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  • Local Congressman Appointed Ranking Member to Subcommittee Dealing With Native American Affairs
    published on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:38:53 GMT
    Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz announced his appointment as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs on the House Natural Resources Committee for the 114th Congress. "Our tribes are vital to the fabric of our community and nation, and I am proud to represent eleven tribal nations in California's 36th district," said Dr. Ruiz....
  • Cal State San Bernardino's Music Faculty to Perform at Feb. 15 Palm Desert Concert
    published on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:39:06 GMT
    Members of Cal State San Bernardino's music faculty will perform a classical music concert at the university's Palm Desert Campus on Sunday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m. The concert will take place in the campus's Indian Wells Theater. Admission is $5 cash at the door and includes parking....
  • John Welty at a 2012 news conference.
    published on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:20:41 GMT
    Former Fresno State President John Welty's new lucrative professor job in Palm Desert is creating buzz among his old colleagues - and riling suspicions of nepotism since his wife is employed as dean there. Welty, who retired in 2013 after a 22-year career in Fresno, was appointed last summer for a special "trustee professorship" at the California State University, San Bernardino satellite campus in Palm Desert ....
  • Northview enjoys big weekend at 5 Counties Tournament
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:32:41 GMT
    Northview High School has been one of the top wrestling programs in the CIF-Southern Section for much of the past two decades, and the Vikings showed some of that prowess this past weekend. Northview, ranked No....
  • Mitt Romney discusses possible 2016 run at Desert Town Hall
    published on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:06:20 GMT
    Will he, or won't he? That was the question many attendees had at the 2015 Desert Town Hall, presented by the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation. The event was headlined by former Republican Presidential nominee, Mitt Romney....
  • Videos shown to jury in rape trial of 2 ex-Vandy players
    published on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:37:07 GMT
    Sexually explicit videos showing the alleged attack on a female student in a dorm room were played for jurors Monday in the rape trial of two ex-Vanderbilt football players. The video was shot from the cellphone of Brandon Vandenburg during the June 2013 incident, a Nashville police detective testified....
  • Man Charged in Case That Claimed Child's Leg Dies
    published on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 04:01:29 GMT
    An 84-year-old Palm Desert resident facing drunken driving charges in a crash that led a child to lose a leg, died last week and his attorney said he'll be seeking to have the criminal case dismissed. Malcolm Ross Paterson was charged with a felony count of driving under the influence causing injury, along with a sentence-enhancing allegation of great bodily injury, for the October 2013 crash that injured then-10-year-old Lincoln Elementary School student Adrian Grajeda....
  • San Diego water use drops 29 percent in December
    published on Fri, 16 Jan 2015 03:23:26 GMT
    Water use in the San Diego region plummeted by 29 percent last month, compared to December 2013, the County Water Authority announced Thursday. CWA officials said the result was evidence that many residents, businesses and farmers turned off their irrigation systems for long periods because of a series of rainstorms....
  • Bob Boyd, former USC basketball coach, dies at 84
    published on Thu, 15 Jan 2015 04:14:25 GMT
    Bob Boyd, the Southern California basketball coach who led the Trojans to four postseason appearances in the 1960s and '70s, died Wednesday. He was 84. The school said Boyd died of natural causes at his home in Palm Desert....
  • Former USC Men's Basketball Coach Bob Boyd Dies
    published on Thu, 15 Jan 2015 02:00:27 GMT
    Bob Boyd, who led the USC men's basketball program to great heights as its head coach for 13 years in the 1960s and 1970s after a stellar playing career at Troy, died Wednesday afternoon of natural causes in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 84. He had planned to attend this evening's USC men's basketball game against UCLA in the Galen Center with his son, Bill, but he passed away earlier in the day....
  • SWAT standoff ends peacefully City Heights
    published on Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:56:53 GMT
    About a dozen people were evacuated from their homes Tuesday morning during a SWAT standoff in City Heights, in which one person was holed up in an apartment complex near Hamilton Elementary School. Shortly before 5:00 a.m., police attempted to serve a felony warrant to three people in an apartment complex in the 2700 block of 44th Street ....
  • Firefighters knock down Bahia Belle engine room fire
    published on Tue, 13 Jan 2015 21:56:23 GMT
    Firefighters responded to a report of a fire in the engine room of the Bahia Belle Tuesday morning in Mission Bay. Crews were quick to arrive and had the fire knocked down shortly after it began....
  • Two arrested in attempted gas station robbery
    published on Tue, 13 Jan 2015 21:55:57 GMT
    The attempted robbery happened at the Valero on Euclid Avenue just south of the 94. Police say two men went into the gas station and one leaned over the counter in a threatening manner while the other stood behind with his hands in his pockets. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire in the engine room of the Bahia Belle Tuesday morning in Mission Bay....
  • Elderly DUI suspect who avoided court passes away
    published on Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:25:44 GMT
    The 84-year-old Palm Desert man who is charged in a crash that injured 10-year-old Adrian Grajeda on October 23, 2013, has passed away, according to his wife. Malcolm was supposed to be back in court on February 23 after a psychologist had a chance to give him a mental evaluation, due to the fact he failed to appear in court four times....
  • San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Foundation Names New Executive Director
    published on Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:41:18 GMT
    The San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Foundation recently named Robin Calder as its new Executive Director. Mr. Calder formerly served on the Foundation Board for many years, and held the position of Board President before his term expired in 2012....
  • ABC News Digital Promotes Colby Smith to VP
    published on Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:24:49 GMT
    Colby Smith has been promoted to Vice President of ABC News Digital, while Joe Ruffolo is departing for new opportunities. ABC News president James Goldston sent a memo to staffers announcing the moves and calling Smith, "a truly modern thinker whose career has given him important insight into both the business and editorial sides of news."...
  • Colby Smith Promoted to Vice President, ABC News Digital
    published on Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:20:52 GMT
    ABC News President James Goldston sent the following note to the news division today announcing that Colby Smith has been promoted to Vice President, ABC News Digital and Joe Ruffolo will be departing for new opportunities in Burbank. I'm delighted to announce that Colby Smith has been promoted to Vice President, ABC News Digital, as Joe Ruffolo departs for new opportunities in Burbank....
  • Why some geckos lose their ability to stick to surfaces
    published on Wed, 07 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT
    A study led by biologists at the University of California, Riverside has found that evolution can downgrade or entirely remove adaptations a species has previously acquired, such as limb loss in snakes, giving the species new survival advantages. The researchers focused their attention on geckos, specifically the adhesive system that allows geckos to cling to surfaces....
  • DUI suspect to undergo mental evaluation after finally making court
    published on Tue, 06 Jan 2015 23:58:16 GMT
    The 84-year-old Palm Desert man who is charged in a crash that injured 10-year-old Adrian Grajeda on October 23, 2013, finally showed up to court on Tuesday after missing four court appearances in recent months. According to John Hall with the Riverside County District Attorney's Office, Malcolm Paterson did appear in court but the defense declared doubt as to his mental competence, so the judge order Paterson to be examined by a court-appointed psychologist....
  • Study rules out spiders as common cause of bacterial infections in humans
    published on Tue, 06 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT
    A team of scientists, led by an entomologist at the University of California, Riverside, has data-mined the history of publications on spider envenomations to conclude that the evidence for spider-vectored infection is scanty. Further, the researchers note that the mere presence of bacteria on spider fangs or mouthparts does not establish spiders as vectors for these bacteria....