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February Astronomy: Venus, Mars and the Crescent Moon Make a Date!

February Astronomy: Venus, Mars and the Crescent Moon Make a Date!

Friday, January 30, 2015  |  Robert Victor

Two planets and a star far outshine all competitors at dusk in February.

They are: Venus , of magnitude -4, low in the west-southwest, shifting toward the west and slowly gaining altitude as this month progresses; Jupiter, of magnitude -2.6, starting very low in the east-northeast, moving into the east a...

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The Champ Comes Home: Coachella's Randy Caballero Gets Set to Defend His World Bantamweight Title on His Home Turf

The Champ Comes Home: Coachella's Randy Caballero Gets Set to Defend His World Bantamweight Title on His Home Turf

Tuesday, January 27, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

It’s been a long road home for Coachella boxer Randy Caballero.

The International Boxing Federation’s world bantamweight champion has been fighting in faraway places for more than a year now. The twisting road led him first to Sunrise, Fla., then to Kobe, Japan, and then finally to Monte Carlo, Monac...

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Snapshot: Idyllwild's Brendan Steele Contends Until the Very End at the Humana Challenge

Snapshot: Idyllwild's Brendan Steele Contends Until the Very End at the Humana Challenge

Tuesday, January 27, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The 2015 Humana Challenge Championship was still up for grabs as the last group, containing the sole leader, Bill Haas, came down the 18th fairway on the Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA West in La Quinta.

Waiting, watching and keeping loose on the driving range were five players, including Idyllw...

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Snapshot: The Inaugural El Gato Classic

Snapshot: The Inaugural El Gato Classic

Monday, January 26, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

When the Independent interviewed local professional skateboarder Eddie “El Gato” Elguera about his inaugural El Gato Classic, he said one goal of the event was to “honor the past and champion the future.”

That’s exactly the vibe that the event at the Palm Springs Skatepark had last weekend, on Jan. 24 ...

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Marijuana on the Move: Medical MJ Is Coming Soon to Desert Hot Springs and Cathedral City

Marijuana on the Move: Medical MJ Is Coming Soon to Desert Hot Springs and Cathedral City

Monday, January 26, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Coachella Valley residents who use medical marijuana must currently travel to one of a small handful of dispensaries in Palm Springs—the only valley city which has allowed dispensaries to operate.

However, two other local cities will soon let dispensaries open their doors. Last year, both the Desert ...

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Snapshot: The First Half of the Humana Challenge

Snapshot: The First Half of the Humana Challenge

Saturday, January 24, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

On Thursday and Friday, Jan. 22 and 23, the crowds grew in size and fervor at the 56th Annual Humana Challenge—and for local fans, there was an unusual bonus, as several local PGA Tour pros were in pursuit of the winner’s payday of $1,026,000.

La Quinta resident Scott McCarron and Palm Desert’s Byron...

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Wednesday, 31 October 2012 21:58

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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