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YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Trash Dump Littering Surrounding Community

CATHEDRAL CITY - Because of Earth Day, a Sky Valley resident asked us to look into why the areas surrounding the Edom Hill Transfer Center, and now a closed landfill, are covered with trash and who is responsible for the clean up. You Ask. We Investigate.  More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Rat Infested Illegal Dwelling

PALM SPRINGS - A resident of Thornhill Place Apartments in Palm Springs says that his apartment is infested with rats and when he tried to get Desert Property Management to help they tried to put a bandage on the serious issue by giving him rat traps. The city of Palm Springs says the dwelling was built without permits and is illegal. Now the resident is being evicted but says he came forward in hopes others aren't stuck living in the conditions he's been forced to live with for months. More>>

  • EYESORE NEXT DOOR: Burnt Home to be Demolished

    EYESORE NEXT DOOR: Burnt Home to be Demolished

    PALM SPRINGS - On the 4000 block of Calle Santa Cruz sits a burnt house with a collapsed roof and piles of charred wood. It's been almost three years of the major fire that destroyed it, and residents in the area want it cleaned up. The City of Palm Springs has deemed it a fire hazard and public nuisance. They're planning to demolish it in a week.
    PALM SPRINGS - On the 4000 block of Calle Santa Cruz sits a burnt house with a collapsed roof and piles of charred wood. It's been almost three years of the major fire that destroyed it, and residents in the area want it cleaned up. The City of Palm Springs has deemed it a fire hazard and public nuisance. They're planning to demolish it in a week.
  • YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Safety on Highway 74

    YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Safety on Highway 74

    PALM DESERT - There have been 18 collisions on Highway 74 since January, according to CHP. Two of the accidents involving motorcycles were fatal. CHP says collisions can be prevented if you pay attention to the road and avoid distractions.
    PALM DESERT - There have been 18 collisions on Highway 74 since January, according to CHP. Two of the accidents involving motorcycles were fatal. CHP says collisions can be prevented if you pay attention to the road and avoid distractions.
  • YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Solar Panels Spark Debate in Neighborhood

    YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Solar Panels Spark Debate in Neighborhood

    PALM SPRINGS -  A group of neighbors near Raymond Cree Middle School formed a committee to speak out against the Palm Springs Unified School District for installing solar panels behind their backyards. They say they're too high and their home values will decrease.
    PALM SPRINGS -  A group of neighbors near Raymond Cree Middle School formed a committee to speak out against the Palm Springs Unified School District for installing solar panels behind their backyards. They say they're too high and their home values will decrease.

  • You Ask. We Investigate.® Blocking Robocalls

    You Ask. We Investigate.® Blocking Robocalls

     RANCHO MIRAGE - We've all been on the receiving end of a robocall. Those unwanted, and uninvited calls from telemarketers. Does the national "do not call list" actually work?

     RANCHO MIRAGE - We've all been on the receiving end of a robocall. Those unwanted, and uninvited calls from telemarketers. Does the national "do not call list" actually work?


  • Monsoonal Storm Pounds Lake Havasu City

    Monsoonal Storm Pounds Lake Havasu City

    A summer monsoonal storm dumped heavy rain on Lake Havasu City, Arizona.  Resident Shannel Perry captured it on video.
    A summer monsoonal storm dumped heavy rain on Lake Havasu City, Arizona.  Resident Shannel Perry captured it on video.
  • You Ask. We Investigate.® Resident Alleges Watermelon Field Neglected

    You Ask. We Investigate.® Resident Alleges Watermelon Field Neglected

    A viewer asked us to look into watermelon fields in Bermuda Dunes that she claims attract flies and are a nuisance. The melon fields, located on Madison and 38th Street, are partially hidden from the street but are bustling with employees harvesting the crop.
    A viewer asked us to look into watermelon fields in Bermuda Dunes that she claims attract flies and are a nuisance. The melon fields, located on Madison and 38th Street, are partially hidden from the street but are bustling with employees harvesting the crop.
  • EYESORE NEXT DOOR: Once Beautiful Park in Indio Now a Mess

