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Breaking News!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Needles City Council to take action regarding Amtrak passenger train discontinuing long distance service.

Breaking News!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Needles City Council to take action regarding Amtrak passenger train discontinuing long distance service.

Members of the Needles City Council will be taking action regarding Amtrak passenger train discontinuing long distance service into Downtown Needles, California.

At the Needles City Council Meeting being held at 6:00pm PT on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018, members of the Needles City Council will approving a letter executed by the City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget voicing the City of Needles’ objection to discontinuing long distance Amtrak passenger train service and authorizing advocacy to retain Amtrak passenger train service.

According to documents from the City of Needles, the current federal budget proposes eliminating all long distance Amtrak service, including the Southwest Chief service which served 363,272 in 2017 between Los Angeles and Chicago. In Needles 9176 boarding occurred by residents of Needles and the greater tri-state region with their primary destination being Los Angeles.

The federal government recently spent in excess of $11.0M to rehabilitate the El Garces adding the Amtrak station.

Discontinuing this service will further isolate Needles and other rural communities across the United States from major metropolitan centers and similar communities metropolitan centers and similar communities. The lack of service will harm tourism and general access by those without private transportation options.

Transferring the train trips to automobile trips will further exacerbate congestion and air pollution problems in the non-attainment LA basin.

A draft letter to federal elected officials requesting their assistance has been prepared for the Council’s approval and the Mayor’s signature.

** More Information: Agenda Item #11: **

http://cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/3%20MARCH/MEETING%202/cc_032718-11-amtrak.pdf

The community can address their concerns over this agenda item during the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting will be held at 6:00pm PT on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 inside the Needles City Council Chambers located off the J Street, next to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station sign and flag pole, at the Needles Civic Center located at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

Parking is located around the Needles Civic Center just off of J Street near the Needles Recreation Center or just off of Bailey Avenue near the San Bernardino County Needles Branch Library building.

The Needles City Council Meeting will be broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook starting at 6:00pm PT.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews/

Information from the Office of Management and Budget said in the Major Savings and Reforms report for fiscal year 2019, the 2017 budget for Amtrak’s long distance trains was $1.495 billion.

The 2019 requested budget is $738 million, a decrease of $757 million.

** Anybody who wants to address their concerns over Amtrak passenger train discontinuing long distance service to Downtown Needles, California should contact the following officials: **

  • Paul Cook, United States Representative for 8th District of California:

(Washington, DC Office)

By Mail: 1222 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 25015

By Phone: 1 (202) 225-5864

(Phone Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm ET)

(Local District Office)

By Mail: 14955 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley Town Hall, Apple Valley, California 92307

By Phone: 1 (760) 247-1815.

(Phone Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm PT)

(Second Local District Office)

By Mail: 34282 Yucaipa Boulevard, Yucaipa, California 92399;

By Phone: 1 (909) 797-4900.

(Phone Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm PT)

  • Dianne Feinstein, United States Senator:

(Washington, DC Office)

By Mail: 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510

By Phone: 1 (202) 224-3841

By Fax: 1 (202) 228-3954

By Email: https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me

(Local District Office)

By Mail: 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 915, Los Angeles, California 90025.

By Phone: 1 (310) 914-7300

By Fax: 1 (310) 914-7318

(Office serves San Bernardino County, California)

  • Kamala Harris: United States Senator of California:

(Washington, DC Office)

By Mail: 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510

By Phone: 1 (202) 224-3553

By Fax: 1 (202) 224-2200

(Local District Office)

By Mail: 11845 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 1250 W, Los Angeles, CA 90064

By Phone: 1 (310) 231-4494

By Fax: 1 (202) 224-0357

By Email: https://www.harris.senate.gov/contact/email

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

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Needles, CA: Ribbon cutting ceremony held celebrating the restoring of some court services to the Needles Courthouse.

Needles, CA: Ribbon cutting ceremony held celebrating the restoring of some court services to the Needles Courthouse.

A ribbon cutting ceremony restoring limited court services to the community was held on Friday, July 7th, 2017 inside the Needles Courthouse in Needles, California.

Dignitaries and officials from the City of Needles, County of San Bernardino, law enforcement and Superior Court all attended the ribbon cutting ceremony.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez was there at the ribbon cutting ceremony and went Live at ZachNews on Facebook.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Honor Guard began the ribbon cutting ceremony and Court Executive Officer Nancy CS Eberhardt from the San Bernardino County Superior Court welcomed everybody to the ribbon cutting ceremony.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s John McMahon and Presiding Judge Hon. Raymond L. Haight III from the San Bernardino County Superior Court spoke during the ribbon cutting ceremony about what this means for the community and what’s next in the goal to bring back the Needles Courthouse back to what it was along ago.

Afterwards, officials from the City of Needles, including Needles City Council Member Louise Evans, Needles City Council Member Tona Belt, and Needles City Manager Rick Daniels, join San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s John McMahon and Presiding Judge Hon. Raymond L. Haight from the San Bernardino County Superior Court to officially cut the ribbon and the slow return of court services, with hopes for the future of bring back all of the court services for the community who have to drive far to take care of court related matters.

In a press release from the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, effective Friday, July 7th, 2017, the San Bernardino Superior Court will open limited service in Needles, California for members of the public to address traffic and non-traffic infraction matters.

In addition, remote video proceedings will be supported by a judge sitting in the Barstow District.

This will allow residents to appear at the Needles District located at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California for remote appearance on traffic and non-traffic infraction arraignments.

Additional services will be provided gradually as resources become available.

The Victor Valley Transit Authority (V.V.T.A.) Route 200 will continue to make one round-trip each Friday, departing from Needles, California traveling to Barstow, California in the morning and returning to Needles, California in the afternoon for those individuals who wish to appear at the Barstow District.

This ongoing collaboration between the San Bernardino Superior Court, Needles City Council members and Robert Lovingood, San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor, represents a continuing effort to restore services that were reduced or eliminated due to budget cuts over the last several years.

For more information, please contact the Court Executive Office at: 1 (909) 708-8746.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Needles, CA: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Needles Courthouse today.

Needles, CA: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Needles Courthouse today.

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Needles Courthouse opening for limited court service will be held at 9:00am PT on Friday, July 7th, 2017 at the Needles Courthouse, located at 1111 Bailey Avenue near J Street, in Needles, California.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will celebrate the restoration of limited court services for the community.

In a press release from the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, effective Friday, July 7th, 2017, the San Bernardino Superior Court will open limited service in Needles, California for members of the public to address traffic and non-traffic infraction matters.

The Needles Clerk’s Office will be open to the public on the first Friday of each month during the business hours of 8:30am to 12:30pm PT to provide limited services including non-cash payments, traffic school sign-ups, payment extensions or scheduling a Court date.

In addition, remote video proceedings will be supported by a judge sitting in the Barstow District.

This will allow residents to appear at the Needles District located at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California for remote appearance on traffic and non-traffic infraction arraignments.

Additional services will be provided gradually as resources become available.

The Victor Valley Transit Authority (V.V.T.A.) Route 200 will continue to make one round-trip each Friday, departing from Needles, California traveling to Barstow, California in the morning and returning to Needles, California in the afternoon for those individuals who wish to appear at the Barstow District.

This ongoing collaboration between the San Bernardino Superior Court, Needles City Council members and Robert Lovingood, San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor, represents a continuing effort to restore services that were reduced or eliminated due to budget cuts over the last several years.

For more information, please contact the Court Executive Office at: 1 (909) 708-8746.

**** Note: The flyer sent into ZachNews said the zip code for Needles, California is 92364, but the zip code is 92363. ****

** Picture Flyer from the City of Needles: **

Needles, CA: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Needles Courthouse.

Needles, CA: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Needles Courthouse.

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Needles Courthouse opening for limited court service will be held at 9:00am PT on Friday, July 7th, 2017 at the Needles Courthouse, located at 1111 Bailey Avenue near J Street, in Needles, California.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will celebrate the restoration of limited court services for the community.

In a press release from the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, effective Friday, July 7th, 2017, the San Bernardino Superior Court will open limited service in Needles, California for members of the public to address traffic and non-traffic infraction matters.

The Needles Clerk’s Office will be open to the public on the first Friday of each month during the business hours of 8:30am to 12:30pm PT to provide limited services including non-cash payments, traffic school sign-ups, payment extensions or scheduling a Court date.

In addition, remote video proceedings will be supported by a judge sitting in the Barstow District.

This will allow residents to appear at the Needles District located at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California for remote appearance on traffic and non-traffic infraction arraignments.

Additional services will be provided gradually as resources become available.

The Victor Valley Transit Authority (V.V.T.A.) Route 200 will continue to make one round-trip each Friday, departing from Needles, California traveling to Barstow, California in the morning and returning to Needles, California in the afternoon for those individuals who wish to appear at the Barstow District.

This ongoing collaboration between the San Bernardino Superior Court, Needles City Council members and Robert Lovingood, San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor, represents a continuing effort to restore services that were reduced or eliminated due to budget cuts over the last several years.

For more information, please contact the Court Executive Office at: 1 (909) 708-8746.

**** Note: The flyer sent into ZachNews said the zip code for Needles, California is 92364, but the zip code is 92363. ****

** Picture Flyer from the City of Needles: **

Needles, CA: Needles Courthouse to reopen one day per month starting July 2017.

Needles, CA: Needles Courthouse to reopen one day per month starting July 2017.

In a press release from the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, effective Friday, July 7th, 2017, the San Bernardino Superior Court will open limited service in Needles, California for members of the public to address traffic and non-traffic infraction matters.

The Needles Clerk’s Office will be open to the public on the first Friday of each month during the business hours of 8:30am to 12:30pm PT to provide limited services including non-cash payments, traffic school sign-ups, payment extensions or scheduling a Court date.

In addition, remote video proceedings will be supported by a judge sitting in the Barstow District.

This will allow residents to appear at the Needles District located at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California for remote appearance on traffic and non-traffic infraction arraignments.

Additional services will be provided gradually as resources become available.

The Victor Valley Transit Authority (V.V.T.A.) Route 200 will continue to make one round-trip each Friday, departing from Needles, California traveling to Barstow, California in the morning and returning to Needles, California in the afternoon for those individuals who wish to appear at the Barstow District.

This ongoing collaboration between the San Bernardino Superior Court, Needles City Council members and Robert Lovingood, San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor, represents a continuing effort to restore services that were reduced or eliminated due to budget cuts over the last several years.

For more information, please contact the Court Executive Office at: 1 (909) 708-8746.

Downtown Needles, CA: River’s Edge Community Christian Church’s Easter Sunrise Service at Santa Fe Park today.

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Downtown Needles, CA: River’s Edge Community Christian Church’s Easter Sunrise Service at Santa Fe Park today.

River’s Edge Community Christian Church will be having an Easter Sunrise Service starting at around 6:30am PT on Sunday, April 16th, 2017 at Santa Fe Park, located on the 900 block of Front Street, in Downtown Needles, California.

The Easter sunrise service by River’s Edge Community Christian Church will be a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Coffee and donuts will be served and the Easter sunrise service is open to everybody.

Come and join River’s Edge Community Christian Church for Easter sunrise service.

ZachNews will be streaming the Easter sunrise service live at ZachNews on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews/

For more information or if anyone needs transportation to the Easter sunrise service, please contact Pastor Fred Torres of River’s Edge Community Christian Church at: 1 (760) 221-7718.

Downtown Needles, CA: River’s Edge Community Christian Church’s Easter Sunrise Service at Santa Fe Park.

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Downtown Needles, CA: River’s Edge Community Christian Church’s Easter Sunrise Service at Santa Fe Park.

River’s Edge Community Christian Church will be having an Easter Sunrise Service starting at around 6:30am PT on Sunday, April 16th, 2017 at Santa Fe Park, located on the 900 block of Front Street, in Downtown Needles, California.

The Easter sunrise service by River’s Edge Community Christian Church will be a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Coffee and donuts will be served and the Easter sunrise service is open to everybody.

Come and join River’s Edge Community Christian Church for Easter sunrise service.

ZachNews will be streaming the Easter sunrise service live at ZachNews on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews/

For more information or if anyone needs transportation to the Easter sunrise service, please contact Pastor Fred Torres of River’s Edge Community Christian Church at: 1 (760) 221-7718.