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Congressman Raul Ruiz Holds Charlottesville Discussion

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Congressman Raul Ruiz invited community members and leaders to discuss the violence that broke out after the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, VA.  "We had multiple faith based leaders. We had Muslims, we had Christians, we had the Jewish community, we had LGBT members, Latinos and immigrants," Ruiz said, listing off the variety of community members who attended.  The congressman said it was important for community members to ad...

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Named Top Five Vacation Destination by Vacation Rental Management Company

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Palm Springs was named a top five travel destination by property management company TurnKey Vacation Rentals, which offers short-term rental properties. 

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Coachella Valley

The Great Solar Eclipse From Across the Coachella Valley

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Millions of Americans gazed in awe through cameras and disposable protective glasses to see the first full-blown solar to sweep the U.S. from coast to coast in nearly a century. 

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Eclipse: Historical Impact and Mysticism Today Video included

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For many in ancient cultures, fear surrounded an eclipse. Today, some mysticism is associated with the rare scientific event.

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Palm Springs

Valley Pet Lovers Come Out To Clear The Shelters, Set Record In The Process Video included

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Cold noses and warm hearts filled the Palm Springs Animal Shelter on Saturday as hundreds of locals looked for their next, "forever friend."

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Coachella Valley

Clear The Shelters! Help Valley Pets Find Forever Homes

Visit the Palm Springs Animal Shelter and the Riverside County Animal Shelter in Thousand Palms to adopt! Visit the Palm Springs Animal Shelter and the Riverside County Animal Shelter in Thousand Palms to adopt!
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Shelters across the valley are participating in NBC's third annual Clear The Shelters event on Aug. 19, part of an annual national campaign to find forever homes for animals in need.  On Aug. 19, all participating animal shelters and rescue organizations will offer reduced cost or waived pet adoption fees to help families find and adopt a new pet.

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Palm Springs

PSPD Locate Missing Juvenile After Short Search

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The Palm Springs Police Department have found a missing juvenile who disappeared around 2:30pm Saturday afternoon. Police say the missing female, approximately 10-years old disappeared in the area of Indian Canyon and Alejo Rd in Palm Springs. The juvenile was reported to be wearing a blue shirt, with white leggings. Approximately two hours after the search began, PSPD confirmed that they had found the child at a undisclosed location.

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Indio

Family & Friends Gather to Celebrate Life of Former Indio Mayor, Chamber Chairman

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Jim was born in Oakland California on October 17, 1919 to James John O’Brien and Sarah Mullins O’Brien. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs High School to Retired Slain Former Football Player's Number

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Desert Hot Springs High School will retire the jersey number of slain former football player Solomon Patrick during the team's home game next week against the Palm Desert Aztecs, school officials said today. 

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Police Locate Missing "At Risk" Adult

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After a nearly 3 hour search on the ground and in the air, PSPD has successfully located Harry Dempster. Dempster, a dementia patient had been reported missing at 8:45 Monday night in the area of Ramon Rd. and Sunrise Way in Palm Springs. The Palm Springs Police Department want's to thank everyone for their help in finding Harry and bringing him home safely.

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Palm Springs Police Department To Host Community Police Academy

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The Palm Springs Police Department is accepting applications for a behind the scenes look at the business of serving and protecting the community. The department will be hosting another Community Police Academy. Sergeant William Hutchinson said it's a way to create more transparency.  "The media tells their story, the people in the public tell their story, but we need to tell our story as well," Hutchinson explained. Police said the Palm Springs Community Police...

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Riverside

UC Riverside to Host Eclipse Viewing Event

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A week from today, the first total solar eclipse across the United States in nearly 40 years will occur, with partial darkness falling over Southern California, where UC Riverside researchers will be offering residents an opportunity to watch through solar-filtered telescopes. 

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Palm Springs

County Officials Mourn Passing of Congressman, Former Supervisor

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McCandless died at his La Quinta home last Wednesday at the age of 90. 

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Desert Drag Queen Hangs Up Headdress Video included

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Pinkie Meringue Shimmer, a desert drag queen, is hanging up her headdress after more than a decade.
 

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You Ask. We Investigate. ® Home Owners Worried About Dying Tree

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A local home owner reached out to our You Ask. We Investigate team about what to do with an overgrown tree. Matt Himbert asked, "It's a huge cost for me and my mom, since the tree is mostly dead due to low watering per restrictions. I want to see if the city will help. It's also right by an underground transformer for Southern California Edison and poses a risk." 

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Indio

Free Community Health Fair Clinic Coming to Indio

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Central City Community Health Center is sponsoring a free day health fair at the Indio Clinic on Friday, August 8th. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs Marijuana Boom to be Featured on "The Profit''

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Desert Hot Springs will be one of several California cities profiled tonight on CNBC's "The Profit: Marijuana Millions,'' which examines the state's growing recreational marijuana market following the passage of Proposition 64.

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Rancho Mirage

Eisenhower Medical Center Ranked #1 in Riverside Metro Area for Second Straight Year

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U.S. News and World Report has released its annual hospital rankings. 

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You Ask. We Investigate. ® Palm Springs Hotel Owner Concerned About Lack of Crosswalks

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A hotel owner in the outskirts of downtown Palm Springs reached out to KMIR about the need for more crosswalks in the area.  Gabbi Rose is the new owner of the old Casita Laquita hotel in Palm Springs.  "It sounded so loud for being such a small highway, and I went outside and looked at it and thought people really tear through here. They're taking that turn really fast," Rose said.  The City of Palm Springs said the bend can be dangerou...

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You Ask. We Investigate.® Elderly Woman Warns Other Seniors About Scammers

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A concerned viewer reached out to our You Ask. We Investigate.® desk to warn others about thieves targeting the elderly. 

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Palm Desert

"Pack The Bus" Sets Record For School Supply Donations

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In it's fourth year the "Pack The Bus" School Supply Drive collects basic school supplies for some of the valley's most needy children. The drive helps provide students from every corner of the valley the opportunity to start the year off on the right foot by equipping them with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom. Each year KMIR, Alpha Media, Walmart, and Sunline Transit partner to raise awareness for the event.

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Indio

Children, Law Enforcement Face Off in Badges vs Kids Basketball Game

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Organized by the Riverside County Probation Department, the game is intended to foster a friendly environment for participating youths, some of whom are on formal probation, while others are in the county Department of Mental Health's Wraparound program and Aftercare Unit. 

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TRIO Restaurant May Be Closed Until Labor Day

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The popular downtown eatery TRIO Restaurant is recovering from a fire. The restaurant says they are now hoping to reopen by Labor Day. It all started early Wednesday morning. Firefighters responded to a car on fire in the back parking lot, and the fire quickly spread to TRIO and nearby businesses. Daniel Moore, the general manager of TRIO Restaurant, said the smoke damage is extensive and they need time to recover.  "You dig deeper and deeper, and... More>>

Rancho Mirage

Eisenhower Medical Center Earns Top Honors As A Nurse Employer in California

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Over the past two years, Nurse.org has collected more than 1,853 reviews from nurses at 314 California hospitals about their workplace satisfaction. 

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Riverside County

Local Deputy Goes Under Knife to Save Former Colleague's Son

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A Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy went under the knife to save the life of her former colleague's son. 

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Cathedral City

Family of Cathedral City Bar Shooting Victim Raising Money for Medical Expenses

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The family of a hospitalized father of two, who was shot multiple times at a Cathedral City bar, was raising money Monday for his medical expenses. 

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Tiny Homes Popping Up in Palm Springs Video included

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Nestled in the Palm Canyon Mobile Club, a tiny village of tiny homes, it's part of a tiny trend picking up big steam. 

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Community

First of Three Job Fairs Friday for New Palm Springs Hotel

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Downtown Palm Springs' newest hotel, slated to open this fall, will be seeking prospective employees during the first of three job fairs held in Palm Springs tomorrow. 

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Palm Desert

Living Desert Named Among America's 10 Best Zoos by Conde Nast Traveler

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The Living Desert in Palm Desert was named one of the 10 best zoos in the country by Conde Nast Traveler, calling it ``undoubtedly the best desert-themed zoo in America.'' 

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Coachella

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Affordable Farmworker Housing in Coachella

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday to mark the start of construction of an additional 80 units of affordable housing to a Coachella apartment complex, which will be available for local farmworkers next summer.

