There are plenty of other days to have a craft beer festival

For the second year in a row, two craft beer festivals are planned for the same day in the Coachella Valley. As a community that does not have many beer fests, this seems like one too many beer fests for that day and that...

The Living Desert will reopen their hiking trails October 1

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is set to reopen their hiking trails and carousel on Monday, October 1. The zoo will also begin their fall hours opening from 9 am to 4 pm daily. Three trails of varying degrees of difficulty are available...




New law will require that you ask for a straw at California full-service restaurants

You will soon have to ask for a straw for your drink if you got to a restaurant in California thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday in a move lawmakers hope will do a little to help the environment....

Props and Hops | How to get discount tickets to the Palm Springs craft...

The event will have plenty of beer, food, and some cool planes!

Update: Rancho Mirage votes in favor of sensible cell phone tower

Update: The Rancho Mirage City Council voted to approve a proposed cell phone tower on the property of the Westin Mission Hills on Thursday, according to the Desert Sun (a previous report from KMIR that the tower was not approved was incorrect). People who live...

Palm Springs will spend $5.5 million to turn Indian Canyon into a 2-way road

Big changes hardly anyone was asking for are coming to Indian Canyon Drive in Palm Springs at a cost of $5.5 million. The city will begin converting a two mile stretch of the road through downtown Palm Springs from four lanes that currently allow for...

The 1st Raul Ruiz 2018 campaign commercial is here and it doesn’t star his shitty car

No shitty car? Is he even trying to win?!?
A Date Shake from Shields Date Garden and a taco from Crazy Coyote Tacos - the best things to eat in Palm Springs

The 10 essential things to eat and drink in Greater Palm Springs

Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley have a ton of great options for your eating and drinking pleasure. But, anyone who lives in or is visiting the desert owes it to themselves to eat...

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Adam Sanchez clearly knows: the best election signs are the recycled ones

What a week in the Coachella Valley for political candidate's campaign signs. Earlier this week we introduced you to what can only be described as a Palm Desert art installation and now awesome Cactus Hugs tipster Brian sends us this sign for Adam Sanchez, a...

High speed train from SoCal to Vegas expects to be running by 2022

>Your trip to Las Vegas might just get a little easier as planned high-speed train between Southern California and Las Vegas is back on track. Brightline, who operates rail service in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, has has acquired the rights to a federally approved rail...

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Indio man arrested for posing as doctor, writing prescriptions

An Indio was arrested after police say he posed as a doctor and wrote more than 70 prescriptions for two patients but keeping most of the drugs for himself. Marc Dobson, 53, told police that he took a book of prescription pads while working...

Things to do in Palm Springs November 2018

November in the desert means cooler temps, the return of the snow birds, and plenty of things to do in Palm Springs - including events, festivals, concerts, and more in Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indio, Cathedral City, and the entire Coachella Valley. Here's the best...

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