monarchy, referred to as the Crown of Spain (Corona de España) in the Spanish Constitution of 1978, is the office of the King or Queen of Spain. ...


Settler families and agricultural boom

In 1851, the Mountain Family purchased the Lugo ranch (now San Bernardino) and claimed several other portions of the bench which later became known as Rialto. This claim was later disallowed by the United States Government. 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... San Bernardino may refer to: Guatemala San Bernardino, Suchitepéquez Italy San Bernardo alle Terme Paraguay San Bernardino, Paraguay San Bernardino District Philippines San Bernardino Strait Switzerland San Bernardino, Graubünden San Bernardino (road tunnel) San Bernardino Pass United States San Bernardino, California San Bernardino County, California San Bernardino Valley... The government of the United States, established by the United States Constitution, is a federal republic of 50 states, a few territories and some protectorates. ...


By the year 1854, many families began to move into the area and developed Rialto into a heaven for vineyards, citrus groves and ranches. Early residents of Rialto prided themselves for the cultivation of muscat grapes and thus became an important contribution to the economy. Original cuttings of the muscat grapes were sent to neighboring counties. 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A vineyard A vineyard is a place where grapes are grown for making wine, raisins, or table grapes. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


An adobe building from this time period, which had many uses over the years, is the oldest building in Rialto and is now restored in Bud Bender Park "Lilac Park". It has been suggested that Mudbrick be merged into this article or section. ...


Origins of the city's name

A group of Methodists arrived in 1887 seeking a new college site. Although the college was never built, it was the Methodists who started the town of Rialto. It is not known how Rialto got its name though two beliefs are always disputed. One story suggests that "Rialto" is a contraction of rio (river) and alto (high). Another belief is that the area was named after the Rialto Bridge located in Venice, Italy as the river that once crossed the city was reminiscent of the one in Italy. In either case, the bridge soon became a community symbol and became known as the "Bridge of Progress." The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... The Rialto Bridge Rialto Bridge The Rialto Bridge (Italian: Ponte di Rialto) The Rialto Bridge (Italian: Ponte di Rialto) spans the Grand Canal in Venice. ... Venice is known for its waterways and gondolas Gondola. ...


Railroad

In 1887 a railroad connector line was built between San Berndardino and Pasadena by the Santa Fe Railroad. Along the line, townsites were located every 2,600 yards and by the fall of that year over 25 new towns were built. This same year the Semitropic Land and Water Company was formed to organize the purchase and selling of real estate, water, and water rights and privileges. 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Arizona railroads | California railroads | Colorado railroads | Illinois railroads | Iowa railroads | Kansas railroads | Louisiana railroads | Missouri railroads | Nebraska railroads | New Mexico railroads | Oklahoma railroads | Texas railroads ...


First schools

In the fall of 1888 it became evident that schooling was needed so the first school was built and Brooke School District was formed. Records show that up until 1920, the Brooke School District was in continuous operation, except for a very short time in 1888. The prominent Rialto Trapp family bought the first school house in 1921, remodeled the building, and members of the family resided in it until it was destroyed by fire. The Rialto School District was formed in 1891. The staff consisted of two teachers, and a principal with separate play areas for the boys and girls. 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Growing reputation

Despite the land boom of the 1880s and the crash of 1889, Rialto continued to grow. In 1893 there were half a dozen businesses and 35 homes. Rialto's popularity quickly began to grow as it became known as a town of lovely homes and pretty shaded drives. // Development and commercial production of electric lighting Development and commercial production of gasoline-powered automobile by Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Maybach First commercial production and sales of phonographs and phonograph recordings. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce was established in 1907. Within four years the population had grown to 1,500 with 40 businesses and a local newspaper. The Chamber made its decision to incorporate in the spring of 1911. The election results on October 31st of the same year were 135 for the incorporation of the city and 72 against. Rialto thus became a sixth class city. 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Citrus became an important commodity in Rialto's early growth and at one time seven packing plants were in use sorting, packing and shipping citrus to all areas of the country.