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Rally Supporting Transgender Troops Planned

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A rally supporting the transgender community will be held Thursday evening in Palm Springs in response to President Donald Trump's plan to bar transgender people from joining the military. The rally will get underway at 7 p.m. at the corner of Indian Canyon Drive and Arenas Road, and is expected to run until about 9 p.m. Palm Springs resident and rally organizer Vincent Corrales said the event would be " a platform to let the transgender community know ... More>>

Local Woman Takes In Sick And Elderly Dogs

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Sick and senior dogs are usually the ones no one wants, and are left behind in shelters, but one woman here in the valley wants to change that. Some might say Carlynne Mcdonnell is a normal dog lover, but each of her foster failures is sick or elderly, a characteristic most don't want. Related: Fireworks Send Dogs Running To Shelters "I like the dogs that are not adoptable. I like a senior dog that has lived with somebody for 13 years and been dumped in a shelter bec... More>>

Cal Trans Launches Look Both Ways Campaign

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It may seem like an obvious message, but new billboards around town are warning you to look both ways before crossing the street. The new campaign by Cal Trans is urging pedestrians to be more aware before stepping into the street.  Terri Crawford was hit by a car in 2014, and wants other people to adhere to the campaign's message.  "I felt a dull thud on the right side on my leg, which was the bumper of the car and it threw me," Crawford... More>>

Coachella Valley

Pedestrian Safety Campaign Started in Coachella Valley to Launch Across Inland Empire

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A pedestrian safety ad campaign in the Coachella Valley will be expanded to the greater Inland Empire to combat a growing trend of pedestrian fatalities and injury crashes, with officials planning to showcase some of the ads at Palm Springs City Hall today. 

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Cathedral City Residents Deal With Repavement Construction

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Some residents who live near 30th avenue in Cathedral City have been asking the city for months and even years to fix the road between Da Vall Drive and Date Palm Drive. Now those wishes are finally coming true.  Tires on a rocky road is a familiar sound for the neighborhood. Related: A Rocky Road In Cathedral City Could Force Family To Sell Home Stefano Disalvo said 30th avenue was so bad the axle on his car broke. "The road was horrible. It was...

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Indian Wells

Valley Resident and Oldest Man in America Dies at 111

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Clarence "Larry" Matthews of Indian Wells, the oldest man in America, has died at the age of 111. 
His neighbor and friend, Larry Bonafide, says he died peacefully in his sleep Saturday with his family by his side. 

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Coachella

Bill Awaiting Governor's Approval to Enable East Valley Literacy Program Video included

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A local literacy program has been tutoring students on their ABC's since 2004 but lost their use of district school buses to reach children in the East Valley.  Local Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia has stepped in to assist struggling readers.

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Riverside

County Treasurer Takes Over As Chief Financial Officer

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Riverside County Treasurer-Tax Collector Don Kent will be taking over as the county's chief financial officer next month, following the retirement of current CFO Paul McDonnell, it was announced Friday. Kent, 48, is following his former boss for the second time in his career with the switch. 

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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Records 20 Million Riders

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Records 20 Million Riders Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Records 20 Million Riders
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The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway has surpassed 20 million visitors, thanks to four friends visiting Palm Springs from the northeast this week...

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Cathedral City High School Wrestling Coach Changing Lives

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Cathedral City High School's head wrestling coach is giving lessons in the ring and in the classroom. He's going above and beyond for his students.  For these high school students, the pain of wrestling is worth it. "You get butterflies in your stomach the first couple of times," Brandy Corona said.  Another senior wrestler said wrestling is his number one.  "Nothing else runs through my mind but wrestling," Jesus Lara explained. Their motivatio... More>>

Indio

Applications Open for Riverside County Scholarships

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Applications will be accepted starting today from young Riverside County residents seeking scholarships totaling $14,000, to be awarded this fall. 

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Palm Springs

Residents and Businesses Celebrate National Hot Dog Day

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It's national hot dog day and people here in the desert are loving every second of it. 

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Uber Driver Says Driving Isn't Worth It

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For many, the ride sharing service Uber is a great way to get around, but some drivers say the wages aren't worth the trips. Michael Gonzales is an Uber driver. He said he drives to make extra cash. "Everybody's talking about getting extra money and easy money," he said about why he decided to pick up the part-time gig.  Related: Uber Fined $7 Million by California Regulators But he quickly learned it's not that easy. "It was modern day slavery,... More>>

Experts Warn About Dangers Of Illegally Making Honey Oil

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Its a growing problem here in the desert and beyond. The Riverside County District Attorney's office launched a campaign to warn residents about the dangers of illegal honey oil drug labs.  Local fire fighters said they've been seeing more fires caused by illegal marijuana processing facilities. "You have a grow facility and they use volatile chemicals to process the marijuana to make what's referred to as honey oil, and because that's an explosive gas, you ... More>>

Eagle Mountain

Ghost Town: The Eagle Mountain Story Video included

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In the 1950's, the Eagle Mountain iron mine laid the foundation for what would become a desert community known as Eagle Mountain. 

