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The Joslyn Senior Center offers several ongoing groups, classes and activities. The Joslyn Senior Center is located at 21 Grant St. Classes and groups are free and offered at the Joslyn Center unless otherwise noted.


Join the Joslyn Senior Center’s mile walkers for a 2- to 3-mile walk for a great way to stay fit and make new friends. Walkers meet on the side parking lot of the Joslyn Senior Center every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. Dress in comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. This program is free of charge.

Card Club

Join the Double Nickel / Around the World Card Club at the Joslyn Senior Center every Thursday and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is 70 cents per game, nickels and dimes only.

City employees and volunteers received special recognition at “An Afternoon with the Stars,” the City of Redlands seventh annual employee recognition held at the Civic Center.

The City’s Human Resources Department and Employee Appreciation Committee, made up of employees from various City departments planned the event, which for the past five years has been held at City Hall during most employees’ lunch hour. Local food vendors offered deep discounts, setting up a lunch time spread including burritos, pizza, chicken, cupcakes and funnel cakes.

Other businesses donated dozens of prizes for a raffle giveaway.

During the awards ceremony, Oct. 23, managers, fulltime and part-time employees and volunteers were recognized for providing service above and beyond their job descriptions. Award recipients were nominated by their peers and chosen by a review committee composed of one city employee and two members who work for other agencies.

Managers/Employees of the Year include:

Employee of the Year

Administrative: Jeanne Donaldson (City Clerk’s Office)

Safety: Corey Hunt (Police)

Technical and Professional: Cheryl Williams (City Manager’s Office)

Field: Timothy Neumann (MUED)

Part-time: Kristie Mejia (Quality of Life)

Manager of the Year:

Administrative: Tommi Ng (Human Resources)

Safety: Richard Sessler (Fire)

Field: Aaron Jenkins (Quality of Life)

Volunteer of the year

Anthony Alvarado (Fire)   

Eighteen employees received 5-year service pins; 14 received 10-year pins; 11 received 15-year pins. Eighteen employees were recognized for 20 years of service with the City and another seven for 25 years of service with the City and one 30 year.

Companies that provided food, services or donated prizes include:

The Redlands Police Department now offers an online scheduling to make appointments for property release as well as for fingerprinting for arson, narcotics or sex registrants.

Online appointment scheduling for fingerprinting and property release is available at

The Redlands Police Department will provide motor escort for more than 80 elementary school children, along with members of two local churches during the annual “Souled Out for Kids” Christmas shopping spree Thursday, Dec. 4.

Redlands Police Department Officers will be on hand at 9 a.m. as members of Pathway Church and Redlands Christian Center take a group of underprivileged children from Franklin, Lugonia and Mentone elementary schools on the $100 Christmas shopping spree at Wal-Mart.

Police arrested a 16-year-old Redlands boy following an armed robbery early Tuesday morning.

Police responded to a report of the robbery at USA Gas, 902 Orange St., at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. The suspect approached the clerk and another woman who were standing outside the business, brandished a handgun and forced them inside the business. He then took money from the register before fleeing on foot north through an alley east of the business.

The National Weather Service in San Diego advises a Pacific storm system will move into Southern California Tuesday bringing widespread moderate to heavy rain, which could also produce flash flooding in the Silverado Fire area of the Santa Ana Mountains. Scattered showers will continue Wednesday with a few lingering showers possible Thursday.

Moderate to heavy rainfall often causes localized flooding on City streets and in the Zanja and San Timoteo Canyon area.

The City of Redlands will provide sandbags and sand to Redlands residents at Fire Station 264 on Park Avenue between Tennessee and Kansas streets.

A potentially tragic situation ended peacefully after Redlands Police officers persuaded an armed and barricaded man to surrender Tuesday night.

Police responded to a call of a man and woman struggling for control of a gun at a home in the 1200 block of Herald Street shortly before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25. While police were still en route to the home, the caller reported the man was chasing the woman with a knife.

The Redlands Police Department and City of Redlands Quality of Life Recreation Division will hold the 17th Annual Christmas Block Party Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, 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. 

For more than two decades, firefighters across Southern California have collected new toys and sports equipment for children in need. Last year, more than 450,000 toys were collected and distributed during the holiday season.

Redlands firefighters are again honored to contribute to this effort. All toys and equipment collected in Redlands will be distributed locally. Some toys will be brought by firefighters to the Boys & Girls Club of Redlands Christmas event held at the Burrage Mansion. Other toys will be distributed through the Family Service Association of Redlands. 

The Redlands Police Department recently received a $18,600 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to conduct undercover and decoy operations targeting businesses and individuals who provide or serve alcohol to minors, businesses that overserve alcohol or provide narcotics and use of false identifications and to fund inspections and community education efforts for ABC-licensed businesses.

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