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  • Prep boys soccer preview: Indians, Vikings off to fast start
    published on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:02:32 GMT
    The Armijo High boys soccer team is looking to reclaim the Monticello Empire League titles it won in 2011 and 2012. Vanden, meanwhile, wants to repeat in the Solano County Athletic Conference after winning the first league crown in school history in 2013....
  • 5 teams passed on 'young colt' Jeter before Yanks
    published on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:53:21 GMT
    In this photo taken on April 11, 1992, Kalamazoo Central's Derek Jeter, left, poses for a photo with Portage Central's Ryan Topham in Kalamazoo, Mich. A five-time World Series champion and sixth on the career hits list, Jeter, now 40, is set to retire after this season after spending two decades as the shortstop for the New York Yankees....
  • Amsterdam has more than just City Hall, Guy Park Manor on national register
    published on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:22:37 GMT
    Most of the properties in Amsterdam recognized on the National Register of Historic Places are well-known, such as City Hall, Guy Park Manor and the National Guard Armory. However, Jerry Snyder, president of the Historic Amsterdam League, said of the 12 Amsterdam properties on the register, people only recognize about a handful of those buildings as historic....
  • 'Redskins' outrage: California Legislature takes a stand
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:59:02 GMT
    The same week Sarah Palin and Mike Ditka made headlines for defending the derogatory name of the Washington D.C. NFL team, my colleagues in the California Legislature passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution 168, which I authored to urge the team to change its name. Over 40 years ago, the National Congress of American Indians launched a campaign against derogatory stereotypes in media and sports, eventually leading to the "Change the Mascot" campaign....
  • Palo Verde hosts Yucca Valley tonight
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
    Jacket defense meets the Yucca Valley Trojans tonight at Scott Stadium. Both teams are chasing its first win of the season....
  • Timothy Bradley Speaking at Valley Youth Resource Fair
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:41:26 GMT
    Local boxing champion Timothy Bradley will speak at a youth resource fair in Indio next week, an Indio police spokesman said Wednesday. The Sept....
  • Obituary: Business owner Mohinder Singh Rye, 78, was Indian community leader
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:47:55 GMT
    Mohinder Singh Rye, a longtime Sacramento businessman who was a leader in the Indian community, died Sept. 10 after a stroke, his family said....
  • High School Sports
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:37:33 GMT
    The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans Volleyball Team hosted the Lady Rajas from Indio High School Tuesday. The varsity team won 3 sets to 1 Coach Matt Jennings said the attack was led by senior Ashley Priest with 16 kills and seven blocks; senior Haley Rayburn added four kills to the team total....
  • Prep volleyball preview: Big goals for city teams
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:23:44 GMT
    City high school volleyball teams have goals big and small for the 2014, but they're aimed at the same target: winning. Rodriguez and Vanden reached the quarterfinals in their respective Sac-Joaquin Section divisions in 2013....
  • ZINK: A Classic chance to teach about sacrifice
    published on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 04:45:28 GMT
    HS GameTime info: The Aztecs gave up more than 300 yards of rushing in last week's loss to Indio Shadow Hills and this week, they face a team capable of similar output. The Braves rushed for 314 yards in last week's 44-17 season-opening win over Rim of the World, led by junior Freddy Holley's 132 yards and three touchdowns....
  • Coachella Valley High School's New Mascot Official
    published on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 00:11:02 GMT
    Coachella Valley High School has a new mascot, ending months of criticism from the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee over the old one, which was called "stereotypical." District officials along with a representative from the Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee signed off Friday on the changes to the school's mascot, logo, and name....
  • Replacements redux: Fans recall their first go round
    published on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 03:06:26 GMT
    APRIL 18: Musicians Tommy Stinson and Paul Westerberg of The Replacements perform onstage during day 1 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 18, 2014 in Indio, California "I was in rehab, and they let us out on weekends to go to these sober dances," the 53-year-old guitarist and producer said. "And some idiot booked the Replacements to play a sober dance....
  • Today in History
    published on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:00:22 GMT
    On September 11, 2001, on America's single-worst day of terrorism, nearly 3,000 people were killed as 19 al-Qaida members hijacked four passenger jetliners, sending two of the planes smashing into New York's World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon and the fourth into a field in western Pennsylvania. In 1714, the forces of King Philip V of Spain overcame Catalan defenders to end the 13-month-long Siege of Barcelona during the War of the Spanish Succession....
  • Clean up underway following Monday storm
    published on Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:20:21 GMT
    John Adams Elementary School in La Quinta will remain closed today because of damages it sustained in Monday's downpour in the Coachella Valley. The school was evacuated Monday because the electricity was shut off after water got into utility rooms....
  • James Joseph Ring Jr.
    published on Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    James Joseph Ring Jr. passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 70. He was born on September 5, 1944, to James and Mary Ring in Cleveland, Ohio....
  • 19th Valley-Wide Employment Expo takes place Wednesday
    published on Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:27:01 GMT
    If you're looking for a new job or some excellent networking opportunities, the 19th Valley-Wide Employment Expo is a great place to start. The expo takes place Wednesday, September 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Riverside County Fairgrounds Fullenwider Auditorium, located at 46350 Arabia Street in Indio....
  • Dessert Startup Founder Looks To Architecture For Inspiration
    published on Sun, 07 Sep 2014 20:50:30 GMT
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  • Dream Weddings Take Center Stage at Felicita County Park
    published on Sat, 06 Sep 2014 20:41:21 GMT
    Beautiful outdoor setting, check. Affordable location, check. Plenty of room for guests, an all-weather reception pavilion, a changing suite and shaded ceremony area....
  • Former Bay Area lawyer set to leave Justice Dept.
    published on Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:46:43 GMT
    The announced departure Wednesday of former Bay Area lawyer Tony West from a high-ranking Justice Department position reminded gay-rights attorney Roberta Kaplan of a turning point in the fight for equal marriage rights: West's revelation, in a 2011 phone call, that the Obama administration would no longer defend a law denying benefits to same-sex couples. "I had tears streaming down my face....
  • Toronto 2014: The crazy and sane with Kristen Wiig in 'Welcome To Me'
    published on Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:18:00 GMT
    James Marsden and Kristen Wiig in a scene from "Welcome To Me." The film has its world premiere as part of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival....