Nov. 2, 2015 - In what was seen as a trial run for cleanup plans related to upcoming El Nino weather, City crews mobilized over the weekend to clear tons of debris blown onto streets and sidewalks from strong Santa Ana winds.
Working from plans already developed in anticipation of winter storms, personnel from the City’s parks and streets crews were redeployed from their normal duties, spreading out across the City beginning Thursday afternoon to clear palm fronds, trees and branches throughout the City.
As the Santa Ana winds began on Thursday, Oct. 29, separate two-man crews surveyed each of six predetermined zones to locate fallen palm fronds and branches. Other employees with trucks, roll-off bins and loaders moved throughout the City clearing the debris throughout the afternoon and all day Friday.
Nov. 2, 2015 - Redlands Police arrested three men Friday suspected in the Oct. 23 death of a 45-year-old Redlands man.
Shortly before 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, police responded to a report of an assault in the 1000 block of Post Street. Upon arrival, officers learned a subject was causing a disturbance in the area and fled prior to officers' arrival. Police quickly located the subject about a block away and requested medical aid. The subject was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death was not apparent at the time.
One week later, on Friday Oct. 30, a post-mortem examination of the victim by the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office determined the victim had sustained significant internal injuries stemming from an assault.
Oct. 29, 2015 - The City will begin construction in November on shade sail structures at nine City parks to provide coverage and encourage year-round use of playground equipment and picnic areas.
On July 21, the City Council awarded a $238,410 contract for the 2015 Shade Sail Installation Project to Southern Hemisphere Shades of Sacramento. Construction is scheduled to begin in November 2015 and anticipated to be completed in December 2015. The project is funded by proceeds from the Palmetto Grove sale, which included allocations for parks and recreation improvements throughout the city.
Oct. 28, 2015 - The City has begun sidewalk repair and replacement as part of the 2015 Sidewalk Repair Project. On Sept. 1, the City Council awarded a $901,000 contract to Kalban, Inc. of Santa Clarita. Construction is anticipated to be completed in April 2016. The project is funded through budget surplus funds from the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 fiscal years.
As part of the project, up to five miles of damaged and broken sidewalks will be removed and replaced throughout the City. Areas identified for improvements were chosen based on an engineered analysis of sidewalk conditions and proximity to highly traveled pedestrian destinations such as schools, and medical and senior living facilities. Project maps will be updated throughout phases of construction at http://cityofredlands.org/sidewalkprojects.
Oct. 26, 2015 - The City of Redlands, the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health and Plymouth Village will provide a free flu shot clinic at the City of Redlands Point of Dispensing (POD) site at Plymouth Village, 900 Salem Drive, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10.
The County of San Bernardino, Department of Public Health, Preparedness and Response Program encourages residents to get their flu shots and discover the local Point of Dispensing (POD) site. A POD site is a location where the community would go to receive medication and/or vaccinations during a public health emergency, such as pandemic influenza or bioterrorism.
Oct. 22, 2015 - Redlands Police are investigating an attempted kidnapping that was reported Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the area of San Bernardino Avenue and Orange Street.
The victim, an adult female, was walking in that area at about 6 p.m. when she observed a newer, white Toyota Camry or Corolla with tinted windows and chrome rims occupied by two men following her. She continued onto the 1500 block of Alta Street where the vehicle pulled up alongside her.
The passenger exited the vehicle, grabbed the victim around the waist and attempted to pull her to the vehicle. When the victim resisted, the man released her and returned to the vehicle which then drove away.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, age 45 to 55, approximately 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark T-shirt, dark pants and a dark cap with a white logo on the left side. The driver is described only as a Hispanic male.
Oct. 22, 2015 - The City of Redlands is presenting its second cooking demonstration for the month of October with Jesus Ochoa from Tauro Catering. This event will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the weekly Farmers’ Market, held along Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets.
There will also be a Halloween activity for the kids. Families can drop by the Market Managers’ booth where kids can decorate a pumpkin to take home. Later in the day, from 3 to 4 p.m. State Street businesses will be passing out candy during the Safe Trick-or-Treat.
Oct. 22, 2015 - A “Carfit” technician from the Auto Club of Southern California will be at the Redlands Community Senior Center from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 7, providing free one-on-one help safety information and resources for mature drivers based on a 12-point checklist.
“Carfit” will help mature drivers improve the fit of their vehicles for safety and comfort and promote conversations among older drivers and their families about the importance of safe driving and mobility. It will also help link adults with local resources that can help them safely drive as long as possible.
The services are free but appointments are required. For an appointment call the Auto Club at (714) 885-2300.
Oct. 22, 2015 - A 72-year-old Redlands woman died Monday from head injuries she suffered when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street at Barton Road and Bellevue Avenue.
The accident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19. The victim was in the crosswalk crossing Barton Road south on Bellevue. The 41-year-old driver of a Toyota Tundra pickup was turning left from northbound Bellevue west onto Barton, traveling at about 10 to 15 mph when he struck the victim. The victim was pronounced dead a short time later.
There was no initial indication that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol or that he was talking or texting while driving. The accident is under investigation and no charges have been filed.
Oct. 21, 2015 - Redlands Police arrested a man suspected of robbing the same gas station convenience store three times over a span of less than three weeks.
Jeffrey Warren Cierley, 23, of Cerritos, was arrested Monday, Oct. 19, shortly after an armed robbery at the 76 Gas Station, 1075 Parkford Drive. The station had also been robbed on Oct. 5 and again on Oct. 12. In each of the robberies, the suspect was armed with a knife and stole cash and cigarettes before fleeing.