May 20, 2016 - The City Council will hold a series of budget presentations this month in order to provide the public an opportunity to review the proposed Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget, ask questions or provide comments.
The proposed budget is available on line at http://cityofredlands.org/finance/citybudget. Hard copies are also available at the A.K. Smiley Public Library.
May 19, 2016 - A 37-year-old Yucaipa man was arrested just hours after a carjacking from the parking lot of a Redlands restaurant.
The victim, a 49-year-old Fontana woman, was sitting in the passenger seat of her 1996 Chevrolet passenger van in the parking lot of Denny’s, 1180 Alabama St., early Thursday morning, May 19, when a man entered the driver’s side of the vehicle and demanded money. The victim jumped out of the van and the man drove away.
May 19, 2016 - Join the City of Redlands Saturday Morning Farmers Market from 8 to 11 a.m. May 21 for a cooking demonstration with Jesus Ochoa from Tauro Catering. The Saturday Morning Farmers Market is held every Saturday along Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets.
May 19, 2016 - The City of Redlands Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off facility will be closed Saturday, May 28, for Memorial Day weekend. Normal hours for the site, Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will resume Saturday, June 4.
The Household Hazardous Waste site is located at 500 Kansas St. During operating hours, residents can dispose of household materials including, e-waste, outdated prescription medication (with the exception of controlled substances), outdated pet prescription medication, paint products, chemical cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, hobby/pool supplies, automotive oil, filters, brake fluid, transmission fluid, anti-freeze, gasoline, and propane tanks.
May 19, 2016 - The City of Redlands Hometown Heroes Program will sponsor Memorial Day Service at 10:45 a.m. Monday, May 30, at Hillside Memorial Park. Members of American Legion posts 106 and 650 will present a ceremony listing the names of departed comrades who have passed away in the last year, followed by remarks from local dignitaries and guest speaker Matt Proietti, author of “At All Costs,” a biography of Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger whose life-saving actions during the Vietnam War were largely forgotten for more than four decades.
Ladies from the American Legion Auxiliaries 106 and 650 will present a wreath commemorating fallen heroes and the event will conclude with salutes presented by the Post 650 Honor Guard and the Sons of the American Revolution.
May 19. 2016 - From May 23 to June 5, 2016, Redlands Police will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This education enforcement period comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
According to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, while 88.5 percent of passenger vehicle occupants buckled up in 2015, almost 50 percent of occupants of fatal crashes nationwide are not restrained. In some states, the rate is as high as 70 percent unrestrained in fatal crashes. In California, more than a half million people travel our roadways at grave risk without proper restraints. These facts gravely highlight the need for increased education, awareness and enforcement of seat belt use.
May 16, 2016 - The City of Redlands Quality of Life Department Recreation Division and Development Services Department is pleased to provide a free screening of “The Good Dinosaur” on Friday May 27. We invite the community to come relax and enjoy a special night under the stars in Historic Downtown Redlands. Come early and bring your own lawn chair and/or blanket.
The movie begins at dusk (approximately 7:45 – 8:15 p.m.), with activities beginning at 6 p.m. This event is free and first come, first served. There will be entertainment and activities for the children to enjoy, such as games and activities provided by Sportball and art activities by Art in Motion.
May 16, 2016 - The City of Redlands Recreation Division is happy to offer a beginning watercolor class taught by local Redlands artist, Cindy Sullivan. This step-by-step series of four classes will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday, beginning June 7, or from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday beginning June 9.
May 16, 2016 - The June 1 deadline for entries to the City of Redlands 2016 Photo Contest is quickly approaching.
The contest is open to any resident of Redlands, Mentone or Crafton and includes a youth category for those 17 years old and younger and an adult category, 18 years old and older.
May 16, 2016 - The City Council will continue their popular Coffee with the Council meetings this Saturday, May 21, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Cuca’s Mexican Food. City Council members Paul Barich and John James will be in attendance.
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 five years as a way for residents to ask questions or share concerns outside the formal setting of a City Council meeting.
The remaining schedule for this year’s Coffee with the Council meetings is included below.