Oct. 4, 2016 - The next meeting of the City of Redlands Disaster Council will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in the Redlands City Council Chambers. The meeting is open to the public.
The quarterly meeting will include a panel discussion on the Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack on the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. Panel members will include Redlands Police Cmdr. Chris Catren, Redlands Emergency Operations Manager Fay Glass and Emergency Services Officer Carrie Cruz from the San Bernardino County Fire Department Office of Emergency Services.
Oct. 3, 2016 - With more than 38 million people living and working in California, a major earthquake could cause unprecedented devastation. What we do now, before a big earthquake, will determine what our lives will be like afterwards. With earthquakes an inevitable part of California’s future, we must act quickly to ensure that disasters do not become catastrophes.
Last year more than 43.5 million people around the world participated Great ShakeOut drills. In California, the drill is held statewide annually on the third Thursday of October, and is organized by the Earthquake Country Alliance (www.earthquakecountry.org). The 2016 Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20.
Sept. 29, 2016 - Applications are now being accepted for the next Redlands Police Department Citizen Volunteer Academy which will be held March 2 through April 20, 2017. Graduation is scheduled for April 26, 2017.
The eight-week Citizen Volunteer Academy provides volunteers training in citation writing, radio procedure, crime scene management, report writing, traffic control, patrol vehicle driving, Emergency Operations Center operations and other areas.
Sept. 21, 2016 - Draft maps of potential City Council election districts have been posted online at the City’s website for consideration and comment by members of the public. Residents are invited to submit their comments on posted draft maps or provide their own suggested maps.
The City’s consultant, National Demographics Corporation, posted three distinct draft maps, along with demographic information for each map, to the site www.drawredlands.org/draft-maps.html. In addition, maps posted by residents are also available on the site for review and comment.
Sept. 19, 2016 - No injuries were reported but two dogs were rescued during an early morning apartment fire Monday.
Redlands Firefighters responded to the blaze at an apartment building in the 900 block of Lombard Street at approximately 2 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19. Arriving units found heavy smoke and fire to a ground-level apartment extending to the unit above and a number of people outside the building.
Sept. 12, 2016 - Redlands Fire crews responded to an early morning structure fire in the 200 block of East High Avenue Monday.
The fire was reported at about 2:30 a.m. Upon arrival, crews found cars, a boat and significant debris in the rear of the structure fully involved in fire. Before crews were able to engage the fire, it spread to the nearby vacant residence.
Crews hampered by hoarding conditions in and around the structure were unable to gain access to the structure through windows or other conventional means to apply suppression efforts. Due to the safety concerns from the hoarding conditions and downed power lines, firefighters allowed the fire to burn portions of the structure until it could be safely suppressed.
Sept. 12, 2016 - Redlands Fire crews responded to a commercial structure fire in the 9400 block of California Street at about 10:40 a.m. Sunday.
Upon arrival crews discovered the large Lamps Plus warehouse to be filled with smoke. Reports from workers indicated that a propane powered floor sweeper was involved with fire.
Sept. 8, 2016 - This past Labor Day holiday period, the Redlands Police Department partnered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over drunk-driving enforcement campaign. From Aug. 19-Sept. 5, local law enforcement showed zero tolerance for impaired driving, arresting five offenders for the deadly crime. Two drivers were also arrested and cited on possession of drug paraphernalia charges.
The Redlands Police Department ramped up its usual enforcement efforts, adding three sobriety checkpoints and six saturation patrols. By removing drunken drivers from the roads, many lives were likely saved, said Chief of Police Mark A.Garcia.
Sept. 7, 2016 - September is National Preparedness Month and the City of Redlands is taking the opportunity to encourage residents to prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies and to register for the City of Redlands Emergency Notification System.
The National Preparedness Month PrepareAthon Campaign encourages all citizens to take action, with 10 ways to participate. For more information on these action steps, visit www.ready.gov/prepare.
Sept. 6, 2016 - Salsa dance classes will be taught at the Redlands Community Center on Mondays beginning Sept. 12 through Oct. 3.
Classes run from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. The registration fee is $5 per person. Partners are not required.
Space is limited, so sign up today at the Redlands Community Center or online at www.cityofredlands.org/recreation. For more information, call instructor Joe Sidor at (909) 792-6076.