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

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

A Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority, and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting and an Oath of Office Ceremony was held on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

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

**** Public Appearances: ****

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Thomas Marshall, Assistant Chief with the San Bernardino County Fire, spoke about a various of topics, including the move into the new fire station, a new fire truck, and the purchase of a fire boat.

 

****** More Public Appearances Videos are coming up after uploads are completed. ******

 

**** Needles Public Utility Authority / 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 Public Utility Authority / Needles City Council may pull an item from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Prior to Needles Public Utility Authority / Needles City Council action, a member of the public may address the Needles Public Utility Authority / Needles City Council on matters Scheduled on the Consent Calendar. A 3 minute time limit per person applies. Recommended Action: Approve items #1 through #6 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

– Agenda Items #1: Needles Public Utility Authority: Approve the minutes of the regular meetings of August 9, September 27 and October 11, 2016.

– Agenda Items #2: Needles Public Utility Authority / Needles City Council: Approve Change Order #1 to Western Construction Specialists in the amount of $13,678.28 to increase the size of the concrete pads to allow size variation of equipment and add an additional concrete pad to store two transformers – total bid amount of $28,678.28.

– Agenda Items #3: Needles Public Utility Authority / Needles City Council: Accept the work completed by Western Construction Specialists for the concrete work at Bush Street Substation in the amount of $28,678.28 and authorize staff to file a Notice of Completion with the San Bernardino County Recorder.

– Agenda Items #4: Needles Public Utility Authority / Needles City Council: Accept the bid from Outsource Utility Contractors in the amount of $750 per hour for a 4 person certified power line crew, including equipment, to assemble the relocated Bush Street Substation with parts already purchased by the City of Needles and authorize staff to issue a Notice of Award and Notice to Proceed; estimated Cost $150,000.

– Agenda Items #5: Needles Public Utility Authority / Needles City Council: Purchase of property at 417 N. K Street (Assessor’s Parcel #0185-109-43) for the K Street Lift Station project (purchase price of $7,500).

– Agenda Items #6: Needles Public Utility Authority / Needles City Council: Approve modifications and upgrades at the River Road Lift Station.

Members of the Needles Public Utility Authority / Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve all of the agenda items: #1 through #6. 

 

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

– Agenda Items #7: Approve the minutes of the regular meetings of January 26, March 22, April 26, June 14, August 23 and October 11, 2016.

Members of the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency voted 6-1 to approve the minutes.

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson abstain from voting.

 

**** 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 #8 through #10 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve all of the agenda items: #8 through #10. 

 

****** Oath of Office Ceremony: ******

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

 

**** Regular Items: ****

– Agenda Items #11: Resolution No. 2016-68 Reciting the Fact of the General Municipal Election held on November 8, 2016, declaring the results, and such other matters as provided by law.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Resolution 2016-68 reciting the facts of the Nov. 8 general municipal election, declaring results and other matters as provided by law.

 

**** Administer Oath of Office: ****

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An Oath of Office Ceremony for the newly elected members of the Needles City Council and re-elected City of Needles Mayor was held.

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Dale Jones, City Clerk’s Office at the City of Needles, sworn in all together Tona Belt, Clayton Hazlewood, and Shawn Gudmundson for Needles City Council and Edward T. Paget for City of Needles Mayor.

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Afterwards, a presentations was held thanking outgoing members of the Needles City Council Tony Frazier and Tom Darcy for their service on the Needles City Council.

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Both Tony Frazier and Tom Darcy spoke about their moment on the Needles City Council and thanked everybody, including Tom Darcy thanking everybody by giving away reusable bags so when they go shopping.

After a short break so for everybody to enjoy delicious cookies, cupcakes, and coffee, the seating of the newly elected City of Needles Mayor and Needles City Council Members was done and the rest of the meeting continued.

Members of the Needles City Council selection of Vice Mayor and unanimously voted to approve Jeff Williams to continue as Vice Mayor.

 

**** Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority, and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency: ****

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Agenda Items #12: Needles Public Utility Authority Action: Resolution No. 12-13-2016-NPUA authorizing the issuance and sale of Water Revenue Refunding Bonds Series 2016; Sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds Series 2016; and Electric Revenue Refunding Bonds Series 2016 to refinance outstanding Revenue Bonds 1997 Series A, authorizing execution of three separate indentures of Trust, an EscroW Agreement and authorizing execution of and approving related agreements and official actions; and Resolution No. 12-13-2016-1-NPUA authorizing the Authority to become a member of the NPFA and taking certain other actions in connection therewith approving the Amended and Restated Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement forming the Needles Public Financing Authority.

Members of the Needles Public Utility Authority unanimously voted to adopt Resolution 12-13-2016-NPUA and Resolution 12-13-2016-1 NPUA.

Needles Public Financing Authority Action: Resolution No. NPFA 2016-3 authorizing the issuance of 2016 Enterprise Revenue Bonds for the purpose of purchasing bonds of the Needles Public Utility Authority (Water Revenue Refunding Bonds, Sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds and Electric Revenue Refunding Bonds); authorizing and directing the execution and delivery of an indenture of Trust and a Purchase Agreement, approving the Private Placement of Bonds and authorizing other activities; and Resolution No. NPFA 2016-4 authorizing the Authority to become a member of the NPUA and taking certain other actions in connection therewith approving the Amended and Restated Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement forming the Needles Public Utility Authority.

Members of the Needles Public Financing Authority unanimously voted to adopt Resolution NPFA 2016-3 and Resolution NPFA 2016-4.

Needles City Council Action: Resolution No. 2016-71 authorizing the execution and delivery of an Amended and Restated Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement forming the Needles Public Utility Authority; and Resolution No. 2016-72 authorizing the execution and delivery of an Amended and Restated Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement forming the Needles Public Financing Authority.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to adopt Resolution 2016-71 and Resolution 2016-72.

Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Action: Resolution No. 12-13-2016-SARDA approving an Amended and Restated Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement forming the Needles Public Utility Authority; and Resolution No. 12-13-2016-1-SARDA approving an Amended and Restated Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement forming the Needles Public Financing Authority.

Members of the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency unanimously voted to adopt Resolution 12-13-2016-SARDA and Resolution 12-13-2016-1-SARDA.

 

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Agenda Items #13: Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against subdividing 8.20 acres into two parcels, Tentative Parcel Map #19770 located at 1040E. Broadway, APN 0186222-06, Applicant Mitch Bramlitt representing AutoZone.

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Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Resolution Number 2016-74 approving Tentative Parcel Map #19770, subdividing 8.20 acres into two parcels located in the C2 (General Commercial) Zone at 1040 E. Broadway (Towne Center Shopping Center) APN 0186-222-06. 

 

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Agenda Items #14: Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana cultivation facility located at 219 I Street, APN 0186-094-38: Applicant, Janice Simmons.

This building is known as the old 7-UP Building on I Street between Third Street and West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California.

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Members of the Needles City Council voted 5-1 to approve Resolution No. 2016-69 approving a Conditional Use Permit for a 4,000 square foot medical marijuana cultivation facility located at 219 Street, APN 0186-094-38. Needles City Council Member Louise Evans voted ‘No’.

 

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Agenda Items #15: Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a Conditional Use Permit for a medical marijuana manufacturing facility in the C-2 (General Commercial) Zone located at 1804 Needles Highway, APN 0185-045-03: Applicant Drew Milburn.

This property was the old Kentucky Fried Chicken (K.F.C.) fast food restaurant on Needles Highway (Route 66) at O Street in Needles, California.

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Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve Resolution No. 2016-75 approving a Conditional Use Permit for a 2,500 square foot Medical Marijuana Manufacturing Facility utilizing an ice water extraction process, located at 1804 Needles Highway, APN 0185-045-03.

 

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Agenda Items #16: Public hearing noticed to consider all evidence and testimony for or against amendment of Sections of Ordinance 576-AC, Chapter 12A of the Needles Municipal Code, and amendment of Section 96.01 of the Needles Zoning Code related to distribution and transportation of marijuana.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to adopt Ordinance 588-AC amending the city code and zoning code related to distribution and transportation of marijuana.

 

**** Needles City Council Consent Calendar #2: ****

A 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 #17 through #19 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

– Agenda Items #17: Approve the revised Rules and Regulations relating to the operation of the Needles Riverview Cemetery adding a section regarding disinterments.

– Agenda Items #18: Waive the reading and adopt Resolution Number 2016-73 increasing membership on the Cemetery Advisory Commission to five appointed voting members and one non-voting technical advisor and authorize advertising the two additional new vacancies.

– Agenda Items #19: Authorize the City Clerk to publish a notice of the vacancies on the various Boards and Commissions due to the expiration of terms as of December 31, 2016 and other vacancies.

Members of the Needles City Council unanimously voted to approve all of the agenda items: #17 through #19. 

 

**** Regular Items #2: ****

– Agenda Items #20: Authorize the newly elected council members to attend the League of California Cities 2017 New Mayor and Council Members Academy scheduled for January 18-20, 2017 in Sacramento.

Members of the Needles City Council 5-1 voted to approve for Needles City Council Member Tona Belt to go to the League of California Cities 2017 New Mayor and Council Members Academy.

Needles City Council Member Tona Belt abstain from voting.

City of Needles Mayor is unable to go so Needles City Manager will be going instead. 

 

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

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Needles City Manager Rick Daniels spoke about a various of topics, including the upcoming housing project, 2 new hotels wanting to be build, extra power request, and traffic safety.

 

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

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson spoke about Desert Vista residents concerns over fire hydrant,  turned off and fire protection.

– Needles City Council Member Louise Evans concern over wastewater and water, especially for the school district – their charges, and school fees.

– Needles City Council Member Clayton Hazlewood asked about future parking plans because of the no parking zone along J Street next to the baseball field and spoke about wanting to see a sidewalk along Lilyhill Drive, west of Bailey Avenue to Coronado Street.

– Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams agreed with Needles City Council Member Louise Evans about having the Needles City Attorney look at the school charging fees that’s effecting residential growth.

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams then spoke about wanting the Needles City Manager and members of the Needles City Council to look into and talk with a new Internet provider called Tri-State WiFi. Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams told members of the Needles City Council that he has the service at his home and at Tri State Community Healthcare Center, and haven’t had any drops or issues with their service. Tri-State WiFi proposed, which Needles City Manager Rick Daniels has to look over, for Free WiFi for the City. Currently, Tri-State WiFi has been testing the internet service in the area with several businesses, including River Valley Air Conditioning Inc., Wagon Wheel Restaurant, and ZachNews which will be having a news report on this new internet provider and their plans for Needles, California.

– Needles City Council Member Tona Belt thanked everybody who voted for her and wanted to make sure that everybody knows that she is here for you, the community, and if you have any though and ideas to bring up please let her know anytime.

– Needles City Council Member Robert Richardson, M.D. thanked the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for their service, spoke about his tour of the new San Bernardino County Fire Station 32, and thanked all of the employees with the City of Needles for their hard work.

** City of Needles Mayor and all of the members of the Needles City Council wished everybody in the community as Happy Holiday, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. **

**** You can view the full 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/2016%20website%20file%20posting%20(Needlesserver)/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/12%20DECEMBER/cc_npua_sarda_npfa-121316-agendaLINKED.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.

** Videos recorded by both ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez and New ZachNews Photojournalist Branden Lopez. **

News Update!!: United States of America: Latest Information: Protests and Marches Against President Elect Donald Trump.

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News Update!!: United States of America: Latest Information: Protests and Marches Against President Elect Donald Trump.

People are protesting in several cities across the nation against President Elect Donald Trump.

People are upset, sad, angry, and outraged over voting results from the Presidential General Election 2016 held on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 electing Republican Donald Trump to become the 45th President of the United States of America.

– United States of America:

** Live Video from NBC News: **

NBC News is showing various protests against President Elect Donald Trump being held across the United States of America.

** ZachNews on Twitter: **

With more protests and marches against President Elect Donald Trump are held, ZachNews on Twitter will be retweeting the protests and marches against President Elect Donald Trump (#ProtestTrump or #TrumpProtest) including pictures and videos as they post from cities across the United States of America.

** If protesting, please remain peaceful and don’t allow attacks on people or properties that is not your own. Respect works both ways and showing disrespect only hurts the cause. Please stay safe to everybody, including protesters, law enforcement, and the news media. **

**** Pictures, videos, and latest information from a few of the recent and past Protests and Marches against President Elect Donald Trump: ****

** Saturday, November 12th, 2016: **

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** Picture screenshots obtain from NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8: **

At 7:11pm PT, reports of a protest in Downtown Portland, Oregon.

