5 Things to Know: Monday, November 9

Welcome to 5 Things to Know – a daily rundown of things you might want to be aware of if you live in, visit, or just like being aware about what’s going on in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. As always, thank you for your continued support of Cactus Hugs.

1) The Election

The Presidential race is over…well, to anyone who has been following how fair, free, and transparent they really were.  For everyone else, it’s been time to get weird and embrace conspiracy theories and scream on Facebook that they are leaving for Parlor and then not actually leaving for Parlor and instead just continue to scream and post more conspiracy theories on Facebook.

How weird are things currently?  Well, just a couple days after Trump’s campaign claimed that the votes of Nevada’s active military and their families shouldn’t be counted and saw Rudy Giuliani hold a press conference at Four Seasons Total Landscaping, Monday saw his supporters outside the Orange County registrar’s office demanding a recount despite the fact that: a) the votes are still being counted and, b) their preferred candidate is over four million votes behind Joe Biden in the state of California:

Because, clearly, everything is rigged and a conspiracy…except four years ago, when it was totally fine and acceptable.

2) The Coronavirus

Riverside County reported 924 new cases and 5 additional deaths on Monday. There have been 1,338 reported deaths from coronavirus this year in Riverside County.

Here is the latest on what’s going on in the desert:


  • There was really some good news today as Pfizer claims that their coronavirus vaccine is 90% effective.
  • There was also some very bad news as Eisenhower Health in Rancho Mirage is warning about an alarming increase in local hospitalizations and things are even worse elsewhere in the US:

Be safe.  Wear a mask.

3) Man arrested after weekend shooting in DHS

A suspect was arrested after a woman died of a gunshot wound in Desert Hot Springs on Saturday night. Police were called to 8th Street about 7 pm.  The woman, 24 was pronounced dead at the scene.  The DHS Chief of Police told KESQ that the suspect and victim had children together.

4) Cool temps and maybe even some snow is on the way

Riverside County is offering financial help in the form of grants to small businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible businesses can receive up to $10,000 grants that can be used to pay for things such as payroll, rent and personal protective equipment. The grants are being awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

The deadline to apply is this Friday at 5 pm.  Get info here.

5) That weather tho






Enjoy it.  You’ve earned it.

Thanks for the support.


Stay safe.  Stay smart.  Practice Social Distancing.  Wear a mask.