The City of Redlands has scheduled another three-day Community Emergency Response Team training beginning this month. 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.
HUD-required studies to guide future community and housing investments
The City of Redlands is working with the County of San Bernardino, which is beginning development of a five-year plan that identifies community development and affordable housing needs and sets priorities for investment of federal grant funds to address them. An analysis of barriers to fair housing is also being conducted. To facilitate local input into these county studies, the city of Redlands will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave.
Join the Redlands senior centers for a day trip to the El Pueblo Historical Monument and the L.A. Farmers Market on Wednesday, Oct. 22. This trip departs from the Redlands Community Senior Center at 8:30 a.m. and we will end the day back at the Center at 6 p.m. The cost is $20 per person with a patron card or $25 without. Snacks and bottled water are provided.
For more information or to register, please contact the Joslyn Senior Center at (909) 798-7550 or the Redlands Community Senior Center at (909) 798-7579.
Merchandise and food vendors are wanted for the Redlands Community Senior Center holiday craft fair, Thursday, Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. to noon. Vendor deadline to sign up is Nov. 14.
Get into the holiday spirit and enjoy the delights our local artisans have to offer, and purchase some unique gifts. Entertainment and a free turkey lunch will be provided.
Vendor space is already filling up so reserve your table today. Table rental is only $20 for the day or $10 for the space if you provide your own table. For more information, call the senior center at (909) 798-7579.
Redlands Firefighters have swapped their blue T-shirts for pink ones during the month of October in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Please join us for a live performance by Kelley McRae at the Joslyn Senior Center from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. Kelley’s music ranges from ballads and tender love songs to energetic guitar-driven songs filled with hope. Price is $5 with a patron card or $10 without, and includes an assortment of appetizers.
Please join us for the Second Annual Halloween Dinner Dance at the Redlands Community Senior Center from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. Price is $5 with patron card and $10 without. Come in your favorite costume and enjoy plenty of dancing, food, and fun! The entertainment will be provided by Dan Damon.
For more information or to register, please contact the Joslyn Senior Center at (909)-798-7550 or the Redlands Community Senior Center at (909)-798-7579.
The Redlands Police Department will again offer a personal self-defense and safety seminar designed especially for women, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Redlands Community Center Gymnasium.
The seminar, part of the Redlands Police Department’s Street Smart program, is designed to increase participants’ level of awareness and minimize their risk of victimization.
The seminar is designed for women and girls from ages 12 and up and will include a personal safety presentation as well as hands-on training.
With 37 million people living and working in California, a major earthquake could cause unprecedented devastation. What we do now, before a big earthquake, will determine what our lives will be like afterwards. With earthquakes an inevitable part of California’s future, we must act quickly to ensure that disasters do not become catastrophes.
In October 2013 over 9.5 million Californians participated in the ShakeOut through a broad-based outreach program, media partnerships, and public advocacy by hundreds of partners. The drill is now held statewide annually on the third Thursday of October, and is organized by the Earthquake Country Alliance (www.earthquakecountry.org). The 2014 Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill will be held on Thursday, Oct. 16.
The City of Redlands will join millions of Californians that day in increasing our awareness and readiness for a major earthquake. At 11 a.m. all City departments at the Redlands Civic Center and Police Annex will be evacuated. Customers doing business at that time will be advised of the evacuation and directed where to go. The inconvenience will be minor and will last only a few minutes.
A Redlands man surrendered to police after firing a shot and barricading himself in his house for more than three hours Sunday, Sept. 28.
Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 800 block of East San Bernardino Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday. After arriving on scene officers attempted to contact the suspect and other family members who were still in the home. Police were able to speak to the wife of the suspect who told officers her husband had been drinking and had fired a shot into the ceiling of their home before barricading himself in the bedroom.