Needles, CA: Driver arrested after being found in possession of a loaded firearm, drug paraphernalia and stolen property during a traffic stop.

Needles, CA: Driver arrested after being found in possession of a loaded firearm, drug paraphernalia and stolen property during a traffic stop.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at about 4:30am PT on Thursday, May 31st, 2018, deputies began investigating a possible dumped stolen vehicle located in a remote area near an address on Manskers Lane in Needles, California.

Throughout the investigation, it was learned that an unoccupied vehicle was stolen from the parking lot of a nearby gas station and pushed to its current location, where several items were stolen from the vehicle.

At about 9:30am PT, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle leaving the remote area of the dumped stolen vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as 47 years old Antonie Johnson from Needles, California was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm and drug paraphernalia.

Several items located within Johnson’s vehicle were later confirmed to have been taken without permission from the dumped stolen vehicle.

Johnson was placed under arrest for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Stolen Property.

Johnson was transported to and booked at the Colorado River Station Jail and being held on $50,000.00 bail pending a court hearing.

The stolen vehicle and several stolen items were later released to the victim.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Clayton at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, located at 1111 Bailey Avenue, or call: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Those whishing to remain anonymous can call the We Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (927463) or leave information online at: www.wetip.com

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6597966/

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Downtown Needles, CA: Video surveillance leads to the arrest of a man and male juvenile for theft and possession of stolen property.

Downtown Needles, CA: Video surveillance leads to the arrest of a man and male juvenile for theft and possession of stolen property.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, during the early morning hours on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018, deputies responded to reports of several vehicle burglaries and thefts from vehicles in the areas of California Street, R Street and the 2300 block of Needles Highway in Needles, California.

During their investigatin, deputies obtained video depicting the suspects carrying some of the reported stolen property, which included a 9mm handgun.

At approximately 11:15pm PT on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018, Deputy McKay was patroling in the area of the 200 block of J Street in Downtown Needles, California.

While he was doing so, he observed two subjects that matched the description of suspects involved in numerous vehicle burglaries and thefts from vehicles that had occurred over the past 24 hours in the west end of the City of Needles.

Deputy McKay contacted the subjects at the Jack in the Box on J Street.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, the subjects were identified as 25 year old Darren Stevens from Needles, California and a 14 year old male from Needles, California.

During his contact with the subjects, Deputy McKay recovered a 9mm handgun that was stolen from a vehicle during the prior vehicle burglaries and thefts from vehicles.

Both subjects were arrested for the Thefts, Vehicle Burglaries and possession of the Stolen handgun.

Stevens is on active parole in California for Voluntary Manslaughter and had an active no bail warrant for a parole violation.

Stevens was transported to the Colorado River Station Jail where he is being held pending court with no bail.

The 14 year old male was transported to the Juvenile detention facility in Apple Valley, California.

This investigation is on-going and anyone with information is urged to contact Deputy McKay or Deputy Deruiter at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, located at 1111 Bailey Avenue, or call: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Those whishing to remain anonymous can call the We Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (927463) or leave information online at: http://www.wetip.com

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6596826/

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Needles, CA: Weekly Arrests by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station.

Needles, CA: Weekly Arrests by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station.

In a press release, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station posted their weekly arrests that were made in the Needles, California area from Monday, May 21st, 2018 to Sunday, May 27th, 2018.

** Pictures of Press Release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station (@CORiverStation): **

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station said that they remain committed to a proactive approach to suppressing crime in the City of Needles.

Anybody with additional information regarding these investigations or any others are urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Anybody wishing to remain anonymous is asked to contact We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME or via the We-Tip Hotline website at: https://wetip.com/

** Press Release: **

**** Information: Citizen Complaints: ****

Anybody who feels a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s employee has committed an act of misconduct should bring the matter to the attention of a department supervisor.

People may make a complaint in person at any San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Station or San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Internal Affairs regardless of where the incident occurred.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Internal Affairs is located at 655 East 3rd Street in San Bernardino, California.

If you do not wish to make a complaint in person, you may call San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Internal Affairs during normal business hours at: 1 (909) 387-3726 to have a Citizen Complaint form mailed to you.

