This holiday Redlands Senior Services invites everyone to be Santa to a senior citizen. This program collects Christmas gifts for senior citizens living in Redlands or surrounding communities. These seniors are individuals without anyone to look after or visit them. We want to make their Christmas bright with a gift of a set of pajamas, robe, lap blanket, non-skid socks, and /or slippers.
Police are seeking the public’s help to provide information leading to the identity of a suspect who followed a woman in a white minivan Tuesday morning.
The victim, a 24-year-old female, reported that she was walking north on Center Street shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, when she was approached by a white minivan. The driver followed and attempted to talk to her driving away after she threatened to call police. She then walked to a nearby apartment complex where she reported the incident to the apartment manager who called police.
Redlands Police cited clerks and servers at three local businesses for selling alcohol to minors during a minor decoy operation Friday, Nov. 14.
During minor decoy operations underage volunteers under the direct supervision of officers attempt to purchase alcohol from retail licensees in the City. On Friday, an underage volunteer attempted to purchase alcohol at 20 establishments. Employees at three businesses sold or served alcohol to the minor decoy.
The Redlands Elks Lodge and the Redlands Friends of Shelter Animals (REDFOSA) will host a pet adoption fair Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 663 New York St.
Adoption fees for the first seven qualified adoptions that day will be donated by the Redlands Elks. Fees range from $28 for cats to $51 for dogs.
The City of Redlands has expanded its alternative fueling station at the City’s Corporate Yards with the addition of new Compressed Natural Gas fuel dispensers. The new dispensers will allow up to four alternative fuel vehicles to fuel at the same time.
The City has operated the Liquefied Natural Gas/Compressed Natural Gas fueling station at its Corporate Yard located at 1270 W. Park Ave., since its construction in 2003.
Compressed Natural Gas is a clean burning alternative fuel that helps reduce carbon emissions and costs less than fossil fuels.
Just over 150 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln made a speech at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, the final resting place for thousands of Union soldiers killed at the battle of Gettysburg. Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” has gone down in U.S. history, and to commemorate this pivotal moment the Lincoln Memorial Shrine in Redlands and Camp Carleton Cornet Band are hosting the second “Lincoln Shrine Band Tattoo” on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Shrine.
“The sesquicentennial of the Civil War is an important commemoration for the United States, and last year’s success of the first Tattoo, even given the damp weather, demonstrated how exciting music is to experience,” commented Nathan Gonzales, Lincoln Shrine Curator. “It started because of our partnership with local musicians who reenact a Civil War band unit. Todd Humphrey, of the Camp Carleton Cornet Band suggested a military ‘tattoo,’ a special type of military musical program which dates back to the 1600s in Europe and was popular during the 19th century. Tattoos are still performed all over the world, but this is the first time there has been an all-Civil War tattoo in the country.”
The City of Redlands invites residents to apply for openings on a number of City commissions and boards, including the Planning Commission, Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission, Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, Cultural Arts Commission and the A.K. Smiley Public Library Board of Trustees. Deadline for filing applications is Dec. 3. Members are appointed by the City Council.
Residents interested in applying for the non-salaried position 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.
Redlands Police are warning parents as they seek to identify a man who exposed himself to at least two Moore Middle School students as they walked to a bus stop Monday morning.
The girls were walking to the bus stop at Sun Avenue and Calhoun Street at about 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, when they saw the man exposing himself next to a silver or gray four-door sedan. The man left the area in the vehicle after being spotted by an adult.
Earlier that morning the same man reportedly approached another student in his vehicle and tried talking to her but did not expose himself.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male between 20 and 30 years old, 5 feet, 7 inches tall, with a medium build. He had a small mustache and appeared to be unshaven. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt and unknown color shorts.
The City of Redlands Recreation Division and Redlands Police Department along with several local businesses are collecting toys for the 17th Annual Children’s Christmas Block Party. This year’s toy drive is critically important. Grant funding has been limited for the past several years and the toy drive will be a major contributor to the toys/gifts given to the children this year. In previous years, the toy drives have matched the gifts purchased through grant funding allowing more than 1,000 gifts/toys to be donated to our community, local shelters and families in crisis.
Redlands Police arrested two suspects following an armed robbery at a jewelry store Wednesday. A third suspect is still outstanding.
Police responded to a silent alarm at the Tekin Brothers Jewelers, 9980 Alabama St., Suite B, at about noon Wednesday, Nov. 5.