    EYESORE NEXT DOOR: Once Beautiful Park in Indio Now a Mess

    An Indio resident says he paid a lot premium to live next to a park but the city failed to maintain the property and now it's a mess. He says he and his neighbors are tired of living next to the  "smelly swamp" and wants the city to clean it up before someone gets sick. 
    An Indio resident says he paid a lot premium to live next to a park but the city failed to maintain the property and now it's a mess. He says he and his neighbors are tired of living next to the  "smelly swamp" and wants the city to clean it up before someone gets sick. 
  • YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Utility Bill Scam

    YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Utility Bill Scam

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    PALM SPRINGS - A local business owner says he was scammed out of hundreds of dollars by someone who called his business posing as a Southern California Edison employee. The Palm Springs Police Department and SCE warn people not to fall for this scam, that involves high pressure tactics. The scam involves pre-paid Money Pak Green Dot cards to the transfer money, this form of payment is difficult to trace, which is why police say it's preferred by criminals. 
    PALM SPRINGS - A local business owner says he was scammed out of hundreds of dollars by someone who called his business posing as a Southern California Edison employee. The Palm Springs Police Department and SCE warn people not to fall for this scam, that involves high pressure tactics. The scam involves pre-paid Money Pak Green Dot cards to the transfer money, this form of payment is difficult to trace, which is why police say it's preferred by criminals. 
  • Victims of Palm Springs Double Fatal Crash ID 'd

    Victims of Palm Springs Double Fatal Crash ID 'd

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:40:08 GMT
    PALM SPRINGS --  The Riverside County Coroner has identified the victims of the grisly double fatal traffic accident that happened early Sunday morning in Palm Springs. 
    PALM SPRINGS --  The Riverside County Coroner has identified the victims of the grisly double fatal traffic accident that happened early Sunday morning in Palm Springs. 
  • Fire Damages RM House

    Fire Damages RM House

      RANCHO MIRAGE - An overnight fire did what is described as "heavy damage" to an unoccupied home overnight in Rancho Mirage.  

    The fire was reported at about 2:45.am. at a home on the 37000 block of Palm View Drive, according to Riverside County Fire Dispatchers.

    26 firefighters and six engines responded to the fire, containing it within 30 minutes.   No injuries were reported.   Damage estimates have not been released.
      RANCHO MIRAGE - An overnight fire did what is described as "heavy damage" to an unoccupied home overnight in Rancho Mirage.  

    The fire was reported at about 2:45.am. at a home on the 37000 block of Palm View Drive, according to Riverside County Fire Dispatchers.

    26 firefighters and six engines responded to the fire, containing it within 30 minutes.   No injuries were reported.   Damage estimates have not been released.
  • Tram Road Warm-up Walk in Desert Hot Springs

    Tram Road Warm-up Walk in Desert Hot Springs

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-08-31 04:16:26 GMT
    CATHEDRAL CITY -- It's that time of year again, time to get prepared for the Tram Road Challenge which takes place in October.
    CATHEDRAL CITY -- It's that time of year again, time to get prepared for the Tram Road Challenge which takes place in October.
  • Actor Gavin MacLeod Signs Books in Rancho Mirage

    Actor Gavin MacLeod Signs Books in Rancho Mirage

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-08-31 04:12:40 GMT
    RANCHO MIRAGE -- The captain of the Love Boat, Coachella Valley resident Gavin MacLeod, signed copies of his memoir Saturday at Eisenhower Medical Center's thrift store.
    RANCHO MIRAGE -- The captain of the Love Boat, Coachella Valley resident Gavin MacLeod, signed copies of his memoir Saturday at Eisenhower Medical Center's thrift store.
  • West Nile Virus Found in Desert Hot Springs

    West Nile Virus Found in Desert Hot Springs

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:34:55 GMT
    DESERT HOT SPRINGS -- Twenty mosquito samples collected in the Coachella Valley have tested positive for West Nile virus, including this year's first positive sample from the western end of valley.
    DESERT HOT SPRINGS -- Twenty mosquito samples collected in the Coachella Valley have tested positive for West Nile virus, including this year's first positive sample from the western end of valley.
  • Higher Travel Expected for Labor Day Weekend

