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December 2, 2018 by Jeff Thorness (Register to contact)

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Valley school districts serving food all summer for kids in need. There are new locations for dinner  The Desert Sun

To make sure students are able to enjoy the summer on full bellies, the valley's three school districts are using federal funding to provide meals.



Local school districts all offering free summer meals  KESQ

The Desert Sands Unified School District, Coachella Valley Unified School District, and Palm Springs Unified School District are all sponsoring program to ...



Watch: Palm Springs High School band at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Ireland  KESQ

Palm Springs High School's 'Spirit of the Sands' band took part of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland this past weekend.



Palm Springs High School student advances to national Shakespeare competition  KESQ

Congratulations to Cameron Keys! In February, he won first place at the regional English-Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition, advancing to the national ...



Palm Springs High School band will perform at St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin, Ireland  KESQ

Palm Springs High School's "Spirit of the Sands" band will perform at the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin, Ireland.



Palm Springs High School Homecoming Parade Slated For Oct. 24  Patch.com

Palm Springs High School Homecoming Parade - Palm Desert, CA - The parade will begin at 3:30 p.m..



Freshman quarterback leads Palm Springs High School, just like his dad did 20 years ago  The Desert Sun

When the Palm Springs High School football team takes the field Friday night for a key league game against La Quinta, a freshman named Christian Kretz will be ...



Exclusive: Barry Manilow to bring music project to Palm Springs High  KESQ

Famed musician and valley resident Barry Manilow spoke exclusively with KESQ and CBS Local 2 this morning about his upcoming holiday performance at ...



Cathedral City High School band performs at Carnegie Hall  KESQ

Earlier this week, Cathedral City High School's symphony band performed at the historic Carnegie Hall in New York City.



Sexual abuse conviction upheld for Palm Springs High teacher  KESQ

An appeals court today upheld the conviction of a former Palm Springs High School teacher who sexually assaulted a young boy over the course of several ...



'Vunerable' teen rescued from Palm Springs floodwaters. Family didn't get message of early school release, guardian says  The Desert Sun

A Palm Springs High School student walking home was nearly swept away by floodwaters raging through the Mesquite Country Club golf course.



45 Things to Do in May in Palm Springs and the Desert  Palm Springs Life

What are your plans for May? Here are 45 things to do in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley featuring actor Johnny Depp to a music fest in Wonder Valley.



Student-Athlete of the Week - Damien King  KESQ

On the basketball court Damien King is a multi-skilled player. With a quick blink he will get you for 20 points and 8 rebounds, which is what he did last year as the ...



Palm Springs' Cindy Zepeda wins desert's first CIF State title in girls' wrestling  KESQ

Palm Springs High School senior Cindy Zepeda won the CIF State title in Girl's Wrestling on Saturday. She competed in the 126 lb weight division. She becomes ...



Flooding, closed roads, water rescues, delayed flights: Storm causes Palm Springs' third wettest day  The Desert Sun

A day-long deluge leads to multiple swift-water rescues, snarled traffic, closed roads and a lot of half-day work days in the Coachella Valley.



Student jury premieres at 30th Palm Springs International Film Festival  KESQ

This year, the Palm Springs International Film Festival is introducing a student jury to judge nine films mirroring the experiences of young people.



What's up with all the Porsches in Palm Springs this week?  The Desert Sun

Porsche hosted a private demonstration celebrating the latest version of its 911 sports cars with a multi-colored fleet.



Palm Springs lawyer announces city council candidacy  KESQ

A Palm Springs lawyers and city planning commission member has announced her candidacy for the Palm Springs City Council District 1 seat.



Palm Springs High School holds lunchtime forum on gun violence  KESQ

Members of Palm Springs High School's student government organized a lunchtime forum on gun violence today.



Highway 111 will partially reopen next week after historic storm; Gene Autry Trail reopened  The Desert Sun

Highway 111, a major artery connecting Palm Springs with Interstate 10, is expected to partially reopen in the next few days after historic rainfall dropped nearly ...



