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Tow Truck Drivers Say "Move Over, Coachella Valley" Video included

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You may have seen dozens of tow trucks in traffic lanes Saturday. It was all apart of a special parade raising awareness about safety for those that come to our rescue on the road.

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Experts Warn About Drowning Outside The Pool

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Drowning is every parents worst nightmare, but it can happen after you've left the pool, hours and even days later.  A simple cough minutes to hours after going swimming could be a sign your child is dry drowning. 

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Palm Desert

Bighorn Cares Now Accepting Grant Applications from Coachella Valley Non-Profits

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Bighorn Golf Club Charities is giving away thousands of dollars in grants. If you want a show at getting some of it, all you have to do is go to their website and apply. 

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Palm Springs

SNIP Bus Mobile Spay and Neuter Clinic Needs Your Help

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Thousands of stray animals roam the Coachella Valley each day but three local organizations are teaming up to work towards a solution to the growing problem.

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Mecca

West Nile Virus Detected in Mecca Mosquito Samples

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West Nile virus is on the rise in the Eastern Coachella Valley, vector control officials said today, with more mosquitoes testing positive for the disease in cities throughout the desert.

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Moving Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall Comes To Desert Hot Springs

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The moving Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall was set up in Desert Hot Springs this morning. There are nearly 60,000 names on the wall, which represents those who died in the war. 

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Palm Springs

Expedia.com Names Palm Springs an Exciting LGBTQ-Friendly City

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Palm Springs has been included in Expedia.com’s viewfinderTM Travel Blog list of “15 Exciting LGBTQ-Friendly Cities Around the World”. 

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Coachella

Coachella Breaks Ground on City's First Cannabis Cultivation Facility

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A groundbreaking will be held today for what will be the first cannabis cultivation facility in the city of Coachella. 

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Palm Desert

Toddler in Serious Condition after Near Drowning in Palm Desert

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A toddler is hospitalized today after nearly drowning in Palm Desert, authorities said. 

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Palm Desert

Sovereign Health Palm Desert Defends Itself Against Allegations

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Today Sovereign Health Palm Desert spoke out allegations of insurance fraud by former employees is one big misunderstanding and a current patient agrees. 

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Thousand Palms

50 Desert Kittens Saved and Relocated to Oregon

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Fifty homeless kittens from the Coachella Valley now have a second chance at life at the Oregon Humane Society in Portland. 

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Palm Desert

The Living Desert's Newest Giraffe Calf Named Harold

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It’s official! Today, on World Giraffe Day, The Living Desert Zoo & Garden’s baby giraffe has officially been named - Harold. 

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Palm Springs Updates Residents On Vacation Rental Ordinance

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The City of Palm Springs says the new vacation rental ordinance that went into affect in April is helping. 

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Coachella

Coachella Breaks Ground on City's First Cannabis Cultivation Facility

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A groundbreaking will be held Thursday for what will be the first cannabis cultivation facility in the city of Coachella. 

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Search And Rescue Crews Advise Against Hiking In Heat

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Despite the extreme temperatures in the Coachella Valley, people still go out hiking. The Palm Springs Mounted Police Search and Rescue team said no one should be on the trails this time of year. 

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs to Update Residents on Vacation Rental Enforcement

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The city of Palm Springs will update residents tomorrow on efforts to bring short-term rentals into compliance with the city's new vacation rental ordinance, which set a number of new restrictions on the operation and establishment of such properties within the city. 

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Residents Say Crashes Near Chiriaco Summit Increasing

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Another horrific crash on I-10 westbound near Chiriaco Summit left one dead Thursday morning. Indio California Highway Patrol officer Mike Radford said these accidents in the area can be prevented.  

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Palm Desert

Police Searching for "At Risk" Man Missing from Palm Desert Senior Center

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The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is looking for a missing "at risk" man from the Fountains at the Carlotta located at 41505 Carlotta Drive, in Palm Desert.

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Palm Springs

Family of Palm Springs Landscaper Killed in Accident Seeking Funeral Funds

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The family of a Palm Springs landscaper killed when his work truck accidentally rolled over him last week began soliciting donations today to cover funeral costs. 

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Says Vacation Rental Enforcement Efforts Have Been Successful

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Palm Springs new vacation rental ordinance enforcement measures have been successful since their implementation earlier this year, city officials said today. 

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Chamber to Celebrate Local Businesses at Awards Luncheon

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The contributions of local businesses and business owners will be celebrated today during the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce's Installation & Business Awards Luncheon.

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Palm Desert

Child Safety Classes Held at Palm Desert Sheriff's Station

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On June 22, 2017, a one hour child passenger safety seat class will be offered, free of charge, at the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station, located at 73705 Gerald Ford Drive, Palm Desert. 

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Palm Springs

'Skate For George', A Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

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Cory Skyler Drouillard, America's former National Inline Speed Skating Champion, will begin his "Skate For George".

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Equality March In Palm Springs

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Palm Springs joins more than one hundred cities across the nation in Equality Marches.

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Palm Springs

Orlando Nightclub Shooting Victims Remembered at Palm Springs Vigil

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Palm Springs and the LGBT Community Center of the Desert will hold a community-wide vigil tomorrow night, honoring the victims of last year's Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting. 

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Splash House Brings In Late Season Visitors To Palm Springs

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Splash House 2017 is in full swing this weekend. This year's three-day long pool party festival is located at the Saguaro, the Renaissance and the Riviera hotels in Palm Springs.

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You Ask. We Investigate.® Beware Of Possible Scam Artists Calling For Money

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KMIR viewers are concerned about getting phone calls from someone impersonating a Spectrum Cable employee.  One viewer wrote to us saying,"We received two calls from people calling us from a local Palm Springs number claiming to be from Spectrum Cable. They say it in an intimidating way that they are at your house to collect a debt and if you don't pay they will take your equipment."  Related: You Ask. We Investigate.® Jefferson Street Bridge Strong... More>>

Palm Springs

Palm Springs International ShortFest Lineup Announced

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The lineup for the 23rd annual Palm Springs International ShortFest was announced today, with more than 300 films from five dozen countries to be shown. 

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Talented Cathedral City Band Heading to Australia Video included

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Students are counting the hours as school wraps up at Cathedral City High School this week, but another group of teens are counting the days until they take a trip of a lifetime in July.

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Purse Theft At Palm Springs Walmart Video included

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Concerned viewers reached out to our newsroom about people having their belongings stolen at the Walmart in Palm Springs. 

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Palm Springs

Splash House 2017 Kicks Off With After Hours Party

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The first weekend of Splash House 2017, featuring more than a dozen acts from this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, will begin with the After Hours party tomorrow night at the Palm Springs Air Museum. 

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Indio

New Hotels Coming to the Coachella Valley Video included

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The City of Indio welcomed everyone to the groundbreaking ceremony at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott at 42655 Marmara Street in Indio this morning. 

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Rancho Mirage

Local Restaurant Ordered To Review its Health Standards

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According to the Riverside Department of Environmental Health, an inspection took place at 9:30 AM today at Emperor Buffet in Rancho Mirage.  

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WWII Veteran Remembers D-Day Video included

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On the anniversary of D-Day, the tears prove it. For 94-year-old Russ Snell, time has not healed all wounds.

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Coachella Valley

Wander List: San Andreas

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Greater Palm Springs presents ‘Wander List,’ an exciting new series hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist and Coachella Valley native Anndee Laskoe.

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Coachella

Gang Member Who Allegedly Shot Deputy Captured in Mexico, Pleads Not Guilty Video included

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A documented gang member who was apprehended in Mexico a week after he allegedly shot a sheriff's deputy in Coachella is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on attempted murder and other felony charges.

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Indio

Indio High School Student Inspires Financial Literacy Act Video included

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A Shadow Hills high school inspired a bill that passed the California Senate on Wednesday. High school senior Robert Ortega submitted his bill idea to Senator Jeff Stone's "It Ought to be a Law" competition, and now it has the potential to become law. 

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Pool Experts Say Electrocution is Preventable Video included

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On a hot day at the pool, relaxing and having fun with family is the only thing on Jon Owens' mind. But taking a dip can be dangerous if your pool isn't properly maintained. 

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Indio

Coachella Festival Advance Passes Go On Sale

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Advance passes for the 2018 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival go on sale Friday.

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Palm Springs

Ticket With Five SuperLotto Plus Numbers Sold in Palm Springs

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A ticket with five numbers in tonight's SuperLotto Plus drawing, but missing the Mega number, was sold at a Palm Springs supermarket and is worth $43,183. 

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You Ask. We Investigate.® Jefferson Street Bridge Stronger for Earthquakes Video included

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If you've driven past the Jefferson Street Interchange on I-10 in the last two years, you've probably noticed lots of construction.  A viewer wrote to us saying, "Is the new Jefferson Street bridge stronger for earthquakes?" Joseph Smith, the Resident Engineer of the project has an answer for that. 

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Palm Springs

High School Thespians Compete in Inaugural Lucie Arnaz Awards

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The inaugural Lucie Arnaz Awards was held in Palm Springs today, pitting young thespians from public and private high school theater programs throughout the desert against one another for a chance to compete nationally in New York City next month. 

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Palm Springs Considers Charging Buzz Bus Riders Video included

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Patrick Ian splits his time between Los Angeles and Palm Springs. When he's in town, the Buzz bus is his main ride.

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Coachella Valley

SunLine Transit Agency to Celebrate 40 Years with 40-Cent Rides

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SunLine Transit Agency will celebrate its 40th anniversary tomorrow with 40-cent rides all day throughout the Coachella Valley and a morning event featuring giveaways, including a one-year pass for one lucky winner. 

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Palm Springs

Families Remember Loved Ones at Annual Memorial Day Flower Drop Video included

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Three thousand red and white carnations fell from a B-25 bomber at the Palm Springs Air Museum to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country.  

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Palm Springs

WWII Airplane Pays Tribute to Fallen Ahead of Memorial Day Ceremony Video included

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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. 

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Riverside County

Three Desert-Area Teachers Selected as Riverside County Teacher of the Year

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Edwin Detoya thought he was starting his school day with a robotics presentation in the multi-purpose room at Bobby Duke Middle School in Coachella. 

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Twentynine Palms

Joshua Tree National Park Stresses Fire Safety

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The California Desert District of the Bureau of Land Management has declared a level of Stage 3 fire restrictions for the area ranging from Ridgecrest, CA to the border of Mexico. 

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Missing Man's Father Not Losing Hope

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James Darling replays the last time he saw his son Jonathan in his mind, "Knowing that, that he's missing right now I didn't tell him enough."  No one has heard from the young, Coachella Valley couple Jonathan and girlfriend Audrey Moran for two weeks. On May 10, Moran was going to pick up Jonathan, but instead of coming home they found her car abandoned on the shoulder of the 10 Freeway in Beaumont.  James now wakes up wanting to tell his son the words...

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Coachella Valley

Three Red Tail Hawk Fledglings Rescued, Taken to Coachella Valley Wild Bird Center

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Riverside County Animal Services has transported three red tail hawk fledglings to the Coachella Valley Wild Bird Center in Indio today, May 24th, according to Public Information Specialist John Welsh. 

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Palm Desert

Body Painted 'Reptiles' Protest Louis Vuitton's Exotic-Skin Bags

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Wearing little more than green and brown body paint, two "bloody" PETA "crocodiles" hung out of an oversized purse that proclaims, "Louis Vuitton: A Look That Kills," outside the Louis Vuitton store in Palm Desert on Wednesday. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Sherwin-Williams Donations Paint Desert Hot Springs Church For First Time in 70 Years

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As part of National Painting Week, more than 10 volunteers from area Sherwin-Williams stores and a dozen church parishioners spent the day painting the entire exterior of the United Methodist Church in Desert Hot Springs. 

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Palm Springs

City of Palm Springs Looks For Community Input on New Downtown Park, Survey Available

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A new downtown community park is in development and the City Council is looking for citizen input about what kind of park concept residents and stakeholders hope to see move forward. 

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Palm Desert

College of the Desert Hosts Art and Music Festival

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College of the Desert is hosted an art and music festival today, May 23rd from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. 

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Veterans University: Educating Local Veterans on Benefits and Resources Video included

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On Saturday, the second Veterans University was held at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The event is hosted by Congressman Ruiz. 

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Cathedral City

Coachella Valley Powerball Winner Digs Deep to Claim $628,737 Prize

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Buried deep in his pants pocket was a Powerball ticket that Christopher Loomis had temporarily forgotten he had. When he remembered, he was relaxing out on his patio by himself.

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Cathedral City

There's A Lesson For All of Us In A Skateboarders Close Call

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Cathedral City police presented a new helmet and skateboard to a 13-year-old boy and his mom. The boy suffered injuries after being hit by a vehicle while on his skateboard.

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Desert Hot Springs

New Social Services Office Opens in Desert Hot Springs

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Riverside County and City of Desert Hot Springs officials invited the public to the ribbon cutting for the new home of Riverside County social services in Desert Hot Springs today, Wednesday, May 17. 

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Rancho Mirage

Rancho Mirage Celebrates Desert Nurses Appreciation

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The Rancho Mirage Chambers of Commerce celebrated the 12th annual Desert Nurses Appreciation Luncheon today, May 15th, at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa. 

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Palm Springs

"That Pink Door": Selfie Station and Architectural Art Video included

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

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La Quinta

Keller Williams Associates Volunteer in La Quinta Community

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La Quinta Keller Williams Market Center was among more than 157,000 Keller Williams associates worldwide participating in the real estate franchise's ninth annual RED Day today, May 11th.  

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Palm Desert

Imam Nour Speaks to College of the Desert About Islam Religion

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Imam Nour was invited to speak to College of the Desert's World Religions Class today, May 10th. 

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Palm Springs

Tramway History Museum Opens in Palm Springs

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The Tramway History Museum has officially opened according to public affairs manager, Greg Purdy.  

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Palm Desert

Relay For Life Kicks Off in Palm Desert

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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.

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Palm Desert

Cal State San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus Hosts Environmental Expo for Coachella Valley Students

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Cal State San Bernardino's Palm Desert Campus hosted its eighth annual Environmental and Sustainability Expo today, Friday, May 5. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Public Safety Academy Games at Desert Hot Springs High School

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Students in the Desert Hot Springs High School Public Safety Academy will participate in PSA Games. 

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Palm Springs

Neighbors Question Rescue Protocol After Cat Leaps From Palm Tree Video included

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A frantic morning in one Palm Springs neighborhood where neighbors believe a cat climbed a tall palm tree to escape a coyote, but an attempted rescue took a turn for the worst when the cat jumped from the palm tree.

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Thermal

Famous B-29 Superfortress Arrives at Cochran Regional Airport

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FIFI, the Commemorative Air Force's (CAF) iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress, has arrived at Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal for an event that starts on Wednesday, May 3rd. 

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Judge Rules Against Request to Halt Palm Springs Vacation Rental Certificate Issuances

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A judge refused Monday to bar the city of Palm Springs from issuing any new vacation rental certificates to prospective short-term rental owners

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Indio

Stagecoach Festival Ends; Thousands Leave the Valley

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The 11th annual Stagecoach Festival begins today, kicking off a full weekend of country, rock and roll and sunshine for what's expected to be a record-setting crowd. 

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Indio

Stagecoach Festival Goers Keep the Party Alive

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

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Beaumont

Beaumont High School Hosts Special Olympics Spring Games

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Beaumont High School hosted its inaugural 2017 Special Olympics at the Beaumont High School Sports Complex today from 8:30 a.m. to noon. 

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Palm Desert

Budweiser Clydesdales Return to Palm Desert

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The famous Budweiser Clydesdales returned to Palm Desert to make deliveries to various restaurants along El Paseo.

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Palm Desert

Desert CrossFit Changes Lives For Better and for Longer

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It is the only CrossFit program for the senior population and the owner thinks that's probably the most important population that really needs this kind of program.

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Palm Springs

The Police Memorial Ride from LA to DC Stops in Palm Springs

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Police Officers will be riding from Hollywood, CA to Washington, D.C. from April 25th to May 11, to honor Officers throughout the country who have been killed protecting and serving their communities.

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Rancho Mirage

Holocaust Remembrance Day From The Eyes of A Survivor Video included

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Millions of people around the world took time to reflect on this Holocaust Remembrance Day. Also known as "Yom HA Shoah", the day honors the estimated 6 million Jews who were killed by Nazi Germany.  

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Local Band and Big Names Wow at Coachella Festival Video included

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YIP YOPS play Coachella Festival while Indio Market displays Lady Gaga mural.

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Thousand Palms

SunLine Transit Agency Announces $12.5 Million For Hydrogen-Powered Buses

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At a pre-Earth Day ceremony Friday, Senator Jeff Stone, Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia and other officials will celebrate a $12.5 million grant from California Climate Investments for five new zero-emission New Flyer fuel cell buses. The grant also supports the development of the largest hydrogen fueling station in the U.S. of its kind, from Hydrogenics, using electricity and renewable energy to generate clean hydrogen. "This project represents an important step toward commercializi... More>>

Cabazon

Officer Fosters Puppy After Serious Crash, Reunites With Family

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An officer responded to a serious auto accident earlier this month to pick up a puppy that was inside the wrecked car. Riverside County Animal Services Officer Marcel Martinez got to the scene, picked up the dog, rolled out, but he said he couldn’t stop thinking about one of the comments made by one of the emergency responders. 

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Palm Desert

NFL and Palm Desert Alumni Hold Free Youth Football Camp

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Saturday, May 13 th at Xavier Prep School, former alum and current NFL players, DJ Alexander and James Dockery, will be providing a FREE youth football camp for kids K-12th grades. 

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Rancho Mirage

New Sign, Same Land. 600 Acres in Rancho Mirage is the Prime Real Estate Video included

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Real estate is always a hot topic in our growing desert but one "for sale" sign on one massive property in Rancho Mirage is raising eyebrows. 

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Indio

Hotels Prepare for Rowdy Coachella Crowds

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With 125,000 expected for Coachella weekend two, hotels are packed. They can charge top dollar for rooms but hotels are faced with several challenges. 

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Palm Springs

Firehouse Subs Donates Thousands of Dollars for Local Firehouse Equipment

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Continuing its mission of supporting hometown heroes, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation celebrated $75,485 worth of life-saving equipment grants awarded to Idyllwild Fire Protection District, Cathedral City Fire Department and Desert Arc during a press event at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the local Firehouse Subs restaurant.

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Indian Wells

Local Coachella Ticket Sale Turns Violent, Brawl Breaks Out

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Wednesday morning Goldenvoice offered valley residents the chance to purchase "Locals Only" wristbands for Weekend 2 of Coachella. Thousands of music fans ventured out to the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens for the chance to snag one of these limited tickets to see their favorite acts. Unfortunately for many waiting in line, this experience was something to forget as a brief brawl broke out between impatient locals waiting in line.

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Palm Desert

Xavier College Prep Welcomes Local NFL Player as Head Coach

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Xavier College Preparatory School is proud to welcome James Dockery as the new Head Football Coach of the Saints. After a long and thorough process, the Xavier Recruitment Committee came to a unanimous decision to offer the position to Coach Dockery. 

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Palm Desert

Dr. Raul Ruiz Discusses Health Care with Local Hospital Leaders

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Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) hosted a press conference with the CEOs of local hospitals to discuss the current state of our health care system. 

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Air Museum Hosts 75th Anniversary of Famous Doolittle Raid

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On the 75th anniversary of the 1942 Doolittle Raids, the Palm Springs Air Museum hosted a special flight to honor the date. On April 18th, 1942, 16 B-25 Bombers took off from USS Hornet to attack the Japanese Homeland. 

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Palm Springs

City of Palm Springs Pays Tribute to Police and Firefighters

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The City of Palm Springs pay tribute to our hard working police and firefighters on Tuesday, April 18 at the 6th annual Palm Springs Police and Fire Appreciation Luncheon, presented by the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, the City of Palm Springs and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. 

