Needles, CA: Needles Recreation and Parks Commission Meeting today.

Needles, CA: Needles Recreation and Parks Commission Meeting today.

A Needles Recreation and Parks Commission Meeting will be held at 6:00pm PT on Monday, December 18th, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers located off the J Street, next to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station sign and flag pole, at the Needles Civic Center located at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

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

The Special Needles Recreation and Parks Commission Meeting will be broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook starting at 6:00pm PT.

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

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

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

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

California: Funeral procession held for Cal Fire San Diego Unit Fire Apparatus Engineer Cory Iverson.

California: Funeral procession held for Cal Fire San Diego Unit Fire Apparatus Engineer Cory Iverson.

A funeral procession was held on Sunday, December 17th, 2017 for Cal Fire San Diego Unit Fire Apparatus Engineer Cory Iverson.

According to Ventura County Medical Examiner, 32 years old Cory Iverson died from smoke inhalation and burns sustained while battling the massive Thomas Fire in Ventura County, California at about 9:30am PT on Thursday, December 14th, 2017.

A funeral procession departed at 10:00am PT from the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office in Ventura, California to a mortuary in San Diego, California.

** Video from Los Angeles County Fire Department’s PIO‏ Capt Holland ,FFS Madrid, FF Peindo and BC Cabrera: **

The funeral procession went along eastbound U.S. 101 onto eastbound State Route 134.

** Pictures from Malibu Search Rescue: **

Fire department trucks lining along the way with firefighters, police officers, and first responders paying respect and honor to fallen firefighter Cory Iverson.

Along the way, fire and emergency helicopters were spotted flying over the funeral procession.

** Video from Chino Valley Fire District: **

The funeral procession then drove along eastbound Interstate 210, southbound State Route 71, and onto Edison Avenue and Central Avenue in Chino, California where the funeral procession firefighters from Chino Valley Fire District lined up and saluted firefighter Cory Iverson as the funeral procession drove by.

** Video from NBC affiliate KNSD Channel 7: **

The funeral procession got back onto southbound State Route 71 to eastbound State Route 91 then onto southbound Interstate 15, and westbound Miramar Road to northbound Carroll Canyon Road then onto eastbound Fenton Road.

** Pictures from San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, San Diego State University Police Department, Fox affiliate KSWB Channel 5, and NBC affiliate KNSD Channel 7: **

Thousands of people from firefighters, law enforcement, and first responders to citizens were seen lined along the multiple county funeral procession along the interstates, overpasses, and streets to pay respects and honor to fallen firefighter Cory Iverson.

“We were never alone for 203 miles today. For 203 miles not a single overpass did not have multiple fire engines standing in salute” Cal Fire Chief Tony Mecham told NBC affiliate KNSD Channel 7.

“We talk a lot with the cub scouts about heroes and so he’s a hero. I don’t know him, but it just gets to me because he’s a dad. He has a baby on the way and also a two year old so it just pulls on me so it just put a call to come and honor this gentleman,” Juan Hernandez, a scout leader told Fox affiliate KSWB Channel 5 well he stood on the overpass with his troop.

** Video from NBC affiliate KNSD Channel 7: **

The funeral procession arrived at El Camino Memorial Park in Sorrento Valley, California at around 2:12pm PT.

Cory Iverson lived in Escondido, California, had been with Cal Fire since 2009, was an engineer for Cal Fire based in San Diego, California, and is survived by his 2 year old daughter and his wife, Ashley who is pregnant with a second child and is expected in May 2018.

“Today has been a day that I am struggling to find words to try and describe. Cory Iverson made a decision to seek a profession where he put others first and by doing that that comes at great consequence to his family,” Cal Fire Chief Tony Mecham told NBC affiliate KNSD Channel 7.

The casket of firefighter Cory Iverson will stay at the El Camino Memorial Park until his memorial service being held at 10:00am PT on Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at The Rock Church on Rosecrans Street in Point Loma, California.

The Thomas Fire, which began on Monday, December 4th, 2017, has burned into Santa Barbara County, California burning 270,000 acres and is at 40 percent contained with full containment expected for Sunday, January 7th, 2018.

The Thomas Fire has destroyed at least 750 homes and continues to threatens 18,000 structures.

**** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of Cal Fire San Diego Unit Fire Apparatus Engineer Cory Iverson. ****

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

** Pictures and videos from Cal Fire, Los Angeles County Fire Department’s PIO‏ Capt Holland ,FFS Madrid, FF Peindo and BC Cabrera, Malibu Search Rescue, Chino Valley Fire District, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, San Diego State University Police Department, NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4, NBC affiliate KNSD Channel 7, and Fox affiliate KSWB Channel 5: **

Needles, CA: Needles Middle School and Needles High School presents Holiday Concert 2017 on Wednesday.

Needles, CA: Needles Middle School and Needles High School presents Holiday Concert 2017 on Wednesday.

Needles Middle School and Needles High School will be joining together band and choir members for a joint holiday concert starting at 7:00pm PT on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 inside the auditorium at Needles High School, located at 1600 Washington Street near Park Avenue, in Needles, California.

Come and enjoy wonderful music that will get you warmed up in the Christmas and holiday spirit.

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Needles, CA: Adjourned Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting on Tuesday.

Needles, CA: Adjourned Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting on Tuesday.

An adjourned Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers located off the J Street, next to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station sign and flag pole, at the Needles Civic Center located at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

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

The adjourned Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting will start after Executive Session at 6:00pm PT.

**** You can view the full adjourned Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting agenda packet at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/12%20DECEMBER/cc_121917-agenda%20ALL.pdf

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

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

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

Fort Mohave, AZ: WOW! Mobile Produce Pantry today.

Fort Mohave, AZ: WOW! Mobile Produce Pantry today.

WOW! Mobile Produce Pantry will be providing fresh fruit and veggies as well as pantry items and packaged goods from 10:00am to 2:00pm MST on Friday, December 15th, 2017 at Caring Hearts Foodbank Ministry, located at 4195 South Lynn Drive near Valencia Road and Arizona Highway 95, in Fort Mohave, Arizona.

Come Early – Come Late, Put More Plants on Your Plate, we guarantee quality and value on the date. Choose up 60-lbs fresh, seasonal Produce and assorted pantry items for free – WOW!

There will be double pantry lines for less wait and items available in the food pantry includes melons, basil plants, eggs, sausage breakfast muffins, lettuce, assorted bread – crackers – cookies, and so much more.

Donations are gratefully accepted during the WOW! Mobile Produce Pantry event.

Don’t forget that the next WOW! Mobile Produce Pantry event will be held from 10:00am to 2:00pm MST on Friday, December 15th, 2017 at Caring Hearts Foodbank Ministry.

WOW! Mobile Produce Pantry is a ‘Farmer’s Market-style’ unrestricted food distribution, and unlike traditional mobile markets, offer rescued produce and assorted pantry items – imperfectly delicious, blemished seconds that would be slated for a landfill.

Come on by and put more plants on your plate, we guarantee quality and value on the date.

Unrestricted access to choose over 60 lbs of fresh, seasonal produce and assorted pantry items as well as assorted, imperfectly delicious produce and miscellaneous pantry items for Free!!

Be part of the affordable solution with unrestricted access that benefits the environment, and combats food insecurity, hunger and poverty throughout the Colorado River River Valley Tri-State through local food and nutrition community outreach programs.

** More information about the upcoming event can be found at the following Facebook page at: **

https://www.facebook.com/WOWproduceMarket/

For more information or have any questions, please contact Betty Rae either by phone at: 1 (928) 758-7689 or by email at: mojavedesertnutrition@frontier.com

** Flyer from WOW! Mobile Produce Pantry: **

Needles, CA: Person arrested for felon in possession of a firearm and sales of narcotics.

Needles, CA: Person arrested for felon in possession of a firearm and sales of narcotics.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at 2:44pm PT on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station served a search warrant at an apartment in the 1900 block of Clary Drive in Needles, California.

A loaded handgun and evidence of drug sales were found in the apartment.

The firearm was found to be reported stolen from Kingman, Arizona.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, 41 year old Bruce Allen Martin from Needles, California was arrested at the scene for PC 29800(a) – felon in possession of a firearm, and H&S 11378 – sales of narcotics.

Bruce Allen Martin was booked into the High Desert Detention Center and is being held on $50,000 bail.

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

News Update!!: Bullhead City, AZ: Water service is slowly being restored following water outages.

News Update!!: Bullhead City, AZ: Water service is slowly being restored following water outages.

According to the EPCOR Utilities Inc., water is slowly being restored to the Mohave District service area, which includes the Bullhead City, Arizona area, after a water outages occurred at 6:20am MST on Thursday, December 14th, 2017.

The area that was affected by the water outage included 375-563 Marina Blvd.; 372-569 Harbor Dr.;  1970-1850 (Even Only) Oliver Dr.; 1970-1861 (All) and 1858-1764 (Even Only) Artesia Dr.; 1970-1871 (All) and 1869-1765 (Odd Only) Granada Dr.; 1969-1884 Clearwater Dr.; 1975-1900 Diamond Dr.; and 1970-1909 Avalon Dr.

EPCOR Utilities Crews restored water service at around 1:00pm MST after replacing a water valve.

Another water outages occurred at around 10:15am MST to the area of 1966-1818 Del Norte Dr.; 1969-1829 Monterey Dr.; and 1870-1814 El Dorado Dr.

Details on this water outage has not yet been release, but EPCOR Utilities Crews are working on restoring water service to that area.

News from Needles, California.