Parkland school shooting survivors speak in the valley  KESQ

Some of the survivors of the 2018 Parkland school shooting are speaking in different parts of the Coachella Valley today.



High school football: Week 7 scores & highlights  KESQ

Check out the highlights and final scores for week 7 of the high school season.



Private school expelled students after parents' criticism, then charged them for the rest of the year  The Desert Sun

It was lunchtime at Palm Valley School, the exclusive private academy in Rancho Mirage, when Stephanie Arrache and her husband, Ryan Landmann, were ...



CSUSB Palm Desert Campus To Host 2019 Academic WorldQuest  Patch.com

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus To Host 2019 WorldQuest - Palm Desert, CA - The Charles & Priscilla Porter Academic WorldQuest Competition is sponsored by ...



Palm Springs Air Museum Casablanca To D-Day Gala  The Desert Sun

If you were there you could not have been more proud or filled with pride as you entered the Palm Springs Air Museum to the sounds of the Palm Springs High ...



Palm Spring Police Department's newest recruits prepare for academy training  KESQ

The Palm Springs Police Department is one step closer to putting new officers on the street.



Week 7: Friday's high school football scores: Palm Desert, Xavier Prep earn big wins  The Desert Sun

Week 7 games include unbeaten Palm Desert vs. Shadow Hills as well as La Quinta vs. Rancho Mirage.



PSHS students form the valley's first mariachi band of students  KESQ

Palm Springs High School is now home to the Coachella Valley's first all-student mariachi band.



Desert X 2019 is Bigger, Better, and Runs Feb. 9 Through April 21  Palm Springs Life

Desert X, a biennial exhibition of site-specific art opening Feb. 9, returns with more artists, more programming, and more chances to explore the desert.



Palm Springs High School band participates in London New Year's Day parade  KESQ

The Palm Springs High School's Spirit of the Sands marching band performed in the 32nd annual London New Year's Day Parade.



Dead or Alive Proves to be More Than a Bar in Palm Springs  Palm Springs Life

If things had gone differently for Christine Soto, owner of the wine bar Dead or Alive in Palm Springs, she'd still be running a business with the same name, but ...



Police arrest Palm Springs High student for making school threat  KESQ

A 15-year-old Palm Spring High school student was arrested on Monday on suspicion of making criminal threats.



Lockdown lifted at Palm Springs High School  KESQ

Palm Springs High School was on lockdown for an hour Saturday night, after police responded to unspecified threats possibly made by a student.



Arthur Elrod Escape House Exactly as He Left it in 1964  Palm Springs Life

Fifty-five years ago, Arthur Elrod and Frances Hamling made a pact: He'd sell her his elegant Escape house in Palm Springs, and she wouldn't touch a thing.



List of local Veterans Day events  KESQ

People all over the United States will gather on November 11 pay tribute to the brave men and women have served or are continuing to serve our country.



Sir Kenneth Branagh screens latest film "All is True" at 2019 PSIFF Opening Night Gala  KESQ

Sir Kenneth Branagh, British actor, director, producer, and screenwriter graced the palm springs red carpet this evening. Lines went out the door at Palm Springs ...



Its Parade Season in Palm Springs!  Patch.com

It's Parade Season in Palm Springs! - Palm Desert, CA - Different parades will take place throughout October and November leading up to the Parade of Lights ...



Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday. Here's how you can mark the holiday.  The Desert Sun

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be celebrated across the country Monday and Coachella Valley residents have at least two opportunities to honor ...



Palm Springs man ordered to stand trial in mother's death  KESQ

A 19-year-old man accused of gunning down his mother at their Palm Springs home must stand trial on a murder charge, a judge ruled today.



PSUSD unveils new logo, vision for new school year  KESQ

The Palm Springs Unified School District is getting a different look for the upcoming school year, unveiling a new logo and vision for the school district.



Son of slain Palm Springs woman in court a year after her fatal shooting. Here's what happened  The Desert Sun

Exactly one year after a Palm Springs woman's fatal shooting, her teenage son returned to court Tuesday for a routine court hearing just two weeks after being ...



