Month: November 2017

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Special Needles City Council Executive Session Meeting on Friday.

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Special Needles City Council Executive Session Meeting on Friday.

ZachNews has learn that a Special Needles City Council Executive Session Meeting will be held at 5:30pm PT on Friday, December 1st, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers located off the J Street, next to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station sign and flag pole, at the Needles Civic Center located at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

Parking is located around the Needles Civic Center just off of J Street near the Needles Recreation Center or just off of Bailey Avenue near the San Bernardino County Needles Branch Library building.

The Special Needles City Council Executive Session Meeting will be broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook starting at 5:30pm PT.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews/

**** You can view other City of Needles meetings agendas at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://cityofneedles.com/Pages/Departments-Services/Boards/

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

Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles Planning Commission Meeting.

Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles Planning Commission Meeting.

A Needles Planning Commission Meeting was held on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

The Needles Planning Commission Meeting was broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook.

** Here is a summary and the voting results that occurred during the meeting: **

**** New Business: ****

  • Agenda Item #6(A):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the C-3, Highway Commercial zone, located at 3253 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0660-091-10, and the intent to adopt a mitigated negative declaration and mitigation monitoring and reporting program.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-29-2017-1 PC recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the C-3, Highway Commercial Zone, located at 3253 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0660-091-10.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-29-2017-1 PC.

 

  • Agenda Item #6(B):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the C-3, Highway Commercial zone, located at 3259 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0660-091-11.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-29-2017-2 PC recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the C-3, Highway Commercial Zone, located at 3259 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0660-091-11.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-29-2017-2 PC.

 

  • Agenda Item #6(C):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the C-3, Highway Commercial zone, located at 3265 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0660-091-12.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-29-2017-3 PC recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the C-3, Highway Commercial Zone, located at 3265 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0660-091-12.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-29-2017-3 PC.

 

  • Agenda Item #6(D):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the C-3, Highway Commercial zone, located at 3271 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0660-091-14.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-29-2017-4 PC recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the C-3, Highway Commercial Zone, located at 3271 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0660-091-14.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-29-2017-4 PC.

 

  • Agenda Item #6(E):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the C-3, Highway Commercial zone, located at 407-409 E. Broadway, also known as APN 0186-241-06, 0186-241-56 and 57, 0186-241-67 and 0186-241-71.

Approve the Findings of Facts Resolution No. 11-29-2017-5 PC recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana manufacturing facility in the C-3, Highway Commercial Zone, located at 407-409 E. Broadway, also known as APN 0186-241-06, 0186-241-56 and 57, 0186-241-67 and 0186-241-71.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve Findings of Facts Resolution No. 11-29-2017-5 PC.

 

  • Agenda Item #6(F):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana distribution facility in the C-3, Highway Commercial zone, located at 407-409 E. Broadway, also known as APN 0186-241-06, 0186-241-56 and 57, 0186-241-67 and 0186-241-71.

Approve the Findings of Facts Resolution No. 11-29-2017-6 PC recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana manufacturing facility in the C-3, Highway Commercial Zone, located at 407-409 E. Broadway, also known as APN 0186-241-06, 0186-241-56 and 57, 0186-241-67 and 0186-241-71.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve Findings of Facts Resolution No. 11-29-2017-6 PC.

 

  • Agenda Item #6(G):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the C-3, Highway Commercial zone, located at 1130 E. Broadway, also known as APN 0650-282-15.

Approve the Findings of Facts Resolution No. 11-29-2017-7 PC recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the C-3, Highway Commercial Zone, located at 1130 E. Broadway, also known as APN 0650-282-15.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve Findings of Facts Resolution No. 11-29-2017-7 PC.

 

  • Agenda Item #6(H):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the C-2, General Commercial zone, located at 138 “D” Street, also known as APN 0186-106-28.

** Continued to Next Needles Planning Commission Meeting on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017. **

 

  • Agenda Item #6(I):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the C-2, General Commercial zone, located at 111 “D” Street, also known as APN 0186-111-26.

** Continued to Next Needles Planning Commission Meeting on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017. **

 

  • Agenda Item #6(J):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the C-3, Highway Commercial zone, located at 1130 E. Broadway, also known as APN 0650-282-15.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-29-2017-8 PC recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the C-3, Highway Commercial zone, located at 1130 E. Broadway, also known as APN 0650-282-15.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-29-2017-8 PC.

 

  • Agenda Item #6(K):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a A Special Use Permit for a 16’ antenna for wireless internet service at 1932 “J” Street, Needles, CA, the Buy Rite Store, located in the “C-2” General Commercial Zone, also known as APN 0185-233-74 (Continued from the Next Needles Planning Commission Meeting on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017).

