We find ourselves living in an era of rapid dynamic changes in technology, employment opportunities, climate change, and economic and political polarizations — not to mention a pandemic. The rampant “us-versus-them” mentality has led to facts and science denial, social media “news” tailored …

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Once you learn the facts I hope you will join me in voting yes on Measure T for Redlands.  

The city keeps issuing the-sky-is-falling long-term budget predictions when it doesn't know what's going to happen tomorrow. One council member has claimed they'd been working on plans for a sales tax increase for years. That's the stuff of conspiracy theories.

I just got a slick flyer promoting a 1% sales tax increase for Redlands. The basic message: “your life will get better if we can just raise your taxes.” Life in this state would be nearly utopia if that were true!

For nearly 40 years, I have lived with a remarkable woman, smart and funny, wise and witty, attractive and godly. She is unique in so many ways.

Many ask, didn’t our vote on G take care of the problem? Unfortunately, the City Council ignored our vote on G and is proceeding with its original plans for multi-story apartment buildings in the heart of our town, housing 6,000. Buildings of unlimited height would be possible.

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I like this newspaper. It isn’t a lot of heavy reading at 20 pages, and it presents views from parts of the spectrum that I would not usually interact with. I might even move away if someone shared those views from a seat next to me on the train. Not that we actually have a train or sit next…

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Re: “Who created the counter-protest,” Joe Colella, Sept. 11.

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Governments at all levels seem to need increasingly more money from their citizens. However, the timing of the sales tax increase the Redlands City Council wants is egregious.

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COVID-19, unfortunately, has taken its toll on our dear movie ambassador, Al Harris.

Measure T proposes to change the sales tax rate in Redlands from 7.75% to 8.75%. In describing this change I have read in various columns in the Redlands Community News that this is a 1-cent increase. I have also read in the “Argument against Measure T” that “this is a 100% increase.”

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If there was a city that could somehow avoid all the obvious issues with the current state of politics and the politicized influence of standard and mass media, why couldn’t it be the city of Redlands? In my involvement with several government, charitable and service oriented organizations i…

Please, tell me it’s not true. Tell me that what was reported in this newspaper is not true: Did a Redlands city councilman coordinate and participate in a counter-demonstration to the Black Lives Matter movement?

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Thank you to the people of Redlands who make up the membership and the clubs and organizations that contribute to worthwhile, nonprofit organizations. Redlands is the most generous community when it comes to helping others and this is a unique place because of its generosity.  

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Re: “Campaign season begins,” Aug. 14.

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How can a city with the history of cherishing so many heritage homes settle for a museum fronted by what appears to be an abandoned fruit stand or an old, lopsided cardboard box?

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With another election date drawing near, it is more important than ever to revisit the former Measure G, which was so soundly defeated by Redlands voters not long ago.

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On Saturday a woman was apparently having an emotional breakdown, yelling obscenities. She was in and out of her car, which had a dead battery. I thought a Redlands police officer had arrested her, but then I saw that RPD had shown up with a tow truck.

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The recent donation of the new U.S. Post Office building was a lovely gesture and much anticipated event as the old New York Street Post Office slid into disrepair. However, the architectural style and construction materials of the new building are not lovely.

There are 195 countries on the planet and all have had to respond to cases of COVID-19. Some 700,000 people are confirmed to have died from COVID-19 around the planet.

I was extremely disappointed to see that on July 16, Mayor Paul Foster of Redlands posted a link to an article arguing against the defunding of police on his Facebook page with little or no critical engagement on his part.

On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered a 5-4 decision in support of school choice in the case of Espinoza v. Montana Dept. of Revenue.  The Montana legislature had passed a tax credit scholarship program that would allow state funding of educational scholarships to qualified students to…

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This letter is No. 2 in the series on Redlands City Planning. The subject of the first letter was parking in downtown Redlands. Friends of Redlands has been studying the Redlands General Plan 2035, Downtown Specific Plan and Transit Villages Specific Plan with the objective of informing the …

John Berry invited people to a Tea Party Patriots rally to show support for the police and reject arguments by Black Lives Matter who seek to rein in police behavior toward people of color. Obviously, indicting all cops is unacceptable, but we definitely need substantial reform in how police…

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Due to the recent budget cuts within the Redlands Animal Shelter, two kennel attendant positions have been eliminated. Despite the budget cuts the animal shelter staff remain committed to caring for the animals and the shelter will continue to be run with the utmost professionalism. Less sta…

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When I saw swastikas and Hitler references at a protest in Orange County, I didn't get it.

I am a representative of Next Gen United. We are an advocacy group for the Black Lives Matter movement for the Inland Empire centered in Highland. We are demanding three requests that must take action immediately in the city of Redlands.

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Re: “Redlands-to-PONY altered course on local diamonds,” Obrey Brown, June 5.

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I am writing to urge the City Council to implement a graduation parade for the Class of 2020 sometime this summer, depending on permissions due to the coronavirus. Our seniors got robbed of their remaining moments before reaching adulthood. They deserve more than a drive-thru graduation. Our…

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Re: “To stay open, we must wear masks, wash hands and socially distance,” May 29.

As a citizen and volunteer in Redlands for more than 50 years, I am dismayed by the budget cuts that will be imposed on the A.K. Smiley Public Library.