PSIFF present screening of Emilio Estevez film "The Public" at PSHS  KESQ

The 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival is partnering with "Palm Springs Speaks" for a special film screening event.



Palm Springs High, COD unite through welding programs  The Desert Sun

Secondary students and desert coeds can earn welding certification through courses offered on both desert campuses.



Coachella Valley calendar: Upcoming events, shows in May  The Desert Sun

Here's what's happening in the Coachella Valley in May.



Palm Springs High School marching band returns home after London performance  KESQ

The Palm Springs Spirit of the Sands marching band is back in town after ringing in the new year in London.



How Palm Springs Went From Desert Getaway to Hipster Playground  Commercial Observer

Palm Springs of late has become a hotspot for hipsters, telecommuters looking to reside full-time in a more reasonably priced locale.



BWW Preview: Encore Theatre District Presents FALLING, By Deanna Jent, May 17-26  Broadway World

Encore Theatre District announces FALLING, a play by Deanna Jent, as its next production. FALLING explores the complicated reality of a family with an autistic ...



The visionary architects who continue to give Palm Springs its distinct look  The Desert Sun

Palm Springs' mid-century modern look came at the hands of some hard-working architects.



Coachella Valley 2018 holiday events  KESQ

Looking to attend a tree lighting in the Coachella Valley this holiday season? From Palm Springs to Indio, KESQ & CBS Local 2 has you covered.



Yucca Valley Trojan golfers are unstoppable | Sports  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Yucca Valley High School golf team defeated the Banning Broncos 224-336 Tuesday to extend their consecutive win streak to 11 ...



Motorcyclists ride through the valley for fallen PSPD officers memorial  KESQ

A memorial procession of motorcyclists rode across the valley Saturday in remembrance of fallen Palm Springs Police Department officers Jose Gil Vega and ...



Desert X isn't the only art in the California desert. Here's where to find the best stuff  The Desert Sun

Desert X isn't the only event happening this weekend. Modernism Week, Art Palm Springs and Cristopher Cichocki provide highlights, too.



Walter Clark Legal Group offers free St. Paddy's Lyft rides  KESQ

The Walter Clark Legal Group is giving out Lyft rides in its 2019 Safe Ride Home Program on St. Patrick's Day.



Know Your Neighbors: Meet Tod Goldberg, a Writer and Teacher Who Focuses on Helping His Students Sell Their Work  Coachella Valley Independent

Indio resident Tod Goldberg, 48, talks very fast—which makes sense, because he has a lot to say. The author of hundreds of books and articles, he is a...



Former student of convicted PSHS teacher files suit against district, ex-principal  KESQ

A former student of a Palm Springs High School teacher convicted of numerous child molestation charges is suing him, along with the ex-principal of the campus ...



Son accused of killing mom in fatal Palm Springs shooting Monday morning  The Desert Sun

A 36-year-old Palm Springs woman was fatally shot—allegedly by her teenage son—in their home just north of Demuth Park early Monday, police said.



Why Palm Springs area students are less prepared for college than other kids in California  The Desert Sun

A college degree is a valuable commodity. Over the course of a lifetime, research shows those with a bachelor's degree will earn nearly $1 million more than ...



Tramway tree lights up the Coachella Valley  KESQ

Special celebrity guests Eric and Lindsey Bennett from HGTV's Desert Flippers kicked off this year's tree lighting celebration at the Palm Springs Aerial ...



Palm Springs teacher sentenced to nearly 45 years prison for sexual assault  KESQ

A Palm Springs High School teacher who sexually assaulted two boys and tried to seduce another with games and other favors has been sentenced to 42 years ...



Palm Springs High boutique opens in Cathedral City  The Desert Sun

CATHEDRAL CITY - A boutique shop raising money for Palm Springs High School has moved to a new Cathedral City location.



Former Palm Springs HS teacher convicted of molesting boys  KESQ

Former Palm Springs High School teacher Ronald Steven Bishop was convicted on all charges Thursday afternoon for sexually assaulting boys.



Funny in Love: Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman Kick Off Season 2 of Palm Springs Speaks  Coachella Valley Independent

On Oct. 2, The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral History, a book by Hollywood comedy couple Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, is being released—a...



