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Needles, CA: Coming together to celebrate the National Day of the Republic of China 10-10.

Needles, CA: Coming together to celebrate the National Day of the Republic of China 10-10.

The City of Needles, along with the Republic of China Air Force Veteran’s Association and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office joined together to celebrate National Day of the Republic of China 10-10 Ceremony 2018 held on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 in Needles, California.

Representatives, dignitaries, and veterans from the Republic of China Air Force Veteran’s Association in Los Angeles, California; the Republic of China Air Force Veteran’s Association in Phoenix, Arizona; and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles, California attended the annually local event held in front of the Needles Courthouse off Bailey Avenue.

The ceremony celebrates and commemorates to National Day of the Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan) which started of the Wuchang Uprising of October 10th, 1911, which led to the end of the Qing Dynasty in China and establishment of the Chinese Republic on January 1st, 1912.

This National Day of the Republic of China is always celebrated on 10 October, Double Ten Day or 10-10, and is the national holiday of Taiwan.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez attended and broadcast live on Facebook the National Day of the Republic of China Ceremony 2018.

The ceremony opened with the presenting of the flags of the United States of America and the Republic of China by the the Republic of China Air Force Veteran’s Color Guard, followed by the singing of the national anthems for the United States of America and the Republic of China.

Afterwards, the flag raising ceremony was held with the Needles Mustang Band preformed the national anthem as the flag of the United States of America was raised, followed by the Republic of China was sung as the flag of the Republic of China was raised.

Needles City Mayor Edward T. Paget spoke about the beginning of this local tradition, the National Day of the Republic of China 10-10 Ceremony, which happened 46 years ago to celebrating independence day for Republic of China (Taiwan).

Needles City Mayor Edward T. Paget then presented a proclamation, declaring this day “10-10 Republic of China Independence Day” in Needles, California, joining the celebration of 107 years of the independence and freedom for the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Deputy Director MAJ. Paul P.J. Chiu with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles, California spoke next on behalf of the Republic of China Government.

Deputy Director MAJ. Paul P.J. Chiu afterwards presented several gifts presentations to Needles City Mayor Edward T. Paget; Robert Yee; and senior family members of the Republic of China Air Force.

The Republic of China Air Force Veteran’s Association in Los Angeles, California presented a gift to the City of Needles, accepting the gift was Needles City Manager Rick Daniels.

City of Arcadia Mayor Sho Tay presented a proclamation to the City of Needles, accepting the proclamation is Needles City Mayor Edward T. Paget, encouraging the citizens of our community to join us in the celebration.

The Republic of China Air Force Veteran’s Association in Los Angeles, California presented a check for $500.00 to the Needles Mustang Band.

Needles Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Mary McNeil tells ZachNews that she is proud of our wonderful students of the Needles Mustang Band.

The Republic of China Air Force Veteran’s Association in Los Angeles, California presented a gift to the United States Veteran’s Association.

Accepting the gift was Kerry Otterstrom with the Disabled American Veterans and The American Legion.

After receiving the gift, Kerry Otterstrom said, “I would like to thank the Republic of China for honoring United States veterans.”

The Republic of China Air Force Veteran’s Association in Los Angeles, California presented a gift to the Needles Chamber of Commerce, accepting the gift was Needles Chamber of Commerce President Mary Gonzales.

Former and current officials with the City of Needles were seen at the ceremony, including former Needles City Mayor Murl Shaver and Needles City Council Members Tona Belt and Louise Evans.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Captain Ross Tarangle and Deputy Luis Valdez were also seen at the ceremony.

At the end of the ceremony, those in attendances shock hands with those who came out to the ceremony and pictures were taken with all of the local officials, representatives, dignitaries, and veterans who attended the ceremony.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez spoke to some of the attendance at the National Day of the Republic of China 10-10 Ceremony 2018 live on ZachNews, including Danny Shen, Member of the Color Guard for the Veterans Association of the Republic of China Air Force.

Danny Shen spoke to ZachNews about the National Day of the Republic of China and what this celebration means to the Republic of China and the community of Needles, California.

The group then went to a lunch gathering held at Panda Garden in Needles, California where everybody enjoyed a delicious lunch well they talk with local officials and guest about the history of the Republic of China.

Before saying goodbye to the community, the group purchased jars of delicious honey from Mystic Maze Honey in Needles, California, which many in the group love Mystic Maze Honey and were seen buying many jars of the delicious honey.

Great work to all who organized this ceremony and thanks to all of the great people who came out to Needles, California for the National Day of the Republic of China 10-10 Ceremony 2018.

