Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Down powerline caused small fire and power outage.

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Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Down powerline caused small fire and power outage.

 

A powerline fell onto some vegetation near a home off the 1500 block of Highland Avenue, near Park Avenue and just next to Needles High School, in Needles, California at around 5:00pm PT on Tuesday, August 31st, 2016.

 

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This is a picture sent into ZachNews by Dante Diaz of Needles, California on the fire from the down powerline.

 

The resident of the home, Dante Diaz, tells ZachNews that the powerline just fell onto the street and onto the vegetation catching on fire.

 

 

San Bernardino County Fire Department arrived to put out the small fire and kept the fire from spreading.

 

 

Power was out to some residents including along Lilyhill Drive for 30 minutes utility crews from the City of Needles came in and quickly restored the downed powerline restoring power.

 

 

Dante Diaz later tells ZachNews that this is the second time in this area that a powerline just fell.

News Alert!!: San Bernardino County, CA: Public Scoping Meetings for the Mojave Trails National Monument.

News Alert!!: San Bernardino County, CA: Public Scoping Meetings for the Mojave Trails National Monument.

The Bureau of Land Management is inviting the public to share what they value most within the newly designated Mojave Trails National Monument for the Bureau of Land Management to consider as the monument management planning process begins.

A series of envisioning sessions will enable the public to provide comments on specific interests and concerns that will assist the Bureau of Land Management in the development of the Mojave Trails National Monument Management Plan located in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, California. 

** Site Map: **

http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/ca/nlcs/mojavetrails/maps.Par.25104.File.dat/mojavetrails_20160129.pdf

These sessions are in advance of public scoping meetings which will begin in the fall.

** The public scoping meetings will be held at the following dates, times, and locations: **

– Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 (5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

 Hampton Inn

2710 Lenwood Road

Barstow, California

– Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 (5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Yucca Valley Community Center, 57090 Twentynine Palms Highway

Yucca Valley, California

– Thursday, September 1st, 2016 (5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

El Garces Train Depot

950 Front Street

Needles, California

“We want the public to helps us determine how their new monument should be managed. Public input helps the BLM develop a lasting framework for important land use and resource management decisions,” said Mike Ahrens, Needles Field Office Manager. 

The Bureau of Land Management will work collaboratively with the public, cooperating agencies, and partners to begin identifying the vision for the planning area and key management priorities to be addressed in the upcoming draft monument management plan.

The sessions will be open house format with the same kind of information provided at each location.

For more information, please contact Stephen Razo, External Affairs, California Desert District by email at: srazo@blm.gov.

** More information can also be found at the following Bureau of Land Management website address: **

http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/nlcs/Mojave_Trails.html

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Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Powerful thunderstorm blows through community. 

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Powerful thunderstorm blows through community.

 

 

A powerful thunderstorm has blown through the community of Needles, California at around 9:44pm PT on Friday, August 26th, 2016.

 

 

The powerful thunderstorm brought very strong winds over 80 mph well blowing dust, down pouring rain and 1/4″ hail, and brought lots of loud thunder with big flashes of lightning over the community.

 

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This is a snapshot from the National Weather Service of the weather conditions during the powerful thunderstorm from the Needles Airport.

 

There’s reports of damage to planes and structures at the Needles Airport in Needles, California.

 

 

A power outage has occurred around a Lilyhill Drive and San Clemente Street area, but has seen been restored.

 

 

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez has checked around the Downtown Needles, California area and so far, other then a few roofing shingles, no major damages have been found.

 

 

San Bernardino County Fire Department was seen Cibola Street near A Street check on a home to a report of a fire, but no smoke or flames seen.

 

 

There is reports of flooding along the roadways of Needles Highway between Park Boulevard and the Nevada State Line as well as along Route 66 between Amboy, California and Goffs, California; Highway 95 between Interstate 40 and the Nevada State Line; and Highway 95 between Needles, California and Vidal Junction,  California.