** Website for Citizen Complaint: **

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/Divisions/InternalAffairs/CitizenComplaintProcedure.aspx

** Citizen Complaint Form (English): **

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/Portals/34/Internal%20Affairs/citizen_complaint_form_02_english.pdf?ver=2016-12-19-081643-193

** Citizen Complaint Form (Spanish): **

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/Portals/34/Internal%20Affairs/citizen_complaint_form_02_spanish.pdf?ver=2016-12-19-081643-660

Please complete the Citizen Complaint form, print it, and mail it to the following address:

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Internal Affairs Division

655 East Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, if you feel more comfortable making a complaint in writing, and there is not enough room on the complaint form to fully explain your concerns, you may attach additional pages along with any documents you feel are relevant.

There is no set format, you may tell your story in the way which you feel comfortable.

Please remember it is important to include details such as when and where the incident occurred, the name of the employee involved if you know it and how we can contact you for additional information.

Please mail all the material directly to Internal Affairs at the address listed above.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the allegation will be investigated, and appropriate action will be taken.

Through this process, anyone can help maintain the high standards of quality the department demands and the members of our community deserve.

** The weekly arrests press release was release by officials from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station to the public and all news media. Any complaints regarding this official public record documents should contact their local San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department or file the “Citizen Complaints” form as shown above, this includes any ages, names, and locations identified, spelling errors, grammar mistakes, misidentified names, or wrong times and dates. **

Needles, CA: City of Needles Officials return from International Council of Shopping Centers’ RECon 2018.

Needles, CA: City of Needles Officials return from International Council of Shopping Centers’ RECon 2018.

Officials from the City of Needles attended last week the International Council of Shopping Centers’ RECon 2018, also known as ICSC RECon 2018 inside the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The world’s largest global gathering of retail real estate professionals was held from Sunday, May 20th, 2018 to Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez attended the convention to find out what was ICSC RECon 2018 and what your officials from the City of Needles are doing during the convention.

Needles City Mayor Edward T. Paget, Needles Vice City Mayor Jeff Williams, Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson, Needles City Director Of Development Services Patrick Martinez, and Mr. Michael Bracken, DMG Economics join over 40,000 retail and real estate professionals, developers, owners, brokers and other city and county officials at this 3 day convention that fill up all of the three halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center with industry professionals and exhibitors.

Thousands of retail and real estate professionals, developers, owners, brokers and other city and county officials file into the Las Vegas Convention Center, flooded into the convention center’s 3 halls with allies upon allies of booths and displays that were set up in a city like setting with allies given letter and number street names and booths that most were set on display like small buildings and store fronts; a city within a city.

During the convention, City of Needles Officials had 15 meetings with individuals related to retail and business, and between those meetings, went around the convention meeting with more retailers and businesses who would be interested in coming to Needles, California.

Las Vegas, NV: Pictures: I.C.S.C. RECon 2018.Here are a few of the pictures taken by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary…

Posted by ZachNews on Monday, May 21, 2018

During their run around the convention halls, City of Needles Officials met with representatives of Sonic Burger, Dunkin Donuts, the Marriott, La Quinta Inn and Suites, Family Dollar/Dollar Tree, Panda Restaurant Group, Save-A-Lot Supermarket, Grocery Outlet, Arby’s, Fallas Discount Stores, Wyndham Hotel Group, 7 Eleven, Del Taco, Jersey Mike’s Subs, and many more.

Many of those meetings will lead to follow up meetings, hoping that the next step after that will be a deal to come and open in the community, but before anything, these businesses – including retail, hotels, grocery stores, restaurants and fast food eatries – have to do research those communities, checking if the demographic, data and numbers on those communities are a right fit both for their business and the community.

That research businesses do and what businesses are looking for in those communities was discussed in detail with ZachNews during an interview with Hoyt Jones, President of Jersey Mike’s Subs.

Hoyt talked about their sandwich business, the format on what they pick for a location to open up their business, and spoke about the ICSC’s RECon 2018 convention and what’s their goal of being here at the convention.

