The City Council will hold a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, to consider ratifying a declaration of local emergency following Sunday’s rain storm.
The meeting will be held in the Assembly Room at the A.K. Smiley Public Library, 125 W. Vine St.
Redlands Police arrested two people for driving under the influence and issued three citations for other traffic violations during a Sobriety/Drivers License checkpoint Thursday, July 31.
A total of 209 vehicles passed through the checkpoint in the southbound lanes of Alabama Street at Park Avenue between 10 p.m. Thursday, July 31, and 3 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1.
A fundraiser to support the Redlands Police Department’s Narcotics K-9 Unit will be held during the month 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.
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.
Beginning at noon on Aug. 30 the public is invited to attend a fundraising event with music, raffles and prizes. During the event, Chief Garcia will participate in a police canine demonstration as a patrol dog sinks his teeth into his duties.
A large sinkhole in the westbound lanes of Redlands Boulevard west of California Street will affect both east and westbound traffic on Redlands Boulevard while City staff evaluate the structural integrity of the infrastructure and how to repair the damage.
The sinkhole, approximately 10 to 15 feet wide and up to 20 feet deep was reported to City staff early Monday afternoon, Aug. 4. No one was injured.
Westbound traffic on Redlands Boulevard will be diverted to northbound California Street, while eastbound Redlands Boulevard traffic will be diverted south on California Street for an undetermined period until repairs are made.
A spill at the Redlands Water Treatment plant on Nevada Street, caused by a power outage combined with a heavy deluge of storm water, released up to 600,000 gallons of partially treated raw sewage into the rain-swollen Santa Ana River Sunday evening.
A combination of a Southern California Edison power outage in the area and heavy rainfall and storm water flowing from above the treatment plant adding water into treatment reservoirs caused the reservoirs to overflow for a little more than two hours Sunday, Aug. 3, between 9 and 11:30 p.m.
Officers, firefighters and personnel from the Redlands Police, Fire and Quality of Life departments and Emergency Operations Manager responded to a number of minor issues during a brief downpour Sunday, Aug. 3.
Heavy rain fell for about 45 minutes beginning at about 6:15 p.m. Sunday. The City’s Emergency Operations Center was activated at a Level 1 (the lowest level) for two hours, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Reported issues included:
As the persistent statewide drought reaches record-setting levels through much of California, the State Water Resources Control Board enacted restrictions on water use effective July 28.
To comply with these restrictions, which are in effect for 270 days, the City of Redlands has implemented its Stage 2 water conservation measures. Stage 2 measures require City water customers to limit water usage and limits the days and times customers may irrigate their landscaping. The restrictions limit potable water customers with even numbered addresses to irrigating only on even numbered calendar days and potable water customers with odd numbered addresses to irrigating only on odd numbered calendar days. If these restrictions do not meet the needs of reducing the City’s production below 2013 production levels, as required by the new state regulations, the City will adopt more stringent conservation methods until the necessary conservation is obtained.
The Redlands Police Department Special Operations Bureau recently expanded its use of social media to help identify wanted suspects and persons of interest, using the department’s Facebook page and Twitter account to post fliers of wanted suspects and persons of interest.
Only days into the new initiative, the department has already had its first successful identification of a suspect wanted for stealing a bicycle in the 600 block of Jeremy Court. On Wednesday, police contacted a 25-year-old Redlands man and forwarded misdemeanor theft charges to the District Attorney for review after a Facebook user identified the man in the photo to police. The bike has not been recovered.
The Redlands Community Center is pleased to offer a free Tumbling Gymnastics class demonstration on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Have fun while learning discipline. This introductory class is open to boys and girls ages 6-10. In this class, students will learn basic tumbling gymnastic skills such as forward rolls, backward rolls, and cartwheels. Students will increase flexibility, body awareness, and coordination.
The Redlands Police Department and Micah House, with help from local businesses, churches, community groups and City and County agencies, will give away bicycles and backpacks during a Back2School Jam and Community Resource Fair at Sylvan Park from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 2. There will be free snacks and music provided for the community.
The giveaway is held in conjunction with the Community Clean Up day from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 1, at a number of neighborhood locations, including Post Street and Brockton Avenue, Cook Street and Cero Court, the Micah House (Oxford Avenue and Brockton), and Second Baptist Church, 420 E. Stuart St. Each participating child or teen giving one hour or more of community service will receive a free backpack and school supplies.