Needles, CA: 39th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days.

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Needles, CA: 39th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days.

The 39th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days will be held on Friday, October 16th, 2015 and Saturday, October 17th, 2015 in Needles, California.

The 39th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days celebrates the culture and heritage of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe.

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Most of the events are free, open to the public, will be held in and around the California Village Tribal Park located at 500 Merriman Avenue in Needles, California.

A parade will be held along West Broadway between I Street and D Street in Downtown Needles, California on Saturday, October 17th, 2015.

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** This is a map layout of the area that the 39th Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days Parade will be happening in Downtown Needles, California. **

– Yellow Lines:

Road closures area for the parade. that are planned or may be added later. Road closures may begin as soon as 10:00am PT) on Saturday.

Road closures may include West Broadway between D Street and I Street, D Street between Front Street and West Broadway, Front Street between H Street and K Street including the K Street Underpass, I Street between Front Street and West Broadway, J Street between Front Street and West Broadway, and K Street between Front Street and West Broadway.

Temporary road closures are possible for Front Street near D Street.

– Orange Lines:

Possible parade activity, such as set up and break down of floats, may happen along Front Street near J Street and D Street. Possible road closures are possible so just in case, use Third Street as best detour.

– Green Lines:

Detour around the parade road closures.

Depending on where the road is closed at, motorists have at least 2 routes to get around the closure at the parade road closures.

Motorists can Third Street (Bottom Green Line on the Map) as the best detour route to get around the parade road closures.

Motorists can also take Interstate 40 from East Broadway (Highway 95) to J Street to get around the parade road closures.

– Blue Bus:

The Needles Area Transit bus service along West Broadway will be detoured around the parade road closures and passengers will be picked up as close as possible to the usually bus stop.

Please check with the Needles Area Transit in regards the detour of bus service during the Training Burn.

– Parking:

Parking will not be allow allow West Broadway.

Best parking areas are located on side streets near West Broadway and at parking lots located at West Broadway at G Street, West Broadway at F Street, and West Broadway at E Street. Get there early for the best seat along the parade route.

**** Road closures, detours, and parking restrictions are subject to change without notice by event organizers, and any road closures, detours, and parking restrictions can be changed, shorten, or extended, and can be closed early or late and open early or late by officials. For more information regarding any road closures, detours, and parking restrictions, please call: 1 (760) 629-4591. ****

For more information, please contact Fort Mojave Indian Days Coordinator Monika Aragon either by phone at: 1 (760) 629-4591 or by email at: publicrelations@fortmojave.com

Rancho Cucamonga, CA: Homicide investigation into deadly shooting.

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Rancho Cucamonga, CA: Homicide investigation into deadly shooting.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 10:41pm PT on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department responded to the 10000 block of 6th Street in Rancho Cucamonga, California following the report of shots heard.

Upon arrival, deputies located a 46 year old male adult suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

The male adult victim’s name withheld pending identification and notification of next of kin.

Deputies were informed that the victim along with several members of a local motorcycle club were at the location attending a memorial service for a fellow member when the shooting occurred.

Detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail responded to the location and are currently conducting the investigation.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

No additional information is available for release at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Brendan Motley or Sergeant Greg Myler of the Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail at: 1 (909) 387-3589 or San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Dispatch at: 1 (909) 387-8313.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or the We-Tip Hotline website at: http://www.wetip.com

Needles, California and Mohave Valley, Arizona Weather:

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Needles, California and Mohave Valley, Arizona Weather:

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**** Needles, California Weather: ****

– Wednesday:

Sunny and hot, high near 106*F.

Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

– Wednesday Night:

Clear, with a low around 79*F.

South wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west in the evening.

– Thursday:

Sunny and hot, high near 105*F.

Light south wind becoming south southwest 11 to 16 mph in the afternoon.

Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

– Thursday Night:

Clear, low around 78*F.

Southwest wind 6 to 16 mph becoming northwest in the evening.

Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

**** Mohave Valley, Arizona Weather: ****

– Wednesday:

Sunny and hot, high near 105*F.

Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

– Wednesday Night:

Clear, low around 74*F.

South southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming east after 12:00am MST.

– Thursday:

Sunny, high near 103*F.

Light southeast wind becoming south 11 to 16 mph in the afternoon.

Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

– Thursday Night:

Clear, low around 74*F.

Southwest wind 5 to 14 mph becoming north northeast after 12:00am MST.

Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

** More Weather Information and Weather Radars: **

– National Weather Service:

http://www.weather.gov/

– National Weather Service Weather Radar:

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

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**** Weather Tips: Heat Safety: ****

– Slow down: reduce, eliminate or reschedule strenuous activities until the coolest time of the day. Children, seniors and anyone with health problems should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily indoors.

– Dress for summer. Wear lightweight, loose fitting, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight.

– Eat light, cool, easy-to-digest foods such as fruit or salads.