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Bermuda Dunes

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

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

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Irvine

10 Newborns Contract Super Bug at One Southern California Hospital

A Southern California hospital has seen 10 infants in a neonatal intensive care unit become infected by a lethal bacteria over a span of eight months.

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Palm Springs

Tax Day Marches Call On President Trump To Release Income Tax Returns Video included

Five tax day marches are scheduled across the San Francisco Bay Area Saturday in protest of President Donald Trump refusing to release his tax returns.

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Indio

Concert Goers And Locals React To First Day Of Coachella Video included

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More than one hundred thousand music fans made their way to the Empire Polo Fields for the first day and night of Coachella Music and Arts Festival. While concert-goers will have fun singing along with Lady Gaga, some desert locals are singing a different tune.  
 

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Rancho Mirage

Rancho Mirage Vacation Hotline for Disturbances

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It's music festival time once again in the Coachella Valley, which means an influx of visitors.  While we welcome all visitors to our fine city, we want to remind residents that the City has a 24-hour, 7 days a week, anonymous hotline to report disturbances at short-term/vacation rental properties in our City. 

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Coachella and Airbnb Announce Tax Agreement to Remit Hotel Taxes on Behalf of Airbnb Hosts

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The city of Coachella and Airbnb Thursday announced an agreement under which the company will collect and remit taxes on behalf of the city's Airbnb hosts.

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Riverside County

Dog Saved From Basin at Water Treatment Plant

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Riverside Public Works employees played a major role in saving a dog stuck in a basin at the city’s Water Quality Control Plant on Acorn Street. The dog, a female German-shepherd, pit bull mix, appeared to be frightened as she moved around, seeking some way out of her wet and stinky mess. She was spotted inside the football field-sized basin at about 10 a.m. and Riverside County Animal Services was contacted. The good news is that the basin, which can hold a depth of approximat... More>>

Cathedral City

Agua Caliente Tribe Invests in Downtown Cathedral City, Will Build New Firehouse

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The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced today it is acquiring 12.5 acres for a development project in the heart of downtown Cathedral City, and it will contribute funds to relocate a fire station currently at the site. 

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Cathedral City

Cathedral City Fire Station Plans For New Home

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A lot has changed since Cathedral City Fire Captain, Robert Williams, committed fighting fires nearly 20 years ago. But one thing has stayed constant, protecting lives.

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San Bernardino

San Bernardino Survivor and His Parents Give Thanks

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Leon and Rachel Brandy, the parents of surviving North Park Elementary School shooting victim Nolan Brandy, wish to thank the community for the outpouring of prayers and support they have received. They are happy to inform everyone that Nolan, 9, is recovering very well. “We are grateful,” the family stated. “Please continue to pray for him and also for Jonathan Martinez’s and Karen Smith's families.” More>>

Palm Springs

Palm Springs Public Library Hosts Family Fun Day

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The Palm Springs Public Library once again presented a Family Fun Festival to the Community during the public school district's spring break.

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Coachella Valley

Coachella Valley Holds Meeting to Address Homelessness

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For too many years, hundreds of individuals in the Coachella Valley-both adults and children---have struggled with the lack of long-term stable and affordable housing, experiencing homelessness and hunger for extended periods of time.  

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Indian Wells

Goldenvoice Offers Local Residents Passes to Festivals

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Goldenvoice announced they are once again offering local valley residents the opportunity to purchase passes to this April’s Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals. Residents may purchase a pair of passes to COACHELLA WEEKEND 1 (April 14-16), COACHELLA WEEKEND 2 (Apr 21-23) and/or Stagecoach (Apr 28-30) with proof of residency. Festival Passes will be available for purchase in person at the Festival Box Office at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden the Wednesday prior to each resp...

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Riverside County

Graduation Rates Rise for Seventh Year in a Row

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The dropout rate among Riverside County students in the high school class of 2015-16 dropped from the previous year, coupled with an upward tick in the graduation rate, according to figures released today by the state Department of Education. The dropout rate for Riverside County students who started high school in 2012-13 was 6.3 percent, down from 7.7 percent for the class of 2014-15. The graduation rate was 89.2 percent, compared to 87.4 percent for the pr... More>>

Riverside County

New Data Shows Homelessness Has Increased in Riverside County

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The number of homeless people in Riverside County increased countywide compared to a similar survey last year.  The "point in time" count totaled 2,413 adults and children, compared to a 2016 count of 2,165.  A total of 1,638 unsheltered homeless individuals and a sheltered count of 775 were identified in Riverside County.  In contrast, during the 2016 PIT count, 1,351 unsheltered and 814 sheltered homeless individuals were identified.  The federally man... More>>

Coachella

Coachella Valley Schools Review Safety Guidelines After San Bernardino Shooting

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Across the Coachella Valley, parents of students are feeling the nerves of the shooting in San Bernardino. But some school officials say there's no need to worry. "We just never know, we just never know what's lurking around us," said Kathy Paize, a parent of a student at Westside Elementary in Coachella. Paize is a pastor and began to pray as she saw North Park Elementary School being evacuated. Her son, Samuel, was by her side. "He doesn't know anything a...

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San Bernardino

LifeStream Receives Emergency Order for Blood Following School Shooting

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LifeStream blood bank has received emergency orders for units of O-positive and O-negative blood from local hospitals following Monday’s shooting at North Park Elementary School. 

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Coachella Valley

Festival Season is Also a Time of Fashion

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Festival season is finally here and for the next few weeks the Coachella Valley will be the epicenter of music and of course, fashion. People don't just go to music festival, they experience them. 

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Indio

Coachella Fest Will Be Bigger than Ever Video included

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We're officially a week away from one of the biggest music festivals in the world held right here in the valley.

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is held in Indio, and this year will be bigger than ever.

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Sacramento

California's Gas Tax Hike Shows Governor's Political Skill

California Gov. Jerry Brown employed all the tricks he's accumulated over a lifetime in politics to pass one of the largest state tax increases in recent memory in one frenzied week.

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Palm Desert

Enter To Win: Passport To Coachella Giveaway

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Westfield Palm Desert and KMIR News want to send you and a friend to the biggest music event of the year...Coachella!

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Twentynine Palms

Joshua Tree National Park Makes it Easy for Public to Report Graffiti

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 Joshua Tree National Park as well as many other parks across the country, has experienced a notable increase in visitation in recent years.  With that increase also means an increase of graffiti and acts of intentional vandalism within the park. 

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Rancho Mirage

Chillin' Out with the Coachella Valley Autism Society

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Ben & Jerry's and Coachella Valley Autism Society of America join forces Saturday, April 8th, and Saturday, April 29th, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at The River in Rancho Mirage.  

