TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO BRINGING LIVE ORDINANCE ON PLANE IN PALM SPRINGS

A Twentynine Palms Marine pleaded not guilty in an Indio courtroom yesterday to trying to bring live military ordnance onto a plane in Palm Springs in March. Steven Vella, 21, was arrested March 4 as he tried to board his flight to New York. Authorities had discovered inside his luggage

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PALM SPRINGS VETERANS DAY PARADE SEEKING MILITARY PARTICIPANTS

The City of Palm Springs is seeking military participation in its 21st annual Veterans Day parade. The parade is set for Saturday, November 11, starting at 3:30 p.m. in downtown Palm Springs. Applications are due by October 20. The Palm Springs Veterans’ Day parade is one of 60 events nationwide

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN PALMS SPRINGS DUI

A Yucca Valley man who crashed while driving high on drugs must stand trial for the murder of his passenger who died in the crash, a Riverside County judge ruled Tuesday. Robert Garcia Junior, 51, also faces charges of DUI causing injury for the injuries of three other people in

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MARINE FACES FELONY CHARGE OF BRINGING MILITARY ORDINANCE ONTO PLANE

A 20-year-old Marine stationed in Twentynine Palms is facing a felony charge for allegedly trying to bring live military ordnance onto a plane at Palm Springs International Airport. Court records show Steven Corey Vella was charged Thursday, June 8, with one felony count of unlawfully possessing a destructive or explosive

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REGISTER NOW FOR FREE VETERANS RESOURCE FAIR IN PALM SPRINGS

Congressman Raul Ruiz of Palm Springs will host the Second Annual Veterans University on Saturday, May 20, at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Registration starts at 8:30, and the program runs from 9 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Veterans University is a free one-day event that will cover topics such as: health

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SECOND ANNUAL VETERANS UNIVERSITY SET FOR MAY 20 IN PALM SPRINGS

Congressman Raul Ruiz of Palm Springs will host the Second Annual Veterans University on Saturday, May 20, at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Registration starts at 8:30, and the program runs from 9 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Veterans University is a free one-day event that will cover topics such as: health

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TWO TODDLERS, SUBJECT OF AMBER ALERT, FOUND SAFE, CAR THEY WERE IN WAS STOLEN

The two toddlers who were the subject of an Amber Alert that came into Morongo Basin cell phones last night were found unharmed this morning. Cathedral City police say toddler brothers, Carlos and Jayden Cortez, who were abducted when the Honda Accord they were in was stolen, were found safe

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MISSING 16-YEAR-OLD BOY, THOUGHT TO BE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, FOUND IN PALM SPRINGS

A 16-year-old boy reported missing more than a year ago from Michigan was found Wednesday morning in Palm Springs. Cody Page, who was living with a foster family in Saginaw, left school on March 15, 2016, and never went home. The Center for Missing and Exploited Children traced Cody’s Facebook

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY PLANS TRIP TO PALMS SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is hosting a field trip to the Palm Springs Air Museum. Reporter Rebecca Havely says sign up now for the March 11 trip… The Palm Springs Air Museum is home to one of the world’s largest collection of flyable WWII aircraft. Join Historical Society docents

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FORMER PALM SPRINGS MAYOR SURRENDERS ON PUBLIC CORRUPTION CHARGES

Former Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet surrendered to authorities in Riverside yesterday following allegations of public corruption in Palm Springs. He’s facing bribery and conflict of interest charges from an estimated $375,000 paid to him from local developers Richard Meaney and John Wessman. Pougnet surrendered to police at about 9

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CORRUPTION CHARGES FILED AGAINST FORMER PALM SPRINGS MAYOR, TWO DEVELOPERS

The former mayor of Palm Springs and two developers have been charged with corruption after an FBI investigation. In a criminal complaint listing 21 felony charges against him, prosecutors allege that during his two years as mayor, Steve Pougnet accepted bribes from local real-estate developers in exchange for favorable decisions

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CHARGES EXPECTED IN FEDERAL CORRUPTION INVESTIGATION IN PALM SPRINGS

The former Mayor of Palm Springs and two Developers have been charged with corruption after an FBI investigation. In a criminal complaint listing 21 felony charges against him unveiled today, prosecutors allege that during his two years as mayor of Palm Springs, Steve Pougnet accepted bribes from local real-estate developers

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER SUSPECTED DUI CRASH IN PALM SPRINGS THAT KILLED ANOTHER YUCCA VALLEY MAN

A Yucca Valley man has been arrested after a suspected DUI Crash killed another Yucca Valley man in Palm Springs Monday evening. The Palm Springs Police Department said they arrested 50-year-old Robert Garcia Jr. for investigation of driving under the influence of drugs causing a deadly crash which killed Keyon

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TWO MORONGO BASIN SOCCER TEAMS IN PALM SPRINGS CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY

Two local adult soccer teams will represent our Morongo Basin in competition this weekend. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says, no matter who wins, we will have the championship team… This Sunday is a big day for the Cuervos and Latinos. If you’re not familiar with these two Yucca Valley teams, it’s

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JOSHUA TREE MAN KILLED BY SUSPECTED DUI DRIVER IN PALMS SPRINGS

A Joshua Tree man was struck and killed by a suspected DUI driver in Palms Springs early Tuesday morning. The California Highway Patrol said Austin Ulshafer, 29, from Cathedral City, was arrested on suspicion of DUI after the two-car crash. CHP investigators said Ulshafer was driving a GMC pickup truck

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JOSHUA TREE MAN STRUCK AND KILLED BY SUSPECTED DUI DRIVER IN PALMS SPRINGS

A Joshua Tree man was struck and killed by a suspected DUI driver in Palms Springs early this morning. The California Highway Patrol said Austin Ulshafer, 29, from Cathedral City was arrested on suspicion of DUI after the two-car crash. CHP Investigators said Ulshafer was driving a GMC pickup truck

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“FOREVER MARILYN” MAY BE RETURNING TO NEARBY PALM SPRINGS

The popular, “Forever Marilyn” statue may soon be back permanently in Palm Springs. P.S. Resorts is negotiating with a charitable foundation that donates to causes it believes will improve a community, to cover half the cost of relocating the blonde bombshell. The remainder of the cost would be covered through

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YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION PLANNING TRIP TO PALM SPRINGS TRAM AND AIR MUSEUM

The Town of Yucca Valley is taking a group to see the Palm Springs aerial tram and Air Museum. Reporter David Knutson tells you how to sign up to go… Join the Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department for a visit to popular attractions in Palm Springs on Saturday, May

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DESERT GUILDS QUILT SHOW OPENS TOMORROW IN PALMS SPRINGS

More than 150 quilts will be on display at the 2016 Desert Guilds Quilt Show in Palm Springs Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5. Members of three quilt guilds, including the Cactus Sewables of Yucca Valley, will show off their designs, including miniature and challenge quilts, at the show.

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PALM SPRINGS MAN SOUGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY SHOOTING

A Palm Springs man is wanted in connection with an attempted murder in Yucca Valley early Thursday morning. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, Gary Clayton, 27, was visiting his girlfriend at her apartment in the 54600 block of 29 Palms Highway when they began to argue. Clayton left the

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