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The PE: REDLANDS: PACs formed to fight Neil Derry’s council campaign

Campaigns

Two political actions committees have raised thousands of dollars in an effort to keep the former San Bernardino County supervisor off the City Council

Published: Oct. 19, 2014 Updated: 10:13 p.m.

Two political actions committees have been established and have raised thousands in an effort to keep Neil Derry off the Redlands City Council.

To read story by Erin Waldner in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

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Posted: 10/16/14, 5:32 PM PDT |

The Redlands Area Democratic Club will meet Saturday at Napoli Restaurant, 24960 Redlands Blvd., Loma Linda.

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InlandPolitics: Anti-Derry PAC’s raising eyebrows

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.

Little ole Redlands, California is becoming the hot bed of local politics this cycle.

The simmering, by a handful, over Former San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry vying for one of three seats up for election on the Redlands City Council is taking the spotlight. One has to admit the contest is more interesting than the sleepy 31st Congresssional District race.

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The PE: REDLANDS: 6 vie for 3 seats on City Council

Redlands

Six candidates are vying for three seats on the Redlands City Council. The election is Nov. 4.

Published: Oct. 11, 2014 – Updated: 6:27 p.m.

Three of five seats on the Redlands City Council are up for grabs in the Nov. 4 election.

To read story by Erin Waldner in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

RedlandsDailyFacts: Redlands PAC opposing Derry raising funds

Money

By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 10/07/14, 8:14 PM PDT |

REDLANDS>> A political action committee opposing Neil Derry’s run for Redlands City Council has amassed a significant amount of contributions.

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RedlandsDailyFacts: Campaign contributions filed in Redlands City Council race

Money

By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 10/06/14, 8:42 PM PDT |

REDLANDS>> The amount of money in the Redlands City Council race has become official, as candidates met the Monday deadline for filing their campaign finance disclosure paperwork.

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InlandPolitics: Anti-Derry committee scrutinized

Magnifying Glass

Monday, October 6, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.

A Northern California political action committee (PAC) set to send out mailers attacking Former San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry may have assumed the name of a legitimate business.

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The Sun: Judge orders Redlands school district to change public records policy

Redlands Unified School District

By Greg Cappis, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/04/14, 5:44 PM PDT |

A judge has ordered the Redlands Unified School District to alter its public record policies, which, he ruled, violate the California Public Records Act.

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San Manuel Gaming Chip

Friday, October 3, 2014 – 10:30 a.m.

The games has started in a local city council election.

An all out effort has officially commmenced to keep Former County Supervisor Neil Derry from winning a seat on the Redlands City Council.

What’s interesting is who’s funding it.

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InlandPolitics: County GOP gives Derry endorsement in council race

GOP

Monday, September 29, 2014 – 08:45 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee has endorsed Former County Supervisor Neil Derry for a seat on the Redlands City Council.

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The PE: REDLANDS: Council candidates debate

Redlands City Council Forum

All six canddiates running for three seats on the Redlands City Council participated in a forum Tuesday night presented by the Chamber of Commerce (Photo by Erin Waldner)

Published: Sept. 25, 2014 Updated: 3:02 p.m.

Attracting new businesses and supporting the small ones that exist were among the topics at a Redlands City Council candidates forum Tuesday night.

To read story by Erin Waldner in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: So just how is business done at Redlands City Hall?

Redlands

Thursday, September 25, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

So just how is business actually done at Redlands City Hall?

The question is now being asked following the publication of a story in Thursday’s Redlands Daily Facts.

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Neil Derry

Neil Derry, a former county supervisor, is being opposed by a new political action committee in his bid to be elected to the Redlands City Council. (Courtesy photo)

By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 09/24/14, 12:04 PM PDT | Updated: 1 hr ago

A political action committee opposing Neil Derry’s candidacy to the City Council has filed with the city and state.

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InlandPolitics: Redlands: Foster has Derry on the brain at council forum

Paul Foster

Councilman Paul “Crotchety” Foster

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 – 08:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 – 10:30 a.m.

The Redlands Chamber of Commerce held a City Council candidate forum Tuesday night.

Six of seven candidates on the ballot appeared for the ninety minute event held in the Council Chambers at Redlands City Hall.

