You Ask. We Investigate. - KMIR News | Palm Springs, California

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Sundial Bus Reliability

Updated:

INDIO - A resident at Desert Cove Assisted Living complains the bus he takes outside the living home is almost never on time, forcing him to limit his therapy time at the Stroke Recovery Center in Palm Springs. "I had a 8:40 pick-up and they picked me up here at 9:10," says Martin Sherr, describing an incident last week. Sherr takes Sundial, an inexpensive transportation service for people with disabilities who are certified under the Americans with Disabilities Act. More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Planned Power Outages Delayed Due to Heat

Updated:

PALM DESERT - Two planned power outages in Palm Desert have been delayed due to the extreme heat and overwhelming calls Southern California Edison has received. This isn't a typical action SCE takes, but they re-evaluated the situation and decided it was best to reschedule for a cooler time of year.

More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Is There an East Valley Arsonist?

A viewer emailed asking if there was a connection between the recent East Valley fires. Cal Fire says that arson accounts for about 25 percent of all fires in that break out in Riverside County. They say citizens it's often citizens who prevent and help catch arsonists by reporting suspicious activity.

 Cal Fire Arson Hotline: 1 800- 468-4408. 

More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Trashed, Vacant Lot Home to "Wanderer"

 PALM SPRINGS - Some residents have complained about a vacant, trashed lot at the corner of Crossley and Ramon Roads for some time, and the owner has been cited. One man in particular calls it his home.

More>>

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?


More>>

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

Updated:

PALM SPRINGS -- Taxpayer dollars are helping to revitalize downtown Palm Springs, and some taxpayers want to know more about where that money is going. You may have noticed signs that say "free parking provided by Measure J funding." More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® My Neighbor Smokes Pot

Updated:

LA QUINTA - A Valley resident claims her next-door-neighbor is constantly smoking pot permeating her backyard. "It smells like skunk," she says, adding it's affecting her health. More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® United States Pools' Client Upset About Unfinished Project

Updated:

PALM DESERT - It's been four months since Wanda Moultrie's backyard was supposed to be finished, but she says she's having a difficult time getting United States Pools to complete the pool and spa. She's the fourth person to call KMIR complaining about United States Pools. More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Burglar Steals Human Ashes in Desert Hot Springs

Updated:

DESERT HOT SPRINGS - A burglar broke into a home stealing a sealed box which contained human ashes. The family is pleading the criminal to bring back the remains. More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Residents Without Gas for Sixth Consecutive Day

Updated:

CATHEDRAL CITY - Many residents at Date Palm Country Club have been living without gas for the sixth consecutive day after a fire broke out at the clubhouse's attic Wednesday evening .Cathedrall City Fire Department reported no injuries, but 75 homes have been without gas. More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE: Residents Say Palm Springs Intersection is Deadly

Updated:

PALM SPRINGS -- Some Palm Springs residents say an intersection in their city isn't only dangerous, it's deadly.  One neighbor contacted KMIR, and he's started a petition to encourage the city to make Dinah Shore and Crossley Road intersection safer. More>>

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.  More>>

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. ® Animal Control Canvasing and Citations

Updated:

INDIO -KMIR received many emails and phone calls asking us to look into aggressive tactics by Riverside County Animal Control Services. Some people claim the high fees to spay, neuter, vaccinate and register their pets on top of the fines that they're being given by RCACS are forcing them to give up their pets, others claim officers are going onto their property without permission and some say after they comply officers often come back saying they will conduct a home search for more pets. Joh... 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>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Utility Bill Scam

ninas greek restaurant ninas greek restaurant

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.  More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Garbage Collection Bill

PALM SPRINGS -  A change in the description of a statement from a disposal service prompted a Palm Springs resident to question his service ... YOU ASK, WE INVESTIGATE: garbage collection bill.  More>>

  • You Ask. We Investigate.®More>>

  • You Ask. We Investigate.® Fly Infestation In Community Surrounding Watermelon Field

    You Ask. We Investigate.® Fly Infestation In Community Surrounding Watermelon Field

    An Indio resident wants to know what is being done about the fly infestation near a watermelon field. You Ask. We Investigate.®.
    An Indio resident wants to know what is being done about the fly infestation near a watermelon field. You Ask. We Investigate.®.
  • Eyesore Next Door: Improve the Center Medians Along Da Vall Drive

    Eyesore Next Door: Improve the Center Medians Along Da Vall Drive

    CATHEDRAL CITY - A resident of Cathedral City emailed to ask us why center medians along Da Vall Drive on near Ramon Road have gone without landscaping for years. He has tried to get to the bottom of the problem on his own but because the property is on the border of Rancho Mirage and Cathedral City there is a question into which city should take responsibility for the maintenance. 
    CATHEDRAL CITY - A resident of Cathedral City emailed to ask us why center medians along Da Vall Drive on near Ramon Road have gone without landscaping for years. He has tried to get to the bottom of the problem on his own but because the property is on the border of Rancho Mirage and Cathedral City there is a question into which city should take responsibility for the maintenance. 
  • Former Employees of a Local Security Company Demand Paychecks