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-29-2017-8 PC recommending approval of a Special Use Permit for a 16’ antenna for wireless internet service at 1932 “J” Street, Needles, CA, also known as APN 0185-233-74.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission voted 4-2 to bring agenda item back to the Needles Planning Commission with more details, including where the applicant is wanting to put the antenna and the overall height of the antenna. 

 

**** Board Requests: ****

  • Members of the Needles Planning Commission:

**** City Manager Report: ****

  • Needles City Manager Rick Daniels:

**** You can view other City of Needles meetings agendas at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://cityofneedles.com/Pages/Departments-Services/Boards/

For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact Cindy Semione, Secretary to the Board, at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 327.

Downtown Needles, CA: Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017 will be on Saturday.

Downtown Needles, CA: Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017 will be on Saturday.

The Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017 will be held on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 in Downtown Needles, California.

There will be entertainment, shopping vendors, food vendors serving hot dogs, chili dogs and baked potatoes with trimmings, games, crafts, a Christmas Tree lighting, and a lighted parade during this free and open to the public event.

** Event Schedule: Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017: **

  • From 10:00am to 3:30pm PT: Santa Claus’ Workshop:

There will be a Santa Claus’ Workshop inside the Desert Communities Federal Credit Union, located at 1001 West Broadway, where families can visit with Santa Claus, purchase bake goods from the bake goods sale, have the kids enjoy making holiday theme crafts, and sign up for the Needles Spark of Love Toy Drive.

The Needles’ Spark of Love Toy Drive 2017 will be having a One Day Registration from 10:00am to 2:00pm PT on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 inside the Desert Community Federal Credit Union, located at 1001 West Broadway near G Street, in Downtown Needles, California.

Parents and guardians can sign up children for new toys for the holiday season.

Parents and guardians must bring picture identification, proof of residency, and the child that will be recipients.

The Needles’ Spark of Love Toy Drive 2017 is presented by the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the Women’s Club of Needles, Desert Community Federal Credit Union, Needles Recreation Department, and Needles Community Partners.

There will also be performances by Dance Trax 51 and the Needles Senior Line Dancers during the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017 event.

  • At 1:00pm PT: 7th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby:

The 7th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby will be held in the west side parking lot area of the Desert Communities Federal Credit Union.

The entry fee for the 7th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby is $20.00 and includes 1 build your own Pinewood Derby Car kit (includes paintbrushes, glue, stickers, and instructions) and a goody bag.

There will be 3 division races for racers to join; 4 years old to 6 years old, 7 years old to 9 years old, and 10 years old to 12 years old.

Medals will be awarded to 1st Place and 2nd Place in each of the division races, and all racers will receive a participation ribbon.

Only derby cars that were supplied by the Needles Recreation Center with your paid entry fee will be allowed to race in the 7th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby.

Inspections of all derby cars will start before the races starting at 12:30pm PT.

All racing contestants between 4 years old and 12 years old must pre-register at the Needles Recreation Center, located at 1705 J Street, in Needles, California prior to the racing event.

  • At 4:00pm PT: Memorial Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony:

The Lightning of the Memorial Christmas Tree returns to the event and will happen on the corner of West Broadway and G Street.

City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget M.D. will be kicking off the Lightning of the Memorial Christmas Tree Ceremony.

Trimming of the Memorial Christmas Tree is to be conducted on Friday, December 1st, 2017.

Residents can bring memorial ornaments and such to be added at that time, or bring them to the Lightning of the Memorial Christmas Tree.

  • At 5:00pm PT: Lighted Parade:

The Lighted Parade will be held along West Broadway with decorated floats, marching bands, and Santa Claus.

Streets along the Lighted Parade will be closed before 5:00pm PT.

** Vendors Signing Ups: **

Vendors can signing up for spots during the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017.

Vendors will be limited to one of a kind and will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

Vendor’s fees cost is $25.00 for the day or $35.00 with electricity.

** Lighted Parade Signing Ups: **

There are still lots of spaces left to be in the Lighted Parade and entries will be judge in 3 categories: best floats, best decorated vehicles, and best group will be awarded for their use of lights and best display of theme.

Entries are due by 4:00pm PT on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017.

Those wanting to participate in the Lighted Parade should obtain entry forms from Mary Gonzales at the Colorado River Medical Center, located at 1401 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California, and return them to Mary Gonzales by either fax at: 1 (760) 459-2210 or send a request by email to: mgonzales@crmccares.com

No matter how big or small your entry is, just be part of the community fun of the Lighted Parade.

