The Redlands Animal Shelter and Redlands Friends of Shelter Animals (REDFOSA) invite animal lovers to join us on the first Saturday of every other month at Sylvan Park for Saturdays in the Park: Dog Walking and Cat Cuddling. The next event will be Saturday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturdays in the Park gives the adoptable pets at the Redlands Animal Shelter a chance to stretch their legs, go for a walk and receive love and attention outside the shelter setting. And it gives members of the community a chance to interact with the animals and maybe meet that perfect pet. All animals will be available for adoption.
The Redlands Police Department will conduct a sobriety/drivers license checkpoint beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in the eastbound lanes of Citrus Avenue at Church Street, continuing through 3 a.m. Saturday.
RPD traffic officers will also conduct targeted DUI “saturation” patrols during the weekend, including Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1.
The Redlands Community Center is currently seeking youth volunteers in grades 7-12 as part of its Youth Coalition Teen Committee community service organization (YCTC).
The Lincoln Memorial Shrine will host the 83rd Watchorn Lincoln Dinner at University of Redlands Orton Center on Thursday, Feb. 12. Daniel Weinberg, co-author with James L. Swanson of the book “Lincoln’s Assassins: Their Trial and Execution,” will deliver the keynote address titled “From Boyhood to Assassination: Lincoln Artifacts Whisper Their Stories.”
A police contact with a known gang member led officers to a motel room where police discovered methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia along with stolen mail, jewelry, credit cards and electronics. Two people were arrested.
Police are seeking information on a man who grabbed a female jogger from behind near the University of Redlands campus Sunday.
The victim was walking on East Park Avenue near University Street just south of the University’s Frederick Loewe Theater at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, when she was grabbed from behind and carried to the theater parking lot. The man dropped her in the parking lot and ran, eventually heading north on University Street. The victim sustained minor scrapes.
Six people were arrested, charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor, during a joint Minor Decoy/Shoulder Tap Operation with Redlands Police and state Alcoholic Beverage Control officers Saturday, Jan. 24, designed to help reduce youth access to alcohol. Another person was arrested for public intoxication, petty theft and warrants after he took a decoy’s money and bought alcohol for himself.
On Thursday, March 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Inter Valley Health Plan will present “Memories to Memoirs” a how-to class on creating memoirs for future generations to enjoy at the Joslyn Senior Center.
This event is free and lunch will be provided. Pre-register by Thursday, March 5. For more information, please contact the Joslyn Senior Center at (909) 798-7550 or visit the center at 21 Grant St.
The City Council will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, in order to select a candidate to fill the City Council vacancy left by the resignation of Pete Aguilar from the council last month. Thirteen candidates have applied for the open seat.
Prior to the 5 p.m. meeting, the City Council will hold a special meeting beginning at 4 p.m. in order to address its regular agenda. There will be no closed session Tuesday.
At its regular 5 p.m. meeting, the council will hear in alphabetical order from each of the 13 candidates who applied to fill the vacant council seat. Following an explanation of the procedure and a public comment period, each candidate will be given three minutes to make an initial presentation to the council.
Following each three-minute presentation, the council will have up to 10 minutes to ask questions of the candidate. The candidates will then have an additional two minutes to provide closing comments to the council.
Once all 13 candidates have made their presentations, the council members will each select his or her top four candidates to move forward to a second round of nominations. Results will be tallied and visible for the public on a spread sheet. Candidates receiving at least one nomination will move forward to Round 2. Those receiving no nominations will be eliminated from the selection process and may not be considered at a later point.
In Round 2, each council member will identify his or her top two candidates for appointment. Nominations will be tallied in public view. To move forward to Round 3, candidates must receive at least two nominations from members of the council.
In Round 3, each council member will identify his or her top candidate. The candidate who receives three nominations will be selected for appointment to the City Council. Following a short recess, the successful candidate will be sworn in by the City Clerk.
The candidates for appointment to the City Council are:
The City of Redlands has scheduled another three-day Community Emergency Response Team training beginning in March. The free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community