– Drink plenty of water (not very cold), non-alcoholic and decaffeinated fluids, even if you don’t feel thirsty. If you on a fluid restrictive diet or have a problem with fluid retention, consult a physician before increasing consumption of fluids.

– Use air conditioners or spend time in air-conditioned locations such as malls and libraries.

– Use portable electric fans to exhaust hot air from rooms or draw in cooler air.

– Do not direct the flow of portable electric fans toward yourself when room temperature is hotter than 90°F. The dry blowing air will dehydrate you faster, endangering your health.

– Minimize direct exposure to the sun. Sunburn reduces your body’s ability to dissipate heat.

– Take a cool bath or shower.

– Do not take salt tablets unless specified by a physician. Check on older, sick, or frail people who may need help responding to the heat. Each year, dozens of children and untold numbers of pets left in parked vehicles die from hyperthermia. Keep your children, disabled adults, and pets safe during tumultuous heat waves.

– Parents, even on mild days in the 70s, studies have shown that the temperature inside a parked vehicle can rapidly rise to a dangerous level for children, pets and even adults. Leaving the windows slightly open does not significantly decrease the heating rate. The effects are more severe on children because their bodies warm at a faster rate than adults. A dark dashboard or car seat can quickly reach temperatures in the range of 180°F to over 200°F. These objects heat the adjacent air by conduction and convection and also give off long wave radiation, which then heats the air trapped inside a vehicle. Follow these tips to ensure your child’s safety.

– Touch a child’s safety seat and safety belt before using it to ensure it’s not too hot before securing a child.

– Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, even with the windows down, even for just a minute.

– Teach children not to play in, on, or around cars. They could accidentally trap themselves in a hot vehicle.

– Always lock car doors and trunks–even at home–and keep keys out of children’s reach.

– Always make sure children have left the car when you reach your destination. Don’t leave sleeping infants in the car ever.

**** More heat safety tips and information is at the following website addresses: ****

– National Weather Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/index.shtml

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/heat/during.shtml

– United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

http://www.cdc.gov/extremeheat/warning.html

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San Bernardino County, CA: Air rescue of an injured woman from San Gorgonio Mountains.

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San Bernardino County, CA: Air rescue of an injured woman from San Gorgonio Mountains.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, on Monday, September 28th, 2015, 34 year old Rebecca Jorgensen of Oceanside, California was hiking with friends on San Gorgonio Mountain, which is located south of Big Bear, California.

During the hike, Rebecca Jorgensen fell and suffered a major injury.

Rebecca Jorgensen was unable to hike down from the mountain and requested assistance.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Air Rescue06 responded and located Rebecca Jorgensen at the 10,200 foot level on the Vivian Creek Trail.

The crew determined Rebecca Jorgensen would need to be hoist rescued due to her injuries and the location.

The crew performed the rescue of Rebecca Jorgensen.

Rebecca Jorgensen was placed into a Stokes litter and hoisted into the helicopter.

Rebecca Jorgensen was flown to Loma Linda University Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.

Needles, California and Mohave Valley, Arizona Weather:

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Needles, California and Mohave Valley, Arizona Weather:

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**** Needles, California Weather: ****

– Tuesday:

Sunny, high near 104*F.

Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

– Tuesday Night:

Clear, low around 75*F.

South southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the evening.

– Wednesday:

Sunny, high near 103*F.

Calm wind becoming south southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

– Wednesday Night:

Clear, low around 75*F.

South wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west southwest in the evening.

**** Mohave Valley, Arizona Weather: ****

– Tuesday:

Sunny and hot, high near 105*F.

Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

– Tuesday Night:

Clear, low around 74*F.

South wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the evening.

– Wednesday:

Sunny, high near 104*F.

Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

– Wednesday Night:

Clear, low around 74*F.

East wind 6 to 9 mph.

** More Weather Information and Weather Radars: **

– National Weather Service:

http://www.weather.gov/

– National Weather Service Weather Radar:

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

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**** Weather Tips: Heat Safety: ****

– Slow down: reduce, eliminate or reschedule strenuous activities until the coolest time of the day. Children, seniors and anyone with health problems should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily indoors.

– Dress for summer. Wear lightweight, loose fitting, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight.

– Eat light, cool, easy-to-digest foods such as fruit or salads.

– Drink plenty of water (not very cold), non-alcoholic and decaffeinated fluids, even if you don’t feel thirsty. If you on a fluid restrictive diet or have a problem with fluid retention, consult a physician before increasing consumption of fluids.

– Use air conditioners or spend time in air-conditioned locations such as malls and libraries.

– Use portable electric fans to exhaust hot air from rooms or draw in cooler air.

– Do not direct the flow of portable electric fans toward yourself when room temperature is hotter than 90°F. The dry blowing air will dehydrate you faster, endangering your health.

