Construction on a pipeline replacement project along Brookside Avenue, has started and will continue through early February.
The Brookside Avenue Water Pipeline Replacement Project began Jan. 7. As part of this project, a new pipeline is being installed on Brookside Avenue between San Mateo Street and Roma Avenue.
Eastbound traffic lanes on Brookside Avenue in this area will be closed between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the five-week project. During this time, traffic will be detoured to Olive Avenue. Construction is expected to be completed by early February.
The Redlands Police Department Traffic Unit will conduct two DUI/drivers license checkpoints between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
The first checkpoint is scheduled beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, through 3 a.m. Saturday in the northbound lanes of Orange Street, between Pennsylvania and San Bernardino avenues.
The second checkpoint is scheduled beginning at 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, through 3 a.m. Sunday in the southbound lanes of Cajon Street, between Cypress and San Palm avenues.
A dozen City employees and volunteers received special recognition at “An Afternoon with the Stars,” the City of Redlands fifth annual employee recognition held last month at the Civic Center.
The City’s Human Resources Department and a committee made up of employees from various City departments planned the event, which for the past three years has been held at City Hall during most employees’ lunch hour. Local food vendors offered deep discounts, setting up a lunch time spread including submarine sandwiches, burritos, pizza, chicken, sushi, cupcakes and funnel cakes. Department directors and City Council members donned aprons and served food to the employees.
Other businesses donated dozens of prizes for a raffle giveaway.
During the awards ceremony, managers, fulltime and part-time employees and volunteers were recognized for providing service above and beyond their job descriptions. Award recipients were nominated by their peers and chosen by a committee whose members work for other agencies.
Managers/Employees of the Year include:
Employee of the Year
- Administrative: Debbie Butler (Finance Department)
- Technical and Professional: Tom Resh (Department of Innovation and Technology)
- Safety: Sgt. Ricky Smith (Police)
- Field: Ron Mosely (Municipal Utilities and Engineering)
- Part-time: Taylor Shuey (Police)
Manager of the Year:
- Administrative: Chris Diggs (Municipal Utilities and Engineering)
- Safety: Lt. Travis Martinez (Police)
- Technical and Professional: Howard Pearce (Department of Innovation and Technology)
Volunteers of the Year:
- Administrative: Victoria Lmuth (Fire Department)
- Technical and Professional: Edith Miller (Library)
- Safety: Rudy Lozano (Police)
- Field: Ian Ferreri (Municipal Utilities and Engineering)
Companies that provided food or donated prizes include:
Merchandise commemorating the City’s 125th Anniversary will be available to purchase at Market Night this Thursday.
Merchandise, including calendars, coffee mugs, clothing, mouse pads and pins, will be available at the booth on State Street Thursday, Dec. 20. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of 125th Anniversary merchandise will go to the 125th Anniversary Committee to help fund anniversary activities during the coming year.
The Redlands Police Department Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI/drivers license checkpoint beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, through 3 a.m. Saturday in the eastbound lanes of Redlands Boulevard, between Sixth and Eighth streets. A checkpoint scheduled last weekend in the same location was cancelled due to rain.
Redlands Fire Department units responded to a single-vehicle traffic collision that sent an SUV over an embankment at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18.
The driver of the late model SUV apparently lost control while driving east on the 210 Freeway at San Bernardino Avenue. The vehicle left the roadway and came to rest in an unstable position partway down the embankment.
Firefighters stabilized the vehicle with shoring equipment and ropes before extricating the sole occupant, stabilizing her and carrying her up the rain-soaked hillside.
The City of Redlands currently has openings on seven City commissions or boards. The deadline for submitting an application is Tuesday, Jan. 2. Commissioners or board members are appointed by the City Council
Applications for all commissions and boards are available on the following webpage: http://cityofredlands.org/commissions/openings
The commission will be touring the following parks:
The City of Redlands 125th Anniversary Committee is collecting items for a city-wide auction to raise funds for the yearlong anniversary celebration.
The auction, scheduled for April 6, 2013, at Redlands Antique Auction, 1547 Park Ave., will feature everything from art and antiques to vintage Redlands items.
The committee is seeking donations of high-quality items valued at $50 or more, including jewelry, coins, books, furniture, art and unique Redlands items.
Small items may be dropped off at the City of Redlands Human Resources Department, 35 Cajon St., Suite 10. The committee will arrange for pick-up of large items only. To schedule a pick-up, call (909) 798-7561.
Redlands Antique Auction owner Ron Curran has donated his facilities for the April event.
The holiday tradition of bringing home a live Christmas tree and decorating it is a fun one, but one that also concerns Redlands firefighters. Christmas tree fires aren’t common in Redlands, but they do happen. And when they do occur, they have a greater chance to be serious.
To illustrate this, Redlands firefighters will conduct a live fire demonstration during Market Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20. Visitors to the demonstration will experience the speed, heat and ferocity of a Christmas tree fire in “real time.”