DHS cop placed on administrative leave during Internal Affairs Investigation

Am officer with the Desert Hot Springs Police Department had been placed on administrative leave while officials investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct with a woman who may have acted as a source.Via the Desert Sun: DHS Police Chief Dale Mondary first became aware that Officer...

Coachella shooting leaves 1 injured

A shooting in Coachella Tuesday evening left one person injured.The shooting happened about 5 pm on the 84800 block of Bagdad Avenue, according to KESQ.The victim sustained non-threatening injuries.This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


Things to do in Palm Springs this weekend

Welcome to Things to do in Palm Springs This Weekend - which provides information and links to concerts, events, festivals, and more happening in and around the Coachella Valley. Seeing as how there are 52 weekends a year, we update this page every week...




Who is KESQ’s competitive tissue box shaker?

KESQ held their Christmas party over the weekend and, while that had to be weird seeing as how they just blew up an entire television station, it appears that, at least some people had a good time.  Thanks to the delightful Twitter feed of the...

Mike Wilson just had to talk shit about his opponent on his way out the door

Mike Wilson, Indio's now-former Mayor, has withdrawn his recount in the race for to represent the District Two in the city - but not after ranting about so-called "ballot harvesting: without any evidence first. Typically, a losing candidate might something nice about their opponent...

If you try to go to Bob Hope’s Palm Springs house, you will be...

 The Palm Springs estate that once belonged to Bob Hope and his wife Dolores is known throughout the world. Just don't try to get close to it when you are in the Coachella Valley.Actor...

You can grab this Wexler-designed Indian Wells pad for $3.5 million

Donald Wexler homes are kind of a big deal in the Coachella Valley, I mean he was basically the founder of Palm Springs modernism after all, and now you can grab one of his designed homes in Indian Wells.The 6,722 square foot house is...

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Video: Some jerk stole holiday lights in La Quinta

Christmas can be pretty great time of year - what with all the presents and lights and such. Unfortunately, there are some out there looking to snatch that joy right off your doorstep by taking your Amazon packages and, as as seen in the...

Police arrest Cathedral City man accused of robbing postal worker, discover honey-oil lab

Police arrested a 27-year-old Cathedral City man on Monday they say assaulted a postal worker and stole a package from the worker in Desert Hot Springs. Investigators also discovered evidence of a honey-oil lab at the man's residence.27-year-old Frederick Carl Victorero was arrested at...


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Mike Wilson has called off his recount request

Less than a week after calling for a recount in the race to represent Indio's 2nd District on the City Council, Mike Wilson has gone and called off the recount, according to the Desert Sun. Rebecca Spencer, the Riverside County Registrar of Voters, said Monday...

One dead in fatal rollover on 10 Freeway near Cabazon

A woman is dead after a single-vehicle crash on the 10 Freeway near Cabazon Monday morning.The incident happened about 10:30 am in the area of Railroad Road near Main Street. CHP officials told KESQ that they received a call about a vehicle rolling...

Westfield Palm Desert mall evacuated due to electrical fire

The Westfield Mall in Palm Desert was evacuated Monday morning due to a a possible electrical fire.A little after 11 am, Cactus Hugs received news tips about the mall evacuating employees and shoppers.  According to CalFire, smoke was seen coming from an electrical panel.https://twitter.com/CALFIRERRU/status/1074754766427774979Crews...

Spotlight 29 to host ‘Next Best Thing’ tribute concert series

Spotlight 29 Casino will present "The Next Best Thing," a Friday night tribute concert series on January 25th.  The shows will included performances from tribute artists performing the music of Queen, Elvis, Michael Jackson and more. The Next Best Thing kicks off on January 25.  All...

Anza woman severely injured after being attacked by 3 dogs

A woman was severely injured after three dogs attacked her while she was hanging laundry in Anza on Saturday.Three pit bulls or pit bull mixes hurt the woman about 9:30 am at a residence on Mitchell Road, according to KTLA. She was airlifted to...

Man stabbed in Coachella early Monday morning

A man was brought to a hospital and treated after he was stabbed early Monday morning at a business in Coachella.The victim told police the stabbing happened a little before 1 am at a business on Grapefruit Avenue, according to KESQ. Police are...



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