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La Quinta

"Hook On Fishing" Youth Clinic in La Quinta

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Riverside County Parks and California Fish and Wildlife are hosting a free youth fishing clinic "Hooked On Fishing" at Lake Cahuilla Park in La Quinta on Saturday, April 8th from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  The event is free to kids 15 and under.  The Riverside County Park and Open Space District, who manage and operate Lake Cahuilla Park, have partnered with California Fish and Wildlife to present this educational event for the community. ... More>>

Riverside County

Missing Person Last Seen in Riverside County

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The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing person believed to have been last seen in the community of Anza, Riverside County. Daniel Foster was reported missing to local law enforcement officials in Fallbrook, CA. on March 3, 2017.  DESCRIPTION: Daniel Joseph Frank Foster, DOB: 12-13-1988, White Male Adult, 6'03", 180 Lbs., Blond Hair, Blue Eyes.   His family and friends have not heard from him s... More>>

Mecca

Missing Teens Located in Mecca

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Two missing teens, Mauricio Ojeda, a 17 year old male resident of Paso Robles, and Daniela Esquivel, a 16 year old female resident of Paso Robles have been found safe around 6:00 PM at Box Spring Canyon Trails in Mecca. The two teenagers have been missing since March 30th, believed to have left after school.  Story: Missing Teens Believed To Be In Coachella Valley Ojeda and Esquivel are in a dating relationship. It was believed they were travelling together and may ha...

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Coachella Valley

Missing Teens Believed to be in Coachella Valley

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Two teens have been missing from Paso Robles and are believed to be in Coachella Valley according to the Palm Springs Police Department. If you have any information or see these teens, please call your local police station.

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Rancho Mirage

Rancho Mirage State of the City Address

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The Rancho Mirage State of the City Address took place today, April 5th, at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa. Mayor Ted Weill presented the address and outlined all the exciting improvements, developments, and financial strength of the city. Some of the improvements happening in Rancho Mirage include: -Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center- new retail store opening -The River- renovations and new tenants -Gelson's Shopping Center- owners completed a landscape overhaul -Vibra Rehabili... More>>

Palm Desert

Desert Cancer Foundation's 23rd Annual "A Round For Life"

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Desert Cancer Foundation's "A Round For Life" takes place on Wednesday, April 5, at Avondale Golf Club in Palm Desert. All proceeds raised will go toward helping Coachella Valley residents who are uninsured or underinsured to obtain screenings, diagnosis and treatment for cancer as well as allied diseases.

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Palm Desert

New Mobile App and Free Guided Art Tour Feature Sculptures on El Paseo

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Art aficionados and all those who enjoy having fun and learning about art are invited to take advantage of a free guided walking tour of Palm Desert’s 2017/2018 El Paseo Exhibition on Saturday, April 8. Participants are invited to meet the tour guide at the northeast corner of El Paseo and Highway 74 at 9 a.m.

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Mountain View

Amber Alert Issued in Mountain View

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On 04/04/2017, at approximately 8:25 PM, a child was abducted from Mountain View, California within Santa Clara County. Madilyn Wallin is a 4-month-old white female, 2 feet tall, 15 pounds, with brown hair, and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a white top and pink ballerina outfit. The missing child was taken by her father, Michael Lenard Wallin, a 45-year-old white male, 6 foot 2 inches tall, 220 pounds, with brown hair, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white Go... More>>

Palm Springs

American Veterans Need Your Help

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AMVETS needs more volunteer drivers to take veterans from the desert to the VA Hospital in Loma Linda.  Since 2004 AMVETS has provided the only free van service. If they do not get at least 2 more drivers they will not be able to operate five days per week.  This would mean that some disabled veterans who cannot drive a car will not be able to receive medical care. Everyone wants to help our veterans. They just need your help to notify the public. American Ve... More>>

Rancho Mirage

Eisenhower Medical Center Honored for Employee Engagement

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Eisenhower Medical Center has been awarded not only The Advisory Board Company’s 2017 Workplace Transformation Award but also its 2017 Workplace of the Year Award. These awards, given annually, recognize hospitals and health systems nationwide that have made a transformational change in their employee engagement, and have achieved outstanding levels of employee engagement.

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Palm Springs

City Council to Consider New In-House City Attorney

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After several months of recruitment, an employment contract for Edward Z. Kotkin to become the next Palm Springs City Attorney will be presented to the City Council for approval at their upcoming scheduled meeting on Wednesday, April 5. Story: Whitewater Rest Area is Reopened In 2016, the City Council made the decision to change City Attorney services from a contractual outside firm, to an in-house position. Over the past several months, the City Council, through a professional muni... More>>

Desert Hot Springs

Vandalized Desert Hot Springs Mural Has Been Repainted

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Two and a half weeks ago, vandals sprayed graffiti on a mural in Desert Hot Springs which had residents there angry about the destruction of a city landmark. Story: Beloved Desert Hot Springs Mural Vandalized Graffiti in Desert Hot Springs is normally removed quickly by the graffiti removal team, but this time the building owner needed to pay $1,000 dollars to hire an artist to redo the mural. The artist hired for this project is Matthew and he made sure it'... More>>

Palm Desert

College of the Desert Transfer Fair

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College of the Desert (COD) hosts its inaugural Spring University Transfer Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 4. Representatives from more than 20 colleges and universities are scheduled to have information tables set up at the free event in the Hilb Building on the Palm Desert Campus. Representatives will answer questions, pass out literature, and inform students about their various programs. It is open to all COD current and alumni students. This event ... More>>

Rancho Mirage

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day

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Ben & Jerry's will be holding Free Cone Day today, April 4th from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The River in Rancho Mirage! You don't want to miss out on the coolest and most delicious day of the year. There will be lot's of extra giveaways! All proceeds will benefit Guide Dogs of the Desert, plus KMIR's Thalia Hayden and Manny The Movie Guy will be there from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Special guests will include; Guide Dogs of the Desert and children's author, Ruthie Darling who will be sig... More>>

Palm Desert

First Weekend Palm Desert Features Desert X

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In April, First Weekend celebrates Desert X, the internationally celebrated, desert-focused art exhibition on display at two locations in Palm Desert and at 14 other sites across the Coachella Valley through the end of the month. On Saturday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m., the City invites Desert X fans and art lovers of all kinds to enjoy a light bite and engage in an enlightening discussion with Desert X executive director Elizabeta Betinski and artist Claudia Comte about the exhibition a... More>>

Rancho Mirage

Citywide Crack Seal Project May Cause Traffic Delays in Rancho Mirage

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The City of Rancho Mirage will be performing a citywide crack seal on various arterial and residential streets. Crack sealing and slurry sealing projects not only make your streets beautiful but more importantly extend the life of the street. 

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Locals Gather Prior to Equal Pay Day

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Tuesday marks Equal Pay Day, it serves as a reminder that women make less money each year than men do. 

