Nov. 7, 2016 - Firefighters responded to a structure fire at a century-old Victorian home in the 1000 block of North 6th Street Sunday evening. No injuries were reported.
Firefighters responded to the residential fire at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. When they arrived, they found active fire in the home’s basement. Fire suppression efforts were hampered by the age of the home, built more than 100 years ago before building codes were designed to prevent fire spread through the spaces in the walls, floors, basements and attics. The fire spread quickly, burning out the stairways to the second floor and into the attic. Access to the second floor was only available using ladders through the windows, and damage to the floors increased the hazards to firefighters.
Nov. 3, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department has been awarded a $115,000 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.
Nov. 2, 2016 - As part of the City’s Interstate 10 Gateway Entry Landscape Beautification Project, crews will be relocating six Washingtonia filifera palm trees within two corners of the project area on the northwest and northeast corners of Pearl Avenue and Orange Street.
The tree relocation will take place beginning Monday, Nov. 7, and is expected to be completed by Wednesday, Nov. 9. The relocation activity will require traffic lane restrictions and partial lane closures along Pearl Avenue between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to provide sufficient work space and on-site safety. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time or use an alternate route during this timeframe.
Nov. 2, 2016 - The City of Redlands Quality of Life Department will install electrical conduit as part of ongoing improvements to the City-owned parking lot between Orange and Fifth streets, north of Redlands Boulevard.
The work will require closure of the driveway off of Orange Street (between Citrone and Joe Greensleeve’s) from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. The parking lot will still be accessible during construction from the east entrance off of Fifth Street.
Nov. 2, 2016 - The Federal Aviation Administration awarded more than $800,000 to complete installation of a runway lighting system to improve safe operations at Redlands Municipal Airport.
Funding from the FAA Airport Improvement Program, of $827,437, along with $41,371.85 additional funding from the Caltrans Division of Aeronautics Aviation Grant will fund the rehabilitation of the electrical systems serving one runway and taxiway at the airport at 1755 Sessums Drive, in the northeast corner of the City. The City will provide matching funds of $50,565.59.
Oct. 27, 2016 - This holiday, the Redlands Quality of Life Department’s Senior Services Division invites you to be Santa’s Elf to a senior citizen. This program collects Christmas gifts for senior citizens living in Redlands without anyone to look after or visit them. The Santa’s Elf to a Senior Program will make seniors’ Christmas bright with a personalized gift.
Oct. 26, 2016 - The National Weather Service is predicting rainfall and possible thunderstorms for the local area Thursday night and Friday. With the return of winter rains, the City of Redlands Emergency Operations Office, Police, Fire and Quality of Life departments are taking the opportunity to remind residents and businesses of precautionary measures they can take to protect their own health and safety.
While the City continues to make preparations to mitigate flooding, including inspecting, repairing and cleaning the storm drain system and trimming trees along heavily traveled roads, significant rainfall can overwhelm the City’s existing flood control system and cause localized flooding on City streets and in the Zanja and San Timoteo Canyon area.
Oct. 25, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department was named the recipient of the 2016 International Association of Chiefs of Police Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement Research at the organization’s awards dinner Oct. 15.
RPD received the award for research designed to determine if crime could be reduced through direct neighborhood education in areas where a burglary had occurred. Members of the Redlands Citizen Volunteer Patrol and Park Rangers conducted the neighborhood contacts. The research project took place from September 2014 through December 2015 and was completed by Dr. Travis Tanaguchi, who worked for the Redlands Police Department under an agreement with the Police Foundation.
Oct. 25, 2016 - The Joslyn Senior Center will host the Les Hickey Memorial Billiards Tournament beginning at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16. First-, second-, and third-place prizes will be awarded. Pre-registration is required by Nov. 10.
All games will be 8-Ball. A coin flip decides who breaks the first game. Winner breaks on subsequent games. Players are placed at random on a standard double-elimination tournament chart.
Oct. 25, 2016 - The City of Redlands Joslyn Senior Center will host a Thanksgiving luncheon, sponsored by the Redlands Police Officers Association, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Turkey and all the fixings will be provided by Thomas Catering with live entertainment provided by Dan Damon. The lunch is free and open to all adults 55 years and older. Pre-registration is required.