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Needles, CA: Family and community come together during new substation dedication ceremony honoring Bill Yoney.

Needles, CA: Family and community come together during new substation dedication ceremony honoring Bill Yoney.

The City of Needles held a dedication ceremony for the new Bill Yoney Substation on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 811 Bush Street in Needles, California.

ZachNews broadcast live on Facebook the dedication ceremony for the new Bill Yoney Substation as family members of Bill Yoney along with City of Needles Officials and crew members who worked on building the new substation attended the ceremony.

City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget and family members spoke about the life of Bill Yoney and what he did for the community he loved.

ZachNews spoke with Jenny Yoney, Bill Yoney’s Daughter, about her father and what he met to the community.

Before his passing from stage 4 lung cancer in June 2015, Bill Yoney was a lineman for the City of Needles for 38 years, working hard to keep the community’s power on, including going out in the stormy nights to get the power back on.

Bill Yoney was very well respected and liked by many in the community and would help anybody in need, including helping to save a man’s life in a traffic accident.

A temporary sign was posted up during the dedication ceremony until the new brass plaque arrives and be place inside the gated substation lot on a cement block facing Bush Street.

Bill Yoney’s dedication to keeping the community’s power on still lives on in the hard working utility crews of today who are building new power lines to improve the power system in the community, and rushing out into the storms to get power back on as fast as possible.

The community thanks Bill Yoney for his service to our community and to all of the hard working utility crews who continue to keep the lights on in our community no matter what the weather conditions are outside.

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News Alert!!: Washington, DC: Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America Ceremony Live!!

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News Alert!!: Washington, DC: Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America Ceremony Live!!

There will be an Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America Ceremony held on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at the United States Capitol Building in Washington, District of Columbia.

President Elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President Elect Mike Pence will be sworn into office during the inauguration ceremony.

**** Inauguration Day 2017 Schedule: **** 

  • 8:30am ET / 5:30am PT: Private Morning Prayer Service at St. John’s Episcopal Church:

President Elect Donald J. Trump and family members attend a private morning prayer service at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

  • 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT: Coffee at the White House:

President Elect Donald J. Trump and Melania Trump arrive at White House for coffee date with the 44th President of the United States President Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama.

  • 10:30am / 7:30am PT: Swearing in Ceremony:

President Elect Donald J. Trump and Melania Trump and 44th President of the United States President Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama will proceed to the United States Capitol for swearing in ceremony.

Swearing in ceremony will have performances by Jackie Evancho, The Rockettes, and much more.

  • 11:25am ET / 8:25am PT: Oath of Office:

President Elect Donald J. Trump will take the Oath of Office in a ceremony on the west front of the United States Capitol.

Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America.

Vice President Elect Mike Pence will then take the Oath of Office in a ceremony on the west front of the United States Capitol.

Faith leaders offering readings and prayers include, His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York; Reverend Dr. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and Pastor Paula White of New Destiny Christian Center.

  • 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT: Inaugural Address:

United States of America President Donald J. Trump will deliver his inaugural address.

  • 1:00pm ET / 10:00am PT: Inaugural Parade:

United States of America President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence will attend lunch at the United States Capitol with Congressional leaders and members of United States Congress.

United States of America President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, with their families, will lead a parade from the United States Capitol to the White House.

More than 40 organizations including equestrian corps, first responders, and veterans groups will be represented by 8,000 participants in the parade.

  • 3:00pm ET / 12:00pm PT: View Inaugural Parade:

United States of America President Donald J. Trump and family will view the inaugural parade.

  • 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT: Attend 3 Inaugural Balls:

United States of America President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and his wife Karen Pence plan to attend all 3 inaugural balls.

The 1st Inaugural Ball will be the “Liberty and Freedom: The Official Presidential Inaugural Balls” will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and, for the first time ever, the Presidential Inaugural Committee will provide all television networks the right to freely air the live 2 hour show simultaneously in both balls, allowing Americans throughout the country to watch the President’s remarks and first dance with the First Lady.

The 2nd Inaugural Ball will be the “Liberty and Freedom: The Official Presidential Inaugural Balls” will also feature special appearances from Sam Moore, Tim Rushlow and his Big Band, Silhouettes, The Rockettes, Pelican212, The Piano Guys, Circus 1903, Cache Olson, Lexi Walker, and Erin Boheme. The Salute to Our Armed Services Ball will feature special performances from Tony Orlando and Josh Weathers.

