• Flooding Possible in Coachella Valley Amid Santa Ana Windstorm

    RIVERSIDE (CNS) – The slashing winds predicted Tuesday and Wednesday throughout Riverside County will be accompanied by rainfall in parts of the Coachella Valley, as a trough of low pressure off the Mexican coast spills into Southern California. “Typically strong (Santa Ana) winds are drying, but in this case, we are seeing moisture moving in […]

  • Brush Fire Burns near Salton Sea

    MECCA (CNS) – A brush fire fueled by heavy winds scorched roughly four acres near the Salton Sea Friday, but no injuries were reported. The fire was reported about 9:45 a.m. along state Route 86 near Avenue 66, south of Mecca, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. About noon, fire officials said on social […]

  • Sheriff’s Bloodhound ‘Windy’ Loses Battle with Illness

    A hard-working Riverside County sheriff’s canine that spent five years tracking suspects, searching for lost hikers and performing other duties day and night succumbed to an illness Thursday, despite efforts by veterinary staff in Murrieta to save her. “Windy,” a bloodhound based in the southwest area of the county, began suffering complications from a lung […]

  • Relaxation Could Save Your Lungs As Strong Winds Whip Up Dust

    Blowing dust whipped up by strong winds led the South Coast Air Quality Management District Wednesday to advise Coachella Valley residents against any strenuous activity — whether it be indoors or out. “Strong westerly winds across the region today have resulted in very unhealthy air quality” across Riverside and southwestern San Bernardino counties, according to […]

  • City Crews Clean Up Mess After Strong Winds

    Coachella Valley Region After high winds swept through much of the valley, Southern California Edison and city crews were left picking up the pieces. In Palm Springs, a power line was teetering dangerously close to falling over and prompted an evacuation at Wet’N‘ Wild Water Park. "We did ask everybody to leave just because of the proximity of it,” said David Andrews, the general manager of Wet’N‘ Wild. “Now […]

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