Aug. 12, 2015 - Fire investigators are examining a series of at least a half dozen arson fires early Wednesday morning in the area bordered by Colton Avenue, Lugonia Avenue, Church Street and Orange Street.
Between 1:56 a.m. and 6:51 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, firefighters from Redlands, Loma Linda and San Bernardino County fire departments responded to six arson fires. Firefighters from San Bernardino City and Colton also responded to provide additional resources if needed.
Aug. 11, 2015 - The City of Redlands Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off facility will be closed Saturday, Sept. 5, for Labor Day Weekend. Normal hours for the site, Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will resume Saturday, Sept. 12.
The Redlands Police Department will conduct a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint in an undisclosed location within the City limits from 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, until 3 a.m. Friday morning.
Funding for the checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Beginning the week of Aug. 10, the City of Redlands will begin work through the Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway program cleaning up freeway frontage adjacent to Interstate 10 at Sixth Street, Orange Street and Eureka Street.
As part of the aesthetic improvements being constructed at these locations through the I-10 Gateway Project, the City will be clearing brush and debris, and providing landscape maintenance on the north and south freeway frontages. The cleanup project is expected to last three to four weeks.
Aug. 7, 2015 - Construction on a portion of Tennessee Street, which was scheduled to begin next week, has been delayed. Tennessee Street from Brookside Avenue to West State Street has been rescheduled to begin Aug. 31. Construction will begin as scheduled on Aug. 10 from West State Street to Colton Avenue. Construction for each segment is expected to take approximately two weeks.
Traffic will remain open on Tennessee Street during construction, but motorists should anticipate delays. Cross traffic on Tennessee Street will remain accessible; however, beginning Aug. 17, left turns to and from Tennessee Street between West State Street and Colton Avenue will be prohibited for up to one week. Right turn movements will be allowed for driveway accessibility while the new pavement is curing. Minimal delays are anticipated while paving is occurring in front of driveways.
Aug. 6, 2015 - Construction is expected to begin next week on portions of Tennessee Street as part of the City’s PARIS Resurfacing Project.
Tennessee Street between Brookside and Colton avenues will be under construction for approximately two weeks. Construction is expected to begin Monday, Aug. 10.
Traffic will remain open on Tennessee Street but motorists should anticipate delays. Additionally, cross traffic on Tennessee Street will remain accessible; however, beginning Aug. 17, left turns to and from Tennessee Street will be prohibited for up to one week. Right turn movements will be allowed for driveway accessibility while the new pavement is curing. Minimal delays are anticipated while paving is occurring in front of driveways.
Aug. 6, 2015 - As of now Market Night is going forward as scheduled. The City will continue to monitor weather forecasts. Unless predictions of rain rise to 60% or higher, Market Night is on.
Aug. 6, 2015 - The City of Redlands is proud to announce that its Purchasing Division was recently named a recipient of the 2015 “Achievement of Excellence in Procurement” Award from the national Procurement Institute, an organization that promotes excellence in governmental and institutional procurement.
The AEP Award annually recognizes organizational excellence in public procurement. Award criteria are designed to measure innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement and leadership attributes of the procurement function.
The City of Redlands is one of only 49 agencies in California and one of only 65 cities in the United States and Canada to receive the award.
Aug. 5, 2015 - Construction is expected to begin next week on West State Street and additional surrounding streets as part of the City’s PARIS Resurfacing Project.
West State Street, from North Center Street to North Eureka Street, will be under construction for approximately two weeks. Additionally, North 1st Street from Redlands Boulevard to West Citrus Avenue and the remaining segment of West Citrus Avenue will be resurfaced. Construction is expected to begin Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Access to all businesses will remain open and the City is taking additional measures to assist visitors in reaching their destinations throughout the project area. The City will post signs to direct visitors to nearby parking areas and provide shuttle service for employees and customers of businesses in the project area. The shuttle schedule is being determined in consultation with businesses within the project area. Further details will be posted prior to work beginning on the City website and social media.
Aug. 3, 2015 - Detectives are investigating a home invasion robbery and carjacking in the 1300 block of Campus Avenue Saturday night.
The 20-year-old female victim was confronted at her home shortly before 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, by a knife-wielding man who demanded her car keys. After giving the robber her keys, the victim struggled with the man before escaping the home and running to a neighbor’s residence for help.
The robber escaped in the victim’s gray Volkswagen Jetta, license plate number 6KZM222, heading west on Campus Avenue. Police units were on scene within one minute of the 911 call but were unable to locate the vehicle.