Development of the transit system

Foothill Boulevard was repaired in 1913 and became Route 66 a section of the transcontinental Highway System. The following year the pacific electric completed its line through the City of Rialto. Today the Tracks above First Street and the Pacific Electric depot on Riverside Avenue are a part of the Southern Pacific Railroad System. The following streets are named Foothill Boulevard: Foothill Boulevard (Southern California) Foothill Boulevard (East Bay, California) Category: ... Alternate meanings of Route 66: New Jersey State Highway 66, Interstate 66, and a company named after the route US Highway 66 or Route 66 was and is the most famous road in the United States highway system and quite possibly the most famous and storied highway in the world. ... Pacific Electric Railway company depot in downtown Los Angeles, circa 1910. ...


Growing community

Rialto's population growth had increased to 3,156 by 1950. In 1956 the population soared to 15,359. By 1964 it showed increase to 23,290 and 33,500 in 1978. Rialto is four miles wide and 8 1/2 miles long. Rialto's population has grown to over 80,000 as of December 1994.


Rialto today

Masterplanned community

A fire in the 1920s swept through and destroyed many of the buildings in the downtown area. The 1920s was a decade sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ...


Today, Rialto has matured with new store fronts, updated buildings and rising modernization. Despite its location within the Inland Empire (the fastest growing community in the nation), Rialto has maintained a small-town atmosphere. Its proximity to greater metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles and Orange County, has made of Rialto a bedroom-community for those who seek a quiet place to live in and a relatively short commute to work.


As a commitment to the city's housing charm, the City of Rialto is in the process of developing a 1,500 acre masterplanned community with a variety of housing choices and new job opportunities. The development, named "Renaissance Rialto", will not begin in earnest until 2008 and will likely take 5 - 10 years complete.


In the news

  • Relocation of Rialto Airport operations to San Bernardino International Airport makes desired development in Rialto possible[1]

Water controversy

Rialto’s water supply had often been described as being the purest in the region. In the late 1990’s, however, local water officials discovered perchlorate contamination in the city’s drinking water supply that contained as much as 800 times the recommended limit according to safety recommendations issued in other states. Water is an odourless substance that is essential to all known forms of life and is known as the universal solvent. ... This article is about the year. ... Perchlorates are the salts derived from perchloric acid (HClO4). ...


The contaminant, which has seeped into several of the town’s drinking water wells, is suspected to have been dumped into the soil back in the 1950s and 1960s by industrial sites owned by Goodrich Corporation and Black & Decker. Both companies, most likely under contract with the Department Of Defense, operated weapons manufacturing facilities which used massive quantities of rocket fuel. According to former employees at the plant, rocket fuel routinely leaked from the facility during operations and workers regularly disposed of rocket fuel in unlined pits behind the plant. The 1950s was the decade spanning from the 1st of January, 1950 to the 31st December, 1959. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The Goodrich Corporation (formerly the B.F. Goodrich Company) NYSE: GR, based in Charlotte is an American aerospace manufacturing company. ... Black & Decker (NYSE: BDK) is a corporation based in Towson, Maryland best known for power tools and home appliances. ...


After many years of negotiations, despite their responsibility, Goodrich Corporation and Black & Decker still¹ have not agreed to clean their toxic waste from the environment in northern Rialto. While the companies delay, many Rialto citizens drink water that is polluted by rocket fuel and related chemicals. Studies have shown that perchlorate consumption, at the levels measured in the affected wells, can lead to Attention Deficit Disorder, learning disabilities and decreased IQ. The Goodrich Corporation (formerly the B.F. Goodrich Company) NYSE: GR, based in Charlotte is an American aerospace manufacturing company. ... Black & Decker (NYSE: BDK) is a corporation based in Towson, Maryland best known for power tools and home appliances. ... Perchlorates are the salts derived from perchloric acid (HClO4). ... DISCLAIMER Please remember that Wikipedia is offered for informational use only. ... In broad terms, the phrase learning disability covers any of a range of conditions that affect a persons ability to learn new information. ... IQ redirects here; for other uses of that term, see IQ (disambiguation). ...