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Riverside County

Sheriff Seeks Minimum Budget Funding in Proposed County Budget to Avoid Further Staff Reductions

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The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has ended the last fiscal year “in the black” and balanced, after a near $40 million shortfall at the year’s start. 

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Palm Desert

The Living Desert Sets Attendance Record for Fourth Straight Year

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The Living Desert in Palm Desert broke attendance records for the fourth straight year, zoo officials said today. 

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Cathedral City

Cathedral City to Host Blood Drive for Nine Cities Campaign

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Cathedral City today will host the latest blood drive in the Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge, which pits the nine communities of the Coachella Valley against one another to see which of them can muster the most blood donations. 

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Temecula

Tortoise Coaxed From Hiding Spot Using Cherries

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Two Riverside County Animal Services officers coaxed a tortoise from underneath its hiding spot this afternoon at a property near Temecula by using cherries.

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Riverside

Local Felines, Canines Flown North for Adoption

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Nearly 50 homeless dogs and cats were loaded onto a plane at Riverside Municipal Airport today and flown north to destinations where they'll be granted a ``new lease on life.'' 

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Palm Springs

Dining Out for Life Coachella Valley Raises $230,000 to Support Desert AIDS Project

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More than sixty restaurants participated in Dining Out for Life Coachella Valley on April 27, raising $230,000 for client services at Desert AIDS Project. 

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Rancho Mirage

One-Day Speed Hiring Event to be Held at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa

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Polish up that resume and get ready for a speed hiring event on July 27, 2017, starting at 1:00 p.m. and concluding at 6:00 p.m. at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa. 

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Cabazon

Beat The Desert Heat By Letting Morongo Pay Your Summer Power Bills

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 As the summer heats up, the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa is giving its guests some cool relief from stinging electricity costs by paying the power bills for 1,800 winners of Morongo’s High Voltage Hot Seat. 

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Thousand Palms, Indio Power Outages

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Imperial Irrigation District says some customers in Thousand Palms and Indio are experiencing outages. 

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Palm Desert Sheriff's Deputy to Donate Kidney to Former Colleague's Son

Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Alicia Lopez will be donating her kidney to Matthew Castleberry Jr. ,3, the son of a former Deputy Sheriff. Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Alicia Lopez will be donating her kidney to Matthew Castleberry Jr. ,3, the son of a former Deputy Sheriff.
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A Palm Desert sheriff's deputy will donate a kidney to a former colleague's 3-year-old son, a sheriff's spokesman said Thursday...

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Former NFL Pro Todd Marinovich to Vie for Coachella Valley Team's Starting Quarterback Gig

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Former USC and NFL player Todd Marinovich will battle for the starting quarterback job on the Coachella Valley-based SoCal Coyotes, which would make him the oldest professional quarterback in nearly 50 years...

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ACT 1 Awards Scholarships to Health Care Students

Health care students at California Nursing Education Institute: Clashea Rivera, Amedsaid Macias, and Aaron Robles receive scholarship awards at the recent ACT 1 luncheon. Health care students at California Nursing Education Institute: Clashea Rivera, Amedsaid Macias, and Aaron Robles receive scholarship awards at the recent ACT 1 luncheon.
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The Aging Community Team of Coachella Valley – better known as ACT 1 – recently held their scholarship awards luncheon at The Brookdale Mirage Inn, presenting 10 heath care students with $500 and $1000 awards....

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War Vets Without Diplomas Can Apply for Them Now

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Veterans of foreign wars who didn't graduate from high school can apply between now and Oct. 4 for graduation certificates issued through a Riverside County ....

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Prostate Cancer Patient First in Coachella Valley to Receive New Cancer Treatment

A local prostate cancer patient will be the first in the Coachella Valley to receive a new form of cancer treatment previously unavailable in the region. A local prostate cancer patient will be the first in the Coachella Valley to receive a new form of cancer treatment previously unavailable in the region.
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A local prostate cancer patient will be the first in the Coachella Valley to receive a new form of cancer treatment previously unavailable in the region...

