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July Astronomy: Venus Is Brilliant During the Month—and So Are Saturn's Rings

July Astronomy: Venus Is Brilliant During the Month—and So Are Saturn's Rings

Tuesday, June 30, 2015  |  Robert Victor

Galileo, more than four centuries ago, observed and described phenomena you can witness in the evening sky this summer, including the phases of Venus, the moons of Jupiter, the Milky Way, details on the surface of the moon, and more. The Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo, a selection of the scientis...

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An Antiques District Is Born: Sunny Dunes-Area Businesses Band Together to Make the Area Palm Springs' Next Big Thing

An Antiques District Is Born: Sunny Dunes-Area Businesses Band Together to Make the Area Palm Springs' Next Big Thing

Monday, June 29, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

The nascent Sunny Dunes Antique District had a coming-out party, of sorts, on Saturday, June 20.

Various businesses in the district kept their doors open a little later than normal for the Pop Shop Hop, “an evening of shopping and discovery of all the shops on Sunny Dunes,” according to the event’s F...

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Snapshot: Day of Decision Rally

Snapshot: Day of Decision Rally

Saturday, June 27, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

Everybody knew the U.S. Supreme Court would be ruling on the gay-marriage question sometime in late June.

However, nobody was sure what the decision would be—and nobody was sure when it would be announced.

Of course, now we all know: On Friday, June 26, in a narrow 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court r...

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Aiden's Story: Aiden Stockman Was Born a Biological Female; Today, the 18-Year-Old Man Is Talking About His Journey to Help Others

Aiden's Story: Aiden Stockman Was Born a Biological Female; Today, the 18-Year-Old Man Is Talking About His Journey to Help Others

Wednesday, June 24, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

In most ways, Aiden Stockman is a typical 18-year-old guy.

The Yucca Valley resident recently graduated from high school. He is just getting his driver’s license, and he’s debating what to do with his life.

However, attendees of Palm Springs Pride’s Harvey Milk Breakfast, held in downtown Palm Springs...

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K-9 Heroes: Meet Kane, the Dog That Replaced a Palm Springs Police K-9 Killed in the Line of Duty

K-9 Heroes: Meet Kane, the Dog That Replaced a Palm Springs Police K-9 Killed in the Line of Duty

Tuesday, June 16, 2015  |  Brane Jevric

Two days before the highly publicized recent New York prison break, a local K-9 apprehended a suspect who was wanted for questioning regarding a robbery in Palm Springs.

There were no cameras present. There were no reporters on the scene. There was not an army of police officers, nor were there numer...

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Weaker Water Law? Senate Committee Votes to Block Obama's New Clean Water Rule

Weaker Water Law? Senate Committee Votes to Block Obama's New Clean Water Rule

Tuesday, June 16, 2015  |  Elizabeth Shogren

A Senate committee has voted to overturn a new rule that defines which waters and wetlands the federal government can protect from bulldozing and pollution.

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the bill , 11-9, on a party-line vote with only Republicans voting in favor.

A new feder...

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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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