• Half Acre Brush Fire Ignited in Thousand Palms

    (CNS) – A vegetation fire that broke out Tuesday near railroad tracks in Thousand Palms was quickly brought under control by Riverside County Fire Department crews. The non-injury blaze was reported at 10:05 a.m. near Interstate 10 and Monterey Avenue and burned about a half-acre of tamarisk trees before crews stopped its forward progress at […]

  • Mother, Grandmother Accused Of Child Abduction

    A mother and grandmother who allegedly abducted a girl in Thousand Palms were out on bail Monday. Sara Lee Almodovar, 36, the biological mother of the child, and Rosa Valenzuela-Walker, 58, the biological grandmother, are accused of forcibly removing the child from her elementary school, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The two women […]

  • Supervisors Approve Cannabis Dispensary in Thousand Palms

    The Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a cannabis retail outlet in the unincorporated community of Thousand Palms, the second dispensary in the area authorized by the board since June. The distribution facility is planned in an existing 7,734-square-foot building in the area of Adelaid and Front streets, according to the Riverside County Transportation & […]

  • Riverside County Announces Low-Cost Pet Adoption Program

    A surge in impounds at Riverside County animal shelters prompted the Department of Animal Services to slash adoption fees for the rest of this month in the hope of moving canines and cats out of cages and into homes. “We loved watching so many pets get adopted during the (public health) lockdowns when everyone was […]

  • Man found shot to death in Palm Desert

    The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a man that was found shot to death in Palm Desert late Thursday night. Deputies responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon near the intersection of Varner Road and Washington Street. A man was found lying in the road with gunshot wounds. He was […]

  • Seven-Year-Old Girl Killed in Thousand Palms Crash

    A 7-year-old Indio girl was identified Monday as the person killed in a crash on the Sonny Bono Memorial (10) Freeway in Thousand Palms. Natalie Tellez was pronounced dead at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage about an hour after the crash, according to the Riverside County coroner’s office. The crash was first reported at […]

  • Three-vehicle wreck snarls I-10 traffic near Thousand Palms

    At least one person was hurt Wednesday in a three- vehicle wreck that snarled eastbound traffic on Interstate 10 near Thousand Palms. The collision was reported just before 10 a.m. east of Bob Hope Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol. At least one vehicle rolled over during the crash, which blocked several lanes and […]

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