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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Vegetation fire breaks out in Southridge area of Palm Springs

Palm Springs firefighters responded to a blaze near Bob Hope's old place on Tuesday afternoon.

Coachella Valley coronavirus news and info | Tuesday, June 2

Updates for Tuesday night:
* Riverside County passes 8,000 positive cases.
* A potential vaccine could enter a phase 3 trial as early as July.
* Fantasy Springs Casino reopens.
Stay safe. 🌵💚

Investigation underway after man shot in Coachella

A man was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after he was shot in the city of Coachella on Tuesday afternoon.

Early morning fire damages Red Barn bar in Palm Desert

Firefighters responded to a blaze at the Red Barn bar in Palm Desert early Tuesday morning.

Coachella Valley coronavirus news and info | Monday, June 1

A brief update of news and info for Monday evening.
Stay safe. 🌵💚

Riverside County has imposed a curfew of 6 pm Monday to 6 am Tuesday

As protests continue to take place around the country, Riverside County has declared a local emergency and set a curfew of 6 pm to 6 am Monday through Tuesday morning. The department said in a press release that the curfew is in response to "several areas of rioting and looting in Southern California over the weekend, as well as planned protests set to occur today in Riverside County."

Welp, it looks like this is going to be a thing now

We had a lot of tipsters send us photos this weekend of the new messaging painted on the roof of that one Palm Desert bar that I guess is making painting odd messages on the roof its thing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coachella Valley coronavirus news and info | Saturday, May 30

Saturday updates include:
* The Supreme Court rejects a CA church's to block limitations on the number of people who can attend services.
* The Palm Springs Air Museum is reopening.
* Newsom says the spread of coronavirus has stabilized in California.
Stay safe. 🌵💚

Coachella Valley coronavirus news and info | Friday, May 29

Friday updates include:
* 10 reported deaths in Riverside Co. in the last 24 hours, 5 in the CV
* The county reinstates short-term rentals, with restrictions.
* The Coachella Valley is nowhere close to reaching herd immunity, according to study. 
Stay safe. 🌵💚

3 juveniles arrested in connection to felony vandalism resulting in $175k in damages at Thermal warehouse

Three minors were arrested on Thursday after police say the caused property damage of $175,000 to a warehouse in Thermal.

Splash House has been cancelled for 2020

In a move that, like so many others recently, is not surprising, but also disappointing, Splash House has called off all events for the 2020 year in Palm Springs.

Andy Samberg’s ‘Palm Springs’ movie will start streaming on Hulu in July

The highly anticipated comedy "Palm Springs" has set its premiere date. Andy Samberg, of SNL and Brooklyn Nine-Nine fame, stars in the flick, which is about the Coachella Valley, but wasn't actually filmed in the Palm Springs area. It was announced this week that the movie will start streaming on Hulu in July.


Coachella Valley coronavirus news and info | Thursday, May 28

Thursday updates include:
* Riverside County: 89 cases, 7 deaths in the last 24 hours.
* Does temperature screening really work?
* More local restaurants reopen their doors.  
Stay safe. 🌵💚

Welp, it looks like jury duty is coming back to Riverside County again

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the closure of many things that we miss badly, it also has meant that everyone has had a break from going to jury duty - but, friend, those days are nearly over.

Drive-thru Covid-19 testing is coming to Coachella Valley CVS stores

CVS Health is expanding its no-cost coronavirus testing program across the state of California, including several locations in the Coachella Valley.

Coachella Valley coronavirus news and info | Wednesday, May 27

Wednesday updates include:
* Riverside County: 135 cases, 3 deaths in the last 24 hours.
* California Health officials fear a second wave of coronavirus.
* You can now take a tour of the windmills in your own car. 
Stay safe. 🌵💚

Coachella is now reportedly asking 2020 acts to play in 2021 instead

Coachella is now reportedly asking 2020 headliners to play in 2021 insteadIt seems pretty inevitable at this point that the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals won't be happening this fall (after being moved their from the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic). Now, Bloomberg reports that Coachella organizers are asking the artists to play in 2021 instead of this fall, meaning it's pretty damn likely this year is, sadly, going to be festival-free in Indio.

Tuesday was the hottest day of the year and, oh boy, Wednesday is going to be even hotter

Riverside County may be opening more businesses up these days, but Mother Nature is doing all she can to try to make you stay in with the air conditioning cranked.


What’s the mysterious message being painted on the Red Barn?

While you likely are not driving down Highway 111 as much as these days due to the stay-at-home orders, next time you do, be sure to check out what appears to be some sort of message being scrawled on the roof of the Red Barn bar in Palm Desert.

Here’s some previously unseen footage of Madonna’s 2006 Coachella performance

If you wanted the recent Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert documentary last month, you may have noticed what seemed like some pretty professional concert footage of Madonna's 2006 performance inside a tent that, even if you were at the Empire Polo Club that year, you probably didn't see because it was so dang crowded. Well, turns out some more of that footage has now been released.

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