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Article Carl Baker

Household Hazardous Waste facility closed for Presidents Day

The City of Redlands Household and Electronic Hazardous Waste Drop-Off facility will be closed Saturday, Feb. 15, for the Presidents Day holiday weekend. Normal hours for the site, Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will resume Saturday, Feb. 22.

Article Carl Baker

Community invited to meet and greet with new City Manager

Portrait of City Manager Charlie M. Duggan Jr.

The community is invited to meet Redlands’ new City Manager, Charlie M. Duggan Jr., during two upcoming public receptions.

The first reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Contemporary Club, 173 S. Eureka St.

The second reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Redlands Community Center multi-purpose room, 111 W. Lugonia Ave.

Both receptions are open to the public, and residents or other interested parties may attend either event. Light refreshments will be served.

Article Carl Baker

Volunteers clean up tobacco litter at local skate park

Volunteers clean park area and benches

Members of the Redlands Community Center Youth volunteers, known as “Teens Inspiring Others,” conducted their second tobacco litter cleanup on Monday, Nov 25.

As part of the #freeourbackyard campaign, the volunteers, partnering with the Common Vision Coalition and the Institute for Public Strategies, collected cigarette butts and tobacco litter around Sylvan Park’s picnic area and skate park. Within 40 minutes, the youth volunteers picked up more than 2,167 cigarette butts, tobacco-related litter and marijuana paraphernalia. 

Article Carl Baker

Fire Department will discontinue sharps exchange program

Sharps container

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the Redlands Fire Department will discontinue the Sharps Container Exchange Program at Fire Station 261.

Article Carl Baker

Redlands Police facility temporary closure planned

The Redlands Police Department facility at 1270 W. Park Ave. will be closed temporarily beginning Friday, Dec. 6, to allow for the installation of new flooring in the Emergency Operations Center.

Article Carl Baker

City Council appoints Charles M. Duggan Jr. as City Manager

Portrait of newly appointed City Manager Charles M. Duggan Jr.

The Redlands City Council voted Tuesday, Nov. 5, to appoint Charles M. Duggan Jr. as the new Redlands City Manager effective Jan. 13, 2020, concluding an extensive recruitment process that included 44 applicants, resident and business participation and multiple community interview panels.

Article Carl Baker

Smiley library preserving ‘life in motion’ from home movies

Smiley library preserving ‘life in motion’ from home movies

During the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s, Redlanders documented life with 8mm, 16mm and Super 8 home movies.

Thanks to a donation to the A.K. Smiley Public Library, the library’s Heritage Room is able to digitize home movies using cutting edge technology to preserve them as part of the City’s historical record.

“The Smiley Library’s Home Movie Preservation Project saves life in motion in Redlands,” said library archivist and head of special collections Nathan Gonzales.

Article Tom Resh

Preserving Quality of Life and City Services in Redlands
Take our survey

As the City of Redlands plans for the future, we are taking a close look at the public safety services, local infrastructure, public facilities and city programs that our community relies on.

For example, we want to ensure that we are able to keep up with basic repairs and maintenance to public facilities, storm drains and sidewalks because when these repairs are not addressed, they become a lot more expensive to repair in the future.

Article Carl Baker

Redlands Police receive grant to fight alcohol-related crime

The Redlands Police Department has been awarded a $26,660 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to battle alcohol-related crime. The Redlands City Council approved the grant at their July 2, 2019, meeting.

The ABC grants are provided to selected local law enforcement agencies to expand their efforts in addressing alcohol-related problems through a comprehensive Alcohol Policing Partnership Program that encompasses a wide range of strategies.

Article Tom Resh

City wins 16th consecutive honor for financial reporting

The City of Redlands was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its FY 2017-2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), the 16th consecutive year the City has been recognized with the prestigious honor.

Article Tom Resh

Water & Sewer Rates Study

Redlands is currently conducting a water/sewer rates study with the assistance of a Utilities Advisory Committee.

More information can be found by clicking here. (The information has been unpublished since it is out of date).

You may also contact Jane Weathers at the Municipal Utilities & Engineering Department at (909) 798-7698 ext 2.

Article Tom Resh

Firefighters wear T-shirts to honor military

May 2, 2019 – Redlands Firefighters have donned commemorative T-shirts during the month of May to honor the nation’s military services.

This is the third year the department has authorized its on-duty personnel to wear the military appreciation T-shirts, with the design changing each year.

Article Tim

Spring 2019 Women’s safety seminar
Street Smart offers women’s self-defense and safety workshop

April 23, 2019 – The Redlands Police Department will again offer a personal self-defense and safety seminar designed especially for women, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Redlands Community Center Gymnasium. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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April 2019 DUI saturation patrols
Redlands PD to conduct DUI enforcement patrols during April

April 1, 2019 – Officers from the Redlands Police Department will be out Friday nights during the month of April from 10 p.m. 2 a.m. looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Article Tim

Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Redlands PD challenges drivers to ‘silence’ the distraction

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April 1, 2019 – April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Redlands Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies statewide stopping drivers who violate California’s hands-free cell phone law.

Article Tom Resh

2019 Beautification and heroes awards
Nominations sought for 2019 Beautification, Heroes awards

April 1, 2019 – The deadline is May 2, for nominations for the City of Redlands’ 2019 Beautification and Redlands Heroes Awards. Winners will be honored at the State of the City event at noon on Friday, June 28, at the University of Redlands Orton Center, 1200 E. Colton Ave.

Article Tim

Movies in the Park Spider-Man
‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ coming to Movies in the Park

March 27, 2019 – The City of Redlands’ second Spring Movies in the Park event this season will feature the movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” at Ed Hales Friday, April 19.

Article Tim

Glow Out II
Register now for Redlands Community Center’s ‘Glow Out II’

March 27, 2019 – Join the Redlands Community Center for Laser Tag “Glow Out II” Family Fun Night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 26. Enjoy laser tag for just $1 per session, a meal of grilled hot dogs and chips provided by the Redlands Police Officers Association for $1, a free cosmic game room, videogames and dodgeball.

Article Tim

Structure fire in abandoned home March 25
Firefighters extinguish blaze in abandoned home

March 26, 2019 – Firefighters responding to reports of a vegetation fire behind a home in the 1100 block of Webster Street Monday arrived to find an abandoned home on fire.


March 14 residential structure fire
Fire sprinkler saves home from catastrophic fire damage

March 14, 2019 – A residential fire sprinkler did its job, activating moments after a fire began and likely saving a home from catastrophic damage and a family from potential injury or loss of life.