Join the City of Redlands Development Services and Quality of Life departments in the month of July for cooking demonstrations with professional chefs that make use of fresh and delicious local ingredients followed by a trip to the local Saturday Morning Certified Farmers’ Market.
The City of Redlands Economic Development Downtown Division was recently awarded a USDA Farmers’ Market Promotion Program grant aimed at funding its Growing the Redlands Farmers’ Market Project. Through this grant the City is working towards expanding the Farmers’ Markets through advertising and promotions, cooking demonstrations, community nutrition awareness and education activities, and the acceptance of SNAP/EBT/CalFresh at both City-sponsored farmers’ markets. The Recreation and Senior Services Division is assisting this effort by providing the venue and promoting the benefits of locally grown food to seniors.
Thanks to a generous grant from local computer mapping firm Esri, the Smiley Public Library will host its fourth annual Library Days Celebration Saturday, June 20.
“This year’s event explores the themes of classic Americana,” noted library director Don McCue. “We encourage both our long-time patrons and new residents to come to Smiley Library, learn something new, have some food, and enjoy a variety of fine entertainment.”
Over the past several days Redlands Police have received five reports of a telephone scam known as the Jury Duty scam, in which a caller informs the intended victim that he or she failed to report for jury duty and a warrant has been issued for their arrest. The caller then asks for personal information including birth date, social security number and even a credit card number in order to clear up the problem.
Redlands Police wish to remind all residents never to provide personal information when you receive an unsolicited phone call. With enough information, scammers can assume your identity and potentially drain your bank account or charge thousands of dollars of purchases to your credit cards.
A vegetation fire briefly threatened homes near the 1400 block of Kincaid Street in south Redlands Thursday afternoon before firefighters brought it under control.
The fire was reported at about 3:25 p.m. Thursday, June 11, near Carob and Kincaid streets, just off of Alessandro Street. The blaze burned an area of dry vegetation backing up to several homes. About four homes were evacuated while firefighters battled the blaze.
The City of Redlands has partnered with O’Reilly Auto Parts to encourage residents to recycle used motor oil filters.
Do-it-yourself auto enthusiasts may bring up to three used oil filters for recycling and exchange for new filters. In addition, a limited supply of items, including a free bucket, oil drain pan and oil filter wrench are available for participating in the recycling program.
The free event, open to San Bernardino County residents only with valid ID or a utility bill for verification, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 515 Orange St. Filters and other gifts are available only at the Redlands store until 2 p.m. or while supplies last.
Police arrested a 58-year-old transient who struck at least three vehicles in a stolen fire engine before trying to intentionally ram a responding police vehicle early Friday morning.
Police received the first call of a hit-and-run at a Circle K at 765 W. Redlands Blvd. shortly after 4 a.m. Friday, June 5. The caller said they had been struck by a small fire truck. Minutes later police received a call of another vehicle that had been struck in a parking lot near a Denny’s restaurant at 9 W. Redlands Blvd. A third caller reported that the fire truck was actively ramming their vehicle near the intersection of Nevada Street and Orange Tree Lane.
Construction is set to begin on a $3.2 million project to install potable, non-potable and sewer pipeline in various areas of the City.
On April 21, 2015, the City Council awarded a contract for construction of the 2014 CIP Water, Non-Potable & Sewer Pipeline Project to MCC Pipeline, Inc. of Yucaipa, in the amount of $3,239,037.52. Construction is anticipated to occur through December in various locations throughout the city. No general fund dollars will be used to construct this project.
June is jumpin’ again this year as the City of Redlands continues the popular series of events kicking off the summer, including Surfin’ State Street and Movies in the Park, and a new event this year, Broadway & Brunch.
The June is Jumpin’ series will begin Friday, June 12, with the Surfin’ State Street Car Cruise on downtown State Street from Orange to Redlands Boulevard, from 5 to 9 p.m. The event will feature the popular surf band Wave Invasion and Double A the Deejay, a classic car cruise, delicious food vendors and a beer garden sponsored by The Citrograph Scholarship Fund. Come check out the antique, classics, Mopars, woody wagons, cruisers and more.
Police briefly closed down one lane of the 210 freeway and an onramp to Interstate 10 Tuesday morning after a 19-year-old man stopped his car on the freeway and jumped from the overpass. The incident occurred shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, on the eastbound 210 as it merges onto Interstate 10.
The 19-year-old Redlands resident landed in a dirt area between the I-10 and the westbound Tennessee Street off-ramp and suffered some broken bones from the 40-foot jump.
Two people were cited after selling alcohol to a teen-age Redlands Police Department volunteer Sunday. Another person was cited after buying alcohol for the teen.
On Sunday, May 31, police visited 13 licensed alcohol establishments in the City conducting a Minor Decoy Operation, which uses minors under the direct supervision of a peace officer to enter a licensed establishment and attempt to buy alcohol. During decoy operations, minor decoys are required to answer truthfully if asked their age and to provide valid identification indicating they are underage to buy alcohol.