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.
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…
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.
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.
Democrats dominate both houses California Legislature. They lead the Assembly 61-18, with one vacancy, 77.2% to 11.8%. They lead the state Senate 29 to 11, or 72.5% to 27.5%.
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 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.
The Redlands Community News endorses incumbents Jim O’Neill and Michele Rendler for the Redlands Unified School District board in the Nov. 3 election.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We salute Redlands firefighters. OK, this is an easy one. Who doesn’t love firefighters? Some readers must be thinking, “It goes without saying.”
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.
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.
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.
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.