Tuesday updates: * Riverside County surpasses 500 deaths. * The US sees over 55,000 cases in a single day. * A California Sheriff changes his tune on coronavirus. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Thursday updates: * The CDC projects 148,000 US deaths by July 25. * The anti-maskers are coming around. * California was doing so well, until it wasn't anymore. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Wednesday updates: * Indoor dining is gone for a while. * California sees yet another day of record high number of cases reported. * Donald Trump says something good about masks. No, seriously. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Tuesday updates: * Riverside County's reports 17 deaths in the last 24 hours. * California sees yet another day of record high number of cases reported. * Gov. Newsom says new restrictions are coming this week. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Monday updates: * Riverside County's ICU beds are 99% occupied. * Bars are being ordered to close...again. * 991 new cases in the county since Friday. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Friday updates: * The US sees over 40,000 cases in one day, a record. * It's going to be a while longer before new movies hit theaters. * Behind-the-wheel tests are back at the DMV. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Thursday updates: * Riverside Co. is told to get its act together. * The reason you have probably been hearing a lot of fireworks lately. * There will be a 4th of July firework show in the desert. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Wednesday updates: * The city of Palm Springs is getting serious about masks. * So is the governor. * Seriously tho, just wear a freakin' mask! Stay safe. 💚🌵
Someone in the Coachella Valley is a heck of a lot richer today after scoring a $1,454,675 win on a Powerball ticket purchased at Ralph's on Jefferson Street in Indio.
Tuesday updates: * Riverside County sees its highest one-day increase in positive cases. * Las Vegas reopened casinos...and now cases are surging. * Chapman University economists predict a quick end to the recession. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Monday updates: * Riverside County: 1,020 new cases since Friday. 14 people reported dead. * California reaches a new high in the number of hospitalizations related to COVID-19 * At least 3 Westfield Palm Desert employees test positive. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Friday updates: * Riverside County: 311 new cases, 2 deaths. * A local steakhouse temporarily closes after an employee tests positive. * Anyone wishing to take a cruise during the pandemic will have to wait a bit longer. Stay safe. 💚🌵
Thursday updates: * Coachella Valley reaches 100 deaths. * Riverside County sees highest # of reported cases in single day. * Masks are now required in California. Stay safe. 💚🌵
The City of Coachella announced they have adopted a budget policy to set funds aside to eventually reopen its own Police Department.
Wednesday updates: * Coachella Valley: 129 new cases, no new reported deaths. * Things aren't looking great for the Palm Springs arena. * Airlines stop serving booze on planes. Stay safe. 💚🌵
You have probably noticed that there hasn't been much said about the Palm Springs Arena that was announced last year and even began taking deposits on season tickets to a minor league hockey team that was to be housed there. Well, turns out the reason all has been quiet on the arena front is that everything screeched to a halt with the coronavirus and, based on some comments in the Desert Sun from those who proposed bringing the arena to Palm Springs, it sure seems like it might not be happening at all.
Following the cancellation of the Palm Springs 4th of July fireworks show a couple of days ago, the city of Palm Desert has announced they have also put the kibosh on a big party with explosions on America's birthday due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tuesday updates: * Coachella Valley: 88 new cases | 6 deaths * A Palm Springs police officer has tested positive. * 4th of July fireworks are cancelled for Palm Springs. Stay safe. 💚🌵
The Palm Springs Police Department announced on Tuesday that once officer has tested positive for COVID-19 and nine additional officers are on quarantine.
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.
In news that is not surprising, but still disappointing as hell, Coachella will reportedly not take place at all in 2020.
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