March 1, 2017 - Learn about the Inland Empire Lighthouse for the Blind with guest speaker Sandy Wood at the Redlands Community Senior Center’s Dessert and Dialogue program from noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 27.
Sandy Wood, the Executive Director at the Inland Empire Lighthouse for the Blind, has been on staff at the school since 1979. She will be promoting their upcoming 15th Annual Cruise for Sight Car Show and Chili Cook-off at Sylvan Park in Redlands on May 13. Wood will present an overview of free services provided for the legally and totally blind residents of the Inland Empire and answer questions about Lighthouse for the Blind.
March 1, 2017 - The City of Redlands invites residents to apply for openings on the Street Tree Committee, Parks and Recreation and Human Relations Commissions.
Feb. 27, 2017 - Arson was determined as the cause of a residential structure fire in the 1100 block of Alta Street Saturday evening. No injuries were reported.
Firefighters responded to the blaze shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Arriving firefighters found fire and heavy smoke coming from the home. Firefighters initiated a quick attack on the blaze and began searching the structure for any occupants. It took 18 firefighters about 10 minutes to knock down the fire. Firefighters remained on scene until about 8:15 p.m. to ensure the fire was completely extinguished and conduct an investigation.
Feb. 27, 2017 - The City of Redlands invites nominations for the City’s 2017 Beautification and Redlands Heroes Awards. Winners will be honored at the State of the City event at noon on Friday, June 9, at the University of Redlands Orton Center, 1200 E. Colton Ave.
More than one winner may be selected for the Beautification Award, which will recognize non-residential buildings and facilities that capture outstanding landscape, cleanliness and curb appeal.
Feb. 23, 2017 - Residents and business owners are invited to Meet the Manager during two public forums with City Manager N. Enrique Martinez.
Public forums are scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, at the Redlands Community Senior Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave., and from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 16, at the Contemporary Club, 173 S. Eureka St.
Martinez will provide a brief overview of the City’s finances and operations and will answer questions from the public. Healthy snacks will be provided.
Feb. 15, 2017 - The National Weather Service is predicting storms with winds, heavy rainfall and potential flash floods for the local area beginning Thursday night through the weekend.
The City of Redlands Emergency Operations Office, Police, Fire and Quality of Life departments are taking the opportunity to remind residents and businesses of precautionary measures they can take to protect their own health and safety.
While the City continues to make preparations to mitigate flooding, including inspecting, repairing and cleaning the storm drain system and trimming trees along heavily traveled roads, significant rainfall can overwhelm the City’s existing flood control system and cause localized flooding on City streets and in the Zanja and San Timoteo Canyon area.
Feb. 14, 2017 - As part of the City’s continuing efforts to increase communication and provide information to the public, a copy of each upcoming City Council agenda will now be available at the Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave., prior to each meeting.
In addition to the meeting agenda, staff reports and other supporting documents for agenda items will be available for the public to review.
Council agendas are also available at least 72 hours before each council meeting at the City Clerk’s Office, 35 Cajon St., the A.K. Smiley Library, 125 W. Vine St., and online at http://cityofredlands.org/councilvideo.
Feb. 9, 2017 - The 17th annual Faith and Justice Summit, hosted by the Cops and Clergy Network Inc. Redlands and Yucaipa chapters, is scheduled Thursday, March 16, at Yucaipa First Assembly Church, 12226 Second St., Yucaipa.
The theme of this year’s summit is “Community and Police Relations” with a focus on “Mental Health First Aid.”
Feb. 9, 2017 - William Donovan, who volunteered 1,229 hours last year with the Redlands Animal Shelter, was recently named the shelter’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year. He has had a nearly lifelong mission to rescue kittens.
A lifelong Yucaipa resident, Donovan has been an advocate for animals since the 8th grade when he attempted to rescue three kittens from drowning.
“I witnessed this man I greatly admired drown three kittens in a bucket of water and toss them in the trash,” he said. “I was horrified. I found the three kittens still alive in the trash and took them with me. I tried to save them but they all died within the hour. I told myself, ‘I will retire someday and make it up to those kittens.’”
Feb. 7, 2017 - A Redlands man was arrested Monday night after a report of a man with a gun resulted in a short vehicle pursuit and subsequent neighborhood search.
Redlands Police responded to a call shortly before 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, of a man with a gun in his vehicle at Redlands Boulevard and Citrus Avenue. Officers located and attempted to stop the vehicle in the 800 block of Citrus Avenue. The vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. The suspect vehicle committed several vehicle code violations before crashing into a curb at Aaron Drive and Cambridge Avenue.