The City of Redlands broke ground Tuesday on the first segments of the 2013 PARIS Resurfacing Project (segments 1-34), the first of a number of projects that will ultimately result in resurfacing and rehabilitation of some two-thirds of the City’s streets over the next five years.
The $595,562 project, awarded to Silvia Construction, was approved by the City Council on Feb. 20, 2013, and will include resurfacing of 7.6 lane miles of streets, including portions of Alta, Herald and Tribune between Colton and Lugonia avenues; Courier Street; Edwards Street; portions of Oxford Street; Occidental from Colton Avenue to Brockton; Cornell and Central between University and Grove; Cook Street from Citrus Avenue to East Park Avenue; Central from Citrus Avenue to Church Street; and
The work will begin April 29 and is expected to be completed by the end of May.
On Tuesday, April 23, the City Council, along with City staff, broke ground on the project in a ceremony held at the corner of Tribune Street and Lugonia Avenue. Representatives from Assemblyman Mike Morrell’s Office, the Redlands Chamber of Commerce and the North Redlands Visioning Committee were also on hand to show their support of the project.
Thousands of volunteers will be on hand this weekend, celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the City of Redlands by creating a park in just four hours!
The City of Redlands, Redlands Service Club Council and Mormon Helping Hands have partnered to bring the 25-year-old dream of Heritage Park to fruition during a single Community Service Day.
In 1988, the City of Redlands purchased the property for Heritage Park following the City’s Centennial Celebration. Since then the park property, which sits north of Barton Road, bounded by Nevada and Iowa Streets and Orange Avenue, has been largely untouched.
When the City began plans for its quasquicentennial celebration, marking 125 years since incorporation, the City, the Service Club Council and Mormon Helping Hands determined now was the time to make dreams of the park a reality.
Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who twice followed an 11-year-old girl on her way to and from a school bus stop last week.
The man, driving a vehicle described as a newer model, small, black SUV with tinted rear passenger windows, followed the girl as she walked from and to a bus stop in the area of Sun and Columbia streets Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, April 18 and 19.
During the second incident, the man began asking the girl various questions about her school and her clothing.
The man is described as a Hispanic male in his late 20s to mid 30s, with black hair, brown eyes, dark eyebrows, a mustache and yellow teeth. He spoke English with no accent.
Firefighters from Redlands and San Bernardino County Fire Departments responded to a structure fire in an apartment building in the 300 block of La Paloma Street Sunday afternoon.
Initial reports of the 2:38 p.m. blaze on April 21 indicated a woman may have been trapped in the upstairs apartment that was on fire. The woman was in the shower when a smoke detector alerted her to the fire and gave her the extra seconds needed to make a safe exit from the burning apartment. The front door was blocked by flames, but the resident was able to escape without injury using a second exit.
The Redlands Police Department Traffic Unit will conduct a targeted “saturation” traffic patrol and additional traffic enforcement Saturday night and Monday, using funds from a state Office of Traffic Safety grant to pay overtime for additional officers.
Traffic officers will be watching for unsafe driving practices, including speeding, failure to stop at stop signs and red lights, texting or talking on a cell phone while driving, driving under the influence, unsafe turns and lane changes, and failure to wear a seatbelt or properly restrain children in appropriate safety seats.
The City of Redlands Recreation Division will host a Tee-Ball clinic offered by TriFytt Sports at Sylvan Park on Saturdays from April 27 through June 1.
Children ages 2-7 are invited to participate in this program to learn the basic and intermediate skills in Tee-Ball. At TriFytt Sports, your child will be taught proper fundamentals such as catching form, correct swing habits, and accurate throwing techniques. Trifytt coaches will teach the fundamentals of the sport in a safe and fun environment. Coaches will also help kids work on sportsmanship and teamwork to further personal character development. The cost of the class is $55 per child. The following sessions will be offered:
The Redlands Recreation Division will host a Football Skillz clinic offered by TriFytt Sports at Sylvan Park on Wednesdays from May 8 to June 5.
The Football Skillz clinic will teach your child all of the fundamentals of the sport in a safe and fun environment. Participants will learn offensive and defensive skills and maneuvers, and also get conditioning and training. During this program, your child will learn the basic and intermediate skills of football. Two sessions are available this spring:
Come and enjoy Ballroom dance in a comfortable and fun setting. Classes are taught by instructor Joe Sidor who has been dancing for more than 25 years and has taught dancing throughout the local area.
East Coast Swing will be held Mondays beginning April 29 and ending May 20.
The City of Redlands Recreation Division will host a basketball skills clinic offered by TriFytt Sports, at the Redlands Community Center Thursdays from May 2 through May 30.
Children ages 3-12 are invited to participate in this program to learn the basic and intermediate skills of basketball. Students will be given tips and drills to further athletic growth and development. Coaches work on the physical and mental aspects of competition; striving to make each participant strong in their spirit, mind and body. The cost of the class is $55 per child. The following classes will be offered:
The Redlands Police and Fire departments, the University of Redlands, Redlands Unified School District and American Medical Response will participate in an emergency preparedness drill next week on the University of Redlands campus.
The training will take place largely at Ann Peppers Hall on the University of Redlands campus, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, and be completed by noon.