 

Do not drive through flooded roadways if you find a flooded roadway.

 

 

San Bernardino County Fire Department as well as San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department are continuing to drive around the community checking for any damages.

 

 

ZachNews has videos of the powerful thunderstorm and will be posting the videos onto ZachNews on YouTube soon.

 

 

 

Weather Alert!!: Needles, CA: Scattered thunderstorms approaching the area.

Weather Alert!!: Needles, CA: Scattered thunderstorms approaching the area.

Weather radar from the National Weather Service is showing scattered thunderstorms approaching the Needles, California.

Thunder and lightning is seen to the south of Lilyhill Drive.

The scattered thunderstorms appear to be moving northeast and east.

In case of any weather related advisories, watches, and warnings, people near the thunderstorms, around Needles, California as well as Mohave Valley, Arizona and Topock, Arizona, should be on watch and already be prepared in case weather conditions get severe.

Motorists should drive safely on the roads, highways, and interstates.

If flooding occurs in your area, please do not cross flooded creeks, channels, or rivers.

Beware of the usual flooding areas, including the K Street Underpass in Downtown Needles, California; Needles Highway between Interstate 40 to the Nevada State Line; Highway 95 between Needles, California to Vidal Junction, California; and Route 66 between Needles, California to Newberry Springs, California.​

Needles, CA: Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority, and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting today.

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Needles, CA: Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority, and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting today.

A Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority, and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 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 Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting will start at 6:00pm PT with no Executive Session.

**** You can view the full Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority, and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting agenda packet at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2016%20website%20file%20posting%20(Needlesserver)/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/08%20AUGUST/cc_npua_sarda_082316-agenda-LINKED.pdf

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

http://www.cityofneedles.com/Pages/Departments-Services/Boards/2016_CITY_MEETING.html

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.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Denny’s restaurant is closed.

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Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Denny’s restaurant is closed.

ZachNews can confirmed that Denny’s restaurant, located at 1400 J Street near Interstate 40, in Needles, California is closed as of Monday, August 22nd, 2016.

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These are pictures taken on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez of work crews removing signs and advertising banners from the Denny’s restaurant.

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A sign has been posted at the front door of them Denny’s restaurant telling customers of the sad news that they’re closed.

On Wednesday, August 10th, 2016, ZachNews confirmed from employees and management that Denny’s restaurant in Needles, California is closing before the end of August 2016 because they are not renewing the lease.

In Addition, ZachNews has recently learned that the cost to upgrade the restaurant as well as the new minimum wage hike in California also played a part in the decision to close.

Weather Alert!!: Needles, CA: Scattered thunderstorms near the area.

Weather Alert!!: Needles, CA: Scattered thunderstorms near the area.

Weather radar from the National Weather Service is showing scattered thunderstorms near the Needles, California.

Thunder and lightning is seen to the west of Bailey Avenue and some west of Needles Highway.
The scattered thunderstorms appear to be moving south.

In case of any weather related advisories, watches, and warnings, people near the thunderstorms, south and southeast of Needles, California as well as in Mohave Valley, Arizona and Topock, Arizona should be on watch and already be prepared in case weather conditions get severe.

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada has issued a Flash Flood Warning until 8:45pm PT on Monday, August 22nd, 2016 for east central San Bernardino County, California. 

** More Information: **

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ527&warncounty=CAC071&firewxzone=CAZ229&local_place1=Needles%20CA&product1=Flash+Flood+Warning&lat=34.77&lon=-114.62

Motorists should drive safely on the roads, highways, and interstates.

If flooding occurs in your area, please do not cross flooded creeks, channels, or rivers.

Beware of the usual flooding areas , including the K Street Underpass in Downtown Needles, California; Needles Highway between Interstate 40 to the Nevada State Line; Highway 95 between Needles, California to Vidal Junction, California; and Route 66 between Needles, California to Newberry Springs, California.

News from Needles, California.

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