The Redlands Police Department welcomed a number of new employees, along with two employees who have returned to the department, during a ceremony Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Redlands Police Annex.
Three new police officers joined the ranks of the department recently and were formally welcomed during the ceremony.
Winter takes it time arriving in Redlands, but once those temperatures finally drop we are eager to build that first fire in the fireplace or turn up the thermostat on the heater and get our homes toasty and warm.
Redlands Fire Marshall Philip Gairson encourages Redlanders to be cautious, however, when heating their homes.
The Redlands Animal Shelter is looking for donors who can help subsidize the rising cost of spaying and neutering animals for adoption.
Adoptions from the Redlands Animal Shelter are on the rise. Last year the shelter found homes for 1,001 dogs and 388 cats. Through November 2012, the shelter has already adopted out 796 dogs and 373 cats. While space at the shelter, located at 504 N. Kansas St. is limited, the Animal Shelter – a division of the Redlands Police Department -- endeavors to find homes for every adoptable animal it takes in.
Construction on a pipeline replacement project along Brookside Avenue, scheduled to begin the week of Dec. 3, will be postponed for a month in order to accommodate residents and businesses during the holiday season.
The Brookside Avenue Water Pipeline Replacement Project will begin Jan. 2, 2013. As part of this project, a new pipeline will be installed on Brookside Avenue between San Mateo Street and Roma Avenue.
The Redlands Police Department will provide motor escort for more than 60 elementary school children, along with members of two local churches during the annual “Souled Out for Kids” Christmas shopping spree Thursday, Dec. 6.
Redlands Police Department Officers will be on hand at 9 a.m. as members of Pathway Church and Redlands Christian Center take a group of underprivileged children from Franklin, Lugonia and Mentone elementary schools on the $100 Christmas shopping spree at Wal-Mart.
Students from three local elementary schools had the opportunity to ride in a place of honor with Santa Claus aboard a Redlands Fire Truck during the Redlands Christmas Parade, kicking off the City’s 125th Anniversary Year celebration Saturday, Dec. 1.
The students received the honor in recognition of their efforts to support the City celebration through the sale of 125th Anniversary Redlands calendars. The calendar sale also served as a fund raiser for their schools.
The students riding in Saturday’s parade included Alyssa Montenegro, a third-grader from Smiley Elementary School, Savannah Rain Mullenix, a first-grader from Franklin Elementary School, and first-grader Kelsie Jere, from Lugonia Elementary School.
As one of its first orders of business, at the Dec. 4 City Council meeting the Redlands City Council will welcome a familiar face. Newly elected City Council Member Pat Gilbreath returns to the Council two years after her last term. Gilbreath had previously served 17 years on the Council.
Gilbreath, along with Pete Aguilar, who was reelected to a second full term on the City Council, City Clerk Sam Irwin, who was elected to his first full term following his appointment in 2009, and newly elected City Treasurer Robert Dawes, will each take the Oath of Office at the City Council meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the City Council Chambers, 35 Cajon St.
The City of Redlands will present the latest in a series of Small Business Workshops, “Marketing for a Small Business,” sponsored by SCORE Inland Empire on Wednesday, Dec. 12.
This workshop is designed to help small business owners and operators develop the key skills and tools needed to market and promote your product or service. Learn how to analyze your market, your product or service, your competition, your pricing, your target customers and the five most important marketing secrets. Discover the difference between what a marketing plan is and how it will take you where you need to be. This workshop is a must for any entrepreneur!
The City is set to begin the first phase of a comprehensive street resurfacing program Dec. 3, the first project under the Pavement Accelerated Repair Implementation Strategy (PARIS), approved by the City Council in September, and the Pavement Management Program, adopted by the City Council in March.
On Sept. 18, the City Council awarded a contract for construction of the first phase of the City of Redlands resurfacing program to All American Asphalt. The $2.46 million project is funded through funds from Measure I, a half-cent sales tax approved by San Bernardino County voters to fund local transportation projects, and the City’s Local Transportation Fund. No General Fund dollars will be used to fund this project. The City of Redlands Resurfacing Program, Phase 1 was designed and will be managed by the City of Redlands Municipal Utilities and Engineering Department.
Construction will begin the week of Dec. 3 on the Brookside Avenue Water Pipeline Replacement Project. As part of this project, a new pipeline will be 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 four-week project. During this time, traffic will be detoured to Olive Avenue. Construction is expected to be completed by Dec. 28.