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Indian Wells

Veterans and Law Enforcement Honored at Patriot Weekend Video included

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Hundreds of American flags flying at Southwest Church is a sign that Patriot Weekend has arrived. From a bike ride to bag pipes, the annual event raises funds to support Riverside County veterans and law enforcement.  

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Palm Springs

Body of Palm Springs Firefighter's Sister Positively Identified by Coroners

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The sister of a Palm Springs Fire Department firefighter remains missing in Arizona, but more than a dozen members of the city's fire department were in the Grand Canyon state Thursday in support of their fellow firefighter in his time of need. 

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Palm Desert

The Palm Desert Torch Relay for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

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Over the past fifteen years, The Torch Relay has expanded to reach more cities and raise more funds to touch the lives of children in need of lifesaving medical care around the country. 

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Riverside County

Riverside County Seeks to Land Amazon HQ2

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Riverside County is competing in the nationwide blitz to lure e-commerce behemoth Amazon to one of several inland locations. 

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Joshua Tree National Park

Autopsy Reveals Death of Missing Joshua Tree Hikers as Murder-Suicide

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Two bodies are found in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday. They were found around 11:30 Sunday morning by search-and-rescue hikers just a mile or two from the park entrance.

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Desert Hot Springs

A Fire Hydrant In Desert Hot Springs Causes Minor Flooding

A fire hydrant in Desert Hot Springs burst causing minor flooding. 

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Palm Springs

California Becomes First State to Require Pet Shops Only Sell Rescues

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California becomes the first state to require all pet stores who sell animals to only sell rescue animals. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill Friday. Beginning January of 2019, California pet stores will only be allowed to sell rescue cats, dogs or rabbits.

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Palm Springs

West Nile Positive Mosquito Samples Found in Palm Springs

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A sample of mosquitoes collected in Palm Springs tested positive for West Nile virus, and increasing trapping and control efforts are slated for the surrounding area, local vector control officials said Monday. 

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Cathedral City

Father of Young Girl Found Unattended in Cathedral City Arrested

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Police are looking for the parents of a small child found walking alone Saturday afternoon in Cathedral City.

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Coachella Valley

Former Desert News Anchor Announces Bid for Coachella Valley Congressional Seat

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Former Coachella Valley news anchor Dan Ball announced Monday that he will run for the 36th Congressional District seat. 

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs First Responders Face Off in Lesley Zerebny Memorial Softball Game Video included

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Palm Springs Police and Fire Departments face-off at the Lesley Zerebny Memorial Softball Game, honoring the fallen hero killed in the line of duty.  

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Considers Allowing Drinking on Pedicabs

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Drinking while touring downtown on a pedicab could be allowed in Palm Springs, as the Palm Springs City Council revisits the issue this fall. The multi-seat bicycle cars do not serve alcohol, but the companies that operate them want to start the BYOB experience. Currently, riders are not allowed to drink while on the pedicabs. "I wouldn't say it has hurt our business,” says Sunny Cycle co-owner, Jen Banford. “But I would say, it would help our business." ... More>>

Coachella

Police Say Man Was Under the Influence of Drugs When He Fatally Struck Motorcyclist

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Authorities say a motorcyclist is dead after the driver of a pick up crashes into him Friday night in Coachella. 

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Coachella

Man Allegedly Stabs Two People in Coachella

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Police say a man is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly stabbing two people in Coachella. 

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Indio

Police Investigate Shooting at Indio Car Wash Saturday

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Indio police are investigating a shooting at an Indio car wash Saturday. 

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Police Memorial Ride Cruises Across Desert Video included

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Motorcycles lined the desert streets Saturday in remembrance of two fallen heroes.   

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Rancho Mirage

Palm Valley School Installs Peace Pole

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Palm Valley School in Rancho Mirage installed a peace pole as a daily reminder for students to be nice to people. "We're trying to instill in our children to have that diversity and appreciation to realize that whatever our differences are, we can have peace in our hearts," said Francene Fisher, the head of the lower school.  Related: Peace Officers Who Died on Duty to be Honored in Riverside Fifth grader Lily Jones said she was excited for the pole to be in... More>>

Palm Desert

KMIR Cares: Paint El Paseo Pink

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You can't miss it! They'll be closing down El Paseo from Portola to Highway 74 in Palm Desert on Saturday as it becomes a sea of pink! 

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Thermal

Northern California Stables Evacuated, Horses Arrive in Coachella Valley

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About 20 horses and their trainers, who arrived in Thermal Wednesday night, have had a long journey. The group left Northern California Wednesday morning, fleeing the Tubbs Fire as it threatens homes and stables in Napa County.

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Desert Hot Springs

Painted Hills Middle School Teacher Named California State Teacher of the Year

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Dr. Brian McDaniel, director of music at Painted Hills Middle School, has been named one of five California Teachers of the Year by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and will move forward as California’s state nominee for National Teacher of the Year. 

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Palm Desert

College of the Desert Named Among Finalists for Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

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Awarded by the nonprofit Aspen Institute every two years, the prize is awarded to schools for achievement in four areas: learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students. 

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Indio

Riverside County Offers Free Mental Health Clinic for People Directly Affected by Las Vegas Shooting

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Riverside County is offering free services for families directly affected by the recent shooting in Las Vegas.

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Cathedral City

Cathedral City Approves Marijuana Growing Facility

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Cathedral City unanimously approved a conditional use permit for a new medical cannabis cultivation facility. Sunniva Inc. is expected to break ground on the nearly 500,000 square foot production center by the end of October.  "Cathedral City is excited that we were chosen as the location for a $54 million Sunniva Incorporated medical cannabis cultivation facility," said Chris Parman the communications manager for Cathedral City.  The growing facility will be... More>>

Chiroaco Summit

Semi Truck Rollover Causes Delays in Chiriaco Summit

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According to California Highway Patrol, a semi truck lost control and rolled off the side of I-10 westbound in Chiroaco Summit around 5 p.m. Monday. CHP says the semi trailer is full of soap, so there were no hazardous materials in the trailer, but a small amount of diesel and oil has leaked onto the shoulder. Hazmat was called to the scene of the crash to clean up. The driver of the semi walked away from the crash with only scrapes. No other vehicle was involved. The crash is supp...

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Palm Springs

Highway 111 Sign Dedicated to Fallen Officers

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A portion of Highway 111 is now dedicated to the two Palm Springs police officers gunned down over a year ago. The four-mile stretch is called the Police Officer Jose "Gil" Vega and Police Officer Lesley Zerebny Memorial Highway. 

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Palm Springs

Desert X Art Exhibition to Return to the Desert in 2019

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Desert X, a Coachella Valley-based art exhibition that made the desert its canvas earlier this year, will return on Feb. 9, 2019, and run through the end of April of that year, it was announced Monday. 

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Palm Springs

Freeway Signs Dedicated to Fallen Palm Springs Officers Installed

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Freeway signs dedicating a four-mile stretch of Highway 111 in the names of two local police officers killed in the line of duty a year ago were installed Monday in Palm Springs. 

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PALM SPRINGS

A Community Remembers Vega and Zerebny One Year Later

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Sunday was the one-year anniversary of the loss of two Palm Springs Police Officers.

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Hemet

Slain Officer's Father Says Emotions Are Still Raw

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While Lesley Zerebny was a police officer in Palm Springs, she grew up in a tranquil area outside of Hemet. However, that tranquility has been shattered in the last year. For family, friends and the community, Lesley will never be forgotten. 

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Palm Springs

KMIR Cares: Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

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For 26 years, the diner in the canyon has raised important funds to keep the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum open and free to the public.  

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Cathedral City

Officer Jose "Gil" Vega's Children Remember Their Father

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The look in Officer Jose "Gil" Vega's children's eyes, and the quiver in their voices shows how hard it still is. Nearly 12 months later, they still suffer as they did that terrible day last fall. His children said their father will always be in their heart. "It's hard when you have a key piece of the family like that taken from you," said Vega's son, Issac Vega. Related: Relative of Officer Jose "Gil" Vega Survives Las Vegas Shooting The memories ... More>>

Mecca

Mecca Snake Bite Victim Hospitalized With Serious Injuries

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A pair of snake bites left one person in Mecca hospitalized in serious condition Thursday. 

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Coachella Valley

KMIR Cares: Seniors Offering Shelter

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Studies have proven pets add more than just companionship in our lives. They can actually make us feel better, lower our blood pressure, and add exercise to our schedules with daily walks and activities.  But what if the long-term commitment or costs make your dream of having a sweet Fido or Fluffy at home impossible? Enter Loving All Animals and their SOS! Around the offices at Loving All Animals, SOS means something completely different from what you might think! Here it mean...