    Former Employees of a Local Security Company Demand Paychecks

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-04-01 23:48:09 GMT
    LA QUINTA - At least three former employees of Serna and Associates Security Services, a small security company in La Quinta, claim they haven't been paid since January when they worked at the Rose Bowl Parade.
    LA QUINTA - At least three former employees of Serna and Associates Security Services, a small security company in La Quinta, claim they haven't been paid since January when they worked at the Rose Bowl Parade.
  • Shipped and Shattered -- Priceless Heirloom Crystal

    Shipped and Shattered -- Priceless Heirloom Crystal

    PALM DESERT - 92-year-old Geraldine Karlan says she's heartbroken after Fed Ex shattered her priceless, heirloom crystal, that's been in her family for generations. 
    PALM DESERT - 92-year-old Geraldine Karlan says she's heartbroken after Fed Ex shattered her priceless, heirloom crystal, that's been in her family for generations. 
  • COD Could Use Eminent Domain to Buy Mall

    COD Could Use Eminent Domain to Buy Mall

    A little more than a month ago, we investigated why it was taking so long to see any movement on the plans to build a West Valley Campus in Palm Springs.
    A little more than a month ago, we investigated why it was taking so long to see any movement on the plans to build a West Valley Campus in Palm Springs.
  • Co-op Senior Living's Complaints

    Co-op Senior Living's Complaints

     PALM SPRINGS - KMIR received several complaints about the strict policy at the Vista Serena Co-op and a non-working toilet in one residence. You ask. We investigate.
     PALM SPRINGS - KMIR received several complaints about the strict policy at the Vista Serena Co-op and a non-working toilet in one residence. You ask. We investigate.
  • Owners Ticketed for Dogs in Parks

    Owners Ticketed for Dogs in Parks

     PALM SPRINGS -- A Palm Springs resident stops at a Palm Springs park to use a water fountain, and gets a ticket for having her dog in the park.ang
     PALM SPRINGS -- A Palm Springs resident stops at a Palm Springs park to use a water fountain, and gets a ticket for having her dog in the park.ang
  • What's That Noise?

    What's That Noise?

    A lot more noise near the railroad tracks in Indio has some people wondering what all the commotion is about.
    A lot more noise near the railroad tracks in Indio has some people wondering what all the commotion is about.
  • COD Western Valley Campus Delayed?

    COD Western Valley Campus Delayed?

    There are questions about the College of the Desert expansion into the east valley, while many at the western end say they're still waiting.

    Reuben wrote and asked us, "What is the status of COD West Valley Campus? COD opened the new Indio campus on Monday 02/24

    There are questions about the College of the Desert expansion into the east valley, while many at the western end say they're still waiting.

    Reuben wrote and asked us, "What is the status of COD West Valley Campus? COD opened the new Indio campus on Monday 02/24

  • Outstanding College Tuition Bill

    Outstanding College Tuition Bill

  • COD Western Valley Campus Delayed

    COD Western Valley Campus Delayed

    There are questions about the College of the Desert expansion into the east valley, while many at the western end say they're still waiting.
    There are questions about the College of the Desert expansion into the east valley, while many at the western end say they're still waiting.
  • Home Occupied by Alleged Squatters

    Home Occupied by Alleged Squatters

  • The Noisy Business Next Door?

    The Noisy Business Next Door?

     A couple buys their ideal retirement home only to come home from their relaxing vacation to new neighbors who are running a commercial business.
     A couple buys their ideal retirement home only to come home from their relaxing vacation to new neighbors who are running a commercial business.
  • Bump and Grind Emergency Response

    Bump and Grind Emergency Response

    A closer look at the speed of rescue at the Bump and Grind Trail.  

    A closer look at the speed of rescue at the Bump and Grind Trail.  


  • Microsoft Tech Support Scam

    Microsoft Tech Support Scam

    A scam is popping back up in the valley that could ruin your computer and empty your wallet.
    A scam is popping back up in the valley that could ruin your computer and empty your wallet.
  • Jaywalking in the Valley

    Jaywalking in the Valley

    Between Tahquitz Canyon Way and Amado Road on Palm Canyon Drive, you might catch someone crossing the street illegally.
    Between Tahquitz Canyon Way and Amado Road on Palm Canyon Drive, you might catch someone crossing the street illegally.
  • Loan Scams

    Loan Scams

    Shawna Espinoza said she was scammed by someone claiming to be part of a reputable lender company, CashNetUSA, and she explained what the man said over the phone. 
    Shawna Espinoza said she was scammed by someone claiming to be part of a reputable lender company, CashNetUSA, and she explained what the man said over the phone. 
  • Sewage Service Overchage

