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Police investigating assault with a deadly weapon in Coachella

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is investigating an assault with a deadly weapon in the city of Coachella.

Rancho Mirage place with golf course views and a hanging fireplace listed at just under $3 million

A Rancho Mirage property located on the 15th fairway at Tamarisk Country Club has hit the market for $2.957 million.

American Airlines to offer expensive LA to Palm Springs flights for Coachella

Traffic getting into and out of the Palm Springs Area for the Coachella music fest can be terrible - but, it can be avoided by taking a quick 45 minute flight on American Airlines from Los Angeles to Palm Springs instead, if you can afford it.

Ja Rule and Ashanti are returning to Fantasy Springs Casino in April

Fans of Ja Rule and Ashanti will have another chance to see them live as the pair will return to the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

Greg Pettis, Cathedral City Mayor, dead at 63

Cathedral City Mayor Greg Pettis has died at the age of 63.


Win FREE tickets to the Rancho Mirage Wine and Food Festival!

Win tickets to enjoy some great food and wine at the Rancho Mirage Wine and Food Festival.

Mojave Desert Land Trust calls for temporary closure of Joshua Tree National Park

a climber scales a rock in Joshua Tree National Park
The Mojave Desert Land Trust, a non-profit organization with the mission to protect and care for lands in the Mojave Desert, has called for officials to temporarily shutdown Joshua Tree National Park.

Company known for slashing staff makes play to take over Gannett, owner of Desert Sun

Big changes could be coming to the Coachella Valley's only newspaper as a hedge fund company, with a history of cutting costs and slashing staffs is attempting to take over Gannett, the owner of USA Today and local newspapers across the country, including the Desert Sun.

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Here’s how much rain this storm has brought to the Palm Springs area so far

It's been a wet start to the week. Here's how much rain has fallen across the Coachella Valley.

Coachella and Stagecoach resident pass sale 2019 | What you need to know

Residents of the Coachella Valley have once last chance to buy locals passes to the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and the 2019 Stagecoach Country Music Festival during a special locals-only wristband sale.Palm Springs area locals are now able to submit requests...


So KESQ’s new ‘Mobile News Tracker’ is a thing that exists for some reason

Hot off of laying off staff and blowing up an entire television station, KESQ is out with their new ratings-grabber: a car equipped with FaceTime and an internet connection slower than your grandparent's.On Monday's newscast, Weather Guesser Haley Clawson had to pause before even...

Brew at the Zoo to return to the Living Desert on February 9

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens will present their 10th Annual Brew at the Zoo on Saturday, February 9 at 6:30 pm.The event will include 30 vendors representing many of the region’s finest specialty breweries, wineries, as well as other libations, including liquor...

Yucca Valley man arrested for attempted murder of his mother

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday after police sat he tried to kill his mom.Sheriff's deputies were called to Victoria Avenue about 9:40 am to break up a fight. Officials successfully intervened and left, but were called back an hour later, according to...

Kanye West demanded a giant dome be built for him in the middle of Coachella fest

Kanye West was supposed to perform Coachella in 2019, but the artist pulled out just two days prior to the Indio festival announcing its lineup. Now, thanks to Billboard, we know why: Kanye wanted a huge, giant dome built just for him in the...

Riverside County officials come the the rescue of Coney the burro

A wild burro is back in step in Riverside County after an animal services officer came to its aid and removed a traffic cone stuck to its hoof.Officials were alerted to the animal by a caller who spotted it at Spring Mountain Road in...

Man, woman dead following Cathedral City officer-involved shooting

Two people are dead after being shot in Cathedral City Sunday afternoon.Police were called to the area near McCallum Way and Date Palm Drive at 4:42 pm, according to the Cathedral City Police Deportment. police officer arrived to find a dispute between a man...

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