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The intersection of Redlands Boulevard and California Street was reopened to all traffic over the weekend following repair of a large sinkhole that occurred earlier this month.

The sinkhole opened in the westbound lanes of Redlands Boulevard west of California Street on Aug. 4 following a heavy weekend rain. Floodwaters from an adjoining county flood control channel eroded the ground below the intersection causing the road to collapse. No one was injured but it affected traffic in all directions at Redlands Boulevard and California Street for nearly three weeks while City staff and various other agencies evaluated the structural integrity of the infrastructure and contracted for repairs.

Labor Day weekend is coming up. For many Americans, that means an extra day off, backyard and beach barbecues, visiting friends and family, and the unofficial end of the summer season. Unfortunately, it also means a sharp increase in drunk-driving-related fatalities. Now through Labor Day, Sept. 1, the Redlands Police Department will be aggressively targeting drunk and drugged drivers as part of a nationwide effort to end impaired driving and save lives. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign will pair increased public awareness with high-visibility enforcement, resulting in fewer drunk drivers on Redlands streets.

Redlands Police will be looking for impaired drivers throughout the city with plans in place for DUI/Drivers License checkpoints on Aug. 23 in the southbound lanes of Tennessee Street at Park Avenue and Aug. 29 in the eastbound lanes of Redlands Boulevard at 7th Street. Both will be conducted between the hours of 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. A checkpoint was also held in the southbound lanes of Cajon Street at Cypress Avenue on Aug. 15 as part of this campaign.

An all-night standoff with a suicidal man who locked himself in his vehicle in a gym parking lot Wednesday afternoon ended Thursday morning, Aug. 21, when the man fatally shot himself.

Police crisis negotiators spent more than 17 hours talking to the 50-year-old man by phone as he sat locked in his vehicle with a gun in the parking lot of LA Fitness at 1035 Parkford Drive. Paramedics stood by ready to provide treatment. Shortly before 7:30 a.m. a shot was fired in the vehicle. Police approached the vehicle and found the man critically injured.

Redlands Firefighter Paramedics treated the man on scene and in the AMR ambulance as he was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Redlands Animal Shelter is teaming up with Redlands Friends of the Animal Shelter (REDFOSA) to fund the creation of a much needed Care and Isolation Room for the Shelter.

Dogs and cats are brought into the Shelter on a daily basis, many having special needs or medical issues. Puppies and kittens that are abandoned are at great risk of developing parvovirus or distemper. At the present time, there is not an adequate room or area at the Redlands Animal Shelter to isolate these animals until they can be vaccinated or to allow a separate rest and recovery area to heal if needed. Lack of a separate area or room, means that these injured or at-risk animals have to stay in the general kennel area, often housed within inches of other animals. This situation potentially puts ALL animals at risk of contracting a communicable disease.

The cities of Redlands and Highland will hold a joint event to encourage residents of both cities to recycle used motor oil filters.

Do-it-yourself auto enthusiasts may bring up to three used oil filters for recycling and exchange for new filters. In addition, they will receive a free bucket, oil drain pan and other items as a gift for participating in the recycling program.

The free event, open to Redlands and Highland residents only with valid ID or a utility bill for verification, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Auto Zone, 27292 Baseline Road in Highland. Filters and other gifts are available only at the Highland store until 2 p.m. or while supplies last.

The Redlands Police Department Citizen Volunteers will be at Market Night again Thursday, Aug. 21, to provide free child fingerprinting.

One evening a month, volunteers staff a booth at the Thursday night market on State Street fingerprinting children to give families a record that can be used in case of emergencies. The service is free and available to anyone with children.

Once the child is fingerprinted, the card will be given to the child’s parents or guardian. Redlands Police will not keep any records on file. Parents are encouraged to attach a current photo of their child and a lock of hair and to keep the card handy in the event of an emergency.

The Redlands Police Department Citizen Volunteers will be at Market Night again Thursday, Aug. 21, to provide free child fingerprinting.

