Pougnet, Wessman, Meaney indicted by grand jury

Former Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet and real estate developers John Wessman and Richard Meaney were indicted by a Riverside grand jury on bribery, perjury, and conflict of interest charges, District Attorney Mike Hestrin announced on Friday.

Palm Springs Tramway to spend $13 million to upgrade the Mountain Station

the patio at the Palm Springs Tramway Mountain Station
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is unique in that, in just 10 minutes, you can be taken from the scorching hot desert floor to the mild temps of 8,000 feet high in the mountains. For the last few decades, the trip up the tram has also served as a bit of a time machine as, once you step off at the Mountain Station, you were basically transported back 50 years - as the facility has not seen many updates...until now.

I tried noom and it’s honestly the only weight-loss app that has worked for me

“Holy shit…what is going on?” It’s the second time I’d said that in a week as I stood on the scale – only this time it was because I’d lost 7 pounds since I started using the noom app – which bills itself as a lifestyle-builder rather than just a weight-loss app.

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Yucca Valley man arrested for stealing from friends and family, selling taken items on eBay

A 28-year-old Yucca Valley man was arrested on Wednesday after police say he stole from family and friends and then sold the taken items on eBay

$1 million of marijuana found floating off Catalina Island

About 1,300 pounds of marijuana was found floating in the water near Santa Catalina Island on Tuesday. A marijuana crackdown took place near Santa Catalina Island Tuesday.

Things to do in Palm Springs this weekend

Here's what's happening this weekend in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.

Farmer Boys will pay someone $1,000 to eat bacon for a day

Because life is now just constant publicity stunts by fast food restaurants, Farmer Boys has announced they will shell out a grand to an "intern" to eat bacon for a day because, sure, why not?

Palm Springs, Indio, Thermal all set daily high records on Thursday ☀️🥵🌴

The record high temperatures just keep coming in the Coachella Valley - as Thursday saw Palm Springs, Indio, and Thermal all break the all-time daily high temperatures for August 15.

Another day, another heat record tied

Welp, Palm Springs tied another heat record on Wednesday and it looks like we're not done yet.  Wake me up when September ends?

Two arrested for hammer attack in Desert Hot Springs

Two people were arrested in Desert Hot Springs after police say they were involved in an assault where they attacked two others with a hammer.

Woman who tossed puppies in Coachella dumpster pleads guilty, gets jail time

A woman who was recorded on surveillance video throwing seven puppies into a dumpster behind a Coachella auto parts store pleaded guilty on Wednesday and will serve a year behind bars.

Jeremy Chen exits KESQ with unique George Michael performance

Guilty feet have got no rhythm.


You might be rooting for the Palm Springs Firebirds hockey team. No, seriously.

While it still feels surreal that there are plans for an actual arena to be built in downtown Palm Springs, some details about the facility's minor league hockey tenants have surfaced and, ummm, it just seems like they could've done better.

Man hospitalized after shooting in Desert Hot Springs

A man was taken to the hospital on Wednesday after he was shot in Desert Hot Springs.

Popular golf website warns Palm Springs can be really, really hot

I am going to go out on a limb here and guess that, dear reader, have realized at this point in your life that Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley can be unbearably hot from late Spring to, well, sometimes it takes all the way until December to cool off. While many come to this conclusion using just their senses and / or logic, others take a bit more to become aware of not only how hot it is outside, but just how dangerous it is to deny or ignore the furnace outside only until the unfortunate consequences come to be in doing so.

Intersect, a new Las Vegas festival, to feature Foo Fighters, Kacey Musgraves, Beck, more

Las Vegas has a brand new festival, Intersect, that will include performances by the Foo Fighters, Kacey Musgraves, Beck, and Anderson .Paak.

Over 3,000 marijuana plants seized in Cabazon, Cherry Valley

Two search warrants served by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department resulted in over 3,000 marijuana plants confiscated on Tuesday.

Sheriff’s Dept. releases sketch of Thousand Palms bank robber

If the guy in the above sketch looks familiar, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department would like to hear from you


Hatch Chile roasting in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley | Here’s where to go

It's almost that amazing time of year again when grocery stores around Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley host Hatch Chile roasting events that are usually accompanied by special Hatch Chile food items, contests, and more - plus, you can get a huge bag of delicious those delicious, New Mexico-grown Hatch Chiles roasted for free.  Here's when and where you can find Hatch Chile events in the desert in 2019.

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