The Redlands Fire Department and Southern California Gas Company have been unable to determine the source after the City received several reports of an odor initially thought to be natural gas in northeast Redlands and Mentone Tuesday.
Multiple reports of the odor were received by 911 operators between 4:43 and 6:27 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. Both Fire Department personnel and Gas Company representatives, using gas monitoring equipment, determined no presence of natural gas and no reports were received after 6:27 p.m. Tuesday.
Only two performances are scheduled this weekend for “Redlands, My Redlands,” a new, all-original musical celebrating the City of Redlands 125th Anniversary.
The musical will be presented at the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel on Nov. 15 and 16. It is a fun, light-hearted review of the high points (and some low ones) in the 125-year history of Redlands. Co-written by Jim Skousen and Alexis Rafter, of Redlands, the show will largely feature original music composed and arranged by Jeffery Hunter, of Riverside, and Jeff Moore, of Highland. Tina Skousen, of Redlands, is musical director. Dan Robinson and Daniel Bachman, of Redlands, are technical advisors. Tom Atchley, of Redlands, is the historical advisor.
Musical numbers include a choir of elementary school children singing the Pledge of Allegiance, in tribute to Redlands’ role in establishing the tradition of reciting the pledge each morning in school classrooms across the country and another featuring Redlands Patron Saints, Alfred and Albert Smiley, tap dancing.
A host of local celebrities, including current and former elected officials and the editor of the Redlands Daily Facts, will be in the cast.
Reduction in citations reflects success of RPD education and enforcement efforts
Redlands Police Officers and Fire Department firefighter/paramedics responded to a rollover collision after a 30-year-old Yucaipa woman suffering from a medical condition hit several cars before jumping a curb and landing her car on its side on top of another car.
Emergency responders received the call at about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, of the accident in the area of Nevada Street and Orange Tree Lane. The driver struck a parked car before continuing north on Nevada street and sideswiping another vehicle in the southbound lane. The vehicle then crossed over a curb before rolling down a small embankment and coming to rest on the back of a parked Porsche.
Redlands paramedics were able to stabilize the driver while firefighters cut through the roof of the vehicle to extricate her. While the driver suffered no apparent injuries, she was transported to a local hospital as a precaution.
As part of its yearlong 125th Anniversary quasquicentennial celebration, the City of Redlands will honor veterans with a Veterans Day parade on Nov. 11.
With former Congressman Jerry Lewis as grand marshal, the parade will start at Redlands High School at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11. From there it will make its way west on Citrus Avenue to Eureka Street, north to State Street, west to Texas Street, north to Redlands Boulevard and west to Jennie Davis Park at the corner of Redlands Boulevard and New York Street.
Redlands Police recovered two 7-foot cow costumes stolen in separate restaurant burglaries and arrested a suspect after RPD officers found the costumes advertised for sale online.
The cow costumes, created for Chick-Fil-A restaurant, were stolen in two separate burglaries from the Redlands restaurant’s storage facility earlier this year.
RPD officers contacted the seller after seeing one of the distinctive 7-foot costumes made to represent the restaurant’s trademark cow mascots for sale on Craigslist last week. The officer indicated on the phone with the seller that he was interested in buying the bovine attire as a Halloween costume. When the seller told the officer that he had two for sale for $350 apiece, the officer replied that it would make the perfect his-and-hers costumes for him and his wife.
Redlands Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a missing 64-year-old man.
Mohamed Ali, 64, was reported missing by staff at Braswell’s Colonial Care, 1618 Laurel Ave., Friday morning, Nov. 1 He was last seen by staff getting on a bus at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. It is unknown where he was going although one staff member overheard him say he may be going to Moreno Valley.
Ali is a native of Egypt and has no family in the United States.
Ali is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black or green shirt and black pants.
Weekend party patrols scheduled for RHS-REV Smudge Pot rivalry
Redlands Police will be out in force again this weekend conducting party patrols Friday and Saturday night to coincide with the much-anticipated Redlands High School-Redlands East Valley High Smudge Pot football game. These extra enforcement actions are part of an ongoing initiative aimed at creating a healthier, safer community through enforcing alcohol laws.