The City of Redlands, along with Sportball, will offer a free Multi-Sport Summer program to teach children the concepts and skills associated with various sports. A variety of creative, high-energy games will be offered to develop agility, balance, coordination and stamina as well as important social and cooperation skills. A free nutritional lunch will also be provided as part of the program!
Participants can register for the following sessions:
Work to improve traffic on the City’s busiest intersection will begin this month as contractors begin construction on the intersection of Redlands Boulevard and Alabama Street and reconfiguration of Colton Avenue at Redlands Boulevard.
The approximately $4 million construction project will realign the intersection of Redlands Boulevard and Alabama Street, the City’s busiest intersection with more than 24,000 vehicles passing through the crossing daily. The realignment will eliminate a 22-foot offset as Alabama Street crosses Redlands Boulevard and widen both streets adding a third northbound lane and additional left turn lanes in each direction on Alabama Street.
The project will also realign an unorthodox and difficult merger of Colton Avenue and Redlands Boulevard, creating a signalized T intersection just east of the Redlands Boulevard/Alabama Street intersection. In addition, the project will improve drainage in the area and replace all street lighting with energy-efficient LED equipment.
Enjoy Salsa dance in a comfortable and fun setting. Salsa classes will be taught every Monday beginning June 9 through June 30.
Classes begin at 6:45 p.m., ending at 8 pm. Registration fee is $8 per person. Partners are not required.
Space is limited, so sign-up today at the Redlands Community Center or online at www.cityofredlands.org/recreation/classes. For more information, call instructor Joe Sidor at (909) 792-6076.
Noting a new increase in reported thefts from gravesites at Hillside Memorial Park, RPD Community Policing officers conducted a specialized investigation at the cemetery and arrested a woman following a theft Saturday.
At about 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, officers arrested a 38-year-old Mentone woman who was stopped following a theft at the cemetery. Police located a stolen solar light in her vehicle. Police then accompanied the woman to her home where they located another solar light taken from the cemetery.
Kristen Janelle Unkelbach was arrested for petty theft.
Police are working with cemetery staff in an effort to locate the owner of the second solar light.
Redlands Police arrested five drivers for driving under the influence over the Memorial Day weekend, including one driver involved in a single-vehicle roll-over collision as the weekend began.
A total of 138 vehicles passed through a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint in the eastbound lanes of Colton Avenue between New York and Texas streets beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, May 23. During the checkpoint, officers arrested three drivers for driving under the influence and issued two citations for driving on a suspended license and two citations for driving without a license. Two others were arrested for outstanding warrants. Another three traffic-related citations were also issued.
During a targeted “saturation” patrol on Saturday, May 24, officers stopped nine vehicles for traffic violations and arrested one driver for driving under the influence. Another driver was cited for driving on a suspended license.
Construction has begun to replace water pipelines along San Timoteo Canyon Road and on Fern Avenue and is expected to last through the end of June.
At their April 15 meeting, the City Council awarded a $364,000 construction contract for the Fern Avenue and San Timoteo Canyon Road Water Pipeline Replacement project to Pacific Utilities Installation, Inc. of Anaheim. The project is funded by water revenues, and no General Fund dollars will be used to construct this project. The project was designed and will be managed by the City of Redlands Municipal Utilities and Engineering Department.
Construction began on May 13 and is anticipated to last through the end of June. The project will install new pipelines on San Timoteo Canyon Road between Fern Avenue and Beaumont Avenue, and on Fern Avenue between San Timoteo Canyon Road and Terracina Boulevard.
A third day of tai chi classes has been added at the Redlands Community Senior Center.
Tai chi classes are now offered Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave.
Classes are $5 per session or $18 for one month of classes once a week. Participants can also attend all three classes each week for only $28 per month.
The Avoid the 25 DUI Task Force is deploying officers this holiday weekend at DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols countywide to arrest impaired drivers and to keep the public aware of the dangers of driving while impaired by alcohol and drugs.
The Redlands Community Center is hosting a free Zumba Dance Party for the first 50 participants who register, taking place from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, June 6. This event welcomes new Zumba participants while providing enough movement and work to make even seasoned veterans break a healthy sweat.
Staff from the City of Redlands Development Services Department and Redlands Police personnel will hold a public meeting to explain and answer questions regarding the proposed Deemed Approved Ordinance Thursday, May 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Redlands City Council Chambers, 35 Cajon St.
Anyone interested in the proposed ordinance or in alcoholic beverage sales in the City of Redlands is invited to attend. In addition to City staff, members of the Institute for Public Strategies will also be in attendance to describe the ordinance and its purposes.