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  • Former student sentenced for student aid fraud
    published on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:54:59 GMT
    U.S. District Judge Brian Morris on Wednesday also sentenced Brenden James Leischner, 24, to five years of probation and ordered him to pay about $82,200 restitution to the U.S. Department of Education, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Leischner also was ordered to pay $2,500 for court-appointed counsel....
  • John HunnemanHUNNEMAN: Trying to make Christmas bright for 20,000
    published on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:31:52 GMT
    "We've got thousands of deliveries to make," said group-cofounder Denny Mighell. "And we've still got more names coming in."...
  • Champions Volunteer Foundation Donates $170,000 to 44 Local Charities
    published on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:11:07 GMT
    The Champions Volunteer Foundation donated funding to 44 of the Coachella Valley's finest non-profit organizations to help support their remarkable efforts. Non-profits from across the Valley were awarded a grand total of $173,700 in grants....
  • Cathedral City Man Facing Hit-and-Run Charge in School Bus Crash
    published on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:16:35 GMT
    Salvador Miramontes was driving a Toyota pickup truck towing a trailer east on Highway 111 when the pickup crashed into the back of the bus just west of the intersection. The bus, operated by the Palm Springs Unified School District, was carrying 47 students to Rancho Mirage Elementary School, California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Radford said....
  • Students encourage positivity on Palm Springs streets
    published on Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:38:17 GMT
    Tuesday morning, students and staff from the Palm Springs Community School wore yellow shirts and held signs with positive messages at Baristo Rd. and Sunrise Way. "'Why not?', 'go for peace', 'you are a good parent', and 'you are all beautiful'," reads teacher Amy Blcek, "It really shows them they are important and they can have a positive impact."...
  • Native Americans give thanks for continued culture, remember past
    published on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:05:32 GMT
    As the sun rose above the horizon one November morning, years of what one Native American SF State student described as anger began to wane, transforming his perspective on Thanksgiving Day. Nicholas Gomez, a descendant of the Ohlone-Costanoan Esselen Nation, a tribe that has resided in the Monterey Bay area for thousands of years, was 25 years old when he took the first ferry to Alcatraz Island and joined thousands of people in the Indigenous People's Sunrise Gathering....
  • Justice Dept.: Tribes can legalize pot on reservations
    published on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:33:05 GMT
    Justice Dept.: Tribes can legalize pot on reservations But the diversity of tribal nations means policy could be inconsistent. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1Dn6Rd8 Native American tribes have more authority to legalize marijuana within their reservations under new guidelines from the U.S. Justice Department....
  • Hundreds honor Montebello youth football coach Rick Curtis at candlelight vigil
    published on Fri, 05 Dec 2014 06:51:14 GMT
    A candlelight vigil for Rick Curtis, 38, a Montebello Indians youth football coach who died in a traffic accident on the 15 Freeway near the Nevada border, was held at Grant Rea Park in Montebello on Dec. 4, 2014. The ladder that the coach used for his frequent video recording stands in front of the candlelit crowd....
  • La Quinta High Grad Pleads Guilty to Gluing School Doors Shut
    published on Fri, 05 Dec 2014 06:20:57 GMT
    A former La Quinta High School student pleaded guilty Thursday to putting glue in door locks on the campus as a senior prank a few days before graduation. Jose Arnold Requeno, 18, of Indio pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of vandalism causing damage of more than $400 for the June 2 prank....
  • Stories, Legends and Other Things: George Gibbs 1815-1873
    published on Wed, 03 Dec 2014 07:49:14 GMT
    One hundred and sixty four years in the past is not that long ago. For people in my generation, two short steps in our genealogical pool from one grandparent to the next, places us right at 1850....
  • Desert Recreation District Plans Various Holiday Activities for Kids, Families
    published on Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:37:17 GMT
    From Movies to Santa's Hotline and Winter Camp, the Desert Recreation District is offering all kinds of winter fun! DRD is "The Recreation Resource" in the Coachella Valley. Holiday Food & Gift Drive - Now through December 12 - Bring canned food or an unwrapped toy or blanket to any DRD Community Center during regular operating hours - no cash donations, please ....
  • Prep Football: Serrano faces familiar foe in championship game
    published on Wed, 03 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    The Diamondbacks will celebrate a little early this year, playing the same team they beat 25-18 for that title - Palm Springs. The teams rematch Friday in the CIF-SS Eastern Division championship game at Snowline Stadium....
  • Obama unveils plan to help young American Indians
    published on Wed, 03 Dec 2014 13:11:43 GMT
    Hours of downpours brought California a dose of relief from a three-year drought with few of the negative consequences the long-awaited storm had threatened, at least so far. Hours of downpours brought California a dose of relief from a three-year drought with few of the negative consequences the long-awaited storm had threatened, at least so far....
  • Blaine turns 50 with a party, and more to come
    published on Tue, 02 Dec 2014 21:11:21 GMT
    B.B. Nelson Farms in Blaine, taken in the late 1940s. The National Sports Center now stands on portions of the farmland....
  • Bidwell time capsule remains a mystery, but crowd enjoyed the unveiling
    published on Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:12:12 GMT
    Raeann Bossarte displays the contents of an 89-year-old time capsule opened Saturday at the Bidwell Mansion in Chico. Chico >> For now, the full contents of the time capsule found at Bidwell Mansion will remain a mystery....
  • Resettlement
    published on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 11:25:16 GMT
    When Lyn Batt started researching the Messilla Valley region 20 years ago, she had no intention of living and making the history herself. She simply hoped to compile many sources into one and to leave a legacy for her family."...
  • Past ban on marrying blacks may mar tribe's future
    published on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 09:33:27 GMT
    Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks. In January, the Interior Department proposed recognizing the Pamunkey tribe in southeast Virginia, which would make members eligible for special benefits in education, housing and medical care - and allow the tribe to pursue a casino....
  • Prep Football: Serrano heads to fifth division title game in school history
    published on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 08:36:15 GMT
    Following last week's win over Norte Vista, Serrano head coach Ray Maholchic told his team that if they played two more games like that they'd be CIF-Southern Section Eastern Division champions. "We were able to force some turnovers early and turn them into scores and I think that was key," Maholchic said....
  • Twenty-nine Palms Band of Mission Indians
    published on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 03:18:16 GMT
    On the day after Thanksgiving, in homage to American Indian Heritage Day and a retort to that awful "R*dsk*ns" tweet, I urge you to crank up the Google and check out which American Indians in your part of the country were slaughtered, enslaved or removed to lands the conquerors did not yet covet. It is hard to believe that any would covet this arid land of ocotillos, prickly pear, tortoises, coyotes and road runners, but then, a nation of people who fight would fight over a flat screen TV, that ...
  • Black lawmakers against recognition of Va. tribe
    published on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:10:55 GMT
    In January, the Interior Department proposed recognizing the Pamunkey tribe in southeast Virginia, which would make members eligible for special benefits in education, housing and medical care - and allow the tribe to pursue a casino. A decision on recognition, which would be the first for a Virginia tribe, is due by March 30. The Congressional Black Caucus members urged Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Attorney General Eric Holder to hold off until the Justice Department investigates any dis...