    Higher Travel Expected for Labor Day Weekend

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:53:31 GMT
    COACHELLA VALLEY -- This Labor Day is expected to be a busy travel weekend here in the valley and across the U.S.  More people are expected to travel according to a TripAdvisor survey, 40 percent of people plan to travel this year which is up 10 percent from last year.
    COACHELLA VALLEY -- This Labor Day is expected to be a busy travel weekend here in the valley and across the U.S.  More people are expected to travel according to a TripAdvisor survey, 40 percent of people plan to travel this year which is up 10 percent from last year.
  • Police looking for Bank Robber

    Police looking for Bank Robber

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:37:14 GMT
    Police are looking for the person who robbed a Chase Bank in Cathedral City.Police say they know who it is but he got away.Authorities are looking for 36-year-old Damon Leandre Ingram. Police say he's a transient who lives in his car and is known to frequent the Cathedral City area.Police say witnesses identified him saying Ingram took off with cash after using a demand note and verbally threatening he had a gun. The robbery was reported at the Chase inside the Stater Brothers on Vista Chino ...
    Police are looking for the person who robbed a Chase Bank in Cathedral City.Police say they know who it is but he got away.Authorities are looking for 36-year-old Damon Leandre Ingram. Police say he's a transient who lives in his car and is known to frequent the Cathedral City area.Police say witnesses identified him saying Ingram took off with cash after using a demand note and verbally threatening he had a gun. The robbery was reported at the Chase inside the Stater Brothers on Vista Chino ...
  • Local Charity Benefits From Make a Difference Day

    Local Charity Benefits From Make a Difference Day

    The Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City is the charity that is going to benefit from our practice walk this Saturday at 7 a.m. at the Dennis Keat Soccer Park in Cathedral City.  The walk is free but please bring school supplies to help our friends at the Boys and Girls Club.
    The Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City is the charity that is going to benefit from our practice walk this Saturday at 7 a.m. at the Dennis Keat Soccer Park in Cathedral City.  The walk is free but please bring school supplies to help our friends at the Boys and Girls Club.
  • Jessup Auto Plaza Sponsors Make a Difference Day

    Jessup Auto Plaza Sponsors Make a Difference Day

    Jessup Auto Plaza is a proud sponsor of the United Way of the Desert and Make a Difference Day.  Join us for our practice walk this Saturday at Dennis Keat Soccer Park in Cathedral City at 7 a.m. 
    Jessup Auto Plaza is a proud sponsor of the United Way of the Desert and Make a Difference Day.  Join us for our practice walk this Saturday at Dennis Keat Soccer Park in Cathedral City at 7 a.m. 
  • Man Crashes into Domino's Pizza in Cathedral City

    Man Crashes into Domino's Pizza in Cathedral City

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:48:57 GMT
    Authorities say David Montes De Oca led them on a high speed chase Monday and then crashed into a Domino's Pizza in Cathedral City.Authorities say they tried to pull over De Oca because he was speeding. That's when he led them on a chase of speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.CHP performed a pit maneuver, causing him to slam into the Domino's Pizza on Date Palm Drive and Ramon Road.De Oca is facing charges including felony evading and DUI.
    Authorities say David Montes De Oca led them on a high speed chase Monday and then crashed into a Domino's Pizza in Cathedral City.Authorities say they tried to pull over De Oca because he was speeding. That's when he led them on a chase of speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.CHP performed a pit maneuver, causing him to slam into the Domino's Pizza on Date Palm Drive and Ramon Road.De Oca is facing charges including felony evading and DUI.
  • Napa Valley Earthquake Reminds Valley Residents to Prepare

    Napa Valley Earthquake Reminds Valley Residents to Prepare

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:33:30 GMT
    PALM DESERT -- The earthquake in the Napa Valley area is just one more reminder to always be prepared for a disaster.  Battalion Chief Rick Griggs of the the Riverside County Fire Department says his main advice to Californians is to have a plan.
    PALM DESERT -- The earthquake in the Napa Valley area is just one more reminder to always be prepared for a disaster.  Battalion Chief Rick Griggs of the the Riverside County Fire Department says his main advice to Californians is to have a plan.
  • Save A Pet Location to Become Cat Shelter

