Dec. 15, 2016 - The holidays were a trying time during the American Civil War. Soldiers separated from families, the loss of loved ones, and the horrors of war were at the forefront of people’s minds. Music and thoughts of the holidays provided a respite from the harsh realities around them and served as a boost to the morale of Americans on both sides of the conflict.
At 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, the Camp Carleton Brass Quartet will play a concert of traditional Christmas music in the Lincoln Memorial Shrine. Come hear the songs as soldiers long ago might have heard them.
Dec. 15, 2016 - The National Weather Service is predicting storms with high winds, heavy rainfall and potential flash floods for the local area Thursday night and Friday.
The City of Redlands has canceled Market Night for Thursday, Dec. 15. Market Night will return on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.
The City of Redlands Emergency Operations Office, Police, Fire and Quality of Life departments are taking the opportunity to remind residents and businesses of precautionary measures they can take to protect their own health and safety.
Market Night is canceled tonight, Thursday, Dec. 16, due to rain predictions. Our first Market Night back will be on Jan. 5, 2017. Happy holidays!
Dec. 12, 2016 - The City of Redlands Quality of Life Department will host an outdoor holiday animated experience for three nights in Ed Hales Park, from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 17, 22 and 23.
Two one-hour presentations each evening will include an animated production by Redlands company White Frog, accompanied by narration of the poem “A Visit From St. Nicholas,” commonly referred to as “’T’was the Night Before Christmas.” There will also be free hot chocolate provided by Augie’s and a special appearance by a visitor from the North Pole at 7 and 8 p.m.
Dec. 8, 2016 - Investigators from the Redlands Fire Department and from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are investigating multiple small fires that were set at First Baptist Church at the intersection of Olive Avenue and Cajon Street.
The fires had burned out before they were discovered on Wednesday, Dec. 7, and were most likely set between 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Dec. 7, 2016 - The City of Redlands Development Services Department and the Inland Empire chapter of SCORE will co-host a workshop for those just starting a business or who have been in business for many years from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the Redlands City Council Chambers, 35 Cajon St.
Financial statements are the “report cards” for your business. In order to manage your business successfully, the ability to interpret the data and understand their meaning is imperative to success. This workshop will help you understand the terms used in financial reporting, how to classify data correctly, and then how to use the information to maintain or grow your business. Basic accounting terms, interaction between the income statement and the balance sheet, the importance of accuracy and how to maximize effectiveness will also be covered.
Dec. 6, 2016 - Join Redlands Fire Chief Jeff Frazier and the Redlands Fire Department from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, for Family Festive Friday.
At 6 p.m. Chief Frazier will provide a review of the past year and a look at what’s ahead for the Redlands Fire Department, followed by a Christmas tree burn and fire safety demonstration at 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 5, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department and City of Redlands Quality of Life Recreation Division will host the 19th Annual Christmas Block Party from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Redlands Community Center.
The annual Christmas Party was created to assist families who are unable to enjoy the luxuries of a traditional Christmas celebration, particularly providing toys and presents for their children. Considering the number of low-income families, those in need and those who are unemployed in Redlands, the Redlands Police Department, Quality of Life Department, local businesses and numerous volunteers have come together each year to assist local families.
Nov. 23, 2016 - Crews working on the City’s Interstate 10 Gateway Entry Landscape Beautification Project will continue the relocation of five Washingtonia filifera palm trees within two corners of the project area on the northwest and northeast corners of Pearl Avenue and Orange Street. This project will complete relocation work that was started earlier this month.
The tree relocation will take place beginning Tuesday, Nov. 29, and is expected to be completed by Friday, Dec. 2. The relocation activity will require traffic lane restrictions and partial lane closures along both Orange Street and Pearl Avenue between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to provide sufficient work space and on-site safety. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time or use an alternate route during this timeframe.
Nov. 23, 2016 - Construction is set to begin next week on a $278,371 sidewalk repair project.
On Sept. 6, 2016, the City Council awarded the contract for the 2016 Sidewalk Repair Project to DM Contracting of Corona. Construction is set to begin on Monday, Nov. 28, and is anticipated to be completed in February 2017, barring any unforeseen conditions.