May 19. 2016 - From May 23 to June 5, 2016, Redlands Police will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This education enforcement period comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
According to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, while 88.5 percent of passenger vehicle occupants buckled up in 2015, almost 50 percent of occupants of fatal crashes nationwide are not restrained. In some states, the rate is as high as 70 percent unrestrained in fatal crashes. In California, more than a half million people travel our roadways at grave risk without proper restraints. These facts gravely highlight the need for increased education, awareness and enforcement of seat belt use.
May 16, 2016 - The City of Redlands Quality of Life Department Recreation Division and Development Services Department is pleased to provide a free screening of “The Good Dinosaur” on Friday May 27. We invite the community to come relax and enjoy a special night under the stars in Historic Downtown Redlands. Come early and bring your own lawn chair and/or blanket.
The movie begins at dusk (approximately 7:45 – 8:15 p.m.), with activities beginning at 6 p.m. This event is free and first come, first served. There will be entertainment and activities for the children to enjoy, such as games and activities provided by Sportball and art activities by Art in Motion.
May 16, 2016 - The City of Redlands Recreation Division is happy to offer a beginning watercolor class taught by local Redlands artist, Cindy Sullivan. This step-by-step series of four classes will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday, beginning June 7, or from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday beginning June 9.
May 16, 2016 - The June 1 deadline for entries to the City of Redlands 2016 Photo Contest is quickly approaching.
The contest is open to any resident of Redlands, Mentone or Crafton and includes a youth category for those 17 years old and younger and an adult category, 18 years old and older.
May 16, 2016 - The City Council will continue their popular Coffee with the Council meetings this Saturday, May 21, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Cuca’s Mexican Food. City Council members Paul Barich and John James will be in attendance.
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.
May 13, 2016 - Police on Friday arrested a 32-year-old Redlands man for robbery, attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a shooting earlier in the week in the 400 block of Doyle Avenue.
Police responded to a call of shots fired in the area of Doyle Avenue and Heron Court shortly after 9 p.m. Monday, May 9. Officers located evidence of the shooting but no suspects or victim were located. Authorities did locate bullet holes in a vehicle and a residence.
May 13, 2016 - Redlands Police arrested a 56-year-old high school teacher Tuesday evening, accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage student.
Kevin Patrick Kirkland, of Rancho Cucamonga, was arrested at about 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, in Gilbert, Ariz. Kirkland is a math teacher at Redlands High School.
May 12, 2016 - City of Redlands staff will hold a public stakeholder meeting from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, to discuss a proposed grant-funded project to install bicycle lanes on portions of San Bernardino and Alabama Street, connecting the Orange Blossom Trail, the Redlands cycling network and the Santa Ana River Trail. The meeting will be held in the Redlands City Council Chambers, 35 Cajon St. All members of the public are welcome to attend.
May 11, 2016 - Contractors for the City will begin construction this month on a water pipeline replacement project at three intersections on Palm Avenue and additional locations in south Redlands.
On April 5, the City Council awarded the $155,007 contract for construction of the Palm Avenue Water Pipeline Replacement Project to MCC Pipeline, Inc., of Yucaipa. Construction is expected to begin May 16. Anticipated completion will be in July. All dates are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
May 4, 2016 - The right lane of westbound traffic on Citrus Avenue from Judson Street to Grove Street will be closed for storm drain construction Thursday, May 5, and Friday, May 6. 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.