Sept. 21, 2016 - Draft maps of potential City Council election districts have been posted online at the City’s website for consideration and comment by members of the public. Residents are invited to submit their comments on posted draft maps or provide their own suggested maps.
The City’s consultant, National Demographics Corporation, posted three distinct draft maps, along with demographic information for each map, to the site www.drawredlands.org/draft-maps.html. In addition, maps posted by residents are also available on the site for review and comment.
Sept. 19, 2016 - No injuries were reported but two dogs were rescued during an early morning apartment fire Monday.
Redlands Firefighters responded to the blaze at an apartment building in the 900 block of Lombard Street at approximately 2 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19. Arriving units found heavy smoke and fire to a ground-level apartment extending to the unit above and a number of people outside the building.
Sept. 12, 2016 - Redlands Fire crews responded to an early morning structure fire in the 200 block of East High Avenue Monday.
The fire was reported at about 2:30 a.m. Upon arrival, crews found cars, a boat and significant debris in the rear of the structure fully involved in fire. Before crews were able to engage the fire, it spread to the nearby vacant residence.
Crews hampered by hoarding conditions in and around the structure were unable to gain access to the structure through windows or other conventional means to apply suppression efforts. Due to the safety concerns from the hoarding conditions and downed power lines, firefighters allowed the fire to burn portions of the structure until it could be safely suppressed.
Sept. 12, 2016 - Redlands Fire crews responded to a commercial structure fire in the 9400 block of California Street at about 10:40 a.m. Sunday.
Upon arrival crews discovered the large Lamps Plus warehouse to be filled with smoke. Reports from workers indicated that a propane powered floor sweeper was involved with fire.
Sept. 8, 2016 - This past Labor Day holiday period, the Redlands Police Department partnered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over drunk-driving enforcement campaign. From Aug. 19-Sept. 5, local law enforcement showed zero tolerance for impaired driving, arresting five offenders for the deadly crime. Two drivers were also arrested and cited on possession of drug paraphernalia charges.
The Redlands Police Department ramped up its usual enforcement efforts, adding three sobriety checkpoints and six saturation patrols. By removing drunken drivers from the roads, many lives were likely saved, said Chief of Police Mark A.Garcia.
Sept. 7, 2016 - September is National Preparedness Month and the City of Redlands is taking the opportunity to encourage residents to prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies and to register for the City of Redlands Emergency Notification System.
The National Preparedness Month PrepareAthon Campaign encourages all citizens to take action, with 10 ways to participate. For more information on these action steps, visit www.ready.gov/prepare.
Sept. 6, 2016 - Salsa dance classes will be taught at the Redlands Community Center on Mondays beginning Sept. 12 through Oct. 3.
Classes run from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. The registration fee is $5 per person. Partners are not required.
Space is limited, so sign up today at the Redlands Community Center or online at www.cityofredlands.org/recreation. For more information, call instructor Joe Sidor at (909) 792-6076.
Aug. 31, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department will conduct two DUI/Driver License checkpoints over the Labor Day Weekend. The first will take place in the southbound lanes of Tennessee Street at Park Avenue from 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, until 2 a.m. Saturday morning. The second checkpoint is scheduled for the southbound lanes of Alabama Street at Park Avenue from 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, until 2 a.m. Sunday morning.
Aug. 30, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department will conduct a DUI/Driver License checkpoint in northbound lanes of Sixth Street at Redlands Boulevard from 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, until 2 a.m. Friday morning. Motorists driving through the checkpoint will be contacted by uniformed officers who will be checking for alcohol- and/or drug-impaired drivers. Officers will also check to make sure all drivers have a valid driver license.