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Redlands children have a chance to win six behind-home-plate tickets to an Angels home game when they enter the riddle contest.

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Cyclists of the LUX – CTS p/b Specialized Pro Cycle Team trickled into the home of the Sabo family in Redlands on Sunday and Monday. They are first time hosts of eight female cyclists — six riders and two alumni. The male team cyclists reside a few miles up the street.

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Redlands Strada Rossa is an annual organized multi-surface bike ride that takes place on the third Saturday in March. This year it was back after a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic. The 300 riders was the same number as the last ride in 2019 with each rider choosing one of the 35-, 65…

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It was a gorgeous morning when Redlands Conservancy’s event organizer Kathy Behrens and I began our hike. It was the same kind of cool weather seen throughout most of January, practically inviting people to go outside. Now the 2nd Annual Fresh Air Challenge by The Redlands Conservancy had co…

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The second annual Fresh Air Challenge came to an end this January. A feature of this year’s challenge was to encourage some healthy competition between local schools. McKinley Elementary School is leading the way with over 1,000 miles logged by its team.

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In the beginning of December, Redlands Community News met with a group of about 30 road riders who began training for a 100-mile race at the upcoming 24th annual Tour de Palm Springs in Coachella Valley.

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In this year’s Fresh Air Challenge, every participant can log their moving miles no matter the mode of transportation. Everything goes from walking and running to biking, elliptical, skate boarding, scootering and more. Everything goes as long as it is muscle powered.

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One afternoon I was walking a San Timoteo Canyon trail as part of the Fresh Air Challenge. The sun was shining, and the temperature was pleasant as it tends to be in January in Redlands. The colors were stunning with the green hills and the trees around the creek still in their fall attire.

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A fledgling loggerhead shrike sets off on its own during nesting season in spring of this year. The birds, while common, are in steep decline due to habitat loss and human disturbance. These native birds thrive in open areas with short vegetation and well-space shrubs or low trees, particula…

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At the crack of dawn on Sunday, Redlands Conservancy’s Kathy Behrens and I ventured out on Teddy’s Trail followed by the trails at Caroline Park. We were on the lookout for local running phenomenon, Andrew Glaze, ultra-runner and Redlands resident who had set out to run all of Redlands trail…

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Linda Richards, a contributor to the Redlands Community News, took these photos of the Redlands Conservancy’s Redlands’ Herngt “Aki” Preserve off of Sutherland Drive looking toward San Timoteo Creek on a December day. A couple of coyotes could be seen from the trail.

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Sunday, Jan. 2, dawned clear and crisp, encouraging dozens of Redlanders to head downtown to begin their Fresh Air Challenge with Redlands Conservancy. Event Coordinator Kathy Behrens estimates there were perhaps 100 people who came to Ed Hales Park to pick up their T-shirts, choose a route …

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Diane and Bill McCalmon of Redlands display the Community News at the annual Harvard Yale football game 2021. Their grandson Jack Bosman, a sophomore who is the punter/kicker for the Yale Bulldogs, was recently selected for All Ivy League Team (second team). The entire family was in attendan…

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In what has become an October tradition at the Redlands Community News, photographer David J. Card has explored Redlands houses that have been decorated to celebrate Halloween. If you see a house that deserves our attention, please email the address to editor@redlandscommunitynews.com or sen…

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The Redlands City Council on Tuesday approved an application by Vantage One Real Estate Investments, requesting the proposed mixed-use project on vacant properties (former Safety Hall and San Bernardino County Superior Court site) at 212 and 216 Brookside Avenue is exempt from the provisions…

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Redlands Community News contributor Davjd J. Card spotted these burros in Reche Canyon on the way to Moreno Valley recently. According to a Redlands Conservancy column that appeared in the Community News last year, miners brought donkeys — burros, as they are known in Spanish — to Southern C…

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John C. Oliver, a regular contributor to the Community News, submitted this photo of a recent sunset over Redlands.

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Redlands Camera Club is celebrating its 125th annivrsary with a photo walk led by Bruce Herwig

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The Redlands Planning Commission unanimously voted to grant an exemption from Measure U for a proposal to develop a mixed-use project on the former Safety Hall and San Bernardino County Superior Court site during its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 28. The vote will go to City Council next.

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster vaccine for seniors ages 65 and older and immunocompromised people. San Bernardino County began dispensing the boosters on Monday, Sept. 26.

