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(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.

The Redlands Community News is proud that our town has a Veterans Day parade.

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As many die-hard environmentalists have noticed, Redlands’ last remaining cycling centers closed in August — one of them being the rePlanet on Wabash Avenue I used earlier this year after the one next to Albertsons on Redlands Boulevard left.

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It’s hard to forget the first time I looked up at the night sky in Joshua Tree National Park. I’d never seen so many stars. I was a student at the University of Redlands and had only just realized that one of the most stunning landscapes in the United States was right in our backyard. I alwa…

My father, who was raised in a Catholic orphanage somewhere in southern Italy and traveled the Atlantic at age 17 to come here in 1909, taught me a valuable lesson.

The most famous journalist to hail from Redlands has praised the plan by Esri, the University of Redlands and the Redlands Unified District to give every elementary school child in the district a tree to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 21, 2020.

I’m adamantly opposed to a Ventura County judge’s order that Ross Wollschlager, a convicted rapist of women and children, be relocated to Joshua Tree following his release from state custody.

When Elijah Cummings was first elected to Congress, the freshmen were allowed one minute to introduce themselves on the floor of the House.

Redlands has many revered institutions such as the schools, the university, the library, the county museum, the hospital, energetic service clubs and so much more. None of this would be possible without a strong local, regional and statewide economy.

On Oct. 9, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1482, the first statewide rent control bill in California history. Many of the legislators who supported this bill believe that it will provide immediate and much-needed relief to renters who are struggling to make ends meet due to the state’…

Founded in 2001, the Redlands Community Foundation (RCF) was developed as a way for people to leave a legacy to their community. It exists to maintain and improve the quality of life in the Redlands area by providing a professional vehicle whereby a variety of philanthropic desires of local …

Re: “U of R, Esri to give a tree to every elementary student in Redlands to mark the 50th Earth Day,” Oct. 10.

It was nice to see in the Oct. 4 edition the full-page advertisement taken out by Family Service Association thanking Arrowhead Christian Academy for hosting Dinner in the Grove.

Recently, the California Legislature wrapped up the 2019 session with the governor signing hundreds of bills into law.

I have a hard time understanding how you can state that the Republican middle class can claim to be Christians and cannot have Republican values such as personal responsibility, moral standards, relying on one’s self and not the government’s handouts, etc.

What do retired teachers mean to Redlands? A lot! After years, sometimes decades, in the classroom giving back to their students, retired teachers give back to their communities through their pocketbook and their passion for volunteerism. The week of Nov. 3-9 is California’s 21st annual Reti…

We love Redlands and are committed to ensuring our city retains its strong sense of community and its beauty.

In the neighborhood where I grew up, wise guys, liars and cheats got a punch in the face. Today, they get elected to public office. Certainly, the GOP has more than its share.

The good news is that many city sidewalks have disability ramps leading into the streets. The bad news is that able-bodied walkers could easily become disabled just trying to reach those ramps given the terrible condition of Redlands sidewalks.

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On the front page of this week’s edition, it says “Vol. 1, No. 26.” That’s 26 weekly issues or six months in business for our fledgling newspaper, and just like parents who celebrate each month of their newborn’s first year, the staff of the Community News is celebrating our first half-year …

On Friday, July 19, in a field near the old Santa Fe Depot in downtown Redlands, I had a chance to catch the groundbreaking for the 9-mile stretch of commuter train the San Bernardino County Transportation Association is bringing into the city.

Our community of Redlands received another enriching community experience on Saturday when a production of the “Seedfolks” play presented in the Contemporary Club.

Concerns about the homeless in Redlands abound on social media. This weekend, one post asked if the resources exist to combat the problem. In fact, there is an extensive network of agencies offering to help — if only the homeless would accept the assistance.  

People often hear me say there are three things, that once attained, can never be taken from you: Your culture, spirituality and education.

The presentation by the Redlands Unified School District Superintendent Mauricio Arellano at esri on Thursday, Aug. 29, had all the bells and whistles of an infomercial. He is a good speaker and his talk was replete with videos of students working with new technology tools, engaging in extra…

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As a Danish-American, the past couple of weeks have been rather interesting.

This is a marvelous new newspaper for Redlands with a lot of informative stories — too many to read in fact.

As we wrap up the 23rd edition of the Redlands Community News, I have a question for our readers: Where are the letters to the editor?

Wildfires, mudslides, earthquakes, tsunamis. I am trying to come up with a list of natural disasters we live with in Southern California. Not that I am hoping to experience any of them, but after the pretty big trembles in the beginning of July, it makes you wonder if you got your act togeth…

This month, students across the Inland Empire head back to the classroom to start the school year. It can be a hectic time for young people and their families to be meeting new teachers, attending new schools and often adjusting to a new routine.