• Distracted Driving Incidents On The Rise

    Coachella Valley Region A report by the California Office of Traffic Safety concluded that injuries and death associated with distracted driving have increased since 2012. The report found almost 13 percent of drivers were spotted with mobile devices while driving. That figure is up from the previous high of almost 11 percent in 2013. "I […]

  • Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge to Begin Next Month

    Desert Hot Springs, CA Coachella Valley communities will compete next month in the Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge to see which area can draw the most donations. Indio, the current Nine Cities champion, will face off against the rest of the Coachella Valley in July in the event sponsored by local blood bank LifeStream. All donors who participate in […]

  • Suspicious Package Makes 6 People Sick at the Thermal Sheriff Station

    Six people fell ill today when they were exposed to an unknown substance at the Riverside County sheriff’s Thermal station. According to Sheriff’s, at 12:30 p.m. Deputies were called to a post office located in the La Quinta Cove in regards to a suspicious package.  The package was then taken to the sheriff station  where a deputy opened […]

  • CVUSD Participates in National Week of Making

    Coachella Valley Region The Coachella Valley Unified School District participated in President Obama’s National Week of Making, which began last Friday and ended today.  The purpose of the week was to inspire students to create, design and bring their ideas to life. Almost 1,000 students participated in the activities and got to rotate through more […]

  • Salvation Army Opens New Youth Center and Gymnasium

    Cathedral City, CA With record-breaking heat coming through the valley, the Salvation Army just opened a new gymnasium and youth center, giving kids a place to escape the heat.  The new gym, located at 30-400 Landau Blvd. in Cathedral City, hosted a grand opening on Thursday, with a ribbon cutting ceremony.   Over the summer, the Dick […]

  • Congressman Ruiz Participates in Gun Control Sit-in Protest

    Coachella Valley Region Sit-ins are not terribly rare in Washington, but rarely, if ever has one happened on the floor of the house of representatives. Representatives packed blankets and pillows to get ready for a long night. Democratic lawmakers launched an extraordinary protest. Staging an unusual sit-in on the house floor, bringing legislative business to […]

  • California Nonprofit Day Honors Safehouse of the Desert

    Coachella Valley Region Safehouse of the Desert was honored as a Nonprofit of the Year during a celebration of the California Nonprofit Day. Being held at the State Capitol in Sacramento, Safehouse of the Desert joined other nonprofit leaders from all over California for the inaugural event on Wednesday.  Safehouse was selected by assembly member Chad Mayes.   Safehouse […]

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