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1985 Alumni sells business for $85 Million

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

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CSUSB Palm Desert Campus To Host 2019 Academic WorldQuest

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

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."

Palm Springs High School Homecoming Parade Slated For Oct. 24

PALM DESERT, CA - From Palm Springs High School: Go Big Red! It's game time in Palm Springs! Get ready to cheer on one of the best high school football ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

High school football: Week 7 scores & highlights  KESQ

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

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.

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.

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.

Its Parade Season in Palm Springs!

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 ...

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.

PSUSD warns of congestion caused by Palm Springs road work  KESQ

The pipeline stretches for a half-mile between Calle Santa Cruz and El Cielo in Palm Springs. The pipeline is being repaired due to a series of leaks.

Dan Armstrong's return to La Quinta, Fitzgerald's arm and a Pac-12 recruit in Week 8 spotlight  The Desert Sun

Long-time Blackhawks coach Dan Armstrong returns to La Quinta as a member of the opposing coaching staff this week.

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.

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.

Great players, great teams highlight 2018 in Coachella Valley golf  The Desert Sun

Every year in the desert sees plenty of great golf, top players and solid teams. 2018 was no exception.

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.

Ex-teacher’s victim sues Palm Springs High School, district, principal  Press-Enterprise

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tips to keep your teen safe on the road  KESQ

There are a lot of young drivers at Palm Springs High School.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Snapshot: Thousands Take to the Streets of Palm Springs for the “March for Our Lives”  Coachella Valley Independent

Around 10 a.m. this morning, a crowd—estimated by local Palm Springs Police Sgt. Mike Villegas—of “about 2000 people” joined together to memorialize...

Special Report: More girls suffering concussions  KESQ

COACHELLA VALLEY, Calif. - Greater awareness on concussion safety has sparked in the past years, prompting new policies and more tools for ...

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.

Will the Palm Springs vacation rentals ballot fight have 'coattails'?  The Desert Sun

EDITOR'S NOTE: The deadline for letters to the editor related to the June 5 ballot was 5 p.m. Friday. No additional letters related to candidates or issues on the ...

4th annual Latino Film and Arts festival kicks off in Coachella  KESQ

The fourth annual Latino Film and Arts Festival begins in Coachella today, with four days of screenings of works from emerging Latino filmmakers.

Butterfly Garden opens in Palm Springs  KESQ

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

Desert District Purchases Former Mall Site For New College Campus

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

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

‘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 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.

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 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 ...

Marching bands from around the world converge on Palm Springs  KESQ

Marching bands from around the world converged on Palm Springs High School for the World Association of Marching Show Bands Championship. This is the ...

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.

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.

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...

BWW Review: Encore Theatre District's BAGGAGE has lots of Laughs.  Broadway World

Encore Theatre District's current production, BAGGAGE, by Sam Bobrick, will play for one weekend, through Sunday December 2, 2018. The rom-com play, ...

All-DVL and All-De Anza League boys' basketball teams revealed: King, Kroker, Bell nab MVPs  The Desert Sun

Palm Springs' Damien King, Rancho Mirage's Zack Kroker pick up MVP awards as all-league basketball teams are revealed.

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 ...

LifeStream's 9 Cities Challenge Blood Drive Starts July 1  Palm Springs Life

LifeStream created the Coachella Valley 9 Cities Challenge Blood Drive, which takes place in July, a month when blood supply is at its lowest.

Air Museum Honors Its Top Guns At 'Best Of The Best' Gala  The Desert Sun

If you were there you could not have been more proud as you entered the Palm Springs Air Museum to the sounds of uplifting patriotic music.

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 ...

Dr. Deepak Chopra to Speak in Palm Springs

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Palm Springs International Film Festival Opening Night Gala  The Desert Sun

The 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) Opening Night Gala presented Director Steven Spielberg's riveting, knuckle-biting account of ...

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 ...

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.

Security increased at John Glenn Middle School in Indio due to rumor of school shooting  The Desert Sun

A message threatening a school shooting recently circulated. Security will be increased Wednesday at John Glenn Middle School.

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.

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.

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.

What makes Palm Springs athletics so good?  USA TODAY High School Sports

There will be a parade honoring the Palm Springs football and volleyball teams on Thursday.

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 ...

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum presents Singing the Birds  KESQ

The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum presented the annual Singing the Birds at Palm Springs High School Saturday.

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 ...

$25,000 Grant Tops Off Dezart Performs 10th Year In The Valley

PALM DESERT, CA - From Dezart Performs: The 10th anniversary celebration of one of the valley's preeminent theatre companies continues, as Dezart ...

A rainstorm wreaked havoc on Palm Springs and residents spent the next day cleaning up the damage  The Desert Sun

A rainstorm that wreaked havoc on Palm Springs had come and gone, and there was nothing left to do Sunday but clean up the destruction left in its path.

Here are the March For Our Lives events happening across Southern California  KPCC

A large protest against gun violence is taking place in cities across America — including in many Southern California communities. The March For Our Lives was ...

