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Live News Update!!: Elections 2018: California General Election 2018: Local and Statewide Voting Results.

Live News Update!!: Elections 2018: California General Election 2018: Local and Statewide Voting Results.

ZachNews has the latest local and statewide voting results from the California General Election 2018 held on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.

** Voting Results: California General Election 2018: **

**** Local Elections: Needles. California: ****

** Latest Voting Results Update: **

As of 4:00pm PT on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

** Next Voting Results Update: **

At 4:00pm PT on Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

  • Needles City Mayor:

2/2 100.00% Precincts Reported
Vote Count — Percent
JEFF WILLIAMS: 725 — 100.00%
Total: 725 — 100.00%

** Jeff Williams — Running Unopposed for Needles City Mayor: **

 

 

  • Needles City Council:

2/2 100.00% Precincts Reported
Vote Count — Percent
ZACHERY LONGACRE: 467 — 18.61%
EDWARD T. PAGET: 665 — 26.50%
TIMOTHY TERRAL: 485 — 19.33%
LOUISE EVANS: 470 — 18.73%
BARBARA L. BEARD: 422 — 16.82%
Total: 2,509 — 100.00%

** Five Candidates — Running for Three Needles City Council Seats: **

 

**** Statewide Elections: California: ****

** As of 4:00pm PT on Friday, November 9th, 2018: **

** Voting Results: Final: **

  • California Governor:
100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 24,312 of 24,312 ) precincts partially

Candidate Votes
** Gavin Newsom
(Party Preference: DEM)
4,227,735
59.3%
John H. Cox
(Party Preference: REP)
2,896,411
40.7%

 

  • Lieutenant Governor:

100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 24,312 of 24,312 ) precincts partially

Candidate Votes
Ed Hernandez
(Party Preference: DEM)
2,614,679
44.3%
** Eleni Kounalakis
(Party Preference: DEM)
3,291,408
55.7%

 

 

  • Secretary of State:

100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 24,312 of 24,312 ) precincts partially

Candidate Votes
** Alex Padilla
(Party Preference: DEM)
4,333,888
61.7%
Mark P. Meuser
(Party Preference: REP)
2,691,757
38.3%

 

  • Controller:

100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 24,312 of 24,312 ) precincts partially

Candidate Votes
** Betty T. Yee
(Party Preference: DEM)
4,404,698
62.9%
Konstantinos Roditis
(Party Preference: REP)
2,603,061
37.1%

 

 

  • Treasurer:

100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 24,312 of 24,312 ) precincts partially

Candidate Votes
** Fiona Ma
(Party Preference: DEM)
4,273,754
61.2%
Greg Conlon
(Party Preference: REP)
2,713,348
38.8%

 

 

  • Attorney General:

100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 24,312 of 24,312 ) precincts partially

Candidate Votes
** Xavier Becerra
(Party Preference: DEM)
4,259,636
60.7%
Steven C Bailey
(Party Preference: REP)
2,758,602
39.3%

 

 

  • Insurance Commissioner:

100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 24,312 of 24,312 ) precincts partially

Candidate Votes
** Ricardo Lara
(Party Preference: DEM)
3,393,189
50.8%
Steve Poizner
(Party Preference: NPP)
3,287,452
49.2%

 

 

  • United States Senator:

100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 24,312 of 24,312 ) precincts partially

Candidate Votes
Kevin De Leon
(Party Preference: DEM)
2,871,488
45.7%
** Dianne Feinstein
(Party Preference: DEM)
3,413,859
54.3%

 

 

  • United States Representative District 8:

100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 1,298 of 1,298 ) precincts partially

Candidate Votes
** Paul Cook
(Party Preference: REP)
66,136
60.3%
Tim Donnelly
(Party Preference: REP)
43,589
39.7%

 

 

  • State Senator District 16:

100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 1,012 of 1,012 ) precincts partially

Candidate Votes
Ruth Musser-Lopez
(Party Preference: DEM)
56,602
33.1%
** Shannon Grove
(Party Preference: REP)
114,173
66.9%

 

 

  • Member of the State Assembly District 33:

