Month: January 2013

Needles City Council Agenda Items regarding City Employee happening today.

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Needles, CA: The Needles City Council will be talking about the proposed reduction in pay and benefits on City Employees during the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting being held on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 starting at 6:00pm PT with an Executive Session Meeting starting at 5:00pm PT at the Needles City Council Chambers located on J Street at Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

Agendas for all Needles City Council Meetings, Needles Public Utility Authority Meetings, Needles Planning Commission Meetings, Board of Hospital Trustees Meeting, Needles Recreation and Park Commission Meetings, and other City of Needles Meetings can be found on the City of Needles website at: http://www.cityofneedles.com/  
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Here are a few of the agenda items coming up at the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting being held on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013:

** (As stated on the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting agendas and their website links to the agenda items as posted date for Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013) **

** Executive Session: **

– Item A: California Government Code 54957.6 – Conference with labor negotiators – City Designated Representative: City Manager David Brownlee and Attorney Tom Slovak – Employee Organization: San Bernardino Public Employees Association (SBPEA).

 

 

– Item B: California Government Code 54957.6 – Conference with labor negotiators – City Designated Representative: Attorney Tom Slovak – Employee Organization: Needles Unclassified Employees Association (NUEA)

 
** Needles City Council Meeting Agenda Items: **

** Public Hearing: **

– Item #4: Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against the Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations of Honorable David B. Hart, Chairman of the Factfinding Panel, regarding the impasse with SBPEA.

 

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For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meeting, please contact Dale Jones at the City of Needles City Clerk’s Office at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 345.

 

 

Bank of America’s bank branch closes Friday in Downtown Needles.

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Downtown Needles, CA: Community of Needles, California are preparing for the closing of Bank of America’s bank branch in Downtown Needles, California on Friday, January 25th, 2013 starting at 2:00pm PT.

 

 

ZachNews was the first to confirmed and break this news story after receiving many reports from the public on Tuesday, that Bank of America was planning to close their bank branch in Downtown Needles, California.

 

 

As the news spread of Bank of America closing their bank branch in Downtown Needles, California grow, those who have accounts with Bank of America began finding other banking options to do their banking and in person services.

 

 

The closure of Bank of America’s bank branch will also include the outdoor automated teller machine decided by Bank of America Corporate Office.

 

 

Both local Bank of America representatives as well as Western Regional Consulting Elaine Cullen who was consulting with the City of Needles asked Bank of America Corporate Representatives to keep the outdoor Bank of America automated teller machine open.

 

 

Months later, Bank of America Corporate Representatives decided to ignore their cries by local customers and told those local customers to do their banking at the nearby Bank of America bank branches located in Fort Mohave, Arizona and Barstow, California.

 

 

Many who use to do their banking at the Bank of America’s bank branch in Downtown Needles, California were very disappointed and plan to make banking agarments with those who care for the customer first and not about their corporation.

 

 

 

Some in the community are worry that the closure of the Bank of America’s bank branch will leave those who have no transportation and are on Government assistants without a bank to do their banking as many who are on Government assistants and who have no transportation used the Bank of America’s bank branch in Downtown needles, California to take money out to pay their bills and to buy groceries.

 

 

Just down the street, the Desert Community Credit Union located on the 300 block of D Street at Third Street have been seeing customers from Bank of America signing up for new accounts with their credit union.

 

 

 

ZachNews will be there for the closing of Bank of America in Downtown Needles, California and will have a news report as soon as possible after the closing.

 

 

 

Family and friends say good bye to Isaiah Adams last Friday.

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Downtown Needles, CA: Family and friends came out to Saint Ann’s Catholic Church last Friday morning to say good bye to a man who put others before himself and care so much for his community.

 

The memorial service brought many to tears as members of the Saint Ann’s Catholic Church talked about Isaiah Adams life and what he had done in his community.

 

ZachNews has learned that Isaiah Adams was cremated and his niece will be taking his ashes back to Colorado.

 

 

Earlier reports came into ZachNews of Isaiah Adams passing occurring late night on Friday, January 11th, 2013.

 

ZachNews has now received updated information from those who were by Isaiah Adams bedside reporting that Isaiah Adams passed away on the morning of Saturday, January 12th, 2013 and apologized for giving the wrong date to report.

 

 

The cause of Isaiah Adams’ death is mixed; from a heart failure to an infection that spread from his toe.

 

 

Isaiah Patrick Adams was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on day, January 18th, 2012 to Charles and Celestine Pierre Adams and was the youngest of 8 children.

