The City of Redlands will conduct a public workshop next week seeking input on the City’s proposed bicycle lane connectivity plan.
The workshop will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the City Council Chambers, 35 Cajon St.
The Redlands Police Department Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI/drivers license checkpoint Friday, Jan. 18, in the southbound lanes of Cajon Street at Cypress Avenue. The checkpoint is scheduled beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and will continue through 3 a.m. Saturday.
Two people were arrested for driving under the influence during a targeted DUI “saturation” patrol Saturday, Jan. 12. Two other drivers were cited for driving on a suspended license and a stop sign violation. Overtime for the saturation patrol was paid for through a grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety.
A 30-year-old Redlands man was transported to the hospital with major injuries following a head-on collision at Wabash Avenue and Sylvan Boulevard Monday evening.
Firefighters used equipment, including the Jaws of Life to extricate the driver from his vehicle following the collision at about 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14. The driver of the other vehicle sustained only minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene.
Redlands Fire and Police departments are warning motorists to drive with caution as sub-freezing overnight temperatures create hazardous, icy driving conditions on local roads, especially in canyon areas.
Over the weekend, emergency crews responded to at least four traffic accidents as a result of icy road conditions as temperatures dropped into the high 20s. No one was injured in any of the collisions.
Please join the Inlandia Institute and the A.K. Smiley Public Library as we welcome California State Poet Laureate and Redlands resident Juan Felipe Herrera to the Contemporary Club in Redlands.
Herrera will discuss his signature Poet Laureate project, “The Most Incredible & Biggest Poem on Unity in the World” and collecting contributions of poetry from the public.
Two people were arrested for driving under the influence during the Redlands Police Department’s first DUI/drivers license checkpoint of the New Year Friday, Jan. 4.
A total of 142 vehicles passed through the grant-funded checkpoint in the westbound lanes of Brookside Avenue, between Eureka and Grant streets from 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, through 3 a.m. Saturday.
In addition to two DUI arrests, officers cited two drivers who were driving after their licenses had been suspended or revoked and a driver was cited along with two passengers who were riding in the back of a pickup truck, in violation of the vehicle code.
Redlands Firefighters were honored again this year to take the lead on the local Spark of Love Toy Drive, and are happy to announce that more than 1,000 local youth benefitted from the hard work and generosity of the community and the drive partners.
For much of November and December, Redlands Firefighters donated their time and talent toward collecting toys and other items for local youth who may have otherwise felt forgotten at Christmas.
Construction on a pipeline replacement project along Brookside Avenue, has started and will continue through early February.
The Brookside Avenue Water Pipeline Replacement Project began Jan. 7. As part of this project, a new pipeline is being installed on Brookside Avenue between San Mateo Street and Roma Avenue.
Eastbound traffic lanes on Brookside Avenue in this area will be closed between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the five-week project. During this time, traffic will be detoured to Olive Avenue. Construction is expected to be completed by early February.
The Redlands Police Department Traffic Unit will conduct two DUI/drivers license checkpoints between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
The first checkpoint is scheduled beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, through 3 a.m. Saturday in the northbound lanes of Orange Street, between Pennsylvania and San Bernardino avenues.
The second checkpoint is scheduled beginning at 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, through 3 a.m. Sunday in the southbound lanes of Cajon Street, between Cypress and San Palm avenues.
A dozen City employees and volunteers received special recognition at “An Afternoon with the Stars,” the City of Redlands fifth annual employee recognition held last month at the Civic Center.
The City’s Human Resources Department and a committee made up of employees from various City departments planned the event, which for the past three years has been held at City Hall during most employees’ lunch hour. Local food vendors offered deep discounts, setting up a lunch time spread including submarine sandwiches, burritos, pizza, chicken, sushi, cupcakes and funnel cakes. Department directors and City Council members donned aprons and served food to the employees.
Other businesses donated dozens of prizes for a raffle giveaway.
During the awards ceremony, managers, fulltime and part-time employees and volunteers were recognized for providing service above and beyond their job descriptions. Award recipients were nominated by their peers and chosen by a committee whose members work for other agencies.
Managers/Employees of the Year include:
Employee of the Year
- Administrative: Debbie Butler (Finance Department)
- Technical and Professional: Tom Resh (Department of Innovation and Technology)
- Safety: Sgt. Ricky Smith (Police)
- Field: Ron Mosely (Municipal Utilities and Engineering)
- Part-time: Taylor Shuey (Police)
Manager of the Year:
- Administrative: Chris Diggs (Municipal Utilities and Engineering)
- Safety: Lt. Travis Martinez (Police)
- Technical and Professional: Howard Pearce (Department of Innovation and Technology)
Volunteers of the Year:
- Administrative: Victoria Lmuth (Fire Department)
- Technical and Professional: Edith Miller (Library)
- Safety: Rudy Lozano (Police)
- Field: Ian Ferreri (Municipal Utilities and Engineering)
Companies that provided food or donated prizes include: