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Redlands police arrested two women caught stealing from a grave at Hillside Memorial Park Monday night and recovered additional items taken for the past several months from graves at the cemetery.

The suspects’ vehicle was stopped in the 1200 block of Olive Avenue, several blocks from the cemetery, located at 1540 Alessandro Road, at about 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 3. Inside the vehicle police located a pink child’s purse, wind chimes and decorative metal art taken from the gravesite minutes earlier.

The National Weather Service reports a change in the weather pattern through the end of the week, the City will have emergency sandbags available for Redlands residents or local businesses which are being flooded or in imminent danger of flooding.

Sandbags are available at all Redlands Fire Stations. Fill sand will be available in the vacant lot across the street from the Redlands Corporation Yard, located at 1270 W. Park Ave.

The City of Redlands has scheduled another three-day Community Emergency Response Team training beginning in May. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Did you fry during the holidays? Maybe you enjoy deep-fried turkey. The City of Redlands has joined San Bernardino County’s Stormwater Program in urging residents to recycle leftover cooking oil at the City’s Household Hazardous Waste collection site and seven other facilities throughout the county as part of a recently launched Cooking Oil Recycling Campaign.

“Pouring cooking oil down the drain can cause clogged pipes and other sewer problems that can be costly to repair. Recycling cooking oil is not only good for the environment, but can also prevent the hassle of dealing with sewer issues and save you money,” said Terry Fritz, senior environmental compliance inspector for the City of Redlands.

Redlands Police cited 18 drivers during a crosswalk enforcement detail Thursday morning.

Two police officers and a community service officer conducted the crosswalk detail between 8 and 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at three intersections – Cajon and Vine streets; Redlands Boulevard at Fifth Street; and Orange Street at Union Avenue. Drivers were cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian.

The City of Redlands recently implemented an Emergency Notification System which will be used to rapidly send telephone notifications to all residents and businesses within an affected area in the event of an emergency. Residents and businesses are urged to register cell phone and VoIP numbers to include in the emergency database.

Commonly referred to as “Reverse 911,” the system will automatically call listed and unlisted telephone numbers within the area affected by the emergency and deliver a recorded message. If the phone line is busy, the system will attempt to redial those telephone numbers to make contact. If an answering machine is reached, the emergency message will be left on the machine.

Cell phone or Voice over IP (VoIP) phone numbers are not currently included in the system database. If you wish to be contacted on your cell of VoIP phone, you must register these phone numbers online at http://www.cityofredlands.org/register.

Note that this service is offered for City of Redlands residents and businesses only.

A 49-year-old Redlands woman was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon after police responded to multiple reports in the area of Cero Court and Cook Street shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Police contacted the reporting party, Glynis Paulette Brooks, before locating the victim about a quarter mile from the location. The victim, a 34-year-old female family member, had suffered multiple stab wounds and was transported to an area hospital where she underwent surgery. None of the wounds were life-threatening.

Officers later determined that Brooks had stabbed the woman during an altercation. Brooks was taken into custody and booked at Central Detention Center in San Bernardino for assault with a deadly weapon. Bail was set at $50,000.

The City of Redlands is set to begin an $867,909 sewer replacement and repair project scheduled to begin this month with completion in early April.

The City Council awarded the contract to SND Construction, out of Arcadia, on Jan. 21, 2014, to repair or replace more than 15,500 linear feet of sewer pipeline. More than 11,500 linear feet of pipeline will be repaired using a “slip lining” technique that repairs the pipe in place without requiring street cuts.

Residents will be notified of the work seven days prior to the start of construction. Parking restrictions will be in place and minor traffic delays may occur but residents will have access to their properties at all times.

The Redlands Police Department is warning local businesses of a scam after three businesses reported being contacted by a caller fraudulently claiming to represent a utility company and attempting to collect money over the phone to avoid shutting off power to the business.

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, police received reports from three separate businesses saying they had received calls from a man claiming to represent “PGE” or “Newcastle Edison company.”

The caller claimed the businesses owed between $500 and nearly $1,500 on past due electricity bills and said the power would be shut off if the businesses didn’t pay immediately using a credit card or checking account number. None of the businesses paid.

Neither PGE nor Newcastle Edison are utility companies operating in Southern California.

Redlands City Council members will continue their Coffee with the Council community meetings this Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Cuca’s Mexican Food with Council Member Pat Gilbreath.

As part of the City’s continuing efforts to increase interaction with residents and promote transparency in City affairs, the City Council began a monthly “Coffee With the Council” in February 2011.

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 Augie’s Coffee House, 113 N. Fifth St. Council members rotate attendance, with no more than two members at each meeting.

Mayor Pete Aguilar suggested the meetings as a way for residents to ask questions or share concerns with Council members outside the formal setting of a City Council meeting.

The remaining schedule for this year’s Coffee with the Council meetings is included below.

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Yesterday

  1. Post 261 Explorer Meeting
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, April 23rd
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Open Enrollment to join the Redlands Explorer Program is in January of every year, but you can pick-up and drop-off applications through-out the entire year at the Fire Administration office. Ages to join are between 15 years To 21 years old.

      Fire Administrative Office
      35 Cajon Street #12
      Redlands, CA 92373

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Today

  1. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Thursday, April 24th
    • End time: 10:30am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room with your toddler. Open to ages 2 & 3, we sing and share fabulous stories. Meet new friends afterwards out in the park as most of the families stay to play!

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  2. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:40am
    • End date: Thursday, April 24th
    • End time: 10:55am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room each Thursday morning for great songs, and stories!

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  3. Market Night
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, April 24th
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Established in 1988, Redlands Market Night has established itself as one of the most successful certified farmers markets in Southern California! Vendors vie to participate in the event that has attracted thousands of weekly visitors since its inception. Visitors are welcomed into an inviting atmosphere complete with lighted trees, brick sidewalks, historic buildings, and great musical entertainment. Crowds are pleasantly surrounded by over 150 food and merchandise booths, not to mention the downtown shopkeepers, every Thursday night.

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Tomorrow

  1. City Hall Closed
    • Extended service hours are offered in order for the public to conduct City business before and after traditional business hours. City staff is available 9 hours a day to serve you. City Hall offices are closed every other Friday.

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  2. Movies in the Park - "Planes"
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Friday, April 25th
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • The City of Redlands Development Services Department and the Recreation Division of the Quality of Life Department will continue the popular Movies in the Park series with Disney’s “Planes” and Sony Picture Animation’s “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” on Friday, April 25, and Friday, May 30, at Ed Hales Park in historic Downtown Redlands, on the corner of 5th and State streets.
      Each event will begin at 6 p.m. and will include children’s craft projects and entertainment from the 6th Street School of Music, Frugal Frigate Children’s Bookstore, Seed and Kissui. The movies will begin at dusk. These events are free to the public. Feel free to bring your own blanket and chair and enjoy family entertainment with your friends and neighbors in historic downtown Redlands.
      For more information, please call the Redlands Community Center at (909) 798-7572 or visit us on the web at www.cityofredlands.org.

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Saturday, April 26th

  1. Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, April 26th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • The City’s successful Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market brings fresh local produce to historic downtown Redlands every Saturday.

      The Saturday Morning Certified Farmers’ Market began June 6, 2009, bringing local growers to the City parking lot south of Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets near Ed Hales Park. The market operates from 8 to 11 a.m. every Saturday, excluding holiday weekends.

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  2. Sixth Annual Community Day of Service
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, April 26th
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • More than 1,000 volunteers are expected to turn out April 26 for the Sixth Annual Day of Service, sponsored by the City of Redlands, the Redlands Service Club Council and Mormon Helping Hands, but there’s still need for more volunteers. This year volunteers will be working on community projects in four separate areas and, for the first time, expanding to the City of Highland.
      Volunteers will spread out weeding, planting, mulching, painting and repairing at Heritage Park on Orange Avenue, between Nevada and Iowa streets, the site of last year’s massive volunteer effort; Israel Beal Park, on River View Drive, south of the Santa Ana River Wash and west of Orange Street; the east end of Redlands Boulevard, along the median and the roadside; and Highland Community Park in Highland.
      The Volunteer Day of Service has become an annual event, after the stunning success of past years. Planning takes nearly a year with the City and the Redlands Service Club Council in partnership with Mormon Helping Hands.
      Along the two-mile stretch of Redlands Boulevard, volunteers will clean up and replace plants in the median, plant trees, mulch the median and shoulders and pick up trash. The City prepared for the project more than a week ago, contracting to trim all the trees along the stretch of road.
      At Israel Beal Park volunteers will remove weeds and tree stumps and replant areas of the park.
      At Heritage Park, volunteers have already begun working on irrigation in preparation for Saturday’s efforts, which will add concrete borders and decomposed granite in picnic areas and lay 20,000 square feet of sod.
      At Highland Community Park volunteers will replace the baseball infield, repair and repaint backstops and repair trash receptacles.
      The Redlands Service Club Council was formed in 2008 to offer assistance to the City through cooperative work projects and capital improvements. Working with the City’s Quality of Life Department, the Service Club Council made renovation of Sylvan Park its first major project for 2009. Since then the Service Club Council and Mormon Helping Hands have taken on increasingly ambitious projects at Prospect Park, the Redlands Bowl, landscaping the Redlands Boulevard median, and last year, creating an entire park in a day at Heritage Park.
      Individuals, families, community groups, businesses and other organizations are encouraged to participate in the workday. For information or to sign up, visit www.redlandsservice.org or contact City of Redlands Volunteer Services Coordinator Elizabeth Marin at (909) 798-7540.

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  3. Household Hazardous Waste collection
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Saturday, April 26th
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • During operating hours, residents can dispose of household materials including, 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.

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  4. Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, April 26th
    • End time: 02:00pm
    • On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Redlands Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Redlands Police Annex, 30 Cajon St. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
      Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its seven previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 3.4 million pounds—more than 1,700 tons—of pills.
      This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
      DEA is in the process of approving new regulations that implement the Safe and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” (that is, a patient or their family member or pet owner) of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances.

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  5. Spanish Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Saturday, April 26th
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Join us in the story corner of the Young Readers' Room and enjoy stories and songs in Spanish!

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  6. No subject
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Saturday, April 26th
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Free Saturday Craft Day with Miss Didi and her helpers. "April Showers Bring May Flowers" is the theme this month. Please call the YRR at (909) 798-7674 for more information and to sign up. All ages are welcome to attend!

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Monday, April 28th

  1. Environmental Review Committee
  2. Chinese Story Time
    • Start time: 05:45pm
    • End date: Monday, April 28th
    • End time: 06:15pm
    • Join us in the Story corner of the Young Readers' Room for Chinese/Mandarin songs and stories.

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Tuesday, April 29th

  1. Pajama Story Time
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, April 29th
    • End time: 07:30pm
    • Join us in the story corner of the Young Readers' Room for Pajama Story Time each Tuesday evening. We will have great stories read aloud to the kids.

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Wednesday, April 30th

  1. Preschool Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Wednesday, April 30th
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Come join in the fun of stories and songs and meet new friends! Join us in the Assembly Room each Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m.

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  2. Post 261 Explorer Meeting
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, April 30th
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Open Enrollment to join the Redlands Explorer Program is in January of every year, but you can pick-up and drop-off applications through-out the entire year at the Fire Administration office. Ages to join are between 15 years To 21 years old.

      Fire Administrative Office
      35 Cajon Street #12
      Redlands, CA 92373

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Thursday, May 1st

  1. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Thursday, May 1st
    • End time: 10:30am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room with your toddler. Open to ages 2 & 3, we sing and share fabulous stories. Meet new friends afterwards out in the park as most of the families stay to play!

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  2. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:40am
    • End date: Thursday, May 1st
    • End time: 10:55am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room each Thursday morning for great songs, and stories!

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  3. Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission
  4. Market Night
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, May 1st
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Established in 1988, Redlands Market Night has established itself as one of the most successful certified farmers markets in Southern California! Vendors vie to participate in the event that has attracted thousands of weekly visitors since its inception. Visitors are welcomed into an inviting atmosphere complete with lighted trees, brick sidewalks, historic buildings, and great musical entertainment. Crowds are pleasantly surrounded by over 150 food and merchandise booths, not to mention the downtown shopkeepers, every Thursday night.

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Saturday, May 3rd

  1. 5th Annual Bicycle Health and Safety Expo
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, May 3rd
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • The Redlands Police Department and Ride Yourself Fit will present the 5th Annual Children’s Bicycle Health and Safety Expo Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Redlands Mall parking lot, near the intersection of West Citrus Avenue and Eureka Street.
      The free event will include bicycle safety and course instruction information for all ages, health and safety resources and various craft booths. Music, food, crafts and free bicycle drawings for all ages will also be held during the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring their bicycles and helmets as they will be given the opportunity to practice their safety skills in our bicycle safety course.
      Some participating agencies include Redlands Community Hospital, Cyclery USA, Don’s Bicycles, Friends of the A.K. Smiley Public Library, Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council, Redlands Boys and Girls Club, Second Baptist Church Redlands and Music Changing Lives. Redlands Police Motor and Bicycle Officers will be present in uniform and teaching children bicycle safety. Bicycle licenses, registration and fingerprinting will also be provided by Redlands Police Department volunteers.
      A family ride from Sylvan Park, sponsored by Ride Yourself Fit, will be held at noon on Sunday, May 4. The free ride will be at an easy pace. All riders MUST wear approved helmets and closed toed shoes. Ride Yourself Fit members will assist families during the ride. All non-RYF members (adults and the parent/ guardian of each child) will be required to sign a consent and waiver before each ride. Parents are encouraged but not required to participate in the ride.
      Ride Yourself Fit is a family-friendly cycling club which is open to all. The club is focused on fun, fitness and fellowship. Beginning to advanced riders will find what they need to start or improve their riding on Saturday morning rides. You will also find other events such as Walk Yourself Fit and Eat Yourself Fit groups. Family rides are the first Sunday of every month, all are welcome.
      The Redlands Police Department’s purpose is to control crime before it occurs by supporting strong families, resilient youth and safe and sustainable neighborhoods.
      If you have any questions, or would be interested in donating or attending the event, please feel free to contact Event Coordinators: Alesandra Wilson at alesandrawilson@yahoo.com or (909) 798-3331 or Officer Elyzabeth Green at 909-798-7534 ext 2 or at egreen@redlandspolice.org

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  2. Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, May 3rd
    • End time: 11:00am
    • The City’s successful Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market brings fresh local produce to historic downtown Redlands every Saturday.

      The Saturday Morning Certified Farmers’ Market began June 6, 2009, bringing local growers to the City parking lot south of Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets near Ed Hales Park. The market operates from 8 to 11 a.m. every Saturday, excluding holiday weekends.

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  3. Household Hazardous Waste collection
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Saturday, May 3rd
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • During operating hours, residents can dispose of household materials including, 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.

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  4. Spanish Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Saturday, May 3rd
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Join us in the story corner of the Young Readers' Room and enjoy stories and songs in Spanish!

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  5. Free Saturday Craft Day
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Saturday, May 3rd
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Join Miss Didi and her helpers as they make crafts with Snow White! There is only room for 40 children, so be sure to sign up today! This program is open to all ages. Please call the YRR at (909) 798-7674 in order to sign up!

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