Dec. 6, 2016 - Join Redlands Fire Chief Jeff Frazier and the Redlands Fire Department from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, for Family Festive Friday.
At 6 p.m. Chief Frazier will provide a review of the past year and a look at what’s ahead for the Redlands Fire Department, followed by a Christmas tree burn and fire safety demonstration at 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 5, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department and City of Redlands Quality of Life Recreation Division will host the 19th Annual Christmas Block Party from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Redlands Community Center.
The annual Christmas Party was created to assist families who are unable to enjoy the luxuries of a traditional Christmas celebration, particularly providing toys and presents for their children. Considering the number of low-income families, those in need and those who are unemployed in Redlands, the Redlands Police Department, Quality of Life Department, local businesses and numerous volunteers have come together each year to assist local families.
Nov. 23, 2016 - Crews working on the City’s Interstate 10 Gateway Entry Landscape Beautification Project will continue the relocation of five Washingtonia filifera palm trees within two corners of the project area on the northwest and northeast corners of Pearl Avenue and Orange Street. This project will complete relocation work that was started earlier this month.
The tree relocation will take place beginning Tuesday, Nov. 29, and is expected to be completed by Friday, Dec. 2. The relocation activity will require traffic lane restrictions and partial lane closures along both Orange Street and Pearl Avenue between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to provide sufficient work space and on-site safety. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time or use an alternate route during this timeframe.
Nov. 23, 2016 - Construction is set to begin next week on a $278,371 sidewalk repair project.
On Sept. 6, 2016, the City Council awarded the contract for the 2016 Sidewalk Repair Project to DM Contracting of Corona. Construction is set to begin on Monday, Nov. 28, and is anticipated to be completed in February 2017, barring any unforeseen conditions.
Nov. 23, 2016 - Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, Nov. 28, on a $132,235 alley improvement project. On Sept. 20, 2016, the City Council awarded the contract for the CDBG Alley Paving Improvement Project to EBS General Engineering of Colton. Construction is anticipated to be completed in February 2017, barring any unforeseen conditions. Federal Community Development Block Grant funds will be used to complete the project.
Nov. 22, 2016 - This year marks 24 years of the Spark of Love Toy Drive. During this season of giving, the Redlands Fire Department will again join firefighters across Southern California in the collection and distribution of new toys and sports equipment for children in need.
The Spark of Love Toy Drive collected and distributed over 500,000 toys last year. Each year’s success is a result of various communities and organizations coming together in the spirit of giving.
The Spark of Love program is a part of the Redlands Fire Department’s mission to preserve the past and protect the future. This positive interaction with the Fire Department builds goodwill within our community and provides kids with positive role models. Through Spark of Love, Redlands Firefighters were able to help 123 families last year, including more than 800 young people.
Nov. 16, 2016 - Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized the City of Redlands as an Honorable Mention Bicycle Friendly Community (BFCSM). Redlands was part of the largest application round in the BFC program’s 13-year history. In total, 140 communities applied for recognition, a 62 percent increase from the previous largest round of applicants.
With the announcement of 34 Honorable Mention communities in addition to 26 new and 77 renewing BFCs awarded communities, Redlands joins a leading group of communities, in all 50 states, that are transforming our neighborhoods. There are now 404 communities currently recognized with a Bronze level or better for their efforts to make biking better with a BFC award and 47 Honorable Mention communities.
Nov. 15, 2016 - The community is invited to a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, to celebrate the most recent enhancements to the City’s Historic Downtown.
At the direction of City Manager N. Enrique Martinez, City staff continue to add enhancements creating a connected pedestrian environment throughout the Historic Downtown.
With the installation of shade sails, lighting, tables, music, a coffee cart and enhancement to a planter with a new counter surface and seating, in the breezeways at the Civic Center, the City has created a space where visitors can congregate and enjoy a cup of coffee or fare from one of many nearby local restaurants. The enhancements provide a new connection between businesses on all sides of the Civic Center and a natural progression along Fifth Street to State Street, Orange Street and Redlands Boulevard.
Nov. 14, 2016 - The City of Redlands will hold two public workshops to provide information and seek public input prior to the City Council’s review of updated user fees and service charges associated with the cost of providing various fee-related services.
Nov. 14, 2016 - The final Coffee with the Council of 2016 is scheduled from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Stell Coffee & Tea Company, 1580 Barton Road, Suite A. Mayor Pro Tem Jon Harrison and Council Member Pat Gilbreath will be in attendance.