Sept. 17, 2015 - Irrigation improvements at Hillside Memorial Park began this week as part of the Hillside Cemetery Road Rehabilitation Project, a joint project with the City of Redlands Municipal Utilities and Engineering and Quality of Life departments.
The City Council awarded a $395,331 contract for the Hillside Cemetery Road Rehabilitation Project on July 21 to All American Asphalt of Corona. Resurfacing, irrigation improvements, landscaping and tree trimming are anticipated to be complete in July 2016. Other enhancements will be performed by City staff. Future site improvements are currently under design.
Sept. 17, 2015 - Come to the Joslyn Senior Center Friday, Oct. 2, for a free breakfast followed by a professional seminar discussing facts about Alzheimer’s and dementia and a screening of the award-winning movie “Still Alice!” Pre-registration is recommended.
Sept. 17, 2015 - Join the Redlands senior centers Tuesday, Oct. 20, for a day at San Diego’s Balboa Park, its 15 museums, various gardens, arts and international cultural associations as well as the San Diego zoo.
This is a self-directed trip. Some museums may charge a small fee but also offer senior discounts. A boxed lunch and afternoon snack will be included.
Sept. 17, 2015 - An early morning fire in the 1400 block of Fernwood Drive destroyed a workshop and equipment worth several thousand dollars Thursday.
The fire was initially reported in the 1400 block of Highland Avenue at about 5:40 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. Redlands Police were first on scene and discovered the location was actually an outbuilding in the 1400 block of Fernwood Drive, which was fully engulfed. Officers directed responding firefighters to the blaze, set up traffic control and evacuated residents from some nearby homes which were briefly threatened.
It took firefighters about 30 minutes to knock down the blaze. No injuries were reported and damage was limited to the single building and a fence adjoining the property, where firefighters made entry.
Damage to the building and contents was estimated at $30,000. The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental from malfunctioning equipment in the workshop.
Sept. 17, 2015 - A motorcyclist was sent to the hospital with multiple fractures to his leg after he was struck by a vehicle Thursday morning at the intersection of University Street and Citrus Avenue.
The 55-year-old Redlands man was riding his 2005 BMW 650 motorcycle north on University Street shortly before 6 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. As he crossed into the intersection at Citrus Avenue a 2001 Ford 500, driven by a 33-year-old Loma Linda woman, began a left turn from southbound University onto eastbound Citrus and struck the motorcycle rider, causing him to crash.
Sept. 15, 2015 - Two people were cited during a Shoulder Tap operation Thursday, Sept. 10, in which an 18-year-old volunteer under the direct supervision of a Redlands Police officer, stood outside five local businesses that sell alcohol and offered to give people entering the stores money to buy beer.
A 22-year-old man and a 60-year-old man, both from Redlands, were cited at separate locations for furnishing alcohol to a minor.
The enforcement efforts are part of a $18,600 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
Sept. 15, 2015 - Redlands Police cited 13 drivers during two crosswalk enforcement details this month.
Police officers conducted crosswalk and bicycle enforcement details on Friday, Sept. 4, and Wednesday, Sept. 9, at intersections on Redlands Boulevard between Orange Street and Citrus Avenue; on Olive Avenue between Eureka and Cajon streets; and on Cajon Street between Citrus and Olive avenues. Eight drivers were cited on Sept. 4 for failure to yield to a pedestrian within a crosswalk. Five drivers were cited on Sept. 9. No violations by cyclists were observed during the details.
The monthly Coffee with the Council was begun in February 2011 as part of the City’s continuing efforts to increase interaction with residents and promote transparency in City affairs.
The informal meetings are held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month, rotating among three local restaurants – Olive Avenue Market, 530 W. Olive Ave; Cuca’s Mexican Food, 1752 E. Lugonia Ave.; and Stell Coffee & Tea Company, 1580 Barton Road, Suite A. Council members rotate attendance, with no more than two members at each meeting.
Council members have held the meetings for the past four years as a way for residents to ask questions or share concerns outside the formal setting of a City Council meeting.
The schedule for the remainder of this year’s Coffee with the Council meetings is included below.
Sept. 10, 2015 - Market Night is canceled tonight due to rain.
Market Rain Policy: Staff will determine if the market will be cancelled due to rain by monitoring the evening’s forecast on the AccuWeather website Thursday at noon. If the forecast predicts a 60% chance of rain during the hours of 5 pm through 9 pm, Market Night will be cancelled for the evening. Should the weather defy the forecast, the Market Night staff will cancel the market if it is raining at 2 p.m. or later and/or if the streets are significantly wet at that time. When the market is canceled, a message will be put on the home page of the City’s Web site www.cityofredlands.org. Farmers and vendors can look up the website at http://www.accuweather.com/…/92373/hourly-weather-fo…/331975.
If the market has been canceled before 7:30 p.m. all vendors will be given a refund. If staff cancels the market at 7:30 p.m. or later no refund will be given.
Sept. 9, 2015 - 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 Ready Campaign encourages all citizens to build on the four universal building blocks of preparedness – Be Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit and Get Involved. For more information on these key steps, visit www.ready.gov/prepare.