Palm Springs teacher convicted of molesting boys  The Desert Sun

BANNING -- A Palm Springs High School teacher who sexually assaulted two boys and tried to seduce another with games and other favors was convicted ...



Coachella Valley students shadow Riverside County employees  KESQ

Nearly 100 Coachella Valley high school students shadowed County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez and other county employees today during the 15th annual ...



Broadway legend Carol Channing supported numerous Coachella Valley charities  The Desert Sun

The long-time Rancho Mirage resident was known for her roles in the musical "Hello, Dolly!" and the film version of "Thoroughly Modern Millie."



BWW Preview: Encore Theatre District Will Open its 2018-19 Season with a Staged Reading of LYDIA, and Follow With Four Plays  Broadway World

One of the newest community theatres in the area is the Encore Theatre District, which is about to open its second season. Its first show is a one-night only ...



Hoops tournament at Palm Springs High offers basketball buffet Saturday  The Desert Sun

Top three teams in DVL all part of Saturday high school hoops showcase at Palm Springs High School.



Gear up for Palm Springs film fest's closing night. 'Ladies in Black' spotlights strong women  The Desert Sun

Adapted from Madeleine St John's bestselling novel, "Ladies in Black" is a dramedy that explores the lives of a group of department store employees in late ...



PSIFF: 'Buck Run,' Premiering at the Festival, Tells the Story of a Son Reunited With an Alcoholic Father After His Mother's Death  Coachella Valley Independent

Director Nick Frangione had a troubled upbringing in rural Pennsylvania—but he used those experiences to inspire Buck Run, a film that will premiere a...



‘At risk’ Palm Springs teen girl missing  Press-Enterprise

PALM SPRINGS — Authorities are asking for the public's help today in finding a 16-year-old girl who went missing in Palm Springs. Denise Tice was last seen at ...



Palm Springs grad keeps medical talents local  The Desert Sun

As the daughter of two retired Coachella Valley teachers, Palm Springs High graduate Dr. Shawn Allen didn't venture too far from home when she started her ...



TRIO Celebrates 8th Anniversary Featuring Diva Linda Clifford, Nov. 6, 2017  Palm Springs Life

TRIO Restaurant in Palm Springs' Uptown Design District marked its eighth anniversary by awarding a pair of $1000 checks Nov. 6.



Former Desert Hot Springs football player fatally shot  The Desert Sun

A weekend shooting took the life of a promising Desert Hot Springs High School graduate who wasn't afraid of hard work and was destined for a bright future, his ...



Local public high school graduation rates on the rise  KESQ

Our “Back to School” coverage continues with a look at high school graduation rates here in the Coachella Valley. There are three different school districts ...



Pittsburgh Pirates make Palm Springs grad Nick King's dream a reality  The Desert Sun

Nick King was at a crossroads. The Palm Springs High School graduate, who played his final two years of college baseball at the University of Georgia, was ...



Palm Springs school district repositions leaders  The Desert Sun

When the 2015-16 school year launches on Aug. 13, some schools in the Palm Springs Unified School District will have new administators, thanks to recent ...



Palm Springs Mall eminent domain case heads to trial. College of the Desert seeks land for new campus  The Desert Sun

College of the Desert's legal fight to seize the largely vacant Palm Springs Mall through eminent domain is set to go to trial.



Desert District Purchases Former Mall Site For New College Campus  Patch.com

District Purchases Former Mall Site For Campus - Palm Desert, CA - DCCD Trustees announced the purchase of former Palm Springs Mall, freeing the ...



Bill pushing back start times at middle and high schools being debated  KESQ

Middle and high school students in California could soon be seeing later start times at their local schools if a bill passes the state legislature and is signed by ...



Cajon football pours it on early against Palm Springs  Press-Enterprise

SAN BERNARDINO >> It was a bad sign for Palm Springs when the Indians returned four more kickoffs than they had first downs in the first quarter.



Best of the Valley 2018: Reader's picks  The Desert Sun

Winner: Coral Mountains Apts. Coral Mountain Apartments is a new affordable housing community. It is an innovative family apartment complex with 176 ...