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Palm Springs

Valley Residents "Run For Ike" To Remember Fallen K-9 Officer

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Hundreds of our valley neighbors ventured out to Palm Springs Police headquarters early Saturday morning to "Run For Ike." In it's 7th year, the "Run For Ike" 5K charity race is held in Palm Springs to honor one of the cities fallen K-9 officers, Ike who was killed in the line of duty in 2011.

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Indio

2-Year-Old Drowns in Indio Pool

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When IPD officers arrived they discovered that a two-year (almost three-year old) male child had fallen into the family’s swimming pool was not breathing. The child was driven by private vehicle to a local hospital for medical attention.

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Coachella

26th Annual Cesar Chavez Day and March Celebration

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Coachella Valley Unified School District's Cesar Chavez Elementary School present the 26th Annual Cesar Chavez Day March and Celebration, which took place at Cesar Chavez Elementary School.

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Palm Springs

Frontier Communications Restores Service in Palm Springs

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Many people in the Palm Springs area were without internet connection for about 4 hours in the late morning and early afternoon part of the day, including KMIR. We investigated the issue and were able to get the following statement from Frontier Communications: "A temporary service interruption affected Frontier Communications customers in Palm Springs area earlier today. Technicians promptly assessed the issue and replaced a piece of hardware at a local facility, restoring serv...

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Palm Springs

Desert Regional Medical Center Named Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

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Desert Regional Medical Center has been named a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization. The designation was reported in the 10th edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), reflecting on a decade of progress in LGBTQ healthcare. “Desert Regional Medical Center is proud to once again be named a Leader in LGBTQ H...

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Palm Desert

Representative Ruiz Tours Local Hospitals to Discuss Importance of Affordable Heath Care

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Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, toured the Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs to discuss with local medical professionals the importance of reducing health care costs and delivering better care to patients. “My top priority is the health of my patients and constituents. I am committed to ensuring access to high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans. It’s critical to continue decrea...

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Gilbert Baker-Creater of Rainbow Flag Dies

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We will come together this evening at Harvey Milk Plaza in San Francisco for an informal community gathering to celebrate the life and honor the memory of Gilbert Baker (1951–2017), who died today at age 65 in New York City. An artist, designer and lifelong activist for LGBTQ equality, Gilbert created the rainbow flag for the 1978 Gay Freedom Day celebration in San Francisco. The flag is now an internationally recognized symbol of LGBTQ pride. A native of Kansas, Gilbert lived...

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Palm Springs

Winds Cause Major Damage at Palm Springs Air Museum

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Winds caused major damage to a vintage helicopter and airplane at the Palm Springs Air Museum after a 100 mph wind micro burst lifted the twin engine airplane off the ramp last night and slammed the trailing edge and aileron into the nose of a helicopter causing considerable damage to both. 

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Palm Springs

Winds Causing Flight Delays and Cancellations at Palm Springs International Airport

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According to FlightView.com, severe weather has already rerouted flights headed to the region from Phoenix, San Francisco, and Vancouver. A number of flights departing Palm Springs are also currently delayed.

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Palm Springs

Wheel Of Fortune Auditions Wrap Up In Palm Springs

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Final auditions for Wheel of Fortune are wrapping up in Downtown Palm Springs. After a weekend full of live auditions to be on the show, it was narrowed down to a select few for one last chance to prove they have what it takes to win big money.  Story: Second Shooting in Two Days Leaves One Dead in Desert Hot Springs The potential contests go through rounds similar to the game style, and then it all ends with a 15 question exam. The exam consists of categories and phrases provi...

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Palm Springs

Two Arkansas Kids Raise $1,000 for Fallen Officers Children

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Two Arkansas children and their mother, came all the way from Arkansas to donate $1,000 to the daughters of fallen officers, Gil Vega and Lesley Zerebny. Raymond and Rylee started a GoFundMe page where they raised the $1,000. Officer Vega's wife was able to meet them at the Palm Springs Police Department to receive the money and meet these two amazing kids.  Here is an excerpt from their GoFundMe page and why they decided to donate the money to these kids: " However, ... More>>

Hemet

7-Month-Old Dies At Local Daycare, Police Investigate

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An investigation was underway today into the death of a 7-month-old girl at a residential daycare in Hemet. Addison Watkins died Monday night after suffering unknown health complications while at the daycare.

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Construction Project to Improve Safety For State Route 62 Video included

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One of the major roads in the desert will be under construction soon, and police say the purpose is safety.

Caltrans held a meeting Wednesday night to talk about the project on State Route 62.

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Jurupa Valley

Valley Dog Needs Your Help, and Home

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A kind resident in Jurupa Valley, Angelica Cerrillos, and her friends discovered the injured dog at Clay Park late Monday evening (March 20). They agreed to care for the dog overnight and then one of the friends brought the dog to the Western Rivers...

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Coachella Valley

Local Water Agency Asks Supreme Court To Review Tribal Rights Case

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The publicly elected Board of Directors of Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) have decided to ask the Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling that gives unprecedented groundwater rights to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.

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Palm Desert

Law Will Keep Bump and Grind Closed for Baby Bighorns

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This is peak season for bighorn ewes to have babies. That's why the top of Mirage Trail better known as the bump and grind is off limits to hikers from February to May for lambing.  "This is when most of the lambs are born ... we don't want them to impact the ewe lambs the ewes and the lambs," says Eddy Konno, senior environmental scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. 

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Salton Sea Residents React To EPA Rollbacks Video included

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President Trump signed an executive order today reversing a number of EPA policies and now residents near the Salton Sea worry that his move could impede efforts to restore the Salton Sea. 

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Palm Springs

Blaze Pizza Cuts Ribbon in Downtown Palm Springs

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The City of Palm Springs celebrated the grand opening of Blaze Pizza in the Downtown Revitalization Project at a special ribbon-cutting Monday, March 27, presented by the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce. 

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Local Law Enforcement Agencies Participate in Baker-to-Vegas Challenge Cup Relay

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Teams from multiple public safety agencies in Riverside County ran 120 miles through the desert to Las Vegas this weekend. The ``Baker-to-Vegas Challenge Cup Relay,'' sponsored by the Los Angeles Police Revolver & Athletic Club.

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Palm Desert

Women Inspire Girls at Career Girls Day Video included

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Palm Desert High School hosted the inaugural Career Girls Day: an educational opportunity for 5th-9th grade girls to learn career building skills from women. 

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Palm Desert

Fill The Bus, SunLine and KMIR Fill Food Banks Pantry

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Hundreds of people came out to Albertson's in Palm Desert today to help "Fill The Bus!" SunLine Transit Agency partnered with the Palm Desert Sunset and Noon Rotary, KMIR-TV and Jammin 99.5 to host the 4th Annual ‘Pantry to People’ food collection event.

