Nov. 23, 2016 - Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, Nov. 28, on a $132,235 alley improvement project. On Sept. 20, 2016, the City Council awarded the contract for the CDBG Alley Paving Improvement Project to EBS General Engineering of Colton. Construction is anticipated to be completed in February 2017, barring any unforeseen conditions. Federal Community Development Block Grant funds will be used to complete the project.
Nov. 22, 2016 - This year marks 24 years of the Spark of Love Toy Drive. During this season of giving, the Redlands Fire Department will again join firefighters across Southern California in the collection and distribution of new toys and sports equipment for children in need.
The Spark of Love Toy Drive collected and distributed over 500,000 toys last year. Each year’s success is a result of various communities and organizations coming together in the spirit of giving.
The Spark of Love program is a part of the Redlands Fire Department’s mission to preserve the past and protect the future. This positive interaction with the Fire Department builds goodwill within our community and provides kids with positive role models. Through Spark of Love, Redlands Firefighters were able to help 123 families last year, including more than 800 young people.
Nov. 16, 2016 - Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized the City of Redlands as an Honorable Mention Bicycle Friendly Community (BFCSM). Redlands was part of the largest application round in the BFC program’s 13-year history. In total, 140 communities applied for recognition, a 62 percent increase from the previous largest round of applicants.
With the announcement of 34 Honorable Mention communities in addition to 26 new and 77 renewing BFCs awarded communities, Redlands joins a leading group of communities, in all 50 states, that are transforming our neighborhoods. There are now 404 communities currently recognized with a Bronze level or better for their efforts to make biking better with a BFC award and 47 Honorable Mention communities.
Nov. 15, 2016 - The community is invited to a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, to celebrate the most recent enhancements to the City’s Historic Downtown.
At the direction of City Manager N. Enrique Martinez, City staff continue to add enhancements creating a connected pedestrian environment throughout the Historic Downtown.
With the installation of shade sails, lighting, tables, music, a coffee cart and enhancement to a planter with a new counter surface and seating, in the breezeways at the Civic Center, the City has created a space where visitors can congregate and enjoy a cup of coffee or fare from one of many nearby local restaurants. The enhancements provide a new connection between businesses on all sides of the Civic Center and a natural progression along Fifth Street to State Street, Orange Street and Redlands Boulevard.
Nov. 14, 2016 - The City of Redlands will hold two public workshops to provide information and seek public input prior to the City Council’s review of updated user fees and service charges associated with the cost of providing various fee-related services.
Nov. 14, 2016 - The final Coffee with the Council of 2016 is scheduled from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Stell Coffee & Tea Company, 1580 Barton Road, Suite A. Mayor Pro Tem Jon Harrison and Council Member Pat Gilbreath will be in attendance.
Nov. 11, 2016 - A park restroom building was severely damaged in an early morning fire Friday.
Redlands firefighters responded to reports of a smell of smoke in the area of Colton Avenue between Dearborn and Judson streets shortly before 1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. As firefighters were searching for the source of the smell additional reports came in of a structure fire at Crafton Park in the 500 block of Wabash Avenue.
When firefighters arrived, they found a park restroom heavily involved with fire and portions of the roof collapsing. Firefighters knocked down the blaze within 15 minutes and remained on scene to overhaul the building for another two hours.
Nov. 9, 2016 - Prepare yourself for a wonderful time in Wonderland featuring the wonderful talent of professional actors working with children learning theater skills for the first time. Registration is open for the Redlands Community Center’s free Children’s Musical Theater Workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.
Children ages 6 and older will explore the fundamentals of drama, dance, and singing. Each child will have a speaking part in a mini musical, with a performance beginning at 3 p.m.
Nov. 8, 2016 - The City of Redlands invites residents to apply for openings on the Municipal Utilities/Public Works and Traffic and Parking commissions.
Deadline for filing applications is Nov. 23. Members are appointed by the City Council.
Residents interested in applying for the non-salaried positions may request application forms from the City Manager's Office, City Hall, 35 Cajon St., Suite 200, by phone at 798-7510, or download an application on-line at www.cityofredlands.org.
Nov. 7, 2016 - Due to unavoidable circumstances, the SCORE workshop scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 8, has been rescheduled.
The City of Redlands Development Services Department and the Inland Empire chapter of SCORE business workshop, “Spying on the Competition” has been rescheduled to Monday, Nov. 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Redlands City Council Chambers, 35 Cajon St. The workshop is designed for those who are just starting a business or have been in business for many years.