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Feb. 2, 2016 - A rehabilitated 1960s-era drive-in restaurant will reopen this week as a new Starbucks, while retaining many of the unique historical elements of the original business, the result of a cooperative process with the City, the property developer and the national chain.

A ribbon cutting and grand reopening will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the Starbucks at 625 E. Redlands Blvd.

The building originally opened in 1960 as a Baker’s Burgers drive-in restaurant. Several other restaurants have occupied the building over the years, most recently the La Rosita Drive In, a Mexican-food restaurant that operated on the site from 1979 to 2015.

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Feb. 3, 2016 - The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Sunday, Feb. 7, there will be lots of Super Bowl 50 socializing that may include drinking. That’s why the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the California Office of Traffic Safety and law enforcement officials statewide are urging football fans to call the play now: drinking OR driving. If you plan on drinking on Super Bowl Sunday, designate a sober driver to get you home safely.

Redlands Police will deploy additional officers on special DUI saturation patrols during Super Bowl weekend specifically to stop and arrest drivers showing signs of alcohol or drug impairment during and following the game.

Jan. 28, 2016 - The City of Redlands invites residents to apply for an opening on the Human Relations Commission. Deadline for filing applications is Feb. 11. Members are appointed by the City Council.

The Human Relations Commission was established to foster peaceful relations among persons of different races and national origins. This commission serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council and to aid the City in achieving better human relations by providing assistance to all persons or groups in promoting good will and better relations among all people. 

The Human Relations Commission meets on the third Monday of odd-numbered months at 5:45 p.m.

Jan. 28, 2016 - The Lincoln Memorial Shrine in Redlands will celebrate its 44th annual Open House Saturday, Feb. 6, with a festival at the museum. The excitement and entertainment will run from noon until 3 p.m.

New exhibits being unveiled include: a rare example of Lincoln’s use of congressional privilege while a member of the House of Representatives; the importance of music during the Civil War; a letter written by future President Chester Arthur as Quartermaster General for New York in 1862; and looks at the post-war world through a carpet bag, carried by so-called “carpet baggers” in the South, and photos and mementos of Civil War veterans organizations.

Jan. 28, 2016 - Edward L. Ayers, nationally-known historian and president emeritus of University of Richmond in Virginia, will present the keynote address “The Mystery of the American Civil War” at the Watchorn Lincoln Dinner on Friday, Feb. 12, at University of Redlands’s Orton Center.

The Watchorn Lincoln Dinner was first held in 1932, and has become one of the most significant events to honor the life of America’s 16th President Abraham Lincoln.  The annual dinner includes live music, updates about the Lincoln Shrine museum, and the keynote address.

Jan. 14, 2016 - The City Council will continue their popular Coffee With the Council meetings in 2016 beginning with the first meeting from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Cuca’s Mexican Food. Council members Pat Gilbreath and Paul Barich will be in attendance.

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 five years as a way for residents to ask questions or share concerns outside the formal setting of a City Council meeting.

The schedule for this year’s Coffee with the Council meetings is included below.

Jan. 14, 2016 - It's clear out and no rain in sight! We're looking forward to the first Market Night of 2016 in Historic Downtown Redlands!

Jan. 12, 2016 - Redlands Police cited six drivers and one pedestrian during a pedestrian and bicycle safety enforcement detail on Monday, Jan. 11.

Police officers conducted the enforcement detail at four intersections in Redlands including Redlands Boulevard at State and at Seventh streets; Orange Street at Shoppers Lane; and San Bernardino Avenue at Lassen Street. Six drivers were cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian within a crosswalk. One driver was also found to be driving without a license and received a citation for the additional violation. In addition, one pedestrian was cited for failure to use an available crosswalk while crossing the street.

Jan. 5, 2016 - The Redlands Community Center will offer CPR, First Aid and AED instruction.   This eight-hour course combines all topics of basic CPR, AED and First Aid and is designed for citizen-rescuers at work, home or in the community. This course includes a comprehensive illustrated CPR, AED and First Aid student workbook and a two-year certification card.  Please note that this class is not for healthcare professionals.

Jan. 4, 2016 - The National Weather Service is predicting moderate to heavy rainfall for the local area throughout much of the week. While the City has made preparations to mitigate flooding, including inspecting, repairing and cleaning the storm drain system and trimming trees along heavily traveled roads, significant rainfall may still overwhelm the City’s existing flood control system and can cause localized flooding on City streets and in the Zanja and San Timoteo Canyon area.

Residents are warned to take precautions to protect private property, including:

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