Faced with frequent calls to police and animal control officers reporting loose and aggressive pit bulls, the City of Redlands is exploring an ordinance that would regulate pit bulls and pit bull mixes, potentially bringing the City into line with surrounding jurisdictions.
With 37 million people living and working in California, a major earthquake could cause unprecedented devastation. What we do now, before a big earthquake, will determine what our lives will be like afterwards. With earthquakes an inevitable part of California’s future, we must act quickly to ensure that disasters do not become catastrophes.
This year the City of Redlands will join more than 22 million Californians on Oct. 17 in the Great California ShakeOut to increase awareness and readiness for a major earthquake. At 10:17 a.m. all City departments at the Redlands Civic Center, Development Services Department and Police Annex will be evacuated. Customers doing business at that time will be advised of the evacuation procedure and directed where to go. The inconvenience will be minor and will last only a few minutes.
Police arrested a 27-year-old Redlands man last week for the June rape of a 15-year-old girl.
Tremaine Juanae Hudson-Alexander was arrested at his residence in the 900 block of North 6th Street Thursday, Oct. 3, after police identified him as the suspect in the June 13 sexual assault on the teen.
The Redlands Police Department has been awarded a new traffic safety grant for an anti-DUI program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on Redlands roadways. Enforcement measures to combat impaired driving are coming as a result of a recent $57,000 grant awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety to the City of Redlands to conduct 12 DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints. RPD is dedicated to keeping the City’s streets safe through both enforcement and education.
The Redlands Police Department will be holding an eight-hour training class for multi-unit rental apartment managers/owners and single family rental property owners. The program is focused on education and reducing crime in apartments, condominium complexes and single family rental housing throughout the city.
The class will be held at Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave. from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. Please RSVP by Oct. 8. Lunch will be provided. Cost is $5 to cover cost of lunch from Subway.
Volunteers will gather clean and new or gently used items including coats, jackets, scarves, gloves, hats, blankets, quilts, and sleeping bags.
Last year’s drive was a huge success with more than 3,000 items donated and distributed. The Redlands Service Club Council is hoping for an even better turnout this year. Collection dates are Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11. Please drop off items in one of the drop-off containers before the final collection date.
Donation drop-off containers are available in the following locations:
Come enjoy ballroom dance in a comfortable and fun setting.
Cha Cha will be taught on Mondays at the Redlands Community Center beginning Oct. 28 through Nov. 25.
Classes run from 6:45 to 8 pm. Registration is $8 per person. Partners are not required
Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6 through 12 concludes with Open House at Station 1
The Redlands Fire Department is encouraging the Redlands community to learn how to prevent kitchen fires during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12.
Cooking equipment is involved in roughly 150,000 home fires per year, and many of those fires start because people aren't paying attention. And while a few minutes may not seem like much time to be away from what’s cooking, that’s all it takes to start a fire that could destroy a home and harm a family.
Sacramento — The Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative honored the City of Redlands with two Spotlight Awards for the city’s efforts to save energy and adopt policies and programs that promote sustainability. The awards were presented September 20 during the 2013 League of California Cities Annual Conference in Sacramento. The city’s achievements were recognized as a part of its participation in the sustainability recognition program, the Beacon Award: Local Leadership toward Solving Climate Change.
Redlands received the following two awards:
- Silver Spotlight Award for Agency Electricity Savings (5 percent savings, 2004-2012)
- Silver Spotlight Award for Sustainability Best Practice Activities
A Redlands man was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 25, for sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman at a downtown bar.
Bill Edward Bracy, 58, of Redlands, was arrested in connection with the Aug. 28 assault on the woman at a bar in the 300 block of North 5th Street. The victim reported that Bracy called her into an office at the business where he works about 6:30 p.m. that day and closed the door before sexually assaulting her.