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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Coachella Valley coronavirus news and info | Tuesday, May 26

Tuesday updates include:
* Riverside County reaches 303 deaths, 11 in the last 24 hours.
* You can get a haircut again.
* Antibody tests might be wrong up to 50% of the time.
Stay safe. 🌵💚

Ernie Ball is offering Coachella Valley residents free masks

A few weeks ago, Ernie Ball shifted part of their production from premium guitar strings and accessories to instead produce face masks, is now offering them free to Coachella Valley residents to assist during the coronavirus pandemic.

You can get a haircut again in Riverside County

For those looking to get a haircut, as of Tuesday, you can do that again in Riverside County.

Here’s some previously unseen footage of Madonna’s 2006 Coachella performance

If you wanted the recent Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert documentary last month, you may have noticed what seemed like some pretty professional concert footage of Madonna's 2006 performance inside a tent that, even if you were at the Empire Polo Club that year, you probably didn't see because it was so dang crowded. Well, turns out some more of that footage has now been released.

The stupid ‘omega block’ is making things hot af this week

Typically, Memorial Day Weekend is seen as the official "kickoff to summer" and Mother Nature is wasting no time in doing just that, as temps this week in the Coachella Valley are expected to soar above 110 degrees this week all thanks to something called the "omega block" which, surprisingly, is not something the Guardians of the Galaxy set out to find in their next movie, but is actually a meteorological term that I just learned and now we can all be mad at for making things so darn hot in the desert.

All of the local shopping malls are reopening this week

Looking to head to a shopping mall of some kind? You can now do that again in and around the Coachella Valley starting this week. Local shopping centers in the Greater Palm Springs Area reopening Tuesday include: Desert Hills Premium Outlets: https://www.instagram.com/p/CAp-zmSs6nQ/ Gardens on El Paseo: https://www.instagram.com/p/CAqJ7IWoLtw/ Indio Grand Marketplace: https://www.instagram.com/p/CAqKAuLAHws/ Meanwhile,...

Coachella Valley coronavirus news and info | Friday evening, May 22

Friday evening updates include:
* Coachella Valley: 45 new cases, 3 deaths.
* Riverside County approved to Stage 2.5 of reopening.
* NBA legend Patrick Ewing announces he has COVID-19.
Stay safe. 🌵💚


Memorial Day Weekend is upon us and, while we will see each day warming up a bit until passing back into the triple digits on Saturday and Sunday, you may want to try to get out and spend a few minutes outside, because by the end of next week, things are looking pretty unbearable.

Alleged drunk driver arrested after crashing into parked cars, mailboxes, wall in La Quinta

A 27-year-old woman was arrested in La Quinta early Friday morning after police say she truck parked cars and mailboxes, and a wall.

Coachella Valley coronavirus news and info | Friday, May 22

Friday morning updates include:
* Palm Springs needs more time to decide on its budget.
* Big Bear Lake will not enforce stay-at-home rules.
* Joshua Tree gears up for a busy weekend.
Stay safe. 🌵💚

Coachella Valley coronavirus news and info | Thursday evening, May 21

Thursday evening updates include:
* 159 new cases, 14 new deaths in Riverside County.
* Indian Wells is the latest city to require masks in grocery stores.
* Some in a desert community have had it with their HOA's social distancing rules. 
Stay safe. 🌵💚

Gang member arrested on drugs, weapons charges in Coachella

A 37-year-old Coachella man was arrested on multiple drugs and weapons charges on Wednesday.


Coachella Valley coronavirus news and info | Thursday, May 21

Thursday morning updates include:
* Palm Springs to consider extending vacation rentals and hotel ban.
* How the closure was good for Joshua Tree National Park. 
* How long do Americans believe it will take to feel "normal" again.
Stay safe. 🌵💚

Coachella Valley coronavirus news and info | Wednesday evening, May 20

Wednesday evening updates include:
* Agua Caliente casinos to reopen.
* Copley's on Palm Canyon is also reopening.
* The social distancing meltdowns continue. 
Stay safe. 🌵💚

Sylvester Stallone is selling his Madison Club pad for $3.3 million

Sylvester Stallone's place in La Quinta has hit the market and it's selling for a lot less than it was five years ago.

Coachella Valley coronavirus news and info | Wednesday, May 20

Wednesday morning updates include:
  • California shows significant progress taking on COVID-19.
  • The Justice Dept. suggests CA is discriminating against churches.
  • What Spotlight 29 has planned for its reopening on Friday.
Stay safe. 🌵💚

Coachella Valley coronavirus news and info | Tuesday evening, May 19

Tuesday evening updates include:
  • Riverside Co. reports 101 new cases, 9 people dead.
  • Three local casinos announce they are opening.
  • Mount Rubidoux's fireworks show has been cancelled.
Stay safe. 🌵💚

Coachella man arrested for assault with deadly weapon, making criminal threats

A Coachella man was arrested on Tuesday after police say he assaulted a person and made criminal threats on at least two occasions.


What’s the mysterious message being painted on the Red Barn?

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.

Here’s how to enjoy StageCouch this weekend

Typically, tens of thousands of cowboys and cowgirls (and a few non-cowpokes like me) flood into the Empire Police Club in Indio this weekend to drink, take in some country music, drink some more, line dance, drink some more, grab some grub, drink just a bit more, and ride the Ferris Wheel before grabbing just one more drink. Since that's not happening do to the coronavirus, fans are being encouraged to celebrate #STAGECOUCH from Friday through Sunday.

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