Most Americans may not realize it, but the Fourth of July is one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to alcohol-impaired driving crashes. The Redlands Police Department will conduct a DUI / Driver’s License checkpoint beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday, July 5, through 3 a.m. Friday, July 6, southbound lane of Cajon Street between Cypress and and Palm avenues.
Redlands Police arrested one man for driving under the influence and cited more than 30 drivers for various traffic violations during grant-funded enforcement operations since Friday.
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF REDLANDS ESTABLISHING AN APPROPRIATION LIMIT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013 PURSUANT TO ARTICLE XIIIB OF THE CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
A 51-year-old Redlands man was injured Sunday when he was struck by a car while crossing the street in the area of Judson Street and Colton Avenue.
Four people were arrested for driving under the influence during a weekend checkpoint and 22 drivers were cited for speeding during a traffic enforcement operation Monday. Redlands Police will conduct another grant-funded traffic enforcement operation on Friday evening targeting dangerous and aggressive motorcycle riders and driving under the influence.
Redlands Police arrested four people during a grant-funded sobriety checkpoint Friday evening for driving under the influence. Two drivers were cited for driving with a suspended license and one person was cited for having an open container of alcohol during the checkpoint in the eastbound lanes of Citrus Avenue at Church Street. A total of 119 vehicles passed through the checkpoint between 10 p.m. Friday, June 22, and 3 a.m. Saturday.
Following the City Council’s approval of the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Budget on June 19, furloughs, which have been in place since February 2009, will end for most City employees. As a result of the expiration of furloughs the City will return to the scheduled office hours that were in place prior to 2009.
Beginning in July, most offices in the Civic Center Complex will again be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on alternating Fridays. Some offices, including the One Stop Permit Center, Development Services and City Treasurer’s Office, will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on each of those days. For the month of July, Civic Center offices will be open Friday, July 13 and 27. They will continue to open on alternating Fridays throughout the year, with the exception of holidays.
The Redlands Community Senior Center will host the July 2012 AARP Driver Safety Class for senior citizens. The class is comprised of two four-hour sessions taking place over two days, July 12 and July 13, from 1 to 5 p.m. Persons wishing to renew their driving license through the AARP program must take a separate two-day safety class if they have never renewed with the AARP before or if it has been more than three years since their last license renewal. Registration for the class costs $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-AARP members.
Two businesses were cited Friday for selling alcohol to minors during an operation funded by a grant from the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
The final event of the June is Jumpin’ downtown events will take place this Saturday, June 30, with the Food Truck and Brewfest and the City is seeking volunteers to help make this final event a rousing success.
The Food Truck and Brewfest is the third event of the series that started with Surfin’ State Street on June 8 and last weekend’s Wine, Beer & Music event at Ed Hales Park. Thousands of visitors packed downtown over the two weekend events. The June is Jumpin’ series was designed to bring residents and visitors to experience all that historic downtown Redlands has to offer.
The Food Truck and Brewfest will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 30. Food trucks will roll into the municipal parking lot at the Redlands Mall. This is a great foodie event and beer garden, featuring Slummin’ Gourmet, WTF (Where’s the Fire) Pizza, Thai! On, ZZ Truck, Rolling Sushi Van, Tornado Potato, Suite 106 Cupcakery, Brats Berlin, Lee’s Philly, Ludo Truck, Waffles de Liege, Rebelbite, MeSoHungry Truck, Cousins Maine Lobster, Tropical Shave Ice, Baconmania, Hangar 24, Time in a Bottle and State Street Winery. Tickets are $5, available at the City of Redlands Development Services Office (210 E. Citrus Ave.) or at the event. Attendees are also encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation to benefit Inland Harvest Food Bank.
The Redlands Police Department will hold a Business Academy designed to teach local business owners and managers about services available to help in the safe operation of their businesses.
The four-week academy will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning July 11 through Aug. 1 at the Joslyn Senior Center, 21 Grant St. Classes will be taught by Redlands Police Department personnel. Some segments will be taught by members of the Redlands Fire Department and Code Enforcement officers from the City’s Quality of Life Department. There is no cost to attend.