On Tuesday, June 14, Redlands Community News was approved by the San Bernardino County Superior Court to issue all types of legally required local public notices.
The newspaper had previously been authorized to publish only declarations of fictitious business names, name change requests and other public notices at the county level.
Superior Court Judge William J. Schneider Jr.’s approval expanded newspaper arbitration (court approval) to all types of public notices to be published in the Yucaipa Public Notice District, which includes Redlands and the town of Redlands.
This includes notices from all local governments and districts in those areas. Also included are notices regarding foreclosures, trustee sales, estate and death matters, lien sales, abandoned property, and liquor licenses, among others.
“We are very pleased with Judge Schneider’s decision,” Community News publisher Jerry Bean said. “We can now post all types of public notices that relate to our area in addition to FBNs, name changes and other county-level notices.”
The main new requirement for the expanded auction was to be published for at least three years, Bean said. The newspaper celebrated its third anniversary on March 29. The newspaper’s previous auction took only a year to publish.
“It’s a big step forward,” Bean said. “It builds on our goal to be a full-service source of information and advertising for our community.”
Redlands Community News and its associated website are published by Century Group Media, Inc., which is 100% owned by Bean and his family. The company also publishes weekly community newspapers and websites in Yucaipa, Calimesa, Banning/Beaumont, and Fontana, all of which have the same expanded arbitration.