The Whitewater Preserve is going to be closed for a while

We will be feeling the effects of that huge Valentine's Day storm for quite a while including the indefinite closure of the Whitewater Preserve.

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Desert X A Point of View 2019 installation in Mecca

Desert X 2019 Map | Your guide to all the locations

Need a map for Desert X 2019? Here you go! Enjoy and drive safe!!

Sebastian Maniscalco to bring ‘Stay Hungry’ tour to Agua Caliente Casino

Sebastian Maniscalco will return to The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in August.

St. Patrick’s Day in Palm Springs | Events, parties, green beer, and more

We're keeping track of what's happening in the desert for St. Paddy's Day.

Even more rain is on the way

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Here’s what that giant black and orange thing in downtown Cathedral City is

Those driving through downtown Cathedral City the last couple of days may have noticed something very, very different in front of City Hall.  And you may want to get used to seeing it as it is going to be around for the next few...

Riverside man suspected of stealing Tesla caught after car’s owner tracks him on phone

A man was arrested on Sunday night after police say he stole a Tesla in Riverside, only to have the owner of the vehicle know the exact whereabouts of the vehicle as you can track a Tesla on a phone.

Two arrested with handgun and hammer in Date Fest parking lot

Two men were arrested Monday night in the parking lot of the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival after police stepped up patrols after a several recent vehicle burglaries.

Willie Nelson is coming to Agua Caliente Casino in May

Willie Nelson will return to The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa this May.

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Beaumont Police seek armed robbery suspects

The Beaumont Police Department is asking the public's help in identifying the suspect of an armed robbery that took place Sunday evening.

A horse died during the Date Festival parade

Monday's annual Date Festival parade in Indio sounds like it was a bit of a bummer after one of the horses participating in the event died during the festivities.


The Palm Springs Mayor had some things to say to the Washington Post

The Washington Post has a story out today about Palm Springs and its all LGBTQ city council. The article, which delves into the city's move to district-based voting and what, exactly, diversity means. The whole piece is really worth a read (here) and it...

Highway 111 north of Palm Springs has reopened

Caltrans announced Sunday night that a portion of Highway 111 damaged by the Valentine's Storm from Hell has reopened.

Photos: Snow falls in Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and the Hi-Desert

It snowed in the Hi Desert and the photos are pretty amazing.

This is the best part of the Date Festival

These things are the best!

Two arrested for burglary, theft, fraud, stolen vehicle at La Quinta auto dealership

Two people were arrested on Friday in connection with several burglaries and a theft from Torre Nissan in La Quinta.

Salute the Troops fest in Riverside to include Snoop, Cold War Kids, members of Wu-Tang, more

The Salute The Troops Music And Comedy Festival has been announced for March 22 and 23 at the historic March Field Air Museum in Riverside.


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