Needles, California Weather:

image

Needles, California Weather:

** Happy Halloween Everybody!! **

Have a safe and fun Halloween everybody.

To all drivers, please drive safely as there will be a lot of kids out trick or treating tonight.

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

– Friday:

Mostly sunny, high near 89*F.

South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

– Friday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 62*F.

South southwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

– Saturday:

Mostly sunny, high near 74*F.

South southwest wind 9 to 11 mph.

– Saturday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 52*F.

West wind 6 to 11 mph.

– Sunday:

Mostly sunny, high near 71*F.

West wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the morning.

– Sunday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 51*F.

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

** More weather information and weather radars are on the National Weather Service website at: **

http://www.weather.gov/

** Weather radar for the Colorado River Tri-State area including for the community of Needles, California is at the National Weather Service website address: **

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=ESX&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

** More weather safety tips and information is at the following National Weather Service website address: **

http://www.weather.gov/safety

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

** Picture taken by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez from the Needles Chamber of Commence Halloween Haunted House starting from dusk to dawn (10:30pm PT) on Friday, October 31st, 2014 inside the “Big Green House” located at 517 North K Street near Needles Highway in Needles, California. **

Downtown Needles, CA: Trunk or Treat.

image

Downtown Needles, CA: Trunk or Treat.

The River’s Edge Community Christian Church will be holding for Halloween a Trunk or Treat event starting from 4:30pm to 7:30pm PT on Friday, October 31st, 2014 at River’s Edge Community Christian Church located at 244 G Street in Downtown Needles, California.

There will be hot dogs, cold drinks, candy, and much more at the event.

For more information regarding the Trunk or Treat event, please contact Pastor Fred Torres at: 1 (760) 221-7718 (Preferred) or 1 (760) 326-5198.

Needles, CA: Last night of the Halloween Haunted House.

image

Needles, CA: Last night of the Halloween Haunted House.

Tonight is the last night to say hello to ghouls, goblins, monsters, mad scientists, and scary clowns as the Needles Chamber of Commence holds their Halloween Haunted House starting from dusk to dawn (10:30pm PT) on Friday, October 31st, 2014.

Last weekend, over 500 people came out and dared themselves to enter the haunted house with rooms of ghouls, goblins, monsters, mad scientists, and scary clowns awaiting to scare you.

If you are daring and brave enough to enter the Halloween Haunted House, tickets will be $10.00. Children under 10 much be with an adult well entering the haunted house.

Those people who survived the haunted house enjoy the different vendors lined up outside the haunted house.

Glow in the dark sticks, flare lighted copters, and grow in dark Mohawks we’re being sold to raise money for Needles Little League.

Delicious pizza, ice cream, popcorn balls, and bake goods were being sold to raise money for the Needles Middle School’s 8th grade class field trip to Disneyland.

Spooky pictures were being taken next to the fortune tellers there to tell you what us in your future just across from a card reader seeing what is on deck for your future.

At the Needles Chamber of Commence booth, new Spike T-Shirts were being sold at $20.00. Spike is Snoopy’s brother who lives outside of Needles, California and was a character in Charles M. Schulz comic strip Peanuts with Woodstock, Snoopy, and Charlie Brown.

Thursday night, Spike made an appearance at the Halloween Haunted House event and may be out there tonight.

Halloween Haunted House is inside the “Big Green House” located at 517 North K Street near Needles Highway in Needles, California.

For pedestrian safety, North K Street from Market Street to Needles Highway as well as River Road from Bridge Road to North K Street near the haunted house will be closed.

Drivers wanting to head to Jack Smith Park must use Bridge Road located before the Needles Bridge on North K Street in Needles, California. Detour signs are posted for drivers.

Drivers are being asked to use caution when driving in this area as there will be lots of pedestrians traffic crossing the streets to and from the haunted house.

Parking is located along the streets and at a dirt lot across the street from the Halloween Haunted House.

Many hard working volunteers for weeks, have been working very hard to create this Halloween Haunted House decorating both the basement area and the outside area getting you all ready to scare you out of your shoes.

For more information or to participate in the Halloween Haunted House, please contact Lana and Bob Shaw at: 1 (702) 296-0363 or the Needles Chamber of Commence at: 1 (760) 326-2050.

Come on out and find out who will survive and what will be left of them.

Election Watch 2014!!: Needles, CA: Doctor Robert Richardson response to community questions.

image

Election Watch 2014!!: Needles, CA: Doctor Robert Richardson response to community questions.

A list of questions that the community would like the candidates running for Needles City Council to answer were sent out and the third candidate to response is Doctor Robert Richardson.

“Hi Zachary, Your list of questions are very complete and important. The most important thing is to do what is best for the citizens and the City of Needles, and this can be an ongoing change of response depending on the circumstances at one particular point in time. Since the city’s situation if one of fluidity, it boils down to doing what is best a a particular point in time with an eyesight for the future.
Sincerely. Dr. Richardson.”

Thank you to Doctor Robert Richardson for responding to the community questions.

Needles, CA: Needles City Council Meeting today.

image

Needles, CA: Needles City Council Meeting today.

A Needles City Council Meeting is being held on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 inside the Needles City Council Chambers located on the 1700 block of J Street near the Needles Recreation Center and Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

The Needles City Council Meeting will start at 6:00pm PT with an Executive Session Meeting being held at 5:30pm PT.

**** Here are the agenda items coming up during the Needles City Council Meeting being held on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014: ****

** Executive Session Agenda Items: **

– Agenda Item A: Conference with real property negotiator pursuant to California Government Code 54956.8 – Property: APN 0186-095-01 (The parcel is bound on all 4 sides by Front Street, G Street, H Street, and West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California); City Negotiator: City Manager Rick Daniels; Negotiating Parties: The City of Needles and the Needles Chamber of Commerce; Under Negotiation: Possible Sale.

** No website address on the City of Needles website for this agenda item. **

** Presentations: **

– Agenda Item #1: San Bernardino County Fire Department representative will review the September 2014 Administrative Monthly Report and Halloween Safety Tips.

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2014%20website%20file%20posting/1%20-%20City%20Council%20-%20NPUA%20-%20SARDA/10%20-%20October%202014/cc_102814-1.pdf

** Public Hearing Items: **

– Agenda Item #2: Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against the modiifcation
of city code to create a new permit titled “Historic Designation Conditional Use Permit” amending existing City Code Section Article VI “Uses” and rescinding it its entirely Chapter 6A “Cultural Resources Preservation.”

Staff Report, Mayor to open the public hearing, Public Comment, and then Mayor to close the public hearing.

Ordinance 567-AC rescinding Ordinance No’s 244-AC and 300-AC of the Needles Municipal Code, Section 6A “Cultural Resources Preservation” it its entirely. (1st Reading – Publish Summary).

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2014%20website%20file%20posting/1%20-%20City%20Council%20-%20NPUA%20-%20SARDA/10%20-%20October%202014/cc_102814-2.pdf

– Agenda Item #3: Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against amendment to City Code to allow Outside Advertising Display with a Development Agreement.

Staff Report, Mayor to open the public hearing, Public Comment, and then Mayor to close the public hearing.

Ordinance 566-AC amending the Needles Municipal Code Section 104.17.6 by adding Section “P” Outdoor Advertising Displays with a Development Agreement. (1st Reading – Publish Summary).

(Action Needed Agenda Item)

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2014%20website%20file%20posting/1%20-%20City%20Council%20-%20NPUA%20-%20SARDA/10%20-%20October%202014/cc_102814-3.pdf

**** All matters listed on the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and will be enacted by a motion in the form listed. The City of Needles Mayor or any members of the Needles City Council may pull an agenda item from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Prior to a Needles City Council action, a member of the public may address the members of the Needles City Council on the matter scheduled on the Consent Calendar. There is a 3 minute time limit per person applies. The recommended action was to approve Agenda Items #4 to #7 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote. ****

– Agenda Item #4: Approve the warrants register through
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014.

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2014%20website%20file%20posting/1%20-%20City%20Council%20-%20NPUA%20-%20SARDA/10%20-%20October%202014/cc_102814-4.pdf

– Agenda Item #5: Approve a Maintenance Agreement between the County of San Bernardino, through its Department of Public Works, and the City of Needles for the County to perform maintenance and emergency work on city streets on a project by project basis from November 18th, 2014 through November 17th, 2017 in an amount not to exceed $25,000.00 per project, and up to a total not to exceed amount of $50,000.00.

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2014%20website%20file%20posting/1%20-%20City%20Council%20-%20NPUA%20-%20SARDA/10%20-%20October%202014/cc_102814-5.pdf

– Agenda Item #6: Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2014-56 confirming and adopting an itemized statement of costs for abatement of property located at 223 Cibola Street (APN 0186-182-01) and file said resolution with the County Recorder placing a lien on the property.

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2014%20website%20file%20posting/1%20-%20City%20Council%20-%20NPUA%20-%20SARDA/10%20-%20October%202014/cc_102814-6.pdf

– Agenda Item #7: Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2014-57 confirming and adopting an itemized statement of costs for abatement of property located at 1229 Cherry Drive (APN 0650-424 07) and file said resolution with the County Recorder placing a lien on the property.

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2014%20website%20file%20posting/1%20-%20City%20Council%20-%20NPUA%20-%20SARDA/10%20-%20October%202014/cc_102814-7.pdf

** Regular Needles City Council Agenda Items: **

**** There was no Regular Needles City Council Agenda Items listed on City of Needles Website. ****

** Reports and Requests Agenda Items: **

– Needles City Attorney’s Report:

Needles City Attorney John Pinkney.

– Needles City Manager Report:

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels.

– Needles City Council Members Requests:

Needles City Council Member Jim Lopez.

Needles City Council Member Linda Kidd.

Needles City Council Member Tony Frazier.

Vice Mayor Terry Campbell.

Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy.

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson.

City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget.

**** You can view the full agenda for the meeting is at the following City of Needles website addresses: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2014%20website%20file%20posting/1%20-%20City%20Council%20-%20NPUA%20-%20SARDA/10%20-%20October%202014/cc_102814-agenda-linked.pdf

http://www.cityofneedles.com/Pages/Departments-Services/Boards/2014_Board%20Mtg-Council.html

http://www.cityofneedles.com/Pages/Departments-Services/Boards/2014-city-meetings.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.

Needles, CA: 44th Annual Peddler’s Fair happening on Saturday.

image

Needles, CA: 44th Annual Peddler’s Fair happening on Saturday.

The 44th Annual Peddler’s Fair will be held from 8:00am to 2:00pm PT on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at St. John’s Episcopal Church located at 2020 J Street just west of Coronado Street in Needles, California.

There will be lots of different items, arts and crafts, and great gifts.

There will also food being sold during the event including chili, hot dogs, pies, and beverages.

For more information or to participate in the 44th Annual Peddler’s Fair, please call: 1 (760) 326-2677, 1 (760) 326-4708, or 1 (928) 768-3414.

Come on out and get your Christmas and Holiday season shopping done at the 44th Annual Peddler’s Fair in Needles, California.

News Update!!: Marysville, WA: Second student dies Sunday from Friday’s deadly shooting rampage.

image

News Update!!: Marysville, WA: Second student dies Sunday from Friday’s deadly shooting rampage.

A second student who was wounded in the deadly shooting rampage at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington has died on Sunday, October 26th, 2014.

At a news conference on Sunday, officials at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington, the student identified as 14 year old Gia Soriano died from her wounds during the deadly shooting rampage.

The first victim in the deadly shooting rampage was another student identified as 14 year old Zoe Galasso.

Both Gia Soriano and Zoe Galasso, who was loved by many at their high school and their community and worked hard for their future, lost their lives by the hands of a mad gunman.

In a read statement, Gia Soriano’s Family remembered Gia Soriano said, “We are devastated by this senseless tragedy. Gia is our beautiful daughter and words cannot express how much we will miss her.”

Gia Soriano’s Family gave thanks to the doctors, asked for privacy, and said that they have decided to donate the teen’s organs to honor her life.

Hospital officials are saying that 3 other students remain hospitalized including 14 year old Shaylee Chuckulnaskit and 15 year old Andrew Fryberg are in critical condition, and 14 year old Nate Hatch is in serious condition.

The community late Sunday night to remember the 2 victims whose lives we’re taken away by a mad gunman.

According to Marysville Police Department, the deadly shooting rampage began at 10:39am PT on Friday, October 24th, 2014 when a high school student calmly opened fire on other students during lunchtime inside a high school cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School located at 5611 108th Street N.E. in Marysville, Washington.

Authorities set up a transfer at Shoultes Community Church where parents were instructed to meet their children.

Students who were inside a high school cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School described the horror inside the high school cafeteria saying that they were sitting at the table when all of sudden, the gunman stood up, pulled something out of his pocket, began shooting, and seeing students fall from the table as like they were falling to the ground dead.

The high school was placed on lockdown as teachers rushed to get students to safety.

According to law enforcement officials, student wintesses, and hospital reports of Friday, at least 2 people were found a male and a female dead which includes the gunman who killed himself later inside the high school and at least 3 other students were critically injured.

According to Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux, there were no other shooters on campus and authorities completed a sweep of the school.

Late Friday, Marysville Police Department confirmed the identified of the gunman as 14 year old Jaylen Fryberg and that the gunman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Earlier on Friday, students and his family members identified the gunman as Jaylen Fryberg who was a freshman at Marysville-Pilchuck High School and was from a prominent Tulalip Indian family.

Students described Jaylen Fryberg as a nice, normal kid, and say nothing appeared out the ordinary at high school on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee was briefed about the deadly shooting rampage and released a statement from his office saying, “like everybody is keeping these students and families in his prayers.”

United States of America President Barack Obama was also briefed about the deadly shooting rampage.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department is assisting Marysville Police Department in the investigation into this shooting rampage.

According to Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) Spokeswoman Ayn Dietrich, the agency was also assisting and providing specialists to work with victims and their families.

Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington reportedly has many students from the Tulalip Indian Tribe.

According to John McCoy, Washington State Senator from Washington’s 38th Legislative District and a member of the Tulalip Indian Tribe, the deadly shooting rampage had devastated the community.

“We’re all related in one shape or form. We live and work and play together,” said John McCoy, Washington State Senator from Washington’s 38th Legislative District and a member of the Tulalip Indian Tribe.

According to the Marysville School District 25, classes at Marysville-Pilchuck High School were canceled for the week of Monday, October 27th, 2014 and counselors will be available Friday, October 24th, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm PT and on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 from 9:00am to 12:00pm PT at 4220 80th Street N.E. in Marysville, Washington.

ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victims, and to the community affect by this deadly shooting rampage.

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