This Halloween, police, sheriff and CHP Officers will crack down on drunk and drugged drivers throughout the region with an aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort. The Avoid the 25 DUI Task Force has given a fair warning to all partygoers: keep the party off the road.
“The scariest part of Halloween is not the spooky costumes and scary pranks, it’s the impaired drivers. All too often, partygoers don’t plan ahead and choose to drive impaired, but a costume can’t disguise drunk driving,” said Redlands Police Chief Mark Garcia.
The Avoid the 25 – San Bernardino County DUI Task Force will deploy additional patrols this Thursday, Oct. 31, in addition to routine patrols already scheduled to stop and arrest alcohol or drug impaired drivers. In addition, Redlands Police will conduct a targeted “saturation patrol,” Tuesday, Oct. 29.
The City of Redlands yearlong 125th Anniversary celebration will culminate in November with a series of events beginning with a daylong Extravaganza including local history tours, art exhibits, a community dinner in Smiley Park and a Bowl presentation concluding with a fireworks show.
The quasquicentennial celebration kicked off Dec. 1, 2012, with the Redlands Christmas Parade and continues through Nov. 26, the 125th anniversary of the City of Redlands’ incorporation.
The daylong Extravaganza will take place Saturday, Nov. 2, with a 125th Anniversary Extravaganza dinner for the community, following the tradition set at the City’s 100th anniversary. Due to popular demand, the barbecue dinner will be served at two seatings beginning at noon and at 4 p.m. in Smiley Park located at the corner of Parkwood Street and Glenwood Drive. Tickets for the dinner are $7 per person and are available at the City Clerk’s office located in City Hall at 35 Cajon Street or the following outlets throughout the city:
Halloween is fast approaching and the City of Redlands has a variety of fun and safe events scheduled to help celebrate.
Events begin Friday, Oct. 25, with Movies in the Park, showing “Hotel Transylvania” at Ed Hales Park, at the corner of State and Fifth streets in Historic Downtown Redlands, sponsored by the City of Redlands Development Services and Quality of Life departments.
Redlands Police arrested a 19-year-old Redlands man Friday two days after a bus stop robbery of a 14-year-old boy at knifepoint.
Demetrio Armando Ramirez was taken into custody without incident as he exited his residence in the 900 block of Alta Street Friday morning, Oct. 18.
The City of Redlands has been named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.com, a national website that ranks quality of life amenities of America’s small and mid-sized cities.
Livability.com alerted City staff of the honor via email on Wednesday, Oct. 16.
“This is a great honor for us,” said Mayor Pete Aguilar. “Of course those of us who live in Redlands already know that its one of the best places to live. But we always love it when others discover what we’ve known all along.”
Focus on curbing alcohol violations is part of Responsible Redlands initiative
Redlands Police will be out in force conducting special party patrols over the University of Redlands Homecoming weekend, Oct. 19. The party patrols are part of an ongoing initiative aimed at creating a healthier, safer community through enforcing alcohol laws.
The Redlands Police Department issued 27 traffic citations last Thursday as part of a grant-funded traffic enforcement grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
Between 6 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, Redlands Police traffic officers on overtime paid for through the state grant conducted targeted traffic enforcement near Redlands elementary schools and Redlands High School, downtown and along Lugonia Avenue.
Officers issued 27 citations for violations, including speeding, running stop signs, crossing the double-yellow line, using a cell phone while driving and driving on a suspended license.
The Redlands Police Department has been awarded a $71,443 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program aimed at preventing roadway deaths and injuries through special enforcement and public awareness efforts. The grant will aid the Redlands Police Department’s ongoing effort to improve traffic safety and the quality of life. RPD will use the funding as part of an on-going commitment to keep the City’s roadways safe through both enforcement and education.
Faced with frequent calls to police and animal control officers reporting loose and aggressive pit bulls, the City of Redlands is exploring an ordinance that would regulate pit bulls and pit bull mixes, potentially bringing the City into line with surrounding jurisdictions.
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.
This year the City of Redlands will join more than 22 million Californians on Oct. 17 in the Great California ShakeOut to increase awareness and readiness for a major earthquake. At 10:17 a.m. all City departments at the Redlands Civic Center, Development Services Department and Police Annex will be evacuated. Customers doing business at that time will be advised of the evacuation procedure and directed where to go. The inconvenience will be minor and will last only a few minutes.