The 3rd Inaugural Ball will be “The Salute To Our Armed Services Ball” will take place at the National Building Museum. This ball is by invitation only, and tickets are being provided free of charge by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to invited guests, who include active duty and reserve military, Medal of Honor recipients, wounded warriors, military families, veterans, and first responders.

** Inauguration Ceremony Television Live Broadcast: **

The presidential inauguration ceremony will be broadcast live on all of the local television stations, including NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, CW, Univision, and Telemundo affiliates.

**** Television Station Affiliates: ****

** (Colorado River Tri-State Area, including: Needles, California; Havasu Landing, California; Topock, Arizona; Mohave Valley, Arizona; Bullhead City, Arizona; Lake Havasu City, Arizona; and Laughlin, Nevada): **

** NBC affiliates: **

  • KNBC Channel 4 in Los Angeles, California
  • KSNV Channel 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • KPNX Channel 12 in Phoenix, Arizona

** ABC affiliates: **

  • KABC Channel 7 in Los Angeles, California
  • KTNV Channel 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • KNXV Channel 15 in Phoenix, Arizona

** CBS affiliates: **

  • KCBS Channel 2 in Los Angeles, California
  • KLAS Channel 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • KPHO Channel 5 in Phoenix, Arizona

** Fox affiliates: **

  • KTTV Channel 11 in Los Angeles, California
  • KVVU Channel 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • KSAZ Channel 10 in Phoenix, Arizona

** CW affiliates: **

  • KTLA Channel 5 in Los Angeles, California

** Univision: **

  • KMEX Channel 34 in Los Angeles, California
  • KINC Channel 16 in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • KTVW Channel 33 in Phoenix, Arizona

** Telemundo: **

  • KVEA Channel 52 in Los Angeles, California
  • KBLR Channel 39 in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • KTAZ Channel 39 in Phoenix, Arizona

** Inauguration Ceremony Online Live Broadcast: **

The presidential inauguration ceremony will also be broadcast live on several network news media outlets, including NBC News, MSNBC, Fox News, CBS News, ABC News, C-SPAN, CNN, PBS.

If you’re away from you television, the presidential inauguration ceremony will be broadcast live online, including on local television stations as well as at the White House, YouTube, NBC News, MSNBC, Fox News, CBS News, ABC News, C-SPAN, Univision, Telemundo, CNN, PBS, USA Today, Bloomberg Politics, The Washington Post, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV.

** Watch the live broadcast of the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America at the following website addresses: **

  • The White House on YouTube:
  • Trump Inaugural on YouTube:
  • NBC News on YouTube:
  • ABC News on YouTube:
  • CBS News on YouTube:
  • Noticias Telemundo on YouTube:
  • Univision Noticias on YouTube:

** More information regarding the 45th President of the United States of America Ceremony can be found at the following website addresses: **

  • United States Senate:

https://www.inaugural.senate.gov/

  • USA.Gov:

https://www.usa.gov/inauguration-2017

  • District of Columbia:

https://inauguration.dc.gov/

  • 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee:

https://www.58pic2017.org/

** Presidential Inauguration 2017 Interactive Map: **

http://dcgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/PublicInformation/index.html?appid=0471855f739d45e8afd9b3eab9573823

** As the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America happens, may we all please be respectful to each other and do not cause harm to each other. We all love, honor, and respect the United States of America regardless of who you voted for or against and regardless of your political party affiliation. Thank You. **

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** Congratulations and Good Luck United States of America President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence!! **

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San Bernardino County, CA: Honoring the victims and survivors of the San Bernardino, California Terrorist Attack a year ago.

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San Bernardino County, CA: Honoring the victims and survivors of the San Bernardino, California Terrorist Attack a year ago.

A year ago, terror hit the community of San Bernardino, California as 14 innocent lives were taken away by evil in a terrorist attack inside the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California at 10:58am PT on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015.

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** Pictures from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

People came together on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 to honor the victims and survivors of the San Bernardino, California Terrorist Attack at several ceremonies and events across San Bernardino County, California.

** Here are a few of the ceremonies and events held honoring the victims and survivors of the San Bernardino, California Terrorist Attack: **

** Video from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department: **

** Video from the San Bernardino Police Department: **

At 7:30am PT, the San Bernardino Police Department hosted a memorial bicycle ride, Inland Regional Center Bike Ride, to honor the victims and survivors of the terrorist attack.

The memorial bicycle ride was 14 miles which is equal to 22 kilometers; one mile for each victim who died and one kilometer for each victim wounded.

