The Redlands Police Department will conduct a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint in the eastbound lanes of Colton Avenue between New York and Texas streets from 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, until 3 a.m. Sunday morning.
During the checkpoint, officers will be handing out fliers in both English and Spanish from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to educate motorists about the dangers of drinking and driving.
Police and alcohol retailers work together to curb underage drinking
Redlands Police and the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) will conduct a Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs (LEAD) training and highlight tools that employees of licensed alcohol establishments can use to more easily spot fake ID cards.
The Feb. 25 evening training is part of a new, ongoing cooperation between alcohol establishments and the Police Department to more proactively curb problems related to binge and underage drinking.
Redlands Chief of Police Mark A. Garcia will discuss issues of local law enforcement and current crime trends and answer questions from the public during a town hall meeting Thursday, March 5.
In addition to answering questions from the audience, Chief Garcia will also take questions live via the Redlands Police Department’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/RedlandsPoliceDepartment. Questions will be answered live online as time permits.
A joint special meeting of the City Council ad hoc Citrus Committee and the Citrus Preservation Commission Subcommittee will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the A.K. Smiley Library Assembly Room, 125 W. Vine St., to discuss recommendations for replanting 10.7 acres of citrus groves at Prospect Park.
The monthly Coffee with the Council was begun in February 2011 as part of the City’s continuing efforts to increase interaction with residents and promote transparency in City affairs.
The informal meetings are held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month, rotating among three local restaurants – Olive Avenue Market, 530 W. Olive Ave; Cuca’s Mexican Food, 1752 E. Lugonia Ave.; and Stell Coffee & Tea Company, 1580 Barton Road, Suite A. Council members rotate attendance, with no more than two members at each meeting.
Council members have held the meetings for the past four years as a way for residents to ask questions or share concerns outside the formal setting of a City Council meeting.
The schedule for this year’s Coffee with the Council meetings is included below.
The Redlands Community Senior Center is seeking merchandise and food vendors to participate in a St. Patrick’s Day Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.
The public is invited to shop for unique, locally made items. Entertainment and a free corned beef and cabbage lunch will be provided.
Come hungry and join fellow seniors for a Healthy Veggie Burrito Potluck Friday, Feb. 13, from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. at the Joslyn Senior Center. Participants are asked to either provide a dish or pay $2. For more information, please contact the Joslyn Senior Center at (909) 798-7550.
The Joslyn Senior Center offers a Tai Chi class for beginners, covering basic principles of the discipline.
Tai Chi is a low-impact aerobic class that helps improve balance and calm the mind and it is a great way to stay active and healthy.
Classes will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Fridays beginning Feb. 6 through April 10 at the Joslyn Senior Center, 21 Grant St. There is no cost.
For more information please contact the Joslyn Senior Center at (909)-798-7550.
Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the man who held up a Subway sandwich restaurant Saturday, Jan. 31.
The suspect entered the store located at 1619 W. Lugonia Ave. shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday and ordered a sandwich. As the clerk rang up his order the suspect produced a note demanding money. No weapon was seen.
The clerk handed over cash from the register and the suspect took the money, the note and the sandwich and left the store in an unknown direction.
Students of all ages will be able to explore Africa in a big way when the world's largest map of that continent comes to the A.K. Smiley Public Library in Redlands on Sunday, Feb. 22.
The map will be the centerpiece of the Library’s first Geography Day, which will occur from noon until 4 p.m. The map, part of the National Geographic Society's Giant Traveling Map program, measures 35 feet by 26 feet. The map's brightly colored, smooth vinyl surface accurately illustrates the continent's seas, rivers, mountains, countries, and capitals. Children will have the opportunity to walk on the map in their socks in order to participate in interactive activities designed to enhance understanding about the marvelous wildlife, rich history, and varied cultures of Africa.