Inland Empire Weekly

HSSBV Casino Night raises thousands in support of furry friends

By Yazmin Alvarez Gamblers didn’t have to drive to Las Vegas to get lucky last weekend. Instead they headed…

Live demos, music set for DTR Artwalk in Redlands

By Yazmin Alvarez The DTR Artwalk in Redlands is back and bigger than ever. Dozens of local artists will…

Star Wars Reads Day highlights the force in literacy

By Yazmin Alvarez Star Wars fans didn’t have to travel to a galaxy far away to learn that the…

Redlands Fire Department hosts annual Open House

By Yazmin Alvarez While an Open House and safety event helped the Redlands Fire Department wrap up Fire Prevention…

Cancer survivors, supporters lace up for annual Believe Walk in Redlands

By Yazmin Alvarez As a combat veteran Travera Joyce knows the difficulties that come in fighting a battle. “Support…

Animals receive special blessing at HSSBV

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<p>Pet owners celebrated their furry companions Oct. 4 during the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley’s annual Blessing of the Animals.
By Yazmin Alvarez The barks of dogs, meows of cats and even neighs from a pair of mini horses…

Day for Kids brings family fun to Redlands Boys and Girls Club

By Yazmin Alvarez Area youth were celebrated Saturday at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside’s annual Day…

Students gather to celebrate Peace Day

By Yazmin Alvarez Students from Montessori in Redlands and The Grove School learned a special lesson last week: “caring…

Smiley Elementary camp-out brings families together for a cool night out

By Yazmin Alvarez Friday may have been a hot day last week but it was a cool night for…

Rah Rah Redlands, community tailgate to kick off Bulldog football Saturday

By Yazmin Alvarez University of Redlands Bulldogs are looking to make some noise Saturday during a tailgate party and…

Redlands youth make the cut for Southern California PGA promotional video

By Yazmin Alvarez Area youngsters were given their 15 minutes of fame recently when the Southern California PGA Foundation…

Redlands police chief suits up for K-9 demonstration, fundraiser

By Yazmin Alvarez Redlands Police Chief Mark Garcia learned first-hand Saturday that man’s best friend has quite the bite….

Arroyo Verde Elementary accepted into No Excuses University

By Yazmin Alvarez Students at Arroyo Verde Elementary in Highland may only be in grades K-5, but the youngsters…

Luncheon at Olive Avenue Market honors Women’s Equality Day, voters

By Yazmin Alvarez With less than 70 days left to campaign , Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar, who is running…

Fundraiser at Redlands eatery supports police K-9 unit, dog, Chewy

By Yazmin Alvarez Redlands police are asking the community to help them and their department members take a bite…

Free haircuts, styles give area youth boost for back-to-school

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<p>Emily Ward, a Boys of Girls Club Hansberger clubhouse member swoons over her new haircut provided free by Salon Motif.
By Yazmin Alvarez Members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside received an extra boost of confidence…

Crowds fill Smiley Park for second annual Redlands Festival of Arts

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<p>Thousands came out to Smiley Park in search of art during the second annual Redlands Festival of Arts May 24 and 25.Smiley Park was transformed into an artist’s showcase last weekend as the second annual Redlands Festival of Arts brought crowds to the area over Memorial Day. Dozens of artists from throughout the Inland Empire and the west set up shop…

Firefighters Car Show marks 18 years in Redlands

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<p>A row of vintage engines line Orange Street in Redlands during the 18th annual Firefighters Car ShowFor 10 years now, Joseph Stepp, 34, of Yucaipa, has placed a small American flag along the front bumper of a vintage fire truck on display over Memorial Day weekend in downtown Redlands during the annual Firefighters Car Show and…

Special needs students shine at 28th Optimist Games in Redlands

Photo by Yazmin Alvarez The 28th Optimist Games was held at Redlands High School and brought out hundreds of special needs students to participate. It was a day of partnership at Redlands High School’s Dodge Stadium last week when hundreds of students marched to the beat of the same drum for the opening of the 28th Redlands Optimist Games, a Special Olympics-type event. “It’s…

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More than 200 dancers from regional tribes participated in the University of Redlands' first-ever pow wow.Inaugural pow wow draws thousands to University of Redlands

The sounds of Native drumming carried throughout the University of Redlands this weekend as an inaugural Pow Wow celebrating indigenous culture was held on campus. About 260 dancers from across the United States and Canada gathered for the two-day celebration,…

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Cockroach races were a big attraction March 22 during the San Bernardino County Museum's annual bug festival, "Insectival."

Bugs take over county museum at “Insectival”

It was off to the races at the San Bernardino County Museum Saturday, but the leads weren’t the majestic hoofed kind. Instead, they were the hissy, scuttling, spiny-legged type. Cockroach races brought out fans of all ages to attend the…

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Circus visits Boys and Girls Clubs of Redlands

Circus Vargas clown, Alex Acero, rides a tiny bike sending children in amazement March 21 at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Redlands Hansberger Clubhouse.

Youngsters at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Redlands’ Hansberger Clubhouse got a lesson in clowning around last week. Performers from Circus Vargas’ newest show–Magikaria–hit the blacktop for a 15-minute spectacular, amazing members of all ages with their skills and…

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Women veterans honored at Redlands luncheon

Courtesy Photo/ Stater Bros. Charities Eldonna Lewis-Fernandez, CEO of Dynamic Vision and a 23-year Air Force veteran salutes the flag.

More 100 women veterans celebrated in dancing style with their fellow servicewomen Saturday at a luncheon in Redlands. The event, organized by the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System and the Inland Empire Women Veterans Collaborative, was held at the University…

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Courtesy Photo/Todd Montemayor Hundreds gathered for the 8th Quadrennial Gala in support of the A.K. Smiley Public Library in Redlands.

A.K. Smiley Public Library looks to take advantage of a technology driven world

It was a social gathering of the season Saturday night, as dozens of Redlands notables filled the A.K. Smiley Public Library in celebration of its 8th Quadrennial Gala. The event served as a fundraising effort for the library to fund…

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Redlands educators honored as ‘Teachers of Excellence’

Courtesy Photo Five educators from the Redlands Unified School District were honored recently as  "Teachers of Excellence' for their commitment to education by The Church  of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Five educators from the Redlands Unified School District were honored recently as “Teachers of Excellence” for their commitment and contributions to education by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Redlands church annually recognizes a handful of teachers,…

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Fundraiser underway to get RHS Mock Trial Team to state

Dozens filled the historic Mission Gables home in Redlands last week all in the name of charity. Community members, teachers and businesses partnered up to help tackle Redlands High School’s Mock Trial Team’s biggest case yet–gathering enough funds to compete…Read more →

Families step back in time for History Days at county museum

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Children at the county museum Feb. 22 learned how to wash laundry by hand on a washboard. The activity was part of History Days -1880s.Dozens of families took a step back in time Saturday for History Days at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands. Taking on the culture of 19th century, the 1880s to be exact, museum goers took a hand in everything…Read more →



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