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Palm Desert

Extraordinary Seniors Recognized in Palm Desert

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All nine Coachella Valley cities and the County of Riverside will honor 11 outstanding senior citizen volunteers at the 25th annual Senior Inspiration Awards at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 24. More than 600 people are expected to attend the luncheon, which will be held at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, 74-855 Country Club Dr. This major event was established in 1992 by then-Supervisor Corky Larson to recognize the community's unsung heroes, se... More>>

Palm Desert

Living Desert's Baby Jaguar Finds Out His Name

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The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens is excited to announce the name of the male jaguar cub, born January 26 to mother, Magia, and father, Memo. The name Mema (Mi-Mah)was chosen by The Living Desert's long-time supporter Donna MacMillan.  The jaguar cub naming opportunity was a popular live auction item at The Living Desert's 24th Annual Zoobilee Gala, held on March 4. Ms. MacMillan was the most generous bidder, securing the opportunity to name the cub. "I'm ... More>>

Palm Desert

Bighorn BAM Raises $900,000 For Local Breast Cancer Patients

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After a season full of impressive fundraising events, BIGHORN Behind A Miracle (BAM) announced that it has raised $900,000 for local cancer patients. Today a check for $750,000 was presented to Eisenhower Medical Center and a check for $150,000 was gifted to The Pendleton Foundation. This year’s donation to the Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center will support a Koning’s 3D KBCT diagnostic breast imaging device, Supersonic Breast Ultrasound Machine and BIGHO... More>>

Indio

School Zone Safety Operation Conducted in Indio

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As part of its ongoing effort to improve school zone safety, the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Indio Area, is planning to conduct an enhanced school zone enforcement operation during the afternoon hours of March 27, 2017. The operation will focus on increasing safety within various school zones within unincorporated areas of Riverside County, ultimately supplementing Indio Area CHP efforts in these locations. The Indio Area CHP utilizes multiple resources to maximize safety i... More>>

Coachella

Goldenvoice Offers Free Protection After Security Breach

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Goldenvoice, producer of the yearly Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals, announced today that certain ticket buyers affected by an unauthorized and illegal hack into its database are being offered one year of complimentary identity protection services. From last September through February, an unauthorized third-party gained access to information collected in connection with the 2016 Coachella Music and Arts Festival and 2016 Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival, Golde... More>>

Palm Springs

Statues For Fallen Officers Vega and Zerebny Need Your Help To Get Finished Video included

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Retired Palm Springs Police Department Sergeant Marc Melanson has created a go fund me page in order to finish bronzing statues made for fallen Officers Gil Vega and Lesley Zerebny. These statues are meant to commemorate their lives and sacrifices.  

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Desert Hot Springs

Neighborly Love Restores Home and Hope For Desert Hot Springs Man Video included

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A man in Desert Hot Springs experienced severe water damage in his home making it unlivable. But his neighbors are coming to the rescue. In fact it's called the "Good Neighbor Program". Several Coachella Valley contractors are joining those big-hearted neighbors to help fix the problems.  Neighbors describe Lee Humboldt as a friendly guy who lives alone and they wanted to help him.  Derrick Jarvis is one of the program founders, "this whole project kind...

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Palm Springs

Slideshow: Puppy Day 2017

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It's National Puppy Day! If you're a dog owner, you understand that special place a dog holds in your heart. It's almost like another child. They're the first one's to greet you at the door when you get home, and the last one's standing at the door when you leave to give you that ever so cute sad face. 

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Woman Shot in Gang Violence Shares Her Story Video included

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A local woman is sharing her powerful story to discourage kids from joining gangs. When she was a teenager, a gang shooting left her in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. Now she's turned her story into a message for young people. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Unveiling of New Mosaics at Painted Hills Middle School

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Thursday, March 23rd at Painted Hills Middle School, artist-in-residence Nedra Young and student artists unveiled five new recently created mosaics to be place around the campus.

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Indio

Community Makes Dream Come True For Indio Family

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A local six month old baby, Boston, needed specialized hearing aids and even though his family has insurance, they still needed thousands of dollars in order to help their baby hear. On St. Patrick's Day, baby Boston received his hearing aids and from that moment on, his life was changed.

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CSU Board of Trustees Approve 5% Tuition Increase

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The California State University Board of Trustees' Finance Committee has just voted to raise tuition by 5 percent for the 2017-18 school year to address a shortfall in funding from the state in the face of increased demand for programs -- with an amendment stating that the CSU would rescind the hike if the funding comes through. The full Board of Trustees is now hearing public comment before taking a final vote. Under the proposal, annual in-state tuition wou...

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Palm Springs

Missing Juvenile Located In Palm Springs

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On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at approximately 8:27 AM, PSPD received a call that 16 year old Cody Page, a juvenile missing from Saginaw, Michigan, was possibly staying at a hotel in the 500 block of East Palm Canyon Drive. A hotel employee recognized Page from recent local media reports and notified PSPD. PSPD responded to the location and contacted Page nearby. PSPD confirmed Page's identity and began investigating the incident. Page was recovered from the location and PS...

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Cathedral City

Cathedral City Set To Build Long Awaited Bridge

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Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce hosted the State of the City luncheon today, as Mayor Stan Henry reviewed the great progress made in Cathedral City since "Team 2014" took office as well as make announcements of new projects planned.  One of the biggest projects discussed was the fixing and building of bridges. Mayor Henry announced that the Date Palm and Ramon bridges would be redone, but no bigger announcement was the building of a brand new bridge over Cathedral C...

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Palm Desert

SunLine Pantry To People Food Drive

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Saturday, March 25th, Albertson's in Palm Desert at the corner of Highway 111 and Deep Canyon will host the Pantry To People Food Drive. 

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Banning

Banning High School Shooting Threats, Two Arrested

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On Monday, March 20, 2017, at 4:00 PM, Banning Police Departments School Resource Officer (SRO), present at Banning High School, received a report that two students were possibly planning an active shooter type incident at Banning High School. Witnesses reported overhearing a juvenile making threats to carry out shooting on campus on 03/21/2017. The Kids With Guns Protocol was activated and during the investigation, evidence was located indicating that two students were involved in t...

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Indio

Fire At Vacant Indio Building

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A fire in a vacant building in Indio started around 8:45 AM on Tuesday, March 21st. It is unknown what caused the fire but there has been reports of a homeless camp being inside the building.  More>>

Indio

Missing Child Believed To Be In Riverside County

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It has been over a year since 16-year-old Cody Page went missing from Saginaw, Michigan. He was last seen on March 15, 2016. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Beloved Desert Hot Springs Mural Vandalized Video included

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Graffiti on a mural in Desert Hot Springs has residents there angry about the destruction of a city landmark. 

