Former Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet and real estate developers John Wessman and Richard Meaney were indicted by a Riverside grand jury on bribery, perjury, and conflict of interest charges, District Attorney Mike Hestrin announced on Friday.
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is unique in that, in just 10 minutes, you can be taken from the scorching hot desert floor to the mild temps of 8,000 feet high in the mountains. For the last few decades, the trip up the tram has also served as a bit of a time machine as, once you step off at the Mountain Station, you were basically transported back 50 years - as the facility has not seen many updates...until now.
The record high temperatures just keep coming in the Coachella Valley - as Thursday saw Palm Springs, Indio, and Thermal all break the all-time daily high temperatures for August 15.
While it still feels surreal that there are plans for an actual arena to be built in downtown Palm Springs, some details about the facility's minor league hockey tenants have surfaced and, ummm, it just seems like they could've done better.
The Uken Report has the latest Palm Springs campaign donation figures and current council member Geoff Kors has raised nearly $90,000 so far - which kinda seems like a ton of money for a district-based race in a city with a population of less than 50,000 people. Now sure, it's not exactly Ginny Foat election money (yet, anyway), but it does make you cringe a bit about how much cash is at the center of our local elections.
The Desert Sun dug up the data on the number of residents within the city who complained about leaf blower noise in the month of June and, surprise!, plenty of people called in to complain.
A local group trying to preserve Oswit Canyon in Palm Springs announced this week that a developer has struck a deal with them to not build on the site  for the low, low price of (Dr. Evil voice)...one million dollars (at least to start - and it's not really clear what the total cost would be). Like most groups do nowadays, Save Oswit Canyon has taken to the internet to solicit donations to raise the money by the end of the year and, as the Desert Sun notes, there is one perk in particular that may be of interest to anyone looking to leave a unique legacy in Palm Springs.
Employees of a rental car company at the Palm Springs International Airport discovered a grenade inside a returned vehicle on Tuesday.