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Neil Derry

Derry

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 09/23/14, 8:18 PM PDT |

REDLANDS >> City Council candidate Neil Derry called Tuesday for the city to ban outdoor growing of medical marijuana after a high school student was killed apparently trying to cut marijuana from a man’s yard.

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Redlands

By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 09/24/14, 1:26 AM PDT | Updated: 8 hrs ago

REDLANDS >> The six candidates running for City Council on Tuesday participated in their first forum of the campaign season hosted by the Redlands Chamber of Commerce.

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InlandPolitics: Redlands city council candidate forum tonight

Redlands

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

The Redlands Chanber of Commerce has scheduled a candidate forum for Tuesday night.

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InlandPolitics: Sign vandalism against republicans escalates

GOP

Monday, September 22, 2014 – 08:30 a.m.

Some person, or persons, is taking aim at signs of republican candidates in the Redlands area.

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IEBusinessDaily: Interesting Race for Redlands City Council

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

The City of Redlands will elect three council members on November 4th. Seven candidates have successfully filed for the race including two incumbents, a former county supervisor, a former public information officer, an insurance agent, a tattoo parlor owner, and a “domestic engineer.” Council member Bob Gardner decided not to seek reelection leaving an open seat.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!

Edit

Sunday, Augusr 10, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.

Here’s some news flowing across the transom last week. In case you missed it!

Unemployment claims drop by 18,000

First-Time Jobless Claims dropped by 18,000 to 289,000, according to Thursday’s report by the Labor Department. The four-week moving average of 293,500 is the lowest since 2006. The claims estimate was for 305,000.

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DailyBulletin: Election season begins for Inland Empire municipal positions

Vote

By Grace Wong, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 08/05/14, 8:51 PM PDT | Updated: 29 secs ago

Across the Inland Empire, residents are filing papers to run for city councils.

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DailyFacts: Redlands City Council pool changes with three announcements

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Paul Barich, left and Neil Derry, center announce they’ll run for the Redlands council seat being vacated by Bob Gardner who has said he will retire. Courtesy Photos

Posted: 08/04/14, 8:13 PM PDT | Updated: 55 secs ago

The list of candidates seeking a position on the Redlands City Council in November has gotten longer.

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DailyFacts: Neil Derry to run for Redlands City Council

Neil Derry

Neil Derry is the former Third District supervisor for San Bernardino County.

By Toni Momberger, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 08/04/14, 12:08 PM PDT | Updated: 3 hrs ago

Redlands >> Former San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry announced Monday that he will run for Redlands City Council.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!

Edit

Monday, August 4, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

Here’s some news flowing across the transom from the week of August 28, 2014. In case you missed it!

U.S. Gross Domestic product climbs 4.0% in Q2

The second quarter initial reading on U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) came in at a healthy 4.0%.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!

Edit

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.

Here’s some news flowing across the transom Tuesdy morning. In case you missed it.

Brandt to end council service

Upland City Councilman Brendan Brandt has announced he will not seek another term.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!

Edit

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.

Here’s some new flowing across the transom Tuesday morning, in case you missed it!

Inland Cities budget woes ease

Several Inland Empire cities are facing a less dicier budget picture in their upcoming fiscal years.

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The PE: REDLANDS: Homes of all sizes under construction

Redlands

May 10, 2014; 04:52 PM

On a clear day, the view is to die for.

Step onto one of the three decks running across the back of this under-construction house and there lies much of the city of Redlands, the entire San Bernardino Valley and the San Bernardino mountain range from the San Gorgonio Pass to the Cajon Pass and beyond.

To read story by Jan Sears in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: Construction starts in controversial ‘donut hole’ near Redlands

By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 04/20/14, 8:14 PM PDT |

REDLANDS>> A City of Industry-based developer has broken ground on its second shopping center here, more than 10 years after its first center, Citrus Plaza, began to open — bringing resolution to years of legal battles and contention over the development.

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DailyBulletin: Redlands exploring deal with developer for grove property

Redlands

Diversified Pacific

By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 04/06/14, 2:06 AM PDT |

REDLANDS>> The city is pursuing an agreement with a developer that could be beneficial for both parties.

