CALTRANS KICKS OFF PUBLIC SAFETY CAMPAIGN

You’ve seen the billboards along Highway 62 and Interstate 10: a face with tire treads on it and the message “You’ll never know who you run into: Look Both Ways.” CalTrans officially kicked off a public safety campaign called Look Both Ways. Accidents involving pedestrians and vehicles have risen in

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FREE REGGAE CONCERT IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS SATURDAY

A free concert will be offered in nearby Desert Hot Springs this Saturday evening. Reporter Anthony Abraria invites you to hear the cool reggae sounds of MoZaiq…

A La Quinta-based reggae band that will be performing at the Desert Oasis Music Festival in October will give a free concert

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JOHN FURBEE OF DESERT HOT SPRINGS DIED WEDNESDAY

John Furbee, a resident of Desert Hot Springs for more than 50 years, died Wednesday following an extended illness. He was 87. Furbee, a pillar of the community, was a noted philanthropist, businessman, civic leader, and youth supporter. The city’s aquatic center was named after him. Furbee was a former

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERING LOW-COST PET SERVICES

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in July for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN SUSPECTED IN TWO SEXUAL ASSAULTS ARRESTED

A man suspected in two sexual assaults in Desert Hot Springs was arrested Wednesday. According to police, officers were called to the 67000 block of Two Bunch Palms just before midnight June 10 for a report that a young child had been sexually assaulted. Evidence at the scene identified Angel

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS TOWN HALL MEETING SUNDAY

Desert Hot Springs Mayor Scott Matas will hold a town hall meeting Sunday, June 25. The meeting will consist of a 30-minute presentation by the mayor, followed by a question-and-answer session. City council members, along with Police Chief Dale Mondary and city staff will also be present to answer questions.

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VIETNAM WALL REPLICA WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

The Vietnam Wall memorial is one of the most popular attractions in Washington, D.C. A traveling version of the Vietnam Wall is coming to nearby Desert Hot Springs. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells us when and where…

The Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall is on view in Desert Hot Springs. The

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS TOWN HALL MEETING SUNDAY

Desert Hot Springs Mayor Scott Matas will hold a town hall meeting Sunday, June 25. The meeting will consist of a 30-minute presentation by the mayor, followed by a question-and-answer session. City council members, along with Police Chief Dale Mondary and city staff will also be present to answer questions.

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VIETNAM WALL REPLICA WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

The Vietnam Wall memorial is one of the most popular attractions in Washington, D.C. A traveling version of the Vietnam Wall is coming to nearby Desert Hot Springs. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells us when and where… The Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall will be coming to Desert Hot Springs. The

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POLICE INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Desert Hot Springs police are investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning. About 4:30 a.m., police were called to the 66200 block of Pierson Boulevard, where they found a man—who has not yet been identified—lying on the ground. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Anyone with information should

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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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ANOTHER MASSIVE SOLAR FARM COULD BE COMING TO THE DESERT CENTER AREA

Riverside County could soon be getting its fifth massive solar farm. The 500-megawatt Palen solar project would be between Interstate 10 and Joshua Tree National Park.

Palen’s developer, San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy, has signed a contract to sell the electricity to Southern California Edison. The California Public Utilities Commission

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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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MAN MISSING FROM DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Desert Hot Springs police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing man. About 7 a.m. Friday morning, Robert Garris, 63, walked away from his home in the 13200 block of Del Ray Lane in Desert Hot Springs, and has not returned. Garris is described as white, 5

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LO-COST PET SERVICES

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in June for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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A TOWN HALL MEETING IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS TONIGHT

Desert Hot Springs Mayor Scott Matas will hold a town hall meeting today (Wednesday, May 24) instead of holding a State of the City address. The meeting will consist of a 30-minute presentation by the mayor, followed by a question-and-answer session. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. at the

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERING LOW-COST PET SERVICES LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in May for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERING LOW-COST PET SERVICES LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in May for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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HIGHWAY 62 ON-RAMP TO EASTBOUND I-10 CLOSED TODAY

CalTrans will be performing shoulder work on the westbound Highway 62 connector to westbound Interstate 10 today, from 7 to 3. The Interstate on-ramp will be closed during construction.

EXPECT HEAVY I-10 TRAFFIC DELAYS THIS WEEKEND AND MONDAY

Caltrans is advising motorists to expect heavy traffic delays this weekend due to the Coachella music festival in Indio. Traffic delays are expected on Interstate 10 from Beaumont to Indio from Friday, April 21, through Monday, April 24. Motorists are urged to avoid traveling I-10 Friday through Monday night. If

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