Feb. 15, 2017 - The National Weather Service is predicting storms with winds, heavy rainfall and potential flash floods for the local area beginning Thursday night through the weekend.
The City of Redlands Emergency Operations Office, Police, Fire and Quality of Life departments are taking the opportunity to remind residents and businesses of precautionary measures they can take to protect their own health and safety.
While the City continues to make preparations to mitigate flooding, including inspecting, repairing and cleaning the storm drain system and trimming trees along heavily traveled roads, significant rainfall can overwhelm the City’s existing flood control system and cause localized flooding on City streets and in the Zanja and San Timoteo Canyon area.
Feb. 14, 2017 - As part of the City’s continuing efforts to increase communication and provide information to the public, a copy of each upcoming City Council agenda will now be available at the Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave., prior to each meeting.
In addition to the meeting agenda, staff reports and other supporting documents for agenda items will be available for the public to review.
Council agendas are also available at least 72 hours before each council meeting at the City Clerk’s Office, 35 Cajon St., the A.K. Smiley Library, 125 W. Vine St., and online at http://cityofredlands.org/councilvideo.
Feb. 9, 2017 - The 17th annual Faith and Justice Summit, hosted by the Cops and Clergy Network Inc. Redlands and Yucaipa chapters, is scheduled Thursday, March 16, at Yucaipa First Assembly Church, 12226 Second St., Yucaipa.
The theme of this year’s summit is “Community and Police Relations” with a focus on “Mental Health First Aid.”
Feb. 9, 2017 - William Donovan, who volunteered 1,229 hours last year with the Redlands Animal Shelter, was recently named the shelter’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year. He has had a nearly lifelong mission to rescue kittens.
A lifelong Yucaipa resident, Donovan has been an advocate for animals since the 8th grade when he attempted to rescue three kittens from drowning.
“I witnessed this man I greatly admired drown three kittens in a bucket of water and toss them in the trash,” he said. “I was horrified. I found the three kittens still alive in the trash and took them with me. I tried to save them but they all died within the hour. I told myself, ‘I will retire someday and make it up to those kittens.’”
Feb. 7, 2017 - A Redlands man was arrested Monday night after a report of a man with a gun resulted in a short vehicle pursuit and subsequent neighborhood search.
Redlands Police responded to a call shortly before 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, of a man with a gun in his vehicle at Redlands Boulevard and Citrus Avenue. Officers located and attempted to stop the vehicle in the 800 block of Citrus Avenue. The vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. The suspect vehicle committed several vehicle code violations before crashing into a curb at Aaron Drive and Cambridge Avenue.
Feb. 6, 2017 - The City of Redlands Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off facility will be closed Saturday, Feb. 18, in observation of Presidents Day weekend. Normal hours for the site, Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will resume Saturday, Feb. 25.
The Household Hazardous Waste site is located at 500 Kansas St. During operating hours, residents can dispose of household materials including, e-waste, outdated prescription medication (with the exception of controlled substances), outdated pet prescription medication, paint products, chemical cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, hobby/pool supplies, automotive oil, filters, brake fluid, transmission fluid, anti-freeze, gasoline, and propane tanks.
Feb. 1, 2017 - Learn about the McDonald’s museum with guest speaker Jack Marcus at the Redlands Community Senior Center’s Dessert and Dialogue program from noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6.
Museum curator Marcus will discuss the history behind McDonald’s and the museum. The museum is currently located at 1398 N. E St. in San Bernardino, original site of the first McDonald’s restaurant. It is owned by Albert Okura, founder and CEO of the Juan Pollo restaurant chain.
Jan. 31, 2016 - AARP tax aide will be providing free tax help to seniors beginning Feb. 6 through April 12 at the Redlands Community Senior Center and the Joslyn Senior Center.
Please call for an appointment.
Jan. 30, 2016 - Visit the Lincoln Memorial Shrine beginning at 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, for the 45th annual Open House. The event will feature an array of new exhibits in the museum and displays by Civil War re-enactor groups throughout Smiley Park. Following the success of the 2016 Open House, the event will once again be combined with the Lincoln Pilgrimage, a program hosted by the Grayback District of California Inland Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America since 1940.