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  • Newsmaker: Assembly Candidate Karalee Hargrove
    published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:19:30 GMT
    Democrat Karalee Hargrove discussed her campaign for California's 42nd Assembly District with CBS Local 2's Kris Long during a live Newsmaker segment Thursday evening. Hargrove, who is a trustee of the Morongo Unified School district, is running against Republican Chad Hayes for the district which serves the Coachella Valley communities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells and La Quinta....
  • Pomona police officer Shaun Diamond, someone we should be thankful, grateful for
    published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:08:40 GMT
    While I don't believe we formally met, there's a good chance our path crossed that of Pomona Police Department officer Shaun Diamond, who was tragically taken from us earlier in the week. By all accounts, Officer Diamond was very involved in the community he served, a role model in a city that has seen more than its fair share of negative news....
  • Millennials are a must have to boost Coachella Valley economy
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:32:19 GMT
    Business is booming and prospects are high according to hundreds of business owners who made it out to the Coachella Valley Economic Summit today. "It's about building bridges between local communities," said Jim Spee, Business Professor with the University of the Redlands....
  • Technology Literacy Summit Planned at CSUSB's Palm Desert Campus
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:44:20 GMT
    A summit focusing on the use of technology in the classroom will take place at Cal State San Bernardino's Palm Desert Campus on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 4-5:30 p.m. The summit for teachers and interested community members will explore how to learn more about Edchat, Tweeting and other ways to connect and network with teachers through technology. Edchat is the weekly Bammy Award-winning Twitter conversation that any educator can join to discuss and learn about current teaching trends, how to integ...
  • CVAG hold Health Impact Assessment meetings regarding CV Link
    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 04:55:59 GMT
    The Coachella Valley Association of Governments in partnership with the Riverside County Department of Public Health and the Southern California Association of Governments are conducting a Health Impact Assessment of the CV Link project and will hold a series of public workshops starting next week to discuss how the CV Link design can be improved to promote community cohesion and identity, increase physical activity, improve transportation access, increase economic development and contribute to ...
  • SDUSD warns of flasher near elementary school
    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:02:39 GMT
    Desert Sands Unified School District is warning parents about a man exposing himself to children outside an elementary school in Palm Desert. "It's disturbing because my brother goes here and neighbors go here and having somebody just expose themselves to kids it disturbing," said Javier Covarruvias, brother of a student at the school....
  • The Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble Presents EXCLAMATIONS!, 11/16
    published on Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:18:33 GMT
    Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble opens its 2014-15 season with a new music director, Gregory X. Whitmore, who leads the ensemble in a lively display of youthful musicality and captivating wind repertoire. Titled "Exclamations!" the fall concert features two works by one of the 20th century's most prolific composers of music for concert band, Alfred Reed....
  • Police investigate 'flashing' incident at Palm Desert elementary school
    published on Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:27:06 GMT
    Officials with the Desert Sands Unified School District said a 'flasher' reportedly approached students on the playground at George Washington Charter School in Palm Desert Friday afternoon. DSUSD sent out an advisory notice to inform parents of the incident Friday evening....
  • Coping With Water Scarcity
    published on Tue, 28 Oct 2014 03:44:56 GMT
    As California enters its fourth year of severe drought, Southern California water agencies have turned to new pricing structures, expanded rebate programs and implemented other means to encourage their customers to reduce consumption. Some of those policies have greatly reduced per capita consumption, while others have produced mixed results, according to a report published in the UC Riverside School of Public Policy journal Policy Matters....
  • Research Paper Finds Fear Sells Organic Foods
    published on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:31:14 GMT
    RESEARCH PAPER FINDS FEAR SELLS ORGANIC FOODS Oct. 27, 2014 ZimmComm reports: Our own Joanna Schroeder was the principal researcher for a recent research report published in Academics Review, "Organic Marketing Report," findings of which she presented at the Western Plant Health Association annual meeting in Palm Desert, California. Joanna's research found no scientific consensus to prove the organic marketing industry's claims that organic food is more nutritious and safer than traditional food...
  • Moreno ValleyMORENO VALLEY: Gift of car changes family's life
    published on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 01:07:18 GMT
    Roshard and Michelle Fairman enjoy their restored 2010 Toyota Camry given to them by Ben Clymer's The Body Shop in Moreno Valley, which volunteered more than 200 hours to fix the vehicle and partnered with several organizations. The family also received one year of insurance, had the DMV fees paid, and received a trunk full of groceries....
  • Help Put the BOO in Books During Oct. 30th Books-R-Treats Celebration
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:03:55 GMT
    Riverside County parents-to-be and families with babies, toddlers or preschoolers are invited to dress up and join the Riverside County Children & Families Commission, better known as First 5 Riverside, for a Books-R-Treats celebration near them. See just how thrilling books can be through stories, crafts, costume parades, free resources and special guests anytime between 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Barnes & Noble Bookstore in the Palm Desert Westfield Shopping Mall....
  • Calif. man charged with killing Saudi college student
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:06:36 GMT
    Calif. man charged with killing Saudi college student Agustin Rosendo Fernandez was charged with murder, and complaint alleges use of a knife....
  • Swope, Burton
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:00:00 GMT
    Burton Swope Burton Swope, died on October 18th, 2014 from complications of lung cancer. He was 68. He was a retired newspaper editor living in Palm Desert and an artist who specialized in figurative, expressive oil and acrylic paintings....
  • 2 arrested in killing of Calif. Saudi student
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:02:22 GMT
    The body of Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi was found in Palm Desert, Calif., late Thursday night, about 150 miles from Cal State Northridge, where Alkadi had been studying electrical engineering. He had been missing for a month....
  • Saudi Who Sold His Audi And Went Missing Found Dead In California Desert
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:43:42 GMT
    The Saudi student who stopped attending classes at California State University, Northridge and vanished a month ago has been found dead. Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, 23, sold his car on Sept....
  • Brother of dead CSUN student Abdullah Alkadi: a He didna t deserve to diea
    published on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:59:36 GMT
    The brother of a Cal State Northridge student and Saudi national Abdullah Alkadi who vanished a month ago and whose remains were found in Palm Desert late last week said Sunday that he was shocked by his brother's death but confident justice will be served. Alkadi, 23, an electrical engineering student living in Northridge, was reported missing by older brother Ahmed Alkadi on Sept....
  • County Residents, Businesses Take Part in Statewide Quake Drill
    published on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:43:00 GMT
    Workers at Riverside County government offices, businesses, schools and other organizations will stop everything for a minute today to "drop, cover and hold on" as part of a statewide earthquake preparedness drill. According to organizers, the exercise provides an opportunity for workers in the public and private sectors, school kids, families and others to practice simple measures intended to improve safety in the event of a major quake....
  • Why are some people with autism hypersensitive to sound?
    published on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT
    Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder in humans that causes social impairments and repetitive behaviors, and other behaviors on the autistic spectrum, as well as cognitive deficits. It is the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability and the most common cause of autism....
  • Nanny Cam Arrest, Finding a Responsible Caregiver
    published on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:15:19 GMT
    A nanny in Fontana caught on camera abusing two small children is free on bail. Police arrested 34-year-old Dana Cash on suspicion of shaking, pulling, and even covering the mouth of the one of the children, after their mother caught that acts on camera....