Dec. 3, 2015 - The City of Redlands has contracted for an assessment of the City’s development review process. This survey, conducted by the Matrix Consulting group, will evaluate opportunities to make improvements and improve customer service.
Residents and businesses are encouraged to take the survey before the Dec. 15 deadline.
Dec. 3, 2015 - As the year comes to a close, the Redlands Animal Shelter is looking for donors who can help subsidize the rising cost of spaying and neutering animals for adoption.
In 2014 the shelter found homes for 831 dogs and 431 cats. Adoptions so far in 2015 are 561 dogs and 470 cats. While space at the shelter, located at 504 N. Kansas St. is limited, the Animal Shelter – a division of the Redlands Police Department -- endeavors to find homes for every adoptable animal it takes in.
Market Night will be open as scheduled tonight in Historic Downtown Redlands.
Dec. 2, 2015 - For more than two decades, firefighters across Southern California have collected new toys and sports equipment for children in need. Last year, more than 450,000 toys were collected and distributed during the holiday season.
Redlands firefighters are again honored to contribute to this effort. All toys and equipment collected in Redlands will be distributed locally. Some toys will be brought by firefighters to the Boys & Girls Club of Redlands Christmas event held at the Burrage Mansion.
Dec. 1, 2015 - This holiday, the Redlands Senior Services Division invites everyone to be Santa’s Elf to a senior citizen. This program collects Christmas gifts for senior citizens, living in Redlands, without anyone to look after or visit them. We want to make their Christmas bright with a gift of a set of pajamas, robe, lap blanket, non-skid socks, and /or slippers.
Donations will be collected from individuals and businesses. Individuals wishing to participate in this program can visit either the Redlands Senior Center or the Joslyn Senior Center, through Dec. 11, 2015.
Dec. 1, 2015 - The Redlands Police Department will provide motor escort for more than 100 elementary school children, along with members of a local church during the annual “Souled Out for Kids” Christmas shopping spree Thursday, Dec. 3.
Redlands Police Department Officers will be on hand at 9 a.m. as members of Pathway Church take a group of underprivileged children from Lugonia and Mentone elementary schools on the $100 Christmas shopping spree at the Redlands Wal-Mart, 2050 W. Redlands Blvd.
The annual event was started by the Youth Ministries at Pathway Church in Redlands. Staff and members of the church will escort the elementary school children on the shopping spree. Money for the shopping spree was donated by members of the congregation.
Nov. 30, 2015 - The Redlands Police Department and City of Redlands Quality of Life Recreation Division will hold the 18th Annual Christmas Block Party Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Redlands Community Center.
The annual Christmas Party was created to assist families who are unable to enjoy the luxuries of a traditional Christmas celebration, particularly providing toys and presents for their children. Considering the number of low-income families, those in need and those who are unemployed in Redlands, the Redlands Police Department, Quality of Life Department, local businesses and numerous volunteers have come together each year to assist local families.
The City of Redlands is working with various organizations to provide toys, food, bicycles, games and crafts to children during the annual block party, scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave. Between 3,000 and 5,000 families attend this event each year. For many of the children, this will be the only “Christmas” they receive.
Nov. 18, 2015 - The City will begin trimming approximately 250 palm trees along Orange and Cajon streets in preparation for storms associated with El Niño.
Nov. 18, 2015 - Join the City of Redlands in kicking off the holiday season with some old-fashioned hospitality in Historic Downtown Redlands from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in Ed Hales Park at the corner of State and Fifth streets.
Saturday’s kickoff will feature musical entertainment and children’s games and activities sponsored by the Sixth Street School of Music, complimentary carriage rides, a complimentary bounce house for children, food and merchandise booths and photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Nov. 12, 2015 - The November Coffee with the Council, scheduled for Nov. 21 has been cancelled in order to allow council members to participate in the Community Day of Service scheduled that day.
The City of Redlands and the Redlands Service Club Council are hosting the Community Day of Service to beautify the new Orange Blossom Trail between Wabash Avenue and Grove Street. Open check-in for the Day of Service begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at two locations along the trail at Dearborn Street and Judson Street, between East Citrus and East Colton Avenues.