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Cathedral City

Initial Plans for the New Downtown Casino in Cathedral City Revealed Video included

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As announced in 2017, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians plans to build a new gaming and entertainment development on nearly 13 acres in Downtown Cathedral City. Story: Single Mom of Six from Indio Gifted New Car The initial development plans have just been released for the property at the corner of Date Palm Drive and East Palm Canyon Drive (HWY 111). It includes a casino, restaurants/bars, retail and mixed-use space, and Tribal government offices. Story: What Dreamer...

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Palm Springs

Wet 'n' Wild Palm Springs Hiring Hundreds for 2018 Season

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Looking for the perfect summer job? The coolest place in the desert is looking for enthusiastic, friendly and dependable team members to join the water park for the 2018 season. Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs will be holding a Hiring Event for applicants with weekday daytime availability from 9:00am – 2:00pm on Friday January 26th. High school students should attend the event on January 27th from 9:00am to 2:00p. All applicants should apply in th... More>>

Indio

Indio Gas Station Lowering Prices for Three Hours During Gas Tax Repeal Signature Drive

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An Indio gas station owner plans to slash the price of fuel for a three-hour period this afternoon, as part of a campaign aimed at repealing a recent statewide gasoline tax increase. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Arco gas station at 42334 Jefferson St. will sell regular unleaded gas for $1.99 a gallon. The move by the station's owner, Nachhattar Chandi, is part of a signature drive to force the placement of a gas tax repeal initiative onto the November ballot. Prices at the pump increa... More>>

Palm Springs

Wang's in the Desert Front Door Vandalized Following Campaign Dinner

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A Palm Springs restaurant is vandalized early this morning and it all stems from a picture of a local politician posing with employees at the restaurant.

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Palm Desert

Students Invited to Predict When Mojave Maxine Will Make Her 2018 Debut at the Living Desert

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The east coast has Punxsutawney Phil and Groundhog Day to let them know when they can expect spring. California has Mojave Maxine, the desert tortoise, to signify that warmer weather is on the way. 

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Coachella Valley

KMIR Cares: Acqua California Bistro

It's certainly one of the most popular new restaurants in the desert and as you enter, you are expecting a great meal. fun ambiance, and energy. What you might not have expected, is a mini art galley.

Meet Poppa! This talented artist has been painting as a hobby for decades. A lot of decades in fact, because he is now 105 1/2 years old and his proud daughter tells us - he's actually more active and prolific than ever!

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Riverside

Charity Fund Started for 13 Siblings Allegedly Tortured by Parents

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A charity fund was opened today in support of the 13 brothers and sisters allegedly imprisoned and abused in a Perris home, offering well-wishers and others the opportunity to donate money toward their care and recovery. The Riverside University Health System Foundation is managing the trust, which was started in response to an outpouring of concern from people across the country, according to foundation Director Erin Phillips. Story: House of Horror: 13 Children Allowed to Eat... More>>

Palm Springs

Single Mom of Six from Indio Gifted New Car

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A life-changing moment for a single mom of six as she receives a car donated by a program called Recycled Rides through the National Auto Body Council. 

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Coachella Valley

Coachella Valley Dentists Speak Out About Dental Migration

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Los Algodones, otherwise known as Molar City, sits just on the other side of the U.S.-Mexico border near Yuma, Arizona.

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Second Child in Two Days Dies in Valley Downing Accident

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On Monday, January 15th, CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters responded to reports of a child who drowned in a residential pool at the 10 block of Merill Drive in Palm Desert. Firefighters arrived on scene and transported the child by ground ambulance to an area hospital where the child passed away. This is the second drowning accident to happen in the Coachella Valley in the same number of days. Authorities Monday released the name of a toddler who was found in an Indio home's... More>>

Palm Springs

Timothy Bradley Jr., Fred "The Hammer" Williamson Take Part In Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

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The nation will celebrate civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on what would have been his 89th birthday. Today, a special commemoration celebration took place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Palm Springs. Coachella Valley residents came together under one roof to celebrate a man who fought for freedom, equality, and human rights. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "In Palm Springs, we pride ourselves on the diversity and the equality in our city.” Palm...

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Palm Desert

North Lake Project Latest Aimed at Salton Sea Restoration

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A proposed $400 million project to build a protective barrier surrounding the Salton Sea is the latest initiative aimed at restoring the lake and preserving its receding shoreline. The ``North Lake Vision'' proposed by Fourth District Supervisor V. Manuel Perez involves the creation of an ``enhanced infrastructure finance district'' that would issue bonds for the North Lake projects, to be repaid through property, sales and hotel taxes. The supervisor's office says revenues from all ... More>>

Palm Springs, CA

What Dreamers And DACA Recipients Need To Know Following Court Ruling Video included

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A federal judge in California temporarily blocked the Trump administration's efforts to end the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, but what exactly does this mean for DACA recipients and dreamers? For starters, the judge's decision will also require the administration to continue receiving DACA renewal applications. Which means, at least for now, DACA recipients and dreamers can stay in the United States. “Deferred action cannot be taken aw...

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Palm Springs

Look Inside: Suzanne Somers' Palm Springs Compound to Be Auctioned

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Suzanne Somers is selling her extravagant Palm Springs, California, hideaway to the highest bidder.  The "Three's Company" star has decided to put the private retreat she built up since she was cast as the endearing Chrissy Snow in the 1970s TV sitcom up for a no reserve auction later this month. Bidding opens Jan. 31, 2018 at 7 p.m. EST, according to Concierge Auctions, the auction house managing the listing.  The roughly 70-acre mountainside compound was p... More>>

Palm Desert

Receiving A License To Carry A Gun In Public May Take 2 Years

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If you want to legally carry a loaded weapon in public, you need a carrying a concealed weapon license or CCW. However, here in Riverside County, it could take years just to be considered. Gary Scully of Cathedral City has been waiting two and half years for his interview to receive a CCW license. "Well the first thing I said was, 'What the--'" Scully said.  Related: Gun Safety Saves Lives Especially During Holidays Scully isn't... More>>

Palm Springs

Petition Could Reopen Palm Springs Vacation Rental Ordinance to Voters

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A petition to modify the city of Palm Springs' vacation rental ordinance has gained enough signatures to put the group's measure before the City Council, and possibly Palm Springs voters. The petition submitted by Palm Springs Neighbors for Neighborhoods (PSN4N) ensures that council members will have to either modify the existing rental ordinance to meet the requirements of the group's petition, have city staff conduct an impact study, or set a date for a special election, putting th... More>>

Coachella Valley

KMIR Cares: Bookpals

Over 10-years ago, one local woman made it her mission to bring the joy of reading to young students in schools all over the Coachella Valley. Tere Britton may be tiny, but she is fierce. 

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Coachella Valley

KMIR Cares: American Outreach Foundation

For 10-years, the small but passionate group of volunteers at American Outreach Foundation have been delivering motorized vehicles to local seniors and veterans that cannot otherwise afford the life saving scooters.

Mobility is really a major concern for so many in our Valley, but thanks for these angels, thousands have been served!

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Coachella Valley

KMIR Cares: Hanson House

You may have never noticed, but a stunning facility for healing is tucked behind the iconic tower of Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. The impressive structure resembles a five-star hotel more than a hospital house but make no mistake, the Hanson House is open to all trauma patients and their families who receive excellent care at the award winning hospital. 

Thanks to the support of locals, thousands have been helped in their time of need.

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Indio

Passes for 2018 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Go On Sale

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Passes for the 2018 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival go on sale at noon Friday. The 19th annual festival is slated for the weekends of April 13-15 and April 20-22 at its usual venue, the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio. The Weeknd, Beyonce and Eminem were announced as headliners Tuesday, when festival organizers released the full lineup. Story: Full Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Lineup Released Passes will be available at www.coachella.com. General admissio... More>>

Riverside

Flu Cases Surge in Riverside, Straining Resources

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Though not yet an epidemic, Riverside officials said Thursday the city's downtown hospital and other facilities are struggling to cope with a "significant rise'' in flu cases and urged those in otherwise good health to recover at home to keep from overburdening limited medical resources. "Fortunately, most of the patients we're seeing have uncomplicated influenza,'' said Dr. Steven Kim, medical director for Riverside Community Hospital, who took part in a news briefing outs... More>>

Indio

Full Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Lineup Released

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The full lineup for the 2018 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival was released today, with The Weeknd, Beyonce and Eminem confirmed to headline the 19th annual festival in Indio. The official lineup was announced Tuesday afternoon on the festival's official Twitter page and website. The festival is slated for the weekends of April 13-15 and April 20-22 at its usual venue, the Empire Polo Grounds. Story: Man Arrested at Coachella Fest, Found In Possession Of Over 100 Stole... More>>

Veteran Fire Fighter Retires Nearing 30 years of Service

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

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Yucaipa

Family Proposes 'Rosie's Law' After 13-Year-Old Kills Herself Following Years of Bullying

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Family members of a 13-year-old girl who ended her life after years of brutal bullying said Monday they are filing a lawsuit against a California school board because the staff failed to take action to stop the tormenting. 

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San Diego Firefighter, 32, Killed in Battle Against California's Fourth-Largest Fire

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A 32-year-old Cal Fire engineer from northern San Diego County was killed Thursday while fighting the massive Thomas Fire in Ventura County. 

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Coachella

College Of The Desert Provides Free Pop-Up Playground in Coachella

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College of the Desert's Early Childhood Education program will provide a free pop-up playground for children up to age 10 and their families on Saturday morning. 

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Coachella Valley

KMIR Cares: Variety of the Desert

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It all began in 1928 in Pittsburgh when a month old baby was left on the steps of a theater with a note to please take care of the tiny infant. 

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Indio

KMIR Cares: Coachella Valley Horse Ranch

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High in the hills above Indio sits an oasis for horses. 

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Coachella Valley

KMIR Cares: Transportation Reimbursement and Information Project

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Some of our most vulnerable neighbors who need help with normal activities like getting to doctor's appointments and to daily errands like grocery shopping have found relief thanks to the giving hearts at Independent Living Partnership. They have created a caring group of local helpers who are empowering people to remain independent called TRIP - Transportation Reimbursement and Information Project. Trip was launched in 1993 by the Office of Aging and the Riverside County Trans...