The convention had a bit of everything that relates to the retail and real estate industry, including keynote speakers and workshops are held inside conference pavilions outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center near the Westgate Hotel.

Most of the topics being discussed were on the industry as a whole, talking about the growing e-commerce sales and the outlook on brick-and-mortar retail stores as well as what are the trends of consumers related to shopping for goods, food and medicine, and what are how are businesses and industry doing to adapt and prepare for the future.

Discussing what’s going on in the industy, President and CEO of ICSC Tom McGee spoke during a keynote lunch presentation during the convention on Monday, May 21st, 2018.

** Video Coming Soon. **

Tom McGee shared some high level perspectives on in the industry and breaking it down into numbers and providing charts on what’s happening in the industry.

How businesses are trying to prepare for the next trends and future of shopping, and how to get consumers into their retail stores was discussed with ZachNews during an interview with Susan Akbarpour, Co-Founder and CEO of Mavatar Technologies Inc.

Susan talked about Mavatar, a smart shopping and shoppable content publishing platform that helps shoppers to shop smart and influencers to connect with smart shoppers.

Susan demonstrated to ZachNews how Mavatar would work for the shopper and the business.

Susan also talked about the ICSC’s RECon 2018 convention and what they’re hoping to accomplish at the convention.

As I continued to learn more about I.C.S.C. RECon 2018, I discovered an section of the convention called RECon SPREE, a specialty retail industry’s premier event that gives a unique opportunity for key decision makers to gather under one roof and make deals.

Attendees come to source products and services, and find new location opportunities for their specialty retail business.

This is where I met Chelsea Brownridge, CEO of DogSpot, who spoke to me about about their safe and comfortable house for dogs that would be put next to a place, such as a retail shop, that doesn’t allow pets inside, and with a swipe of their access card the dog’s owner can place their dog inside the shareable, high-tech, vet-grade dog house that’s air conditioned when it’s hot, have a heated pad to keep the dog warm when it’s cold, and a camera so that the owner can check on their dog as they do business in that retail shop.

Chelsea also talked about the ICSC’s RECon 2018 convention which was her first time attending, and what brought her to the convention.

I also got to met Jacob Oh, CEO of Nitro Puff, who spoke with me about this tasty new craze in desserts with cool smoke, which uses sweet cereal, flash-frozen with liquid nitrogen right infront of you, and after you put it in your mouth, cool smoke comes out like a dragon blowing out smoke.

Jacob also talked about the ICSC’s RECon 2018 convention and what’s their goal of being here at the convention.

Overall, the convention was a new experience into the retail and business industry, and hopefully the meetings held with businesses and City of Needles Officials will bring our community closer to more new businesses, jobs, and maybe a grocery store.

** Pictures, Videos, and Live Broadcasts from ZachNews: **

Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the adjourned Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority, and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting.

Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the adjourned Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority, and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting.

An adjourned Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority, and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting was held on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

The adjourned Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority, and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting was broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook.

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

**** Executive Session: ****

Needles City Council Members Louise Evans, Shawn Gudmundson, and Clayton Hazlewood as well as Needles Mayor Ed Paget M.D. were present during executive session well Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy attended by teleconference during executive session.

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams was going to attended by teleconference during executive session, but arrived a few minutes into the executive session, still recovering from being in the hospital for the last few days.

Needles City Council Member Tona Belt was granted an excused absence.

 

  • Agenda Item A:

Conference with Labor Negotiator pursuant to California Government Code $54957.6 – Personnel – Agency Representative City Manager Rick Daniels – Employee Organizations: Needles Unclassified Employees Association (NUEA) and San Bernardino Public Employees Association (SBPEA) Teamsters Local 1932.

 

**** Needles City Attorney Report on Executive Session: ****

  • Agenda Item A:

Needles City Attorney reports that there was no reportable action taken.

 

As the regular meeting began, Needles City Council Members Louise Evans, Shawn Gudmundson, and Clayton Hazlewood as well as Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams and Needles Mayor Ed Paget M.D. well Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy attended by teleconference.

