The City of Redlands has been named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.com, a national website that ranks quality of life amenities of America’s small and mid-sized cities.
Livability.com alerted City staff of the honor via email on Wednesday, Oct. 16.
“This is a great honor for us,” said Mayor Pete Aguilar. “Of course those of us who live in Redlands already know that its one of the best places to live. But we always love it when others discover what we’ve known all along.”
Focus on curbing alcohol violations is part of Responsible Redlands initiative
Redlands Police will be out in force conducting special party patrols over the University of Redlands Homecoming weekend, Oct. 19. The party patrols are part of an ongoing initiative aimed at creating a healthier, safer community through enforcing alcohol laws.
The Redlands Police Department issued 27 traffic citations last Thursday as part of a grant-funded traffic enforcement grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
Between 6 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, Redlands Police traffic officers on overtime paid for through the state grant conducted targeted traffic enforcement near Redlands elementary schools and Redlands High School, downtown and along Lugonia Avenue.
Officers issued 27 citations for violations, including speeding, running stop signs, crossing the double-yellow line, using a cell phone while driving and driving on a suspended license.
The Redlands Police Department has been awarded a $71,443 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program aimed at preventing roadway deaths and injuries through special enforcement and public awareness efforts. The grant will aid the Redlands Police Department’s ongoing effort to improve traffic safety and the quality of life. RPD will use the funding as part of an on-going commitment to keep the City’s roadways safe through both enforcement and education.
Faced with frequent calls to police and animal control officers reporting loose and aggressive pit bulls, the City of Redlands is exploring an ordinance that would regulate pit bulls and pit bull mixes, potentially bringing the City into line with surrounding jurisdictions.
With 37 million people living and working in California, a major earthquake could cause unprecedented devastation. What we do now, before a big earthquake, will determine what our lives will be like afterwards. With earthquakes an inevitable part of California’s future, we must act quickly to ensure that disasters do not become catastrophes.
This year the City of Redlands will join more than 22 million Californians on Oct. 17 in the Great California ShakeOut to increase awareness and readiness for a major earthquake. At 10:17 a.m. all City departments at the Redlands Civic Center, Development Services Department and Police Annex will be evacuated. Customers doing business at that time will be advised of the evacuation procedure and directed where to go. The inconvenience will be minor and will last only a few minutes.
Police arrested a 27-year-old Redlands man last week for the June rape of a 15-year-old girl.
Tremaine Juanae Hudson-Alexander was arrested at his residence in the 900 block of North 6th Street Thursday, Oct. 3, after police identified him as the suspect in the June 13 sexual assault on the teen.
The Redlands Police Department has been awarded a new traffic safety grant for an anti-DUI program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on Redlands roadways. Enforcement measures to combat impaired driving are coming as a result of a recent $57,000 grant awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety to the City of Redlands to conduct 12 DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints. RPD is dedicated to keeping the City’s streets safe through both enforcement and education.
The Redlands Police Department will be holding an eight-hour training class for multi-unit rental apartment managers/owners and single family rental property owners. The program is focused on education and reducing crime in apartments, condominium complexes and single family rental housing throughout the city.
The class will be held at Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave. from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. Please RSVP by Oct. 8. Lunch will be provided. Cost is $5 to cover cost of lunch from Subway.
Volunteers will gather clean and new or gently used items including coats, jackets, scarves, gloves, hats, blankets, quilts, and sleeping bags.
Last year’s drive was a huge success with more than 3,000 items donated and distributed. The Redlands Service Club Council is hoping for an even better turnout this year. Collection dates are Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11. Please drop off items in one of the drop-off containers before the final collection date.
Donation drop-off containers are available in the following locations: