Needles, CA: Memorial Day service at the Needles’ Riverview Cemetery on Monday.

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Needles, CA: Memorial Day service at the Needles’ Riverview Cemetery on Monday.

The community is welcome to come and honor the man and woman who serviced and given their lives protecting and save lives and their country during a Memorial Day service being held at 11:00am PT on Monday, May 30th, 2016 at the Needles Riverview Cemetery located at 1101 Easy Broadway (Also known as Highway 95), near San Clemente Street and Interstate 40, in Needles, California.

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** ZachNews will have pictures of the Memorial Day service and video of the Memorial Day service will be posted afterwords at ZachNews on YouTube. **

Needles, CA: Needles City Council approved Rivers Edge Golf Course temporary rates.

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Needles, CA: Needles City Council approved Rivers Edge Golf Course temporary rates.

Members of the Needles City Council voted to approved authorizing the Needles City Manager to establish temporary golf rates over the summer to draw additional golfers to increase overall revenue; reduce overall operating costs of the golf course focusing, initially, on the pro shop.

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The vote occurred during the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting held on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

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** Agenda Item #12: Information from the City of Needles: **

– Title:

Rivers Edge Golf Course temporary rates.

– Background:

The River’s Edge Golf Course is about to undergo two construction projects in Summer 2016; Turf Removal and Cart Barn Reconstruction. In order to attract customers during the summer construction months, the summer $22/round daily rate should be reduced to $19 including cart to reflect the construction environment at the course. The construction will last through the fall overseed in September. A temporary summer construction rate was suggested by the Parks and Recreation Commission. Staff has surveyed nearby courses and the proposed rate will be the most competitive of any rates in the region and should attract golfers.

Golf revenue and rounds played have been reducing, in part due to the following; early Easter at which the winter visitors normally return home, fewer numbers and a shorter winter stay by Canadian visitors because of the falling currency exchange rates, poor over seed, the loss of two significant tournaments due to the poor condition, price cutting by other courses and deficient maintenance of the carts and unsatisfactory customer Service.

The golfers during May and for the rest of the summer will be Needles residents and those in the tri-state region for which price is a primary determinant for course selection. The temporary rate will be the best in the area and is projected to draw enough additional golfers to offset the temporary rate reduction.

Upcoming course and management improvements will likely improve the financial performance during the upcoming year,

• The relocated pro in the new cart barn will expand the area for the restaurant creating the opportunity for greater food and beverage services during the upcoming season.

• The turf removal project will noticeably improve the course condition over what it was last year when drought required watering reductions were implemented and the appearance of the revamped course.

• The poor quality overseed will be avoided this year with an earlier scalping/planting.

• The golf pro position that has been vacant since last fall will be filled with an independent contractor as opposed to an employee who will be tasked to recruit and train staff, conduct customer service training, recruit tournaments, conduct special events and other outreach marketing that are designed to increase revenue and improve the golf experience.

Staff is also working with the Parks and Recreation Commission to reduce pro shop operating costs through the use of temporary and contract independent labor which will be reflected in the upcoming budget.

Key performance indicators will be reported to the Council on a monthly basis.

– Fiscal Impact:

Potential increase in revenue during the Summer months over what would have occurred.

– Recommended Action:

Authorize the City Manager to establish temporary golf rates during the upcoming summer in order to draw additional golfers to increase overall revenue. Authorize the City Manager to take necessary actions to reduce the overall operating costs of the golf course focusing initially on the pro shop.

– Submitted By:

Rick Daniels, City Manager

** Needles City Council Motion: **

Approve the agenda item.

** Needles City Council Vote: **

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Louise Evans: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy: Yes

Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D.: Yes

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.

Venice, CA: Vietnam War memorial mural vandalized ahead of Memorial Day.

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Venice, CA: Vietnam War memorial mural vandalized ahead of Memorial Day.

A Vietnam War memorial mural dedicated to those missing in action in Vietnam was vandalized along the 600 block of Pacific Avenue near Sunset Court in Venice, California just ahead of Memorial Day.

The memorial mural, was painted by a Vietnam veteran in 1992, has 2,273 names on the wall, and has the message “You are not forgotten,” written on top of the wall, was covered up by disgusting graffiti.

The memorial mural has been previously tagged with disgusting graffiti, but the latest vandalism attack is the most extensive as it covers up the bottom half of the memorial mural for much of its length.

Many residents and the community are outraged of this disgusting vandalism attack on this Vietnam War memorial mural.

Senior Prank, Vandalism Lead to Animal Abuse Investigations City Council Member Mike Bonin tells NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 News that he wanted the memorial mural restored as soon as possible, adding “vandalizing a monument to brave men and women who served our country in a time of war is a disgusting act.” 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are investigating this vandalism attack because the memorial mural is painted onto a Metropolitan Transportation Authority building.

 

Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were seen on the night of Saturday, May 28th, 2016 assessing the memorial mural and take pictures.

Many residents and the community hope that the memorial mural can be restore and those who did this disgusting vandalism attack are found and arrested soon.