    Save A Pet Location to Become Cat Shelter

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:03:41 GMT
    The former site of the Save A Pet shelter in Desert Hot Springs will become a cat shelter called "Kitty Land", said Save A Pet Former Executive Director Ann Woods.  
    The former site of the Save A Pet shelter in Desert Hot Springs will become a cat shelter called "Kitty Land", said Save A Pet Former Executive Director Ann Woods.  
  • State of Emergency after Earthquake in Napa Valley

    State of Emergency after Earthquake in Napa Valley

    Sunday, August 24 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-08-25 01:04:05 GMT
    NAPA VALLEY -- More than 100 people are hurt, homes are destroyed and a state of emergency was declared in California after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the Napa Valley area around 3:30 Sunday morning.
    NAPA VALLEY -- More than 100 people are hurt, homes are destroyed and a state of emergency was declared in California after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the Napa Valley area around 3:30 Sunday morning.
  • Fatal Crash Closes Highway 62

    Fatal Crash Closes Highway 62

    Sunday, August 24 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-08-25 00:03:03 GMT
    DESERT HOT SPRINGS -- One person was killed, and another person suffered major injuries in a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle.
    DESERT HOT SPRINGS -- One person was killed, and another person suffered major injuries in a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle.
  • Tram Road Warm-up Walk in Desert Hot Springs

    Tram Road Warm-up Walk in Desert Hot Springs

    Sunday, August 24 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-08-25 00:01:08 GMT
    It's that time of year again.  Time to get your legs moving, and prepped for the Tram Road Challenge which takes place in October.
    It's that time of year again.  Time to get your legs moving, and prepped for the Tram Road Challenge which takes place in October.
  • Summer Tourism Heats Up in the Valley

    Summer Tourism Heats Up in the Valley

    Saturday, August 23 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-08-24 03:22:11 GMT
    PALM SPRINGS -- Even with the desert heat, summer tourism is on the rise in the Coachella Valley.  Several local business owners talked about the increase in tourism compared to years past.
    PALM SPRINGS -- Even with the desert heat, summer tourism is on the rise in the Coachella Valley.  Several local business owners talked about the increase in tourism compared to years past.
  • Suspect Arrested after Standoff in Palm Springs

    Suspect Arrested after Standoff in Palm Springs

    Saturday, August 23 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-08-23 22:41:06 GMT
    PALM SPRINGS -- A 24-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly robbing a Walmart at gunpoint, and then barricading himself in a Palm Springs home.
    PALM SPRINGS -- A 24-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly robbing a Walmart at gunpoint, and then barricading himself in a Palm Springs home.
  • YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Drivers Spinning Donuts on Indio Road

    YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Drivers Spinning Donuts on Indio Road

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:37:39 GMT
    INDIO -- A business owner in Indio says some drivers are making their cul-de-sac a race track as they're spinning donuts in the street.  His surveillance cameras caught it all on tape Thursday night, and he contacted us Friday.
    INDIO -- A business owner in Indio says some drivers are making their cul-de-sac a race track as they're spinning donuts in the street.  His surveillance cameras caught it all on tape Thursday night, and he contacted us Friday.
  • Man Accused of Killing Erin Corwin Waives Right to Extradition

    Man Accused of Killing Erin Corwin Waives Right to Extradition

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:48:52 GMT
    Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, the man accused of killing Twentynine Palms Marine wife Erin Corwin, waived his right to extradition in an Alaska courtroom today. Tuesday, Lee had denied his rights to extradition. Lee is expected to return to California by September 8 to be tried for Corwin's murder. He is being held on 2 million dollars bail in Anchorage, Alaska. Corwin went missing from the Marine Base in Twentynine Palms in June. Her body was found at the bottom of a mine shaft in the h...
    Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, the man accused of killing Twentynine Palms Marine wife Erin Corwin, waived his right to extradition in an Alaska courtroom today. Tuesday, Lee had denied his rights to extradition. Lee is expected to return to California by September 8 to be tried for Corwin’s murder. He is being held on 2 million dollars bail in Anchorage, Alaska. Corwin went missing from the Marine Base in Twentynine Palms in June. Her body was found at the bottom of a mine shaft in the h...
  • Thalia Hayden and Gloria Rodriguez Take Ice Bucket Challenge