Portland Police Department say an unpermitted protest march of several hundred leaving Pioneer Square on Southwest 6th Avenue heading northbound in the street.

All bus and MAX service in Downtown Portland, Oregon may be severely impacted through the evening hours due to protests in Portland City Center.

As of 7:40pm PT, Southwest Broadway at Yamhill is completely blocked by protesters sitting in the street.

As of 7:44pm PT, reports that protesters are in the street blocking Broadway. Law enforcement officers in riot gear are telling protesters that they are subject to arrest if the street is not cleared.

As of 7:46pm PT, Portland Police Department say protesters are throwing bottles and other projectiles at police at SW Broadway and Yamhill.

As of 7:48pm PT, Portland Police Department say the 2 people arrested at SW Broadway and Yamhill.

As of 8:00pm PT, reports that protesters are marching in the streets.

Portland Police Department say blocking traffic and MAX lines is a crime. Additional arrests may occur if protesters continue to block traffic.

 

** Friday, November 11th, 2016: **

– Downtown Los Angeles, California:

** Live Video from Fox affiliate KTTV Channel11: **

At 10:00pm PT, protesters are marching south along Spring Street in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

Reports that over 700 people are marching in the protest.

As of 10:23pm PT, protesters are marching on Olympic heading towards L.A. Live.

As of 10:30pm PT, protesters are stopped near L.A. Live at the intersection of Figueroa Street and 11th Street.

As of 10:32pm PT, protesters moving north along Figueroa Street. Reports over 1,000 people protesting.

As of 10:34pm PT, reports of some protesters being arrested on Figueroa Street near 11th Street.

As of 11:00pm PT, protesters are on 6th Street near Interstate 110. Some reports of tagging of property occurring.

As of 11:02pm PT, at least 2 protesters who allegedly tagged a law enforcement vehicle have been arrested. Protest crowd has swells to 3,000 people.

As of 11:11pm PT, some protesters have reportedly raided a 7-11 Store on 3rd Street.

As of 11:16pm PT, protesters are on 3rd Street at Loma Drive.

 

– Downtown Portland, Oregon:

** Live Video from NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8: **

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At 5:00pm PT, reports of a protests in Downtown Portland, Oregon.

As of 5:20pm PT, news reporters saying no reports of violence at the protest tonight. Protesters are confronting law enforcement. Law enforcement is trying to direct protesters. Originally, main organizers of the protest said they wouldn’t march but law enforcement asked them to move b/c streets were blocked. Around 1,000-1,500 people are at the protest.

As of 7:31pm PT, Portland Police Department Sgt. Simpson said that we will facilitated a march as long as it’s on the streets we ask them to stay on. If people don’t follow our direction, that’s when it will be a problem and create traffic issues.

As of 7:32pm PT, Portland Police Department Sgt. Simpson said that law enforcement have already identified anarchist groups among the peaceful protesters. Will not tolerate vandalism like what happened last night.

As of 7:43pm PT, reports that part of the protest heading toward Burnside Bridge. Portland Police Department is saying to avoid traffic on West Burnside.

As of 7:50pm PT, Portland Police Department say that there is still a large crowd in front of City Hall. Approximately, 1,000 people are now marching southbound on 5th Avenue.

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As of 7:52pm PT, Portland Police Department release pictures of riot vandalism suspect.

According to Portland Police Department Detective Travis Fields, this suspect damaged numerous cars with a baseball bat at Broadway Toyota during a riot.

As of 7:54pm PT, Portland Police Department reminds motorists who encounter protesters to stay in your vehicle, remain calm and don’t engage. Let protest pass.

As of 8:02pm PT, reports that the protest is on 10th and Yamhill. Some protesters splitting off in other directions.

As of 8:16pm PT, streetcar service is delay due to the protest.

As of 8:18pm PT, protesters chanting, “Whose streets, our streets”.

As of 8:24pm PT, protesters chanting, “Take off your riot gear – I don’t see no riot here.”

As of 8:26pm PT, protesters are marching eastbound on Clay. Portland Police Department reminds motorists to please be patient.

As of 8:26pm PT, protesters are facing off law enforcement officers in riot gear well chanting, “Take off your riot gear, I don’t see no riot here”, “Peaceful protest”, “Whose streets, our streets”, and “Let us march”.

As of 8:37pm PT, law enforcement officers in riot gear telling protesters to move onto the sidewalk, do not block the roadway, move northbound down 4th Street, and that this protest is an, “Unlawful assembly”.

As of 8:40pm PT, news reporter from KGW 8 speaks to 3 generation of protesters who are protesting tonight afraid that their rights that woman have will be taken away.

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** Pictures screenshots obtain from NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8: **

As of 8:42pm PT, law enforcement officers in riot gear telling protesters; including a grand mother, that by their view and reports by citizens complaints, this protest is an, “Unlawful assembly” and that this protest has participated in “vandalism and assault.”

As of 8:46pm PT, law enforcement officers in riot gear continue to tell protesters to move onto the sidewalk, do not block the roadway, move northbound down 4th Street, and that this protest is an, “Unlawful assembly”.

As of 8:47pm PT, protesters are marching over Morrison Bridge.

As of 8:51pm PT, glass heard broke, but protesters say that was an accident and somebody is heard saying “Sorry”. Protesters are seen working to clean up the broken glass.

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** Pictures screenshots obtain from NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8: **

As of 8:52pm PT, law enforcement officers in riot gear continue to tell protesters that this protest is an, “Unlawful assembly”, and are to next the roadway, move onto the sidewalk, or “you are subject to arrest.” Protesters are continue to say, “Peaceful protest” well along southwest 4th Street.

As of 8:59pm PT, protesters chanting, “Who do you protest?”

As of 9:02pm PT, protesters on the eastside are at SE 2nd and Yamhill.

As of 9:03pm PT, Portland Police Department say projectiles are being thrown at them. At least 3 separate marches currently being conducted.

As of 9:06pm PT, law enforcement officers in riot gear has shot flash-bangs at protesters. Protesters chanting, “The whole world’s watching.”

As of 9:17pm PT, Portland Police Department say they are working with O.D.O.T.  and Moda Officials. They will expedite traffic leaving the Moda Ctr following the Blazer game.

As of 9:18pm PT, protesters chanting, “Together. United. We’ll never be divided.”

As of 9:20pm PT, Portland Police Department say they are using aerial distraction devices only at this point.

As of 9:22pm PT, NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8 is reporting that there is at least 3 protests happening in Downtown Portland, Oregon.

As of 9:24pm PT, law enforcement officers in riot gear have shot again flash-bangs and distraction devices have been deployed at protesters to move protesters back north on Southwest 4th Street. Reports that Interstate 84 and Interstate 5 are closed in the area.

As of 9:35pm PT, reports that more law enforcement officers have come up Jefferson to 4th, area that protesters have is shrinking. Southwest 4th northbound is still open to them.

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As of 9:44pm PT, law enforcement officers in riot gear have shot again flash-bangs and distraction devices at protesters who are continuing to chant, “Together. United. We’ll never be divided.”

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As of 9:49pm PT, law enforcement officers in riot gear have used tear gas at protesters. Some protesters are heard saying, “Medic!!”.

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As of 9:54pm PT, law enforcement officers are moving protesters down the street and telling protesters to, “Leave the area”. Lot of tear gas was reportedly used to move protesters back. There’s reports that a KGW 8 News Reporter was just hit with tear gas while covering the protest.

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As of 9:58pm PT, law enforcement officers in riot are using flash-bangs and tear gas again moving protesters down the street into more traffic crossing intersections and moving north along Southwest 4th Street where more businesses and shops are.

As of 10:07pm PT, reports that protesters are on the Burnside Bridge.

As of 10:09pm PT, Portland Police Department Sgt. Pete Simpson say that it’s been a “very aggressive crowd toward the officers.”

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** Pictures screenshots obtain from NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8: **

As of 10:16pm PT, law enforcement officers in riot gear have using flash bangs and moving protesters along Southwest 4th Street near Washington Street. Many of the protesters are moving down the street, but some protesters and law enforcement officers pushing each other.

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As of 10:26pm PT, protesters moving along Southwest 4th Street. Some protesters launching fireworks in the street.

As of 10:29pm PT, law enforcement officers in riot gear have using flash bangs and tear gas moving protesters along Southwest 4th Street.

As of 10:33pm PT, protesters are at Morrison and 15th.

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** Picture screenshots obtain from NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8: **

As of 10:36pm PT, protesters are eastbound onto Stark from Burnside.

As of 10:49pm PT, some protesters are on a construction scaffolding protesting.

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** Picture screenshots obtain from NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8: **

As of 10:52pm PT, protesters are at Southwest 6th Street and Broadway.

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As of 10:49pm PT, some protesters are on a construction scaffolding protesting well protesters remain in the street with vehicles getting by at the intersection of Southwest 6th Street and Broadway.

As of 11:07pm PT, protesters are in the area of Southwest 4th Street, Southwest Stark Street, and Southwest 6th Street.

As of 11:14pm PT, law enforcement officers in riot gear are closing in on protesters and launching tear gas in the area of Southwest 4th Street, Southwest Stark Street, and Southwest 6th Street.

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** Picture from Portland Police Department: **

As of 11:20pm PT, Portland Police Department release a picture of riot vandalism and assault suspect.

According to the Portland Police Department, this suspect damaged a bank in the Pearl District and was involved in an assault at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Pine Street during the November 10th protest and riot.

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As of 11:24pm PT, some protesters remain in the streets, but most of the peaceful protesters have left the march in the Downtown Portland, Oregon area.   Law enforcement officers in riot gear continue to follow protesters.

As of 11:59pm PT, Portland Police Department say at least 25 people were arrested during the protests from vandalism and destruction.

There’s been reports that journalists and others in the media have been injured and gassed covering these protests, leading to some news media to take other actions to cover the protests.

 

– Downtown Atlanta, Georgia:

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At 7:00pm ET, protest being held in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

As of 7:27pm ET, reports of some protesters burning American flags in front of the State Capitol.

As of 7:30pm ET, reports that protesters are being stopped by State Troopers.

 

– Downtown Miami, Florida:atlanta georgia

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As of 9:02pm PT, reports of a few thousand protesters are marching through the streets of Downtown Miami, Florida and halted traffic on freeway.

 

– Minneapolis, Minnesota:

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KARE Channel 11: **

At 12:34pm CT, reports of a pprotestant a group of students are marching down Cedar Avenue, likely headed to U.S. Bank Stadium.

 

** Thursday, November 10th, 2016: **

– Downtown Los Angeles, California:

** Live Video from CBS affiliate KCBS Channel 2: **

** Live Video from Fox affiliate KTTV Channel 11: **

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At 6:00pm PT, reports that some protesters gathering in front of City Hall in Downtown Los Angeles, California tonight at 8:00pm PT.

As of 7:34 pm PT, reports that a crowd of 75-100 people are marching south on Spring Street after City Hall rally.

As of 8:50pm PT, large crowd of protesters are gathered in front of City Hall on Los Angeles Street.

As of 8:50pm PT, reports of multiple units from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Valley Division are responding to the protest Downtown Los Angeles, California.

A news reporter in a news helicopter over the protest is saying that the people are gathering voicing their First Amendment Rights and the group of protesters in front of City Hall have been peaceful and respectful.

As of 9:48pm PT, protesters are heading towards Pershing Square.

As of 10:00pm PT, protesters are marching in the street heading back towards City Hall.

As of 10:16pm PT, Los Angeles Police Department say protesters continue to disrupt flow of traffic around the civic center. Los Angeles Police Department say if possible, stay clear of the area and be safe.

As of 10:22 pm PT, reports of flash bangs heard in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

As of 10:30pm PT, protesters are marching southbound on Broadway near Olympic Boulevard.

As of 10:33pm PT, an Los Angeles Police Department Officer is reportedly needs help near Spring Street and 2nd Street.

As of 10:34pm PT, reports of at least 13 police department cars screaming northbound on Spring Street.

As of 10:40pm PT, reports that the protest in near L.A. Live entertainment complex.

As of 10:49pm PT, reports that Los Angeles Police Department and California Highway Patrol on the 101 Freeway. Law enforcement officers are seen blocking freeways ramps from protesters, keeping them out of lanes as protesters gather.

As of 10:54pm PT, reports that thousands of people continue to protest. The protest has remained peaceful.

As of 11:00pm PT, reports that the protest is on Pico Boulevard near Figueroa Street and the Staples Center.

As of 11:23pm PT, reports that protesters at at Grand and Olympic.

At least a protester has been arrested for vandalism.

As of 11:34pm PT, reports that law enforcement officers pointing guns at protesters.

Earlier, some protesters were seen jumping fence into construction site.

As of 11:38pm PT, Los Angeles Police Department say bottles are being thrown at them at Olympic and Olive.

As of 11:47pm PT, Los Angeles Police Department say protesters have taken over intersection of Olympic and Grand.

More law enforcement officers are arriving as law enforcement officers are preparing to move protesters back calling this an unlawful assembly.

As of 12:05am PT, protest continue on Friday, November 11th, 2016 with reports that law enforcement officers are telling protesters that they have 5 minutes to disperse or be subject to arrest.

As of 12:14am PT, reports that protesters are dispersing and are moving north on Olive.

As of 1:10am PT, streets are calm and clear in Downtown Los Angeles, California after law enforcement dispersed the crowd and arrested some protesters.

As of 1:12am PT, reports that law enforcement officers have detained protesters near Grand and Caesar Chavez.

Los Angeles Police Department say that multiple arrests were made, for either disobeying lawful order or vandalism.

As of 1:20am PT, streets are calm and clear, multiple arrests made, graffiti and vandalism occurred from the protest overnight in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

As of 6:00am PT, Los Angeles Police Department say nearly 150 protesters were in police custody and a law enforcement officer was injured during the protest.

 

– Downtown Oakland, California:

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KNTV Channel 11: **

At 8:00pm PT, a protest was held in Downtown Oakland, California.

Reports of hundreds of people came out.

As of 9:52pm PT, some protesters are able to make their way onto Interstate 580 at Telegraph Avenue stalling traffic.

As of 10:45pm PT, reports that at least 2 people arrested after protesters broke through fence and jumped onto eastbound Interstate 580.

As of 11:59pm PT, Oakland Police Department say that several car dealerships on Auto Row were vandalized and at least 6 people have been arrested.

 

– San Jose, California:

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** Pictures from NBC affiliate KNTV Channel 11: **

At 8:00pm PT, students at San Jose State University gather for a protest.

At 10:19pm PT, there’s reports of protestors near San Jose Airport blocking traffic near Highway 87.

 

– Downtown Houston, Texas:

** Live Video from NBC affiliate KPRC Channel 2: **

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At 9:42pm CT, protest is happening in Downtown Houston, Texas.

 

– Portland, Oregon:

** Live Video from NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8: **

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At 6:00pm PT, reports of a protest in Portland, Oregon.

As of 6:28pm PT, reports that protesters marching on the Hawthorne Bridge.

As of 7:04pm PT, protesters are heading eastbound on SE Madison.

As of 7:13pm PT, reports of some protesters were seen pushing and breaking a window of a women’s car along Grand Avenue near Hope Street.

Earlier, a driver got out of their vehicle and throw bleach at some protesters on the Hawthorne Bridge.

There’s reports of children and teens marching in the protest as well as people helping push people who are in wheelchairs who wanted to protest.

There’s also reports of some protesters wearing masks carrying baseball bats.

According to NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8, another protest is being set for 8:00pm PT at Holiday Park.

As of 7:27pm PT, Portland Police Department say protesters are starting northbound on SE Grand crossing Taylor. Protesters still northbound on Grand, stopping at Pine street, blocking traffic eastbound and westbound.

According to NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8, the majority of the protest has been peaceful and some protesters telling news media that those who cause trouble don’t speak for the majority protesting peacefully.

As of 7:56pm PT, some protesters setting an American flag on fire and somebody saying in the background out loud as cameras film, “we’re burning things”.

As of 7:56pm PT, some protesters began starting to get mad at a driver, but another protesters said to not do anything because “there’s children in that vehicle”.

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** Pictures screenshots obtain from NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8: **

As of 8:02pm PT, a protester is seen tagging a buildings well some protesters saying “not to do that” and “let him do it”.

As of 8:09pm PT, protesters saying, “Not My President” and No More Presidents” well some protesters launch fireworks in the street.

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** Pictures screenshots obtain from NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8: **

As of 8:12pm PT, at least 2 people were seen on camera arguing about the protest, but other protesters stepped in and try to break up the argument, telling the persons to leave because they do not want that here. But a short fight happen after, but again was broken up by other protesters.

Main organizers of the protesters want everybody to act like adults and protest peacefully, not cause fights and attack people.

As of 8:15pm PT, protesters are on 11th Street near Holiday Park. A Blue Line Tram is being blocked by the protest.

As of 8:20pm PT, a large crowd of protesters are at Holiday Park and saying, “Peaceful Protest”.

As of 8:29pm PT, a large crowd of protesters are leaving Holiday Park heading back into Downtown Portland, Oregon.

As of 8:36pm PT, protesters are blocking streets in Downtown Portland, Oregon.

As of 8:56pm PT, Portland Police Department say a crowd of protesters are throwing projectiles at law enforcement and significant damage to area car lot.

As of 9:00pm PT, reports that some protesters are trying to get on the Interstate 5, but law enforcement not letting them.

As of 9:04pm PT,  Portland Police Department say the crowd of protesters are continues to move westbound on Broadway toward Broadway Bridge.

As of 9:20pm PT, reports of some protesters becoming violent at a car dealership, Broadway Toyota, smashing at least 19 cars. There’s also reports that some protesters are being seen smashing windows in the Pearl.

As of 9:22pm PT, Portland Police Department say some in crowd trying to stop property damage, others threatening them not to interfere. Portland Police Department also say a “riot now” at Northwest 11th and Lovejoy in the Pearl.

As of 9:25pm PT, reports that some protesters seen breaking business windows in the Pearl District.

As of 9:28pm PT, Portland Police Department say protesters are arming themselves with rocks from construction site. Law enforcement are advising crowd this is an unlawful assembly.

As of 9:40pm PT,  Portland Police Department are advising protesters that there are gas and flares being prepared by protesters. Portland Police Department is saying to please leave for your own safety and that those wishing to exercise their freedom of speech go to Pioneer Courthouse Square. Portland Police Department are arresting some protesters who were involved in illegal acts.

As of 9:49pm PT, Portland Police Department say protesters are still in Pearl, traveling southbound on NW Park from Everett. Portland Police Department are telling motorists to avoid the entire area.

As of 9:53pm PT,  Portland Police Department are again advising protesters that those not wanting to be associated w/anarchists should leave the area immediately, and that peaceful protesters encouraged to go to Pioneer Courthouse Square.

As of 10:00pm PT, reports of a person being injured during the protest.

As of 10:07pm PT, reports that part of the crowd of protesters is returning to Pioneer Courthouse Square.

As of 10:13pm PT, NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8 is reporting that peaceful protest is continuing in and around Pioneer Courthouse Square away from anarchist violence in the Pearl District.

“What you saw was anarchist individuals,” said Portland Police Department Sergeant Pete Simpson.

Portland Police Department say that they estimates there were 4,000 protesters tonight.

As of 10:26pm PT, Portland Police Department say protesters are marching southbound on Broadway.

As of 10:43pm PT, Portland Police Department say some protesters in Pioneer Courthouse Square; some protesters are marching around nearby blocks. Traffic is being shut down on Morrison Bridge.

As of 10:53pm PT, Portland Police Department say an estimated 1,500 people are heading eastbound on Jefferson Street.

As of 11:25pm PT, Portland Police Department say protesters are on 5th Street, near Portland Plaza, were more vandalism is occurring.

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** Pictures from NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8: **

As of 11:27pm PT, reports that law enforcement officers are stopping protesters and arrests are being made.

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As of 11:41pm PT, law enforcement officers in riot gear are seen moving on protesters using pepper spray and flash bangs.

Reports that law enforcement officers dropped smoke bomb before leaving Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Portland Police Department say that after several orders to disperse, police have used less lethal munitions to effect arrests and move the crowd. Law enforcement officers say that they are still taking projectiles.

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8: **

As of 11:49pm PT, reports that an ambulance is arriving for an injured person.

As of 12:01am PT, the protest continues on Friday, November 11th, 2016.

As of 12:02am PT, some protesters remain protesting and continue to march again.

As of 12:04am PT, Portland Police Department say more vandalism on 4th and Yamhill. The crowd of protesters are splintering off as orders being given to disperse for unlawful assembly.

As of 12:17am PT, reports that law enforcement officers in riot gear are surrounding the remaining protesters.

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** Pictures screenshots obtain from NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8: **

As of 12:19am PT, law enforcement officers in riot gear launch tear gas into the crowd of protesters. Portland Police Department say that protesters are getting confrontational, and the order to disperse or be arrested has been announced.

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** Pictures screenshots obtain from NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8: **

As of 12:22am PT, law enforcement officers in riot gear again launch tear gas into the crowd of protesters. Protesters seen on camera running down the street.

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** Pictures screenshots obtain from NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8: **

As of 12:24am PT, a protester was shot at with rubber bullets. The protester is telling people that he was shot innocently, but people on the side of the street seen the protester throw something at law enforcement officers. People was seen that are telling that protester to e peaceful and not do that well the protester argue well blood makes from the rubber bullets can be seen on his arm.

As of 12:24am PT, law enforcement officers in riot gear pushing crowd east on Yamhill.

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** Pictures screenshots obtain from NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8: **

As of 12:33am PT, some protesters seen starting fires, using newspaper boxes to block the street, and are being confrontational with people as law enforcement are saying to clear the street as this is an “lawful assembly”. A protester is seen trying protesters to put out the fire saying, “put out that s**t, where not having this.”

As of 12:41am PT, Protesters are moving into Lownsdale Park, which is closed.

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** Pictures screenshots obtain from NBC affiliate KGW Channel 8: **

As of 12:49am PT, law enforcement officers in riot gear using flash grenades, moving into the crowd, and saying that is protest is an unlawful assembly and to disperse; “this is a restricted area” and “all parks are closed.”

As of 12:49am PT, law enforcement officers in riot gear are moving into the crowd.

Reports that anarchist attacked businesses and innocent people, including a news crew with KGW 8.

Reports also of law enforcement telling the news media to leave of be arrested.

As of 6:00am PT, Portland Police Department say that 26 people were arrested during the protest.

 

– Downtown Denver, Colorado:

** Live Video from NBC affiliate KUSA Channel 9: **

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KUSA Channel 9: **

At 7:00pm MT, reports of a protest in Downtown Denver, Colorado.

As of 9:50pm MT, reports of protesters blocking Auraria Parkway between Pepsi Court and Interstate 25. Most traffic leaving the Nuggets game directed toward Downtown Denver, Colorado, away from protesters

As of 10:05pm MT, reports that northbound Interstate 25 is closed at 6th Avenue and southbound Interstate 25 is closed at 23rd Street due to the protest.

As of 10:30pm MT, Denver Police Department confirms that pepper balls were used to redirect some protesters, Interstate 25 is clear, and Denver Police Department is working to reopen both directions.

As of 10:52pm MT, protesters have mostly returned to the 16th Street Mall. There is still a heavy law enforcement presence Downtown Denver, Colorado.

As of 11:16pm MT, the Denver Police Department are staged around the Colorado State Capitol as a small groups of protesters are still at it.

 

– Minneapolis, Minnesota:

** Live Video from NBC affiliate KARE Channel 11: **

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KARE Channel 11: **

At 5:00pm CT, reports of a protest at University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Reports of thousands of people are gathering.

Minneapolis Police Department says a small group has broken off from the main protest group.

As of 7:29pm CT, a small group of protesters is blocking both eastbound and westbound Interstate 94 at Riverside Avenue.

As of 8:50pm CT, protesters are at a standstill on Interstate 94 and Cedar.

As of 9:26pm CT, Minneapolis Police Department says the protesters are off the freeway and law enforcement is working to determine if they have all left the area.

As of 9:29pm CT, Minneapolis Police Department says Interstate 94 is back open in both directions.

As of 10:21pm CT, reports that the protest seems over.

As of 12:02am CT, protest continued on Friday, November 11th, 2016.

As of 12:02am CT, law enforcement officers began physically pushing back against the crowd that at times threw objects at them. Later, law enforcement officers used flash-bang devices and types of smoke or tear gas to force people to disperse.

As of 8:40am CT, Minneapolis Police Department say that at least 26 people were arrested during the protest.

 

– Baltimore, Maryland:

** Live Video from NBC affiliate WBAL Channel 11: **

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** Picture from NBC affiliate WRC Channel 4: **

At 6:00pm ET, reports of a protest in Baltimore, Maryland.

Reports of thousands of people marching.

As of 9:00pm ET, reports of at least 2 people detained.

As of 10:33pm ET, Baltimore Police Department say the protests have concluded.

 

– New York City, New York:

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** Picture from NBC affiliate WNBC Channel 4: **

Tonight, a protest was held in New York City, New York.

Protesters were marching up Fifth Avenue from Washington Square Park.

Reports that at least 2 protesters were arrested in scuffle with pedestrian outside Trump Tower.

 

– Montclair, California and Ontario, California:

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** Pictures from Photojournalist Alex Vasquez from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

Today, a protest with around 200 students was held from Montclair, California to Ontario, California.

No reports of anybody being arrested.

 

– Highland Park, California and Eagle Rock, California:

Before 1:00pm PT, students walked out of school is protest in Highland Park, California and Eagle Rock, California.

Some students attacked a television news van from KABC 7 on Figueroa Avenue in Highland Park, California.

Awaiting pictures and videos.

 

– Phoenix, Arizona:

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KPNX Channel 12: **

Before 2:00pm MT, students staged walkouts to protest in Phoenix, Arizona.

A large number of students gathered in front of Central High School and later walking west on Indian School.

 

– Westwood, California:

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** Pictures from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

At 1:00pm PT, students holds up a sign at a ‘Love Trumps Hate’ rally on the campus of University of California, Los Angeles.

 

– San Francisco, California:

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** Pictures from NBC affiliate KNTV Channel 11: **

At 12:40pm PT, protest being held along the Embarcadero in San Francisco, California.

 

** Wednesday, November 9th, 2016: **

– Downtown Los Angeles, California:

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** Pictures from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

At before 8:00pm PT, protests was held in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

Later, protesters marching along the 101 Freeway and Interstate 110 blocking motorists in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

The majority of the protest has remain peaceful, but some protesters use the protest to comment crimes spray painting buildings as well as 2 television news vans from KTLA 5 and KABC 7 with slogans critical of the president-elect.

People cleaning up the mess caused by some protesters question why they attacked their property.

Los Angeles Police Department and California Highway Patrol Officers responded

Los Angeles Police Department say at least 29 people were arrested on the streets and freeways.

 

– Downtown San Diego, California:

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** Pictures from NBC affiliate KNSD Channel 7: **

At around 9:00pm PT, a protest was held in Downtown San Diego, California.

Reports of hundreds people came out to protest.

Authorities report at least 2 people were arrested.

 

– Downtown Chicago, Illinois:

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** Pictures from NBC affiliate WMAQ Channel 5: **

At around 7:00pm CT, a protest was held in Downtown Chicago, Illinois.

Reports of protesters shut down Lake Shore Drive from Fullerton Avenue to Stevenson Expressway.

Authorities report at least 5 people were arrested.

 

– Washington, District of Columbia:

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** Picture from NBC affiliate WRC Channel 4: **

At before 7:00pm ET, a protest was held in Washington, District of Columbia.

Some protesters were seen set fire to American flag outside the Trump International Hotel.

 

– New York City, New York:

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** Pictures from NBC affiliate WNBC Channel 4: **

At before 10:00pm ET, a protest was held in New York City, New York.

Reports of 100,000 people came out to protest.

Authorities report at least 60 people were arrested.

 

– Downtown Oakland, California:

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** Pictures from NBC affiliate KNTV Channel 11: **

At before 10:00pm PT, a protest was held in Downtown Oakland, California.

Reports of over 6,000 people came out to protest.

Later, some protesters began setting fires, damaging properties, and attacking vehicles.

Authorities report at least 30 people arrested, 3 law enforcement officers hurt, 3 patrol cars damaged, and 40 fires set.

 

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

Breaking News!!: Elections 2016: United States of America: Donald Trump Wins Presidency.

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Breaking News!!: Elections 2016: United States of America: Donald Trump Wins Presidency.

NBC News is reporting that Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump has won the Presidential General Election 2016 held on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 to become President of the United States of America.

**** President and Vice President: Nationwide Votes: ****

** ( “>>>>” = Winners): **

(Candidate(s) – Vote Count – Electoral)

– Hillary Clinton – President (Democratic) and Tim Kaine – Vice President:

59,462,301 – 228

>>>> Donald J. Trump – President (Republican, American Independent) and Michael R. Pence – Vice President:

59,272,991 – 279

** Source: NBC News: **

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/president

Elected President Donald J. Trump and Elected Vice President Michael R. Pence thanked all of their supporters and all of their volunteers who helped in his campaign.

News Update!!: ZachNews: Elections 2016: Voting Results: Presidential General Election 2016.

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News Update!!: ZachNews: Elections 2016: Voting Results: Presidential General Election 2016.

ZachNews has the voting results from the Presidential General Election 2016 held on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016.

** Voting Results: Presidential General Election 2016: Final: **

**** As of 1:20pm PT on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016: ****

** ( “>>>>” = Winners): **

 

**** President and Vice President: Nationwide Votes: ****

(Candidate(s) – Vote Count – Electoral)

– Hillary Clinton – President (Democratic) and Tim Kaine – Vice President:

59,462,301 – 228

>>>> Donald J. Trump – President (Republican, American Independent) and Michael R. Pence – Vice President:

59,272,991 – 279

** Source: NBC News: **

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/president

 

** For President and Vice President: California Votes Only: **

(Candidate(s) – Vote Count – Percent)

>>>> Hillary Clinton – President (Democratic) and Tim Kaine – Vice President:

5,481,885 – 61.5%

– Donald J. Trump – President (Republican, American Independent) and Michael R. Pence – Vice President:

2,965,704 – 33.2%

– Jill Stein – President (Green) and Ajamu Baraka – Vice President:

152,317 – 1.7%

– Gary Johnson – President (Libertarian) and Bill Weld – Vice President:

281,467 – 3.2%

– Gloria Estela La Riva – President (Peace and Freedom) and Dennis J. Banks – Vice President:

38,144 – 0.4%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

** Source: California Secretary of State: **

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/president/

 

** For United States Senator: Vote for One: **

(Candidate(s) – Vote Count – Percent)

>>>> Kamala D. Harris – Democratic (Attorney General of California):

4,861,261 – 62.5%

– Loretta L. Sanchez – Democratic (United States Congresswoman):

2,914,651 – 37.5%

 

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

** Source: California Secretary of State: **

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/us-senate/

 

** For United States Representative District 8: Vote for One: **

(Candidate(s) – Vote Count – Percent)

– Rita Ramirez – Democratic (Retired College Professor):

55,758 – 36.3%

>>>> Paul Cook – Republican (United States Representative):

97,852 – 63.7%

100.0% ( 997 of 997 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

** Source: California Secretary of State: **

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/us-rep/district/8/

 

** For Member of the State Assembly District 33: Vote for One: **

(Candidate(s) – Vote Count – Percent)

– Scott Markovich – Democratic (Contractor/School Trustee):

37,157 – 38.5%

>>>>Jay Obernolte – Republican (Assemblyman/Business Owner):

59,451 – 61.5%

 

100.0% ( 652 of 652 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

** Source: California Secretary of State: **

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/state-assembly/district/33/

 

** For Judge of the Superior Court, Office 24: Vote for One: **

(Candidate(s) – Vote Count – Percent)

– Susan Slater (Trial Attorney):

165,969 – 46.08%

>>>> Denise Trager Dvorak (Supervising District Attorney):

194,212 – 53.92%

1789/1789 100.00% Precincts Partially Reporting.

** Source: San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters: **

http://www.sbcounty.gov/rov/elections/Results/20161108/default.html

 

** For County of San Bernardino: Member, Board of Supervisors District 1: Vote for One: **

(Candidate(s) – Vote Count – Percent)

– Angela Valles (Director of Finance):

36,161 – 47.18%

>>>> Robert A. Lovingood (County Supervisor/Businessman):

40,488 – 52.82%

372/372 100.00% Precincts Partially Reporting.

** Source: San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters: **

http://www.sbcounty.gov/rov/elections/Results/20161108/default.html

 

** For Member, Governing Board Area 2, Needles Unified School District: Vote for No More Than Two: **

(Candidate(s) – Vote Count – Percent)

– Chad Donald Zamora:

225 – 10.94%

>>>> Christina Cameron-Otero (Tribal Education Director):

550 – 26.74%

– Steven Thomas (Business Owner):

448 – 21.78%

>>>> Marilyn H. Mathews (Retired Educator):

834 – 40.54%

21/21 100.00% Precincts Partially Reporting.

** Source: San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters: **

http://www.sbcounty.gov/rov/elections/Results/20161108/default.html

 

** For City of Needles: Mayor: Vote for One: **

(Candidate(s) – Vote Count – Percent)

>>>> Edward T. Paget (Incumbent):

827 – 100.00%

2/2 100.00% Precincts Partially Reporting.

** Source: San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters: **

http://www.sbcounty.gov/rov/elections/Results/20161108/default.html

 

** For City of Needles: Member, City Council: Vote for No More Than Three: **

(Candidate(s) – Vote Count – Percent)

– Linda J. Kidd (Retired Businesswoman):

291 – 11.36%

– John H. Wagner (Retired):

77 – 3.01%

– Tom Darcy (Incumbent):

228 – 8.90%

>>>> Clayton B. Hazlewood (Conductor):

354 – 13.82%

>>>> Shawn Gudmundson (Appointed Incumbent):

380 – 14.84%

– Timothy Terral (Cable Maintenance Technician):

192 – 7.50%

– Gerald “Jerry” Telles (Realtor/Engineer):

337 – 13.16%

– Ruth Musser-Lopez (Archaeologist/Businesswoman):

269 – 10.50%

>>>> Tona Belt (Registered Nurse):

433 – 16.91%

2/2 100.00% Precincts Partially Reporting.

** Source: San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters: **

http://www.sbcounty.gov/rov/elections/Results/20161108/default.html

 

****** Congratulations To All The Candidates That Won!! ******

 

**** State Measures: California: ****

These State Measures for California will affect the Needles, California area of San Bernardino County, California.

(Yes/No – Vote Count – Percent)

** For Proposition 51: **

School Bonds. Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities. Initiative Statute.

Authorizes $9 billion in general obligation bonds for new construction and modernization of K-12 public school facilities; charter schools and vocational education facilities; and California Community Colleges facilities. Fiscal Impact: State costs of about $17.6 billion to pay off both the principal ($9 billion) and interest ($8.6 billion) on the bonds. Payments of about $500 million per year for 35 years.

>>>> Yes: 4,663,319 – 54.0%

– No: 3,976,364 – 46.0%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/51/

 

** For Proposition 52: **

Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program. Initiative Constitutional Amendment And Statute.

Extends indefinitely an existing statute that imposes fees on hospitals to fund Medi-Cal health care services, care for uninsured patients, and children’s health coverage. Fiscal Impact: Uncertain fiscal effect, ranging from relatively little impact to annual state General Fund savings of around $1 billion and increased funding for public hospitals in the low hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

>>>> Yes: 5,950,642 – 69.6%

– No: 2,599,764 – 30.4%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/52/

 

** For Proposition 53: **

Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Requires statewide voter approval before any revenue bonds can be issued or sold by the state for certain projects if the bond amount exceeds $2 billion. Fiscal Impact: State and local fiscal effects are unknown and would depend on which projects are affected by the measure and what actions government agencies and voters take in response to the measure’s voting requirement.

– Yes: 4,067,013 – 48.6%

>>>> No: 4,309,664 – 51.4%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/53/

 

** For Proposition 54: **

Legislature. Legislation And Proceedings. Initiative Constitutional Amendment And Statute.

Prohibits Legislature from passing any bill unless published on Internet for 72 hours before vote. Requires Legislature to record its proceedings and post on Internet. Authorizes use of recordings. Fiscal Impact: One-time costs of $1 million to $2 million and ongoing costs of about $1 million annually to record legislative meetings and make videos of those meetings available on the Internet.

>>>> Yes: 5,379,610 – 64.3%

– No: 2,987,230 – 35.7%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/54/

 

** For Proposition 55: **

Tax Extension To Fund Education And Healthcare. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Extends by twelve years the temporary personal income tax increases enacted in 2012 on earnings over $250,000, with revenues allocated to K-12 schools, California Community Colleges, and, in certain years, healthcare. Fiscal Impact: Increased state revenues—$4 billion to $9 billion annually from 2019-2030—depending on economy and stock market. Increased funding for schools, community colleges, health care for low-income people, budget reserves, and debt payments.

>>>> Yes: 5,350,614 – 62.1%

– No: 3,264,342 – 37.9%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/55/

 

** For Proposition 56: **

Cigarette Tax To Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, And Law Enforcement. Initiative Constitutional Amendment And Statute.

Increases cigarette tax by $2.00 per pack, with equivalent increase on other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes containing nicotine. Fiscal Impact: Additional net state revenue of $1 billion to $1.4 billion in 2017-18, with potentially lower revenues in future years. Revenues would be used primarily to augment spending on health care for low-income Californians.

>>>> Yes: 5,551,236 – 62.9%

– No: 3,271,626 – 37.1%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/56/

 

** For Proposition 57: **

Criminal Sentences. Parole. Juvenile Criminal Proceedings And Sentencing. Initiative Constitutional Amendment And Statute.

Allows parole consideration for nonviolent felons. Authorizes sentence credits for rehabilitation, good behavior, and education. Provides juvenile court judge decides whether juvenile will be prosecuted as adult. Fiscal Impact: Net state savings likely in the tens of millions of dollars annually, depending on implementation. Net county costs of likely a few million dollars annually.

>>>> Yes: 5,501,627 – 63.6%

– No: 3,150,477 – 36.4%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/57/

 

** For Proposition 58: **

English Proficiency. Multilingual Education. Initiative Statute.

Preserves requirement that public schools ensure students obtain English language proficiency. Requires school districts to solicit parent/ community input in developing language acquisition programs. Requires instruction to ensure English acquisition as rapidly and effectively as possible. Authorizes school districts to establish dual-language immersion programs for both native and non-native English speakers. Fiscal Impact: No notable fiscal effect on school districts or state government.

>>>> Yes: 6,245,618 – 72.4%

– No: 2,376,075 – 27.6%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/58/

 

** For Proposition 59: **

Corporations. Political Spending. Federal Constitutional Protections. Legislative Advisory Question.

Asks whether California’s elected officials should use their authority to propose and ratify an amendment to the federal Constitution overturning the United States Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Citizens United ruled that laws placing certain limits on political spending by corporations and unions are unconstitutional. Fiscal Impact: No direct fiscal effect on state or local governments.

Shall California’s elected officials use all of their constitutional authority, including, but not limited to, proposing and ratifying one or more amendments to the United States Constitution, to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010) 558 U.S. 310, and other applicable judicial precedents, to allow the full regulation or limitation of campaign contributions and spending, to ensure that all citizens, regardless of wealth, may express their views to one another, and to make clear that corporations should not have the same constitutional rights as human beings?

>>>> Yes: 4,292,992 – 52.3%

– No: 3,911,588 – 47.7%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/59/

 

** For Proposition 60: **

Adult Films. Condoms. Health Requirements. Initiative Statute.

Requires adult film performers to use condoms during filming of sexual intercourse. Requires producers to pay for performer vaccinations, testing, and medical examinations. Requires producers to post condom requirement at film sites. Fiscal Impact: Likely reduction of state and local tax revenues of several million dollars annually. Increased state spending that could exceed $1 million annually on regulation, partially offset by new fees.

– Yes: 3,888,895 – 46.1%

>>>> No: 4,553,833 – 53.9%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/60/

 

** For Proposition 61: **

State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards. Initiative Statute.

Prohibits state from buying any prescription drug from a drug manufacturer at price over lowest price paid for the drug by United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Exempts managed care programs funded through MediCal. Fiscal Impact: Potential for state savings of an unknown amount depending on (1) how the measure’s implementation challenges are addressed and (2) the responses of drug manufacturers regarding the provision and pricing of their drugs.

– Yes: 3,933,084 – 46.3%

>>>> No: 4,570,245 – 53.7%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/61/

 

** For Proposition 62: **

Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.

Repeals death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. Applies retroactively to existing death sentences. Increases the portion of life inmates’ wages that may be applied to victim restitution. Fiscal Impact: Net ongoing reduction in state and county criminal justice costs of around $150 million annually within a few years, although the impact could vary by tens of millions of dollars depending on various factors.

– Yes: 3,971,872 – 46.1%

>>>> No: 4,650,097 – 53.9%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/62/

 

** For Proposition 63: **

Firearms. Ammunition Sales. Initiative Statute.

Requires background check and Department of Justice authorization to purchase ammunition. Prohibits possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines. Establishes procedures for enforcing laws prohibiting firearm possession by specified persons. Requires Department of Justice’s participation in federal National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Fiscal Impact: Increased state and local court and law enforcement costs, potentially in the tens of millions of dollars annually, related to a new court process for removing firearms from prohibited persons after they are convicted.

>>>> Yes: 5,451,811 – 62.6%

– No: 3,252,821 – 37.4%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/63/

 

** For Proposition 64: **

Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute.

Legalizes marijuana under state law, for use by adults 21 or older. Imposes state taxes on sales and cultivation. Provides for industry licensing and establishes standards for marijuana products. Allows local regulation and taxation. Fiscal Impact: Additional tax revenues ranging from high hundreds of millions of dollars to over $1 billion annually, mostly dedicated to specific purposes. Reduced criminal justice costs of tens of millions of dollars annually.

>>>> Yes 4,957,215 56.0%

– No 3,889,080 44.0%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/64/

 

** For Proposition 65: **

Carryout Bags. Charges. Initiative Statute.

Redirects money collected by grocery and certain other retail stores through mandated sale of carryout bags. Requires stores to deposit bag sale proceeds into a special fund to support specified environmental projects. Fiscal Impact: Potential state revenue of several tens of millions of dollars annually under certain circumstances, with the monies used to support certain environmental programs.

– Yes: 3,825,163 – 44.7%

>>>> No: 4,739,312 – 55.3%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/65/

 

** For Proposition 66: **

Death Penalty. Procedures. Initiative Statute.

Changes procedures governing state court challenges to death sentences. Designates superior court for initial petitions and limits successive petitions. Requires appointed attorneys who take noncapital appeals to accept death penalty appeals. Exempts prison officials from existing regulation process for developing execution methods. Fiscal Impact: Unknown ongoing impact on state court costs for processing legal challenges to death sentences. Potential prison savings in the tens of millions of dollars annually.

>>>> Yes: 4,210,163 – 50.9%

– No: 4,058,667 – 49.1%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/66/

 

** For Proposition 67: **

Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags. Referendum.

A “Yes” vote approves, and a “No” vote rejects, a statute that prohibits grocery and other stores from providing customers single-use plastic or paper carryout bags but permits sale of recycled paper bags and reusable bags. Fiscal Impact: Relatively small fiscal effects on state and local governments, including a minor increase in state administrative costs and possible minor local government savings from reduced litter and waste management costs.

>>>> Yes: 4,474,493 – 52.0%

– No: 4,136,044 – 48.0%

100.0% ( 24,847 of 24,847 ) Precincts Partially Reporting.

**** Source: California Secretary of State: ****

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/ballot-measures/prop/67/

 

** More Voting and Election Information: **

– For more information on ballot information and other voting results affecting San Bernardino County, California, please go to the following San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters website addresses:

https://www.sbcountyelections.com/

http://www.sbcounty.gov/rov/elections/Results/20161108/default.html

– For more information on ballot information and other voting results affecting California, please go to the following California Secretary of State website address:

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/

 

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**** Please remember everybody, no matter who wins or loses in Elections 2016, be respectful and do not cause trouble for no matter what, we all love the United States of America and we stand united together always in defense of those who fought for our freedoms; may we never lose that spirit, pride, and respect for what we stand united together for. We Are All Proud To Be An American. Thank you, party responsibly, and good luck everybody. ****

 

Elections 2016: Needles, CA: Voting and Ballot Information for Presidential General Election 2016.

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Elections 2016: Needles, CA: Voting and Ballot Information for Presidential General Election 2016.

Voters from across the United States of America will be heading to their local polling place and casting their ballots on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 for who they vote to be President and Vice President of the United States of America as well as who they vote to be United States Senator, United States Representative, State Assembly Member, Judge of the Superior Court Office, and a various offices, departments, boards, committees, mayor, councils, measures, and propositions in cities, counties, and states across the United States of America.

For voters in the Needles, California area of San Bernardino County, California, ZachNews has put together what you need to know before you vote.

**** Voting Information: ****

Is there a voter information guide and sample ballot for the Presidential General Election for Tuesday, November 8th, 2016?

The San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters has a Voter Information Guide and Sample Ballot which is posted online at the following website address:

http://www.sbcountyelections.com/Portals/9/Elections/2016/1108/SB-CMBEN.pdf

 

Where is my polling location?

For voters in Needles, California area of San Bernardino County, California, the best way to find out where is your Polling Place is by going to the “Find My Polling Place” link on the following San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters website to be able to find your Polling Place.

https://www.sbcountyelections.com/Voting/PPL.aspx

You can also find your Polling Place on the back of your mailed Sample Ballot that was sent to you by mail.

You can also get help finding your Polling Place by calling: 1 (800) 881-VOTE (8683) or 1 (909) 387-8300

 

What time will the polling places be open and close?

For voters in Needles, California area of San Bernardino County, California, Polling Place will be open at: 7:00am PT and will be closed at: 8:00pm PT (California Time).

 

How do I vote?

According to the San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters, at your assigned Polling Place, you will be asked for your name and address and you will be looked up in the Roster of Voters. Once your name is found, you will be provided with a paper ballot that contains the contests that you are qualified to vote on. After you have voted, you will deposit your voted ballot in a green ballot box. Alternatively, you may elect to vote on an Electronic Touch Screen voting machine.

 

Voter Identification?

According to the San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters, in most cases, California voters are not required to show identification at their polling place. However, a poll worker may ask to see your identification if you mailed your voter registration application and did not include your driver’s license number, California identification number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number. A copy of a recent utility bill, the Voter Information Guide you received from our office, or another document sent to you by a government agency are examples of acceptable forms of identification. Other examples include your passport, driver’s license, official California identification card, or student identification card.

 

What is Provisional Voting?

According to the San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters, if your name is not found on the Roster of Voters at the Polling Place, you have the right to vote with a Provisional Ballot. If you vote on a Provisional Ballot, it is returned to the Elections Office and your eligibility to vote is verified. Upon verification, your ballot is counted. If you are found to be ineligible to vote, your ballot is not counted.

** Provisional Ballot Lookup Website: **

http://www.sbcountyelections.com/Voting/Provisionals.aspx

 
Can I do a selfie picture of me and my “I Voted” sticker inside my Polling Place?
After you vote, the San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters has set up a designated selfie area inside your local Polling Place so you can take a picture of yourself wearing your “I Voted” sticker.
Ask you Polling Place Staff about the designated selfie area.
Where is the best website to find the latest voting results?

For voters in Needles, California area of San Bernardino County, California, the best way to find out the latest voting results is at the following website addresses:

– San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters:

http://www.sbcounty.gov/rov/elections/Results/20161108/default.html

– California Secretary of State:

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/

 

**** News Coverage and Latest Voting Results: Needles, California: **

ZachNews will have the latest voting results during continuing news coverage of the Presidential General Election 2016 on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 from the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in Needles, California.

ZachNews will begin news coverage at 8:00pm PT or shortly after the Needles City Council Meeting.

** ZachNews will have the latest information on voting results as the information comes into after 8:00pm PT at the following ZachNews website address: **

**** Website Coming Soon: Check Back: ****

 

 

For voters in the Needles, California area of San Bernardino County, California, ZachNews has put together what you need to know what is on your ballot and the items that you will be voting on that affects your community.

Information comes from the San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters.

ZachNews also included websites on where to get more information on the candidates running.

 

**** What’s On My Ballot: ****

** For President and Vice President: Vote for One Party: **

– Jill Stein for President Green and Ajamu Baraka for Vice President:

http://www.jill2016.com/donate_splash?splash=1

– Hillary Clinton for President Democratic and Tim Kaine for Vice President:

https://www.hillaryclinton.com/

– Gloria Estela La Riva for President Peace and Freedom and Dennis J. Banks for Vice President:

http://www.glorialariva4president.com/

– Donald J. Trump for President Republican, American Independent and Michael R. Pence for Vice President:

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/

– Gary Johnson for President Libertarian and Bill Weld for Vice President:

https://www.johnsonweld.com/

– Write-In:

 

** For United States Senator: Vote for One: **

– Loretta L. Sanchez

Party Preference: Democratic

United States Congresswoman

http://www.loretta.org/

– Kamala D. Harris

Party Preference: Democratic

Attorney General of California

http://kamalaharris.org/

 

** For United States Representative District 8: Vote for One: **

– Rita Ramirez

Party Preference: Democratic

Retired College Professor

http://www.ritaforcongress.com/

– Paul Cook

Party Preference: Republican

United States Representative

http://www.joinpaulcook.com/

 

** For Member of the State Assembly District 33: Vote for One: **

– Jay Obernolte

Party Preference: Republican

Assemblyman/Business Owner

http://electjay.com/

– Scott Markovich

Party Preference: Democratic

Contractor/School Trustee

http://scottmarkovichhasaplan.com/

 

** For Judge of the Superior Court, Office 24: Vote for One: **

– Susan Slater

Trial Attorney

http://www.susanslaterforjudge.com/

– Denise Trager Dvorak

Supervising District Attorney

http://www.denisetragerdvorak.com/

– Write-In:

 

** For County of San Bernardino: Member, Board of Supervisors District 1: Vote for One: **

– Angela Valles

Director of Finance

http://vallesforsupervisor.com/

– Robert A. Lovingood

County Supervisor/Businessman

http://www.lovingood4supervisor.com/

– Write-In:

 

** For Member, Governing Board Area 2, Needles Unified School District: Vote for No More Than Two: **

– Chad Donald Zamora

– Christina Cameron-Otero

Tribal Education Director

– Steven Thomas

Business Owner

– Marilyn H. Mathews

Retired Educator

– Write-In:

– Write-In:

 

** For City of Needles: Mayor: Vote for One: **

– Edward T. Paget

Incumbent

– Write-In:

 

** For City of Needles: Member, City Council: Vote for No More Than Three: **

– Linda J. Kidd

Retired Businesswoman

– John H. Wagner

Retired

– Tom Darcy

Incumbent

– Clayton B. Hazlewood

Conductor

– Shawn Gudmundson

Appointed Incumbent

– Timothy Terral

Cable Maintenance Technician

– Gerald “Jerry” Telles

Realtor/Engineer

– Ruth Musser-Lopez

Archaeologist/Businesswoman

– Tona Belt

Registered Nurse

– Write-In:

– Write-In:

– Write-In:

 

**** State Measures: California: ****

These State Measures for California will affect the Needles, California area of San Bernardino County, California.

 

** For Proposition 51: **

School Bonds. Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities. Initiative Statute.

Authorizes $9 billion in general obligation bonds for new construction and modernization of K-12 public school facilities; charter schools and vocational education facilities; and California Community Colleges facilities. Fiscal Impact: State costs of about $17.6 billion to pay off both the principal ($9 billion) and interest ($8.6 billion) on the bonds. Payments of about $500 million per year for 35 years.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 52: **

Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program. Initiative Constitutional Amendment And Statute.

Extends indefinitely an existing statute that imposes fees on hospitals to fund Medi-Cal health care services, care for uninsured patients, and children’s health coverage. Fiscal Impact: Uncertain fiscal effect, ranging from relatively little impact to annual state General Fund savings of around $1 billion and increased funding for public hospitals in the low hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 53: **

Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Requires statewide voter approval before any revenue bonds can be issued or sold by the state for certain projects if the bond amount exceeds $2 billion. Fiscal Impact: State and local fiscal effects are unknown and would depend on which projects are affected by the measure and what actions government agencies and voters take in response to the measure’s voting requirement.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 54: **

Legislature. Legislation And Proceedings. Initiative Constitutional Amendment And Statute.

Prohibits Legislature from passing any bill unless published on Internet for 72 hours before vote. Requires Legislature to record its proceedings and post on Internet. Authorizes use of recordings. Fiscal Impact: One-time costs of $1 million to $2 million and ongoing costs of about $1 million annually to record legislative meetings and make videos of those meetings available on the Internet.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 55: **

Tax Extension To Fund Education And Healthcare. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Extends by twelve years the temporary personal income tax increases enacted in 2012 on earnings over $250,000, with revenues allocated to K-12 schools, California Community Colleges, and, in certain years, healthcare. Fiscal Impact: Increased state revenues—$4 billion to $9 billion annually from 2019-2030—depending on economy and stock market. Increased funding for schools, community colleges, health care for low-income people, budget reserves, and debt payments.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 56: **

Cigarette Tax To Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, And Law Enforcement. Initiative Constitutional Amendment And Statute.

Increases cigarette tax by $2.00 per pack, with equivalent increase on other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes containing nicotine. Fiscal Impact: Additional net state revenue of $1 billion to $1.4 billion in 2017-18, with potentially lower revenues in future years. Revenues would be used primarily to augment spending on health care for low-income Californians.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 57: **

Criminal Sentences. Parole. Juvenile Criminal Proceedings And Sentencing. Initiative Constitutional Amendment And Statute.

Allows parole consideration for nonviolent felons. Authorizes sentence credits for rehabilitation, good behavior, and education. Provides juvenile court judge decides whether juvenile will be prosecuted as adult. Fiscal Impact: Net state savings likely in the tens of millions of dollars annually, depending on implementation. Net county costs of likely a few million dollars annually.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 58: **

English Proficiency. Multilingual Education. Initiative Statute.

Preserves requirement that public schools ensure students obtain English language proficiency. Requires school districts to solicit parent/ community input in developing language acquisition programs. Requires instruction to ensure English acquisition as rapidly and effectively as possible. Authorizes school districts to establish dual-language immersion programs for both native and non-native English speakers. Fiscal Impact: No notable fiscal effect on school districts or state government.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 59: **

Corporations. Political Spending. Federal Constitutional Protections. Legislative Advisory Question.

Asks whether California’s elected officials should use their authority to propose and ratify an amendment to the federal Constitution overturning the United States Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Citizens United ruled that laws placing certain limits on political spending by corporations and unions are unconstitutional. Fiscal Impact: No direct fiscal effect on state or local governments.

Shall California’s elected officials use all of their constitutional authority, including, but not limited to, proposing and ratifying one or more amendments to the United States Constitution, to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010) 558 U.S. 310, and other applicable judicial precedents, to allow the full regulation or limitation of campaign contributions and spending, to ensure that all citizens, regardless of wealth, may express their views to one another, and to make clear that corporations should not have the same constitutional rights as human beings?

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 60: **

Adult Films. Condoms. Health Requirements. Initiative Statute.

Requires adult film performers to use condoms during filming of sexual intercourse. Requires producers to pay for performer vaccinations, testing, and medical examinations. Requires producers to post condom requirement at film sites. Fiscal Impact: Likely reduction of state and local tax revenues of several million dollars annually. Increased state spending that could exceed $1 million annually on regulation, partially offset by new fees.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 61: **

State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards. Initiative Statute.

Prohibits state from buying any prescription drug from a drug manufacturer at price over lowest price paid for the drug by United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Exempts managed care programs funded through MediCal. Fiscal Impact: Potential for state savings of an unknown amount depending on (1) how the measure’s implementation challenges are addressed and (2) the responses of drug manufacturers regarding the provision and pricing of their drugs.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 62: **

Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.

Repeals death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. Applies retroactively to existing death sentences. Increases the portion of life inmates’ wages that may be applied to victim restitution. Fiscal Impact: Net ongoing reduction in state and county criminal justice costs of around $150 million annually within a few years, although the impact could vary by tens of millions of dollars depending on various factors.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 63: **

Firearms. Ammunition Sales. Initiative Statute.

Requires background check and Department of Justice authorization to purchase ammunition. Prohibits possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines. Establishes procedures for enforcing laws prohibiting firearm possession by specified persons. Requires Department of Justice’s participation in federal National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Fiscal Impact: Increased state and local court and law enforcement costs, potentially in the tens of millions of dollars annually, related to a new court process for removing firearms from prohibited persons after they are convicted.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 64: **

Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute.

Legalizes marijuana under state law, for use by adults 21 or older. Imposes state taxes on sales and cultivation. Provides for industry licensing and establishes standards for marijuana products. Allows local regulation and taxation. Fiscal Impact: Additional tax revenues ranging from high hundreds of millions of dollars to over $1 billion annually, mostly dedicated to specific purposes. Reduced criminal justice costs of tens of millions of dollars annually.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 65: **

Carryout Bags. Charges. Initiative Statute.

Redirects money collected by grocery and certain other retail stores through mandated sale of carryout bags. Requires stores to deposit bag sale proceeds into a special fund to support specified environmental projects. Fiscal Impact: Potential state revenue of several tens of millions of dollars annually under certain circumstances, with the monies used to support certain environmental programs.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 66: **

Death Penalty. Procedures. Initiative Statute.

Changes procedures governing state court challenges to death sentences. Designates superior court for initial petitions and limits successive petitions. Requires appointed attorneys who take noncapital appeals to accept death penalty appeals. Exempts prison officials from existing regulation process for developing execution methods. Fiscal Impact: Unknown ongoing impact on state court costs for processing legal challenges to death sentences. Potential prison savings in the tens of millions of dollars annually.

– Yes or No?

** For Proposition 67: **

Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags. Referendum.

A “Yes” vote approves, and a “No” vote rejects, a statute that prohibits grocery and other stores from providing customers single-use plastic or paper carryout bags but permits sale of recycled paper bags and reusable bags. Fiscal Impact: Relatively small fiscal effects on state and local governments, including a minor increase in state administrative costs and possible minor local government savings from reduced litter and waste management costs.

– Yes or No?

 

** For more information on ballot information and items being voted on in other areas of San Bernardino County, California, please go to the following San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters website address: **

https://www.sbcountyelections.com/

 

** For more information on ballot information and items being voted on in California, please go to the following California Secretary of State website address: **

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/

 

**** Please remember everybody to do your homework before you vote and when you’re ready, go out and vote on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016. Please also remember everybody, no matter who wins or loses in Elections 2016, be respectful and do not cause trouble for no matter what, we all love the United States of America and we stand united together always in defense of those who fought for our freedoms; may we never lose that spirit, pride, and respect for what we stand united together for. We Are All Proud To Be An American. Thank you, party responsibly, and good luck everybody. ****

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Elections 2016: Downtown Needles, CA: Meet the Candidates Forum 2016.

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Elections 2016: Downtown Needles, CA: Meet the Candidates Forum 2016.

The community got to meeting the candidates running for Needles City Council, City of Needles Mayor, and the Needles Unified School District Board for the community of Needles, California during a candidates forum held on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 inside the El Garces Train Depot in Downtown Needles, California.

The candidates forum, put on by the Needles Downtown Business Alliance and the Needles Chamber of Commerce, gave the opportunity for the community to get to the candidates they may be voting for in November 2006 elections.

Questions were submitted by the community of residents, businesses owners as well as the local news media, and were submitted to any or all of the candidates by the moderator of the candidates forum.

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The moderator of the candidates forum, George DeLeon who is a Commander with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 404 and the Manager of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, allowed the candidates to have an opening remarks segment, a question and answers segment with a possible response if a candidate was mention by another candidate, and closing remarks segment.

ZachNews was there and recorded the candidates forum and captured their responses to questions.

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The candidates forum started with candidates running for Needles Unified School District Board.

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According to the San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters, the candidates running are Chad Donald Zamora, Christina Cameron-Otero, Steven Thomas, and Marilyn H. Mathews.

Questions for candidates running for Needles Unified School District Board range from Common Core in our school, to what are their top 3 items on their agenda for the school district.

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After, Edward T. Paget (Incumbent) got to speak and is the only candidate running for City of Needles Mayor.

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Later, the candidates running for Needles City Council got to speak.

According to the San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters, the candidates running are Tona Belt (Registered Nurse), Tom Darcy (Incumbent), Shawn Gudmundson (Appointed Incumbent), Clayton B. Hazlewood (Conductor), Linda J. Kidd (Retired Businesswoman), Ruth Musser-Lopez (Archaeologist and Businesswoman), Gerald “Jerry” Telles (Realtor and Engineer), Timothy Terral (Cable Maintenance Technician), and John H. Wagner (Retired).

Just as the question and answers segment was to begin, John H. Wagner was seen walking out of the candidates forum upset and frustrated, and never returned to answers any questions.

Questions for all candidates running for Needles City Council range from what’s your opinion on medical marijuana growing facilities, to how would you help grow our community.

**** Here is a summary from the candidate’s responses to the top important questions: ****

** What is your opinion of medical marijuana growing facilities?

Tona Belt: “I’m defiantly in support of the cultivating centers. I believe that we need to monitor them appropriately, make sure that they are run according to our ordinance and our laws. There’s a lot of things that are gonna come up with the new recreational marijuana ballot. We need to stay on top of these, make sure that run accordingly with our policies we set in place. I also believe that we need to make sure that we’re doing our taxes appropriately accordingly to our rules we set in place so that we will be allow to utilize this money for what we need.

Tom Darcy: “I’m in favor of medical marijuana cannabis – whatever you call them. We got to do this, there is nothing else that will save this city. I said it earlier and I’ll say it again with this tens of millions of dollars of tax money will come into this city, not the first year, not the second year, but over the next 10 years. What’s the first thing we want to do? We’re gonna fix these roads, fix the 50 year old sewers, make sure our water is corrected; we don’t need no back east water over here. All these businesses will come here, build it, and ready to go. This is our big moment.

