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Barbara Marx Sinatra Passes Away at 90

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Barbara Marx Sinatra was born Barbara Blakeley in 1927. 

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Indio

Two Women Shot in Indio, Suspect Wanted

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Indio Police are investigating a shooting that left two women shot late Monday evening. It happened just before midnight on the 45850 block of Indian River Road in Indio. Sgt. Dan Marshall says one of the women was shot in the arm, the other in the leg. Both were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and are expected to be ok.

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Health Experts: Worms Found In Fresh Fish Is Normal

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An Indio couple found a parasitic worm in their salmon over the weekend and while it may not have been appetizing, health experts say, its perfectly normal. Imagine coming home from the grocery store and finding a parasitic worm in the fish you just purchased.

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Cathedral City Residents Deal With Repavement Construction

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Some residents who live near 30th avenue in Cathedral City have been asking the city for months and even years to fix the road between Da Vall Drive and Date Palm Drive. Now those wishes are finally coming true.  Tires on a rocky road is a familiar sound for the neighborhood. Related: A Rocky Road In Cathedral City Could Force Family To Sell Home Stefano Disalvo said 30th avenue was so bad the axle on his car broke. "The road was horrible. It was...

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Riverside

Felon Who Assaulted, Robbed Deaf Man Sentenced

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 A convicted felon who struck and robbed a deaf man outside a Riverside coffeehouse, and also committed a separate robbery, was sentenced today to 12 years in state prison. 

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Riverside

Cyclist Fleeing from Stray Dog Hits Truck

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A man suffered serious injuries Sunday evening after he tried to flee a stray dog that charged him as he rode his bike. 

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Palm Springs

Man Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Take Money From City of Palm Springs Bank Account

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On April 13, 2017, the City of Palm Springs Treasurer’s officer notified the Palm Springs Police Department of potential fraud occurring against one of the City of Palm Springs’ bank accounts.  

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Desert Hot Springs

Two Big Rigs Crash, One Carrying a Tank, Blocking Lanes North of Desert Hot Springs

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An injury crash involving two big rigs -- one of which was hauling a military tank vehicle -- blocked several freeway lanes just north of Desert Hot Springs today. 

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Monday Morning Rain Storm Drenches Valley Residents

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Valley Residents were in disbelief Monday morning as the sounds of trickling precipitation fell from the sky.  "Oh my god, it's raining this morning," said Facebook user, Gary Dorothy, who posted his reactions to the rain on his page Monday morning.

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Indio

Desert Hot Springs Man to Stand Trial for Allegedly Trying to Pick Up Teenage Girls

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A Desert Hot Springs man who allegedly offered teenage girls money to get into his car was ordered today to stand trial on charges of lewd acts with a child and child annoyance. 

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Indian Wells

Valley Resident and Oldest Man in America Dies at 111

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Clarence "Larry" Matthews of Indian Wells, the oldest man in America, has died at the age of 111. 
His neighbor and friend, Larry Bonafide, says he died peacefully in his sleep Saturday with his family by his side. 

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Indio

Man Who Raped Two Homeless Women in Thousand Palms Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison

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A man who raped two homeless women in Thousand Palms nearly four months apart was sentenced to 19 years in state prison Friday. Charles Love, 33, pleaded guilty earlier this month on the two rape counts stemming from the attacks...

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Coachella

Bill Awaiting Governor's Approval to Enable East Valley Literacy Program Video included

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A local literacy program has been tutoring students on their ABC's since 2004 but lost their use of district school buses to reach children in the East Valley.  Local Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia has stepped in to assist struggling readers.

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Indio

Parasitic Worm Found in Indio Couple's Salmon

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An Indio couple is reeling after finding an unwelcome guest in their dinner, an apparent parasitic worm. The salmon in question was purchased Saturday at WinCo Foods in Indio. 
 

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Riverside

County Treasurer Takes Over As Chief Financial Officer

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Riverside County Treasurer-Tax Collector Don Kent will be taking over as the county's chief financial officer next month, following the retirement of current CFO Paul McDonnell, it was announced Friday. Kent, 48, is following his former boss for the second time in his career with the switch. 

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Little League Has Nearly $6,000 Worth Of Equipment Stolen

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The Central Valley Little League baseball team in Cathedral City was hit with a big loss, but it wasn't on the field. "It just looked ransacked. All the cabinets, all the doors were open. Everything was empty out on the floor, it was just ransacked," Jessica Olson, the president of the little league said.  Olson said she believes someone busted into the equipment room Wednesday night.  She said the thieves took about $6,000 dollars worth of equipment, ... More>>

Parents Frustrated Over Summer Closure Of Soccer Park Video included

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School has been our for a few weeks now and some parents are running out of ideas to keep their kids busy. In Palm Desert, it doesn't help that a popular soccer park is closed for a majority of the summer. 

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Action Continues to Cut Crashes on Section of 10 Freeway Video included

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It's a 30 mile stretch of road that seems to be a danger zone: the 10 Freeway from Dillon Road to Desert Center. Crashes have more than doubled from this time last year.  "There's been a spike in accidents out there, if we continue at this pace, we'll be close to you know, 250, maybe even 300," says Terri Kassinga with Caltrans District 8.  Caltrans says most of the crashes have been due to driver error. "We want the drivers to be prepared and alert when th... More>>

Desert Freeway Projects Among 13 Statewide Transportation Projects Announced

In the desert, $19.5 million will go towards replacing and repairing damaged pavement on Interstate 10 between Indio and Coachella, as well as on state routes 111 and 86 near Mecca. In the desert, $19.5 million will go towards replacing and repairing damaged pavement on Interstate 10 between Indio and Coachella, as well as on state routes 111 and 86 near Mecca.
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State transportation officials announced Friday that 13 pavement projects statewide, including some in or around the Coachella Valley, will get underway this summer following the recent passage of a bill that will increase gas and vehicle registration taxes...

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Pit Bull Mauls Child Standing Outside Home Gardens Residence, Dog Impounded

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An 8-year-old boy suffered major injuries to his face when he was attacked by a pit bull with a history of violence outside a Home Gardens residence....

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Border Patrol Agents Discover Meth in Truck's Gas Tank

Methamphetamine found in truck's gas tank at Hwy. 86 checkpoint. Methamphetamine found in truck's gas tank at Hwy. 86 checkpoint.
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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Friday, July 21,2017...

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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Records 20 Million Riders

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Records 20 Million Riders Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Records 20 Million Riders
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The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway has surpassed 20 million visitors, thanks to four friends visiting Palm Springs from the northeast this week...

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Coachella

Man Arrested for Allegedly Setting Fire to Occupied Coachella Home

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department received a report of a possible domestic disturbance within the 5200 block of Calle Techa in Coachella just after 10:00 PM. 

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Conservationists on Tour to Stop Presidential Review

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In May of last year conservationists celebrated after President Obama designated almost two million acres of California's deserts as national monuments. Now those groups are traveling in an RV to call attention to what they say is a  threat to many of the country's natural treasures: President Trump's executive orders to review all national monuments under the Antiquities Act since 1996. 

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Indio

Indio Police Officer Cleared in Fatal Shooting

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Officer Chris Cordova will not face criminal charges in the Aug. 20, 2016 shooting of Pedro Montanez, who was shot at about 9:15 p.m. in front of the Rancho Fresco Market at 44510 Jackson St. 

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Highway Heist: Bank Robbers along Interstate 10 Video included

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Bank robbers attract a lot of attention. Maybe it's the quick cash, the notorious bandits or their escape and capture. Every good getaway needs a route, and there is one through the Coachella Valley

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Former Reporter Reflects On First Post-Trial Interview With O.J. Simpson Video included

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Ross Becker is news director at KMIR. But before he landed in the Coachella Valley he had an extraordinary career as a TV reporter including decades of work in Los Angeles. It is during his career there that he met Mr. Simpson and became the first journalist to conduct a 90-minute interview with the suspected killer.  

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Cathedral City High School Wrestling Coach Changing Lives

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Cathedral City High School's head wrestling coach is giving lessons in the ring and in the classroom. He's going above and beyond for his students.  For these high school students, the pain of wrestling is worth it. "You get butterflies in your stomach the first couple of times," Brandy Corona said.  Another senior wrestler said wrestling is his number one.  "Nothing else runs through my mind but wrestling," Jesus Lara explained. Their motivatio... More>>

Chiriaco Summit

Five Children Injured in Chiriaco Summit Rollover Crash

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The crash happened just before 3:00 PM. According to California Highway Patrol, there were five children in the car with their grandmother driving. 

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Indio

Applications Open for Riverside County Scholarships

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Applications will be accepted starting today from young Riverside County residents seeking scholarships totaling $14,000, to be awarded this fall. 

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Frontier Customers Jump Ship

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When Frontier Communications took over Verizon's California landlines last year, the transition came with a lot of frustrated customers. Several local business lost internet access and costumer files. That was then. Now, things are even worse. 

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Wildomar

Destructive Fire in Wildomar Blamed on Butane Honey Oil Explosion

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A fire that left one person injured, destroyed a home and damaged another in Wildomar today was likely triggered by a butane gas explosion ignited during the illegal production of the marijuana derivative known as ``honey oil,'' authorities said. 

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Cathedral City

Police Announce Two Arrests in Connection With Drug Lab That Sparked Cathedral City Fire

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A man and woman were in custody today in connection with a honey oil lab that sparked a fire inside a Cathedral City apartment last week. 

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Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers Banned in Palm Springs Video included

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The city of Palm Springs passed a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers in the city because of noise and pollution.

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Real-Life Fairy Godmother Rescuing Brides-to Be Video included

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Priscilla Luna has been helping brides to be find perfect dresses for over 30 years, but lately, she's been more of a fairy godmother. "It was very heartbreaking because a couple of the girls came in and they didn't know what to do," she says.   That's because the bridal chain Alfred Angelo, where they ordered their dresses, filed for bankruptcy closing 60 stores nationwide.  "This happened overnight I mean the rep called me at 5 o'clock in th...

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Uber Driver Says Driving Isn't Worth It

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For many, the ride sharing service Uber is a great way to get around, but some drivers say the wages aren't worth the trips. Michael Gonzales is an Uber driver. He said he drives to make extra cash. "Everybody's talking about getting extra money and easy money," he said about why he decided to pick up the part-time gig.  Related: Uber Fined $7 Million by California Regulators But he quickly learned it's not that easy. "It was modern day slavery,... More>>

Indio

Man Charged With Breaking Into Indio Home, Raping Woman Three Times in One Night

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Felony charges were filed today against a man who allegedly broke into the Indio home of a woman who had a restraining order against him and raped her three times in one night while armed with a rifle. 

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  • Eagle Mountain

    Ghost Town: The Eagle Mountain Story

    Ghost Town: The Eagle Mountain Story

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-07-19 00:10:48 GMT

    In the 1950's, the Eagle Mountain iron mine laid the foundation for what would become a desert community known as Eagle Mountain. 

    In the 1950's, the Eagle Mountain iron mine laid the foundation for what would become a desert community known as Eagle Mountain. 

  • Desert Hot Springs

    Four Shot in Desert Hot Springs Following Fight Between Neighbors

    Four Shot in Desert Hot Springs Following Fight Between Neighbors

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 7:52 PM EDT2017-07-12 23:52:37 GMT

    Four men were shot and hospitalized in Desert Hot Springs today following a fight between neighbors over a theft accusation, according to police.

    Four men were shot and hospitalized in Desert Hot Springs today following a fight between neighbors over a theft accusation, according to police.

  • Coachella Valley

    Smoke Advisory Issued by Air Quality Management District; Manzanita Fire Burns West of Valley

    Smoke Advisory Issued by Air Quality Management District; Manzanita Fire Burns West of Valley

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-06-27 04:46:05 GMT

    The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a Smoke Advisory for the Coachella Valley and area's around the Manzanita Fire. This advisory is in effect through Tuesday morning.  SCAQMD will issue an update if additional information becomes available. A brush fire, named the Manzanita Fire, is burning in Riverside County, south of Beaumont and Banning, north of the community of San Jacinto.

    The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a Smoke Advisory for the Coachella Valley and area's around the Manzanita Fire. This advisory is in effect through Tuesday morning.  SCAQMD will issue an update if additional information becomes available. A brush fire, named the Manzanita Fire, is burning in Riverside County, south of Beaumont and Banning, north of the community of San Jacinto.

  • Palm Springs

    WWII Airplane Pays Tribute to Fallen Ahead of Memorial Day Ceremony

    WWII Airplane Pays Tribute to Fallen Ahead of Memorial Day Ceremony

    Monday, May 29 2017 1:09 AM EDT2017-05-29 05:09:39 GMT

    It is a memorial day tradition, 3 thousand Carnations fall from the sky above the Palm Springs Air Museum. Learn the history behind the B-25 flying in the ceremony. 

    It is a memorial day tradition, 3 thousand Carnations fall from the sky above the Palm Springs Air Museum. Learn the history behind the B-25 flying in the ceremony. 

  • Weather

    Viewer Weather Photos (Week of 5-8-17)

    Viewer Weather Photos (Week of 5-8-17)

    Sunday, May 21 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-05-22 03:49:09 GMT

    Take a peek at all of our beautiful viewer photos from the week! Do you have a photo you'd like to share with us? Send it to us: myphoto@KMIR.com. We might use it on air in one of our newscasts. Then, visit KMIR.com every Friday to see all of our photo submissions from the entire week.

    Take a peek at all of our beautiful viewer photos from the week! Do you have a photo you'd like to share with us? Send it to us: myphoto@KMIR.com. We might use it on air in one of our newscasts. Then, visit KMIR.com every Friday to see all of our photo submissions from the entire week.

  • Palm Springs

    "That Pink Door": Selfie Station and Architectural Art

    "That Pink Door": Selfie Station and Architectural Art

    Sunday, May 14 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-05-14 19:56:02 GMT

    A popular social media hashtag, a place to take selfies, and a modernista must-see in Palm Springs.

    A popular social media hashtag, a place to take selfies, and a modernista must-see in Palm Springs.

  • Palm Desert

    Relay For Life Kicks Off in Palm Desert

    Relay For Life Kicks Off in Palm Desert

    Sunday, May 7 2017 1:52 AM EDT2017-05-07 05:52:35 GMT

    Volunteers, cancer survivors and concerned citizens were invited to the American Cancer Society’s “Relay For Life of Palm Desert Kickoff” on Saturday at Palm Desert City Hall. The event had food, fun, raffle tickets and entertainment including Hawaiian dancers.

    Volunteers, cancer survivors and concerned citizens were invited to the American Cancer Society’s “Relay For Life of Palm Desert Kickoff” on Saturday at Palm Desert City Hall. The event had food, fun, raffle tickets and entertainment including Hawaiian dancers.

  • Weather Photos

    Viewer Weather Photos (Week of 5-1-17)

    Viewer Weather Photos (Week of 5-1-17)

    Friday, May 5 2017 10:46 PM EDT2017-05-06 02:46:35 GMT
    Take a peek at all of our beautiful viewer photos from the week! Do you have a photo you'd like to share with us? Send it to us: myphoto@KMIR.com. We might use it on air in one of our newscasts. Then, visit KMIR.com every Friday to see all of our photo submissions from the entire week.
    Take a peek at all of our beautiful viewer photos from the week! Do you have a photo you'd like to share with us? Send it to us: myphoto@KMIR.com. We might use it on air in one of our newscasts. Then, visit KMIR.com every Friday to see all of our photo submissions from the entire week.
  • Indio

    Stagecoach Festival Goers Keep the Party Alive

    Stagecoach Festival Goers Keep the Party Alive

    Sunday, April 30 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-04-30 20:32:23 GMT

    While wristbands didn't sell out this year thousands still carried on their tradition of RV camping in the desert. 

    While wristbands didn't sell out this year thousands still carried on their tradition of RV camping in the desert. 

  • Bermuda Dunes

    Weed Bus Parked At Valley School Upsets Community, School Issues Statement

    Weed Bus Parked At Valley School Upsets Community, School Issues Statement

    Monday, April 17 2017 7:37 PM EDT2017-04-17 23:37:24 GMT

    One logo is sounding off alarms for some community members at James Monroe Elementary School. 

    One logo is sounding off alarms for some community members at James Monroe Elementary School. 

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  • Palm Springs Power capture 8th league title

    Palm Springs Power capture 8th league title

    Monday, July 24 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-07-25 02:15:08 GMT

    The Palm Springs power closed the 2017 season the San Diego Force, picking up their 8th league title and going down as the best team in franchise history. It was a match-up the POWER was hoping for, seeking revenge after losing the championship series last season to the Force. The POWER swept the best of 3 series and clinched the title with a 6-2 victory. Overall, the POWER broke 9 franchise records, and finished with a 35-3 record, an all-time best for the franchise. 

    The Palm Springs power closed the 2017 season the San Diego Force, picking up their 8th league title and going down as the best team in franchise history. It was a match-up the POWER was hoping for, seeking revenge after losing the championship series last season to the Force. The POWER swept the best of 3 series and clinched the title with a 6-2 victory. Overall, the POWER broke 9 franchise records, and finished with a 35-3 record, an all-time best for the franchise. 

