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Stopping Suffering: Reports Show Terminally Ill Californians Are Using the End of Life Option Act—but The Law Faces Opposition

Stopping Suffering: Reports Show Terminally Ill Californians Are Using the End of Life Option Act—but The Law Faces Opposition

Tuesday, July 25, 2017  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

On June 27, the California Department of Public Health issued its first data report on residents’ participation in the new End of Life Option Act.

The law was signed by the governor in 2015 and took effect on June 9, 2016. The report reveals that 258 terminally ill California patients—diagnosed as ha...

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Vista Chino's Latest Victim: After Yet Another Pedestrian Death, the State Is Finally Taking Action

Vista Chino's Latest Victim: After Yet Another Pedestrian Death, the State Is Finally Taking Action

Friday, July 21, 2017  |  Brane Jevric

East Vista Chino has claimed another pedestrian’s life—the third since last October.

This time, according to the police report, the deceased was 62-year-old Palm Springs resident John Palladino, who was hit by a car on the night of Sunday, June 18. He was hospitalized and fought for his life until Ju...

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Cannabis in the CV: Palm Springs, Cathedral City Issue Permits for Commercial Cultivation; Cannabis-Infused Coffee Pods Are Coming

Cannabis in the CV: Palm Springs, Cathedral City Issue Permits for Commercial Cultivation; Cannabis-Infused Coffee Pods Are Coming

Wednesday, July 19, 2017  |  Sean Planck

Following the lead of other Coachella Valley cities, Palm Springs has entered the commercial-cultivation game with the approval of the city’s first growing greenhouse.

The city granted the permit to Palm Springs Safe Access, which operates a medical dispensary on Gene Autry Trail. The grow will be lo...

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Taking the Plunge: After 25 Years in the Movie-Theater Business, Damon Rubio Has a Theater of His Own With the Mary Pickford

Taking the Plunge: After 25 Years in the Movie-Theater Business, Damon Rubio Has a Theater of His Own With the Mary Pickford

Tuesday, July 18, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

A couple of years ago, Damon Rubio found himself at a career crossroads.

The executive vice president at UltraStar Cinemas had been with the company for more than 15 years, and in the movie-theater business since 1991. However, the owners of the company were getting older and had started selling off ...

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Evidence Ignored: Despite a Backlog of Rape Kits, California Lawmakers Aren't Requiring Them to Be Tested or Tallied

Evidence Ignored: Despite a Backlog of Rape Kits, California Lawmakers Aren't Requiring Them to Be Tested or Tallied

Monday, July 10, 2017  |  Samantha Young, CALmatters

After a man held a knife to her throat, forced her into her car and repeatedly raped her, Helena Lazaro underwent a painful and humiliating medical forensic examination.

The 17-year-old wanted her attacker caught.

She never imagined the evidence collected in what is known as a rape kit would sit untou...

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Democracy in Crisis: Jim DeMint Works to Change the Constitution—While Showing Contradictions in the Modern Conservative Movement

Democracy in Crisis: Jim DeMint Works to Change the Constitution—While Showing Contradictions in the Modern Conservative Movement

Friday, July 07, 2017  |  Baynard Woods

In the early years of the Obama era, then-Sen. Jim DeMint embodied a series of contradictions in the American character.

The hard-jawed and bitter-faced South Carolinian was simultaneously a theocrat, a cynic and a salesman. What he sold, as salvation, was hate and fear. He realized before the rest o...

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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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