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

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

A Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 28th, 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 Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting will start at 6:00pm PT with Executive Session at 5:30pm PT.

The Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting will be broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook starting at 6:00pm PT.

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**** You can view the full 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/11%20NOVEMBER/Mtg%202/cc_112817-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.

Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles Planning Commission Meeting.

Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles Planning Commission Meeting.

A Needles Planning Commission Meeting was held on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

The Needles Planning Commission Meeting was broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook.

Individual videos for each of the agendas were done and will be added later on ZachNews.

** Here is a summary and the voting results that occurred during the meeting: **

**** New Business: ****

  • Agenda Item #6(A):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a General Plan Amendment from a Residential Medium Density (RM) designation to a Commercial Highway (CH) designation for the property located at 2109 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0185-266-18.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-15-2017-1 PC recommending approval of a General Plan Amendment from a Residential Medium Density (RM) designation to a Commercial Highway (CH) Highway (CH) designation for the property located at 2109 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0185-266-18.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-15-2017-1 PC recommending approval of a General Plan Amendment from a Residential Medium Density (RM) designation to a Commercial Highway (CH) Highway (CH) designation for the property located at 2109 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0185-266-18.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission asked the applicant to add some trees along the west side parking lot area of the property, some more plants in the center front area of the building, and some art decor treatment on the building.

 

  • Agenda Item #6(B):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the C-2, General Commercial zone, located at 2109 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0185-266-18. Said property is the former “LeBrun Hotel” site.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-15-2017-2 PC recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the C-2, General Commercial Zone, located at 2109 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0185-266-18.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-15-2017-2 PC recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the C-2, General Commercial Zone, located at 2109 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0185-266-18.

 

  • Agenda Item #6(C):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana distribution facility in the C-2, General Commercial zone, located at 2109 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0185-266-18. Said property is the former “LeBrun Hotel” site.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-15-2017-3 PC recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana distribution facility in the C-2, General Commercial Zone, located at 2109 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0185-266-18.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-15-2017-3 PC recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana distribution facility in the C-2, General Commercial Zone, located at 2109 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0185-266-18.

 

  • Agenda Item #6(D):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility, Bldg 1, in the C-3 Highway Commercial zone, located at the end of Balboa Place, west side of Street, also known as APN 0660-081-18.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-15-2017-4 PC recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility, Bldg 1, in the C-3, Highway Commercial Zone, located at the end of Balboa Place, west side of the street, Also known as APN 0660-081-18.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-15-2017-4 PC recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility, Bldg 1, in the C-3, Highway Commercial Zone, located at the end of Balboa Place, west side of the street, Also known as APN 0660-081-18.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission asked the applicant to have some architectural enhancement awning on the building that faces Needles Highway, Balboa Place, Old Route 66, and Interstate 40, replacing non drought plants with drought tolerant plants, have palm trees planted at a minimum of 10 feet tall, and do some traffic control work; placing signage and/or barricades to prevents vehicles from accessing a private roadway at the end of Old Route 66 near the KTOX 1340AM radio station and at the end of T Street near Bush Street.

 

  • Agenda Item #6(E):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility, Bldg 2, in the C-3 Highway Commercial zone, located at the end of Balboa Place, west side of Street, also known as APN 0660-081-18.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-15-2017-5 PC recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility, Bldg 2, in the C-3, Highway Commercial Zone, located at the end of Balboa Place, west side of the street, Also known as APN 0660-081-18.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-15-2017-5 PC recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility, Bldg 2, in the C-3, Highway Commercial Zone, located at the end of Balboa Place, west side of the street, Also known as APN 0660-081-18.

 

  • Agenda Item #6(F):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility, Bldg 3, in the C-3 Highway Commercial zone, located at the end of Balboa Place, west side of Street, also known as APN 0660-081-18.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-15-2017-6 PC recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility, Bldg 3, in the C-3, Highway Commercial Zone, located at the end of Balboa Place, west side of the street, Also known as APN 0660-081-18.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-15-2017-6 PC recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility, Bldg 3, in the C-3, Highway Commercial Zone, located at the end of Balboa Place, west side of the street, Also known as APN 0660-081-18.

 

  • Agenda Item #6(G):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a Special Use Permit for a 50’ tower for wireless internet service at 2029 “J” Street, Needles, CA located in the “R-3” Multiple Family Residential Zone, also known as APN 0185-233-03.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-15-2017-7 PC recommending approval of a Special Use Permit for a 50’ tower for wireless internet service at 2029 “J” Street, Needles, CA located in the “R-3” Multiple Family Residential Zone, also known as APN 0185-233-03.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission learned that the wireless internet service company that will be using the tower is Tri-State WiFi.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-15-2017-7 PC recommending approval of a Special Use Permit for a 50’ tower for wireless internet service at 2029 “J” Street, Needles, CA located in the “R-3” Multiple Family Residential Zone, also known as APN 0185-233-03.

 

  • Agenda Item #6(H):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a Special Use Permit for a 16’ antenna for wireless internet service at 1932 “J” Street, Needles, CA , the Buy Rite Store, located in the “C-2” General Commercial Zone, also known as APN 0185-233-74.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 11-15-2017-8 PC recommending approval of a Special Use Permit for a 16’ antenna for wireless internet service at 1932 “J” Street, Needles, CA, also known as APN 0185-233-74.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission learned that the wireless internet service company that will be using the antenna is Mohave Broadband.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission also learned from the applicant that they want to put a 6’ antenna, not a 16’ antenna.

Correction was made on the agenda item changing “16’ antenna” to “6’ antenna”.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission voted on the agenda item, but were unable to cast a passing vote.

The agenda item will be placed back on the agenda for their next Needles Planning Commission Meeting.

 

**** Board Requests: ****

  • Members of the Needles Planning Commission:

**** City Manager Report: ****

  • Needles City Manager Rick Daniels:

 

**** 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 Cindy Semione, Secretary to the Board, at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 327.

 

 

Needles, CA: Crosswalk Enforcement conducted at Washington Street and Bailey Avenue.

Needles, CA: Crosswalk Enforcement conducted at Washington Street and Bailey Avenue.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, increasing traffic safety is an integral part of the Sheriff’s strategic plan.

In an ongoing effort to further this goal, deputies are being deployed in the school zones around Needles, California and will be issuing citations to those drivers who violate the pedestrian right-of-way, and the orders given by school crossing guards.

On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station conducted an enforcement action along Washington Street and Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

Over the course of the morning, a citation was issued for CVC 2815 – Failure to Obey School Crossing Guard.

Drivers are reminded to yield to all pedestrians in designated crosswalks and obey the school crossing guards during school hours.

Additional enforcement efforts will be conducted throughout the school year to ensure traffic safety near Needles, California schools.

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6270643/

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

Fort Lauderdale, FL: Actor and former teen idol David Cassidy has died.

Fort Lauderdale, FL: Actor and former teen idol David Cassidy has died.

Actor and former teen idol David Cassidy has died on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 after being hospitalized with organ failure in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

In a statement released by his publicist, his family said, “On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy. David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years.

David Cassidy was born on Wednesday, April 12, 1950 in New York City, New York and when he was 3 years old, he decided he wanted to act after seeing his dad, actor Jack Cassidy, in a Broadway musical.

David Cassidy skyrocketed to fame in the 1970’s as he starred on television musical sitcom “The Partridge Family,” becoming a singing superstar at 20 years old and became the biggest teen idols of the era.

The popular ABC television musical sitcom series ran for four years and also had a successful run in syndication.

The television musical sitcom also spurred several pop hits; the single “I Think I Love You,” featuring David Cassidy on lead vocals, hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts in 1970 and sold more than 5 million copies, and the songs “Doesn’t Somebody Want To Be Wanted” and “I’ll Meet You Halfway” also cracked the top 10 the next year.

The group was nominated for a best new artist Grammy.

David Cassidy later launched a solo career, recording a dozen studio albums and 6 compilation albums.

David Cassidy continued to work in television after “The Partridge Family” ended, performing in theater productions and briefly landing his own show.

David Cassidy starred as the leading man of MGM Grand’s “EFX” in 1996 and developed a show titled “At the Copa,” which he co-starred in with Sheena Easton in 2000.

In 2017, David Cassidy revealed that he was in the early stages of dementia, the same disease his mother and grandfather suffered from.

According to TMZ, David Cassidy was hospitalized for kidney and liver failure last week and was in need of a liver transplant.

David Cassidy was 67 years old, and is survived by his children, Arrow actress 30 year old Katie Cassidy and son 27 year old Beau Cassidy.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the David Cassidy. **

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Needles, CA: Picture: Family Flag Football Game and Awards Ceremony.

Needles, CA: Picture: Family Flag Football Game and Awards Ceremony.

A family flag football game and awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at Nikki Bunch Memorial Field, located on J Street near Bailey Avenue, in Needles, California.

A group picture was taken after the awards ceremony by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez with all of the players and their coaches who participated in flag football games well holding their trophies they received from the awards ceremony.

**** Thank You and Great Work Everybody!! ****

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Traffic Update!!: Needles, CA: Coronado Street is closed for paving work.

Traffic Update!!: Needles, CA: Coronado Street is closed for paving work.

Construction crews are laying down new pavement along Coronado Street in Needles, California.

Coronado Street is closed from J Street to Peru Street and “No Parking” signs have been placed along the roadway.

There will be “No Parking” along Coronado Street from 7:00am to 5:00 pm PT starting on Monday, November 20th, 2017 until Thursday, November 23rd, 2017.

J Street was also closed at Coronado Street.

Please plan ahead and please drive with caution in the construction zone area.

News from Needles, California.