April 19, 2016 - Beginning Monday, April 25, the right lane of westbound traffic on Citrus Avenue just east of Grove Street will be closed for storm drain construction. Traffic will continue to be open in both directions of Citrus Avenue. Lane closures will be limited to the construction hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Construction activities are expected to be completed by Friday, April 29.
April 19, 2016 - The City of Redlands will host an Earth Day celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Ed Hales Park, at the corner of State and Fifth streets.
The free event includes electric vehicle displays, composting demonstrations, booths, giveaways, live music and a scavenger hunt.
Cosponsors include Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas, Redlands Sustainability Network and the Inland Empire Resource Conservation District.
April 19, 2016 - There is still time to submit nominations for the City of Redlands’ 2016 Beautification and Redlands Heroes Awards. Winners will be honored at the State of the City event at noon on Friday, June 24, at the University of Redlands Orton Center, 1200 E. Colton Ave. All nominations must be received by Friday, April 29.
More than one winner may be selected for the Beautification Award, which will recognize non-residential buildings and facilities that capture outstanding landscape, cleanliness and curb appeal.
April 17, 2016 - Redlands police and firefighters responded to reports of pepper spray released in a theater late Saturday night. Two dozen people were treated on scene and two people were transported by ambulance to a local hospital due to symptoms of the gas, including irritated eyes and difficulty breathing.
Emergency calls came in at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, April 16, after patrons were forced to evacuate theater number 9 at the Harkins Theater, 27481 San Bernardino Ave., during a showing of “Barber Shop: The Next Cut.”
April 17, 2016 - A power line caught fire and fell across a parking lot behind a downtown business area, damaging a building and several vehicles late Saturday night.
The Redlands Fire Department responded to reports of a commercial structure fire in the 300 block of Orange Street at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Upon arrival firefighters found an exterior building fire that was threatening several vehicles and adjacent buildings. A power line became involved with fire and eventually fell over several vehicles.
Due to the hazardous nature of an energized power line lying across a busy driveway and several vehicles, firefighters’ were unable to extinguish the fires until crews from Southern California Edison arrived to secure the power line.
April 17, 2016 - The Redlands Fire Department responded to a structure fire early Sunday morning that damaged one home, threatened another and displaced two adult residents.
Firefighters responded to the blaze at a single-story residence in the 900 block of Calhoun Street at about 1 a.m. Sunday, April 17.
Once on scene, firefighters discovered a well involved residential structure fire threatening another nearby residence. Five engines, a ladder truck, a paramedic squad and a chief officer all responded to the emergency. Firefighters extinguished the blaze within 15 minutes and were able to confine the fire to the building of origin.
April 13, 2016 - The City Council’s monthly Coffee with the Council will be canceled for the month of April to allow members of the City Council to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for Homes for Our Troops.
Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit that builds mortgage free, specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans returning home post 9/11. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled Saturday, April 16, to kick off the organization’s latest project in Redlands. Mayor Paul Foster will be speaking during the ceremony and other City Council members will be in attendance.
April 12, 2016 - Construction to install stamped concrete where the Orange Blossom Trail intersects with both Nevada Street and Park Avenue, part of the Phase II construction of the Orange Blossom Trail, delayed by rain, is expected to be completed this week and new construction will begin at New Jersey Street.
Construction on the two intersections is expected to be completed and the roads reopened by 5 p.m. Friday, April 15. Beginning Monday, April 18, New Jersey Street will be closed at the Orange Blossom Trail in order to install stamped concrete at the intersection. It will remain closed through Friday, April 22.
April 11, 2016 - The next meeting of the City of Redlands Disaster Council will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the Redlands City Council Chambers. The meeting is open to the public.
Guest speakers will discuss mass care and shelter needs for the City. Speakers include Don Gordon from the American Red Cross; Zachery Mullenex from the San Bernardino County Fire Department Office of Emergency Services; and George Barela discussing Verizon’s Cells on Wheels (COW) and Cells on Light Trucks (COLTS) program.
April 7, 2016 - Redlands Police, with the assistance of Rialto police arrested a man and recovered a customized three-wheel cycle stolen from a disabled veteran. The bike was returned to the victim in time for him to participate in this weekend’s Redlands Bicycle Classic.