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, September 26th, 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.

**** 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/09%20SEPTEMBER/Mtg%202/cc_092617-agenda-all.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: Deputies and detectives arrested 4 people during search warrant at a drug house.

Needles, CA: Deputies and detectives arrested 4 people during search warrant at a drug house.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at about 2:21pm PT on Wesnesday, September 20th, 2017, deputies and detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station served a search warrant in the 1100 block of Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

ZachNews was in route to the Needles Planning Committee Meeting when 2 marked vehicles and 2 unmarked vehicles arrived to the home and made entry at the home.

A third marked vehicle arrived minutes later from along J Street and a deputy was seen leaving the home with a handheld battering ram in his hand and talking to 4 people.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, 22 year old Sara Estrada, 32 year old Tory Gonzales, 23 year old Wayne Bledsoe, and 27 year old Dana Nelson from Needles, California were found inside the residence.

During the search of the home methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were located.

** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station (@CORiverStation): **
Some of the items recovered during the search warrant were posted onto @CORiverStation Twitter page by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station.

Investigators determined Estrada was maintaining a house for the sole purpose of drug use, violation of Health and Safety Code 11366.

Gonzalez was arrest ed for being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bledsoe and Nelson were showing objective signs and symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance; they were both arrested.

All suspects were transported to the Colorado River Station Jail and booked for their violations.

Estrada’s bail was $25,000.00, Bledsoe is also being held on a no-bail parole violation, Gonzales and Nelson were issued citations and later released.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Deputy L. Valdez at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6172365/

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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, September 20th, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

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

**** New Business: ****

– Agenda Item #6(A):

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A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a General Plan Amendment from a “Medium Density Residential” (MH) Designation to a “Neighborhood Commercial” (CN) designation and a Proposed Zone Change from a Two-Family Residential (R-2) Designation to a Neighborhood Commercial (C-1) Designation for the Property Known as APN 0186-213-23, 318 San Clemente, Needles, CA.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 09-06-2017 PC recommending approval of a General Plan Amendment from a “Medium Density Residential” (MH) Designation to a “Neighborhood Commercial” (CN) designation and a Proposed Zone Change from a Two-Family Residential (R-2) Designation to a Neighborhood Commercial (C-1) Designation for the Property Known As APN 0186-213-23, 318 San Clemente, Needles, CA.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 09-06-2017 PC recommending approval of a General Plan Amendment from a “Medium Density Residential” (MH) Designation to a “General Commercial” (CN) designation and a Proposed Zone Change from a Two-Family Residential (R-2) Designation to a General Commercial (C-2) Designation for the Property Known As APN 0186-213-23, 318 San Clemente, Needles, CA.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission changed “Neighborhood Commercial (C-1)” designation to a “General Commercial (C-2)”.

 

– Agenda Item #6(B):

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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 General Commercial (C-2) Zone, located at 318 San Clemente, also known as APN 0186-213-23, 318 San Clemente.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 09-06-2017-1PC recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the General Commercial (C-2) Zone, located at 318 San Clemente, also known as APN 0186-213-23, 318 San Clemente.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 09-06-2017-1PC recommending approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the General Commercial (C-2) Zone, located at 318 San Clemente, also known as APN 0186-213-23, 318 San Clemente, with the added conditions on #47: adding a propose of fencing along property with a combination of block and rod iron non and climbable; and the added conditions on #50: adding trees to the east side of the building property (between the freeway’s off-ramp and the building).

Members of the Needles Planning Commission also took out “deferred for 18 months” regarding putting off the timing a bit of construction on the block wall; and members of the Needles Planning Commission said “No” to having chain link fencing with bar wire that was planned during the 18 months deferred.

 

– Agenda Item #6(C):

Request for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Amendment from Medical Investor Holdings LLC for a medical marijuana manufacturing facility, adding a 10’x20’ processing module using volatile solvents, in the C-2, General Commercial item to be continued to October 4, 2017.