** Video from LifeStream: **

At 8:00am PT, LifeStream, whose headquarters is less than a mile from where the mass shooting took place, held a Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at LifeStream blood bank in San Bernardino, California where people came out and donated blood in to help people in need in the community.

At 10:58am PT, employees from the County of San Bernardino held a moment of silence to remember when the initial 911 call was placed.

San Bernardino School District Police Department Sergeant Roberto Arellano was among the first responders who arrived at the chaotic scene a year ago and spoke at the ceremony.

“Co-workers, as they’re running out in that area, seeing their co-workers, their friends, their family in that hurt. There was a lot of emotion,” San Bernardino School District Police Department Sergeant Roberto Arellano recalled.

** Video from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

** Video from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

At 3:30pm PT, People gather at a peace garden dedication at Cal State San Bernardino to honor the 5 alumni from Cal State University San Bernardino (Robert Adams, Juan Espinoza, Shannon Johnson, Yvette Velasco and Michael Wetzel) who were among the 14 people killed in the terrorist attack.

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** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department: **

At 5:30pm PT, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians lighted up the Arrowhead with more than a dozen 120,000-lumen arc lights in memory and tribute to the 14 innocent lives lost in the terrorist attack.

Seen from around the community, the Arrowhead lighted up in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains just north of Wildwood Park, 40th Street and Waterman Avenue, in San Bernardino, California.

The Arrowhead will be lighted up from 5:30pm to 10:00pm PT starting on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 and lasting until Thursday, December 15th, 2016.

** Video from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

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** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Fire Department: **

At 6:30pm PT, hundreds of people came to pay their respects the the victims and survivors of the terrorist attack at a ceremony tilted “Night of Remembrance” inside the Coussoulis Arena at Cal State San Bernardino in San Bernardino, California.

In attended were victims, family and friends of victims, and many people from the community who wanted to show their support.

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

The ceremony began with a Cal State San Bernardino student preforming her rendition of “Imagine” by John Lennon.

Speakers at the ceremony expressed a profound sense of loss for the 14 innocent lives lost on that tragic day and thanked the community that united together after the terrorist attack to help.

First Presbyterian Church in San Bernardino Pastor Sandy Tice opened the ceremony with an invocation.

“In this moment we say thank you for those who came running to help – those who remembered us, who reached out in love, who prayed. Thank you,” said First Presbyterian Church in San Bernardino Pastor Sandy Tice.

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

Julie Swann-Paez, a survivor of the terrorist attack, spoke at the ceremony and paid tribute to each of the victims, her co-workers at San Bernardino County’s Department of Public Health.

Julie Swann-Paez began speaking as tears roll down her face.

“Good evening. I’m, I’m humbled… sorry. I’m humbled to be able to speak today – I’ll try my best to get through that without too much tears. When I was asked to speak tonight. My first response was no – I didn’t think I could do it. But then I thought this might be my chance to tell all of you about these incredible people. My friends who had their lives taken from them,” said Julie Swann-Paez.

Julie Swann-Paez told stories of all 14 victims who perished and spoke about her memories of Shannon Johnson who was shot as he protected another coworker.

“His life ended as a hero though. He [was] protecting my friend Denise and told her ‘I got you.’” said Julie Swann-Paez.

“Kindness, compassion, love and gratitude. To me those are the basic threads of humanity. All of my friends – embodied these traits,” said Julie Swann-Paez.

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan then spoke and urged the many people gathered to not let the evil of that day define us.

“There’s two evil people that started the narrative of that day, a story about San Bernardino, a chapter in our lives. They do not get to finish that story. We do. This is our city. This is our story,” said San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan.

Speaking to victims and their families, United States Attorney Eileen M. Decker said, “Your strength, your courage and your heart has been inspiring.”

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

The ceremony closed with a stirring tribute of candlelight and music, including the song, “God Bless America”.

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From Zachary A. Lopez of ZachNews:

** May we never forget the great people who as as a community lost that day; may will always be there for the families and friends of the victims and survivors; may we never stop thanking the many people who came to help people; may we never stop thanking the many first responders and law enforcement personal who rushed to save lives and go after the attackers; and may we never allow evil divide or destroy us. May we always be untied and strong together against all evil. May you always stay strong and united San Bernardino County, California. **

** Picture above from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

San Bernardino, CA: Night of Remembrance to honoring the victims and survivors of the Terrorist Attack on San Bernardino, California.