  • Thermal boxer fighting for a better life

    Thermal boxer fighting for a better life

    Monday, July 24 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-07-24 22:56:22 GMT

    Jacob Lerma has been fighting for a better life since he was a little kid. "I liked to fight a lot in the streets,” Lerma explained, “Then I got in trouble in school for fighting and then my dad took me to the boxing club." Where Lerma was inspired to become a professional boxer at just 8-years-old. "It did help me get off the streets and let me stay in the gym all day." Lerma said. Not just stay in the gym, live, as the Thermal Boxing Club i...

    Jacob Lerma has been fighting for a better life since he was a little kid. "I liked to fight a lot in the streets,” Lerma explained, “Then I got in trouble in school for fighting and then my dad took me to the boxing club." Where Lerma was inspired to become a professional boxer at just 8-years-old. "It did help me get off the streets and let me stay in the gym all day." Lerma said. Not just stay in the gym, live, as the Thermal Boxing Club i...

  • 14-Year-Old Dominates International Golf Tournament in Rancho Mirage

    14-Year-Old Dominates International Golf Tournament in Rancho Mirage

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 10:47 PM EDT2017-07-20 02:47:30 GMT

    The 9th annual Future Champions Golf Callaway World Championships wrapped up today where 500 golfers from 33 different countries ranging from 6-18 years old competed across 6 different championship courses in the Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert area. The 15-18 girls’ division was on the Dinah Shore tournament course at Mission Hills Country Club for the championship round where Ho Yu An from Taiwan finished in first place with a 3-day total of 12-under-par. "I just stepped ...

    The 9th annual Future Champions Golf Callaway World Championships wrapped up today where 500 golfers from 33 different countries ranging from 6-18 years old competed across 6 different championship courses in the Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert area. The 15-18 girls’ division was on the Dinah Shore tournament course at Mission Hills Country Club for the championship round where Ho Yu An from Taiwan finished in first place with a 3-day total of 12-under-par. "I just stepped ...

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  • Cathedral City Residents Deal With Repavement Construction

    Cathedral City Residents Deal With Repavement Construction

    Monday, July 24 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-07-25 01:49:33 GMT

    Some residents who live near 30th avenue in Cathedral City have been asking the city for months and even years to fix the road between Da Vall Drive and Date Palm Drive. Now those wishes are finally coming true.  Tires on a rocky road is a familiar sound for the neighborhood. Related: A Rocky Road In Cathedral City Could Force Family To Sell Home Stefano Disalvo said 30th avenue was so bad the axle on his car broke. "The road was horrible. It was...

    Some residents who live near 30th avenue in Cathedral City have been asking the city for months and even years to fix the road between Da Vall Drive and Date Palm Drive. Now those wishes are finally coming true.  Tires on a rocky road is a familiar sound for the neighborhood. Related: A Rocky Road In Cathedral City Could Force Family To Sell Home Stefano Disalvo said 30th avenue was so bad the axle on his car broke. "The road was horrible. It was...

  • Indian Wells

    Valley Resident and Oldest Man in America Dies at 111

    Valley Resident and Oldest Man in America Dies at 111

    Monday, July 24 2017 12:39 AM EDT2017-07-24 04:39:36 GMT

    Clarence "Larry" Matthews of Indian Wells, the oldest man in America, has died at the age of 111. 
    His neighbor and friend, Larry Bonafide, says he died peacefully in his sleep Saturday with his family by his side. 

    Clarence "Larry" Matthews of Indian Wells, the oldest man in America, has died at the age of 111. 
    His neighbor and friend, Larry Bonafide, says he died peacefully in his sleep Saturday with his family by his side. 

  • Coachella

    Bill Awaiting Governor's Approval to Enable East Valley Literacy Program

    Bill Awaiting Governor's Approval to Enable East Valley Literacy Program

    Sunday, July 23 2017 10:30 PM EDT2017-07-24 02:30:45 GMT

    A local literacy program has been tutoring students on their ABC's since 2004 but lost their use of district school buses to reach children in the East Valley.  Local Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia has stepped in to assist struggling readers.

    A local literacy program has been tutoring students on their ABC's since 2004 but lost their use of district school buses to reach children in the East Valley.  Local Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia has stepped in to assist struggling readers.

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