MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN THURSDAY CRASH IDENTIFIED

The Riverside County Coroner’s office has released the name of a motorcyclist who died following a crash Thursday afternoon, December 28, 2017. Donnie Ray Howard Sr., 77, of Desert Hot Springs was riding southbound on Highway 62, south of Mission Creek Road, when a blue Dodge pick-up truck hit the

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UPDATE: MOTORCYCLIST CRITICAL AFTER CRASH NEAR DESERT HOT SPRINGS

UPDATES WITH THE CRASH BEING NOT FATAL

Z107-7 LOCAL NEWS FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017

A motorcycle rider is in critical condition today when a blue Dodge pick-up truck hit the bike about 2:30 p.m. near Desert Hot Springs. According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened on southbound

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“PSYCHO” SHOWER SCENE DOCUMENTARY WITH Q & A

Local talent Marli Renfro was Janet Leigh’s body double in the famous shower scene in the thriller “Psycho.” She’s a part of an all new documentary about how that scene was shot; and will attend special showings of the film to answer questions. With the details here is Rebecca Havely…

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“PSYCHO” SHOWER SCENE DOCUMENTARY SHOWINGS THIS WEEKEND

Local talent Marli Renfro was Janet Leigh’s body double in the famous shower scene in the thriller “Psycho.” She’s a part of an all new documentary about how that scene was shot; and will attend special showings of the film this weekend to answer questions. With the details here is

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CHAD MAYES HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE IN RANCHO MIRAGE TOMORROW

Assemblyman Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley will hold a holiday open house on Tuesday, December 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at his district office, 41608 Indian Trail, Suite 1 in Rancho Mirage. Please call 760-346-6342 to reserve your spot.

ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES TO HOLD HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Assemblyman Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley will hold a holiday open house on Tuesday, December 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at his district office, 41608 Indian Trail, Suite 1 in Rancho Mirage. Please call 760-346-6342 to reserve your spot

DESERT HOT SPRINGS NEEDS APPLICANTS FOR COMMISSIONS

The city of Desert Hot Springs is soliciting applications from residents to serve on three commissions: the Public Safety Commission, Community and Cultural Affairs Commission, and the Planning Commission. The Public Safety Commission meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. The Community and Cultural Affairs Commission

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFER LOW-COST PET SERVICES IN DECEMBER

The Animal Action League will offer low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in December 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 with

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MORONGO VALLEY AND DESERT HOT SPRINGS TREE LIGHTINGS TONIGHT

It just wouldn’t be Christmas in Morongo Valley without the annual tree lighting and hot chocolate. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on how to get in the spirit…

The holidays in Morongo Valley officially get underway on Friday, December 1 when the Morongo Valley Community Services District and Fire Department

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LOW-COST PET SPAYING, VACCINES, AND MICROCHIPS OFFERED LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in November 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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REGISTER BY TOMORROW FOR UMBRELLA MINISTRIES ANNUAL PARENTS DINNER

Umbrella Ministries will host its annual parents’ dinner in Palm Desert Saturday, November 11, for mothers and fathers who have experienced the loss of a child. Supporters and bereaved parents are encouraged to join an evening of hope and a special program featuring speaker Greg Brown and soloist Debbie Frazer.

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VEHICLES CATCH FIRE FOLLOWING CRASH ON HIGHWAY TUESDAY MORNING

Firefighters were called to a two-vehicle fire following a crash at the intersection of Highway 62 and Indian Canyon Road, just south of the Morongo Grade early this morning. Just before 7 a.m., a blue Nissan pick-up truck and a four-door car collided at the intersection. Both vehicles caught on

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“SALUTE TO VETERANS” MOTORCYCLE RUN THIS SATURDAY

Patriot Weekend begins this weekend. And in honor of disabled veterans from the Hi-Desert through Coachella Valley, motorcycle riders will join the “Salute to Veterans Run” from Palm Springs to ceremonies in Indian Wells on Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on how to participate…

The third annual group ride

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DESERT THEATRE LEAGUE HONORS AREA THEATER ORGANIZATIONS

Morongo Basin theatrical organizations picked up some of the plum prizes Sunday night at the Desert Theater League’s 30th annual Desert Stars awards ceremony in Palm Desert. In addition to trophies for excelling in individual productions, five special awards were given out for theater excellence. Reporter Sara Snyder opens the

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SIX PEOPLE INJURED IN SUSPECTED DUI CRASH IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS THURSDAY

Six people were injured, one critically, in a suspected drunk-driving crash in Desert Hot Springs Thursday evening. According to police, Brandon Byars, 23, of Palm Desert was driving a van when he struck a pick-up truck at the intersection of Ironwood Drive and La Mesa Drive about 8:20 p.m. Witnesses

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JEWISH HIGH HOLY DAYS SERVICES PLANNED

If you need a welcoming place to attend Jewish High Holy Day services, the Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and the Desert Area invites you to Mission Lakes Country Club in Desert Hot Springs. Services will be held there at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, and 10 a.m. Thursday, September

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PICK-UP TRUCK STOLEN TWICE IN 24 HOURS; SUSPECT DETAINED

A pick-up was stolen two times in less than 24 hours, and the suspected thief is in custody after he allegedly led police on an early morning pursuit Thursday. Desert Hot Springs police say that Manuel Montenegro, 19, of Cathedral City, stole a truck Wednesday evening from the 11100 block

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JEWISH HIGH HOLY DAYS SERVICES PLANNED

The Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are coming up. Reporter David Haldane has your invitation to holiday services in the desert… Need a welcoming place to attend Jewish High Holy Day services? The Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and the Desert Area invites you to Mission Lakes

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PALMER FIRE NEAR REDLANDS NOW 80 PERCENT CONTAINED

Firefighters made significant progress yesterday in containing the Palmer Fire straddling the border of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. An update by the Riverside County Fire Department at 5:30 p.m. declared the brush fire was 80 percent contained and had burned 3,874 acres. The fire started at 1:30 p.m. Saturday

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS POLICE ACCUSE 2 OF CHILD MOLESTATION AND PORNOGRAPHY

A man and woman have been arrested by Desert Hot Springs police, accused of child molestation and making and distributing child pornography. On August 16, detectives learned about a video that allegedly showed a child being sexually abused. With the assistance of Homeland Security Investigations, detectives located Michael Flaherty, 31,

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