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Palm Springs High School Homecoming Parade Slated For Oct. 24

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

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 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.

'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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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' 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 ...

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

PSIFF screening films at local high schools to inspire students  KESQ

Students from high schools in the eastern Coachella Valley got the chance to learn about the films being shown at the Palm Springs International Film Festival ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 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, COD unite through welding programs  The Desert Sun

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

Preliminary hearing scheduled for Palm Springs teen accused of killing his mother, Amber Lane  The Desert Sun

Brian Conroy is accused of fatally shooting his mother, Amber lane, Nov. 20. He claims he hears voices in his head, prosecutors say.

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.

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.

'This is the generation that will not stand down': Voices from #MarchForOurLives  The Desert Sun

Thousands of local residents gathered for the student-led March For Our Lives in Palm Springs. The emotional demonstration left students inspired.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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."

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...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Students represent the Coachella Valley in county spelling bee  KESQ

MORENO VALLEY, Calif.- - More than two dozen students in grades 4-8 will put their word power to the test today in the 42nd annual Riverside County Spelling ...

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.

Muslim basketball player from Palm Springs has life changed by kindness of coach, new Nike hijab  The Desert Sun

Safety pins, a pair of size 17 sneakers, and Brady from Nike customer *service*. That doesn't sound like the recipe for a heart-warming success story, but those ...

‘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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Butterfly Garden opens in Palm Springs  KESQ

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

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 ...

$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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

Emilio Estevez grew up feeling libraries were sacred places. Then he spent 12 years making a film on how a library changed a once homeless man's life.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Winter Wonderland in the Coachella Valley  Palm Springs Life

For a different kind of Winter Wonderland, retreat to Palm Springs. There are plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday season in the Coachella Valley.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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