100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 858 of 858 ) precincts partially

Candidate Votes
Socorro Cisneros
(Party Preference: DEM)
28,303
37.6%
** Jay Obernolte
(Party Preference: REP)
47,044
62.4%

 

 

**** Statewide Elections: Propositions In California: ****

** Voting Results: Final: **

100.0%
Precincts Reporting
( 24,312 of 24,312 ) precincts partially

  • California Proposition 1:
  • Authorizes Bonds to Fund Specified Housing Assistance Programs. Legislative Statute:

** Yes: 3,713,218 54.1%

No: 3,154,381 45.9%

 

  • California Proposition 2:
  • Authorizes Bonds to Fund Existing Housing Program for Individuals with Mental Illness. Legislative Statute:

** Yes: 4,216,221 61.1%

No: 2,680,442 38.9%

 

 

  • California Proposition 3:
  • Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage. Initiative Statute:

Yes: 3,248,415 47.7%

** No: 3,568,010 52.3%

 

 

  • California Proposition 4:
  • Authorizes Bonds Funding Construction at Hospitals Providing Children’s Health Care. Initiative Statute:

** Yes: 4,175,910 60.6%

No: 2,718,855 39.4%

 

 

  • California Proposition 5:
  • Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer Their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute:

Yes: 2,873,484 41.9%

** No: 3,979,530 58.1%

 

 

  • California Proposition 6:
  • Eliminates Certain Road Repair and Transportation Funding. Requires Certain Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees Be Approved by the Electorate. Initiative Constitutional Amendment:

Yes: 3,141,881 44.9%

** No: 3,857,819 55.1%

 

 

  • California Proposition 7:
  • Conforms California Daylight Saving Time to Federal Law. Allows Legislature to Change Daylight Saving Time Period. Legislative Statute:

** Yes: 4,098,868 59.9%

No: 2,740,645 40.1%

 

  • California Proposition 8:
  • Regulates Amounts Outpatient Kidney Dialysis Clinics Charge for Dialysis Treatment. Initiative Statute:

Yes: 2,660,633 38.4%

** No: 4,260,758 61.6%

 

 

  • California Proposition 9:
  • Three States Initiative:

**** On Wednesday, July 18th, 2018, Proposition 9 was removed from the ballot by order of the California Supreme Court. ****

 

 

  • California Proposition 10:
  • Expands Local Governments’ Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute:

Yes: 2,675,378 38.3%

** No: 4,310,298 61.7%

 

  • California Proposition 11:
  • Requires Private-Sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain On-Call During Work Breaks. Eliminates Certain Employer Liability. Initiative Statute:

** Yes: 4,096,948 59.4%

No: 2,796,915 40.6%

 

  • California Proposition 12:
  • Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Specified Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Noncomplying Products. Initiative Statute:

** Yes: 4,202,724 61.0%

No: 2,688,382 39.0%

 

 

**** Voting Information Sources: ****

  • San Bernardino County Elections:

https://www.sbcounty.gov/rov/elections/results/20181106/default.html

  • California Secretary of State:

https://vote.sos.ca.gov/

**** Stay tuned to ZachNews overnight and throughout the week for the latest and updated local and statewide voting results from the California General Election 2018. ****

Needles, CA: Needles High School Homecoming Week 2018: Mustang Drive, Community Pep Rally and Bonfire brought light rain and people together in Needles Mustang Blue pride, spirit and community.

Needles, CA: Needles High School Homecoming Week 2018: Mustang Drive, Community Pep Rally and Bonfire brought light rain and people together in Needles Mustang Blue pride, spirit and community.

A great afternoon and evening of Needles Mustang pride and spirit was enjoyed by many people during the Mustang Drive, Community Pep Rally and Bonfire, as part of Needles High School’s Homecoming Week 2018, held on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 in Needles, California.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez was there, broadcasting live on Facebook on all of the Needles Mustang Blue pride, spirit and community togetherness that occurred.

The afternoon of fun began near the Needles Chamber of Commerce Office in Downtown Needles, California where the Mustang Drive began slowly and safely driving along D Street, Lillyhill Drive, Bailey Avenue and Washington Street to get the community in the Needles Mustang Blue pride and spirit.

Crews from the City of Needles Public Works department lead the way, clearing a path for the Mustang Drive to arrive at their ending destination at Needles High School in Needles, California where a Community Pep Rally was being held.

Community Pep Rally began bringing current students along with their parents, former classmates, school officials and the community together to show their Needles Mustang Blue pride and spirit.

During the Community Pep Rally, the crowd showed their support for their Needles Mustang sports and cheer team members, listened to a guest speaker and played games that had everybody having fun.

After the Community Pep Rally, everybody gathered behind Needles High School where a Bonfire was held.

Despite a light rain falling, the Needles Mustang Blue pride and spirit was strong enough to continue the Bonfire, burning bright as the flames grow burning a mountain wooden pallets that could be seen for miles into Mohave Valley, Arizona.

All of the events were enjoyed by everybody in attendance as well as the many people watching on ZachNews, including from ZachNews fans in Idaho and Utah, the Needles Mustang Blue pride and spirit was widely enjoyed… until the camera shut off because the heat of the bonfire was very hot overheating the camera ending the live broadcast.

Firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire Department’s Station #32 was there to make sure all goes well safely during and after the bonfire.

The Needles Mustang Blue pride and spirit will continue today with more events celebrating Needles High School’s Homecoming Week 2018.

** Friday’s Event Schedule: **

  • School Pep Rally from 11:30am to 12:15pm PT inside The Corral at Needles High School.
  • Coronation of Homecoming Royalty from 1:00pm to 1:30pm PT inside the Auditorium at Needles High School.
  • Homecoming Parade at around 2:00pm PT along L Street and West Broadway to D Street in Downtown Needles, California. There will be street closures during the Homecoming Parade.
  • Homecoming Volleyball Games against the Lake Mead Christian Academy’s Lady Eagles at 4:00pm PT for junior varsity and at 5:00pm PT for varsity.
  • Homecoming Varsity Football Game at 7:00pm PT against the Lake Mead Christian Academy’s Eagles on Branigan Field at Needles High School.

Just a reminder, Needles High School is located at 1600 Washington Street in Needles California.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews on Facebook as we’ll be broadcasting live on the upcoming events today for Needles High School’s Homecoming Week 2018. **

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

**** Please Note: More pictures will be added to this page as well as in an album at ZachNews on Facebook at the end of Needles High School’s Homecoming Week 2018. Anybody interested in any copies of pictures or videos should contact ZachNews by email at: news.zachnews@gmail.com. ****

**Pictures and Live Broadcast from ZachNews: **

News Update!!: California: California’s Primary Election 2018 Voting Results.

News Update!!: California: California’s Primary Election 2018 Voting Results.

Here are the voting results for the California Primary Election on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018.

**** Election Results: ****

** As of 12:00am PT on Thursday, June 7th, 2018: **

** Party Abbreviates: **

DEM = Democratic REP = Republican GRN = Green Party

LIB = Libertarian PF = Peace and Freedom Party

NPP = Non Partisan Party

* = Incumbent

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** California Governor’s Race: **

Akinyemi Agbede
(Party Preference: DEM)
5,611
0.1%
J. Bribiesca
(Party Preference: DEM)
10,012
0.2%
Thomas Jefferson Cares
(Party Preference: DEM)
5,525
0.1%
John Chiang
(Party Preference: DEM)
364,961
9.0%
Delaine Eastin
(Party Preference: DEM)
119,532
2.9%
Robert Davidson Griffis
(Party Preference: DEM)
6,876
0.2%
Albert Caesar Mezzetti
(Party Preference: DEM)
7,228
0.2%
Gavin Newsom
(Party Preference: DEM)
1,358,125
33.4%
Amanda Renteria
(Party Preference: DEM)
51,277
1.3%
Michael Shellenberger
(Party Preference: DEM)
17,638
0.4%
Klement Tinaj
(Party Preference: DEM)
3,060
0.1%
Antonio Villaraigosa
(Party Preference: DEM)
546,866
13.4%
Travis Allen
(Party Preference: REP)
395,036
9.7%
John H. Cox
(Party Preference: REP)
1,067,180
26.2%
Yvonne Girard
(Party Preference: REP)
13,891
0.3%
Peter Y Liu
(Party Preference: REP)
18,343
0.5%
Robert C. Newman, II
(Party Preference: REP)
28,911
0.7%
Christopher N. Carlson
(Party Preference: GRN)
4,305
0.1%
Josh Jones
(Party Preference: GRN)
8,622
0.2%
Zoltan Istvan
(Party Preference: LIB)
7,868
0.2%
Nickolas Wildstar
(Party Preference: LIB)
6,463
0.2%
Gloria Estela La Riva
(Party Preference: P&F)
10,548
0.3%
Shubham Goel
(Party Preference: NPP)
2,251
0.1%
Hakan “Hawk” Mikado
(Party Preference: NPP)
3,247
0.1%
Desmond Silveira
(Party Preference: NPP)
2,638
0.1%
Jeffrey Edward Taylor
(Party Preference: NPP)
2,443
0.1%
Johnny Wattenburg
(Party Preference: NPP)
3,066
0.1%

 

** California Lieutenant Gubernatorial Race: **

Jeff Bleich
(Party Preference: DEM)
358,815
9.3%
Cameron Gharabiklou
(Party Preference: DEM)
47,582
1.2%
Ed Hernandez
(Party Preference: DEM)
796,568
20.7%
Eleni Kounalakis
(Party Preference: DEM)
900,584
23.4%
David Fennell
(Party Preference: REP)
318,744
8.3%
Cole Harris
(Party Preference: REP)
704,575
18.3%
David R. Hernandez
(Party Preference: REP)
238,032
6.2%
Lydia Ortega
(Party Preference: REP)
253,046
6.6%
Tim Ferreira
(Party Preference: LIB)
56,983
1.5%
Gayle McLaughlin
(Party Preference: NPP)
138,130
3.6%
Danny Thomas
(Party Preference: NPP)
28,370
0.7%

 

** Secretary of State Race: **

Ruben Major
(Party Preference: DEM)
202,869
5.2%
* Alex Padilla
(Party Preference: DEM)
1,996,650
51.5%
Mark P. Meuser
(Party Preference: REP)
1,242,546
32.0%
Raul Rodriguez Jr
(Party Preference: REP)
206,066
5.3%
Michael Feinstein
(Party Preference: GRN)
77,784
2.0%
Erik Rydberg
(Party Preference: GRN)
27,332
0.7%
Gail K. Lightfoot
(Party Preference: LIB)
92,542
2.4%
C. T. Weber
(Party Preference: P&F)
34,963
0.9%

 

** United States Senate Race: **

Kevin De Leon
(Party Preference: DEM)
440,993
11.3%
Adrienne Nicole Edwards
(Party Preference: DEM)
32,457
0.8%
* Dianne Feinstein
(Party Preference: DEM)
1,714,036
43.8%
Pat Harris
(Party Preference: DEM)
73,400
1.9%
Alison Hartson
(Party Preference: DEM)
77,426
2.0%
David Hildebrand
(Party Preference: DEM)
17,665
0.5%
Herbert G. Peters
(Party Preference: DEM)
16,758
0.4%
Douglas Howard Pierce
(Party Preference: DEM)
25,624
0.7%
Gerald Plummer
(Party Preference: DEM)
11,463
0.3%
Donnie O. Turner
(Party Preference: DEM)
18,758
0.5%
Arun K. Bhumitra
(Party Preference: REP)
208,849
5.3%
James P Bradley
(Party Preference: REP)
343,894
8.8%
John “Jack” Crew
(Party Preference: REP)
59,264
1.5%
Erin Cruz
(Party Preference: REP)
158,822
4.1%
Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente
(Party Preference: REP)
85,897
2.2%
Jerry Joseph Laws
(Party Preference: REP)
43,815
1.1%
Patrick Little
(Party Preference: REP)
55,195
1.4%
Kevin Mottus
(Party Preference: REP)
54,323
1.4%
Mario Nabliba
(Party Preference: REP)
24,941
0.6%
Tom Palzer
(Party Preference: REP)
119,884
3.1%
Paul A Taylor
(Party Preference: REP)
199,716
5.1%
Derrick Michael Reid
(Party Preference: LIB)
33,970
0.9%
John Thompson Parker
(Party Preference: P&F)
12,606
0.3%
Colleen Shea Fernald
(Party Preference: NPP)
8,395
0.2%
Rash Bihari Ghosh
(Party Preference: NPP)
7,001
0.2%
Tim Gildersleeve
(Party Preference: NPP)
5,007
0.1%
Michael Fahmy Girgis
(Party Preference: NPP)
1,893
0.0%
Don J. Grundmann
(Party Preference: NPP)
8,913
0.2%
Jason M. Hanania
(Party Preference: NPP)
10,342
0.3%
David Moore
(Party Preference: NPP)
14,541
0.4%
Lee Olson
(Party Preference: NPP)
12,438
0.3%
Ling Ling Shi
(Party Preference: NPP)
14,289
0.4%

 

** California Attorney General Race: **

* Xavier Becerra
(Party Preference: DEM)
1,754,501
45.3%
Dave Jones
(Party Preference: DEM)
563,832
14.6%
Steven C Bailey
(Party Preference: REP)
980,492
25.3%
Eric Early
(Party Preference: REP)
575,874
14.9%

 

** California Controller Race: **

* Betty T. Yee
(Party Preference: DEM)
2,320,517
60.9%
Konstantinos Roditis
(Party Preference: REP)
1,334,970
35.0%
Mary Lou Finley
(Party Preference: P&F)
155,239
4.1%

 

** California Treasurer Race: **

Fiona Ma
(Party Preference: DEM)
1,651,994
43.2%
Vivek Viswanathan
(Party Preference: DEM)
488,345
12.8%
Greg Conlon
(Party Preference: REP)
841,080
22.0%
Jack M. Guerrero
(Party Preference: REP)
754,951
19.8%
Kevin Akin
(Party Preference: P&F)
85,511
2.2%

 

** California Insurance Commissioner Race: **

Ricardo Lara
(Party Preference: DEM)
1,495,345
40.6%
Asif Mahmood
(Party Preference: DEM)
478,768
13.0%
Nathalie Hrizi
(Party Preference: P&F)
187,271
5.1%
Steve Poizner
(Party Preference: NPP)
1,521,704
41.3%

 

** California Superintendent of Public Instruction Race: **

Steven Ireland 415,128
11.7%
Lily (Espinoza) Ploski 597,831
16.9%
Tony K. Thurmond 1,213,762
34.3%
Marshall Tuck 1,314,337
37.1%

 

**** Information Sources: ****

  • California Secretary of State:

https://vote.sos.ca.gov/

 

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** United States Representative California’s District 8 Race: **

Marjorie “Marge” Doyle
(Party Preference: DEM)
15,264
21.5%
Ronald J. ODonnell
(Party Preference: DEM)
3,343
4.7%
Rita Ramirez
(Party Preference: DEM)
6,845
9.7%
* Paul Cook
(Party Preference: REP)
29,403
41.5%
Tim Donnelly
(Party Preference: REP)
16,024
22.6%

 

** California State Senator District 16 Race: **

Ruth Musser-Lopez
(Party Preference: DEM)
28,552
28.2%
Shannon Grove
(Party Preference: REP)
60,735
59.9%
Gregory Tatum
(Party Preference: REP)
12,105
11.9%

 

** California State Assembly District 33 Race: **

Socorro Cisneros
(Party Preference: DEM)
8,421
19.0%
Scott Markovich
(Party Preference: DEM)
6,721
15.1%
* Jay Obernolte
(Party Preference: REP)
29,233
65.9%

 

**** Information Sources: ****

  • California Secretary of State:

https://vote.sos.ca.gov/

 

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** California Ballot Measures (Propositions): **

Proposition 68:

Natural Resources Bond

Yes: 2,179,210 56.0%

No: 1,712,021 44.0%

Proposition 69:

Transportation Revenue: Restrictions and Limits

Yes: 3,134,568 80.4%

No: 764,814 19.6%

Proposition 70:

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Reserve Fund

Yes: 1,363,872 36.4%

No: 2,384,946 63.6%

Proposition 71:

Ballot Measures: Effective Date

Yes: 2,901,984 76.8%

No: 876,436 23.2%

Proposition 72:

Property Tax: New Construction: Rain-Capture

Yes: 3,196,128 83.3%

No: 641,359 16.7%

 

**** Information Sources: ****

  • California Secretary of State:

https://vote.sos.ca.gov/

 

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** San Bernardino County, California Election Races: **

Member, Board of Supervisors District 2:

MARC STEINORTH 17,691 47.45%
JANICE RUTHERFORD 19,591 52.55%
Total 37,282 100.00%

 

– Member, Board of Supervisors District 4:

CURT HAGMAN 15,049 53.05%
GLORIA NEGRETE MCLEOD 13,318 46.95%
Total 28,367 100.00%

 

Assessor / Recorder:

BOB DUTTON 136,316 100.00%
Total 136,316 100.00%

 

Auditor-Controller / Treasurer / Tax Collector:

OSCAR VALDEZ 75,841 48.74%
ENSEN MASON 79,747 51.26%
Total 155,588 100.00%

 

District Attorney:

JASON ANDERSON 84,918 52.98%
MICHAEL RAMOS 75,351 47.02%
Total 160,269 100.00%

 

Sheriff / Coroner / Public Administrator:

JOHN MCMAHON 140,471 100.00%
Total 140,471 100.00%

 

**** Information Sources: ****

  • Elections Office of San Bernardino County:

http://www.sbcounty.gov/rov/elections/results/20180605/default.html

 

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Downtown Needles, CA: Getting ready for an event at Santa Fe Park to welcome the Run For The Wall 2018.

Downtown Needles, CA: Getting ready for an event at Santa Fe Park to welcome the Run For The Wall 2018.

Organizers and the community are getting ready to welcome hundreds of motorcycle riders participating in the Run For The Wall 2018 with a welcoming event being held at Santa Fe Park in Downtown Needles, California on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018.

According to the Needles Chamber of Commerce, they’re expecting more than 500 motorcycle riders to arrive at Santa Fe Park at around 1:45pm PT, but people wanting to welcome the group should arrive before 1:45pm PT in case of early arrivals.

The Needles Chamber of Commerce is asking the community to join in the welcoming of the Run For The Wall 2018 by bring American flags to wave and cheer for all of the motorcycle riders.

There will be speakers and a presentation held at Santa Fe Park along with lunch for all of the Run For The Wall 2018 participates.

Streets around Santa Fe Park will be closed for the welcoming event and traffic control at intersections near Santa Fe Park may occur when the group arrives and departs from the welcoming event.

After the welcoming event, the Run For The Wall 2018 group will ride along East Broadway onto eastbound Interstate 40 on there way into Mohave County, Arizona.

These are a few of the pictures taken by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez shows last year’s welcoming event during the Run For The Wall 2017 at Santa Fe Park as well as the ride afterwards as the group rides along eastbound Interstate 40 passing under Five Mile Road overpass.

** ZachNews will be broadcasting live on Facebook at the welcoming event for the Run For The Wall 2018 starting when the group arrives at Santa Fe Park and at the Five Mile Road overpass as the group rides east towards Mohave County, Arizona. **

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews

The Run For The Wall recognizes the sacrifices and contributions made by all veterans who have served our nation.

The organization promotes healing among all veterans and their families and friends, to call for an accounting of all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action (P.O.W./M.I.A.), to honor the memory of those Killed in Action (K.I.A.) from all wars, and to support our military personnel all over the world.

Veterans of recent wars, those currently on Active Duty, Non-Veteran Supporters, and Patriots come together and trek across America ending on Memorial Day in Washington, District of Columbia at the Vietnam Memorial Wall where they will honor those who can’t make the ride, the fallen, the disabled and the still missing.

For more information regarding the welcoming event at Santa Fe Park in Downtown Needles, California, please contact the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050.

For more information regarding the Run For The Wall or to follow their journey across America can be found at the following website address:

https://www.rftw.us/

** Flyer Picture from the Needles Chamber of Commerce: **

Needles, CA: City of Needles Mayor’s State of the City Address 2018 is today.

Needles, CA: City of Needles Mayor’s State of the City Address 2018 is today.

Join the Needles Chamber of Commerce and City of Needles Mayor Dr. Edward T. Paget will he presenting the “State of the City Address 2018” at 5:00pm PT on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at the Giggling Cactus, located at 2411 Needles Highway (also known as West Broadway), in Needles, California.

City of Needles Mayor Dr. Edward T. Paget will address the present state of the Needles, California, including what is the state of the economic for the City of Needles; what recent achievements the City of Needles has reach, and what are the upcoming plans and goals for the City of Needles.

After the State of the City Address 2018, there will be a questions and answers period for the public.

Complimentary appetizers and a limited no host dinner menu will be offered during the State of the City Address 2018 event.

ZachNews on Facebook will be broadcasting live the State of the City Address 2018 starting at 5:00pm PT.

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For more information regarding the State of the City Address 2018, please contact the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050.

Needles, CA: City of Needles Mayor presents State of the City Address 2018.

Needles, CA: City of Needles Mayor presents State of the City Address 2018.

Join the Needles Chamber of Commerce and City of Needles Mayor Dr. Edward T. Paget will he presenting the “State of the City Address 2018” at 5:00pm PT on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at the Giggling Cactus, located at 2411 Needles Highway (also known as West Broadway), in Needles, California.

City of Needles Mayor Dr. Edward T. Paget will address the present state of the Needles, California, including what is the state of the economic for the City of Needles; what recent achievements the City of Needles has reach, and what are the upcoming plans and goals for the City of Needles.

After the State of the City Address 2018, there will be a questions and answers period for the public.

Complimentary appetizers and a limited no host dinner menu will be offered during the State of the City Address 2018 event.

ZachNews on Facebook will be broadcasting live the State of the City Address 2018 starting at 5:00pm PT.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews

For more information regarding the State of the City Address 2018, please contact the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050.

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: City of Needles reminds all local marijuana dispensaries, cultivations, manufactures, and public, “No sales for adult, recreational, or non medical use allowed.”

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: City of Needles reminds all local marijuana dispensaries, cultivations, manufactures, and public, “No sales for adult, recreational, or non medical use allowed.”

With legal recreational marijuana sales about to kick off across California on Monday, January 1st, 2018, the City of Needles wants to remind all local marijuana dispensaries, cultivations, and manufactures as well as the public about their marijuana ordinance.

According to Needles City Manager Rick Daniels, “The City’s Marijuana Ordinance since first adopted has allowed marijuana for medical use only. All of the dispensary, cultivation, manufacturing, or other permits contain that medical use only limitation. No adult use or “recreational” sales of any kind is allowed. Additionally when each of these facilities with a local permit apply for the state permit, as required, it is circulated to the City for compliance certification, and the City will not certify a non-medical license/permit. Any violations of the local ordinance or state law will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law; both criminally and through civil proceedings, including revocation of any permit to operate. Let me be clear. No sales for adult, recreational, or non medical use is allowed.

City of Needles wanted to remind everybody about their marijuana ordinance as many people prepare to run to their nearest marijuana retail to enjoy legalized recreational marijuana sales in California for recreational marijuana uses.

Voters in California approved Proposition 64, the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative, on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 with 57.13% (7,979,041) voting ‘Yes’ and 42.87% (5,987,020) voting ‘No’ on the California Marijuana Legalization.

** More information regarding recreational marijuana sales and legalized recreational marijuana in California at the following ZachNews website address: **

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2017/12/30/news-alert-california-what-to-know-about-californias-legalization-of-marijuana-before-new-years-day-2018/

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News Alert!!: California: What to know about California’s legalization of marijuana before New Year’s Day 2018.

