Palm Springs residents will not vote on the hotel portion of the Desert Fashion Plaza redevelopment project.
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Palm Springs residents will not vote on the hotel portion of the Desert Fashion Plaza redevelopment project.
No one was injured after a car crashed into a pole, but two lanes were blocked while Palm Springs police cleared the scene Thursday morning.
Two people were taken to hospitals following a traffic collision in Rancho Mirage Wednesday night.
The case of the holiday lights that appeared on a mountainside above Palm Springs is a little less mysterious now.
In response to Gov. Jerry Brown's AB109 prison realignment law, a special multiagency task force based out of Palm Springs is targeting about 100 high-risk probationers and parolees in the Coachella Valley on Wednesday. Under the law, known as AB109, non-violent offenders are sent to county jails rather than state prisons. After they are released, they are supervised by local probation officers instead of state parole agents.
Authorities believe they have caught the so-called 'Button-down Bandit' following a car chase Wednesday afternoon in Montclair, according to Redlands police.
The City Council took its formal second vote Wednesday to approve tweaks to an economic incentive program for hotels and retail stores, adopted more than a year ago and intended to replace redevelopment district funding.
A man's body has been found within the Legacy at Thousand Palms apartment complex, and Riverside County Sheriff's Department investigators are trying to determine the cause of death.
New air filtration systems will be installed at three east valley schools to protect students from smoke that billows into their buildings from nearby farms where fires have been lit to protect crops from freezing temperatures.
Assembly Democrats want to spend some $3.5 billion of California's anticipated budget surplus on programs they say will help restore recent cuts — from a full rollout of transitional kindergarten to higher reimbursement rates for doctors who accept low-income patients. Those proposals are laid out in general form in a budget blueprint the majority party quietly released on Wednesday. Budget staff says details would have to be worked out during public hearings following Gov.
After years of being banned from Palm Springs' central business district, churches could soon be allowed to locate in this area with a conditional use permit. In a 6-1 vote Wednesday, the Planning Commission supported this change and approved expanding where churches are allowed to locate within other parts of the city. The amendments will go before the City Council next month for official approval.
It's only been a few months since La Quinta finished the Adams Street Bridge across the Whitewater Wash, and city officials are already moving forward with another project east of the site. Now that funding is secured, the city is moving on to the Dune Palms Bridge, which Public Works Director Tim Jonasson said will be 480 feet long and 86 feet wide.
Calling him 'The People's Pope,' Time magazine on Wednesday named Pope Francis its Person of the Year.
Payne, who committed thefts around the world over a span of 50 years, is accused of stealing a $22,000 ring from El Paseo Jewelers in Palm Desert on Oct 21. She pleaded not guilty on Nov. 5 to one felony count each of grand theft and burglary.
This is a true story about a candy bar that traveled from Coachella Valley to war-torn Afghanistan and possibly saved a life or two. A U.S. soldier passed some donated Halloween candy to a boy living in the war zone near Kabul. The act of kindness led to a friendship between the two, and the boy divulged some important information — the location of a bomb planted in the road nearby.
During the past five years, Desert Hot Springs has steadily increased funding to its police department so much so that it now encompasses more than 60 percent of the city's budget. Despite this, an August study by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training has found that violent crime rates here are more than 250 percent higher than the national average.
Members of the Palm Springs Historic Site Preservation Board have renewed efforts to designate the John Wessman-owned Town and Country Center as a historic site and save it from potential demolition.
On Lemon Blossom Lane, just off Old Highway 86, the smoky scent of a wood-burning-fireplace filled the chilly air as workers tended the fields.
Coachella Valley water experts agreed Tuesday during The Desert Sun's second water forum that public perceptions and private costs are major hurdles to water conservation.MORE COVERAGE: mydesert.com/water
The Palm Springs Unified School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to sell off four surplus properties, including the school district headquarters and an 80-acre land parcel next to Rancho Mirage High School.
A new exhibit depicting the birth of the Agua Caliente Band of Indians in the late 1800s awaits visitors who will fill the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum holiday open house on Wednesday.
A University of California - Riverside staff member was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis over the weekend, campus officials announced Tuesday.
A suspected drunk driver hopped a median Monday night before his passenger — also a DUI suspect — got behind the wheel and ran off-road again, investigators said.
