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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75-YEAR-OLD PEDESTRIAN STRUCK AND KILLED IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

A 75-year-old man was killed Wednesday morning after he was struck by a car in Desert Hot Springs. Police say the man, who has not yet been identified, was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Palm Drive and Ironwood Drive about 6 a.m. Witnesses said the man was

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PASSOVER SEDER PLANNED IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Passover is just around the corner. Here with an invitation to this year’s community Seder is reporter David Haldane… Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin and Desert Hot Springs—including military personnel—are invited to a community Passover Seder on Thursday, April 13. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Desert, the

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CORONER IDENTIFIES MAN KILLED WHILE ROCK CLIMBING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The Riverside County Coroner’s office has identified the man who died after falling while rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park Saturday afternoon. Samuel Boldissar, 25, of Redondo Beach, fell about 60 feet on the Cyclops Rock in the Park. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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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CONTROVERSIAL HOUSING PROJECT ON S.R. 62 AT MISSION CREEK KILLED

A controversial proposed housing project on State Route 62 near the Mission Creek Preserve and newly designated Sand to Snow Monument was killed, thanks to a procedural quirk. The Desert Hot Springs City Council voted 2-2 Tuesday to uphold a planning commission decision to deny a three-year extension of the

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN ACCUSED OF MURDER, ARRESTED

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested Wednesday, accused of murder. According to the Desert Hot Springs police, officers were sent to the 13300 block of Verbena Drive about 10 p.m. Tuesday night for a call of shots fired. When they arrived, they found Steven Nelson, 49, had been shot.

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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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RESPONSE TO HOME INVASION ROBBERY REVEALS PIPE BOMB IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Police officers responding to a case of a home invasion robbery in Desert Hot Springs Thursday discovered a pipe bomb in the home. According to the Desert Hot Springs police, officers went to a home in the 67700 block of Loma Vista Road about 6 p.m. to take a report

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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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DESERT HOT SPRINGS TO RULE ON MASSIVE PROJECT ALONG STATE ROUTE 62

The Desert Hot Springs City Council will hear an appeal of a planning commission decision to deny an extension for a massive home subdivision on the west side of State Route 62 just south of Mission Creek Road and the entrance to Mission Creek Preserve, bordering the new Sand to

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN WITH A CHILD DURING A BREAK-IN ARRESTED

A Desert Hot Springs man who was captured on video Monday kicking in a home’s front door while holding the hand of a young child was arrested Thursday morning. Police say neighbors recognized the suspect as Damon Caldwell, 25, and called police, who located Caldwell in the 9600 block of

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30 ARRESTED IN MASSIVE DESERT HOT SPRINGS CRIME SWEEP

The Desert Hot Springs police department arrested 30 people Tuesday during massive raids throughout the city in an operation police dubbed Operation Sandstorm. The operation focused on subjects wanted on outstanding arrest warrants and parole and probation violations. More than 160 law enforcement officers, 20 police dogs, and helicopter air

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THREE ARRESTED AFTER DESERT HOT SPRINGS MURDER TUESDAY

Three Desert Hot Springs residents were arrested Tuesday night, following a murder in Desert Hot Springs. Police officers were called at 10:28 a.m. to the 13000 block of Via Real for a report of a possible dead body. Arriving officers discovered the man—who has not been identified yet, but is

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MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED BY DESERT HOT SPRINGS POLICE

Desert Hot Springs police arrested a suspect in a fatal shooting Tuesday. About 3 a.m. Tuesday, police were called to the 66100 block of 2nd Street for shots fired, where they found a man—still unidentified—who had been shot. He was taken to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs where he died.

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