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  • California Assembly passes bill banning 'Redskins' as mascot
    published on Tue, 05 May 2015 03:24:16 GMT
    Assemblyman Luis Alejo , D-Watsonville, said the use of the "R-word" as a team mascot is derogatory and unacceptable, and that the four remaining high schools in the state that continue to use the controversial name should be required to make a change. Under AB30, schools would have until 2017 to phase out the use of Redskins....
  • Assembly passes bill banning 'Redskins' as mascot
    published on Mon, 04 May 2015 22:41:09 GMT
    Assemblyman Luis Alejo , D-Watsonville, said the use of the "R-word" as a team mascot is derogatory and unacceptable and the four remaining high schools in the state that continue to use the controversial name should be required to make a change. Under AB30 schools would have until 2017 to phase out the use of "Redskins" as mascots....
  • Vacaville Museum celebrates historic pioneer girl
    published on Sun, 03 May 2015 22:52:38 GMT
    Toes tapped, wooden animals danced and the heavy cream got a good shaking Sunday at the Vacaville Museum's 18th annual Sallie Fox Day. The event honors a pioneer girl, Sallie Fox, who headed west with her family in a wagon train in 1858....
  • Coachella Valley students compete in Math Day
    published on Sun, 03 May 2015 14:48:05 GMT
    Students from 15 Coachella Valley schools competed in the 21st Annual Rotary Math Field Day at John Glenn Middle School. "They love to compete, they love to use their skills, so in the assembly when they get the awards they are cheering each other on, high-fiving each other," says Steve Morgan, President of the Indio Rotary Club, "they love it, they appreciate themselves and working with each other."...
  • Prep notebook: SJS votes to move boys, girls soccer to winter
    published on Sat, 02 May 2015 03:02:52 GMT
    According to Will DeBoard, director of communications for the SJS, the Monticello Empire League voted against the move, the Solano County Athletic Conference voted for it. "Which is pretty much exactly how the section voted on this all around," DeBoard said....
  • EDM Star Alesso: 'Kurt Cobain Wrote About Misery and...
    published on Fri, 01 May 2015 20:16:32 GMT
    The Swedish DJ-producer is sitting in a friend's expansive Art Deco mansion on a cliff in the Hollywood Hills, his home for the week between A headlining gigs at Coachella in Indio, Calif. Sporting glossy white sneakers and shoulder-length, soccer-star hair, he's surrounded by managers and publicists buzzing over his schedule: selling out Stockholm's Globe Arena, jet-setting back and forth to Las Vegas for his Mandalay Bay residency, unveiling his new campaign as the face of a Carolina Herrera f...
  • Carlos Molina and Mercito Gesta Fight to a Draw at Fantasy Springs Casino
    published on Fri, 01 May 2015 18:23:31 GMT
    INDIO, Ca.-Former world title challengers Mercito Gesta and Carlos Molina may have been fighting for their promotional lives on Thursday and gave the fans a thrill despite ending in a draw. A crowd at Fantasy Springs saw Molina and Gesta use every skill in their vast repertoire to find a way toward victory in their junior welterweight match....
  • Community News for Friday, May 1, 2015
    published on Fri, 01 May 2015 12:06:27 GMT
    The Rancho Bernardo Historical Society will continue its Speakers Series with a talk and book-signing event featuring Richard Carrico, scholar and researcher of the Indians of California and northern Mexico, at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rancho Bernardo Museum in the Bernardo Winery, 13330 Paseo del Verano Norte. Carrico's talk is titled "Voices Silently Heard: Native Placenames in San Diego County and Their Ties to Kumeyaay History and Philosophy."...
  • Community Water Council to meet Friday
    published on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:03:41 GMT
    Members of the recently formed Community Water Council for the Tuolumne County Region intend to meet Friday morning in Sonora. The grant-supported council is organized by Tuolumne Utilities District to help educate people about limited local water supplies and to prompt discussions about water supply alternatives....
  • Sallie Fox Day is Sunday at Vaca Museum
    published on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 03:02:31 GMT
    No, not Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren's fictional character who was unconventional, assertive, gifted with superhuman strength. For the Vacaville Museum, the girl in question is Sallie Fox, who in the spring of 1858, left Iowa with her family, traveling on a wagon train, and headed west to California, eventually settling in Vacaville....
