Judge rules Pougnet, Wessman, Meaney transcripts to be released

The corruption case against former Mayor Steve Pougnet, Developers John Wessman and Richard Meaney still hasn't gone to trial yet, but a judge did rule Friday to unseal the grand jury transcripts. For those interested in what, exactly, lies in those transcripts, you will get a chance, but you are going to have to wait until next month.

1 killed in Indio shooting

A person is dead after being shot in Indio just after midnight on Friday.

Things to do in Palm Springs this weekend

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

After stopping in town for a whopping 3 hours, Trump bashes Palm Springs (again)

Donald Trump, a man who once declared he wouldn't accept campaign donations, made a quick stop in the Coachella Valley this week to grab checks from the Larry Ellison, the local gas station king, and some other One-Percenters (which will soon likely end up in his own bank account), then headed out on Air Force One to host a few rallies, where he went on to bash Palm Springs (again).

Eureka Indian Wells is hosting a Russian River Week, including Pliny the Younger

One of the most sought-after beers in the country is coming to Eureka! Indian Wells next week as part of a Russian River craft beer week.

They’re closing some lanes on the 10 through Yucaipa over the next few weekends

If your plans involve heading east on the 10 Freeway over the next couple of weekends, you may want to give yourself plenty of extra time thanks to some lane and ramp closures for a repaving project.

Nick Swardson & Colin Jost are coming to Soboba Casino

Comedians Nick Swardson and Colin Jost are set to perform on the same state in March at Soboba Event Center in San Jacinto.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are now La Quinta landowners

For those still trying to keep up with the Kardashians, the LA Times notes that Kim and husband Kanye West recently purchased a $6.3 million plot of land in La Quinta's Madison Club. Does the purchase mean that soon you can look for the pair grabbing a coffee of beer in Old Town? I'm going to go out on a limb and guess no on that, but it does give them a place to crash after spending Thanksgiving at mom's house just up the road.

He’s gone

After all the buildup, rallies, protests, and riot gear (!), Donald Trump departed the Greater Palm Springs area less than four hours after he arrived in the desert.

Goldenvoice’s Chella to feature Cuco, Chicano Batman, more in Indio

Chella, a one-day fest taking place at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio in between Coachella Weekends, will return for a third year with Cuco and Chicano Batman as headliners.

College of the Desert student arrested for possession of several pounds of marijuana

An 18-year-old Mecca man was arrested at the campus of College of the Desert in Palm Desert on Tuesday night after police say he was found in possession of marijuana for sale

He’s here

Donald Trump has arrived in "the junkyard" that isPalm Springs.


The Bump & Grind will be closed Wednesday morning because of Donald Trump

The Coachella Valley's most popular hiking trail, the Bump & Grind in Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage, will be closed for nine hours on Wednesday as President Donald Trump has vowed to hike to the top in under an hour...nah, just kidding. He's playing...

Palm Springs Police to hold ‘Gun Buyback’ event this weekend

The Palm Springs Police Department has announced a "Gun Buyback Program” event that will take place this Saturday, February 22nd. The event will aim to reduce gun violence by letting anyone surrender firearms, no questions asked, and receive gift cards in return.

Police arrest pantless suspect near Desert Hot Springs after he enters home, cooks eggs, eats flan

A man who police say was not wearing any pants was arrested near Desert Hot Springs on Tuesday morning after residents of a home were awakened to find the strange sounds in their kitchen were coming from a stranger cooking eggs and eating flan.

Barack Obama spent some time in Rancho Mirage over the weekend

Just a few days before Donald Trump is set to play golf with some very rich folks in Rancho Mirage, Barack Obama paid the community a visit, according to KESQ.

Two dead after murder-suicide at Rancho Mirage medical complex

Two people are dead after a shooting Friday morning at a medical center in the city of Rancho Mirage.

26 people found locked inside semi-trailer at Highway 86 checkpint

Officials discovered 26 people locked inside a tractor-trailer at the Highway 86 checkpoint on Wednesday.


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