Rancho Cucamonga-based Diversified Pacific Development Group has proposed dedicating 8.12 acres of its property at Judson Street and East Pioneer Avenue to the city in lieu of paying $363,042 in park and open space development impact fees.

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The Sun: Redlands’ budget in good shape

Redlands

By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 03/08/14, 12:19 AM PST |

REDLANDS >> The city’s budget outlook is looking good for the rest of the fiscal year, as of the mid-year review.

The city’s budget through January of this year, seven months into the fiscal year, shows increases in revenues over last year and does not need any adjustments, according to city staff.

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The Sun: Redlands gaining reputation as food, beverage destination

Redlands

Redlands has and continues to become a destination for food, wine and beer. The city’s numerous restaurants, breweries and wineries are gaining in popularity from Redlanders and outsiders.

By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 02/22/14, 4:42 PM PST |

REDLANDS >> Foodies are traveling from within and beyond Southern California to find artisan foods, craft beverages and locally sourced ingredients in Redlands.

Word of the town’s many local restaurants, wineries and breweries has gotten out, helping to brand the city as a food and beverage destination.

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Redlands

By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 02/19/14, 8:36 PM PST |

REDLANDS >> A subcommittee will be tasked with further developing the city’s proposed plan to improve and fund flood control, ADA ramps, sidewalks and trees.

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Redlands Unified School District

A victim in Redlands school district Laura Whitehurst sex scandal filed a civil complaint against her and school district officials on Tuesday in Riverside Superior Court. The complaint claims the district failed to report the abuse to authorities.

By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 02/05/14, 3:42 PM PST |

REDLANDS >> A victim of Laura Whitehurst, a former Redlands Unified School District teacher convicted of having sex with underage students, has filed a civil complaint against Whitehurst, district officials and Citrus Valley High School for negligence and damages caused by a year-long sexual relationship that resulted in the birth of a child.

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The Sun: Redlands City Council to consider agreements, projects Tuesday

Redlands

By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 01/20/14, 8:15 PM PST |

REDLANDS >> The City Council meets tonight for its first regular meeting of the new year to discuss, among other things, the city’s water conservation efforts in the wake of Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent declaration that California’s drought has put it in a state of emergency.

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The PE: REDLANDS: City studying potential bond measures

Redlands

Redlands is considering proposing two ballot measures that would finance infrastructure improvements and maintenance, such as tree trimming.

December 27, 2013; 04:13 PM

Redlands city officials intend to gauge public support in early 2014 for two potential ballot measures that would finance flood control, sidewalks, ramps for disabled access, parks and trees.

To read story by Erin Waldner in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: Redlands school district settles for $505,000 in Megan Kelly case

Megan Kelly

Megan Kelly, a former Redlands East Valley High School teacher, settled out of court in a civil suit where a former student alleges sexual abuse. The Redlands Unified School District is also named, and is included in the settlement.

By Greg Cappis, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 12/04/13, 7:39 PM PST | Updated: 58 secs ago

Redlands Unified School District will pay a former student $505,000 to settle a sexual abuse lawsuit filed by a 2009 Redlands East Valley High School graduate against the district and teacher Megan Kelly.

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The PE: REDLANDS: City to loan Hangar 24 $150,000

Redlands

The city of Redlands has agreed to give Hangar 24 Craft Brewery a loan of $150,000 to expand the business and add jobs.

October 02, 2013; 05:34 PM

The Redlands City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night, Oct. 1, to give Hangar 24 Craft Brewery a $150,000 loan and Citrograph a $25,000 grant.

To read story by Erin Waldner in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: Study: Redlands power plant is worst polluter in state

By Greg Cappis, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 09/10/13, 11:19 PM PDT |

Redlands is home to the highest polluting power plant in the state, according to a new study.

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The Sun: Redlands officials plan meeting to discuss labor negotiations

Redlands

By Greg Cappis, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 08/21/13, 5:25 PM PDT | Updated: 15 hrs ago

REDLANDS >> City administrators signed a new contract last month. General employees are on the verge of finalizing theirs next month. And city officials are hosting an meeting to discuss the contracts with residents at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the City Council Chambers.