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San Bernardino, CA: Night of Remembrance to honoring the victims and survivors of the Terrorist Attack on San Bernardino, California.

The City of San Bernardino invites you to, Night of Remembrance, a ceremony dedicated to honoring the victims and survivors of the terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California that occurred a year ago on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015.

The ceremony will be held at 6:30pm PT on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 inside the Coussoulis Arena at Cal State San Bernardino, located on Coyote Drive, in San Bernardino, California.

San Bernardino Mayor R. Carey Davis and San Bernardino City Council Members welcomes you to the ceremony to come together as a community, in unity and strength, to honor, reflect and rebuild.

The ceremony will be presented by the San Bernardino Mayor’s Office, Cal State San Bernardino, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, San Bernardino Community College District and others.

The ceremony will include a series of guest speakers and musical performances.

The ceremony’s program included, event master of ceremonies, Rev. Sally Burton of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in San Bernardino and president of the San Bernardino Clergy Association, who will guide us through the evening.

The ceremony will be televised live on San Bernardino Government Channel 3 in the San Bernardino, California viewing area.

** You can also watch the ceremony at the following website addresses: **

– Inland Empire Media Group on YouTube:

– NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4:

The ceremony was made possible by the City of San Bernardino, California State University San Bernardino, San Bernardino City Unified School District, San Manuel Mission Band of Indians, and San Bernardino Community College District.

For more information about Night of Remembrance, please call: 1 (909) 384-5133.

** More information about Night of Remembrance can also be found at the following City of San Bernardino website address: **

http://www.sbcity.org/cityhall/mayor/december_2nd_night_of_remembrance.asp

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**** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victims in the deadly shooting attack in San Bernardino, California. May we stand united together with the people of San Bernardino, California and be there to help the victims and their families. May we all not allow evil to take down our communities and may we not allow evil to divide us. Stay Strong and United San Bernardino, California. ****

Stay with ZachNews for continuing news coverage as we all remember the terrorist attack on San Bernardino County, California.

** Picture above from the City of San Bernardino. **

 

 

San Bernardino County, CA: Ceremonies and events to remember the victims of the Terrorist Attack on San Bernardino, California.

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San Bernardino County, CA: Ceremonies and events to remember the victims of the Terrorist Attack on San Bernardino, California.

People will be coming together to remember the terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California that occurred a year ago on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015.

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The terrorist attack killed 14 people and wounded 22 people before the 2 terrorists attackers were shot and killed by authorities in a shootout.

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According to a San Bernardino County Spokeswoman Felisa Cardona, employees will hold a moment of silence at 10:58am PT to remember when the initial 911 call was placed.

NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 will have live news coverage of the moment of silence ceremony in remembrance of the victims of the Terrorist Attack on San Bernardino, California.

** Live News Coverage: NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/San-Bernardino-Recalls-Terror-Attack-With-Silence-Speakers–404215286.html

The City of San Bernardino plan to hold a public ceremony called “Night of Remembrance” at 6:30pm PT on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 inside the Coussoulis Arena at Cal State San Bernardino, located on Coyote Drive, in San Bernardino, California.

Several communities will also hold ceremonies and events in remembrance of the victims of the Terrorist Attack on San Bernardino, California.

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ZachNews has put together a list of ceremonies and events being held in remembrance the victims of the Terrorist Attack on San Bernardino, California.

**** List of Ceremonies and Events: ****

** San Bernardino, California:  **

– Night of Remembrance:

A community gathering event, Night of Remembrance, will be held at 6:30pm PT on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at Cal State San Bernardino’s Coussoulis Arena, located on Coyote Drive, in San Bernardino, California.

The event will be presented by the San Bernardino Mayor’s Office, Cal State San Bernardino, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, San Bernardino Community College District and others.

The event will feature speakers from religious organizations, law enforcement, federal agencies and others.

The ceremony will be televised live on San Bernardino Government Channel 3 in the San Bernardino, California viewing area.

** You can also watch the ceremony at the following website addresses: **

– Inland Empire Media Group on YouTube:

– NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4:

The ceremony was made possible by the City of San Bernardino, California State University San Bernardino, San Bernardino City Unified School District, San Manuel Mission Band of Indians, and San Bernardino Community College District.

For more information, please call Evelyn Estrada at: 1 (909) 384-5133.

– Interfaith Service:

An Interfaith Service will be held on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, located at 2525 North Arrowhead Avenue, in San Bernardino, California.

There will be a musical interlude at 6:30 p.m. followed by a procession of interfaith clergy, diocesan priests and deacons at 7 p.m. A reception will follow.

For more information, please call: 1 (909) 475-5300.

– Remembrance Ceremony:

LifeStream, whose headquarters is less than a mile from where the mass shooting took place, is holding a Remembrance Ceremony at 8:00am PT on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at LifeStream blood bank, located at 384 West Orange Show Road, in San Bernardino, California.

Invited guests include first responders from San Bernardino and surrounding communities, elected officials and executives and emergency room doctors from local hospitals.

– Inland Regional Center Bike Ride:

The San Bernardino Police Department is hosting a memorial bicycle ride, Inland Regional Center Bike Ride, to honor the victims, survivors and others affected by the tragedy on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at San Bernardino Police Department, located at 710 North D Street, in San Bernardino, California.

The memorial bicycle ride will start at the front steps of San Bernardino Police Department.

Check in for the memorial bicycle ride is from 7:30am to 8:45am PT.

The memorial bicycle ride will be 14 miles which is equal to 22 kilometers; one mile for each victim who died and one kilometer for each victim wounded.

More information about the Inland Regional Center Bike Ride is at the following Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/156702071466613/

– Dedication of Peace Garden:

A dedication of a peace garden will be held from 3:30pm to 5:00pm PT on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at Cal State San Bernardino, located at 5500 University Parkway, in San Bernardino, California.

The ceremony will be next to Chemical Sciences Building (CS) at Cal State San Bernardino.

A reception will follow the ceremony in Room CS 141.

The garden was planted in memory of the 5 alumni from Cal State San Bernardino (Robert Adams, Juan Espinoza, Shannon Johnson, Yvette Velasco and Michael Wetzel) who died in the tragedy:

For more information, please email: llewis@csusb.edu

– Arrowhead Lighting:

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will be lighting up The Arrowhead with more than a dozen 120,000-lumen arc lights in memory and tribute to the 14 lives lost in the terrorist attack.

The Arrowhead Lighting will be held at the iconic Arrowhead in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains just north of Wildwood Park, 40th Street and Waterman Avenue, in San Bernardino, California.

Arrowhead Lighting will be lighted up from 5:30pm to 10:00pm PT starting on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 and lasting until Thursday, December 15th, 2016.

 

** Colton, California: **

– Memorial Mass for Victims:

A memorial mass will be celebrated in honor of the victims in the terrorist attack will be held at 10:00am PT on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery, located at 3520 East Washington Street, in Colton, California.

All are welcome to participate in prayer.

For more information, please call: 1 (909) 475-5300.

– Remembrance Ceremony:

A remembrance ceremony for staff, visitors and the community to remember the victims of the terrorist attack will be held from 11:30am to 12:00pm PT  on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, located at 400 North Pepper Avenue, in Colton, California.

The remembrance ceremony will be at courtyard on the south side of the hospital.

Speakers will include hospital CEO William Gilbert, Chief Nursing Officer Michelle Sayre and Chaplain Miguel Urrea.

For more information, please call: 1 (909) 580-3167.

** Loma Linda, California: **

– San Bernardino Strong: A Community United in Healing and Hope:

A ceremony, “San Bernardino Strong: A Community United in Healing and Hope”, will be held at 6:30pm PT on Monday, December 5th, 2016 at Loma Linda University Church, located at 11215 Campus Street, in Loma Linda, California.

There will be short presentations and commemorations, followed by a screening of the 45-minute documentary, “San Bernardino Strong,” created by the Loma Linda University Health films team.

The documentary film may not be suitable for young children.

For more information, please call: 1 (877) LLUMC-4U

** Redlands, California: **

– Inland Empire Cycling Community Ride:

A 14 mile memorial bike ride will be held on Friday, December 2nd, 2016.

Participants will depart from Cyclery USA, located at 415 Tennessee Street, Suite A, in Redlands, California at 7:30am PT.

Participants will ride to the Inland Regional Center memorial site at Waterman Avenue and Orange Show Road in San Bernardino, California.

The memorial bike ride is free.

More information about the Inland Empire Cycling Community Ride is at the following Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/943929139073304/

– Walk for Peace:

A walk event, Walk for Peace, will be held at 12:00pm PT on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at University of Redlands Chapel, located at 1200 East Colton Avenue, in Redlands, California.

Participants will walk across the campus of University of Redlands Chapel to remember those who were lost and demonstrate solidarity against stereotypes.

Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Student Association.

For more information, please call: 1 (909) 793-2121.

