March 16, 2017 - Construction has begun on a runway lighting system to improve safe operations at Redlands Municipal Airport.
Construction for the Redlands Municipal Airport Runway 8-26 Lighting and Signage Project began Tuesday, March 14. Completion is expected by June.
Funding from the FAA Airport Improvement Program, of $827,437, along with $41,371.85 additional funding from the Caltrans Division of Aeronautics Aviation Grant will fund the rehabilitation of the electrical systems serving one runway and taxiway at the airport at 1755 Sessums Drive, in the northeast corner of the City. The City will provide matching funds of $50,565.59.
March 16, 2017 - Redlands Police investigators have identified a man arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle as the suspect who fled from officers after attempting to steal tires and rims from a parked vehicle at a local shopping center in February.
Redlands Police arrested 33-year-old Paul Derek Moghadam at his home in San Bernardino on Wednesday, March 15, for possession of a stolen vehicle and other warrants. A stolen vehicle was located in the driveway.
March 8, 2017 - City crews are relocating four palms from their current location lining the sidewalk along the east side of Orange Street immediately north of Redlands Boulevard. The palms are being relocated in order to relieve crowding of the trees against storefronts and create a wider walkway for pedestrians.
Two of the palms will be relocated to vacant tree wells in the sidewalk in front of the Redlands mall. The remaining two trees will be relocated into newly constructed bulb-out tree wells near their current location along Orange Street. City crews will restripe the parking near the new bulb-outs so that the number of spaces is not reduced.
March 6, 2017 - Redlands Police cited 11 drivers during a recent crosswalk safety enforcement detail in the downtown business district.
Between 7 a.m. and noon on Monday, March 6, officers cited 11 drivers for failure to yield to a pedestrian within a crosswalk. The enforcement operation concentrated on the downtown business district, on Redlands Boulevard at State and 7th streets; Cajon Street at Vine; and Orange Street at Oriental Avenue. No violations by pedestrians or cyclists were observed during the enforcement operation. Police plan additional enforcement operations in the coming weeks.
March 6, 2017 - The Redlands Community Senior Center will host a free six-week Diabetes Empowerment (DEEP) course. Classes will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays beginning April 4 through May 19. DEEP is a Medicare approved, evidence based diabetes self-management program for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes. The DEEP classes are highly interactive, fun and are presented in a supportive group environment.
March 6, 2017 - Pulverization and other paving activities have begun on Colton Avenue between Tri City Center and New York Street, part of the PARIS resurfacing project. Paving on Colton is anticipated to begin March 16. Following completion of work on Colton Avenue, pulverization is expected to begin on Alabama Street between Redlands Boulevard and Barton Road beginning Monday, March 20. Businesses will remain accessible and no road closures are anticipated as part of this work.
March 6, 2017 - The City Council will resume their popular Coffee With the Council meetings with the first meeting of 2017 this Saturday, March 11, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave. Mayor Pro Tem Paul Barich and Council Member Eddie Tejeda will be in attendance.
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.
March 2, 2017 - Lane restrictions will be in place for approximately three days beginning Monday, March 6, along Pearl Avenue between Eureka Street and 6th Street while contractors construct an electrical crossing at Orange Street and Pearl Avenue to establish irrigation control for the I-10 Gateway Entry Landscape Beautification Project.
Two lanes of travel will be open at all times during the lane restrictions and detours will be in place to facilitate traffic flow throughout the project area. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time for travel or use an alternate route.
March 1, 2017 - The City of Redlands has scheduled another three-day Community Emergency Response Team training March 31 through April 2. The free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.