Aug. 13, 2015 - The Redlands Community Center and the City’s Senior Centers are the coolest places in town! As temperatures heat up this week, the Joslyn Senior Center, Community Senior Center and the Community Center are cooling down.
The National Weather Service predicts excessive heat and a prolonged period of very hot weather for inland valleys, deserts and mountains as early as Thursday and continuing through the weekend.
Aug. 12, 2015 - The Redlands Police Department is recruiting volunteer pilots to participate in its Air Support Unit, Redhawk1.
Pilots must be at least 21 years old with at least a private pilot’s license, current medical certificate and a minimum 300 hours flight time in a fixed-wing, general aviation aircraft with significant time in a Cessna 172.
Volunteer pilots will be required to pass a background check and interview as well as explain their reason for volunteering and their flight experience. They will also be required to pass a flight test.
Aug. 12, 2015 - Fire investigators are examining a series of at least a half dozen arson fires early Wednesday morning in the area bordered by Colton Avenue, Lugonia Avenue, Church Street and Orange Street.
Between 1:56 a.m. and 6:51 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, firefighters from Redlands, Loma Linda and San Bernardino County fire departments responded to six arson fires. Firefighters from San Bernardino City and Colton also responded to provide additional resources if needed.
Aug. 11, 2015 - The City of Redlands Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off facility will be closed Saturday, Sept. 5, for Labor Day Weekend. Normal hours for the site, Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will resume Saturday, Sept. 12.
The Redlands Police Department will conduct a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint in an undisclosed location within the City limits from 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, until 3 a.m. Friday morning.
Funding for the checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Beginning the week of Aug. 10, the City of Redlands will begin work through the Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway program cleaning up freeway frontage adjacent to Interstate 10 at Sixth Street, Orange Street and Eureka Street.
As part of the aesthetic improvements being constructed at these locations through the I-10 Gateway Project, the City will be clearing brush and debris, and providing landscape maintenance on the north and south freeway frontages. The cleanup project is expected to last three to four weeks.
Aug. 7, 2015 - Construction on a portion of Tennessee Street, which was scheduled to begin next week, has been delayed. Tennessee Street from Brookside Avenue to West State Street has been rescheduled to begin Aug. 31. Construction will begin as scheduled on Aug. 10 from West State Street to Colton Avenue. Construction for each segment is expected to take approximately two weeks.
Traffic will remain open on Tennessee Street during construction, but motorists should anticipate delays. Cross traffic on Tennessee Street will remain accessible; however, beginning Aug. 17, left turns to and from Tennessee Street between West State Street and Colton Avenue will be prohibited for up to one week. Right turn movements will be allowed for driveway accessibility while the new pavement is curing. Minimal delays are anticipated while paving is occurring in front of driveways.
Aug. 6, 2015 - Construction is expected to begin next week on portions of Tennessee Street as part of the City’s PARIS Resurfacing Project.
Tennessee Street between Brookside and Colton avenues will be under construction for approximately two weeks. Construction is expected to begin Monday, Aug. 10.
Traffic will remain open on Tennessee Street but motorists should anticipate delays. Additionally, cross traffic on Tennessee Street will remain accessible; however, beginning Aug. 17, left turns to and from Tennessee Street will be prohibited for up to one week. Right turn movements will be allowed for driveway accessibility while the new pavement is curing. Minimal delays are anticipated while paving is occurring in front of driveways.
Aug. 6, 2015 - As of now Market Night is going forward as scheduled. The City will continue to monitor weather forecasts. Unless predictions of rain rise to 60% or higher, Market Night is on.
Aug. 6, 2015 - The City of Redlands is proud to announce that its Purchasing Division was recently named a recipient of the 2015 “Achievement of Excellence in Procurement” Award from the national Procurement Institute, an organization that promotes excellence in governmental and institutional procurement.
The AEP Award annually recognizes organizational excellence in public procurement. Award criteria are designed to measure innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement and leadership attributes of the procurement function.
The City of Redlands is one of only 49 agencies in California and one of only 65 cities in the United States and Canada to receive the award.