Shawn Gudmundson: “I haven’t spoke much about medical marijuana. Back in 2012, I was on the first council that helped initial the first ordinances for medical marijuana, I’m a proponent of it. I believe that this is what’s right. We need to make sure that we collect our incoming revenue. We stick to our audits will do a lot of good for future for future generations. However, our town is being one-dimensional; medical marijuana, medical marijuana, medical marijuana. Let it play itself out. We need to stick to our guns. My key thing about medical marijuana is location; where you’re going to allow them to be, that is intermental in having a conditional-use permit for every location so our residents can have have a voice on where there going to be located. We’re not going to allow them near schools or residential neighborhoods. We need to take it one step at a time; hope for the best, for the future. I believe it will bring a lot of good for the city.

Clayton B. Hazlewood: “I guess just like everybody else; I am also for medical marijuana. I’m excited of what it could bring to our town and the benefits this town can reap from it. I’m more excited about once we do get the money coming in, what we can do with it to better our town; fix the infrastructure to the sewer system, to the roads and all that. I’m a firm believer that it takes money to make money and when the city is broke, I feel they give up on a lot of opportunities just because it broke or a bad deal might be made. I think having a little extra money in the general fund will help by making more money down the road and help people who want to invest in our town to be successful and not make it a longer loan process. I think we should have focused this a long while back instead of – I work on the railroad. I feel back in the past, this town has been a railroad town; that’s what’s always going to support this town. They put all their eggs in one basket; the railroad is a great thing for the town, but back then there was 400 people that worked, 350 them live here in the town and now I don’t think there’s 400. By putting all your eggs in one basket way back when is putting us in the situation to where other cities they might have 20 things on the table and medical marijuana might be one of them. So then they say we’re only to allow 3 come in and we got these other 19 things to roll with. In our case, I don’t think we shouldn’t be picky and I don’t think we should put a cap on it. I think we need to take what we can, give what we can. Right now it sounds kind of bad, but as long as we turn that money and revenue into good things for a town and come up with good ways our town can grow. Once we have money, we can start focusing on tourism and everything that a lot of the old timers didn’t wanted.

Linda J. Kidd: “Well back in 2012, both Shawn and I were on the council. I was appointed onto a ad-hoc committed for medical marijuana. It was one of those things we sat around for the first meeting and thought we couldn’t believe that we were here talking about medical marijuana. This was something I never encounter with – delt with, and I think we done a really good job citywide in being open minded to it. Seeing what real benefits it will have to the city and the uses that it gives to people that have medical issues. Now with the cultivation, you know that’s a real business and involves some real money. And I think that we – if we had choices on what to come to Needles, that would be wonderful; we’re not giving a lot of choices, this has fallen on us which has been wonderful, and I’m glad that they chose Needles and it was obviously for our utility rates is why they’re here. We need to work with anything that wants to come to Needles and to be open minded to any business, support the local businesses that are already here and make it a good environment for them and work with the current businesses. The school has been a great partner with the city and I see the things the school definitely improving over the last 4 years also. And so I will entertain anything that is willing to come into Needles. What we need is more people moving here and you’ll get larger corporations that want to build bigger better things. So we need to keep marketing Needles in any way we can, and we’ll work well with the medical marijuana places.

Ruth Musser-Lopez: “I actually believe Needles has been great all along, and for me – personally, it’s just find the way it is because I know what’s out there; I know the river, I know the desert; I love to go out and venture out into the wild. But there’s this situation that we need to earn money and we need to have industry, we need to have businesses, we need to have a way to support ourselves. I love Needles – I never want to leave Needles, I would love to have my children come back to Needles and have employment. I have to disagree with Miss Kidd because there has been industries who wanted to come here; we had many opportunities in the pass, but they were turned away because of this exclusionary attitude, and they are a couple of you in here who have felt it; my husband and I felt that. But I’m glad hear this openness tonight, and I hope we stick with that and prove it through allowing food vendors – for example – to come on Broadway; there’s no food vendors out here on Broadway, main Route 66 right now, since the roof blown off Burger Hut. I think the momentum that our former council people have…. existing council people have going on the cannabis industries is great. I think we can keep pushing it forward and develop that, but we need regulators to read laws and watch our city government, and know how to interpret it, and keep the attorneys from making too much money off of it.

Linda J. Kidd’s Rebuttal to Ruth Musser-Lopez: “In response to Miss Lopez’s discussion about pass council turning away businesses, I think that was true. Now I don’t believe that was true well I was on the council; we searched and searched for businesses, we gone to conferences, we’ve entice many places to come here. There wasn’t anything that was willing to come here – before the medical marijuana. We have been seeking for grocery stores. You know, pass council were subsidizing businesses that were here, that was bankrupting the City; our budget every year was almost $300,000 in the rear and that was due to Bashas subsidizes. We were never gonna get out of that. The City can not subsidize businesses, but we have to give them in incentives to come here, and I couldn’t imagine turning away something that is willing to come to Needles.

– Gerald “Jerry” Telles: “Needles is at a low – you know, we talked about it already tonight; we lost our grocery store, our car dealership, and a number of other businesses – the bank, and we don’t have the luxury in picking and choosing who we invite to set up camp and generate revenues and jobs in Needles. So we have to look carefully at everything, and the cannabis thing is very promising. I would like to say is that – you know the clock is running on us guys like me – we got so many years and then we’re gonna expired so if we’re gonna affect any change in this community, we got to get on it now. Nothing is gonna happen quickly in Needles; take one step at a time. I can speak to a lot of railroad workers; I work out there and we have an stigma here. We drive into town – like my folks did 50 years ago in a station wagon full of kids, and they might have a job on the railroad, they might have a job with the Sheriff’s Department, they may might a job with the C.H.P., they might have a job at the school or the city, and when you look around, Needles isn’t really a choice for housing. There’s a fix number of properties for sale at any given time and there’s not a big selection. Somebody with a fat wallet is not gonna buy a house in Needles because there’s not that many to choose from. So they look around at the schools, at the community, and they go somewhere else. So we have to start somewhere and it’s gonna start with the catalyst of money – that’s what it’s all about because it’s not because we don’t have a beautiful area for recreation, it’s not because we got this great air quality – a small town with a great school or wonderful youth sports program, it’s people choose not to live here because of the the stigma of what Needles may look like when you drive into town and jump on I-40; that’s all they see is a snapshot. So for some engine of generating money we can start buying and fixing these things – to make Needles great again.

Timothy Terral: “I am also in favor of medical marijuana initiative. However,  I think it’s a great stepping stone for this City. I don’t want to be Needles to be known for the best weed in the state of California. 12 years ago, I’ve heard on many occasions that Walmart Distribution Center tried to come here and the council at that point told them “No” because they like the small town mentality and they didn’t want what they had to grow from that. There’s been other businesses that I’ve heard of that have also been turned down over the years. But that’s neither here nor there at this point. I believe in the medical marijuana initiative and the research they’re doing in cancer and I believe that with facilities like this, that their able to hopefully at some point either prolong life from cancer or even cure it perhaps, and the money that comes, I also believe that we can fix the roads and the schools and all of the things this town to raise the property value up so we can move into bigger homes or bring new families in. Same with Bashas leaving, that was their choice as a business. However we don’t have the demographics at this point to bring in another grocery store. With the marijuana initiative and the job they are bringing, we will change our demographics and we will be more appealing to more businesses. So with that being said, I am definitely in support of them coming into our community.

** How will you help the growth of Needles – please don’t say other tourism, golf, boat events?

Timothy Terral: “Mainly, it’s getting jobs and people here, and yes the other things are important because those are a fact of life here. We do have the river, we do have the desert; we’re very appealing to certain groups as far as recreational, but that shouldn’t be the only thing. We should be having people coming here because we have the better schools, we can provide the better education; the next stepping stone to college. As far as other ways in growth, inviting businesses in here; going out to different workshops and soliciting in person saying this is what we have going for us and we think this would be the right fit for you to come here. In that aspect – there can be a lot of opportunity here if the city council is open minded enough – not looking here, but looking there – to our grandchildren; my grandchildren’s future of this town.

Gerald “Jerry” Telles: “I think we can get more people to come to Needles by taking a structural approach. We’re not gonna be able to spend a million dollars on marketing and saying ‘come to Needles, it’s the best place in the world to live’; nobody isn’t gonna buy into it. So what we have to do is that we have to get real about this. We have to – because perceptions are so important – that’s the big reason people don’t relocate here. We need kind of clean up those access areas where people pass through Needles or get a snapshot of Needles. I run into a lot of people in Bullhead and Laughlin, and that’s all they see of Needles is this little snapshot of – sort of part of town where – it’s in-decline. So I think in order to attract more residents, we have to clean up those access points first. Whatever funds we have, we should focus on that. The next step is to try to attract a developer to come and put in some housing units. We’re horribly short of housing units. I’m a real estate broker and I’ve seen a lot of people here lately that have talked to me and tried like heck to locate to Needles; there involved with these cannabis companies, they want to support Needles and be a good citizen. You honestly can’t find them a place to live you know; either the units are too old or too small. There’s not enough selection; that would be the next step. You know, clean up the access points, may be some of the neighborhoods clean up, apply the code enforcement, and one of my big things is  the number of cars parked out front of people’s yards – maybe we can start there; clean up the perceptions and then with the money and the interest on Needles, low electricity rates and everything else, we can attract a developer; build some housing units, and maybe some apartment units here. That would be a structural approach in where we wanna be; it’s not gonna happen overnight and we have to be very careful how we spend the money.

Ruth Musser-Lopez: “I agree with Jerry so much; the gateway and signage at the entrance of our community is so important. But you know another thing is really important is an attitude regenerate, the friendliness we have in this community, and I am sorry, but I have to address this situation of Miss Kidd…. because what we have going on here at least…. o.k., I didn’t get to tell you – I had in e-mission from breast cancer. I was put out of mission for a while but when I came back to Needles – after taking acre of my mother and doing the hospitalization at U.S.C. and all that – I came back here in 2014, I was bomb – this eminent domain thing. This is enough to turn away any business person. I got people sitting out here who are threaten eminent domain. We don’t know if our property once we develop it…. there’s a museum I would like to put in and i’m concern that if I put it in, the City will take it over by eminent domain. We have an attitude generated by the current council and I went to them, I told them that you already have you handicap ramp – he disagreed with me and argued with me; basically called me a liar, and what kind of attitude is that for a business women in this town when your council treats you that way, and takes your property – more then what you need. The judge decided with me, and I excuses them that i take things to court, but who wouldn’t if their taking twice as much of your property as they needed for a traffic signal. So the other thing is to do is Route 66, it is dynamite. We have a golden triangle from L.A. Airport, up to Las Vegas, over the Grand Canyon and back through Needles. We got to protect our historic properties.

Linda J. Kidd: “I agree with everything that has been said – except for Ruth; that’s a matter that has been in discussion with the City and at many council meetings for 15 years and I don’t we gonna see or solve that tonight; nobody is here to take anybody’s property, and that’s a case by case process. At the same time, I’m pretty budget-minded; I’m certainly not for any kind of wasteful spending, I think the biggest savings that the city manager and the council – our current council has been working on is refinancing the bonds and at a lower interest rate, in order – to determent those bonds, we can be saving probably $6 million in refinancing bonds. So I think that everything has to be looked at from the Budget Committee. When I was there, we looked at every department within the City, we were very conservative as to where the money went and collecting what was do to the City. And so, now hopefully, there’s more money to do that and then there’s the decision on to how to spend it wisely and spending it in a way where it will benefit the most people.  Our streets are nearly – you know citywide, in bad-a-ray, and the sewer system; we got a lot of things that could be improvement. Current businesses – incoming businesses; there has been discussions with developers when we were at the International Council of Shopping Centers; we met with developers there. I think as there becomes a higher-income based and these facilities, the developers will start looking at building bigger houses and houses to fit the needs of people coming here. So those are things we can continue and like I said, we don’t want to turn anyone away.

Clayton B. Hazlewood: “I’ll keep this one to the point, I work for the railroad and we’re dealing with a lot of people who are coming out here from the coal mines – because there out of work and they come out here on this side of the transcontinental. For people who come out here and wanna have homes and families like I have out here, it may take some time; it’s gonna take cleaning this place up, getting…. obviously using the money the right way in getting more attractions out here. A lot of these people, they don’t know what I know, what you guys know; is what draws me into this town, and what wants me to stay here and not leave here; the community backing – you know everybody sticks together, they don’t know all theses hidden secrets that I know and everything else. The’re just looking at the appearance and to be and to be quite frank, if I was coming from out of town, I didn’t have no family ties here, I didn’t have friends here, or born or raise here, I might have picked a nicer place like Lake Havasu and be stuck with the community. So I think that’s up to us and I think we need to work hard in making this place look more attracted and cleaning it up, and everything the candidates have said I agree with.

