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.
May 13, 2016 - Police on Friday arrested a 32-year-old Redlands man for robbery, attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a shooting earlier in the week in the 400 block of Doyle Avenue.
Police responded to a call of shots fired in the area of Doyle Avenue and Heron Court shortly after 9 p.m. Monday, May 9. Officers located evidence of the shooting but no suspects or victim were located. Authorities did locate bullet holes in a vehicle and a residence.
May 13, 2016 - Redlands Police arrested a 56-year-old high school teacher Tuesday evening, accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage student.
Kevin Patrick Kirkland, of Rancho Cucamonga, was arrested at about 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, in Gilbert, Ariz. Kirkland is a math teacher at Redlands High School.
May 12, 2016 - City of Redlands staff will hold a public stakeholder meeting from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, to discuss a proposed grant-funded project to install bicycle lanes on portions of San Bernardino and Alabama Street, connecting the Orange Blossom Trail, the Redlands cycling network and the Santa Ana River Trail. The meeting will be held in the Redlands City Council Chambers, 35 Cajon St. All members of the public are welcome to attend.
May 11, 2016 - Contractors for the City will begin construction this month on a water pipeline replacement project at three intersections on Palm Avenue and additional locations in south Redlands.
On April 5, the City Council awarded the $155,007 contract for construction of the Palm Avenue Water Pipeline Replacement Project to MCC Pipeline, Inc., of Yucaipa. Construction is expected to begin May 16. Anticipated completion will be in July. All dates are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
May 4, 2016 - The right lane of westbound traffic on Citrus Avenue from Judson Street to Grove Street will be closed for storm drain construction Thursday, May 5, and Friday, May 6. Traffic will continue to be open in both directions of Citrus Avenue. Lane closures will be limited to the construction hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
May 3, 2016 - Redlands firefighters responded to a three-alarm blaze at a church at the intersection of Redlands Boulevard and Cypress Avenue Tuesday afternoon.
The fire was reported at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Pathway Church, 611 E. Cypress Avenue. Firefighters arrived within two minutes to find the church’s preschool and one classroom building involved. No one was in either of the buildings, which are primarily used as classrooms during church services on Sundays and midweek evening programs.
Firefighters had the blaze knocked down in about 45 minutes.
May 2, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department will hold an eight-hour training class for multi-unit rental apartment managers/owners and single-family rental property owners. The program is focused on education and reducing crime in apartments, condominium complexes and single-family rental housing throughout the City.
The class will be held at Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave. from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 12. Please RSVP by May 10. Lunch will be provided. Cost is $5 to cover cost of lunch from Subway.
May 2, 2016 - Installation of shade sails at Sylvan Park will take place Tuesday, May 3, barring any unforeseen conditions. During installation, the playground, including the toddler section, will be closed to the public to ensure public safety. The remainder of the park will remain open.
April 27, 2016 - Redlands Police on Monday arrested a 41-year-old Redlands man for child molestation after a teen-age girl reported that she had been repeatedly sexually assaulted by the suspect for four years, beginning when the victim was 8 years old.