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The Sun: No charges to be filed against Redlands Unified in Whitehurst case

Redlands Unified School District

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/09/2013 03:43:52 PM PDT

Related stories: Whitehurst receives 1-year jail sentence for sex with students | Superintendent acknowledges police probing district over Whitehurst case | Redlands Unified board president reads statement about Whitehurst case

REDLANDS — The school district will not face criminal charges for its handling of a teacher-student sexual relationship, the District Attorney’s Office said Friday.

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The PE: REDLANDS: Walmart claims court victory, will build supercenter

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A rep says a judge sided with the retailer and it can proceed with a superstore on Tennessee Street

July 29, 2013; 05:59 PM

A San Bernardino County Superior Court judge ruled in favor of Wal-Mart on Monday, July 29, a company spokeswoman said, in a case that pitted a Redlands group against the corporation.

To read story by Erin Waldner in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: REDLANDS: City council approves labor contracts

Redlands

July 17, 2013; 06:41 PM

The Redlands City Council has approved contracts for managers and mid-management employees that end furloughs and provide a 3 percent base salary increase but should save the city money in the long run.

To read story by Erin Waldner in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: REDLANDS: Police investigating school district in teacher-sex case

Redlands Unified School District

July 11, 2013; 06:56 PM

Redlands police are investigating whether Redlands school district officials broke the state’s mandated-reporter law when they did not tell law enforcement or child-protective authorities of an accusation they received in May that a teacher and student had a sexual relationship.

To read story by Brian Rokos in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: REDLANDS: University taps Carole Beswick to lead trustees

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June 28, 2013; 05:26 PM

Carole Beswick has been appointed chairwoman of the University of Redlands Board of Trustees, a post she will serve in for five years starting Monday, July 1.

To read story by Erin Waldner in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: REDLANDS: City ponders ways to raise more money

Redlands

A Redlands city staff report states that tree trimming is one of several areas that need an infusion of cash.

June 18, 2013; 05:06 PM

Redlands officials may ask residents to dig into their pockets to help pay for better sidewalks, tree trimming and other expenditures.

To read story by Erin Waldner in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: REDLANDS: City Council adopts balanced budget

Redlands

June 05, 2013; 04:01 PM

The Redlands City Council adopted a budget on Tuesday, June 4, that funds such necessities as public safety but leaves other areas, such as the library, wanting.

To read story by Erin Waldner in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: REDLANDS: City balances 2013-14 budget

Redlands

Redlands City Council members review the city’s proposed 2013-14 budget on Tuesday, May 28.

May 29, 2013; 07:13 PM

Redlands officials have balanced the city’s 2013-14 budget without dipping into reserves.

To read story by Erin Waldner in The Press Enterprise, Click here.

The PE: REDLANDS: City employees protest proposed pay, benefit cuts

Redlands

March 20, 2013; 04:47 PM

Redlands employees staged a demonstration on Tuesday, March 19, over what they said is a 7 percent pay cut and 3 percent cut in benefits proposed by the city.

To read story by Erin Waldner in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: REDLANDS: City gets a positive economic report

Redlands

January 17, 2013; 05:58 PM

Unemployment in Redlands declined in 2012, housing prices and sales tax revenue increased and the city issued more than 380 business licenses.

To read story by Jan Sears in The Press Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: Redlands trash fee increase inappropriate and illegal

Saturday, November 24, 2012 – 10:45 a.m.

There’s some creative thinking going on in the city of Redlands these days.

The financially-strapped city is looking for revenue generators and believes it’s found one.

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The PE: REDLANDS: Council approves trash rate increase

Published: 20 November 2012 – 10:00 PM

A nearly $8 per month trash rate increase spread over three years was approved by the City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 20, with the revenue designated to help repair the city’s dilapidated streets.

To read story by Jan Sears in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: REDLANDS: Council candidates say business, budget are key issues

Six candidates running for two seats on the City Council talk about things they see as crucial

Published: 20 October 2012 – 08:12 PM

Attracting new business to Redlands, the city’s budget and keeping the community safe as more parolees are released from prison are key topics for the six City Council candidates.

To read story by Jan Sears in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: REDLANDS: Candidate forum covers wide range of topics

Published: 11 October 2012 – 11:02 PM

The six candidates for Redlands City Council discussed issues ranging from economic development to a proposed 38 percent trash collection rate hike to fix city streets during a two-hour forum on Thursday evening, Oct. 11.