Needles City Council Member Tona Belt arrived during the regular portion of the meeting even nor she was granted earlier an excused absence.

Later in the regular meeting, Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams left the meeting, reportedly not feeling well.

The regular meeting continued with Needles City Council Members Louise Evans, Shawn Gudmundson, Clayton Hazlewood and Tona Belt as well as Needles Mayor Ed Paget M.D. well Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy attended by teleconference.

 

**** Public Appearances: ****

 

 

**** Presentations: ****

  • Agenda Item #1:

Captain Ross Tarangle will report on the 2017 Annual Crime Statistics and the 2018-2019 Sherriff Services for the City of Needles.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/5%20MAY/cc_052918-1-sheriff.pdf

Captain Ross Tarangle with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station reported on the 2017 Annual Crime Statistics and the 2018-2019 Sheriff’s Services for the Needles, California area, showing all of the incidents deputies responded to in and around Needles, California.  

Captain Ross Tarangle also promoted their Twitter page, @CORiverStation, where the public can get the latest information from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station including press releases that list names of who were arrested as well as where the incidents occurred. 

The presentation also included the Schedule A – Law Enforcement Service Contract for the City of Needles for 20018-2019 that shows the amount of money being spent on what in the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station.

When asked about if there was any other way to fund for a school resource officer at our school, Captain Ross Tarangle said, “Well I think with our meetings with the school, unfortunately there wasn’t enough funding on both ends to be able to accomplish that; we would love to have a school resource officer, I think it’s a really valuable resource and it also frees up the city’s deputies so they don’t have to go to the school to handle issues – so that’s a win win on both sides, but from my understanding that of the last meeting that there wasn’t gonna be any funds for all that.”

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department John McMahon made a surprise trip to Needles, California to speak to members of the Needles City Council, and to show support of all of the deputies who served in the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and their work they do in the community. 

After speaking, both San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department John McMahon along with Captain Ross Tarangle with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station left the Needles City Council Chamber to head back to the San Bernardino, California.

 

**** Public Hearing: ****

  • Agenda Item #2:

Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana distribution facility, Suite D, in the C-3 Highway Commercial Zone located at 101 E. Spike’s Road, APN 0650-431-10; Applicant Harry Ezajian.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 2018-24 approving a Conditional Use Permit for a Medical Marijuana Distribution Facility located at 101 E. Spike’s Road, Suite D, APN 0650-431-10.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/5%20MAY/cc_052918-2-distribution.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 2018-24 approving a Conditional Use Permit for a Medical Marijuana Distribution Facility located at 101 E. Spike’s Road, Suite D, APN 0650-431-10.

 

**** Recess The Needles City Council Meeting And Convene A Joint Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting: ****

**** Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority Items: ****

  • Agenda Item #3:
  • Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority Action:

Discussion regarding the proposed 2018-2019 NPUA/ General Fund Budgets.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/5%20MAY/cc_052918-3-budget.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority unanimously voted to accept proposed 2018-19 NPUA/general fund budgets.

 

**** Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority Consent Calendar: ****

All matters listed on the Consent Calendar are Considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion in the form listed. The Mayor or any member of the Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority may pull an item from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Prior to Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority action, a member of the public may address the Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority on matters Scheduled on the Consent Calendar. A 3 minute time limit per person applies. Recommended Action: Approve items #4 through #5 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

  • Agenda Item #4:
  • Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority Action:

Retain Vasquez and Company for the NPUA audit for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2018 and for upcoming Fiscal Year 2018/19.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/5%20MAY/cc_052918-4-vasquez.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #5:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution Number 2018-27 approving purchasing property at 419 N. K. Street, APN 0185-109-44 to rehabilitate the N. K. Street wastewater lift station in the amount of $2,850 and authorize an asbestos report survey and demolish the building at an estimated cost of $6,650 using funds from the Wastewater Asset Replacement Fund – estimated total $9,500.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/5%20MAY/cc_052918-5-419N-K.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority unanimously voted to approve Agenda Items #4 through #5 on the Consent Calendar.

 

**** Adjourn Joint Needles City Council / Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting And Convene A Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting: ****

**** Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Items: ****

  • Agenda Item #6:

Resolution Number 05-29-2018-SARDA approving a purchase and sale agreement between the Successor Agency to the Needles Redevelopment Agency and Greens Capital Ventures LLC with respect to the real property located on Market Street, APN 0185-046-05.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/5%20MAY/cc_052918-6-sarda_property.pdf

Members of the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency unanimously voted to approve Resolution Number 05-29-2018-SARDA approving a purchase and sale agreement between the Successor Agency to the Needles Redevelopment Agency and Greens Capital Ventures LLC with respect to the real property located on Market Street, APN 0185-046-05.

 

 

**** Adjourn Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting and Reconvene Needles City Council: ****

**** Needles City Council Consent Calendar: ****

All matters listed on the Consent Calendar are Considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion in the form listed. The Mayor or any member of the Needles City Council may pull an item from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Prior to Needles City Council action, a member of the public may address the Needles City Council on matters Scheduled on the Consent Calendar. A 3 minute time limit per person applies. Recommended Action: Approve items #7 through #15 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

  • Agenda Item #7:

Approve the warrants register through May 29, 2018.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/5%20MAY/cc_052918-7-warrants.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #8:

Retain Fechter & Company for the City audit for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2018 and for upcoming Fiscal Year 2018-2019.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/5%20MAY/cc_052918-8-fechter-audit.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #9:

Approve the Parks & Recreation Commission recommended changes to the Youth Sports Handbook.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/5%20MAY/cc_052918-9-youth_handbook.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #10:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2018-25 approving a Tenth Amendment to and Extension of the License between the City of Needles and Bonnie Baker Senior Center for use of the kitchen and a portion of the dining area in the Needles Senior Citizens Center during the 20182019 fiscal year.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/5%20MAY/cc_052918-10-senior-ctr.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #11:

Direct the City Clerk, with the assistance of the City Attorney, to have the City’s Conflict of Interest Code reviewed and revised based upon such review, if necessary, and file a statement of review no later than October 1, 2018.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/5%20MAY/cc_052918-11-conflict.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #12:

Authorize Councilmember Belt to attend the CJPIA Newly Elected Officials Academy to be held on June 4th and 5th in Laguna Beach at an approximate cost of $400.00.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/5%20MAY/cc_052918-12-CJPIA.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #13:

Authorize the City Clerk to publish a notice of vacancy on the Board of Public Utilities with a term to expire December 31, 2020.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/5%20MAY/cc_052918-13-vacancy.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #14:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution No. 2018-28 calling for the holding of a General Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 for the election of certain officers as required by the provisions of the Charter and Resolution No. 2018-29 requesting the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Bernardino to consolidate a General Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, with the Statewide General Election to be held on the date pursuant to 10403 of the Elections Code.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/5%20MAY/cc_052918-14-election.pdf

 

  • Agenda Item #15:

Waive the reading and adopt Resolution Number 2018-26 accepting the sale of surplus city-owned property to Green Capital Ventures. LLC in the amount of $38,500, located at the southwest corner of W. Broadway Street and “O” Street, APN 0185-046-12.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/5%20MAY/cc_052918-15-property.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Agenda Items #7 through #15 on the Consent Calendar.

 

**** Regular Items: ****

  • Agenda Item #16:

Approve for introduction Ordinance 604-AC amending Ordinance No. 481-AC, Ordinance No. 531AC and Ordinance 601-AC all of which relate to an exclusive franchise agreement with Allied Waste Transportation, Inc. (Republic Services) for the collection and handling of solid waste and provide direction on Mandatory Organics Recycling (MOR) Program.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/5%20MAY/cc_052918-16-republic.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve introduction of Ordinance 604-AC, amending ordinances 481-AC, 531-AC and 601-AC related to an exclusive franchise agreement with Allied Waste Transportation Inc. DBA Republic Services for collection and handling of solid waste; provide direction on mandatory organics recycling program.