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Indio

Desert Oasis Music Festival Makes Security Top Priority

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The Desert Oasis Musical Festival in Indio is only a few days away, and eager Indio residents stood in line yesterday to buy half off tickets, but the cloud of concern looms over festival-goers after Sunday night's horrific shootings at a country music concert in Las Vegas. The producer of the two day music festival, Alex Haagen, said the massacre hit close to home. "First thing was I thought I probably know of people who are working the show," ...

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Las Vegas

Amistad High School Teacher Speaks from Las Vegas Hospital After Receiving Gunshot Wound

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An Indio high school teacher has been in the hospital recovering from a gunshot wound she received during the mass shooting in Las Vegas. 

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Palm Desert

Special Needs Cheerleader's Legacy Lives On

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In only 8 years of life, Zoey Eborsole distinguished herself as a cheerleader, community activist and inspiration to many in the Coachella Valley.  

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Desert Hot Springs

Soldier Homecoming at Desert Hot Springs Football Game Video included

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An emotional surprise homecoming at a Desert Hot Springs football game.  

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Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs Heroes Reunite With Children They Saved Video included

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Two Desert Hot Springs men sprung into action after a suspected drunk driver crashed into a truck with three children inside.

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Indio

Limited Half Off Sale of Desert Oasis Tickets Offered to Indio Residents

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Desert Oasis Music Festival will offer an exceptional deal to City of Indio residents only: 250 tickets at 50% off will go on sale on Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, 2017.  

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Palm Springs

Forum Allows Six Palm Springs Candidates a Chance to Talk the Issues

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Wednesday night a forum for the candidates hosted by the Palm Springs American Legion and moderated by KMIR’s Janet Zappala was an opportunity for Lisa Middleton, Glenn Flood, Christy Holstege, Robert Stone, Judy Deertrack and Henry Hampton to sit in front of voters.

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Palm Desert

Governor Brown Signs Garcia and Mayes’ Bump and Grind Legislation

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Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is excited to announce that today, Governor Brown has signed AB 661, Magnesia Spring Ecological Reserve: Mirage Trail. 

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Palm Springs

Ceremony Planned to Dedicate Palm Springs Highway for Fallen Officers

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A Highway Dedication and Memorial Ceremony for fallen PSPD officers will be held October 8, 2017, honoring fallen PSPD officers Jose "Gil" Vega and Lesley Zerebny. 

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Rancho Mirage

Missing Rancho Mirage Woman Returns Home Safely

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Fifty-two-year-old Kerry Anne Bresnahan was last seen in walking around Sunrise Country Club in Rancho Mirage around 1:15 p.m. Monday.

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Palm Springs

Construction Will Resume for 'Stonehenge' Andaz Hyatt Hotel

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After years of delays, another controversial hotel project in downtown Palm Springs will be back under construction soon.

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Palm Desert

Faith Leaders and Congressman Stand With Undocumented Students Video included

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Pastors, priests and a politician all taking a stand to continue to protect "Dreamers," undocumented young immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 

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Indio

Local Homeless Shelters Find Themselves Inundated With People

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More people are looking for a warm place to sleep now that Roy's Desert Resource Center is closed in Palm Springs. "I never thought that I would be in this position," said Jacob Rogers, a homeless man staying at Martha's Village and Kitchen. Rogers was a self-employed handyman, but he was living pay check to pay check.

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Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs High Students Use New Google Technology to Excel

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It's been more than a month since students went back to school across the Palm Springs Unified School District and students are already getting hands on with new technology. Desert Hot Springs High School is the first school in the district to provide each of their 1,800 students with a Google Chromebook. School administrators say it's another way to weave new technology into daily curriculum. From English to math classes, students use those laptops to write journals, answe...

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Small Brush Fire at Thermal Airport

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CAL Fire Firefighters are on the scene of a 5-acre wildfire in Thermal near the Cochran Airport....

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Western Coachella Valley Power Outage Briefly Blacks Out More Than 15,000

More than 15k without power in the western Coachella Valley. More than 15k without power in the western Coachella Valley.
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More than 15,000 Southern California Edison customers in the Coachella Valley briefly lost power Thursday....

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Nearly 900 Expected at County Educator Conference in Indian Wells

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Nearly 900 Riverside County teachers and administrators are expected to attend the fourth annual Excellence Through Equity Conference in Indian Wells Thursday...

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Coachella

Valley Residents Show Support For Mexico After Powerful Earthquake Impacts Reigon Video included

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Father Arturo Quezada says on Tuesday he was working in his office at our Lady of Soledad Catholic Church in Coachella when suddenly he started receiving messages from his family in Mexico City, "So I knew something difficult was happening in Mexico."  His family was texting him to tell him they had just been through a strong earthquake, "They were fine thank God," he says adding he then immediately turned on the T.V. to watch the news. While he suspected it ...

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Palm Springs

Adopt Me! Rescued Animals From Hurricane Harvey Arrive In The Valley

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Over a hundred dogs and cats left homeless from Hurricane Harvey are seeking shelter right here in the desert. About 140 dogs and cats arrived at the Humane Society of the Desert this afternoon from Louisiana. The journey took over 30 hours. "They were moved out of the shelter, so that hurricane displaced animals could take their kennels. So instead of going somewhere where we don't trust, we're taking them to safe places like this," said Jason Lohs who drove ...

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Cathedral City

Cathedral City Senior Facility Gets New Name

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Members of the Cathedral City community gathered to help celebrate the renaming of a local senior center. The Cathedral City Senior Center used to be called the Cathedral Center but staff members say many associated them with a religious organization rather than a senior facility.  "We felt it better identified what we do here and who comes here," says Gillian Cross, the President of the Board of the Senior Center.  "There was too much name confusion with chu...

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Cathedral City

Congressman Ruiz Fights Physician Shortage

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Local Congressman Raul Ruiz said the shortage of physicians in the Coachella Valley is a major concern.  So Ruiz is proposing a new bipartisan legislation called the Primary Care Doctors Act. 

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Palm Desert

Fundraiser to be Held to Aid Search Efforts for Missing Coachella Valley Couple Video included

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While search efforts continue for a Coachella Valley couple who disappeared more than four months ago, a fundraiser in Palm Desert tomorrow will help produce flyers, banners and other materials to spread the word. 

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Cathedral City

Cathedral City High School Athletics Close to Winning $100,000

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Cathedral City High School is one step closer to winning a $100,000 grant from Good Sports and Let's Play. By popular vote, the school made it into the top 10. Wrestling coach, Jodi Davis, said winning the money would be live changing for students. "A lot of our students can't afford their own equipment or whatever, and we provide that for them. For them to have the equipment to be able to play is very important," he said. Related: Cathedral City High Sc... More>>

Palm Desert

Celebration of Life Set To Honor Pattie Daly Caruso

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The public is invited to attend a Catholic memorial mass for Pattie Daly Caruso to be held this coming Saturday at 12pm at Sacred Heart Church in Palm Desert.  The “Celebration of Life” will be conducted by Pastor Howard A. Lincoln.  Sacred Heart Church is located at 43-775 Deep Canyon Rd. at the corner of Deep Canyon and Fred Waring Drive in Palm Desert. A large turnout is expected for the service so it is recommended that elderly and individuals who have mobil... More>>

Palm Springs

California Designates Officer Jose “Gil” Vega and Officer Lesley Zerebny Memorial Highway

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Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes (Yucca Valley) announced that California has officially designated part of Highway 111 as “Police Officer Jose ‘Gil’ Vega and Police Officer Lesley Zerebny Memorial Highway.” 

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Desert Hot Springs

At Least 20 Tires Slashed in Desert Hot Springs

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Desert Hot Springs police said at least 20 tires were slashed overnight in Hacienda Heights. "The kids had said that the cars were damaged, so we came out here and checked and found that three of our cars had the tires slashed," said Amanda Carrillo, who's tires were slashed, in disbelief.

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Coachella Valley

KMIR Cares: Meet The Flower Man

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In the evenings he works for the county mental clinic in Indio, but his days are filled with daisies and roses and lilies! In this week's KMIR Cares, we share the inspirational story of Seamus Mcdonnell.

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Desert Hot Springs

KMIR Cares: Father's Heart Ranch

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There are over eight hundred non-profits here in the Coachella Valley and that's really the inspiration behind KMIR Cares.

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Indio

Valley-Wide Employment Expo in Indio

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The 22nd annual Valley-Wide Employment Expo in Indio featured nearly 100 Coachella Valley employers looking for the region's best and brightest job seekers. 

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Indian Wells

United Way Luncheon Members Give Awards and Recognition

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Awards, cheers, and recognition all happening Thursday at the United Way of the Desert luncheon. 

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Coachella Valley

Coachella Valley Mosquito Activity Highest on Record, Residents Urged to Dump Standing Water

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Since 2003, the region has not seen more samples testing positive for West Nile and/or Saint Louis encephalitis virus by this point in the year, according to the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District. 

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Palm Desert

Mama's House Expands

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There are women in the Coachella Valley who need help, and sometimes can't find it. Now there's a house dedicated to helping pregnant women in need, and it's expanding. The expansion is called the Hope Center in Palm Desert. The center said it will help more women deal with pregnancies, domestic violence and more. Related: YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE: Affordable Care Act Affects Local Pregnant Woman Heather Partida went through the Mama's House program.  She now...

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Desert Hot Springs

Cannabis Facility Breaks Ground in Desert Hot Springs

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Community members were invited to the groundbreaking ceremony for DHS Facilities, LLC on Wednesday for Coachella Valley Patients Collective located at 65000 Two Bunch Palms Trail in Desert Hot Springs.

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Indio

2018 Stagecoach Music Festival Lineup Set

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This year, you ‘aint seen nothing yet.  Get ready for the biggest country music event ever staged. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Billboard Unveiled to Honor Two Desert Hot Springs Teachers

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A monumental day for two Palm Springs Unified teachers, accomplishing a tough task...2018 Riverside County Teacher of the Year. 

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Coachella Valley

Coachella Valley Helping Hurricane Harvey Relief

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Families in the Houston and surrounding Cities are in immediate and long-term need of recovery assistance. 

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Amber Alert

Amber Alert: Three Young Children Abducted From New Mexico Found in La Verne

© Lloyd Watt, Lakai Watt, and Lexington Wyatt were abducted from Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 10th. © Lloyd Watt, Lakai Watt, and Lexington Wyatt were abducted from Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 10th.
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A Amber Alert has been issued by the California Highway Patrol on behalf of the Bernalillo County Sheriffs office and is in effect for the following counties only: San Bernardino, San Diego, Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles. On September 10, 2017, at 12:30 am, Lloyd Wyatt and his two siblings were abducted from Albuquerque, New Mexico and are believed to be in California.

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Residents Clean Up After Flash Flood

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Palm Springs residents have major clean up to do from Saturday's storm.  Some streets were riddled with debris. A few days ago, rushing water filled the streets of the Safari Mobile Home Park. "It looked like Moses and the flood," said Nick Schulleri, who lives in the mobile home park. Related: Spirit of Palm Springs Community Shines After the Storm: Rescue and Relief Officers also had to rescue several people from the flash flooding. Sergeant Michael C... More>>

Rancho Mirage

Former President Accepts Membership at Rancho Mirage Country Club Video included

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A KMIR Exclusive about former President Barack Obama and his ties to the Coachella Valley.  

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Coachella Valley

Wild Weather Rolls Through The Valley, Daily Rainfall Record Set in Palm Springs

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Active Alert The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a * Flood Advisory for... San Bernardino County in Southern California and Riverside County in Southern California until 8:30PM. At 5:34PM, Doppler radar indicated moderate to heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding, especially in areas which received heavy rainfall earlier today.

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Palm Springs

Power Restored To Desert Regional Medical Center After Transformer Failure

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Update: At 8:18PM Saturday evening, main power from Southern California Edison was fully restored to all units at Desert Regional Medical Center. Desert Regional Medical Center is currently operating on backup generator power due to the failure of a transformer that was bringing power from Southern California Edison. Care is being provided to all patients in all sections of the hospital. No patients had to be transferred from the hospital. The hospital did divert ambu...