One evening a month, volunteers staff a booth at the Thursday night market on State Street fingerprinting children to give families a record that can be used in case of emergencies. The service is free and available to anyone with children.

Once the child is fingerprinted, the card will be given to the child’s parents or guardian. Redlands Police will not keep any records on file. Parents are encouraged to attach a current photo of their child and a lock of hair and to keep the card handy in the event of an emergency.

The public is invited to attend a third and final workshop on energy efficiency designed to educate local residents and business owners on the programs, benefits and incentives available through Southern California Edison’s Partnership for energy efficiency. The workshop will also include an overview of the recommended energy efficiency measures for the Redlands Energy Action Plan.

An anonymous donor has pledged to match up to $2,500 in donations toward the Redlands Police Department’s Narcotics K-9 unit. A fundraiser to support the unit is currently being held until the end of August at The Taco Shack, 510 E. State St. culminating with Redlands Chief of Police Mark A. Garcia volunteering as a chew toy for a police dog during a noon event at the restaurant on Aug. 30.

The donor, who did not wish to be identified, contacted City officials pledging to donate up to $2,500 to the police program to match $2,500 in additional donations.

From Aug. 11 through Aug. 30, Taco Shack customers can donate to the K-9 program and will be recognized with your name on the walls of the restaurant. In addition to the Taco Shack, major sponsors include Toyota of Redlands and Furry Face.

The Redlands Police Department will conduct a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint in the southbound lanes of Cajon Street at Cypress Avenue from 10 p.m. Friday, August 15, until 3 a.m. Saturday morning. 

The Redlands Police Department offers the following advice for anyone hosting or planning to attend a weekend get-together or any kind of event where alcohol is served.

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Upcoming

Wednesday, October 29th

  1. Post 261 Explorer Meeting
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, October 29th
    • 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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Yesterday

  1. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:40am
    • End date: Thursday, October 30th
    • End time: 10:55am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room each Thursday morning for great songs, and stories!

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  2. Market Night
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, October 30th
    • 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. Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, November 1st
    • 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. Household Hazardous Waste Collection site
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Saturday, November 1st
    • 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.

      The site does not accept business waste, radioactive wastes, medical waste, explosives, reactives, or asbestos.

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Tuesday, November 4th

  1. City Council Closed Session Meeting
    • Start time: 05:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, November 4th
    • End time: 06:00pm
    • Agenda available to view at http://cityofredlands.org/councilvideo

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  2. Chinese Story Time
    • Start time: 05:45pm
    • End date: Tuesday, November 4th
    • 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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  3. City Council Meeting
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, November 4th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Agenda available to view at http://cityofredlands.org/councilvideo

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Wednesday, November 5th

  1. Preschool Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Wednesday, November 5th
    • 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. Employment Boot Camp
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, November 5th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • This interactive workshop targets professionals anywhere from recent graduates to mid‐career changers as well as those who were laid off, downsized, or returning to a career after time away from the workforce.
      Whether a person has been searching for a job for 2 weeks or 2 years, this workshop will provide imaginative ideas that will turn the job search process from reactive to proactive and put the job seeker in the driver’s seat for landing his/her dream career. Attendees will learn how to not be their own worst enemy and find a job based on their passion and interests using innovative search strategies. Attendees will also learn effective resume writing and interview techniques.

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  3. Post 261 Explorer Meeting
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, November 5th
    • 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, November 6th

  1. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:40am
    • End date: Thursday, November 6th
    • End time: 10:55am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room each Thursday morning for great songs, and stories!

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  2. Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission
  3. Market Night
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, November 6th
    • 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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Friday, November 7th

  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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Saturday, November 8th

  1. Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, November 8th
    • 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.

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. Household Hazardous Waste Collection site
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Saturday, November 8th
    • 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.

      The site does not accept business waste, radioactive wastes, medical waste, explosives, reactives, or asbestos.

    • View this event in Google Calendar

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