To read story by Jan Sears in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: Redlands council faces change in dynamics

Kristina Hernandez, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/22/2012 02:16:50 PM PDT

REDLANDS – November’s election will change the dynamics on the City Council.

Two council seats are on the ballot – outgoing Councilman Jerry Bean’s and that of Mayor Pete Aguilar, who is running for re-election. So there will be turnover in at least one council seat.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Apartment projects gets nod despite city opposition

Published: 21 August 2012 – 06:25 PM

San Bernardino County supervisors gave the go-ahead Tuesday, Aug. 21 for a developer to build a 306-unit apartment project in the Donut Hole area of Redlands despite opposition from the city.

To read story by Imran Ghori in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: Aguilar to seek another term on Redlands council

Kristina Hernandez, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/31/2012 01:59:19 PM PDT

REDLANDS – Mayor Pete Aguilar announced Tuesday that he will seek re-election to retain a seat on the City Council in November.

The announcement comes two weeks after the nomination period for the fall election opened on July 16.

Aguilar was appointed to the council in 2006 to fill a vacancy, becoming the second youngest member on the council in the city’s history at the age of 26.

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The PE: REDLANDS: City pays state $3 million under protest

BY JAN SEARS
STAFF WRITER
jsears@pe.com

Published: 28 July 2012 06:10 PM

Redlands had to loan more than $3 million from its general fund to its redevelopment successor agency on Thursday, July 26, to cover an unexpected demand for more money from the state.

The money to cover the $3.1 million loan came from the city’s water department and was transferred, with City Council approval, to Redlands’ former redevelopment agency, now referred to as the successor agency. The agency needed the money to cover a bond payment due this month.

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The PE: REDLANDS: Council approves voluntary campaign fundraising limits

BY JAN SEARS
STAFF WRITER
jsears@pe.com

Published: 26 July 2012 10:53 PM

Candidates seeking office in Redlands’ November elections will be asked to abide by voluntary limits on fundraising, the City Council agreed Thursday evening, July 26.

Councilman Bob Gardner sought limits on both campaign spending and fundraising, but agreed to focus on fundraising alone when other councilmen began raising questions about his proposal.

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The PE: REDLANDS: Council discusses voluntary campaign finance limits

BY JAN SEARS
STAFF WRITER
jsears@pe.com

Published: 23 July 2012 05:47 PM

A resolution that would encourage candidates for two Redlands City Council seats in November to adhere to voluntary fundraising or spending limits likely will be considered at the council’s first September meeting.

The council last week, over the objections of Councilman Jerry Bean, asked city officials to prepare the resolution. Council members didn’t decide whether the limits would be on spending, contributions or both, or precisely what those limits would be.

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The Sun: Redlands Councilman Jerry Bean will not seek re-election

Toni Momberger, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/06/2012 03:30:07 PM PDT

REDLANDS – Councilman Jerry Bean said Friday he will not run for re-election in November.

He has served one term. He won election to a four-year City Council term in 2007. His term was extended by one year when the council moved the November city elections from odd-numbered to even-numbered years.

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The Sun: Redlands Tea Party opposes high-speed rail bonds

Staff and Wire Reports
Posted: 07/06/2012 06:31:47 PM PDT

The Redlands Tea Party Patriots moved quickly in opposing the state Legislature’s support of a bullet train in California.

Thursday afternoon, the Assembly approved S.B. 1029, authorizing the state to begin selling about $4.5billion in state bonds for the nation’s first high-speed rail system, taking an initial step toward the ambitious $68billion project that Gov. Jerry Brown hopes will be a part of his legacy.

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The PE: REDLANDS: Fee hikes, some huge, generate concern

Redlands city officials are debating many increases. One would raise a dog’s adoption from $10 to $129

 

BY JAN SEARS
STAFF WRITER
jsears@pe.com

Published: 02 July 2012 04:55 PM

The results of a study proposing fee increases for city services — from construction permits to adopting a dog from the city shelter — have raised concerns among city councilmen.

Nearly all city fees would be going up. Some would more than double, while others would increase as much as 21 times over current amounts.

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The Sun: Candidates for Redlands government seats begin to file

By Kristina Hernandez
Posted: 06/28/2012 04:25:37 PM PDT

REDLANDS — The nomination period for those wishing to throw their hats into this November’s city election is still a few weeks away. But buzz is generating around town on who is and who isn’t going to run.