– Minimize direct exposure to the sun. Sunburn reduces your body’s ability to dissipate heat.

– Take a cool bath or shower.

– Do not take salt tablets unless specified by a physician. Check on older, sick, or frail people who may need help responding to the heat. Each year, dozens of children and untold numbers of pets left in parked vehicles die from hyperthermia. Keep your children, disabled adults, and pets safe during tumultuous heat waves.

– Parents, even on mild days in the 70s, studies have shown that the temperature inside a parked vehicle can rapidly rise to a dangerous level for children, pets and even adults. Leaving the windows slightly open does not significantly decrease the heating rate. The effects are more severe on children because their bodies warm at a faster rate than adults. A dark dashboard or car seat can quickly reach temperatures in the range of 180°F to over 200°F. These objects heat the adjacent air by conduction and convection and also give off long wave radiation, which then heats the air trapped inside a vehicle. Follow these tips to ensure your child’s safety.

– Touch a child’s safety seat and safety belt before using it to ensure it’s not too hot before securing a child.

– Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, even with the windows down, even for just a minute.

– Teach children not to play in, on, or around cars. They could accidentally trap themselves in a hot vehicle.

– Always lock car doors and trunks–even at home–and keep keys out of children’s reach.

– Always make sure children have left the car when you reach your destination. Don’t leave sleeping infants in the car ever.

**** More heat safety tips and information is at the following website addresses: ****

– National Weather Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/index.shtml

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/heat/during.shtml

– United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

http://www.cdc.gov/extremeheat/warning.html

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ZachNews’ Community Business or Restaurant of the Week:

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** ZachNews’ Community Business or Restaurant of the Week: **

– This week’s great pictures is from Needles Regional Museum and Thrift Shop.

If you want to learn more about our community of Needles, California, stop on into the Needles Regional Museum.

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Many of the items showed on display change yearly so each year is something new from the past and all put on display by caring, helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable volunteers.

Learn about the community of Needles, California and it’s history from the people who lived, served, worked, played, and helped grow our community, to the different businesses that brought travelers into our community, and so much more.

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After walking around the museum, stop buy their gift shop where you can purchase calendars of Needles, California’s past, Needles Centennial Coins, Route 66 pins, and many other items on our community and of Route 66.

Afterwards, come on over to their Thrift Shop, located next door to the Needles Regional Museum, with lots of good items from clothes, shoes, and blankets, to books, jewelry, and treasures.

Your shopping at the Thrift Shop helps supports the Needles Regional Museum in keeping our history alive.

Needles Regional Museum is open from Monday to Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm PT.

Admission to the Needles Regional Museum is free though donations are accepted.

The Needles Regional Museum’s Thrift Shop is open from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm PT.

Needles Regional Museum and Thrift Shop is located at 929 Front Street near G Street in Downtown Needles, California.

Volunteers for the Needles Regional Museum are always welcome.

For more information about the Needles Regional Museum and Thrift Shop or to volunteer at the Needles Regional Museum, please contact the Needles Regional Museum by phone at either: 1 (760) 326-5678 or 1 (760) 326-5055.

Tell them that ZachNews sent you there.

Highland, CA: Man arrested on various charges of lewd acts with a minor.

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Highland, CA: Man arrested on various charges of lewd acts with a minor.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015, Highland Police Department received information from the victim’s father that his 15 year old daughter had been chatting with 21 year old Efrain Medina of Los Angeles, California on a social media site, and later met with Efrain Medina in Highland, California and engaged in sexual acts on at least one occasion.

Highland Police Department Detectives began an investigation, and made contact with Medina and continued chatting with him on the social media site.

The chat conversation was sexual in nature, and Efrain Medina identified himself as being 21 years old.

Efrain Medina agreed to meet the 15 year old victim again; so they could engage in sex and smoke marijuana and drink alcohol together.

At about 8:25 PT on Sunday, September 27th, 2015, Efrain Medina arrived at the pre-arranged meeting location; where he was contacted by deputies.

Efrain Medina was found to be in possession of condoms, marijuana, and alcohol in his vehicle.

Efrain Medina was arrested for PC 288.3 – Contact Child w/ Intent to Commit Lewd Acts, PC 288.4 – Meet child w/ Intent to Commit Lewd Acts, and PC 288a (b) (2) – Oral Copulation with a Minor under 16 years old.

Efrain Medina was booked into San Bernardino County Jail and is being held in lieu of $ 100,000 bail.

Detectives are releasing Efrain Medina’s booking photo as they believe that Efrain Medina has previously met with other minors with the intent to have sexual relations.

Anyone that may have met with Efrain Medina is urged to contact Highland Police Department Detectives at: 1 (909) 425-9793 Ext. 246.

If you choose to remain anonymous, you may call We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or on the We-Tip Hotline online at: http://www.wetip.com

**** 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. ****

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