President Barack Obama eulogized Nelson Mandela as 'the last great liberator of the 20th century' as tens of thousands of South Africans, joyously cheering and singing despite a cold rain, mourned the passing and celebrated the life of the father of their modern nation.
Brandon Cortez Hill was arrested Dec. 4 on suspicion of violating parole, driving without a valid license and failing to appear in court or pay a fine as part of an investigation into a robbery, police said Tuesday.
A Palm Desert home sustained major damage in a fire Monday night, but firefighters prevented flames from impacting adjacent homes.
The number of farmers now accepting green waste has increased an estimated 80 percent since a Coachella Valley composting site was shut down, according to Riverside County Code Enforcement.
Law enforcement officers, friends and family braved the cold weather Monday night to honor 61 peace officers who have lost their lives in service to the residents of Riverside County since 1895.
When Palm Desert resident Juliet McShannon Bornia visits South Africa she can't help but marvel every time she sees black and white children playing together or black youth wearing her former 'white's only' school uniform.
Federal officials on Monday unsealed five criminal cases filed against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as part of an FBI investigation into allegations of civil rights abuses and corruption in the nation's largest jail system.
Bob Filner has been sentenced to three months of home confinement and three years of probation for harassing women while he was mayor of San Diego.
Wildfires are broiling Southwestern watersheds and ruining reservoirs.
California water officials on Monday released a draft of a $24.7 billion plan to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, in part by building two 30-mile underground tunnels to ensure stable water delivery to millions of Californians.
President Barack Obama headed to South Africa on Monday to attend a national memorial service for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.
A wanted man, who has robbed four banks in a month by passing notes instead of flashing a gun, has struck again.
A new loan program could bring better services to mobile home parks across the eastern Coachella Valley and ensure they're operating with Riverside County's permission.
A powerful storm dropped snow, freezing rain and sleet on the Mid-Atlantic region and headed northeast Sunday, dumping a foot of snow in Delaware and threatening a messy Monday commute in the northeast corridor.
Arizona has seen a development boom in areas where fire is a threat, but work to clear brush in overgrown forests around such communities hasn’t kept pace.
The Palm Springs Unified School District plans to sell a vacant, 80-acre property east of Rancho Mirage High School with enough space for more than 200 homes.
Shampoo. Soap. Toilet paper. Lotion. Postage stamps and stationery. Slippers, robes and blankets. These are a few of the basic necessities that homebound seniors without families or friends are hoping someone will buy them for Christmas.
Friends and family of Abelardo Garcia, who was killed in a hit-and-run on Palm Drive as he rode his skateboard to work last week, gathered in the parking lot of Goody's Café on Sunday for a fundraising car wash benefiting Garcia's family.
Restrictions against food trucks in Riverside County from selling fried, barbecued, broiled, grilled or other items prepared on wheels may be repealed by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
A tired but smiling 85-year-old U.S. veteran detained in North Korea for several weeks has returned home to applause from supporters, yellow ribbons tied to pillars outside his home and the warm embrace of his family.
Faced with a more than $4 million budget gap, the Desert Hot Springs City Council unanimously declared a fiscal emergency last month, a step that could give city leaders greater flexibility to negotiate union contracts and try to avoid Chapter 9 bankruptcy.
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department has been downloading mass data from cell phone towers as part of criminal investigations, allowing it to track not only the locations of possible suspects but the daily movements of thousands of law-abiding citizens.
An Arizona Republic analysis found that despite warnings from fire and forestry experts, and nature itself, the state's wildlands are dangerously overgrown. Arizonans, meanwhile, have since 1990 built more than 230,000 homes and other structures in wildfire-prone areas, creating risks for themselves and the firefighters called upon to protect them.
A week from today, The Desert Sun will launch a new partnership with USA Today to deliver more coverage of the Coachella Valley and California and expanded national and international reporting from USA Today.
Armed with new technologies, including mobile devices that tap into cellphone data in real time, dozens of local and state police agencies are capturing information — about thousands of cellphone users at a time, whether they are targets of an investigation or not, according to public records obtained by USA TODAY and Gannett newspapers and TV stations.
Wildland-fire experts and state safety regulators have identified more than a dozen misjudgments, miscommunications and other lapses that could have contributed to the tragedy or placed others in harm's way during the 24 hours leading up to 19 deaths in the Yarnell Hill Fire this summer.
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