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Here are the recommendations by the Redlands Community News editorial board for candidates and issues on the Nov. 3 ballot. Board members interviewed all candidates before making recommendations.

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Serving as a San Bernardino County supervisor is a huge job. At 20,105 square miles, it is the largest county in the United States, although some boroughs in Alaska are larger. With more than 2 million residents, it is the fifth most populous county in California and the 14th most populous i…

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The Redlands Unified School District race for Area 4 is the most intriguing contest on the Nov. 3 ballot.

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The city clerk is one of most critical positions in city government. Redlands had strong city clerks for more than three decades. The late Lorrie Poyzer held the position for 27 years. When she retired in 2009, Sam Irwin was appointed and served until 2016.

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Here are recommendations by the Redlands Community News editorial board for the 12 statewide propositions on the Nov. 3 ballot.

The proposed 1-cent sales tax increase on the Nov. 3 presidential election ballot is the answer to Redlands’ challenges for the short term and the long term.

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Congratulations to the Redlands Bowl Performing Arts for bringing the 97th season of the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival to thousands of viewers watching online performances.

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Despite the depressing news that California Gov. Gavin Newsom put the economy back into low gear on Monday, there are things to cheer about in Redlands this week.

The California Public Utilities Commission should scrap its plans for an overlay area code in the Inland Empire and just create a new area code.

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We salute the hundreds of people who joined the peaceful vigil Sunday night in downtown Redlands to mourn the death of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis.

As Redlands businesses start to open up — following the rules of face masks, distancing and strategically placed Plexiglas — we encourage readers to support them.

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.

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We salute the Redlands campaign to make noise on Sunday nights in honor of health care providers, first responders, grocery store workers and other essential workers who are expected to keep working while most residents are sheltering in place.

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It’s ironic that the day after San Bernardino County released how many residents tested positive for COVID-19 city by city that one of the largest outbreaks in the country was reported in Yucaipa, our neighbors to the east.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.  

An interesting spat came out in our letters to the editor in the past two weeks on whether school grounds should be open to the public.

In the 17 weeks of the young life of the Redlands Community News, we’ve been impressed by the generous and caring people of this grand old city. Story after story has revealed citizens with a heart.

Add this to our list of what makes Redlands special: Its history and frequent celebration of houses that established the city’s rich character so many years ago.

There are 249 days until the March 3 election, when Redlands voters will decide whether to exempt property within a half mile of three new train stations from growth-control measures approved decades ago.

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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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 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.

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

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.