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Restrictions Remain: Despite a Flood of Water and an Influx of Cash, Water Agencies Are Still Asking Residents to Conserve

Restrictions Remain: Despite a Flood of Water and an Influx of Cash, Water Agencies Are Still Asking Residents to Conserve

Friday, May 19, 2017  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

After months of rain—and increased revenue from last year’s rate increases—both the western Coachella Valley’s Desert Water Agency and the eastern valley’s Coachella Valley Water District find themselves wading in more riches than they could have imagined just one short year ago.

However, that does n...

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Cannabis in the CV: Rules for the State's Marijuana Industry Begin to Take Shape; California's AG Pledges to Fight the Feds

Cannabis in the CV: Rules for the State's Marijuana Industry Begin to Take Shape; California's AG Pledges to Fight the Feds

Tuesday, May 16, 2017  |  Sean Planck

The California Department of Public Health has issued proposed rules for the cannabis industry in anticipation of the Proposition 64 provisions that will take effect next year.

Voters legalized the adult use of marijuana via Prop 64 last year.

The proposed rules require applicants who wish to grow, tr...

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Democracy in Crisis: Whose Autocracy Is It Anyway?—13 Authoritarian Jokes on America

Democracy in Crisis: Whose Autocracy Is It Anyway?—13 Authoritarian Jokes on America

Monday, May 15, 2017  |  Baynard Woods

FBI Director James Comey was speaking to federal agents when news of his firing flashed across the television behind him.

The regime blamed new Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and cited Comey’s treatment of the Clinton email investigation—as if daring us to pretend they are telling the truth.

M...

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From Foes to Friends: Lobbyists Make Amends to Lawmakers With 'Make-Up Money'

From Foes to Friends: Lobbyists Make Amends to Lawmakers With 'Make-Up Money'

Friday, May 12, 2017  |  Laurel Rosenhall

Days after Tim Grayson won election to the Assembly, a Sacramento lobbyist greeted him at a reception with sheepish congratulations. Her client had supported his opponent during the campaign, the lobbyist explained, but now that he’d won, she told him she wanted to move past the election and forge a...

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Unfair Fines: California's Costly Traffic Tickets Unfairly Punish the Poor, According to a New Report

Unfair Fines: California's Costly Traffic Tickets Unfairly Punish the Poor, According to a New Report

Monday, May 08, 2017  |  Dan Whitcomb

LOS ANGELES (Reuters)—California legislators have raised fines for traffic infractions to some of the highest in the United States to generate revenue—and the poor are bearing an unfair burden, losing cars and jobs because they cannot pay them, civil rights activists said last week.

The Lawyers’ Comm...

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Snapshot: Memorial for Fallen Officers Gil Vega and Lesley Zerebny at College of the Desert

Snapshot: Memorial for Fallen Officers Gil Vega and Lesley Zerebny at College of the Desert

Tuesday, May 02, 2017  |  Travis DeLathouder

College of the Desert held a ceremony on Saturday, April 22, to commemorate fallen Palm Springs Police Department officers Jose Gilbert “Gil” Vega and Lesley Zerebny at the college’s Sheriff Bob Doyle Public Safety Memorial.

Vega, 63, and Zerebny, 27, were killed on Oct. 8, 2016, while responding to ...

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01 Nov 2012

Snapshot: Arenas Road Halloween Costume Contest

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Here are some exclusive Coachella Valley Independent iPhone CrapCam images from the Arenas Road Halloween Costume Contest!

A crowd shot at the Arenas Road Halloween Costume Party.

The crowd watches as various winners are announced.

Check out those legs!

Check out those legs!

An orange wig. A funny hat. Why not?

An orange wig, and then headwear that looks like the bastard cousin of a Hot Dog on a Stick hat. Why not?

Not a bad Wednesday crowd in Palm Springs ... even if it is Halloween.

Non-costumed folk watch the costumed folk.

And finally, just in time for Star Wars: Episode 7 in 2015: A stormtrooper.

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