Agenda Item #6(C) was continued to next Needles Planning Commission Meeting being held on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017.

 

**** Board Requests: ****

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Members of the Needles Planning Commission.

 

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

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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.

News Update!!: Topock, AZ: More information released regarding overnight shooting.

News Update!!: Topock, AZ: More information released regarding overnight shooting.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding an overnight shooting in Topock, Arizona.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, at about 11:50pm MST on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017, deputies and detectives responded to a weapons offense call where shots were heard evening in the 12900 block of South Oatman-Topock Highway (Route 66) in Topock, Arizona.

Pictures sent into ZachNews from Sabrina Coker show a Golden SUV, possible older model suburban, parked near the fire station for the Golden Shores Fire Department.

Deputies from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office were seen in front of the fire station and closing off the area.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, investigations determined an adult male subject was parked at the Family Dollar store parking lot when somebody shot him.

ZachNews received this picture from Sabrina Coker of a helicopter that landed at Topock Elementary School to transport somebody to a hospital.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, medical responded to the scene, treated a male victim, and was transported to a hospital where he is currently listed in stable condition.

The Family Dollar is open and South Oatman-Topock Highway (Route 66) is open.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is saying that the suspect/suspects are outstanding, and if anybody has information regarding this incident, please contact the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office at: 1 (928) 753-0753 or Silent Witness at: 1 (928) 753-1234.

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

Breaking News!!: Topock, AZ: Shooting reported near a fire station.

Breaking News!!: Topock, AZ: Shooting reported near a fire station.

ZachNews is learning about a shooting near a fire station in Topock, Arizona.

These pictures from Sabrina Coker show the scene; a Golden SUV, possible older model suburban, near the fire station for the Golden Shores Fire Department, located at 12950 Oatman-Topock Highway (Route 66) in Topock, Arizona.

Many deputies from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office are on scene of the shooting.

ZachNews received this picture from Sabrina Coker of a helicopter that landed at Topock Elementary School to transport somebody to a hospital.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office can only confirmed that there was a shooting overnight and people were being treated from the shooting.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

News Update!!: Raboso, Mexico: Latest Information: Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake.

News Update!!: Raboso, Mexico: Latest Information: Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that hit Raboso, Mexico on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to everybody affected by the earthquake. Stay Strong and United Mexico. **

**** Latest Information: ****

** As of 7:00am PT on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017: **

** Picture from the United States Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.): **

According to the United States Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.), a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Matias Romero, Mexico at around 5:53am PT on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.

NBC News is reporting that the latest earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday and was felt in the capital where residents ran into the streets and rescuers briefly stopped combing the rubble left by the strong earthquake earlier this week.

At least 295 people have been killed in Tuesday’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

From the last 2 big earthquakes this month together, nearly 400 people have been killed, this includes deaths from the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that hit on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 and the magnitude 8.1 earthquake that hit on Thursday, September 7th, 2017.

 

** As of 7:00am PT on Friday, September 22nd, 2017: **

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NBC News is reporting that cheers erupted from more than 1,000 volunteers and officials after they pulled a survivor from the rubble of a textile factory more than 2 days after it was obliterated by the earthquake. Shortly after the person pulled from the mangled concrete in the evening on Thursday, the workers resumed their search.

The 3 story textile factory in the Colonia Obrera neighborhood was one of the largest of dozens of buildings that collapsed across the capital.

At least 286 people have been killed by Tuesday’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

 

** As of 11:00pm PT on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017: **

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The death toll had reached 230 people, with 100 people dead in Mexico City, Mexico alone.

According to Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera, the earthquake felled at least 38 buildings in the capital alone, including the Enrique Rebsamen school —where 21 children and four adults died.

NBC News is reporting that in the Roma Norte district, 30 survivors were pulled from the ruins of an employment agency — but 2 dozen others were still missing.

Mexico earthquake death toll climbs as rescuers race to find survivors in rubble.