** More Information Contacts: **

For more information regarding the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017, including vendors sign up information, please contact Tena McGee at the Women’s Club of Needles at: 1 (760) 985-4050.

For more information regarding the Needles’ Spark of Love Toy Drive 2017, please text only the Holiday Hot Line at: 1 (760) 985-4050.

For more information regarding the 7th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby, please contact Jennifer Valenzuela at the Needles Recreation Center at: 1 (760) 326-2814.

For more information regarding the Lighted Parade, please contact Mary Gonzales at: 1 (760) 326-7151 during Monday through Fridays business hours from 9:00am to 4:00pm PT.

**** Live Broadcast: ****

ZachNews on Facebook along with the our friend at the Drew’s News Channel on YouTube will be teaming up to broadcast live all the fun of the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2017.

  • ZachNews on Facebook:

 

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews/

  • Drew’s News Channel on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkckifOFYGi-c5PFmIhb6Zg

** Flyer Picture from the City of Needles: **

Needles, CA: Weekly Arrests by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station.

Needles, CA: Weekly Arrests by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station.

In a press release, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station posted their weekly arrests that were made in the Needles, California area from Monday, November 20th, 2017 to Sunday, November 26th, 2017.

** Pictures of Press Release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station (@CORiverStation): **

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station said that they remain committed to a proactive approach to suppressing crime in the City of Needles.

Anybody with additional information regarding these investigations or any others are urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Anybody wishing to remain anonymous is asked to contact We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME or via the We-Tip Hotline website at: https://wetip.com/

** Press Release: **

**** Information: Citizen Complaints: ****

Anybody who feels a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s employee has committed an act of misconduct should bring the matter to the attention of a department supervisor.

People may make a complaint in person at any San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Station or San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Internal Affairs regardless of where the incident occurred.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Internal Affairs is located at 655 East 3rd Street in San Bernardino, California.

If you do not wish to make a complaint in person, you may call San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Internal Affairs during normal business hours at: 1 (909) 387-3726 to have a Citizen Complaint form mailed to you.

** Website for Citizen Complaint: **

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/Divisions/InternalAffairs/CitizenComplaintProcedure.aspx

** Citizen Complaint Form (English): **

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/Portals/34/Internal%20Affairs/citizen_complaint_form_02_english.pdf?ver=2016-12-19-081643-193

** Citizen Complaint Form (Spanish): **

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/Portals/34/Internal%20Affairs/citizen_complaint_form_02_spanish.pdf?ver=2016-12-19-081643-660

Please complete the Citizen Complaint form, print it, and mail it to the following address:

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Internal Affairs Division

655 East Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, if you feel more comfortable making a complaint in writing, and there is not enough room on the complaint form to fully explain your concerns, you may attach additional pages along with any documents you feel are relevant.

There is no set format, you may tell your story in the way which you feel comfortable.

Please remember it is important to include details such as when and where the incident occurred, the name of the employee involved if you know it and how we can contact you for additional information.

Please mail all the material directly to Internal Affairs at the address listed above.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the allegation will be investigated, and appropriate action will be taken.

Through this process, anyone can help maintain the high standards of quality the department demands and the members of our community deserve.

** The weekly arrests press release was release by officials from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station to the public and all news media. Any complaints regarding this official public record documents should contact their local San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department or file the “Citizen Complaints” form as shown above, this includes any ages, names, and locations identified, spelling errors, grammar mistakes, misidentified names, or wrong times and dates. **

Vidal Junction, CA: Grand Opening of the new Jitterbug Diner on Saturday.

Vidal Junction, CA: Grand Opening of the new Jitterbug Diner on Saturday.

The new Jitterbug Diner will be having a Grand Opening event starting at 9:00am PT on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 in Vidal Junction, California.

The grand opening event will feature the Havasu Deuces Car Club, along with music and great food in a fun 50’s atmosphere.

The new Jitterbug Diner serves up good food and good service in a great atmosphere from the 50’s era.

Try the Mustang Burger with cheese and onion rings served with french fries, and on a hot day, try their cherry milkshake with cherries blended in with whipped cream and a cherry on top.

**** Jitterbug Diner Menu: ****

The new Jitterbug Diner is located at 3610 Highway 95 in Vidal Junction, California.

The new Jitterbug Diner is opened Wednesday through Sunday from 7:00am to 7:00pm PT and close Monday and Tuesday.

For more information, please called Jitterbug Diner at: 1 (702) 903-5301.

