July 20, 2016 - The Redlands Fire Department conducts fire and life safety inspections on an annual basis to ensure that businesses adhere to the requirements of the California Fire Code. As an additional option for certain business types, the department is launching the Business Occupant Safety Survey (BOSS) occupant performed fire safety assessment program.
July 20, 2016 - The Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles will perform at the Redlands Community Center on Wednesday, July 27, from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
July 18, 2016 - The City of Redlands invites residents to apply for openings on the Human Relations and Parks and Recreation commissions and the A.K. Smiley Public Library Board of Trustees. Deadline for filing applications is Aug. 4. Members are appointed by the City Council.
July 13, 2016 - Join the Redlands Senior Center’s Dessert and Dialogue series for interesting and enlightening presentations and delicious dessert.
At noon Monday, July 18, explore the benefits of Medicare counseling, retiree health plans and supplemental insurance with Jeanne Takeda-Ruiz a HICAP Outreach and Education Specialist.
At noon Monday, Aug. 1, Judy Lewis from Redlands Community Hospital will speak about Home Health, Advance Illness Management and Hospice Care. Topics she will cover include what hospice is, who is eligible, the benefits and when to start looking for hospice care.
On Monday, Aug. 15, Bob Fraley will talk about his experience as a performer, and audience member, and will give a short history of the Penny University Folk Music Theater in San Bernardino in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Along with his friend, Michael Pastucha, they will perform some folk songs from the days of Penny University.
July 13, 2016 - Pokemon Go players are invited to join Healthy Redlands on Saturday morning for our weekly walk around Sylvan Park. You can meet new people and improve your health while you keep moving to “hatch your eggs.” There will be Pokemon “lures” set in Sylvan Park at the beginning of the event.
The Healthy Redlands Summer Walking Program is an 8-week step club meant to promote healthy lifestyles for adults and children during the summer. Participants can come and walk at their own time and pace around the perimeters of Sylvan Park.
The program is designed to help participants gradually work toward a goal of walking 10,000 steps each Saturday. Pedometers will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to track participants’ steps, and are to be returned at the end of each walk.
Walks are scheduled at Sylvan Park every Saturday, from 8 to 11 a.m., through Aug. 6.
The monthly Coffee with the Council was begun in February 2011 as part of the City’s continuing efforts to increase interaction with residents and promote transparency in City affairs.
The informal meetings are held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month, rotating among three local restaurants – Olive Avenue Market, 530 W. Olive Ave; Cuca’s Mexican Food, 1752 E. Lugonia Ave.; and Stell Coffee & Tea Company, 1580 Barton Road, Suite A. Council members rotate attendance, with no more than two members at each meeting.
Council members have held the meetings for the past five years as a way for residents to ask questions or share concerns outside the formal setting of a City Council meeting.
The remaining schedule for this year’s Coffee with the Council meetings is included below.
June 29, 2016 - Redlands Fire Department Engineer Shawn Corbett was named Firefighter of the Year and several department personnel received recognition, including lifesaving and CPR awards during a ceremony at the downtown Redlands Fire Station Monday, June 27.
In presenting the Firefighter of the Year Award, Redlands Fire Chief Jeff Frazier noted Corbett’s critical duties as a fire apparatus driver and operator, his role as coordinator and lead instructor of the department’s swift water rescue program and his initiative in earning certification as an instructor for the State Fire Marshal’s Office Fire Engineer Driver/Operator training.
Once he obtained his certification, Corbett coordinated and instructed state-authorized classes for RFD as well as other agencies across Southern California. He customized the training to include guest presenters from the California Highway Patrol and the City of Redlands Fleet Maintenance Division. He later developed a similar course for drivers in the City’s Municipal Utilities and Engineering and Quality of Life departments.
June 27, 2016 - Redlands Police arrested two people during a DUI/Driver License checkpoint Thursday, June 23.
A total of 262 drivers passed through the checkpoint on Citrus Avenue near Church Street between 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 a.m. Friday. Two drivers were arrested for driving under the influence. In addition, one of those drivers was cited for driving with a suspended license and arrested on an additional outstanding warrant.
Another driver was cited for driving on a suspended license after he drove over the traffic cones and barricades to avoid the checkpoint.
June 27, 2016 - Every year Americans head out on our nation’s highways to celebrate the Fourth of July at picnics, parties, parades and more. Unfortunately for many, the celebration frequently includes drinking alcohol, which too often leads to drunk driving on one of the most heavily traveled holidays of the year.
From 2010 to 2014, 39 percent of all traffic fatalities over the Fourth of July period occurred in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. There were 397 people killed nationally in motor vehicle crashes in 2014 over the Fourth of July holiday. Of those fatalities, 41 percent were killed in crashes involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. In California during the holiday, an average of six people are killed and 110 are seriously injured each year.