Video Alert!!: Needles, CA: Economic Development Strategic Plan Presentation. Part 2.

April 23, 2014 Leave a comment

Video Alert!!: Needles, CA: Economic Development Strategic Plan Presentation. Part 2.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=Mnt0OVubIEw

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Video Alert!!: Needles, CA: Economic Development Strategic Plan Presentation.

April 23, 2014 Leave a comment

Video Alert!!: Needles, CA: Economic Development Strategic Plan Presentation.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=oLNcGEQjumA

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News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Members of the Needles City Council approved Economic Development Strategic Plan.

April 23, 2014 Leave a comment

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News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Members of the Needles City Council approved Economic Development Strategic Plan.

Members of the Needles City Council voted unanimously to approve a Economic Development Strategic Plan during the Needles City Council Meeting held on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 in Needles, California.

Mr. Michael Bracken, Managing Partner at Development Management Group Inc. presented a PowerPoint presentation on the Economic Development Strategic Plan pointing out what the City of Needles needs to focus on and members on the Needles City Council praised Mr. Michael Bracken for the presentation on the Economic Development Strategic Plan.

The videos of the Economic Development Strategic Plan Presentation is coming very soon at ZachNews on YouTube.

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Economic Development Strategic Plan Presentation.

April 23, 2014 Leave a comment

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Needles, CA: Economic Development Strategic Plan Presentation.

Economic Development Strategic Plan Presentation was presented at the Needles City Council Meeting held on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 in Needles, California.

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Sports Alert!!: Needles, CA: Needles’ Mustangs win over Lee Williams’ Volunteers in high school girls softball.

April 23, 2014 Leave a comment

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Sports Alert!!: Needles, CA: Needles’ Mustangs win over Lee Williams’ Volunteers in high school girls softball.

Final game score in the high school girls softball game held on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at Nikki Bunch Momorial Field in Needles, California.

- Needles High School Mustangs: 13
- Lee Williams High School Volunteers: 3

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Needles, CA: Needles City Council Meeting today.

April 22, 2014 Leave a comment

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Needles, CA: Needles City Council Meeting today.

A Needles City Council Meeting is being held on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at the Needles City Council Chambers on J Street near Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

The Needles City Council Meeting will start at 6:00pm PT with an Executive Session Meeting being held at 5:00pm PT.

A few of the items on the agenda includes:

- A Executive Session Meeting on Agenda Item A: Conference with Labor Negotiator pursuant to California Government Code §54957.6 — Personnel City Negotiator: Attorney Tom Slovak via teleconference — Employee Organization: San Bernardino Public Employees Association (S.B.P.E.A.).

- Another Executive Session Meeting on Agenda Item B: Conference with real property negotiators pursuant to California Government Code §54956.8 –  Property: Assessor Parcel Number 0185-101-17 — Agency Negotiator: Needles City Manager Rick Daniels — Negotiating Parties: Gomez-Reynoso — Under Negotiation: Price and Terms.

- Another Executive Session Meeting on Agenda Item C: Conference with real property negotiator pursuant to California Government Code §54956.8 — Negotiating Parties: Needles City Manager Rick Daniels as representative and Amtrak — Subject Property: 950 Front Street in Downtown Needles, California APN 0186-101-04 — Items(s) for discussion: Lease Price and Terms.

- Interviews on Agenda Item #1: Interviews to be held and possible appointment made to fill a vacancy on the Needles Planning Commission.

- A Presentation on Agenda Item #2: San Bernardino County Fire Department Division Chief Benfield will give an overview on current fire department activities.
- Another Presentation on Agenda Item #3: Mr. Michael Bracken, Managing Partner, Development Managememt Group Inc., will make a PowerPoint presentation on the Economic Development Strategic Plan (Agenda Item #17).

- Another Presentation on Agenda Item #4: Mr. Brad Brown, Operation Manager for Allied Waste, will give an overview of the bulk pick up process.

- Public Hearing on Agenda Item #5: Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a request by Billy Andrews to subdivide a 37.81 +/- acre parcel into 4 parcels and a remainder parcel: Parcel A, 7.30 acres; Parcel B, 6.92 acres; Parcel C, 5.94 acres; Parcel D, 6.54 acres, and the remainder parcel, 6.11 acres. Tentative Parcel Map 19340 is located in the C.R.R. (Commercial, Residential, Resort) zone, on the south side of Budweiser Road, and the west side of My Place Road, also known as Assessor’s Parcel No. 660-251-80.

- Public Hearing on Agenda Item #6: Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a request by Billy Andrews to subdivide a 58.10 +/- acre parcel into 4 parcels and a remainder parcel: Parcel A, 11.94 acres; Parcel B, 11.75 acres; Parcel C, 11.61 acres; Parcel D, 11.47 acres, and the remainder parcel, 11.13 acres. Tentative Parcel Map 19449 is located in the C.R.R. (Commercial, Residential, Resort) zone, on the east side of Needles Highway, north of the Rio Vistancia tract map, and south of the Oasis Storage Facility, also known as Assessor’s Parcel No. 660-241-08.

- A Consent Calendar on Agenda Item #15: Direct the City of Needles Mayor to sign and send a letter to Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (A.B.C.) approving the liquor license for Colorado River Market located at 2100 Needles Highway in Needles, California.

**** Regarding Consent Calendar Agenda Items: All matters listed on the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and will be enacted by a motion in the form listed. The City of Needles Mayor or any members of the Needles City Council may pull an agenda item from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Prior to a Needles City Council action, a member of the public may address the members of the Needles City Council on the matter scheduled on the Consent Calendar. Their is a 3 minute time limit per person applies. The recommended action was to approve Agenda Items #7 to #16 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote. ****

- A Regular Needles City Council Meeting Agenda Item on Agenda Item #17: Approve the Economic Development Strategic Plan and receive quarterly status reports on its implementation.

- Another Regular Needles City Council Meeting Agenda Item on Agenda Item #18: Discussion regarding placing measures on the General Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014.

**** You can view the full agenda for the meeting is at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2014%20website%20file%20posting/1%20-%20City%20Council%20-%20NPUA%20-%20SARDA/4%20-%20April%202014/cc_042214-agenda-linked.pdf

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

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Boston, MA: Remembering the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings.

April 15, 2014 Leave a comment

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Boston, MA: Remembering the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings.

People across the United States of America and around the globe will pause for a moment of silence and remember the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings that occurred during the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts at around 2:49pm ET on Monday, April 15th, 2013.

A total of 4 people were killed; 8 year old Martin Richard, 23 year old Lu Lingzi, and 29 year old Krystle Campbell were killed in the bombings and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department Officer 26 year old Sean Collier was killed days later during the search for the 2 suspects.

At least 16 people lost limbs and around 264 people were injured in the Boston Marathon Bombings.

The 2 suspects that were identified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) in the Boston Marathon Bombings were found several days laters; 26 year old Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot and killed by authorities in a shootout with authorities and 20 year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was taken into custody by authorities after being found hiding inside a backyard boat and is currently in jail and awaiting his trial on Monday, November 3rd, 2014 charged with 30 federal charges including the using of a weapon of mass destruction and facing 16 other charges that carry the possibility of the death penalty.

On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014, over 2,500 people attended an invitation only remembrance service at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts to remember the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings as well as to honor those brave men and women who saved lives and never stopped hunting down the 2 suspects involved in the Boston Marathon Bombings.

Survivors of the Boston Marathon Bombings spoke at a remembrance service telling their story of that tragic day and how they overcome the tragedy.

A dancer and Boston Marathon Bombings Survivor, 33 year old Adrianne Haslet-Davis, lost part of her left leg in the bombings and told the auditorium that she was thankful for the friendships she had made with other survivors saying, “No milestone is too small to celebrate. Even walking into a non-handicapped stall for the first time, doing a happy dance.”

On that tragic day, hundreds of brave and caring people dropped what they were doing and began running to help the people who were hurt in the bombings.

United States of America’s Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the remembrance service and gave praise to all the survivors of the Boston Marathon Bombings for staying strong and overcome the odds saying, “People all across this country, who suffered tragedies and are going through tragedy; they’ll see you, they hear you, they know of you, and the fact that you’re here — I promise you — gives them hope that maybe — maybe — they can overcome what they are facing right now.”

At the end of his speech, United States of America’s Vice President Joe Biden said, “America will never, ever, ever, stand down. We are Boston, we are America, we respond, we indore, we overcome, and we own the finish line!!”

United States of America’s Vice President Joe Biden then left the stage as people in the auditorium applaused loudly.

United States of America President Barack Obama released a statement marking the year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings saying, “A year ago, tragedy struck at the 117 th Boston Marathon. Four innocent people were killed that week, and hundreds more were wounded. Today, we remember Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu, Martin Richard, and Sean Collier. And we send our thoughts and prayers to those still struggling to recover. We also know that the most vivid images from that day were not of smoke and chaos, but of compassion, kindness and strength: A man in a cowboy hat helping a wounded stranger out of harm’s way; runners embracing loved ones, and each other; an EMT carrying a spectator to safety. Today, we recognize the incredible courage and leadership of so many Bostonians in the wake of unspeakable tragedy. And we offer our deepest gratitude to the courageous firefighters, police officers, medical professionals, runners and spectators who, in an instant, displayed the spirit Boston was built on – perseverance, freedom and love. One year later, we also stand in awe of the men and women who continue to inspire us – learning to stand, walk, dance and run again. With each new step our country is moved by the resilience of a community and a city. And when the sun rises over Boylston Street next Monday – Patriot’s Day – hundreds of thousands will come together to show the world the meaning of Boston Strong as a city chooses to run again.”

After the remembrance service ended, everybody went outside in the rain for a ceremony near the Boston Marathon Finish Line on Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts.

During the ceremony, the National Anthem for the United States of America was sung, bells were rung, and a flag was raised by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Officer Richard Donohue who was severely injured during a shootout with the 2 suspects involved in the Boston Marathon Bombings.

Then a moment of silence was held for the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings at 2:49pm ET when the bombings occurred.

The ceremony ended when members of the Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department, and Massachusetts State Police Department held flags and began matching down the street and acrossed the finish line taking back the finish line for the people and showing the globe that the people of this great community will never stop being Boston Strong.

Over 36,000 people will be united together and participating in the 2014 Boston Marathon being held on Patriot’s Day on Monday, April 21st, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Both authorities and first responders have stepped up their security and emergency resources to make sure that everybody participating in and enjoying the 2014 Boston Marathon will be safe and protected.

Both organizers for the 2014 Boston Marathon as well as authorities are urging spectators to leave backpacks, strollers, and other large items at home.

Many more people will be at the 2014 Boston Marathon showing that the people will not be afraid and will always stand strong and live Boston Strong.

The One Fund Boston has raised more than $70 million dollars for the victims and for the families of the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings.

** You can donate to the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings at the following One Fund Boston website address: **

http://www.onefundboston.org/

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