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Cathedral City

Coachella Valley Paints The Town Purple for Cancer Awareness

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For the first time, cities in the western Coachella Valley will band together to take a stand against cancer at the inaugural Relay For Life of West Valley Cities. The community event will begin Saturday, March 18th at 9 a.m. and end Sunday, March 19th at 9 a.m. at Cathedral City High School. 

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Community

Caltrans Announces SR 62 Raised Curb Median Construction

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The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will hold a community meeting to announce the start of the State Route 62 (SR 62) Raised Curb Median Project. The $3.4 million project was awarded to Highland Construction, Inc. and will construct a raised curb median, restripe to provide left turn lanes and add a signal at Bella Vista Drive on SR 62 between East Drive and Yucca Park in Morongo Valley.

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Community

Galilee Center Awarded Grant For Services In Coachella Valley

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 Bank of America has announced Galilee Center as the recipient of its Neighborhood Builder award for its work in improving the quality of life for disadvantaged migrant workers and their families struggling with poverty in Coachella Valley.  The Neighborhood Builders  (#NeighborhoodBuilders) program provides high impact local nonprofits with a unique combination of leadership deve...

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Community

Palm Springs PD Announces First Ever Student Police Academy

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The Palm Springs Police Department is excited to announce our first ever Student Police Academy that begins March 16th, 2017. This first student academy has been designed for the Boys and Girls Club Keystone Student Leadership group of Palm Springs. The PSPD Student Police Academy is a 6 session course that will last over 6 weeks and will cover several areas of the law enforcement profession and personal growth. The first Student Police Academy agenda is as follows: SESSION ONE: In... More>>

Riverside

Riverside Deputy Receives Award For Combating Hatred

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Riverside Sheriff’s Department Deputy Yadira Perez was selected to receive the Sherwood Prize by the Anti-Defemation League (ADL).  Deputy Perez was chosen for this award for her involvement with capturing the suspect who set fire to the Islamic Mosque in Coachella on December 11, 2015. In the aftermath of the San Bernardino terrorist attack, many Muslim individuals and places of worships were targets of hate incidents and crimes. On the afternoon of Friday, December 11, 2...

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Indian Wells

Top 5: Why The BNP Paribas Open Is the Top Tennis Event In The World

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Here are the "Top 5" reasons why the BNP Paribas Open is the "Top Tennis Tournament in the World."

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Palm Desert

This St. Patrick's Day, Plan Before You Party

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St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the nation’s favorite holidays to celebrate and party. Unfortunately, too many people are taking to the roads after drinking, making the holiday one of our most dangerous.

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Thermal

3 Hikers Rescued After Dark on Thermal Trail

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On Sunday, March 12, 2017, around 9:00 PM, deputies from the Thermal Sheriff's Station responded to the Mecca Hills Wilderness area regarding three lost hikers.

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Rancho Mirage

Only Children's Museum in the Valley Asks for your Support

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Searing hot temperatures in the desert are prompting parents to find indoor activities for their kids. One option is the children's discovery center in Rancho Mirage but after 19-years of toddler wear and tear, the museum might need some updating.  

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Palm Springs

Injured Hiker Rescue at Tahquitz Canyon Trail

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Palm Springs Police Department is responding to a call that came in around 11:35am regarding an injured male hiker.  

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Coachella

Coachella Approves Cesar Chavez Memorial

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The City of Coachella has hired a design consultant to finalize plans for a Cesar Chavez Memorial at Del Oro Park. 

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Indio

One Local Program Helps Build The Leaders of Tomorrow, Today.

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The leaders of tomorrow may very well be in the Coachella Valley, today. "Angel Light Academy" has been teaching leadership stills to the youth of the Coachella Valley for over 19 years.

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Coachella Valley

What a Sight: The Year of the Wildflower

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Just in time for the Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival, mother nature is putting on a show for the event's tenth anniversary. The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto National Monument is over 270 thousand acres and home to thousands of plants only found here. 

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Thousand Palms

SunLine Transit Agency Announces Valley Wide Route Changes

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Changes have been made to seven SunLine Transit Agency bus routes throughout the Coachella Valley. See if your line has been affected.

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Palm Desert

Bicyclist Hit By Car In Palm Desert, Taken To Local Hospital

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department responded to a call around 10:45am about a bicyclist that was struck by a car near Washington and Hovely. 2 individuals were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Palm Springs

Police Making an Impact on Social Media

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The Palm Springs Police Department posted a video about the consequences of driving under the influence of marijuana on their Facebook page. And other police departments are doing the same thing everyday: taking to social media to educate, inform and connect with community. "If you're not on social media in law enforcement today it's going to be very difficult for you today because everybody communicates using social media," says Sergeant William Hutchinson, the information...

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Beaumont

CHP Rescue Two Tied Up Calves From Abandoned Car

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CHP began receiving 911 calls stating that a cow was attempting to climb out of the trunk of a parked car. The vehicle, a 2001 white Honda Civic, was stopped on the south shoulder of eastbound I-10, east of Highland Springs Avenue.

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Indio

Indio Pre-School Teacher Honored as Woman of the Year

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Anyone who meets Lily Choate immediately understands why she is the Coachella Valley's woman of the year. She's a hard-worker and genuinely cares about others. 

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Coachella Valley

Spring Forward Sunday Morning As Daylight Saving Time Begins

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Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, meaning it's time to turn clocks ahead by one hour. The time change means California will shift into the same hour as Phoenix and Tucson, which do not switch to daylight saving time along with the rest of the Mountain Time Zone. 

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Palm Desert Mayor Donates 5 Gallons Of Blood

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City of Palm Desert Mayor Jan Harnik will be recognized for reaching 5 gallons in lifetime blood donations Friday, March 3 at Palm Desert City Hall during LifeStream blood bank's mobile drive....

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Home Depot To Hire Throughout The Valley

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The Home Depot is preparing for spring, the company’s busiest selling season, by hiring 750 associates in Palm Springs. Applying for a job at the world’s largest home improvement retailer now takes about 15 minutes using any device, thanks to a shorter application and mobile optimized Careers site at careers.homedepot.com. From sales and cashiers to operations and online order fulfillment, opportunities include both permanent part-time and seasonal positions in the ...

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'March 4 Trump' Demonstration In Palm Springs

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On March 4th, a march for President Trump in Palm Springs. It was all part of a movement across the nation, supporters standing together for the POTUS. 

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Indio Family Struggles to Fund Hearing Aids for Baby Video included

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An Indio family struggling to give their son an ability most of take for granted daily. Baby Boston can't hear most of the world's sounds. 

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College of the Desert Radio, KCOD Wins 13 National Awards

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KCOD, College of the Desert’s student radio station, won 13 Golden Microphones at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System’s national awards ceremony on Saturday night in New York City.....

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