 

  • Agenda Item #17:

Discussion to allow adult use marijuana within the Needles City Limits.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/5%20MAY/cc_052918-17-adult_use_marijuana.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to request the Needles City Attorney to draft a revised cannabis ordinance allowing growers, manufacturers and distributors to sell product produced in Needles to the adult use market outside of Needles.

 

  • Agenda Item #18:

Authorize the Mayor and Council Member(s) to attend the Annual League of California Cities Conference, September 12-14, 2018 in Long Beach, CA and designate a voting delegate and alternate(s).

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/5%20MAY/cc_052918-18-conference.pdf

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to authorize Mayor Paget and councilors Belt and Evans to attend the annual League of California Cities conference Sept. 12-14 in Long Beach. Designate Paget as voting delegate, Evans as alternate.

 

  • Agenda Item #19:

Consider cancelling the second regular City Council / NPUA / SARDA meetings in July and August.

** Agenda Item Information: **

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/5%20MAY/cc_052918-19-meetings.pdf

Agenda Item #19 was discretionary only and no votes was taken by members of the Needles City Council.

 

**** Needles City Attorney’s Report: ****

  • Needles City Attorney John Pinkney:

**** Needles City Manager’s Report: ****

  • Needles City Manager Rick Daniels:

**** Needles City Council Requests: ****

  • Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson:
  • Needles City Council Member Louise Evans:
  • Needles City Council Member Clayton Hazlewood:
  • Needles Vice City Mayor Jeff Williams:
  • Needles City Council Member Tona Belt:
  • Needles City Council Member Tom Darcy:
  • Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget M.D.:

 

**** You can view the full adjourned 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://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/5%20MAY/cc_052918-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/

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News Update!!: Cajon Pass, CA: Southbound Interstate 15 slowly reopens after a multiple vehicle crash occurred during foggy conditions.

News Update!!: Cajon Pass, CA: Southbound Interstate 15 slowly reopens after a multiple vehicle crash occurred during foggy conditions.

All lanes of southbound Interstate 15 are slowly reopening after multiple vehicle crash occurred during foggy conditions in the Cajon Pass, California.

The crash occurred after 11:15am PT on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018.

** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Fire Department: **

At least 30 vehicles were involved in the crash and heavy fog was the area contributing to additional collisions.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department issuing a 3 alarm, major casualty incident between Oak Hills and Highway 138, and multiple resources responding into the area, including 10 fire engines and 14 ambulances have responded to the crash.

** Video from Darren Corrigan via NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

Video by Darren Corrigan showed the crash aftermath as some drivers and passengers got out of their cars and stood on the hillside, worried their cars might be struck again.

I heard a couple of the first accidents. I just focused on not being pushed into anybody so I kind of moved over to the left lane as I was being hit,” Darren Corrigan told KNBC 4 News.

NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 reports that a brother and sister were heading to their graduation ceremony got caught in the crash mess.

Fisher and his sister, Daisha, were heading to their graduation ceremony at Mojave High School in San Bernardino, California when they were hit.

I was in the front seat, I seen the whole thing. I’m a little banged up,” D’Sean Fisher told KNBC 4 News.

** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Fire Department: **

According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, at least 17 people were  injured and were medically treated by firefighters and paramedics.

Officials with the San Bernardino County Fire Department initially stated in the tweet on their official twitter page (Seen Above) that paramedics were assessing 27 individuals.

Minutes later, officials with the San Bernardino County Fire Department updated the number of injured to 17, saying many involved declined treatment.

Among the 17 people injured, at least 2 people had moderate injuries and required immediate medical treatment, and 19 people had minor injuries.

There were also a numerous drivers and occupants have declined treatment.

Southbound Interstate 15 was closed from Ranchero Road and traffic was backed up to Main Street in Hesperia, California.

As of 1:29pm PT, the California Highway Patrol reports that all lanes are being reopened but there is lots of heavy traffic in the area.

NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 reports that the California Highway Patrol escorted the Fishers to their graduation, and the ceremony was delayed for them.

Authorities said that this crash could have been avoided if everybody had just slowed down and drive with caution during foggy conditions where visibility are extremely low.

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