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Palm Springs

Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel Hosts Job Fair

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The new Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs held its final job fair. The hotel is hoping to fill 150 jobs. Prospective employees said this job fair could be a shot at a new life. Over 600 people showed up to the first two job fairs alone. Related: Downtown Kimpton Boutique Hotel Makes Progress For Uriah Shaw, getting a job at the Kimpton would mean more time with family. "Get a little better situation as far as my employment time. My day to day life. Get out of the overnight w... More>>

Palm Desert

The Living Desert Announces Birth of Female Giraffe Calf

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On Sunday, August 27, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens welcomed a female giraffe calf to the herd - born to mother, Dadisi, and father, Hesabu. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Community Searches For Painted Rocks

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You might have seen them hiding in plain sight in Desert Hot Springs. They are little positive messages spread out across town. What starts off as an ordinary rock, turns into something beautiful. "This is actually my hand on a giant piece of candy, so this is probably my favorite one," said Chiron Powell of Desert Hot Springs. Related: Remembering John Furbee, the Heart of Desert Hot Springs They aren't just making art, they're hiding them all across D... More>>

Indio

Billboard: Garth Brooks to Headline 2018 Stagecoach Festival

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Garth Brooks will reportedly headline the 2018 Stagecoach Festival. 

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Contentious Indio City Council Meeting after Groups Push for Sanctuary City Status

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The meeting became heated after public comment when Mayor Pro-Tem Michael Wilson addressed comments regarding his Twitter account. Members from the audience began shouting as he addressed the crowd.

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Indio

Indio VFW and JW Marriott Send Love To Texas

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The VFW Post 3699 in Indio  and the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa teamed up to help people dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. 

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Riverside County

Workers Protest County's Tactics in Two-Day Walkout

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Members of Service Employees International Union Local 721 walked off the job today in Riverside County to protest alleged unfair labor practices and air their grievances against county administrators following a breakdown in contract negotiations. 

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Cathedral City

Cathedral City Considers Sugary Beverage Tax

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A cold soda in Cathedral City may soon be more pricey. Cathedral City is considering implementing a tax on sugary beverages to fight childhood obesity.  "We're really looking for this to be an opportunity to reduce the consumption of high sugar drinks," explained Councilmember Shelley Kaplan of Cathedral City. A tax would make sugary drinks more expensive, but drinking soda is costly on its own.  "The first thing we looked at is 42% of the children in Cathe... More>>

Desert Hot Springs

Local VFW Post Helping Houston, One Box At A Time

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Two veterans from the VFW Post 1534 in Desert Hot Springs are helping Houston, one box at a time.  Tony Rivera, the CEO of Vetsleaf, knew he wanted to help deliver relief to Houston. "I didn't think we would get as many donations as we did, but the people stepped up and brought a lot of stuff," Rivera said.  In one week, Rivera and Jeff Horton, the Post Commander of VFW Post 1534, received an entire moving truck worth of items.  "We had...

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Air Quality Management District Issues Salton Sea Odor Advisory

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This advisory is in effect today, Monday, September 5, 2017, and will expire at midnight on Tuesday evening.  If conditions warrant, SCAQMD will update this information. The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued an odor advisory today for the Coachella Valley due to elevated levels of a gas that smells like rotten eggs.  That gas – hydrogen sulfide – is associated with natural processes occurring in the Salton Sea. Hourly average concentrations... More>>

Community Clears Horse Ranch Under Palmer Fire Evacuation Order Video included

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Community transports 53 horses under Palmer Fire evacuation orders.

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Palm Desert

100-lb Donut Delights in the Desert Video included

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Guests at the J.W. Marriott Desert Hot Springs Resort & Spa had something to sink their teeth into: a 100 pound donut.  

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Coachella

Funding Secured for Salton Sea Management Plan

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Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella said that a ``productive meeting'' Thursday ``between Governor Brown and representatives from our local Salton Sea Authority,'' led to $280 million in funding for two park bond proposals aimed at funding air quality and habitat creation projects at the Salton Sea.

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Marijuana Company Donates and Creates New Challenge

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Other organizations across the desert are also pitching in top help Harvey victims. 

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Remembers Richard Anderson

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The Palm Springs Walk of Stars sadly announces the passing of  noted Actor, Producer, and Director Richard Anderson. 

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Riverside County

Flex Alert Issued Throughout California

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Flex Alert in effect today The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert.

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Cathedral City

More Businesses Coming to Cathedral City

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On a busy stretch of Highway 111, next to several empty lots, Justin Jenkins had a dream.  "I don't have somebody over my shoulder telling me what to cook. I just think of stuff that I would want to eat, and find on a menu, and I find a way to make it work," said owner and chef of Justin - Eat & Drink, Justin Jenkins.  However, choosing Cathedral City for his new restaurant wasn't a sure decision. Related: Cathedral City Approves Pot Cultivation Ce... More>>

Palm Desert

Helping Houston: KMIR News and Alpha Media Hold Fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey Victims Video included

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KMIR News is teaming up with Alpha Media and the Red Cross to raise money to help our friends and family in Houston and throughout southeast Texas. 

