The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians recently donated $28,000 to support the Redlands Emergency Services Academy. For the past five years San Manuel has supported the program, which mentors young high school graduates.
Each year, some two dozen local teens with an interest in a public safety career attend the annual Redlands Emergency Services Academy. The participants share temporary quarters for one week on the campus of the University of Redlands, are exposed to hands-on training exercises in fire and police operations, and are introduced to state of the art simulators. This program stresses the importance of a well-rounded education, as well as the value of an extended education to each of the teens in attendance.
The City of Redlands Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off facility will be closed during the Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, Nov. 30. Normal hours for the site, Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will resume Saturday, Dec. 7.
The A.K. Smiley Public Library is pleased to announce a special book signing for the new Redlands history book “Images of America: Early Redlands,” by Ann Cordy Deegan and Maria Carrillo in the Assembly Room at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24.
If you have ever seen a 100-year-old photograph and marveled at its clarity and composition, it is likely that you were noticing the work of a professional photographer. In the days before personal cameras were commonplace, professional photographers were essential members of communities. From promotional photography for tourism or businesses, to family portraits or school photography, the work of early professional photographers documented the growth of cities and the lives of the people who lived there.
“Images of America: Early Redlands” explores Redlands through the lens of the professional photographers who lived and worked here between 1880 and 1920. Utilizing images solely from the Archives of A.K. Smiley Public Library, this book examines the work of the 34 professional photographers who captured Redlands in its formative years.
The Redlands Police Department will again offer a personal self-defense and safety seminar designed especially for women, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Redlands Community Center Gymnasium.
The seminar, part of the Redlands Police Department’s Street Smart program, is designed to increase participants’ level of awareness and minimize their risk of victimization.
No one was injured in a fire that damaged a portion of a kitchen Thursday morning.
Firefighters responded to the residence in the 300 block of Doyle Street shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. A Redlands Police officer used a fire extinguisher to put out the blaze prior to firefighters’ arrival.
Redlands City Council members will hold their last Coffee with the Council for 2013 this Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Olive Market, 530 W. Olive Ave., with Mayor Pete Aguilar and Mayor Pro Tem Paul Foster.
As part of the City’s continuing efforts to increase interaction with residents and promote transparency in City affairs, the City Council began a monthly “Coffee with the Council” in February 2011.
Redlands Fire Department firefighters and paramedics freed an injured driver following an early morning collision on the 210 freeway Thursday, Nov. 14.
Firefighters and paramedics responded to the 2:15 a.m. collision on the freeway at San Bernardino Avenue after a small car rear-ended a semi-truck, trapping the car’s driver. It took 12 firefighters approximately 25 minutes to free the driver who was then transported to the hospital with injures to his face and legs.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
Planned maintenance work on underground Southern California Edison equipment will cause partial lane closures along Cajon and Vine streets beginning next week.
Work is scheduled to begin Monday, Nov. 18, to replace old SCE vault boxes beneath the streets. The work will cause partial lane closures on Cajon Street between Vine Street and Olive Avenue and on Vine Street between Cajon and 4th Street. Traffic lanes will remain available in all directions during the work. Several parking spaces on the west end of Vine Street will be affected.
The Redlands Police Department Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, through 2:30 a.m. the following day in the southbound lanes of Cajon Street south at Cypress Avenue.
Officers will contact drivers passing through Friday’s checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also check drivers for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.
Come and enjoy ballroom dance in a comfortable and fun setting.
West Coast Swing will be taught Mondays beginning Nov. 25 through Dec. 16.
Class runs from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration fee is $8 per person. Partners are not required.