Four positions are up for grabs, including the two council seats occupied by Mayor Pete Aguilar and Councilman Jerry Bean.

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The PE: REDLANDS: City plans for development around rail stations

BY JAN SEARS
jsears@pe.com
Published: 22 June 2012 05:14 PM

With Metrolink expecting to begin service to Redlands at five rail stops later this decade, the City Council last week took an early step toward planning for development around the stations.

The city’s planning staff is creating new guidelines for development around the rail stops. Those guidelines eventually will be added to Redlands’ general plan, which guides the city’s development.

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The PE: REDLANDS: Council approves $53.7 million spending plan

BY JAN SEARS
STAFF WRITER
jsears@pe.com

Published: 20 June 2012 06:25 PM

After restoring a few items to Redlands’ general fund for the next fiscal year — including money for fee waivers for groups holding events in town — the City Council approved the $53.7 million spending plan.

The council added about $226,000 to the budget presented to them by City Manager N. Enrique Martinez. Councilmen Jerry Bean and Bob Gardner, who made up the council’s budget committee, said they wanted to add $95,000 to complete a revision of the housing element of the city’s general plan.

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The PE: REDLANDS: Council to review 2012-13 budget

BY JAN SEARS
STAFF WRITER
jsears@pe.com

Published: 15 June 2012 06:56 PM

When Redlands’ five city councilmen consider the 2012-13 general fund budget on Tuesday, June 19, they will hear a little bit of good news along with the not so good.

While property tax revenues continue to sag, sales tax revenue is “climbing out of the hole a little bit,” City Manager N. Enrique Martinez said last week.

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The PE: REDLANDS: Occupy members getting closer to goal

BY JAN SEARS
STAFF WRITER
jsears@pe.com

Published: 23 April 2012 07:03 PM

Since December, members of Occupy Redlands have been appearing before the City Council, reading a resolution opposing corporate personhood and urging the council to vote on it.

They have appeared at almost every council meeting in the past four months, taking three-minute turns reading the resolution, and more recently, reciting a long list of U.S. cities and counties that have voted to support it.

They may finally achieve their goal next month.

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The PE: REDLANDS: City negotiator asking employees for benefit changes

He’ll be asking the labor unions to let employees pay more for health and retirement benefits

 

BY JAN SEARS
jsears@pe.com

Published: 22 April 2012 06:19 PM

Redlands’ labor negotiator has begun meeting with representatives of employee groups to discuss salary and benefit issues that city officials say could help improve Redlands’ long-term financial health.

The City Council has directed its negotiator, Richard Kreisler, a partner in the Los Angeles law firm Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, to propose changes in employee retirement and lifetime health care benefits and overtime, city spokesman Carl Baker said in a news release.

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The Sun: Redlands Unified School District saves $900,000 through energy efficiency

Patrick Fite, For the Daily Facts
Posted: 01/26/2012 04:25:15 PM PST

Practicing simple energy efficient methods can add up to huge savings, as the Redlands Unified School District (RUSD) has shown during the past 26 months by saving more than $900,000 in energy costs.

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The Sun: Orange groves’ care puts the squeeze on City Council

Molly Davis, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/21/2012 03:24:10 PM PST

REDLANDS – Oranges. They’re all over Redlands. In the groves, on the street signs, on the city’s logo, even on the masthead of this newspaper.

And for the past few weeks, oranges have had members of the city baffled as they try to understand who has been managing the city’s groves.

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The Sun: Redlands council issues notice of default to Krikorian

Molly Davis, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/18/2012 04:38:10 PM PST

REDLANDS – Historic preservationists cautiously celebrated after receiving word that cinema owner George Krikorian is in default of an agreement with the city that could lead to his purchase of a historic downtown packing house.

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The Sun: Tea Party rallies against ‘Dream Act’

Molly Davis, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 12/22/2011 03:28:34 PM PST

REDLANDS – When it comes to fighting against an unwanted assembly bill, the Redlands Tea Party Patriots are working the old fashioned way – going door to door to gather signatures against AB 131.

The new legislation, AB 131, would give undocumented students in California the opportunity to apply for financial aid.

