• College of the Desert campuses are now smoke free

    Fall 2018 just kicked off at College of the Desert (COD). The school is not only welcoming incoming freshmen, it is also introducing a policy where all smoking, vaping, and all tobacco and cannabis products are banned. The conversation about making all campuses smoke free started earlier this year. Arturo Delgado is the president of […]

  • Could undocumented WIC participants face immigration issues?

    Social services such as the women, infants, and children special supplemental nutrition program, better known as WIC, benefit hundreds of undocumented immigrant mothers and their U.S.-born children. A couple of months ago, the Trump Administration has proposed to expand the programs considered to be public charges, potentially making it harder for immigrants to apply for […]

  • Bill proposes funding to improve access to clean water

    From massive golf courses on the west to mobile homes in poor conditions in the east, the cross-valley disparities have been evident for decades. When it comes to access to clean water, the story is no different. Castulo Estrada is vice-president of the Coachella Valley Water District. Along with several non-profits and mobile home owners, […]

  • How did a furry friend become Mayor of Idyllwild?

    Maximus Mighty Dog Mueller II, better known by his constituents in Idyllwild as Mayor Max,  is the kind of guy everyone wants to be friends with. He might not have much experience in politics, but he can sure pull off a checkered tie and do all sorts of tricks for a treat. The Mayor of […]

  • Federal judge decides to keep DACA

    Nearly 700,000 DACA Recipients across the nation celebrate a win in the immigration battle, but many acknowledge the war is not over. A federal judge is allowing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program rules to remain in place. DACA protects undocumented immigrants who arrived to the country as children from deportation. Recipients get a […]

  • Safety concerns raised for Bighorn sheep in Palm Springs

    Bighorn sheep are a staple of desert wildlife, but their appearance in rocky hills around the Coachella Valley still surprises locals. Back in April, several neighbors near Crescent Drive spotted some Bighorn Sheep. One of those neighbors is Peter Potente, who is hoping more research is done in the are to ensure that this species […]

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