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It has been a month since we asked our renewing subscribers to donate to our new Fund for Local News, and I want to report the results as of last Friday, Sept. 25.

If you're interested in submitting a Letter to the Editor, click here.

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You have probably noticed that the Redlands Community News has had fewer pages during the past four or five months. Some issues have had as few as 16 pages compared to 24 or 28 prior to COVID-19.

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Will this pandemic ever end? Of course it will. As painful as it has been to witness at least 169,870 Americans die from COVID-19 and more than 5.4 million infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we have no choice but to keep hope alive.

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Three years ago, when my husband Damany and I were considering all the school options available in Redlands, homeschooling our oldest son, Zhai, wasn’t first on our list.  

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At the risk of sounding flippant during a trying time when there’s not much else to be thankful for, one runner at least has noticed a beneficial side-effect of this pandemic. Several weeks ago, during a jog to the Sunday service at the Center for Spiritual Living just before all such gather…

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The Redlands Community News salutes the indefatigable spirit of the residents of our town.

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

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…

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Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday.

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.

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

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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?

Recycling your cans, bottles, plastic, paper and other disposables through routes that avoid landfills is virtuous, especially for those of us who believe climate change is real and care about sea creatures.

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"The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now,” says a Chinese proverb sometimes attributed to Confucius.

I’m thrilled about the Redlands Passenger Rail Project. I have been ever since I heard about it at a booth atop the city’s parking garage during the Redlands Bicycle Classic several years ago.

I missed two earthquakes last week. My daughter felt both the 6.4 on Thursday and the 7.1 on Friday. She was house-sitting in Highland, 5 miles closer to the epicenter in Ridgecrest.

Summer is officially here, with temperatures hovering just under the triple digits and the last June gloom behind us. The kids are off on break and so are some of us adults. My kids and I dream of having our own swimming pool. If you are one of the lucky ones, we might be over to cool off.