 

 

As an adult, Isaiah Adams lived in Louisiana, Missouri, Maine, and California where he worked for furniture companies as a salesman and interior decorator.

 

Isaiah Adams would later owned a catering business for weddings and parties, and was active in the Knights of Peter Claver.

 

 

In 1988, Isaiah Adams would retired to Arizona well continuing to be active at Saint Ann’s Catholic Church in Downtown Needles, California.

 

Volunteers at Saint Ann’s Catholic Church knew Isaiah Adams for how he cooked up a delicious turkey dinner for those who have no place to go for the holidays and welcomed them as family.

 

Isaiah Adams would welcomed people into Saint Ann’s Catholic Church with a friendly welcome and a joyful smile.

 

 

Isaiah Adams managed the Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Downtown Needles, California until 2012.

 

Volunteers at Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store as well as those who received help from Isaiah Adams will always remember him for his humanitarian work in the community; when a mother needs food to feed her family or a child needed clothes for school, Isaiah Adams was there to help and gave food and clothing to those who are in need. Isaiah Adams would be a mentor to those who wanted to do what is right and good by doing what is right and good.

 

 

In 2010, Isaiah Adams received the Guadalupe Award from the Diocese of San Bernardino, California and was recognized as “Volunteer of the Year” by the Needles Chamber of Commerce and the California Senate.

 

 

In pass years, ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez got to know Isaiah Adams and got to talk with him about some of the work he had done in the community.

 

 

Isaiah Adams cared about those who are not being heard and those who are homeless; Isaiah Adams would do what he can to make sure to give all people a chance to be heard working to address the need of important services to in his community such as homeless and domestic violations shelter, job training center, and more affordable housing.

 

 

Isaiah Adams loved to cook and those who got to try his cooking would melt at the deliciousness of his cooking and was always well dress to welcome those who came into the Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store and giving them a smile and asking them about their day.

 

 

Isaiah Adams leaves to mourn his nieces, Beatrice Ann, James Scott, Debra Mitchell, Toni and Annette Woodard, great-nieces and nephews and great- great- relatives, long time friend Charles Hawkins and Winfred Clement, and many from the community who which he derived.

 

 

Isaiah Adams was loved by many and will be miss by all in the community.

 

 

Isaiah Adams may have passed away, but his spirit of giving and helping others will always live on in all of us.

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Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Downtown Needles, California provides food, clothing, and other services to those in the community by caring and helpful volunteers.

 

 

If you would like to donate or volunteer, please contact the Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store at: 1 (760) 326-4420

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News Update!!: More information and picture regarding incident at the Red Dog Saloon.

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Downtown Needles, CA: ZachNews has received another pictures from a ZachNews followers of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies, San Bernardino County Fire Department Firefighters, and Baker Emergency Medical Services Paramedics in front of the Red Dog Saloon in Downtown Needles, California.

ZachNews has also received an email from San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Public Affairs Division regarding this incident which reads, “At 2:51 deputies were called to 914 E. Broadway for a report of a man down.  Apparently, he fell and was transported to CRMC (Colorado River Medical Center) – nothing further to release.”

More pictures and information is still coming into ZachNews.

Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates regarding this news story.

Needles, California Weather.

Snapshot 1 (2-28-2012 4-35 AM)

Needles, California Weather.

** Good Morning Everybody!! **
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** Needles, California Weather: **

– Saturday:

Sunny, High 66*F.

Breezy, with a north wind 14 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

– Saturday Night:

Mostly clear, Low 43*F.

North northwest wind 10 to 14 mph.

– Sunday:

Sunny, High 67*F.

North wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

– Sunday Night:

Mostly clear, Low 47*F.

North northwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

**** Martin Luther King Day is on Monday, January 21st, 2013: ****

– Monday:

Sunny, High 67*F.

– Monday Night:

Clear, Low 42*F.

** National Weather Service Radar of the Colorado River Tri-State Area at: **

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=ESX&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

** For more weather information, Please head to the National Weather Service website at: **

http://www.weather.gov/
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Memorial services for humanitarian and caring soul Isaiah Adams happening today.

Topock, AZ- Memorial services for Humanitarian and caring soul Isaiah Adams on Friday- Picture- Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Downtown Needles, CA: ZachNews has received information regarding memorial services for humanitarian and caring soul Isaiah Adams who passed away late last Friday night.

The memorial services are planned for Friday, January 18th, 2012 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church located at 218 D Street at Third Street in Downtown Needles, California.