Desperate rescuers continue to dig through rubble after powerful Mexico earthquake.

Video from NBC News shows a young boy describes how he survived his school collapsing during earthquake in central Mexico.

According to the Mexico City’s Social Development Department, at least 52 people had been saved by mid-afternoon.

 

** As of 11:00am PT on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017: **

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NBC News is reporting that the Mexico’s National Civil Defense agency put the death toll at 248 people early Wednesday, but later reduced the number to 217 people, and the reasons for this discrepancy was not immediately clear.

Dozens of children and adults are still missing after a school collapsed in Mexico following magnitude 7.1 earthquake:

Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue Team are being deployed to Mexico to assist with 7.1 earthquake aftermath.

 

** As of 11:00pm PT on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017: **

** Picture from the United States Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.): **

According to the United States Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.), a magnitude 7.1 earthquake has hit Raboso, Mexico, 76 miles southeast of Mexico City, Mexico, at around 2:15pm ET on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017.

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At this moment, at least 226 people reportedly dead and many injured in the earthquake, but that amount many change in the coming days.

The Associated Press is reporting that a dozens of buildings collapsed or were severely damaged in densely populated parts of Mexico City, Mexico as well as medical crews evacuating patients from damaged hospitals and along Reforma Avenue, thousands fled office buildings as they swayed.

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Electricity and cellphone service was interrupted in many areas and traffic was snarled as signal lights went dark.

According to the Mexican Secretariat of National Defense, more than 3,400 soldiers deployed in areas affected by earthquake near Mexico City.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto was on a flight to Oaxaca when the earthquake struck.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto wrote in a tweet, “In flight to Oaxaca. Immediately return to Mexico City to attend the earthquake”.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott offered “thoughts and prayers of Texans” to Mexico and said the state would “continue to offer any support to aid Mexico in their time of need.”

United States of America President Donald Trump sent his support to Mexico in a tweet saying, “God bless the people of Mexico City. We are with you and will be there for you”.

 

 

This latest earthquake to hit Mexico comes less than 2 weeks after a magnitude 8.1 earthquake hit Mexico on Friday, September 8th, 2017 and left nearly 100 people dead, and the latest earthquakes comes just moments after buildings across Mexico City, Mexico held earthquake drills to mark the anniversary of a massive Thursday, September 19th, 1985, earthquake that killed at least 9,500 people,

Earthquake expert Lucy Jones, who retired after 33 years at the United States Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.), told NBC News that the earthquake is “quite an unusual occasion” because of where it occurred.

“It’s a place that doesn’t usually have earthquakes, but it can. It’s sort of like having a magnitude 7 in Nevada — they aren’t as common as in California but they definitely have happened,” Lucy Jones said to NBC News.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews as more information is still coming in. **

News Alert!!: Bullhead City, AZ: Bullhead City Council Meeting to discuss tonight roundabouts.

News Alert!!: Bullhead City, AZ: Bullhead City Council Meeting to discuss tonight roundabouts.

ZachNews has learned that members of the Bullhead City Council will be discussing roundabouts in their community during Bullhead City Council Meeting being held at 5:30pm MST on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 1255 Marina Boulevard in Bullhead City, Arizona.

Accounting to the Bullhead City Clerk, the roundabouts will be discussed during Arizona Department of Transportation to outline its State Route 95 Traffic Study which is listed under Agenda Item #11 under the subject “Other Business”.

** Bullhead City Council Meeting Agenda: **

– Agenda Item #11:

http://bullheadcity.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=2&event_id=60963&meta_id=24591

– Full Agenda:

http://bullheadcity.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=2&event_id=60963

Members of the Bullhead City Council are expected to adopt a resolution formally opposing the roundabouts while lodging other concerns about the state’s plans for Bullhead City’s main corridor.

Residents and local businesses in favor or against roundabouts in their community are urged to attend this public meeting.

News from Needles, California.