The City of Redlands is set to begin an $867,909 sewer replacement and repair project scheduled to begin this month with completion in early April.
The City Council awarded the contract to SND Construction, out of Arcadia, on Jan. 21, 2014, to repair or replace more than 15,500 linear feet of sewer pipeline. More than 11,500 linear feet of pipeline will be repaired using a “slip lining” technique that repairs the pipe in place without requiring street cuts.
Residents will be notified of the work seven days prior to the start of construction. Parking restrictions will be in place and minor traffic delays may occur but residents will have access to their properties at all times.
The Redlands Police Department is warning local businesses of a scam after three businesses reported being contacted by a caller fraudulently claiming to represent a utility company and attempting to collect money over the phone to avoid shutting off power to the business.
On Tuesday, Feb. 11, police received reports from three separate businesses saying they had received calls from a man claiming to represent “PGE” or “Newcastle Edison company.”
The caller claimed the businesses owed between $500 and nearly $1,500 on past due electricity bills and said the power would be shut off if the businesses didn’t pay immediately using a credit card or checking account number. None of the businesses paid.
Neither PGE nor Newcastle Edison are utility companies operating in Southern California.
Redlands City Council members will continue their Coffee with the Council community meetings this Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Cuca’s Mexican Food with Council Member Pat Gilbreath.
As part of the City’s continuing efforts to increase interaction with residents and promote transparency in City affairs, the City Council began a monthly “Coffee With the Council” in February 2011.
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 Augie’s Coffee House, 113 N. Fifth St. Council members rotate attendance, with no more than two members at each meeting.
Mayor Pete Aguilar suggested the meetings as a way for residents to ask questions or share concerns with Council members outside the formal setting of a City Council meeting.
The remaining schedule for this year’s Coffee with the Council meetings is included below.
Free tax preparation assistance for low- and middle-income taxpayers, especially those ages 60 and older, is offered at Redlands’ two senior centers.
AARP Tax-Aide will be held at the Joslyn Senior Center, 21 Grant St., every Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., now through April 14 and at the Redlands Community Senior Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave., from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays also through April 14. AARP will accept only the first 20 people to be seen.
Join the Joslyn Senior Center on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 3 to 6 p.m. for an Evening of Hearts Dinner & Dance to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the one you love.
Enjoy three full hours of entertainment and dancing provided by Dan Damon, along with a wonderful dinner provided by Thomas Catering which includes: lasagna, fruit salad, garden salad with garlic bread, and cheesecake for desert.
Prices are $12 with a Patron card; $14 without.
A 19-year-old Redlands man was arrested minutes after he attempted to hold up a Wells Fargo bank branch on State Street in downtown Redlands.
The suspect entered the bank branch at 220 E. State St. shortly before 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31. He approached a teller window, handed the teller a note and demanded money.
After the teller refused to hand over the money, the man left on foot and was apprehended by officers across the street from the bank.
The City of Redlands will hold two informational community meetings on the PARIS Resurfacing Project segments 35-566 on Monday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m. and at 5 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers, 35 Cajon St., and each will last approximately one hour. The meetings are an opportunity for City staff to communicate details about the upcoming project and for the public to ask questions and provide feedback.
The $13,210,000 contract, awarded to Matich Corporation of San Bernardino, was approved by the City Council on Dec. 17, 2013, and will include resurfacing of 100 lane miles of streets throughout the City. At the completion of the approximately six month project, the City will have completed 110 miles of lane resurfacing, approximately 25 percent of the PARIS project.
The work will begin Tuesday, Feb. 4, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 8.
NerdWallet considers cost of living, education, and economic growth
San Francisco, CA (January 29, 2014) – NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, conducted a study on the best towns in California for young families, and Redlands is in the top ten.
To find the best places for future parents and young families to settle down, NerdWallet analyzed data from cities and towns across the Golden State according to five criteria: