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Needles, CA: Celebrating as a community family our home during Needles High School’s Homecoming Week 2017.

Needles, CA: Celebrating as a community family our home during Needles High School’s Homecoming Week 2017.

Needles High School celebrated home and community family during Homecoming Week 2017 held from Monday, October 9th, 2017 to Saturday, October 14th, 2017 in Needles, California.

** Here are a few of the highlights from Needles High School’s Homecoming Week 2017: **

Students, school faculty, and parents all gathered up near the Needles Chamber of Commence for the Mustang Drive to Needles High School on Thursday, October 12th, 2017.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez broadcast live on Facebook the Mustang Drive.

Cars and trucks full of Needles Mustang pride as they drove along West Broadway, up L Street, along Washington Street, and onto Park Avenue where students, school faculty, and parents cheered and waved to people along the way, spreading Needles Mustang pride as they drove along.

After the Mustang drive, students, school faculty, parents, and the community gathered inside the Needles High School gymnasium for a Community Pep Rally.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez broadcast live on Facebook the Community Pep Rally.

The Community Pep Rally kicked off with the Needles High School Band preforming the National Anthem, followed by the Needles Mustang Cheerleaders preforming to the crowd and getting the crowd all ready for all of the fun and games that were about to begin.

Games were held during the Community Pep Rally, including Around the Wagon and Ship to Shore as well as held a watermelon eating contest.

This year’s guest speaker for the Community Pep Rally was Abby Chandler; grow up in Needles, California, attended Needles High School, and graduated with the Class of 2013.

Abby Chandler spoke about Needles Mustang pride, what happen after graduation and after moving to South Dakota, and how “Home” called her back to her Needles Mustang family.

Abby Chandler began saying, “Along with all of you, I’m sure the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words “Needles” or “Needles High School”, you think of the word “Home”.  So I began researching the definition of “Home” and came across a ton of ton of information during my short time of research, but 3 of these definitions grabbed her attending right away.”

“The first one: Home – (a noun) – the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household. Needles was my permanent home for 18 years straight; I lived in the same house my whole life, that wasn’t what stuck with me from this definition. What struck me was “as a member of a family” part. Yes, I am a member of the Chandler family – you know the one with the crazy soft ball dad; his name is Sandy – but what was missing from this definition was that they didn’t include my Mustang family. I always known, that I was was reminded when I read this, that here in Needles, family doesn’t begin or end with your immediate family that you were related to, it only begins there. Most of my family and all of your families are here in this gym today. The people that supported me at my home games, even when I wasn’t an athlete at Needles High School anymore, The people who followed up Needles High School, my life, and my successes, through the newspaper and social media, the people that I graduated with and that taught me and coached me from my time in the Needles school system; my family extends out to my friends I started my time at my first day of kindergarten life or when I started my Mustang family late but quickly became one of us because lets be honest, do you really have a choice? My family includes the Mustangs that became before and after me that I have not yet met because we all share the same school pride. To anyone who doesn’t live here, who didn’t grow up here, or who don’t have kids of their own in the school system would think that I was out of her mind, but what those people don’t understand is that we all got the same blood. Each and every one of us bleeds blue and always will,” said Abby Chandler.

“The second definitions: Home – (a adjective) – (of a sports game) played at the team’s own field or court. For this I would like to start off by saying you’re entering this corral – the softball and baseball fields, the football field, or our golf course as the opposing team – beware. Entering our playing facilities is intimidating, it’s scary, and it is awesome. Obviously, we are all here to win, especially when Lincoln is here (Crowd cheered “Oh Ya!!” and applauded). We are all here to support athletes, but what you don’t realize until you are a washed up Needles athlete, is that this took place for fellow Mustangs to gather, reunite, and to reminisce. At these events, people from the band, the choir, the student council, alumni, teachers, city council members, school board members, business owners, current students, and people who are here just because they are just Mustang fans gather. The power of our home facilities is much greater then most of us can imagine. These home facilities have shaped me, my sister, and the many other athletes to continue their journey after we throw our (graduation) caps on that football field. Each home facility have seen blood, sweat, and tears and have created state championship teams and some of the best athletes that I have ever seen come through Needles High School. These facilities prepared us for battle and I can wait to see that hard work put into action tomorrow when Lincoln – unfortunately for them – enters Needles city limits (Crowd loudly cheered “Ya!!” and applauded),” said Abby Chandler.

“And the final definition: Home – (a verb) – (of an animal) return by instinct to its territory after leaving it. This last one hits home for me. I left for 4 years, I went haft way across the country to find a new journey; to see what life has to offer me outside of our home. I gave respect on falling in love with the new place when I left Needles. I thought staying when I graduated was what I wanted or what I needed. Living in South Dakota took me to many places around the country and even the world; I traveled, I saw the world and met many new friends, but still a piece of my heart is missing. Every time I saw my friends coming home from homecoming and home games, it make my heart broke. Every time we came to watch a basketball game and I wasn’t the one wearing the jersey, I felt out of place. When tragedy hit my little home, I was distraught that I wasn’t here supporting the Mustang family. So like an animal, I instinctively came to my territory – my home. I live by the quote “roots to grow wings to fly”; Needles gave me that. I had the confidence to grow wings because of this place – to me knowing where home will always be, but my roots brought me back. Remember Mustangs: no matter where you are, who you meet, and where you go, Needles is out home. I cannot ask for a better place to come back to and never forgetting – “Once A Mustang, Always A Mustang,”” said Abby Chandler.

The crowd cheered in applause for Abby Chandler, showing that support she stated by the great Needles Mustang family she loved and missed.

At the end of the Community Pep Rally, the whole Needles Mustang family sang the traditional Alma Mater, “All Hail to Thee,”

Afterwards, everybody rushed pass Branigan Field for the traditional Bonfire.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez broadcast live on Facebook the Bonfire.

The large crowd of students, school faculty, parents, and people from the community all stood close as the stack of wooden pallets with an ‘L’ on top was set on fire.

The wooden pallets and the ‘L’ for Lincoln County was engulfed in flames as the crowd backed up because of the heat.

Some students and ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez stayed as close to the burning bonfire as much as they can until the heat got way to hot for them or until the camera broadcasting live the bonfire went out because of the heat overheated the camera.

Firefighters with the San Bernardino County Fire Department watched over the bonfire and made sure that everybody was safe and not getting too close to the bonfire.

As morning rose on Friday, October 13th, 2017, students at Needles High School held another Pep Rally inside the Needles High School gymnasium.

Afterwards, the Coronation of Homecoming Royalty was held inside the Needles High School auditorium.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez broadcast live on Facebook the Coronation of Homecoming Royalty.

The crowd cheered and applauded as the Homecoming Royalty court walked up to the stage and walked along the catwalk.

Caela Castillo and Tristan Pletcher were named Queen and King for Needles High School Homecoming 2017.

The pair were crowned by Trina Funderburg and Boz Brown, Queen and King for Needles High School Homecoming 2016.

The Coronation of Homecoming Royalty 2017 court included Prince and Princess Wyatt and Aurora Butterfield; Junior Attendants Jenella Martinez and Isidro Ramirez; Sophomore Attendants Lauren Hartter and Lucas McCann; Homecoming 2016 Queen and King Trina Funderburg and Boz Brown, Newly Crowned Homecoming 2017 Queen and King Caela Castillo and Tristan Pletcher; Senior Attendants Brooklyn McCorkle and Trey Tsosie; Freshman Attendants McKenna Sauceda-Duarte and Armondo Rabanales; Dedicatees Patricia Calderon, Donna McCorkle and Amy Serbaroli.

After the Coronation of Homecoming Royalty, the traditional Homecoming Parade started at Needles High School.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez broadcast live on Facebook the Homecoming Parade.

The parade went east on Highland Street, south on L Street (Also known as High School Hill), east on West Broadway, and north on D Street where the parade will end.

People cheered and applauded for the Needles Mustangs and the Homecoming Royalty court as the parade passed them by along Highland Street and West Broadway.

After the Homecoming Parade, the traditional Homecoming Parade started at Needles Lady ’Stangs played against the Lincoln County Lady Lynx during a junior varsity and varsity volleyball games.

** Video Above: Junior Varsity Volleyball Game: **

** Video Above: Varsity Volleyball Game: **

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez broadcast live on Facebook the full junior varsity volleyball game and part of the varsity volleyball games.

Lincoln County Lady Lynx won First SetGame 1: 25-22, Game 2: 25-17; and Second SetGame 1: 25-22, Game 3: 14-3.

Needles High School Lady ’Stangs won Second SetGame 2: 25-23.

The 4 volleyball games won by the Lincoln County Lady Lynx met the Needles High School Lady ’Stangs will miss the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (N.I.A.A.) 2A South League volleyball playoffs.

The Needles High School Lady ’Stangs worked very hard this season and the community is proud of the work they did for their school and their community.

As the Needles Lady ’Stangs versus Lincoln County Lady Lynx volleyball games end, a large crowed of people gather for a varsity football game with the Needles Mustangs playing against Lincoln County Lynx.

** Video Above: 1st Quarter and 2nd Quarter: **

** Video Above: Halftime Event: **

** Video Above: 1st Quarter and 2nd Quarter: **

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez broadcast live on Facebook the full Needles Mustangs versus Lincoln County Lynx varsity football game as well as the halftime event.

The Needles High School Mustangs from Needles, California has won against the Lincoln County High School from Panaca, Nevada 32-20 in a varsity conference football game held on Friday, October 13th, 2017 on Branigan Field behind Needles High School in Needles, California.

The Needles Mustangs’ win puts them in first place in the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (N.I.A.A.) 2A South League division.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez broadcast live on Facebook reaction by the players and coaches to the win.

The Needles Mustangs’ win puts them in first place in the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (N.I.A.A.) 2A South League division.

The Needles Mustangs team thanked all of the community for being their for support and say they are going all the way to a championship.

Needles High School’s Homecoming Week 2017 ended with students got all dressed up in their best for a wonderful night of dancing during the Homecoming Dance held at Fr. Hanley Hall behind St. Ann Catholic Church in Downtown Needles, California on Saturday, October 14th, 2017.

Needles High School’s Homecoming Week 2017 may have ended, but the what continues is the school pride and the message that Abby Chandler left on the great community; Needles, California is our home and our family; a community family that shows their Needles Mustang pride and support for the team and is there standing by you through the good and the bad.

As we’ve all seen on ZachNews over the last 7 years, the community has gone through goods moments that bring families and friends together such as community events and sports events that bring out the community ride and spirit, and we’ve seen the bad moments when disasters strike our community but yet unites our community together to help and rebuild lives.  May we never forget that we are part of the Needles, California family and nobody can not take that away from you. Remember that no matter where you go in life, you will always have a home here with your family; Once a Mustang, Always and Forever a Mustang.

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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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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: **

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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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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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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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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: Remembering a year ago the San Bernardino, California Terrorist Attack.

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San Bernardino, CA: Remembering a year ago the San Bernardino, California Terrorist Attack.

A year ago, at 10:58am PT on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015, a gathering of people for the Christmas holiday season irrupted into terror as an husband and wife, inspired by evil Islamic terrorist, stormed into a banquet room and began shooting innocent people inside the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California.

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Many first responders and law enforcement officers and deputies rushed to the incident and began helping people and began searching for the 2 evil attackers.

The 2 evil attackers drove away, but were located a mile away.

After a shootout with authorities, the husband and wife attackers were shot and killed by authorities.

The terrorist attack took the lives of 14 people and wounded 22 people.

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As we all come together remembering the Terrorist Attack on San Bernardino, California a year ago today, may we all take a moment to remember the lives we lost in this terrorist attack on innocent lives.

**** Victim’s Names and Information: ****

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Michael Raymond Wetzel

37 years old

Lake Arrowhead, California:

A father of 6 children.

Supervised a team of health inspectors in the San Bernardino County’s Environmental Health Services Division.

A member of the Church of the Woods in Lake Arrowhead, California.

He loved his work and his family so very much.

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Nicholas Thalasinos

52 years old

Colton, California:

A longtime inspector for the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.

A devout Messianic Jew.

Renewed their marriage vows with his wife Jennifer Thalasinos.

A great husband and had a sweet soul.

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Damian Meins

58 years old

Riverside, California:

A health inspector for the San Bernardino County Department of Environmental Health after coming out of retirement in September 2015.

Married to Trenna Meins, principal of Sacred Heart School in Rancho Cucamonga, California, and was a father of 2 children.

Was a bright light with a warm smile and a hearty laugh.

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Sierra Clayborn

27 years old

Moreno Valley, California:

Was a recent addition to the team working as an inspector for the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.

A graduated from the University of California, Riverside in Riverside, California.

Was a beautiful person and an absolute sweetheart to all people.

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Daniel Kaufman

(Larry Daniel Kaufman)

42 years old

Rialto, California:

A good person that we all loved.

A good and friendly person.

Trained developmentally disabled employees at a coffee shop inside the Inland Regional Center.

Frequented at Renaissance Faire and enjoyed being involved in Renaissance Faire events.

A fun and funny person who loved brightening up people’s spirits.

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Harry Bowman

46 years old

Upland, California:

A father of 2 daughters.

Worked as a statistical analyst for healthy communities for the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.

A dedicated Catholic and often taught religious classes.

A lover of the outdoor.

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Benneta Betbadal

46 years old

Rialto, California:

A mother to 2 boys and a girl.

Worked as an inspector for the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health since 2006.

Fled Iran when she was just 18 years old to escape Islamic extremism and the persecution of Christians.

Loved her work and the people she worked with.

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Isaac Amanios

60 years old

Fontana, California:

Was married and had 3 children.

Worked as a supervising environmental health specialist for the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.

Was the cousin of New York Giants Safety Player Nat Berhe.

Was a good person who was there to help people.

Helped young people on their educational endeavors.

Was originally from Eritrea, Africa.

Excelled in school and graduated with a degree in agriculture and nutrition from a university in Khartoum, Sudan.

Worked in Sudan as an interpreter at a refugee camp and was a manager for a state-owned food processing and packaging company.

Moved to the United States of America to escape violence in his home country and live the American dream.

Use to worked for the Los Angeles County Health Department as a weight and measure inspector before began work with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.

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Robert Adams

40 year old

Yucaipa, California:

A funny and good man.

Was married and was a devoted father to his 20 month old baby Savannah.

Worked as a environmental health specialist with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.

Was a man who his co-workers looked towards for professional advice and relied on him for his expertise.

Earn a degree in health science with and emphasis in public health from Cal State San Bernardino.

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Tin Nguyen

31 year old

Santa Ana, California:

Tin Nguyen was born in Vietnam.

Tin Nguyen worked as a food inspector with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.

Tin Nguyen planned to get married in 2017.

Was very good, intelligent, and caring  girl who took care of her mother and her family.

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Juan Espinoza

50 year old

Highland, California:

Was married and was a good husband.

Had a daughter and a son who he loved.

Worked as a health inspector for the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.

Loved his job.

Was a hard worker and was fair and honest.

Was born in Mexico and was the youngest of 12 siblings.

He emigrated to the United States of America more than 20 years ago.

Encouraged education and wanted his daughter to reach her goal of earning her bachelor’s degree in science in dental hygiene from Loma Linda University.

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Aurora Godoy

26 year old

San Jacinto, California:

Was a wife and a mother of a 22 month old son.

Loved her son and her family.

Was always willing to help all of her loved ones.

Was really creative and always willing to help with birthday parties and functions.

Was a cheerful person who always smiling.

Was a giving person.

Loved to bake and cook.

Loved spending time at Disneyland with her family.

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Shannon Johnson

45 year old

Koreatown, California:

Was a person who had a fun loving soul.

Loved his family and friends.

Worked as a health inspector with the San Bernardino County Department of Health.

Lived with his girlfriend.

Was born in Jesup, Georgia.

Played baseball and football when he was in high school.

Was a longtime member of City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s crisis response team.

Loved nature and music.

Was a generous, caring, and helpful person, including when wildfires raged in Southern California years ago, he rounded up stray pets in his pickup truck and took them to a church for shelter and helped first responders dig a trench to protect the church.

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Yvette Velasco

27 year old

Fontana, California:

Is survived by her parents and her 3 sisters.

Worked as an environmental health specialist for the San Bernardino County Department of Health since 2014.

Was an intelligent, motivated, and beautiful young woman.

Was born on Easter Sunday in April 1988.

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May we all continue to sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victims, be supportive to their family and friends of the victims as they continue to grieve and heal, and never forget these wonderful people who loved and care about people and community.

May we all continue to also sends our thoughts, prayers, and support to the many people who survived the terrorist attack and be supportive to their family and friends as they continue to heal.

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When evil tried to rip us apart, so many people came together to help people during the terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California.

May we all continue to give thanks and never forget the many people who rushed to help people on that tragic day.

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May we all continue to give thanks and never forget the many first responders and law enforcement officers and deputies who rushed into Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California to save lives and to go after the evil people who attacked some many innocent people on that tragic day.

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As we all remember what happened at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, may we all always stand up against evil who attack innocent people and may we all never allow evil divide or take down our lives, our communities, our country, and our freedoms.

** Stay Strong and United San Bernardino, California and United States of America. **

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

** Pictures 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. **

 

 

Needles, CA: Vista Family Movie Night on Friday.

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Needles, CA: Vista Family Movie Night on Friday.

Join Vista Colorado Elementary School as they will having a movie night on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 inside the Auditorium at Needles High School, located at 1600 Washington Street near Park Avenue in Needles, California.

Come on in as they will be playing the movie, “The Polar Express”.

The doors to the Needles High School Auditorium will be open at 5:30pm PT and the movie will start at 6:15pm PT.

There will be a snack bar so come prepared to munch on some great treats well watching a great movie.

Thanks to Kristi Henson from Needles, California for informing ZachNews as well as sending to ZachNews a picture of the flyer of the event.

** Picture above from Kristi Henson. **

 

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. ****

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San Bernardino, CA: Committee works on creating a permanent memorial for victims of the Terrorist Attack on San Bernardino, California.

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San Bernardino, CA: Committee works on creating a permanent memorial for victims of the Terrorist Attack on San Bernardino, California.

A committee is working on creating a permanent memorial for victims of 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.

According to the County of San Bernardino, a committee charged with creating a permanent memorial to the victims of the terrorist attack continues to work toward its goal.

The December 2nd Memorial Committee recently completed a review of several memorials from across the country, noting how, in nearly every instance, the sponsoring agency used a structured process to allow artists, architects and designers to submit proposals.

The committee will discuss how to proceed when it reconvenes after the first of the year.

In February 2016, Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos appointed Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales and Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux to assemble and lead a committee to conceive the memorial.

The committee consists of representatives from public safety, the departments of Behavioral Health, Public Health and Real Estate Services, the County Administrative Office and, most importantly, representatives from the Environmental Health Services division and family members of the county employees who were taken from us on that day.

The committee has held several meetings to identify key points of consideration and to establish an overall vision for the memorial based on shared values.

The committee has determined the memorial should recognize the broad diversity and lives of the victims as well as those who stepped up to preserve and protect life.

The memorial will also provide enduring recognition of the county employees who witnessed the attack, many of whom were physically injured and all of whom were emotionally impacted.

The committee believes the memorial should be a place for quiet reflection.

The committee is making it a point to put careful consideration into each aspect of the memorial process, understanding that memorials can take up to a decade to develop.

As the year anniversary of this tragic event approaches, the committee members want the public to know that work is progressing in a thoughtful and inclusive manner.

The process will take time, but the result will appropriately and eternally reflect the many important and unique people, stories, and lessons of Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015.

The December 2nd Memorial Committee will enter into talks at the beginning of 2017 on how to proceed with the December 2nd Memorial.

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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. ****

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Downtown Needles, CA: Needles’ Spark of Love Toy Drive 2016.

Downtown Needles, CA: Needles’ Spark of Love Toy Drive 2016.

The Needles’ Spark of Love Toy Drive 2016 will be held from 9:30am to 2:00pm PT on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 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.

Thanks to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the Women’s Club of Needles, Desert Community Federal Credit Union, and the Needles Recreation Department.

 

Needles, CA: Kiddie Parade and Carnival 2016.

Needles, CA: Kiddie Parade and Carnival 2016.

The Kiddie Parade and Carnival 2016 will be held on Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at Vista Colorado Elementary School located at 700 Bailey Avenue near Washington Street in Needles, California.

Registration for the Kiddie Parade will start at 12:00pm PT followed by line up starting at 1:45pm PT in the parking lot near the Needles High School Auditorium.

This year’s Kiddie Parade’s theme is Memories of Needles Past.

The Kiddie Parade will begin at 2:00pm PT from the parking lot near the Needles High School Auditorium, south on Park Avenue, west on Washington Street, across Bailey Avenue, and end in front of the playground at Vista Colorado Elementary School.

During the Kiddie Parade, motorists should plan ahead for possible road closures, including Park Avenue, Washington Street, and Bailey Avenue.

The Carnival will be from 2:00pm to 6:00pm PT with Halloween fun and a special dance performance by Dance Trax 51 starting at 4:15pm PT.

Come on by and have some fun at the Kiddie Parade and Carnival 2016 in Needles, California.

 

News Update!!: Riverside, CA: Enrique Marquez was denied bail during federal court appearance in connection with the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California.

 

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News Update!!: Riverside, CA: Enrique Marquez was denied bail during federal court appearance in connection with the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California.

A judge denied bail for 24 year old Enrique Marquez, the man who authorities say bought the assault rifles used in the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, during his second appearance in a federal court in Riverside, California on Monday, December 21st, 2015.

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During the court hearing, the judge said Enrique Marquez did not pose a flight risk, but his conspiring to commit terrorists acts presented a danger to the community, even though they were never carried out.

Enrique Marquez is charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists for abandoned plots in 2011 and 2012.

Enrique Marquez is also charged with illegally buying the rifles the 2 shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, used in the terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 and visa fraud stemming from his marriage to a Russian woman that prosecutors say was a sham.

Enrique Marquez is not expected to enter a plea until January 2016.

Enrique Marquez is faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted of all the charges.

Enrique Marquez’s court appointed attorney declined to comment to the news media.

On Friday, December 4th, 2014, the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) Office in Los Angeles, California announced that they “are now officially investigating these horrific acts as an act of terrorism.”

The terrorist attack killed 14 people and the 2 attackers were later shot and killed by authorities during a shootout hours after the terrorist attack.

Enrique Marquez was criminal charged on Thursday, December 17th, 2015.

** More information regarding Enrique Marquez being criminally charged is at the following ZachNews on WordPress website address: **

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/breaking-news-riverside-ca-enrique-marquez-has-been-criminally-charged-in-connection-with-the-terrorist-attack-in-san-bernardino-california/

** More information regarding the Terrorist Attack on San Bernardino, California is at the following ZachNews on WordPress website address: **

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/news-update-san-bernardino-ca-terrorist-attack-on-san-bernardino-california/

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