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  • Kids tee off in Palm Desert golf contest, family day
    published on Sun, 05 Jul 2015 01:31:30 GMT
    Some of the greatest golfers in history started swinging at a young age. Seven-year-old Sawyer came in second place at the Marriott Family Golf Academy's putting contest at Shadow Ridge Golf Club in Palm Desert....
  • An Appreciation: Architect Donald Wexler made Palm Springs modern
    published on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:25:00 GMT
    By the time Richard Neutra, R.M. Schindler and other modernist architects began making a noticeable mark on Los Angeles in the decades before World War II, a good number of the city's major public buildings were already in place. A certain strain of handsome revivalism had solidly established itself: There was an expectation that new civic and commercial buildings would be wrapped in Spanish or Mediterranean dress, with occasional forays into Art Deco or Streamlined Moderne....
  • Why are seabirds abandoning their ancestral nesting grounds in the Gulf of California?
    published on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 04:00:00 GMT
    Isla Rasa, in the Gulf of California, is renowned for its massive aggregations of nesting seabirds. Over 95 percent of the world populations of Elegant Terns and Heerman's Gulls concentrate unfailingly every year on this tiny island to nest....
  • Local honored at Delta Kappa Gamma Founder's Day
    published on Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    Special to the Times PALM DESERT, Calif. - Recently, Iota Theta member, Trudy Conley, was recognized by Delta Kappa Gamma as an Outstanding Chapter Member at the organization's annual Founder's Day Celebration....
  • Local HS players earned All CIF-SS baseball and softball team honors
    published on Mon, 22 Jun 2015 22:20:29 GMT
    The CIF Southern Section released their all-team selections in spring sports and nine local high school standouts received the honor. Palm Desert teammates Travis Moniot and Andrew Bash made the All CIF Southern Section baseball team in Division 3. Moniot led the team with a .448 batting average, accumulating 49 hits and three triples and was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 34th round of the MLB Draft....
  • Four local high school golfers competed in the AJGA ClubCorp Mission...
    published on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 06:01:30 GMT
    Local junior golfers in the Coachella Valley had a strong showing at an American Junior Golf Association event, the 34th annual ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior played at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage. On the girl's side, recent Torrey Pines graduate and China's Rong Ji won the event with a 7-under 209....
  • Eisenhower High School teacher honored for saving drowning toddler
    published on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 23:14:01 GMT
    RIALTO >> An Eisenhower High School teacher's 30th wedding anniversary trip to the Palm Desert on Memorial Day weekend ended up saving a toddler's life. Wood shop teacher Mark Streeter was relaxing in one of the hot tubs at the Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage while his wife was getting a massage when he heard a cry for help from a man on a second floor balcony: “He just yelled as loud as he could: 'Baby in the pond!' He yelled it again: 'Baby in the pond!' ” St...
  • Footgolf gaining popularity in Coachella Valley
    published on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 01:00:55 GMT
    The game of golf has been around for over 550 years, but a new game combining two popular sports is all the rage in the United States. The game is footgolf, a combination of soccer and golf, played on a golf course....
  • Clint Vallie returns to Oregon, plans to stay positive as Glencoe girls basketball coach
    published on Sat, 13 Jun 2015 04:19:57 GMT
    Clint Vallie is Glencoe High School's newest girls basketball coach, becoming the third coach in three seasons of a program that has had seven consecutive winning seasons. Vallie, 65, takes over less than two months after Dave Immel, the team's previous coach, resigned following complaints from parents to the Hillsboro School District about his coaching style....
  • High school tennis remains alive and well in area
    published on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 06:46:51 GMT
    Private instructors and coaches might wonder why those nationally ranked players are even spending time playing high school tennis when they could be playing international or national events and dedicating more individual time working on specifics of their game to feed into the idea that one day they, too, could enjoy a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow in professional tennis. In a room filled with the best high school tennis players in Southern California at the Newport Beach Yacht Club, wh...
  • Former LQ baseball player Bryant makes it to College World Series
    published on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 01:16:32 GMT
    Chris Clapinski, a former Palm Desert baseball standout and current Aztecs assistant baseball coach, was the last local player to represent the Valley at the College World Series back in 1992. 23 years later, he'll have some company....
  • 85-year-old earns teaching credential at CSUSB Palm Desert
    published on Fri, 05 Jun 2015 23:27:02 GMT
    As Bill McCloud celebrates his 85th birthday, he'll be the oldest student to earn a teaching credential at Cal State San Bernardino's Palm Desert campus. "I thought that if I went back to school it would be too difficult for me to do it at my age," said McCloud....
  • 85-year-old earns teaching credential at CSUSB Palm Desert
    published on Fri, 05 Jun 2015 23:26:32 GMT
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  • 85 Year-Old to Receive Teaching Credential at CSUSB Palm Desert
    published on Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:38:32 GMT
    Bill McCloud, a resident of Banning, is currently employed as a radio programmer. He has his own talk show, "Grandpa Speaks" on KMET 1490....
  • 2015 Alpha Omega Academy Graduate Wins National Scholarship
    published on Mon, 01 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    Jerin Hesseltine, a graduate of Alpha Omega Academy from Palm Desert, California, has been named a finalist for this year's National Honor Society Scholarship. Jerin is an outstanding example of a young woman who has a commitment to excellence and serving God through the many gifts she has been given....