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We salute the San Bernardino County Master Gardeners and other organizations pushing for more trees in North Redlands. Residents can get one or two trees to plant appropriate for the city’s climate.

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Who would have expected that being in the Red would be such good news?

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Next week is Sunshine Week, the newspaper industry’s annual celebration of open government.

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We don’t want to get too excited. The worldwide nightmare of COVID-19 is far from over, and we don’t know how big a threat the variants will pose.

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Etiwanda High School secured a fifth San Bernardino County Academic Decathlon title, beating the defending champion, Redlands High School. The results were announced recently at a virtual awards ceremony for the 38th annual event.

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After 11 months of struggle for civic groups that help feed the hungry, aid the homeless, educate our kids, preserve our treasures, share music and art and so much more, it has been a good couple of weeks.

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The Redlands City Council decided wisely this week that there is no reason for Redlands to change the way it selects the mayor. The system of having the council choose a mayor every two years after a new council is seated works fine. It’s logical, simple and the way most cities do it.

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New Year’s Day is a time for optimism, a day for looking ahead with recharged resolve.

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It was reassuring to see health workers receiving Pfizer vaccination shots at Redlands Community Hospital last week. And it was exciting to hear on Monday that San Bernardino County received 21,650 doses of the Moderna, the newly approved vaccine that doesn’t need to be stored in subfreezing…

We salute the organizations that have kept their missions alive despite the challenge of the pandemic.

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Thanks to the Redlands City Council for encouraging citizens to put up Christmas lights to brighten our outlook during the dark times of the pandemic.

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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.