• Body Found Off Palm Desert Hiking Trail; Man Apparently Shot Himself

    A man found dead off a hiking trail near Vista Point on Highway 74 Monday died of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot, a sheriff’s deputy said. Authorities received a 911 call around noon reporting a body on a trail near the popular roadside viewing point, according to Riverside County sheriff’s Deputy Mike Vasquez. […]

  • Signal Repairs Expected To Slow Traffic In Palm Desert

    The traffic signals at Highway 74 and Haystack Road in Palm Desert will be out of service much of Wednesday for an equipment replacement project, and motorists should allow extra time or use alternate routes, city officials said Monday. The traffic signals will be dark from 5:30 a.m. to about 2 p.m. so that workers […]

  • Portion of Highway 74 to Open for Limited Travel This Weekend

    A stretch of state Route 74 between Hemet and Mountain Center that was severely damaged during the Valentine’s Day storm will be opened to limited travel this weekend, Caltrans announced Wednesday. The 15-mile segment of Highway 74 that was shut down after whole sections collapsed during the Feb. 14 floods that inflicted more than $70 […]

  • Flooded Road Repairs: Who’s Paying?

    During the Valentine’s Day storm, Riverside County announced a state of emergency which means all of the money that’s being used to make repairs in cities across the county, could be reimbursed in the future. Agencies have been assessing the repairs this week to determine if they will cover them, and by how much. “Right […]

  • Suspected DUI Driver Arrested After Crash On Highway 74

    A 38-year-old woman was arrested Monday on suspicion of DUI after she veered off a highway and crashed her car in Palm Desert. Officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded about 10:15 a.m. to a vehicle rollover crash on the 51000 block of Highway 74 and located the driver, identified as Janice Leyvas, 38, […]

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