The Feb. 28 Redlands Community News article provided some interesting background information on Prospect Park. There is more to the story, but too much history might upset the neighbors, so let's stay current.  

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Under it all is the land. Upon its wise utilization and widely allocated ownership depends the very survival and growth of those things we cherish most. We in Redlands must recognize that the interest of this city and its residents require that we allow the highest and best use of our land a…

When I was 19, President Richard Nixon was on TV with a giant bingo wheel pulling out numbers for the first lottery draft. By 1969, the war profiteers had learned a valuable lesson; you can’t show the reality of war on TV because fewer people will enlist. Of course, calling Vietnam a war is …

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Maintain local control

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It is worrisome that Measure G on the March 3 ballot has encountered opposition. It is clearly in the best interest of Redlands residents. Redlands Mall has become an abandoned eyesore.

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Re: “Measure G would help Redlands maintain local control,” by Carole Beswick, Jan. 31.

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I have lived in other Inland Empire cities, but have chosen to own a home in Redlands because of the character of the city. Measure G would forever change the character of this beautiful city.

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I have lived in Redlands for the past 28 years. I had the pleasure to work at one of Redlands’ historic gems, the AK Smiley Public Library as a librarian before retiring in 2009. Our historic charm, sense of community and respect for tradition are key reasons why I am proud to call Redlands home.

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It appears to me the best customers of the new pot shops are the dreamers who think we need 3,000 or 4,000 new people living in stack apartments in our downtown that will bring instant transparency and sunshine.

Measure G comes up on the ballot on March 3. The measure would amend the city’s general plan to exempt the transit village neighborhoods from the density and development restrictions imposed by Proposition R, and Measures U and M.

Re: "Redlands' oldest company planning to move to Idaho,” in your Dec. 27, 2019 issue states Redlands oldest company "Covington [Engineering] was founded in Redlands in 1848, the same year that gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill."

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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?