Palm Desert High School Teacher Testifies at Trial Over Colleagues Murder

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 ...

Palm Springs son accused of killing mother hearing voices, prosecutors say; court proceedings delayed  The Desert Sun

A Palm Springs teenager accused of fatally shooting his mother was not medically cleared to appear in court Wednesday because he is hearing voices and may ...

What we know about the alleged Palm Springs cop shooter  The Desert Sun

Painting a picture of John Hernandez Felix' personal life is difficult – those who knew him are reluctant to talk. Beyond his past run-ins with the law, information ...

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

A week before Father's Day, Michael McLean and his family – wife Jenny and kids Kelly, M.D. and Tyler – were in full Splash House mode. The McLeans – in ...

Fanilows are clamoring for another book. But Barry Manilow is happy writing songs for now  The Desert Sun

Barry Manilow is ready to play Vegas 'til he's 100. But he's unsure of writing another book.

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 ...

Where to get a Christmas tree in the desert  The Desert Sun

As Christmas draws nearer, many Coachella Valley residents are scrambling to invoke a sense of winter in 60-degree weather with a real evergreen tree from ...

Mental evaluation ordered for accused Palm Springs shooter  KESQ

A 19-year-old man who allegedly claimed voices commanded him to gun down his mother at their Palm Springs home will be examined by a court-appointed ...

Palm Springs Millennials Are Opening Bars and Restaurants in the Business-Friendly City  L.A. Weekly

"It's easier to be ahead of the curve out here, and it's significantly cheaper to open a bar," says one new business owner.

Kate Spates outlines vision for run, and as for CV Link: 'That's not why I am running'  The Desert Sun

Spates said that she is not a pawn of Skip Paige, nor is she campaigning on the issue of the CV Link.

How to help in the Palm Springs area  The Desert Sun

AFS-USA student exchange program seeks community volunteers to help arrivals and departures of students at airports, coordinate events, and recruit host ...

Testimony reveals new details in murder of PDHS teacher  KESQ

An Indio man slit his girlfriend's throat, ran her over with her car and dumped her body at an Indio golf course, a prosecutor said Monday, but his attorney said the ...

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 ...

Palm Springs Walk of Stars inducts six celebrities before fee could rise to $15,000  The Desert Sun

Six individuals, starting with Buddy Rich, are slated to be inducted in Palm Springs Walk of Stars before the application fee could rise by $5000.

Palm Springs highlights All-DVL boys basketball awards  USA TODAY High School Sports

After winning their first Desert Valley League title since the 2012-13 season, the Palm Springs boys basketball team can add a few more honors to their trophy ...

The rise of land development in Palm Springs  The Desert Sun

National newspapers were filled with advertisements extolling the merits of the warm winter climate and the opportunity to purchase land.

Palm Springs Boys & Girls Club Opens Registration for Nothing But Net Program

Palm Desert, CA - The co-ed Youth Basketball League program begins January 8.

High School thespians compete in inaugural Lucie Arnaz Awards  KESQ

The inaugural Lucie Arnaz Awards, held today in Palm Springs, pitted young thespians from public and private high school theater programs throughout the ...

How would Coachella Valley infrastructure fare in a big earthquake?  KESQ

News Channel 3's Karen Devine takes a closer look at Coachella Valley infrastructure. Specifically, what Caltrans, one school district and a local hospital is ...

Palm Springs Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther Kings Birthday

From The City Of Palm Springs: The entire Palm Springs community is invited to join City leaders, members of the Public Arts Commission and other community ...

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.

With media focused on sexual misconduct, Palm Springs festival stars talk art of cinema  The Desert Sun

Stars tell behind-the-scene stories of year's top films on stage at Palm Springs film festival gala while media discusses latest news on red carpet.

Indio man sentenced to life without parole for murder of Coachella Valley teacher  KESQ

An Indio man convicted of slashing his girlfriend's throat with a box cutter, then running the 41-year-old high school teacher over with her Toyota Prius after the ...

Why teachers return to the classroom each morning  The Desert Sun

Teachers across the Coachella Valley talk about why they became educators and why they stay in the profession. Kristen Hwang/The Desert Sun.

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians shares traditions with community  KESQ

It was a day of culture at Palm Springs High School. For the first time ever the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians held the Kewet Learning Day and Market.

Candlelight vigil honors Palm Springs crash victims  KESQ

Family and friends gather to remember Osvaldo Ramirez and Tierra Reagins, who were killed in crash over the weekend in Palm Springs.

Verdict in: Indio man guilty of teacher's murder  KESQ

Jurors returned a guilty verdict today in the trial of an Indio man accused of slashing his girlfriend's throat with a box cutter, then running the 41-year-old teacher ...

Redlands rolls in opener  Redlands Daily Facts

REDLANDS >> After turning the ball over three time in the first 24 minutes of Friday night's season opener, the Redlands High football team was fortunate to take ...

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.

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