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Batman The Animated Series 25th Anniversary

Comic Book historian Arlen Schumer discusses the impact of Batman the Animated Series during its 25th anniversary year. Produced by KMIR News video journalist Steve Sumrall at the 2nd Annual Palm Springs Comic Con.

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Cathedral City

Teenager Takes A Stand Against Bullying Video included

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A middle schooler at Nellie Coffman is taking a stand against bullying because she says her school isn’t doing enough. 

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New York, NY

Local Filmmaker Has "Stroke of Genius"

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Kyle Mengelkamp, a Palm Desert native is about to embark on a journey he will never forget. Mengelkamp, a former Palm Desert Aztec, graduate of Cal State Long Beach, and most recently an Editor at NBC is used to working on great stories. He's latest project is called "Stroke of Genius", and it has a story line he has memorized for the rest of his life.

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    Know Your Rights During a Immigration (ICE) Raid

    Know Your Rights During a Immigration (ICE) Raid

    Sunday, January 14 2018 1:15 AM EST2018-01-14 06:15:20 GMT

    United States Immigration agents raided dozens of 7-Eleven stores earlier this week, which led to the arrest of 21 people. In fact, over 90 convenience stores were raided nationwide — from Los Angeles to New York — targeted by agents from immigration and customs enforcement. This came as a warning to other companies that may have unauthorized employees on their payrolls. But what does this mean for folks here in the valley. KMIR spoke to Karan Klar, the Executive Dire...

    United States Immigration agents raided dozens of 7-Eleven stores earlier this week, which led to the arrest of 21 people. In fact, over 90 convenience stores were raided nationwide — from Los Angeles to New York — targeted by agents from immigration and customs enforcement. This came as a warning to other companies that may have unauthorized employees on their payrolls. But what does this mean for folks here in the valley. KMIR spoke to Karan Klar, the Executive Dire...

  • Cathedral City

    Coachella Businesses Create "Cannabis Awareness Coalition" Following Recent Legalization

    Coachella Businesses Create "Cannabis Awareness Coalition" Following Recent Legalization

    Friday, January 12 2018 12:15 PM EST2018-01-12 17:15:05 GMT

    A local group is hoping to educate people on the risks of marijuana now that it is legal in California. In fact, Coachella Valley businesses are coming together, and created the "Cannabis Awareness Coalition" to spread some knowledge about marijuana and hopefully save lives in the process.

    A local group is hoping to educate people on the risks of marijuana now that it is legal in California. In fact, Coachella Valley businesses are coming together, and created the "Cannabis Awareness Coalition" to spread some knowledge about marijuana and hopefully save lives in the process.

  • Happy Birthday Angela

    Happy Birthday Angela

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

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

  • Los Angeles Becomes One Big Holiday Traffic Mess

    Los Angeles Becomes One Big Holiday Traffic Mess

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 11:10 PM EST2017-12-21 04:10:45 GMT

    If you’re heading out to Los Angeles for Christmas, you may want to wait until tomorrow, at least. 

    If you’re heading out to Los Angeles for Christmas, you may want to wait until tomorrow, at least. 

  • Safety of "Big Brother"?

    Safety of "Big Brother"?

    Friday, December 15 2017 11:35 PM EST2017-12-16 04:35:02 GMT

    Security is at the top of the list for the La Quinta city council. In fact they want to install hundreds of cameras across the city to make it a safer place but, some people say that’s not a good idea. 

    Security is at the top of the list for the La Quinta city council. In fact they want to install hundreds of cameras across the city to make it a safer place but, some people say that’s not a good idea. 

  • Power Is Back On In Idyllwild

    Power Is Back On In Idyllwild

    Friday, December 8 2017 8:52 PM EST2017-12-09 01:52:44 GMT

    Power is back on in Idyllwild today after a dark night in town. 

    Power is back on in Idyllwild today after a dark night in town. 

  • Mirror House Is Torn Apart

    Mirror House Is Torn Apart

    Thursday, December 7 2017 11:12 PM EST2017-12-08 04:12:07 GMT

    It was a sparkling gem for art-lovers, and a dark nightmare for neighbors. 

    It was a sparkling gem for art-lovers, and a dark nightmare for neighbors. 

  • Local Jewish Community Reacts To President Trump's Controversial Embassy Decision

    Local Jewish Community Reacts To President Trump's Controversial Embassy Decision

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 7:08 PM EST2017-12-07 00:08:50 GMT

    Around the world, the move is controversial. This embassy decision has reversed nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and with that comes mixed feelings and, already, protests in Gaza. 

    Around the world, the move is controversial. This embassy decision has reversed nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and with that comes mixed feelings and, already, protests in Gaza. 

  • Indio

    Desert Oasis Is The Newest Festival In The Valley

    Monday, October 9 2017 11:53 AM EDT2017-10-09 15:53:01 GMT

    Drinks, stages and lots of surprises. 

    Drinks, stages and lots of surprises. 

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