Shawn Gudmundson: “Rooftops aren’t gonna come to use unless we have jobs – industry. I believe we were to focus on retail, that we may have forgotten industry – so badly needed in Needles. High energy using jobs that we can recruit due to the fact of our low energy cost, land prices, and the cost of living compare to Southern California – we need to be heading and recruiting those developers to come to Needles.

Tom Darcy: “Every day in the United States, 10,000 boomers retire; about 70,000 a week. This is where we should be moving to – this should be a retirement community also. Like the rest of us said, if you’re selling electricity at 10 cents or 8 cents a kilowatt, that’s kinda nice when you’re retired. You’re water is clean, that’s important. This is where we need to be. We need to be cleaning up North K; houses that haven’t been lived in for years. When we get this money from the cannabis – that we’re hoping to get, lets go focus on tearing down these houses, pay the going rate for it; not tossing anybody out, we’re buying their property if and when they want to sell. A lot of them, grandma passed away, the kids let it out or let it just degrade – I don’t know, you guys have done it; you’ve gone down North K, you’ve gone down the alphabet streets; A, B, C, D, Acoma, Bazoobuth; they’re all the same, those houses are 80 to 90 years old. They need to be either refurbish or removed. That’s where it’s gonna happen. 10,000 a day are looking for a place to retire.

Tona Belt: “We need to focus on our power. The marijuana plants are coming out. There’s multiple parts to it; growing, manufacturing, and distributing; all these could be potential jobs for people in town. Knowing that there gonna be making above minimum wage, that they can afford to buy; our land is cheap, we can actually…. again, rooftops aren’t gonna come unless jobs are here. So we got to utilize this cultivating to the maximum frequency; cultivating, manufacturing, and distributing; not just selling, but transporting out. So at this point of the game, all we got to sell is power; power is our key, we have to be able to sell it. We need to go out there and keeping in contact with San Bernardino County, attempting to utilize our resources so to actually go other businesses, hopefully more of that cultivation is here. in the positive and actually attract other businesses here; utilize our power.

Candidates were later asked questions that were directed to each of the candidates individually who are running for Needles City Council.

 Thank you to Candidates for responding to the people and good luck.

**** You heard from the candidate, now you decide. Just remember to please go out and vote. ****

** More Information: Voting in San Bernardino County, California: **

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**** ZachNews will have continuing news coverage on Elections 2016 shortly after the Needles City Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 from the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in Needles, California. ****

News Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: New California, Arizona, and Nevada Laws for 2016.

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News Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: New California, Arizona, and Nevada Laws for 2016.

As we all welcome in the New Year 2016, here are a few of the new laws for 2016 that will be or is in effect for California, Arizona, and Nevada.

**** In California: ****

** (Note: S.B. = Senate Bill and A.B. = Assembly Bill): **

– (S.B. 1047): Missing senior citizen alert:

A “Silver Alerts” will now be broadcast on California highway signs when the missing person may be driving. Silver Alerts are used to send regional or statewide alerts about missing and at-risk senior citizens, individuals with developmental disabilities or who are cognitively impaired.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120SB1047

– (A.B. 8): Hit-and-run suspect alert:

A “Yellow Alert” will let law enforcement post information about a hit-and-run suspect vehicle description on highway message boards.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB8

– (S.B. 491): No earbuds or headsets while driving, etc.:

The law prohibits the use of wearing a headset, earplugs and earphones in both ears while driving or riding a bicycle.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB491

– (S.B. 61): Driving under the influence additional restrictions:

You better reconsider getting behind the wheel after a few drinks. This law extends the existing Ignition Interlock Device (I.I.D.) pilot project to counties of Sacramento, California and Tulare, California. According to the law, a person convicted of a Driving Under the Influence (D.U.I.) has to install an Ignition Interlock Device (I.I.D.) for 5 months upon a first offense, 12 months for a second offense, 24 months for a third offense, and 36 months for a fourth or subsequent offense.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB61

– (S.B. 530): Brew bikes are now considered pedicabs:

Midtown Sacramento will see those brew bikes more often. This law expands the definition of pedicab to include pedal-powered vehicles, such as brew bikes. These vehicles cannot travel more than 15 miles per hour and passengers can drink alcohol, depending on the city and county laws.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB530

– (A.B. 604): Hoverboards are defined as electrically motorized skateboards:

This law defines “electrically motorized board” to include hoverboards. The law restricts hoverboards from being used in public places, limits their speeds to 35 mph, requires boards to be equipped with safety equipment as well as gives cities and counties the ability to regulate their use. Riders must be 16 years old or older and wear a helmet and safety equipment at night. It also illegal to use the board while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB604

– (A.B. 1422): Department of Motor Vehicles (D.M.V.) now monitors Uber and Lyft:

This law requires ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to be a part of the Department of Motor Vehicles (D.M.V.)’s pull-notice system to regularly check participating drivers’ driving records.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB1422

– (S.B. 277): Mandatory Vaccinations for K-12 students:

This law eliminates the personal belief exemption for immunizations and requires nearly all public schoolchildren to be vaccinated. The law still allows medical exemptions for children with serious health issues.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB277

– (A.B. 775): Displaying of reproductive services advertisements:

This law requires licensed facilities that offer pregnancy-related services to advertise the availability of family planning services, including abortions.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB775

– (S.B. 178): Search warrants needed for electronic communication:

This law prohibits law enforcement from accessing personal information from electronic communication such as email, text messages, Internet search history, etc. without a search warrant.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB178

– (S.B. 707): No concealed firearms on campus:

This law prohibits concealed firearms on college and K-12 school campuses.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB707

– (S.B. 199): Distinguishing features for toy guns:

This law requires all realistic-looking air guns or B.B. guns to have more distinguishing features such as colorful trigger guards. This is to help law enforcement distinguish toy guns from real ones.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB199

– (A.B. 1014): Access to gun restraining orders:

This law allows family members to obtain a temporary restraining order for a person they perceive as being a danger to themselves and to others around them.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB1014

– (A.B. 1517): Processing rape kits quickly:

This law encourages law enforcement agencies to collect forensic evidence gathered from victims of sexual assaults and send it to the crime labs for faster processing.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB1517

– (S.B. 588): Employees accrue back wages:

This law allows the Labor Commissioner to help employees receive what they are owed by their employers by putting a lien on the employer’s property in order to get the unpaid wages.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB588

– (S.B. 358): Equal pay for women:

This law prohibits an employer from paying any of their employees salaries less than those paid to employees of the opposite sex for “substantially similar work.” It also allows employees to talk about their salary and ask about the salary of others without facing disciplinary action from their employer.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB358

– (A.B. 359): Protection for grocery store employees:

Grocery store employees are now protected when new owners take over. Assembly Bill 359 makes it mandatory for new grocery store owners to retain current employees for a 90 day period. The new owners are prohibited from releasing workers without reason during that time and can consider keeping employees after the time ends.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB359

– (A.B. 202): Pro-team sports cheerleaders are protected employees:

Pro-team sports cheerleaders have something to cheer about. This law requires California pro-sports teams to classify their cheerleaders as employees, providing protection for the cheerleaders under California wage and hour laws.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB202

– (A.B. 10): Minimum wage increased:

Assembly Bill 10, which was signed into law in 2013 by California Governor Jerry Brown, will raise the minimum wage for Californians to $10 an hour starting Friday, January 1st, 2016.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB10

– (A.B. 329): Updated Sex Education Curriculum:

To keep up with the changing times on sexuality and health, this law requires sex education courses to be mandatory for students unless parents seek to opt-out. Also, the curriculum will be updated to include information on topics such as H.I.V. and gender identity.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB329

– (S.B. 695): “Yes means yes”:

Teaching students about consent will now be included in high school health education classes. This law requires schools districts to include in their health classes, which are mandatory for graduation, lessons on the importance of consent for sexual acts, or that “Yes means Yes.”

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB695

– (S.B. 172): No more high school exit exams:

This law revokes the high school exit exam as a graduation condition, lifting the requirement through the class of 2017-2018 school year. It also applies retroactively until the class of 2004, so students who have completed all graduation requirements can apply for diplomas.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB172

– (A.B. 1100): Increase in ballot fees:

This law will increase the filling fee from $200 to $2,000, which is meant to prevent or discourage proposals that are deemed as unconstitutional.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB1100

** You can search for more laws for California is at the following California Legislative Information website address: **

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billSearchClient.xhtml

 

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** (Note: S.B. = Senate Bill): **

– (S.B. 1370): Requires access to database for controlled substances:

Requires access to a database for controlled substances. It helps pharmacists or doctors keep track of patients and what you’re being prescribed. Working with the database can help medical professionals share records and signal any red flags for too many prescriptions or possible abuse.

http://azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=SB1370&Session_Id=114&image.x=10&image.y=9

– (S.B. 1117): Anyone unable, or unwilling, to pay court costs, fees, fines or other restitution, work the debt off:

Anyone unable, or unwilling, to pay court costs, fees, fines or other restitution will be able to work off the debt through community service at a rate of $10.00 per hour.

http://azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=sb1117&Session_Id=114&image.x=0&image.y=0

– (S.B. 1035): Provide treatment programs to domestic violence offenders:

Allows superior courts to provide treatment programs to domestic violence offenders.

http://azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=sb1035&Session_Id=114&image.x=0&image.y=0

** You can search for more laws for Arizona is at the following Arizona State Legislature website address: **

http://azleg.gov/Bills.asp

 

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** (Note: S.B. = Senate Bill and A.B. = Assembly Bill): **

– (S.B. 231): Workers’ Compensation:

The law will make it harder to file a claim if you’re injured on the job and under the influence of a controlled substance. Some argue, this could make it tough for workers who may have a doctor’s prescription for say, pain medication, and get hurt or re-injured on the job.

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Reports/history.cfm?ID=533

– (A.B. 152): Helping Children:

This new law requires them to provide appropriate and private space for breastfeeding. It also requires certain facilities to provide physical activity for the children. It also prohibits them from withholding physical activity as a form of discipline.

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Reports/history.cfm?ID=335

– (A.B. 483): Helping Teachers:

The law requires School Boards to set aside a reserve to establish a program of performance pay and enhanced compensation to recruit and retain teachers and administrators.

http://leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Reports/history.cfm?ID=1073

– (S.B. 307): Takes aim at lobbyists, gifts, lawmakers:

The law prohibits lobbyists from giving public officers and candidates gifts exceeding $100 in value in an aggregate calendar year. The law aims to clear up the ambiguity by creating a special category for educational trips and requiring lawmakers and lobbyists to publicly report them. The law would be more lenient about educational travel, such as a trips that included policy workshops, than it would be about gifts, such as a recreational cruises.

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Reports/history.cfm?BillName=SB307

– (A.B. 121): New “prestige” license plates:

The law will allow for certain licenses plates that will give older vehicles a prestige designation of “Classic Rod.”

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Reports/history.cfm?billname=AB121

– (S.B. 137 ): Consumer protection regarding dental insurance.

The new law will help consumers who undergo certain dental surgical procedures. If they have both stand-alone and health care coverage that provide dental care, right now, Nevada law does not require both insurance carriers to work together or coordinate care. This new law would not only require that, but it would prohibit one carrier from denying claims based on the notion the other carrier should be responsible for payment.

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Reports/history.cfm?ID=326

– (A.B. 288): Controlled substances:

The law requires those who prescribe or dispense controlled substances to have access to the database that tracks these kinds of prescriptions.

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/session/77th2013/reports/history.cfm?ID=659

– (S.B. 354): Motorized wheelchairs in bike lanes:

The law gives authority over certain circumstances for a motorized wheelchair to use a bike lane.

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Reports/history.cfm?BillName=SB354

– (A.B. 94): Elections:

The law will allow you to get your sample ballot electronically instead of through the mail.

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Reports/history.cfm?BillName=AB94

– (A.B. 162): Police Body Cameras:

The law helps the Nevada Highway Patrol to set up body camera protocols and procedures. The Nevada Highway Patrol is the only Nevada law enforcement agency mandated to implement body cameras by 2017. The biggest concern for the agency is data storage as well as developing the protocols and procedures regarding mobile body cameras for troopers.

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Reports/history.cfm?ID=361

 

** You can search for more laws for Nevada is at the following Nevada Legislative Information website address: **

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/

 

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