The City of Redlands will begin construction next month on more than 5,300 lineal feet of sidewalks and 186 ADA ramps, part of a federal Safe Routes to Schools grant.
The grant will fund construction of sidewalks and curb ramps within a half-mile radius of the target campuses, Kingsbury Elementary, Smiley Elementary and Cope Middle schools. Grant funding provides 100 percent reimbursement for all costs and no General Fund money will be used for construction, inspection or management of the project.
The City of Redlands Development Services Department and Quality of Life Department presents a free Easter Egg Hunt & Movie in the Park event. This event includes free children's activities, musical performances, spring craft projects provided by Kissui, and more, with an Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 6 p.m. DreamWorks' “Rise of the Guardians” will be shown at dusk at Ed Hale's Park in Redlands, located in the downtown area on the corner of State and Fifth streets. We encourage everyone coming to watch the feature film to bring a blanket and\or lawn chair. The entire event will be free to participants.
Restriping along Citrus Avenue between University Street and Redlands Boulevard, including a section that runs through Redlands High School, is scheduled to begin Thursday morning, with completion expected by Friday morning.
The restriping on Citrus, where it divides the north and south campuses of Redlands High School, will include traffic calming measures, intended to improve the safety of thousands of high school students who cross the street between classes several times a day during the school year.
Do you know a senior citizen or disabled person who lives alone and would benefit from regular contact? Then you need to know about You Are Not Alone.
You Are Not Alone, sponsored by the City of Redlands Quality of Life Department, began in 2001 as Never Alone, sponsored by the Redlands Police Department.
Being alone is one of the greatest fears older adults have. The You Are Not Alone program is designed to assist in alleviating that concern, both for the senior citizens, the disabled and their families.
The intent of the program is to provide comfort, promote peace of mind and a sense of security and confidence to homebound seniors or disabled citizens, who enjoy the independence of living alone, but do not have the availability of friends or families to consistently check in on them.
As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, Redlands Police Chief Mark A. Garcia and Avoid the 25 DUI Task Force coordinator is urging motorists to plan a safe ride home and never get behind the wheel drunk or drugged. During this holiday police, Sheriff, and CHP throughout San Bernardino County will be on high alert, cracking down on drunk drivers as part of its Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over public safety campaign.
“Drunk driving is dangerous, deadly and against the law – and it will not be tolerated in communities this St. Patrick’s Day,” said Chief Garcia. “Today we are giving fair warning to everyone traveling in Redlands that our law enforcement officers will be out on patrol and if you are caught driving drunk, you will be arrested.”
Redlands Police and agents from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control partnered with bar employees last week and arrested four minors for possession or presentation of false identification.
RPD officers and two ABC agents, worked with bouncers at the Vault at the corner of Cajon and Vine streets, on Tuesday, March 5, checking the identifications of bar patrons.
Police arrested four people, including two 19-year-old Redlands women, a 19-year-old Highland woman and a 20-year-old Highland man who presented false identifications to employees.
The Redlands Police Department Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI/drivers license checkpoint beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, March 15, through 3 a.m. Saturday in the eastbound lanes of Colton Avenue, west of Texas Street.
Officers will contact drivers passing through Friday’s checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also check drivers for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.
On Saturday, March 16, traffic officers will conduct a grant-funded “saturation” patrol, targeting DUI drivers.
Redlands residents can toast the City’s quasquicentennial with a new 125th Anniversary label merlot from local business State Street Winery. Soon to come, a 125th Anniversary label sauvignon blanc.
State Street Winery owners Robin and Janet Harter will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from each bottle of the 125th Anniversary wine sold to the City’s 125th Anniversary celebration. The wine sells for $25 a bottle.
The wine is bottled locally at the winery at 404 E. State St. using Washington grapes. The label incorporating the City’s 125th Anniversary logo was designed by Richard Pennington of Pennington Designs at 19 E. Citrus Ave.
“This elegant ruby colored merlot features a rich, aromatic bouquet of fresh red cherries and toasted oak,” says Janet Harter.
A 125th Anniversary label sauvignon blanc will be available in the coming weeks.
The quasquicentennial celebration marks the 125th Anniversary of the City’s incorporation in November 1888. The yearlong celebration kicked off on Dec. 1 with the Redlands Christmas Parade, sponsored by the City and the Kiwanis Club of Redlands. Additional events are being planned throughout the year.
No General Fund money has been allocated for the celebration. All funds will come from donations, fundraising efforts and revenue from the sale of sponsorships and commemorative merchandise. Donations of $10,000 each have been received from the Kiwanis Club of Redlands (noon), the University of Redlands and Kaiser-Permanente. Donations of $5,000 were also received from the Rotary Clubs of Redlands and American Medical Response.
A hot dog eating contest to benefit the Redlands Police Department’s Canine Unit will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, 1710 Sessums Drive.
The contest is open to 10 men and 10 women, ages 21 and over, who raise the most money. The minimum entry to be considered is $100, but only the top money earners will be eligible to compete for the grand prize. The grand prize is $100 in gift cards to Hangar 24 and $100 in value and prizes from other area businesses. Money raised will go to benefit the Redlands Police Department’s Canine Unit.