Aug. 9, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department will conduct specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation Aug. 11 in an effort to lower deaths and injuries. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes occur. Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and riders alike that can lead to motorcycle crashes. They will be cracking down on both those operating regular vehicles and motorcycles who are violating traffic safety laws.
Redlands Police conducted similar enforcement efforts in May and June.
Aug. 9, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department is warning residents and local businesses to be alert to telephone scams after several recent reports, including callers who identified themselves as law enforcement officers demanding payment to clear outstanding warrants.
Over the past week, Redlands Police received two reports from residents who reported receiving telephone calls from someone claiming to be a police officer with warrants for the person’s arrest. The caller tells the victim to send money through a reloadable prepaid cash card.
Aug. 3, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department has been awarded a $24,491 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to battle alcohol-related crime. The Redlands City Council approved the grant at their July 5, 2016, meeting.
“This is important to the City in order to increase protection for youth and to provide additional education and enforcement efforts at establishments that sell alcohol with the goal to reduce alcohol-related crime,” Redlands Chief of Police Mark A. Garcia said.
The grant is one of 54 awarded in California to local law enforcement agencies through ABC’s Grant Assistance Program (GAP).
Aug. 2, 2016 - The City of Redlands Purchasing Division was recently named a recipient of the “Achievement of Excellence in Procurement” Award for the second straight year 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.
Aug. 2, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department will conduct a DUI/Driver License checkpoint in northbound lanes of Church Street at Brockton Avenue from 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, until 1:30 a.m. Friday morning. Motorists driving through the checkpoint will be contacted by uniformed officers who will be checking for alcohol and/or drug-impaired drivers. Officers will also check to make sure all drivers have a valid driver license.
The purpose of the checkpoint is to promote public safety, increase awareness of the dangers associated with drinking and driving and serve as a deterrent to potential impaired and unlicensed drivers.
Aug. 2, 2016 - The City of Redlands Recreation Division will continue its beginner watercolor class taught by local Redlands artist Cindy Sullivan. The next step-by-step series of four classes will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 9, 16, 23 and 30. Thursday evening classes are scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25.
Students will be guided through a simple, step-by-step project with individual attention during class. Basic techniques, proper use of supplies and some color mixing will be covered. The cost of the program is $27 for the four classes.
For more information, please call the Redlands Senior Center at (909) 798-7579 or visit the center at 111 W. Lugonia Ave.
July 27, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department and Micah House After School Program, with help from local businesses, churches, community groups and City and County agencies, will give away bicycles and backpacks during a Back2School Jam and Community Resource Fair at Sylvan Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 6. There will be free snacks and music provided for the community.
Organizers hope to match last year’s donation of more than 1,200 backpacks and school supplies to children and youth. Donations were funded by various groups including the Redlands Police Officers Association, Trinity Church, Tom McGrath School Supplies, and grants from the Redlands Police Department.
July 27, 2016 - The Redlands Fire and Police departments and the Redlands Community Center are partnering with LifeStream for Guns and Hoses, a blood drive and bone marrow screening to be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at the Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave.
Fire engines and specialized police equipment, including the RPD ballistic rescue vehicle will be on display and donors and non-donors alike are welcome to come meet department members.
July 27, 2016 - The City of Redlands will sponsor a low cost dog licensing and rabies vaccination clinic in the park next to the Redlands Police Annex (Old City Hall), 30 Cajon St., on Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Pet owners may bring their pets to the northwest corner of Cajon and Vine, across the street from the Redlands Civic Center. Parking is available on Vine Street. All dogs must be on a leash. All cats must be transported in a carrier.
July 25, 2016 - The City of Redlands Development Services Department and the Inland Empire chapter of SCORE will host a workshop detailing how to get started with social media marketing from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, in the City Council Chambers, 35 Cajon St.
Social media represents the new word-of-mouth. If you’ve been thinking about marketing your business with social media but are overwhelmed and not sure how to get started, this workshop will provide you with simple tips for getting started. Done right, social media can drive repeat business from your current customers or lead to new customers. Take a look at some of the most popular social media networks – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+ – and learn why each one might be right for your organization.