** Upland, California: **

The Incredible Community Garden (I.E.C.G.) will commemorate and plant a Healing Grove Memorial honoring Harry “Hal” Bowman whose life was lost with 13 other people in the Terrorist Attack on San Bernardino, California a year ago this week.

The planting ceremony will take place at San Antonio Park, located at North Mountain Avenue and West 24th Street in Upland, California at 10:00am PT on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016.

This planting is part of a series of memorial plantings in memory of the victims and survivors of the terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California that occurred on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 killing 13 people.

“This planting is about bringing the community together in memory of Hal and those we lost. We come together for peace and healing,” said Mary Petit, Co-Executive Director of Incredible Community Garden (I.E.C.G.).

This planting is made possible by Incredible Community Garden (I.E.C.G.) with funding from CAL FIRE, U.S. Forest Service, and the hearts and hopes of our community.

The public is invited to attend and help show Harry “Hal” Bowman’s family and survivors the love that our community endures.

Survivors and victims will be given an opportunity to speak during the program.

“For many, this memorial and others like it will help cope with the pain and shock that our community has gone through,” said Eleanor Torres, Co-Executive Director of Incredible Community Garden (I.E.C.G.).

Please join Incredible Community Garden (I.E.C.G.) and Harry “Hal” Bowman’s family for this special event as we plant trees as a living memorial to those who lost their lives a year ago this week.

Please bring your gloves, your shovel, and your heart.

The Incredible Edible Community Garden is a San Bernardino County, California based urban forestry and community garden nonprofit organization.

Incredible Community Garden (I.E.C.G.) is focused on strengthening neighborhoods with community gardens and agroforestry projects that engage stakeholders from the bottom-up.

For more information, please contact Eleanor Torres either by phone at: 1 (909) 499-9733 or by email at: email etorres@3i-s.com

** More information about Incredible Community Garden (I.E.C.G.) is at the following website address: **

http://www.iecgarden.org/

** Yucaipa, California: **

– Savannah Adams College Tuition Fund Golf Tournament and Banquet:

The Savannah Adams College Tuition Fund Golf Tournament and Banquet will be held at 8:00am PT on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at Yucaipa Valley Golf Club, located at 33725 Chapman Heights Road, in Yucaipa, California.

Proceeds from the golf tournament will go to a college fund for Savannah Adams, the 2-year-old daughter of shooting victim Robert Adams.

For more information, please call: 1 (909) 709-4578.

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**** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victims in the deadly shooting attack in San Bernardino, California. May we stand united together with the people of San Bernardino, California and be there to help the victims and their families. May we all not allow evil to take down our communities and may we not allow evil to divide us. Stay Strong and United San Bernardino, California. ****

** Pictures from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4. **

Needles, CA: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New San Bernardino County Fire Station 32.

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Needles, CA: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New San Bernardino County Fire Station 32.

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new San Bernardino County Fire Station 32 will be held at 10:00am PT on Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 100 Safari Drive, near East Broadway (State Route 95) and just south of the Needles Riverview Cemetery and Interstate 40, in Needles, California.

City of Needles Officials as well as 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood and San Bernardino County Fire Department Chief Mark Hartwig will be at ribbon cutting ceremony.

For more information or to R.S.V.P., please call: 1 (909) 387-5950 or email at: tmartinez@sbcfire.org

 

Needles, CA: Republic of China’s National Day 10-10 Ceremony 2016 today.

Needles, CA: Republic of China’s National Day 10-10 Ceremony 2016 today.

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles, California and the City of Needles invites the public to the Republic of China’s National Day 10-10 Ceremony 2016 being held at 10:00am PT on Monday, October 10th, 2016 (10-10) in front of the 2 flag poles near the Needles City Council Chambers located near the intersection of Bailey Avenue and J Street in Needles, California.

The 10-10 ceremony, also known locally as the “10-10 Event” or “10-10 Ceremony”, celebrates the founding of the Republic of China (Taiwan) or Taiwan’s Independence Day founded on Monday, January 1st, 1912.

The 10-10 ceremony will have a flag raising ceremony, music, and speakers from representatives from the City of Needles and the County of San Bernardino as well as dignitaries and invited guest from the Republic of China Veterans Associations in Los Angeles, California, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles, California, and the Republic of China’s Air Force and Color Guard.

Students from the Needles High School Band kick start and welcome everybody to the celebrations.

The annual 10-10 ceremony ends with dignitary banquet and a post ceremony luncheon at a local restaurants in Needles, California.

This year’s local restaurant has been confirmed to be at the Panda Garden restaurant, located at 2302 Needles Highway, in Needles, California.

Employees at the Panda Garden restaurant tell ZachNews that they are excited to be hosting the luncheon event enjoy everybody coming to our restaurant and community.

According to the City of Needles, the National Day of the Republic of China ceremony has been on going in our community for over years and commemorates the Wuch’ang Uprising of 1911.

Over 100 people each year attend this event which was organized in 1973 by Bruce Weekley and Wing Yee.

As a result of the uprising the Ch’ing Dynasty was replaced; the Republic of China was founded on Monday, January 1st, 1912.

During the long-running Chinese Civil War which began in 1927, the nationalist government of the Republic of China relocated to the island of Taiwan in 1949 while the communist government of the People’s Republic of China assumed control of the mainland.

The public is invited to this 10-10 Ceremony recognizing the founding of the Republic of China.

If plan to attend, the public is asked to arrive early as seating fills up fast.

ZachNews will have news coverage of the Republic of China’s National Day 10-10 Ceremony 2016 and later have pictures and videos posted. 

** Videos of the Republic of China’s National Day 10-10 Ceremony 2015 from ZachNews on YouTube: **

ZachNews will have news coverage the 10-10 event being held on Monday, October 10th, 2016 and will have both pictures and videos of the 10-10 event at ZachNews and ZachNews on YouTube.

​Needles, CA: Republic of China’s National Day 10-10 Ceremony 2016 on Monday.

Needles, CA: Republic of China’s National Day 10-10 Ceremony 2016 on Monday.

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles, California confirms to ZachNews that the Republic of China’s National Day 10-10 Ceremony will be held at 10:00am PT on Monday, October 10th, 2016 (10-10) in front of the 2 flag poles near the Needles City Council Chambers located near the intersection of Bailey Avenue and J Street in Needles, California.

The 10-10 ceremony, also known locally as the “10-10 Event” or “10-10 Ceremony”, celebrates the founding of the Republic of China (Taiwan) or Taiwan’s Independence Day founded on Monday, January 1st, 1912.

The 10-10 ceremony will have a flag raising ceremony, music, and speakers from representatives from the City of Needles and the County of San Bernardino as well as dignitaries and invited guest from the Republic of China Veterans Associations in Los Angeles, California, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles, California, and the Republic of China’s Air Force and Color Guard.

Students from the Needles High School Band kick start and welcome everybody to the celebrations.

The annual 10-10 ceremony ends with dignitary banquet and a post ceremony luncheon at a local restaurants in Needles, California.

This year’s local restaurant has been confirmed to be at the Panda Garden restaurant, located at 2302 Needles Highway, in Needles, California.

Employees at the Panda Garden restaurant tell ZachNews that they are excited to be hosting the luncheon event enjoy everybody coming to our restaurant and community.

According to the City of Needles, the National Day of the Republic of China ceremony has been on going in our community for over years and commemorates the Wuch’ang Uprising of 1911.

Over 100 people each year attend this event which was organized in 1973 by Bruce Weekley and Wing Yee.

As a result of the uprising the Ch’ing Dynasty was replaced; the Republic of China was founded on Monday, January 1st, 1912.

During the long-running Chinese Civil War which began in 1927, the nationalist government of the Republic of China relocated to the island of Taiwan in 1949 while the communist government of the People’s Republic of China assumed control of the mainland.

The public is invited to this 10-10 Ceremony recognizing the founding of the Republic of China.

If plan to attend, the public is asked to arrive early as seating fills up fast.

ZachNews will have news coverage of the Republic of China’s National Day 10-10 Ceremony 2016 and later have pictures and videos posted. 

** Videos of the Republic of China’s National Day 10-10 Ceremony 2015 from ZachNews on YouTube: **

ZachNews will have news coverage the 10-10 event being held on Monday, October 10th, 2016 and will have both pictures and videos of the 10-10 event at ZachNews and ZachNews on YouTube.

Breaking News!!: Downtown Needles, CA: New Amtrak passenger train depot dedication ceremony.

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Breaking News!!: Downtown Needles, CA: New Amtrak passenger train depot dedication ceremony.

ZachNews has just learned that an dedication ceremony for the new Amtrak Passenger Train Depot is scheduled for 10:00am PT on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at the El Garces Train Depot which is located on the 900 block of Front Street in Downtown Needles, California.

A ribbon cutting is planned for the ceremony in conjunction with National Train Day.

The public is welcome to the dedication ceremony.

For more information, please contact the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 315.