Many things make Redlands special — the city’s history and the way residents cherish our rich past, State Street, the mansions and their generous owners, the bike race, the Run Through Redlands, the 28 miles of trials and conservancy that maintains them, and so much more.  

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I love that the proper term for graduation is commencement. It sends a message: Graduates, everything you’ve done so far was practice for the real world, for life as we know it. Can you turn what you’ve learned into a worthwhile career?

I am writing to express my excitement and support for the Redlands transit village. I strongly believe that the kind of mixed-use development likely to occur in the transit villages will greatly contribute to Redlands citizens' quality of life and is right for the city at this time.

Re: “Mayor calls for compassion, derides social media,” May 24.

I am frequently asked about the City Council’s plans to fill the vacant city manager’s position.

Despite being a simple bugle call, taps is one of the most moving tunes that we hear on patriotic holidays. There are only 24 notes — nine G’s, eight C’s, six E’s and one high G.

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Redlands planning commissioners recently gave mixed reviews to a proposal to build 207 homes on 37 acres on property presently zoned commercial between Citrus Valley High School and the site for a planned Walmart.

The Redlands Symphony concert on Saturday, May 18, was amazing. “Cantus Articus” was just such a gift. What an amazing piece of music. I could SEE the tundra and the hills and the environment where the composer lived. What love he had for his home!

You have to love springtime in Redlands, especially this year.

The Redlands Community News is proud to see that Redlands still has relationships with three sister cities — Hino, Japan; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; and Linli County, China.

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It’s 2019 and headlines abound about measles outbreaks — now the greatest number of U.S.  cases since 1994 (and it’s only May). Such concerning news can make it hard to believe that vaccinations are one of America’s greatest public health achievements.

I have lived in Redlands all my life. I’m 19 and going to college for political science. I mention this because most likely I’ll move out this city and never come back.

The most sustainable building is the one that is already built.

I thought you might be interested in an update on where we are in the growth of our new newspaper baby, the Redlands Community News. Unlike the royal baby, it’s a few weeks old, already has a name and can rightfully claim many parents and grandparents in our community.

These days in California, all of us likely know someone who has either left the state or is planning to leave.

Last week while driving approximately six blocks, I first passed a disheveled, dirty man carrying a black garbage bag northbound from the area around Prospect Park.  

On April 12, the Common Vision Coalition hosted the Redlands Underage Drinking Town Hall at the Redlands Community Center as part of the national Communities Talk initiative sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

UCLA was ranked the No 1 public university in the nation in September by U.S. News & World Report. You need to be elite to be a Bruin. So it’s astonishing to learn that at least one UCLA student failed to get vaccinated for measles.

Re: “The tea party is not dead, it’s growing,” John Berry, April 26.

Even at California’s current gas prices, I could fill my tank for the next decade if I had a quarter for every time I heard the media gleefully proclaim that the tea party was dead.

I have a love-hate relationship with roadwork.

It has been 100 days of running for me this year. The last thing I think about at night is when can I get my run in tomorrow? The first thing I think about in the morning is getting that run done.

When I arrived in Washington in 2014 for my first term in Congress, it didn’t take long to see why the American people had such a negative opinion of this once-respected institution.

Dear editor: Congratulations on establishing a brand new printed news service to our community. As you already know, you will be serving a remarkable community. I want to give a shout out to just one of the dozens of planned or recently completed projects that every day are making Redlands a…

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Many of us are bonded to our pets, and that certainly includes me. My pretty girl, Portia, is a medium-size reddish-brown sheltie sheepdog whom my friends have nicknamed Lassie. Portia exercises me on brisk walks throughout the neighborhood, cheers me up, makes me laugh and warns me whenever…

The first week of this month was National Public Health Week (April 1-7). Perhaps you are thinking “So what?” or even “What is public health?” and you are in good company. When most people think of public health they think of clean water, trash or refuse services, or perhaps vaccinations. In…

Is there anything more annoying than robocalls? I get several a day. Everyone I talk to tells the same story in an irritated voice.

Since 1994, when Gov. Pete Wilson signed the California Transit Village Act into law, numerous communities in California have successfully implemented rail-oriented developments that have reduced dependency on driving and allowed residents to live, work and play in their local communities.

As the month of March comes to a close, so does the conclusion of our celebration of Women’s History Month. I had the pleasure of awarding Kristine Scott, recently elected Rancho Cucamonga Councilmember, as Woman of the Year, for her tremendous commitment to our community.