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Don't Smile! You're Not on Camera: Coachella Valley Law Enforcement Agencies Have Been Slow to Embrace Body-Cam Technology

Don't Smile! You're Not on Camera: Coachella Valley Law Enforcement Agencies Have Been Slow to Embrace Body-Cam Technology

Thursday, February 26, 2015  |  Brane Jevric

We’re living in a video world. Cameras are everywhere: on streets, tablets, smart phones and satellites.

Cameras can also help protect the public and law enforcement alike when placed in key public areas and—increasingly—on police officers themselves.

However, you won’t find very many law-enforcement ...

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A Little Bit of Hope: Farmworkers Will Benefit From the East Valley's New Plaza Esperanza

A Little Bit of Hope: Farmworkers Will Benefit From the East Valley's New Plaza Esperanza

Wednesday, February 18, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

In 2000, Riverside County agreed to a settle a dispute with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development which was triggered after 24 Coachella Valley families filed complaints. According to HUD archives, the complaints stated “that Riverside County had targeted Hispanic-owned and -...

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How to Die With Dignity: Brittany Maynard's High-Profile Death May Usher in a Right-to-Die Option for Terminally Ill Patients in California

How to Die With Dignity: Brittany Maynard's High-Profile Death May Usher in a Right-to-Die Option for Terminally Ill Patients in California

Friday, February 13, 2015  |  Melinda Welsh

The call comes on your cell when you least expect it. The doctor, a specialist from out of town, says: “The telephone isn’t the ideal way to deliver test results, but ...”

You urge him to proceed. He tells you about your brain cancer.

It has metastasized with a vengeance. His words are both shocking a...

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Now in Charge: What Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, the New Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Thinks About Western Issues

Now in Charge: What Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, the New Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Thinks About Western Issues

Tuesday, February 10, 2015  |  Brian Calvert

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski opened her first legislative meeting as chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources by using talks on the Keystone XL pipeline to hint at a broader agenda.

The statement helps inaugurate the political season, with a new Congress controlled by Republic...

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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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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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