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Rialto is a city that is found in San Bernardino County, California in the US. It’s estimated total population was 99,171 in the 2010 census.

Brief History

The city has a rich and fascinating history. Ancient artifacts discovered by archaeologists suggest that what is now the city of Rialto was settled before 1500.

Such artifacts, now found at the Rialto Historical Society, indicate that the Serrano Indians lived in the Rialto area between 1500 and 1800 AD.

However, there is no indication as to where these Native Americans went or why.

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Businesses

Rialto is home to four major regional distribution centers. They include Staples Inc., which serves stores across the entire West Coast of the United States. Also, the Toys “R” Us, Under Armour 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.

Education

The city is served by the Rialto Unified district school.

Climate

Rialto also was known as “Bridge City” features a somewhat cooler version of a Mediterranean climate. The climate is characterized as a Continental Mediterranean climate, which is known for wet, cold to chilly winters with hot, dry summers.

The particularly arid climate during the summer prevents tropospheric clouds from forming, meaning temperatures rise to what is considered Class Orange.

Fun Fact

The local Interstate 210 between Alder Ave and Linden Ave has been filmed for movies and TV.

The movie Transformers, 2007 Fox television show, Drive, the freeway scenes in The Hangover, Due Date, and several commercials by UPS and car companies have been shot there.

The television show Fear Factor used a portion of the then uncompleted highway 210 in Rialto for a stunt.

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