• Semi-truck Rollover Spills 60 Gallons of Diesel

    Whitewater, CA A semi-truck overturned near Whitewater on Friday afternoon spilling 60 gallons of diesel and oil onto the ground. CHP arrived on scene just before 2 p.m. near the eastbound 10 freeway west of Haugen Lehmann Way. For unknown reasons the semi-truck pulled over to the right-hand shoulder of the freeway, apparently got to close to the […]

  • Robolights in Danger of Closing Down

    PALM SPRINGS, Ca. A local art display that brought hundreds of people throughout the country to the Coachella Valley is in danger of closing down.  Robolights creator and local artist Kenny Irwin Jr. has announced via Facebook that his art and light display will most likely be closing this year after more than thirty years […]

  • More Bird Rescues from Excessive Heat

    One indicator of excessive heat is when the birds are even having a hard time getting around, suffering from heat exhaustion. It’s so hot, birds are literally plopping out of their nests. "Monday when it was so hot, we didn’t get in anything, nobody was going outside to find them. On Tuesday, is when we got the […]

  • State Water Mandates Gone Not Conservation

    Coachella, CA Local water agencies are getting their wish from the state.  "The state water board for the first time ever is taking local water supply into consideration," says Ashley Metzger, Desert Water Agency’s conservation manager.  Some water agencies in the valley had water cutback mandates of up to 36 percent and that was proving difficult […]

  • 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 […]

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