Local school districts working on active shooter drills  KESQ

There is no state mandate for active shooter drills in schools, but all three local school districts say they are working on training.



Fanatical Fandom: The Spirit of Elvis Is Alive in Desert Ensemble Theatre's 'Graceland' and 'Asleep on the Wind'  Coachella Valley Independent

The final offering of Desert Ensemble Theatre Company's 2018-2019 season is an unusual show, composed of two one-act plays. Written by the same author...



Popular Palm Springs Jiu-Jitsu studio owner killed in an apparent homicide in Cathedral City  The Desert Sun

Ramon Diaz, a popular Palm Springs Jiu-Jitsu trainer, was found assaulted in Cathedral City Wednesday. He later died at a nearby hospital.



Downtown Palm Springs welcomes new shops, and younger shoppers with them  The Desert Sun

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, locals and visitors filled the sidewalks, bars and restaurants of downtown Palm Springs, shopping and laughing, eating and ...



Butterfly Garden opens in Palm Springs  KESQ

Many famililes attended a Butterfly Block Party in Palm Springs on Sunday afternoon.



In Perezchica family, dad and daughter share diamond dreams  The Desert Sun

Tony Perezchica is the third-base coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks, his daughter Jasmine is a star on the DVL champ Palm Desert softball team.



Dr. Deepak Chopra to Speak in Palm Springs  Patch.com

Dr. Deepak Chopra to Speak in Palm Springs - Palm Desert, CA - NY Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra makes Palm Springs his first West Coast stop on ...



Buddy Rich Earns Palm Springs Tribute  Palm Springs Life

Buddy Rich was a genius percussionist with strong ties to Palm Springs whose life will be celebrated with a spot on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.



Former boyfriend pleads not guilty in slaying of PDHS teacher  KESQ

A 44-year-old ex-con pleaded not guilty Thursday to murdering his girlfriend, a Coachella Valley native and popular Palm Desert High School math teacher.



Palm Springs mother allegedly killed by son posted 'I'm tired' to Facebook right before shooting  The Desert Sun

At 4:30 a.m., someone called 9-1-1 to report a shooting at Amber Lane's house, where her son, Brian Conroy, is accused of her killing.



Millie Browne Spurs Agua Caliente Cultural Museum Becoming a Reality  Palm Springs Life

Millie Browne and her dogged determination helped bring the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians its new cultural museum, which broke ground this month ...



Guidance released to prevent transgender discrimination at public schools  KESQ

The Obama administration is instructing public school districts nationwide to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity.



Emilio Estevez talking the talk, walking the walk for passion project 'The Public'  The Desert Sun

The definition of a tough sell to a film financier is, “I want to do a movie about libraries.” That could be why Emilio Estevez, 56, has spent almost one-fifth of his life ...



Palm Desert High School Teacher Testifies at Trial Over Colleagues Murder  Patch.com

PDHS Teacher Testifies In High Profile Case - Palm Desert, CA - Testimony in the trial of Palm Desert High School teacher Jill Grant's death is expected to wrap ...



Philanthropy Drives Coachella Valley Lifestyle  Palm Springs Life

The Coachella Valley is lucky to have an abundance of people who give time, money, and expertise in the *service* of others to sustain a quality of life.



John Wessman can't travel to Italy, yet  The Desert Sun

Attorneys say the criminally charged developer wants to take a bicycle tour in Italy.



Controversial final exam asks some COD students about transgender athletes  KESQ

Some English 61 students at College of the Desert received their final exam with a question they didn't expect.



Michael Childers Presents 'One Night Only' to Aid Jewish Family Service  Palm Springs Life

Michael Childers presented his 13th annual “One Night Only” show, featuring the music of Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, and Lorenz Hart performed by ...



A private struggle, a public battle: High youth suicide attempts lead to calls for change in the Coachella Valley  The Desert Sun

Valerie Reyes, 18, was a star student at Indio High School. She got straight A's and was a varsity volleyball player and cheerleader. She was popular, bright and ...



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