With several other wells unusable due to contamination, the drought-prone city teeters on the brink of running out of water. Residents have also been forced to pay water bill price hikes to pursue the polluters for clean water. [2]

 ¹as of July, 2006 

2005 recall election

On September 13, 2005 the Rialto city council voted to dissolve the Rialto Police Department and replace it with a contract with the San Bernardino County sheriff's department. Soon after the vote, a San Bernardino County court issued an injunction on the change because the vote was done in secret. As a result two city council members, Ed Scott and Winfred Lee Hansen, are up for recall. September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An injunction is an equitable remedy in the form of a court order that either prohibits or compels (restrains or enjoins) a party from continuing a particular activity. ... A recall election is a procedure by which voters can remove an elected official from office. ...


Notable people from Rialto

Alex Acker (born January 21, 1983 in Compton, California) is an American professional basketball player currently playing for Olympiacos BC in Greece. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Nicholas Alexander Barnett (born May 27, 1981 in Barstow, California) is an American Football linebacker who currently plays for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. The Packers drafted him out of Oregon State University in the first round of the 2003 NFL draft with the 29th overall selection. ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... Jeffrey Guy Conine (born June 27, 1966 in Tacoma, Washington) is an First baseman/outfielder in Major League Baseball for the Baltimore Orioles. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,14,20,32,36 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1883–present) unofficially Philadelphia Blue Jays (1944-1945) Philadelphia Phillies (1883-2006) Philadelphia Quakers (1882-1882) Worcester Rubylegs (1880-1881) (Commonly referred to as Blue Jays 1944... Ronald Mandel Ronnie Lott (born May 8, 1959 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is a former American football player who starred as a cornerback, free safety and strong safety in college football and the NFL. He is most well known for his hard hits on opposing players, rivaling fellow safeties Sean... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners Team colors Cardinal Red, Metallic Gold and Black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950–present... Carlos Enrique Nolasco (born December 13, 1982 in Corona, California), better known as Ricky Nolasco, is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Florida Marlins (2006-present). ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5 42 (neither for a Marlins player) Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) also known as Dolphins Stadium (2005-2006) also known as Pro Player Stadium (1996-2004) also known as... Steffon aka Roach Killa born in San Pedro, CA, but lived in the South Central area of Los Angeles, CA just off of Crenshaw. ...

Trivia

Book featuring the history of Rialto by John Anthony Adams
Book featuring the history of Rialto by John Anthony Adams
  • Only ten acres remain of the original citrus groves that once predominated the city in the early 1800s
  • The City of Rialto leases the portion of land, where the old adobe house is located (Bud Bender Park), to the Rialto Historical Society for $1 annually.
  • As part of his Images of America series, in mid-2004 John Anthony Adams authored a book about the City of Rialto bearing the name of the city. [3]
  • The television show, Fear Factor, has used portion of the uncompleted highway 210 in Rialto for one of their notably-extreme stunts
  • According to the city website, the building of a Super Wal-Mart is in current negotiations. If built, this construction will be done in the southern region of the city, where a current Wal-Mart already exists.[4]
  • The Transformers movie was filmed on the portion of I-210 currently unopen between Alder Ave. and Linden Ave.

Image File history File links Rialto_book_2. ... This article is about the unit of measure known as the acre. ... Species & major hybrids Species Citrus aurantifolia - Key lime Citrus maxima - Pomelo Citrus medica - Citron Citrus reticulata - Mandarin & Tangerine Major hybrids Citrus ×sinensis - Sweet Orange Citrus ×aurantium - Bitter Orange Citrus ×paradisi - Grapefruit Citrus ×limon - Lemon Citrus ×latifolia - Persian lime See also main text for other hybrids Citrus is a common term... Beginning of the Napoleonic Wars (1805 - 1815). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fear Factor was an American stunt/dare reality game show. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ...

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Rialto, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1955 words)
The City of Rialto is situated between Interstate 10 and Interstate 210.
The prominent Rialto Trapp family bought the first school house in 1921, remodeled the building, and members of the family resided in it until it was destroyed by fire.
Rialto’s water supply had often been described as being the purest in the region.
Rialto California Resource Guide, City or community of Rialto, California Facts, Information, Relocation, Real Estate, ... (442 words)
The population of Rialto is approximately 82,600 (1999).
Rialto is positioned 34.11 degrees north of the equator and 117.38 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Rialto economy: The largest employers in the city are the Rialto Unified School district with over 2,000 employees and the city of Rialto with 450.
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