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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.

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Residents invited to apply for Airport Advisory Board position

The City of Redlands invites residents to apply for a position on the Airport Advisory Board. Deadline for filing applications is Sept. 24. Members are appointed by the City Council.

The Airport Advisory Board acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to the administration, operation, development, improvement and maintenance of the Redlands Municipal Airport. The Airport Advisory Board meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.

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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.

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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.

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Paint the Night at the Redlands Community Center

Join the Redlands Community Center in our Paint the Night Celebration from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, as a part of our free Teens Only Summer Series. Enjoy free snacks, tie-dye, paint balloons and more at the Redlands Community Center located at 111 W. Lugonia Ave.

Our Paint the Night Celebration is for teen’s ages 12-17. Bring your friends and a valid school I.D. card to enjoy the paint party of the year!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Apartment structure fire
Fire burns kitchen in apartment unit at three-story structure

March 11, 2019 – Redlands Firefighters responded to a fire in the kitchen of a second-floor apartment in the 400 block of East Cypress Avenue Friday evening. One person was transported to the hospital with complaints of shortness of breath.

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2019 CVP graduation
New graduates join RPD’s Citizen Volunteer Patrol

Feb. 27, 2019 – The Redlands Police Department welcomed five new members of its Citizen Volunteer Patrol at a graduation ceremony Monday, Feb. 25.

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RPD re-establishes traffic unit
Redlands Police Department’s new Traffic Unit hits the streets

Jan. 10, 2019 – Responding to public demand for increased enforcement of traffic violations and a commitment to reduce injury collisions in the City, the Redlands Police Department has reinstated a dedicated traffic unit, which began work this month.

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RFD responds to fire at vacant home
RFD responds to structure fire at vacant single-story residence

Jan. 8, 2019 – Redlands Fire crews responded to a structure fire in the 500 block of Texas Street Tuesday morning. No injuries were reported.