On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered a 5-4 decision in support of school choice in the case of Espinoza v. Montana Dept. of Revenue. The Montana legislature had passed a tax credit scholarship program that would allow state funding of educational scholarships to qualified students to…
Just eight days after the U.S. Census Bureau released the digital 2020 Census survey, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a Stay at Home Order due to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 exposed a crisis that has been prevalent for decades in hard-to-count communities, and that is the lack of …
Late 1949, dad buys the Holland bakery. We move into a modest home on East Highland Avenue. We escape Los Angeles for a wonderland of orange, palm and pepper trees.
This letter is No. 2 in the series on Redlands City Planning. The subject of the first letter was parking in downtown Redlands. Friends of Redlands has been studying the Redlands General Plan 2035, Downtown Specific Plan and Transit Villages Specific Plan with the objective of informing the …
John Berry invited people to a Tea Party Patriots rally to show support for the police and reject arguments by Black Lives Matter who seek to rein in police behavior toward people of color. Obviously, indicting all cops is unacceptable, but we definitely need substantial reform in how police…
Another night, another round of these inconsiderate boneheads in Redlands setting off fireworks and M80s (apparently it’s happening nationwide), upsetting our dogs and disturbing the peace — sometimes well after midnight — and all a month before the Fourth!
- City closes seven ballfields at Community Park
- Highland man shot and killed Saturday night
- Rail route from Redlands to Vegas in the works via Rancho Cucamonga
- Hollywood composer who worked with Clint Eastwood dies in Redlands
- Expanded outdoor dining begins today on State Street
- Candidate filing begins Monday for city and county school boards
- County's COVID-19 update
- Augie’s Coffee shuts down retail operations, lays off all employees
- Fire retardant turns the university's huge R pinkish
- Local races in the Nov. 3 election
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Last week’s commentary by John Berry of the Redlands Tea Party Patriots deserves a response. Mr. Berry set the tone by writing, “What started as a racial justice protest has devolved into violent mobs wantonly destroying public property as well as vandalizing statues of ... great American ic…
Due to the recent budget cuts within the Redlands Animal Shelter, two kennel attendant positions have been eliminated. Despite the budget cuts the animal shelter staff remain committed to caring for the animals and the shelter will continue to be run with the utmost professionalism. Less sta…
I am a representative of Next Gen United. We are an advocacy group for the Black Lives Matter movement for the Inland Empire centered in Highland. We are demanding three requests that must take action immediately in the city of Redlands.
Like many of you, I watched with an overwhelming sense of horror and dismay the shocking video of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer while other officers looked on and did nothing.
Friends of Redlands has been studying the city’s General Plan Downtown Specific Plan and the Transit Villages Specific Plan Draft. The Transit Villages Plan for parking is insufficient for the success of downtown.
I am writing to urge the City Council to implement a graduation parade for the Class of 2020 sometime this summer, depending on permissions due to the coronavirus. Our seniors got robbed of their remaining moments before reaching adulthood. They deserve more than a drive-thru graduation. Our…
The Redlands Community News is thrilled to see so many businesses back in business in our town. Reopening is a step toward ending the economic and emotional hardships affecting so many of our residents and business owners.
In reaction to my April column about the runs I’ve taken through downtown Redlands and the various sights I’ve seen when so many businesses are experiencing those “viral vacancies,” some readers told me that they were struck by the irony that a liquor store and a vaping shop were still open …
This crisis has shown us how much we need our local small businesses. They provide valuable services and products and are often a social “hub” for the community. We need to “shop local” as much as we can, even if that means paying a premium for the convenience of shopping local.
Problems are solved by facing them squarely. Last week, Gov. Newsom outlined the magnitude of the state’s deficit and proposed a multiyear, strategic approach that works to protect the most vulnerable, students, and our public health and safety systems. The Legislature now begins the work of…
Redlands City Council should reject the Planning Commission's approval of a proposed 207-unit residential development across from Citrus Valley High School between Pioneer Avenue and San Bernardino Avenue.
Composing this note grants two sorrows. First is the realization that I am old enough to be one of the people who clamors for the preservation of our cherished history and institutions. I always thought of this as the act of an old man. Well, here I am now.
Distance learning using the internet has made it more difficult for K-12 teachers and parents to diagnose individual needs, provide models, direct activities, provide feedback and assess the effectiveness of learning.
The city of Redlands is facing its greatest fiscal challenge in a generation. Yes, the pain of the Great Recession in 2008 was severe and led to cuts throughout city departments. Many of the cuts have been restored in the past 12 years but some have not.
Now, more than ever, the value of booking with a travel adviser is clear. When things go wrong, we have your back. Given the current circumstance our industry now faces, and the overwhelming complexities of what travel may look like in a post COVID-19 world. We know that travel will return, …
Our state and nation have implemented extraordinary measures in the face of the coronavirus. We are forever grateful to our health-care workers and all those on the frontlines.
It’s good news that California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced this week that the state could enter Stage 2 of his phased reopening plan as early as today.
The San Bernardino County district attorney's office is not a proponent of the release of inmates solely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we do not support the release of county jail inmates awaiting the court process.
It seems like a lifetime away, but only a few months ago that the world was focused on a stern, teenage Swedish girl who warned us about the effects of global warming. Greta Thunberg was Time magazine’s “Person of the Year.” Also seemingly a world away, was the pushback from deniers who wrot…
Thank you to the city of Redlands for re-opening our trails and parks, although contact sports are still forbidden. With nearly eight inches of rain in the past two months followed by abundant sunshine, it has been a glorious spring.
In these trying times, the Common Vision Coalition would like to focus on the positive. We would like to thank the Redlands Police Department for all their hard work to keep the community safe and to create an environment that encourages everyone, especially our young people, to make healthy…
The San Bernardino County district attorney's office is not a proponent of the release of inmates solely due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we do not support the release of county jail inmates awaiting the court process.