    Sewage Service Overchage

    A utility overcharge in a home in Indio spurs frustration from its owner.
    A utility overcharge in a home in Indio spurs frustration from its owner.
  • Local Woman VS. HOA

    Local Woman VS. HOA

    When it comes to water damage to your home, who's responsible for the repairs? This can get muddy when it comes to insurance claims and homeowner association.
    When it comes to water damage to your home, who's responsible for the repairs? This can get muddy when it comes to insurance claims and homeowner association.
  • Health Insurance Problems

    Health Insurance Problems

  • Cell Phone Reception Problems

    Cell Phone Reception Problems

    The Riverside County Sheriff's Department has installed a new state-of-the-art digital communication system at its Indio offices.
    The Riverside County Sheriff's Department has installed a new state-of-the-art digital communication system at its Indio offices.
  • Long Walk to School

    Long Walk to School

    A concerned parent has reached out to us because she is worried about her children's safety as they cross busy intersections to reach their school. 
    A concerned parent has reached out to us because she is worried about her children's safety as they cross busy intersections to reach their school. 
  • Mysterious Ornaments

    Mysterious Ornaments

    In the middle of the desert, holiday ornaments are mysteriously popping up every day.
    In the middle of the desert, holiday ornaments are mysteriously popping up every day.
  • Road Safety Near Elementary School

    Road Safety Near Elementary School

    For several hours this morning, the traffic lights at the intersection of Fred Waring Drive and Warner Trail turned into a four-way stop. 
    For several hours this morning, the traffic lights at the intersection of Fred Waring Drive and Warner Trail turned into a four-way stop. 
  • Project to Improve Busy Interchange Off I-10

    Project to Improve Busy Interchange Off I-10

    A new project is expected to improve traffic flow on the Jefferson and Indio Boulevard exits on Interstate 10.
    A new project is expected to improve traffic flow on the Jefferson and Indio Boulevard exits on Interstate 10.
  • Closure of Local Indoor Kart Racing

    Closure of Local Indoor Kart Racing

    Since its opening in April, Xceleration Indoor Kart Racing on Date Palm Drive has attracted a lot of customers, but this weekend, it left a lot of customers unhappy.
    Since its opening in April, Xceleration Indoor Kart Racing on Date Palm Drive has attracted a lot of customers, but this weekend, it left a lot of customers unhappy.
  • Rest Stops Closed Off the I-10

    Rest Stops Closed Off the I-10

    After several hours traveling on the freeway, you might be looking forward to seeing a rest stop ahead, but when the rest area is closed, you have no option but to wait until the nearest exit.
    After several hours traveling on the freeway, you might be looking forward to seeing a rest stop ahead, but when the rest area is closed, you have no option but to wait until the nearest exit.
  • You Ask. We Investigate. ®

    Tell us your You Ask. We Investigate. ® Story

    * denotes required fields
    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thank you for submitting your story idea!  Someone from our KMIR Newsroom will contact you shortly.

  • Eyesore Next DoorMore>>

  • Eyesore Next Door: Improve the Center Medians Along Da Vall Drive

    Eyesore Next Door: Improve the Center Medians Along Da Vall Drive

    CATHEDRAL CITY - A resident of Cathedral City emailed to ask us why center medians along Da Vall Drive on near Ramon Road have gone without landscaping for years. He has tried to get to the bottom of the problem on his own but because the property is on the border of Rancho Mirage and Cathedral City there is a question into which city should take responsibility for the maintenance. 
    CATHEDRAL CITY - A resident of Cathedral City emailed to ask us why center medians along Da Vall Drive on near Ramon Road have gone without landscaping for years. He has tried to get to the bottom of the problem on his own but because the property is on the border of Rancho Mirage and Cathedral City there is a question into which city should take responsibility for the maintenance. 
  • Burned Timeshare

    Burned Timeshare

    A private property in Indio that burned in 2007 used to a be a timeshare, and once it belonged to famous aviator Jacqueline Cochran. Many residents want to know why it's still not cleaned up.
    A private property in Indio that burned in 2007 used to a be a timeshare, and once it belonged to famous aviator Jacqueline Cochran. Many residents want to know why it's still not cleaned up.
  • Vandalized Building

    Vandalized Building

    Driving down Highway 111, it's hard to miss the big, red building between Shields Road and Jackalope Trail. It has been abandoned since 2006 due to financial reasons, according to one of the owners, William E. Swank Sr.
    Driving down Highway 111, it's hard to miss the big, red building between Shields Road and Jackalope Trail. It has been abandoned since 2006 due to financial reasons, according to one of the owners, William E. Swank Sr.
Powered by WorldNow