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The blue grosbeak and its warbling song can be heard through most of the southern U.S. states in summer, including this male that was spotted in the Santa Ana River Wash earlier this year. Despite the brilliant color of the male, they are usually easier to hear than see. The birds favor shru…

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Redlands Gateway Ranch is a gateway to outdoor experiences in Live Oak Canyon in Redlands, and in autumn 2021 outdoor programs and activities are scheduled to resume at the ranch. After an 18-month hiatus due to COVID, the programs and activities will again invite the public to experience th…

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Phillip and Jessica Barrios of Redlands brought their Redlands Community News to Yosemite National Park  and posed at Glacier Point. “It was a great trip and the views were fantastic!” Jessica said. “We went hiking and biking and saw lots of birds, a bear and a deer.”

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While the blue-lavender blooms of the Santa Ana River Woolly-star have since faded since we captured this amazing photo, we are thankful this endangered and protected subshrub continues to thrive inside SBD’s perimeter fenceline. The warm days and cooler nights of springtime led to the large…

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Redlands has wonderful wild places within a few minutes of residential areas, and Redlands Conservancy shows residents and visitors how to best enjoy their outdoor activities.  

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A roadrunner perches on a branch in San Timoteo Canyon, a nature preserved by the Redlands Conservancy. “We know at least one roadrunner pair resides at Herngt “Aki,” said Executive Director Sherli Leonard. 

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Mansion Memories thanks its cast, volunteers and donors for helping us make the first Magical Drive Thru Adventure at the Burrage Mansion so memorable. The nominated kids in crisis and their families from the Boys & Girls club, YMCA, Micah House, Thrive Single Moms, Blessing Center, Redl…

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Guys — mostly from Redlands or formerly from Redlands— returned on May 5 from an eight-day sailing adventure in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Displaying the Redlands Community News and their new suntans on the bow of their leased 46-foot, catamaran are, from left, John Mills, Redlands; Ron Maines…

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Many Redlanders are suffering from Trails at 10 Guided Hikes withdrawal, since Redlands Conservancy has not been able to offer the semi-annual hike program since autumn of 2019. The conservancy’s Outdoor Ambassadors have created a program to fill the void: Trail Bingo, Beeeee on the Lookout.

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Springtime in Redlands practically commands Redlands’ residents and visitors to get outside, whether on the trails or in their own backyard. As manager of the city’s natural open spaces, Redlands Conservancy hopes everyone, including the four-legged and feathered wild residents, will be able…

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Nine students graduated at the San Bernardino Community College District after training for a career that few people would even be willing to try. It involves handling a chainsaw while maneuvering around fully grown trees near utility lines.

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Two years ago today, I was a day away from my deadline to produce the first edition of the Redlands Community News. Although I was thrilled to be part of a new newspaper in my hometown of 22 years, it was not a good week for me.

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One of the biggest frustrations of this pandemic is the loss of in-person celebrations, especially funerals, or, as some prefer, including me, memorials or “celebrations of life” for those we’ve lost from COVID or otherwise.

A report in the Feb. 25 issue of the Redlands Community News focused on efforts made by various consultants, council members and officials to convince skeptical residents that there will be no high-density high-rises in Transit Village areas.

As a reality check, let's take a quick look at John Berry's diatribe against U.S. Rep.Pete Aguilar.

I was at the Bank of America ATM machines at about 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 19. A young Asian-appearing woman walked up to an empty machine and her father or grandfather stood behind her obviously keeping watch. My goodness!  

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Several horseback riders left their horses in the stable on Sunday, Feb. 28, and gathered at the Connector Trail at Gateway Ranch in Live Oak Canyon. There, they put their shovels to the ground and worked on smoothing out the trail tread.

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Hikers head down Blue Mountain above Grand Terrace on Sunday morning. The 14th annual hike attracted 529 people, the organizers said. The land is privately owned, so this was the only day of the year that hikers were permitted. Efforts are underway to protect the trail and create a park to s…

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Since 2006, the city of Redlands and Redlands Conservancy have worked in partnership to protect the city’s natural open spaces and establish what has become a welcoming and well-used public trail system.  

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Redlander Michelle Markel decided to hike every single one of Redlands trails and open parks and in doing so completed the full Emerald Necklace on Monday, Feb. 8. It took five days including a day of rest to cover a total of 54.5 miles including roads connecting the 40 miles of Redlands Con…

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­More than 300 participants logged 26,400 miles in the Redlands Conservancy’s Fresh Air Challenge, far short of its million-mile goal. But many participants said they enjoyed the event and it looks like it’s here to stay.

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Daniel Cozad, general manager of the San Bernardino County Water Conservation District, took this photo of a great egret on Saturday, Jan. 30, between Plunge Creek and Greenspot Road, east of Orange Street in Highland after checking out the Plunge Creek Restoration project. Great egrets have…