Check out the Jitterbug Diner Facebook page at the following website address:

https://www.facebook.com/Jitterbug-Diner-1849201578672837/

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Downtown Needles, CA: One Day Registration for the Needles’ Spark of Love Toy Drive 2017 on Saturday.

Downtown Needles, CA: One Day Registration for the Needles’ Spark of Love Toy Drive 2017 on Saturday.

The Needles’ Spark of Love Toy Drive 2017 will be having a One Day Registration from 10:00am to 2:00pm PT on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 inside the Desert Community Federal Credit Union, located at 1001 West Broadway near G Street, in Downtown Needles, California.

Parents and guardians can sign up children for new toys for the holiday season.

Parents and guardians must bring picture identification, proof of residency, and the child that will be recipients.

For more information, please text only the Holiday Hot Line at: 1 (760) 985-4050.

The Needles’ Spark of Love Toy Drive 2017 is presented by the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the Women’s Club of Needles, Desert Community Federal Credit Union, Needles Recreation Department, and Needles Community Partners.

** Flyer Picture from the City of Needles: **

Lake Havasu City, AZ: Come to the 35th Annual Boat Parade of Lights.

Lake Havasu City, AZ: Come to the 35th Annual Boat Parade of Lights.

Come and enjoy an evening of entertainment during the the 35th Annual Boat Parade of Lights being held on Friday, December 1st, 2017 and Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 along the Bridgewater Channel, near the London Bridge, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

The boat parade will start at approximately 6:30pm MST on both Friday and Saturday.

This year’s theme for the boat parade is, “Light the Way”.

Watch as boats brightly decorated in their holiday best will delight children and adults alike.

Watch the boats cruise through the Bridgewater Channel beginning in Thompson Bay and continuing under the London Bridge to the north end of the Channel, with a turnaround at Windsor Beach and back.

Bundle up and take a stroll through the Channel – the only time you’ll see the Channel packed full of boats and boaters in winter gear at night.

Come cozy up with family and friends and create treasured memories of a favorite holiday tradition!

Boat parade participants and sponsors invite you to visit the docks in front of the London Bridge Resort where parade floats will be lit up nightly beginning at dusk.

Bonfires will be permitted throughout the Channel on the island side beach areas but must be contained in a portable, self-contained fire pit. All ashes must be removed entirely and the area left clean.

Absolutely no digging of fire pits in the sand and no dumping of ashes in the water. The area will be patrolled throughout the evening.

Bonfires are not permitted on the new white sand beaches at the north end of channel.

There will be great viewing at the Nautical Beachfront Resort where the Parade of Lights starts, Rotary Beach, throughout the Channel on both sides between Rotary Beach and Windsor Beach, the English Village, across the London Bridge, and at any of the restaurants along the Channel (Early reservations are recommended).

There is no charge to view the 35th Annual Boat Parade of Lights.

Plenty of free parking is available at the English Village and in the parking areas on the island near the Channel.

Plan to get there early as traffic around the London Bridge can become congested.

Event dates, times and/or details are subject to change.

People wanting to participate in the boat parade can enter their boat for a chance to win prizes for Grand Marshal’s Award, Commodore’s Award, Best Family/Individual Award, Best Corporate Entry Award, Best First-time Entry Award, Best Service Club/organization Award, Judge’s Choice Award, and Best Sparkle Award.

** More information regarding boat parade entry is at the following website address: **

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For more information regarding the 35th Annual Boat Parade of Lights, please contact Tammy Kastelz either by phone at: 1 (928) 486-4159 or by email at: tkastelz@gmail.com

** More information regarding the 35th Annual Boat Parade of Lights can also be found at the following Lake Havasu Yacht Club website address: **

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** Pictures from Go Lake Havasu and the Lake Havasu Yacht Club: **

News Update!!: Essex, CA: Brush fire put out along Interstate 40.

News Update!!: Essex, CA: Brush fire put out along Interstate 40.

A brush fire that was burning along the north side of westbound Interstate 40, at mile marker 92, near Essex, California has been put out.

According to the California highway Patrol, the brush fire was reported at 11:32am PT on Sunday, November 26th, 2017.

Fire department crews from San Bernardino County Fire Department were able to stop the spread of the brush fire.

The cause of the brush fire is unknown and is under investigation.

Breaking News!!: Essex, CA: Brush fire reported along Interstate 40.

Breaking News!!: Essex, CA: Brush fire reported along Interstate 40.

According to the California highway Patrol, there is a reported brush fire along the north side of westbound Interstate 40, at mile marker 92, near Essex, California.

The brush fire was reported at 11:32am PT on Sunday, November 26th, 2017.

Fire department crews are there trying to stop the spread of the brush fire.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.