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The members of the City Council are dedicated people who put in long hours for virtually no financial reward. Check out a council meeting sometime to get a feel for their environment. I recommend viewing it on cable at home so you can have a stiff drink handy.  

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We have been enjoying the Redlands Community News since you first started. Of course we have a subscription for the printed copy, but also enjoy the e version.

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My name is Melissa Campos, I am a board member on the PTSA for Redlands East Valley High School, assistant vice president for the REV girls soccer booster club, and a parent of two REV soccer players. I addressed the Redlands Unified School District board on Jan. 14 with a slide show to trul…

Measure G gives the green light to high-rise apartment buildings within 782 acres of Redlands. Current building height limitation changes to unlimited. Density of units per acre increases to unlimited number of units per acre. Measure G removes any and all requirements for parking spaces for…

As for the downing of the Ukranian plane, the die was cast when Trump had Qassem Suleimani terminated.

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My husband and I moved to Redlands in 1972 because we were enamored with the mountain views, small town atmosphere, slower pace and friendly residents.

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On March 3, Redlands residents have an important decision to make. As a community, are we OK with the Redlands Mall remaining in its current state for the foreseeable future? Without the passage of Measure G, the mall property cannot be developed. Our city will also not be able to build a pa…

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The Museum of Redlands recently received from Sidney Sandstrom this Harris’ hat box and two hats that belonged to her mother, Mary Cook Smith. Moving to a new home in Redlands was an excellent opportunity to locate items of historical interest for the museum. Many remember the big Harris’ st…

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Brian Sylva, the sports information director for the College of the Desert and a trustee on the Beaumont Unified School District board, will discuss the upcoming election with the Redlands Republican Women’s’ Club at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Redlands Country Club.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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

A possible solution to the homeless: Let’s take one of the many empty warehouses in San Bernardino, put cubicles and cots in them with a few port-a-potties and a couple of showers. Allow the homeless to live there.

Recently, I started receiving from my son-in-law, Brian Tunnel, a copy of the Redlands Community News. Both of us are former Redlands residents.

Today, Redlands faces a serious homeless crisis and many are asking the question: Where are the churches?

I hope our community knows that last week Our Town lost an important supporter with the death of Ken King, who even after his move several years ago to San Diego, kept giving to Redlands as a former Redlands Man of the Year.

Re: “Redefining Redlands,” Redlands Community News editorial, June 28.

The city wasted opportunity to have open additional Redlands parks this summer. For just a micro-fraction of the cost that has been paid for the painting and maintenance of all of the Redland's bike lanes, we could have opened our school's lawns and playgrounds to the community during the su…

Over the past several years I have noticed that people living in or passing through Redlands no longer seem to respect the traffic laws.  

Re: “Legislation threatens to derail county inmate welfare, rehabilitation efforts,” by Sheriff John McMahon, June 28.

One of the community service projects of the Redland’s Sunrise Rotary Club is our Read For Life program. We give children books at no cost.

Today, more than ever, we must restore the motto and restore the pledge.

Re: “How many will use the new train?” Ardis Beckner, July 5.

I live in the Smiley Historic District and have seen 10 years go by the abandoned apartment house on Olive Avenue — we all know the one — watching the poor old thing get worse and worse with the passage of time.

Recently, there has been a lot written about the train coming to Redlands and the transit villages and how good all this will be for our town, and all the problems it will help solve — as in, less traffic, more community green spaces, convenience, etc.