A rosary service will start at 9.30am PT and a mass service will start at 10:00am PT.

There will be a small memorial service just before commodities on Friday also planned at 9.00am PT at Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store located at 839 Front Street in Downtown Needles, California.

Those who knew Isaiah Adams will never forget how much he loved to caring for others in his community.

When somebody is in need of a helping hand and heart, Isaiah Adams was there to help.

When the holiday seasons comes and people have no place to go to for a family dinner, Isaiah Adams was there to cook up a holiday feast and welcomed the people as family.

** Picture of Isaiah Adams during the annual Christmas Dinner held in December 2011 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Downtown Needles, California. **

Isaiah Adams helped and cared for his community with a big heart and loving soul.

On the late night of Friday, January 11th, 2013, 86 year old Isaiah Adams passed away at his home in Topock, Arizona.

Isaiah Adams has been sick for several months and may had passed away from heart failure.

The sad lost of a great and caring man brought many people to tears calling this a deep lost for the community.

Isaiah Adams worked for Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Downtown Needles, California where he help those in need of warm clothing and food to feed their family.

Isaiah Adams received awards from the Catholic Dioceses of San Bernardino and the Needles Chamber of Commerce from his caring and loving services in the community.

Isaiah Adams was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and has a niece in Colorado.

Isaiah Adams lived a good and honorable life and will be missed by so many people.

During Thursday’s Board of Hospital Trustees Meeting, Robert Shaw lead the invocation and prayed for Isaiah Adams and his family.

Some who attended the Board of Hospital Trustees Meeting where shock and just now finding out that humanitarian and caring soul Isaiah Adams’ passing.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to Isaiah Adams’ family, friends, and the communities of Topock, Arizona and Needles, California.
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** Picture was taken by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez. **

Annual Oatman Bed Race happening on Sunday.

Oatman, Arizona- Map- Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Oatman, AZ: The town of Oatman, Arizona will be having their is holding annual Oatman Bed Races on Sunday, January 20th, 2013 along Main Street on the historic and world famous Route 66 .

There will be a parade before the bed races starting at 11:00am MT followed by the bed races starting at 12:30pm MT.

The bed race is a spirited contest of teams of 5 people.

The team will have a person riding on the bed well 4 people push the bed down Main Street in the fastest time as possible well during the race, having to change the bed.

The team across the finish line wins.

Cash and prizes will be awarded to the winning team as well as for the best costumes.

The cost to enter the bed race is $50.00 dollars per team.

There is no charge for the public to watch the bed races.

Last minute entries will be taken on the day of the bed races.

**** Directions to the annual Oatman Bed Races: ****

Here are driving directions to Oatman, Arizona for the annual Oatman Bed Races:

** From Kingman, Arizona: **

– Take Interstate 40 driving southwest to Shinarump Road.

– Exit at Shinarump Road (Exit 44) and make a right turn onto Shinarump Road.

– Drive north on Shinarump Road to Oatman Road.

– Make a left turn onto Oatman Road.

– Drive west on Oatman Road and driving up the mountain into Oatman, Arizona.

** From Fort Mohave, Arizona or Needles, California: **

– Take Mohave Valley Highway driving south if coming from Fort Mohave, Arizona or driving north if coming from Needles, California to Boundary Cone Road.

– Drive east on Boundary Cone Road driving up the mountain onto Oatman Road.

– Drive northeast on Oatman-Topock Highway (Main Street) and driving up the mountain into Oatman, Arizona.

** From Topock, Arizona or Lake Havasu City, Arizona: **

– Take Interstate 40 driving west of Arizona Highway 95 (Rice Drive) to Oatman-Topock Highway (Exit 1 or the very last exit before crossing the state line).

– Exit at Oatman-Topock Highway (Exit 1 which is before crossing the state line) and make a right turn onto Oatman-Topock Highway.

– Drive north on Oatman-Topock Highway passing Topock, Arizona and driving up the mountain to Oatman Road.

– Drive northeast on Oatman-Topock Highway (Main Street) and driving up the mountain into Oatman, Arizona.

**** Traffic Alert!!: Main Street in Oatman, Arizona may be closed during the Oatman Bed Races. Use caution when driving because there will be a lot of people and wild burros roaming Main Street. ****

For more information on the annual Oatman Bed Races, please contact Susie at the Oatman Hotel at: 1 (928) 768-4408 or Outlaw Willie at : 1 (928) 768-3272.
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** (Map Was Made By ZachNews Using Google Earth) **