April 21, 2016 - The Redlands Senior Centers are welcoming spring with the inaugural Redlands Senior 5K Orange Blossom Trail Fun Run/Walk.
The free event starts at Crafton Park on the corner of Wabash and Independence avenues on Wednesday, May 11. Check-in starts at 7:15 a.m. and the race will begin at 8:30 a.m. Chip-timing software, is provided by our Signature Sponsor, Bernardini & Donovan Insurance Services. T-shirts are provided by Gold Sponsor, HRBC Insurance and are free for all participants. There will be two water and snack stations, provided by Bronze Sponsors, Somerford Place Alzheimer’s Assisted Living and Maxim Healthcare Services.
April 20, 2016 - Redlands firefighters responded to a fire at the vacant San Bernardino County Courthouse building at 216 Brookside Ave. Tuesday night.
The Redlands Fire Department received a call of a vegetation fire at Brookside Avenue and Grant Street at approximately 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19. Responding personnel arrived to find vegetation burning in front of the vacant former courthouse and beginning to burn the building. The fire was upgraded to a commercial structure fire.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze within 15 minutes, minimizing the damage to the structure. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Redlands Fire and Police departments.
April 20, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department will again offer a personal self-defense and safety seminar designed especially for women, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Redlands Community Center Gymnasium.
The seminar, part of the Redlands Police Department’s Street Smart program, is designed to increase participants’ level of awareness and minimize their risk of victimization.
The seminar is designed for women and girls from ages 13 and up and will include a personal safety presentation as well as hands-on training.
April 19, 2016 - Redlands Police officers, dispatchers and support personnel joined personnel from other agencies Thursday, April 14, when the San Bernardino Police Department hosted a multi-agency awards ceremony to recognize the various department members who responded to the Inland Regional Center terrorist attack on Dec. 2, 2015.
Members of the San Bernardino Police Department, California Highway Patrol, San Bernardino City Fire, Redlands Police Department, Fontana Police Department, San Bernardino Unified School District Police, Rialto Police Department, Colton Police Department and San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Department, Fire Department and Probation Department received honors from their respective agencies. Among those recognized were RPD’s first responders and dispatchers, who were presented with the following service medals:
April 19, 2016 - The Redlands Community Center’s dog obedience class, taught by dog trainer Bryan Woodward, will start Monday, April 25. Please do not bring dogs to the first class.
Classes will be held Monday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The objectives are to teach dogs to sit, heel, stand and more. Owners will learn to command loving respect from their pets through a fun and focused 10-week course.
April 19, 2016 - Beginning Monday, April 25, the right lane of westbound traffic on Citrus Avenue just east of Grove Street will be closed for storm drain construction. 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. Construction activities are expected to be completed by Friday, April 29.
April 19, 2016 - The City of Redlands will host an Earth Day celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Ed Hales Park, at the corner of State and Fifth streets.
The free event includes electric vehicle displays, composting demonstrations, booths, giveaways, live music and a scavenger hunt.
Cosponsors include Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas, Redlands Sustainability Network and the Inland Empire Resource Conservation District.
April 19, 2016 - There is still time to submit nominations for the City of Redlands’ 2016 Beautification and Redlands Heroes Awards. Winners will be honored at the State of the City event at noon on Friday, June 24, at the University of Redlands Orton Center, 1200 E. Colton Ave. All nominations must be received by Friday, April 29.
More than one winner may be selected for the Beautification Award, which will recognize non-residential buildings and facilities that capture outstanding landscape, cleanliness and curb appeal.
April 17, 2016 - Redlands police and firefighters responded to reports of pepper spray released in a theater late Saturday night. Two dozen people were treated on scene and two people were transported by ambulance to a local hospital due to symptoms of the gas, including irritated eyes and difficulty breathing.
Emergency calls came in at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, April 16, after patrons were forced to evacuate theater number 9 at the Harkins Theater, 27481 San Bernardino Ave., during a showing of “Barber Shop: The Next Cut.”
April 17, 2016 - A power line caught fire and fell across a parking lot behind a downtown business area, damaging a building and several vehicles late Saturday night.
The Redlands Fire Department responded to reports of a commercial structure fire in the 300 block of Orange Street at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Upon arrival firefighters found an exterior building fire that was threatening several vehicles and adjacent buildings. A power line became involved with fire and eventually fell over several vehicles.
Due to the hazardous nature of an energized power line lying across a busy driveway and several vehicles, firefighters’ were unable to extinguish the fires until crews from Southern California Edison arrived to secure the power line.