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YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Sundial Bus Reliability

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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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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?


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

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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.® United States Pools' Client Upset About Unfinished Project

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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

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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>>

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

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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

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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.  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>>

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  • 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.
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  • SPECIAL REPORT: UFO Sightings in the Desert

    SPECIAL REPORT: UFO Sightings in the Desert

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:56:16 GMT
    JOSHUA TREE - The high-desert is a "hot spot" for UFO sightings, people have documented what they say are mysterious objects flying high in the starry sky. We traveled to Giant Rock and Joshua Tree where we learned about the sightings and the history behind the free-standing boulder.
    JOSHUA TREE - The high-desert is a "hot spot" for UFO sightings, people have documented what they say are mysterious objects flying high in the starry sky. We traveled to Giant Rock and Joshua Tree where we learned about the sightings and the history behind the free-standing boulder.
  • 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. 
  • Lisa Vanderpump to Receive Star in Palm Springs Wednesday

    Lisa Vanderpump to Receive Star in Palm Springs Wednesday

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:55:41 GMT
    ``Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'' star Lisa Vanderpump will receive a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars tomorrow. The dedication ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. at 155 S. Palm Canyon Drive. Former 'NSYNC member Lance Bass and ``White Party'' founder Jeffrey Sanker are scheduled to speak, and Vanderpump will be presented with a city proclamation. 
    ``Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'' star Lisa Vanderpump will receive a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars tomorrow. The dedication ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. at 155 S. Palm Canyon Drive. Former 'NSYNC member Lance Bass and ``White Party'' founder Jeffrey Sanker are scheduled to speak, and Vanderpump will be presented with a city proclamation. 
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