Nov. 11, 2016 - A park restroom building was severely damaged in an early morning fire Friday.
Redlands firefighters responded to reports of a smell of smoke in the area of Colton Avenue between Dearborn and Judson streets shortly before 1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. As firefighters were searching for the source of the smell additional reports came in of a structure fire at Crafton Park in the 500 block of Wabash Avenue.
When firefighters arrived, they found a park restroom heavily involved with fire and portions of the roof collapsing. Firefighters knocked down the blaze within 15 minutes and remained on scene to overhaul the building for another two hours.
Nov. 9, 2016 - Prepare yourself for a wonderful time in Wonderland featuring the wonderful talent of professional actors working with children learning theater skills for the first time. Registration is open for the Redlands Community Center’s free Children’s Musical Theater Workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.
Children ages 6 and older will explore the fundamentals of drama, dance, and singing. Each child will have a speaking part in a mini musical, with a performance beginning at 3 p.m.
Nov. 8, 2016 - The City of Redlands invites residents to apply for openings on the Municipal Utilities/Public Works and Traffic and Parking commissions.
Deadline for filing applications is Nov. 23. Members are appointed by the City Council.
Residents interested in applying for the non-salaried positions may request application forms from the City Manager's Office, City Hall, 35 Cajon St., Suite 200, by phone at 798-7510, or download an application on-line at www.cityofredlands.org.
Nov. 7, 2016 - Due to unavoidable circumstances, the SCORE workshop scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 8, has been rescheduled.
The City of Redlands Development Services Department and the Inland Empire chapter of SCORE business workshop, “Spying on the Competition” has been rescheduled to Monday, Nov. 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Redlands City Council Chambers, 35 Cajon St. The workshop is designed for those who are just starting a business or have been in business for many years.
Nov. 7, 2016 - Firefighters responded to a structure fire at a century-old Victorian home in the 1000 block of North 6th Street Sunday evening. No injuries were reported.
Firefighters responded to the residential fire at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. When they arrived, they found active fire in the home’s basement. Fire suppression efforts were hampered by the age of the home, built more than 100 years ago before building codes were designed to prevent fire spread through the spaces in the walls, floors, basements and attics. The fire spread quickly, burning out the stairways to the second floor and into the attic. Access to the second floor was only available using ladders through the windows, and damage to the floors increased the hazards to firefighters.
Nov. 3, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department has been awarded a $115,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. Redlands Police will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education.
Nov. 2, 2016 - As part of the City’s Interstate 10 Gateway Entry Landscape Beautification Project, crews will be relocating six Washingtonia filifera palm trees within two corners of the project area on the northwest and northeast corners of Pearl Avenue and Orange Street.
The tree relocation will take place beginning Monday, Nov. 7, and is expected to be completed by Wednesday, Nov. 9. The relocation activity will require traffic lane restrictions and partial lane closures along 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. 2, 2016 - The City of Redlands Quality of Life Department will install electrical conduit as part of ongoing improvements to the City-owned parking lot between Orange and Fifth streets, north of Redlands Boulevard.
The work will require closure of the driveway off of Orange Street (between Citrone and Joe Greensleeve’s) from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. The parking lot will still be accessible during construction from the east entrance off of Fifth Street.
Nov. 2, 2016 - The Federal Aviation Administration awarded more than $800,000 to complete installation of a runway lighting system to improve safe operations at Redlands Municipal Airport.
Funding from the FAA Airport Improvement Program, of $827,437, along with $41,371.85 additional funding from the Caltrans Division of Aeronautics Aviation Grant will fund the rehabilitation of the electrical systems serving one runway and taxiway at the airport at 1755 Sessums Drive, in the northeast corner of the City. The City will provide matching funds of $50,565.59.
Oct. 27, 2016 - This holiday, the Redlands Quality of Life Department’s Senior Services Division invites you to be Santa’s Elf to a senior citizen. This program collects Christmas gifts for senior citizens living in Redlands without anyone to look after or visit them. The Santa’s Elf to a Senior Program will make seniors’ Christmas bright with a personalized gift.