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The Feb. 28 Redlands Community News article provided some interesting background information on Prospect Park. There is more to the story, but too much history might upset the neighbors, so let's stay current.  

Under it all is the land. Upon its wise utilization and widely allocated ownership depends the very survival and growth of those things we cherish most. We in Redlands must recognize that the interest of this city and its residents require that we allow the highest and best use of our land a…

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In 2012, during the early days of my “Phillosophically Speaking” column for our city’s local, daily newspaper, I submitted a piece about a homeless encampment of some 15 or so tents under the Interstate 10 overpass near Sylvan Park. I knew the gathering well because I’d passed it numerous ti…

When I was 19, President Richard Nixon was on TV with a giant bingo wheel pulling out numbers for the first lottery draft. By 1969, the war profiteers had learned a valuable lesson; you can’t show the reality of war on TV because fewer people will enlist. Of course, calling Vietnam a war is …

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Maintain local control

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It is worrisome that Measure G on the March 3 ballot has encountered opposition. It is clearly in the best interest of Redlands residents. Redlands Mall has become an abandoned eyesore.

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Re: “Measure G would help Redlands maintain local control,” by Carole Beswick, Jan. 31.

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I have lived in other Inland Empire cities, but have chosen to own a home in Redlands because of the character of the city. Measure G would forever change the character of this beautiful city.

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I have lived in Redlands for the past 28 years. I had the pleasure to work at one of Redlands’ historic gems, the AK Smiley Public Library as a librarian before retiring in 2009. Our historic charm, sense of community and respect for tradition are key reasons why I am proud to call Redlands home.

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It appears to me the best customers of the new pot shops are the dreamers who think we need 3,000 or 4,000 new people living in stack apartments in our downtown that will bring instant transparency and sunshine.

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Redlands East Valley High School needs safe soccer fields and, ultimately, its own stadium.

Measure G comes up on the ballot on March 3. The measure would amend the city’s general plan to exempt the transit village neighborhoods from the density and development restrictions imposed by Proposition R, and Measures U and M.

Re: "Redlands' oldest company planning to move to Idaho,” in your Dec. 27, 2019 issue states Redlands oldest company "Covington [Engineering] was founded in Redlands in 1848, the same year that gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill."

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I write to fully support the passage of Measure G in the city of Redlands. When serving as the mayor of Redlands in the 1980s, our historic downtown was a priority. Enormous effort was put into preserving and protecting downtown, making it a vibrant place to work and play.

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The members of the City Council are dedicated people who put in long hours for virtually no financial reward. Check out a council meeting sometime to get a feel for their environment. I recommend viewing it on cable at home so you can have a stiff drink handy.  

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We have been enjoying the Redlands Community News since you first started. Of course we have a subscription for the printed copy, but also enjoy the e version.

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My name is Melissa Campos, I am a board member on the PTSA for Redlands East Valley High School, assistant vice president for the REV girls soccer booster club, and a parent of two REV soccer players. I addressed the Redlands Unified School District board on Jan. 14 with a slide show to trul…

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The idea of increasing residents and “walkability” in downtown Redlands is nothing new.

Measure G gives the green light to high-rise apartment buildings within 782 acres of Redlands. Current building height limitation changes to unlimited. Density of units per acre increases to unlimited number of units per acre. Measure G removes any and all requirements for parking spaces for…

As for the downing of the Ukranian plane, the die was cast when Trump had Qassem Suleimani terminated.

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In 52 days, Redlands voters will decide whether to lift housing growth restrictions in three “transit villages” around the three Redlands Passenger Rail stations.

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My husband and I moved to Redlands in 1972 because we were enamored with the mountain views, small town atmosphere, slower pace and friendly residents.

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On March 3, Redlands residents have an important decision to make. As a community, are we OK with the Redlands Mall remaining in its current state for the foreseeable future? Without the passage of Measure G, the mall property cannot be developed. Our city will also not be able to build a pa…

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The Museum of Redlands recently received from Sidney Sandstrom this Harris’ hat box and two hats that belonged to her mother, Mary Cook Smith. Moving to a new home in Redlands was an excellent opportunity to locate items of historical interest for the museum. Many remember the big Harris’ st…

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Brian Sylva, the sports information director for the College of the Desert and a trustee on the Beaumont Unified School District board, will discuss the upcoming election with the Redlands Republican Women’s’ Club at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Redlands Country Club.

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We’re proud that Redlands is part of National Wreaths Across America Day.

(In 1897, eight-year-old, Virginia O’Hanlon asked her father whether there was or was not a Santa Claus. In a stroke of profound fatherly wisdom, he suggested that she put the question to the editors at The New York Sun newspaper. “If you see it in the Sun,” he told his daughter, “it’s so.”

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No matter if you were a veteran after four years or 44 years of military service, a veteran will always have our own experiences and our own story to share. Being able to represent fellow veterans as the grand marshal at the seventh annual Redlands Veterans Parade was the icing of my own 44 …

The U.S. Census Bureau count begins on April 1, 2020. No fooling.

Dear Rusty:  After losing my job of 31 years in 2013 at 63 years of age, I decided to start drawing my Social Security benefits. In 2015, I started a part-time job, which I still have. In January 2020, I will fully retire. I have been paying Social Security taxes for the last four years with…

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday.

I thank the editor and staff of the Redlands Community News for everything they do. My neighbors and friends are big players in the Redlands High School sports program. I subscribed to the Redlands Daily Facts and got no coverage. Now we have a paper that is about our great city.

Redlands is such a generous city, especially this time of year.