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

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How Palm Springs High School got its start  The Desert Sun

There was a time when not all cities had high school education in their area. In 1938, Palm Springs High was constructed.



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.



Local school districts all offering free summer meals  KESQ

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

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

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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 ...



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.



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.



'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.



Former Palm Springs mall being demolished for future College of the Desert campus  The Desert Sun

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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.



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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-Athlete of the Week - Damien King  KESQ

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Coachella Valley High School marching band heading to Washington, D.C.  KESQ

Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz has nominated his alma mater to perform in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C..



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

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Palm Springs-area flooding: Damage control to cost millions; Aerial Tramway idled by storm; Vista Chino reopens  The Desert Sun

Though many essential roads remain buried in mud and debris, Palm Springs police reopened Vista Chino on Friday evening.



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.



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.



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.



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 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.



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Coachella Valley Memorial Day events  KESQ

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

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Palm Springs pool getting unisex shower, formal policy after teens encounter trans woman  The Desert Sun

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CVHS marching band performing in National Memorial Day Parade  KESQ

Coachella Valley High School's marching band is representing California in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C. today.



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.



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

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

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Top graduating students from 61 Riverside County Public High Schools honored at Student Academic Awards  Valley News

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

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Bradley Cooper, Olivia Colman, Timothée Chalamet honored at starry Palm Springs film gala  Los Angeles Times

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

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

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Its Parade Season in Palm Springs!  Patch.com

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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.



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.



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.



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

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

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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.



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

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Palm Springs teacher convicted of molesting boys  The Desert Sun

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

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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.



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Pride celebrations throughout Southern California offer an eclectic mix of entertainment and homage to a major LGBTQ milestone.



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.



Palm Springs police take on teachers in 'Books vs Badges'  KESQ

For the third year in a row, the Palm Springs Police Department took the basketball court against the teachers and staff of Palm Springs High School.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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

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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 ...



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



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.



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.



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

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Vice President Mike Pence honors local serviceman  KESQ

Vice President Mike Pence honored a local serviceman this week at Vandenberg Air Force Base.



Santa Paws  The Desert Sun

The gift of giving was very much alive at the Seventh Annual Santa Paws 5 K Run, benefitting Guide Dogs of the Desert.



Palm Springs school district repositions leaders  The Desert Sun

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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.



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."



Local "March For Our Lives" starts Saturday morning in Palm Springs  KESQ

The local "March for Our Lives" rally starts at Saturday morning at Palm Springs High School.



Former Desert Hot Springs football player fatally shot  The Desert Sun

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New county office building in downtown Coachella to bring residents 'social justice'  The Desert Sun

Open to the public in early July, the new county social services building will serve about 50000 residents.



Hispanics own 33 percent of businesses in Riverside County. Here are 3 making it in Coachella Valley  The Desert Sun

These business owners share how they made it from small operations to success.



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

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

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How two students are helping others by serving with Human Rights Commission  The Desert Sun

The City of Palm Springs Human Rights Commission allows two non-voting members of student representatives from Raymond Cree Middle School and Palm ...



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.



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.



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

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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.



After 40 years at The Desert Sun, writer-editor Bruce Fessier can say he did it his way  The Desert Sun

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Shows for the Community: Encore Wants to Present Affordable Theater With a Message  Coachella Valley Independent

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Palm Springs grad keeps medical talents local  The Desert Sun

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

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Which Wich sandwich shop opens in Palm Desert, franchise's first in the Coachella Valley  The Desert Sun

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

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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.



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.



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

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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.



Philanthropy Drives Coachella Valley Lifestyle  Palm Springs Life

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

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Butterfly Garden opens in Palm Springs  KESQ

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It's a family business for the McLeans of Palm Springs  The Desert Sun

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