    Thalia Hayden and Gloria Rodriguez Take Ice Bucket Challenge

    KMIR's Manny called on Gloria Rodriguez and Thalia Hayden to take the Ice Bucket Challenge and they accepted!  So who are they challenging?
    KMIR's Manny called on Gloria Rodriguez and Thalia Hayden to take the Ice Bucket Challenge and they accepted!  So who are they challenging?
  • The Story Behind the Cathedral City Dog Park

    The Story Behind the Cathedral City Dog Park

    Meet the residents of Cathedral City who helped make their brand new dog park happen!   
    Meet the residents of Cathedral City who helped make their brand new dog park happen!   
  • Bark! New Cathedral City Dog Park

    Bark! New Cathedral City Dog Park

    Chris Parman, Communications Director of the City of Cathedral City, explains the brand new Cathedral City Dog Park and why it's environmentally friendly.  
    Chris Parman, Communications Director of the City of Cathedral City, explains the brand new Cathedral City Dog Park and why it's environmentally friendly.  
  • Erin Corwin's Body Found, Alleged Lover Arrested

    Erin Corwin's Body Found, Alleged Lover Arrested

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:18:06 GMT
    SAN BERNARDINO -- Investigators in San Bernardino announced this morning they have found the body of Erin Corwin, and they've charged her alleged lover with murder.
    SAN BERNARDINO -- Investigators in San Bernardino announced this morning they have found the body of Erin Corwin, and they've charged her alleged lover with murder.
  • Fundraiser for Memorial Service for Lucy Peralez

    Fundraiser for Memorial Service for Lucy Peralez

    Saturday, August 16 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-08-17 02:52:12 GMT
    INDIO--Fundraiser for Memorial Service for Lucy PeralezFamily and friends of a woman killed in an accident are raising money for her memorial service.
    INDIO--Fundraiser for Memorial Service for Lucy PeralezFamily and friends of a woman killed in an accident are raising money for her memorial service.
  • Unemployment Numbers Increase in Riverside County

    Unemployment Numbers Increase in Riverside County

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-08-16 00:47:11 GMT
    COACHELLA VALLEY -- Unemployment numbers increase here in the valley, once again jumping over the nine percent mark.
    COACHELLA VALLEY -- Unemployment numbers increase here in the valley, once again jumping over the nine percent mark.
  • Be Your Best for Back to School

    Be Your Best for Back to School

    Franchesca Forrer, Marketing Director of Westfield Palm Desert, gives us the lowdown on all the fun events happening at the mall beginning today at 4 p.m. for their Back to School special!  Click here for more info!
    Franchesca Forrer, Marketing Director of Westfield Palm Desert, gives us the lowdown on all the fun events happening at the mall beginning today at 4 p.m. for their Back to School special!  Click here for more info!
  • Be Your Best for Back to School

    Be Your Best for Back to School

    Franchesca Forrer, Marketing Director of Westfield Palm Desert, gave us the lowdown of all the fun Back to School events happening in the mall beginning today at 4 p.m.  Click here for more info!
    Franchesca Forrer, Marketing Director of Westfield Palm Desert, gave us the lowdown of all the fun Back to School events happening in the mall beginning today at 4 p.m.  Click here for more info!
  • "The Expendables 3" and "The Giver" Movie Reviews

    "The Expendables 3" and "The Giver" Movie Reviews

    Two big movies out this weekend -- "The Expendables 3" and "The Giver!"  Which one is worth your time and money?  Find out the answer in my movie reviews.
    Two big movies out this weekend -- "The Expendables 3" and "The Giver!"  Which one is worth your time and money?  Find out the answer in my movie reviews.
  • Fashion and Music For Great Cause