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Special Palm Springs Council Meeting to Include Interviews for City Boards

Thursday's special council meeting will be held to interview and appoint applicants to the city's Planning Commission and Historic Site Preservation Board. Thursday's special council meeting will be held to interview and appoint applicants to the city's Planning Commission and Historic Site Preservation Board.
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The Palm Springs City Council Thursday will hold a special meeting that will include interviewing applicants for spots available on three city boards. The 4 p.m. meeting at the Palm Springs Convention Center -- the city council chambers are still undergoing renovations to its audio/visual system -- will include interviews and appointments to the city's Planning Commission, Historic Site Preservation Board and Measure J Oversight Commission. Each appointment would be for terms lasting... More>>

Children's Discovery Museum Offers New Exhibits

Creative Builders, a new exhibit giving visitors the opportunity to build anything they can imagine with thousands of small blocks. Creative Builders, a new exhibit giving visitors the opportunity to build anything they can imagine with thousands of small blocks.
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Visitors to the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert will find more to explore than ever before this summer. New exhibits, exciting programming, and more make the Museum a "must-do" for area families and tourists alike....

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Palm Desert Marriott Hotel Holding Housekeeping Job Fair

Marriott's Desert Springs Villas in Palm Desert housekeeping job fair. Marriott's Desert Springs Villas in Palm Desert housekeeping job fair.
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Marriott's Desert Springs Villas in Palm Desert will host a housekeeping job fair Wednesday, offering a number of job opportunities for prospective employees. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hotel will be conducting interviews for the positions of housekeeper and houseman/housekeeping aide. Full-time positions start at $11.55 per hour plus benefits, which include medical/dental/vision, vacation and sick paid time off, a 401K plan, Marriott hotel discounts, carpool program and rewards. ... More>>

Coachella Valley

Need a LYFT home tonight? Walter Clark Legal Group Wants You To Get Home Safe

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Walter Clark Legal Group has teamed up with LYFT to get you and your friends home safely this 4th of July. "We know the harm impaired driving causes. We sue drunk drivers, and we know many are uninsured or have lowest coverage. It's important for everyone to have an umbrella policy and to discuss it with their insurance agent." said Walter Clark. "In a crash, it's often the drunk driver who's not hurt, and their insurance company will deny responsibility and delay the... More>>

Fourth of July Parades, Fireworks Shows Planned Countywide Today

At 9 p.m. Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa will have an Independence Day fireworks show. At 9 p.m. Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa will have an Independence Day fireworks show.
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Parades and fireworks celebrating America's 241st birthday are planned throughout Riverside County Tuesday. Moreno Valley's "Fourth of July Parade" will get underway at 9:30 a.m. at Alessandro Boulevard and Frederick Street, concluding about two hours later at Towngate Avenue.....

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CVWD: Bob Hope Drive, Ramon Road Closures Continue into July

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Traffic delays will continue into mid-summer as the Coachella Valley Water District installs a new pipe on Bob Hope Drive....

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Riverside County

Fourth of July Parades, Fireworks Shows Planned Countywide

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Parades and fireworks celebrating America's 241st birthday are planned throughout Riverside County, beginning tomorrow. 

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Cathedral City

7-Eleven Stores' Operation Chill is Back in Cathedral City

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This summer, local law enforcement officers will be dispensing well-deserved Slurpee justice to good kids in Cathedral City. For the 22nd year, 7-Eleven is working with local police and sheriff's departments to distribute free Slurpee drink coupons to children and youth through its popular Operation Chill community-service program. During 2017, 7-Eleven will issue up to 1.33 million Slurpee coupons to almost 1,000 law enforcement agencies; 500 of those will be dis... More>>

Palm Desert

The Living Desert Offers Half-Price Admission To Break Record Attendance

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The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens is offering half-price admission to all guests visiting through Friday, June 30, 2017. 

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Coachella Valley

Smoke Advisory Issued by Air Quality Management District; Manzanita Fire Burns West of Valley

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The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a Smoke Advisory for the Coachella Valley and area's around the Manzanita Fire. This advisory is in effect through Tuesday morning.  SCAQMD will issue an update if additional information becomes available. A brush fire, named the Manzanita Fire, is burning in Riverside County, south of Beaumont and Banning, north of the community of San Jacinto.

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La Quinta

Local Pastor Found Dead on La Quinta Hiking Trail

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A man whose body was found over the weekend on a La Quinta hiking trail was a local pastor, according to his congregation. 

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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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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

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

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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Pool Experts Say Electrocution is Preventable

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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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