News Alert!!: California: What to know about California’s legalization of marijuana before New Year’s Day 2018.

On Monday, January 1st, 2018, recreational marijuana will become legal in California.

Voters in California approved Proposition 64, the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative, on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 with 57.13% (7,979,041) voting ‘Yes’ and 42.87% (5,987,020) voting ‘No’ on the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative.

Before you go out to your nearest marijuana shop and do your “toke of midnight” celebration, here are a few things you should know about California’s legalization of marijuana.

** What To Know About California’s Legalized Recreational Marijuana: **

  • As of 6:00am PT on Monday, January 1st, 2018, California will allow licensed shops to sell marijuana to anyone with an I.D. showing they’re 21 and older — just like buying alcohol from a bar or liquor store. This means doctor’s recommendations for medical marijuana will no longer be required to make a purchase from these shops. Licensed marijuana businesses that are open to the public must post a copy of their permits in public view. You can also check with the state agency responsible for overseeing that type of business.
  • People in California, 21 years old and older, are allowed to carry up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrates.
  • People in California will be allowed to grow up to 6 plants at home, but those plants must be in a locked area that is not visible from outside the property.
  • Reminder, marijuana is still illegal on the federal level.
  • Employers in California can fire you for violating drug-free workplace rules.
  • People in California can buy pot from any licensed marijuana dispensary, but there will still be dispensaries that only sell to patients with a medical marijuana need. Retailers still need separate licenses to sell medical and recreational marijuana. Cities get first say on issuing those licenses, and most cities in California so far aren’t allowing recreational marijuana sales, which means many medical marijuana dispensaries will still only be able to sell marijuana to people who have doctor’s recommendations on Monday, January 1st, 2018. In cities where recreational marijuana sales are permitted, existing medical marijuana dispensaries often have the okay to sell both medical and recreational marijuana as soon as their state licenses come through. Only about 30 percent of the cities and counties in California have passed regulations that will allow for the sale of recreational marijuana starting New Year’s Day on Monday, January 1st, 2018. All of the dispensary, cultivation, and manufacturing in Needles, California are for only medical marijuana uses and no adult use or recreational sales of marijuana is allowed. According to the California Bureau of Cannabis Control, those areas that have banned recreational marijuana, the State of California will not be able to issue licenses there.
  • People in California are not allowed to smoke marijuana in public, including streets and parks. Anybody caught smoking marijuana in public faces a fine of $100 to $250.
  • People in California will be allowed to smoke marijuana in a private home, but landlords can restrict smoking on their property. If drifting marijuana smoke is bothering you, you can try calling police at their non-emergency number or your local code enforcement office to report a nuisance. But since it’s not illegal, this might not get you very far. If you live in an apartment or under a homeowner’s association, or if your neighbor is a renter, you might have better luck contacting those entities. Housing complexes and landlords can ban smoking in their units.
  • Local governments can put some restrictions on those homegrows. Many local governments have banned outdoor gardens completely while other local governments are require pricey permits to grow plants indoors.
  • In regards to marijuana and people driving in California, marijuana will be a lot like driving with alcohol; an open containers of marijuana – unless it is in your trunk – can get you arrested. According to the California Highway Patrol, we will still be looking for bad driving or impaired driving. The California Highway Patrol says nearly all their officers have been trained to look for drivers under the influence. Law enforcement across California are warning users that today’s marijuana is much more potent than marijuana was 10 years ago and urged users to be cautious before they drive.
  • People in California should also be prepared for lots of changes to these laws as the state settles into this new normal.

**** More Information Regarding California’s Legalization of Marijuana: ****

  • California Bureau of Cannabis Control:

http://bcc.ca.gov/

  • California’s Cannabis Web Portal:

https://cannabis.ca.gov/

  • The Cannifornian:

http://www.thecannifornian.com/cannabis-culture/everything-know-california-marijuana-laws-kicking-jan-1-2018/

  • Ballotpedia: California Proposition 64:

https://ballotpedia.org/California_Proposition_64,_Marijuana_Legalization_(2016)

 

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