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Family YMCA of the Desert kicks off "Be the Hero" campaign. Family YMCA of the Desert kicks off "Be the Hero" campaign.

YMCA 2018 Be The Hero Campaign Aims to Raise $505K

Family YMCA of the Desert’s Annual Campaign takes place from February 1 through March 7, 2018.

Each year, the Annual Campaign engages volunteers from the Coachella Valley to secure much-needed funding for the many programs and services offered by the renowned organization. This year's goal is $505,000.

For additional information, or to donate today, visit www.ymcaofthedesert.org.

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Monroe Elementary Entrepreneurship 805 Shark Tank

Entrepreneurship 805 at  James Monroe Elementary School Entrepreneurship 805 at James Monroe Elementary School

James Monroe Elementary School is a part of the Entrepreneurship 805 Graduate School program, Shark Tank.

In Shark Tank, students create their own businesses, operate them, and then present them in the Shark Tank. 

This year’s Entrepreneurship 805 students presented their business plans to a team of judges consisting of Monroe and district staff. This version of Shark Tank allows judges yo provide positive feedback on the student marketing plans.

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Coachella Valley Girl Scout Cookie Drop

Coachella Valley Girl Scout Cookie Drop Coachella Valley Girl Scout Cookie Drop

Girl Scouts Troops from across the Coachella Valley woke up bright and early Saturday to collect America's favorite cookies. Pallets of cookies filled the Palm Desert Girl Scout's building parking lot after the mega cookie drop. Cookies will go on sale starting Sunday, January 28, 2018.

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Veteran Firefighter Retires Nearing 30 Years with Cal Fire

Veteran Firefighter Gerardo "Jerry" Salmeron is saying farewell to his Cal Fire family after 27 years of service.


  

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UPDATE: Sources Reveal New Information on Missing Couple

Jonathan Darling Reynoso and Audrey Moran have been missing for three months; sources reveal new inf Jonathan Darling Reynoso and Audrey Moran have been missing for three months; sources reveal new inf

Since their disappearance three months ago we've heard from the families and friends of 28-year-old Jonathan Darling Reynoso and 26-year-old Audrey Moran. They've been pleading to anyone who knows something to come forward. They've passed out thousands of flyers, had prayer vigils and even raised a big $10,000 reward with the help of the community. Still nothing. And investigators with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department have held on to what they know or don't know.

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  • Coachella Mayor Addresses Code Enforcement Prosecution Practices

    Coachella Mayor Addresses Code Enforcement Prosecution Practices

    Steve Hernandez Mayor of CoachellaSteve Hernandez Mayor of Coachella

    The practice of billing residents for code enforcement prosecution fees is causing a bit of a stir in the cities of Coachella and Indio. Some residents have received bills for thousands of dollars after not paying an initial code enforcement tickets. Thursday, Coachella Mayor Steve Hernandez set up an open forum to allow residents of Coachella to address their concerns about billing issues. 

    The practice of billing residents for code enforcement prosecution fees is causing a bit of a stir in the cities of Coachella and Indio. Some residents have received bills for thousands of dollars after not paying an initial code enforcement tickets. Thursday, Coachella Mayor Steve Hernandez set up an open forum to allow residents of Coachella to address their concerns about billing issues. 

  • Cathedral City, CA

    Initial Plans for the New Downtown Casino in Cathedral City Revealed

    Initial Plans for the New Downtown Casino in Cathedral City Revealed

    As announced in 2017, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians plans to build a new gaming and entertainment development on nearly 13 acres in Downtown Cathedral City.

    As announced in 2017, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians plans to build a new gaming and entertainment development on nearly 13 acres in Downtown Cathedral City.

  • Happy Birthday Angela

    Happy Birthday Angela

    Happy Birthday to Angela, turning 49! Special shout out to her students at Saul Martinez Elementary School in Mecca.

    Happy Birthday to Angela, turning 49! Special shout out to her students at Saul Martinez Elementary School in Mecca.

  • 15 Walmart Employees Arrested For Embezzlement

    15 Walmart Employees Arrested For Embezzlement

    A group of employees at the Walmart in Palm Desert were arrested Wednesday for embezzling $25,000 dollars worth of gift cards.

    "These employees were using a fraudulent coupon code. Once they had that code they used it to put money onto a gift card," said Deputy Armando Munoz of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. 

    A group of employees at the Walmart in Palm Desert were arrested Wednesday for embezzling $25,000 dollars worth of gift cards.

    "These employees were using a fraudulent coupon code. Once they had that code they used it to put money onto a gift card," said Deputy Armando Munoz of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. 

  • Zero Net Energy Workshop

    Zero Net Energy Workshop

    Professional architects, builders, contractors and developers attended the Zero Net Energy Workshop Thursday, November 16,2017 .
    The free event, held at the UC Riverside-Palm Desert Campus, focused on building code requirements adopted by the state which will go into effect starting 2020. 
    The informational event placed itself as a launching pad to give local professionals a headstart on the basics of the upcoming changes and how to implement up to par techniques.

    Professional architects, builders, contractors and developers attended the Zero Net Energy Workshop Thursday, November 16,2017 .
    The free event, held at the UC Riverside-Palm Desert Campus, focused on building code requirements adopted by the state which will go into effect starting 2020. 
    The informational event placed itself as a launching pad to give local professionals a headstart on the basics of the upcoming changes and how to implement up to par techniques.

  • Vietnam War Veteran Presented the Silver Star Medal

    Vietnam War Veteran Presented the Silver Star Medal

    Congressman Raul Ruiz, MD presents Donald Simpson the Silver Star Medal for gallantry in combat duriCongressman Raul Ruiz, MD presents Donald Simpson the Silver Star Medal for gallantry in combat duri

    A U.S. Army hero and veteran of the Vietnam War was presented a Silver Star Medal in Hemet Saturday, July 1, 2017.
    Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. presented Donald Simpson the third highest personal decoration for valor in combat at the American Legion Post. 
    Simpson says he appreciates Congressman Ruiz for getting on board to have the process started.

    A U.S. Army hero and veteran of the Vietnam War was presented a Silver Star Medal in Hemet Saturday, July 1, 2017.
    Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. presented Donald Simpson the third highest personal decoration for valor in combat at the American Legion Post. 
    Simpson says he appreciates Congressman Ruiz for getting on board to have the process started.

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