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The PE: REDLANDS: Warehouse developer pledges to build green project

An artist’s rendering shows the Howard Industrial Partners project that features an 809,000 square foot warehouse and preserves the historic palm rows.

BY JAN SEARS
STAFF WRITER
jsears@pe.com

Published: 17 December 2011 08:04 PM

The developer of a proposed 809,000-square-foot distribution center in north Redlands pledged to bring the city an environmentally sound, solar-panel ready and attractively landscaped building — and to preserve the north Redlands palm rows that are iconic to the city.

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The Sun: Decision on closing postal center in Redlands is delayed

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/14/2011 04:40:19 PM PST

Regional mail processing centers in the cities of Industry and Redlands remain on the chopping block, despite the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service’s decision to delay closing any of its facilities until mid-May.

Each site has 750 employees, postal officials said.

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DailyBulletin: Water rate hikes tied to aging infrastructure

Repairs driving up price
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 12/10/2011 06:07:27 AM PST

Significant water rate hikes in San Bernardino and Los Angeles County cities since the beginning of the year has caused many angry ratepayers to speak up.

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The Sun: Redlands has recipe for political movements

Molly Davis, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/07/2011 05:49:38 PM PST

REDLANDS – Regardless of what their views are, Redlands has a number of different vocal and visible political groups giving opinions on the country’s problems, and solutions.

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The PE: REDLANDS: Shooting could lead to new business rules

BY JAN SEARS
STAFF WRITER
jsears@pe.com

Published: 02 December 2011 10:59 AM

A fatal shooting outside Charlie Jewell’s in downtown Redlands prompted the city manager to write a letter chastising the bar owner and ask the City Council to consider regulations that would hold businesses accountable for the bad behavior of their customers.

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The Sun: Inland Empire Occupy groups rally Saturday in San Bernardino

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/11/2011 04:37:50 PM PST

Members of Occupy Wall Street-inspired groups from throughout region will protest together today as Occupy Inland Empire for the first time in a rally in San Bernardino.

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11 arrested in police clash at Occupy Riverside
Toni Momberger, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 11/07/2011 10:19:49 AM PST

The day after Occupy Redlands organizer Keith Jackson drafted an official statement of non-violence, he and about 40 other Occupiers from around the Inland Empire were put to the test.

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DailyBulletin: Occupy movements from Inland Empire meet together

Sandra Emerson, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 11/06/2011 05:53:46 PM PST

RIVERSIDE – After nearly an hour and a half of group discussion in the human microphone fashion, members of several Occupy Wall Street movements in the Inland Empire raised their hands, wiggled their fingers and a consensus was reached – a committee will be formed to propose future activities bringing all their movements together.

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The Sun: Several dozen protesters march on Bank of America in Redlands

By Catherine Garcia For the Daily Facts
Posted: 11/05/2011 05:06:06 PM PDT

REDLANDS – An estimated 70 protesters with Occupy Redlands marched around the Bank of America downtown on Saturday afternoon, carrying signs and passing out brochures with information on how to switch to credit unions.

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RedlandsDailyFacts: Derry listens to constituents

By Molly Davis, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/02/2011 08:25:57 PM PDT

REDLANDS – Supervisor Neil Derry held a Town Hall meeting Wednesday night in an effort to open up a dialogue with the people he represents.

About two dozen people gathered in council chambers of City Hall to hear Derry discuss the state of the county and offer him about their concerns.

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InlandPolitics: Cuts to school busing short-sighted

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 – 06:00 a.m.

Boy, you really gotta hand it to those Redlands Unified School District trustees.

Earlier this year the group voted to quit funding secondary school bus service due to a financial shortfall.

A move most school districts resisted.

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The Sun: Rep. Lewis appears in Hesperia, Redlands

Staff Report
Posted: 08/31/2011 06:13:01 PM PDT

Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, was in Hesperia on Wednesday to help break ground on the city’s largest transportation project.

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InlandPolitics: Dem’s endorsing Dem generates story?

Friday, August 26, 2011 – 07:40 a.m.

When I read one of the stories in Friday’s edition of The Sun newspaper I had to roll my eyes.

One of the main stories in the paper thin publication was three democrat mayors endorsing a democrat tribal chairman for county supervisor.

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