  • 4 teens arrested on drug charges in task force sting
    published on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:43:49 GMT
    Four Coachella Valley teenagers are facing charges after being arrested in a sting targeting drug sales at Shadow Hills High School in Indio. Officers with the Coachella Valley Narcotics Task Force served three drug-related search warrants last Thursday....
  • HSGT Notes: Little change after releaguing vote
    published on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:45:07 GMT
    With just two schools changing leagues, the latest Citrus Belt Area releaguing vote yielded little change for 87 of the area's high schools. The only change for the 2016-17 school year cycle will be Indio Shadow Hills and Coachella Valley swapping leagues....
  • Review: Hilarity, pathos combine in T.C. Boyle's 'The Harder They Come'
    published on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 04:40:06 GMT
    T.C. Boyle's new novel, "The Harder They Come" , is about serious subject matters: A tourist from a cruise liner killing a robber at a port of call, a mentally ill young man running around with an assault rifle in the coastal forests of Northern California, a radical movement that doesn't recognize the legitimacy of laws or those who enforce them. But Boyle delivers it all so engagingly, with character development that puts the reader inside the heads of the characters so that you know intimatel...
  • Tradition reigns at Stagecoach BBQ contest www.utsandiego.com...
    published on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 03:55:07 GMT
    Mike Verner of Temecula's Meat Inc. barbecue competition team holds his secret weapon, a smoked bacon-wrapped jalapeno popper. - Pam Kragen Mike Verner of Temecula's Meat Inc. barbecue competition team holds his secret weapon, a smoked bacon-wrapped jalapeno popper....
  • Signups for Saturday, April 25, 2015
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:54:16 GMT
    PARADISE VALLEY WOMEN'S 18-HOLE GOLF GROUP REGISTRATION - Registration for the current season is ongoing. The group meets for play every Monday at 8 a.m. For more information, call 864-0486....
  • The Coachella Valley Wildbird Center- Mother Nature's helping hand
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:20:57 GMT
    Hidden away, in the wide open and nestled on land provided by the Valley Sanitary District in Indio sits the Coachella Valley Wild Bird Center.. A little known sanctuary for sick, injured and orphaned native wild birds....
  • Sarah Hyland rocks a VERY daring look in a perilously plunging...
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:58:54 GMT
    Terror in the air as passengers start to pass-out on airliner: Pilot plunges jet into 7,000ft-a-minute dive and lands - but cause remains a mystery because investigators say cabin pressure did NOT fail Three rape victims come forward to expose cover-ups of sexual assault at University of Montana: Author Jon Krakauer reveals explosive claims in his new book Rand Paul's 'belligerent' 22-year-old son cited for DUI but NOT arrested after 'he crashed into the back of a parked car' Five nursing studen...
  • Private School Teacher Jailed for Alleged Sex With Minor
    published on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:22:30 GMT
    Palm Springs resident Jesse Adam Goff is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl at a location in Palm Desert. A 33-year-old teacher at a private school in Palm Springs was behind bars Wednesday on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl he met on the Internet....
  • California moving forward on law to ban nickname Posted at
    published on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 03:22:06 GMT
    It's the third time lawmakers are considering such a ban after it was twice before vetoed, but this time supporters have more cause for optimism: a new governor, a national conversation centered around Washington's professional football team, and a powerful new weapon the bill's author deployed Tuesday morning: Mother Lode junior Dahkota Franklin Kicking Bear Brown. “I speak on behalf of the many students who have expressed both their pain and frustration,” Brown testified ...
  • Alessandra Ambrosio has a ride on the merry-go-round with her...
    published on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:57:01 GMT
    What a big kid! Model mum Alessandra Ambrosio has a ride on the merry-go-round with her children as she enjoys beach day She may spend a lot of time in the glam world of modelling, but during her down time Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio is just one big kid. The 34-year-old enjoyed a day at Santa Monica beach on Saturday, where she jumped on a merry-go-round to enjoy a ride with her two children....