Palm Desert blocks e-scooters from city because of course they did

Palm Desert, a city that had to think long and hard about allowing balloons on El Paseo, has temporarily banned e-scooters from the city even though there are currently no scooters and it sure doesn't seem like the type of place Lime or Bird...

Friday night DUI checkpoint scheduled for Coachella

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has announced a sobriety checkpoint for tonight, Friday, December 14.The Coachella Police Department will be conducting a DUI DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint tonight at an undisclosed location within the city limits tonight between the hours of 7 pm and 3 am.Cops will...


Video: Just another fun night in a Palm Desert parking lot

An anonymous tipster sent us this video taken of a non-violent confrontation in the parking lot of Staples in Palm Desert and, well, it's just another fun season in the Coachella Valley.We weren't given any sort of description about what is going on here...




Mongols motorcycle club found guilty of racketeering

The Mongols motorcycle club was found guilty of racketeering and conspiracy in a Federal Court on Thursday - which may result in the the government seizing the club’s trademarked logo and even ban its members from wearing their patches.Via AP: Federal prosecutors will ask the...

One killed in single-vehicle crash on Gene Autry in Palm Springs

The driver of a vehicle was killed and a passenger injured in a single-vehicle crash in Palm Springs on Thursday night.Palm Springs Police told the Desert Sun that a vehicle with two people inside crossed the median of Gene Autry near Chia Road and...

Palm Springs VillageFest Street Fair | 5 Things to Know

If it's Thursday night, that means it's time for VillageFest in downtown Palm Springs. Here are five things to know about the popular weekly event that takes place in the west end of the...

Trisha Yearwood isn’t messing around while in Palm Springs

Trisha Yearwood was in Palm Springs for a performance at the McCallum and, it appears, for a little whiskey by the pool

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1960s Palm Springs Santa was a badass

We are learning more and more that the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway was a pretty wild place back in the day - with concerts from The Doors, Trambi!, and a Miss Tramwayland pageant. And now that we head into the Holidays, we learn that...

Palm Springs man arrested after yelling at people going to RoboLights

A Palm Springs man was arrested recently after police say he created a disturbance just outside of Robolights.Friedrich Koenig, 58, was arrested around 8:30 at night on December 3, according to the Desert Sun. The newspaper noted that Koenig has been vocal critic of...


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La Quinta, Indian Wells, and the local tourism bureau forked over a bundle for the Ironman

People are still pretty pissed about the clusterfuck that was the inaugural Half Ironman Indian Wells La Quinta - and while it must've sucked a ton to be stuck in traffic for four hours just trying to get out of the La Quinta Cove,...

Angela Chen, KESQ’s new morning anchor, has a delightful Twitter feed

KESQ has a new morning anchor and, judging by her Twitter feed since joining the station, she seems pretty awesome.

Let Cactus Hugs help you find those Christmas gifts

Here we go! The home stretch for Christmas gift buying season. This time of year can be pretty stressful (What if you get the wrong thing? Will they hate you forever? Are you a terrible human? Why is Christmas so hard!?!?), so we are...

Bicyclist dead after being struck by vehicle in Rancho Mirage

A bicyclist was killed after being struck by a vehicle in Rancho Mirage on Thursday morning.

Man assaulted, robbed at La Quinta park

A 22-year-old La Quinta man says he was assaulted and robbed while walking through a La Quinta park on Tuesday night.Garrett Harker told police that two men in their teens or 20s approached him at the park, on Westward Ho, as he walked...

Police shoot, kill mountain lion in Yucca Valley

A mountain lion was shot and killed by police in Yucca Valley Tuesday night.The animal was likely the same one that had entered a chicken coop on Monday, but was gone by the time police arrived. Deputies were called to the same home...



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