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Cooling off at the beach is getting much more difficult these days. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego recorded its highest ocean temperature ever on Wednesday. The temp of the water was 79.2 degrees Fahrenheit - which is the hottest recorded since...

College of the Desert is offering 2 marijuana industry certificates

College of the Desert will begin offering up a couple of certificate programs for the Coachella Valley's growing cannabis industry. The college says they are responding to local needs by offering certificates in state compliance and human resources. Each course will include three sessions and...

Here’s how to drive for Uber or Lyft in Palm Springs and the Coachella...

Sometimes we write about stuff we think you’ll like. Cactus Hugs has affiliate partnerships, so we might get a share of the revenue from your purchase or if you participate. So you've decided to use some...

Yucca Valley mom arrested after ‘overwhelming amount of animal feces’ found in home

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Monday after authorities say the conditions of her home was child neglect. Sheriff’s deputies made a welfare check about 2 pm on Monday at a home on Indio Avenue. A deputy discovered "an overwhelming amount of animal feces...

My girlfriend loses her sh*t when there’s an earthquake | Ask Clare

In this week's advice column, Clare Lee Wright tackles earthquakes, coworkers with kids, and a neighborhood petition.

Harold Matzner just gave $100,000 to Stan Sniff’s reelection campaign

While one man contributing more money than most people make in a year into the political campaign for a single candidate running for Riverside County sheriff may not seem like the purest form of democracy, it's where we are now. Harold Matzne donated $100,000...

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Knife wielding suspect taken down by Sheriff’s K9 in Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs Police arrested a man they say accosted two people at knifepoint, then led police on a foot chase that ended with him being taken down by a K9 unit. Gary Preciado, 39, of Desert Hot Springs, is accused of...

4.4 magnitude earthquake hits Anza, felt all around Palm Springs

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake sent Southern California shaking on Tuesday night. The quake was centered near Anza. It was felt around the Coachella Valley from Palm Springs to Indio and beyond. https://twitter.com/JerrySteffen/status/1029542358386323456 Did you feel it? Let's discuss in the comments.

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Man accused of impersonating police officer arrested in Riverside County

A 24-year old man was arrested in Hemet on Saturday on weapons and child endangerment charges. He is also suspected of pretending to be a law enforcement officer. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department conducted a parole compliance check at the residence of Jeovanny Landeros on...

2 cause $1,500 in damages to Yucca Valley golf course after stealing cart

Police are looking for two suspects who were recorded on surveillance equipment stealing a golf cart and causing damage to a Yucca Valley course Saturday night. Video shows two people entering Hawk's Landing a little before midnight, according to Z107.7. The pair took a golf...

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