Dec. 16, 2015 - If you’re enjoying the holidays with a drink, the Redlands Police Department has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Due to the increase in drunken-driving-related fatalities around the holidays each year, law enforcement agencies across America will be actively searching for and arresting drunk drivers from Dec. 18 to Jan. 3.
As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign period; police, sheriff and the CHP will be deploying DUI Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols during the upcoming 17 day DUI Enforcement Campaign throughout the region. Redlands Police will have nine targeted saturation patrols scheduled during the enforcement period. A DUI checkpoint is planned from 9 p.m. Jan. 2 through 2 a.m. the following morning.
Dec. 16, 2015 - The holidays were a trying time during the American Civil War. Soldiers separated from families, the loss of loved ones, and the horrors of war were at the forefront of people’s minds. Music and thoughts of the holidays provided a respite from the harsh realities around them and served as a boost to the morale of Americans on both sides of the conflict.
At 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, the Camp Carleton Brass Quartet will play a concert of traditional Christmas music in the Lincoln Memorial Shrine. Come hear the songs as soldiers long ago might have heard them. The event is free and open to the public.
Dec. 16, 2015 - The City of Redlands has been awarded a $270,270 grant for the installation of pedestrian crosswalk beacons at eight locations primarily in the downtown area.
The funding is part of Caltrans’ HSIP Cycle 7 grants and requires a City match of $30,030.
The locations include five intersections along Redlands Boulevard, at Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, State and Clark streets; Orange Street at Shoppers Lane; Cajon and Vine streets; and Citrus Avenue at Central Avenue.
Dec. 16, 2015 - Roads on the north side of Hillside Memorial Park will be closed to all traffic for four days beginning Friday, due to repaving construction as part of the beautification of the cemetery. In addition the main entrance, located on Alessandro Road, will be closed during the repaving project.
The roads will be closed Friday, Dec. 18 through Saturday, Dec. 19, and again Monday, Dec. 21, through Tuesday, Dec. 22.
Visitors to the cemetery will be redirected to the entrance on West Sunset Drive South during the construction period.
Questions may be directed to Cemetery Manager Armando Valles at (909) 798-7569.
Dec. 16, 2015 - Sgt. Kenneth Wright was named the Jose A. Rivera Police Officer of the Year and dispatcher Jennifer Hernandez received the William C. Brumigan Award for professional staff when the Redlands Police Department held its annual awards and recognition ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 10.
Sarah Brown was named Explorer of the Year and Citizen Volunteer Patrol member Carlos Padilla was named the Volunteer of the Year during the ceremony at the Redlands Police Annex.
Call if you can – text if you can’t’
Dec. 15, 2015 - SAN BERNARDINO. – Hearing- and speech-impaired members of the community, or those in a situation where it is too dangerous to dial 9-1-1, as of today, have another option to call for help in an emergency – Text to 9-1-1.
“Call if you can -- text if you can’t” is the slogan developed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as the new technology makes its debut in parts of California.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and State Emergency Communications 9-1-1 officials announced today that effective immediately, local San Bernardino County law enforcement agencies and fire agencies Public Safety 9-1-1 Centers (dispatch) will be equipped to receive and respond to mobile phone SMS Text-to-9-1-1 messages. This service is available for use by the deaf, hard-of-hearing, or speech impaired, and in situations where it is too dangerous to make a voice call to 9-1-1. All phones or devices must include a text or data plan to send a text to 9-1-1.
Dec. 10, 2015 - The Redlands Police Department has been awarded a $153,604.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. Redlands Police will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education.
“With support from OTS, through traffic safety grants such as this, the Redlands Police Department has greater opportunities to improve the safety of our community through both additional enforcement efforts and improved educational initiatives,” said Redlands Chief of Police Mark A. Garcia.
Dec. 10, 2015 - Most Redlands City Hall administrative offices will be closed for the week of Christmas through New Year’s weekend. Essential City services, including public safety and utilities and the A.K. Smiley Public Library will be in full operation.
City offices, including City Hall, will close on Friday, Dec. 18, and reopen Monday, Jan. 4. The Redlands Community Center, Redlands Community Senior Center and Joslyn Senior Center will close Saturday, Dec. 19, and reopen Monday, Jan. 4.
In addition to public safety, solid waste and recycling pickup, the Redlands Animal Shelter, Hillside Memorial Cemetery, and City parks and water treatment facilities will remain open and in operation.
Dec. 10, 2015 - The City of Redlands is celebrating Christmas with the community with its 18th annual Christmas Block Party scheduled Saturday, Dec. 12, with the arrival of Santa Claus at the Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave., at 10 a.m. and continuing until noon.
For the past 18 years, the Redlands Police Department along with other city departments have joined with local community organizations to host the free annual Christmas party. There will be many fun-filled activities for the entire family to enjoy.
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.