If you have any information regarding this disgraceful vandalism attack, please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at: 1 (310) 482-6000.

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

 

Needles, CA: Suspects arrested for child endangerment.

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Needles, CA: Suspects arrested for child endangerment.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 11:57am PT on Friday, May 27th, 2016, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station were dispatched to a house on the 500 block of Acoma Street in Needles, California following the report of 2 abandoned children.

When deputies arrived on scene, a 3 year old child and 7 month old child were found in the residence.

The parents of the children were found a sleep in a bedroom.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said that the interior of the residence was deemed unsafe due to animal feces and human waste, and the foul odor was emitting throughout the residence.

After further examination of the residence and speaking with the parents, both were arrested for child endangerment.

The 2 individuals are identified by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as 22 year old Tiffany Jenson and 44 year old James Nagel, both from Needles, California.

Both were transported to the Colorado River Station jail for booking and bail was set at $100,000.

The children were released into the custody of the San Bernardino County’s Children and Family Services.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at: http://www.wetip.com

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/5650041/

**** The name or names of the suspect or suspects were released to the public and to media by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Anybody who doesn’t like he’s or her’s name or names of the suspect or suspects should contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to have he’s or her’s name or names remove and reissue a updated press release to the public and media. Until then ZachNews will not remove the name or names and will not remove the news story until San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to have them remove and reissue a updated press release without name or names of the suspect or suspects to the public and media. Thank You. ****

 

 

Needles, CA: Suspects arrested following a service of a search warrant suspects.

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Needles, CA: Suspects arrested following a service of a search warrant suspects.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 10:27am PT on Friday, May 27th, 2016, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, along with members from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Gang Detail and San Bernardino County Probation Department, served a search warrant on the 500 block of Acoma Street in Needles, California.

During the search warrant, deputies located items associated with the sales of herion.

At least 4 individuals were located in the residence.

The 4 individuals are identified by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as 34 year old Elizabeth Bravo, 34 year old Sammy Mills, 32 year old Cory Moxley, and 23 year old Porfirio Delgadillo, all from Needles, California.

All 4 individuals were arrested and transported to the Colorado River Station jail for booking and bail was set at $50,000.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at: http://www.wetip.com

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/5650032/

**** The name or names of the suspect or suspects were released to the public and to media by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Anybody who doesn’t like he’s or her’s name or names of the suspect or suspects should contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to have he’s or her’s name or names remove and reissue a updated press release to the public and media. Until then ZachNews will not remove the name or names and will not remove the news story until San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to have them remove and reissue a updated press release without name or names of the suspect or suspects to the public and media. Thank You. ****

San Bernardino County, CA: Safety tips for the Memorial Day weekend.

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San Bernardino County, CA: Safety tips for the Memorial Day weekend.

Getting ready to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend?

‪The San Bernardino County Fire Department, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, and the California Highway Patrol wants to remind the public about some of the important things to remember and prepare for before enjoying the Memorial Day weekend.

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

San Bernardino County Fire Department wants you to pack a first aid kit for the vehicle in case an emergency occurs on you trip.

Make sure the first aid kit is stocked with bandages, gauze, an ace bandage, antiseptic, tweezers, scissors, and cotton-tipped applicators.

Include any prescription medications, sunscreen and aloe, a thermometer, and insect repellent.

Depending on your destination, you may want to add additional items.

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** Picture from the California Highway Patrol: **

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, and many other law enforcement agencies will be out in force making sure that the public is driving safely and obeying the law.

According to the California Highway Patrol, 31 people died in collisions during 2015 Memorial Day with two-thirds of those killed in the California Highway Patrol’s jurisdiction were not wearing seat belts.

“Everyone inside the vehicle should be safely secured every trip, every time. Seat belts reduce serious crash-related injuries and death,” said California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow.

Please make sure to wear your safety belt when driving and never drink under the influence; that including both on land and on the water.

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

If you’re on the river or enjoying a lake, please obey boating safety laws and make sure to have and wear a life jacket.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department wants parents of children to please to keep a watch of your children near water.

Remember, in case of a life threatening emergency, please call 911 immediately and provide as much detailed information as possible, including the location you’re calling from, address of the emergency, and what’s the emergency.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, and the California Highway Patrol wishes everybody a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend.

 

Live Breaking News!!: Downtown San Diego, CA: Law enforcement working to clear Anti Donald Trump protesters.

Live Breaking News!!: Downtown San Diego, CA: Law enforcement working to clear Anti Donald Trump protesters.

Law enforcement are working to clear Anti Donald Trump protesters from in front of the San Diego Convention Center in Downtown San Diego, California where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a rally earlier today.

From: Fox affiliate KSWB Channel 5:

http://fox5sandiego.com/on-air/live-streaming/

Harbor Drive just west of Fifth Avenue, near the Gaslamp District, is closed due to the protest.

ZachNews on Twitter is posting tweets on what’s happening in Downtown San Diego, California.

https://twitter.com/ZachNews

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