    Fashion and Music For Great Cause

    Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas is headlining the 2014 Summer Extravaganza!  The event is going to be this Saturday, Aug. 16th at 8 p.m.  For more info go to www.summerextravaganza.org/
    Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas is headlining the 2014 Summer Extravaganza!  The event is going to be this Saturday, Aug. 16th at 8 p.m.  For more info go to www.summerextravaganza.org/
  • Back to School: Meet the New Principal of DHSHS

    Back to School: Meet the New Principal of DHSHS

    His name is George Bullis, the new Principal of Desert Hot Springs High School!  Who is he and where did he come from, and most importantly, what are his plans for the coming school year?  Take a look!
    His name is George Bullis, the new Principal of Desert Hot Springs High School!  Who is he and where did he come from, and most importantly, what are his plans for the coming school year?  Take a look!
  • Back to School: Food and Nutrition

    Back to School: Food and Nutrition

    What's being done to give your kids proper nutrition in schools?  Stephanie Bruce, Nutrition Services Director at Palm Springs Unified School District, has your answer.  
    What's being done to give your kids proper nutrition in schools?  Stephanie Bruce, Nutrition Services Director at Palm Springs Unified School District, has your answer.  
  • Back to School: Security and Safety Concerns

    Back to School: Security and Safety Concerns

    What's being done to keep your kids safe in schools this coming school year?  Darryl Scott, Security Manager at Palm Springs Unified School District, shares some safety tips.
    What's being done to keep your kids safe in schools this coming school year?  Darryl Scott, Security Manager at Palm Springs Unified School District, shares some safety tips.
  • Swimsuit Fashion Show and Concert for Great Cause

    Swimsuit Fashion Show and Concert for Great Cause

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:52:49 GMT
    Join the biggest party of the summer! This amazing swimsuit fashion show and concert will benefit many charities including Safehouse in the Desert.The event also includes a buffet luau dinner for preferred guests; performances by Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas; teen rock band Above Seclusion; The X Factor USA Season 3 finalist, Julianne Manalo. The swimsuit fashion show features Miss Universe first runner up, Janine Tugonon; and the club music of Los Angeles DJ APEK. The show will be the Pa...
    Join the biggest party of the summer! This amazing swimsuit fashion show and concert will benefit many charities including Safehouse in the Desert.The event also includes a buffet luau dinner for preferred guests; performances by Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas; teen rock band Above Seclusion; The X Factor USA Season 3 finalist, Julianne Manalo. The swimsuit fashion show features Miss Universe first runner up, Janine Tugonon; and the club music of Los Angeles DJ APEK. The show will be the Pa...
  • Iron Chef's Kerry Simon to Open Restaurant at Hard Rock

    Iron Chef's Kerry Simon to Open Restaurant at Hard Rock

    Thursday, August 7 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-08-07 22:13:02 GMT
    ``Iron Chef'' competitor and restaurateur Kerry Simon will open a restaurant at the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs next month, it was announced today. Simon Kitchen + Bar is slated to open in mid September and will feature``social'' plates that encourage sharing, hotel spokeswoman Therese Everett said.``Palm Springs is hot right now,'' Simon said. 
    ``Iron Chef'' competitor and restaurateur Kerry Simon will open a restaurant at the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs next month, it was announced today. Simon Kitchen + Bar is slated to open in mid September and will feature``social'' plates that encourage sharing, hotel spokeswoman Therese Everett said.``Palm Springs is hot right now,'' Simon said. 
  • Second Splash House Begins Friday at Three Local Venues

    Second Splash House Begins Friday at Three Local Venues

    Thursday, August 7 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-08-07 22:05:03 GMT
    This summer's second Splash House music festival will start tomorrow in Palm Springs. Splash House is slated for Friday through Sunday at pools at the Saguaro and Hard Rock hotels and the Hacienda Cantina Beach Club. 
    This summer's second Splash House music festival will start tomorrow in Palm Springs. Splash House is slated for Friday through Sunday at pools at the Saguaro and Hard Rock hotels and the Hacienda Cantina Beach Club. 
  • Palm Springs Man Survives Gunshot to Head