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Palm Springs

$1.5 Million Committed to Addressing Homelessness in West Valley

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The West Valley Housing Navigation program is getting a big boost to help the homeless.  The Coachella Valley Association of Government and the Desert Health Care District committed nearly $1.5 million to address homelessness.  Lettie Kline is a longtime resident of Palm Springs, but has a first hand experience with the city's homeless problem. "I became homeless about two and a half years ago. I just hate it. I'm waiting for this transition to en... More>>

Palm Springs

Officers Escort Daughter of Fallen Officer to First Day of School

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Officers from the Palm Springs Police Department and Desert Regional SWAT Team escorted Vanessa Vega to her first day of classes at a new school today. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Local Veterans Helping Harvey Victims

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Two veterans from the VFW post in Desert Hot Springs are volunteering to help others in Houston. Jeff Horton and Tony Rivera said they are planning on driving to another VFW post in the Houston area and hand delivering the items.  Rivera, the Vice President of Vetsleaf, has seen extreme devastation when he served in Desert Storm and Somalia. However, Rivera said looking at the destruction in Houston is still shocking. "It was actually like something you...

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Riverside County

Cooling Centers Available Across Riverside County

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As temperatures soar across California this week, it is important to drink plenty of water and to make sure your children do the same.

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Indio

Indio Partners with Coachella Animal Network and Fantasy Springs for Low Cost Animal Clinic

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The city of Indio, Coachella Animal Network, and Fantasy Springs Resort Casino are inviting Indio pet owners to spay/neuter, vaccinate, microchip, and license their dogs and cats.

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Cathedral City

Bowling Strikes For Valley Special Needs Programs Video included

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Palm Springs Lanes was packed Sunday as the community gathered for the 'United Cerebral Palsy of Inland Empire's' annual Bowl-A-Thon. 

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Palm Springs

Autistic Superhero Created By Autistic Author

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Palm Springs Comic Con is in full swing. There are hundreds of comics to purchase, but one of them is different from the others. 

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Palm Desert

Heartbreak at The Living Desert as Giraffe Passes Away Unexpectedly

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The Living Desert’s animal care staff and experts will work to conduct a necropsy (animal autopsy) to determine Pona’s cause of death. 

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Palm Springs

Annual Police and Fire Softball Game to be Named for Fallen Palm Springs Officer

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The annual softball game between Palm Springs police officers and firefighters will be renamed after slain Palm Springs Officer Lesley Zerebny, who was shot and killed in the line of duty last year, it was announced today. 

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Riverside

Team From Riverside Deploys to Help Texans During Hurricane

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Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR Team) Task Force 6 has deployed six members to Texas in preparation of Hurricane Harvey. 

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Second Annual Palm Springs Comic Con to Bring 15,000 People

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It's that time of year, Comic Con is coming to town and people are excited. "The things that excite me the most are checking out the Cosplayers," said Steven Johnston, one of the vendors at Comic Con. BB Ingle, head of promotions, said he's most excited about dressing up. "I'm excited about putting my iron man costume back on again that was a lot of fun last year," Ingle said. He's not the only one who's going to be dressing up. Fifteen thousand people are expe... More>>

Indio Hires New Interim City Manager

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It's been almost two months since the City of Indio announced they mutually agreed to end their relationship with then city manager Dan Martinez.  Now the city finally has a new interim city manager Mark Scott.  Related: Dan Martinez Out As Indio City Manager; Effective Immediately "The first time I got here, looking around the area, I looked at Indio and I said, 'Now for a city manager, that's the city I'd want to manage,'" said Scott. Former ci... More>>

Desert Hot Springs

When is the Charcoal Seed Bug Going Away?

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They're still creating a lot of chatter across Coachella Valley: the charcoal seed bug.

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Indio

Local Meets Hero In Viral Commercial

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Chris Grebe of Indio, said WWE wrestler John Cena got him through his darkest days. In a viral commercial for Cricket Wireless, Grebe had the chance to meet Cena. 

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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

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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

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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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