U-Haul names Palm Springs / Cathedral City as one of the biggest ‘growth cities’ of 2018

U-Haul is out with their annual list of America's top "Growth Cities" and the Palm Springs / Cathedral City area landed in the top 15.

Man fleeing from police dead after driving wrong way on 60 through Badlands

A man is dead after crashing into another vehicle while fleeing police and driving the wrong way on the 60 Freeway through the Badlands late Sunday night.

Back to the Beach fest lineup: blink-182, Goldfinger, The Used, Reel Big Fish, more

The 2nd annual Back To The Beach fest will return to Huntington State Beach on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 and include performances by some of the biggest names in modern ska, punk and reggaeincluding blink-182, Goldfinger, The Used, Reel Big Fish, The Story So Far, Streetlight Manifesto, The Aquabats, and many more.

1 dead, 1 injured following shooting in Yucca Valley

The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department is investigating a double shooting that left one injured and one dead in Yucca Valley Monday morning.

Two sought for armed robbery of Coachella Sears

Police are looking for two men they say robbed the Sears in Coachella.

It sure looks like a wave pool is coming to Palm Springs

The recent announcement that Palm Springs Wet 'n' Wild had been sold was pretty surprising, but hearing that the Coachella Valley waterpark would be closed for an entire season was even more of a stunner. So what are the plans for the property? Well, it looks like there could be wave pool coming to the desert.

Where to watch the Super Bowl in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley

Here's where you can watch Rams vs Patriots in the desert.

Raul Ruiz spent the morning cleaning up trash in Joshua Tree

Glad his terrible car didn't break down on the way up there.

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Here’s how strong those winds have been around the Coachella Valley

Yup, it was windy af in the desert overnight

Adam Long took home a really nice paycheck for winning the Desert Classic

He boosted his career earnings by 7,927.24 percent.


Here come the strong winds

Be careful out there.

One dead, one injured in Palm Springs shooting

One person is dead and another injured after a shooting in the parking lot early Sunday morning.

One dead in fiery single-vehicle crash in Rancho Mirage

A person died early Saturday morning after a SUV caught fire following a crash.The vehicle was engulfed in flames when it was spotted by a Rancho Mirage police officer about 12:10 am Saturday, according to the Desert Sun.The officer tried to put out...

KESQ brings big business to local ‘brings business’ stories

Is there an event happening in the Coachella Valley? Well, odds are, it's bringing business to the desert, according to KESQ.

Frontier plane catches fire after landing in Palm Springs

A Frontier Airlines plane caught after landing in Palm Springs Friday evening.

Man arrested for robbing Indio Denny’s

A man was arrested after police say he robbed the Indio Denny's with a steak knife.A witness told KESQ that an unidentified man asked a server at the restaurant for a steak knife a little before noon, then used that steak knife to commit...

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