    Palm Springs Man Survives Gunshot to Head

    Thursday, August 7 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-08-07 21:57:05 GMT
    Police asked for the public's help today in gathering information about a vehicle-to-vehicle shooting that wounded an 18-year-old man in his head. A gunshot victim reportedly was dropped off about noon Tuesday at Desert Regional Medical Center.
    Police asked for the public's help today in gathering information about a vehicle-to-vehicle shooting that wounded an 18-year-old man in his head. A gunshot victim reportedly was dropped off about noon Tuesday at Desert Regional Medical Center.
  • Art Bar Celebrates First Anniversary

    Art Bar Celebrates First Anniversary

    A program in Palm Springs to bring Art into a new environment is celebrating it's first anniversary.
    A program in Palm Springs to bring Art into a new environment is celebrating it's first anniversary.
  • Former Palm Springs Power Player Turns Himself In on Rape Charges

    Former Palm Springs Power Player Turns Himself In on Rape Charges

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-06 22:40:50 GMT
    A former Palm Springs baseball player accused of raping a 20-year-old unconscious woman and leaving his cell phone and wallet behinds surrendered to authorities today and pleaded not guilty to felony charges. Trent William Pell, 21, turned himself in on a $1 million arrest warrant around 8:30 a.m. at the Larson Justice Center and pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape, one count of assault with intent to rape and a misdemeanor count of sexual battery. 
    A former Palm Springs baseball player accused of raping a 20-year-old unconscious woman and leaving his cell phone and wallet behinds surrendered to authorities today and pleaded not guilty to felony charges. Trent William Pell, 21, turned himself in on a $1 million arrest warrant around 8:30 a.m. at the Larson Justice Center and pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape, one count of assault with intent to rape and a misdemeanor count of sexual battery. 
  • YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Save A Pet Will Close Their Doors

    YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Save A Pet Will Close Their Doors

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-06 21:54:49 GMT
    DESERT HOT SPRINGS -- A no-kill animal shelter in Desert Hot Springs will soon close their doors. Save A Pet is one of the largest shelters in the valley. The dogs at save a pet are being moved to a new home in North Palm Springs.
    DESERT HOT SPRINGS -- A no-kill animal shelter in Desert Hot Springs will soon close their doors. Save A Pet is one of the largest shelters in the valley. The dogs at save a pet are being moved to a new home in North Palm Springs.
  • COD Reopens after Water Main Break

    COD Reopens after Water Main Break

     

  • Lost Dog: Timmy

    Lost Dog: Timmy

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-08-01 14:51:11 GMT
     Lost dog: 4-month-old Timmy
     Lost dog: 4-month-old Timmy
  • Dates Set for Modernism Week's Fall Preview

    Dates Set for Modernism Week's Fall Preview

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:09:22 GMT
    The fall run-up to Palm Springs Modernism Week will include a sneak peak of the Palm Springs Art Museum's new Architecture Design center, the first fall edition of the annual Modernism Show Sale and a showcase of photographs of the Salton Sea, organizers announced today.
    The fall run-up to Palm Springs Modernism Week will include a sneak peak of the Palm Springs Art Museum's new Architecture Design center, the first fall edition of the annual Modernism Show Sale and a showcase of photographs of the Salton Sea, organizers announced today.
  • Local Businesses Unhappy with Yelp Reviews

    Local Businesses Unhappy with Yelp Reviews

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:23:08 GMT
    Before trying a new restaurant or business, many of us first turn to Yelp. But how does Yelp prioritize which reviews you see first? KMIR's Gloria Rodriguez investigates. 
    Before trying a new restaurant or business, many of us first turn to Yelp. But how does Yelp prioritize which reviews you see first? KMIR's Gloria Rodriguez investigates. 
  • More Questions in Search for Erin Corwin

    More Questions in Search for Erin Corwin

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:06:20 GMT
    A man is arrested in Yucca Valley for possession of a "potato gun."According to media reports, he is an acquaintance of missing Marine wife, Erin Corwin.
    A man is arrested in Yucca Valley for possession of a "potato gun."According to media reports, he is an acquaintance of missing Marine wife, Erin Corwin.
  • You Ask. We Investigate.® Are Taxpayers Renting Parking Structure?

    You Ask. We Investigate.® Are Taxpayers Renting Parking Structure?

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-07-16 03:35:05 GMT
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